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Politicians Who Died of Lung Cancer

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in chronological order

  Robert Henry Roy (1866-1919) — also known as Robert H. Roy — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 7, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1912; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1919; died in office 1919. Congregationalist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Died, from pleural and mediastinal carcinoma, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 10, 1919 (age 52 years, 124 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Roy (1823-1895) and Eliza (Rowan) Roy (1824-1902); married, October 23, 1889, to Annie Aspinall French (1865-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Henry Brake (1864-1937) — also known as David H. Brake — of near Fremont, Newaygo County, Mich. Born in Waterloo, Ontario, December 3, 1864. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1923-28, 1931-32 (Newaygo County 1923-26, Newaygo District 1927-28, 1931-32). Member, Freemasons; Grange; Maccabees. Died, from lung cancer, in Dayton Center, Newaygo County, Mich., March 18, 1937 (age 72 years, 105 days). Interment at Dayton Center Cemetery, Dayton Center, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham B. Brake (1838-1897) and Caroline (Cosens) Brake (1841-1914); married to Bertha Marcia Hale (1868-1955); father of David Hale Brake (1891-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lee Edward Geyer (1888-1941) — also known as Lee E. Geyer — of Gardena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Wetmore, Nemaha County, Kan., September 9, 1888. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1935-37; U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 1939-41; died in office 1941; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Died of lung cancer, at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., October 11, 1941 (age 53 years, 32 days). Interment at Wetmore Cemetery, Wetmore, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Henry Holden (1872-1942) — also known as Edward H. Holden — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., April 7, 1872. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; municipal judge in Vermont, 1908-18; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1925; member of Vermont state senate from Bennington County, 1927. Episcopalian. Died, from mediastinal carcinoma, in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., December 21, 1942 (age 70 years, 258 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Belus Holden (1828-1905) and Marion Steel (Rule) Holden (1836-1900); married, April 23, 1903, to Mary Thayer (1876-1965); first cousin twice removed of Austin Wells Holden; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Hard and Gideon Hard (1797-1885); third cousin twice removed of Arthur Newton Holden; fourth cousin of Henry Merritt Hard and Alvah Waterman Burlingame, Jr..
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; King family; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Barzilla Worth Clark (1880-1943) — also known as Barzilla W. Clark — of Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho. Born in Hadley, Hendricks County, Ind., December 22, 1880. Democrat. Civil engineer; mayor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1913-15, 1926-36; Governor of Idaho, 1937-39. Methodist. Died, from lung cancer, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, September 21, 1943 (age 62 years, 273 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Addison Clark and Eunice (Hadley) Clark; brother of Chase Addison Clark (1883-1966); married, October 26, 1905, to Ethel S. Peck; uncle of Bethine Clark (who married Frank Forrester Church).
  Political family: Clark family of Boise and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Benjamin Harrison (1889-1948) — also known as William B. Harrison — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 28, 1889. Republican. Insurance adjuster; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary-treasurer, Foundry Products Co.; president, Kentucky Refrigerating Co.; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1927-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928, 1932, 1936 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Zeta Psi. Died, from lung cancer, in Wequetonsing, Emmet County, Mich., July 13, 1948 (age 58 years, 351 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Harrison and Virginia L. (Trezevant) Harrison; married, June 4, 1912, to Margaret W. Allis.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Otto John Kundert (1888-1950) — also known as Otto J. Kundert — of near Java, Campbell County, S.Dak.; Mound City, Campbell County, S.Dak. Born in Neu Berlin, Russia (now Worobeyeva, Ukraine), July 26, 1888. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1937-42 (41st District 1937-38, 40th District 1939-42). Volga German ancestry. Died, from lung cancer, in Mound City, Campbell County, S.Dak., January 9, 1950 (age 61 years, 167 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Herreid, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of John Kundert and Elizabeth (Schock) Kundert; married, February 11, 1913, to Maria Riefer (1890-1976); father of Gustav O. Kundert (1913-2000) and Alice Kundert.
  Political family: Kundert family of Mound City, South Dakota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph D. Chartrand (1906-1952) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born January 11, 1906. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1945-46. Died, of lung cancer, in 1952 (age about 46 years). Interment at Norton Shores Cemetery, Norton Shores, Mich.
  Addison Taylor Smith (1862-1956) — also known as Addison T. Smith — of Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho. Born near Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, September 5, 1862. Republican. U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1913-33 (at-large 1913-17, 2nd District 1917-33). Died of lung cancer, in Washington, D.C., July 5, 1956 (age 93 years, 304 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Raphael Placidus Deegan (1892-1959) — also known as Raphael P. Deegan — of Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va., October 5, 1892. Democrat. Grocer; mayor of Benwood, W.Va., 1941-51; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Marshall County, 1942. Died, from adenocarcinoma of left lung, in a hospital at Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., December 2, 1959 (age 67 years, 58 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Hohman, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Adelia (Cooper) Deegan (1855-1935) and Michael Francis Deegan (1860-1923); married to Mary F. Muth (1894-1983); father of Raphael Muth Deegan (1918-1993).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr. (1897-1961) — also known as A. J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 17, 1897. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; shipping business; U.S. Minister to Norway, 1935-37, 1941-42; Netherlands, 1941-42; Yugoslavia, 1941; Czechoslovakia, 1941-43; Greece, 1941-42; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1937-43; Belgium, 1941-43; Netherlands, 1942-43; Norway, 1942-43; Yugoslavia, 1942; Greece, 1942-43; Czechoslovakia, 1943; Spain, 1961. Died, from lung cancer and a heart attack, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., November 13, 1961 (age 63 years, 331 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; cenotaph at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Cordelia Rundell (Bradley) Biddle (1873-1947) and Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1874-1948); married, June 16, 1915, to Mary Lillian Duke (1887-1960; tobacco heiress; divorced 1931; niece of James Buchanan Duke); married 1931 to Margaret (Thompson) Schulze (1902-1956; divorced 1936; daughter of William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930)); married 1946 to Margaret Atkinson Loughborough; uncle of Angier Biddle Duke; great-grandnephew of Charles John Biddle; second great-grandnephew of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; third great-grandson of Charles Biddle; third great-grandnephew of Edward Biddle; first cousin five times removed of John Scull; second cousin twice removed of John Biddle (1859-1936); second cousin thrice removed of Edward MacFunn Biddle; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Bingham Penrose, Edward Scull and Thomas Biddle; fourth cousin once removed of Boies Penrose, Spencer Penrose and Edward MacFunn Biddle, Jr..
  Political family: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) — also known as Francis V. du Pont; Frank V. du Pont — of Greenville, New Castle County, Del.; Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., May 28, 1894. Republican. Engineer; member, Delaware State Highway Commission, 1922-49; president, Equitable Trust Company of Wilmington; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1944, 1948; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1952; Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, 1953-56. Died, from lung cancer, in University Hospital, Baltimore, Md., May 16, 1962 (age 67 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alice (du Pont) du Pont (1863-1937) and Thomas Coleman du Pont; brother of Alice Hounsfield du Pont (1891-1967; who married Clayton Douglass Buck); married, June 16, 1917, to Katherine Clark (divorced 1931); married 1932 to Janet M. Gram; father of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont; great-grandson of Charles Irénée du Pont; great-grandnephew of Henry DuPont; second great-grandson of Nicholas Van Dyke (1770-1826); third great-grandson of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789); first cousin once removed of Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954); first cousin twice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; second cousin of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; second cousin once removed of Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford, Jr., Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard, Eugene Lammot and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; third cousin of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; third cousin once removed of Richard Henry Bayard.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Vail Montgomery Pittman (1880-1964) — also known as Vail Pittman — of Tonopah, Nye County, Nev.; Ely, White Pine County, Nev.; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 17, 1880. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Nevada state senate, 1930; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada; elected 1942; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1944, 1956; Governor of Nevada, 1945-51; defeated, 1950, 1954. Died, from lung cancer, in St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1964 (age 83 years, 134 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman (1837-1887) and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Key Pittman; married 1919 to Ida Louise Brewington (1893-1984); great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Jefferson Davis, Jr. (1903-1964) — also known as Benjamin J. Davis, Jr.; Ben Davis — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Harlem, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Dawson, Terrell County, Ga., September 8, 1903. Communist. Lawyer; candidate for New York state senate 18th District, 1936; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York at-large, 1942; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1946; arrested in 1948, along with other party leaders, and charged with advocating the violent overthrow of the United States; convicted in 1949, and expelled from his New York city council seat; served more than three years in prison. African ancestry. Died, from lung cancer, in Beth Israel Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 22, 1964 (age 60 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Jefferson Davis (1870-?).
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Nat King Cole (1919-1965) — also known as Nathaniel Adams Coles — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., March 17, 1919. Singer; musician; actor; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1956 ; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Died, from lung cancer, in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 15, 1965 (age 45 years, 335 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Nadine Robinson; married, March 28, 1948, to Maria Hawkins Ellington (1922-2012).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966) — also known as Walt Disney; "Uncle Walt" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 5, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944. Irish ancestry. Producer or director of several hundred films from 1922 until the 1960s; creator and first voice of Mickey Mouse; founder of Disney entertainment company and of Disneyland, the world's first theme park; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on September 14, 1964. In honor of his invention of the multiplane camera, he is an inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Died, of lung cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 15, 1966 (age 65 years, 10 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.; statue erected 1993 at Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Disney (1859-1941) and Flora (Call) Disney (1868-1938); married, July 13, 1925, to Lillian Marie Bounds (1899-1997).
  Cross-reference: George J. Mitchell
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Walt Disney: Richard Schickel, The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney — Leonard Mosley, Disney's World: A Biography — Katherine Greene & Richard Greene, The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney — Bob Thomas, Walt Disney: An American Original — Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Discovering Walt: The Magical Life of Walt Disney (for young readers)
  Image source: Boy Scouts of America
  Charles Anthony Buckley (1890-1967) — also known as Charles A. Buckley — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, New York County (now Bronx County), N.Y., June 23, 1890. Democrat. Bricklayer; building contractor; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from New York, 1935-65 (23rd District 1935-45, 25th District 1945-53, 24th District 1953-63, 23rd District 1963-65); chair of Bronx County Democratic Party, 1953-67. Irish ancestry. Died, of lung cancer, in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., January 22, 1967 (age 76 years, 213 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Marie E. Cowan; father of Charles Anthony Buckley, Jr. (1926?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Everett M. Dirksen Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969) — also known as Everett M. Dirksen; "The Wizard of Ooze" — of Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill. Born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill., January 4, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1933-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956 (speaker), 1960 (member, Credentials Committee), 1964 (delegation chair), 1968 (delegation chair); U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1951-69; died in office 1969. Christian Reformed. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Moose; American Bar Association; Odd Fellows; Izaak Walton League. Died, of lung cancer, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., September 7, 1969 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Joy Dirksen (who married Howard Henry Baker, Jr. (1925-2014)).
  Political family: Baker-Dirksen family of Huntsville and Alcoa, Tennessee.
  Cross-reference: Harold E. Rainville
  The Dirksen Senate Office Building (opened 1958), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Everett Dirksen: Byron C. Hulsey, Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1981)
  Walter G. Nakkula (1907-1971) — of Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich. Born in Calumet, Houghton County, Mich., August 9, 1907. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1953-64 (Gladwin District 1953-54, Arenac District 1955-64); candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 35th District, 1964. Catholic. Finnish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Suffered lung cancer and a brain tumor, and died in Gladwin Area Hospital, Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich., November 1, 1971 (age 64 years, 84 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arvid Nakkula and Senja (Erkhila) Nakkula; married to Julie Toutant.
  Lawrence Ettore Gerosa (1894-1972) — also known as Lawrence E. Gerosa — of Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Milan, Italy, August 10, 1894. Trucking business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; New York City Controller, 1954-61; Citizens candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1961. Italian ancestry. Died, of lung cancer, in Albert Einstein Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 24, 1972 (age 77 years, 319 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) — also known as Prescott S. Bush — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 15, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; director, Pan American Airways; director, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS); delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1964 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1952-63; defeated, 1950. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Skull and Bones. Died, of lung cancer, in the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 8, 1972 (age 77 years, 146 days). Interment at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948) and Flora (Sheldon) Bush (1872-1920); married, August 6, 1921, to Dorothy Walker (1901-1992); father of George Herbert Walker Bush; grandfather of George Walker Bush and John Ellis Bush (1953-).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Critical books about Prescott Bush: Kitty Kelly, The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
  Thomas John Moore (1903-1972) — also known as Thomas J. Moore — of Wilson, Wilson County, N.C. Born in Saratoga, Wilson County, N.C., June 6, 1903. Republican. Pharmacist; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1952 (alternate), 1956; chair of Wilson County Republican Party, 1952. Died, from pneumonia, possibly with lung cancer, in Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., November 2, 1972 (age 69 years, 149 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Aurelius Milton Moore (1868-1929) and Margaret Cornelia 'Maggie' (Owens) Moore (1878-1962); married to Marjorie Smith (1906-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973) — of Morrilton, Conway County, Ark. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1912. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Republican National Committee from Arkansas, 1961; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964 (delegation chair), 1972 (delegation co-chair); Governor of Arkansas, 1967-71; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1972. Baptist. Member, Urban League; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Kappa Delta Pi. Died of lung cancer or pancreatic cancer, Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., February 22, 1973 (age 60 years, 297 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960) and Abigail 'Abby' (Aldrich) Rockefeller (1874-1948); brother of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller; married to Barbara Sears; father of Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948-2006); nephew of Richard Steere Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich; uncle of John Davison Rockefeller IV; grandson of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; first cousin four times removed of Simon S. Rockefeller; first cousin five times removed of Henry Rockefeller; second cousin of David Hunter McAlpin (who married Nina Underwood); second cousin thrice removed of John Phillips Rockefeller; fourth cousin once removed of Lewis Kirby Rockefeller.
  Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Winthrop Rockefeller: John L. Ward, Winthrop Rockefeller, Philanthropist: A Life of Change
  Frank Smithwick Hogan (1902-1974) — also known as Frank S. Hogan; "Mr. Integrity" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., January 17, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; New York County District Attorney, 1941-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1958. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association. Died, following lung cancer surgery and a stroke, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 2, 1974 (age 72 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Thomas A. Aurelio — Bert Stand
  Clifford Philip Case (1904-1982) — also known as Clifford P. Case — of Rahway, Union County, N.J. Born in Franklin Park, Somerset County, N.J., April 16, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1943-44; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1945-53; resigned 1953; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1955-79; defeated in primary, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964, 1968; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; Elks; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from lung cancer, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1982 (age 77 years, 323 days). Interment at New Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Clifford Philip Case and Jeannette McAlpin (Benedict) Case; married, July 13, 1928, to Ruth Miriam Smith; nephew of Clarence Edwards Case (1877-1961).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Homer Alvin Hetherington (1923-1982) — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Roderfield, McDowell County, W.Va., December 26, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1971, 1974. Died, of lung cancer, in Winfield, Cowley County, Kan., March 5, 1982 (age 58 years, 69 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Kan.
  Mark Warren Hannaford (1925-1985) — also known as Mark W. Hannaford — of Lakewood, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Woodrow, Lincoln County, Colo., February 7, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Lakewood, Calif., 1968-70, 1972-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968; U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1975-79; defeated, 1978, 1980. Died of mesothelioma (lung cancer) in a hospital at Lakewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 2, 1985 (age 60 years, 115 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ruth Meiers (1925-1987) — of Ross, Mountrail County, N.Dak. Born in 1925. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1985-87; died in office 1987. Female. Died, of lung and brain cancer, March, 1987 (age about 61 years). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Near Ross, Mountrail County, N.Dak.
  Archie M. Gubbrud (1910-1987) — of near Alcester, Lincoln County, S.Dak. Born in Norway Township, Lincoln County, S.Dak., December 31, 1910. Republican. Farmer; bank director; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 9th District, 1951-60; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1959-60; Governor of South Dakota, 1961-65; candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1968; state director, U.S. Farmer's Home Administration, 1969-77. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died, from complications of lung cancer, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., April 26, 1987 (age 76 years, 116 days). Interment at Lands Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hudson, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Torval Marius Gubbrud and Ella (Rommeriam) Gubbrud; married to Florence Dexter; grandson of Andrew J. Rommeriam (1851-1926).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (1914-1988) — also known as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, August 17, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1949-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1954; Liberal candidate for Governor of New York, 1966. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of lung cancer, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 17, 1988 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at St. James' Churchyard, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt; brother of James Roosevelt and Elliott Roosevelt; married, June 30, 1937, to Ethel du Pont (1916-1965; divorced 1949; first cousin twice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont); married, August 31, 1949, to Suzanne Perrin (divorced 1970); married, July 1, 1970, to Felicia (Schiff) Warburg Sarnoff (granddaughter of Felix Moritz Warburg); married, May 6, 1977, to Patricia Louise Oakes; married 1984 to Linda McKay Stevenson Weicker; grandnephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; third great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins; third great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; fourth great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch (1730?-1777); half-first cousin of Helen Roosevelt Robinson; first cousin once removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Warren Delano Robbins, Corinne Robinson Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin five times removed of Ebenezer Huntington; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr., Philip DePeyster and Jabez Williams Huntington.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Grant O'Hara (1925-1989) — also known as James G. O'Hara — of Utica, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Washington, D.C., November 8, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1959-77 (7th District 1959-65, 12th District 1965-77); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1968; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1976. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from lung cancer, in the George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., March 13, 1989 (age 63 years, 125 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Raphael McNulty O'Hara and Neta Lloyd (Hemphill) O'Hara; married, February 14, 1953, to Susan Puskas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allan Jones (1907-1992) — also known as Theodore Allen Jones — Born in Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pa., October 14, 1907. Republican. Actor; singer; performed, Republican National Convention, 1952. Died, from lung cancer, in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 27, 1992 (age 84 years, 257 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Henry Jones and Elizabeth (Allen) Jones; married, April 27, 1929, to Marjorie Annette Bull (divorced 1936); married, June 26, 1936, to Irene Hervey (1909-1998; actress; divorced 1957); married, December 27, 1957, to Mary (Florsheim) Picking (divorced 1964); married 1967 to Esther Marie Villavicienzio.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Pat Nixon (1912-1993) — also known as Thelma Catherine Ryan; "Starlight" — of California. Born in Ely, White Pine County, Nev., March 16, 1912. Republican. School teacher; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Female. Protestant. Irish and German ancestry. Died, from lung cancer, in Park Ridge, Bergen County, N.J., June 22, 1993 (age 81 years, 98 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of William M. Ryan, Sr. and Katherine (Halberstadt) Ryan; married, June 21, 1940, to Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994).
  Political families: Eisenhower-Nixon family; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Patricia Nixon Elementary School (opened 1973; now Nixon Academy), in Cerritos, California, is named for her.  — Pat Nixon Park (established 1969), in Cerritos, California, is named for her.
  Epitaph: "Even when people can't speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Meade Henry Esposito (1909-1993) — also known as Meade H. Esposito; Amadeo Henry Esposito — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 28, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; vice-president, Lafayette National Bank, 1965; insurance broker; leader of Kings County Democratic Party, 1969-83. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, NAACP. Indicted in 1987 on federal charges that he had given bribes to U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi in in return for influence on federal contracts for a Brooklyn ship-repair company; convicted on September 22, 1987 of giving an illegal gratuity; fined $500,000; indicted in 1988 on bribery and tax charges, but the case was dismissed due to his age and poor health. Died, from renal failure caused by a heart attack, while suffering from lung cancer and bladder cancer, in North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 3, 1993 (age 83 years, 249 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Felicia Esposito; married to Anne De Cunzo.
  Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (1911-1993) — also known as Vincent Price — Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 27, 1911. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Member, Alpha Sigma Phi. Died, from lung cancer and emphysema, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 25, 1993 (age 82 years, 151 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Vincent Leonard Price, Sr. (1871-1948) and Marguerite Cobb (Wilcox) Price (1874-1946); married, April 23, 1938, to Edith Barrett; married, August 25, 1949, to Mary Grant; married, October 24, 1974, to Coral Browne (1913-1991).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Henry Kuchel (1910-1994) — also known as Thomas H. Kuchel — of Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Anaheim, Orange County, Calif., August 15, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1936-39; member of California state senate, 1940-43; California Republican state chair, 1940-41; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from California, 1953-69; defeated in primary, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of lung cancer in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 21, 1994 (age 84 years, 98 days). Interment at Anaheim Cemetery, Anaheim, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Kuchel and Lutetia (Bailey) Kuchel; married to Betty Mellethin.
  Cross-reference: Stephen Horn — Leon E. Panetta
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Glen Crosbie (c.1910-1995) — of La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Irwin, Union County, Ohio, about 1910. Veterinarian; mayor of La Mesa, Calif., 1956-58. Died, of lung cancer, in La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif., March 28, 1995 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  John D. Gray (c.1928-1995) — of Virginia. Born about 1928. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1965-82; circuit judge in Virginia, 1983-95. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the day after being told his lung cancer was terminal, Hampton, Va., December 10, 1995 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Norvell William Emerson (1938-1996) — also known as Bill Emerson — of De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo.; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., January 1, 1938. Republican. U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1981-96 (10th District 1981-83, 8th District 1983-96); died in office 1996. Presbyterian. Died of lung cancer, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 22, 1996 (age 58 years, 173 days). Interment at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Norvell Preston Emerson and Marie (Reinemer) Emerson; married, June 21, 1975, to Jo Ann Hermann (1950-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Charles Arthur Hayes (1918-1997) — also known as Charles A. Hayes — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cairo, Alexander County, Ill., February 17, 1918. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1983-93; defeated in primary, 1992; arrested during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, 1984. African ancestry. Member, United Food and Commercial Workers. Died, from complications of lung cancer, at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, Cook County, Ill., April 8, 1997 (age 79 years, 50 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Eddyville, Wapello County, Iowa, October 6, 1914. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1964-84; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1974-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1964 (alternate), 1972. Female. Protestant. Died of lung cancer, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, August 22, 1997 (age 82 years, 320 days). Cremated.
  John Esposito (c.1928-1997) — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1928. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1971-82 (20th District 1971-72, 23rd District 1973-82); defeated, 1982; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1981 (Republican primary), 1981 (Conservative). Died of lung cancer, in Garden City, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 7, 1997 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Max Berking (1917-1997) — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y.; North Port, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 27, 1917. Democrat. Advertising executive; member of New York state senate 30th District, 1965; chair of Westchester County Democratic Party, 1971-75. Congregationalist. Member, Urban League. Died, of lung cancer, in Alford, Berkshire County, Mass., September 24, 1997 (age 80 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Dorothy Noyes and Frances Bauman.
  Philip Runkel (c.1928-1998) — of Michigan. Born about 1928. Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1980-87. Died, following surgery for lung cancer, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., 1998 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Donald Wheeler, Sr. (1923-1999) — of North Carolina. Born June 6, 1923. District judge in North Carolina, 1968-86. Died, of lung cancer, in Pitt County, N.C., January 9, 1999 (age 75 years, 217 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church, Grifton, N.C.
  Biagio DiLieto (1922-1999) — also known as Ben DiLieto — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born November 25, 1922. Democrat. Police chief; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1980-89; defeated in primary, 1977. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died of lung and bladder cancer, at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, New Haven County, Conn., November 8, 1999 (age 76 years, 348 days). Interment at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Conn.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Eugene A. Leahy (1929-2000) — also known as Gene Leahy — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Imogene, Fremont County, Iowa, May 8, 1929. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; municipal judge in Nebraska, 1964-68; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1969-73. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from complications of lung cancer, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., January 18, 2000 (age 70 years, 255 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Gene Leahy Mall, a downtown park (created 1977 as "Central Park Mall", renamed 1992, closed and demolished 2019), in Omaha, Nebraska, was named for him.
Richard G. Kleindienst Richard Gordon Kleindienst (1923-2000) — also known as Richard G. Kleindienst — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Winslow, Navajo County, Ariz., August 5, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1953-54; Arizona Republican state chair, 1956-60, 1962-63; member of Republican National Committee from Arizona, 1956-60, 1962-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1960, 1964; candidate for Governor of Arizona, 1964; U.S. Attorney General, 1972-73. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Pleaded guilty in 1974 to failing to testify fully in Senate investigation of favoritism toward ITT Corporation; the sentence was suspended. Tried and found not guilty of perjury in 1981, but his license to practice law was suspended for a year. Died, of lung cancer, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., February 3, 2000 (age 76 years, 182 days). Interment somewhere in Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Kleindienst (postmaster, Winslow, Arizona).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Richard Kleindienst: Justice: The Memoirs of Attorney General Richard Kleindienst (1985)
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Kenneth Leon Maddy (1934-2000) — also known as Kenneth L. Maddy; Ken Maddy — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 22, 1934. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 14th District, 1971-78; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1978; member of California state senate, 1979-98; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1992. Member, Rotary; Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi. Died, of lung cancer, at Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., February 19, 2000 (age 65 years, 273 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Russell Thomas Maddy (1901-1954) and Anna Marie (Balzer) Maddy (1904-2009); married, February 7, 1957, to Beverly Chinello (divorced); married, November 28, 1981, to Norma (Quesenberry) Foster.
  The Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory, at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Your Humor and Spirit Will Be Remembered Forever."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Franklin Butt (1917-2000) — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., March 26, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; district judge in Arkansas, 1950-2000; candidate for justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1968; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1979. Had the longest tenure on the bench of any judge in Arkansas history. Died, of lung cancer, in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., May 20, 2000 (age 83 years, 55 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Festus Orestes Butt (1875-1972).
  Diane Divers Blair (1938-2000) — also known as Diane Blair — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Washington, D.C., October 25, 1938. Democrat. University professor; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1992. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died of lung cancer, at Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., June 26, 2000 (age 61 years, 245 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Griffin Smith (1915-2000) — of Arkansas. Born in Paragould, Greene County, Ark., October 24, 1915. Lawyer; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1951; defeated, 1958. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., July 11, 2000 (age 84 years, 261 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Griffin Smith (1885-1955); father of Griffin Smith (speechwriter for Pres. Jimmy Carter, 1977-78; executive editor, Arkansas Democrat Gazette).
  Janice Hardenburger (c.1932-2000) — of Haddam, Washington County, Kan. Born about 1932. Republican. Member of Kansas state senate 23rd District, 1993-2000; died in office 2000. Female. Died, of lung cancer, at Jefferson Community Health Center, Fairbury, Jefferson County, Neb., August 31, 2000 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Herbert Harvell Bateman (1928-2000) — also known as Herbert H. Bateman — of Newport News, Va. Born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., August 7, 1928. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1968-82 (27th District 1968-71, 2nd District 1972-82); resigned 1982; candidate in Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1981; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1983-2000; died in office 2000. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, of lung cancer and prostate cancer, at Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., September 11, 2000 (age 72 years, 35 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert E. Bateman (1889-1957) and Edna Lee (Buffkin) Bateman (1895-1984); married 1954 to Laura Anne Yacobi (1929-2008).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Frederick Bennett (1927-2000) — also known as Robert F. Bennett; Bob Bennett — of Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kan.; Overland Park, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 23, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; mayor of Prairie Village, Kan., 1957-65; member of Kansas state senate, 1965-75; Governor of Kansas, 1975-79; defeated, 1978. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Optimist Club; Freemasons. Died, of lung cancer, at St. Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 9, 2000 (age 73 years, 139 days). Interment at Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, Kan.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bruce Frank Vento (1940-2000) — also known as Bruce F. Vento — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 7, 1940. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-76; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1977-2000; died in office 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984, 1996, 2000. Catholic. German and Italian ancestry. Died, of mesothelioma (lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos), St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 10, 2000 (age 60 years, 3 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Maplewood, Minn.
  Bruce F. Vento Elementary School, in SAINT Paul, Minnesota, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Patricia Scott (1938-2001) — also known as Pat Scott — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minn., July 5, 1938. Democrat. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1984-2001; appointed 1984; died in office 2001. Female. Methodist. Died of lung cancer, in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., January 7, 2001 (age 62 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Norman Sisisky (1927-2001) — of Petersburg, Va. Born in Baltimore, Md., June 9, 1927. Democrat. Business executive; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1974-82; U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1983-2001; died in office 2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996, 2000. Jewish. Died, of lung cancer, in Richmond, Va., March 29, 2001 (age 73 years, 293 days). Interment at Beth-El Cemetery, Henrico County, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  John Albert Ainley, Jr. (1939-2001) — also known as John Ainley — of Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minn. Born July 24, 1939. Republican. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 4-A, 1979-82. Died, of heart problems and complications of surgery to remove a lung tumor, in United Hospital, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 1, 2001 (age 61 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Jean Louise Harris (c.1931-2001) — of Richmond, Va.; Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Virginia, about 1931. Republican. Physician; mayor of Eden Prairie, Minn., 1995-2001; died in office 2001; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 2000. Female. Episcopalian or Lutheran. African ancestry. Died, of lung cancer, in a hospital at Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minn., December 14, 2001 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  Janet D. Steiger (1939-2004) — also known as Janet Dempsey — Born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., June 10, 1939. Republican. Member, Federal Trade Commission, 1989-97; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1989-95. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from lung cancer, in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., April 3, 2004 (age 64 years, 298 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Raymond Dempsey and Kathleen Dempsey; married, August 10, 1963, to William Albert Steiger (1938-1978).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Ronald B. Stafford (1935-2005) — of Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y. Born in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., June 29, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1966-2002 (48th District 1966, 42nd District 1967-72, 43rd District 1973-82, 45th District 1983-2002). Died, of lung cancer, in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., June 24, 2005 (age 69 years, 360 days). Entombed at Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 2000 to Kay McCabe.
  Cross-reference: Robert A. Regan
  The Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena (renamed 1987), at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Donald Marc Halperin (1945-2006) — also known as Donald M. Halperin — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born July 25, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1971-93 (16th District 1971-72, 20th District 1973-82, 18th District 1983-93). Died, of lung cancer, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 26, 2006 (age 60 years, 336 days). Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Halperin and Gladys Halperin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Whitlow Norwood, Jr. (1941-2007) — also known as Charlie Norwood — of Evans, Columbia County, Ga. Born in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga., July 27, 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; dentist; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1995-2007 (10th District 1995-2003, 9th District 2003-07, 10th District 2007); died in office 2007. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., February 13, 2007 (age 65 years, 201 days). Interment at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Ga.
  Relatives: Married 1962 to Gloria Wilkinson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julia May Carson (1938-2007) — also known as Julia Carson; Julia May Porter — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 8, 1938. Democrat. Staff assistant for U.S. Rep. Andrew Jacobs, Jr., 1965-72; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1972-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004; member of Indiana state senate, 1976-90; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1997-2007 (10th District 1997-2003, 7th District 2003-07); died in office 2007. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers. Died, of lung cancer, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 15, 2007 (age 69 years, 160 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Grandmother of André D. Carson (1974-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louie Welch (1918-2008) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Lockney, Floyd County, Tex., December 9, 1918. Mayor of Houston, Tex., 1964-73. Member, Lions. Died, of lung cancer, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 27, 2008 (age 89 years, 49 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gilford Edgar Welch and Nora (Shackelford) Welch; married, December 17, 1940, to Iola Faye Cure (died 1991); married 1992 to Helen Morales.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Paul Leonard Newman (1925-2008) — also known as Paul Newman; "King Cool" — of Westport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 26, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; American actor and film director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1968; created the Newman's Own line of salad dressing and other food products, with all profits donated to charity. Slovak and Jewish ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Tau. Died, of lung cancer, in Westport, Fairfield County, Conn., September 26, 2008 (age 83 years, 244 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Samuel Newman and Theresa (Fetzer) Newman; married, December 6, 1949, to Jacqueline 'Jackie' Witte (divorced); married, February 2, 1958, to Joanne Woodward.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Earl J. Field (1946-2009) — of Norridge, Cook County, Ill. Born October 25, 1946. Owner of ambulance and paramedic service; village president of Norridge, Illinois, 1998-2009; appointed 1998; died in office 2009. Catholic. Died, from complications of lung cancer, in Norridge, Cook County, Ill., March 20, 2009 (age 62 years, 146 days). Burial location unknown.
Richard J. Egan Richard John Egan (1936-2009) — also known as Richard J. Egan — Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., February 28, 1936. Republican. Co-founder of EMC Corporation, technology firm; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 2001-02. Irish ancestry. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, while suffering from lung cancer, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 28, 2009 (age 73 years, 181 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Maureen Fitzgerald.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Boston Globe, August 29, 2009
  Walter Rutherford Peterson (1922-2011) — also known as Walter Peterson — of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H., September 19, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1961-69; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1965-69; Governor of New Hampshire, 1969-73; president, Franklin Pierce College; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1988 (alternate), 2008. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Grange; Lions; Elks; Eagles. Died, from lung cancer, in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., June 1, 2011 (age 88 years, 255 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, N.H.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugene Clay Shaw, Jr. (1939-2013) — also known as E. Clay Shaw, Jr. — of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 19, 1939. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1975-81; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1981-2007 (12th District 1981-83, 15th District 1983-93, 22nd District 1993-2007). Catholic. Died, from lung cancer, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., September 10, 2013 (age 74 years, 144 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Emilie Costar.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Paul Henry O'Neill (1935-2020) — also known as Paul H. O'Neill — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 4, 1935. Republican. Computer systems analyst; president, International Paper Company, 1985-87; chairman and CEO of Alcoa Aluminum, 1987-99; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2001-02. Died, from lung cancer, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 18, 2020 (age 84 years, 136 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1954 to Nancy Jo Wolfe.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Paul O'Neill: Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill
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