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  Henry Knox (1750-1806) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 25, 1750. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Secretary of War, 1789-94. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. He brought 59 cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester, Mass., leading the British forces to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776. Swallowed a small chicken bone that damaged his intestines, and died three days later of peritonitis, in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, October 21, 1806 (age 56 years, 88 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery, Thomaston, Maine.
  Knox counties in Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Mo., Neb., Ohio, Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Henry Workman Conner (1797-1861) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., 1797. Merchant; banker; president, South Carolina Railroad; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-61; died in office 1861. Died, from peritonitis, in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., January 11, 1861 (age about 63 years). Interment at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Married to Julianna Margaret Courtney (1804-1881); father of James Conner (1829-1883).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richardson A. Scurry (1811-1862) — of Texas. Born in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., November 11, 1811. Democrat. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; judge of Texas Republic, 1840-41; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1842-44; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1851-53; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting, in August 1854; the wound never healed and became infected; though his leg was later amputated, he died as a result in Hempstead, Waller County, Tex., April 9, 1862 (age 50 years, 149 days). Interment at Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Brigham Young (1801-1877) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., June 1, 1801. Leader of the Mormon Church 1841-1877; Governor of Utah Territory, 1850-58. Mormon. Member, Freemasons. Died, of peritonitis and appendicitis, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 29, 1877 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Heritage Plaza, St. George, Utah.
  Relatives: Father of Susa Young Gates (1856-1933).
  Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is named for him.  — The city of Brigham City, Utah, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Robert Latane Montague (1819-1880) — of Middlesex County, Va. Born in Middlesex County, Va., May 23, 1819. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1850, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1860-64; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; state court judge in Virginia, 1875-80. Baptist. Died of erysipelas infection, near Saluda, Middlesex County, Va., March 2, 1880 (age 60 years, 284 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Urbanna, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article
James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) — also known as James A. Garfield — of Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Born in a log cabin near Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 19, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; college professor; president, Eclectic University (now Hiram College); member of Ohio state senate, 1859-61; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1863-81; President of the United States, 1881; died in office 1881. Disciples of Christ. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Delta Upsilon. Shot by the assassin Charles J. Guiteau, in the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1881, and died from the effects of the wound and infection, in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., September 19, 1881 (age 49 years, 304 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio; statue erected 1887 at Garfield Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Garfield (1799-1833) and Elizabeth (Ballou) Garfield (1801-1888); married, November 11, 1858, to Lucretia "Crete" Rudolph (1832-1918); father of James Rudolph Garfield; fourth cousin of Eli Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of John Alden Thayer (1857-1917).
  Political families: Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: William S. Maynard
  Garfield counties in Colo., Mont., Neb., Okla., Utah and Wash. are named for him.
  Garfield Mountain, in the Cascade Range, King County, Washington, is named for him.  — The city of Garfield, New Jersey, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: James G. Stewart
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $20 gold certificate in 1898-1905.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about James A. Garfield: Allan Peskin, Garfield: A Biography — Justus D. Doenecke, The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Jacob Wark Griffith (1819-1885) — also known as "Roaring Jake"; "Thundering Jake" — of Kentucky. Born in Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), October 13, 1819. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1854-55, 1878-79; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died, of peritonitis, in Oldham County, Ky., March 31, 1885 (age 65 years, 169 days). Interment at Mt. Tabor Methodist Cemetery, Oldham County, Ky.
  Relatives: Father of D. W. Griffith (early 20th century filmmaker).
  Alonzo Bernard Carroll (1841-1887) — also known as Alonzo B. Carroll; Barney Carroll — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 2, 1841. Republican. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 2nd Missouri District, 1879; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 14th District, 1882; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884; Cape Girardeau County Sheriff, 1887. Died, from septicemia, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., January 15, 1887 (age 45 years, 227 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Richard J. Carroll and Elizabeth (Crowley) Carroll; married, September 17, 1866, to Harriet Campbell.
Roscoe Conkling Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888) — also known as "The Oneida Chieftan"; "My Lord Roscoe" — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., October 30, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Utica, N.Y., 1858-59; U.S. Representative from New York, 1859-63, 1865-67 (20th District 1859-63, 21st District 1865-67); U.S. Senator from New York, 1867, 1869-81; resigned 1881; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1876; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880. Died, from mastoiditis, in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 18, 1888 (age 58 years, 171 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, N.Y.; statue at Madison Square Park, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Conkling and Eliza (Cockburn) Conkling; brother of Frederick Augustus Conkling; married, June 25, 1855, to Julia Catherine Seymour (1827-1893; daughter of Henry Seymour; sister of Horatio Seymour; granddaughter of Moses Seymour; first cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff Seymour); uncle of Alfred Conkling Coxe, Alfred Ronald Conkling and Howard Conkling; granduncle of Alfred Conkling Coxe, Jr. (1880-1957).
  Political family: Conkling-Seymour family of Utica and New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Other politicians named for him: Roscoe C. ChandleyRoscoe C. PattersonRoscoe C. WaterburyRoscoe C. McCullochRoscoe C. MarcumRoscoe C. EmeryRoscoe Conkling SimmonsRoscoe Conkling FitchRoscoe C. Van MarterRoscoe C. SummersRoscoe C. RoweRoscoe C. LennonRoscoe C. AustinRoscoe C. HobbsRoscoe C. StaceyRoscoe C. Brown, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Roscoe Conkling: Donald Barr Chidsey, The gentleman from New York: A life of Roscoe Conkling
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  George Henry Boker (1823-1890) — also known as George H. Boker — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 6, 1823. Republican. Author; poet; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1871-75; Russia, 1875-78. Member, Union League. Died, from a throat infection, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 2, 1890 (age 66 years, 88 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Charles S. Boker (financier); married 1844 to Julia Mandeville Riggs.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orlow W. Chapman (1832-1890) — of Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y. Born in Ellington, Tolland County, Conn., 1832. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 24th District, 1868-71; U.S. Solicitor General, 1889-90; died in office 1890. Died, of pneumonia and an ear infection, in Washington, D.C., January 19, 1890 (age about 57 years). Interment somewhere in Binghamton, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article
Samuel J. Randall Samuel Jackson Randall (1828-1890) — also known as Samuel J. Randall; "The Great Commoner" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 10, 1828. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1858-59; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1863-90 (1st District 1863-75, 3rd District 1875-90); died in office 1890; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1876-81; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1880, 1884. Presbyterian. Died, from peritonitis and septicemia, in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1890 (age 61 years, 185 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
William L. Couch William Lewis Couch (1850-1890) — also known as William L. Couch — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1850. Grocer; hardware business; horse and mule dealer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1889; resigned 1889. Shot in the leg in dispute over a land claim; the wound probably became infected, and he subsequently died, in Oklahoma, April 21, 1890 (age 39 years, 152 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Meshach H. Couch (1828-1895) and Mary 'Polly' (Bryan) Couch (1828-1908); married to Cynthia Gordon (1843-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
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)
  John Pettit Borden (1812-1890) — of Texas. Born in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., December 30, 1812. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Land Office Commissioner, 1837-40; county judge in Texas, 1846. Died, of erysipelas, at Borden, Colorado County, Tex., November 12, 1890 (age 77 years, 317 days). Interment at Weimer Odd Fellows Cemetery, Borden, Tex.
  Edward Dwight Holton (1815-1892) — also known as Edward D. Holton — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., April 28, 1815. Abolitionist; wheat trader; Liberty candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1845; founder, Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad; banker; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1853; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1860. Died, from malaria and erysipelas, in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., April 21, 1892 (age 76 years, 359 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, October 14, 1845, to Lucinda Millard (1824-1910).
  The city of Holton, Kansas, is named for him.  — Holton Hall, at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is named for him.  — Holton Street, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lars Westergaard (1829-1893) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Norway, 1829. Consul for Netherlands in Philadelphia, Pa., 1866-93; Consul for Austria-Hungary in Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-93; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Philadelphia, Pa., 1874-93. Norwegian ancestry. Died, from peritonitis, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 13, 1893 (age about 63 years). Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Joshua Hopkins Marvil (1825-1895) — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., September 3, 1825. Governor of Delaware, 1895; died in office 1895. Methodist. English and French ancestry. Died, from heart disease and erysipelas, in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., April 8, 1895 (age 69 years, 217 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Marvil; married 1849 to Sarah M. Sirman.
  John Walter Scott, Jr. (1862-1896) — also known as John W. Scott, Jr. — of Sanford, Moore County (now Lee County), N.C. Born in Chatham County, N.C., 1862. Democrat. Postmaster at Sanford, N.C., 1893-96. Died, from erysipelas, in Sanford, Moore County (now Lee County), N.C., February 8, 1896 (age about 33 years). Interment at Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Winslow Scott (1824-1907) and Kate (McLean) Scott (1837-1923); brother of Charles Lory Scott (1875-1932; who married Annie Louise Smith) and Samuel Vance Scott (1877-1948); married, November 25, 1885, to Kate J. Howerton.
  Political family: Scott family of Sanford, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Frederick Webster (1853-1896) — also known as Daniel F. Webster — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., March 14, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1892-94; member of Connecticut state senate 5th District, 1895-96; died in office 1896. Died, from peritonitis, in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., October 31, 1896 (age 43 years, 231 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelia Clarissa (Loomis) Webster and Frederick Buel Webster (1830-1862); married, June 26, 1879, to Elizabeth Rogers Fox; second cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Brace; second cousin four times removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace; third cousin thrice removed of Luther Hotchkiss, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter; fourth cousin of Theron Ephron Catlin; fourth cousin once removed of Asa H. Otis, Russell Sage (1816-1906) and Henry DeWitt Hotchkiss.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Tabor Kingston, Jr. (1860-1898) — also known as John T. Kingston, Jr. — of Ashland, Ashland County, Wis. Born in Necedah, Juneau County, Wis., January 4, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1891-93; postmaster at Ashland, Wis., 1893-97. Volunteered for military service in the Spanish-American War, and died, from peritonitis, in Coamo, Coamo Municipio, Puerto Rico, August 26, 1898 (age 38 years, 234 days). Interment at Bay View Cemetery, Necedah, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Tabor Kingston (1819-1899) and Hannah (Dawes) Kingston (1830-1916).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel W. Vance (d. 1900) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1892-1900; died in office 1900; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. Died, from an ear abscess, in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., April 3, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Alexander Robey Shepherd (1835-1902) — also known as Alexander R. Shepherd; "Boss Shepherd"; "The Father of Modern Washington" — of Washington, D.C.; Batopilas, Chihuahua. Born in Washington, D.C., January 30, 1835. Republican. Plumber; real estate developer; Governor of the District of Columbia, 1873-74. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in Batopilas, Chihuahua, September 12, 1902 (age 67 years, 225 days). Entombed at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; statue at John A. Wilson Building Grounds, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married, January 30, 1861, to Mary Grice Young (1843-1930).
  Cross-reference: André L. Bagger
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander R. Shepherd (built 1944, scrapped 1965) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allen Frank Ferris (1865-1903) — also known as Allen F. Ferris — of Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn. Born in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 22, 1865. Republican. Banker; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1895-1902 (District 46 1895-98, District 48 1899-1902); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900; member of Minnesota state senate 48th District, 1903; died in office 1903. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn., September 7, 1903 (age 38 years, 47 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Ferris (1827-1882) and Beulah A. (Allen) Ferris (1831-1914); married, June 8, 1887, to Anna M. Steege (divorced 1901); married 1902 to Helen Barbara Nelson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
William C. Whitney William Collins Whitney (1841-1904) — also known as William C. Whitney — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., July 5, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876, 1880; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1885-89; established the Naval War College, in Newport, R.I.; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 7th District, 1894. English ancestry. Died, from peritonitis, following appendicitis surgery, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1904 (age 62 years, 212 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Laurinda (Collins) Whitney (1810-1880) and James Scollay Whitney; brother of Henry Melville Whitney; married, October 20, 1869, to Flora Payne (1842-1893; daughter of Henry B. Payne (1810-1896)); grandfather of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and John Hay Whitney; third cousin once removed of Thomas Mackie Burgess; third cousin thrice removed of Bartlett Nye, Hezekiah Nye and Thomas Nye.
  Political families: Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Albion Winegar Tourgee (1838-1905) — also known as Albion W. Tourgee — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Denver, Colo.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Mayville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 2, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868, 1875; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1868-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1878; author; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1897-1905, died in office 1905. French Huguenot and Swiss ancestry. Died, of acute uremia, due to an infected wound, in Bordeaux, France, May 21, 1905 (age 67 years, 19 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Louisa Emma (Winegar) Tourgee and Valentine Tourgee (1814-1889); married 1863 to Emma Doiska Kilbourne; uncle of Clyde Carlos Tourgee (1876-1945).
  See also Wikipedia article
  George Birch Abbott (1850-1908) — also known as George B. Abbott — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brookfield, Orange County, Vt., September 27, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Kings County Surrogate, 1889-1901; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1907-08; died in office 1908. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Phi; Society of Colonial Wars. Died, from "blood poisoning" (infection), and pneumonia, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 10, 1908 (age 57 years, 136 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Abbott and Diancy (Pickering) Abbott; married, November 20, 1878, to Eva Topping Reeve.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Asbury C. Latimer Asbury Churchwell Latimer (1851-1908) — also known as Asbury C. Latimer — of Belton, Anderson County, S.C. Born near Lowndesville, Abbeville County, S.C., July 31, 1851. Democrat. Farmer; chair of Anderson County Democratic Party, 1890-93; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1893-1903; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1903-08; died in office 1908. Methodist. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., February 20, 1908 (age 56 years, 204 days). Interment at Belton Cemetery, Belton, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Clement Theophilus Latimer (1818-1876) and Frances Beulah (Young) Latimer (1821-1875); married, June 26, 1877, to Sara Alice Brown (1857-1939); father of Mamie Latimer (1881-1956; daughter-in-law of Robert Middleton Heard (1836-1910)).
  Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
  The Latimer Memorial United Methodist Church, in Belton, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  William Pinkney Whyte (1824-1908) — also known as William Pinkney White — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., August 9, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Baltimore city, 1847-49; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1851, 1857; Maryland state comptroller, 1854-56; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1868-69, 1875-81, 1906-08; died in office 1908; Governor of Maryland, 1872-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1880; mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1881-83; Maryland state attorney general, 1887-91. Episcopalian. Died, of erysipelas, in Baltimore, Md., March 17, 1908 (age 83 years, 221 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph White and Isabella (Pinkney) White; married, December 7, 1847, to Louisa D. Hollingsworth (died 1885); married, August 28, 1892, to Mary (McDonald) Thomas (died 1900); grandson of William Pinkney (1764-1822).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont (1858-1908) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 12, 1858. Democrat. Financier; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1900; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1901-03. Member, Freemasons. Died of infections following surgery for appendicitis, in Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., June 10, 1908 (age 49 years, 211 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Oliver Hazard Perry
  Relatives: Son of August Belmont (1816-1890) and Caroline Slidell (Perry) Belmont; brother of Perry Belmont and August Belmont (1853-1924); married 1882 to Sarah Swan 'Sally' Whiting (divorced); married 1896 to Alva Erskine (Smith) Vanderbilt (1853-1933; donor to woman's suffrage campaigns; grandaunt by marriage of William Henry Vanderbilt III).
  Political family: Belmont-Perry family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John T. Carmody (1861-1909) — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Ireland, December, 1861. Foundry owner; mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1909; died in office 1909. Shot and badly wounded in the abdomen by a burglar on May 23, and subsequently died, probably due to infection, in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, August 7, 1909 (age 47 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1892 to Mary E. Buckingham (1868-1913; third cousin of Ellzy Van Buren Buckingham (1839-1922)).
  William Alvah Rublee (1861-1910) — also known as William A. Rublee — of Wisconsin. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., March 16, 1861. U.S. Consul in Prague, 1890-93; U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong, 1901-02, 1909-10, died in office 1910; Havana, 1902-03; Vienna, 1903-09. Died, from peritonitis, in Hong Kong, April 15, 1910 (age 49 years, 30 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Horace Rublee and Kate (Hopkins) Rublee (1833-1921); brother of George Rublee (1868-1957); grandnephew of William Seymour Rublee.
  Political family: Rublee family of Madison, Wisconsin.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Martyn Hoyt (1856-1910) — also known as Henry M. Hoyt — Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 5, 1856. Lawyer; U.S. Solicitor General, 1903-09. Died, from peritonitis, in Washington, D.C., November 20, 1910 (age 53 years, 350 days). Interment somewhere in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Martyn Hoyt (1830-1892) and Mary (Loveland) Hoyt; married 1883 to Anne McMichael (daughter of Morton McMichael).
  Political family: Hoyt-McMichael family of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  See also NNDB dossier
  James Marshall Hanger (1833-1912) — also known as Marshall Hanger — Born near Waynesboro, Augusta County, Va., November 12, 1833. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1869-76; Speaker of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1876; U.S. Consul in Bermuda, 1894-98. Died, of intestinal paralysis and gangrene, in King's Daughters Hospital, Staunton, Va., August 26, 1912 (age 78 years, 288 days). Interment at Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Hanger (1795-1869) and Martha Elizabeth 'Patsy' (Crawford) Hanger (1797-1864).
  Francis Marion Hamilton (1839-1914) — also known as Francis M. Hamilton — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Indiana, 1839. Republican. Real estate business; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1905-07; defeated, 1907. Died, of peritonitis, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 2, 1914 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of James Hamilton and Elizabeth (Walker) Hamilton.
  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 Sprague (1830-1915) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Narragansett, Washington County, R.I. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., September 12, 1830. Republican. Governor of Rhode Island, 1860-63; resigned 1863; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1863-75. Died, from meningitis, in Paris, France, September 11, 1915 (age 84 years, 364 days). Entombed at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Amasa Sprague (1798-1843; murdered) and Fanny Francis (Morgan) Sprague (1805-1883); married, November 12, 1863, to Katherine Jane 'Kate' Chase (1840-1899; daughter of Salmon Portland Chase); married, March 8, 1883, to Dora Inez Calvert; nephew of William Sprague; third cousin thrice removed of John Brown; fourth cousin of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague; fourth cousin once removed of Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969).
  Political family: Sprague family of Providence, Rhode Island (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Justin E. Colburn
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elsworth Raymond Bathrick (1863-1917) — also known as Elsworth R. Bathrick — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born near Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., January 6, 1863. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1911-15, 1917 (19th District 1911-15, 14th District 1917); died in office 1917. Underwent surgery for gallstones, and died ten days later, probably from infection, in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, December 23, 1917 (age 54 years, 351 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Sumner Bathrick and Louisa Bathrick; married 1889 to May L. Clark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Hughes (1872-1918) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, April 3, 1872. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; stenographer; lawyer; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly, 1901; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1903-05, 1907-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); county judge in New Jersey, 1912; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1913-18; died in office 1918. Irish ancestry. Died, of sepsis from a tooth infection, complicated by bronchial pneumonia, in a hospital, at Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., January 30, 1918 (age 45 years, 302 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas P. Hughes (1836-1910) and Ellen (McKee) Hughes (1843-1920); married, July 16, 1898, to Margaret Hughes (1875-1922).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Richard Wilson Austin (1857-1919) — also known as Richard W. Austin — of Decatur, Morgan County, Ala.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., August 26, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900 (alternate), 1916; U.S. Consul in Glasgow, 1906-07; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1909-19. Died, of peritonitis, in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1919 (age 61 years, 237 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of John Hall Austin and Mary E. (Parker) Austin; married, May 2, 1882, to Margaret Morrison.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Bacon (1860-1919) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 5, 1860. Republican. Financier; U.S. Secretary of State, 1909; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1909-12; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Presbyterian. English ancestry. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died, from infection following surgery for mastoiditis, in the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1919 (age 58 years, 328 days). Original interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; reinterment at Walnut Hills Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Bacon (1823-1906) and Emily C. (Low) Bacon (1835-1871); married, October 10, 1883, to Martha Waldron Cowdin (1860-1940); father of Robert Low Bacon and Gaspar Griswold Bacon (1886-1947).
  Political family: Bacon family of Westbury, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Hampton Fithian (1873-1920) — also known as J. Hampton Fithian — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Greenwich, Cumberland County, N.J., December 16, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Cumberland County Prosecutor of the Pleas, 1899-1914; member of New Jersey state senate from Cumberland County, 1917-19. Died, from an abscess, in Bridgeton Hospital, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., August 29, 1920 (age 46 years, 257 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Patterson Fithian (1850-1926) and Margaret (Stetser) Fithian (1850-1898); first cousin thrice removed of Reuben Fithian; second cousin twice removed of Amos Fithian Garrison, Sr.; second cousin thrice removed of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; third cousin once removed of Alexander Robeson Fithian; third cousin twice removed of James Ezra Sayers and Mary Estelle Sayers; fourth cousin of Charles Grant Garrison and Lindley Miller Garrison; fourth cousin once removed of George Hires (1835-1911), Benjamin Franklin Hires, Albert Harwood Sayers and Jane Sayers.
  Political family: Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Azro Prouty (1853-1921) — also known as Charles A. Prouty — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., October 9, 1853. Lawyer; Orleans County State's Attorney, 1882-86; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Newport, 1888; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1896; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1896-1914; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1914. Died, from chronic peritonitis and acute pyelonephritis, in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., July 8, 1921 (age 67 years, 272 days). Interment at East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of John Azro Prouty (1826-1900) and Hannah Barker (Lamb) Prouty (1834-1865); brother of George Herbert Prouty; married, March 26, 1879, to Abbie D. Davis (born 1853); half-uncle of Winston Lewis Prouty; fourth cousin of Carlton Prouty.
  Political family: Prouty family of Newport, Vermont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Gray Barnhart (1880-1921) — also known as William G. Barnhart — of Winfield, Putnam County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Buffalo, Putnam County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 15, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Putnam County, 1903-04; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1913-17. Died, from septicemia, in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 24, 1921 (age 41 years, 253 days). Interment at Winfield Cemetery, Winfield, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Barnhart (1850-1919) and Isabel (Hartley) Barnhart (1852-1936); married, January 1, 1908, to Frances Ellen Goodwin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucian Walton Parrish (1878-1922) — also known as Lucian W. Parrish — of Texas. Born in Sister Grove, Grayson County, Tex., January 10, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1919-22; died in office 1922. Injured in an automobile accident, and died from infection twelve days later, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex., March 27, 1922 (age 44 years, 76 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Henrietta, Tex.
  Relatives: Married 1912 to Gladys Edwards.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Campbell Cantrill (1870-1923) — also known as J. Campbell Cantrill — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky. Born in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., July 9, 1870. Democrat. Farmer; chair of Scott County Democratic Party, 1895-97; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 58th District, 1897-1901; member of Kentucky state senate 22nd District, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1909-23; died in office 1923; nominated in primary for Governor of Kentucky 1923, but died before election. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died, due to appendicitis and peritonitis, during his campaign for governor, in St. Joseph's Infirmary, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 2, 1923 (age 53 years, 55 days). Interment at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Edwards Cantrill (1839-1909) and Jennie (Moore) Cantrill; married, October 18, 1893, to Carrie Payne (1872-1913); married, June 26, 1918, to Ethel Gist Cantrill (1876-1954); father of James Edwards Cantrill (1897-1944; son-in-law of James Benjamin Aswell; who married Florence McDowell Shelby).
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Scott Sweeney (1851-1924) — also known as John S. Sweeney — of East Charleston, Charleston, Orleans County, Vt.; Island Pond, Brighton, Essex County, Vt. Born in Hatley, Quebec, January 23, 1851. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; merchant; postmaster; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Charleston, 1888; real estate business; banker. Died, from cellulitis and gangrene of the left foot, in Brighton, Essex County, Vt., April 14, 1924 (age 73 years, 82 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Sweeney and Mary (Jenness) Sweeney.
  James M. Wilson (1866-1924) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born near Monmouth, Warren County, Ill., September 8, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state senate 3rd District, 1913-19. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Kiwanis. Died, of septicemia resulting from pulled teeth, in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, May 2, 1924 (age 57 years, 237 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  William Stormont Hackett (1868-1926) — also known as William S. Hackett — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., December 7, 1868. Democrat. President, Albany City Savings Bank; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1922-26; died in office 1926. Member, Freemasons. Injured in an automobile accident in Cuba, and died three weeks later, from the injuries and erysipelas, in American Hospital, Havana (La Habana), Cuba, March 4, 1926 (age 57 years, 87 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Edward Mott Angell (1868-1927) — also known as Edward M. Angell — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Moreau, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 6, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 33rd District, 1915; Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1922-27; died in office 1927. Quaker. Died, probably from infection, six days after appendicitis surgery, in Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., November 25, 1927 (age 59 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Penn Angell (1839-1913) and Francena (Mott) Angell (1843-1911); married, October 18, 1913, to Gertrude Abigail Sheldon.
J. G. Messenbaugh Joseph Fife Messenbaugh (1873-1928) — also known as J. F. Messenbaugh — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Kingston, Caldwell County, Mo., January 10, 1873. Physician; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1905-07. Baptist. Died, from peritonitis, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 19, 1928 (age 55 years, 161 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of John Messenbaugh (1824-1903) and Susan (McGavran) Messenbaugh (1832-1910); married to Laura M. Whisler (1875-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  Frank Snowden Katzenbach, Jr. (1868-1929) — also known as Frank S. Katzenbach, Jr. — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., November 5, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Trenton, N.J., 1902-06; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1907; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1920-29; died in office 1929. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Died, from sepsis resulting from a leg infection, in Mercer Hospital, Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., March 13, 1929 (age 60 years, 128 days). Interment at Ewing Church Cemetery, Ewing, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Snowden Katzenbach (1844-1921) and Augusta Susan (Mushbach) Katzenbach (1844-1922); brother of Edward Lawrence Katzenbach; married, November 10, 1904, to Natalie (McNeal) Grunn (1872-1964); father of Frank Snowden Katzenbach III; uncle of Nicholas de Belleville Katzenbach; third great-grandnephew of John Imlay; first cousin four times removed of James Henderson Imlay (1764-1823).
  Political family: Katzenbach family of New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Newton Mills (1851-1929) — also known as Isaac N. Mills — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Thompson, Windham County, Conn., September 10, 1851. Republican. Westchester County Judge, 1884-95; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1901-02; Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1907-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924. Member, Freemasons. Died, from an infection that followed surgery, in Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., July 14, 1929 (age 77 years, 307 days). Interment at St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Mills (1807-1890) and Susan E. (Arnold) Mills (1821-1854); married to Cara Maria Burnett (1856-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis D. McNamara (1899-1929) — also known as "Bab" — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., November 14, 1899. Republican. Grocer; mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1929; died in office 1929. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., December 22, 1929 (age 30 years, 38 days). Burial location unknown.
Albert Henry Washburn Albert Henry Washburn (1866-1930) — of Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., April 11, 1866. Republican. Private secretary to Andrew Dickson White; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Magdeburg, 1890-93; private secretary to U.S. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, 1893-96; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-19; college professor; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1920; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1922-30, died in office 1930. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Union League. Died, from erysipelas, in the Rudolf Interhaus Hospital, Vienna, Austria, April 2, 1930 (age 63 years, 356 days). Original interment at Hietzing Cemetery, Vienna, Austria; reinterment in 1930 at Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleboro, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Washburn and Ann Elizabeth (White) Washburn; married, January 11, 1906, to Florence B. Lincoln (1879-1953).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, March 1922
  Mortimer J. Wohl (1888-1931) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 20, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1921. Member, American Legion. In 1929, he was one of several Brooklyn lawyers who were charged with ambulance chasing activities; he disputed the charges. Died, from septicemia, in Jewish Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 14, 1931 (age 43 years, 208 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Wohl and Fannie Whol; married, November 11, 1923, to Adelaide Finkelstein.
  Spencer Pettis Gracey (1865-1933) — also known as Spencer P. Gracey — of Atlanta, Logan County, Ill.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif.; Hankow (now part of Wuhan), China. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 18, 1865. Opera singer; U.S. Vice Consul in Foochow, as of 1898; U.S. Consular Marshal in Foochow, as of 1898; worked for Standard Oil company in Japan and China; foreign exchange broker. Died, from peritonitis and heart failure, in International Hospital, Hankow (now part of Wuhan), China, January 15, 1933 (age 67 years, 28 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Levis Gracey (1835-1911) and Leonora (Thompson) Gracey (1840-1897); brother of Wilbur Tirrell Gracey; married to Pearl Miller.
  Political family: Gracey family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  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
  Samuel Jameson McMains (1867-1933) — also known as Samuel J. McMains — of Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pa. Born in Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pa., March 29, 1867. Republican. Dentist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1924; postmaster at Leechburg, Pa., 1931-33 (acting, 1931-32). Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Died, from diabetes mellitus, and complications of the amputation of his right leg for gangrene, in Allegheny Valley General Hospital, Natrona Heights, Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Pa., December 17, 1933 (age 66 years, 263 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Leechburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse M. McMains and Joanna (Reed) McMains; married, November 28, 1894, to Margaret Thompson Moorhead (1871-1943).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933) — also known as Frederick M. Alger; Fred M. Alger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 27, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1908; treasurer of Michigan Republican Party, 1911-13; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1915, 1917; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; director, Packard Motor Company, automobile manufacturer; director, People's Wayne County Bank. Member, American Legion. Accidentally injured his left leg while attending the American Legion convention in Chicago; his condition worsened, presumably due to infection, and the leg was amputated, but he died soon after, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 30, 1933 (age 57 years, 186 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Russell Alexander Alger and Annette (Henry) Alger (1840-1919); married, May 2, 1901, to Mary Eldridge Swift (1876-1956); father of Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr.; nephew of Charles Moulton Alger.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Scheifele (1858-1934) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Pennsylvania, March 10, 1858. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 1st District, 1925-32. Suffered an infected toe, which was amputated; soon after, the whole foot was amputated, and then his left leg; but within a few days, he died from gangrene, in Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 22, 1934 (age 75 years, 349 days). Interment at Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Hartman Woodin (1868-1934) — also known as William H. Woodin; Will Woodin — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Berwick, Columbia County, Pa., May 27, 1868. President, American Car and Foundry Company, manufacturer of railroad freight cars; music composer; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Union League. Died, from a throat infection and nephritis, in the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 3, 1934 (age 65 years, 341 days). Entombed at Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Clement Woodin.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward J. Ahearn (1891-1934) — also known as Eddie Ahearn — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 15, 1891. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930; member of New York state senate 14th District, 1931-32. Catholic. Member, Tammany Hall. Died, of peritonitis, at Post-Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 23, 1934 (age 43 years, 69 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Francis Ahearn; brother of William J. Ahearn (1894?-1957).
  Political family: Ahearn family of New York City, New York.
  Abraham Isaac Shiplacoff (1877-1936) — also known as Abraham I. Shiplacoff — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Province of Chernigov, Russia, December 25, 1877. Socialist. Labor union official; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 23rd District, 1916-18; defeated, 1914, 1922; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1918 (10th District), 1926 (10th District), 1928 (10th District), 1930 (10th District), 1932 (9th District); delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920. Jewish. Died, of an infection secondary to kidney stones, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February, 1936 (age 58 years, 0 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  James Alexander Barks (1879-1936) — also known as James A. Barks — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in Millheim, Perry County, Mo., August 7, 1879. School teacher and principal; lawyer; mayor of Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1921-30. Southern Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from septicemia and acute nephritis, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., February 10, 1936 (age 56 years, 187 days). Interment at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret Belinda (Blaylock) Barks (1843-1907) and Joseph Barks (1851-1928); married, September 21, 1915, to Edna H. Kerth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Edward Kinnikin (1898-1936) — also known as William E. Kinnikin; Bill Kinnikin — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., February 13, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; postmaster at Reno, Nev., 1934-36 (acting, 1934). Member, American Legion. Died, from a throat infection, in a hospital at Reno, Washoe County, Nev., December 26, 1936 (age 38 years, 317 days). Interment at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph W. Kinnikin (1858-1903) and Kate (Fogarty) Kinnikin (1870-1949); married, June 24, 1924, to Margaret Helen Walsh.
  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)
  Adolph Berky (1897-1945) — also known as Al Berky; Adolph Berkowitz — of Bangor, Northampton County, Pa.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 19, 1897. Democrat. Real estate agent; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1942-45; died in office 1945. Jewish. Died, from meningitis and tuberculosis, in St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., May 17, 1945 (age 48 years, 28 days). Burial location unknown.
  Raymond E. Bowkley (1917-1965) — of Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, N.J. Born in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., December 9, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; prisoner of war in Germany; lawyer; insurance broker; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hunterdon County, 1952-61; member of New Jersey state senate from Hunterdon County, 1962-65; died in office 1965. Member, American Legion; Moose; American Judicature Society; Elks. Died, from an infection, in University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 20, 1965 (age 47 years, 132 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Evelyn Tyrell.
  Edwin Lee Gavin (1888-1972) — also known as Edwin L. Gavin — of Roseboro, Sampson County, N.C.; Sanford, Lee County, N.C. Born in Giddinsville, Sampson County, N.C., August 17, 1888. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Roseboro, N.C., 1912-14; member of North Carolina state senate, 1919-20; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1928-32; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1950; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956. Missionary Baptist. Member, Woodmen; Junior Order; Moose; Knights of Pythias. Died, of peritonitis, in Lee County Hospital, Sanford, Lee County, N.C., May 5, 1972 (age 83 years, 262 days). Interment at Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Lewis Gavin and Minnie Irene (Darden) Gavin; married, March 6, 1912, to Mamie Florence Caudle (1890-1988); father of Robert Lee Gavin (1916-1981); fourth cousin of Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Randolph Fitzhugh Carroll.
  Political family: Maness-Carroll-Caudle-Gavin family of Sanford, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dixy Lee Ray (1914-1994) — also known as Marguerite Ray — of Washington. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., September 3, 1914. Democrat. University professor; marine biologist; host of weekly television show "Animals of the Sea," on KCTS-TV in Seattle; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1972-75; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1973-75; Governor of Washington, 1977-81; defeated in primary, 1980. Female. Died, from a bronchial infection, in Fox Island, Pierce County, Wash., January 2, 1994 (age 79 years, 121 days). Interment at Fox Island Cemetery, Fox Island, Wash.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Dixy Lee Ray: Mary Ellen Verheyden-Hilliard, Scientist and Governor, Dixy Lee Ray (for young readers)
  John Stothoff Badeau (1903-1995) — also known as John S. Badeau — of Jamesburg, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., February 24, 1903. Minister; missionary; university professor; president, American University in Cairo, 1945-53; U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Republic, 1961-64. Christian Reformed; later Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Xi; Tau Kappa Alpha. Died, from sepsis, in Jamesburg, Middlesex County, N.J., August 25, 1995 (age 92 years, 182 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery, Jamesburg, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Cushing Badeau (1875-1912) and Mary Lyles (Stothoff) Badeau (1875-1963); married, September 7, 1924, to Margaret Louise Hathaway (1901-1991).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Lloyd Scott (1915-1997) — of Fairfax, Va. Born in Williamsburg, Va., July 1, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1967-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1973-79. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Forty and Eight; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of a chest infection and Alzheimer's disease, in the Fairfax Nursing Center, Fairfax, Va., February 14, 1997 (age 81 years, 228 days). Interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Oscar William Adams, Jr. (1925-1997) — also known as Oscar W. Adams — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 7, 1925. Lawyer; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1980-93. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Omega Psi Phi; NAACP. First African-American ever elected to statewide office in Alabama. Died of an infection related to cancer, in Baptist Medical Center-Montclair, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 15, 1997 (age 72 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  George Edward Brown, Jr. (1920-1999) — also known as George E. Brown, Jr. — of Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Holtville, Imperial County, Calif., March 6, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Monterey Park, Calif., 1956-58; member of California state assembly, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968 (alternate), 1972, 1988, 1996; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-71, 1973-99 (29th District 1963-71, 38th District 1973-75, 36th District 1975-93, 42nd District 1993-99); died in office 1999; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1970. Methodist. Member, Urban League; Kiwanis; American Legion; Amvets. Died, of an infection following earlier heart valve replacement surgery, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 15, 1999 (age 79 years, 131 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Morris Berthold Abram (1918-2000) — also known as Morris Abram — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Ga., June 19, 1918. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served on prosecution staff at Nuremburg war crimes trials; U.S. Representative to United Nations European office; worked on Marshall Plan for postwar reconstruction of Europe; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1952; candidate for nomination for U.S. Senator from New York, 1968; president of Brandeis University, 1968-70; member, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1984-86. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Jewish Committee; Urban League; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from a viral infection, in a hospital at Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2000 (age 81 years, 271 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Abram (1883-1957) and Irene (Cohen) Abram (1897-1979); married, December 23, 1944, to Jane Isabella Maguire (1920-2009; divorced 1974); married, January 25, 1975, to Carlyn (Feldman) Fisher (divorced 1987); married, August 26, 1990, to Bruna Molina.
  Epitaph: He established "one man, one vote" as a principle of American law.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Allen Rhodes (1909-2001) — also known as James A. Rhodes; Jim Rhodes — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio; Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio, September 13, 1909. Republican. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1944-52; Ohio auditor of state, 1953-63; Governor of Ohio, 1963-71, 1975-83; defeated, 1950, 1954, 1986; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1970. Presbyterian. His decision, in 1970, to send the National Guard to the Kent State University campus to quell a disturbance was blamed for the deaths of four students there. Along with Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, he was the longest-serving state governor in U.S. history. Died, from infection complications and heart failure, in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 4, 2001 (age 91 years, 172 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio; statue at Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen Rhodes (1880-1918) and Susan Ann (Howe) Rhodes (1884-1950); married 1941 to Helen Bertha Rawlins (1915-1987); third cousin of Virginia A. Kittell; third cousin once removed of Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr. (1929-1999).
  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
  Josef Winkler III (1928-2002) — also known as Joe Winkler — of Douglas County, Colo. Born in Douglas County, Colo., April 23, 1928. Rancher; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1973-78; member of Colorado state senate, 1979-86. Catholic. Austrian ancestry. Died, from an infection, in Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, Colo., July 18, 2002 (age 74 years, 86 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josef Winkler II and Rose Paoli Winkler; married, February 11, 1966, to Lois Simon.
  Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) — also known as Pat Moynihan — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Pindars Corners, Delaware County, N.Y. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., March 16, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; political scientist; university professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 (alternate), 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1973-75; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1975-76; U.S. Senator from New York, 1977-. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of infection from a ruptured appendix, in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2003 (age 76 years, 10 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, May 29, 1955, to Elizabeth Therese Brennan.
  Cross-reference: John Westergaard — Dan Maffei
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Miles to Go: A Personal History of Social Policy (1997) — On the Law of Nations (1990) — Secrecy : The American Experience (1998) — Pandaemonium: Ethnicity in International Politics (1993) — Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding: Community Action in the War on Poverty (1970)
  Books about Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Godfrey Hodgson, The Gentleman From New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- A Biography — Robert A. Katzmann, Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life
  Laurence Ingram Radway (1919-2003) — also known as Laurence Radway — of Hanover, Grafton County, N.H.; West Lebanon, Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., February 2, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; university professor; chair of Grafton County Democratic Party, 1958-62; member of New Hampshire Democratic State Committee, 1958-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1964, 1972 (alternate); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1972. Protestant. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Political Science Association; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from complications of abdominal surgery, in Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H., May 7, 2003 (age 84 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Radway and Dorothy Radway; married, August 20, 1949, to Patricia Ann Headland.
  Christopher D'Olier Reeve (1952-2004) — also known as Christopher Reeve — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., September 25, 1952. Democrat. Actor; paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident in 1995; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1996. Died, from heart failure while being treated for an infection, in Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, N.Y., October 10, 2004 (age 52 years, 15 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin D'Olier Reeve and Barbara Pitney (Lamb) Reeve; married, April 11, 1992, to Dana Morosini (1961-2006); great-grandson of Mahlon Pitney (1858-1924).
  Political family: Pitney family of New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Olcott Hawthorne Deming (1909-2007) — also known as Olcott H. Deming — Born in Westchester County, N.Y., February 28, 1909. U.S. Consul in Bangkok, 1948-51; Tokyo, 1951-54; U.S. Consul General in Okinawa, 1957-59; Kampala, 1961-63; U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, 1963-66. Died, of septicemia, at a hospice in Washington, D.C., March 20, 2007 (age 98 years, 20 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Champion Deming and Imogen (Hawthorne) Deming; married to Louise Macpherson (died 1976); father of Rust Macpherson Deming; great-grandson of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).
  Political families: Roosevelt family; Deming family of Maryland and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (1932-2010) — also known as John P. Murtha; Jack Murtha; "King of Pork" — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., June 17, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1974-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; never charged, but cited by the grand jury in 1980 as an unindicted co-conspirator. During gall bladder surgery, suffered an intestinal cut, which led to infection; he subsequently died at Virginia Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., February 8, 2010 (age 77 years, 236 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Edna (Ray) Murtha (1908-1975) and John Patrick Murtha (1910-1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (1924-2010) — also known as Alexander M. Haig, Jr. — Born in Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pa., December 2, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; target of an assassination attempt in Belgium, June 25, 1979; U.S. Secretary of State, 1981-82; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1988; host, World Business Review television news show. Catholic. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from an infection, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., February 20, 2010 (age 85 years, 80 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr. and Regina Anne (Murphy) Haig; married 1950 to Patricia Fox.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Alexander M. Haig: Inner Circles : How America Changed the World (1994) — Caveat (1984)
  John Herbert Adler (1959-2011) — also known as John H. Adler — of Cherry Hill, Camden County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 23, 1959. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state senate 6th District, 1991-2008; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 2009-; defeated, 1990. Jewish. Died while recovering from heart surgery, in connection with a staph infection, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 4, 2011 (age 51 years, 224 days). Interment at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Shelley Levitan.
  Epitaph: "Beloved husband and father -- He loved his family and his country -- missed terribly by both."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harry George Barnes, Jr. (1926-2012) — also known as Harry G. Barnes, Jr. — of Maryland. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 5, 1926. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1973-77; India, 1981-85; Chile, 1985-88. Died, from an infection, in Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H., August 9, 2012 (age 86 years, 65 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Ann Sibley.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Richard Schultz Schweiker (1926-2015) — also known as Richard S. Schweiker — of Worcester, Montgomery County, Pa.; Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., June 1, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1972; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1961-69; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1969-81; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1981-83. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of the American Revolution; Lions; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died, from complications of an infection, in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, Atlantic County, N.J., July 31, 2015 (age 89 years, 60 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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