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  Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859) — also known as Farrand F. Merrill; Ferrand Fassett Merrill — of Vermont. Born in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., October 24, 1814. Lawyer; secretary of state of Vermont, 1849-53; Washington County State's Attorney, 1854-56; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1856-57. Died, from a stroke or heart attack, in his law office, Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., May 2, 1859 (age 44 years, 190 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Merrill and Clara (Fassett) Merrill (1783-1857); married to Eliza Wright (1818-1881); nephew of Orsamus Cook Merrill; fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Jason Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin of Silas Dewey Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923); third cousin once removed of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Daniel Fiske Kellogg, William Pitt Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); third cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles, Thomas Seymour, Moses Seymour, Charles Collins Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Irene Ellis Murphy; fourth cousin of Luther Walter Badger, Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin, Abel Merrill, Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour, Elisha Phelps, Henry Seymour, Oliver Owen Forward, Daniel Upson, Walter Forward, Chauncey Forward, Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill, Rowland Case Kellogg, Arthur Burnham Woodford and Benjamin Baker Merrill (1871-1951).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harvey Myers (1828-1874) — of Kentucky. Born February 10, 1828. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1872. Shot and killed by Col. William G. Terrell, whose wife he had represented in a divorce case, in the Stevenson & Myers law office, Greer Building, Covington, Kenton County, Ky., March 28, 1874 (age 46 years, 46 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Frank B. Arnold (1839-1890) — also known as Michael Edwards; Benjamin Franklin Arnold — of Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in County Clare, Ireland, March 29, 1839. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County 2nd District, 1885-87; member of New York state senate 23rd District, 1888-89; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1890, 1890. Irish ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his law office, Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y., December 11, 1890 (age 51 years, 257 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Cemetery, Unadilla, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Married 1873 to Clarissa Mygatt Sands (1845-1881).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Hatton (1846-1894) — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, April 28, 1846. Republican. Newspaper editor; U.S. Postmaster General, 1884-85. Died, from a stroke, in his office at the Washington Post, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1894 (age 48 years, 2 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Henry Voorhis (1833-1896) — also known as Charles H. Voorhis — of New Jersey. Born in Spring Valley (now Paramus), Bergen County, N.J., March 13, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1864; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1879-81. Indicted in 1881 for bank fraud over his actions as president of two banks, which later became insolvent; tried and found not guilty. Fearing oncoming total blindness, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his office at the Davidson Building, Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., April 15, 1896 (age 63 years, 33 days). Original interment at Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.; reinterment at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henrique J. Laidley (1828-1904) — also known as Henrique Laidley; Henry Laidley — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Portugal, June 24, 1828. Debt collector; Vice-Consul for Portugal in San Francisco, Calif., 1870-1904. English and Portugese ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in his consular office, in San Francisco, Calif., December 7, 1904 (age 76 years, 166 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco Columbarium, San Francisco, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Wallace Delamater (1849-1907) — also known as George W. Delamater — of Meadville, Crawford County, Pa. Born in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa., March 31, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; banker; mayor of Meadville, Pa., 1877; chair of Crawford County Republican Party, 1878; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1880; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1887-90; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1890. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in his office at the Diamond Banking Building, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 7, 1907 (age 58 years, 129 days). Interment at Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Susan (Town) Delamater (1820-1916) and George Benjamin Delamater (1821-1907).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Charles Barth (1858-1907) — also known as Paul C. Barth — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Germany, December, 1858. Mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1905-07; removed from office over alleged vote fraud, 1907. Killed himself by gunshot, in the lavatory of his office, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 21, 1907 (age 48 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Frederick Barth (1819-1864) and Louisa A. (Barth) Barth (1821-1869); married to Jewel Small (1869-1903).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harvey Watterson (1879-1908) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly, 1906. While trying to close a window in his law office, he fell through the window to his death 110 feet below, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 11, 1908 (age 29 years, 273 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Watterson (1840-1921) and Rebecca (Ewing) Watterson (1842-1929); grandson of Harvey Magee Watterson and Andrew Ewing; grandnephew of Edwin Hickman Ewing; second cousin of John Overton Pendleton and James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William C. Mains (c.1872-1909) — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1872. Republican. Lawyer; crusader against saloons in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1901. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in his office at Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., January 23, 1909 (age about 37 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. George P. Mains.
  Henry Bischoff, Jr. (1852-1913) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 16, 1852. Common pleas court judge in New York, 1895; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1896-1913; died in office 1913. German ancestry. While taking an ascending elevator to his office in the Emigrants Industrial Savings Bank Building, he got off at the wrong floor, and while trying to re-enter the elevator, he hit his head on a door frame, smashing some glass, and fell about 150 feet down the elevator shaft to his death, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 28, 1913 (age 60 years, 224 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Bischoff (1827-1902) and Amelia (Bolte) Bischoff (1833-1889); married to Annie Louise Moshier (1857-1897).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Owen Thomas Rouse (1843-1919) — also known as Owen T. Rouse — of Paris, Monroe County, Mo.; Moberly, Randolph County, Mo.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Florence, Boone County, Ky., January 4, 1843. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state senate 7th District, 1881-84; U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1885-89. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy in his law office, was found unconscious, and died a few hours later, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., September 9, 1919 (age 76 years, 248 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Rouse and Tulitha (Souther) Rouse; married to Louise Mosely (1849-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nicholas Jay Paul (1841-1921) — also known as Nicholas J. Paul — of St. Paul, Howard County, Neb. Born in Meigs County, Ohio, July 27, 1841. Probate judge in Nebraska, 1872-75; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1877; Howard County Treasurer, 1880-83; banker. Member, Freemasons. Died, of apoplexy, at his desk in his office, in St. Paul, Howard County, Neb., July 18, 1921 (age 79 years, 356 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of James N. Paul (1839-1922).
  The city of SAINT Paul, Nebraska, is partly named for him.
  Eugene Foster (1860-1928) — of Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich. Born in Caroga town, Fulton County, N.Y., August 8, 1860. Republican. Newspaper editor; chair of Gladwin County Republican Party, 1892-1928; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 28th District, 1907-08; member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1909-12. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Foresters; Woodmen. Died, probably from heart disease, in his office at the Gladwin County Record newspaper, Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich., October 2, 1928 (age 68 years, 55 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, September 30, 1916, to Cora W. Mills (1870-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Elwyn Pitts (1876-1928) — also known as Clarence E. Pitts — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y.; Stuart, Martin County, Fla. Born in New Jersey, March 27, 1876. Lawyer; New York Prohibition state chair, 1909-11; Prohibition candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1909, 1910, 1913; Prohibition candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914; Florida Republican state chair, 1927. Died in his law office, Stuart, Martin County, Fla., December 22, 1928 (age 52 years, 270 days). Interment at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Edwin Basil Pitts (1847-1921) and Jennie Irene (Scouton) Pitts (1858-1920); married 1899 to Pearle Stranahan (1876-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William M. Bennett (1869-1930) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 11, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 15th District, 1908-10; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1910; member of New York state senate 18th District, 1915-16; defeated (Independence League), 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of New York, 1916; Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1917, 1921 (primary), 1925 (primary); candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1918, 1920. Suffered a stroke of paralysis in his office, and died soon after in Broad Street Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 16, 1930 (age 60 years, 189 days). Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Austin Kendall (1859-1933) — also known as Samuel A. Kendall — of Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa; Myersdale, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Greenville Township, Somerset County, Pa., November 1, 1859. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; officer in lumber manufacturing companies; president of two small railroads; vice-president of Citizens National Bank of Myersdale, Pa.; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Somerset County, 1899-1902; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908, 1912; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1919-33 (23rd District 1919-23, 24th District 1923-33); died in office 1933. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the House Office Building, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1933 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Hochstetler Cemetery, Greenville Township, Somerset County, Pa.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1883, to Minnie Edith Wiley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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
  John A. Reeve (1859-1935) — of Burlington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 25, 1859. Democrat. Farmer; lumber business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Burlington, 1887, 1929-30; probate judge in Connecticut, 1890. Died, in his office, in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn., January 15, 1935 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Center Cemetery, Burlington, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Laura Lovett (1868-1918).
  Marion Anthony Zioncheck (1901-1936) — also known as Marion A. Zioncheck — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Kety, Galicia, Poland, December 5, 1901. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1933-36; died in office 1936. While running for re-election, he jumped from the window of his campaign office in the Arctic Building, and fell to his death, in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 7, 1936 (age 34 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Marion A. Zioncheck: Phil Campbell, Zioncheck for President: A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics
Julius S. Berg Julius S. Berg (1895-1938) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured in combat and lost a leg; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1923-30; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1931-38; died in office 1938. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Indicted on charges of receiving money for his aid in procuring liquor licenses and arranging for concessions at the New York World's Fair; that same day, he killed himself by gunshot, in his law office, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 20, 1938 (age 43 years, 5 days). Interment at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Berg and Celia (Weinstein) Berg; married, June 20, 1920, to Rose Schram.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Eugene P. Booze (c.1880-1939) — of Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Miss. Born in Mississippi, about 1880. Republican. Farmer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936. Shot by an unknown assailant as he was leaving his office, and died the next day in a hospital at Greenville, Washington County, Miss., November 7, 1939 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1901 to Mary C. Booze (1878-1955) (daughter of Isaiah T. Montgomery).
  Political family: Booze family of Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
  Herschel L. Carnahan (c.1879-1941) — also known as H. L. Carnahan — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Aledo, Mercer County, Ill., about 1879. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1928-31; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1940. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head, at his downtown law office and died shortly afterward, at Georgia Street Receiving Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 13, 1941 (age about 62 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside, Calif.
  Thaddeus Franklin Daniel (1900-1942) — also known as T. Franklin Daniel — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Brunswick County, Va., February 25, 1900. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Lynchburg city, 1934-42; died in office 1942. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha. Shot and killed, along with the Lynchburg city attorney, by Warren Guy Myers, in his office, in Lynchburg, Va., June 30, 1942 (age 42 years, 125 days). Myers was judged to be insane, committed to the Southwestern State Hospital, and died in 1963. Interment at Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brunswick County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Andrew Daniel (1865-1950) and Susan (Pritchett) Daniel (1870-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Virginia House History
Christopher D. Sullivan Christopher Daniel Sullivan (1870-1942) — also known as Christopher D. Sullivan — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 14, 1870. Democrat. Real estate business; member of New York state senate, 1907-16 (13th District 1907-08, 11th District 1909-16); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1940; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1917-41; leader of New York County Democratic Party, 1940-41. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Tammany Hall. Died, of a heart attack, in his office at the Second Assembly District Tammany Club, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 3, 1942 (age 72 years, 20 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Nell Donohue (died 1910).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Joseph A. Boyle (c.1883-1948) — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., about 1883. Democrat. Mayor of Stamford, Conn., 1930-34; Stamford Commissioner of Finance, 1934-36; Stamford Tax Assessor, 1937-48. Died, from a heart attack, at his office desk, in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., May 25, 1948 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Everett Sanders (1882-1950) — also known as Everett Sanders — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in a log cabin near Coalmont, Clay County, Ind., March 8, 1882. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1917-25; secretary to President Calvin Coolidge, 1925-29; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1932-34. Baptist. Member, Elks. Died, from a heart ailment, in his law office, in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1950 (age 68 years, 65 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Sanders and Melissa Everal (Stark) Sanders; married, December 13, 1903, to Ella Neal; married to Hilda Sims.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Charles Walter Tillett, Jr. (1888-1952) — also known as Charles W. Tillett, Jr. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Mangum, Richmond County, N.C., February 6, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1928 (alternate), 1944. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Major proponent of the United Nations. While suffering from depression, he jumped from the eighth floor of an office building, and fell to his death, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., December 23, 1952 (age 64 years, 321 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Walter Tillett and Carrie (Patterson) Tillett; married, July 21, 1917, to Gladys Avery Tillett (1892-1984).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Guy Kurtz Bard (1895-1953) — also known as Guy K. Bard — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa.; Denver, Lancaster County, Pa.; Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Pa., October 24, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of Lancaster County Democratic Party, 1925-34; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1937; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1938-39; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1939-52; resigned 1952; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1952. Lutheran. Member, American Judicature Society; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Kappa Tau; Delta Theta Phi. Collapsed, probably from a heart attack, in his law office, and died en route to Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 23, 1953 (age 58 years, 30 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Denver, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Silas E. Bard (1865-1944) and Miranda S. (Kurtz) Bard (1871-1942).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clyde Roark Hoey (1877-1954) — also known as Clyde R. Hoey — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., December 11, 1877. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1899-1902; member of North Carolina state senate, 1903-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1919-21; Governor of North Carolina, 1937-41; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1941-44; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1945-54; died in office 1954; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-54; died in office 1954. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Junior Order; Knights of Pythias; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Chi. Died from a stroke, at his desk in his congressional office, in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1954 (age 76 years, 152 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Alberta Hoey and Mary Charlotte (Roark) Hoey; married, March 22, 1900, to Bessie Gardner (died 1942; sister of Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947)).
  Political family: Gardner family of Shelby, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lester Callaway Hunt (1892-1954) — of Lander, Fremont County, Wyo. Born in Isabel, Edgar County, Ill., July 8, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; dentist; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1933-34; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1935-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; Governor of Wyoming, 1943-49; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1949-54; died in office 1954. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. In despair over his poor health and threats to expose his son's arrest for homosexual solicitation, he died from self-inflicted rifle shot, at his desk in the Senate Office Building, and died soon after, in Casualty Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1954 (age 61 years, 346 days). Interment at Beth El Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr. (1884-1956) — also known as J. B. Adoue, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 4, 1884. President, Dallas National Bank of Commerce, 1924-56; chairman, Gulf Insurance Company; chairman, Universal Life and Accident Insurance Company; director, Graham-Brown Shoe Company; director, First Texas Chemical Company; director, Cosmopolitan Hotel Company; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1951-53; defeated, 1949. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Rotary; Phi Delta Theta; Newcomen Society. Died, from a heart attack, while working at his bank, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 17, 1956 (age 72 years, 13 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John the Baptist
  Relatives: Son of Jean Baptiste Adoue (1846-1924) and Mittie Neosha (Simpson) Adoue (1854-1932); married, October 12, 1909, to Hester Ann Allen (died); married, May 12, 1937, to Mary J. Wilson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Burton Gordon Cameron (1894-1957) — also known as Burton G. Cameron — of Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich.; Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Torch Lake, Antrim County, Mich., February 17, 1894. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County, 1927-28; Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1943-46. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, from a heart ailment, in his law office, Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., February 1, 1957 (age 62 years, 350 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Cameron (1848-1930) and Effie (Salisbury) Cameron (1861-1929); married 1911 to Katherine Burch (1883-1930); married 1945 to Helen M. Brugh (1905-1984).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Lee Knous (1889-1959) — also known as W. Lee Knous — of Montrose, Montrose County, Colo. Born in Ouray, Ouray County, Colo., February 2, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Colorado state senate 17th District, 1930-37; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1937-47; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1946-47; Governor of Colorado, 1947-50; U.S. District Judge for Colorado, 1950. Suffered a heart attack at his office, and died soon after in St. Joseph's Hospital, Denver, Colo., December 11, 1959 (age 70 years, 312 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Married to Elsie Marie Grabow (1893-1977); father of Robert Lee Knous (1917-2000).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Francis Lamey (1892-1963) — also known as Arthur F. Lamey — of Havre, Hill County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Big Sandy, Chouteau County, Mont., December 24, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; Hill County Attorney, 1923-27; Montana Democratic state chair, 1938-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940, 1944 (delegation chair); candidate in primary for Governor of Montana, 1948. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Elks; Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Died, in his law office, Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., June 4, 1963 (age 70 years, 162 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Lamey and Mary J. (Glassford) Lamey; married to Frances B. Kasmer.
  Leo Bernard (1938-1966) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 24, 1938. Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1964; Socialist Workers candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964. Shot and killed, by Edward Waniolek, a former taxicab driver who wanted to "kill some Communists", in the offices of the Socialist Workers Party, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 16, 1966 (age 27 years, 204 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 13, 1966, to Garlene Boone.
  Cross-reference: Jan Garrett
  John W. Peters (c.1921-1970) — of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo. Born about 1921. Republican. Nominated in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District 1970, but died before election. Shot and killed himself, in his campaign office, Brentwood, St. Louis County, Mo., September 27, 1970 (age about 49 years). Burial location unknown.
Dean Acheson Dean Gooderham Acheson (1893-1971) — also known as Dean Acheson — of Washington, D.C. Born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., April 11, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1919-21; undersecretary of treasury, 1933; U.S. Secretary of State, 1949-53. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Council on Foreign Relations. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964; received a Pulitzer Prize in History, 1970, for his book Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department. Died, probably from a heart attack, over his desk in his study, Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Md., October 12, 1971 (age 78 years, 184 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Campion Acheson (1858-1934; Episcopal bishop of Connecticut) and Eleanor Gertrude (Gooderham) Acheson (1870-1958); married, May 5, 1917, to Alice Caroline Stanley (1895-1996; artist); father of David Campion Acheson (1921-?).
  Cross-reference: Lucius D. Battle — Francis E. Meloy, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Dean Acheson: Present at the Creation : My Years in the State Department (1969)
  Books about Dean Acheson: Walter Isaacson, The Wise Men : Six Friends and the World They Made — Robert L. Beisner, Dean Acheson : A Life in the Cold War
  Image source: Christian Science Monitor, September 25, 2010
  Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (1929-1980) — also known as Allard K. Lowenstein — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Long Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 16, 1929. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 (alternate), 1968, 1972; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1969-71; defeated, 1970, 1972 (primary), 1972 (Liberal), 1974, 1976, 1978 (primary). Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Shot and mortally wounded by Dennis Sweeney, in his law office in Rockefeller Center, and died about seven hours later, in St. Clare's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 14, 1980 (age 51 years, 58 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Gabriel Abraham Lowenstein and Augusta (Goldberg) Lowenstein; married, November 25, 1966, to Jennifer Lyman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Allard K. Lowenstein: Richard Cummings, The Pied Piper : Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream — William H. Chafe, Never Stop Running
  Ray Charles Bliss (1907-1981) — also known as Ray C. Bliss — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, December 16, 1907. Republican. Insurance business; chair of Summit County Republican Party, 1942-60; member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1944-65; Ohio Republican state chair, 1949-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1952-80; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1965-69; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1960-64. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Suffered a heart attack at his office, and died soon after at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 6, 1981 (age 73 years, 233 days). Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Emil Bliss and Emilie (Wieland) Bliss; married 1959 to Ellen F. Palmer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Clifton Finch (1927-1986) — also known as Cliff Finch — of Mississippi. Born near Pope, Panola County, Miss., April 4, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1960; Panola County District Attorney; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1971; Governor of Mississippi, 1976-80; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1978; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980. Died, of a heart attack, in his law office, Batesville, Panola County, Miss., April 22, 1986 (age 59 years, 18 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Batesville, Miss.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eleuthere Irenee du Pont (1921-1994) — also known as Eleuthere I. du Pont; "Brud" — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 21, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; banker; insurance executive; treasurer of Delaware Republican Party, 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1956. Died, from a heart attack in his office, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 29, 1994 (age 72 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Katherine (Clark) du Pont (1891-1963) and Francis Victor du Pont; married to Arminda Dunning; grandson of Thomas Coleman du Pont; second great-grandson of Charles Irénée du Pont; second great-grandnephew of Henry DuPont; third great-grandson of Nicholas Van Dyke (1770-1826); fourth great-grandson of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789); first cousin twice removed of Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont; first cousin thrice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; second cousin once removed of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; second cousin twice removed of Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford, Jr., Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard and Eugene Lammot (1899-1987); third cousin of Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; third cousin once removed of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; fourth cousin of Richard Henry Bayard.
  Political family: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John W. Rollins, Sr. (1916-2000) — also known as "Big John" — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del.; Greenville, New Castle County, Del. Born in Keith, Catoosa County, Ga., August 24, 1916. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1953-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1956 (alternate), 1972; candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1960. Died, while napping in his office, in Greenville, New Castle County, Del., April 4, 2000 (age 83 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Andrew Nichols (c.1937-2001) — also known as Andy Nichols — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born about 1937. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; physician; medical school professor; member of Arizona state house of representatives 13th District, 1993-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000; member of Arizona state senate 13th District, 2001; died in office 2001. Disciples of Christ. Suffered a heart attack, collapsed in his office at the Arizona State Senate office building, and was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., April 19, 2001 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) — also known as Art Teele — of Florida. Born in Prince George's County, Md., May 14, 1946. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; director, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1981-83; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992; as Miami city commissioner in 1997-2004, he chaired the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA); an investigation of corruption in the agency, started in 2003, led to charges that he had accepted $135,000 in kickbacks from two construction companies; as a result, he was removed from office in 2004 by Gov. Jeb Bush; in August, 2004, when he and his wife were under surveillance, he drove his car at a police detective in an attempt to run him over, and also threatened to kill police officers who had been following his wife during the investigation; convicted in March 2005 on charges related to this incident; indicted on July 14, 2005, on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges, over a scheme to fraudulently obtain contracts for electrical work at the Miami International Airport through a "minority-owned" shell company; published police reports revealed that he had put his mistress on the CRA payroll, that he regularly bought and used cocaine, and that he frequently made use of a male prostitute. Church of God in Christ. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi; NAACP; Freemasons. Came to the offices of the Miami Herald newspaper, and shot himself in the head with a semiautomatic pistol; he died two hours later in the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 27, 2005 (age 59 years, 74 days). Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Stephanie Kerr.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Jerry Lamon Falwell (1933-2007) — also known as Jerry Falwell — Born in Lynchburg, Va., August 11, 1933. Republican. Pastor; television evangelist; founder (1971) of Liberty Baptist College, now Liberty University; also served as its chancellor; founder of the Moral Majority, political group advocating conservative Christian views; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1996. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association. Suffered cardiac arrythmia, collapsed in his office at Liberty University, and died soon after at Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, Va., May 15, 2007 (age 73 years, 277 days). Interment at Montview Grounds, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Carey Hezekiah Falwell and Helen V. (Beasley) Falwell; married, April 12, 1958, to Macel Pate.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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