The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians Killed in Railroad and Streetcar Accidents

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Adolph Abeles (1817-1855) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Petchau, Bohemia (now Czechia), April 3, 1817. Merchant; member of Missouri state house of representatives; elected 1850. Jewish. On the inaugural run of the Pacific Railroad, from St. Louis to Jefferson City, Mo., he was drowned when the bridge over the Gasconade River collapsed, sending the train into the water, near Hermann, Gasconade County, Mo., November 1, 1855 (age 38 years, 212 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Hanna (1786-1858) — of Brookville, Franklin County, Ind.; Marion County, Ind. Born in Laurens County, S.C., April 6, 1786. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1831-32; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1832-33, 1836-39; defeated, 1830, 1835; member of Indiana state senate, 1840-41; defeated, 1846; candidate for delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850. Killed by a train while walking on the track in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 16, 1858 (age 72 years, 224 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Joseph Hanna and David Graem Hanna; uncle of Albert G. Hanna (1807-1879) and James McLean Hanna.
  Political family: Hanna family of Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph Barker (c.1806-1862) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., about 1806. Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1850-51; defeated, 1851, 1852. In 1849, after an anti-Catholic speech, he was arrested, charged with using obscene language, obstructing the streets, and causing a riot, convicted, and sentenced to a year in prison; elected mayor in 1850 while still incarcerated. While mayor, he was twice arrested on charges of assault and battery. In 1851, he was convicted of riot. Struck and killed by a railroad train, in Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pa., August 2, 1862 (age about 56 years). Interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  William Shepperd Ashe (1814-1862) — also known as William S. Ashe — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Rocky Point, Pender County, N.C., September 14, 1814. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1846, 1858-60; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1849-55 (7th District 1849-53, 3rd District 1853-55); president, Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, 1854; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1860; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1861; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Killed in a railroad accident near Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., September 14, 1862 (age 48 years, 0 days). Interment at Ashe Family Cemetery, Rocky Point, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Ashe and Elizabeth (Shepperd) Ashe; brother of John Baptista Ashe (1810-1857); married 1836 to Sarah Greene; nephew of John Baptista Ashe (1748-1802); grandson of Samuel Ashe (1725-1813); cousin *** of Thomas Samuel Ashe; cousin four different ways of George Davis (1820-1896) and Horatio Davis; cousin two different ways of Alfred Moore Waddell; second cousin twice removed of William Henry Hill.
  Political families: Polk family; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Thomas Cobb (1813-1870) — of Morristown, Morris County, N.J. Born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., October 13, 1813. Republican. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1861-63; mayor of Morristown, N.J., 1865; member of New Jersey state senate from Morris County, 1866-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1868. Killed in an accident on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad near White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, W.Va., August 12, 1870 (age 56 years, 303 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Ball (1811-1872) — of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Born near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Va., November 6, 1811. Farmer; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives from Muskingum County, 1845-49, 1868-71; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1853-57. Methodist. Accidentally killed by a railroad train near Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, November 22, 1872 (age 61 years, 16 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Lee Ball (1781-1824) and Sarah (Cassidy) Ball (1789-1863); married, January 8, 1840, to Margaret Garges.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis Thomas (1799-1876) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md.; Frankville, Garrett County, Md. Born in Frederick County, Md., February 3, 1799. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1822, 1827-29; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1829; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1831-41, 1861-69 (4th District 1831-33, 7th District 1833-35, 6th District 1835-41, 5th District 1861-63, 4th District 1863-69); Governor of Maryland, 1842-45; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1872-75. Episcopalian. Killed by a locomotive while walking on railroad tracks near Frankville, Garrett County, Md., January 22, 1876 (age 76 years, 353 days). Interment at St. Mark's A. F. Church Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas and Eleanor (McGill) Thomas; married to Sally McDowell (daughter of James McDowell (1795-1851)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Benton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  LaFayette McMullen (1805-1880) — also known as Fayette McMullen — of Rye Cove, Scott County, Va. Born in Bedford County, Va., May 18, 1805. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1832-35; member of Virginia state senate, 1836-47; U.S. Representative from Virginia 13th District, 1849-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1852, 1856; Governor of Washington Territory, 1857-58; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1878. Killed in a railroad accident in Wytheville, Wythe County, Va., November 8, 1880 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Webster Wagner (1817-1882) — of Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y., October 2, 1817. Republican. Railway station agent; inventor; founder of the Wagner Car Company, makers of sleeping cars and "drawing room" cars for railroad passenger service; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1871; member of New York state senate, 1872-82 (15th District 1872-79, 18th District 1880-82); died in office 1882; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880. German ancestry. Killed in a railroad accident on the Hudson River Railroad, at Spuyten Duyvil, New York County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., January 13, 1882 (age 64 years, 103 days). Interment at Palatine Bridge Cemetery, Palatine Bridge, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Susan Davis.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Gideon Searles (c.1807-1882) — of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born about 1807. Member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1846; canal superintendent. Arrested in 1863, and charged with attemping to bribe Assemblyman Elias M. Bostwick by offering him $500 to vote for the Broadway Railroad bill. While walking on the Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia railroad track, was struck and killed by a train, near Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 6, 1882 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Clinton Briggs (1828-1882) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Washtenaw County, Mich., October 17, 1828. Lawyer; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1858; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1860-61; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875. Fell from a train and was killed, in Afton, Union County, Iowa, December 19, 1882 (age 54 years, 63 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Hathaway Larrabee (1820-1883) — also known as Charles H. Larrabee — Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., November 9, 1820. Democrat. Delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1847; circuit judge in Wisconsin 3rd Circuit, 1848-58; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1848-53; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1859-61; delegate to Washington state constitutional convention, 1878. Was seriously injured in a railroad accident at Telechapi, Calif., which resulted in his death in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1883 (age 62 years, 72 days). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Judah Philip Benjamin (1811-1884) — also known as Judah P. Benjamin; Philippe Benjamin; "Poo Bah of the Confederacy" — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; London, England; Paris, France. Born in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, August 6, 1811. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1842-44; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1845; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1848; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1853-61; Confederate Attorney General, 1861; Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-62; Confederate Secretary of State, 1862-65. Jewish. He fled to Europe in 1865 to avoid arrest by Union forces; he was suspected of involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Fell from a tram car about 1880, and suffered multiple injuries; also developed kidney and heart problems, and died in Paris, France, May 6, 1884 (age 72 years, 274 days). Interment at Père la Chaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Benjamin and Rebecca (de Mendes) Benjamin; married 1833 to Natalie St. Martin; cousin *** of Henry Michael Hyams (1806-1875).
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the Confederate States $2 note in 1861-64.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Judah P. Benjamin: Robert Douthat Meade, Judah P. Benjamin: Confederate Statesman — Eli N. Evans, Judah P. Benjamin : The Jewish Confederate
  James H. McDonald (1832-1889) — of Escanaba, Delta County, Mich. Born in Inverness, Scotland, March 15, 1832. Republican. Railroad builder; iron mining magnate; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1887-89; died in office 1889. Killed in a train derailment, near Elmwood, Iron County, Mich., January 19, 1889 (age 56 years, 310 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Escanaba, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, February 28, 1854, to Eliza S. Holt.
  Henry William Lord (1821-1891) — also known as Henry W. Lord — of West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., March 8, 1821. Republican. U.S. Consul in Manchester, 1861-68; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1876; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1881-83; defeated, 1882. Killed in a railroad accident near Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., January 25, 1891 (age 69 years, 323 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, September 2, 1844, to Mary Elizabeth Gillet (1825-1897).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Ewing (1829-1896) — of Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan.; Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, August 7, 1829. Democrat. Private secretary to Pres. Zachary Taylor; lawyer; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1858; chief justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1861-62; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Fairfield County, 1873; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1877-81 (12th District 1877-79, 10th District 1879-81); candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1879. Struck by a Third Avenue cable car, and died soon after, in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 21, 1896 (age 66 years, 167 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Ewing (1789-1871); married 1856 to Ellen E. Cox; father of Thomas Ewing, Jr..
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Ewing family of Yonkers and New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Owen Brainerd Arnold (1818-1900) — also known as Owen B. Arnold — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., July 11, 1818. Banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Meriden, 1861, 1874. Fell from a trolley car, and died a few days later as a result, in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., August 30, 1900 (age 82 years, 50 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Jared Arnold (1774-1825) and Susanna (Brainerd) Arnold (born 1780).
  John Lewis MacDonald (1838-1903) — also known as John L. MacDonald — of Shakopee, Scott County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, February 22, 1838. Lawyer; probate judge in Minnesota, 1860-61; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 18, 1869-70; member of Minnesota state senate, 1871, 1873-76 (18th District 1871, 21st District 1873-76); candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1872 (Democratic), 1892 (People's); district judge in Minnesota, 1877-87; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1887-89; defeated, 1888. Died from injuries received in a streetcar accident in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 13, 1903 (age 65 years, 141 days). Interment at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Dwight Loomis (1821-1903) — of Rockville, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Columbia, Tolland County, Conn., June 27, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1851; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1856; member of Connecticut state senate 21st District, 1857; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1859-63; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1864-75; justice of Connecticut state supreme court, 1875-91. Died in a train accident near Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., September 17, 1903 (age 82 years, 82 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery, Rockville, Vernon, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Jacob Ptacnik Birder (1858-1904) — also known as Jacob P. Birder — of Park River, Walsh County, N.Dak. Born in Bohemia (now part of Czechia), June 2, 1858. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1904. As a passenger on a Wabash Railroad train headed for St. Louis, Mo., he was killed when the train derailed on an open switch, fell from the tracks, and burned, in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill., July 3, 1904 (age 46 years, 31 days). Burial location unknown.
  James M. Varnum (1848-1907) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1879-80; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1889; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1890; New York County Surrogate, 1899. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Society of Colonial Wars. Badly injured when his car collided with a streetcar, and died soon after, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 26, 1907 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1899 to Mary Witherspoon Dickey.
  Lewis Wolfley (1839-1910) — of Arizona. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 8, 1839. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1889-90. Died after having been hit by a streetcar, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 12, 1910 (age 70 years, 127 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.
Timothy D. Sullivan Timothy Daniel Sullivan (1862-1913) — also known as Timothy D. Sullivan; Tim Sullivan; "Dry Dollar"; "Big Tim" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 23, 1862. Democrat. Undertaker; saloon part-owner; member of New York state assembly from New York County 2nd District, 1887-93; member of New York state senate, 1894-1902, 1909-12 (9th District 1894-95, 11th District 1896-1902, 12th District 1909-12); U.S. Representative from New York, 1903-06, 1913 (8th District 1903-06, 13th District 1913); resigned 1906; died in office 1913; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904, 1912. Irish ancestry. Struck and killed by a locomotive, near Pelham Parkway, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., August 31, 1913 (age 51 years, 39 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  James Milton Turner (1840-1915) — also known as J. Milton Turner — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in slavery in St. Louis, Mo., 1840. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1871-78; stabbed in the chest by George W. Medley, in St. Louis, October 9, 1872. African ancestry. First African-American to serve as a U.S. diplomat. Died, as the result of a railroad tank car explosion, in Ardmore, Carter County, Okla., November 1, 1915 (age about 75 years). Interment at Father Dickson's Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Turner School (opened 1924, renamed for Turner 1932, closed 1976), in Kirkwood, Missouri, was named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James Turner (built 1942, scrapped 1970) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Burdine Hill (1850-1917) — of Georgia. Born in Georgia, March 27, 1850. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1890-91. Killed when struck by a railroad train, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 3, 1917 (age 67 years, 251 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  George Herbert Prouty (1862-1918) — also known as George H. Prouty — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., March 4, 1862. Republican. Lumber business; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1896-97; member of Vermont state senate, 1904; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1906-08; Governor of Vermont, 1908-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1916. Congregationalist. Killed when the car in which he was riding was hit by a train, in dense fog, at a grade crossing near Waterville, Quebec, August 19, 1918 (age 56 years, 168 days). Interment at East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of John Azro Prouty and Hannah Barker (Lamb) Prouty (1834-1865); brother of Charles Azro Prouty (1853-1921); married, December 1, 1890, to Henrietta 'Nettie' Allen (1865-1929); half-uncle of Winston Lewis Prouty; fourth cousin of Carlton Prouty.
  Political family: Prouty family of Newport, Vermont.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stanley Eyre Bowdle (1868-1919) — also known as Stanley E. Bowdle — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Clifton (now part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, September 4, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention, 1912; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916. Episcopalian. Struck by an automobile while getting off a streetcar, and died a few hours later, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, April 6, 1919 (age 50 years, 214 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel D. Bowdle and Ellen E. (Doran) Bowdle; married, November 29, 1900, to Lillian Crane Scott; third cousin of Thomas Lawrence Eyre (1862-1926); fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Larkin Eyre.
  Political family: Eyre family of Chester, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Franklin Hanly (1863-1920) — also known as J. Frank Hanly — of Williamsport, Warren County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born near St. Joseph, Champaign County, Ill., April 4, 1863. Lawyer; law partner of Will R. Wood; member of Indiana state senate, 1890; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896; Governor of Indiana, 1905-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1916. Died as the result of an automobile-train accident near Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, August 1, 1920 (age 57 years, 119 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Williamsport, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Hanly and Anna E. (Calton) Hanly; married, December 3, 1881, to Eva A. Simmer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Powell Irish (1843-1923) — also known as John P. Irish — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, January 1, 1843. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1868; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1869-72; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1877; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker); candidate for U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1890; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from California, 1896. Died from a fall while trying to board a moving streetcar, in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., October 6, 1923 (age 80 years, 278 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Macy Irish and Elizabeth Ann (Robinson) Irish; married, November 8, 1875, to Anna McClellan.
Victor L. Berger Victor Luitpold Berger (1860-1929) — also known as Victor L. Berger — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Nieder-Rehbach, Austria, February 28, 1860. Socialist. Emigrated to the United States in 1878; school teacher; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1911-13, 1919, 1923-29; defeated, 1904, 1920; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1918; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920; Chairman of Socialist Party, 1927-29. Jewish ancestry. Member, International Typographical Union. He and Eugene V. Debs founded the Socialist Party. He opposed U.S. entry into World War I; in Chicago in 1918, he was tried and convicted under the Espionage Act, and sentenced to twenty years in prison; elected to Congress anyway, he was denied a seat in 1919-21 to to alleged disloyalty. In 1921, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed his conviction; the cases against him were withdrawn; he resumed his seat in Congress in 1923. Injured in a streetcar accident, and subsequently died, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 7, 1929 (age 69 years, 160 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Ignatz Berger and Julia Berger; married, December 4, 1897, to Meta Schlicting.
  Cross-reference: William F. Kruse — Adolph Germer — J. Louis Engdahl — Irwin St. John Tucker
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Marxists Internet Archive
  Charles H. Manly (1843-1930) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in 1843. Democrat. Washtenaw County Register of Deeds; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1887-88; defeated, 1914; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1890-91. Hit by a train and killed, in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., 1930 (age about 87 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Richard Nathaniel Lower (1850-1933) — also known as R. N. Lower — of Longwood Township, Pettis County, Mo. Born in Oldham County, Ky., January 15, 1850. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of Missouri state senate 15th District, 1925-28. Presbyterian. Member, Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Struck by a train and killed, at the Missouri Pacific railroad station, in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., March 29, 1933 (age 83 years, 73 days). Interment at Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of George Lower and Margaret Lower (c.1818-1865); brother-in-law of Fred MacChesney (nephew by marriage of James Peter Walker (1851-1890)); married to Nancy Margaret Godby (1856-1890); married, June 15, 1892, to Anna Jane McChesney (1866-1943).
James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) — also known as James W. Johnson; James William Johnson — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 17, 1871. School principal; author; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Puerto Cabello, 1906-07; Dakar, 1907-08; Corinto, 1908-09; university professor. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Sigma Pi Phi; Phi Beta Sigma; Freemasons. Author of the words to the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became known as the "Negro National Anthem". Killed in a car-train collision, in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, June 26, 1938 (age 67 years, 9 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Johnson and Helen Louise (Dillet) Johnson; married 1910 to Grace Nail (1885-1976).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Johnson (built 1943, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1988)
George Gilmour George Gilmour (1872-1948) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Pennsylvania, 1872. Democrat. Minister, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Tex., 1908-21; First Unitarian Church of Denver, Colo., 1921-32; United Liberal Church (Unitarian-Universalist) of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1932-48; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1928. Unitarian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Optimist Club. He and his wife were killed when their car was hit by a train, the southbound Silver Meteor of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, at a grade crossing near Frostproof, Polk County, Fla., March 12, 1948 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, September 1, 1910, to Nona Leach (1875-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: First Unitarian Society of Denver
  Harold William Worzel (1901-1950) — also known as Harold W. Worzel — of Holbrook, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 10, 1901. Democrat. Civil engineer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1948. Killed in a commuter train collision, on the Long Island Railroad, at Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., February 17, 1950 (age 48 years, 191 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Sayville, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George V. Worzel and Minnie Worzel; married, December 27, 1926, to Eleanor Katherine Acker (1907-1984).
  Austin Eugene Lathrop (1865-1950) — also known as Austin E. Lathrop; Cap Lathrop — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Cordova, Valdez-Cordova census area, Alaska. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., October 5, 1865. Owner of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper, a chain of movie theaters, two radio stations, two banks, and the Healy River Coal Company; trustee, Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, 1933-35, continuing as regent, University of Alaska, 1935-50. Killed in a railroad accident, at Healy, Denali Borough, Alaska, July 26, 1950 (age 84 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Vernon Lathrop and Sarah (Parsons) Lathrop; first cousin six times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin once removed of Alfred L. Lathrop (1883-1953; who married Barbara M. Lathrop (1896-1973)); second cousin four times removed of Joshua Coit and Jedediah Sabin; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin of William Barret Ridgely; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Asahel Otis, Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Zina Hyde, Jr. and Henry Sabin; fourth cousin once removed of John Hall Brockway and Abial Lathrop.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henderson Lovelace Lanham (1888-1957) — also known as Henderson L. Lanham — of Rome, Floyd County, Ga. Born in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., September 14, 1888. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Floyd County, 1929-34, 1937-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940, 1952; U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, 1947-57; died in office 1957. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Chi; Kiwanis. Died in a train collision with his automobile at a crossing in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., November 10, 1957 (age 69 years, 57 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (1907-1960) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 26, 1907. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 58th District, 1936-47; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940. Methodist. African ancestry. First African-American to be elected to a Southern state legislature in the 20th century. Killed in a car-train accident, in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., June 14, 1960 (age 53 years, 19 days). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married, November 25, 1948, to Victoria McCall.
  Epitaph: "Champion of Rights and Justice. Lawyer and Civic Leader."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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