The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians Who Died of Stomach or Esophogeal Cancer

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Jacob F. Mintzing (d. 1842) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Lumber merchant; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1820-35; mayor of Charleston, S.C., 1840-42; died in office 1842. Lutheran. Died, from stomach cancer, March 14, 1842. Interment at St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Roderick White (c.1816-1856) — of Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born about 1816. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1845; member of New York state senate 32nd District, 1856; died in office 1856. Died, from stomach cancer, in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., May 26, 1856 (age about 40 years). Burial location unknown.
  Samuel White (1798-1871) — of Novi Township (now Novi), Oakland County, Mich. Born in 1798. Farmer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 5th District, 1835; supervisor of Novi Township, Michigan, 1835-36, 1839-40, 1843-45. Died, of stomach cancer, in Novi, Oakland County, Mich., January 20, 1871 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Hoeflinger (1832-1880) — also known as Carl Hoeflinger — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Obermarchtal, Germany, September 13, 1832. Democrat. Marathon County Treasurer, 1857-63; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862, 1870; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1875-76. German ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, September 21, 1880 (age 48 years, 8 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hoeflinger and Josephine Hoeflinger; married to Antoinette Krembs; married 1864 to Anna Krembs.
  Samuel Campbell Dunn (1809-1881) — of Indiana. Born near Danville, Boyle County, Ky., August 9, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40. Presbyterian. Died, from stomach cancer, in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., 1881 (age about 71 years). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Williamson Dunn and Miriam (Wilson) Dunn; brother of William McKee Dunn and David Maxwell Dunn; married to Martha A. Crothers; nephew of David Hervey Maxwell, Edward Russell Maxwell and John Wilson.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn family of Kentucky (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Wallace Ross (1828-1889) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Huron, Erie County, Ohio, December 25, 1828. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1857; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1860; mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1865-66. Died, of stomach cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 5, 1889 (age 60 years, 162 days). Original interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.; reinterment in 1924 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester Flint Ross and Sinthy (Rice) Ross; brother-in-law of Edwin Mortimer Hewins; brother of Edmund Gibson Ross; father of May Ross (who married Meredith Pinxton Snyder); great-grandson-in-law of Simon Frye.
  Political family: Ross family.
  The city of Rossville, Kansas, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank McCoppin (1834-1897) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in County Longford, Ireland, July 4, 1834. Democrat. Mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1867-69; postmaster at San Francisco, Calif., 1894-97. Died, of stomach cancer, in San Francisco, Calif., May 26, 1897 (age 62 years, 326 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of James Peter Van Ness.
  Political family: VanNess family of New York City, New York.
  John H. Cox (1833-1902) — of Missouri. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 10, 1833. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state senate 5th District, 1864-66. Methodist. Died, of stomach cancer, in Trenton, Grundy County, Mo., August 2, 1902 (age 68 years, 265 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Mo.
Lew Wallace Lewis Wallace (1827-1905) — also known as Lew Wallace — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., April 10, 1827. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Indiana state senate, 1857-59; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1870; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1878-81; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896 (member, Resolutions Committee). Disciples of Christ. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Author of Ben-Hur. Died of stomach cancer at Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., February 15, 1905 (age 77 years, 311 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of David Wallace; nephew of Charles H. Test, Benjamin Franklin Wallace and William Henson Wallace.
  Political family: Wallace family of Indiana.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
Arthur L. Bresler Arthur Label Bresler (1862-1908) — also known as Arthur L. Bresler — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 8, 1862. Honorary Consul for Hawaiian Islands in Detroit, Mich., 1895-1900; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Detroit, Mich., 1901-03; manager of DeForest wireless telegraph system. German ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, at the Hotel St. Lorenz, East 72nd Street, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 6, 1908 (age 46 years, 121 days). Initial reports that he had been poisoned were dispelled by an autopsy. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bresler and Emilie Johanna Minna 'Minnie' (Marshall) Bresler; brother of Joseph M. Bresler and Eugene Alexander Bresler; married, July 20, 1904, to Cora B. Valentine.
  Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Image source: Detroit Free Press, November 8, 1908
  John O. Morrison (1836-1908) — of Richland, Pulaski County, Mo.; Vernon County, Mo. Born in Fountain Run, Monroe County, Ky., May 26, 1836. Democrat. Banker; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1889-90, 1907-08 (Pulaski County 1889-90, Vernon County 1907-08); died in office 1908. Died, from stomach cancer, in Vernon County, Mo., November 16, 1908 (age 72 years, 174 days). Interment at Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Joe Ann Hester Dodson; father of John O. Morrison (1893-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucian Dallas Woodruff (1845-1911) — also known as Lucian D. Woodruff — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., January 8, 1845. Democrat. Printer; newspaper editor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1879-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1892; postmaster at Johnstown, Pa., 1895-99; mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1899-1902; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania. Died, from stomach cancer and liver cancer, in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., January 27, 1911 (age 66 years, 19 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Harper) Woodruff and Henry Durant Woodruff; married, December 26, 1865, to Mary Margaret Wilson 'Maggie' Lynch; married, January 24, 1894, to Maria A. Dick; second cousin once removed of Rush Green Leaming; second cousin thrice removed of James Doolittle Wooster; second cousin four times removed of Andrew Adams; third cousin once removed of Harrison Blodget; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Frisbee; fourth cousin of Walter Harrison Blodget.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Witter family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Elias Hull (1843-1911) — also known as Samuel E. Hull — of Millbury, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Millbury, Worcester County, Mass., August 12, 1843. Republican. Cotton and wool dealer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1900-01; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904; member of Massachusetts state senate Fifth Worcester District, 1905-06. Died, from stomach cancer, in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., May 18, 1911 (age 67 years, 279 days). Interment at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Hull and Meriam Hull; married, May 8, 1866, to Jane E. Gay; married, June 5, 1905, to Mary F. (Cole) Bowen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Jefferson Brown (1836-1915) — also known as Thomas J. Brown — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Jasper County, Ga., July 24, 1836. Lawyer; law partner of James W. Throckmorton and Samuel A. Roberts; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1889-92; district judge in Texas, 1892; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1893-1911; chief justice of Texas state supreme court, 1911-15; died in office 1915. Died, of stomach cancer, in Greenville, Hunt County, Tex., May 26, 1915 (age 78 years, 306 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tex.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Son of Ervin Brown and Matilda (Burdett) Brown; married, August 7, 1859, to Louise T. Estes.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles A. Conant Charles Arthur Conant (1861-1915) — also known as Charles A. Conant — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass., July 2, 1861. Democrat. Candidate for Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1886; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1894; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896; journalist; author; economist; set up the currency system in the Philippine Islands; director of the Manila Railroad and the National Bank of Nicaragua; treasurer of Morton Trust Company of New York. Member, American Economic Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from stomach cancer, in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, July 5, 1915 (age 54 years, 3 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles E. Conant and Mary Crawford (Wallace) Conant.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
  Judson Seymour (1858-1915) — of Day Township, Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Kent County, Mich., November 14, 1858. Farmer; candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1910, 1914. Died, from stomach cancer, in Day Township, Montcalm County, Mich., October 11, 1915 (age 56 years, 331 days). Interment at McBride Cemetery, Day Township, Montcalm County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Wilson Seymour and Mary (Konkle) Seymour.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawton Thomas Hemans (1864-1916) — also known as Lawton T. Hemans — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Collamer, Monroe County, N.Y., November 4, 1864. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Mason, Mich., 1892-93, 1899-1900, 1906-10; defeated, 1893; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1901-04; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 14th District, 1907-08; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1908, 1910; chairman, Michigan Railroad Commission, 1911-16; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1911; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912. Died, of stomach cancer, in a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 17, 1916 (age 52 years, 13 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Hemans and Frances Lovinia (Sherwood) Hemans; married 1890 to Minnie Pauline Hill; father of Charles Fitch Hemans.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Wilson (1849-1918) — of Henry County, Ill.; Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., February 21, 1849. Republican. Deputy sheriff; livery business; Buffalo County Sheriff, 1889-92; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1893. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died, of stomach cancer, in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., January 13, 1918 (age 68 years, 326 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Wilson and Mary (Owens) Wilson; married, May 25, 1881, to Rose M. Beecher.
  Gustavo Preston (1856-1918) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Swampscott, Essex County, Mass. Born in Arroyo Municipio, Puerto Rico, August 1, 1856. Sugar and molasses importer; Consul for Ecuador in Boston, Mass., 1889-1907; Consul for Argentina in Boston, Mass., 1898. Died, from stomach cancer, in Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 15, 1918 (age 62 years, 14 days). Interment at Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Francis W. 'Frank' Preston and Emma (Lepelleux) Preston; married, June 8, 1887, to Emma (DeLaski) Blake; married, December 29, 1915, to Florence E. Shaw.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Jones (1862-1921) — of Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio; Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, December 12, 1862. Republican. Coal operator; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908, 1920 (alternate). Welsh ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, February 3, 1921 (age 58 years, 53 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Lola Williams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ellzy Van Buren Buckingham (1839-1922) — also known as E. V. B. Buckingham — of Willard, Huron County, Ohio. Born in Richmond, Huron County, Ohio, August 11, 1839. Democrat. Physician; candidate for Ohio state house of representatives from Huron County, 1897. Died, from stomach cancer, in Willard, Huron County, Ohio, June 5, 1922 (age 82 years, 298 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ezekel Buckingham and Catherine Ann (Williams) Buckingham; married 1886 to Effie Wilma Pitts; third cousin of Mary E. Buckingham (who married John T. Carmody).
  Heaton Willis Harris (1858-1928) — also known as Heaton W. Harris — of Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. Born near Alliance, Stark County, Ohio, April 23, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Mannheim, 1899-1907; Nuremberg, 1907-08; U.S. Consul General in , 1909-12; Frankfort, 1912-17; Stockholm, 1917-18; Havana, 1918-20. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died, from stomach cancer, in Alliance, Stark County, Ohio, July 11, 1928 (age 70 years, 79 days). Interment at Mt. Union Cemetery, Alliance, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Joel G. Harris and Louesa (Barnaby) Harris; married, January 19, 1889, to Effie Leek.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Howard Thomas (1870-1929) — also known as Charles H. Thomas — of Hastings, Barry County, Mich. Born in Yankee Springs Township, Barry County, Mich., 1870. Lawyer; Barry County Prosecuting Attorney; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 15th District, 1907-08. Member, Maccabees. Died, of stomach cancer and heart problems, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., November 20, 1929 (age about 59 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Mich.
  Levi Sampson Rice (1855-1934) — also known as Levi S. Rice — of Bessemer, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Lapeer County, Mich., November 5, 1855. Democrat. Hotelier; lawyer; postmaster at Bessemer, Mich., 1894-97, 1915-18; candidate for Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1906; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1932. Member, Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died, from stomach cancer and prostate cancer, in Bessemer, Gogebic County, Mich., March 5, 1934 (age 78 years, 120 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Bessemer, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Micajah Rice and Maria Olive (Lilley) Rice; married, September 5, 1875, to Lillie Jane Hull.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Floyd Björnstjerne Olson (1891-1936) — also known as Floyd B. Olson — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 13, 1891. Governor of Minnesota, 1931-36; defeated (Farmer-Labor), 1924; died in office 1936. Died, from stomach cancer, in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., August 22, 1936 (age 44 years, 283 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  John Henry Lehr (1862-1942) — also known as John H. Lehr — of Carter County, Mo. Born in Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Ark., September 4, 1862. Democrat. Farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Carter County, 1917-20, 1923-26, 1931-32; defeated, 1920. Died, from stomach cancer, in Van Buren, Carter County, Mo., December 31, 1942 (age 80 years, 118 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Near Ellsinore, Carter County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Jane (Hardin) Lehr and Richard Henry Lehr; brother of Albert Sidney Johnston Lehr; married to Sophronia Leach.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harris Edward Denman (1874-1951) — also known as Harry Denman — of Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo. Born in Marquand, Madison County, Mo., March 23, 1874. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Francois County, 1945-48, 1951; defeated, 1948; died in office 1951. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, following surgery for stomach cancer, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., December 29, 1951 (age 77 years, 281 days). Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Jabez Harris Denman and Sarah (King) Denman; married, October 23, 1898, to Loutitia 'Lou' (Freeman) Shuck.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Glenn Allan Abbey (1898-1962) — also known as Glenn A. Abbey — of Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wis. Born in Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wis., June 11, 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Johannesburg, 1928-31; U.S. Consul General in Salonika, 1949-51. Died, from esophageal cancer, with metastasis to the liver, in Santa Rosa Medical Center, San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 28, 1962 (age 63 years, 231 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Searle Abbey and Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Newbold Morris (1902-1966) — also known as Augustus Newbold Morris — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1945, 1949 (Republican); New York City Parks Commissioner, 1960-66. Died, of stomach cancer, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1966 (age 64 years, 57 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Col. Newbold Morris and Helen Schermerhorn (Kingsland) Morris; married to Margaret Copley Thaw; married 1944 to Constance (Hand) Jordan (daughter of Billings Learned Hand); descendant *** of Lewis Morris.
  Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Robert Beck White (1893-1967) — also known as Robert B. White — of Plainville, Hartford County, Conn.; East Corinth, Corinth, Orange County, Vt. Born in East Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 14, 1893. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; farmer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Plainville; elected 1926, 1928, 1930. Died, from cancer of esophagus, in Barre City Hospital, Barre, Washington County, Vt., November 25, 1967 (age 74 years, 103 days). Interment at East Corinth Cemetery, East Corinth, Corinth, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Fred C. White and Hannah Belle (Reese) White.
  William Henry Bates (1917-1969) — also known as William H. Bates — of Salem, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., April 26, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1950-69; died in office 1969. Died, from stomach cancer, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 22, 1969 (age 52 years, 57 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Joseph Bates and Nora Bates; married to Jean Dreyer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Winston Lewis Prouty (1906-1971) — also known as Winston L. Prouty — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., September 1, 1906. Republican. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1941, 1945-47; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1947; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1951-59; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1959-71; died in office 1971. Congregationalist. Died, of gastric cancer, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 10, 1971 (age 65 years, 9 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Willard Robert Prouty and Margaret (Lockhart) Prouty; married, August 26, 1939, to Frances (Hearle) Backus; half-nephew of Charles Azro Prouty and George Herbert Prouty; grandson of John Azro Prouty.
  Political family: Prouty family of Newport, Vermont.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Robert Bernerd Anderson (1910-1989) — also known as Robert B. Anderson — of Texas. Born in Burleson, Johnson County, Tex., June 4, 1910. School teacher; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1932; Received the Medal of Freedom in 1955; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1957-61. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Pleaded guilty in 1987 to charges of evading taxes by illegally operating an offshore bank; sentenced to jail, house arrest, and probation; disbarred in 1988. Died, of complications from surgery on cancer of the esophagus, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1989 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Cleburne, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Anderson and Elizabeth Haskew "Lizzie" Anderson; married, April 10, 1935, to Ollie Mae Rawlins.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marshall G. West (1923-1990) — of Oceana, Wyoming County, W.Va. Born in Guyan, Wyoming County, W.Va., July 17, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wyoming County, 1959-62. Baptist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose; Lions; Rotary. Died, of stomach cancer, in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., January 10, 1990 (age 66 years, 177 days). Cremated.
  Walter R. Tucker Jr. (1924-1990) — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Oklahoma, August 27, 1924. Dentist; pastor; mayor of Compton, Calif., 1981-90; defeated, 1977; died in office 1990. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Omega Psi Phi. Died, of stomach cancer, October 1, 1990 (age 66 years, 35 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Hinton; father of Walter Rayford Tucker III.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas James Mackell (1914-1992) — also known as Thomas J. Mackell — of Rego Park, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Little Neck, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 19, 1914. Democrat. Police detective; lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1955-66 (9th District 1955-65, 14th District 1966); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964; Queens County District Attorney, 1967-73. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Lions; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association. Resigned as District Attorney in 1973, following his indictment on charges of hindering prosecution in a get-rich-quick scheme; he was tried and convicted in 1974, but the verdict was reversed on appeal. Died, from stomach cancer, in Douglaston Manor, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 27, 1992 (age 77 years, 192 days). Interment at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Keating) Mackell and Peter Francis Mackell; married 1939 to Dorothea R. Lang.
  Epitaph: "Loving Husband, Father and Poppie."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen P. Clark (1923-1996) — also known as Steve Clark — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born November 19, 1923. Democrat. Mayor of Miami, Fla., 1967-70, 1993-96; died in office 1996; mayor of Dade County, Fla., 1970-72, 1974-93. Died of stomach cancer, June 4, 1996 (age 72 years, 198 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Paul Martin Tymniak (1945-1999) — of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., 1945. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives 133rd District, 1995-99; died in office 1999. Died, of stomach cancer, at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., July 28, 1999 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
  Doris Allen (1936-1999) — of California. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 26, 1936. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1982-95; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995; candidate for California state senate, 1990. Female. Was recalled from office in 1995 after becoming Speaker with mainly Democratic support. Died, of stomach and colon cancer, at a hospice in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., September 22, 1999 (age 63 years, 119 days). Interment somewhere in Cripple Creek, Colo.
  Robert Coldwell Wood (1923-2005) — Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 16, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; college professor; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1969; president, University of Massachusetts, 1970-77. Died, from stomach cancer, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 1, 2005 (age 81 years, 197 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 22, 1952, to Margaret Byers; father of Margaret C. Hassan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ann Richards (1933-2006) — also known as Dorothy Ann Willis — of Texas. Born in Lakeview (now part of Lacy Lakeview), McLennan County, Tex., September 1, 1933. Democrat. Travis County Commissioner, 1976-82; Texas state treasurer, 1983-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1988 (speaker); Governor of Texas, 1991-95; defeated, 1994. Female. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of esophageal cancer, in Austin, Travis County, Tex., September 13, 2006 (age 73 years, 12 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Daughter of Cecil Willis and Iona (Warren) Willis; married 1953 to David Richards; mother of Cecile Richards.
  The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, in Austin, Texas, is named for her.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Ann Richards: Straight from the Heart : My Life in Politics and Other Places (1990) — I'm Not Slowing Down : Winning My Battle With Osteoporosis, with Richard U. Levine
  Books about Ann Richards: Mike Shropshire and Frank Schaeffer, The Thorny Rose of Texas : An Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards — Celia Morris, Storming the Statehouse : Running for Governor with Ann Richards and Dianne Feinstein — Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Jeanie R. Stanley, Claytie and the Lady : Ann Richards, Gender, and Politics in Texas — Jan Reid, Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards
  Thomas Peter Lantos (1928-2008) — also known as Tom Lantos; Tamas Peter Lantos — of Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary, February 1, 1928. Democrat. University professor; television news commentator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1976, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from California, 1981-2008 (11th District 1981-93, 12th District 1993-2008); died in office 2008. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Mu. Arrested for disorderly conduct in April 2006, while taking part civil disobedience action to protest genocide in Darfur, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Died, of cancer of the esophagus, in Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 11, 2008 (age 80 years, 10 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Annette Tillemann; father of Katrina Lantos (who married Richard Nelson Swett).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (1924-2013) — also known as Frank R. Lautenberg — of Montclair, Essex County, N.J.; Secaucus, Hudson County, N.J.; Cliffside Park, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 23, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; executive with Automatic Data Processing, a payroll services company; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1982-2001, 2003-13; died in office 2013; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee. Died, from viral pneumonia, while suffering with stomach cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 3, 2013 (age 89 years, 131 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Lautenberg and Mollie (Bergen) Lautenberg; married 1956 to Lois Levenson; married 2004 to Bonnnie Englebardt.
  Cross-reference: Kevin Park
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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