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  William Churchill Houston (c.1746-1788) — of Somerset County, N.J. Born in Sumter District (now Sumter County), S.C., about 1746. College professor; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1777-78; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1779-81, 1784-85; lawyer; clerk, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1781-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. Presbyterian. Died of tuberculosis, while lodging at an inn in Frankford, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 12, 1788 (age about 42 years). Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Smith (1755-1796).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Thomas Walker Gilmer and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  David Humphreys (1752-1818) — of Connecticut. Born in Derby (part now in Ansonia), New Haven County, Conn., July 10, 1752. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1791-97; Spain, 1796-1801; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1812-14. Imported the Merino sheep to the U.S. Died in his hotel room, in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., February 21, 1818 (age 65 years, 226 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  The former borough of Humphreysville, now part of Seymour, Connecticut, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robert Brank Vance (1793-1827) — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born near Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 12th District, 1823-25. Mortally wounded in a duel with Samuel P. Carson, who had defeated him for Congress; died the next day at a hotel in Henderson County, N.C., 1827 (age about 34 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Buncombe County, N.C.
  Relatives: Uncle of Robert Brank Vance (1828-1899) and Zebulon Baird Vance.
  Political family: Vance family of Asheville, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Nathaniel Allen (1780-1832) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, N.Y., 1780. Blacksmith; postmaster; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1811-12; Ontario County Sheriff, 1815-19; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1819-21. Died in the Gault House hotel, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 22, 1832 (age about 52 years). Interment at Allens Hill Cemetery, Richmond, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Robert Lawson Rose (1804-1877).
  Political family: Rose family of Geneva, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  George F. Shannon (c.1785-1836) — also known as "Peg Leg" — of St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo. Born in a log cabin in Washington County, Pa., about 1785. Youngest member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-06; wounded in a skirmish with Indians in 1807 and lost a leg; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1820-24; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1820; U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1829-34. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a hotel at Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., August 30, 1836 (age about 51 years). Interment at Massey Mill Cemetery, Near Palmyra, Marion County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of Thomas Shannon, James Shannon (1791?-1832) and Wilson Shannon; married, September 18, 1813, to Ruth Snowden Price (1793-1833); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker.
  Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
  Shannon County, Mo. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Aaron Burr (1756-1836) — also known as Aaron Edwards — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 6, 1756. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1784-85, 1797-99, 1800-01 (New York County 1784-85, 1797-99, Orange County 1800-01); New York state attorney general, 1789-91; appointed 1789; U.S. Senator from New York, 1791-97; Vice President of the United States, 1801-05. Presbyterian. Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, July 11, 1804. Tried for treason in 1807 and acquitted. Died, after several strokes, at the Winants or Port Richmond Hotel, Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 14, 1836 (age 80 years, 221 days). Interment at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Burr (1716-1757) and Esther (Edwards) Burr (1732-1758); brother of Sarah Burr (1754-1797; who married Tapping Reeve); married, July 2, 1782, to Theodosia (Bartow) Prevost (1746-1794; first cousin twice removed of Francis Stebbins Bartow); married 1833 to Eliza (Bowen) Jumel (1775-1865); father of Theodosia Burr (1783-1813; who married Joseph Alston); nephew of Pierpont Edwards; third great-grandson of Thomas Willett; ancestor of Karla Ballard; first cousin of Theodore Dwight and Henry Waggaman Edwards; first cousin four times removed of Anson Foster Keeler (1887-1943); second cousin of John Davenport and James Davenport; second cousin once removed of Theodore Davenport; second cousin twice removed of Charles Robert Sherman; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Evert Harris Kittell; second cousin four times removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard, Stillman Stephen Light and Blanche M. Woodward; second cousin five times removed of Alfred Walstein Bangs, John Clarence Keeler, Louis Ezekiel Stoddard, John Cecil Purcell and Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr.; third cousin of Benjamin Tallmadge; third cousin once removed of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; third cousin twice removed of Eli Thacher Hoyt, George Smith Catlin, John Appleton, Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, Joseph Pomeroy Root and Edward Williams Hooker; third cousin thrice removed of Greene Carrier Bronson, Abijah Catlin, David Munson Osborne, George Landon Ingraham, Dwight Arthur Silliman and Charles Dunsmore Millard; fourth cousin of Noah Phelps and Hezekiah Case; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Ambrose Tuttle, Jesse Hoyt, Abiel Case, Henry Fisk Janes, Jairus Case, George Washington Wolcott, William Dean Kellogg and Almon Case.
  Political families: Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Jonathan Dayton — Nathaniel Pendleton — John Smith — John Tayler — Walter D. Corrigan, Sr. — Cowles Mead — Luther Martin — William P. Van Ness — Samuel Swartwout — William Wirt — Theophilus W. Smith
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Aaron Burr: Milton Lomask, Aaron Burr: The Years from Princeton to Vice President, 1756-1805 — Milton Lomask, Aaron Burr: The Conspiracy and Years of Exile, 1805-1836 — Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson's Vendetta : The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary — Buckner F. Melton Jr., Aaron Burr : Conspiracy to Treason — Thomas Fleming, Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America — Arnold A. Rogow, A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr — H. W. Brands, The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr — David O. Stewart, American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America — Donald Barr Chidsey, The great conspiracy: Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West
  Fiction about Aaron Burr: Gore Vidal, Burr
  Kenneth Lewis Anderson (1805-1845) — of Texas. Born in North Carolina, September 11, 1805. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1841-42; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1844-45; died in office 1845. Died at the Fanthorp Inn, in Fanthorp (now Anderson), Grimes County, Tex., July 3, 1845 (age 39 years, 295 days). Interment at Fanthorp Cemetery, Anderson, Tex.
  Anderson County, Tex. is named for him.
  Thomas Holdsworth Blake (1792-1849) — also known as Thomas H. Blake — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Frederick County, Md., July 25, 1792. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1816; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1817-18; state court judge in Indiana, 1818; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1819-20, 1823-24; member of Indiana state senate, 1821-22, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1827-29. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died of cholera in a hotel at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 28, 1849 (age 57 years, 126 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of William Crawford Linton (1795-1835).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Thomson Mason (1787-1850) — also known as John T. Mason — of near Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born near Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., January 8, 1787. Secretary of Michigan Territory, 1830-31. Died, of malaria, in the Fremont House hotel, Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., April 17, 1850 (age 63 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Elizabeth (Armistead) Mason (1760-1825) and Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803); brother of Catherine Armistead Mason (born 1795; who married William Taylor Barry), Armistead Thomson Mason and Mary Thomson Mason (1791-1813; who married Benjamin Howard); married, February 9, 1809, to Elizabeth Baker Moir (1789-1839); married, June 29, 1845, to Frances (Magruder) Romyn; father of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843); nephew of John Thomson Mason; grandson of Thomson Mason; grandnephew of George Mason; second great-grandfather of Jerauld Wright (1898-1995); first cousin of John Thomson Mason, Jr.; second cousin of Thomson Francis Mason and James Murray Mason.
  Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Isaac Johnson (1803-1853) — of Louisiana. Born November 1, 1803. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1830; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1840; Governor of Louisiana, 1846-50; Louisiana state attorney general, 1850. Episcopalian. Died, of a heart attack, in a hotel at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 15, 1853 (age 49 years, 134 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of Anna Ruffin Dawson (who married Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895)).
  Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  Alexander Keith McClung (1809-1855) — also known as Alexander K. McClung; "The Black Knight of the South" — of Mississippi. Born in Virginia, 1809. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Bolivia, 1849-51. Killed his opponents in a number of duels. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, with a dueling pistol, in a hotel room at Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 23, 1855 (age about 45 years). Interment at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of William McClung (1758-1811); nephew of John Marshall.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anson Jones (1798-1858) — of Texas. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., January 20, 1798. Physician; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1839-41; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1841-44; President of the Texas Republic, 1844-45. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, in the Rice Hotel, Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 9, 1858 (age 59 years, 354 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.; cenotaph at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Jones and Mary (Strong) Jones; married, May 23, 1840, to Mary Smith.
  Jones County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
John Tyler John Tyler (1790-1862) — also known as "The Accidental President" — of Williamsburg, Va. Born in Charles City County, Va., March 29, 1790. Whig. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1811-16, 1823-25, 1839-40; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Virginia 23rd District, 1817-21; Governor of Virginia, 1825-27; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1827-36; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30; delegate to Whig National Convention from Virginia, 1839 (Convention Vice-President); Vice President of the United States, 1841; defeated, 1836; President of the United States, 1841-45; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; died in office 1862. Episcopalian. English ancestry. A bill to impeach him was defeated in the House of Representatives in January 1843. Died, probably from a stroke, in a hotel room at Richmond, Va., January 18, 1862 (age 71 years, 295 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Tyler and Mary (Armistead) Tyler (1761-1797); married, March 20, 1813, to Letitia Christian; married, June 26, 1844, to Julia Gardiner (1820-1889; daughter of David Gardiner (1784-1844)); father of David Gardiner Tyler; third cousin of George Madison; third cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Aylett Hawes Buckner; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner and Bronson Murray Cutting.
  Political families: Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Neuman family of New York and Arizona; Tyler-Mapes family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Benjamin Tappan
  Tyler County, Tex. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: John T. RichJohn T. CuttingJohn Tyler CooperJohn Tyler Hammons
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about John Tyler: Oliver P. Chitwood, John Tyler : Champion of the Old South — Norma Lois Peterson, Presidencies of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler — Jane C. Walker, John Tyler : A President of Many Firsts — Edward P. Crapol, John Tyler, the Accidental President — Gary May, John Tyler: The 10th President, 1841-1845 — Donald Barr Chidsey, And Tyler Too
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  James Keenan (1823-1862) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Youngstown, Westmoreland County, Pa., September 17, 1823. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Westmoreland County Register and Recorder, 1849-53; Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1852; U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1853-62. Died, after an illness at sea, at Blanchard's Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., May 22, 1862 (age 38 years, 247 days). Interment at Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Married 1857 to Elizabeth Freame Barclay; nephew by marriage of William Freame Johnston (1808-1872); nephew of Hugh Keenan.
  Political family: Keenan-Johnston family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  Luther Bradish (1783-1863) — of Malone, Franklin County, N.Y. Born in Cummington, Hampshire County, Mass., September 15, 1783. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of New York state assembly from Franklin County, 1828-30, 1836-38; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1838; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1837-42; candidate for Governor of New York, 1842. Died, in Ocean House hotel, Newport, Newport County, R.I., August 30, 1863 (age 79 years, 349 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Col. John Bradish and Hannah (Warner) Bradish; married 1814 to Helen Elizabeth Gibbs; married 1839 to Mary Eliza Hart.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) — also known as "Honest Abe"; "Old Abe"; "The Rail-Splitter"; "The Illinois Baboon" — of New Salem, Menard County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in a log cabin, Hardin County (part now in Larue County), Ky., February 12, 1809. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1856; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858; President of the United States, 1861-65; died in office 1865; His election as president in 1860 precipitated the Civil War; determined to preserve the Union, he led the North to victory on the battlefield, freed the slaves in the conquered states, and in doing this, redefined American nationhood. He was. English ancestry. Elected in 1900 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Shot by the assassin John Wilkes Booth, during a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865; died at Peterson's Boarding House, across the street, the following day, April 15, 1865 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1868 at Judiciary Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851) and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln (1784-1818); married, November 4, 1842, to Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882; sister-in-law of Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-1889); half-sister-in-law of N. H. R. Dawson; aunt of Martha Dee Todd; grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter); father of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. — Isham N. Haynie — William M. Stone — John Pitcher — Stephen Miller — John T. Stuart — William H. Seward — Henry L. Burnett — Judah P. Benjamin — Robert Toombs — Richard Taylor Jacob — George W. Jones — James Adams — John G. Nicolay — Edward Everett — Stephen T. Logan — Francis P. Blair — John Hay — Henry Reed Rathbone — James A. Ekin — Frederick W. Seward — John H. Surratt — John H. Surratt, Jr. — James Shields
  Lincoln counties in Ark., Colo., Idaho, Kan., La., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., Okla., Ore., Wash., W.Va., Wis. and Wyo. are named for him.
  The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is named for him.  — Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Abraham L. KeisterAbraham L. TuckerAbraham L. BrickAbraham L. KelloggAbraham Lincoln BernsteinA. Lincoln ReileyA. L. HelmickAbraham L. SuttonA. Lincoln AckerAbraham L. OsgoodAbraham L. WitmerAbraham L. PhillipsAbraham L. PaytonA. L. AuthA. Lincoln MooreA. Lincoln NiditchAbraham L. RubensteinAbraham L. Davis, Jr.Abraham L. FreedmanA. L. MarovitzLincoln GordonAbraham L. BannerAbraham Lincoln Tosti
  Coins and currency: His portrait has appeared on the U.S. penny (one cent coin) since 1909, and on the $5 bill since 1913. From the 1860s until 1927, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $1 to $500.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Abraham Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Lincoln — George Anastaplo, Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography — G. S. Boritt, ed., The Lincoln Enigma : The Changing Faces of an American Icon — Albert J. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 — Geoffrey Perret, Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief — David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends — Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln — Mario Cuomo, Why Lincoln Matters : Today More Than Ever — Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy : How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness — John Channing Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered — Ronald C. White, Jr., The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words — Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Linco ln President — Michael Lind, What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln — Karen Judson, Abraham Lincoln (for young readers) — Maira Kalman, Looking at Lincoln (for young readers)
  Critical books about Abraham Lincoln: Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  Fiction about Abraham Lincoln: Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Thomas W. Freeman (1824-1865) — of Missouri. Born in Anderson County, Ky., 1824. Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died, of a "bilious fever", in the Southwestern Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., October 24, 1865 (age about 41 years). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828-1866) — of Nicholas County, Ky. Born near Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., February 22, 1828. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died suddenly, of heart disease, at the Southern Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., December 15, 1866 (age 38 years, 296 days). Original interment at Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington, Ky.; reinterment in 1917 at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  George W. Ashburn (c.1814-1868) — of Muscogee County, Ga. Born about 1814. Hotelier; cotton broker; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; opposed to secession, and led a regiment of Southern loyalists; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1867. Shot and killed by a group of masked men, in a boarding house at Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., March 31, 1868 (age about 54 years). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Ga.
  Relatives: Married 1847 to Martha Ann Smith.
  Cross-reference: W. D. Chipley
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hiram Walbridge (1821-1870) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., February 2, 1821. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1853-55. Died, at the Astor House hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., December 6, 1870 (age 49 years, 307 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Walbridge (1791-1860) and Mary (Walbridge) Walbridge (1795-1867); nephew of Henry Sanford Walbridge (1801-1869); grandnephew of Ebenezer William Walbridge; third cousin of John Jay Walbridge and David Safford Walbridge; third cousin once removed of John Hill Walbridge and Henry E. Walbridge; third cousin twice removed of Hiram Augustus Huse and Cyrus Packard Walbridge; third cousin thrice removed of Clair Hiram Walbridge.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clement Laird Vallandigham (1820-1871) — also known as Clement L. Vallandigham — of Ohio. Born in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana County, Ohio, July 29, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1845-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1856, 1864, 1868; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1858-63; defeated, 1852, 1854, 1862; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1863. Leader of the pro-Southern "Copperheads" during the Civil War; arrested by the Union military authorities in 1863 for treasonable utterances, and banished to the Confederate States; returned to the North by way of Canada. Accidentally shot himself, while practicing a courtroom demonstration he planned as part of a defense in a murder trial (not actually in court at the time, contrary to legend), and died of his wound the next day, in the Lebanon House hotel, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, June 17, 1871 (age 50 years, 323 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Uncle of John A. McMahon (1833-1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Joseph R. Waldrop (1825-1872) — of Alabama. Born in Mississippi, 1825. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1869. Methodist. Member, Ku Klux Klan. Shot and killed while getting off his horse in front of a boarding house in Escatawpa, Washington County, Ala., 1872 (age about 47 years). Interment at Old Escatawpa Cemetery, Escatawpa, Ala.
  Harrison Taylor (1810-1876) — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Lewis County, Ky., August 19, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836, 1862-67; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1863-67; district Commonwealth Attorney, 1839-50; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Kentucky state senate, 1858-61; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1864; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1867. Died in a hotel at Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky., November 28, 1876 (age 66 years, 101 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Taylor and Elizabeth (Harrison) Taylor; married 1840 to Charlotte J. Duke.
  John Morrissey (1831-1878) — also known as "Old Smoke" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Tempolemore, County Tipperary, Ireland, February 12, 1831. Democrat. Champion heavyweight boxer of the U.S. in 1852-59; proprietor of gambling houses; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1867-71; member of New York state senate, 1876-78 (4th District 1876-77, 7th District 1878); died in office 1878. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Tammany Hall. Died at Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., May 1, 1878 (age 47 years, 78 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Morrissey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Milton Elliott (1820-1879) — also known as John M. Elliott — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born in Scott County, Va., May 20, 1820. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1847, 1860-61; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1853-59; Delegate from Kentucky to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1868-74; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1876-79; died in office 1879. Expelled from the Kentucky legislature in 1861 for supporting the Confederacy. Shot and killed by Col. Thomas Buford, in front of the ladies' entrance to the Capitol Hotel, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 26, 1879 (age 58 years, 310 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.; statue at Boyd County Courthouse Grounds, Catlettsburg, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Elliott and Jane Elliott.
  Elliott County, Ky. is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Assassinated, for having done his duty as a Judge."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Zachariah Chandler Zachariah Chandler (1813-1879) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bedford, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 10, 1813. Republican. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1851-52; Whig candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1852; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1856-60, 1870-72; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1876-79; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1857-75, 1879; died in office 1879; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1875-77; Michigan Republican state chair, 1878-79. Died, from a brain hemorrhage, in his room at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 1, 1879 (age 65 years, 326 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Chandler (1774-1870) and Margaret (Orr) Chandler (1774-1855); married, December 10, 1844, to Letitia Douglass; father of Mary Douglas Chandler (who married Eugene Hale); nephew of John Chandler and Thomas Chandler (1772-1866); grandfather of Frederick Hale; second great-granduncle of Rodney Dennis Chandler; second cousin once removed of Isaac Stuart Raymond; second cousin thrice removed of Stuart Edmond Haseltine; third cousin once removed of Gordon Woodbury; third cousin thrice removed of Joshua Coit.
  Political family: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Huy Addams (1822-1881) — also known as John H. Addams — of Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pa., July 12, 1822. Republican. Owner of Cedar Creek Mill, which produced lumber and flour; dirctor, Illinois Central Railroad; president, Second National Bank of Freeport, Illinois; member of Illinois state senate, 1855-61, 1863-71 (4th District 1855-61, 22nd District 1863-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Died, of appendicitis, in a hotel at Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 17, 1881 (age 59 years, 36 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Addams (1782-1854) and Catherine (Huy) Addams (1787-1866); married, July 18, 1844, to Sarah Weber (1817-1863); married 1868 to Anna (Hostetter) Haldeman (1828-1919); father of Jane Addams; nephew of William Addams (1777-1858); grandfather of Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; who married Emanuel Julius).
  Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Perrin Coon (1822-1884) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Columbia County, N.Y., September 30, 1822. Physician; state court judge in California, 1856-60; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1863-67. Presbyterian. Died of heart failure in the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., December 4, 1884 (age 62 years, 65 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Francis Berton (c.1830-1885) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Switzerland, about 1830. Banker; Consul for Switzerland in San Francisco, Calif., 1867-85; Consul for Portugal in San Francisco, Calif., 1869-85. Swiss ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from "impoverishment of the blood" (anemia), in the Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., April 1, 1885 (age about 55 years). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Theodore P. Rich (c.1848-1886) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y. Born in New York, about 1848. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 13th District, 1876. Pursued his estranged wife to Minnesota; killed her, and then, perhaps to avoid prosecution, killed himself, by gunshot, in the Astoria House hotel, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 27, 1886 (age about 38 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1876 to Fannie (Smith) Trimble (daughter of Henry Smith (1827?-?)).
  Charles Edmund Boyle (1836-1888) — also known as Charles E. Boyle — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., February 4, 1836. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; Fayette County District Attorney, 1863-65; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Fayette County, 1866-67; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1868; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876, 1880, 1888; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1883-87; territorial court judge in Washington, 1888; died in office 1888. Episcopalian. Died, of pneumonia, in the Occidental Hotel, Seattle, King County, Wash., December 15, 1888 (age 52 years, 315 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Boyle (diedl 1839); married, February 7, 1858, to Mary Hendrickson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lyman Kidder Bass (1836-1889) — also known as Lyman K. Bass — of New York. Born in Alden, Erie County, N.Y., November 13, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; Erie County District Attorney, 1865-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868; U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-77 (31st District 1873-75, 32nd District 1875-77); defeated, 1870; law partner with Grover Cleveland and Wilson S. Bissell, 1873-82; attorney for many railroads. Died, of consumption, in the Buckingham Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., May 11, 1889 (age 52 years, 179 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Belcher Bass (1807-1860) and Emily (Kidder) Bass (1811-1843); married 1874 to Frances Esther 'Fanny' Metcalfe (1851-1933; who later married Edward Oliver Wolcott); father of Lyman Metcalfe Bass; nephew of Ira Kidder and Jefferson Parish Kidder; grandson of Lyman Kidder; first cousin of Silas Wright Kidder; first cousin once removed of Alvan Kidder; second cousin of Daniel S. Kidder; second cousin once removed of Francis Kidder; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Adams and John Adams; third cousin once removed of Harley Walter Kidder; third cousin twice removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Allen, James Hodges and John Quincy Adams; fourth cousin of Nathan Parker Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889) — also known as W. Cassius Goodloe — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., June 27, 1841. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868, 1872 (delegation chair), 1884, 1888; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871; defeated, 1867; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1872-; member of Kentucky state senate, 1873; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1875; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1878-80. Episcopalian. Member, Loyal Legion. During a violent encounter in the lobby of the Lexington Post Office, he repeatedly stabbed and ultimately killed a political enemy, Col. Armistead Swope, who meanwhile shot and badly wounded him; before any prosecution could ensue, he died of his own wounds two days later, in the Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 8, 1889 (age 48 years, 134 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of David Short Goodloe (1811-1881) and Sally Anne Lewis Clay (Smith) Goodloe (1818-1875); brother of Green Clay Goodloe (son-in-law of James Burnie Beck (1822-1890)); married 1865 to Mary Elizabeth Mann (1845-1920); nephew of Cassius Marcellus Clay; grandfather of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
John C. Fremont John Charles Frémont (1813-1890) — also known as "The Pathfinder"; "The Champion of Freedom" — Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., January 21, 1813. Republican. Explorer; Military Governor of California, 1847; arrested for mutiny, 1847; court-martialed; found guilty of mutiny, disobedience, and conduct prejudicial to order; penalty remitted by Pres. James K. Polk; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-51; candidate for President of the United States, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1878-81; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Died, of peritonitis, in a hotel room at New York, New York County, N.Y., July 13, 1890 (age 77 years, 173 days). Original interment at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment in 1891 at Rockland Cemetery, Nyack, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Charles Frémont and Ann Whiting (Pryor) Frémont; married, October 19, 1841, to Jessie Benton (daughter of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858)).
  Political families: Benton family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Selah Hill
  Fremont County, Colo., Fremont County, Idaho, Fremont County, Iowa and Fremont County, Wyo. are named for him.
  Fremont Peak, in Monterey County and San Benito County, California, is named for him.  — Fremont Peak, in Coconino County, Arizona, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, California, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Ohio, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Nebraska, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John F. Hill
  Campaign slogan (1856): "Free Soil, Free Men, Fremont."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by John C. Fremont: Memoirs of My Life and Times
  Books about John C. Fremont: Tom Chaffin, Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire — David Roberts, A Newer World : Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West — Andrew Rolle, John Charles Fremont: Character As Destiny
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Lewis Findlay Watson (1819-1890) — also known as Lewis F. Watson — of Warren, Warren County, Pa. Born in Crawford County, Pa., April 14, 1819. Republican. Lumber business; oil producer; railroad builder; banker; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1877-79, 1881-83, 1889-90; died in office 1890. Died, of heart disease, at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., August 25, 1890 (age 71 years, 133 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Birdsall (1840-1891) — also known as "John Williams" — of Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Flatbush (now part of Brooklyn), Kings County, N.Y., October 5, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; merchant; farmer; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1880-81. While registered under the assumed name "John Williams," he killed himself with illuminating gas in his room at the United States Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., April 14, 1891 (age 50 years, 191 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Frost (1847-1938).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles A. Binder (1857-1891) — also known as John Roth — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 2, 1857. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1884, 1886; accused in 1891 of embezzling $20,000 from the estate of Barbara Hausman; fled and became a fugitive, traveling under the alias "John Roth". German ancestry. Wounded by self-inflicted gunshot, in his room at the Sheridan House Hotel, and died there early the next morning, in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., May 17, 1891 (age 33 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret Binder.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Hobart Baldwin Bigelow (1834-1891) — also known as Hobart B. Bigelow — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in North Haven, New Haven County, Conn., May 16, 1834. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1875; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1879-80; Governor of Connecticut, 1881-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880. Died at the New Haven House hotel, New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., October 12, 1891 (age 57 years, 149 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Eleanor Lewis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Baldwin Dorman (1828-1893) — of Rockbridge County, Va. Born in Lexington, Va., July 25, 1828. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1848-51; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died at the Virginia Hotel, Staunton, Va., August 4, 1893 (age 65 years, 10 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles P. Dorman (1794-1849).
  George Knox Shiel (1825-1893) — also known as George K. Shiel — of Oregon. Born in Ireland, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oregon at-large, 1861-63. While slightly intoxicated, fell over a railing, fourteen feet down into a window well, at the entrance to the Hotel Williamett, broke his neck, and died, in Salem, Marion County, Ore., December 12, 1893 (age about 68 years). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Ore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Martin Van Buren Edgerly (1833-1895) — also known as M. V. B. Edgerly — of Pittsfield, Merrimack County, N.H.; Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born September 26, 1833. Democrat. President, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company; president, Des Moines, Kansas City & Arcola Railroad; member of Democratic National Committee from New Hampshire, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1880; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1882. Died, from an abscess in his right ear, in a hotel at New York, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1895 (age 61 years, 173 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Martin Van Buren
  John Louis O'Sullivan (1813-1895) — also known as John L. O'Sullivan — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born, of American parents, in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Gibraltar, November 15, 1813. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1841-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1844; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1854; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1854-58. Episcopalian; later Catholic. Cofounder and editor of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, a journal that published the works of Emerson, Hawthorne and Whitman, as well as political essays on Jacksonian Democracy, 1837-46. Early advocate in 1840s for abolition of the death penalty. Invented the term "manifest destiny" to explain and justify the westward expansion of the United States. Took part in the failed expedition of Narcisco Lopez to take Cuba from Spanish rule; as a result, was charged in federal court in New York with violation of the Neutrality Act; tried and acquitted in March 1852. Died, of influenza and the effects of an earlier stroke, in a residential hotel in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 24, 1895 (age 81 years, 129 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  André Louis Bagger (1846-1895) — also known as André L. Bagger — of Washington, D.C. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1846. Fought on the German side in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870; patent attorney; during a controversy with D.C. Governor Alexander R. Shepherd, challenged him to a duel, but nothing came of it; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Washington, D.C., 1886-95; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Washington, D.C., 1887-95. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, reportedly from apoplexy, in his room at the DeWitt House hotel, Ocean Grove, Monmouth County, N.J., May 23, 1895 (age about 48 years). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Adams (1845-1895) — also known as Karl Adam Schwanbeck — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo.; Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Pomerania, Germany, December 19, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1880-82. Member, Freemasons. Killed in the disaster at the Gumry Hotel, when a boiler explosion caused most of the building to collapse and burn, killing 22 people, in Denver, Colo., August 19, 1895 (age 49 years, 243 days). Interment at Crystal Valley Cemetery, Manitou Springs, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Karl Heinrich Schwanbeck and Maria J. (Markman) Schwanbeck; married to Margaret (Thompson) Phelps (sister-in-law of Edward Moody McCook (1833-1909)).
  Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jeremiah Halsey (1822-1896) — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Born February 8, 1822. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Norwich, 1852-53, 1859-60. Died, in the Hotel Hamilton, Washington, D.C., February 8, 1896 (age 74 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Fairchild.
  John Rhoderic McPherson (1833-1897) — also known as John R. McPherson — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in York, Livingston County, N.Y., May 9, 1833. Democrat. Stockyard business; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1872-74; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1876; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1877-95. Died, from heart trouble, in his room at Taylor's Hotel, Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., October 8, 1897 (age 64 years, 152 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Addison Chickering (1843-1900) — also known as Charles A. Chickering — of Copenhagen, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Harrisburg, Lewis County, N.Y., November 26, 1843. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1879-81; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1893-1900; died in office 1900. Member, Freemasons. Died from injuries received in a fall from a window of the Grand Union Hotel in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 13, 1900 (age 56 years, 79 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Davis Daly (1851-1900) — also known as William D. Daly — of Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., June 4, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1891; district judge in New Jersey, 1891-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1892, 1896; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1893-98; member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1896-98; New Jersey Democratic state chair, 1896; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1899-1900; died in office 1900. Died, from uremia, in Theodore Pettit's boarding house, Far Rockaway, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 31, 1900 (age 49 years, 57 days). Interment at Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Smyth (1832-1900) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in County Galway, Ireland, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876; Presidential Elector for New York, 1876; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1896-1900; died in office 1900. Episcopalian; later Catholic. Member, Tammany Hall. Suffered a debilitating attack of vertigo, from which he never completely recovered, contracted pneumonia, and died, in the Dennis Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., August 18, 1900 (age about 68 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  William Irvin Shaw (1860-1900) — also known as W. Irvin Shaw — of Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., 1860. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Clearfield County Republican Party, 1894; U.S. Consul in Barranquilla, 1897-1900. Died by suicide, from slashing his throat, wrists, and leg, in a hotel at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 25, 1900 (age about 40 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald Henry Shaw (1824-1880) and Mary E. (Irvin) Shaw (1832-1897); married 1895 to Mary Valentine Rhodes (1875-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Duane Shaw (1841-1901) — also known as Albert D. Shaw — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Lyme town, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 21, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1867; U.S. Consul in Toronto, as of 1868-78; Manchester, 1878-85; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1900-01; died in office 1901. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died, probably of apoplexy, in his room at the Riggs House hotel, Washington, D.C., February 10, 1901 (age 59 years, 51 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1839-1901) — also known as Gilbert A. Pierce — of Porter County, Ind.; Illinois; North Dakota; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in East Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., January 11, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; journalist; newspaper editor; author; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1869; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1884-86; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1889-91; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1893. Died at the Lexington Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 15, 1901 (age 62 years, 35 days). Interment at Adams Cemetery, Valparaiso, Ind.
  Pierce County, N.Dak. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
Adelbert S. Hay Adelbert Stone Hay (1876-1901) — also known as Adelbert S. Hay — Born in 1876. U.S. Consul in Pretoria, 1901. Fell to his death from a third-floor window of the New Haven House hotel, New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 23, 1901 (age about 24 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Milton Hay (1838-1905) and Clara Louise (Stone) Hay (1849-1914); uncle of John Hay Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth; granduncle of James Wadsworth Symington; second cousin four times removed of James Hodges; third cousin thrice removed of James Leonard Hodges.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1901
John P. Altgeld John Peter Altgeld (1847-1902) — also known as John P. Altgeld — of Andrew County, Mo.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Hesse, Germany, December 30, 1847. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Andrew County State's Attorney, 1875; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1884; superior court judge in Illinois, 1886-91; Governor of Illinois, 1893-97; Independent candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1899. German ancestry. Pardoned the surviving protesters of the Haymarket incident in Chicago, and refused to send troops against the Pullman railway strikers. These actions were not popular at the time, and he never won another election. As he finished a speech at the Joliet Opera House, he suffered a stroke, was carried across the street to the Hotel Monroe, and died the next morning, in Joliet, Will County, Ill., March 12, 1902 (age 54 years, 72 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.; statue at Lincoln Park, Chicago, Ill.
  Altgeld Gardens Homes (built 1944-45), a public housing complex in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, April 1902
  John Richard Barret (1825-1903) — also known as John R. Barret — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Greensburg, Green County, Ky., August 21, 1825. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1852; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1859-60, 1860-61. Died, in the Buckingham Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 2, 1903 (age 78 years, 73 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Edgar Sanborn (1860-1905) — also known as Charles E. Sanborn — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass.; Marblehead, Essex County, Mass. Born in Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine, April 29, 1860. Partner in Chase & Sanborn (co-founded by his father in 1862), coffee roasters and importers; Consul for Costa Rica in Boston, Mass., 1889-96. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, at the Hotel Tudor on Beacon Streeet, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 27, 1905 (age 44 years, 273 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Solomon Sanborn and Harriet N. (Small) Sanborn; married, August 1, 1887, to Florence A. Blazo (1858-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles E. Bentley Charles Eugene Bentley (1841-1905) — also known as Charles E. Bentley — of Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa; Butler County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Warners, Onondaga County, N.Y., April 30, 1841. Baptist minister; Nebraska Prohibition state chair, 1895-96; National candidate for President of the United States, 1896. Baptist. Died, from a heart attack, in a lodging house at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 4, 1905 (age 63 years, 280 days). Interment at Blue Valley Cemetery, Surprise, Neb.
  Relatives: Married 1863 to Persis Orilla Freeman.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Family photo
  Jacob Worth (1838-1905) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1838. Republican. Member of New York state assembly, 1864-66, 1868, 1873-76, 1878 (Kings County 7th District 1864-66, Kings County 6th District 1868, 1873-76, 1878); candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1884, 1900; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1886-89. Died, of a heart attack, at the Eastman Hotel, Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., February 21, 1905 (age about 66 years). Interment at The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Henry Cullen Adams (1850-1906) — also known as Henry C. Adams — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Verona, Oneida County, N.Y., November 28, 1850. Republican. Dairy farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1883-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1888; Wisconsin Dairy and Food Commissioner, 1895-1902; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1903-06; died in office 1906. Died, from intestinal illness, in Auditorium Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 9, 1906 (age 55 years, 223 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Adams and Caroline Melissa Adams; married, October 15, 1878, to Anna B. Norton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Edward Cole (1826-1906) — also known as George E. Cole — of Oregon; Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Wash.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Trenton Falls, Oneida County, N.Y., December 23, 1826. Republican. Member of Oregon territorial House of Representatives, 1851-53; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1863-65; Governor of Washington Territory, 1866-67; postmaster at Portland, Ore., 1873-81. Died in a hotel in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., December 3, 1906 (age 79 years, 345 days). Interment at Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Brown (1843-1906) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., March 8, 1843. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Utah, 1896-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1896 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker). Shot and killed, in his room at the Raleigh Hotel, by his former mistress Annie Bradley, in Washington, D.C., December 12, 1906 (age 63 years, 279 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Briggs Brown (1808-1887) and Lephia Olympia (Brown) Brown (1811-1900); married to Isabel Cameron (1842-1905); nephew of Ebenezer Lakin Brown; first cousin of Addison Makepeace Brown (1859-1931); first cousin twice removed of Calvin Coolidge and Garry Eldridge Brown; second cousin twice removed of Bradford R. Lansing.
  Political family: Lansing family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Hachemeister (1867-1907) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 8, 1867. Democrat. Brewer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 22nd District, 1898; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. While suffering from Bright's disease and dropsy (probably congestive heart failure), he was drinking heavily, when he collapsed, and died soon after, in a room at the Harlem Central Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 5, 1907 (age 39 years, 239 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Hachemeister; married, May 14, 1891, to Anna Oppermann.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Label Bresler (1862-1908) — also known as Arthur L. Bresler — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 8, 1862. Honorary Consul for Hawaiian Islands in Detroit, Mich., 1895-1900; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Detroit, Mich., 1901; manager of DeForest wireless telegraph system. German ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, at the Hotel St. Lorenz, East 72nd Street, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 6, 1908 (age 46 years, 121 days). Initial reports that he had been poisoned were dispelled by an autopsy. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bresler and Emilie Johanna Minna 'Minnie' (Marshall) Bresler; brother of Joseph M. Bresler and Eugene Alexander Bresler (1871-1954); married, July 20, 1904, to Cora B. Valentine.
  Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Abraham Workman Allen (1846-1909) — also known as A. W. Allen — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, December 3, 1846. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 6th District, 1909; died in office 1909. Died, in Bonaventure Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 16, 1909 (age 62 years, 75 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Allen (1807-1874) and Jane (Workman) Allen (1813-1861); married, November 24, 1870, to Martha Ella Campbell (1852-1919); father of James B. Allen (1875-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Dominic Montedonico (1852-1909) — also known as Joseph D. Montedonico — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 4, 1852. Banker; insurance business; Consular Agent for Italy in Memphis, Tenn., 1875-77, 1892-96; member of Tennessee state senate; elected 1884. Italian ancestry. Died, from heart disease and malaria, in Hotel Pilgrim, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., September 8, 1909 (age 57 years, 157 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Montedonico (1813-1872) and Mary Magdalena (Signaigo) Montedonico (1831-1881); married, June 2, 1873, to Annie Louisa Bacigalupo (1857-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Henry Fitts (1851-1909) — also known as George H. Fitts — of Cohoes, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Cohoes, Albany County, N.Y., September 29, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; Albany County Surrogate, 1896-1905; Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1906-09; died in office 1909. Died, from heart disease, in his room at the Eagle Hotel, Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., December 17, 1909 (age 58 years, 79 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lucian Fitts and Lemira 'Myra' (Slocum) Fitts; married, June 4, 1896, to Clare Belle Bogue (1854-1946).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Wheaton Bowers (1859-1910) — also known as Lloyd W. Bowers — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 9, 1859. Lawyer; general counsel, Chicago & North Western Railway, 1893-1909; U.S. Solicitor General, 1909-10; died in office 1910. Member, Skull and Bones. Died, from a heart attack, while suffering from bronchitis, in the Touraine Hotel, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 9, 1910 (age 51 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dwight Bowers (born 1825) and Martha Wheaton (Dowd) Bowers (born 1834); married, September 7, 1887, to Louisa Bennett Wilson (died 1897; daughter of Thomas Wilson (1827-1910)); married 1906 to Charlotte Josephine (Lewis) Watson; father of Martha Wheaton Bowers (1889-1958; who married Robert Alphonso Taft).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Frank Wilson (1846-1911) — also known as John F. Wilson — of Arkansas; Arizona. Born near Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., May 7, 1846. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1877; state court judge in Arizona, 1893; Arizona territory attorney general, 1896; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1899. Died, probably from apoplexy, in the Prescott Hotel, Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., April 7, 1911 (age 64 years, 335 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Greenlie (1867-1911) — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1867. Republican. Shipbuilder; mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1904-07. Christian Reformed. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died, from apoplexy, in his room at the Northwestern Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 16, 1911 (age about 44 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of William Powell Greenlie (1833-1900) and Georgina Cameron (Ireland) Greenlie (1837-1928); married to Mattie Ora Pierson (1868-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Armstrong Percy (1863-1912) — also known as William A. Percy — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., January 24, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904, 1912. Episcopalian. Died, from Bright's disease, in the Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 22, 1912 (age 49 years, 119 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Alexander Percy (1834-1888) and Nancy Irwin 'Nannie' (Armstrong) Percy (1835-1897); brother of Le Roy Percy (1860-1929); married 1891 to Lottie Galloway (1862-1901); married to Caroline Yarborough (1885-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Roland Malby (1857-1912) — also known as George R. Malby — of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., September 16, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1891-95 (St. Lawrence County 1st District 1891-92, St. Lawrence County 1893-95); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904, 1908, 1912; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1907-12; died in office 1912. Died, from heart disease, in his room at the Murray Hill Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 5, 1912 (age 54 years, 293 days). Interment at Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Julius H. Stahel Julius H. Stahel (1827-1912) — also known as Julius H. Stahel-Számwald — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Szeged, Hungary, November 5, 1827. Newspaper editor; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; received the Medal of Honor in 1893 for action at the Battle of Piedmont, June 5, 1864; U.S. Consul in Yokohama, 1866-69; Osaka, 1877-84; Hiogo, 1877-84; mining engineer; U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, 1884-85; insurance executive. Hungarian ancestry. Member, Loyal Legion. Died, from angina pectoris, in the Hotel St. James, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 4, 1912 (age 85 years, 29 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  John J. Kennedy (c.1857-1914) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., about 1857. Democrat. Saloon keeper; banker; New York state treasurer, 1911-14; died in office 1914. Killed himself by slashing his throat with a razor, in a lavatory near the ballroom of the Markeen Hotel, Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 15, 1914 (age about 57 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  John Caldwell Calhoun Mayo (1864-1914) — also known as John C. C. Mayo — of Paintsville, Johnson County, Ky. Born in Johnson County, Ky., September 16, 1864. Democrat. School teacher; coal mining baron; reputed to be the wealthiest man and largest landholder in Kentucky; philanthropist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908, 1912; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1912-14. Methodist. Died, from Bright's disease and peritonitis, in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 11, 1914 (age 49 years, 237 days). Interment at Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, Ky.
  Presumably named for: John C. Calhoun
  Relatives: Married, February 21, 1897, to Alice Alka Meek (1881-1961).
  William M. Brown (1850-1915) — of New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa. Born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., September 20, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1876, 1880; member of Pennsylvania state senate 47th District, 1897-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1903-07; elected U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District 1914, but died before taking office. Died, from pneumonia, in the Hotel McAlpin, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 31, 1915 (age 64 years, 133 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, New Castle, Pa.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Isaac Swartwood Catlin (1835-1916) — also known as Isaac S. Catlin — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., July 8, 1835. Republican. Mayor of Owego, N.Y., 1860-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; wounded during Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Va., July 1864, and lost his right leg; received the Medal of Honor for his actions that day; lawyer; candidate for mayor of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1885. Suffered a stroke, and died a week later, in the Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 19, 1916 (age 80 years, 195 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Catlin and Jane (Brodhead) Catlin; brother of Delinda Catlin (who married Benjamin Franklin Tracy (1830-1915)); married 1862 to Virginia H. S. Bacon (1842-1913).
  Political family: Coudert-Catlin-Tracy family of New York City, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
George P. Lawrence George Pelton Lawrence (1859-1917) — also known as George P. Lawrence — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Massachusetts, 1885-94; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1895-97; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1897-1913. Under stress as head of a World War I draft exemption board, he jumped from an eighth-floor window and fell to his death, at the Belmont Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., November 21, 1917 (age 58 years, 186 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery, North Adams, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. George C. Lawrence (died 1883) and Jane E. (Pelton) Lawrence (born 1829); married, June 12, 1889, to Susannah (Hope) Bracewell; nephew of Guy Ray Pelton (1824-1890); third cousin once removed of Edwin A. Pelton and Frederic William Pelton; fourth cousin once removed of William Hayward.
  Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Jesse Johnson (1842-1918) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Orford, Grafton County, N.H.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bradford, Orange County, Vt., February 20, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1888; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1889-94; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1894; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1897-98; defeated, 1883. Died, in the St. George Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 31, 1918 (age 76 years, 253 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah E. Russell and Mary A. Prichard.
  James B. Allen (1875-1919) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 13, 1875. Democrat. Insurance business; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 6th District, 1909. Died, from bronchial pneumonia due to influenza, in Bonaventure Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 15, 1919 (age 44 years, 33 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Workman Allen (1846-1909) and Martha (Campbell) Allen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Joseph Adams (1848-1919) — also known as John J. Adams — of New York. Born in Douglas Town, New Brunswick, September 16, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1883-87 (8th District 1883-85, 7th District 1885-87). Died suddenly, of heart disease (a year after suffering a stroke of paralysis), in the Ansonia Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 16, 1919 (age 70 years, 153 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Joseph Lander Eastland (1880-1919) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 20, 1880. Real estate business; Consul for Venezuela in San Francisco, Calif., 1906-17. Died, from apoplexy, in his rooms at the Clift Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., March 19, 1919 (age 38 years, 242 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Seth Bullock (1847-1919) — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont.; Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Ontario, July 23, 1847. Republican. Member of Montana territorial senate, 1871-72; Lewis and Clark County Sheriff, 1873; hardware dealer; hotel owner; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Died, in the Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak., September, 1919 (age 72 years, 0 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Marguerite Eccles (1849-1939).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Philip Henry Dugro (1855-1920) — also known as P. Henry Dugro — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 2, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; hotelier; banker; member of New York state assembly from New York County 14th District, 1879; U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1881-83; superior court judge in New York, 1895; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1896-1920; died in office 1920. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died, from pneumonia, in his apartment at the Savoy Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 1, 1920 (age 64 years, 151 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Dugro; married to Sophia Goeller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Broadnax Glenn (1854-1920) — also known as Robert B. Glenn — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., August 11, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1893-97; member of North Carolina state senate 26th District, 1899-1900; Governor of North Carolina, 1905-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Royal Alexandra Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 16, 1920 (age 65 years, 279 days). Interment at Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  Relatives: Great-grandnephew of Washington Irving (1783-1859).
  Political family: Irving family of New York City, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Clifford McNally (1863-1920) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Staffordshire, England, May 12, 1863. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; U.S. Consul General in Bogotá, 1898-99; Guatemala City, 1899-1902; U.S. Consul in Liège, 1902-07; Nanking, 1907-10; Tsingtao, 1910-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Hamburg, as of 1917; Curaçao, as of 1919. Died, in the Hotel Ostend, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., August 5, 1920 (age 57 years, 85 days). Interment at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas McNally (1837-1902) and Mary (Moran) McNally (1839-1891); married 1891 to Agnes Keane (1866-1951).
  Epitaph: "My Dearie."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond Schofield Curtice (1887-1922) — also known as Raymond S. Curtice — of Saltsburg, Indiana County, Pa. Born in Middlefield Center, Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., October 31, 1887. U.S. Vice Consul in Seoul, as of 1916-17; U.S. Consul in Nagasaki, as of 1921. Killed himself by gunshot, in his room at the Hotel duPont, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 15, 1922 (age 34 years, 107 days). Interment at Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Sara Comstock (Schofield) Curtice (1857-1930) and Rev. Saul Ober Curtice (1860-1931); married, June 3, 1914, to Marian Fitch Scranton; second cousin five times removed of Aaron Kitchell (1744-1820).
  Political families: Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allen Miller Fletcher (1853-1922) — also known as Allen M. Fletcher — of Proctorsville, Cavendish, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 25, 1853. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Cavendish, 1902-03, 1906, 1908, 1910; member of Vermont state senate, 1904-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1908; Governor of Vermont, 1912-15. Congregationalist. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in the Berwick Hotel, Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., May 11, 1922 (age 68 years, 228 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923) — also known as Warren G. Harding — of Marion, Marion County, Ohio. Born in Blooming Grove, Morrow County, Ohio, November 2, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Ohio state senate 13th District, 1901-03; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1904-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1904 (alternate), 1912, 1916 (Temporary Chair; Permanent Chair; speaker); candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1910; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1915-21; President of the United States, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Baptist. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Phi Alpha Delta. First president ever to have his voice broadcast on the radio, June 14, 1922. Died, probably from a heart attack, in a room at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., August 2, 1923 (age 57 years, 273 days). The claim that he was poisoned by his wife is not accepted by historians. Original interment at Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio; reinterment in 1927 at Harding Memorial Tomb, Marion, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Phoebe Elizabeth (Dickerson) Harding (1843-1910) and George Tryon Harding (1844-1928); married, July 8, 1891, to Florence Mabel Kling (1860-1924).
  Harding County, N.M. is named for him.
  Harding High School, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is named for him.  — Warren G. Harding High School, in Warren, Ohio, is named for him.  — Warren G. Harding Middle School, in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Personal motto: "Remember there are two sides to every question. Get both."
  Campaign slogan (1920): "Back to normalcy with Harding."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Warren G. Harding: Francis Russell, The Shadow of Blooming Grove : Warren G. Harding In His Times — Robert K. Murray, The Harding Era : Warren G. Harding and His Administration — Eugene P. Trani & David L. Wilson, The Presidency of Warren G. Harding — Harry M. Daugherty, Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy — Charles L. Mee, The Ohio Gang : The World of Warren G. Harding — John W. Dean, Warren G. Harding — Robert H. Ferrell, The Strange Deaths of President Harding — Russell Roberts, Warren G. Harding (for young readers)
  Critical books about Warren G. Harding: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Evan S. Tyler (1843-1923) — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Damascus, Wayne County, Pa., March 22, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; civil engineer; merchant; banker; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1876-77; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1889, 1895-96. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in the Metropole Hotel, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., August 24, 1923 (age 80 years, 155 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Delavan, Wis.
  Relatives: Married to Clara Estella Barnes.
  George G. Weeks (1860-1923) — of Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine. Born in Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, April 14, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee). Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, at the New Chase House hotel, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, November 21, 1923 (age 63 years, 221 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of George Weeks (1827-1861) and Lucy (Howard) Weeks (1834-1905); married, December 23, 1886, to Lottie E. Friend (1862-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John G. A. Leishman John G. A. Leishman (1857-1924) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 28, 1857. Republican. President, Carnegie Steel Company, 1886-97; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1897-1901; Turkey, 1900-06; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1906-09; Italy, 1909-11; Germany, 1911-13. Died, from heart disease, in his suite at the Hotel Parc Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco, March 27, 1924 (age 66 years, 365 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1897
  Marcus Aurelius Smith (1851-1924) — also known as Marcus A. Smith; Mark A. Smith — of Tombstone, Cochise County, Ariz.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., January 24, 1851. Democrat. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1887-95, 1897-99, 1901-03, 1905-09; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1912-21; defeated, 1920. Died, from heart disease, in his hotel room at Washington, D.C., April 7, 1924 (age 73 years, 74 days). Interment at Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Marcus Aurelius
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph Medill McCormick (1877-1925) — also known as Medill McCormick — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 16, 1877. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee); member of Illinois state legislature, 1910; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1917-19; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1919-25; died in office 1925. Scotch-Irish and Dutch ancestry. Died by suicide, through an overdose of barbiturates (reported at the time as a heart attack), in his room at the Hotel Hamilton, Washington, D.C., February 25, 1925 (age 47 years, 285 days). Interment at Middlecreek Cemetery, Byron, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Sanderson McCormick and Katherine Van Etta (Medill) McCormick (1853-1932); brother of Robert Rutherford McCormick; married, June 10, 1903, to Ruth Hanna (daughter of Marcus Alonzo Hanna); grandson of Joseph Meharry Medill; grandnephew of Cyrus Hall McCormick; first cousin of Joseph Medill Patterson; first cousin once removed of William McCormick Blair, Jr. (1916-2015).
  Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles H. Ebbets Charles Hercules Ebbets (1859-1925) — also known as Charles H. Ebbets; Charlie Ebbets — of Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 29, 1859. Architect; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1896; owner, Brooklyn Dodgers professional baseball team, 1902-25. Died, from heart failure, in his suite at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 18, 1925 (age 65 years, 171 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married, April 10, 1878, to Minnie Frances Amelia Broadbent (1858-1947); married, May 8, 1922, to Grace Eleanor Slade (1877-1959).
  Ebbets Field (built 1912, demolished 1960), ballpark for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in Brooklyn, New York, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
Thomas R. Marshall Thomas Riley Marshall (1854-1925) — also known as Thomas R. Marshall — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind. Born in North Manchester, Wabash County, Ind., March 14, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Indiana, 1909-13; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912; Vice President of the United States, 1913-21. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Gamma Delta. Coined the saying: "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.". Died, from the effects of a heart attack, in his room at the Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1925 (age 71 years, 79 days). Entombed at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel M. Marshall and Martha A. (Patterson) Marshall; married, October 2, 1895, to Lois Irene Kimsey and Lois Irene Kimsey (1873-1958).
  The city of Marshall, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
Arthur Bailly-Blanchard Arthur Bailly-Blanchard (1855-1925) — also known as Arthur Baily-Blanchard — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 1, 1855. Democrat. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1914-21. Catholic. Died, in his room at the Mount Royal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, August 22, 1925 (age 69 years, 325 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Bailly-Blanchard, Jr. (1821-1892) and Jeanne Eliza (Field) Bailly-Blanchard; brother of Louis Duncan Bailly-Blanchard (1851-1905).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Charles Germman Burton (1846-1926) — also known as Charles G. Burton — of Nevada, Vernon County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 4, 1846. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884, 1900; U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1878 (6th District), 1896 (15th District); U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th Missouri District, 1909. Died, of uremia from nephritis, in the Chatham Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 25, 1926 (age 79 years, 327 days). Interment at Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Burton and Laura (Wilson) Burton; married to Alice Rogers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lawrence James Flaherty (1878-1926) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., July 4, 1878. Republican. Cement mason; president, San Francisco Building Trades Council; member of California state senate, 1915-22; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1925-26; died in office 1926. Died, in the Hotel Marseilles, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 13, 1926 (age 47 years, 344 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Joseph Fallon (1886-1927) — also known as William J. Fallon; "The Great Mouthpiece"; "Broadway's Cicero" — of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1918; charged in 1924 with bribing a juror; tried and acquitted. Died, of heart disease, in the Hotel Oxford, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 29, 1927 (age about 40 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph M. Fallon; married to Agnes Rafter.
  Books about William J. Fallon: Gene Fowler, The Great Mouthpiece : A Life Story of William J. Fallon
  George Defer (d. 1927) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Village president of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1918-27; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1927; died in office 1927. While talking in a hotel room with several colleagues, he suffered a heart attack, and died, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., May 2, 1927. Burial location unknown.
  William Nash Everett (1864-1928) — of Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C. Born in Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., December 29, 1864. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1917-18; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Richmond County, 1919-22; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1923-28; died in office 1928. Died of a heart attack in his room at the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 7, 1928 (age 63 years, 40 days). Interment at Everett Cemetery, Rockingham, N.C.
  The Everett Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is named for him.
  Walter Henry Sanborn (1845-1928) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Epsom, Merrimack County, N.H., October 19, 1845. School principal; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 8th Circuit, 1892-1911; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1892-1928; died in office 1928. Member, Union League; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in the Angus Hotel, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 10, 1928 (age 82 years, 204 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Henry F. Sanborn and Eunice (Davis) Sanborn; married, November 10, 1874, to Emily F. Bruce; nephew of John Benjamin Sanborn (1826-1904); first cousin of John Benjamin Sanborn, Jr..
  Political family: Sanborn family of St. Paul, Minnesota.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Edward Wilkerson (1853-1929) — of Kansas. Born in Spring Hill, Washington Township, Warren County, Ohio, 1853. Member of Kansas state legislature, 1890. Died at the Denver Hotel, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, 1929 (age about 76 years). Interment at Miami Cemetery, Waynesville, Ohio.
  Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. (1852-1929) — also known as Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.; Buck Grant — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio, July 22, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896 (Convention Vice-President), 1900; Presidential Elector for California, 1904, 1908. Died of throat cancer, in the Sandberg Lodge, Sandberg, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 25, 1929 (age 77 years, 65 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia (Dent) Grant (1826-1902); brother of Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); married, November 1, 1880, to Josephine Chaffee (1857-1909; daughter of Jerome Bunty Chaffee); married, July 12, 1913, to America Workman Will (1878-1942); nephew of George Wrenshall Dent and Lewis Dent; first cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; second cousin twice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Rush Merriam.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Boutwell Dunlap (1877-1930) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 14, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; historian; nominated for U.S. Representative from California 1st District 1904, but withdrew before election; Vice-Consul for Argentina in San Francisco, Calif., 1909-30. Member, Kappa Sigma; Delta Chi; Society of Colonial Wars; American Political Science Association; American Historical Association. Died in his room at the Graystone Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., December 22, 1930 (age 53 years, 38 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunlap (1827-1909) and Sarah Jane (Robinson) Dunlap (1847-1920).
  Walter Halben Butler (1852-1931) — also known as Walter H. Butler — of Iowa. Born in Springboro, Crawford County, Pa., February 13, 1852. Democrat. Banker; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1891-93. Died, from myocarditis and heart dilatation, in Roosevelt Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., April 24, 1931 (age 79 years, 70 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram Butler and Mary (Temple) Butler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Joseph E. Newburger Joseph E. Newburger (1853-1931) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 21, 1853. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1906-23. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from heart disease, in his suite at the Hotel Champlain, near Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., July 19, 1931 (age 77 years, 271 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Proctor Clarke (1856-1932) — also known as J. Proctor Clarke — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Florence (Firenze), Italy, of American parents, April 23, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1900-26; appointed 1900; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1905-26. Member, Union League; American Bar Association. Died, of pneumonia, in the Murray Hill Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 12, 1932 (age 75 years, 264 days). Interment somewhere in Northampton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Edwards Clarke and Mary (Proctor) Clarke; married, June 25, 1884, to Sarah M. Parker (died 1924); married, July 8, 1924, to Ida (Hatch) Cambell (c.1875-1938; killed in automobile accident).
  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) — Born in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1854. Republican. Band conductor; composer; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1924. Bavarian and Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Audubon Society. He was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1973. Died, in his room at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 6, 1932 (age 77 years, 121 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Antonio John Sousa (1824-1892) and Marie Elizabeth (Trinkhaus) Sousa (1826-1908); married to Jane van Middlesworth Bellis (1862-1944); great-grandfather of John Philip Sousa IV (1950?-).
  The John Philip Sousa Bridge (built 1938-41), which takes Pennsylvania Avenue over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Augustus F. Daix, Jr. (1866-1932) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 3, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 7th District, 1913-32; died in office 1932. Died, from heart disease, in the New Clarion Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., May 5, 1932 (age 65 years, 215 days). Burial location unknown.
  Raymond Davis (1883-1933) — Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 5, 1883. Forester; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Consul in Aden, 1921-24; Paris, 1924-29; Lyon, 1926; Rosario, 1929-32; Prague, 1932-33, died in office 1933. At the Hotel Alcron, where he and his wife were staying, he deliberately or accidentally (accounts differ) went over a second-floor railing, and fell to his death in the lobby below, in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czechia), January 24, 1933 (age 49 years, 141 days). Interment somewhere in Paris, France.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Davis and Jennie Davis; married, August 25, 1909, to Avis M. Parker.
  Godfrey Gummer Goodwin (1873-1933) — also known as Godfrey G. Goodwin — of Cambridge, Isanti County, Minn. Born in Nicollet County, Minn., January 11, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Isanti County Attorney, 1899-1907, 1912-25; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 10th District, 1925-33; died in office 1933. Died when he jumped or fell from a fifth-floor window at the Hotel Driscoll, Washington, D.C., February 16, 1933 (age 60 years, 36 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1905, to Geneva E. J. Gouldberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Watt Gregory (1861-1933) — also known as Thomas W. Gregory — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Crawfordsville (unknown county), Miss., November 6, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1904, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President); U.S. Attorney General, 1914-19. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died, of pneumonia, in his room at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1933 (age 71 years, 112 days). Interment somewhere in Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Robert Gregory (killed in Civil War) and Mary Cornelia (Watt) Gregory; married, February 22, 1893, to Julia Nalle.
  Gregory Gymnasium (built 1930), a sports arena at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Charles N. Haskell Charles Nathaniel Haskell (1860-1933) — also known as Charles N. Haskell — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla. Born in Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio, March 13, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; oil business; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1906; Governor of Oklahoma, 1907-11; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928. Died, of pneumonia, in the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., July 5, 1933 (age 73 years, 114 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.
  Haskell County, Okla. is named for him.
  Charles Haskell Elementary School, in Edmond, Oklahoma, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
  Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) — also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of Trusts" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, January 24, 1850. Shipping business; shipowner; financier; Consul for Chile in New York, N.Y., 1877-79; Consul-General for Costa Rica in New York, N.Y., 1891-96; in the 1890s, he consolidated groups of smaller companies to form large corporations or "trusts": U.S. Rubber (1892); American Chicle (chewing gum) (1899); American Woolen (1899); founder, in 1911, of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which later became International Busines Machines (IBM). Died, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Chapman Flint (1813-1891) and Sarah (Toby) Flint; married, November 21, 1883, to Emma Katherine 'E. Kate' Simmons (1850-1926); married, July 28, 1927, to Charlotte Reeves (1890-1967).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  D. Knox Hanna (d. 1934) — of Tuscola County, Mich. Republican. Tuscola County Sheriff, 1911-14; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Killed in the Kerns Hotel fire, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 13, 1934. Burial location unknown.
Nelson Sharpe Nelson Sharpe (1858-1935) — of West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Born in Northumberland County, Ontario, August 25, 1858. Republican. Ogemaw County Prosecuting Attorney; circuit judge in Michigan 34th Circuit, 1893-1919; resigned 1919; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1919-35; died in office 1935; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1927, 1934. Suffered a heart attack, and died in his rooms at the Porter Hotel, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 20, 1935 (age 77 years, 56 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, West Branch, Mich.
  Relatives: Brother of Albert Edward Sharpe (1860-1932).
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Walter J. Cookson (1876-1936) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born April 17, 1876. Republican. Mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1936; died in office 1936. Died, from a heart attack, in his hotel room at the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 11, 1936 (age 60 years, 55 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Nathan Lynn Bachman (1878-1937) — also known as Nathan L. Bachman — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., August 2, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Tennessee 6th District, 1908-12; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1918-24; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, from a heart attack in his room at the Continental Hotel, Washington, D.C., April 23, 1937 (age 58 years, 264 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Eva (Dulaney) Bachman (1836-1898) and Rev. Dr. Jonathan Waverly Bachman (1837-1924); married, January 7, 1904, to Pearl McMannen Duke (1879-1938; first cousin of Doris Duke (1912-1993; tobacco heiress); first cousin once removed of Angier Biddle Duke (1915-1995)).
  Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Umstead-Grimmet-Byrd family of Durham, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hans Mathias Aune (1861-1937) — also known as Hans M. Aune — of Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minn. Born in Trondheim, Norway, May 19, 1861. Clothing merchant; mayor of Redwood Falls, Minn., 1920; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 14, 1937; died in office 1937. Norwegian ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Ryan Hotel, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 5, 1937 (age 76 years, 17 days). Interment at Redwood Falls Cemetery, Redwood Falls, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Corrine C. Swain.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Henry Herman Denhardt (1876-1937) — also known as Henry H. Denhardt — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., March 8, 1876. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1924; shot and injured on Election Day 1931.; his girlfriend, Mrs. Verna Garr Taylor, was found shot to death in November 1936; he was charged with murder and tried in New Castle, Ky.; the jury could not reach a verdict. Before he could be tried a second time, he was shot and killed, at the Armstrong Hotel, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., September 20, 1937 (age 61 years, 196 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret (Geiger) Denhardt (1838-1901) and William Denhardt (1845-1900).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Grenville Temple Emmet (1877-1937) — also known as Grenville T. Emmet — of Katonah, Westchester County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., August 2, 1877. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; law partner of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1921-23; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1934-37; Austria, 1937, died in office 1937. Died, of pneumonia, in the Hotel Bristol, Vienna, Austria, September 26, 1937 (age 60 years, 55 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Churchyard, Bedford, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Stockton Emmet (1821-1902) and Catherine 'Kitty' (Temple) Emmet (1842-1895); brother of William Temple Emmet (1869-1918); married, September 18, 1905, to Pauline A. Ferguson; father of Grenville Temple Emmet, Jr. (1909-1989; grandson-in-law of Levi Parsons Morton; grandnephew by marriage of James Biddle Eustis); grandson of Robert Emmet; great-grandson of Thomas Addis Emmet; first cousin once removed of William Colville Emmet; second cousin twice removed of Robert Charles Winthrop.
  Political families: Emmet-Morton family of New York City, New York; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Forte Willett, Jr. (1869-1938) — also known as William Willett, Jr. — of Far Rockaway, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Woodmere, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 27, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1907-11; defeated, 1904; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1911; indicted in 1912 on charges that he bought the nomination for Supreme Court justice; tried and convicted in 1914, sentenced to one year in prison and fined $1,000; released on parole in 1916. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Hotel McAlpin, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 12, 1938 (age 68 years, 77 days). Interment at The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Willett and Marion Willett; married 1895 to Marie Rebecca Van Tassel (1872-1950).
  Cross-reference: William Berri — Joseph Cassidy
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Lieberman (c.1888-1939) — also known as Leonard Madden — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1888. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912; member of New York state assembly from New York County 17th District, 1921; in March 1939, he was charged, along with two others, over a stock fraud scheme; he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail; meanwhile, in a separate case, he was indicted in Broome County. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, apparently of pneumonia, while attempting to kill himself with poison, in his room at the Tudor Hotel (where he had registered under the assumed name "Leonard Madden"), Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1939 (age about 51 years). Burial location unknown.
  Carl Edgar Mapes (1874-1939) — also known as Carl E. Mapes — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Eaton County, Mich., December 26, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1905-06; member of Michigan state senate 16th District, 1909-12; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1913-39; died in office 1939. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Suffered a heart attack, and died, in his hotel room at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 12, 1939 (age 64 years, 351 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Selah Warrington Mapes (1836-1920) and Sarah Ann (Brooks) Mapes (1839-1917); married, August 14, 1907, to Julia Pike (1874-1948); third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Davis; fourth cousin once removed of Bailey Frye Adams (1825-1894).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Max David Steuer (1871-1940) — also known as Max D. Steuer — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hungary, September 6, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916, 1932, 1936; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 19th District, 1938. Jewish. Member, Tammany Hall; American Bar Association; B'nai B'rith. Died, from a heart attack, on the porch of the Wentworth Hall Hotel, Jackson, Carroll County, N.H., August 21, 1940 (age 68 years, 350 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Steuer and Dinah (Goodman) Steuer; married, December 14, 1897, to Bertha Popkin; father of Aron Leonard Steuer and Ethel Steuer (1900-1966; who married Henry Epstein (1895-1961)).
  Political family: Steuer family of New York City, New York.
  Key Pittman (1872-1940) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 19, 1872. Democrat. Went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1913-40; defeated, 1910; died in office 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It was rumored for years that he died before his final election in 1940, and that party leaders kept his body on ice in a hotel bathtub until he was re-elected; this story has been disproven. In fact, he suffered a severe heart attack before the election, at the Riverside Hotel, and died after the election at the Washoe General Hospital, Reno, Washoe County, Nev., November 10, 1940 (age 68 years, 52 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman (1837-1887) and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Vail Montgomery Pittman; married, July 7, 1900, to Mimosa June Gates (1872-1952); great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frank Lee Houx (1854-1941) — also known as Frank L. Houx — of Wyoming. Born in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo., December 12, 1854. Democrat. Mayor of Cody, Wyo., 1901, 1905-09; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1911-19; Governor of Wyoming, 1917-19; defeated, 1918. Presbyterian. Died in the Irma Hotel, Cody, Park County, Wyo., April 3, 1941 (age 86 years, 112 days). Interment at Cody Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  Relatives: Distant cousin *** of Sterling Price (1809-1867).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Alva Blanchard Adams (1875-1941) — also known as Alva B. Adams — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colo., October 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1923-24, 1933-41; defeated, 1924; died in office 1941. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from heart disease, in the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., December 1, 1941 (age 66 years, 33 days). Entombed at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Alva Adams (1850-1922) and Ella Charlotte (Nye) Adams (1851-1931); married, October 25, 1909, to Elizabeth Matty (1889-1983); father of Alva Blanchard Adams, Jr.; nephew of William Herbert Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  Cross-reference: William S. B. Lacy
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abram Klenert (1869-1943) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., February 16, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1907; defeated, 1909; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1913; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1928. Jewish. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died, in his apartment at the Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., March 8, 1943 (age 74 years, 20 days). Interment at Mt. Neboh Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Victor Klenert (c.1837-1926) and Rose Klenert; married to Bessie Woods.
Frank O. Lowden Frank Orren Lowden (1861-1943) — also known as Frank O. Lowden — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Oregon, Ogle County, Ill. Born in Sunrise, Chisago County, Minn., January 26, 1861. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; law professor; director, National Bank of the Republic; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1900, 1904; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1904-12; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1906-11; Governor of Illinois, 1917-21; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920, 1928. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from rectal cancer, in El Conquistador Hotel, Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., March 20, 1943 (age 82 years, 53 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Lorenzo Orren Lowden (1833-1899) and Nancy Elizabeth (Breg) Lowden (1836-1908); married, April 29, 1896, to Florence Pullman (1868-1937; daughter of George M. Pullman (1831-1897; industrialist; inventor of Pullman railroad sleeping car)).
  Cross-reference: Thomas P. Moffat
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Time magazine, October 15, 1923
  Julian William Mack (1866-1943) — also known as Julian W. Mack — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 19, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; circuit judge in Illinois, 1904-05; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1905-11; Judge of U.S. Commerce Court, 1911-13; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit, 1911; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1911-29; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1929-30; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1929-40; took senior status 1940; senior judge, 1940-43. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Zionist Organization of America; American Jewish Congress; American Jewish Committee. Died, in his room at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 5, 1943 (age 77 years, 48 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Jacob Mack and Rebecca (Tandler) Mack; married, March 9, 1896, to Jessie Fox (died 1938); married 1940 to Cecile B. Blumgart.
  Cross-reference: Murray Gurfein
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
Sam R. Hay Samuel Ross Hay (1865-1944) — also known as Sam R. Hay — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tenn., October 15, 1865. Democrat. Bishop; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1928. Methodist. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in Lamar Hotel, Houston, Harris County, Tex., February 4, 1944 (age 78 years, 112 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Hay and Martha (Kennedy) Hay.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Handbook of Texas Online
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1922)
  James Oliver II (1885-1944) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born November 3, 1885. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Suffered a heart attack and died, at the Claypool Hotel, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 19, 1944 (age 58 years, 198 days). Entombed at Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Doty Oliver (1850-1933) and Anna Gertude (Wells) Oliver; married to Louise Yarrington.
  Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.
Harold W. Mason Harold Whitney Mason (1895-1944) — also known as Harold W. Mason — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., April 21, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; boot and shoe business; vice-president, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital; director for power companies, insurance companies, the Central Vermont Railway, and the Estey Organ Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1932; Convention Secretary, 1940, 1944; secretary, Arrangements Committee, secretary, 1940; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1932; delegate to Vermont convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; member of Republican National Committee from Vermont, 1936-44; Secretary of Republican National Committee, 1937-44. Member, American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Union League; Sigma Nu. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 3, 1944 (age 49 years, 196 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of William Lysander Mason (1858-1915) and Margaret Etta (Matthews) Mason (1859-1916); married, March 17, 1918, to Evelyn Hawley Dunham (1895-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Official Report of the 22nd Republican National Convention (1940)
  Charles Armijo Woodruff (1884-1945) — also known as Charles A. Woodruff — Born in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., January 12, 1884. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa; captain in Merchant Marine. Died by suicide, from hanging, in his room at the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 22, 1945 (age 61 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Francis Magner (1860-1945) — also known as Thomas F. Magner — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 8, 1860. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1888; U.S. Representative from New York, 1889-95 (5th District 1889-93, 6th District 1893-95); Independence League candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1906. Died, in his room at the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 22, 1945 (age 85 years, 289 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Uncle of John Francis Carew (1873-1951).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Carter Glass (1858-1946) — also known as George Carter Glass; "Father of the Federal Reserve"; "Pluck" — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Lynchburg, Va., January 4, 1858. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Virginia state senate, 1899-1902; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Lynchburg city, 1901-02; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1902-18; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944; member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 1916-28; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1918-20; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1920-46; died in office 1946; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from congestive heart failure, in his room at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1946 (age 88 years, 144 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Henry Glass and August Elizabeth (Christian) Glass (1826-1860); married 1886 to Mary Aurelia Caldwell (1859-1937); married, June 22, 1940, to Mary Everett (Scott) Meade (1886-1959); father of Carter Glass, Jr. (1893-1955).
  Political family: Glass family of Lynchburg, Virginia.
  Glass House (offices, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Bross Lloyd (1875-1946) — also known as William B. Lloyd; "The Millionaire Socialist" — of Winnetka, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 27, 1875. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1918; arrested in downtown Chicago, 1918, for refusing to remove a red flag from his limo; co-founder of Communist Labor Party, 1919; indicted for sedition, 1920; represented at trial by Clarence Darrow; convicted, sentenced to 1-5 years in prison; his sentence was commuted in 1922. Died, of cancer, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 30, 1946 (age 71 years, 123 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Atlantic Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Demarest Lloyd (social reformer, author) and Jessie (Bross) Lloyd; married to Lola Maverick (divorced 1916) and Madge Bird; grandson of William Bross (1825?-?).
  Guy Brasfield Park (1872-1946) — also known as Guy B. Park — of Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., June 10, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; Platte County Prosecuting Attorney; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1922; resigned 1922; circuit judge in Missouri 5th Circuit, 1923-32; Governor of Missouri, 1933-37; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1943-44. Disciples of Christ. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Missouri Hotel, Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., October 1, 1946 (age 74 years, 113 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Woodson Park (1842-1907) and Margaret E. (Baxter) Park (1845-1915); married, November 16, 1909, to Eleanora Gabbert (1888-1981).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Kenna (1857-1946) — also known as "Hinky-Dink" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1857. Democrat. Saloon keeper; cigar dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940. Died, in the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 9, 1946 (age about 89 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947) — also known as O. Max Gardner — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., March 22, 1882. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; chair of Cleveland County Democratic Party, 1907-08; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1910-14; member of North Carolina state senate 32nd District, 1911-12, 1915-16; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1917-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1924, 1932, 1940, 1944; Governor of North Carolina, 1929-33; defeated, 1920. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in his suite at the St. Regis Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 6, 1947 (age 64 years, 321 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Perry Gardner (M.D.) and Margaret (Blanton) Gardner; brother of Bessie Gardner (who married Clyde Roark Hoey (1877-1954)); married, November 6, 1907, to Fay Lamar Webb.
  Political family: Gardner family of Shelby, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Aloysius O'Hara (1869-1948) — also known as Joseph A. O'Hara — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 25, 1869. Democrat. Physician; Orleans Parish Coroner, 1908-24 president, Louisiana state board of health, 1928-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died, at Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 25, 1948 (age 79 years, 31 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph O'Hara and Annie G. O'Hara; married to Mary Theresa Cosgrove; father of William Joseph O'Hara (1891-?).
  Charles Boettcher (1852-1948) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; Boulder, Boulder County, Colo.; Leadville, Lake County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Kölleda, Germany, April 8, 1852. Republican. Hardware business; co-founder and vice-president, Great Western Sugar Co.; co-founder and president Ideal Cement Company; vice-president, Brown Palace Hotel Company; real estate investor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (alternate), 1928. German ancestry. Died, in his suite at the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colo., July 2, 1948 (age 96 years, 85 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Boettcher and Susanna Boettcher; married to Fannie Augusta Cowan (1856-1952); father of Claudius Kedzie Boettcher; grandfather of Charles Boettcher II (who married Anna Lou Pigott (1903-1941)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jerome H. Kohn (c.1900-1948) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., about 1900. Democrat. Tobacco business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1944, 1948. Jewish. While serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, he died, apparently of a heart attack, in his hotel room in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 12, 1948 (age about 48 years). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Alice Bussy.
  Harry E. Lewis (c.1880-1948) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., about 1880. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1922-48; died in office 1948; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1943-48; died in office 1948. Jewish. Died, from a heart attack, in his cottage at the Saranac Inn, Upper Saranac Lake, Franklin County, N.Y., August 23, 1948 (age about 68 years). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Leopold Lewis and Emma (Lowenthal) Lewis; brother of Oscar A. Lewis (1880?-?); married to Rose Nathan.
  Jacob Leonard Replogle (1876-1948) — also known as J. Leonard Replogle — of Westmont, Cambria County, Pa.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in New Enterprise, Bedford County, Pa., May 6, 1876. Republican. Steel manufacturer; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Florida, 1940. Died, from complications of influenza, in the Savoy-Plaza Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 25, 1948 (age 72 years, 203 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rinehart Zook Replogle (1846-1917) and Mary Ann (Furry) Replogle (1849-1927); married, January 10, 1905, to Blanche Kenley McMillen (1882-1948); second cousin of Luther Irvin Replogle (1902-1981); third cousin of Henry Earl Replogle and Howard B. Replogle.
  Political family: Replogle family of Pennsylvania.
  The J. Leonard Replogle High School (built 1918, closed 1963, demolished 1972), in South Woodbury TWP, Pennsylvania, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Gresham Andrews (1889-1949) — also known as Walter G. Andrews — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., July 16, 1889. Republican. Athletic coach; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; sales manager; U.S. Representative from New York, 1931-49 (40th District 1931-45, 42nd District 1945-49). Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in a hotel at Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., March 5, 1949 (age 59 years, 232 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Fort Niagara Cemetery, Youngstown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Andrews and Kate (Gresham) Andrews; grandson of Walter Quintin Gresham (1832-1895).
  Political family: Gresham-Andrews family of Harrison County, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (1882-1949) — also known as J. C. B. Ehringhaus — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., February 5, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1905-08; Solicitor, 1st District, 1910-22; Governor of North Carolina, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Theta Nu Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, of a heart attack, in his suite at the Sir Walter Hotel, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 31, 1949 (age 67 years, 176 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery, Elizabeth City, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Erskine Ehringhaus and Carrie Colville (Mathews) Ehringhaus; married, January 4, 1912, to Matilda Bradford Haughton (1890-1980).
  Ehringhaus Street, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Tyng Bushnell (1896-1949) — also known as Robert T. Bushnell — of West Newton, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Middlesex County District Attorney, 1927-31; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1941-45. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart attack, in his suite at the Royalton Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 23, 1949 (age 53 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Stowe Bushnell and Mary Rockland (Tyng) Bushnell; married, June 30, 1924, to Sylvia P. Folsom.
  Colin Neblett (1875-1950) — of Tesuque, Santa Fe County, N.M. Born in Brunswick County, Va., July 6, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; superintendent of schools; district judge in New Mexico 6th District, 1911-17; U.S. District Judge for New Mexico, 1917-48; took senior status 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks. Suffered a stroke in the Hilton Hotel dining room, and died soon after in a hospital at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., May 7, 1950 (age 74 years, 305 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  Relatives: Married 1943 to Adelaide Lamb.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Eugene McKee (1877-1951) — also known as Frank E. McKee — of North Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 22, 1877. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1943-44, 1951; defeated in primary, 1944; died in office 1951. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish, Swiss, German, and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died, of a heart attack, in a room at the Porter Hotel, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 13, 1951 (age 73 years, 175 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1913 to Florence Hume; married 1923 to Katharine Lacey.
  Frank E. McKee School (built 1930) in North Muskegon, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Philip Murray (1886-1952) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Blantyre, Scotland, May 25, 1886. Democrat. Miner; president, local union of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), 1905; district president in 1912; vice-president in 1917; chairman, Steelworkers Organizing Committee (SWOC); (SWOC), 1935-42, and president of the successor United Steelworkers of America, 1942-52 president, Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1944, 1952. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., November 9, 1952 (age 66 years, 168 days). Interment at St. Ann's Cemetery, Castle Shannon, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Murray and Rose (Layden) Murray.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Harold Giles Hoffman (1896-1954) — also known as Harold G. Hoffman — of South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 7, 1896. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; banker; newspaper columnist and radio commentator; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1923-24; mayor of South Amboy, N.J., 1925-27; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1927-31; New Jersey Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 1930-35; Governor of New Jersey, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1940, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Royal Arcanum. Suspended in 1954 as head of the New Jersey unemployment compensation system for an investigation of financial irregularities. Subsequently, when he died, his written confession of embezzlement schemes was disclosed. Died, of a heart attack, in his room at the Blake Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1954 (age 58 years, 117 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Hoffman and Ada Crawford (Thom) Hoffman; married, September 10, 1919, to Lillie Moss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Melville Jefferson France (1878-1955) — also known as Melville J. France — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 29, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1915-19. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Died, in the Cornwallis Inn, Kentville, Nova Scotia, July 22, 1955 (age 76 years, 266 days). Interment somewhere in Walton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson France and Addie (Clark) France; married, October 29, 1904, to Annie Franklin Wilson (died 1949; newspaper reporter); married, December 22, 1953, to Adele (Dyott) Hart.
  James Joseph Lanzetta (1894-1956) — also known as James J. Lanzetta — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 21, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; engineer; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1933-35, 1937-39; defeated, 1934, 1938, 1940; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940; justice, New York City Domestic Relations Court, 1948-56. Catholic. Died, at the Greystone Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 27, 1956 (age 61 years, 311 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ray Thompson (1911-1957) — of North Dakota. Born in Barney, Richland County, N.Dak., November 3, 1911. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1945; North Dakota state treasurer, 1953-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles. Died of a heart attack, in a hotel at Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., January 27, 1957 (age 45 years, 85 days). Interment at Wahpeton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wahpeton, N.Dak.
  Homer C. Fritsch (1894-1957) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, July 23, 1894. Chemist; executive vice-president, Parke Davis pharmaceutical company; village president of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1948-50; mayor of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., 1950-57; died in office 1957. Member, American Chemical Society; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Collapsed and died in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, April 8, 1957 (age 62 years, 259 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas J. Spellacy (1880-1957) — also known as "Long Tom" — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., March 6, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Connecticut state senate 3rd District, 1907-08, 1911-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1912 (alternate; Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1920, 1924 (delegation chair), 1928, 1936, 1940; U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, 1915-18; candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1918; candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1922; member of Democratic National Committee from Connecticut, 1925-29; mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1935-43; defeated, 1912; resigned 1943; defeated, 1945; member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940-41; Connecticut Insurance Commissioner, 1955-57. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Foresters of America. Died, of a heart attack, in his room at the Commodore Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 5, 1957 (age 77 years, 274 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Spellacy and Catharine A. (Bourke) Spellacy; married, November 25, 1903, to Nellie Walsh; married to Elizabeth Gill.
Lois Irene Marshall Lois Irene Marshall (1873-1958) — also known as Lois Irene Kimsey — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born May 9, 1873. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Female. Suffered a stroke in her hotel suite, and died a few days later, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 6, 1958 (age 84 years, 242 days). Entombed at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Edward Kimsey and Elizabeth (Dale) Kimsey; married, October 2, 1895, to Thomas Riley Marshall (1854-1925).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Garrett E. Lyons (d. 1960) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1956; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1958-60. Died, from a heart attack, in his hotel room at Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., February 6, 1960. Burial location unknown.
  Philip B. Perlman (1890-1960) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., March 5, 1890. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; secretary of state of Maryland, 1920-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1932, 1940, 1948, 1952; U.S. Solicitor General, 1947-52. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Order of the Coif. Died, of an apparent heart attack, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., July 31, 1960 (age 70 years, 148 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Perlman and Rose (Nathan) Perlman.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Nathan Straus, Jr. (1889-1961) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 27, 1889. Democrat. Partner, R. H. Macy & Co. department store; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1940 (alternate), 1944; member of New York state senate 15th District, 1921-26; Chief, U.S. Housing Authority, 1937-42. Member, Elks; Moose. Died, in a motel room at Massapequa, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 13, 1961 (age 72 years, 109 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Straus (1848-1931) and Lina (Gutherz) Straus; brother of Sissie Straus (1879-1950; who married Irving Lehman); married, April 29, 1915, to Helen E. Sachs; father of Ronald Peter Straus; nephew of Isidor Straus and Oscar Solomon Straus; first cousin of Jesse Isidor Straus; first cousin once removed of Stuart Scheftel (1911?-1994).
  Political family: Straus family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Tick (d. 1961) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Republican. Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1960-61; died in office 1961. Jewish. Suffered a heart attack at the Hotel Taft, and died soon after at St. Clare's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 29, 1961. Burial location unknown.
  William Bondy (1870-1964) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 9, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1923-56; took senior status 1956. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from arteriosclerosis, in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 30, 1964 (age 93 years, 356 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Salaman Bondy and Amelia (Lederer) Bondy.
  See also federal judicial profile
Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) — also known as Herbert Hoover; "The Great Engineer"; "The Grand Old Man" — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, August 10, 1874. Republican. Mining engineer; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1921-28; President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1940, 1952, 1960. Quaker. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame, Leadville, Colorado. Died, of intestinal cancer, in his suite at the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 20, 1964 (age 90 years, 71 days). Interment at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Clark Hoover (1846-1880) and Hulda Randall (Minthorn) Hoover (1848-1883); married, February 10, 1899, to Lou Henry (1874-1944); father of Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969); distant cousin *** of Charles Lewis Hoover.
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  Cross-reference: Horace A. Mann — Walter H. Newton — Christian A. Herter — Lewis L. Strauss — Clarence C. Stetson
  Hoover Dam (built 1931-36 as Boulder Dam; renamed 1947), on the Colorado River between Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Glendale, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Fresno, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Elkview, West Virginia, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan (1928): "A chicken in every pot."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Hoover: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson
  Books about Herbert Hoover: Martin L. Fausold, The Presidency of Herbert C. Hoover — Joan Hoff Wilson, Herbert Hoover : Forgotten Progressive — George H. Nash, Life of Herbert Hoover : The Humanitarian, 1914-1917 — George H. Nash, The Life of Herbert Hoover : Masters of Emergencies, 1917-1918 — William E. Leuchtenburg, Herbert Hoover: The 31st President, 1929-1933 — Glen Jeansonne, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933 — Kendrick A. Clements, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionary, 1918-1928 — David Holford, Herbert Hoover (for young readers)
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1965)
  John McFadzean (1867-1965) — of Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colo.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Ontario, September 20, 1867. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; physician; surgeon; member of Colorado state senate, 1910; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1924. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Geronimo Hotel, Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., May 21, 1965 (age 97 years, 243 days). Interment at Del Norte Cemetery, Del Norte, Colo.
  Relatives: Married 1895 to Rena McFadzean (1872-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Romano (1911-1966) — of Van Dyke (now part of Warren), Macomb County, Mich. Born in Cherokee, Crawford County, Kan., January 22, 1911. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; police chief; restaurant business; shoe merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1945-64 (Macomb County 2nd District 1945-54, Macomb County 1st District 1955-64); member of Michigan state senate 27th District, 1965-66. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles. At the scene of a hotel fire, he lifted up a heavy fire hose which had pinned a woman to a car; then suffered a fatal heart attack, 1966 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1937, to Angela Tranchida.
  Victor L'Episcopo Anfuso (1905-1966) — also known as Victor L. Anfuso — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Gagliano Castelferrato, Sicily, Italy, March 10, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960; Consul-General for San Marino in Washington, D.C., 1950; U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1951-53, 1955-63; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1963-66; died in office 1966. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association. Suffered a heart attack during a meeting at the Warwick Hotel, and died soon after, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 28, 1966 (age 61 years, 293 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Salvatore Anfuso and Marianina Anfuso; married, June 15, 1930, to Frances Stallone.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Martin Charles Ansorge (1882-1967) — also known as Martin C. Ansorge — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., January 1, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1921-23; defeated, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1922; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1927, 1928, 1929; director, United Air Lines, 1934-51. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Co-sponsor of the Edge-Ansorge bill to create the New York Port Authority. Represented Henry Ford in negotiations over his formal apology for anti-Semitic books and articles he had published. Died, in the Ansonia Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 4, 1967 (age 85 years, 34 days). Interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mark Perry Ansorge and Jennie (Bach) Ansorge.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) — also known as Thomas E. Dewey — of Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 24, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1933; New York County District Attorney, 1937-41; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; Governor of New York, 1943-55; defeated, 1938; candidate for President of the United States, 1944, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Episcopalian. English and French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations; Farm Bureau; Grange; Phi Mu Alpha; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Seaview Hotel, Bal Harbor, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., March 16, 1971 (age 68 years, 357 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Martin Dewey and Anne Louise 'Annie' (Thomas) Dewey (1877-1954); married, June 16, 1928, to Frances Eileen Hutt (1903-1970; grandniece of Jefferson Finis Davis); nephew of Edmond Otis Dewey; first cousin four times removed of David Waterman; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Glasby Waterman; second cousin five times removed of Luther Waterman and Joshua Coit (1758-1798); third cousin thrice removed of John Hall Brockway; fourth cousin once removed of James Gillespie Blaine III.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Conger-Hungerford family; Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Abbott family of Salinas, California; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Herbert Brownell, Jr. — Charles C. Wing — Martin T. Manton — Herman Methfessel
  The Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, which runs through Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Greene, Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Monroe, Genesee, Erie, and Chautauqua counties in New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas E. Dewey: Mary M. Stolberg, Fighting Organized Crime : Politics, Justice, and the Legacy of Thomas E. Dewey — Barry K. Beyer, Thomas E. Dewey, 1937-1947 : A Study in Political Leadership — Richard Norton Smith, Thomas E. Dewey and His Times — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America
William Benton William Burnett Benton (1900-1973) — also known as William Benton — of Southport, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 1, 1900. Democrat. Advertising business; introduced sound effects into television commercials; popularized the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show; vice-president, University of Chicago, 1937-45; publisher of the Encyclopedia Brittanica; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1945-47; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1949-53; defeated, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Council on Foreign Relations; Zeta Psi. Died, in the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1973 (age 72 years, 351 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Charles William Benton and Elma (Hixson) Benton; married 1928 to Helen Hemingway.
  The William Benton Museum of Art, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  James Aloysius Farley (1888-1976) — also known as James A. Farley — of Stony Point, Rockland County, N.Y.; Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Grassy Point, Rockland County, N.Y., May 30, 1888. Democrat. Chair of Rockland County Democratic Party, 1919-29; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1923; defeated, 1923; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; secretary of New York Democratic Party, 1928-30; New York Democratic state chair, 1930-44; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1932-40; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932; U.S. Postmaster General, 1933-40; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; chairman, Coca-Cola Export Corporation, 1940-73. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians; Eagles; Elks; Redmen; Knights of Columbus; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from cardiac arrest, in his suite at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 9, 1976 (age 88 years, 10 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Farley and Ellen (Goldrick) Farley; married, April 26, 1920, to Elizabeth A. Finnegan.
  Cross-reference: Ambrose O'Connell — Lawrence J. Murray, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilbur Joseph Cohen (1913-1987) — also known as Wilbur J. Cohen — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 10, 1913. U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1968-69. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Common Cause. Leading expert on Social Security. Died in a hotel room in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 1987 (age 73 years, 341 days). Interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, April 8, 1938, to Eloise Bittel.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Ferdinand Wagner III (1944-1993) — also known as Robert F. Wagner III; Bobby Wagner — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born January 6, 1944. Democrat. Candidate in primary for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1977. Catholic. Died in his room at the Embassy Suites Hotel, San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., November 15, 1993 (age 49 years, 313 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Susan (Edwards) Wagner (1909-1964) and Robert Ferdinand Wagner, Jr. (1910-1991); grandson of Robert Ferdinand Wagner.
  Political family: Wagner family of Woodside and New York City, New York.
  Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (opened 1996), in Battery Park City, Manhattan, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Patrick Screen, Jr. (1943-1994) — also known as Pat Screen — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born May 13, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 1981-88; indicted, along with an aide, in 1987, on a felony malfeasance charge over management of a road improvement program; the charges were dismissed three days later. Catholic. Died, from a drug overdose, in a hotel room at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 12, 1994 (age 51 years, 122 days). Interment at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of James Patrick Screen, Sr. (1914-1994) and Rosemary T. Screen (1921-2002); married to Kathleen Clare McCall.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Harvey Farris (1922-1997) — also known as Joe H. Farris — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 14, 1922. Radio and television personality; sports announcer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1991-97; died in office 1997. Episcopalian. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Lions. Found dead in a hotel room probably from cardiac arrythmia, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 10, 1997 (age 75 years, 118 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Lou Corey (sister-in-law of Mario J. Palumbo; aunt of Corey Palumbo (1972-)).
  Political family: Palumbo-Corey family of Charleston, West Virginia.
  Scott Benton White (1970-2011) — also known as Scott White — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., June 8, 1970. Democrat. Member of Washington state house of representatives 46th District, 2009-11; member of Washington state senate 46th District, 2011; died in office 2011. Died, from an enlarged heart condition, in a hotel room at Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Wash., October 21, 2011 (age 41 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Alison Carl.
  See also Wikipedia article
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