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Politicians Who Died of Liver Cancer

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in chronological order

  Albert Howell Horton (1837-1902) — also known as Albert H. Horton — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan. Born in Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y., March 12, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1868; U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1869-73; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1873; member of Kansas state senate; elected 1876; chief justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1877-95; resigned 1895. Died, from heart disease and liver cancer, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., September 2, 1902 (age 65 years, 174 days). Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Kan.
  The city of Horton, Kansas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Kerr (1851-1908) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pa., October 2, 1851. Democrat. Coal and lumber business; Clearfield County Prothonotary, 1880-83; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1889-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1908. Died, following surgery for an liver cancer, in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., October 31, 1908 (age 57 years, 29 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Julia Boardman Smith (1852-1940).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucian Dallas Woodruff (1845-1911) — also known as Lucian D. Woodruff — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., January 8, 1845. Democrat. Printer; newspaper editor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1879-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1892; postmaster at Johnstown, Pa., 1895-99; mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1899-1902; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904. Died, from stomach cancer and liver cancer, in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., January 27, 1911 (age 66 years, 19 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Harper) Woodruff (1824-1875) and Henry Durant Woodruff (1825-1890); married, December 26, 1865, to Mary Margaret Wilson 'Maggie' Lynch (1847-1888); married, January 24, 1894, to Maria A. Dick; second cousin once removed of Rush Green Leaming; second cousin thrice removed of James Doolittle Wooster; second cousin four times removed of Andrew Adams (1736-1797); third cousin once removed of Harrison Blodget; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Frisbee; fourth cousin of Walter Harrison Blodget.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Dyer Manton (1829-1911) — also known as Benjamin D. Manton — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., May 10, 1829. U.S. Consul in Colonia, 1869-1906. Died, from liver carcinoma, in Bridgetown, Barbados, July 30, 1911 (age 82 years, 81 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Salma Manton (1798-1838) and Anstis (Dyer) Manton (1800-1876); married, February 1, 1855, to Julia Dana Gladding (1832-1907).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Victor Ponet (1836-1914) — of Sherman (now West Hollywood), Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Belgium, 1836. Real estate developer; Consular Agent for Belgium in Los Angeles, Calif., 1894-99; Vice-Consul for Belgium in Los Angeles, Calif., 1900-01. Belgian ancestry. Died, from prostate cancer and liver cancer, in Sherman (now West Hollywood), Los Angeles County, Calif., February 8, 1914 (age about 77 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1873 to Ellen J. Manning (1848-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Danford Nicholson (1859-1923) — also known as Samuel D. Nicholson — of Leadville, Lake County, Colo. Born in Springfield, Prince Edward Island, February 22, 1859. Republican. President and general manager, Western Mining Co.; director, Denver National Bank, American National Bank (Leadville, Colo.), First National Bank (Monte Vista, Colo.); mayor of Leadville, Colo., 1893-97; candidate in primary for Governor of Colorado, 1914, 1916; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, from liver cancer, in Denver, Colo., March 24, 1923 (age 64 years, 30 days). Entombed at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Donald M. Nicholson and Catherine (McKenzie) Nicholson; married 1887 to Anne Nerey (died 1915).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Alexander Eggleton (1879-1936) — also known as Charles A. Eggleton — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 15, 1879. Tobacco business; U.S. Vice Consul in Dakar, 1916-24. Died, of liver cancer, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 8, 1936 (age 56 years, 269 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Erastus Foster Post (1859-1937) — also known as Erastus F. Post — of Quogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Quogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., July 3, 1859. Farmer; banker; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 1st District, 1896-98. Died, from angina pectoris and liver cancer, on board a train near Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, N.C., March 30, 1937 (age 77 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Oliver Post (1814-1895) and Harriet (Foster) Post (1824-1901); married, November 12, 1885, to Anna Grace Foster; third cousin twice removed of Jotham Post, Jr. (1771-1817).
  Political family: Post family of New York City, New York.
Addison B. Colvin Addison Beecher Colvin (1858-1939) — also known as Addison B. Colvin — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., December 15, 1858. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; New York state treasurer, 1894-98. Presbyterian. Died, from liver cancer, in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., June 21, 1939 (age 80 years, 188 days). Interment at Pineview Cemetery, Glens Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram King Colvin (1829-1863) and Sarah Ann (Cowles) Colvin (1832-1860); married, May 16, 1883, to Maria Louise Hees (1860-1936); second cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of Edward Augustus Conger; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Seymour, Jonathan Brace (1754-1837), Chauncey Goodrich and Elizur Goodrich; fourth cousin once removed of William Sheffield Cowles.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  Ada Belle Mills Nale (1882-1947) — also known as Ada Belle Mills — of West Plains, Howell County, Mo.; Atlanta, Macon County, Mo.; Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo.; Dutch Flat, Placer County, Calif. Born in Gallatin County, Ill., October 6, 1882. Democrat. School teacher; postmaster; member of Missouri Democratic State Central Committee, 1920. Female. Died, of liver cancer, in Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 4, 1947 (age 64 years, 149 days). Interment at Sierra View Memorial Patk, Marysville, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Mills and Lavina E. (Allyn) Mills; married, June 25, 1902, to George Bafford Nale.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Glenn Allan Abbey (1898-1962) — also known as Glenn A. Abbey — of Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wis. Born in Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wis., June 11, 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Johannesburg, 1928-31; U.S. Consul General in Salonika, 1949-51. Died, from esophageal cancer, with metastasis to the liver, in Santa Rosa Medical Center, San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 28, 1962 (age 63 years, 231 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Searle Abbey (1853-1935) and Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey (1858-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John F. English (1926-1987) — also known as Jack English — of Syosset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Kismet, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964, 1980; chair of Nassau County Democratic Party, 1965. Died, of liver cancer, in Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 7, 1987 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Fred Wolf Halstead (1927-1988) — also known as Fred Halstead — of New York; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 21, 1927. Socialist. Garment cutter; anti-war organizer; Socialist Workers candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Died, of liver cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 2, 1988 (age 61 years, 42 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Harrison Halstead and Bloomah (Buckholtz) Halstead; married, May 20, 1957, to Virginia Garza.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Emmet Lee (1912-1993) — also known as Robert E. Lee — of Illinois; Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 31, 1912. Republican. FBI special agent; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1953-81; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1981. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, of liver cancer, in a hospital at Arlington, Arlington County, Va., April 5, 1993 (age 81 years, 5 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick J. Lee and Delia (Ryan) Lee; married 1936 to Wilma Rector.
  John Francis Gerry (c.1926-1995) — of New Jersey. Born in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, N.J., about 1926. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1973-75; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1975-94. Died, of liver cancer, in Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J., March 10, 1995 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Hubert L. Will (1914-1995) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born April 23, 1914. Judge of U.S. District Court, 1961-95; died in office 1995. Died of liver cancer, in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wis., December 9, 1995 (age 81 years, 230 days). Burial location unknown.
  Richard M. Matsuura (c.1933-1997) — also known as Dickie Matsuura — of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii. Born in Waialua, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, about 1933. Democrat. Member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1983-84; member of Hawaii state senate, 1985-97; resigned 1997. Methodist. Japanese ancestry. Died, of pancreatic and liver cancer, in Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, May 2, 1997 (age about 64 years). Cremated.
  Rosemary R. Gunning (c.1905-1997) — of Ridgewood, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1905. Member of New York state assembly, 1969-75 (34th District 1969-72, 37th District 1973-75). Female. Died, of liver cancer, in Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., October 4, 1997 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Barbara Vickerman (1933-1997) — also known as Barbara Lou Gilb — of Minnesota. Born in Tracy, Lyon County, Minn., October 26, 1933. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1993-97; died in office 1997. Female. Died of liver cancer, December 22, 1997 (age 64 years, 57 days). Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Near Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minn.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Gerald Vickerman; distant cousin *** of John Clifford Vickerman (1937-).
  Willard M. Munger (1911-1999) — also known as Willard Munger; "Mr. Environment" — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in a log house, Otter Tail County, Minn., January 20, 1911. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1955-64, 1967-99 (District 59 1955-64, District 59-B 1967-72, District 7-A 1973-99); defeated, 1934, 1952; died in office 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960; candidate for Minnesota state senate 59th District, 1964. Served in the Minnesota House longer than anyone else in the state's history. Died, of liver cancer, in the hospice unit of of St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., July 11, 1999 (age 88 years, 172 days). Interment at Oneota Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Lyman Munger (1883-1959) and Elsie B. E. (Zuehlsdorff) Munger (1888-1982); married, July 19, 1934, to Martha B. Winter (1915-1960).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Ernest Palmer, Jr. (c.1916-2000) — of Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., about 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Lee County; elected 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker); candidate in primary for Governor of Iowa, 1954. Died of liver cancer, in Northfield, Cook County, Ill., January 1, 2000 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Joan Finney (1925-2001) — also known as Joan McInroy — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., February 12, 1925. Candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1972; Kansas state treasurer, 1975-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984, 2000; Governor of Kansas, 1991-95; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1996. Female. Catholic. Member, American Legion Auxiliary. First woman governor of Kansas. Died, from complications of liver cancer, in St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., July 28, 2001 (age 76 years, 166 days). Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Jack E. Legel (1936-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1936. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 2nd District, 1975-80; defeated, 1966 (17th District), 1968 (17th District), 1970 (17th District), 1980 (2nd District), 1982 (3rd District), 1982 (1st District), 1984 (2nd District), 1986 (2nd District), 1992 (14th District); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1994. Died, of liver cancer, in the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospice, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., November 14, 2001 (age about 65 years). Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Mich.
  Annette Noble Morgan (c.1938-2001) — also known as Annette Morgan — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Kennett, Dunklin County, Mo., about 1938. Democrat. School teacher; member of Missouri state house of representatives 39th District, 1981-97. Female. Presbyterian. Died, of liver cancer, in Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 18, 2001 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John W. Noble (1904-?).
  Sam Solon (1931-2001) — also known as "Senator Sam" — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 25, 1931. Democrat. School teacher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-72; member of Minnesota state senate, 1973-2001; died in office 2001. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Pleaded guilty in 1995 to telecommunications fraud for letting his ex-wife make $2,430 in calls on his State Senate telephone line; reprimanded by the Senate in 1996. Died, of liver cancer, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., December 28, 2001 (age 70 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  The Solon Campus Center (built 1995, named 2001), at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is named for him.
  Sedgwick William Green (1929-2002) — also known as S. William Green; Bill Green — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 16, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1965-68 (New York County 9th District 1965, 72nd District 1966, 66th District 1967-68); U.S. Representative from New York, 1978-93 (18th District 1978-83, 15th District 1983-93); defeated, 1968 (17th District), 1992 (14th District). Jewish. Died, of liver cancer, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., 2002 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  Michael Everett (1948-2004) — also known as Mike Everett — of Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Ark. Born in Morton, Cross County, Ark., 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1991-2002. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died, of liver cancer, at Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Ark., September 15, 2004 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Baugh Brewster (1923-2007) — also known as Daniel B. Brewster — of Glyndon, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore County, Md., November 23, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1963-69; defeated, 1968; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964; speaker, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Indicted in 1969 on charges of accepting an illegal gratuity; after trial, conviction, and reversal, pleaded no contest, 1975. Died, of liver cancer, in Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Md., August 19, 2007 (age 83 years, 269 days). Interment at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Owings Mills, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Baugh Brewster, Sr. (1896-1934) and Ottolie Young (Wickes) Brewster; married 1967 to Anne Moen Bullitt (1924-2007; daughter of William Christian Bullitt); married 1976 to Judy Lynn Aarsand; nephew of Anna Willis Baugh Brewster (1894-1974; who married Francis White (1892-1961)); great-grandson of Benjamin Harris Brewster; second great-grandson of Robert John Walker; third great-grandson of Jonathan Hoge Walker and Richard Bache, Jr.; third great-grandnephew of George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864); fourth great-grandson of Richard Bache and Alexander James Dallas; fifth great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin; first cousin thrice removed of Robert Walker Irwin; first cousin four times removed of George Mifflin Dallas (1839-1917); fourth cousin once removed of Claiborne de Borda Pell.
  Political family: Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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