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Politicians Who Died of Liver Disease

Very incomplete list!

See also liver cancer.

in chronological order

  William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817) — also known as William C. C. Claiborne — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Sussex County, Va., 1775. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; state court judge in Tennessee, 1796; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1797-1801; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1801-04; Governor of Orleans Territory, 1804-12; Governor of Louisiana, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1817; died in office 1817. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Fought a duel with Daniel Clark on June 8, 1807; he was wounded in the thigh. Died of a liver ailment, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 23, 1817 (age about 42 years). Originally entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.; re-entombed in 1872 at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1748-1809) and Mary (Leigh) Claiborne (1750-1782); brother of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; married to Clarissa Duralde (1776-1809), Suzette Bosque and Elizabeth Lewis; uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-granduncle of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; third great-granduncle of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Claiborne counties in La., Miss. and Tenn. are named for him.
  Epitaph: "Cara patria, carior libertas; ubi est libertas, ibi mea patria." [Dear my country, dearer liberty; where liberty is, there is my country.]
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Schuyler Thibodeaux (1769-1827) — of Louisiana. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 1, 1769. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1812-24; Governor of Louisiana, 1824. Catholic. Died, of an abscessed liver, near Bayou Terrebonne, Terrebonne Parish, La., October 24, 1827 (age 58 years, 296 days). Entombed at Halfway Cemetery, Houma, La.
  Relatives: Married to Felicite Bonvillian and Bridgette Belanger.
  Hedge Thompson (1780-1828) — of Salem, Salem County, N.J. Born in Salem, Salem County, N.J., January 28, 1780. Physician; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1805-06; member of New Jersey State Council, 1819; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1827-28; died in office 1828. Died, from a liver ailment, in Salem, Salem County, N.J., July 23, 1828 (age 48 years, 177 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Churchyard, Salem, N.J.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) — also known as John C. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 16, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1851-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; Vice President of the United States, 1857-61; Southern Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 1860; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Confederate Secretary of War, 1865. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on December 4, 1861 for his participation in the Confederate military. Fled to Cuba at the end of the war, and lived in England and Canada until 1869. Died, from lung disease and liver cirrhosis, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 17, 1875 (age 54 years, 121 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Clay (Smith) Breckinridge (1787-1864) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married 1840 to Elizabeth Lucas (1825-1889); married, December 12, 1843, to Mary Cyrene Burch (1826-1907); father of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Witherspoon; great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Breckenridge, Missouri, is named for him.  — The city of Breckenridge, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
  Books about John C. Breckinridge: William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — Frank Hopkins Heck, Proud Kentuckian, John C. Breckinridge, 1821-1875 — William C. Davis, Breckinridge : Statesman, Soldier, Symbol
  Thomas A. Ledwith (1840-1898) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 14, 1840. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1863; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1870; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1871; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1874-75. Died of cirrhosis of the liver and Bright's disease, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 1, 1898 (age 58 years, 46 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Thomas Joseph Bradley (1870-1901) — also known as Thomas J. Bradley — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 2, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1897-1901. Member, Tammany Hall. Died, from cirrhosis of the liver, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 1, 1901 (age 31 years, 89 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frederic René Coudert (1832-1903) — also known as Frederic R. Coudert — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 1, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; government director, 1885-88, and receiver, 1892-98, of Union Pacific Railroad; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896. Catholic. French ancestry. Died, from heart and liver troubles, in Washington, D.C., December 20, 1903 (age 71 years, 294 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Coudert; married to Elizabeth McCredy; grandfather of Frederic René Coudert, Jr. (1898-1972).
  Political family: Coudert-Catlin-Tracy family of New York City, New York.
Edwin F. Blodgett Edwin Ford Blodgett (1849-1912) — also known as Edwin F. Blodgett — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., July 10, 1849. Republican. Railway conductor; purchasing agent; postmaster at Atlanta, Ga., 1902-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908. Baptist. Died, from cirrhosis of the liver, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., October 3, 1912 (age 63 years, 85 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Foster Blodgett, Jr. and Louisa Maria (Foster) Blodgett (1828-1858); half-brother of Jessie Eloise Blodgett (1860-1892; who married Ephraim Tweedy); married to Mary Johnston (1858-1935); nephew of Henry Clay Foster; grandson of John Foster; first cousin once removed of Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905) and Asiel Z. Blodgett; second cousin of Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959); third cousin of Dwight Oscar Whedon (1873-?); fourth cousin once removed of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
  Political families: Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Atlanta Costitution, February 23, 1902
  Howard Allan Gass (1853-1916) — also known as Howard A. Gass — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in Audrain County, Mo., August 22, 1853. Democrat. School teacher and principal; Missouri superintendent of schools, 1907-10, 1915-16; died in office 1916. Died, from liver disease, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., September 18, 1916 (age 63 years, 27 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Black Gass (1819-1873) and Mary Elizabeth (Pearson) Gass; married, December 25, 1876, to Alice Josephine Shell (1855-1923).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Truman S. Powell (1842-1919) — of Lamar, Barton County, Mo.; Notch, Stone County, Mo. Born in La Salle County, Ill., October 25, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Stone County, 1907-08, 1919; died in office 1919. Died, from a liver abscess, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., March 14, 1919 (age 76 years, 140 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Notch, Mo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Jotham P. Allds Jotham Powers Allds (1865-1923) — also known as Jotham P. Allds — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Born in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., February 1, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1896-1902; member of New York state senate, 1903-10 (26th District 1903-06, 27th District 1907-08, 37th District 1909-10); resigned 1910; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908. Accused by Sen. Benn Conger, in 1910, of accepting bribes from bridge companies nine years earlier; following an investigation, the State Senate found him guilty by a vote of 40 to 9, and he resigned to avoid expulsion. Died, of liver disease, at Norwich Memorial Hospital, Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., September 11, 1923 (age 58 years, 222 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jotham Gillis Allds (1797-1866) and Lucy Charlotte (Powers) Allds (1820-1918).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Louis Arthur Coolidge (1861-1925) — also known as Louis A. Coolidge — of Milton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Natick, Middlesex County, Mass., October 8, 1861. Republican. Newspaper correspondent; private secretary to U.S. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, 1888-91; assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury, 1908; treasurer and director, United Shoe Machinery Corporation, 1909; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee). Member, Freemasons. Died, from liver sclerosis, in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., May 31, 1925 (age 63 years, 235 days). Interment at Dell Park Cemetery, Natick, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William L. Coolidge and Sarah Isabella (Washburn) Coolidge; married, January 2, 1890, to Helen Irene Pickerill (1871-1947).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Lee Woolwine (1874-1925) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 31, 1874. Democrat. Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1915-23; became one of the nation's best-known prosecutors; Democratic candidate for Governor of California, 1918 (primary), 1922. Episcopalian. Died, of a liver ailment, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 8, 1925 (age 50 years, 250 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Jacob Bunn, Jr. (1864-1926) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., October 21, 1864. Republican. President, Illinois Watch Co. (watch manufacturers); president, Sangamo Electric Co.; president, Springfield Marine Bank; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924. Died, from cirrhosis of the liver, in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., May 10, 1926 (age 61 years, 201 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Bunn (1814-1897; industrialist) and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Bunn; married to Mildred Jeffress.
  James William Zevely (1861-1927) — also known as J. W. Zevely — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Washington, D.C.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Linn, Osage County, Mo., October 8, 1861. Democrat. Librarian; secretary of Missouri Democratic Party, 1888; Inspector in Charge for U.S. Department of the Interior; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912, 1916; as attorney for the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, and for Harry F. Sinclair, he was a figure in the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920s. Died, of pernicious anemia and liver cirrhosis, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., June 10, 1927 (age 65 years, 245 days). Interment somewhere in Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus Zevely and Mary A. Zevely; married, June 23, 1908, to Janie C. Clay.
  The champion racehorse "Zev" (1920-1943) was named for him by Harry F. Sinclair.
  Charles U. Becker (1868-1934) — of Wishart, Polk County, Mo.; Bolivar, Polk County, Mo. Born near New Haven, Franklin County, Mo., October 21, 1868. Republican. Farmer; writer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Polk County, 1915-20; secretary of state of Missouri, 1921-33. German and French ancestry. Died, from cirrhosis of the liver, in Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., May 21, 1934 (age 65 years, 212 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Hermann Becker and Sarah (Maupin) Becker; married, May 13, 1920, to Mary B. Tolson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Medill Patterson (1879-1946) — also known as Joseph M. Patterson — of Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 6, 1879. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1903; editor of the Chicago Tribune, 1910-25; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; founder (1919) and publisher of the New York Daily News, the first successful American tabloid newspaper. Died, from a liver ailment, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 26, 1946 (age 67 years, 140 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Wilson Patterson, Jr. and Elinor (Medill) Patterson; married 1902 to Alice Higinbotham (divorced 1938); married, July 5, 1938, to Mary King (1885-1975); father of Alicia Patterson (1907-1963; who married Harry Frank Guggenheim); grandson of Joseph Meharry Medill; first cousin of Joseph Medill McCormick and Robert Rutherford McCormick (1880-1955).
  Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Elinor Fatman Morgenthau (1892-1949) — also known as Elinor F. Morgenthau; Elinor Fatman — of Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 19, 1892. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928. Female. Jewish. Died, from a liver ailment, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 21, 1949 (age 57 years, 214 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Morris Fatman and Settie (Lehman) Fatman; married, April 17, 1916, to Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967); niece of Herbert Henry Lehman.
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Bliss Lane (1894-1956) — of New York; Washington, D.C. Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 16, 1894. U.S. Minister to Nicaragua, 1933-36; Estonia, 1936-37; Latvia, 1936-37; Lithuania, 1936-37; Yugoslavia, 1937-41; Costa Rica, 1941-42; U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, 1942-44; Poland, 1944-47. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from acute hepatitis, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 13, 1956 (age 62 years, 58 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Cornelia Thayer Baldwin (sister of Frederick William Baldwin (1885-1934)).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books by Arthur Bliss Lane: I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports To The American People
  Books about Arthur Bliss Lane: Vladimir Petrov, A Study In Diplomacy: The Story of Arthur Bliss Lane
  Joseph Raymond McCarthy (1908-1957) — also known as Joseph R. McCarthy; Joe McCarthy; "Tail-Gunner Joe" — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wis., November 14, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Wisconsin 10th Circuit, 1940-46; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1947-57; died in office 1957; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948; speaker, 1952. Catholic. Claimed in a 1950 speech that he had a list of 205 Communists employed in the U.S. State Department; went on to conduct hearings and investigations into alleged subersive activities and Communist influence on society; with his sensationalist tactics and disregard for fairness and due process, he dominated the American political scene for a period of time, now called the McCarthy Era; public opinion turned against him when he tried to investigate the Army; in December 1953, the Senate voted 67-22 to censure him for "contemptuous conduct" and abuse of select committee privilege. Died of a liver ailment at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 2, 1957 (age 48 years, 169 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Appleton, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy McCarthy (1867-1946) and Bridget (Tierney) McCarthy (1870-1941); married, September 29, 1953, to Jean Fraser Kerr (1924-1979).
  Cross-reference: L. Brent Bozell — Norman Armour — Joseph C. Grew — Robert Woods Bliss — William Phillips — Albert Cohn — Corliss Lamont — Merwin K. Hart — Charles W. Thayer — John S. Service
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Joseph R. McCarthy: Richard H. Rovere, Senator Joe McCarthy — Arthur Herman, Joseph McCarthy : Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator — Ellen Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism — Thomas C. Reeves, The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy : A Biography
  Fiction about Joseph R. McCarthy: William F. Buckley, Jr., The Redhunter : a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy
  James Martin Barnes (1899-1958) — also known as James M. Barnes — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., January 9, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; county judge in Illinois, 1926-34; U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1939-43; defeated, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Died, of a liver ailment, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1958 (age 59 years, 150 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. Barnes and Madge (Martin) Barnes; married, July 15, 1945, to Betty Grove.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Horace Elgin Dodge, Jr. (1900-1963) — also known as Horace E. Dodge — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 2, 1900. Republican. Founder, Dodge Boat Works, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died, from liver cirrhosis, at Jennings Memorial Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 22, 1963 (age 63 years, 142 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Horace Elgin Dodge (1868-1920; auto manufacturer) and Anna (Thomson) Dodge (1871-1970); brother of Delphine Ione Dodge (1899-1943; who married James Henry Roberts Cromwell (1896-1990)); married, June 21, 1921, to Lois Virginia Knowlson (1899-1973; divorced 1927); married, May 17, 1928, to Muriel Sisman (born 1903; divorced 1938); married, May 16, 1940, to Martha 'Mickey' Devine (1912-1984; divorced 1944; murder victim); married, May 26, 1945, to Clara Mae Tinsley (born c.1918; divorced 1953); married, February 14, 1953, to Gregg Sherwood (born 1923; model and actress); nephew of John Francis Dodge (who married Matilda Rausch).
  Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; MacArthur family of Pennsylvania; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 26, 1880. Republican. General in the U.S. Army during World War I; general in the U.S. Army during World War II; received the Medal of Honor for his defense of the Philippines in 1942; repeatedly disavowed any intention of becoming a candidate for any public office, but his supporters persisted in putting his name forward; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1956. Died, from primary biliary cirrhosis (an auto-immune disorder), in Washington, D.C., April 5, 1964 (age 84 years, 70 days). Entombed at MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Va.; statue at United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur MacArthur and Mary Pinkney (Hardy) MacArthur; married 1922 to Louise Brooks; married, April 30, 1937, to Jean Marie Faircloth (1898-2000); uncle of Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997); grandson of Arthur MacArthur (1815-1896).
  Political families: MacArthur family of Pennsylvania; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Irvine H. Sprague
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
Wendell Corey Wendell Reid Corey (1914-1968) — also known as Wendell Corey — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., March 20, 1914. Republican. Actor on Broadway, in movies, and on television; president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1961-63; board member, Screen Actors Guild; member, Santa Monica city council, 1965-68; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956, 1960; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California, 1966. Died, from liver cirrhosis, in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 8, 1968 (age 54 years, 233 days). Interment at Washington Cemetery, Washington, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Rothwell Corey (1879-1951) and Julia Etta (McKenney) Corey (1882-1947); married to Alice Wiley.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Old Time Radio Catalog
  William Walton Butterworth, Jr. (1903-1975) — also known as W. Walton Butterworth — of Brookeville, Montgomery County, Md.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1903. Rhodes scholar; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Singapore, 1929-31; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1950-53; Canada, 1962-68. Died, from liver cirrhosis, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1975 (age 71 years, 205 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Walton Butterworth (1864-1963) and Maud Ravencamp (Campbell) Butterworth (1873-1954); married, November 10, 1928, to Virginia Parker (1904-1999).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Jules Handley (1918-1979) — also known as William J. Handley — of Virginia. Born in Paramaribo, Netherlands Guiana (now Suriname) of American parents, December 17, 1918. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Mali, 1961-64; Turkey, 1969-73. Died, from complications of liver disease, in a hospital at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., November 4, 1979 (age 60 years, 322 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Coraopolis, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Benedict Handley, Jr. and Julia Anna Cornelia (Polak) Handley.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh J. Gallen (1924-1982) — of Littleton, Grafton County, N.H. Born July 30, 1924. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from New Hampshire, 1973; Governor of New Hampshire, 1979-82. Died of kidney and liver failure at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 29, 1982 (age 58 years, 152 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Littleton, N.H.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Peter Lawford (1923-1984) — also known as Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen Lawford — Born in London, England, September 7, 1923. Democrat. Actor; naturalized U.S. citizen; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. English ancestry. Died, from cardiac arrest, while suffering from kidney failure and liver failure, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 24, 1984 (age 61 years, 108 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean; cenotaph at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford (1865-1953) and May Somerville (Bunny) Lawford (1883-1972); married, April 24, 1954, to Patricia Helen Kennedy (1924-2006) (daughter of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; sister of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy); married, October 30, 1971, to Mary Rowan; married, June 25, 1976, to Deborah Gould; married, July 5, 1984, to Patricia Seaton; father of Christopher Lawford (actor).
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband, Father & Friend."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Oldfather Reischauer (1910-1990) — Born in Tokyo, Japan, October 15, 1910. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1961-66. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Historical Association. With George McCune, developed a phonetic method for transliterating Korean into the Roman alphabet. Died, from complications of hepatitis, in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., September 1, 1990 (age 79 years, 321 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about Edwin O. Reischauer: George R. Packard, Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan
  Paul Efthemios Tsongas (1941-1997) — also known as Paul E. Tsongas — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 14, 1941. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1975-79; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1979-85; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1992. Greek ancestry. Died of liver damage caused by cancer treatment, and pneumonia, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 18, 1997 (age 55 years, 339 days). Interment at Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Nicola S. Tsongas; twin brother of Thaleia Tsongas Schlesinger (1941-).
  Political family: Tsongas family of Lowell, Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Cassius Goodloe III (1919-1997) — also known as William C. Goodloe; Bill Goodloe — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., September 19, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Washington state senate 32nd District, 1951-58; Washington Republican state chair, 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1960; Honorary Consul for Ecuador in Seattle, Wash., 1962; superior court judge in Washington, 1970; chief justice of Washington state supreme court, 1985-88. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, from liver disease, in Seattle, King County, Wash., January 18, 1997 (age 77 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Green Clay Goodloe (1883-1967) and Helen Stuart (Wilson) Goodloe (1886-1962); married, September 19, 1941, to Ruth Clarke (1917-2010); grandson of William Cassius Goodloe and John Lockwood Wilson (1850-1912); grandnephew of Henry Lane Wilson; great-grandson of James Wilson; second great-grandson of John Wilson.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article
  David Anderson (1937-1997) — Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, January 3, 1937. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1981-85. Died of liver disease in Berlin, Germany, July 4, 1997 (age 60 years, 182 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Doris Helen Heitmann.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Alberto Natividad (c.1925-2000) — of California. Born about 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Pico Rivera, Calif., 1990-91. Hispanic ancestry. Died, of liver failure, in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 5, 2000 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  James C. Reynolds (1941-2000) — also known as Jim Reynolds; "Teddy Bear" — of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., July 17, 1941. Mayor of Beaver Falls, Pa., 1989-93. Christian. Died, from diabetes and liver problems, in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., December 7, 2000 (age 59 years, 143 days). Interment at Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township, Beaver County, Pa.
  Kenneth P. Zebrowski (1945-2007) — also known as Ken Zebrowski — of New City, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 12, 1945. Lawyer; Rockland County Legislator, 1973-2003; board chairman and acting president, Nyack Hospital; candidate for New York state senate, 1999, 2000; member of New York state assembly 94th District, 2005-07; died in office 2007. Catholic. Died, of hepatitis C, in Nyack Hospital, Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., March 18, 2007 (age 61 years, 126 days). Interment at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Vincent Zebrowski (died 1989) and Jean Zebrowski; married to Linda Magnatta; father of Kenneth Paul Zebrowski, Jr. (1981?-).
  Robert Anton Young III (1923-2007) — also known as Robert A. Young III — of St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; pipefitter; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1957-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960, 1964; member of Missouri state senate, 1963-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1977-87; defeated, 1986. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions; Knights of Columbus; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets. Died, of liver failure, in St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo., October 17, 2007 (age 83 years, 324 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1947, to Irene Slawson.
  The Robert A. Young Federal Building (built 1931 as St. Louis Mart & Terminal Warehouse; acquired by U.S. Army 1941; converted to civilian federal agency offices 1961; given current name 1988), in SAINT Louis, Missouri, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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