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Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  James Sproull Cothran (1830-1897) — also known as James S. Cothran — of Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C. Born near Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., August 8, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1872; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1881-86; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1887-91. Died, in a sanitarium in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 5, 1897 (age 67 years, 119 days). Interment at Upper Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Samuel Cothran and Frances Elizabeth (Sproull) Cothran; married, July 17, 1855, to Emma Chiles (1834-1916); father of Thomas Perrin Cothran (1857-1934).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Cullen Bryant (1849-1905) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 1, 1849. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Brooklyn Fire Commissioner, 1896-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900. Episcopalian. Member, Union League. Died, of apoplexy, in Dr. Cooley's Sanitarium, Plainfield, Union County, N.J., February 15, 1905 (age 55 years, 198 days). Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1872 to Julia M. Peters (died 1887); married, June 3, 1889, to Mary Whiting Peters (1868-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugene Semple (1840-1908) — of Oregon; Washington. Born in Bogotá, Colombia of American parents, June 12, 1840. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; Oregon state printer, 1870-73; Governor of Washington Territory, 1887-89; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1889. Died, of pneumonia, in a rest home at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., August 28, 1908 (age 68 years, 77 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Wright Crematory and Columbarium, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of James Semple (1798-1866).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Miles Benjamin McSweeney (1855-1909) — also known as Miles B. McSweeney — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 18, 1855. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1888, 1896, 1900; member of South Carolina state legislature, 1895-96; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1897-99; Governor of South Carolina, 1899-1903. Died in Mt. Hope Retreat, Baltimore, Md., September 29, 1909 (age 54 years, 164 days). Interment at Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, S.C.
  Horace Garvin Platt (1852-1910) — also known as Horace G. Platt — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; orator; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1881-83; Vice-Consul for Russia in San Francisco, Calif., 1892-1901; president of a San Francisco streetcar line. Died, in Adler Sanatorium, San Francisco, Calif., August 29, 1910 (age about 58 years). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Dr. William Henry Platt (1821-1898) and Cornelia Margaret (Cuthbert) Platt (1823-1856); third cousin once removed of Delos Fall (1848-1921); fourth cousin of Howard B. Peck.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph E. Methudy (1876-1913) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 30th District, 1907-12. Died, from tuberculosis, in Highlands Sanatorium, Highlands, Macon County, N.C., December 16, 1913 (age 37 years, 100 days). Entombed at Hillcrest Abbey, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Leopold Methudy (1837-1913) and Louisa Emily Ida (Kehr) Methudy (1843-1912).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles August Sauer (1866-1915) — also known as Charles A. Sauer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stratford, Ontario, December 18, 1866. Republican. Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915; died in office 1915. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, of typhoid fever, in St. Joseph's Sanitarium, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1915 (age 48 years, 353 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John C. Callbreath (1826-1916) — of Stanislaus County, Calif.; Wrangell (unknown county), Wash. Born in New York, January 16, 1826. Member of California state assembly 7th District, 1856-57. Died, from a gastric ulcer, in the Kenney nursing home, Seattle, King County, Wash., April 6, 1916 (age 90 years, 81 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Callbreath and Mary (Finch) Callbreath.
  Lawton Thomas Hemans (1864-1916) — also known as Lawton T. Hemans — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Collamer, Monroe County, N.Y., 1864. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Mason, Mich., 1891; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1901-04; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 14th District, 1907-08; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1908, 1910; chairman, Michigan Railroad Commission, 1911-16; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1911; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912. Died, of stomach cancer, in a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 17, 1916 (age about 52 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1890 to Minnie P. Hill (1869-1956); father of Charles Fitch Hemans (1896-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin O. Call (1859-1918) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in North Carolina, April 7, 1859. Lawyer; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1902-05. Died, in a sanitarium in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., November 16, 1918 (age 59 years, 223 days). Interment at Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clark Ezra Carr (1836-1919) — also known as Clark E. Carr — of Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. Born in Boston Corners, Erie County, N.Y., May 20, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster at Galesburg, Ill., 1861-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1864, 1884; U.S. Minister to Denmark, 1889-93. Died, in Mitchell Sanitarium, Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., February 28, 1919 (age 82 years, 284 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Clark Merwin Carr (1805-1878) and Delia Ann (Torrey) Carr (1809-1839); married, December 31, 1873, to Grace Mills (1852-1920).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919) — also known as Robert S. McCormick — of Illinois. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., July 26, 1849. Grain brokerage business; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1901-02; U.S. Ambassador to Austria-Hungary, 1902; Russia, 1902-05; France, 1905-07. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died, of pneumonia, in a nursing home at Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill., April 16, 1919 (age 69 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Sanderson McCormick (1815-1865) and Mary Ann (Grigsby) McCormick (1828-1878); married, June 8, 1876, to Katharine Van Etta Medill (1853-1932; daughter of Joseph Meharry Medill); father of Joseph Medill McCormick (who married Ruth Hanna) and Robert Rutherford McCormick (1880-1955); nephew of Cyrus Hall McCormick; granduncle of William McCormick Blair, Jr..
  Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Frank A. Towsley (1858-1919) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 11, 1858. Republican. Physician; candidate for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1908 (Republican primary), 1910 (Independent), 1913 (Republican primary), 1914 (Republican primary). Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from myocarditis, in the Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., July 23, 1919 (age 61 years, 103 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery, Midland, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, June 26, 1888, to Harriet Sias (1863-1939).
  William Horace Frankhauser (1863-1921) — also known as William H. Frankhauser — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Wood County, Ohio, March 5, 1863. Republican. Hillsdale County Prosecuting Attorney; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1921; died in office 1921. Died in a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., May 9, 1921 (age 58 years, 65 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsdale, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alva Adams (1850-1922) — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in a log cabin in Iowa County, Wis., May 14, 1850. Democrat. Hardware merchant; member of Colorado state legislature, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); Governor of Colorado, 1887-89, 1897-99, 1905; member of Democratic National Committee from Colorado, 1908-. Member, Freemasons. Died at a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 1, 1922 (age 72 years, 171 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams and Eliza (Blanchard) Adams (1832-1911); brother of William Herbert Adams (1861-1954); married to Ella Charlotte Nye (1851-1931); father of Alva Blanchard Adams; uncle of Harry Wilfred Adams; grandfather of Alva Blanchard Adams, Jr..
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  Adams County, Colo. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph Delisle Straus (1839-1925) — also known as Adolph D. Straus — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany, May 13, 1839. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper reporter; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; export commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Nicaragua in New York, N.Y., 1891-94; Consul-General for Nicaragua in New York, N.Y., 1895-96, 1900-12. Jewish. Died, in the Madison Sanitarium, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 30, 1925 (age 85 years, 352 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Straus and Babetta (Schwarz) Straus; married, September 13, 1875, to Emilie Saarbach (1853-1929).
  William P. Hackney (1842-1926) — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Jefferson County, Iowa, December 24, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1872-77, 1905-06; member of Kansas state senate, 1881-84; mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1887-88. Died in Sawtelle Soldiers Home, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 28, 1926 (age 83 years, 216 days). Burial location unknown.
Eugene V. Debs Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926) — also known as Eugene V. Debs — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 5, 1855. Socialist. Locomotive fireman on the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad; secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen in 1880-93; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1885; founder in 1893 and president (1893-97) of the American Railway Union; arrested during a strike in 1894 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder; the charges were dropped, but he was jailed for six months for contempt of court; became a Socialist while incarcerated; candidate for President of the United States, 1900 (Social Democratic), 1904 (Socialist), 1908 (Socialist), 1912 (Socialist), 1920 (Socialist); in 1905, was a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World ("Wobblies"), which hoped to organize all workers in "One Big Union"; convicted under the Sedition and Espionage Act for an anti-war speech he made in 1918, and sentenced to ten years in federal prison; released in 1921. Member, Knights of Pythias; American Civil Liberties Union. Died in Lindlahr Sanitarium, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Ill., October 20, 1926 (age 70 years, 349 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Debs and Marguerite (Betterich) Debs; married, June 9, 1885, to Katherine 'Kate' Metzel (step-sister-in-law of Bertha D. Baur (1870-1967)).
  Cross-reference: Victor L. Berger — William A. Cunnea
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Eugene V. Debs: James Chace, 1912 : Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs : The Election that Changed the Country — Charles W. Carey, Jr., Eugene V. Debs : Outspoken Labor Leader and Socialist (for young readers)
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
  William Percival Whitlock (1884-1927) — also known as William P. Whitlock — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 26, 1884. Manager, Cincinnati Zoo; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1916-25. Died, from a brain tumor, in a nursing home at Epinay-sur-Seine, France, April 26, 1927 (age 42 years, 151 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harvey Wallis Salmon (1839-1927) — also known as Harvey W. Salmon — of Henry County, Mo. Born in Greenville District (now Greenville County), S.C., January 26, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Missouri state treasurer, 1873-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904. Injured in an accidental fall, suffered a broken arm and other complications, and died in Missouri Baptist Sanitarium, St. Louis, Mo., April 27, 1927 (age 88 years, 91 days). Interment at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Ezekiel James Salmon (1798-1851) and Narcissa R. (Merritt) Salmon (1805-1845); married to Katherine Kimbrough (1850-1894).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis DeWitt Gibbs (1880-1929) — also known as Louis D. Gibbs — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lodz, Poland, October 16, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 32nd District, 1913; survived an assassination attempt, when a bomb intended to kill him exploded at the Bronx Court House, October 31, 1914; county judge in New York, 1914-24; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1925-29; died in office 1929. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; B'nai B'rith; Order Brith Abraham. Died, in the Glen Springs Sanitarium, Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, N.Y., March 1, 1929 (age 48 years, 136 days). Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isadore Gibbs and Pauline (Greenbaum) Gibbs; married, October 14, 1906, to Anna White.
  James Anthony Hughes (1861-1930) — also known as J. A. Hughes — of Kentucky; Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Corunna, Ontario, February 27, 1861. Republican. Lumber business; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1888-90; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1895-98; postmaster at Huntington, W.Va., 1898-1901; U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1901-15, 1927-30 (4th District 1901-03, 5th District 1903-15, 4th District 1927-30); died in office 1930. Died in a sanitarium at Marion, Marion County, Ohio, March 2, 1930 (age 69 years, 3 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Hughes and Ellen Hughes; married, December 28, 1885, to Belle Vinson.
  Cross-reference: James P. Glynn
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Patrick R. Griffin (c.1878-1931) — also known as Paddy Griffin — of Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J. Born about 1878. Democrat. Bartender; mayor of Hoboken, N.J., 1915-26; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916, 1924. Catholic. Died, in Dr. John Lamb's Sanitarium, near Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y., January 14, 1931 (age about 53 years). Interment at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  Bernard Downing (1869-1931) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1869. Democrat. Accountant; member of New York state senate, 1917-31 (11th District 1917-18, 14th District 1919-31); died in office 1931. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in the Loomis Sanitarium, Liberty, Sullivan County, N.Y., May 25, 1931 (age 61 years, 284 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Downing and Margaret (Oakes) Downing.
  William Henry Marigold (1858-1933) — also known as William H. Marigold — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn.; Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., September 17, 1858. Republican. Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1891-93; member of Connecticut state senate 14th District, 1895-96; postmaster at Bridgeport, Conn., 1897-1914. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Masonic Home, Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn., October 8, 1933 (age 75 years, 21 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Anne C. Henderson (1858-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Victor J. Dowling Victor James Dowling (1866-1934) — also known as Victor J. Dowling — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 20, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of William Q. Titus, 1887-1901; member of New York state assembly from New York County 16th District, 1894; member of New York state senate 18th District, 1901-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1905-31; resigned 1931; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1911-31. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Tammany Hall; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage in the office of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, and died soon after, in Harbor Sanitarium, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 23, 1934 (age 67 years, 246 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Denis Dowling and Eliza Fierlants (Faider) Dowling; married, June 16, 1891, to Mary Agnes Ford (died 1920).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Times, March 24, 1934
  Harry Bennett Anderson (1879-1935) — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Van Buren County, Mich., November 5, 1879. Lawyer; member of Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee, 1904-10; Progressive candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1912; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, 1926-35; died in office 1935. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; American Legion. Died, from a heart ailment and pneumonia, in Crook Sanitarium, Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., April 9, 1935 (age 55 years, 155 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Seneca Benjamin Anderson and Achsah Adelaide (Bennett) Anderson; married, October 8, 1908, to Patty Crook.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Jasper Record (1852-1935) — also known as T. J. Record — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Bonham, Fannin County, Tex., January 26, 1852. Merchant; Lamar County District Clerk, 1879-84; banker; mayor of Paris, Tex., 1932-34; defeated, 1930, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, in the Sanitarium of Paris, Paris, Lamar County, Tex., July 13, 1935 (age 83 years, 168 days). Burial location unknown.
  Oliver Gould Jennings (1865-1936) — also known as Oliver G. Jennings — of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 27, 1865. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1920; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Fairfield, 1923-24; director, U.S. Industrial Alcohol Company; director, Bethlehem Steel Corporation; director, Grocery Store Products, Inc. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Skull and Bones. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in the Harbor Sanitarium, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 1936 (age 71 years, 169 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Burr Jennings (1825-1893; one of the original stockholders of Standard Oil Company, 1871) and Esther Judson (Goodsell) Jennings (1828-1908); married 1896 to Mary Dows Brewster (1871-1964); father of Benjamin Brewster Jennings (1898-1968; president of Socony-Vacuum, which later became Mobil Oil); uncle of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss; granduncle of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss III (1927-).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cosmo Anthony Cilano (1893-1937) — also known as Cosmo A. Cilano — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 22, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1925-28; member of New York state senate 45th District, 1929-34. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Moose; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died, of tuberculosis, at the Ray Brook Sanitarium, Ray Brook, Essex County, N.Y., September 29, 1937 (age 44 years, 191 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Cilano and Louise (Privitera) Cilano.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles D. Capelle (1882-1939) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born August 5, 1882. Democrat. Mayor of Independence, Mo., 1922-24; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 7th District, 1933-34. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Independence Sanitarium, Independence, Jackson County, Mo., May 14, 1939 (age 56 years, 282 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John O. Capelle and Bettie (Duncan) Capelle.
  Joseph Wallace Oman (1864-1941) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Light Street, Columbia County, Pa., August 15, 1864. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; rear admiral, U.S. Navy, 1918; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands. Died, in a nursing home at London, England, July 1, 1941 (age 76 years, 320 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Freas Oman (1839-1919) and Mary Jane (Shannon) Oman (1839-1899); married, November 22, 1907, to Virginia Center Morse (1877-1954).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Looney (1865-1942) — also known as Patrick John Looney — of Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., October 5, 1865. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; indicted with others in 1897 over a scheme to defraud the city of Rock Island in connection with a storm drain construction project; convicted, but the verdict was overturned on appeal; candidate for Illinois state house of representatives, 1900; created and led a crime syndicate in northwest Illinois, with interests in gambling, prostitution, extortion, and eventually bootlegging and automobile theft; indicted in 1907 on 37 counts of bribery, extortion, and libel, but acquitted; shot and wounded by hidden snipers on two occasions in 1908; on February 22, 1909, he was shot and wounded in a gunfight with business rival W. W. Wilmerton; on March 22, 1912, after publishing personal attacks on Rock Island Mayor Henry M. Schriver, he was arrested, brought to the police station, and severely beaten by the mayor himself; subsequent rioting killed two men and injured nine others; resumed control of the Rock Island rackets in 1921; in 1922, he was indicted for the murder of saloon keeper William Gabel, who had provided evidence against Looney to federal agents; arrested in Belen, N.M., in 1924, and later convicted of conspiracy and murder; sentenced to 5 years in prison for conspiracy and 14 years for murder; served 8 1/2 years. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in a sanitarium at El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., 1942 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Looney and Margaret Looney; married 1892 to Nora O'Connor (died 1903); nephew of Maurice T. Maloney (1853?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Peter B. Carey (1886-1943) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 3, 1886. Democrat. President, Chicago Board of Trade, 1932-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932, 1936, 1940; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Cook County Sheriff, 1942-43. Died, amidst a scandal in his department, from a heart ailment, in Sacred Heart Sanitarium, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 1, 1943 (age 56 years, 363 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Frances Angsten.
James T. Lloyd James Tilghman Lloyd (1857-1944) — also known as James T. Lloyd — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; Shelbyville, Shelby County, Mo.; Washington, D.C.; Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born in Canton, Lewis County, Mo., August 28, 1857. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; lawyer; Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney, 1889-93; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1897-1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1908. Injured in an automobile accident, and subsequently died as a result, in a nursing home at Quincy, Adams County, Ill., April 3, 1944 (age 86 years, 219 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Bruce Graves (1855-1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Alfred Willoughby Smith (1870-1947) — also known as Alfred W. Smith — of Middlebury, Addison County, Vt. Born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine), of American parents, September 22, 1870. Lawyer; lecturer; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Odessa, 1906-11; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Moscow, as of 1914. Died, of pulmonary tuberculosis, in the Vermont Sanatorium, Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., March 14, 1947 (age 76 years, 173 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Clark Smith (1821-1893) and Kathleen (Crout) Smith; brother of Felix Octavius Willoughby Smith.
  Political family: Smith family of Middlebury, Vermont.
  Alfred C. Brooks (c.1897-1947) — of Rahway, Union County, N.J. Born in Rahway, Union County, N.J., about 1897. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; mayor of Rahway, N.J., 1931-34. Died, in the Pine Acres Nursing Home, Madison, Morris County, N.J., July 18, 1947 (age about 50 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Brooks; married to Irene Harriman.
  Evelyn West Hughan (1871-1947) — also known as Evelyn W. Hughan — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March, 1871. Socialist. Stenographer; publishing executive; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1927, 1933; candidate for New York state senate 13th District, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1932. Female. Scottish, English, and French ancestry. Member, War Resisters League. Died, in the Wood Nursing Home, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 12, 1947 (age 76 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Samuel Hughan (1837-1896) and Margaret (West) Hughan (died 1921); sister of Jessie Wallace Hughan (1875-1955).
  Margaret M. Hanna (c.1873-1950) — of Kansas; Washington, D.C. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., about 1873. U.S. Consul in Geneva, 1937-38. Female. Presbyterian or Episcopalian. Died, in Chestnut Lodge Sanitarium, Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., March 28, 1950 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edwin Phillips Hanna and Lucretia (Hynes) Hanna.
  Francis Patrick Machler (1880-1950) — also known as F. Patrick Machler — of Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill., March 17, 1880. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; physician; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Canal Zone, 1944. Catholic. Died, in Sacred Heart Sanitarium, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 10, 1950 (age 70 years, 85 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Ruth Steele (1896-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank S. Ablett (1867-1950) — of Cohoes, Albany County, N.Y. Born January 12, 1867. Democrat. Mayor of Cohoes, N.Y., 1936-39; Cohoes Industrial Commissioner, 1940-50. Died, in a convalescent home at Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., October 13, 1950 (age 83 years, 274 days). Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Ablett and Julia Ablett; married to Mary Ellen Stanton.
  Thomas Ray Hamer (1864-1950) — also known as Thomas R. Hamer — of St. Anthony, Fremont County, Idaho. Born in Vermont, Fulton County, Ill., May 4, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1896; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Idaho at-large, 1909-11; served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Died, from heart disease, in Butler Rest Home in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 22, 1950 (age 86 years, 232 days). Cremated at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hamer; nephew of Thomas Lyon Hamer (1800-1846).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Edward J. McGoldrick (c.1871-1951) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1871. Democrat. Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1920, 1922-41; appointed 1920; defeated, 1920; appointed 1922. Catholic. Died, in a rest home, Amityville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., January 8, 1951 (age about 80 years). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, N.Y.
  Lemuel Ertus Slack (1874-1952) — also known as L. Ert Slack — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Johnson County, Ind., October 8, 1874. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1901-05; member of Indiana state senate, 1905-09; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1908; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1916-18; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1927-29; superior court judge in Indiana, 1936-38. Died in the Masonic Home in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., February 24, 1952 (age 77 years, 139 days). Interment somewhere in Franklin, Ind.
  Cornelius Decator Scully (1878-1952) — also known as Cornelius D. Scully — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 30, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1936-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Eagles. Died in Hillcrest Nursing Home, Winchester, Va., September 23, 1952 (age 73 years, 298 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Sullivan Scully and Mary E. (Negley) Scully; married, June 10, 1905, to Rosalie Pendleton.
  James Clapp Allen (1863-1954) — also known as James C. Allen — of Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Salt Point, Dutchess County, N.Y., 1863. Republican. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County 1st District, 1915-18. Died, in the Stickler Nursing Home, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 26, 1954 (age about 91 years). Interment at Upton Lake Cemetery, Clinton Corners, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James M. Allen and Mary (Clapp) Allen; married, May 23, 1886, to Anna E. Tousey (1863-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward C. Peirce (c.1895-1955) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born about 1895. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state senate, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944, 1952; mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1952-53; convicted in 1953 on charges of conspiracy to protect gambling, and sentenced to four years in prison; served twenty months. Died, of cancer, in a nursing home at New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., January 31, 1955 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  George Connell (c.1871-1955) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born about 1871. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1939. Died, in a convalescent home, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 22, 1955 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Eldred C. Pitkin (1870-1956) — of Marshfield, Washington County, Vt. Born in Marshfield, Washington County, Vt., November 29, 1870. Republican. Butter box manufacturer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Marshfield, 1910. Methodist. Died, from acute myocarditis and dementia, in the Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., August 6, 1956 (age 85 years, 251 days). Interment somewhere in Marshfield, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Bemis Pitkin (born c.1831) and Sylvia (Martin) Pitkin (born c.1836); first cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; first cousin six times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Pitkin; second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third cousin of Clarence Horatio Pitkin and Carroll Peabody Pitkin; third cousin once removed of George Pickering Bemis; third cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; fourth cousin of Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Walter S. Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin, George Washington Bemis, Frederick Walker Pitkin, Luther S. Pitkin (1849-?), George Eastman and Bernard Forrest Bemis.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Ernest Bunnell (1878-1956) — also known as Charles E. Bunnell — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pa., January 12, 1878. Democrat. Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1914; U.S. District Judge for Alaska, 1914-21; first president of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (later University of Alaska), 1921-45. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, at a nursing home in Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif., November 1, 1956 (age 78 years, 294 days). Interment at Birch Hill Cemetery, Fairbanks, Alaska; statue at University of Alaska Campus, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Walton Bunnell and Ruth (Tingley) Bunnell; married, July 24, 1901, to Mary Anna Kline.
  Howard Fenton Latourette (1884-1957) — also known as Howard F. Latourette — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Oregon, 1884. Democrat. Speaker of the Oregon State House of Representatives, 1935; member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 1939-40; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1950. Died in a rest home at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., June 29, 1957 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles D. Latourette (1854-1930) and Sedonia (Shaw) Latourette (1862-1932); brother of Earl C. Latourette (1910?-1956); married to Rose Turner and Eleanor Rothermel.
  Minor L. Moore (1876-1958) — of California. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., December 5, 1876. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1928; superior court judge in California, 1931-39; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1939-58; died in office 1958. Suffered a stroke, and died about two months later, in a sanitarium in Sunland, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 4, 1958 (age 81 years, 30 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Davis Elkins (1876-1959) — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va. Born in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; banker; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1911, 1919-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I. Died, from bronchial pneumonia, cardio-renal disease, and senility, in Westbrook Sanatorium, Richmond, Va., January 5, 1959 (age 82 years, 346 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Benton Elkins and Hallie (Davis) Elkins; married to Mary Elkins; grandson of Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916); grandnephew of Thomas Beall Davis.
  Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leslie Aris Wikel (1884-1959) — also known as Leslie A. Wikel — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Union City, Randolph County, Ind., November 19, 1884. Democrat. Druggist; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1948; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949. Died, following a stroke, in Whitehall Convalescent Home, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 9, 1959 (age 74 years, 202 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Wiley Wikel and Lola Wikel; married to Lucy L. Goodlander.
  Annie Mathews (1866-1959) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 6, 1866. Democrat. Dressmaker; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920; New York County Register, 1922-29; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Died, in Glenwood Nursing Home, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., October 24, 1959 (age 92 years, 352 days). Burial location unknown.
  Norris Brown (1863-1960) — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, May 2, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; Buffalo County Prosecuting Attorney, 1892-96; Nebraska state attorney general, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1907-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Resolutions Committee); law partner of Irving F. Baxter. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a rest home at Seattle, King County, Wash., January 5, 1960 (age 96 years, 248 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Brown and Eliza Ann (Phelps) Brown; married, November 28, 1885, to Lula K. Beeler (died 1925); married, February 5, 1927, to Ann L. Howland (died 1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
E. H. Knabenshue Edward Hanson Knabenshue (1869-1960) — also known as E. H. Knabenshue — of Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va. Born in Elk City, Barbour County, W.Va., April 14, 1869. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Upshur County, 1927-28. Died, in Maples Rest Home, Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., March 4, 1960 (age 90 years, 325 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John William Knabenshue (1844-1909) and Hannah Elizabeth (Paugh) Knabenshue (1847-1882); married, June 25, 1895, to Clara Edna Coburn; first cousin once removed of Samuel S. Knabenshue; second cousin of Paul Knabenshue (1883-1942).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Abner C. Surpless (c.1884-1960) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born about 1884. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Howard W. Ameli; city council member, New York City, 1937-40; magistrate, New York City, 1942-53; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940. Died, of a heart ailment, in the White Nursing Home, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 11, 1960 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edith Weir Van de Water (1874-1961) — also known as Edith W. Van de Water; Edith Weir — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, November 12, 1874. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1932-44. Female. Died, in Olive View Sanitarium, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 21, 1961 (age 86 years, 70 days). Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Weir and Ellen (Hatfield) Weir; married 1904 to Charles Franklin Van de Water (1872-1920).
  William Zebulon Foster (1881-1961) — also known as William Z. Foster; William Edward Foster — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., February 25, 1881. Communist. Labor organizer; helped lead steelworkers strike in 1919; candidate for President of the United States, 1924, 1928, 1932; candidate for Governor of New York, 1930; arrested after a demonstration in 1930, and jailed for six months; indicted on July 20, 1948 under the Smith Act, and charged with conspiring to advocate the overthrow of the government; never tried due to illness. Irish ancestry. Died, in a sanatorium at Moscow, Russia, September 1, 1961 (age 80 years, 188 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Kremlin Wall Necropolis, Moscow, Russia; cenotaph at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of James Foster; married to Ester Abramovitch.
  Epitaph: "Working Class Leader. Tireless Fighter for Socialism."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Joe R. Hanley Joseph Rhodes Hanley (1876-1961) — also known as Joe R. Hanley — of Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa; Perry, Wyoming County, N.Y. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, May 30, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; ordained minister; member of New York state assembly from Wyoming County, 1927-31; member of New York state senate 44th District, 1932-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932 (alternate), 1944, 1948; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1943-50; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1950. Presbyterian or Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Rotary; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, in Perry Nursing Home, Perry, Wyoming County, N.Y., September 4, 1961 (age 85 years, 97 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Hanley and Katherine (Rhodes) Hanley; married, October 31, 1900, to Henrietta Victoria Robertson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Fred J. Brittingham (1894-1962) — of Millsboro, Sussex County, Del.; Gumboro, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., July 26, 1894. Democrat. Feed dealer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 6th District, 1951-52. Methodist. Died, in Maple Grove Convalescent Home, Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., February 5, 1962 (age 67 years, 194 days). Interment at Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester O. Brittingham (1860-1927) and Mary Elizabeth (Andrews) Brittingham (1861-1937); married to Ethel M. Parsons (1893-1981).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Irving Cox (1870-1962) — also known as Frederick I. Cox — of Budd Lake, Morris County, N.J. Born in Rockaway, Morris County, N.J., May 25, 1870. Republican. Silk manufacturing executive; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1921-26. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Reeder Rest Home, Allamuchy, Warren County, N.J., March 31, 1962 (age 91 years, 310 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Backster Cox and Carolyn (Cooper) Cox; married, November 24, 1897, to Anna A. Simpson.
  Culbert Levy Olson (1876-1962) — also known as Culbert L. Olson — of Utah; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, November 7, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Utah state senate, 1916-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1920; member of California state senate, 1935-39; Governor of California, 1939-43; defeated, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1948; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1940-43; California Democratic state chair, 1944-46. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Died at a rest home in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 13, 1962 (age 85 years, 157 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Kate Jeremy (1883-1939).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orvis Chester Randall (1873-1963) — also known as O. C. Randall — of Nebraska. Born in Bowenburg, Hancock County, Ill., September 6, 1873. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1929-31. Baptist. Died in Baptist Home, Holdrege, Phelps County, Neb., 1963 (age about 89 years). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Neb.
  Relatives: Brother of Henry Lewis Randall (1862-1941).
  John Homer Cudmore (1883-1963) — also known as J. Homer Cudmore — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 17, 1883. Republican. Physician; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1934, 1936. English and German ancestry. Died, in Carolton Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., February 27, 1963 (age 79 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Cudmore (1861-1936) and Frederika (Konninger) Cudmore (1862-1950); married, February 10, 1907, to Elizabeth J. Hosford (1882?-1967).
  William John Wallin (1879-1963) — also known as William J. Wallin — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., February 17, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1918-21; defeated, 1913; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 26th District, 1938. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; American Bar Association. Fell from the window of his room, and was found dead on the lawn, at the Saw Mill River Nursing Home, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., July 7, 1963 (age 84 years, 140 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isabel (Watson) Wallin (1850-1930) and John Cooper Wallin (1852-1930); married to Evelyn M. Walsh.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Florence Lee Sandidge Skees (1875-1963) — also known as Florence Tyler; Mrs. B. J. Skees — of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky.; Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., 1875. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944. Female. Baptist. Kentucky Women's Club leader. Died, at Baptist Home, Newport, Campbell County, Ky., July 16, 1963 (age about 88 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.
  Burnice Matthew Bowen (1883-1964) — also known as B. M. Bowen; Burnia Mathew Bowen — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Dillon County, S.C., December 10, 1883. Republican. Cotton mill superintendent; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1936. Died, from a coronary occlusion due to arteriosclerosis, in The Haven Nursing Home, Lexington, Davidson County, N.C., July 28, 1964 (age 80 years, 231 days). Interment at Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Ephraim Bowen (1852-1917) and Martha Jane (Huggins) Bowen (1862-1940); married, January 19, 1915, to Stella Helen Saunders (1891-1992).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis James Rosenberg (1876-1964) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Riga, Latvia, August 3, 1876. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Seville, 1906-09; Pernambuco, 1909-10; Honorary Consul for Panama in Detroit, Mich., 1923-49; Honorary Consul-General for Panama in Detroit, Mich., 1949-51. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; Navy League; Rotary; B'nai B'rith. Died, in the Jewish Home for the Aged, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 16, 1964 (age 88 years, 74 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Rosenberg and Zelda Rosenberg; married, November 17, 1924, to Mildred Simons.
  Books by Louis James Rosenberg: Mazzini, The Prophet of the Religion of Humanity (1903) — The Medical Expert and Other Papers (1911) — Scraps and Bits (1916)
  Perry Gittean Williams (1876-1965) — also known as Perry G. Williams — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born October 29, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; Lewis County District Attorney, 1907-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1920, 1928, 1936; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 32nd District, 1915; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 35th District, 1938. Died, in the Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, Oneida County, N.Y., October 29, 1965 (age 89 years, 0 days). Interment at Constableville Cemetery, Constableville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Pierce G. Williams (1835-1912) and Clara Sophia (Smith) Williams (1842-1894); married to N. Elizabeth Mullen (1880-1965); fourth cousin once removed of Emerson Wight (1815-1890).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Frederick Shepard (1881-1965) — also known as John F. Shepard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Illinois, January 30, 1881. Progressive. Psychologist; university professor; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949; candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1952. Died, following a cerebral-vascular accident, in Whitehall Convalescent Home, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 25, 1965 (age 84 years, 299 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Frederick Shepard and Alice Jane (French) Shepard; married to Berenice Barnes.
  Benjamin Joseph Ainlay (1875-1966) — also known as Benjamin J. Ainlay — of Belgrade, Nance County, Neb. Born in Brussels, Ontario, April 5, 1875. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of Nebraska state house of representatives 50th District, 1915-17; member of Nebraska state senate 50th District, 1919; chair of Nance County Republican Party, 1940; Nance County Assessor, 1944-54. Methodist. Died, in Fullerton Nursing Home, Fullerton, Nance County, Neb., January 25, 1966 (age 90 years, 295 days). Interment at Fullerton Cemetery, Fullerton, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Ainlay (1839-1911) and Eliza Jane (Walker) Ainlay (1845-1925); married, October 2, 1901, to Mayme Morse Garvin (1881-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Philip Marshall Brown (1875-1966) — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J.; Washington, D.C.; Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, July 31, 1875. U.S. Minister to Honduras, 1908-10; university professor. Episcopalian. Member, Urban League; Kappa Alpha Society. Died, in a nursing home at Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., May 10, 1966 (age 90 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Wilbur Brown and Clara Herrick (Hill) Brown; married, April 14, 1925, to Jane (Yuile) Lawrence.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Homer Morrison Byington (1879-1966) — also known as Homer M. Byington — of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Washington, D.C., September 19, 1879. U.S. Vice Consul in Naples, 1900-08; Rome, 1908-09; U.S. Consul in Bristol, 1909-13; Leeds, 1913-17; Hull, 1917-19; Palermo, 1919-20; Naples, 1920-21; U.S. Consul General in Naples, 1923-29; Antwerp, as of 1935; Montreal, as of 1936-43. Episcopalian. Died, in a nursing home at Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., July 7, 1966 (age 86 years, 291 days). Interment at Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of George Richmond Byington and Emma Marsalena (Morrison) Byington; married, June 2, 1903, to Jeannette Lindsley Gregory (c.1881-1968); father of Homer Morrison Byington, Jr.; grandson of Aaron Homer Byington (1825?-1910).
  Political family: Byington family of Norwalk, Connecticut.
  Chester H. Rhodes (1887-1966) — of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pa. Born in Gouldsboro, Lackawanna County, Pa., October 19, 1887. Democrat. Monroe County District Attorney, 1919; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1923-30; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1935-64. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association. Died, in a nursing home at Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pa., December 8, 1966 (age 79 years, 50 days). Burial location unknown.
Alexander Wiley Alexander Wiley (1884-1967) — of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., May 26, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Chippewa County District Attorney, 1909-15; dairy farmer; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1936; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1939-63. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of Norway; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers. Died at High Oaks Christian Science Church Sanitarium, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 26, 1967 (age 83 years, 0 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  Relatives: Married 1909 to May Jenkins; married 1952 to Dorothy May Kydd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Max Jacob Bierschwale (1887-1967) — also known as Max J. Bierschwale — of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex. Born in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., January 4, 1887. Republican. Insurance business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 1936, 1938; chair of Gillespie County Republican Party, 1950. Catholic. German ancestry. Died, following a series of strokes, due to arteriosclerotic heart disease, in the Kopp Nursing Home, near Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., May 27, 1967 (age 80 years, 143 days). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Bierschwale (1858-1932) and Lina (Jung) Bierschwale (1861-1944); married, June 12, 1912, to Lydia Kusenberger (1889-1950); father of Calvin Joseph Bierschwale (1923-1990).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Francis Patrick Corrigan (1881-1968) — also known as Frank P. Corrigan — of Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 14, 1881. Physician; surgeon; U.S. Minister to El Salvador, 1934-37; Panama, 1937-39; U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, 1939-47. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Medical Association; Rotary. Assisted with the first modern blood transfusion, in 1906 at the Cleveland Clinic. Died, in St. Joseph's Manor home for the aged, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Conn., January 21, 1968 (age 86 years, 191 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret (Regan) Corrigan (1848-1929) and Edward Corrigan (1850-1926); married to Ethel Foster (1886-1947); father of Robert Foster Corrigan (1914-2005).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Lester Armitage (1871-1968) — also known as Frank L. Armitage — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Coburg, Lane County, Ore., September 14, 1871. Democrat. Farmer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President); postmaster at Eugene, Ore., 1935-47. Member, Woodmen; Knights of Pythias. Died, in McKenzie Manor Nursing Home, Springfield, Lane County, Ore., February 18, 1968 (age 96 years, 157 days). Interment at Gillespie Cemetery, Eugene, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Armitage (1824-1893) and Sarah Jane (Stevens) Armitage (1833-1913); married, February 15, 1899, to Ada Dell Calef (1877-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Herold Round (1901-1968) — also known as Charles H. Round — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., October 16, 1901. Republican. Mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1955; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Grand Traverse District, 1961. Died, in Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., August 27, 1968 (age 66 years, 316 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Wootton Round (1874-1952) and Mabel Mary (Misener) Round (1875-1955); married 1929 to Mary M. Hanson (1902-1986).
  Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass (1874-1969) — also known as Charlotta Bass — of California. Born February 14, 1874. Editor and publisher of the California Eagle, 1912-1951.; Independent Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1950; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952. Female. African ancestry. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, at the Su Ray Convalescent Home, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 12, 1969 (age 95 years, 57 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
George D. Hopper George Dunlap Hopper (1889-1969) — also known as George D. Hopper — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., July 13, 1889. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Stockholm, 1917-19; Rotterdam, 1920-23; Hamburg, 1923; Dunkirk, 1923-25; Antofagasta, 1925-29; Montreal, 1929-34; Casablanca, 1934-37; U.S. Consul General in Winnipeg, 1937-41; SAINT John's, 1941-45; Hong Kong, 1945-49. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons. Died, from bronchopneumonia, in Brentwood Rehab Center, Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., July 11, 1969 (age 79 years, 363 days). Interment at Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of George Dunlap Hopper (1848-1913) and Katherine Elizabeth (Higgins) Hopper (1853-1930); married, June 23, 1920, to Minnie Parker Durham (1894-1937); married, July 8, 1939, to Sue Cushing Hayes (1899-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
  Ruth Thompson (1887-1970) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich.; Whitehall, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Mich., September 15, 1887. Republican. Muskegon County Register of Probate, 1905-25; probate judge in Michigan, 1925-36; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1939-40; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1951-57; defeated in primary, 1956. Female. Congregationalist or Methodist. First woman to represent Michigan in Congress; first woman to serve in the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Plainwell Sanatorium, Plainwell, Allegan County, Mich., April 5, 1970 (age 82 years, 202 days). Interment at Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Tom Thompson and Brita (Nelson) Thompson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alvah H. Cole (1884-1970) — of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Pleasant Run, Hunterdon County, N.J., 1884. Merchant; mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1948-51. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Edison Lodge Nursing Home, Edison, Middlesex County, N.J., May 11, 1970 (age about 85 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J.
  Hannah Parker Lowndes (1880-1970) — also known as Hannah P. Lowndes; Hannah Parker Randall; Mrs. W. Bladen Lowndes — of Baltimore, Md.; Ellicott City, Howard County, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., July 17, 1880. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Maryland, 1924; delegate to Maryland convention to ratify 21st amendment 5th District, 1933. Female. Died, in College Manor nursing home, Lutherville, Baltimore County, Md., August 11, 1970 (age 90 years, 25 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Md.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hannah Parker (Parrott) Randall (1836-1926) and John Wirt Randall; married, November 6, 1902, to William Bladen Lowndes (son of Lloyd Lowndes, Jr. (1845-1905); brother of Elizabeth Lloyd Lowndes); granddaughter of Alexander Randall; great-granddaughter of William Wirt; first cousin twice removed of Edward Carrington Cabell.
  Political families: Haymond family of West Virginia; Lowndes-Gilmer family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Harold Otto Beneze (1896-1970) — also known as A. H. Otto Beneze; "Tootie" — of Illinois. Born in Alton, Madison County, Ill., April 11, 1896. Socialist. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1926. Died in the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., October 21, 1970 (age 74 years, 193 days). Interment at Alton Cemetery, Alton, Ill.
  Henry Elijah Ackerson, Jr. (1880-1970) — also known as Henry E. Ackerson, Jr. — of Keyport, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Holmdel, Monmouth County, N.J., October 15, 1880. Democrat. Bank clerk; lawyer; bank director; member of New Jersey state senate from Monmouth County, 1915-19; circuit judge in New Jersey, 1924-47; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1948-52. Member, American Bar Association; Royal Arcanum. Died, in the Arnold Walter Nursing Home, Holmdel, Monmouth County, N.J., December 9, 1970 (age 90 years, 55 days). Interment at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Maurice F. Ahearn (1880-1971) — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass. Born April 27, 1880. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916, 1924; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1920. Died, in a nursing home at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Mass., December 17, 1971 (age 91 years, 234 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lincoln MacVeagh (1890-1972) — of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Narragansett Pier, Narragansett, Washington County, R.I., October 1, 1890. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Minister to Greece, 1933-41; Iceland, 1941-42; South Africa, 1942-43; U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1943-44; Greece, 1943-47; Portugal, 1948-52; Spain, 1952-53. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in a nursing home at Adelphi, Prince George's County, Md., January 15, 1972 (age 81 years, 106 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Charles MacVeagh and Fanny Davenport (Rogers) MacVeagh; married, August 17, 1917, to Margaret Charlton Lewis (1886-1947); married 1955 to Virginia (Ferrante) Coats; grandson of Isaac Wayne MacVeagh; grandnephew of Franklin MacVeagh (1837-1934).
  Political family: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Julius J. Wuerthner (1890-1972) — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 18, 1890. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1925-27; member of Montana state senate, 1928-31; mayor of Great Falls, Mont., 1937-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in a nursing home at Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., February 21, 1972 (age 81 years, 279 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Heher (1889-1972) — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., March 20, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Mercer County Democratic Party, 1921; New Jersey Democratic state chair, 1922-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1932; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1933-59. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Law Institute; Knights of Columbus. Died at Morris Hall Health and Rehabilitation Center, Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., October 17, 1972 (age 83 years, 211 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Trenton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John Heher and Anna (Spelman) Heher; married, August 5, 1925, to Anne Egan.
  Doyle Elam Carlton (1885-1972) — also known as Doyle E. Carlton — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Wauchula, Hardee County, Fla., July 6, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state senate, 1917-19; Governor of Florida, 1929-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in a nursing home at Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 25, 1972 (age 87 years, 111 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Carlton and Martha (McEwan) Carlton; married, July 30, 1912, to Nell Ray; distant relative *** of Vassar B. Carlton (1929?-).
  The Doyle E. Carlton Building (built 1955 for state government offices), in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  J. Donald Clark (d. 1973) — also known as Don Clark — of Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District, 1968. Died, of cancer, in Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va., April 18, 1973. Interment at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, W.Va.
  Tracy Dickinson Mygatt (1886-1973) — also known as Tracy D. Mygatt — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in 1886. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly, 1920 (New York County 10th District), 1932 (Kings County 8th District); candidate for New York state senate 5th District, 1936. Female. Member, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; War Resisters League; United World Federalists. Died, in Rest Haven Nursing Center, Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 22, 1973 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  Frances May Witherspoon (1886-1973) — also known as Fannie M. Witherspoon — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., July 8, 1886. Socialist. Made speeches advocating woman suffrage; antiwar activist during World War One; headed Bureau of Legal First Aid, which provided legal assistance to men who objected to serving in the military; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1918; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1919; candidate for New York state senate 13th District, 1920. Female. Died, in Rest Haven Nursing Cenert, Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 16, 1973 (age 87 years, 161 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Samuel Andrew Witherspoon (1855-1915) and Susan (May) Witherspoon.
  Ray Louis Forshee (1884-1974) — also known as Ray L. Forshee — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Michigan, March 19, 1884. Democrat. Clothing salesman; candidate for supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1941. Irish and German ancestry. His legs were amputated due to arteriosclerosis. Died, of pneumonia, in Whitehall Convalescent Center, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 5, 1974 (age 89 years, 292 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Forshee (1854-1941) and Virginia (Cowan) Forshee (1857-1933); brother of Frank J. Forshee (1896-1991); married to Ida Dorothy Lerg (1887-1982); first cousin once removed of David E. Waite.
  Political family: Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cecil Rhodes King (1898-1974) — also known as Cecil R. King — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Fort Niagara, Niagara County, N.Y., January 13, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1933-35, 1937-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 1942-69. Died of a stroke at a convalescent hospital in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 17, 1974 (age 76 years, 63 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Cecil Rhodes
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Beatrice L. Hooper (c.1894-1974) — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born about 1894. Member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1927. Female. Church of God. Died, in Cedar Knoll Rest Home, Grass Lake, Jackson County, Mich., July 25, 1974 (age about 80 years). Interment at Draper Cemetery, Rives Township, Jackson County, Mich.
  Georgia Daniel Irvine (1882-1974) — of Vandalia, Audrain County, Mo. Born in Vandalia, Audrain County, Mo., December 25, 1882. Democrat. Music teacher; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Audrain County, 1943-48. Female. Christian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; League of Women Voters. Died, in Tri-County Nursing Home, Vandalia, Audrain County, Mo., September 6, 1974 (age 91 years, 255 days). Interment at Vandalia Cemetery, Vandalia, Mo.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Washington Daniel and Mary (Bowen) Daniel; married, June 10, 1908, to Ernest Albert Irvine (1879-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George W. Coan, Jr. George William Coan, Jr. (1892-1975) — also known as George W. Coan, Jr. — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Born in Virginia, June 2, 1892. Democrat. Banker; mayor of Winston-Salem, N.C., 1929-35, 1943-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944. Died, from colon cancer, in Ziglar's Home for the Aged, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., May 1, 1975 (age 82 years, 333 days). Interment at Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of George William Coan (1867-1939) and Lula (Brown) Coan (1868-1939); married, December 14, 1914, to Mary Elizabeth Wiggins (1890-1958); married to Dorothy Lindsey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Winston-Salem
  John V. Kenny (1894-1975) — also known as "Little Guy" — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., April 6, 1894. Democrat. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1949-53; resigned 1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964, 1968; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1964. Catholic. Pleaded guilty to six federal counts of tax evasion in May 1972, and sentenced to prison. Died, of a heart attack, in a nursing home at Paramus, Bergen County, N.J., June 2, 1975 (age 81 years, 57 days). Interment at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  Augustin William Ferrin (1875-1976) — also known as Augustin W. Ferrin — of Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., September 1, 1875. Newspaper reporter; magazine editor; U.S. Consul in Madrid, 1924-26; Tabriz, 1926-28; Teheran, 1928-29; Malaga, 1930-35; Montevideo, 1935-40. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sons of the Revolution. Died, in a nursing home, in Marion County, W.Va., March 17, 1976 (age 100 years, 198 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Augustin William Ferrin and Flavilla Jane (Van Hoosen) Ferrin.
  John Henry Hoeppel (1881-1976) — also known as John H. Hoeppel — of Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Tell City, Perry County, Ind., February 10, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1933-37; defeated (Prohibition), 1946. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; American Legion; United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Convicted in 1936 of conspiring to sell an appointment to West Point; sentenced to prison. Died at Huntington Care Center, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 21, 1976 (age 95 years, 224 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, November 11, 1907, to Annie Seitz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alfred Ingvald Johnson (1898-1977) — also known as Alfred I. Johnson — of Benson, Swift County, Minn. Born in Swift County, Minn., January 10, 1898. Democrat. Grocer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 25, 1941-58; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died in a nursing home at Benson, Swift County, Minn., February 15, 1977 (age 79 years, 36 days). Interment at Benson Cemetery, Benson, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Bryngel Johnson (1858-1926) and Carrie (Hanson) Johnson (1859-1938).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  James M. Magness (1890-1977) — also known as Jim Magness — of St. Lawrence, Hand County, S.Dak.; Miller, Hand County, S.Dak. Born in Ute, Monona County, Iowa, June 27, 1890. Democrat. Auctioneer; cattle raiser; member of South Dakota state senate 22nd District, 1933-34; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1954; South Dakota Democratic state chair, 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died, in the Good Samaritan Center nursing home, Miller, Hand County, S.Dak., November 6, 1977 (age 87 years, 132 days). Interment at St. Lawrence Cemetery, St. Lawrence, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, December 17, 1913, to Mabel Emma Altenow (1890-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard Joseph Boyle (1894-1978) — also known as Bernard J. Boyle; Bernie Boyle — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Darlington, Lafayette County, Wis., October 29, 1894. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; an unknown person put nitroglycerin in his car's gasoline tank in an attempt to kill him; the engine exploded on November 17, 1936, but no one was hurt; member of Nebraska Democratic State Executive Committee, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956 (delegation chair), 1964 (alternate); member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1952-64. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, in a nursing home in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., March 19, 1978 (age 83 years, 141 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Joseph Boyle (1855-1932) and Rosa Anna (Gallagher) Boyle (1860-1918); married to Maude Mae Boyle (1894-1985).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George John Urban (1906-1978) — also known as George J. Urban — of South Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, May 14, 1906. Republican. Mayor of South Euclid, Ohio, 1948-72. Methodist. German and Czech ancestry. Member, Lions. Died, of cancer, in a nursing home at Oil City, Venango County, Pa., March 25, 1978 (age 71 years, 315 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
  Charles Milby Dale (1893-1978) — also known as Charles M. Dale — of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., March 8, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Portsmouth, N.H., 1926-27, 1943-44; member of New Hampshire state senate 24th District, 1933-36, 1939-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1948; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1937-38; Governor of New Hampshire, 1945-49; president, WHEB radio station. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a nursing home at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., September 28, 1978 (age 85 years, 204 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Browns Valley, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Vernon Dale and Maud (Paine) Dale; married, September 27, 1919, to Marion Marvin.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Stanley Barnum Niles (1896-1978) — also known as Stanley B. Niles — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich.; Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Nashville, Barry County, Mich., January 22, 1896. Methodist minister; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Eaton County, 1933; Commonwealth candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1935; Commonwealth candidate for Michigan state auditor general, 1936; president, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1938-49. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Delta Sigma Phi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, in Methodist Manor retirement home, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., December 30, 1978 (age 82 years, 342 days). Interment somewhere in Tulsa, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Lewis Niles and Carrie A. (Barnum) Niles; married, April 11, 1919, to Velma A. Thomas.
Lewis G. Christman Lewis G. Christman (1888-1979) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio, March 10, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; business executive; banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1945-54; member of Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1955-60; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 33rd Senatorial District, 1961. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died, from complications of bladder cancer, in the Huron View Lodge nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 29, 1979 (age 91 years, 111 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Philip D. Christman and Rachel (Sprow) Christman; married to Arietta O. VanNess.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Reno Odlin (1897-1979) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Wash., June 26, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1936, 1944. Member, American Bankers Association; Rotary. Died, in a nursing home at Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Wash., September 15, 1979 (age 82 years, 81 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Thompson Odlin (1866-1946) and Jessie Lee (Reno) Odlin (1869-1960); married, July 12, 1922, to Edith Murphy Heston.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Irving D. Neustein Irving Daniel Neustein (1901-1979) — also known as Irving D. Neustein — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 6th District, 1931-37; member, New York Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, 1938-41; when his political activities came under investigation by the U.S. Civil Service Commission as violating the Hatch Act, he resigned; though he was no longer a member, his ouster from the appeal board was ordered two years later. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Tammany Hall. Died, in Jewish Home for the Aged, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 7, 1979 (age 78 years, 7 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  William B. Mahoney (1898-1980) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Ridgeway, Ontario. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Erie County Democratic Party, 1947-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952. Died, in a nursing home at Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 19, 1980 (age about 81 years). Interment at Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeway, Ontario.
  Relatives: Brother of Walter J. Mahoney (1908-1982).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Matilda Haughton Ehringhaus (1890-1980) — also known as Matilda H. Ehringhaus; Matilda Bradford Haughton; Mrs. J. C. B. Ehringhaus — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, October 23, 1890. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952. Female. Died, in a nursing home at Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., June 16, 1980 (age 89 years, 237 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery, Elizabeth City, N.C.
  Relatives: Married, January 4, 1912, to John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (1882-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clare Hayes Timberlake (1907-1982) — also known as Clare H. Timberlake — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich.; Fort Sumner, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., October 29, 1907. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Toronto, 1931; Buenos Aires, as of 1932; Zurich, as of 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Congo (Leopoldville), 1960-61. Died in a nursing home at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 22, 1982 (age 74 years, 116 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married to Julia Frances Meehan.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Waldman (1892-1982) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Yancherudnia, Russia (now Ukraine), January 5, 1892. Socialist. Civil engineer; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 8th District, 1918, 1920; expelled 1920, 1920; defeated, 1920; candidate for New York state senate 14th District, 1922; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1924; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1927 (Socialist), 1937 (American Labor); candidate for Governor of New York, 1928, 1930, 1932; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Jewish and Ukrainian ancestry. Expelled from the New York State Assembly over alleged disloyalty, along with the other four Socialist members, April 1, 1920; re-elected to the same seat in a special election, and expelled again on September 21. Suffered a severe stroke, and died four years later, in the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 12, 1982 (age 90 years, 250 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Marvin F. Burt (1905-1983) — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., November 20, 1905. Lawyer; bank director; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1945-52; member of Illinois state senate, 1953-60; circuit judge in Illinois 15th Circuit, 1965-69; justice of Illinois state supreme court 2nd District, 1969-70; appointed 1969. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Elks. Died, in Freeport Manor Nursing Home, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., October 14, 1983 (age 77 years, 328 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Freeport, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph Burt and Isabel (Marvin) Burt; married, June 17, 1930, to Helen Woodruff (1899-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otto Rachals (1897-1984) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Langlade County, Wis., January 1, 1897. Democrat. Mayor of Green Bay, Wis., 1955-59; defeated, 1959. Died in Glenn Wood Nursing Center, Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., July 7, 1984 (age 87 years, 188 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1925 to Gertrude Moore.
  Horace Jeremiah Voorhis (1901-1984) — also known as Jerry Voorhis — of San Dimas, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan., April 6, 1901. Democrat. Candidate for California state assembly, 1934; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1937-47; defeated, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of emphysema, at Claremont Manor retirement home, Claremont, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 11, 1984 (age 83 years, 158 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
George D. Aiken George David Aiken (1892-1984) — also known as George D. Aiken — of Putney, Windham County, Vt. Born in Dummerston, Windham County, Vt., August 20, 1892. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1931-35; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1933-35; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1935-37; Governor of Vermont, 1937-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1941-75. Protestant. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Odd Fellows. Died, following a cerebral vascular accident (stroke), in the Heaton House nursing home, Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., November 19, 1984 (age 92 years, 91 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Webster Aiken (1860-1943) and Myra (Cook) Aiken; married, December 7, 1914, to Beatrice May Howard (1894-1966); married, June 30, 1967, to Lola Pierotti.
  Cross-reference: Samuel H. Blackmer
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about George D. Aiken: Michael Sherman, The Political Legacy of George D. Aiken : Wise Old Owl of the U.S. Senate
  Image source: University of Vermont
Howard B. Lee Howard Burton Lee (1879-1985) — also known as Howard B. Lee — of Putnam County, W.Va.; Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Sanoma, Wirt County, W.Va., October 27, 1879. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Putnam County, 1909-10; Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney, 1912-24; West Virginia state attorney general, 1925-33. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in the Hobe Sound Geriatric Village nursing home, Stuart, Martin County, Fla., May 24, 1985 (age 105 years, 209 days). Interment at Fairview Church Cemetery, Centerville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Sullivan Lee (1848-1937) and Virginia (Quick) Lee (1856-1946); married, March 5, 1907, to Ida Lenore Hamilton (1877-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Wiley Thomas Buchanan, Jr. (1914-1986) — also known as Wiley T. Buchanan, Jr. — of Washington, D.C. Born in Myrtle Hill, Van Zandt County, Tex., January 4, 1914. Business executive; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1953-56; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1956; Austria, 1975-77; chief of protocol, U.S. Department of State, 1957-61. Methodist. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home, February 16, 1986 (age 72 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wiley T. Buchanan (1880-1953) and Lilla A. (Youngblood) Buchanan (1885-1975); married, April 12, 1940, to Ruth Elizabeth Hale (niece of Margaret Towsley; granddaughter of Herbert Henry Dow (1866-1930; founder, Dow Chemical); first cousin of Margaret Ann Riecker (1933-2014)).
  Political family: Dow-Towsley-Hale-Buchanan family of Ann Arbor and Midland, Michigan.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books by Wiley T. Buchanan, Jr.: Red Carpet at the White House : Four years as Chief of Protocol in the Eisenhower Administration (1964)
  Harley Walter Kidder (1901-1986) — also known as Harley W. Kidder — of Barre, Washington County, Vt. Born in Barre, Washington County, Vt., January 18, 1901. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont 2nd District, 1928; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1928. Died, from pneumonia, in Burlington Convalescent Center, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., March 28, 1986 (age 85 years, 69 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Daniel Kidder (1862-1910) and Nellie Louise (Johnson) Kidder; married, April 17, 1927, to Ruth Esther Lander; first cousin thrice removed of Lyman Kidder; second cousin twice removed of Alvan Kidder, Francis Kidder, Ira Kidder and Jefferson Parish Kidder; third cousin once removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Silas Wright Kidder (1847-1920) and Daniel S. Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; fourth cousin of Lyman Metcalfe Bass; fourth cousin once removed of Nathan Parker Kidder.
  Political family: Kidder family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Capus Miller Waynick (1889-1986) — also known as Capus M. Waynick — of High Point, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., December 23, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1931; member of North Carolina state senate, 1933-35; North Carolina state highway commissioner, 1935-37; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1948; U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1949-51; Colombia, 1951-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; Adjutant General of North Carolina, 1957-61. Presbyterian. Died in a nursing facility in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., September 7, 1986 (age 96 years, 258 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua James N. Waynick and Anna (Moore) Waynick; married, June 19, 1915, to Elizabeth McBee.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Henry O. Roberts Henry O. Roberts (1897-1986) — also known as Hank Roberts — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Sherrard, Mercer County, Ill., September 3, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1952-55; defeated, 1963. Died, in Regina Continuing Care Center, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., September 9, 1986 (age 89 years, 6 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Alice Johnson.
  Roberts Municipal Stadium (built 1956, demolished 2013), in Evansville, Indiana, was named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Evansville
  Katharine Kennedy Brown (1891-1986) — also known as Katharine Kennedy; Mrs. Kleon Thaw Brown — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, July 16, 1891. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 (alternate); member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee, 1928; member, Arrangements Committee, 1940; speaker, 1952; member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1928-50; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1932-67; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1944-52. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Junior League; Colonial Dames. Died, in the Kettering Convalescent Center nursing home, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, November 10, 1986 (age 95 years, 117 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of Grafton Claggett Kennedy (1859-1909) and Louise (Achey) Kennedy (1860-1945); married, April 20, 1921, to Kleon Thaw Brown (died 1925).
  Gertrude Detweiler (1895-1988) — also known as Gertrude E. Homan; Mrs. W. H. Detweiler — of Hazelton, Jerome County, Idaho; Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 12, 1895. Republican. Nurse; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1956; chair, Arrangements Committee, chair, 1960. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion Auxiliary. Died, in the Lewiston Care Center, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, July 20, 1988 (age 93 years, 130 days). Interment at Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, Idaho.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Homan and Ida Homan; married, November 19, 1919, to William Hunsberger Detweiler (1893-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walton Howard Bachrach (1904-1989) — also known as Walton H. Bachrach — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 22, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1960-67. Jewish. Member, Moose; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from a stroke, in a nursing home at Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 17, 1989 (age 84 years, 360 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Ariz.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Gurdon Saltonstall (1905-1989) — also known as William G. Saltonstall — of Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H.; Marion, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., November 11, 1905. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Principal of Phillips-Exeter Academy; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Unitarian. Died, in a nursing home at Lakeville, Plymouth County, Mass., December 18, 1989 (age 84 years, 37 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Gurdon Saltonstall (1870-1938) and Caroline James (Stevenson) Saltonstall; married, September 22, 1931, to Katharyn Watson (1912-2006); nephew of John Lee Saltonstall; great-grandnephew of Leverett Saltonstall (1783-1845); third great-grandnephew of George Cabot; fourth great-grandnephew of Gurdon Saltonstall (1666-1724) and Timothy Pickering; first cousin of John Lee Saltonstall, Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Leverett Saltonstall (1825-1895); first cousin five times removed of Gurdon Saltonstall (1708-1785); second cousin of Leverett Saltonstall (1892-1979) and Richard Saltonstall; second cousin once removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall (1927-2009); second cousin four times removed of Dudley Leavitt Pickman; second cousin five times removed of John Wingate Weeks; third cousin once removed of John Forbes Kerry; third cousin twice removed of Henry Cabot Lodge.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Sullivan-Saltonstall family of Durham, New Hampshire; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Samuel Studdiford Stratton (1916-1990) — also known as Samuel S. Stratton — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y.; Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., September 27, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; candidate for New York state assembly from Schenectady County, 1950; mayor of Schenectady, N.Y., 1956-58; U.S. Representative from New York, 1959-89 (32nd District 1959-63, 35th District 1963-71, 29th District 1971-73, 28th District 1973-83, 23rd District 1983-89); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964, 1980, 1984, 1988. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Eagles. Died, in a nursing home, 1990 (age about 73 years). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  India Edwards (c.1896-1990) — also known as India Gillespie; India Moffett; Mrs. Herbert Threlkeld Edwards — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Washington, D.C.; Greenbrae, Marin County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., about 1896. Democrat. Society editor, Chicago Tribune newspaper, 1918-36; woman's page editor, 1936-42; executive director, Women's Division, Democratic National Committee; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1948 ; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1950-56. Female. Died, in Fircrest Convalescent Hospital, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Calif., January 14, 1990 (age about 94 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John A. Gillespie and India H. (Thomas) Gillespie; married, March 6, 1920, to John F. Moffett (divorced 1937); married, June 19, 1942, to Herbert Threlkeld Edwards; mother of John Holbrook Moffett (U.S. soldier, died in World War II).
  Paul Melton Lindberg (1907-1990) — also known as Paul M. Lindberg — of Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. Born in Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., June 11, 1907. Railway brakeman; automobile salesman; candidate for mayor of Galesburg, Ill., 1953; restauranteur. Died, in Adventist Convalescent Hospital, Glendora, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 23, 1990 (age 82 years, 226 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Wilhelm Lindberg (1857-1937) and Elna (Nilsdotter) Lindberg (1876-1957); brother of David Phillip Lindberg (1903-1981); married, April 7, 1928, to Catherine Comer (died 1976); married, August 5, 1979, to Dorothy Bruce.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis William Holbrook Adams (1904-1990) — also known as Francis W. H. Adams — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., June 26, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1935; New York City Police Commissioner, 1954-55. Catholic. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Delta Theta Phi. Died, from heart failure, in the Devon Manor convalescent home, Devon, Chester County, Pa., April 20, 1990 (age 85 years, 298 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert A. Adams (c.1870-1954) and Frances (Bennett) Adams; married, June 21, 1930, to Katherine Quinn.
  Charles Rowland Peaslee Farnsley (1907-1990) — also known as Charles P. Farnsley; Charlie Farnsley — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Glenview, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 28, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1936-40; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1948-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1965-67; defeated in primary, 1932 (at-large), 1934 (3rd District). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Society of Colonial Wars; Delta Upsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, at Brownsboro Hills Nursing Home, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 19, 1990 (age 83 years, 83 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; statue at West Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Burrel Hopson Farnsley and Anna May (Peaslee) Farnsley; married, February 27, 1937, to Nancy Hall Carter; father of Burrel Charles Farnsley (1954?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Eleanor Steber (1914-1990) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., July 17, 1914. Democrat. Opera singer; performed, Democratic National Convention, 1944. Female. Presbyterian. Died, from congestive heart failure, in the Attleboro Nursing Home, Langhorne, Bucks County, Pa., October 3, 1990 (age 76 years, 78 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ida Amelia (Nolte) Steber (1885-1985) and William Charles Steber (1888-1966); married, September 25, 1938, to Edwin Lee Bilby; married, December 29, 1957, to Gordon Andrews.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  R. Lester Hill (1902-1991) — also known as Mike Hill — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Kent County, Mich., August 11, 1902. Democrat. Fruit farmer; chair of Tuscola County Democratic Party, 1968; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Exchange Club; Rotary. Died, in the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., March 4, 1991 (age 88 years, 205 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1932 to Leona May Ames (died 1977); married 1978 to Frances Shubel.
  Abby Crawford Milton (1882-1991) — also known as Abby Crawford; Mrs. George Fort Milton, Sr. — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn.; Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Georgia, February 6, 1882. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924, 1936 (alternate). Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Advocate for women's voting rights; as a lobbyist helped persuade the Tennessee legislature to ratify the 19th Amendment. Died, in a nursing home at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., May 2, 1991 (age 109 years, 85 days). Interment somewhere in Clearwater, Fla.
  Relatives: Married 1904 to George Fort Milton (1869-1924).
  Charles David Breitel (1908-1991) — also known as Charles D. Breitel — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 13, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1950-58; appointed 1950; defeated, 1950; appointed 1950; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1952; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1966; appointed 1966; chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1973-79. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee. Died, following strokes and heart failure, in Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 1, 1991 (age 82 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Herman L. Breitel and Regina D. (Zuckerberg) Breitel; married, April 9, 1927, to Jeanne S. Hollander.
  Edmund Forsman Mansure (1901-1992) — also known as Edmund F. Mansure; Ned Mansure — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 14, 1901. Republican. Textile manufacturer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940; head of the U.S. General Services Administration, 1953-56. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in a convalescent hospital at Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Calif., January 25, 1992 (age 90 years, 317 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of E. L. Mansure; married to Julia Carroll.
  George Whelan Anderson, Jr. (1906-1992) — also known as George W. Anderson, Jr. — of Washington, D.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 15, 1906. U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, 1961-63; U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, 1963-66. Catholic. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Knights of Columbus. Died, of congestive heart failure, in the Arleigh Burke Pavilion nursing home, McLean, Fairfax County, Va., March 20, 1992 (age 85 years, 96 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Anderson and Clara (Green) Anderson; married, October 3, 1933, to Muriel Buttling (died 1947); married, May 15, 1948, to Mary Lee Lamar Sample.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Hugh Gail Guernsey (1892-1992) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born near Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, August 10, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Iowa state senate 3rd District, 1937-40. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, in Calvin Manor nursing home, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, August 18, 1992 (age 100 years, 8 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  Hermon Lorenzo Roberts (1901-1992) — also known as Hermon L. Roberts — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Ladonia, Fannin County, Tex., November 10, 1901. Mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1967-69. Died, in a nursing home in Lyons, Rice County, Kan., September, 1992 (age 90 years, 0 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  William R. Peterson (1894-1992) — of Portland, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., June 8, 1894. Republican. Petroleum distributor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Portland, 1939-43; member of Connecticut state senate, 1947-49; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died in a nursing home at Portland, Middlesex County, Conn., December 11, 1992 (age 98 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Olaf Frederick Peterson and Sophie Christine (Johnson) Peterson; married, September 16, 1916, to Clara Amelie Bergeson.
  Carl Gottfred Lindquist (1896-1993) — also known as Carl G. Lindquist; "Iron Man" — of Iron River, Iron County, Mich. Born in Norway, Dickinson County, Mich., December 9, 1896. Republican. Dairy farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1941-54 (Iron County 1941-44, Iron District 1945-54); defeated, 1954, 1962; candidate for Michigan state senate 31st District, 1956; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Iron District, 1961. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Association of Retired Persons. Died, in Crystal Manor nursing home, Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich., March 9, 1993 (age 96 years, 90 days). Interment at Bates Township Cemetery, Mapleton, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Aldo Lindquist (1857-1922) and Hannah Lindquist (1869-1952); married, August 21, 1929, to Sylvia Peterson (1901-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy Benjamin Aune (1900-1993) — also known as Roy B. Aune — of Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn.; Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minn. Born in a log cabin, near Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn., April 9, 1900. Superintendent of schools; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 50, 1945-50. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Rotary; Elks; Freemasons. Died, following a stroke, in the Lake Region Nursing Home, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn., June 1, 1993 (age 93 years, 53 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John Johansen Aune (1858-1943) and Ragnhild (Braaten) Aune (1867-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Milward Lee Simpson (1897-1993) — also known as Milward L. Simpson — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in a log cabin, Jackson, Teton County, Wyo., November 12, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1926-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1952; Governor of Wyoming, 1955-59; defeated, 1958; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1962-67; defeated, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Alpha Tau Omega. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in a nursing home at Cody, Park County, Wyo., June 10, 1993 (age 95 years, 210 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  Relatives: Father of Alan Kooi Simpson (1931-).
  Cross-reference: James G. Watt
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Henning Albert Blomen (1910-1993) — also known as Henning A. Blomen — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Ipswich, Essex County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., September 28, 1910. Socialist. Machine assembler, Dewey & Almy Chemical Co.; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1970; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1946, 1948; Socialist Labor candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1964; Socialist Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Died, in a nursing home at North Reading, Middlesex County, Mass., July, 1993 (age 82 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gustav A. Blomen and Clara E. (Magnuson) Blomen; married, February 17, 1969, to Constance Zimmerman.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Dwight Bailey Merrill (1912-1993) — also known as D. Bailey Merrill — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Hymera, Sullivan County, Ind., November 22, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1953-55; defeated, 1954, 1956. Died, from pneumonia following several strokes, in Brentwood Convalescent Center, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., October 14, 1993 (age 80 years, 326 days). Interment at Alexander Memorial Park, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Danson Merrill (1885-1925) and Beatrice (Bailey) Merrill (1888-1955); married, December 26, 1939, to Josephine Dreher (1911-2005).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard Martin Decker (c.1904-1993) — also known as Bernard M. Decker — of Illinois. Born in Highland Park, Lake County, Ill., about 1904. Circuit judge in Illinois, 1951-62; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1962-87. Died in a nursing home in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., November 2, 1993 (age about 89 years). Interment at Ivanhoe Cemetery, Ivanhoe, Ill.
  Frederick L. Zimmerman (1906-1993) — of Woodhaven, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 28, 1906. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Queens County 6th District, 1930-35. Died, in Highgate Manor Nursing Home, Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., December 14, 1993 (age 87 years, 139 days). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph F. Periconi (1910-1994) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 14, 1910. Republican. Member of New York state senate, 1953-54, 1957-60 (27th District 1953-54, 29th District 1957-60); defeated, 1954; borough president of Bronx, New York, 1962-65; defeated, 1957, 1965; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1970. Died, of cardiac arrest, in the Morris Park Nursing Home, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., February 16, 1994 (age 83 years, 217 days). Burial location unknown.
  Albert D. Leahy (1903-1994) — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., March 3, 1903. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Claremont 2nd Ward, 1948. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Rotary. Died, in a nursing home at Unity, Sullivan County, N.H., March 1, 1994 (age 90 years, 363 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Claremont, N.H.
  Leonard Ralph Dickinson (1898-1994) — also known as Leonard Dickinson — of Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minn. Born in Buena Vista, Beltrami County, Minn., December 19, 1898. Republican. Lumber business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1943-50, 1961-68 (District 62 1943-50, 1961-62, District 64 1963-66, District 64-A 1967-68); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); member of Minnesota state senate 62nd District, 1951-54; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died, at Beltrami Nursing Home, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minn., March 13, 1994 (age 95 years, 84 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Agnes O. Jacobson (1901-2003).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Domenick Gabrielli (1912-1994) — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., December 13, 1912. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; county judge in New York, 1957-61; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1961-72; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1972-82. Died, of complications of pneumonia, at Villa Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 25, 1994 (age 81 years, 102 days). Interment somewhere in Bath, N.Y.
  Chester A. Crago (1908-1994) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., June 23, 1908. Grocer; mayor of Petoskey, Mich., 1955-59. United Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, in Sun Grove Care Center, Peoria, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 16, 1994 (age 85 years, 327 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald J. Crago (1876-1955) and May L. (Winters) Crago (1883-1957); married, April 20, 1929, to Maybelle Garland (1907-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Joseph Feldman (1904-1994) — also known as George J. Feldman — of New York. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 6, 1904. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Malta, 1965-67; Luxembourg, 1967-69. Jewish. Chief author of a Congressional study which led to the creation of NASA as a civilian space agency. Died in the Bryn Mawr Terrace Nursing Home, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., November 22, 1994 (age 90 years, 16 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Marion Schulman.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Mruk (1903-1995) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., November 6, 1903. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 41st District, 1943-45; mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1950-53. Died, in the Furgala Nursing Home, Lancaster, Erie County, N.Y., January 31, 1995 (age 91 years, 86 days). Interment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert A. Wall (c.1910-1995) — of Connecticut. Born about 1910. Common pleas court judge in Connecticut, 1958-66; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1966-79. Died in Litchfield Woods Rest Home, Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn., February 19, 1995 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Elgin Enabnit (1901-1995) — of Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Mingo, Jasper County, Iowa, September 16, 1901. Farmer; automobile dealer; mayor of Osage, Iowa, 1956-59, 1962-65, 1968-85. United Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Rotary; Odd Fellows. Died, in Good Shepherd Care Center, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, July 23, 1995 (age 93 years, 310 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Kathryn 'Katie' (Altes) Enabnit (1868-1943) and Fred Enabnit (1869-1949); married 1922 to Clarice Rose Tank (died 1967); married 1968 to Vera J. Lang (died 1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Francis Murphy (1905-1995) — also known as Thomas F. Murphy — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 3, 1905. Lawyer; assistant U.S. Attorney; lead prosecutor in two perjury trials of accused Soviet spy Alger Hiss, 1949-50; Police Commissioner, New York City, 1950-51; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1951-70; took senior status 1970. Irish ancestry. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, in a nursing home at Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., October 26, 1995 (age 89 years, 327 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of "Fireman" Murphy (professional baseball player with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Russell Newton Barringer (1903-1996) — also known as Russell N. Barringer — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Newton, Catawba County, N.C., March 1, 1903. Republican. Lumber business; furniture business; bank director; member of North Carolina Republican State Executive Committee, 1932-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956, 1968 (alternate), 1972; treasurer of North Carolina Republican Party, 1966-72. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Durham, Durham County, N.C., January 15, 1996 (age 92 years, 320 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Belton Barringer (1879-1953) and Dorothy 'Jasie' (McKenzie) Barringer (1880-1943); married, August 16, 1926, to MaeLee Page (1905-1999); first cousin four times removed of Daniel Laurens Barringer; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Moreau Barringer (1806-1873); fourth cousin once removed of George Hannah Barringer.
  Political family: Barringer family of North Carolina.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband and Father."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Castle Turner (c.1917-1996) — also known as J. C. Turner; "Mr. Labor" — of Washington, D.C. Born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., about 1917. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960, 1964. Member, Urban League. President of the International Union of Operating Engineers, 1975-85. Died, after a series of strokes, in Day Shore Convalescent Center, North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 13, 1996 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
Abbot Low Moffat Abbot Low Moffat (1901-1996) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Hightstown, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 12, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 15th District, 1929-43; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938. Died, of cancer, at a retirement home in Hightstown, Mercer County, N.J., April 17, 1996 (age 94 years, 341 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of R. Burnham Moffat (1861-1916) and Ellen Low (Pierrepont) Moffat (1872-1960); brother of Jay Pierrepont Moffat (1896-1943) and Elizabeth Moffat (who married John Campbell White); married, July 2, 1926, to Marion Adams; nephew of Seth Low Pierrepont; uncle of Margaret Rutherfurd White (who married William Tapley Bennett, Jr. (1917-1994)) and Jay Pierrepont Moffat (1932-); great-grandnephew of Seth Low.
  Political family: White-Moffat-Low family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Lydia Baird Muncy (1902-1996) — also known as Lydia B. Muncy; Lydia Low Baird — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Monument, El Paso County, Colo.; Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Marine City, St. Clair County, Mich., February 10, 1902. Socialist. School teacher; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1968. Female. Scottish, English, and German ancestry. Died, of malignant lymphoma, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 1, 1996 (age 94 years, 81 days). Her body was donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Baird (1840-1914) and Grace Elizabeth (Low) Baird (1865-1948); half-sister of Henry Robert Baird (1876-1936); married, October 22, 1935, to Ralph Waldo Muncy.
  Political family: Muncy-Baird-Ackley family of St. Clair, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh Burnton Mitchell (1907-1996) — also known as Hugh B. Mitchell — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., March 22, 1907. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944, 1948; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1945-46; defeated, 1946; U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1949-53; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1952. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in a nursing home in Seattle, King County, Wash., June 10, 1996 (age 89 years, 80 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Lee Rankin (1907-1996) — also known as J. Lee Rankin — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Weston, Fairfield County, Conn.; Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Hartington, Cedar County, Neb., July 7, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Solicitor General, 1956-61; general counsel for the Warren Commission; New York City Corporation Counsel, 1966-72; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1966. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Delta Phi. Died, following a series of strokes, in Batterson's Convalescent Home at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif., June 28, 1996 (age 88 years, 357 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Herman P. Rankin and Lois (Gable) Rankin; married 1931 to Gertrude Carpenter (died 1995).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Genevieve Blatt (1913-1996) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in East Brady, Clarion County, Pa., June 19, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1952; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1955-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1964; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1972-93. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died in a retirement home at Hampden Township, Cumberland County, Pa., July 4, 1996 (age 83 years, 15 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa.
  Relatives: Daughter of George F. Blatt and Clara (Laurent) Blatt.
  Arthur Sherwood Flemming (1905-1996) — also known as Arthur S. Flemming — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y.; Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., June 12, 1905. Republican. Member, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1939-48; president, Ohio-Wesleyan University, 1948-53; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1958-61; president, University of Oregon, 1961-68; president, Macalester College, 1968-71. Methodist. Member, American Society for Public Administration; Alpha Sigma Phi; Delta Sigma Rho; Omicron Delta Kappa. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1994. Died of acute renal failure, at a retirement home in Alexandria, Va., September 7, 1996 (age 91 years, 87 days). Interment at Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Harry H. Flemming and Harriet (Sherwood) Flemming; married, December 14, 1934, to Bernice Virginia Moler.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John William King (1918-1996) — also known as John W. King — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Goffstown, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 10, 1918. Democrat. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1954-62; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Manchester 10th Ward, 1956; Governor of New Hampshire, 1963-69; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1968; superior court judge in New Hampshire, 1969-79; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1979-81; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1981-86. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Started the first modern state lottery in 1963. Died, of heart trouble, at a nursing home in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 9, 1996 (age 77 years, 365 days). Interment at New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bedford, N.H.
  Coya Gjesdal Knutson (1912-1996) — also known as Coya Knutson; Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal — of Oklee, Red Lake County, Minn. Born in Edmore, Ramsey County, N.Dak., August 22, 1912. Democrat. School teacher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 65, 1951-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952, 1956; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1955-59. Female. Died of kidney failure at nursing home in Edina, Hennepin County, Minn., October 10, 1996 (age 84 years, 49 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Christian Gjesdal and Christine (Anderson) Gjesdal; married, March 21, 1940, to Andrew Knutson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  Joseph Bracken Lee (1899-1996) — also known as J. Bracken Lee — of Price, Carbon County, Utah; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Price, Carbon County, Utah, January 7, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance business; Governor of Utah, 1949-57; defeated in primary, 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1956; mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1960-72; Conservative candidate for President of the United States, 1960. Protestant. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in a nursing home in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, October 20, 1996 (age 97 years, 287 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur J. Lee and Ida M. (Leiter) Lee; married, February 23, 1928, to Margaret Draper.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about J. Bracken Lee: Dennis L. Lythgoe, Let 'em holler : a political biography of J. Bracken Lee
  Cecil F. Poole (1914-1997) — of California. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., July 25, 1914. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1961-69; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1976-79; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1979-96. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. Died, of complications of pneumonia, in a nursing home at San Rafael, Marin County, Calif., 1997 (age about 82 years). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Sonoma County, Calif.
  Remi Louis Gendron (1898-1997) — also known as Remi L. Gendron — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in St. David, Yamaska, Quebec, September 5, 1898. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Claremont 3rd Ward, 1948. Catholic. Died, in a nursing home in Unity, Sullivan County, N.H., January 24, 1997 (age 98 years, 141 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, N.H.
  John Woodrow Barbee (1912-1997) — of Phenix City, Russell County, Ala. Born in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., September 30, 1912. Mayor of Phenix City, Ala., 1962-66. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died, in Hamilton House, Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., January 26, 1997 (age 84 years, 118 days). Interment at Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Ala.
  William P. Homans, Jr. (c.1922-1997) — of Massachusetts. Born in Canton, Norfolk County, Mass., about 1922. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1963-65. Persuaded Massachusetts' high court to strike down the death penalty. Died at a nursing home in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 7, 1997 (age about 75 years). Interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Mass.
  Relatives: Nephew of Henry Parkman, Jr. (1894-1958); cousin *** of Endicott Peabody.
  Political family: Peabody-Parkman family of Massachusetts.
  William Lloyd Scott (1915-1997) — of Fairfax, Va. Born in Williamsburg, Va., July 1, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1967-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1973-79. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Forty and Eight; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of a chest infection and Alzheimer's disease, in the Fairfax Nursing Center, Fairfax, Va., February 14, 1997 (age 81 years, 228 days). Interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ural Alexis Johnson (1908-1997) — also known as U. Alexis Johnson — of Washington, D.C.; California. Born in Falun, Saline County, Kan., October 17, 1908. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Seoul, as of 1938; Rio de Janeiro, as of 1943; U.S. Consul in Yokohama, as of 1947; U.S. Consul General in Yokohama, as of 1949; U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1953-58; Thailand, 1958-61; Japan, 1966-69; , 1973-77. Survived a car bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam. Died, of pneumonia, in Rex Convalescent Center, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., March 24, 1997 (age 88 years, 158 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Theodore Johnson and Ellen (Forsse) Johnson; married, March 21, 1932, to Patricia Ann Tillman.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Alice Sachs (1905-1997) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 18, 1905. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 9th District, 1956, 1958, 1960; candidate for New York state senate 20th District, 1962; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964, 1980, 1984; Presidential Elector for New York, 1976. Female. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; League of Women Voters; B'nai B'rith; Urban League; Phi Beta Kappa; American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP. Died at the Hallmark Nursing Centre in North Granville, Washington County, N.Y., March 29, 1997 (age 91 years, 101 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Sachs and Flora (Weil) Sachs.
  Leo Brent Bozell (1926-1997) — also known as L. Brent Bozell — of Maryland. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., January 19, 1926. Republican. Co-founded the Young Americans for Freedom; speechwriter for Joseph R. McCarthy and Barry M. Goldwater; candidate for Maryland state house of delegates, 1958; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1964. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom. Died, of pneumonia, at a nursing home in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 15, 1997 (age 71 years, 86 days). Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Leo Brent Bozell (1886-1946) and Lois (Robbins) Bozell (1896-1979); married 1949 to Patricia Lee Buckley (1927-2008; sister of James Lane Buckley (1923-) and William Frank Buckley, Jr.).
  Political family: Buckley family of New York and Connecticut.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Lolita Hilliard (1908-1997) — also known as Lolita Ruth Collett; Mrs. M. E. Hilliard — of Front Royal, Warren County, Va.; Parsons, Tucker County, W.Va.; St. Peters, St. Charles County, Mo. Born in West Virginia, September 15, 1908. Democrat. Nurse; chair of Tucker County Democratic Party, 1949-62. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Daughters of the American Revolution. Died, in Claywest House nursing home, St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo., May 29, 1997 (age 88 years, 256 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Parsons Cemetery, Parsons, W.Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of Maurie Jay Collett (1884-1935) and Hazel (Ferguson) Collett (1890-1979); married 1926 to Milliard Earl Hilliard (1902-1991).
  William Joseph Brennan, Jr. (1906-1997) — also known as William J. Brennan, Jr. — of New Jersey. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., April 25, 1906. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1949-52; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1952-56; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1956-90; took senior status 1990. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Died in a nursing home in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., July 24, 1997 (age 91 years, 90 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Brennan and Agnes (McDermott) Brennan; married, May 5, 1928, to Marjorie Leonard.
  Cross-reference: Michael Chertoff — Abraham David Sofaer
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William J. Brennan: Kim Isaac Eisler, A Justice for All: William J. Brennan, Jr., and the Decisions That Transformed America — David E. Marion, The Jurisprudence of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. — Hunter R. Clark, Justice Brennan: The Great Conciliator — Charles M. Haar & Jerold S. Kayden, Landmark Justice: The Influence of William J. Brennan on America's Communities — Frank I. Michelman, Brennan and Democracy
  Walter W. Kingham (1908-1997) — of Wyoming. Born in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., October 4, 1908. Member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1953-55. Died in a nursing home in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., October 11, 1997 (age 89 years, 7 days). Cremated.
  Harold B. Hughes (1911-1997) — of Clare, Clare County, Mich. Born in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich., July 7, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; Clare County Prosecuting Attorney, 1947-52; member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1961-64; defeated in primary, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died, in Tender Care Nursing Home, Clare, Clare County, Mich., November 11, 1997 (age 86 years, 127 days). Interment at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ellis Hughes and Bertha (Bowen) Hughes; married, August 10, 1938, to Vivian Baughman.
Polly Bunting Mary Ingraham Bunting (1910-1998) — also known as Mary I. Bunting; Polly Bunting; Mary Ingraham; Mary Bunting-Smith — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 10, 1910. Democrat. Microbiologist; college professor; president, Radcliffe College, 1960-72; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Female. Died, in Kendal at Hanover continuing care community, Hanover, Grafton County, N.H., January 21, 1998 (age 87 years, 195 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry A. Ingraham and Mary (Shotwell) Ingraham; married 1937 to Henry Bunting (died 1954); married 1975 to Clement A. Smith (died 1988).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Harvard University Gazette
  Hugh Gardner Ackley (1915-1998) — also known as H. Gardner Ackley — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 30, 1915. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, 1964-68; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1968-69. Scottish ancestry. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Trilateral Commission; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods nursing home, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 12, 1998 (age 82 years, 227 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh M. Ackley and Margaret (McKenzie) Ackley; married, September 18, 1937, to Bonnie A. Lowry.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Francis Bergan (1902-1998) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., April 20, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1936-58; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 30th District, 1938; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 3rd Department, 1949; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1963-72; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 40th District, 1967. Member, Elks. Died at the Teresian House nursing home, in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 23, 1998 (age 95 years, 337 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Bergan and Mary Bergan.
  Herbert Butler Powell (1903-1998) — also known as Herbert B. Powell — of Oregon. Born in Monmouth, Polk County, Ore., 1903. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, 1963-67. Died at a nursing home in Williamsburg, Va., April 4, 1998 (age about 94 years). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Gertrude Ord Chamberlain (1907-1998) — also known as Gertrude Ord; Mrs. Roy Chamberlain — of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo. Born in Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo., March 9, 1907. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1956. Female. Congregationalist. Died, in Niobrara County Nursing Home, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo., May 3, 1998 (age 91 years, 55 days). Interment at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Wyo.
  Relatives: Married to Roy Chamberlain (1905-1979).
  John O. W. Jarstad (1920-1998) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., July 22, 1920. Republican. Television sportscaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1970. Died, of heart failure and diabetes at Auburn Rehabilitation Center, Auburn, King County, Wash., June 12, 1998 (age 77 years, 325 days). Interment at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Gig Harbor, Wash.
  Edward Homer White, Jr. (1911-1998) — also known as E. Homer White, Jr. — of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md. Born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., April 5, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; shoe merchant; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1947-69; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1968; member of Maryland state senate 36th District, 1975-78. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died, in a nursing home, at Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., August 9, 1998 (age 87 years, 126 days). Interment at Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Homer White (1877-1963) and Lella Amiss (Morgan) White (1884-1985); married 1941 to Rebecca Beach; nephew of Wallace Henry White and Arthur Percival White; grandson of King Valentine Dennis White; grandnephew of Edward Southey White; first cousin once removed of John Edward White, Frederick Paul Adkins and Elijah Dale Adkins; second cousin of Bertha Sheppard Adkins and Elijah Dale Adkins, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Merrill Henry Tilghman (1875-1927); second cousin four times removed of Littleton Dennis and John Dennis (1771-1806); third cousin thrice removed of Littleton Purnell Dennis and John Dennis (1807-1859).
  Political family: White-Dennis-Adkins family of Maryland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James W. McCabe, Sr. (c.1917-1999) — of Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y. Born in Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y., about 1917. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Johnson City, N.Y., 1962-68; member of New York state assembly 123rd District, 1973-84. Died at Johnson Center, Hilltop Retirement Community, Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y., 1999 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Norman James Larson (1902-1999) — also known as Norman Larson — of Ada, Norman County, Minn. Born in Borup, Norman County, Minn., December 26, 1902. Musician; automobile dealer; member of Minnesota state senate, 1939-70 (64th District 1939-62, 65th District 1963-66, 66th District 1967-70); served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Norwegian ancestry. Died, in Lutheran Memorial Home, Halstad, Norman County, Minn., January 14, 1999 (age 96 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Larson and Anna (Ike) Larson; married, October 4, 1930, to Mildred Anna Voegele (1909-1981).
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Vanessa Brown (1928-1999) — also known as Smylla Brynd; Tessa Brind — of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Vienna, Austria, March 24, 1928. Democrat. Actress; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Jewish. Died, from breast cancer, at the Motion Picture Country Home, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 21, 1999 (age 71 years, 58 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, August 15, 1950, to Robert Franklyn (divorced 1957); married, November 29, 1959, to Mark Sandrich, Jr. (1928-1995; television producer).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Gordon McGowan (1911-1999) — of Montana. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., September 5, 1911. Member of Montana state senate, 1954-74. Died in a nursing home at Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., May 26, 1999 (age 87 years, 263 days). Interment at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial, Great Falls, Mont.
  John M. Campbell (1916-1999) — also known as Jack M. Campbell — of New Mexico. Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan., September 10, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1956-62; Speaker of the New Mexico State House of Representatives, 1961-62; Governor of New Mexico, 1963-67. Catholic. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in a retirement home at Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., June 14, 1999 (age 82 years, 277 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  John Kaye Tabor (1921-1999) — also known as John K. Tabor — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., April 19, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1967-68; Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry, 1968-69; candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1969; U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce, 1973-75. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, following a stroke, while also suffering from Parkinson's disease, in the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Alexandria, Va., September 6, 1999 (age 78 years, 140 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward O. Tabor; married to Kate Williams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Clinton Belloni (1919-1999) — also known as Robert C. Belloni — of Myrtle Point, Coos County, Ore. Born in Riverton, Coos County, Ore., April 4, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; chair of Coos County Democratic Party, 1957; circuit judge in Oregon, 1957-67; U.S. District Judge for Oregon, 1967-84; took senior status 1984. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Rotary. Died, of congestive heart failure, at a retirement home in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., November 3, 1999 (age 80 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Edward Belloni and Della (Clinton) Belloni; married, January 26, 1946, to Doris A. Adams.
  See also federal judicial profile
  W. Eugene Graybeal (c.1916-1999) — of Bel Air, Harford County, Md. Born about 1916. Hardware store owner; town commission chairman of Bel Air, Maryland, 1993-94. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Hart Heritage nursing home, Forest Hill, Harford County, Md., November 27, 1999 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Henry Hammill Fowler (1908-2000) — also known as Henry H. Fowler; Joe Fowler — of Alexandria, Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., September 5, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1956, 1960 (alternate); U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1965-69. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Pi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of pneumonia, in a nursing home at Falls Church, Va., January 3, 2000 (age 91 years, 120 days). Interment at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Mack Johnson Fowler and Bertha (Browning) Fowler; married, October 19, 1938, to Trudye Pamela Hathcote (1910-2008).
  Fowler House (office buiding, built 1940, named for Fowler in the 1960s, renamed Connell House 2003), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Clint Dennis (1917-2000) — also known as John Dennis — of Scott County, Mo. Born in Patton, Bollinger County, Mo., July 31, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; Scott County Sheriff, 1951-76; member of Missouri state senate 27th District, 1976-92. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks. Died at Missouri Veterans Home, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., February 15, 2000 (age 82 years, 199 days). Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Morley, Mo.
  William Rocheleau, Jr. (1925-2000) — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born May 31, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1967-68. Catholic. Owner of Maine Nordiques professional hockey team, and president of American Hockey League. Died at Oullette Adult Foster Home, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, February 19, 2000 (age 74 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) — also known as Maurine Neuberger; Maurine Brown; Mrs. Richard L. Neuberger — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Ore., January 9, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; writer; photographer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1951-56; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1960-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Female. Unitarian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Theta Sigma Phi; Delta Kappa Gamma; American Association of University Women. Third woman to win a full term in the U.S. Senate. Died, of a bone marrow disorder, in a nursing home at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 22, 2000 (age 93 years, 44 days). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Daughter of Walter T. Brown and Ethel (Kelty) Brown; married, December 20, 1945, to Richard Lewis Neuberger (1912-1960); married, July 11, 1964, to Dr. Philip Solomon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harold M. Mulvey (1914-2000) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., December 5, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; Connecticut state attorney general, 1963-67; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1968-84. Member, American Bar Association. Presided over the trial of Black Panther leader Bobby Seale. Died, of cancer, at Whitney Center Convalescent Home, Hamden, New Haven County, Conn., February 27, 2000 (age 85 years, 84 days). Interment at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Conn.
  B. Jean Silver (1926-2000) — of Washington. Born July 5, 1926. Republican. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1983-96 (5th District 1983-92, 6th District 1993-96). Female. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at a nursing home in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., March 14, 2000 (age 73 years, 253 days). Interment at Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Wash.
  Elmer Gertz (1906-2000) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 14, 1906. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 13th District, 1969-70. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Suffered a heart attack, and died three months later, in a nursing home at Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 27, 2000 (age 93 years, 226 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Gertz and Grace Gertz.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Homer E. Abele (1916-2000) — also known as Pete Abele — of McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. Born in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, November 21, 1916. Republican. Played professional baseball for a minor league team in Nashville, Tenn., 1938; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1949-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1963-65; defeated, 1958, 1964; Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1967-91. Member, American Legion; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, in Huston's Nursing Home, Hamden, Vinton County, Ohio, May 12, 2000 (age 83 years, 173 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Abele and Margaret (Burke) Abele; married 1938 to Addie Riggs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Orlando Pastore (1907-2000) — also known as John O. Pastore — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Cranston, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., March 17, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1935-37; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1945; Governor of Rhode Island, 1945-50; resigned 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1948 (chair, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1952, 1960, 1964 (Temporary Chair); U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1950-76. Italian ancestry. Died, of kidney failure and Parkinson's disease, in Scalabrini Villa nursing home, North Kingstown, Washington County, R.I., July 15, 2000 (age 93 years, 120 days). Interment at St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Michele Pastore and Erminia (Asprinio) Pastore; married, July 12, 1941, to Elena Elizabeth Caito.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  James A. Hayes (c.1922-2000) — also known as Jim Hayes — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Fowler, Fresno County, Calif., about 1922. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1966-72. Died, in a nursing home at Lomita, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 10, 2000 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin P. Bettridge (1952-2000) — also known as Ben Bettridge — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., April 9, 1952. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Pierce County Republican Party, 1981-92; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1992; Washington Republican state chair, 1992. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of brain cancer, in Tacoma Lutheran Home, Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., October 5, 2000 (age 48 years, 179 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patricia Bettridge.
  Daniel O'Sullivan (c.1921-2000) — also known as Danno O'Sullivan — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., about 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1953-60. Died, in Quincy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., October 6, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Mass.
  Paul Wesley Brown (1915-2000) — also known as Paul W. Brown — of Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 14, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948; Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1960-64; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1964-68, 1973-81; Ohio state attorney general, 1969-71; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1970. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Died, of Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., November 17, 2000 (age 85 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Brown and Mary E. (Foster) Brown; married, November 8, 1942, to Helen Louise Page.
  Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000) — also known as Neil Staebler; "Mr. Democrat" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 11, 1905. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1950-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1963-65; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963-67, 1972-75; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988. Unitarian. German ancestry. Member, Theta Chi; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association. Died, from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 8, 2000 (age 95 years, 150 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward William Staebler and Magdalena (Dold) Staebler (1873-1958); married, February 8, 1935, to Burnette Bradley (1912-2006); father of Michael Staebler (who married Rebecca McGowan); grandfather of Edward Staebler (1973?-); second cousin of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Hanes Ayres (1916-2000) — also known as William H. Ayres — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Eagle Rock, Botetourt County, Va., February 5, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1951-71; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Eagles; Moose. Died, of heart and kidney ailments, at Vantage House retirement home, Columbia, Howard County, Md., December 27, 2000 (age 84 years, 326 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Campaign slogan: "Ayres Cares."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James N. Folks (1897-2001) — of Horton, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Hanover, Jackson County, Mich., October 19, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; Spring Arbor Township Supervisor, 1930-58; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-72 (Jackson County 2nd District 1955-64, 49th District 1965-72); defeated in primary, 1940. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions; Farm Bureau; Kiwanis. Died at Tender Care nursing home, Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., January 20, 2001 (age 103 years, 93 days). Interment at Horton Cemetery, Horton, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Jennie Strait.
  Albert David Baumhart, Jr. (1908-2001) — also known as A. David Baumhart, Jr. — of Vermilion, Erie County, Ohio; Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. Born in Vermilion, Erie County, Ohio, June 15, 1908. Republican. Member of Ohio state senate, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1941-42, 1955-61; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1968, 1972. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Community Health Partners nursing home, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, January 23, 2001 (age 92 years, 222 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Alex Stolt (1900-2001) — also known as Bill Stolt — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 5, 1900. Electrician; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1941-44. Finnish ancestry. Member, Elks. Died, in the Anchorage Pioneers Home, Anchorage, Alaska, February 28, 2001 (age 100 years, 238 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also Wikipedia article
Harold Stassen Harold Edward Stassen (1907-2001) — also known as Harold E. Stassen — of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in West St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn., April 13, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Dakota County Attorney, 1931-38; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936, 1940; Governor of Minnesota, 1939-43; resigned 1943; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; among the founders of the United Nations, 1945 (in 2001, he was the last surviving signer of the UN Charter); president, University of Pennsylvania, 1948-53; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1958; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1959; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960; Independent Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1986. Baptist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Gamma Eta Gamma; Freemasons; Shriners; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, at the Friendship Village nursing home, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minn., March 4, 2001 (age 93 years, 325 days). Interment at Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Minn.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Frank Ray Keyser, Sr. (1898-2001) — also known as F. Ray Keyser, Sr. — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Woodsville, Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H., September 29, 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1937-39; superior court judge in Vermont, 1956-64; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1964-75. Died, in Eden Park Nursing Home, Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., March 7, 2001 (age 102 years, 159 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, Vt.
  Relatives: Father of Frank Ray Keyser, Jr. (1927-2015).
  John Parker Hale Chandler, Jr. (1911-2001) — also known as John P. H. Chandler, Jr. — of Warner, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 6, 1911. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1943; owner, Warner Ski Area, 1946-62; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council 5th District, 1953-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960, 1972, 1980; member of New Hampshire state senate, 1961; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, 1962. United Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Grange. Died, in Pleasant View Nursing Home, Concord, Merrimack County, N.H., April 27, 2001 (age 89 years, 264 days). Interment at New Waterloo Cemetery, Warner, N.H.
  Relatives: Married to Margaret B. Chandler; grandson of William Eaton Chandler; great-grandson of John Parker Hale (1806-1873).
  Political family: Chandler family of New Hampshire.
  Daniel Kramer Edwards (1914-2001) — also known as Daniel K. Edwards; Dan Edwards — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Durham, Durham County, N.C., February 17, 1914. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-50; mayor of Durham, N.C., 1949-51. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; Civitan; American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died, at Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Durham, Durham County, N.C., July 17, 2001 (age 87 years, 150 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Edwards and Eva Marie (Kramer) Edwards; married, December 24, 1941, to Mary B. Partin.
  Katherine Czarnecki (1911-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Serbia, May 28, 1911. Republican. Candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961. Female. Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. Died, from complications of a stroke, at Woodward Hills Convalescent Home, Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., July 18, 2001 (age 90 years, 51 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Walter Czarnecki (1914-1979).
  Carl Taylor (1905-2001) — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Born, in a sod house, in Oklahoma, December 7, 1905. Republican. Banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944, 1952. Died, in Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., September 22, 2001 (age 95 years, 289 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1926 to Alma Neely (died 1996); father of Don L. Taylor (1924?-).
  William Aloysius Ryan (1919-2001) — also known as William A. Ryan; Bill Ryan — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va., May 2, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; President and financial secretary, United Auto Workers Local 104; editor of The Wage Earner newspaper; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1958-82 (Wayne County 3rd District 1958-64, 3rd District 1965-72, 14th District 1973-82); Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1969-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Catholic. Member, United Auto Workers. Died following a stroke, in the Martin Luther Holt nursing home, Holt, Ingham County, Mich., October 9, 2001 (age 82 years, 160 days). Entombed in mausoleum at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Elizabeth Adkins (1934-2001) — also known as Betty Adkins; Elizabeth Ann Whalen — of St. Michael, Wright County, Minn. Born in Hennepin County, Minn., June 4, 1934. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1976; member of Minnesota state senate, 1983-95 (22nd District 1983-92, 19th District 1993-95); resigned 1995. Female. Catholic. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Sunrise Cottages nursing home, in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., October 29, 2001 (age 67 years, 147 days). Interment at St. Michael Cemetery (New), St. Michael, Minn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Milan D. Bish (1929-2001) — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born near Giltner, Hamilton County, Neb., July 1, 1929. Republican. Farm implement dealer; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1971-73; U.S. Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, 1981-84; Barbados, 1981-84; Dominica, 1981-84; SAINT Lucia, 1981-84; SAINT Vincent and THEGRE, 1981-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1988. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Died, of Parkinson's disease and cancer, at Tiffany Square care center, Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., November 5, 2001 (age 72 years, 127 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Bish and Mabel (Williams) Bish; married, March 17, 1951, to Allene Miller.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books about Milan Bish: Carol Bryant, Milan Bish : The Measure You Give
  William Oscar Braecklein (1920-2001) — also known as William O. Braecklein; Bill Braecklein — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 20, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1966-72; member of Texas state senate 16th District, 1972-78. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Presbyterian Village North nursing home, Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 14, 2001 (age 80 years, 329 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Philip W. Tone (c.1923-2001) — of Illinois. Born about 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1972-74; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1974-80. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Manor Care Nursing Home, Glenview, Cook County, Ill., November 28, 2001 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Stuart Estes (1913-2001) — also known as Thomas S. Estes — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, January 23, 1913. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Upper Volta, 1961-66. Died, of congestive heart failure, in the Freedom Village Nursing Center, Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla., December 29, 2001 (age 88 years, 340 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Hazel T. Kump (1914-2002) — also known as Hazel Vorus Turner — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in LaGrange, Troup County, Ga., July 8, 1914. Democrat. Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1949. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; American Association of University Women. Died, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., March 14, 2002 (age 87 years, 249 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Henry Turner, Jr. (1879-1962) and Hazel Netelle (Vorus) Turner (1886-1952); married, September 6, 1933, to Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964).
  Political family: Kump family of Elkins, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Holbrook Hawes (1904-2002) — also known as George Hawes — of Ely, White Pine County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, May 10, 1904. School teacher; automobile dealer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1951-55; defeated, 1958 (Republican), 1972 (Democratic); candidate in Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1954. Member, Rotary; Elks. Member of an elected hospital board in 1988-98, making him probably the oldest elected official in the history of Nevada. Died, at the Evergreen Healthcare Center nursing home, Carson City, Nev., April 9, 2002 (age 97 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Byron Holkenbrink (1903-2002) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., November 30, 1903. Merchant; mayor of Jacksonville, Ill., 1963-69. Christian. Member, Rotary; American Association of Retired Persons. Died in Barton W. Stone nursing home, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., April 26, 2002 (age 98 years, 147 days). His body was donated to science.
  Danny O'Neil (1920-2002) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Oak Park, Cook County, Ill.; Haines City, Polk County, Fla. Born in Georgia, December 12, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; singer; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1944 ; game show host. Died, from heart failure, in a rehab center at Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 20, 2002 (age 81 years, 159 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Brothrton Petree (1899-1974) and Nancy Louise (Ruelle) Petree (1903-1993); married to Patricia Geraghty (1924-1994) and Geraldine Mae Healy (1921-2001).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Thomas J. Whelan (1922-2002) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born January 28, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1963-71; removed 1971; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Catholic. Tried on federal charges of extortion and conspiracy; convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Died following a heart attack, in a nursing home in Naples, Collier County, Fla., July 31, 2002 (age 80 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Carter Lane Burgess (1916-2002) — also known as Carter L. Burgess — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., December 31, 1916. Insurance agent; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; while stationed in England, he delivered a message from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gen. Charles de Gaulle, then in North Africa, informing him of the plans to invade Normandy; business executive; chief executive officer of Trans World Airlines (TWA), 1956-57; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1968-69. Episcopalian. Died, following two strokes, at Pheasant Ridge Nursing Home, Roanoke, Va., August 18, 2002 (age 85 years, 230 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robert William Straub (1920-2002) — also known as Robert W. Straub; Bob Straub — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 6, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Oregon state senate, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964; Oregon state treasurer, 1965-73; Governor of Oregon, 1975-79; defeated, 1966, 1978. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in a long-term care facility at Springfield, Lane County, Ore., November 27, 2002 (age 82 years, 205 days). Cremated.
  Bob Straub State Park, in Pacific City, Oregon, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert John Conger (1924-2002) — also known as Robert J. Conger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 3, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; advertising business; radio and television pioneer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1962. Lutheran. Died, in the Bon Secour Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Mich., December 21, 2002 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alpheus George Conger (1887-1962) and Zeralda (Stockton) Conger (1888-1980); married, June 1, 1945, to Dorothy Caroline Fuhrman (1925-2002); second cousin thrice removed of Anson Griffith Conger and Harmon Sweatland Conger; second cousin four times removed of Hugh Conger; third cousin thrice removed of Omar Dwight Conger (1818-1898), Moore Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger and Frederick Ward Conger; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Augustus Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Bill Mauldin William Henry Mauldin (1921-2003) — also known as Bill Mauldin — of New York. Born in Mountain Park, Otero County, N.M., October 29, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Cartoonist, starting in the Army during World War II; worked as an editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Sun-Times newspapers, winning the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1945 and 1959; appeared as an actor in two 1951 movies: Teresa and The Red Badge of Courage; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1956. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia, in a nursing home at Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., January 22, 2003 (age 81 years, 85 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, February 28, 1942, to Norma Jean Humphries (divorced 1946); married, June 27, 1947, to Natalie Sarah Evans.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bill Mauldin campaign (1956) via Library of Congress
  Milford Frank Vanik (1906-2003) — also known as Mel Vanik — of Bellevue, King County, Wash. Born July 29, 1906. Aeronautical engineer; mayor of Bellevue, Wash., 1977-78. Died, from complications of pneumonia, at Cascade Vista Convalescent Center, Redmond, King County, Wash., January 30, 2003 (age 96 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Mildred Jeffrey (1910-2004) — also known as Millie Jeffrey; Mildred McWilliams — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Alton, Sioux County, Iowa, December 29, 1910. Democrat. Organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers in the 1930s; director, Women's Bureau, and later the community relations and consumer affairs departments, United Automobile Workers; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1976, 1980; member, Arrangements Committee, 1964; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1957-61; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1961-69; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 12th District, 1961; member of Wayne State University board of governors; elected 1974. Female. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000. Died, in a nursing home at Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 24, 2004 (age 93 years, 86 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1936 to Homer Newman Jeffrey.
  John Edward Roush (1920-2004) — also known as J. Edward Roush — of Huntington, Huntington County, Ind. Born in Barnsdall, Osage County, Okla., September 12, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Indiana state legislature, 1949; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney, 1955-58; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1959-69, 1971-77 (5th District 1959-69, 4th District 1971-77); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1968, 1972. Brethren. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in The Heritage nursing home, Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., March 26, 2004 (age 83 years, 196 days). Interment at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Paul Benson (1918-2004) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Greenville Township, LaMoure County, N.Dak., June 1, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; executive secretary (1946-49) and administrative assistant (1949) to U.S. Sen. Milton R. Young; lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1954-55; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1971-85; took senior status 1985. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Elks. Died, in Willow Point Memory Care Assisted Living, Verona, Dane County, Wis., April 22, 2004 (age 85 years, 326 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Edwin Benson (1884-1965) and Anne (Peterson) Benson (1892-1984); married 1942 to Laurel Mae Johnson (1922-1999).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
J. Ralph Gasque John Ralph Gasque (1913-2004) — also known as J. Ralph Gasque — of Washington, D.C.; Marion, Marion County, S.C. Born near Mullins, Marion County, S.C., May 16, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; real estate developer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Marion County, 1945-48; member of South Carolina state senate, 1949-52, 1956-76 (Marion County 1949-52, 1956-66, 9th District 1967-68, 16th District 1969-72, 11th District 1972-76); resigned 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1964. Member, Woodmen of the World; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died, in Marion Nursing Center, Rains, Marion County, S.C., April 26, 2004 (age 90 years, 346 days). Interment at Devotion Gardens, Marion, S.C.; cenotaph at Little Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Marion County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Cordie Allison Gasque (1881-1935) and Jennie (Price) Gasque (1889-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Russell Hellman (1917-2004) — also known as Rusty Hellman — of Dollar Bay, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Dollar Bay, Houghton County, Mich., September 9, 1917. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1961-80 (Houghton District 1961-64, 110th District 1965-80). Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, Hancock, Houghton County, Mich., June 9, 2004 (age 86 years, 274 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1938 to Edith Kaarlela.
  Paul Franzenburg (1916-2004) — of Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa. Born in Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa, November 18, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Iowa state treasurer, 1965-69; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1968, 1972. Methodist or Presbyterian. Member, Lions; American Legion. Died, from complications of a hip replacement and congestive heart failure, in the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center nursing home, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, October 31, 2004 (age 87 years, 348 days). Interment at Conrad Cemetery, Conrad, Iowa.
  George Street Boone (1918-2004) — of Elkton, Todd County, Ky. Born in Elkton, Todd County, Ky., April 27, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 16th District, 1972-73; defeated in primary, 1973, 1975. Member, Rotary. Died, from injuries received in a 2002 automobile accident, in the Hearthstone Place nursing home, Elkton, Todd County, Ky., November 22, 2004 (age 86 years, 209 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of B. E. Boone; married to Joy Fields Bale (Kentucky poet laureate).
  Marguerite Eaglin (1920-2004) — also known as Marguerite Davis — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., June 8, 1920. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died, in Glacier Hills Nursing Center, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 20, 2004 (age 84 years, 195 days). Interment at St. John Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Orville Davis and Leona Davis; married, June 9, 1940, to Simon P. Eaglin (1917-?); mother of Fulton B. Eaglin.
  Political family: Eaglin family of Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wendell L. Lund (c.1906-2004) — of Escanaba, Delta County, Mich. Born about 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; director of New Deal agencies in the 1930s; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1940; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Died, in a nursing-care facility in Williamsburg, Va., December 25, 2004 (age about 98 years). Burial location unknown.
  Harold F. Huibregtse (1907-2005) — of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Lima town, Sheboygan County, Wis., August 20, 1907. Republican. Automobile dealer; farm owner; investment broker; bank director; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Sheboygan County 2nd District, 1955-58; member of Wisconsin state senate 20th District, 1959-60; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964. Christian Reformed. Member, Kiwanis. Died, in Pine Haven Christian Home, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wis., February 21, 2005 (age 97 years, 185 days). Interment at Sheboygan Falls Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Albert T. Huibregtse and Dora (Tempas) Huibregtse; married, April 7, 1937, to Rosemary DeGroff (died 1994); married, September 13, 1997, to Agnes (DeMaster) Walfoort (1909-2000).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Molly Yard (1912-2005) — also known as Mary Alexander Yard; Molly Yard Garrett — of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Cook Township, Westmoreland County, Pa. Born in Shanghai, China to American parents, July 6, 1912. Democrat. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 5th District, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972; president, National Organization for Women, 1987-92. Female. Member, National Organization for Women; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, in the Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Dormont, Allegheny County, Pa., September 21, 2005 (age 93 years, 77 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 30, 1938, to Sylvester Garrett (1911-1996; labor arbitrator).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eugene Joseph McCarthy (1916-2005) — also known as Eugene J. McCarthy; "Clean Gene" — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Watkins, Meeker County, Minn., March 29, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; university professor; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1949-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968, 1972, 1992; candidate for President of the United States, 1968, 1976 (Independent). Catholic. Irish and German ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Phi Kappa Theta. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in the Georgetown Retirement Residence, Washington, D.C., December 10, 2005 (age 89 years, 256 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Woodville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Michael J. McCarthy and Anna (Baden) McCarthy; married 1945 to Abigail Quigley (separated 1968; died 2001).
  Cross-reference: Gerry E. Studds — Thomas A. Hutto
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Eugene J. McCarthy: Up 'Til Now : A Memoir of the Decline of American Politics (1987)
  Books about Eugene J. McCarthy: Dominick Sandbrook, Eugene McCarthy : The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism
  Camille Francis Gravel, Jr. (1915-2005) — also known as Camille F. Gravel, Jr. — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born August 10, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956. Catholic. Served as defense counsel for Otto Passman in 1979, and Edwin W. Edwards in 1985; both were acquitted. Died, in the Naomi Heights nursing home, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., December 23, 2005 (age 90 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Camille Francis Gravel, Sr. and Aline (Delvaille) Gravel; married, November 26, 1939, to Katherine David; married 1980 to Evelyn Gianfala.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Shelley Winters (1920-2006) — also known as Shirley Schrift — Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., August 18, 1920. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Jewish. Austrian ancestry. Died, following a heart attack, in the Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 14, 2006 (age 85 years, 149 days). Interment at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Jonas Schrift and Rose (Winter) Schrift; married, January 1, 1942, to Mack Paul Mayer (divorced 1948); married, April 28, 1952, to Vittorio Gassman (divorced 1954); married, May 4, 1957, to Anthony Franciosa (1928-2006); married, January 14, 2006, to Gerry DeFord.
  Epitaph: "Beloved mother, grandmother, and actress."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Francis Quinn (1919-2006) — also known as William Quinn — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., July 13, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate for Hawaii territorial senate, 1956; Governor of Hawaii Territory, 1957-59; Governor of Hawaii, 1959-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1960; president, Dole Pineapple Company, 1965-72; Presidential Elector for Hawaii, 1972; candidate for U.S. Senator from Hawaii, 1976. Catholic. Died, two months after breaking his hip in a fall, in Kahala Nui retirement community, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, August 28, 2006 (age 87 years, 46 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Quinn and Elizabeth Quinn; married to Nancy Ellen Witbeck.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Virginia Bleemel (1915-2006) — also known as Virginia Inez Eldridge; Mrs. Leo Bleemel — of Mt. Washington, Bullitt County, Ky. Born in Bullitt County, Ky., November 19, 1915. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 31st District, 1971. Female. Baptist. Member, American Association of Retired Persons. Died, in Wesley Manor Health Care Center (nursing home), Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 8, 2006 (age 90 years, 293 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clyde Eldridge and Eunice (Carrothers) Eldridge; married to Leo Andrew Bleemel (1913-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clyde K. King (1925-2007) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 2, 1925. Republican. Accountant; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1989-93; defeated, 1987. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; NAACP; Lions. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods Residential Home in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital complex, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 4, 2007 (age 81 years, 216 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1946 to Marilyn Wilks.
  John F. Kane (c.1914-2007) — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., about 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; inventor; songwriter; mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1952-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1956. Died, in St. Patrick's Manor nursing home, Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass., February 24, 2007 (age about 93 years). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Kane and Ann (Mulligan) Kane; married to Mary M. Leddy.
  Byron Mark Baer (1929-2007) — also known as Byron M. Baer — of Englewood, Bergen County, N.J. Born October 8, 1929. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1972-93 (District 13-B 1972-73, 37th District 1974-93); member of New Jersey state senate 37th District, 1994-2005; resigned 2005; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000. While working as a Freedom Rider, registering voters in Mississippi in 1961, was arrested and jailed for 45 days. Died, from complications of congestive heart failure, in an assisted living facility, Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., June 24, 2007 (age 77 years, 259 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Pollitt (1948?-).
  Cross-reference: June B. Montag
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Julius Acevez (1907-2007) — of La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, April 30, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of La Mesa, Calif., 1958-60. Mexican ancestry. Member, Rotary; United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from congestive heart failure and renal failure, in Grossmont Gardens nursing home, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif., July 9, 2007 (age 100 years, 70 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms (1921-2008) — also known as Jesse Helms — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Monroe, Union County, N.C., October 18, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Young Americans for Freedom; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died, in a nursing home at Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 4, 2008 (age 86 years, 260 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Helms; married, October 31, 1942, to Dorothy Jane 'Dot' Coble.
  Cross-reference: Terrence William Boyle — David Rouzer
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Jesse Helms: Here's Where I Stand : A Memoir (2005)
  Image source: North Carolina History Project
  James Herman Faulkner, Sr. (1916-2008) — also known as Jimmy Faulkner — of Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Ala. Born in Lamar County, Ala., March 1, 1916. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; insurance agent; mayor of Bay Minette, Ala., 1941-43; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1942; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948, 1952 (alternate); member of Alabama state senate, 1950-54; owned a chain of seven radio stations; bank director. Church of Christ. Died, in Oakwood Nursing Home, Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Ala., August 22, 2008 (age 92 years, 174 days). Interment at Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Henry L. Faulkner and Ebbie (Johnson) Faulkner; married to Evelyn Louise Irwin (1910-1995).
  Faulkner University (founded 1942 as Montgomery Bible College; renamed 1953 as Alabama Christian College; renamed 1985 as Faulkner University), in Montgomery, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernice R. Labedz (1919-2008) — also known as "Mamma Labedz" — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 19, 1919. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 5th District, 1976-92. Female. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Advocate for anti-abortion legislation. Died, from congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Papillion, Sarpy County, Neb., November 15, 2008 (age 89 years, 57 days). Interment at St. Johns Cemetery, Bellevue, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Stanley J. Labedz (1912-1996).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter J. F. Ireland, Jr. (1923-2010) — also known as "Butch" — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Kohler, Sheboygan County, Wis., June 15, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; insurance broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Sheboygan County 2nd District, 1959-60. Lutheran. Member, American Legion. Died, in Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis., March 21, 2010 (age 86 years, 279 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kohler, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Walter J. Ireland (1894-1975) and Flora (Zurheide) Ireland; married, December 28, 1946, to Mabel F. Spatzek (1920-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Buchanan Markham (1926-2010) — also known as Charles Markham — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Durham, Durham County, N.C., September 15, 1926. Lawyer; law professor; mayor of Durham, N.C., 1981-85. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Theta. Died, in Britthaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., March 22, 2010 (age 83 years, 188 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Blackwell Markham (1886-1955) and Sadie (Hackney) Markham (1887-1973); grandson of Edward Carney Hackney (1856-1903).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willis Roy Eken (1931-2010) — of Twin Valley, Norman County, Minn. Born in Ada, Norman County, Minn., April 12, 1931. Democrat. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-84 (District 66-A 1971-72, District 2-B 1973-84); resigned 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984. Lutheran. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley, Norman County, Minn., May 8, 2010 (age 79 years, 26 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Bernhard Kent Eken (1963-).
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
Peter B. Fletcher Peter Bacon Fletcher (1932-2012) — also known as Peter B. Fletcher — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born, in Beyer Hospital, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 29, 1932. Republican. President of credit bureau; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1967; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1977-81; member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1980-84; appointed 1980. Methodist. Scottish, English, and French ancestry. Member, Rotary; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died, in the Gilbert Residence nursing home, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 28, 2012 (age 80 years, 212 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Foster Fletcher.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: State of Michigan
  Jean Guy (1922-2013) — also known as Elizabeth Jean Mason — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Selfridge, Sioux County, N.Dak., September 8, 1922. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for North Dakota, 2012. Female. Died, following a stroke, in Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., July 5, 2013 (age 90 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sidney Mason and Clara (Bond) Mason; married, January 30, 1943, to William Lewis Guy (1919-2013).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Paul Victor Gadola, Jr. (1929-2014) — also known as Paul V. Gadola, Jr. — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 21, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959; candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1960; candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1976, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1998-2001; took senior status 2001. Member, Federalist Society; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died, in Burcham Hills Retirement Community, East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 26, 2014 (age 85 years, 158 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Victor Gadola (1887-1968); brother of Thomas Laurence Gadola.
  Political family: Gadola family of Flint, Michigan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Andrew Lindsay Lewis, Jr. (1931-2016) — also known as Drew Lewis — of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 3, 1931. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1964-66, 1970-73; chair of Montgomery County Republican Party, 1965-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1968, 1972; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1974; member of Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1976-82; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1981-83. Died, from dementia and pneumonia, in a nursing home at Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., February 10, 2016 (age 84 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Lindsay Lewis and Lucille (Bricker) Lewis; married, June 1, 1950, to Marilyn S. Stoughton.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Philip Henderson Hoff (1924-2018) — also known as Philip H. Hoff — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Turners Falls, Montague, Franklin County, Mass., June 29, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1961-62; Governor of Vermont, 1963-69; candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1970; member of Vermont state senate, 1983-88. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Grange; Eagles; Moose. Died, at The Residence at Shelburne Bay assisted living facility, in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt., April 26, 2018 (age 93 years, 301 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Olaf Hoff and Agnes (Henderson) Hoff; married 1948 to Joan Brower.
  Hoff Hall, at Castleton State University, Castleton, Vermont, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Philip Hoff: Samuel B. Hand et al, Philip Hoff: How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State
  James Ivan Spainhower (1928-2018) — also known as Jim Spainhower — of Marshall, Saline County, Mo. Born in Stanberry, Gentry County, Mo., August 3, 1928. Democrat. Minister; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Saline County, 1963-70; Missouri state treasurer, 1973-81; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1976; candidate in primary for Governor of Missouri, 1980; president, Colleege of he Ozarks; president, Lindenwood University. Disciples of Christ. Died, in the Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, Cass County, Mo., December 12, 2018 (age 90 years, 131 days). Interment at Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Stella Irene (Cox) Spainhower (1882-1947) and Elmer Enoch Spainhower (1889-1970); married, June 10, 1950, to Joanne Steanson (1927-2020).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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