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Politicians Killed in Miscellaneous Accidents

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  John Rowan Jr. (1807-1855) — of Kentucky. Born in Kentucky, February 9, 1807. U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Two Sicilies, 1848-49. Died, due to an accident, August 14, 1855 (age 48 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Rowan and Agnes Anne (Lytle) Rowan; married 1835 to Rebecca B. Carnes.
  Political family: Rowan-Lytle family of Kentucky.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Moore Conger (1819-1890) — of Ira, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cayuga County, N.Y., May 21, 1819. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 1st District, 1855; livestock commission business. Accidentally struck by a gate at the Chicago stockyards, suffered a head injury, and died two weeks later, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 8, 1890 (age 71 years, 171 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Conger and Margaret (Carr) Conger; first cousin once removed of Hugh Conger; second cousin of Omar Dwight Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger (1838-1916) and Frederick Ward Conger; second cousin once removed of Edwin Hurd Conger, Franklin Barker Conger and Chauncey Stewart Conger (1882-1963); second cousin thrice removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford; third cousin of Anson Griffith Conger and Harmon Sweatland Conger; third cousin twice removed of Edward Augustus Conger; third cousin thrice removed of Robert John Conger; fourth cousin of James Lockwood Conger and Charles Franklin Conger; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham Bogart Conger, James W. Conger and Benn Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Jacob Romeis (1835-1904) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Germany, December 1, 1835. Republican. General Baggage Agent, Wabash Railroad; mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1879-85; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1885-89; defeated, 1888. Died as the result of an accident, in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, March 8, 1904 (age 68 years, 98 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Charles E. Currie Charles Earl Currie (1865-1928) — also known as Charles E. Currie — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Dayton, Campbell County, Ky., June 16, 1865. President, Currie Fertilizer Co.; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Louisville, Ky., 1897-99; Consul for Denmark in Louisville, Ky., 1899-1907. Killed in an accident with mining machinery, when a five-ton cylinder graphite dryer rolled over him, in Goodwater, Coosa County, Ala., May 25, 1928 (age 62 years, 344 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of George Earl Currie and Mary Margaret 'Maggie' Currie; married, October 22, 1889, to Rose Julia Tuley.
  Image source: Louisville Courier-Journal, August 8, 1897
  Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933) — also known as Frederick M. Alger; Fred M. Alger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 27, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan; treasurer of Michigan Republican Party, 1911-13; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1915, 1917; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; director, Packard Motor Company, automobile manufacturer; director, People's Wayne County Bank. Member, American Legion. Accidentally injured his left leg while attending the American Legion convention in Chicago; his condition worsened, presumably due to infection, and the leg was amputated, but he died soon after, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 30, 1933 (age 57 years, 186 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Russell Alexander Alger and Annette (Henry) Alger; married, May 2, 1901, to Mary Eldridge Swift; father of Frederick Moulton Alger Jr.; nephew of Charles Moulton Alger.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Jerry Dryfoos (1942-2006) — also known as Robert J. Dryfoos — of Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born August 11, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1980, 1988; chief counsel for New York Lt. Gov. Mary Ann Krupsak, 1975; member, New York City Council, 1980-91; retired from office while under investigation over alleged campaign finance and federal tax violations, but no charges were filed; lobbyist. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Jewish Committee. Died, from complications of a head injury, in New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 2, 2006 (age 63 years, 203 days). Burial location unknown.
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