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  Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Thomas Walker Gilmer and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  Tobias Lear (1762-1816) — of Virginia. Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., September 19, 1762. Private secretary to George Washington, 1790-99; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Cape Hatien, 1801-03. Killed himself, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 11, 1816 (age 54 years, 22 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married to Mary 'Polly' Long (1769-1793) and Frances (Bassett) Washington (1767-1796; sister of Burwell Bassett (1764-1841)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Washington family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George Washington Adams George Washington Adams (1801-1829) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Berlin, Germany, April 12, 1801. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1826. En route to New York City aboard the Benjamin Franklin, he apparently killed himself by jumping from the ship and drowning, in Long Island Sound, June 9, 1829 (age 28 years, 58 days). His body washed ashore a few days later. Interment at Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Mass.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams (1775-1852); brother of Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); married to Mary Freeland; uncle of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; grandson of John Adams and Joshua Johnson; grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; granduncle of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); great-granduncle of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin once removed of William Cranch (1769-1855); second cousin of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin once removed of Joseph Allen and Edward M. Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall, Josiah Quincy and Arthur Chapin; fourth cousin of John Milton Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason, Josiah Quincy, Jr., George Bailey Loring and William Vincent Wells.
  Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: National Park Service
  James Blair (1786-1834) — of South Carolina. Born in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., September 26, 1786. Democrat. Planter; sheriff; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1821-22, 1829-34 (9th District 1821-22, 8th District 1829-34); resigned 1822; died in office 1834; in 1832, he assaulted newspaper editor Duff Green, breaking some bones, and fined $350. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Washington, D.C., April 1, 1834 (age 47 years, 187 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Georgia. Born July 15, 1797. Lawyer; superior court judge in Georgia, 1830-34. When he learned that a man he had sentenced to death for murder was not guilty, he killed himself by gunshot, July 4, 1834 (age 36 years, 354 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.
  Relatives: Brother of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859); father of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar.
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Henry Seymour (1780-1837) — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 30, 1780. Member of New York state senate Western District, 1815-19, 1821-22; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County, 1819-20. Financially ruined in the Panic of 1837, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., August 26, 1837 (age 57 years, 88 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Moses Seymour and Molly (Marsh) Seymour (1752-1826); brother of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857); married, January 1, 1807, to Mary Ledyard Forman (1785-1859; first cousin once removed of Edwin Barber Morgan and Christopher Morgan); father of Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) and Julia Catherine Seymour (1827-1893; who married Roscoe Conkling); uncle of Origen Storrs Seymour and George Seymour; grandfather of Horatio Seymour, Jr. and Helen Lincklaen (1846-1931; who married Charles Stebbins Fairchild); granduncle of Edward Woodruff Seymour, Joseph Battell and Morris Woodruff Seymour; first cousin once removed of McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; first cousin twice removed of Norman Alexander Seymour; second cousin once removed of Thomas Seymour and Hezekiah Cook Seymour; second cousin twice removed of William Pitkin, Silas Seymour, William Chapman Williston and Augustus Sherrill Seymour; second cousin thrice removed of Orlo Erland Wadhams; second cousin four times removed of Dalton G. Seymour; third cousin once removed of Josiah Cowles, Daniel Pitkin, David Lowrey Seymour and Thomas Henry Seymour; third cousin twice removed of Caleb Seymour Pitkin; fourth cousin of Timothy Pitkin, Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; fourth cousin once removed of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), John Robert Graham Pitkin and William Sheffield Cowles.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Collinsworth (1806-1838) — Born in Tennessee, 1806. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, 1829-35; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Brazoria, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1836; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1836; justice of Texas Republic supreme court, 1837. Member, Freemasons. While a candidate for the presidency of the Texas Republic, jumped off a boat and drowned in Galveston Bay, 1838 (age about 32 years). Interment at Founders Memorial Park, Houston, Tex.
  Collingsworth County, Tex. is named for him.
  Peter William Grayson (1788-1838) — also known as Peter W. Grayson; Peter Wagener Grayson — of Texas. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., 1788. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Goliad, 1835; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1836, 1837; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1838. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, at Bean Station, Grainger County, Tenn., July 9, 1838 (age about 50 years). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grayson (1761-1833) and Caroline Malinda (Taylor) Grayson (1765-1830); brother of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; who married James Douglas Breckinridge (1781-1849)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Grayson County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Campbell Childress (1804-1841) — also known as George C. Childress — of Texas. Born January 8, 1804. Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Milam, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Killed himself, in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., October 6, 1841 (age 37 years, 271 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.; statue at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, Washington, Tex.
  Childress County, Tex. is named for him.
  Thomas Reynolds (1796-1844) — of Missouri. Born March 12, 1796. Governor of Missouri, 1840-44; died in office 1844. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., February 9, 1844 (age 47 years, 334 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Brother of John Reynolds (1788-1865).
  Jesse Burgess Thomas (1777-1853) — also known as Jesse B. Thomas — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill.; St. Clair County, Ill.; Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill.; Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. Born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), 1777. Member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1805-08; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Indiana Territory, 1808-09; federal judge, 1809-18; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from St. Clair County, 1818; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818-29. Died by suicide, in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, May 3, 1853 (age about 75 years). Interment at Mound View Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married 1830 to Adeline Clarissa Smith (1812-1866; daughter of Theophilus Washington Smith (1784-1845)); uncle of Jesse Burgess Thomas, Jr..
  Political families: Thomas-Smith-Irwin family of Pennsylvania; Boone family of St. Charles County, Missouri; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Alexander Keith McClung (1809-1855) — also known as Alexander K. McClung; "The Black Knight of the South" — of Mississippi. Born in Virginia, 1809. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Bolivia, 1849-51. Killed his opponents in a number of duels. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, with a dueling pistol, in a hotel room at Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 23, 1855 (age about 45 years). Interment at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of William McClung (1758-1811); nephew of John Marshall.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Jefferson Rusk (1803-1857) — also known as Thomas J. Rusk — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex. Born in South Carolina, December 5, 1803. Democrat. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Nacogdoches, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Nacogdoches, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836, 1836-37; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; justice of Texas Republic supreme court, 1838-40; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1846-57; died in office 1857. Killed himself, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex., July 29, 1857 (age 53 years, 236 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Tex.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; statue at Rusk County Courthouse Grounds, Henderson, Tex.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Rusk County, Tex. is named for him.
  The city of Rusk, Texas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Anson Jones (1798-1858) — of Texas. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., January 20, 1798. Physician; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1839-41; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1841-44; President of the Texas Republic, 1844-45. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, in the Rice Hotel, Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 9, 1858 (age 59 years, 354 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.; cenotaph at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Jones and Mary (Strong) Jones; married, May 23, 1840, to Mary Smith.
  Jones County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Allen Hannegan (1807-1859) — also known as Edward A. Hannegan — of Covington, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, June 25, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1832-33, 1841-42; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1833-37; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1843-49; U.S. Minister to Prussia, 1849-50. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. In May, 1852, during a drunken argument, he stabbed his brother-in-law, Captain Duncan, who died the next day. Died from overdose of morphine (probably suicide), in St. Louis, Mo., February 25, 1859 (age 51 years, 245 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Royal Tyler Wheeler (1810-1864) — of Texas. Born in Vermont, 1810. District judge in Texas, 1844; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1845-64; died in office 1864. Died by suicide, in Washington County, Tex., April 9, 1864 (age about 53 years). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Wheeler County, Tex. is named for him.
  John Milton (1807-1865) — of Marianna, Jackson County, Fla. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., April 20, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1848; member of Florida state senate, 1848-49; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1860; Governor of Florida, 1861-65; died in office 1865. At the end of the Civil War, believing that "death would be preferable to reunion," he killed himself by gunshot, Marianna, Jackson County, Fla., April 1, 1865 (age 57 years, 346 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Cemetery, Marianna, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Homer Virgil Milton (1781-1822) and Elizabeth (Robinson) Milton; married, December 9, 1826, to Susan Cobb; married 1844 to Caroline Howze; grandson of John Milton; grandfather of William Hall Milton and Susie Cobb Milton (who married William Yates Atkinson (1854-1899)).
  Political family: Milton family of Georgia.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Preston King (1806-1865) — of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., October 14, 1806. Lawyer; postmaster at Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1833-41; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County, 1835-38; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1843-47, 1849-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856 (member, Platform Committee), 1860, 1864; U.S. Senator from New York, 1857-63; Presidential Elector for New York, 1864; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865; died in office 1865. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Tied bags of lead shot to his body, jumped from the ferryboat Paterson, between New York and Hoboken, and drowned in the Lower Hudson River, November 12, 1865 (age 59 years, 29 days). Interment at Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Sumner Maynard (1802-1866) — also known as William S. Maynard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Berkshire County, Mass., April 25, 1802. Village president of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1836-38, 1839-40; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1856-58, 1865-66. Congregationalist. Suffering from severe depression, he killed himself by an overdose of morphine or laudanum, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 18, 1866 (age 64 years, 54 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Julia Guiteau (aunt of Charles Julius Guiteau (assassin in 1881 of President James A. Garfield)).
  James Henry Lane (1814-1866) — also known as James H. Lane; "Liberator of Kansas"; "Fighting Jim" — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., June 22, 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1853-55; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1855, 1857; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1855; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1861-66; died in office 1866; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons. Deranged, and charged with financial irregularities, he was mortally wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot on July 1, 1866, and died ten days later, near Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., July 11, 1866 (age 52 years, 19 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Lane (1778-1849) and Mary (Foote) Lane; brother of George W. Lane; married 1842 to Mary E. Baldridge (granddaughter of Arthur St. Clair).
  Political family: Lane family of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
  Lane County, Kan. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Elijah Hise (1802-1867) — of Russellville, Logan County, Ky. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., July 4, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1829; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1836; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Guatemala, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1866-67; died in office 1867. German ancestry. Died by a self-inflicted pistol shot, in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., May 8, 1867 (age 64 years, 308 days). He left a note declaring that he had "lost all hope of . saving the country from the impending disasters and ruin in which despotic and unconstitutional rule has involved her." However, later news reports disclosed that he had been about to be indicted for perjury and tax evasion, based on his statements as a candidate. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Ky.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Hise and Nancy (Eckstein) Hise.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Daniel Mace (1811-1867) — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Pickaway County, Ohio, September 5, 1811. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1836; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1845-48; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1851-57; postmaster at Lafayette, Ind., 1866-67. Suffered a stroke in 1866, never completely recovered, and became depressed over his condition; killed himself by gunshot, in the post office at Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., July 26, 1867 (age 55 years, 324 days). Interment at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Mace (1775-1842) and Edward Mace (1776-1846).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Damien Marchessault (1818-1868) — also known as Damien Marchesseau — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, April 1, 1818. Democrat. Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1859-60, 1861-65, 1867. French Canadian ancestry. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the Council Room of Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1868 (age 49 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Henry English Read (1824-1868) — of Kentucky. Born in Larue County, Ky., December 25, 1824. Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Killed himself, November 9, 1868 (age 43 years, 320 days). Interment at Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Ky.
  John H. Fitzgerald (1834-1871) — of Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., 1834. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Arizona territorial House of Representatives, 1871. Killed himself by swallowing strychnine, at Mill City (now part of Phoenix), Maricopa County, Ariz., July 22, 1871 (age about 37 years). Burial location unknown.
  O. C. Maxwell (1837-1871) — of Ohio. Born in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, February 7, 1837. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; wounded in the leg at Perryville, and crippled for life; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868. Died, in a state of desperation from financial difficulties, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, December 5, 1871 (age 34 years, 301 days). Interment at Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio.
  Benjamin F. Ferris (c.1806-1876) — also known as B. F. Ferris; H. A. Johnson — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, about 1806. Justice of the Peace, 1853 to about 1860; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1865-66; banker. While traveling under the pseudonym 'H. A. Johnson', aboard the steamer Amador on the Sacramento River, he killed himself by taking poison, tying his feet together, and then jumping or falling overboard to drown in the river, near Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., May 20, 1876 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Harrison Cockrill (1826-1876) — of Owsley County, Ky. Born in Breathitt County, Ky., June 18, 1826. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1863-65, 1869-73; county judge in Kentucky, 1860; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1868; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died of a (probably) self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Estill County, Ky., May 22, 1876 (age 49 years, 339 days). Interment at Cockrell Family Cemetery, Ravenna, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Cockrell (1771-1856) and Mary (Smith) Cockrell; brother of Elisha Logan Cockrell; married 1848 to Fannie Sewell; nephew of Moses Cockrell; grandson of Simon Cockrell (1745-1839); granduncle of Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944); cousin by marriage of Jeremiah Weldon South; first cousin of Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; first cousin once removed of John T. Crisp and Ewing Cockrell; first cousin twice removed of South Trimble, Jerry Curtis South and John Glover South; first cousin thrice removed of South Strong and Eleanor Hume Offutt.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William W. Lee (c.1817-1882) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born about 1817. Republican. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly, 1879. While depressed over the death of his wife, he killed himself by taking an ounce and a half of laudanum, in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., December 19, 1882 (age about 65 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Samuel Calley (1821-1883) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., April 13, 1821. House painter; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1870-71; mayor of Salem, Mass., 1881-82. Killed himself by hanging, in the back stairway of his home, Salem, Essex County, Mass., January 1, 1883 (age 61 years, 263 days). Entombed at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry C. Hoffman (c.1827-1883) — of Chemung County, N.Y. Born about 1827. Member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1866, 1880-81. Killed himself, by taking strychnine, in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., August 26, 1883 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  Heman J. Redfield (1823-1883) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., February 25, 1823. Democrat. Mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1871-75; member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1875-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876, 1880 (alternate). Killed himself at his cemetery plot, Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., September 9, 1883 (age 60 years, 196 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1855 to Ellen Pickering.
  Jacques J. Stillwell (1827-1884) — also known as J. J. Stillwell — of Gravesend (now part of Brooklyn), Kings County, N.Y. Born in 1827. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1881-82. While suffering from an overdose of chloral hydrate, and fearing the onset of insanity, he shot himself, and died several days later, in Gravesend (now part of Brooklyn), Kings County, N.Y., December 14, 1884 (age about 57 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Woodbury H. Polleys (1817-1885) — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, December 17, 1817. Ship captain; U.S. Consul in Barbados, as of 1880; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in San Juan de los Remedios, as of 1884. Died by suicide, in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, November 11, 1885 (age 67 years, 329 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of William Polleys, Jr. and Mary (Woodbury) Polleys; married, March 6, 1842, to Sarah Whitehouse (1823-1861).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore P. Rich (c.1848-1886) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y. Born in New York, about 1848. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 13th District, 1876. Pursued his estranged wife to Minnesota; killed her, and then, perhaps to avoid prosecution, killed himself, by gunshot, in the Astoria House hotel, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 27, 1886 (age about 38 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1876 to Fannie (Smith) Trimble (daughter of Henry Smith (1827?-?)).
  Thomas Caute Reynolds (1821-1887) — also known as Thomas C. Reynolds — of Missouri. Born in South Carolina, October 11, 1821. U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1853-57; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1860-61; Confederate Governor of Missouri (in exile), 1962-65. Killed himself by leaping down an elevator shaft at the Customs House, St. Louis, Mo., March 30, 1887 (age 65 years, 170 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  See also NNDB dossier
  John C. Niglutsch (d. 1887) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Clerk at Castle Garden; organist; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1882. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, apparently while in a paranoid state, and died soon after, in Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., November 8, 1887. Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Andrew Jackson Bryant (1831-1888) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Effingham, Carroll County, N.H., October 30, 1831. Democrat. Gold miner; wholesale liquor merchant; importer and dealer in safes and locks; insurance business; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1875-79. Jumped or fell from the ferry steamer Encinal, and drowned in San Francisco Bay, May 11, 1888 (age 56 years, 194 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John M. Lingle (1843-1889) — of Webb City, Jasper County, Mo. Born in Pennsylvania, April 2, 1843. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Webb City, Mo., 1885-89. After being threatened with criminal prosecution for allegedly misappropriating funds as postmaster, he stepped out the back door of the post office, and killed himself by gunshot, in Webb City, Jasper County, Mo., January 4, 1889 (age 45 years, 277 days). Interment at Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.
  Relatives: Married 1870 to Avaline Eizabeth McCutcheon (1847-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucien Wells Sperry (1820-1890) — also known as Lucien W. Sperry — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Woodbridge, New Haven County, Conn., March 8, 1820. Coal dealer; insurance agent; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1866-69; member of Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1869-70. Unable to account for money entrusted to him, and likely to be arrested as an embezzler, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 26, 1890 (age 70 years, 110 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch K. Sperry (1787-1856) and Mary Atlanta (Sperry) Sperry (1795-1864); brother of Nehemiah Day Sperry (1827-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Evan E. Swearengin (1840-1890) — also known as Van Swearengin — of Concordia, Cloud County, Kan. Born in Indiana, January 17, 1840. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state senate, 1889-90; died in office 1890. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, in Concordia, Cloud County, Kan., October 12, 1890 (age 50 years, 268 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kan.
  Relatives: Married 1864 to Alice Udell.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank B. Arnold (1839-1890) — also known as Michael Edwards; Benjamin Franklin Arnold — of Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in County Clare, Ireland, March 29, 1839. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County 2nd District, 1885-87; member of New York state senate 23rd District, 1888-89; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1890, 1890. Irish ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his law office, Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y., December 11, 1890 (age 51 years, 257 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Cemetery, Unadilla, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Married 1873 to Clarissa Mygatt Sands (1845-1881).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Birdsall (1840-1891) — also known as "John Williams" — of Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Flatbush (now part of Brooklyn), Kings County, N.Y., October 5, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; merchant; farmer; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1880-81. While registered under the assumed name "John Williams," he killed himself with illuminating gas in his room at the United States Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., April 14, 1891 (age 50 years, 191 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Frost (1847-1938).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles A. Binder (1857-1891) — also known as John Roth — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 2, 1857. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1884, 1886; accused in 1891 of embezzling $20,000 from the estate of Barbara Hausman; fled and became a fugitive, traveling under the alias "John Roth". German ancestry. Wounded by self-inflicted gunshot, in his room at the Sheridan House Hotel, and died there early the next morning, in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., May 17, 1891 (age 33 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret Binder.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Albert Pickett Morehouse (1835-1891) — also known as Albert P. Morehouse — of Maryville, Nodaway County, Mo. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, July 11, 1835. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876 (member, Credentials Committee); Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1885-89; Governor of Missouri, 1887-89. Killed himself, by slashing his throat, in Maryville, Nodaway County, Mo., September 23, 1891 (age 56 years, 74 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Morehouse (1813-1892) and Harriet Ellen (Wood) Morehouse (1815-1891); married to Martha Elizabeth McFadden (1838-1900).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Spies, Jr. (1840-1893) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 10, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; commission merchant; Portland cement importer; Vice-Consul for Honduras in New York, N.Y., 1887-93. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Tammany Hall. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 21, 1893 (age 53 years, 42 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Spies (1810-1860) and Amanda Maria (Harding) Spies (1811-1870); married 1869 to Amelia L. Schwarzwaelder (1840-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael S. Tynan (c.1835-1893) — of Stapleton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born about 1835. Republican. Shoe merchant; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1885. Reportedly afflicted with "melancholia", he died by suicide, from illuminating gas, in Stapleton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 13, 1893 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas McKee Bayne (1836-1894) — also known as Thomas M. Bayne — of Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Born in Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pa., June 14, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Allegheny County District Attorney, 1870-74; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1877-91; defeated, 1874; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884, 1888. Alarmed about a tuberculosis-related lung hemorrhage, he killed himself, by gunshot to the head, in Washington, D.C., June 16, 1894 (age 58 years, 2 days). Interment at Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Epitaph: "Eternal rest give unto him oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert F. Kraft (1859-1894) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Johnson County, Ill., October, 1859. Democrat. Shoemaker; candidate in primary for mayor of New Albany, Ind., 1894. Killed himself by swallowing arsenic, in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., October 2, 1894 (age about 35 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Kraft (1833-1908) and Sophia (Scharf) Kraft (1840-1905); married, April 22, 1884, to Blanche E. Riggle (1867-1934).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Daniel Sherwood (1833-1895) — also known as Charles D. Sherwood — of Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn.; Sherwood, Franklin County, Tenn. Born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn., November 18, 1833. Republican. Physician; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1859-61, 1863 (District 9 1859-60, District 14 1861, 1863); postmaster; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1864-66. Drowned, reportedly as a suicide, in Lake Michigan, near Chicago, Illinois, July 2, 1895 (age 61 years, 226 days). Interment at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Sherwood (1793-1871) and Fanny (Shore) Sherwood (1796-1859); married to Charlotte Phoebe Ferris (1841-1900).
  The community of Sherwood, Tennessee, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Augustus Stevenson (1831-1895) — also known as Edward A. Stevenson — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Tehama County, Calif.; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., June 15, 1831. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1854-56, 1860-61 (18th District 1854-56, 13th District 1860-61); Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1860; member Idaho territorial council, 1866-68, 1876-78; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1885-89; appointed 1885; candidate for Governor of Idaho, 1894. Died by suicide, from laudanum, at Paraiso Springs, Monterey County, Calif., July 6, 1895 (age 64 years, 21 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Stevenson (1781-1843) and Phebe Pratt (Spafford) Stevenson (1792-1871); brother of Charles Clark Stevenson (1826-1890); married, August 31, 1853, to Harriet E. Marcy (1836-1859; killed by Indians); married 1860 to Annie D. Orr (1841-1896).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jasper B. Chapin (1822-1896) — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont.; Moorhead, Clay County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.). Born in Genesee County, N.Y., January 7, 1822. Hotel owner; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1880-82. Killed himself, in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., January 26, 1896 (age 74 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Emma Jane Clark.
  Michael Daniel Harter (1846-1896) — also known as Michael D. Harter — of Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, April 6, 1846. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1891-95 (15th District 1891-93, 14th District 1893-95). Lutheran. Killed by self-inflicted gunshot, in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio, February 22, 1896 (age 49 years, 322 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Harter; married 1869 to Mary Brown; grandson of Robert Moore (1778-1831).
  Political family: Moore family of Beaver, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Henry Voorhis (1833-1896) — also known as Charles H. Voorhis — of New Jersey. Born in Spring Valley (now Paramus), Bergen County, N.J., March 13, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1864; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1879-81. Indicted in 1881 for bank fraud over his actions as president of two banks, which later became insolvent; tried and found not guilty. Fearing oncoming total blindness, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his office at the Davidson Building, Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., April 15, 1896 (age 63 years, 33 days). Original interment at Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.; reinterment at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abram S. Cassedy (d. 1896) — of Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y. Lawyer; mayor of Newburgh, N.Y., 1880-82. Distressed over business losses, he shot himself, and died later that day, in in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., April 29, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  John J. Boyle (c.1843-1898) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born about 1843. Democrat. Merchant; Delaware State Sealer of Weights and Measures. Killed himself by self-inflicted gunshot, April 6, 1898 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Fenton Collier (1817-1899) — also known as Charles F. Collier — of Petersburg, Va. Born in Petersburg, Va., September 27, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state legislature, 1852; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; mayor of Petersburg, Va., 1866-68, 1888-92; president, Southern Railroad. Presbyterian. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, attributed to "insomnia, melancholia, and nervous prostration," in Petersburg, Va., June 29, 1899 (age 81 years, 275 days). Interment at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Flesheim (1848-1900) — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich.; Menominee, Menominee County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 8, 1848. Republican. Insurance business; president, Menominee Electric Company, manufacturer of telephone switchboards and equipment; mayor of Menominee, Mich., 1888; member of Michigan state senate, 1891-94 (31st District 1891-92, 30th District 1893-94). German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Facing the failure of his business enterprises, he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in Menominee, Menominee County, Mich., February 26, 1900 (age 51 years, 324 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Flesheim and Babette (Straus) Flesheim; married, February 25, 1875, to Delia Isabella 'Belle' Stephenson.
  Adam Cyrus Reinoehl (1840-1900) — also known as Adam C. Reinoehl — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa., November 14, 1840. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1868, 1870-71; postmaster at Lancaster, Pa., 1900. Died by suicide, with illuminating gas, in his office at the Lancaster post office, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 14, 1900 (age 60 years, 30 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Reinoehl (1819-1904) and Leah (Reigel) Reinoehl (1820-1883); married to Lucy Davis (1846-1905); second cousin once removed of John K. Reinoehl (1858-1902).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Irvin Shaw (1860-1900) — also known as W. Irvin Shaw — of Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., 1860. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Clearfield County Republican Party, 1894; U.S. Consul in Barranquilla, 1897-1900. Died by suicide, from slashing his throat, wrists, and leg, in a hotel at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 25, 1900 (age about 40 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald Henry Shaw (1824-1880) and Mary E. (Irvin) Shaw (1832-1897); married 1895 to Mary Valentine Rhodes (1875-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Stern (c.1856-1901) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Germany, about 1856. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper reporter; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Bamberg, 1893-1901. Jewish. Arrested and fined in Kissingen, Germany, 1895, for insulting the Baron von Thuengen; also charged with misrepresenting his 15-year-old son as being twelve in order to get cheaper passage to Europe for him on a steamship; the U.S. Consul General in Berlin asserted that Mr. Stern was "very harshly and unjustly treated". Depressed over financial problems and perceived anti-Semitism, he began neglecting his work; he was recalled as commercial agent in 1901, but remained at Bamberg; his failure to return money he had collected on behalf of U.S. citizens led to a judgement against him for 2,000 marks, which he was unable to pay; he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in the public gardens at Bamberg, Germany, June 10, 1901 (age about 45 years). Burial location unknown.
  William Van Slooten (c.1857-1901) — also known as "The Mysterious Van Slooten" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., about 1857. Democrat. Mining engineer; candidate for New York state senate 5th District, 1893. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 14, 1901 (age about 44 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Van Slooten.
  David Todd Gillmor (1837-1902) — also known as David T. Gillmor — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Connecticut, January 25, 1837. Republican. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1881-82. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, while suffering from Bright's disease, in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., August 17, 1902 (age 65 years, 204 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Gillmor (1807-1887) and Maria (Bogert) Gillmor (1810-1871).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Lawrence Blair (1854-1904) — also known as James L. Blair — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 2, 1854. Lawyer; president, St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, 1884; general counsel, St. Louis World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), 1901-03; indicted in December, 1903, for forgery of two deeds of trust to obtain a loan from an estate he managed. Member, American Bar Association; Loyal Legion; Sons of the Revolution. Died, either from suicide (which he had attempted at least twice before) or from "congestion of the brain", in Eustis, Lake County, Fla., January 16, 1904 (age 49 years, 289 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and Apolline Agatha (Alexander) Blair (1828-1908); nephew of Montgomery Blair; grandson of Francis Preston Blair; great-grandson of James Blair; first cousin of Francis Preston Blair Lee and Gist Blair; first cousin once removed of Edward Brooke Lee; first cousin twice removed of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of John Eager Howard; third cousin once removed of William Julian Albert and Joseph Wingate Folk; third cousin twice removed of George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard and Carey Estes Kefauver; third cousin thrice removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; fourth cousin of Talbot Jones Albert and Ethel Gist Cantrill (1876-1954).
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Milligan McLane (1867-1904) — also known as Robert M. McLane — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 20, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1903-04; died in office 1904. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Baltimore, Md., May 30, 1904 (age 36 years, 192 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of James Latimer McLane (1834-1923) and Fanny (King) McLane (1836-1905); married, May 14, 1904, to Mary (Lusby) Van Bibber; nephew of Robert Milligan McLane (1815-1898); grandson of Louis McLane.
  Political family: McLane family of Baltimore, Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Copeland Philips (1823-1906) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Boone County, Mo., January 14, 1823. Secretary of state of Texas, 1867. Killed himself, 1906 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Adams, Jr. (1849-1906) — also known as Bertie Adams — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 26, 1849. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 6th District, 1883-86; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1889-90; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1893-1906; died in office 1906; drafted and introduced the declaration of war against Spain, 1898. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the Revolution; Sons of the War of 1812; Society of Colonial Wars. Despondent over heavy losses in stock speculation and the prospect of defeat at the polls, he killed himself by pistol shot, in his rooms at the Metropolitan Club, and died soon after in Emergency Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1906 (age 57 years, 95 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William J. Donohue (1873-1907) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in 1873. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1907; defeated, 1903; died in office 1907. Shot and killed himself, or was murdered, in the lavatory of a saloon in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 31, 1907 (age about 33 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard P. Frothingham (1861-1907) — of Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1861. Stockbroker; mayor of Mt. Arlington, N.J., 1891. Following large financial losses, he jumped from the second-story window of his home, fell about 30 feet, fractured his skull, and subsequently died, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1907 (age 45 years, 327 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Wallace Delamater (1849-1907) — also known as George W. Delamater — of Meadville, Crawford County, Pa. Born in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa., March 31, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; banker; mayor of Meadville, Pa., 1877; chair of Crawford County Republican Party, 1878; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1880; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1887-90; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1890. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in his office at the Diamond Banking Building, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 7, 1907 (age 58 years, 129 days). Interment at Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Susan (Town) Delamater (1820-1916) and George Benjamin Delamater (1821-1907).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otto Phillipp Max Adae (1840-1907) — also known as Otto M. Adae — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Möckmühl, Germany, September 26, 1840. Consul for Austria-Hungary in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1873-77. German ancestry. Took his own life by drowning in San Diego Bay, August 8, 1907 (age 66 years, 316 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Johann Mattheaus Adae (1814-1899) and Marie Friederika Luis (Schwarz) Adae (1817-1859); brother of Carl Adolphus Gottlieb Adae; nephew of Carl Friedrich Adae (1815-1868).
  Political family: Adae family of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Charles Barth (1858-1907) — also known as Paul C. Barth — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Germany, December, 1858. Mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1905-07; removed from office over alleged vote fraud, 1907. Killed himself by gunshot, in the lavatory of his office, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 21, 1907 (age 48 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Frederick Barth (1819-1864) and Louisa A. (Barth) Barth (1821-1869); married to Jewel Small (1869-1903).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Abercrombie (1845-1907) — also known as William H. Abercrombie — of Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1845. Physician; U.S. Consul in Nagasaki, 1890-97. He stuffed cotton in the cracks around his bedroom doors and windows, and killed himself by turning on the illuminating gas jets, in Washington, D.C., September 5, 1907 (age about 62 years). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.
  Relatives: Married, December 11, 1901, to Amelia Seyfert (1853-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles D. Pierce (c.1848-1908) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1848. Consulting engineer; commission merchant; manufacturer of well-drilling, excavation, and mining machinery and supplies; Consul-General for Orange Free State in New York, N.Y., 1891-1902. Killed himself by inhaling illuminating gas, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 24, 1908 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Silas Clark McFarland (1859-1908) — also known as Silas C. McFarland — of Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, June 3, 1859. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888; U.S. Consul in Nottingham, 1899-1902; Reichenberg, 1902-07; U.S. Consul General in SAINT Gall, 1907. Killed himself, by gunshot, in his compartment on the Hamburg-Berlin express train, near Ludwigslust, Germany, October 24, 1908 (age 49 years, 143 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel McFarland and Mary A. (Woolson) McFarland; married, September 1, 1886, to Marie Eiboeck.
  William C. Mains (c.1872-1909) — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1872. Republican. Lawyer; crusader against saloons in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1901. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in his office at Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., January 23, 1909 (age about 37 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. George P. Mains.
  Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909) — of North Carolina; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Mocksville, Davie County, N.C., December 27, 1829. Author and publisher of The Impending Crisis of the South (1857), an attack on the institution of slavery as holding the South back economically; U.S. Consul in Buenos Aires, 1861-66. Killed himself with illuminating gas, in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1909 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Hinton Rowan Helper: David Brown, Southern Outcast: Hinton Rowan Helper And the Impending Crisis of the South
  Charles Fred Jewett (1836-1909) — also known as C. F. Jewett — Born in Sidney, Kennebec County, Maine, August 19, 1836. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1880; member of Iowa state senate, 1890. Died from a self-inflicted rifle shot, in Kensett, Worth County, Iowa, May 17, 1909 (age 72 years, 271 days). Interment at Kensett Cemetery, Kensett, Iowa.
  Relatives: Married to Cordelia Arethusa Bliss (1839-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Constantine Fernow Brunn (1858-1909) — also known as Constantine F. Brunn — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 24, 1858. Vice-Consul for Portugal in New York, N.Y., 1893-96. German and Irish ancestry. According to published reports, in a sudden fit of rage, perhaps angered because he wasn't able to reach his wife by telephone, he shot and killed his sister, Freda Brunn, and his brother, Dr. Armin Brunn, and then shot himself, in South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., September 29, 1909 (age 50 years, 340 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Windham County, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Julius William Brunn (1833-1907) and Charlotte Elizabeth (Going) Brunn; brother of Armin Ernest Brunn (1860-1909).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob H. Hoysradt (1858-1911) — of Ancram, Columbia County, N.Y. Born in 1858. Member of New York state assembly from Columbia County, 1894. Member, Freemasons; Grange. Killed himself with chloroform, in Ancram, Columbia County, N.Y., December 14, 1911 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1880 to Carrie Miller.
  John J. Kennedy (c.1857-1914) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., about 1857. Democrat. Saloon keeper; banker; New York state treasurer, 1911-14; died in office 1914. Killed himself by slashing his throat with a razor, in a lavatory near the ballroom of the Markeen Hotel, Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 15, 1914 (age about 57 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Hayward Augustus Harvey (1870-1914) — also known as Hayward A. Harvey — of Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Orange, Essex County, N.J., November 3, 1870. Republican. Steel manufacturer; mining business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1896. Presbyterian. Killed by self-inflicted gunshot, in the Lackawanna Railroad station, Orange, Essex County, N.J., February 25, 1914 (age 43 years, 114 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Hayward A. Harvey; married to Maude E. Prindle (1877-1934).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Woods (d. 1914) — of Illinois. Democrat. Secretary of state of Illinois, 1913-14; died in office 1914. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in the garage at the rear of his home, in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., October 11, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Christopher Paulus (d. 1915) — of Wisconsin. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1915; died in office 1915. Killed himself, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  John Miller Faison (1862-1915) — also known as John M. Faison — of Faison, Duplin County, N.C. Born near Faison, Duplin County, N.C., April 17, 1862. Democrat. Physician; farmer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1911-15. In failing health, he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in Faison, Duplin County, N.C., April 21, 1915 (age 53 years, 4 days). Interment at Faison Cemetery, Faison, N.C.
  Relatives: Married 1887 to Eliza F. DeVane.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frederick Van Dyne (1861-1915) — Born in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., 1861. U.S. Consul in Lyon, 1915, died in office 1915. While a passenger on the steamship Sant'Anna, en route from New York to Naples, he jumped overboard and was presumed drowned, in the North Atlantic Ocean, April 21, 1915 (age about 53 years); his remains were not recovered.
  John J. Fowler (1850-1915) — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., December 19, 1850. Mayor of Wilmington, N.C., 1890. Killed himself, in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., May 23, 1915 (age 64 years, 155 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Fowler (1814-1884) and Lavina E. (Garrison) Fowler (1819-1870).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Riddell (1860-1915) — of Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minn. Born September 14, 1860. Mayor of Grand Rapids, Minn., 1915; died in office 1915. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minn., July 7, 1915 (age 54 years, 296 days). Interment at Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Iva Anderson (1878-1919).
  George Gundrum (1842-1916) — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Pirmasens, Germany, January 20, 1842. Democrat. Pharmacist; mayor of Ionia, Mich., 1893. Methodist. German ancestry. Died, from acute morphine poisoning, probably intentional, in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., November 18, 1916 (age 74 years, 303 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1877 to Catherine 'Kate' MacPherson (1851-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Ronald Conkling (1850-1917) — also known as Alfred R. Conkling — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1850. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1884; member of New York state assembly, 1892, 1895 (New York County 7th District 1892, New York County 8th District 1895). Killed himself by jumping to his death from a fourth-story window, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 18, 1917 (age 66 years, 355 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Augustus Conkling; brother of Howard Conkling; married 1896 to Ethel Johnson (divorced 1912); nephew of Roscoe Conkling; grandson of Alfred Conkling; first cousin of Alfred Conkling Coxe (1847-1923).
  Political family: Conkling-Seymour family of Utica and New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
George P. Lawrence George Pelton Lawrence (1859-1917) — also known as George P. Lawrence — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Massachusetts, 1885-94; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1895-97; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1897-1913. Under stress as head of a World War I draft exemption board, he jumped from an eighth-floor window and fell to his death, at the Belmont Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., November 21, 1917 (age 58 years, 186 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery, North Adams, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. George C. Lawrence (died 1883) and Jane E. (Pelton) Lawrence (born 1829); married, June 12, 1889, to Susannah (Hope) Bracewell; nephew of Guy Ray Pelton (1824-1890); third cousin once removed of Edwin A. Pelton and Frederic William Pelton; fourth cousin once removed of William Hayward.
  Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Charles Harrington (c.1859-1919) — of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., about 1859. Democrat. Postmaster at Essex, Conn., 1888-92, 1896-1900, 1915-19. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Ancient Order of United Workmen. After a shortage of $1,250 was discovered in his post office accounts, he died from self-inflicted gunshot, in Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., September 24, 1919 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Nathaniel Wheeler Bishop (1865-1920) — also known as Nathaniel W. Bishop — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in 1865. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. Despondent due to a lengthy illness, he stabbed himself in the chest, and died soon afterward at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., April 4, 1920 (age about 54 years). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Darius Bishop (1827-1904) and Julia Ann (Tomlinson) Bishop; brother of Henry Alfred Bishop; married to Annie Warner; nephew of Russell Tomlinson.
  Political family: Bishop-Tomlinson family of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Warren Jay Terhune (1869-1920) — also known as Warren J. Terhune — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Midland Park, Bergen County, N.J., May 3, 1869. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Navy commander; Governor of American Samoa; died in office 1920. Three days before he was to face an inquiry into charges against his administration, he shot himself in the heart, in a bathroom of the Executive Mansion, Utulei, American Samoa, November 3, 1920 (age 51 years, 184 days); later, the Navy exonerated him; his accuser, Lieutenant Commander Creed H. Boucher, was courtmartialed and found guilty of fomenting unrest among the Samoans. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Josephine Lee Smith (1868-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Haussling (1855-1921) — also known as Jake Haussling — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 22, 1855. Democrat. Essex County Sheriff, 1881-83; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1907-14; defeated, 1914. Stabbed himself, in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 25, 1921 (age 66 years, 3 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Arthur Elston (1874-1921) — also known as John A. Elston; J. A. Elston — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Woodland, Yolo County, Calif., February 10, 1874. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1915-21; died in office 1921. Killed himself by drowning in the Potomac River, Washington, D.C., December 15, 1921 (age 47 years, 308 days). In his suicide note, he wrote that he was "caught in a chain of circumstances that spelled ruin.". Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Raymond Schofield Curtice (1887-1922) — also known as Raymond S. Curtice — of Saltsburg, Indiana County, Pa. Born in Middlefield Center, Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., October 31, 1887. U.S. Vice Consul in Seoul, as of 1916-17; U.S. Consul in Nagasaki, as of 1921. Killed himself by gunshot, in his room at the Hotel duPont, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 15, 1922 (age 34 years, 107 days). Interment at Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Sara Comstock (Schofield) Curtice (1857-1930) and Rev. Saul Ober Curtice (1860-1931); married, June 3, 1914, to Marian Fitch Scranton; second cousin five times removed of Aaron Kitchell (1744-1820).
  Political families: Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hillyer Rudisill (1875-1923) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga., April 26, 1875. Republican. Postmaster at Macon, Ga., 1922-23 (acting, 1922). Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in the post office at Macon, Bibb County, Ga., February 16, 1923 (age 47 years, 296 days). A shortage of about $86,000 was discovered after his death. Interment at Forsyth Cemetery, Forsyth, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Rudisill (1834-1901) and Antoinette Vashti (Smith) Rudisill (1847-1891); married, November 9, 1899, to Frances Lane (1878-1903).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Richard Folsom (1874-1923) — also known as Edward R. Folsom — of Irvington, Essex County, N.J. Born in North Urbana, Steuben County, N.Y., September 18, 1874. Charged, in 1894, of forging checks, bank robbery, and arson; pleaded guilty to two charges; sentenced to ten years in prison; pardoned and released in September 1897; coal dealer; mayor of Irvington, N.J., 1923; died in office 1923. Blackmailers threatening to expose his criminal past extorted money from him until he was nearly penniless; killed himself by an overdose of sedative, in Irvington, Essex County, N.J., September 26, 1923 (age 49 years, 8 days). Interment at Clinton Cemetery, Irvington, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Lewis Folsom (1846-1921) and Martha (Layton) Folsom; married to Sara Elizabeth Keeler (1876-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter M. Taussig (1862-1923) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 10, 1862. Democrat. President, Wiesbuch & Hilger, hardware exporters; vice-president, American Chain Company; president, Challenge Cutlery Company; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1922-23; defeated, 1923; died in office 1923. Shot himself in the head, in the garage of his home, and died forty minutes later, in St. John's Hospital, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., November 21, 1923 (age 61 years, 164 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Taussig; brother of Frank William Taussig and Jennie Taussig (sister-in-law of Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941)).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  Jean Baptiste Adoue (1846-1924) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Aurignac, France, October 24, 1846. Merchant; banker; Consular Agent for France in Dallas, Tex., 1897-1907. French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered an apoplectic stroke, and fearing that he would become an invalid, he killed himself, by self-inflicted gunshot, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 20, 1924 (age 77 years, 240 days). Interment at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John the Baptist
  Relatives: Son of Jean Marie Adoue and Paule (Dorleac) Adoue; married to Mary Neosha Simpson (1854-1932); father of Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr. (1884-1956) and Bertrand Adoue (1889-1919; World War I casualty).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Bosworth Brandegee (1864-1924) — also known as Frank B. Brandegee — of New London, New London County, Conn. Born in New London, New London County, Conn., July 8, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New London, 1889, 1899-1900; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1899-1900; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1900; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1901; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1902-05; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1905-24; died in office 1924. Member, Union League. Killed himself by inhaling from a gaslight, in Washington, D.C., October 14, 1924 (age 60 years, 98 days). Five years later, U.S. Sen. Cole Blease of South Carolina received a letter from a woman alleging that Brandegee had been murdered; the letter was turned over to a Senate committee to investigate the mystery, but nothing came of it. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Brandegee and Nancy Christine (Bosworth) Brandegee; first cousin seven times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin five times removed of Matthew Griswold; third cousin once removed of William Henderson Packwood; fourth cousin once removed of Alonzo Mark Leffingwell and Otis Larry Packwood (1927-2008).
  Political family: Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Martin H. Glynn Martin Henry Glynn (1871-1924) — also known as Martin H. Glynn — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Valatie, Columbia County, N.Y., September 27, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster; owner and editor of Albany Times-Union newspaper; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1899-1901; defeated, 1900; New York state comptroller, 1907-08; defeated, 1908; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1913; Governor of New York, 1913-15; defeated, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1924. Catholic. Irish ancestry. First Catholic governor of New York State; brokered peace and independence for Ireland in 1921. Killed himself, in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., December 14, 1924 (age 53 years, 78 days). Entombed at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Glynn and Ann Glynn; married 1901 to Mary C. E. Magrane (1878-1948).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Joseph Medill McCormick (1877-1925) — also known as Medill McCormick — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 16, 1877. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee); member of Illinois state legislature, 1910; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1917-19; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1919-25; died in office 1925. Scotch-Irish and Dutch ancestry. Died by suicide, through an overdose of barbiturates (reported at the time as a heart attack), in his room at the Hotel Hamilton, Washington, D.C., February 25, 1925 (age 47 years, 285 days). Interment at Middlecreek Cemetery, Byron, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Sanderson McCormick and Katherine Van Etta (Medill) McCormick (1853-1932); brother of Robert Rutherford McCormick; married, June 10, 1903, to Ruth Hanna (daughter of Marcus Alonzo Hanna); grandson of Joseph Meharry Medill; grandnephew of Cyrus Hall McCormick; first cousin of Joseph Medill Patterson; first cousin once removed of William McCormick Blair, Jr. (1916-2015).
  Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wyatt Tate Brady (1870-1925) — also known as W. Tate Brady — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Forest City, Holt County, Mo., January 20, 1870. Democrat. Hotelier; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1907. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., August 29, 1925 (age 55 years, 221 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Harrison Brady (1841-1917) and Minerva Anne (Snyder) Brady (1842-1911); married 1895 to Rachel Cassandra Davis (1875-1962).
  Brady Street (now Reconciliation Way), in Tulsa Oklahoma, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Boggs Whitt (1867-1926) — also known as William B. Whitt — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Carter County, Ky., September 17, 1867. Democrat. Grocer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1910; mayor of Ashland, Ky., 1926; died in office 1926. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., December 19, 1926 (age 59 years, 93 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Boyd County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Parsons Whitt (1840-1916) and Missouri (Cox) Whitt (1846-1928); married to Bertola Jarvis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Christopher Cutler (1846-1928) — of Utah. Born in Sheffield, England, February 5, 1846. Salt Lake County Clerk, 1884-90; Governor of Utah, 1905-09; banker. Mormon. Found in the garage of his home, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his head, and died soon after in a hospital at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, July 30, 1928 (age 82 years, 176 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Married 1871 to Sarah Elizabeth Taylor.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold Merriman Deane (1891-1929) — also known as Harold M. Deane — of Connecticut; Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., October 24, 1891. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1925-27; Montreal, 1927-29, died in office 1929. Found hanged in his apartment -- the coroner's jury was unable to decide whether his death was murder or suicide -- in Montreal, Quebec, August 28, 1929 (age 37 years, 308 days). Interment somewhere in Waterbury, Conn.
Joseph E. Agan Joseph Eugene Agan (1898-1929) — also known as Joseph E. Agan — of Mahoningtown, Lawrence County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, July 23, 1898. U.S. Vice Consul in Porto Alegre, as of 1921; translator; newspaper correspondent. Member, American Society for International Law. Killed himself, by slashing his throat and wrists with a razor blade, stabbing himself in the heart with an ice pick, and leaping from his apartment window to the street six floors below, in Washington, D.C., October 11, 1929 (age 31 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James L. Agan.
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1921)
  J. O. Stricklin (1872-1930) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born July 9, 1872. Mayor of Yazoo City, Miss., 1929-30; died in office 1930. Indicted by a Yazoo County grand jury in 1929 for stealing a cow; details of the case were printed in the Yazoo Sentinel newspaper, leading to a feud between Stricklin and the Sentinel's editor, Frank R. Birdsall; a year later, on Main Street in front of the Sentinel office, Stricklin was talking with Dr. R. E. Hawkins, his opponent in the last election, when Birdsall approached; Stricklin pulled out a pistol, shot Birdsall three times (he died the next day), and shot at, but missed, Dr. Hawkins; he then went to his son's funeral parlor, where he died by a self-inflicted gunshot, in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., April 1, 1930 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, Miss.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Irving Edwards (1863-1931) — also known as Edward I. Edwards — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bergen town (now part of Jersey City), Hudson County, N.J., December 1, 1863. Democrat. General contractor; banker; New Jersey state comptroller, 1911-17; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1919; Governor of New Jersey, 1920-23; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1923-29; defeated, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928. Episcopalian. Welsh and English ancestry. Member, American Bankers Association; Zeta Psi; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Depressed over political and financial misfortunes, the deaths of those close to him, and his own poor health, he shot and killed himself, in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., January 26, 1931 (age 67 years, 56 days). Interment at Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of William W. Edwards and Emma J. (Nation) Edwards; brother of William D. Edwards (1853?-1916); married, November 14, 1888, to Jule Blanche Smith (died 1928).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hans Adolph Aune (1878-1931) — also known as Hans A. Aune; H. A. Aune — of Baldwin, St. Croix County, Wis.; Osseo, Trempealeau County, Wis. Born in Baldwin, St. Croix County, Wis., December 19, 1878. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1931; died in office 1931. Norwegian ancestry. Killed himself by drowning in Lake Monona, Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 25, 1931 (age 52 years, 68 days). He left a note saying, "You will find my body in the lake east of the Capitol," but it was not found until almost two months later. Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Baldwin, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Indianna (Alte) Aune (1851-1906) and Carl R. Aune (1852-1911); married 1905 to Hannah Eline Anderson (1883-1981).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Livingston Davis (1882-1932) — also known as Livy Davis — of Milton, Norfolk County, Mass.; Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., August 13, 1882. Banker; director of railroads; Consul for Belgium in Boston, Mass., 1930-32. Member, American Antiquarian Society. In ill health for some time, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., January 11, 1932 (age 49 years, 151 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Livingston Davis and Maria Louisa (Robbins) Davis (1843-1916); married, April 23, 1908, to Alice Gardiner (1885-1963; divorced 1922); married, August 31, 1927, to Georgia Appleton (1891-1976); grandson of Isaac Davis (1799-1883); great-grandnephew of John Davis (1787-1854); first cousin twice removed of John Chandler Bancroft Davis and Horace Davis; second cousin once removed of John Davis (1851-1902); third cousin once removed of John Barnard Fairbank, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge; third cousin twice removed of Merton William Fairbank and George Cabot Lodge; fourth cousin once removed of Wilson Henry Fairbank, Alexander Warren Fairbank, Charles Warren Fairbanks and Newton Hamilton Fairbanks.
  Political families: Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Davis family; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George Eastman George Eastman (1854-1932) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Waterville, Oneida County, N.Y., July 12, 1854. Republican. Inventor; founder, Eastman Kodak Company; philanthropist; Presidential Elector for New York, 1900, 1916; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928. English ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., March 14, 1932 (age 77 years, 246 days). His suicide note was just six words: "My work is done. Why wait?". Interment at Kodak Park, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Eastman (1815-1862) and Maria (Kilbourn) Eastman (1821-1907); first cousin of Harvey Gridley Eastman (1832-1878); third cousin of Frederick Walker Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of James Kilbourne and Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875); fourth cousin once removed of Silas Condict, Byron H. Kilbourn, Harrison Blodget, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Clarence Horatio Pitkin, Carroll Peabody Pitkin, Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about George Eastman: Carl W. Ackerman, George Eastman: Founder of Kodak and the Photography Business — Elizabeth Brayer, George Eastman: A Biography — Lynda Pflueger, George Eastman: Bringing Photography to the People (for young readers)
  Image source: Time Magazine, March 31, 1924
  Stanley J. Pacholek (1890-1932) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Poland, December 8, 1890. Undertaker; candidate for mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1932. Polish ancestry. Arrested in April, 1932, for drunk driving; died by suicide in his jail cell, by hanging himself with his scarf, in Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich., April 19, 1932 (age 41 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Henry Wetmore Crane (1859-1932) — also known as Henry W. Crane — of Oneida, Knox County, Ill.; Woodhull, Henry County, Ill. Born in Oneida, Knox County, Ill., July 7, 1859. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908. Died by suicide, in Woodhull, Henry County, Ill., October 10, 1932 (age 73 years, 95 days). Interment at Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Crane (1829-1905) and Cornelia S. (Wetmore) Crane (1833-1920); married, September 21, 1882, to Carrie Wood Stickney (1856-1928).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Montross Inglis (1875-1932) — also known as William M. Inglis — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Clyde Township, St. Clair County, Mich., January 7, 1875. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1924, 1928 (alternate). Killed by a single gunshot behind his ear, under mysterious circumstances, and posthumously accused of attempted murder, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 22, 1932 (age 57 years, 289 days). The only witness, Mary Nash, who shared the apartment, said that he had been despondent and drinking heavily; that she had hidden his pistol, but he had found it; that without warning, he shot her twice (she was badly injured but survived), and then immediately killed himself; investigators questioned her story, and thought he might have been murdered, but she was not charged. Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of John Jacob Inglis (1848-1908) and Martha Ann (Montross) Inglis (1850-1927); married to Anne Hughes (died 1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norman B. Horton (1881-1933) — of Fruit Ridge, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Fruit Ridge, Lenawee County, Mich., July 18, 1881. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 19th District, 1923-32; defeated, 1932. Killed himself, 1933 (age about 51 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George B. Horton (1845-1922) and Amanda Horton; married, February 28, 1929, to Mary Klea Smith.
  Samuel Austin Kendall (1859-1933) — also known as Samuel A. Kendall — of Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa; Myersdale, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Greenville Township, Somerset County, Pa., November 1, 1859. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; officer in lumber manufacturing companies; president of two small railroads; vice-president of Citizens National Bank of Myersdale, Pa.; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Somerset County, 1899-1902; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908, 1912; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1919-33 (23rd District 1919-23, 24th District 1923-33); died in office 1933. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the House Office Building, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1933 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Hochstetler Cemetery, Greenville Township, Somerset County, Pa.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1883, to Minnie Edith Wiley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Raymond Davis (1883-1933) — Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 5, 1883. Forester; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Consul in Aden, 1921-24; Paris, 1924-29; Lyon, 1926; Rosario, 1929-32; Prague, 1932-33, died in office 1933. At the Hotel Alcron, where he and his wife were staying, he deliberately or accidentally (accounts differ) went over a second-floor railing, and fell to his death in the lobby below, in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czechia), January 24, 1933 (age 49 years, 141 days). Interment somewhere in Paris, France.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Davis and Jennie Davis; married, August 25, 1909, to Avis M. Parker.
  John T. Manning (1892-1933) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 26, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1921-24; candidate for Missouri state senate, 1932. Collapsed and died on a streetcar, apparently a suicide from swallowing poison, in St. Louis, Mo., February 6, 1933 (age 40 years, 286 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, July 20, 1916, to Hildegarde Reis (1899-1961).
  Godfrey Gummer Goodwin (1873-1933) — also known as Godfrey G. Goodwin — of Cambridge, Isanti County, Minn. Born in Nicollet County, Minn., January 11, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Isanti County Attorney, 1899-1907, 1912-25; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 10th District, 1925-33; died in office 1933. Died when he jumped or fell from a fifth-floor window at the Hotel Driscoll, Washington, D.C., February 16, 1933 (age 60 years, 36 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1905, to Geneva E. J. Gouldberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin S. Norton (1864-1933) — also known as Ed S. Norton — of Varna, Marshall County, Ill.; Pomona, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Illinois, 1864. Democrat. Dry goods merchant; shoe merchant; candidate for California state assembly, 1932. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in the back room of his shoe store, Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., June 23, 1933 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
Edward J. Brundage Edward Jackson Brundage (1869-1934) — also known as Edward J. Brundage — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Campbell, Steuben County, N.Y., May 13, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 6th District, 1899-1900, 1903-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1928 (alternate); Illinois state attorney general, 1917-25; corporate counsel, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Royal League. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., January 20, 1934 (age 64 years, 252 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Victor D. Brundage and Maria L. (Armstrong) Brundage; married, December 17, 1913, to Germaine Vernier (1886-1967).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Illinois Blue Book 1919
  Harwood Edward Odery Fish (1875-1934) — also known as Harwood E. Fish — of Roselle Park, Union County, N.J. Born in Otterville, Ontario, August 23, 1875. Mayor of Roselle Park, N.J., 1912-16. Killed himself with illuminating gas, in Roselle Park, Union County, N.J., September 4, 1934 (age 59 years, 12 days). Interment at Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John DeField Fish (1833-1911) and Janette Ann (Titus) Fish (1843-1886); married, June 22, 1898, to Florence Adeline More (1879-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Charles Hanson (1883-1935) — also known as George C. Hanson — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., October 11, 1883. Engineer; U.S. Deputy Consul General in Shanghai, 1911-12; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Chefoo, 1912-13; Dalny, 1913-14; Newchwang, 1914; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Tientsin, 1914-15; U.S. Consul in Swatow, 1915-17; Chungking, 1917-18; Foochow, 1918-21; Harbin, 1921-31; U.S. Consul General in Harbin, 1931-33; Moscow, 1934-35; Salonika, 1935, died in office 1935. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Delta Sigma; Delta Tau Delta; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Killed by a self-inflicted gunshot, aboard the steamship President Polk, en route from Marseilles to New York, in the North Atlantic Ocean, September 2, 1935 (age 51 years, 326 days). Interment somewhere in Fairfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles C. Hanson (c.1844-1934) and Josephine (Stegkemper) Hanson.
  Thomas Putnam Chapman (1875-1936) — also known as Thomas P. Chapman — of Fairfax, Va. Born in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Neb., December 31, 1875. Real estate and insurance business; mayor of Fairfax, Va., 1936; died in office 1936. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Fairfax firehouse, Fairfax, Va., February 25, 1936 (age 60 years, 56 days). Interment at Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Matthews Chapman (1839-1907) and Sarah (Putnam) Chapman (1846-1880); married to Estelle F. Inzer (1875-1952).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marion Anthony Zioncheck (1901-1936) — also known as Marion A. Zioncheck — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Kety, Galicia, Poland, December 5, 1901. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1933-36; died in office 1936. While running for re-election, he jumped from the window of his campaign office in the Arctic Building, and fell to his death, in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 7, 1936 (age 34 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Marion A. Zioncheck: Phil Campbell, Zioncheck for President: A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics
  Francis Aaron Spencer (1865-1936) — also known as Frank A. Spencer — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 24, 1865. Democrat. Commission merchant; importer; Consul for Mexico in Portland, Ore., 1895-1914; wholesale grocery manager; administrator, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, 1935; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1936. Jumped from the high Vista Avenue Viaduct, and fell hundreds of feet to his death amid traffic on Canyon Road, in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., December 22, 1936 (age 71 years, 333 days). His suicide note was quoted in news reports as follows: "Frankly, the pace has been too fast for me, and I cannot convince myself that I can make a comeback.". Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Byron W. Austin (1887-1937) — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., 1887. Democrat. Elected mayor of Danbury, Conn. 1937, but died before taking office. Died, probably by suicide, from carbon monoxide poisoning, in his car, in the garage of his hunting lodge, in New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., about April 1, 1937 (age about 49 years). Interment at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Austin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
J. Henry Roraback John Henry Roraback (1870-1937) — also known as J. Henry Roraback — of North Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., April 5, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924 (speaker), 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Arrangements Committee); Connecticut Republican state chair, 1912-37; member of Republican National Committee from Connecticut, 1924-32; president, Connecticut Light and Power Co., 1925-37; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1932-36. With his health compromised and activities limited by a severe streptococcus infection, he killed himself by gunshot, while sitting in his car near his hunting lodge, in Harwinton, Litchfield County, Conn., May 19, 1937 (age 67 years, 44 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, North Canaan, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Christian Roraback (1818-1893) and Maria L. (Hoysdradt) Roraback (1826-1904); brother of Alberto T. Roraback; married 1896 to Mary Louise Parsons; first cousin of Willard Andrew Roraback (1860-1928); first cousin thrice removed of Andrew W. Roraback; fourth cousin once removed of Emory Rasmussen Roraback.
  Political family: Roraback family of Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
  Coleman W. Avery (1880-1938) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 22, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1920; appointed 1920; defeated, 1920. According to published reports, he murdered his wife, Sara, by shooting her in the head, and then shot himself; he was found and taken to General Hospital, where he died without regaining consciousness, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 14, 1938 (age 58 years, 20 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Ledyard Avery (1833-1898) and Johanna (Ummethun) Avery (1843-1909); married 1904 to Elinor Coates Baer (1882-1929); married 1934 to Sara Loving (1893-1938).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Julius S. Berg Julius S. Berg (1895-1938) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured in combat and lost a leg; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1923-30; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1931-38; died in office 1938. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Indicted on charges of receiving money for his aid in procuring liquor licenses and arranging for concessions at the New York World's Fair; that same day, he killed himself by gunshot, in his law office, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 20, 1938 (age 43 years, 5 days). Interment at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Berg and Celia (Weinstein) Berg; married, June 20, 1920, to Rose Schram.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Pedro José de Larralde (1880-1938) — also known as Pedro J. de Larralde — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Venezuela, May 15, 1880. Physician; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Los Angeles, Calif., 1927-38. In grief over the death of his wife a year earlier, he killed himself, by carbon monoxide poisoning, inside his garage, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 8, 1938 (age 58 years, 85 days). Interment somewhere in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  James Montgomery Burlingame, Jr. (1868-1938) — also known as James M. Burlingame — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., June 6, 1868. Republican. Member of Montana state senate, 1911-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1916, 1920 (alternate). Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., December 28, 1938 (age 70 years, 205 days). Interment at Old Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of James Montgomery Burlingame and Mary Louie (Grant) Burlingame (1846-1929); married to Amy Gregg (1866-1903); fourth cousin of Alvah Waterman Burlingame, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Joel Burlingame (1800-1883).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Burlingame family of Vermont; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Lieberman (c.1888-1939) — also known as Leonard Madden — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1888. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912; member of New York state assembly from New York County 17th District, 1921; in March 1939, he was charged, along with two others, over a stock fraud scheme; he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail; meanwhile, in a separate case, he was indicted in Broome County. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, apparently of pneumonia, while attempting to kill himself with poison, in his room at the Tudor Hotel (where he had registered under the assumed name "Leonard Madden"), Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1939 (age about 51 years). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Augustus Tolbert (1891-1940) — also known as Joseph A. Tolbert — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, October 8, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina, 1923-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1936; candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1938. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., March 22, 1940 (age 48 years, 166 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Abbeville County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Red Tolbert (1863-1938) and Lucy (Collins) Tolbert.
  Political family: Tolbert family of Greenwood, South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ione Nicoll (d. 1940) — also known as Ione Page — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Female. Episcopalian. One of the leaders of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform; bolted the Republican Party over the prohibition issue in 1932. Jumped or fell sixteen stories to her death, from her room at New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 9, 1940. Interment at Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Howard Page and Mildred A. (Mitchell) Page (died 1937); married, April 19, 1911, to Courtlandt Nicoll (1880?-1938).
  Political family: Ryan-Nicoll family of New York City, New York.
  Frederick W. Kavanaugh (1871-1940) — also known as Fred W. Kavanaugh — of Waterford, Saratoga County, N.Y. Born in Waterford, Saratoga County, N.Y., September 10, 1871. Republican. Knit goods manufacturer; hotel owner; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908 (alternate), 1936; Saratoga County Sheriff; member of New York state senate 32nd District, 1921-24; chair of Saratoga County Republican Party, 1924-29. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Redmen. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in the garage adjoining his home, in Waterford, Saratoga County, N.Y., December 2, 1940 (age 69 years, 83 days). Entombed at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.
  Relatives: Brother of George W. Kavanaugh (1863?-?); married to Lillian Le Roy.
  Herschel L. Carnahan (c.1879-1941) — also known as H. L. Carnahan — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Aledo, Mercer County, Ill., about 1879. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1928-31; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1940. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head, at his downtown law office and died shortly afterward, at Georgia Street Receiving Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 13, 1941 (age about 62 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside, Calif.
  Anna Lou P. Boettcher (1903-1941) — also known as Anna Lou Pigott — of Denver, Colo. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., October 29, 1903. Delegate to Colorado convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Female. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Denver, Colo., September 17, 1941 (age 37 years, 323 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harry Hale Pigott (1868-1954) and Anna (Frizell) Pigott (1874-1956); married 1926 to Charles Boettcher II (1901-1963; son of Claudius Kedzie Boettcher; grandson of Charles Boettcher (1852-1948)); niece of William Trigg Pigott.
  Political family: Boettcher family of Denver, Colorado.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Crosby Hobbs (1879-1942) — also known as J. Crosby Hobbs — of Camden, Knox County, Maine. Born in Hope, Knox County, Maine, September 24, 1879. Democrat. Knox County Commissioner, 1907-12; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1908, 1936; Knox County Sheriff. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, February 18, 1942 (age 62 years, 147 days). Interment somewhere in Camden, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of James Philbrick Hobbs (1835-1904) and Nancy Maria (Miller) Hobbs (1843-1907); married, October 8, 1910, to Annie Stewart Johnson.
W. S. Van_Dyke Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke II (1889-1943) — also known as W. S. Van Dyke; "One-Take Woody" — of West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 21, 1889. Democrat. Child actor in vaudeville; director of dozens of movies, 1917-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Christian Scientist. Member, Society of Colonial Wars. Ill with cancer, he died by suicide, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 5, 1943 (age 53 years, 321 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of W. S. Van Dyke (Judge) and Laura (Winston) Van Dyke; married, February 26, 1935, to Ruth Mannix; cousin *** of Henry van Dyke (1852-1933).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Times, February 6, 1943
  Charles Dunsmore Millard (1873-1944) — also known as Charles D. Millard — of Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., December 1, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1920-37; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1928; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1931-37; resigned 1937; Westchester County Surrogate, 1937-43. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Psi Upsilon. Fearing that he was losing his mind, he jumped from the north end of the Henry Hudson Bridge, and fell 150 feet to his death on the rocks below, in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 11, 1944 (age 71 years, 10 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James S. Millard and Elizabeth (Purdy) Millard; married to Ethel Lee Williams (1879-1934); father of Ethel Lee Millard (1912-1997; who married William Pennell Snow (1907-1986)); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Willett and William Leete; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Tallmadge; second cousin twice removed of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; second cousin thrice removed of Peter Robert Livingston and Maturin Livingston; second cousin four times removed of Pierpont Edwards; third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Burr, Theodore Dwight and Henry Waggaman Edwards.
  Political family: Floyd-Woodbridge-Edwards family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Armijo Woodruff (1884-1945) — also known as Charles A. Woodruff — Born in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., January 12, 1884. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa; captain in Merchant Marine. Died by suicide, from hanging, in his room at the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 22, 1945 (age 61 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alan Nathaniel Steyne (1896-1946) — also known as Alan N. Steyne — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 19, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; in metal export business in China, 1928-29; U.S. Vice Consul in Montreal, 1929-31; Hamburg, 1932. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot, and died soon after, in Emergency Hospital, Washington, D.C., May 22, 1946 (age 49 years, 184 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Epitaph: "Until the day break, and the shadows flee away."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond L. Jaegers (1903-1946) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., June 23, 1903. Republican. Floyd County Sheriff, 1939-42; mayor of New Albany, Ind., 1943-46; died in office 1946. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his City Hall office, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., September 5, 1946 (age 43 years, 74 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Virginia M. Huckeby (1902-1982).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herbert Livingston Satterlee (1863-1947) — also known as Herbert L. Satterlee — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 31, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary for U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, 1887-89; served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; counsel for Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, 1898-1902; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1906-07; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1908-09; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1920. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Union League; Navy League; Society of Colonial Wars. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 14, 1947 (age 83 years, 256 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George LeRoy Bowen Satterlee (1833-1903) and Sarah Bradley (Wilcox) Satterlee (1833-1921); married, November 15, 1909, to Louisa Pierpont Morgan (1866-1946; daughter of J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913; financier)); second great-grandnephew of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794) and Walter Livingston; third great-grandson of Robert Livingston (1708-1790); third great-grandnephew of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston and William Livingston; fourth great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775) and Gilbert Livingston; fifth great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder and Pieter Van Brugh; fifth great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler, Johannes Cuyler and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin thrice removed of Henry Walter Livingston; first cousin four times removed of Philip Peter Livingston and Henry Brockholst Livingston; first cousin five times removed of Robert Gilbert Livingston and Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775); first cousin six times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746), Cornelis Cuyler and John Cruger, Jr.; first cousin seven times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin twice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859) and Edward Livingston (1796-1840); second cousin thrice removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Peter Augustus Jay, Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, William Jay and Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873); second cousin four times removed of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. and Edward Livingston (1764-1836); second cousin five times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler, Stephen John Schuyler and Henry Cruger (1739-1827); third cousin twice removed of Philip Schuyler, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer and John Jay II; third cousin thrice removed of Hamilton Fish; fourth cousin of Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?) and Bronson Murray Cutting; fourth cousin once removed of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Nicholas Fish, Hamilton Fish, Jr., John Kean, Hamilton Fish Kean and Brockholst Livingston.
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947) — also known as John G. Winant — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 23, 1889. Republican. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1917-18, 1923-24; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New Hampshire state senate, 1921-22; Governor of New Hampshire, 1925-27, 1931-35; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928 (Convention Vice-President; member, Credentials Committee), 1932; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1941-46. Episcopalian. Died by self-inflicted pistol shot, in Concord, Merrimack County, N.H., November 3, 1947 (age 58 years, 253 days). Interment at St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Winant and Jeanette L. (Gilbert) Winant; married 1919 to Constance Rivington Russell.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
Harold A. Bastien Harold A. Bastien (1896-1948) — of Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; postmaster at Manhattan Beach, Calif., 1941-48 (acting, 1941-42). Despondent over ill health, he shot and killed himself, in the garage of his home, in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 8, 1948 (age about 52 years). Interment at Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Los Angeles Times, September 9, 1948
  James Vincent Forrestal (1892-1949) — also known as James V. Forrestal — of Beacon, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Matteawan (now part of Beacon), Dutchess County, N.Y., February 15, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1944-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1947-49. Catholic. Jumped from a window on the 16th floor, and fell to his death, while a patient at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 22, 1949 (age 57 years, 96 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Edward S. Haws (1873-1949) — of Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Joanna, Berks County, Pa., May 4, 1873. Democrat. Plastering contractor; postmaster at Narberth, Pa., 1913-22; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928. Killed himself by rifle shot to the head, in the cellar of his home, Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa., December 26, 1949 (age 76 years, 236 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Haws and Sarah (McGowan) Haws; married to Ada Louise Ely.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward C. Krause (1914-1950) — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in 1914. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from La Crosse County 1st District, 1941-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., November 20, 1950 (age about 36 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Walter Tillett, Jr. (1888-1952) — also known as Charles W. Tillett, Jr. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Mangum, Richmond County, N.C., February 6, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1928 (alternate), 1944. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Major proponent of the United Nations. While suffering from depression, he jumped from the eighth floor of an office building, and fell to his death, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., December 23, 1952 (age 64 years, 321 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Walter Tillett and Carrie (Patterson) Tillett; married, July 21, 1917, to Gladys Avery Tillett (1892-1984).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vincent Luke Palmisano (1882-1953) — also known as Vincent L. Palmisano — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Termini, Sicily, Italy, August 5, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Baltimore city 1st District, 1914-15; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1927-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1940. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Foresters. Disappeared from his home, and either died by suicide or was murdered, January 12, 1953 (age 70 years, 160 days). His body was recovered from Baltimore Harbor, March 5, 1953. Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. (1895-1953) — also known as Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 6, 1895. Wisconsin Republican state chair, 1925; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1925-47; defeated in Republican primary, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1932. Protestant. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the bathroom of his home, in Washington, D.C., February 24, 1953 (age 58 years, 18 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Marion LaFollette and Belle (Case) LaFollette; brother of Philip Fox LaFollette; married, September 17, 1930, to Rachel Wilson Young; father of Bronson Cutting LaFollette (1936-).
  Political family: LaFollette family of Madison, Wisconsin (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert M. LaFollette, Jr.: Roger T. Johnson, Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. and the Decline of the Progressive Party in Wisconsin — Bernard A. Weisberger, The LaFollettes of Wisconsin : Love and Politics in Progressive America — Patrick J. Maney, Young Bob : A Biography of Robert M. LaFollette, Jr.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Lester Callaway Hunt (1892-1954) — of Lander, Fremont County, Wyo. Born in Isabel, Edgar County, Ill., July 8, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; dentist; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1933-34; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1935-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; Governor of Wyoming, 1943-49; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1949-54; died in office 1954. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. In despair over his poor health and threats to expose his son's arrest for homosexual solicitation, he died from self-inflicted rifle shot, at his desk in the Senate Office Building, and died soon after, in Casualty Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1954 (age 61 years, 346 days). Interment at Beth El Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Rubey Mosley Hulen (1894-1956) — also known as Rubey M. Hulen — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Hallsville, Boone County, Mo., July 9, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Boone County Prosecuting Attorney, 1920-24; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1943-56; died in office 1956. Wounded by self-inflicted gunshot, and died soon after, at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., July 7, 1956 (age 61 years, 364 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Guy R. Fisher (d. 1957) — of Staunton, Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1932. Died, by his own hand, Staunton, Va., January 15, 1957. Burial location unknown.
  Clendenin James Ryan (1905-1957) — also known as Clendenin Ryan — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Allamuchy, Warren County, N.J. Born in Suffern, Rockland County, N.Y., July 16, 1905. Republican. Aide to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, 1938-39; New York City Commissioner of Commerce, 1939; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948; Independent Voters candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1953. Catholic. Died by self-inflicted gunshot, in the same East 70th Street townhouse where his father killed himself in 1939, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 12, 1957 (age 52 years, 58 days). Interment at Culinary Institute of America Grounds, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Clendenin James Ryan (1882-1939) and Caroline (O'Neil) Ryan (1885-1946); married 1937 to Jean Harder (1915-1991); grandson of Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928).
  Political family: Ryan-Nicoll family of New York City, New York.
  Robert Ralph Young (1897-1958) — also known as Robert R. Young; "Railroad Young"; "Populist of Wall Street"; "The Daring Young Man of Wall Street"; "Maverick of Wall Street" — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in Canadian, Hemphill County, Tex., February 14, 1897. Republican. Stockbroker; financier; assistant treasurer of General Motors; predicted the 1929 stock market crash, and profited by selling stocks short; chairman of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, and later the New York Central Railroads; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1944. Presbyterian. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., January 25, 1958 (age 60 years, 345 days). Interment at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Portsmouth, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of David John Young (1865-1927) and Mary Arabella (Moody) Young (1869-1910); married, April 27, 1916, to Anita Ten Eyck O'Keeffe (1892-1985; sister of artist Georgia O'Keeffe); father of Eleanor Jane 'Cookie' Young (1918-1941; famed socialite and 'Glamour Girl', killed in plane crash).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Alfred Mathis (1869-1958) — also known as Thomas A. Mathis; "Cap'n Tom" — of Tuckerton, Ocean County, N.J.; Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. Born in New Gretna, Burlington County, N.J., June 7, 1869. Republican. Mariner; automobile dealer; member of New Jersey state senate from Ocean County, 1910-11, 1914-15, 1923-31, 1942-46; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1928, 1940, 1944; secretary of state of New Jersey, 1931-41. Indicted for tax evasion by a federal grand jury in 1937. He killed himself, by self-inflicted gunshot, in Toms River, Ocean County, N.J., May 18, 1958 (age 88 years, 345 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Toms River, N.J.
  Relatives: Father of William Steelman Mathis (1898-1981).
  The Thomas A. Mathis Bridge (opened 1950), which carries eastbound Route 37 across Barnegat Bay, from Toms River to Seaside Heights, New Jersey, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. (1903-1960) — also known as Melvin H. Purvis; "Little Mel" — of Florence, Florence County, S.C. Born in Timmonsville, Florence County, S.C., October 24, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; FBI agent; involved in the capture or killing of outlaws in the 1930s, including John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1940. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, in Florence, Florence County, S.C., February 29, 1960 (age 56 years, 128 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Horace Purvis (1869-1938) and Janie Elizabeth (Mims) Purvis (1874-1927); married to Marie Rosanne Willcox (1908-1977); father of Melvin Horace Purvis III (1939-1986).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Douglas Hemphill Elliott (1921-1960) — also known as Douglas H. Elliott — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 3, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1957-60; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1960; died in office 1960. Less than two months after taking office as U.S. Representative, he killed himself by draping a deer skin over his head and the tail pipe of a car, to produce carbon monoxide poisoning, in Horse Valley, Franklin County, Pa., June 19, 1960 (age 39 years, 16 days). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood (1926-1960) — also known as Joseph W. Bloodgood — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., May 15, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Dane County Coroner, 1951-54; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 1st District, 1955-56; Dane County District Attorney, 1957-60; Dane County Family Court Judge, 1960. Died from suicide, by hanging himself with his belt, in a hospital shower room, in Madison, Dane County, Wis., July 7, 1960 (age 34 years, 53 days). Interment at Nashotah House Cemetery, Summit, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Joseph Bloodgood (1897-1961) and Jane Gray (Cleveland) Bloodgood (1899-1983); married, December 21, 1948, to Mary Elizabeth Peck (1922-2018); nephew of James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; grandson of James Harlan Cleveland; great-grandson of Francis Landon Cleveland and Stanley Matthews; great-grandnephew of John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911); second great-grandson of James Harlan; first cousin twice removed of Henry Watterson and John Maynard Harlan; second cousin once removed of Harvey Watterson and John Marshall Harlan (1899-1971); second cousin twice removed of Grover Cleveland; second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Usher; third cousin once removed of Richard Folsom Cleveland (1897-1974); third cousin thrice removed of John Palmer Usher and Robert Cleveland Usher.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Balfour Bowen Thorn Lord (1906-1965) — also known as Thorn Lord — of Lawrence Township, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., August 24, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1943-45; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Mercer County, 1947; chair of Mercer County Democratic Party, 1949-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1960; New Jersey Democratic state chair, 1961-65; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1964. Episcopalian. Killed himself by strangling with an electric shaver cord, in Princeton, Mercer County, N.J., June 16, 1965 (age 58 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carroll Putnam Lord (1875-1958) and Frances Roberts (Troy) Lord (1883-1952); married to Margaret Eastburn (divorced) and Nina Underwood McAlpin (1907?-1965).
  Willis Randolph Lovelace, Jr. (1912-1965) — also known as Willis Lovelace — of Corona, Lincoln County, N.M. Born in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., February 29, 1912. Republican. Rancher; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in near Corona, Lincoln County, N.M., August 18, 1965 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Randolph Lovelace (1869-1956) and Edna Marze (Rountree) Lovelace; married, November 17, 1934, to Frances Alice Holt (1911-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Inger Stevens (1934-1970) — also known as Inger Stensland; "Kay Palmer" — Born in Stockholm, Sweden, October 18, 1934. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Swedish ancestry. Died, from acute barbiturate poisoning, (later ruled to be suicide), in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 30, 1970 (age 35 years, 194 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Daughter of Per Stensland and Lisbet Stensland; married, July 9, 1955, to Anthony Soglio; married, November 18, 1961, to Isaac 'Ike' Jones (1929-2014).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John W. Peters (c.1921-1970) — of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo. Born about 1921. Republican. Nominated in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District 1970, but died before election. Shot and killed himself, in his campaign office, Brentwood, St. Louis County, Mo., September 27, 1970 (age about 49 years). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Joseph Donovan (1926-1971) — also known as Richard Donovan; Dick Donovan — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif. Born in New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., February 24, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; police officer; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1965-69; municipal judge in California, 1969-71; died in office 1971. Catholic; later Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Sons of the American Revolution. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and died soon after, in a hospital at Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif., November 21, 1971 (age 45 years, 270 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, Calif.
  The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, in San Diego County, California, is named for him.
  William Oswald Mills (1924-1973) — also known as William O. Mills — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born in Bethlehem, Caroline County, Md., August 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1971-73; died in office 1973; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972. Methodist. The Washington Post reported that his campaign was under investigation for receiving $25,000 from secret funds of President Richard Nixon's re-election committee, and failed to report the contribution as required by law; this tied him to the Watergate scandal; a day later, he killed himself, by gunshot, at his Mulberry Hill farm, Talbot County, Md., May 24, 1973 (age 48 years, 285 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Fife Knowland (1908-1974) — also known as William F. Knowland — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., June 26, 1908. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of California state assembly, 1933-35; member of California state senate, 1935-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1964 (delegation chair), 1968; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1938-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from California, 1945-59; candidate for Governor of California, 1958. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his summer home near Guerneville, Sonoma County, Calif., February 23, 1974 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Russell Knowland (1873-1966); married 1925 to Helen Davis Herrick (divorced 1972); married 1972 to Ann Dickson.
  Campaign slogan (1946): "We will not surrender."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about William F. Knowland: Gayle B. Montgomery & James W. Johnson, One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland
  William Monroe Rainach (1913-1978) — also known as William M. Rainach; Willie Rainach; William Odom — of Summerfield, Claiborne Parish, La. Born in Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, La., July 31, 1913. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1940-48; member of Louisiana state senate, 1948-60; candidate in primary for Governor of Louisiana, 1959; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Summerfield, Claiborne Parish, La., January 26, 1978 (age 64 years, 179 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery, Homer, La.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Albert Monroe Rainach (1869-1933) and Hannah (Shirey) Rainach (1872-1954); married to Mable Justin Fincher (1915-1995).
  Campaign slogan (1959): "For the sake of our children, elect Rainach governor."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bartholomew F. Guida (1914-1978) — also known as Bart Guida — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., 1914. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1970-75; defeated in primary, 1975. Died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., April 26, 1978 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Guida; married to Caroline Scates.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Zuinglius Anderson (1904-1981) — also known as Jack Z. Anderson; "Airplane Ears" — of San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904. Republican. Orchardist; U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1939-53. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Hollister, San Benito County, Calif., February 9, 1981 (age 76 years, 324 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of George Howard Anderson and Susan (Brown) Anderson; married, May 15, 1926, to Frances Giffen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gustav J. Akerland (1920-1981) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born September 14, 1920. Republican. Mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1981. A month after becoming acting mayor, he was found wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot, on the floor of his office in the Annapolis municipal building, and died a few days later without regaining consciousness, in Anne Arundel General Hospital, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., April 15, 1981 (age 60 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Audrey Phillips Beck (1931-1983) — also known as Audrey P. Beck; Audrey Elaine Phillips — of Storrs, Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 6, 1931. Democrat. University professor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1967-75; member of Connecticut state senate, 1975-83. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Killed herself by slashing her wrists, in a wooded area of Willington, Tolland County, Conn., March 9, 1983 (age 51 years, 215 days). Interment at New Storrs Cemetery, Storrs, Mansfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Gilbert W. Phillips (1907-1996) and Mary Elizabeth (Reilly) Phillps (1910-1985); married to Curt Frederic Beck (1924-2020).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Donald R. Manes (1934-1986) — also known as "The King of Queens" — of Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 18, 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; borough president of Queens, New York, 1971-86; resigned 1986; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984. On January 10, 1986, he was found driving erratically and bleeding from slashes to his wrist and ankle; at first he claimed he had been abducted, but then admitted his wounds were self-inflicted; while he was hospitalized, a criminal investigation against him became public. Stabbed himself in the heart, and died soon after, at Booth Memorial Medical Center, Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., March 13, 1986 (age 52 years, 54 days). Interment at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Marlene Warshofsky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Porter East (1931-1986) — also known as John P. East — of North Carolina. Born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., May 5, 1931. Republican. Candidate for secretary of state of North Carolina, 1968; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1972; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1981-86; died in office 1986. Presbyterian. His legs were paralyzed due to polio. Killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning, in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., June 29, 1986 (age 55 years, 55 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Samuel Jerome Bronson (1930-1986) — also known as S. Jerome Bronson — of Franklin, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 21, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1960; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1965-68; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1966; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1969-86; died in office 1986. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association. Arrested and charged with soliciting and accepting a bribe of $20,000 for his vote on a pending case; he killed himself by gunshot the same day, in Franklin, Oakland County, Mich., November 14, 1986 (age 56 years, 238 days). Interment at Beth El Memorial Park, Livonia, Mich.
  Cross-reference: James N. Canham
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Budd Dwyer (1939-1987) — also known as R. Budd Dwyer — of Pennsylvania. Born in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo., November 21, 1939. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1965-70; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1971-81; resigned 1981; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1981-87; died in office 1987. Baptist. Member, National Education Association; Eagles; Theta Chi; Jaycees. Convicted in December 1986 of bribery and conspiracy in federal court. About to be sentenced, and widely expected to resign from office, he called a press conference; there, in front of spectators and television cameras, he insisted he was not guilty, and then shot and killed himself, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., January 22, 1987 (age 47 years, 62 days). Interment at Blooming Valley Cemetery, Blooming Valley, Pa.
  Cross-reference: Robert B. Asher
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Sarah Goddard Power (1935-1987) — also known as Sarah Goddard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 19, 1935. Democrat. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1975-87; died in office 1987; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Female. Protestant. Died by suicide, from jumping to her death from the eighth floor of Burton Tower, on the University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 24, 1987 (age 51 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Wendell Converse Goddard and Katherine Shearer Russel Goddard; married 1971 to Philip H. Power (1938?-) (son of Eugene Barnum Power).
  Political family: Power family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Donald Edgar Koster (1937-1987) — also known as Donald E. Koster — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born November 11, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 53rd District, 1970. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the garage of his home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 26, 1987 (age 49 years, 166 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Koster and Frances (Eck) Koster; married to Marilyn Axelrod.
  Forrest Howard Anderson (1913-1989) — also known as Forrest Anderson — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., January 30, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1943-45; Lewis and Clark County Attorney, 1945-47; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1953-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; Montana state attorney general, 1957-68; Governor of Montana, 1969-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Phi Delta Theta. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., July 20, 1989 (age 76 years, 171 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar A. Anderson and Nora (O'Keefe) Anderson; married, January 24, 1941, to Margaret Evelyn Samson (1914-2001).
  The Forrest H. Anderson Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Missouri River at Craig, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gentry Crowell (1932-1989) — of Tennessee. Born in Chestnut Mound, Smith County, Tenn., December 10, 1932. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1969-77; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1977-89; died in office 1989. His office was a target of the federal "Operation Rocky Top" investigation into fraudulent charity bingo games; his administrative assistant admitted to longtime embezzlement. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 12, 1989, and died eight days later in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 20, 1989 (age 57 years, 10 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tenn.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ricardo Jerome Bordallo (1927-1990) — also known as Ricardo J. Bordallo; Ricky Bordallo — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, December 11, 1927. Democrat. Restaurant owner; automobile dealer; member of Guam legislature, 1956-70; Guam Democratic Party chair, 1960-63, 1971-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1964; Governor of Guam, 1975-78, 1983-86; defeated, 1970; Convicted in 1987 on corruption charges, including bribery, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering; sentenced to nine years in prison and fined; some of the charges were overturned on appeal in 1988; resentenced to four years in prison in December, 1989. Catholic. Chamorro ancestry. Just before he was to report to prison, he chained himself to a statue of Chief Quipuha, in a busy traffic circle at rush hour; wrapped in a Guam flag and wearing a sign saying "I regret I have but one life to give for my island," he shot and killed himself, in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, February 1, 1990 (age 62 years, 52 days). Interment at Pigo Catholic Cemetery, Hagatna, Guam.
  Relatives: Son of Baltazar Jeronimo 'B. J.' Bordallo (1900-1984) and Josefina Torres (Pangelinan) Bordallo (1906-1945); brother of Paul Joseph Bordallo (1930-2007); married 1953 to Madeleine Mary Zeien.
  Political family: Bordallo family of Minnesota.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank J. Forshee (1896-1991) — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 10, 1896. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940. Irish and German ancestry. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 15, 1991 (age 94 years, 219 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Forshee (1854-1941) and Virginia (Cowan) Forshee (1857-1933); brother of Ray Louis Forshee; first cousin once removed of David E. Waite (1853-1923).
  Political family: Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Aris Tee Allen (1910-1991) — also known as Aris T. Allen — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., December 27, 1910. Republican. Physician; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1967-74, 1991; died in office 1991; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972 (delegation chair); Maryland Republican state chair, 1977-79; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1978; member of Maryland state senate 30th District, 1979-81. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; American Medical Association; American Legion; NAACP. Following a diagnosis of cancer, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his parked rental car, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., February 5, 1991 (age 80 years, 40 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen and Maryetta (Whitby) Allen; married 1947 to Faye E. Watson.
  Aris T. Allen Boulevard (Maryland Route 665), in Annapolis, Maryland, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Vann Rogers, Jr. (1911-1993) — also known as Will Rogers, Jr. — of Culver City, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New York, October 20, 1911. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1943-44; resigned 1944; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in in Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Ariz., July 9, 1993 (age 81 years, 262 days). Interment at Tubac Cemetery, Tubac, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Will Rogers (1879-1935; humorist) and Betty (Blake) Rogers; brother of Jimmy Rogers (1915-2000; actor); married, May 26, 1941, to Collier Connell (died 1976).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Internet Movie Database profile
  Nicholas J. Wasicsko (1959-1993) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., May 13, 1959. Democrat. Police officer; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1988-89; defeated, 1989. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Oakland Cemetery (near his father's grave), Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., October 29, 1993 (age 34 years, 169 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Wasicsko and Anne (Slota) Wasicsko.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr. (1945-1994) — of Mt. Vernon, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Jacksonville, Onslow County, N.C., August 18, 1945. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; lost both legs in the explosion of an improvised land mine in South Vietnam, 1968; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1978; received a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his autobiography, Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet. Killed by a self-inflicted gunshot, in Mt. Vernon, Fairfax County, Va., May 11, 1994 (age 48 years, 266 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Burwell Puller (1898-1971) and Virginia Montague (Evans) Puller (1908-2006); married to Linda Todd Puller (1945-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John D. Gray (c.1928-1995) — of Virginia. Born about 1928. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1965-82; circuit judge in Virginia, 1983-95. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the day after being told his lung cancer was terminal, Hampton, Va., December 10, 1995 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Carl Maxey (1924-1997) — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born June 23, 1924. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1970. African ancestry. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., July 17, 1997 (age 73 years, 24 days). Burial location unknown.
  David J. Dwork (c.1941-1997) — of Mahwah, Bergen County, N.J. Born about 1941. Mayor of Mahwah, N.J., 1991-97; died in office 1997. Shot and killed himself in his office in the Town Hall, Mahwah, Bergen County, N.J., August 18, 1997 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  William Woodward III (1944-1999) — also known as Woody Woodward — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born July 24, 1944. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; magazine publisher; candidate for New York state senate 26th District, 1978. Jumped from the kitchen window of his apartment, and fell to his death fourteen stories below, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 2, 1999 (age 54 years, 282 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ann Eden (Crowell) Woodward (1915-1975) and William 'Billy' Woodward (1920-1955); grandson of Elsie Cryder Woodward; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Rodman West (1822-1898).
  Political family: Sherman family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Forever in our hearts."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Steve Apodaca (c.1951-2001) — of San Clemente, Orange County, Calif. Born in Downey, Los Angeles County, Calif., about 1951. Republican. Insurance broker; political consultant; candidate in primary for California state assembly 73rd District, 1998. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in San Clemente, Orange County, Calif., April 2, 2001 (age about 50 years). Burial location unknown.
  Colin Riley McMillan (1935-2003) — also known as Colin R. McMillan — of New Mexico. Born July 27, 1935. Republican. Oil executive; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1971-82; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1994. Died, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Roswell, Chaves County, N.M., July 24, 2003 (age 67 years, 362 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Harry E. Claiborne (c.1918-2004) — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in McRae, White County, Ark., about 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1950; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1964; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1979-86; convicted in 1984 of tax evasion, and sentenced to two years in prison; impeached in 1986 by the U.S. House and convicted (removed from office) by the Senate. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., January 19, 2004 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) — also known as Art Teele — of Florida. Born in Prince George's County, Md., May 14, 1946. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; director, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1981-83; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992; as Miami city commissioner in 1997-2004, he chaired the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA); an investigation of corruption in the agency, started in 2003, led to charges that he had accepted $135,000 in kickbacks from two construction companies; as a result, he was removed from office in 2004 by Gov. Jeb Bush; in August, 2004, when he and his wife were under surveillance, he drove his car at a police detective in an attempt to run him over, and also threatened to kill police officers who had been following his wife during the investigation; convicted in March 2005 on charges related to this incident; indicted on July 14, 2005, on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges, over a scheme to fraudulently obtain contracts for electrical work at the Miami International Airport through a "minority-owned" shell company; published police reports revealed that he had put his mistress on the CRA payroll, that he regularly bought and used cocaine, and that he frequently made use of a male prostitute. Church of God in Christ. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi; NAACP; Freemasons. Came to the offices of the Miami Herald newspaper, and shot himself in the head with a semiautomatic pistol; he died two hours later in the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 27, 2005 (age 59 years, 74 days). Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Stephanie Kerr.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Richard J. Egan Richard John Egan (1936-2009) — also known as Richard J. Egan — Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., February 28, 1936. Republican. Co-founder of EMC Corporation, technology firm; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 2001-02. Irish ancestry. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, while suffering from lung cancer, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 28, 2009 (age 73 years, 181 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Maureen Fitzgerald.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Boston Globe, August 29, 2009
  James Douglas Johnson (1924-2010) — also known as James D. Johnson; Jim Johnson; "Justice Jim" — of Crossett, Ashley County, Ark.; Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born in Crossett, Ashley County, Ark., August 20, 1924. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate 22nd District, 1950-54; Democratic candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1956 (primary), 1966; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1959-66; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1968. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners. Diehard segregationist. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., February 13, 2010 (age 85 years, 177 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas William Johnson and Maudie Myrtle (Long) Johnson; married, December 21, 1947, to Virginia Lillian Morris (1928-2007).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Lofton Brown (1949-2011) — also known as Robert Brown — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga., January 30, 1949. Democrat. Member of Georgia state senate 26th District, 1991-2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008; candidate for mayor of Macon, Ga., 2011. African ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., December 8, 2011 (age 62 years, 312 days). Interment at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens, Jones County, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Joe Brown and Ruby (Lofton) Brown.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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