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Politicians Who Died of Parkinson's Disease

Very incomplete list!

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Israel Amter Israel Amter (1881-1954) — of Ohio; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Denver, Colo., March 26, 1881. Communist. Musician; Workers Communist candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (23rd District), 1938 (at-large); candidate for Governor of New York, 1932, 1934, 1942; candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1933. Indicted in 1951 for conspiring to teach and advocate the violent overthrow of the government, but due to poor health, was never tried. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Columbus Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 24, 1954 (age 73 years, 243 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1903 to Sadie Van Veen.
  Image source: Marxists Internet Archive
  Henry Albon Bailey, Jr. (1893-1961) — also known as H. A. Bailey — of Winooski, Chittenden County, Vt.; South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Winooski, Chittenden County, Vt., January 22, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1921-24; mayor of Winooski, Vt., 1922; member of Vermont state senate, 1929-31; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1940. Died, from broncho-pneumonia, uremia, and Parkinson's disease, in Fairfax, Franklin County, Vt., July 20, 1961 (age 68 years, 179 days). Interment at Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Albon Bailey (1851-1918) and Emma J. (Putnam) Bailey (1854-1924); married 1940 to Consuelo Bentina Northrop (1899-1976).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Elmer Hollifield (1902-1972) — also known as Robert E. Hollifield — of Forest City, Rutherford County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, May 1, 1902. Republican. Postmaster at Forest City, N.C., 1953-65 (acting, 1953-54). Died, from pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, in Rutherford Hospital, Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N.C., March 24, 1972 (age 69 years, 328 days). Interment at Cool Springs Cemetery, Forest City, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Knox Hollifield (1868-1957) and Jessie (Horn) Hollifield (1879-1908); married to nna Laura King (1908-1986).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vincent R. Impellitteri (1900-1987) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Isnello, Italy, February 4, 1900. Democrat. Mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1950-53; defeated in primary, 1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., January 29, 1987 (age 86 years, 359 days). Interment at Mount St. Peter's Cemetery, Derby, Conn.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Maurice Gavin (1907-1990) — also known as James M. Gavin; "Jumping Jim" — Born in Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County, Pa., March 22, 1907. General in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1961-62. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Baltimore, Md., February 23, 1990 (age 82 years, 338 days). Interment at United States Military Academy Cemetery, West Point, N.Y.
  Epitaph: "Soldier, Statesman, Humanitarian, Author."
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Roosevelt (1907-1991) — also known as Jimmy Roosevelt — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 23, 1907. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1948-52; candidate for Governor of California, 1950; U.S. Representative from California 26th District, 1955-65; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, from complications of a stroke and Parkinson's disease, in Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., August 13, 1991 (age 83 years, 233 days). Interment at Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt; brother of Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.; married, June 4, 1930, to Betsey Maria Cushing (1908-1998; divorced 1940; who later married John Hay Whitney); married, April 14, 1941, to Romelle Theresa Schneider (divorced 1955); married, July 2, 1956, to Gladys Irene Owens (divorced 1969); married, October 3, 1969, to Mary Lena Winskill; grandnephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; third great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins; third great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; fourth great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch (1730?-1777); first cousin once removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Warren Delano Robbins, Corinne Robinson Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin five times removed of Ebenezer Huntington; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr., Philip DePeyster and Jabez Williams Huntington.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Garret G. Ackerson, Jr. (1904-1992) — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J.; Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., May 13, 1904. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Cape Town, 1928-29; U.S. Consul in Havana, as of 1943. Died, from kidney failure and Parkinson's disease, in Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass., September 15, 1992 (age 88 years, 125 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Rhodita Ellen Edwards and Suzanne Addor.
  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
  Wymberley DeRenne Coerr (1913-1996) — also known as Wymberley DeR. Coerr — of Connecticut. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 2, 1913. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Montreal, as of 1940; U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay, 1962-65; Ecuador, 1965-67. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in a hospital at Ajijic, Jalisco, October 5, 1996 (age 83 years, 3 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Relative *** of Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816).
  Political family: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Samuel D. Wright (1925-1998) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, S.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 13, 1925. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1966-73 (39th District 1966, 37th District 1967-72, 54th District 1973); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New York, 1976. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Convicted in 1978 of soliciting a bribe and sentenced to jail. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Hilton Head, Beaufort County, S.C., January 20, 1998 (age 72 years, 341 days). Burial location unknown.
  Morris King Udall (1922-1998) — also known as Morris K. Udall; Mo Udall — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz., June 15, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; played professional basketball with the Denver Nuggets, 1948-49; lawyer; co-founder and director, Bank of Tucson; Pima County Attorney, 1953-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956, 1972; speaker, 1984, 1988; U.S. Representative from Arizona 2nd District, 1961-91; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976. Mormon. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Lost an eye in an accident when he was a boy. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 12, 1998 (age 76 years, 180 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Pima County, Ariz.; cenotaph at St. Johns Cemetery, St. Johns, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Stewart Udall and Louise (Lee) Udall (1893-1974); brother of Stewart Lee Udall; married 1949 to Patricia Emery (1926-2003); married 1968 to Ella Royston Ward (1929-1988); father of Mark E. Udall; nephew of John Hunt Udall, Jesse Addison Udall and Don Taylor Udall; uncle of Thomas Stewart Udall (1948-); grandson of David King Udall; great-grandson of John Doyle Lee; first cousin of John Nicholas Udall, Lee Kenyon Udall and Rex E. Lee; first cousin once removed of Milan Dale Smith, Jr., Gordon Harold Smith and Mike Lee.
  Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Morris K. Udall: Donald W. Carson & James W. Johnson, Mo : The Life and Times of Morris K. Udall
  Jeffery Cohelan (1914-1999) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 24, 1914. Democrat. Secretary-treasurer, Local 302, Milk Drivers and Dairy Employees union, 1942-58; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1959-71; defeated in primary, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Moose; Eagles; Teamsters Union; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of Parkinson's disease and cancer, in Washington, D.C., February 15, 1999 (age 84 years, 236 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — 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
  Frank Kellogg Richardson (1914-1999) — also known as Frank K. Richardson — of California. Born in St. Helena, Napa County, Calif., February 13, 1914. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1971-74; justice of California state supreme court, 1974-83. Died, of complications from Parkinson's disease, in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., October 5, 1999 (age 85 years, 234 days). Interment at Newcastle Cemetery, Newcastle, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jessie (Kellogg) Richardson (1875-1937) and Channing Alonzo Richardson (1876-1950).
  Epitaph: "Loving husband and father."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Christopher Belen (1913-1999) — also known as Frederick C. Belen — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 25, 1913. Lawyer; aide to U.S. Reps. Andrew J. Transue and George D. O'Brien; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Federal Bar Association. U.S. deputy postmaster general; chaired the committee which created the ZIP code. Died, of complications from Parkinson's disease, in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., October 13, 1999 (age 85 years, 292 days). Interment at National Memorial Park, Near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Frederick Belen and Elizabeth Lehman Belen; brother of Lucile Elizabeth Belen (1912-2010); married, February 7, 1943, to Opal Marie Sheets (1917-2007).
  Political family: Belen family of Lansing, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Robert Berkey Crosby (1911-2000) — also known as Robert B. Crosby; "The Boy Governor from North Platte" — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb., March 26, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1941-45; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1947-49; Governor of Nebraska, 1953-55; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1964, 1972, 1976. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; American Legion; Elks. Died, of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer, in Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 7, 2000 (age 88 years, 287 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Mainard E. Crosby and Cora May (Berkey) Crosby; married, November 29, 1934, to Elizabeth Ehler; married, May 22, 1971, to LaVon Kehoe (1924-).
  See also NNDB dossier
  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
  John Vliet Lindsay (1921-2000) — also known as John V. Lindsay — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 24, 1921. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1959-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1966-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1969; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1980. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia, in Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, S.C., December 19, 2000 (age 79 years, 25 days). Interment at Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Nelson Lindsay and Eleanor (Vliet) Lindsay; married, June 18, 1949, to Mary Anne Harrison (1926-2004).
  Cross-reference: John J. Burns
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about John V. Lindsay: Vincent J. Cannato, The Ungovernable City : John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York — Sam Roberts, America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York
  Henry Menasco Wade (1914-2001) — also known as Henry M. Wade; "The Chief" — of Texas. Born in Rockwall County, Tex., November 11, 1914. Democrat. FBI special agent; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Dallas County District Attorney, 1951-86; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1956. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. As District Attorney, he prosecuted Jack Ruby in 1964 for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Also in his role as District Attorney, he was the named defendant in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 abortion decision, Roe v. Wade. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 1, 2001 (age 86 years, 110 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Menasco Wade (1864-1938) and Lula Ellen (Michie) Wade (1876-1954); married to Yvonne Hillman (1920-1987).
  The Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center, in Dallas, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Annunzio (1915-2001) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 12, 1915. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1965-93 (7th District 1965-73, 11th District 1973-93); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1984. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; United Steelworkers of America. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Lincolnwood, Cook County, Ill., April 8, 2001 (age 86 years, 86 days). Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Meldrim Thomson, Jr. (1912-2001) — of Orford, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pa., March 8, 1912. Lawyer; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1964; Governor of New Hampshire, 1973-79; defeated, 1968 (Republican primary), 1970 (Republican primary), 1970 (American Independent), 1978 (Republican). Died, from Parkinson's disease and heart problems, in Orford, Grafton County, N.H., April 19, 2001 (age 89 years, 42 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Tom Haywood (1939-2001) — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., September 30, 1939. Republican. University professor; candidate for Texas state house of representatives 81st District, 1990; member of Texas state senate 30th District, 1995-2001; defeated, 1992; died in office 2001. Methodist. Suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), similar to Parkinson's disease; died, of a heart attack, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex., July 12, 2001 (age 61 years, 285 days). Burial location unknown.
  Rose Ann Vuich (c.1927-2001) — of Dinuba, Tulare County, Calif. Born about 1927. Democrat. Accountant; farmer; member of California state senate, 1977-92. Female. Serbian ancestry. First woman member of the California Senate. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, in Dinuba, Tulare County, Calif., August 30, 2001 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Calvin M. Dooley
  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
  John Quillin Tilson, Jr. (1911-2002) — also known as John Q. Tilson, Jr. — of Hamden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., August 27, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1956 (alternate), 1964; lobbyist. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in North Branford, New Haven County, Conn., November 1, 2002 (age 91 years, 66 days). Interment at Tilson Cemetery, Clearbranch, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of John Quillin Tilson (1866-1958) and Marguerite (North) Tilson (1883-1963); married to Catherine Jackson (1910-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Edmund Lyng (1918-2003) — also known as Richard E. Lyng — of Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 29, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; president of Ed. J. Lyng Co., a seed and bean processing company; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-89. Irish ancestry. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif., February 1, 2003 (age 84 years, 217 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William Thacher Longstreth (1920-2003) — also known as W. Thacher Longstreth — of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Haverford, Delaware County, Pa., November 4, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; advertising business; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1955, 1971. Quaker. Member, Urban League. Died, of a pulmonary embolism, while hospitalized for pneumonia and suffering from Parkinson's disease, in Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Collier County, Fla., April 11, 2003 (age 82 years, 158 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Collins Longstreth and Nella (Thacher) Longstreth; married, June 21, 1941, to Anne Strawbridge Claghorn (1921?-2008).
  See also Wikipedia article
James P. Harrelson James Pershing Harrelson (1919-2003) — also known as James P. Harrelson; J. P. Harrelson; "Preacher" — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Mullins, Marion County, S.C., June 28, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Baptist minister; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1957-60, 1991-94; member of South Carolina state senate, 1963-76 (Colleton County 1963-66, 17th District 1967-68, 13th District 1969-72, 15th District 1972-76); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964, 1968, 1972. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen of the World; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association. Recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award. Died, from strokes and Parkinson's disease, in Roper Hospital, Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 30, 2003 (age 83 years, 306 days). Interment at Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Walterboro, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Carson A. Harrelson and Bertha Mae Harrelson; married, June 24, 1943, to Hazel H. Richardson.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Joseph Richard Skeen (1927-2003) — also known as Joe R. Skeen — of Picacho, Lincoln County, N.M. Born in Roswell, Chaves County, N.M., June 30, 1927. Republican. Member of New Mexico state senate, 1960-70; New Mexico Republican state chair, 1962-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1964; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, 1970; candidate for Governor of New Mexico, 1974, 1978; U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1981-2003. Catholic. Member, Elks; Eagles. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Roswell, Chaves County, N.M., December 7, 2003 (age 76 years, 160 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Joshua Eilberg (1921-2004) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1952-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Pleaded guilty in federal court to conflict of interest charges, February 1979; sentenced to five years probation and fined $10,000. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 24, 2004 (age 83 years, 41 days). Interment at Montefiore Cemetery, Jenkintown, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  R. R. Grieve (1919-2004) — also known as Bob Grieve — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Washington, 1919. Democrat. Broker; lawyer; member of Washington state senate 34th District, 1947-74. Catholic. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 1, 2004 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Brockman Adams (1927-2004) — also known as Brock Adams — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Stevensville, Queen Anne's County, Md. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., January 13, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1961-64; U.S. Representative from Washington 7th District, 1965-77; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1977-79; resigned 1979; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1987-93; in 1992, he was accused by eight women of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and rape; he denied the allegations, and no charges were ever brought, but the scandal ended his political career. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Federal Bar Association. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Stevensville, Queen Anne's County, Md., September 10, 2004 (age 77 years, 241 days). Interment at Broad Creek Cemetery, Stevensville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Leslie Adams (born 1896) and Vera Eleanor (Beemer) Adams (born 1903); married, August 16, 1952, to Mary Elizabeth Scott.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  J. Theodore Meyer (1936-2004) — also known as Ted Meyer — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in 1936. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 28th District, 1967-72, 1975-82. Catholic. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 3, 2004 (age about 68 years). Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.
  R. Stuart Hoffius (1914-2005) — of East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born July 14, 1914. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1960-85; candidate for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1968. Member, Rotary. Died, from Parkinson's disease, January 19, 2005 (age 90 years, 189 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius Hoffius (1881-1943).
  Jack John Garris (1919-2005) — also known as Jack J. Garris; Jack John Garatzgeone — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 16, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1955; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1971. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Theta Phi; Jaycees. Died, of a stroke, while suffering from Parkinson's disease, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 21, 2005 (age 85 years, 128 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Garatzogeone and Constance (Maniatakos) Garatzogeone; married 1948 to Helen Cazepis.
  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
  Charles Patric Larrowe (1916-2006) — also known as Charles P. Larrowe; Lash Larrowe — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., May 1, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1974. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, July 7, 2006 (age 90 years, 67 days). His body was donated to the Michigan State University medical school.
  Relatives: Son of Albertus Larrowe and Helen (Maginnis) Larrowe.
  Donald Daniel Clancy (1921-2007) — also known as Donald D. Clancy — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, July 24, 1921. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1957-60; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1961-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1972. Catholic. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 12, 2007 (age 85 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Patricia M. Clancy (1952-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter D. Hoagland (1941-2007) — of Nebraska. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 17, 1941. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; law clerk for U.S. District Judge Oliver Gasch, 1969-70; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 6th District, 1979-86; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1989-95; defeated, 1994. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Common Cause. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Washington, D.C., October 30, 2007 (age 65 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lucius Durham Battle (1918-2008) — also known as Lucius D. Battle; Luke Battle — of Washington, D.C. Born in Dawson, Terrell County, Ga., June 1, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; personal aide to Secretary of State Dean Acheson; U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Republic, 1964-67. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2008 (age 89 years, 347 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Lazarus Battle and Jewel Beatrice (Durham) Battle; married, October 1, 1949, to Betty Jane Davis (1924-2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claiborne de Borda Pell (1918-2009) — also known as Claiborne Pell; "Senator Oddball" — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 22, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1961-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1964, 1996. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Newport, Newport County, R.I., January 1, 2009 (age 90 years, 40 days). Interment at Berkeley Memorial Cemetery, Middletown, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Matilda (Bigelow) Pell (1895-1972); married 1944 to Nuala O'Donnell (1924-2014); great-grandnephew of George Mifflin Dallas (1839-1917); second great-grandson of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-grandnephew of George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864); third great-grandson of Alexander James Dallas and Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne; third great-grandnephew of William Charles Cole Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; first cousin six times removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin twice removed of Robert Walker Irwin; second cousin five times removed of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin once removed of Corinne Claiborne Boggs; fourth cousin of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Baugh Brewster.
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Claiborne Pell: G. Wayne Miller, An Uncommon Man: The Life and Times of Senator Claiborne Pell
  Henry Louis Bellmon (1921-2009) — also known as Henry Bellmon — of Red Rock, Noble County, Okla.; Billings, Noble County, Okla. Born near Tonkawa, Kay County, Okla., September 3, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; farmer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1946-48; Oklahoma Republican state chair, 1960-62; Governor of Oklahoma, 1963-67, 1987-91; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1969-81. Presbyterian. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in St. Mary's Regional Medical Center East, Enid, Garfield County, Okla., September 29, 2009 (age 88 years, 26 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Billings, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of George Bellmon and Edith (Caskey) Bellmon; married, January 24, 1947, to Shirley Osborn (1927-2000).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Charles McCurdy Mathias, Jr. (1922-2010) — also known as Charles McC. Mathias; Mac Mathias — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md.; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., July 24, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956 (alternate), 1972; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Frederick County, 1959-60; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1961-69; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1969-87. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Society of the Cincinnati. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., January 25, 2010 (age 87 years, 185 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles McCurdy Mathias (1886-?) and Theresa McElfresh (Trail) Mathias; married, November 8, 1958, to Anne Hickling Bradford (daughter of Robert Fiske Bradford).
  Political family: Mathias-Bradford family of Frederick, Maryland.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Richard Ratchford (1934-2011) — also known as William R. Ratchford — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., May 24, 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1962-74; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1969-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1972, 1984; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1979-85; defeated, 1974, 1984. Member, Chi Phi. Died, from Parkinson's disease, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., January 2, 2011 (age 76 years, 223 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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