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Politicians Who Died of Malaria

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Meriwether Lewis Randolph (1810-1837) — of Whelan Springs, Clark County, Ark. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., January 31, 1810. Secretary of Arkansas Territory, 1835-36. Died, of malaria, in Whelan Springs, Clark County, Ark., September 24, 1837 (age 27 years, 236 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Clark County, Ark.
  Presumably named for: Meriwether Lewis
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. and Martha (Jefferson) Randolph (1772-1836); brother of Benjamin Franklin Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; married to Elizabeth Anderson Martin (1816-1871; who later married Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)); uncle of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; grandson of Thomas Jefferson; granduncle of John Gardner Coolidge; great-grandson of Archibald Cary; second great-grandson of Richard Randolph; first cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes; first cousin once removed of Dabney Carr, John Wayles Eppes and Frederick Madison Roberts; first cousin twice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Dabney Smith Carr; second cousin once removed of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph and Beverley Randolph; third cousin of Thomas Marshall, John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Robert Crittenden, James Keith Marshall and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Henry St. George Tucker, Alexander Parker Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Thomas Theodore Crittenden, John Augustine Marshall and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr., William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; fourth cousin of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Edmund Randolph; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jones Hardeman, Bailey Hardeman, William Lewis Cabell, Fitzhugh Lee, George Craighead Cabell and William Henry Robertson.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Kirby Allen (1810-1838) — of Texas. Born in Canaseraga, Allegany County, N.Y., 1810. Major in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836. One of the founders of the city of Houston. Died of malaria, August 15, 1838 (age about 28 years). Interment at Founders Memorial Park, Houston, Tex.
  John Thomson Mason (1787-1850) — also known as John T. Mason — of near Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born near Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., January 8, 1787. Secretary of Michigan Territory, 1830-31. Died, of malaria, in the Fremont House hotel, Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., April 17, 1850 (age 63 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Elizabeth (Armistead) Mason (1760-1825) and Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803); brother of Catherine Armistead Mason (born 1795; who married William Taylor Barry), Armistead Thomson Mason and Mary Thomson Mason (1791-1813; who married Benjamin Howard); married, February 9, 1809, to Elizabeth Baker Moir (1789-1839); married, June 29, 1845, to Frances (Magruder) Romyn; father of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843); nephew of John Thomson Mason; grandson of Thomson Mason; grandnephew of George Mason; second great-grandfather of Jerauld Wright (1898-1995); first cousin of John Thomson Mason, Jr.; second cousin of Thomson Francis Mason and James Murray Mason.
  Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton (1822-1863) — of Missouri. Born in Loudoun County, Va., February 8, 1822. Member of Missouri state senate, 1858; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1862; Senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1862-63; died in office 1863. Died, apparently of malaria contracted while while defending Vicksburg, in Bladon Springs, Choctaw County, Ala., September 3, 1863 (age 41 years, 207 days). Burial location unknown.
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) — also known as Jefferson Davis — of Warrenton, Warren County, Miss.; Warren County, Miss. Born in a log cabin, Fairview, Christian County (now Todd County), Ky., June 3, 1808. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; candidate for Mississippi state house of representatives, 1843; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1844; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1845-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1847-51, 1857-61; candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1851; U.S. Secretary of War, 1853-57; President of the Confederacy, 1861-65. Captured by Union forces in May 1865 and imprisoned without trial for about two years. Died of bronchitis and malaria in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 6, 1889 (age 81 years, 186 days). Original interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.; reinterment in 1893 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.; memorial monument at Memorial Avenue, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Emory Davis and Jane (Cook) Davis; married, June 17, 1835, to Sarah Knox Taylor (1814-1835; daughter of Zachary Taylor); married, February 25, 1845, to Varina Howell (1826-1906; granddaughter of Richard Howell (1754-1802)); uncle of Mary Bradford (who married Richard Brodhead); granduncle of Jefferson Davis Brodhead and Frances Eileen Hutt (who married Thomas Edmund Dewey).
  Political families: Brodhead-Taylor family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Jesse D. Bright — John H. Reagan — Horace Greeley — Solomon Cohen — George W. Jones — Samuel A. Roberts — William T. Sutherlin — Victor Vifquain — Charles O'Conor
  Jeff Davis County, Ga., Jefferson Davis Parish, La., Jefferson Davis County, Miss. and Jeff Davis County, Tex. are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: J. Davis BrodheadJefferson D. HostetterJefferson D. BlountJeff DavisJefferson D. HelmsJefferson Davis Parris
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on Confederate States 50 cent notes in 1861-64.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Jefferson Davis: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881)
  Books about Jefferson Davis: William J. Cooper, Jr., Jefferson Davis, American : A Biography — Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis : Ex-President of the Confederate States of America : A Memoir by His Wife — William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — James Ronald Kennedy & Walter Donald Kennedy, Was Jefferson Davis Right? — Robert Penn Warren, Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back — Herman Hattaway & Richard E. Beringer, Jefferson Davis, Confederate President — Felicity Allen, Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart — Clint Johnson, Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
  Image source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 9, 1861
  Eugene Schuyler (1840-1890) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., February 26, 1840. U.S. Consul in Moscow, 1866-69; Reval, 1869-70; Birmingham, 1878-79; U.S. Consul General in Constantinople, 1876-78; Rome, 1879-80; Bucharest, as of 1880-82; Athens, as of 1882-84; Cairo, 1889-90; U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Romania, 1880; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Romania, 1880-82; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1882-84; Serbia, 1882-84; Greece, 1882-84. Died, of malarial fever, in Venice, Italy, July 16, 1890 (age 50 years, 140 days). Interment at Cimitero di San Michele, Venice, Italy; cenotaph at City Cemetery, Ithaca, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Matilda (Scriber) Schuyler (1809-1898) and George Washington Schuyler; married, July 8, 1877, to Gertrude Wallace King; third great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin once removed of Karl Cortlandt Schuyler; first cousin four times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810), Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), James Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Edward Livingston and Philip Jeremiah Schuyler; fourth cousin once removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Maturin Livingston, Rensselaer Westerlo, Peter Augustus Jay, Edward Philip Livingston, James Alexander Hamilton, Philip Schuyler, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston, Hamilton Fish and Philip N. Schuyler.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Dwight Holton (1815-1892) — also known as Edward D. Holton — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., April 28, 1815. Abolitionist; wheat trader; Liberty candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1845; founder, Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad; banker; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1853; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1860. Died, from malaria and erysipelas, in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., April 21, 1892 (age 76 years, 359 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, October 14, 1845, to Lucinda Millard (1824-1910).
  The city of Holton, Kansas, is named for him.  — Holton Hall, at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is named for him.  — Holton Street, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905) — also known as Robert S. Triplett — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Scott County, Ky., January 29, 1830. Steamboat business; commission merchant; railroad builder; member of Kentucky state senate, 1886-89. Died, from malarial fever, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 11, 1905 (age 75 years, 225 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Triplett (1809-1894) and Pamela Andres (Head) Triplett (1810-1891); married, December 18, 1851, to Louisa Morris Vest (1833-1899; sister of George Graham Vest).
  Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Dominic Montedonico (1852-1909) — also known as Joseph D. Montedonico — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 4, 1852. Banker; insurance business; Consular Agent for Italy in Memphis, Tenn., 1875-77, 1892-96; member of Tennessee state senate; elected 1884. Italian ancestry. Died, from heart disease and malaria, in Hotel Pilgrim, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., September 8, 1909 (age 57 years, 157 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Montedonico (1813-1872) and Mary Magdalena (Signaigo) Montedonico (1831-1881); married, June 2, 1873, to Annie Louisa Bacigalupo (1857-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas J. Surpless (c.1875-1911) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1906-09. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from the effects of malaria and typhoid fever, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 23, 1911 (age about 36 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Surpless (died 1909; hardware merchant).
  Clarence Cecil Woolard (1873-1923) — also known as Clarence C. Woolard — of Idaho. Born in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., January 12, 1873. U.S. Vice Consul in Cape Hatien, 1915-23, died in office 1923. Died, from malaria, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 22, 1923 (age 50 years, 344 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Robert Woolard (1834-1891) and Matilda Ann (Calvert) Woolard (1848-1891).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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