The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians: Death In Cars and Trucks
(other than in traffic accidents)

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  John Harrington Farley (1846-1922) — also known as John H. Farley; "Honest John" — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 5, 1846. Democrat. Wholesale grocer; brass foundry business; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1880; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1883-84, 1899-1900. Irish and German ancestry. Suffered a stroke while riding in a streetcar, and died soon after in an ambulance en route to a hospital, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 9, 1922 (age 76 years, 4 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Farley and Ann (Schwartz) Farley; married, November 23, 1884, to Margaret Kenny (died 1901).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Alvin Lingo, Jr. (1873-1925) — also known as John A. Lingo — of Rehoboth, Sussex County, Del. Born in 1873. Republican. Merchant; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 10th District, 1925; died in office 1925. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Accidentally swallowed poisonous Lysol disinfectant, and died en route to a hospital, in his doctor's car, near Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 14, 1925 (age about 52 years). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Alvin Lingo and Hettie Jane (Baker) Lingo (1846-1936); brother of Rufus D. Lingo, Jr., Archibald B. Lingo and Charles Dale Lingo (1884-1949); second cousin of Asher H. Lingo; second cousin once removed of Carlton Leroy Lingo and Joseph W. Prettyman.
  Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Alton B. Parker Alton Brooks Parker (1852-1926) — also known as Alton B. Parker; "Parker the Silent" — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y.; Esopus, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., May 14, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; Ulster County Surrogate, 1877-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1884, 1908, 1912 (Temporary Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee; speaker); Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1885-97; chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1897-1904; resigned 1904; candidate for President of the United States, 1904; law partner of William F. Sheehan and Edward W. Hatch, 1905-12. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from heart disease, while riding in his automobile through Central Park, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 10, 1926 (age 73 years, 361 days). Interment at Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Brooks Parker (1823-1882) and Harriet F. (Stratton) Parker (1825-1914); married, October 16, 1873, to Mary Louise Schoonmaker (1845-1917); married, January 16, 1923, to Amelia Day Campbell (1871-1960).
  Cross-reference: George L. Ingraham
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Walter Husted Jaycox (1863-1927) — also known as Walter H. Jaycox — of Patchogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Wassaic, Dutchess County, N.Y., September 3, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; Suffolk County District Attorney, 1893-99; Suffolk County Judge, 1902-05; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1906-27; appointed 1906; died in office 1927; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1921-27; died in office 1927. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Sons of the Revolution. Died, of heart disease, en route to his home, in the automobile of Justice Leander B. Faber, in Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., February 3, 1927 (age 63 years, 153 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lorin R. Jaycox and Hannah A. (Darling) Jaycox; married, December 3, 1890, to Inez Leaming.
  William Newell Vaile (1876-1927) — also known as William N. Vaile — of Denver, Colo. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 22, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1919-27; defeated, 1916; died in office 1927. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, from heart disease, while riding in an automobile in or near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, July 2, 1927 (age 51 years, 10 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Frederick Vaile and Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile; married, June 14, 1915, to Kate Rothwell Varrell (1876-1953).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Warren Gordon (1857-1931) — also known as John W. Gordon; "Honest John" — of Barre, Washington County, Vt. Born in Vershire, Orange County, Vt., September 16, 1857. Granite business; lawyer; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Vermont, 1896; mayor of Barre, Vt., 1896-1900; member of Vermont state senate, 1911-12; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1923-24, 1929-30. Universalist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died suddenly, probably from a heart attack, in his car, on Elm Street, Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., October 26, 1931 (age 74 years, 40 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of William Gordon and Mary Ann (Thurber) Gordon; married, August 25, 1884, to Maud Laura Dunham.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anton Joseph Cermak (1873-1933) — also known as Anton J. Cermak; "Pushcart Tony" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kladno, Bohemia (now Czechia), May 9, 1873. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1928, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1928; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1931-33; died in office 1933. Bohemian ancestry. On February 15, 1933, while he was standing on the running board of an open car from which president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt had just given a speech, was shot and badly wounded by Italian-American bricklayer Guiseppe Zangara, who had aimed for Roosevelt; over the next month, the wound became infected, and he died, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., March 6, 1933 (age 59 years, 301 days). Entombed at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Helena I. Cermak (who married Otto Kerner, Jr. (1908-1976)) and Lillian Cermak (who married Richey V. Graham).
  Political family: Kerner-Cermak family of Chicago, Illinois.
  Cermak Road (formerly 22nd Street), from Chicago to Oak Brook, Illinois, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS A. J. Cermak (built 1943, scrapped 1964) was named for him.
  Epitaph: "I Am Glad It Was Me, Instead of You."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jerome Taylor Congleton (1876-1936) — also known as Jerome T. Congleton — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., August 25, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1928-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932. Methodist or Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks. Died, from a heart attack, while sitting in his car, in Newark, Essex County, N.J., December 10, 1936 (age 60 years, 107 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Norton Congleton and Mary Isabel (Wade) Congleton; married, October 16, 1901, to Jessie Oakley Tobin.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Byron W. Austin (1887-1937) — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., 1887. Democrat. Elected mayor of Danbury, Conn. 1937, but died before taking office. Died, probably by suicide, from carbon monoxide poisoning, in his car, in the garage of his hunting lodge, in New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., about April 1, 1937 (age about 49 years). Interment at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Austin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
J. Henry Roraback John Henry Roraback (1870-1937) — also known as J. Henry Roraback — of North Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., April 5, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924 (speaker), 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Arrangements Committee); Connecticut Republican state chair, 1912-37; member of Republican National Committee from Connecticut, 1924-32; president, Connecticut Light and Power Co., 1925-37; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1932-36. With his health compromised and activities limited by a severe streptococcus infection, he killed himself by gunshot, while sitting in his car near his hunting lodge, in Harwinton, Litchfield County, Conn., May 19, 1937 (age 67 years, 44 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, North Canaan, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Christian Roraback (1818-1893) and Maria L. (Hoysdradt) Roraback (1826-1904); brother of Alberto T. Roraback; married 1896 to Mary Louise Parsons; first cousin of Willard Andrew Roraback (1860-1928); first cousin thrice removed of Andrew W. Roraback; fourth cousin once removed of Emory Rasmussen Roraback.
  Political family: Roraback family of Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
  Edward Livingston Robertson (1876-1937) — also known as Edward L. Robertson — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 23, 1876. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1935-37; died in office 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Chi Phi. Attended a Cornell v. Syracuse football game, and died shortly afterwards, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in his car, on the Cornell University campus, in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., October 16, 1937 (age 61 years, 23 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Edward Livingston
  Relatives: Son of Charles Robertson and Rebecca (Duane) Robertson; married to Elizabeth Comstock.
  Thad S. Snell, Jr. (1884-1941) — of Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa. Born in Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, December 12, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916 (alternate), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a fatal heart attack, while driving his car, in Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, April 14, 1941 (age 56 years, 123 days). Interment at Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus Stevens Snell, Sr. (1847-1921) and Dora Belle (Morey) Snell (1859-1953); married, June 27, 1917, to Catherine Noble (1892-1976).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Michael J. Gillen Michael J. Gillen (1884-1942) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1884. Democrat. Insurance business; real estate broker; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1926-42; died in office 1942. Member, Elks. Died, of a heart attack, in an automobile as he was leaving a dance, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 1, 1942 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 4, 1917, to Mary Agnes Burke (1895-1963).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Warren Green Hooper (1904-1945) — also known as Warren G. Hooper — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 2, 1904. Republican. Newspaper reporter; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1939-44; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1945; died in office 1945. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Kappa Nu; Freemasons; Knights Templar. During a grand jury investigation, admitted to taking bribes and was given immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony against others; however, four days before the hearing, he was shot and killed in his car, alongside highway M-99, near Springport, Jackson County, Mich., January 11, 1945 (age 40 years, 254 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, May 23, 1936, to Callienetta Cobb; second great-grandson of William Hooper (1742-1790).
  Cross-reference: William Green — Frank D. McKay
  Epitaph: "With Honesty He Lived; For Honesty he was Taken."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edmund Arthur Ball (1894-1947) — also known as E. Arthur Ball — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind.; Westwood, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., December, 1894. Democrat. Vice-president of the Ball Brothers glass container company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940. Died, from a heart seizure brought on by influenza, while seated in his parked car at the municipal airport, in Millville, Cumberland County, N.J., April 16, 1947 (age 52 years, 0 days). Entombed at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Clayton Ball (1858-1943) and Elizabeth Wolfe (Brady) Ball (1867-1944); married, January 24, 1920, to Frances Louise Davies; nephew of George Alexander Ball; third cousin thrice removed of Harrison Blodget (1801-1899).
  Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Eastman family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eberly Paul Burkholder (1898-1950) — also known as E. Paul Burkholder — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa., February 5, 1898. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 1st District, 1947-50; died in office 1950. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Odd Fellows. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in his parked car, in Dover, Kent County, Del., September 18, 1950 (age 52 years, 225 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob L. Burkholder (1868-1937) and Delia B. (Eberly) Burkholder (1873-1956).
  Clellan S. Forsythe (1895-1953) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa., March 6, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1945-48. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. On a hunting trip, he suffered a heart attack while sitting in his Jeep, holding a shotgun, which accidentally discharged, hitting him in the chest and killing him, on Fox Island, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 18, 1953 (age 58 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Albert L. Patterson (c.1891-1954) — of Phenix City, Russell County, Ala. Born about 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Alabama state senate, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952; elected Alabama state attorney general 1954, but died before taking office. Shot and killed in his car, by an unknown assailant, in Phenix City, Russell County, Ala., June 18, 1954 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Leon M. Layden (1893-1955) — of Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y. Born in West Pawlet, Pawlet, Rutland County, Vt., December 17, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Washington County Surrogate, 1926-28; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940; Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1941; defeated, 1932; appointed 1941; defeated, 1941. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; American Legion. Suffered a heart attack, and died in an ambulance, en route from Whitehall to the Glens Falls hospital, in Washington County, N.Y., February 8, 1955 (age 61 years, 53 days). Interment at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Whitehall, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Mary H. Morgan (1892-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Cashmore (1895-1961) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 7, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; aide to the general manager of the New York Edison Company electric utility; furniture manufacturer; business executive; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1923; defeated, 1923; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1938-44; borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1940-61; died in office 1961; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1952. Member, American Legion. Collapsed from a heart attack, in his car, and died soon after, in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 7, 1961 (age 65 years, 334 days). Interment at Canarsie Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Edythe Hall Tenney (1898-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) — also known as John F. Kennedy; "J.F.K."; "Lancer" — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 29, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1947-53; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1953-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1956; received a 1957 Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage; President of the United States, 1961-63; died in office 1963. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Elks. Kennedy was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963. Shot by a sniper, Lee Harvey Oswald, while riding in a motorcade, and died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 22, 1963 (age 46 years, 177 days). Oswald was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; memorial monument at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy (1890-1995); step-brother-in-law of Nina Gore Auchincloss (who married Newton Ivan Steers, Jr.); brother of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; who married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (who married Peter Lawford), Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy (who married Virginia Joan Bennett); married, September 12, 1953, to Jacqueline Lee 'Jackie' Bouvier (1929-1994; step-daughter of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss; step-sister of Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Jr. and Hugh Dudley Auchincloss III); father of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.; uncle of Maria Owings Shriver (who married Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger), Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1967-); grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John Francis Fitzgerald.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  Cross-reference: John B. Connally — Henry B. Gonzalez — Henry M. Wade — Walter Rogers — Gerry E. Studds — James B. McCahey, Jr. — Mark Dalton — Waggoner Carr — Theodore C. Sorensen — Pierre Salinger — John Bartlow Martin — Abraham Davenport
  The John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge (opened 1963), which carries southbound I-65 over the Ohio River from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. half dollar coin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by John F. Kennedy: Profiles in Courage
  Books about John F. Kennedy: Christopher Loviny & Vincent Touze, JFK : Remembering Jack — Robert Dallek, An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 — Michael O'Brien, John F. Kennedy : A Biography — Sean J. Savage, JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party — Thurston Clarke, Ask Not : The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America — Thomas Reeves, A Question of Character : A Life of John F. Kennedy — Chris Matthews, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero — Shelley Sommer, John F. Kennedy : His Life and Legacy (for young readers)
  Critical books about John F. Kennedy: Seymour Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power — Victor Lasky, JFK: the Man and the Myth
  Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964) — also known as Cyrus S. Kump — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., October 26, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; bank director; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; chair of Randolph County Democratic Party, 1949-50; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952; candidate in primary for Governor of West Virginia, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Elks; Rotary. Died, from suffocation caused by angioedema, in a car en route to a hospital, in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., February 25, 1964 (age 55 years, 122 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Guy Kump (1877-1962) and Edna (Scott) Kump (died 1957); married, September 6, 1933, to Hazel Vorus Turner; nephew of Garnett Kerr Kump.
  Political family: Kump family of Elkins, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Lincoln Rockwell (1918-1967) — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., March 9, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; founder, in 1959, of the National Committee to Free America from Jewish Domination (later known as the American Nazi Party); arrested at various demonstrations during the 1960s; American Nazi candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1965. Shot and killed by a sniper, later identified as John Patler, while driving his car in the parking lot of Dominion Hills Shopping Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., August 25, 1967 (age 49 years, 169 days); Patler was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Rockwell's funeral procession was not allowed into Culpeper National Cemetery because of Nazi emblems worn by his supporters. Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of George Lovejoy 'Doc' Rockwell (1889-1978; vaudeville and radio comedian) and Claire (Schade) Rockwell; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Morgan Hungerford (1827-1888).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Gordon Mein (1913-1968) — of Maryland. Born in Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky., September 10, 1913. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, 1965-68, died in office 1968. Shot and killed by terrorists who ambushed his limousine, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 28, 1968 (age 54 years, 353 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Ann Clay.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Inger Stevens (1934-1970) — also known as Inger Stensland; "Kay Palmer" — Born in Stockholm, Sweden, October 18, 1934. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Swedish ancestry. Died, from acute barbiturate poisoning, (later ruled to be suicide), in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 30, 1970 (age 35 years, 194 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Daughter of Per Stensland and Lisbet Stensland; married, July 9, 1955, to Anthony Soglio; married, November 18, 1961, to Isaac 'Ike' Jones (1929-2014).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Ennis Mayhew (1906-1972) — also known as Harry E. Mayhew — of Milford, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., April 16, 1906. Democrat. Trucking business; coal and ice dealer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 10th District, 1955-58; Speaker of the Delaware State House of Representatives, 1957-58; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1959-62; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners; Rotary. Suffered a heart attack while he and his wife were driving home from Wilmington, and was dead on arrival at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Del., July 21, 1972 (age 66 years, 96 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Delilah Ann 'Lida' (Deputy) Mayhew (1870-1940) and James Henry Mayhew (1872-1943); married, July 28, 1928, to Frances Abbott (1909-2000); third cousin twice removed of Harry Marshall Deputy (1876-1962) and Willard Francis Deputy; fourth cousin of Delmar E. Deputy.
  Political family: Deputy family of Milford, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Esther Warner (1891-1980) — also known as Esther P. Anderson; Mrs. Charles J. Warner — of Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Virginia, Cass County, Ill., January 12, 1891. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1956, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Female. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Grange. Died, probably from a heart attack, while in an ambulance en route to a hospital, in Lancaster County, Neb., April 18, 1980 (age 89 years, 97 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Lancaster County, Neb.
  Relatives: Married, December 9, 1914, to Charles Joseph Warner; mother of Jerome Warner (1927-1997).
  Political family: Warner family of Waverly, Nebraska.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Aris Tee Allen (1910-1991) — also known as Aris T. Allen — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., December 27, 1910. Republican. Physician; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1967-74, 1991; died in office 1991; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972 (delegation chair); Maryland Republican state chair, 1977-79; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1978; member of Maryland state senate 30th District, 1979-81. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; American Medical Association; American Legion; NAACP. Following a diagnosis of cancer, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his parked rental car, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., February 5, 1991 (age 80 years, 40 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen and Maryetta (Whitby) Allen; married 1947 to Faye E. Watson.
  Aris T. Allen Boulevard (Maryland Route 665), in Annapolis, Maryland, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Tommy Burks (1940-1998) — of near Monterey, Putnam County, Tenn. Born in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn., May 22, 1940. Farmer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1971-78; member of Tennessee state senate, 1979-98; died in office 1998. Church of Christ. Member, Lions; Farm Bureau. Shot and killed in his pickup truck by his opponent for re-election, Byron Low Tax Looper, near Monterey, Cumberland County, Tenn., October 19, 1998 (age 58 years, 150 days). Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery, Cookeville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Fred Burks and Christine Gilliam Burks; married 1960 to Charlotte Rose Gentry (1939?-).
  Cross-reference: McCracken Poston
  Iola Kelley Banks (1933-2002) — also known as Iola Banks — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. Born in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, La., August 10, 1933. Democrat. School teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1976, 1980, 2000. Female. Baptist or Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in the ambulance en route to a hospital, near Soldotna, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, June 26, 2002 (age 68 years, 320 days). Interment somewhere in Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Lovell Banks.
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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