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  Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) — also known as Ernestine Rössler — of North Caldwell, Essex County, N.J.; Grossmont, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif.; Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Lieben, Bohemia (now part of Prague, Czechia), June 15, 1861. Republican. Opera singer; naturalized U.S. citizen; performed, Republican National Convention, 1928. Female. Austrian ancestry. Died, from leukemia, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 17, 1936 (age 75 years, 155 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hans Rössler and Charlotte (Goldman) Rössler; married 1882 to Ernest Heink (divorced); married 1893 to Paul Schumann (died 1904); married 1905 to William Rapp, Jr. (divorced 1914); mother of Hans Schumann-Heink (killed during World War I as a German soldier) and August Schumann-Heink (killed during World War I as an American soldier).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) — of Milford, Pike County, Pa. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., August 11, 1865. Chief Forester of the U.S.; close confidant of President Theodore Roosevelt; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1914 (Roosevelt Progressive), 1926 (Republican primary); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1923-27, 1931-35; defeated in Republican primary, 1938. French ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Forestry Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from leukemia, at the Harkness Pavilion, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1946 (age 81 years, 54 days). Interment at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Pinchot and Mary (Eno) Pinchot; married 1914 to Cornelia Elizabeth Bryce (daughter of Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917)).
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  The Gifford Pinchot National Forest (established 1908 as the Columbia National Forest; renamed 1949), in Skamania, Lewis, Yakima, Cowlitz, and Klickitat counties, Washington, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Books about Gifford Pinchot: Char Miller, Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
  Louis Burt Mayer (1884-1957) — also known as Louis B. Mayer; Lazar Meir — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.; Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Dymer, Russia (now Ukraine), July 12, 1884. Republican. Owned movie theaters in New England; moved into the movie production business starting in 1916; head of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) movie studio, 1924-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928, 1932; vice-chair of California Republican Party, 1931-32; California Republican state chair, 1932-33. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of leukemia and a kidney infection, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 29, 1957 (age 73 years, 109 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Home of Peace Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Meltzer) Mayer (1851-1913) and Jacob Mayer (1854-1930); married, June 14, 1903, to Margaret Shenberg (divorced 1944) and Margaret Shenberg (1883-1955); married, December 4, 1948, to Lorena L. Danker (1907-1985); father of Edith 'Edie' Mayer (1905-1988; who married William Goetz) and Irene Gladys Mayer (1907-1990; who married David Oliver Selznick (1902-1965)).
  Political family: Mayer family of Los Angeles, California.
  Cross-reference: Dore Schary
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Louis B. Mayer: Charles Higham, Merchant of Dreams: Louis B. Mayer, MGM, and the Secret Hollywood — Gary Carey, All the stars in heaven : Louis B. Mayer's MGM — Diana Altman, Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System — Charles Higham, The Merchant of Dreams: A Biography of Louis B. Mayer
  Claude Gernade Bowers (1878-1958) — also known as Claude G. Bowers — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Westfield, Hamilton County, Ind., November 20, 1878. Democrat. Newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1904, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932; U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 1933-39; Chile, 1939-53. Died of leukemia in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 21, 1958 (age 79 years, 62 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Bowers and Juliet (Tipton) Bowers; married, November 28, 1911, to Sybil McCaslin.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about Claude G. Bowers: Peter J. Sehlinger & Holman Hamilton, Spokesman for Democracy : Claude G. Bowers
  Nicholas Thurman Cave (1885-1961) — also known as Nick T. Cave — of Fulton, Callaway County, Mo.; Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Born in New Bloomfield, Callaway County, Mo., March 9, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Callaway County, 1917-20; member of Missouri state senate 10th District, 1923-30; Judge, Missouri Kansas City Court of Appeals, 1940-60. Baptist. Died, from leukemia, in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., September 4, 1961 (age 76 years, 179 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Calhoun Cave (1853-1922) and Sally (Suggett) Cave (1858-1945); married, October 1, 1913, to Ella Pauline Martin (1892-1963).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Eugene Walter (1894-1963) — also known as Francis E. Walter — of Easton, Northampton County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., May 26, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; trustee, Easton Hospital; bank director; Northampton County Solicitor, 1928-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1933-63 (21st District 1933-45, 20th District 1945-53, 15th District 1953-63); died in office 1963. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Junior Order; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, of leukemia, in Washington, D.C., May 31, 1963 (age 69 years, 5 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robley D. Walter and Susie E. Walter; married, December 19, 1925, to May M. Doyle.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967) — also known as William C. Bullitt — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 25, 1891. Democrat. Newspaper correspondent; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1933-36; France, 1936-40; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1943. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Co-author, with Sigmund Freud, of a psychological study of Woodrow Wilson. Died, of leukemia, in Neuilly, France, February 15, 1967 (age 76 years, 21 days). Interment at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Louise Gross (Horwitz) Bullitt (1854-1919) and William Christian Bullitt; married 1915 to Ernesta Bowen; married 1923 to Louise (Bryant) Reed (1885-1936; writer, journalist, widow of John Reed); father of Anne Moen Bullitt (1924-2007; who married Daniel Baugh Brewster); second great-grandson of Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816); third great-grandson of John Fry and Cuthbert Bullitt; fourth great-grandson of Joshua Fry; first cousin once removed of William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932); first cousin twice removed of James Speed; fourth cousin once removed of Hugh Kennedy Bullitt.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William C. Bullitt: Michael Cassella-Blackburn, The Donkey, the Carrot, and the Club : William C. Bullitt and Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1948
  Jesse Arthur Younger (1893-1967) — also known as J. Arthur Younger — of San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Albany, Linn County, Ore., April 11, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (9th District 1953-63, 11th District 1963-67); died in office 1967; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Delta Upsilon. Died, of leukemia, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1967 (age 74 years, 70 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hardin Younger and Lena (Galbraith) Younger; married, June 30, 1915, to Margaret Meany (died 1945); married, December 11, 1946, to Norma Wells.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Lee B. Mailler Lee Beattie Mailler (1898-1967) — also known as Lee B. Mailler — of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, N.Y. Born in New York, March 17, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; credit manager, Cornwall Hospital; director, Highland Telephone Company, Highland Mills, N.Y.; member of New York state assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1934-54; member, New York State Parole Board, 1955-58. Died, from leukemia, in Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y., September 22, 1967 (age 69 years, 189 days). Interment at Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Mailler (1861-1929) and Sophia Jane (Preston) Mailler (1864-1941); married to Marion MacKenzie (1907-1976); third cousin of Irene Hazard Gerlinger (1876-1960).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Katie R. Ozbirn (1895-1974) — also known as Katie Rhoda Freeman; Mrs. E. Lee Ozbirn — of Sentinel, Washita County, Okla.; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Cooke County, Tex., November 24, 1895. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Female. Died, from leukemia, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., January 24, 1974 (age 78 years, 61 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tex.
  Relatives: Daughter of Dr. Wiley Howell Freeman (1855-1950) and Laura Susan (Seagraves) Freeman (1862-1950); married to Egbert Lee Ozbirn (1891-1954; state director, Farmers Home Administration).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Nelson Greer (1909-1979) — also known as William N. Greer; Bill Greer — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in Wilber, Saline County, Neb., September 29, 1909. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; member, Credentials Committee; member, Committee on Permanent Organization; member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (member, Credentials Committee). Built and owned radio station WSTA. Died, of leukemia and a stroke, in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, April 7, 1979 (age 69 years, 190 days). Interment at Western Municipal Cemetery, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  Nicholas David Coleman, Sr. (1925-1981) — also known as Nicholas D. Coleman; Nick Coleman — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 23, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Minnesota state senate, 1963-80 (45th District 1963-66, 46th District 1967-72, 65th District 1973-80); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964. Irish ancestry. Died, of leukemia, March 5, 1981 (age 56 years, 10 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Deborah Howell (1941-2010); father of Christopher B. Coleman (1961-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Winfield Aldrich Schuster (1906-1983) — also known as Winfield A. Schuster — of East Douglas, Douglas, Worcester County, Mass. Born in East Douglas, Douglas, Worcester County, Mass., July 17, 1906. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 7th District, 1932-36; appointed 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Member, Elks; Phi Gamma Delta. Died, of leukemia, November, 1983 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Douglas, Mass.
  Robert Helyer Thayer (1901-1984) — also known as Robert H. Thayer — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Southborough, Worcester County, Mass., September 22, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1946; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1955-57. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Audubon Society. Died, of leukemia, in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1984 (age 82 years, 126 days). Interment at Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Greenough Thayer (1863-1934) and Violet (Otis) Thayer (1871-1962); married, December 26, 1926, to Virginia Pratt (1905-1979; daughter of Ruth Baker Pratt); grandnephew of James Otis (1836-1898); second great-grandson of Harrison Gray Otis; third great-grandson of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thaddeus Joseph Dulski (1915-1988) — also known as Thaddeus J. Dulski — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 27, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; accountant; U.S. Representative from New York, 1959-74 (41st District 1959-73, 37th District 1973-74). Died, from leukemia, in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., October 11, 1988 (age 73 years, 14 days). Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  George Lloyd Murphy (1902-1992) — also known as George L. Murphy — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 4, 1902. Republican. Professional actor and dancer in 1934-52; appeared in films such as For Me And My Gal, Battleground; president, Screen Actors Guild, 1944-46; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956, 1960 (alternate); U.S. Senator from California, 1965-71; defeated, 1970. Irish ancestry. Member, Screen Actors Guild. Died, of leukemia, in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., May 3, 1992 (age 89 years, 304 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Married 1927 to Julie Henkel (dancer Julie Johnson).
  Cross-reference: Dan Lungren
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  William B. Gray (c.1942-1994) — Born about 1942. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1977-81; candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1988. Died, of leukemia, March 22, 1994 (age about 52 years). Burial location unknown.
  Theodore D. Mann (c.1923-1994) — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born about 1923. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1960; mayor of Newton, Mass., 1972-94. Jewish. Died of leukemia, April 9, 1994 (age about 71 years). Interment at Mishkan Tefila Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Hyman Mann (1898-1972).
  Leroy B. Kellam (c.1919-1995) — of New York. Born in Pinnacle, Stokes County, N.C., about 1919. Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1982-88. African ancestry. Died, of complications of leukemia, in North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., March 7, 1995 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Maurice Larry Lawrence (1926-1996) — also known as M. Larry Lawrence — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 16, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, 1994-96, died in office 1996. Jewish. Member, Zeta Beta Tau. Falsely claimed to have served and been injured in the Merchant Marine during World War II; this was discovered a year after his death. Died, of leukemia and blood dyscrasia, in Berne, Switzerland, January 9, 1996 (age 69 years, 146 days). Original interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; reinterment in 1997 at El Camino Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sidney A. Lawrence and Tillie P. Astor Lawrence; married 1949 to Geraldine Polland.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Barbara Charline Jordan (1936-1996) — also known as Barbara Jordan — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., February 21, 1936. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1967; U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1973-79; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988. Female. African ancestry. Lesbian. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1990; received the Spingarn Medal in 1992, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Died of leukemia and multiple sclerosis, January 17, 1996 (age 59 years, 330 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Barbara Jordan: Mary Beth Rogers, Barbara Jordan : American Hero — Ann Fears Crawford, Barbara Jordan : Breaking the Barriers (for young readers)
Spiro T. Agnew Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996) — also known as Spiro T. Agnew; Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos; "Spiro T. Eggplant"; "Nixon's Nixon"; "The White Knight" — of Towson, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; Baltimore County Executive, 1962-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964; Governor of Maryland, 1967-69; Vice President of the United States, 1969-73. Episcopalian. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Order of Ahepa; Phi Alpha Delta; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal income tax returns; pleaded no contest to tax evasion and resigned as Vice-President, October 10, 1973; disbarred by a Maryland court in 1974. Died, of leukemia, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Worcester County, Md., September 17, 1996 (age 77 years, 313 days). Interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Spiro Agnew and Margaret (Akers) Agnew; married, May 27, 1942, to Elinor Isabel 'Judy' Judefind.
  Cross-reference: Patrick J. Buchanan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Spiro T. Agnew: Go Quietly Or Else (1980) — The Canfield Decision (1976) — Frankly Speaking: A Collection of Extraordinary Speeches (1970) — Where He Stands: The Life and Convictions of Spiro Agnew (1968)
  Books about Spiro T. Agnew: Richard M. Cohen & Jules Witcover, A Heartbeat Away : The Investigation and Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Image source: Time Magazine, August 28, 1972
  Richard J. Knox (1934-1997) — of Montana. Born in Denton, Fergus County, Mont., August 18, 1934. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1990-97. Died of leukemia, May 7, 1997 (age 62 years, 262 days). Interment at Winifred Cemetery, Winifred, Mont.
  David Ross (1920-1997) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Zeradov, Poland, November 28, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 5th District, 1951-53; resigned 1953; state court judge in New York, 1969-79, 1979-97. Died of leukemia, at Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., August 25, 1997 (age 76 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Endicott Peabody (1920-1997) — also known as "Chub" — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Hollis, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., February 15, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 3rd District, 1955-56; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1956, 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960, 1964, 1968; Governor of Massachusetts, 1963-65; defeated, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1966; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1986. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Elks. Died, from leukemia, in Hollis, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 1, 1997 (age 77 years, 289 days). Interment at Town Cemetery, Groton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Malcolm Endicott Peabody and Mary Elizabeth (Parkman) Peabody; brother of Marietta Peabody Tree; married, June 24, 1944, to Barbara Gibbons; cousin *** of William P. Homans, Jr. (1922?-1997).
  Political family: Peabody-Parkman family of Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Marshall Wayne Wiley (1925-1998) — also known as Marshall W. Wiley — of Florida. Born in Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., April 26, 1925. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Oman, 1978-81. Died, of acute leukemia, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., January 31, 1998 (age 72 years, 280 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Watkins Moorman Abbitt (1908-1998) — also known as Watkins M. Abbitt — of Appomattox, Appomattox County, Va. Born in Appomattox, Appomattox County, Va., May 21, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; Appomattox County Commonwealth Attorney, 1932-48; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1944; delegate to Virginia limited constitutional convention 11th District, 1945; U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1948-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1964, 1972; Virginia Democratic state chair, 1964-70. Baptist. Member, Ruritan; Lions; Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi; American Forestry Association. Died, of leukemia, at Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va., July 13, 1998 (age 90 years, 53 days). Interment at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Appomattox, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Francis Abbitt and Otway C. (Moorman) Abbitt; married, March 20, 1937, to Corinne Hancock; father of Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Jr. (1944-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerald Herbert Gottlieb (c.1918-1999) — of California. Born in New York, about 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 28th District, 1964. Died, of leukemia, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 29, 1999 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Gordon Edward Sanders (1927-1999) — also known as Gordon E. Sanders — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., November 27, 1927. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; newscaster and radio personality; candidate for mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., 1981, 1985. Died of leukemia, November 25, 1999 (age 71 years, 363 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert H. Keefe (c.1941-2000) — of California. Born in Bauxite, Saline County, Ark., about 1941. Lawyer; municipal judge in California, 1994-98; superior court judge in California, 1998-2000. Died, from complications of leukemia, at USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 3, 2000 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Terence P. Reiley (c.1967-2000) — also known as Terry Reiley — of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born about 1967. Mayor of Pottsville, Pa., 1998-2000; died in office 2000. Died of leukemia, February 21, 2000 (age about 33 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville, Pa.
  E. S. Johnny Walker (1911-2000) — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M.; Silver City, Grant County, N.M. Born in Fulton, Fulton County, Ky., June 18, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1949-52; U.S. Representative from New Mexico at-large, 1965-69; defeated, 1968. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks. In the New Mexico state legislature, he successfully sponsored a bill to allow women to serve on juries. In Congress, he sponsored legislation that created what is now Pecos National Historical Park. Died of leukemia, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., October 8, 2000 (age 89 years, 112 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Buster Brouillet (1928-2001) — also known as Frank Brouillet; "Buster" — of Puyallup, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Puyallup, Pierce County, Wash., May 18, 1928. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; member of Washington state house of representatives 25th District, 1957-73; Washington superintendent of public instruction, 1973-89. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Chi; Grange; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of complications from leukemia, in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., January 20, 2001 (age 72 years, 247 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Vern Brouillet and Doris (Darr) Brouillet; married 1956 to Marge E. Sarsten.
John Joseph Moakley John Joseph Moakley (1927-2001) — also known as Joe Moakley — of South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 27, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1953-63; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1964-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1968, 1996; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1973-2001; defeated in primary, 1970; died in office 2001. Catholic. Died, of leukemia, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 28, 2001 (age 74 years, 31 days). Interment at Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Frank Lynn Whitbeck (1916-2002) — also known as Frank L. Whitbeck — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., February 29, 1916. Democrat. Insurance executive; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died, from complications of leukemia and a blood disease, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., May 31, 2002 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  William J. Knight (1929-2004) — also known as Pete Knight — of Palmdale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., November 18, 1929. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; mayor of Palmdale, Calif., 1988-92; member of California state assembly, 1993-96; member of California state senate 17th District, 1997-2004; died in office 2004. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks. Air Force test pilot who holds the speed record for winged aircraft: 4,250 mph flying the Bell X-15. Died, from acute myelogenous leukemia, in City of Hope Hospital, May 7, 2004 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Palmdale, Calif.
  Knight High School in Palmdale, California, is named for him.
  Jim Spagnola (c.1940-2004) — also known as "Jim Spagg" — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born about 1940. Candidate in primary for mayor of Portland, Ore., 2004. Died, of leukemia, in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., May 8, 2004 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Kirkwood Fordice, Jr. (1934-2004) — also known as Kirk Fordice — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., February 10, 1934. Republican. Governor of Mississippi, 1992-2000. Methodist. Died, of leukemia, in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 7, 2004 (age 70 years, 210 days). Interment at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Miss.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia 'Pat' Owens (divorced 2000).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Craig Lyle Thomas (1933-2007) — also known as Craig Thomas — of Wyoming. Born in Cody, Park County, Wyo., February 17, 1933. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1985-88; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1989-95; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1995-2007; died in office 2007. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Rotary; Delta Chi. Died, of leukemia, in the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 4, 2007 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Edward Sangmeister (1931-2007) — also known as George E. Sangmeister — of Mokena, Will County, Ill. Born in Frankfort, Will County, Ill., February 16, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Will County State's Attorney, 1964-68; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1973-77; member of Illinois state senate, 1977-87; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1986; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1989-95 (4th District 1989-93, 11th District 1993-95). Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Lions. Died, of leukemia, in Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Will County, Ill., October 7, 2007 (age 76 years, 233 days). Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Doris M. Hinspeter.
  Cross-reference: Daniel Lipinski
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
John W. Fisher John Wesley Fisher (1915-2009) — also known as John W. Fisher — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born in Walland, Blount County, Tenn., July 15, 1915. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952, 1960; president and CEO, Ball Corporation, 1970-81. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Rotary. Died, from leukemia, in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., June 28, 2009 (age 93 years, 348 days). Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind.
  Presumably named for: John Wesley
  Relatives: Married, August 10, 1940, to Janice Kelsey Ball (1916-2010).
  Personal motto: "Ride hard, shoot straight, tell the truth, and be good to your fellow man."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: University of Tennessee Knoxville
  John T. Gregorio (1928-2013) — also known as "The Lion of Linden" — of Linden, Union County, N.J. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., February 6, 1928. Democrat. Florist; mayor of Linden, N.J., 1968-83, 1991-2006; defeated, 2006; shot at in his car, in March 1968; two days later, his house was firebombed; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 21st District, 1974-77; indicted in April 1975 on perjury and fraud charges, over his purchase of a vacant lot from Elizabethtown Gas Company, while conspiring to falsify documents to conceal his involvement as buyer; later charged with extorting a $25,000 kickback from a building contractor on a high school project; following jury selection, the charges were dismissed in February 1976; member of New Jersey state senate, 1978-83 (21st District 1978-81, 20th District 1982-83); indicted in September 1981 on charges of income tax evasion, concealing his interest in two "go-go bars", and for failing to enforce state alcohol laws; convicted in December 1982 of conspiracy to commit official misconduct, but found not guilty on other charges. Died, from leukemia, in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., October 23, 2013 (age 85 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Rafael Hernández Colón (1936-2019) — Born in Ponce, Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico, October 24, 1936. Member of Puerto Rico senate, 1969-72; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1973-77, 1985-93; defeated, 1976, 1980. Died, from leukemia, in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, May 2, 2019 (age 82 years, 190 days). Interment at Cementerio Católico de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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