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Politicians Who Died of Throat or Larynx Cancer

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in chronological order

Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) — also known as Ulysses S. Grant; Hiram Ulysses Grant; "Savior of the Union"; "Lion of Vicksburg"; "The Austerlitz of American Politics"; "Unconditional Surrender Grant"; "The Galena Tanner"; "The Silent Soldier"; "The Silent General" — of Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill. Born in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, April 27, 1822. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; President of the United States, 1869-77; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1880. Methodist. Scottish ancestry. Member, Loyal Legion. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died of throat cancer, at Mt. McGregor, Saratoga County, N.Y., July 23, 1885 (age 63 years, 87 days). Interment at General Grant Memorial, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Root Grant (1794-1873) and Hannah (Simpson) Grant (1798-1883); married, August 22, 1848, to Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902; sister-in-law of Alexander Sharp; sister of George Wrenshall Dent and Lewis Dent); father of Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912) and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.; grandfather of Nellie Grant (1881-1972; who married William Pigott Cronan); first cousin twice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; second cousin once removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop, Abel Huntington and William Rush Merriam; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington and Henry Scudder; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Theodore Davenport, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, Jesse Monroe Hatch, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Warren Delano Robbins.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Horace Porter — Ayres Phillips Merrill — Robert Martin Douglas — Thomas L. Hamer — James Arkell
  Grant counties in Ark., Kan., La., Minn., Neb., N.M., N.Dak., Okla., Ore., S.Dak., Wash. and W.Va. are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Ulysses G. PalmerUlysses S. G. BieberUlysses G. DenmanUlysses G. CrandellUlysses S. G. BlakelyS. U. G. RhodesUlysses G. BordenU. Grant MengelUlysses G. FosterUlysses G. ByersU. S. Grant Leverett
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $50 bill, and also appeared on $1 and $5 silver certificates in 1887-1927.
  Personal motto: "When in doubt, fight."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Ulysses S. Grant: Jean Edward Smith, Grant — Frank J. Scaturro, President Grant Reconsidered — William S. McFeely, Grant — Brooks D. Simpson, Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865 — Brooks D. Simpson, Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 — James S. Brisbin, The campaign lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax — Josiah Bunting III, Ulysses S. Grant — Michael Korda, Ulysses S. Grant : The Unlikely Hero — Edward H. Bonekemper, A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius — Harry J. Maihafer, The General and the Journalists: Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, and Charles Dana — H. W. Brands, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace — Charles Bracelen Flood, Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year — Joan Waugh, U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth
  Critical books about Ulysses S. Grant: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents
  Fiction about Ulysses S. Grant: Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen, Grant Comes East — Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen, Never Call Retreat : Lee and Grant: The Final Victory
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Granville Henderson Oury (1825-1891) — also known as Granville H. Oury — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Florence, Pinal County, Ariz. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 12, 1825. Democrat. Delegate from Arizona Territory to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Arizona territorial House of Representatives; elected 1866, 1873, 1875; Arizona territory attorney general, 1869; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1881-85; defeated, 1878; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1884. Died of throat cancer, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., January 11, 1891 (age 65 years, 305 days). Interment at Adamsville Cemetery, Near Florence, Pinal County, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 30, 1850. Army officer; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1889-93; New York City Police Commissioner, 1894-98; general in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Died, from throat cancer, April 11, 1912 (age 61 years, 317 days). Interment at United States Military Academy Cemetery, West Point, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia (Dent) Grant (1826-1902); brother of Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.; married, October 20, 1874, to Ida M. Honoré (1854-1930); nephew of George Wrenshall Dent (1819-1899) and Lewis Dent; first cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; second cousin twice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Rush Merriam.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Eldest son of General and President Ulysses S. Grant."
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ivey Goodman Riddick (1861-1920) — also known as Ivey G. Riddick — of Franklin County, N.C. Born in Wake County, N.C., December 3, 1861. Physician; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1903-04. Died, from throat cancer, in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., January 1, 1920 (age 58 years, 29 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Willie Goodman Riddick (1835-1911) and Annie Ivey (Jones) Riddick (1836-1900); married 1888 to Annie Dunn (1864-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Maecenas Eason Benton (1848-1924) — also known as Maecenas E. Benton — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tenn., January 29, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Newton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1878-82; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1896; U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1897-1905; defeated, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1908; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 18th District, 1922-23. Died, from carcinoma of larynx, in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., April 27, 1924 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Neosho, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hart Benton (1824-1879) and Mary Ellen (Eason) Benton (1831-1880); married, June 24, 1888, to Elizabeth Wise (1866-1952); grandnephew of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858); first cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. (1816-1879).
  Political family: Benton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. (1852-1929) — also known as Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.; Buck Grant — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio, July 22, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896 (Convention Vice-President), 1900; Presidential Elector for California, 1904, 1908. Died of throat cancer, in the Sandberg Lodge, Sandberg, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 25, 1929 (age 77 years, 65 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia (Dent) Grant (1826-1902); brother of Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); married, November 1, 1880, to Josephine Chaffee (1857-1909; daughter of Jerome Bunty Chaffee); married, July 12, 1913, to America Workman Will (1878-1942); nephew of George Wrenshall Dent and Lewis Dent; first cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; second cousin twice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Rush Merriam.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Coleman du Pont (1863-1930) — also known as T. Coleman du Pont — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 11, 1863. Republican. Engineer; president, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Powder Co., 1902-15; president, Central Coal and Iron Co., and other mining firms; director, Union National Bank; owner of hotels; Delaware Republican state chair, 1904-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1908 (alternate), 1920 (speaker), 1924, 1928; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1908-30; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1921-22, 1925-28; appointed 1921; defeated, 1922; resigned 1928. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Union League. Died, from cancer of the larynx, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 11, 1930 (age 66 years, 335 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Antoine Bidermann du Pont (1837-1923) and Ellen Susan (Coleman) du Pont (1838-1876); married, January 17, 1889, to Alice Elsie du Pont (1863-1937); father of Alice Hounsfield du Pont (1891-1967; who married Clayton Douglass Buck) and Francis Victor du Pont; grandfather of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont; grandnephew of Henry DuPont; first cousin of Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954); first cousin once removed of Henry Algernon du Pont, Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; first cousin twice removed of Charles Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; second cousin of Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford, Jr., Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard and Eugene Lammot; second cousin once removed of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second cousin twice removed of Richard Henry Bayard.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Emile Harley (1880-1942) — also known as J. E. Harley — of Barnwell, Barnwell County, S.C. Born in Williston, Barnwell County, S.C., September 14, 1880. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1905-06, 1927-30; mayor of Barnwell, S.C., 1912-22; law partner of Solomon Blatt, 1917-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1931-41; Governor of South Carolina, 1941-42; died in office 1942. Died, from throat cancer, in the South Carolina Governor's Mansion, Columbia, Richland County, S.C., February 27, 1942 (age 61 years, 166 days). Interment at Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery, Barnwell, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Lunsford F. Harley (1842-1911) and Elizabeth (Hummel) Harley (1852-1928); married to Sarah Agnes Richardson (1882-1964).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Henry Fead (1877-1943) — also known as Louis H. Fead — of Newberry, Luce County, Mich.; Pleasant Ridge, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Lexington, Sanilac County, Mich., May 2, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Luce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-12; vice-president, Newberry State Bank; circuit judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1913-28; resigned 1928; worked with the Red Cross in France during and after World War I; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928-37; appointed 1928; defeated, 1937; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928, 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Kiwanis; Lions. Died, from a heart attack while suffering from throat cancer, in the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 4, 1943 (age 65 years, 278 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park, Near Lansing, Eaton County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Lawrence Fead and Augusta (Walther) Fead; married, September 19, 1919, to Marion McPherson.
  Charles Henry Abegg (1864-1958) — also known as Charles Abegg; Carl Abegg — of New York. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, April 15, 1864. Naturalized U.S. citizen; U.S. Consular Agent in Port de Paix, 1896-1924. Swiss ancestry. Died, from cancer of the larynx, in Port de Paix, Haiti, June 12, 1958 (age 94 years, 58 days). Interment at Cemetery of Port de Paix, Port de Paix, Haiti.
  Edward F. Clark (1898-1963) — also known as Howie Clark — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., May 1, 1898. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956 (alternate); mayor of Bayonne, N.J., 1951-55. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis; Elks. Died, of throat cancer, in Pollak Hospital, Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., December 27, 1963 (age 65 years, 240 days). Interment at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  John Bartlow Martin (1915-1987) — of Illinois. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, August 3, 1915. Journalist; author; speechwriter for Adlai E. Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Hubert Humphrey; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1962-63. Died, from throat cancer, in Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, Lake County, Ill., January 3, 1987 (age 71 years, 153 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Herman Cemetery, Herman, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Martin and Laura Martin; married to Frances Rose Smethurst Martin.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) — also known as Samuel George Davis — Born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 8, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; singer; dancer; actor; injured in an automobile accident in 1954, and lost his left eye; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Jewish. African and Cuban ancestry. Received the Spingarn Medal in 1968. Died, from complications of throat cancer, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 16, 1990 (age 64 years, 159 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel George Davis (1900-1988) and Elvera (Sanchez) Davis (1905-2000); married, January 10, 1958, to Loray White (divorced 1959); married, November 13, 1960, to May Britt (divorced 1968); married, May 11, 1970, to Altovise Gore (1943-2009).
  Epitaph: "The Entertainer -- He Did It All"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Curt Flood Curt Flood (1938-1997) — also known as Charles Curtis Flood — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 18, 1938. Democrat. Professional baseball player in 1959-71; sued to overturn the reserve clause and make players free agents; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. African ancestry. Died, from throat cancer and pneumonia, in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1997 (age 59 years, 2 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1959 to Beverly Collins (divorced 1966); married, December 20, 1986, to Judy Pace.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: L.A. Progressive
  Robert F. Brachtenbach (1931-2008) — of Selah, Yakima County, Wash. Born in Sidney, Cheyenne County, Neb., January 28, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1962-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1968; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1972-94. Died, of throat cancer, in Cottage Grove, Lane County, Ore., May 2, 2008 (age 77 years, 95 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Brachtenbach and Elizabeth Brachtenbach; married to Nancy Blair (divorced).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Tom Chambers Tom Chambers (1943-2013) — Born in Wapato, Yakima County, Wash., October 11, 1943. Lawyer; justice of Washington state supreme court, 2001-12. Died, from throat cancer, in Issaquah, King County, Wash., December 11, 2013 (age 70 years, 61 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: TomChambers.com
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