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Politicians Who Died of Prostate Cancer

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in chronological order

  Victor Ponet (1836-1914) — of Sherman (now West Hollywood), Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Belgium, 1836. Real estate developer; Consular Agent for Belgium in Los Angeles, Calif., 1894-99; Vice-Consul for Belgium in Los Angeles, Calif., 1900-01. Belgian ancestry. Died, from prostate cancer and liver cancer, in Sherman (now West Hollywood), Los Angeles County, Calif., February 8, 1914 (age about 77 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1873 to Ellen J. Manning (1848-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucas Lugers (1853-1927) — also known as Luke Lugers — of Holland, Ottawa County, Mich. Born in a log house, Laketown Township, Allegan County, Mich., February 2, 1853. Republican. Lumber business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ottawa County 1st District, 1899-1902; member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1907-08. Christian Reformed. Dutch ancestry. Died, of prostate cancer, in Holland, Ottawa County, Mich., December 25, 1927 (age 74 years, 326 days). Interment at Graafschap Cemetery, Holland, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Lugers and Henrietta (Brinkman) Lugers; married to Lucretia A. Ellenbaas.
  Isom P. Langley (1851-1930) — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark.; Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo. Born in Clark County, Ark., September 2, 1851. Preacher; newspaper editor; lawyer; farmer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1886 (Labor, 4th District), 1890 (Populist, 2nd District), 1890 (Republican, 2nd District); member of Missouri state house of representatives from Laclede County, 1919-20. Baptist. Member, Knights of Labor. Died, from prostate cancer, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., July 13, 1930 (age 78 years, 314 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Langley and Jane (Browning) Langley; married, August 20, 1870, to Martha A. Freeman (died 1900); married 1901 to Sarah E. Arther (1855-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clemente Nicolini (1853-1938) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy, January 13, 1853. Steamship agent; importer and exporter; Consular Agent for Italy in Galveston, Tex., 1887-1901; Consul for Mexico in Galveston, Tex., 1895-96. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, from prostate cancer and senility, in St. Mary's Infirmary, Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., July 9, 1938 (age 85 years, 177 days). Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Nicolini and Rosa (Rossi) Nicolini; married to Carmelita Linaro (1873-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Charles Manchester (1873-1943) — also known as William C. Manchester — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born near Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, December 25, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 4th District, 1907-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1910-14. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Kappa Sigma. Died, of prostate cancer, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 17, 1943 (age 69 years, 143 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Mahoning County, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh A. Manchester and Rosannah (Squires) Manchester; married, December 27, 1898, to Margaret Katherine MacGregor.
  Louis Bernard Nagler (1871-1947) — also known as Louis B. Nagler — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 28, 1871. Republican. Journalist; author; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. German ancestry. Died of prostate cancer, in Polk County, Wis., May 8, 1947 (age 76 years, 69 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, East Farmington, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Louis J. Nagler (1820-1894) and Catherine (Schottmuller) Nagler (1829-1915); married, June 20, 1912, to Ellen Torelle (1870-1964).
  Herman G. Hutt (1872-1952) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born July 11, 1872. News dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County, 1901-06; burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1922-25. Died, from prostate cancer, in Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Chester County, Pa., June 13, 1952 (age 79 years, 338 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Hutt (1847-1904) and Catherine Hutt (1849-1880); married 1891 to Rose Louise Keller (1872-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Thomas Myers (1873-1952) — also known as George T. Myers — of Macks Creek, Camden County, Mo. Born in Quincy, Hickory County, Mo., March 15, 1873. Democrat. Physician; surgeon; pharmacist; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Camden County, 1933-34; defeated, 1934, 1936; postmaster. Member, Freemasons. Died, from acute cardiac failure following prostate cancer surgery, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Greene County, Mo., December 15, 1952 (age 79 years, 275 days). Interment at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Henry Myers (1837-1921) and Mary Ann (Biddle) Myers (1843-1915); married, February 20, 1901, to Stella May Hix (1885-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Howard (1875-1953) — of Darlington, Darlington County, S.C. Born in Sumter County, S.C., 1875. Republican. Minister; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936 (alternate); printing business. Baptist. African ancestry. Died, from uremia due to prostate adenoma, in Saunders Memorial Hospital, Florence, Florence County, S.C., May 21, 1953 (age about 77 years). Interment at Darlington Memorial Cemetery, Darlington, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert B. Howard and Classie Howard; married 1906 to Mabel Keith (1877-1963).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederic Magoun Miller (1896-1958) — also known as Frederic M. Miller — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, February 18, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1939-46. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died, of prostate cancer, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, June 8, 1958 (age 62 years, 110 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of William E. Miller (1829?-?).
  Lewis C. Reimann (1890-1961) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stambaugh (now part of Iron River), Iron County, Mich., September 22, 1890. Democrat. Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Washtenaw County, 1933; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1951; candidate for Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis. Died, from prostate cancer, in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 20, 1961 (age 70 years, 332 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ludwig Reimann and Augusta (Schoenion) Reimann; married to Pearle Shewell.
Harold Lloyd Harold Clayton Lloyd (1893-1971) — also known as Harold Lloyd — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Burchard, Pawnee County, Neb., April 20, 1893. Republican. Actor, comedian, film producer; appeared in over 200 motion pictures; one of the founders, in 1927, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Lost two fingers in a 1919 accident. Died, of prostate cancer, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 8, 1971 (age 77 years, 322 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Darsie Lloyd and Sarah Elizabeth (Fraser) Lloyd; married 1923 to Mildred Davis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Time Magazine, July 25, 1949
  Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-1972) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 29, 1908. Democrat. Baptist minister; U.S. Representative from New York, 1945-71 (22nd District 1945-53, 16th District 1953-63, 18th District 1963-71); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1960, 1964; cited for contempt of court in 1966 for refusing to pay damages in a lawsuit against him; on February 28, 1967, he was expelled from the House of Representatives on charges of unbecoming conduct and misusing public funds; the Supreme Court overturned the expulsion in 1969. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Elks. Died, of prostate cancer, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., April 4, 1972 (age 63 years, 127 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Bahamas.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. (1865-1953; minister) and Mattie (Fletcher) Powell; married, March 8, 1933, to Isabel Washington (divorced 1945); married, August 1, 1945, to Hazel Scott (divorced 1960); married, December 15, 1960, to Yvette Marjorie Diago (Flores) Powell; father of Adam Clayton Powell IV (1962-).
  Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly part of Seventh Avenue), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.  — The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (opened 1974 as the Harlem State Office Building; renamed 1983), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Powell,Adam Clayton,Jr.: Adam by Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  Books about Powell,Adam Clayton,Jr.: Tisha Hamilton, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma — Wil Haygood, King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  John W. Metzger (1914-1984) — of Denver, Colo. Born in a sod hut on the prairie near Sterling, Logan County, Colo., April 4, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1948; Colorado state attorney general, 1949-50; candidate for Governor of Colorado, 1952. Died, of prostate cancer, in Denver, Colo., January 25, 1984 (age 69 years, 296 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  George Miller O'Brien (1917-1986) — also known as George M. O'Brien — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 17, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1970-71; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1973-86 (17th District 1973-83, 4th District 1983-86); died in office 1986. Died, from prostate cancer, at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 18, 1986 (age 69 years, 31 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Lockport, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Leon Baqueiro Poullada (1913-1987) — also known as Leon B. Poullada — of California; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Santa Rosa, Guadalupe County, N.M., April 13, 1913. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Togo, 1961-64. Died of prostate cancer, in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 17, 1987 (age 74 years, 95 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Leila Jackson.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Jesse Marvin Unruh (1922-1987) — also known as Jesse M. Unruh; Jess Unruh; "Big Daddy" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kan., September 30, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; economist; member of California state assembly, 1955-70; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1962-68; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964, 1968 (speaker); candidate for Governor of California, 1970; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1973; California state treasurer, 1975-87; died in office 1987. Protestant. Member, American Legion. Died, of prostate cancer, in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 4, 1987 (age 64 years, 308 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Peter 'Ike' Unruh (1884-1974) and Nettie Laura (Kessler) Unruh (1886-1965); married, November 2, 1943, to Virginia June Lemon.
  Cross-reference: Leon D. Ralph
  Epitaph: Simple man, great leader, California's best. We love you, we will not forget. "Soar with the eagles Jesse, for that is where you belong."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Jess Unruh: Bill Boyarsky, Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics
  Sigurd Anderson (1904-1990) — of Webster, Day County, S.Dak. Born in Arendal, Norway, January 22, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; Day County State's Attorney, 1939-40; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; South Dakota state attorney general, 1947-51; member of South Dakota Republican State Executive Committee, 1947-48; Governor of South Dakota, 1951-55; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1955-64; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1970. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, from prostate cancer and pneumonia, in Lake Area Hospital, Webster, Day County, S.Dak., December 21, 1990 (age 86 years, 333 days). Interment at Webster Cemetery, Webster, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Bertha (Broten) Anderson (1874-1946) and Karl August Anderson (1879-1961); married, April 3, 1937, to Vivian Dall Walz (1911-1981).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis Milton Smith (1922-1994) — also known as Otis M. Smith — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., February 20, 1922. Democrat. Lawyer; Michigan state auditor general, 1959-61; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1961-66; appointed 1961; defeated, 1966; first Black member of the Michigan Supreme Court; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1967-71; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968; vice-president and general counsel of General Motors. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; Kiwanis. Died, of prostate cancer, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 29, 1994 (age 72 years, 129 days). Burial location unknown.
  Books by Otis M. Smith: Looking Beyond Race : The Life of Otis Milton Smith (2000)
  Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994) — also known as Linus Pauling — of California. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 28, 1901. Chemist; university professor; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1962; received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962, and the Lenin Peace Prize in 1968-69. Unitarian; later Atheist. Died, from prostate cancer, in Big Sur, Monterey County, Calif., August 19, 1994 (age 93 years, 172 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, Lake Oswego, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Pauling (1876-1910) and Lucy Isabelle (Darling) Pauling (1881-1926); married, June 17, 1923, to Ava Helen Miller.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Dean Anderson Gallo (1935-1994) — also known as Dean A. Gallo — of West Orange, Essex County, N.J.; Parsippany, Morris County, N.J. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., November 23, 1935. Republican. Realtor; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1976-84; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1985-94; died in office 1994. Methodist. Died, of prostate cancer, in Denville, Morris County, N.J., November 6, 1994 (age 58 years, 348 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Bob Franks
  The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center, at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, is partly named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orval Eugene Faubus (1910-1994) — also known as Orval Faubus — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ark. Born in Combs, Madison County, Ark., January 7, 1910. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Arkansas, 1955-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956; National States Rights candidate for President of the United States, 1960. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Disabled American Veterans; Elks. Died of prostate cancer, in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., December 14, 1994 (age 84 years, 341 days). Interment at Combs Cemetery, Combs, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of John Samuel Faubus and Addie (Joslen) Faubus; married, November 21, 1931, to Celia Alta Haskins (divorced 1969).
  Cross-reference: J. Gayle Windsor, Jr. — Woodrow Wilson Mann
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Richard Anthony Moore (1914-1995) — of Washington, D.C. Born in 1914. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1989-92. Died, of prostate cancer, in Washington, D.C., January 27, 1995 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Lyman Soards (1942-1996) — also known as William L. Soards — of Indiana. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., July 26, 1942. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1975-85; member of Indiana state senate, 1985-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1988. Died, of prostate cancer, in a hospital at Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., January 26, 1996 (age 53 years, 184 days). Interment at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of William Lyman Soards II (1973-).
  Jerome Warner (1927-1997) — of Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb., November 23, 1927. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1960. Died of prostate cancer, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 20, 1997 (age 69 years, 148 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Joseph Warner (1875-1955) and Esther Warner.
  Political family: Warner family of Waverly, Nebraska.
  Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-1998) — also known as Joseph L. Alioto — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1968-76; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1971 on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud; acquitted in 1972. Died, of prostate cancer and pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1998 (age 81 years, 351 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.; cenotaph at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Guiseppe Alioto (1886-1961) and Domenica Mae (Lazio) Alioto (1893-1971); married, June 2, 1941, to Angelina Genaro (divorced 1977); married 1978 to Kathleen Sullivan (1944?-); father of Angela Mia Alioto; grandfather of Michela Alioto-Pier.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Gerard Dunn (1921-1998) — also known as Thomas G. Dunn; Tom Dunn — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born April 9, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., 1964-92; defeated, 1961, 1992; member of New Jersey state senate 21st District, 1974-77; defeated (Re-elect Experience, Courage), 1977; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 20th District, 1991-93. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Died, from prostate cancer, in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., February 11, 1998 (age 76 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Kenneth J. Cory (1937-1998) — also known as Ken Cory — of Garden Grove, Orange County, Calif. Born in September, 1937. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1967-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972; California state controller, 1975-87. Died, of prostate cancer, in Loomis, Placer County, Calif., November 13, 1998 (age 61 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  James McClure Clarke (1917-1999) — also known as James M. Clarke — of Fairview, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., June 12, 1917. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1950; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 11th District, 1983-85, 1987-91; defeated, 1984, 1990. Died of prostate cancer, in Fairview, Buncombe County, N.C., April 13, 1999 (age 81 years, 305 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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
  Clennon Washington King, Jr. (c.1921-2000) — also known as Clennon King; "The Black Don Quixote" — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born about 1921. Minister; Independent Afro-American candidate for President of the United States, 1960; candidate for mayor of Miami, Fla., 1996. African ancestry. Attempted to enroll in the then-all-white University of Mississippi in 1958, and was sent to the state's insane asylum; attempted to join and integrate Jimmy Carter's all-white Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., on the eve of the 1976 presidential election. Jailed on numerous occasions for his flamboyant tactics. Died, of prostate cancer, in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., February 12, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Ga.
  Robert Patrick Casey (1932-2000) — also known as Robert P. Casey; Bob Casey; "Spike" — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 9, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 22nd District, 1963-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 (alternate), 1992 (delegation chair); delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1967-68; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1969-77; candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1980; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1987-95; defeated in primary, 1966, 1970, 1978. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, of amyloidosis and complications of prostate cancer, in Mercy Hospital, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., May 30, 2000 (age 68 years, 142 days). Interment at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.
  Relatives: Father of Patrick Casey and Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. (1960-).
  Political family: Casey family of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Herbert Harvell Bateman (1928-2000) — also known as Herbert H. Bateman — of Newport News, Va. Born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., August 7, 1928. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1968-82 (27th District 1968-71, 2nd District 1972-82); resigned 1982; candidate in Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1981; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1983-2000; died in office 2000. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, of lung cancer and prostate cancer, at Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., September 11, 2000 (age 72 years, 35 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert E. Bateman (1889-1957) and Edna Lee (Buffkin) Bateman (1895-1984); married 1954 to Laura Anne Yacobi (1929-2008).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  John William Gardner (1912-2002) — also known as John W. Gardner — of Scarsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 8, 1912. Republican. University professor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1965-68. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Sigma Xi; Kappa Delta Pi; American Psychological Association; Common Cause. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964; founder of Common Cause in 1970. Died, from complications of prostate cancer, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., February 16, 2002 (age 89 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Gardner and Marie Flora Gardner; married, August 14, 1934, to Aida Marroquin.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  John Westergaard (1931-2003) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born July 2, 1931. Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate, 1960; campaign treasurer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1965-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996. Norwegian ancestry. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges against him in 2000; Paul J. Curran volunteered to serve as defense counsel pro bono; in 2001, the fraud charges were withdrawn, and the case was settled with no penalty. Died, of prostate cancer, at Calvary Hospice, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., January 31, 2003 (age 71 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Richard Dudley (1911-2005) — also known as Edward R. Dudley — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in South Boston, Halifax County, Va., March 11, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1948-49; U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, 1949-53; borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1961-64; appointed 1961; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1962; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1965-85. African ancestry. Died, of prostate cancer, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 10, 2005 (age 93 years, 336 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Rae Oley.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  George Clement Furton (1923-2006) — also known as George C. Furton — of Chesterfield Township, Macomb County, Mich. Born in New Baltimore, Macomb County, Mich., October 24, 1923. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 75th District, 1985-86; defeated, 1982, 1986; Chesterfield Township Treasurer, 1988-96. Died, of prostate cancer, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 22, 2006 (age 82 years, 149 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Baltimore, Mich.
  Chic Hecht (1928-2006) — also known as Mayer Jacob Hecht — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., November 30, 1928. Republican. Member of Nevada state senate, 1967-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1972; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1983-89; defeated, 1988; U.S. Ambassador to Bahamas, 1989-93. Jewish. Died, of prostate cancer, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., May 15, 2006 (age 77 years, 166 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1959 to Gail Kahn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Thomas J. Manton (1932-2006) — of Woodside, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 3, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from New York, 1985-99 (9th District 1985-93, 7th District 1993-99); Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 2004. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Catholic War Veterans. Died, of prostate cancer, in Calvary Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 22, 2006 (age 73 years, 261 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Diane Schley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Becker (1928-2007) — of Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pa.; West Deer, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Madison, Madison County, Ill., October 20, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; steelworker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984 (alternate), 1996, 2000; president, United Steelworkers of America, 1993-2000. Member, United Steelworkers of America. Died, of prostate cancer, in West Deer, Allegheny County, Pa., February 3, 2007 (age 78 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Becker and Frances Becker; married 1950 to Jane Goforth.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Anthony Gillespie, Jr. (1935-2008) — also known as Charles A. Gillespie, Jr.; Tony Gillespie — of California. Born in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 22, 1935. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, 1985-88; Chile, 1988-91. Died, of prostate cancer, in Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., March 7, 2008 (age 72 years, 351 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Vivian Havens (died 2003).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  James Roderick Lilley (1928-2009) — also known as James R. Lilley — of Maryland. Born in Tsingtao (Qingdao), China, of American parents, January 15, 1928. Republican. Director, American Institute in Taiwan (de facto U.S. embassy), 1981-84; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, 1986-89; China, 1989-91. Died, from complications of prostate cancer, in Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 12, 2009 (age 81 years, 301 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Walder Lilley and Inez (Bush) Lilley; married, May 1, 1954, to Sally Booth.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Deon H. Swift II (1947-2009) — also known as "Butch" — of Attica, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., October 22, 1947. Republican. Facilities supervisor for Harrison Steel Castings Co.; mayor of Attica, Ind., 2000-09. Died, from prostate cancer, in a Home Hospital, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., December 10, 2009 (age 62 years, 49 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Betty (Zinsmeister) Swift and Deon Swift, Jr. (1924-1990); married, December 18, 1970, to Monica Lynn Parlier.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Orris Blake (1921-2015) — also known as Robert O. Blake — Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 7, 1921. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Mali, 1970-73. Died, from prostate cancer, December 28, 2015 (age 94 years, 265 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, July 28, 1956, to Sylvia Whitehouse; father of Robert Orris Blake, Jr. (1957-).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  David Ted Eyre (1946-2017) — also known as D. Ted Eyre — of Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo., August 14, 1946. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; airline pilot; mayor of Murray, Utah, 2014-17; died in office 2017. Died, from prostate cancer, in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 25, 2017 (age 71 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
John D. Dingell John David Dingell, Jr. (1926-2019) — also known as John D. Dingell; "Big John"; "The Truck" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Trenton, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., July 8, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1955-2003 (15th District 1955-65, 16th District 1965-2003, 15th District 2003); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Polish and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Polish Legion of American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; National Rifle Association. Died, from prostate cancer, in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., February 7, 2019 (age 92 years, 214 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Grace Blossom (Bigler) Dingell (1894-1962) and John David Dingell; married 1952 to Helen Henebry (1927-2016); married 1981 to Deborah Ann Insley; father of Christopher D. Dingell (1954?-).
  Political family: Dingell family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  John Dingell Drive, in Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, Michigan, is named for him.  — The John D. Dingell Jr. Memorial Bridges, which take Stadium Boulevard over State Street and the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
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