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  William Churchill Houston (c.1746-1788) — of Somerset County, N.J. Born in Sumter District (now Sumter County), S.C., about 1746. College professor; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1777-78; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1779-81, 1784-85; lawyer; clerk, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1781-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. Presbyterian. Died of tuberculosis, while lodging at an inn in Frankford, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 12, 1788 (age about 42 years). Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Smith (1755-1796).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Bowdoin (1726-1790) — of Massachusetts. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 7, 1726. Delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1779-80; Governor of Massachusetts, 1785-87; delegate to Massachusetts convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788. French ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 6, 1790 (age 64 years, 91 days). Interment at Old Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Bowdoin (1676-1747) and Hannah (Portage) Bowdoin (1686-1726); married to Elizabeth Erving (1731-1809); father of James Bowdoin III; great-grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop; fifth great-grandfather of William Amory Gardner Minot and John Forbes Kerry; second cousin thrice removed of George Griswold Sill (1829-1907).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, is named for him.  — The towns of Bowdoin & Bowdoinham, Maine, are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Shepardson (d. 1802) — of Guilford, Windham County, Vt. Justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1778-79; member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1780. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., January 3, 1802. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, January 17, 1754, to Anna Blanchard; father of Samuel Shepardson (1757-1813).
  Solomon D. Sutherland (1762-1802) — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1762. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1795-96; member of New York state senate Middle District, 1800-02; died in office 1802. Died, from consumption, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., September 10, 1802 (age about 40 years). Interment at Sutherland Cemetery, Stanfordville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of David Sutherland and Judeth (Griffin) Sutherland; married to Tamma Thompson; father of Jacob Livingston Sutherland (1788-1845).
  Political families: Lansing family of New York; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Madison (1763-1816) — of Kentucky. Born in Augusta County (part now in Rockingham County), Va., June, 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1796-1816; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Kentucky, 1816; died in office 1816. Died of tuberculosis, in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., October 14, 1816 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Madison (1724-1783) and Agatha (Strother) Madison (1728-1822); married, February 11, 1796, to Jane Smith (1777-1811); first cousin once removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; first cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner; second cousin once removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813), Francis Walker, Clement F. Dorsey and Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Dorsey, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Aylett Hawes Buckner; second cousin thrice removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Eli Huston Brown, Jr., Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro and Max Rogers Strother (1908-1982); second cousin five times removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner and John Tyler (1790-1862); third cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner and David Gardiner Tyler; third cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith, Key Pittman, Vail Montgomery Pittman and Bronson Murray Cutting.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
James Monroe James Monroe (1758-1831) — of Spotsylvania County, Va. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., April 28, 1758. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1782, 1786, 1810-11; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1783-86; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Spotsylvania County, 1788; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1790-94; U.S. Minister to France, 1794-96; Great Britain, 1803-07; Governor of Virginia, 1799-1802, 1811; U.S. Secretary of State, 1811-17; U.S. Secretary of War, 1814-15; President of the United States, 1817-25; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1930. Died, probably of tuberculosis, in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 4, 1831 (age 73 years, 67 days). Originally entombed at New York Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; subsequently entombed at New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment in 1858 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Spence Monroe (1727-1774) and Elizabeth (Jones) Monroe (1727-1758); married, February 16, 1786, to Eliza Kortright (1768-1830); nephew of Joseph Jones; uncle of James Monroe; second great-granduncle of Theodore Douglas Robinson (1883-1934) and Corinne Robinson Alsop; distant cousin *** of Thomas Bell Monroe.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe family of Virginia and Washington (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Monroe counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., W.Va. and Wis. are named for him.
  The city of Monrovia, Liberia, is named for him.  — Mount Monroe, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — Fort Monroe (military installation 1819-2011), at Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: James MonroeJames MonroeJames M. PendletonJames M. JacksonJames Monroe LettsJames M. RitchieJames M. RosseJames M. ComlyJames Monroe BufordJames M. SeibertJames M. LownJames M. MillerJames Monroe JonesJames Monroe HaleJames Monroe SpearsJ. M. AlfordJames M. Lown, Jr.James M. Miley
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $100 silver certificate in the 1880s and 1890s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about James Monroe: Harry Ammon, James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  John Breathitt (1786-1834) — of Kentucky. Born in Loudoun County, Va., September 9, 1786. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1811; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1828-32; Governor of Kentucky, 1832-34; died in office 1834. Presbyterian. Died of tuberculosis in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 21, 1834 (age 47 years, 165 days). Original interment at Breathitt Cemetery, Near Russellville, Logan County, Ky.; reinterment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Breathitt (1757-1817) and Elizabeth Dawson (Whitsett) Breathitt (1765-1834); married, March 26, 1812, to Caroline Matilda Whitaker (1795-1821); uncle of Lavinia Sappington (1807-1885; who married Meredith Miles Marmaduke) and Jane Breathitt Sappington (1813-1831; who married Claiborne Fox Jackson); granduncle of John Sappington Marmaduke and James Breathitt (1852-1934); great-granduncle of Erasmus L. Pearson and James Breathitt, Jr.; second great-granduncle of Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass.
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breathitt County, Ky. is named for him.
  Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768-1835) — also known as Philip J. Schuyler — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 21, 1768. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1797-98; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1817-19. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 21, 1835 (age 67 years, 31 days). Original interment at New York Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; subsequent interment at a private or family graveyard, Dutchess County, N.Y.; reinterment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Philip John Schuyler and Catherine (Van Rensselaer) Schuyler (1734-1803); brother of Elizabeth Schuyler (1757-1854; who married Alexander Hamilton); nephew of Stephen John Schuyler, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Robert Van Rensselaer; uncle of Philip Schuyler and James Alexander Hamilton; grandson of Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); great-grandnephew of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; great-granduncle of Robert Ray Hamilton; second great-grandson of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724); second great-grandnephew of Robert Livingston the Elder; second great-granduncle of John Eliot Thayer, Jr.; first cousin of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792) and Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer; first cousin once removed of Stephanus Bayard, Volkert Petrus Douw, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, James Livingston, Killian Killian Van Rensselaer and Henry Walter Livingston; first cousin twice removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston, Philip P. Schuyler, Edward Livingston (1796-1840) and Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer; first cousin thrice removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; first cousin four times removed of Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?) and Bronson Murray Cutting; first cousin five times removed of Brockholst Livingston; second cousin of Nicholas Bayard, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Leonard Gansevoort, Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847) and Maturin Livingston; second cousin once removed of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, James Jay, John Jay, Frederick Jay, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Peter Gansevoort, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Gerrit Smith and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; second cousin twice removed of Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, James Adams Ekin and John Jacob Astor III; second cousin thrice removed of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, William Waldorf Astor and John Sluyter Wirt; second cousin four times removed of William Astor Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler, Robert Reginald Livingston and John Hubner II; third cousin of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843) and William Jay; third cousin once removed of Matthew Clarkson (1758-1825), Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873), Hamilton Fish, George Washington Schuyler, John Jay II and Philip N. Schuyler; third cousin twice removed of Gilbert Livingston Thompson, Charles Pinckney Brown, Eugene Schuyler, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); third cousin thrice removed of John Kean, Hamilton Fish Kean, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, Karl Cortlandt Schuyler, Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933) and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Charles Ogle Charles Ogle (1798-1841) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., 1798. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1837-41; died in office 1841. Noted for the "Gold Spoon Oration" which satirized President Martin Van Buren's expensive tastes; though little of it was true, the speech was widely reprinted and helped defeat Van Buren. Died, from tuberculosis, in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., May 10, 1841 (age about 42 years). Interment at Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pa.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Ogle (1766-1832); uncle of Andrew Jackson Ogle.
  Political family: Ogle family of Somerset, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
  William Gordon Cooke (1808-1847) — of Texas. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., March 26, 1808. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1844-45; Texas Republic Secretary of War and Marine, 1845-46; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1846; Adjutant General of Texas, 1846-47; died in office 1847. Member, Freemasons. Died of tuberculosis, at Seguin, Guadalupe County, Tex., December 24, 1847 (age 39 years, 273 days). Original interment somewhere in Geronimo, Tex.; reinterment in 1937 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew by marriage of José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871).
  Political family: Navarro family of San Antonio, Texas.
  Cooke County, Tex. is named for him.
  Cooke Avenue, in San Antonio, Texas, is named for him.
  Ebenezer Mack (1791-1849) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born May 9, 1791. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1830; postmaster at Ithaca, N.Y., 1833-42; member of New York state senate 6th District, 1834-37. Died, from consumption, July 19, 1849 (age 58 years, 71 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Ithaca, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Eleanor Board Dey (1800-1882).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Augustus Muhlenberg (1823-1854) — also known as Henry A. Muhlenberg — of Berks, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., July 21, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 5th District, 1850-52; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1853-54; died in office 1854. German ancestry. Died, from tuberculosis, in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1854 (age 30 years, 172 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rebecca (Hiester) Muhlenberg (1781-1841) and Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg; married, November 16, 1847, to Anna Hall Muhlenberg (1829-1906); grandson of Joseph Hiester; grandnephew of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807) and Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg; granduncle of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg; first cousin once removed of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg and Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg; first cousin twice removed of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); second cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834) and William Hiester; third cousin of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer, Isaac Ellmaker Hiester and Hiester Clymer; third cousin thrice removed of Edward Brooke Lee.
  Political family: Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Cochrane Dobbin (1814-1857) — also known as James C. Dobbin — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., January 17, 1814. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1845-47; member of North Carolina house of commons from Cumberland County, 1848-51; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1853-57. Died, from tuberculosis, in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 4, 1857 (age 43 years, 199 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1, Fayetteville, N.C.
  Relatives: Grandson of James Cochran (1767?-1813).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
F. G. L. Beuhring Frederick George Louis Beuhring (1791-1859) — also known as Frederick G. L. Beuhring; F. G. L. Beuhring; Frederik Georg Ludwig Bürhing — of Cabell County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Scharmbeck, Germany, March 31, 1791. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1822-23, 1829-30, 1835-36, 1844. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Guayandotte, Va (now Guyandotte, Cabell County, W.Va.), June 27, 1859 (age 68 years, 88 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Johann Rudolph Heinrich Bühring (1739-1799) and Anne Christine (Bötjer) Bühring (1755-1841); married, May 11, 1820, to Frances Eleanora Dannenberg (1797-1841); great-grandfather of Raymond Lee Beuhring (1891-1970).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Huntington Through Seventy-Five Years (1947)
  Charles Edward Travis (1829-1860) — also known as Charles E. Travis — Born in Alabama, August 8, 1829. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1853-54. Court-martialed and discharged from the U.S. Cavalry, on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, based on incidents of alleged slander, unauthorized absence, and cheating at cards. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis) in Washington County, Tex., 1860 (age about 30 years). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Rosanna (Cato) Travis and William Barret Travis (1809-1836).
  James Charles Wilson (1818-1860) — of Texas. Born in Yorkshire, England, August 21, 1818. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849-50; member of Texas state senate, 1851-53. Methodist. Volunteer on the Somervell Expedition in 1842; captured at Mier, Mexico, and held at Perote Prison until his escape in 1843; famed orator in support of Texas annexation to the U.S. and, later, secession to join the Confederacy. Died of tuberculosis, at Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex., February 7, 1860 (age 41 years, 170 days). Original interment at Askey Cemetery, Gonzales, Tex.; reinterment in 1936 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Wilson County, Tex. is named for him.
  James Brown Clay (1817-1864) — of Kentucky. Born in Washington, D.C., November 9, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1849-50; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1857-59. Died of tuberculosis, in Montreal, Quebec, January 26, 1864 (age 46 years, 78 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia (Hart) Clay (1781-1864); brother-in-law of Charles Donald Jacob; brother of Thomas Hart Clay and Henry Clay, Jr.; married, October 12, 1843, to Susanna Maria Jacob (1823-1905); father of Henry Clay (1849-1884); nephew of Porter Clay; first cousin twice removed of Matthew Clay (1754-1815) and Green Clay; second cousin once removed of Matthew Clay (1795?-1827), Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin of Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); third cousin once removed of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; third cousin thrice removed of Archer Woodford; fourth cousin of Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr..
  Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Snowden Maffit (1819-1864) — also known as Samuel S. Maffit — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Born March 18, 1819. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1860; Maryland state comptroller, 1862-64. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., May 24, 1864 (age 45 years, 67 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 22, 1844, to Adelaide C. Beach.
  Pendleton Murrah (1824-1865) — of Texas. Born in 1824. Governor of Texas, 1863-65. Died, from consumption, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, August 4, 1865 (age about 41 years). Interment at Panteon Municipal Cemetery, Monterrey, Nuevo León.
  Gad Ely Upson (1823-1866) — also known as Gad E. Upson — of Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont. Born in Marion, Southington, Hartford County, Conn., June 3, 1823. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Indian agent; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1865. Died, from tuberculosis, in San Francisco, Calif., March 28, 1866 (age 42 years, 298 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Lydia (Webster) Upson (1781-1861) and Asahel Upson (1783-1867); brother of Charles Upson; married, November 23, 1852, to Lucy Ann Langdon (1833-1859); great-grandson of Josiah Cowles; second cousin of Calvin Josiah Cowles (1821-1907) and Christopher Columbus Upson; second cousin once removed of Charles Holden Cowles; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Upson; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson; third cousin once removed of William Hanford Upson; third cousin twice removed of Henry Champion, Epaphroditus Champion and Daniel Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Seymour and Simeon Baldwin; fourth cousin of Harvey Washington Upson; fourth cousin once removed of Graham Hurd Chapin, George Seymour, William Sheffield Cowles, James Wesley Upson and William Hazlett Upson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Johnston (1819-1866) — of Ohio. Born in Ireland, 1819. Lawyer; Whig candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1850; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1863-65; defeated, 1864. Died of consumption (tuberculosis), in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, May 1, 1866 (age about 46 years). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Ward Orme (1832-1866) — also known as William W. Orme — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1832. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from McLean County, 1862; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died, probably from tuberculosis, in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., September 13, 1866 (age 34 years, 208 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Aaron Rawlins (1831-1869) — Born in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill., February 13, 1831. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Secretary of War, 1869; died in office 1869. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Washington, D.C., September 6, 1869 (age 38 years, 205 days). Original interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; statue erected 1874 at Rawlins Park, Washington, D.C.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Abraham G. Mayers (1809-1870) — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., 1809. Democrat. Postmaster at Fort Smith, Ark., 1859-64; candidate for Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 2nd District, 1861. Died, from consumption, in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., 1870 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Henry Dana Washburn (1832-1871) — also known as Henry D. Washburn — of Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., March 28, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1866-69. As Surveyor-General of Montana Territory in 1870, led the Washburn Expedition into what is now Yellowstone National Park. Died of tuberculosis, in Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind., January 26, 1871 (age 38 years, 304 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Clinton, Ind.
  Mount Washburn, in Park County, Wyoming, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Benjamin H. Steele Benjamin Hinton Steele (1837-1873) — also known as Benjamin H. Steele — of Derby Line, Derby, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Stanstead, Quebec, February 6, 1837. Republican. Justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1865-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1872. Died, of consumption, in Faribault, Rice County, Minn., July 13, 1873 (age 36 years, 157 days). Interment somewhere in Hartland, Vt.
  Relatives: Married, February 6, 1861, to Martha Sumner.
  Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
  John Thomas Croxton (1836-1874) — also known as John T. Croxton — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 20, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1868; U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1873-74, died in office 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died, from consumption (tuberculosis), in La Paz, Bolivia, April 16, 1874 (age 37 years, 147 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter W. Gray (1819-1874) — of Texas. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., December 12, 1819. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1850; member of Texas state senate, 1851-53; state court judge in Texas, 1854-61; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1874. Died of tuberculosis, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 3, 1874 (age 54 years, 295 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Avery (1820-1894).
  Gray County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Justin E. Colburn (c.1844-1878) — Born in Vermont, about 1844. Private secretary to U.S. Sen. William Sprague, 1869; newspaper correspondent; U.S. Consul General in Mexico City, 1878, died in office 1878. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Mexico City (Ciudad de México), Distrito Federal, December 2, 1878 (age about 34 years). Interment at American Cemetery, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal.
  Charles Locke (1811-1881) — of Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Madison County, N.Y., May 11, 1811. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County 2nd District, 1867-68. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Perry, Shiawassee County, Mich., May 8, 1881 (age 69 years, 362 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Perry, Mich.
  Relatives: Third cousin once removed of John Locke; fourth cousin once removed of Jabez Bradley Locke, Otis Taft Locke and David Guy Locke (1860-1944).
  Political family: Locke family.
John J. Bagley John Judson Bagley (1832-1881) — also known as John J. Bagley — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., July 24, 1832. Republican. Cigar manufacturer; president, Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1867-72; bank director; Governor of Michigan, 1873-76. Unitarian. Died, from tuberculosis, in San Francisco, Calif., July 27, 1881 (age 49 years, 3 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Bagley and Mary M. (Smith) Bagley; married, January 16, 1855, to Frances E. Newberry (daughter of Samuel Newberry (1809?-?)); father of Margaret Bagley (who married George S. Hosmer (1855-1921)) and Frances Bagley (who married George S. Hosmer (1855-1921)).
  Political family: Bagley-Newberry family of Detroit, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Louis Alfred Wiltz (1843-1881) — also known as Louis A. Wiltz — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 21, 1843. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1872-74; Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1875; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana; elected 1876; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; Governor of Louisiana, 1880-81; died in office 1881. Died, of tuberculosis, October 16, 1881 (age 38 years, 268 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  Samuel Wylie Greer (1826-1882) — of Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan.; Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., June 2, 1826. Kansas Territory superintendent of schools, 1858-61; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died, from consumption (tuberculosis), in Winfield, Cowley County, Kan., September 30, 1882 (age 56 years, 120 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Winfield, Kan.
  Relatives: Married 1855 to Clotilda Hiltopn (1833-1897).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Dunlap (1832-1885) — of Sutter Creek, Amador County, Calif. Born in West Salem, Wayne County, Ohio, March 30, 1832. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1875-80. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Bieber, Lassen County, Calif., September 15, 1885 (age 53 years, 169 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, McArthur, Calif.
  Robert Johnston (1818-1885) — of Virginia. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., October 14, 1818. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1850; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; state court judge in Virginia, 1880-85. Died, of tuberculosis, at Harrisonburg, Va., November 6, 1885 (age 67 years, 23 days). Interment at Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Va.
  Lyman Kidder Bass (1836-1889) — also known as Lyman K. Bass — of New York. Born in Alden, Erie County, N.Y., November 13, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; Erie County District Attorney, 1865-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868; U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-77 (31st District 1873-75, 32nd District 1875-77); defeated, 1870; law partner with Grover Cleveland and Wilson S. Bissell, 1873-82; attorney for many railroads. Died, of consumption, in the Buckingham Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., May 11, 1889 (age 52 years, 179 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Belcher Bass (1807-1860) and Emily (Kidder) Bass (1811-1843); married 1874 to Frances Esther 'Fanny' Metcalfe (1851-1933; who later married Edward Oliver Wolcott); father of Lyman Metcalfe Bass; nephew of Ira Kidder and Jefferson Parish Kidder; grandson of Lyman Kidder; first cousin of Silas Wright Kidder; first cousin once removed of Alvan Kidder; second cousin of Daniel S. Kidder; second cousin once removed of Francis Kidder; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Adams and John Adams; third cousin once removed of Harley Walter Kidder; third cousin twice removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Allen, James Hodges and John Quincy Adams; fourth cousin of Nathan Parker Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Phillip S. Bolling (c.1849-1892) — of Cumberland County, Va. Born in slavery in Buckingham County, Va., about 1849. Brickmason; member of Virginia state house of delegates from Buckingham & Cumberland counties, 1883. African ancestry. Died, from tuberculosis, in the Central Lunatic Asylum, Petersburg, Va., April 18, 1892 (age about 43 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel P. Bolling (1819-1900) and Ellen (Gantt) Bolling; married, March 31, 1887, to Harriet T. Jackson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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
  Richard Smith Leaming (1828-1895) — also known as Richard S. Leaming — of Dennisville, Cape May County, N.J. Born in South Dennis, Cape May County, N.J., July 10, 1828. Republican. Shipbuilder; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cape May County, 1871-73; member of New Jersey state senate from Cape May County, 1874-76. Died, from consumption, in Dennisville, Cape May County, N.J., May 25, 1895 (age 66 years, 319 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, South Dennis, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Leaming (1796-1839) and Abigail (Falkenburg) Leaming (1796-1865); married, December 8, 1849, to Amelia H. Ludlam (1827-1895); second cousin once removed of Jonathan Furman Leaming; second cousin twice removed of Walter S. Leaming and Edmund Bennett Leaming; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin; fourth cousin of Rush Green Leaming (1835-1921).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Thomas Giering (1853-1895) — also known as Isaac T. Giering — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., November 11, 1853. Republican. Painter; postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1878-79. Died, from consumption, in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., August 9, 1895 (age 41 years, 271 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester Levin Giering and Caroline Elizabeth (Stahl) Giering (1828-1911); married to Anna Rebecca Koch (1857-1883); grandnephew of John J. Giering (1803-1894).
  Political family: Giering family of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Lowry Biggers (1862-1899) — also known as Samuel L. Biggers — of St. Louis, Mo.; Old Orchard (now part of Webster Groves), St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., 1862. Hardware buyer; Consul for Argentina in SAINT Louis, Mo., 1895-98. Died, from "quick consumption" (tuberculosis), in Union Station, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., 1899 (age about 37 years). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of David A. Biggers (1828-1905) and Rebecca Jane (Lowry) Biggers (1829-1921).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Earley Franklin Poppleton (1834-1899) — of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. Born in Richland County, Ohio, September 29, 1834. Democrat. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1875-77. Died of consumption (tuberculosis), May 6, 1899 (age 64 years, 219 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Mary R. Miller (1850-1916).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Haselden Ellerbe (1862-1899) — of South Carolina. Born in Marion, Marion County, S.C., April 7, 1862. South Carolina state comptroller general, 1891-95; Governor of South Carolina, 1897-99; died in office 1899. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Sellers, Marion County, S.C., June 2, 1899 (age 37 years, 56 days). Interment at Haselden Cemetery, Latta, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William S. Ellerbe (1832-1899) and Sarah E. (Haselden) Ellerbe (1833-1891); brother of James Edwin Ellerbe; married, June 29, 1887, to Henrietta Rogers (1864-1929); father of Earle Rogers Ellerbe (1888-1971); uncle of James Douglass Manning; first cousin and brother-in-law of James Haselden Manning.
  Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Howell Carroll (1865-1903) — also known as J. Howell Carroll — of Maryland. Born in Maryland, September 21, 1865. U.S. Consul in Cadiz, 1897-1902. Died, of consumption, in Mentone (Menton), France, February 7, 1903 (age 37 years, 139 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Tucker Carroll (1828-1883) and Susan (Howell) Carroll (1836-1914); married, November 14, 1888, to Mary Grafton Rogers (1864-1943); father of Suzanne Howell Carroll (1889-1962; who married John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill); great-grandson of Ebenezer Tucker; second great-grandson of Benjamin Chew and Charles Carroll of Carrollton; first cousin once removed of John Lee Carroll; first cousin twice removed of George Howard and Benjamin Chew Howard; first cousin four times removed of Daniel Carroll; second cousin four times removed of Charles Carroll, Barrister; third cousin twice removed of Edward Shippen; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Alexander Contee Hanson and Alexander Contee Magruder; fourth cousin once removed of Bertha Shippen Irving and John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marshall Arnold (1845-1913) — of Missouri. Born in St. Francois County, Mo., October 21, 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1877-79; U.S. Representative from Missouri 14th District, 1891-95; defeated, 1894. Died, of phthisis pulmonalis (tuberculosis), in Benton, Scott County, Mo., June 12, 1913 (age 67 years, 234 days). Interment at Benton Cemetery, Benton, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha Arnold and Elvira M. (Calland) Arnold.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Adolph E. Methudy (1876-1913) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 30th District, 1907-12. Died, from tuberculosis, in Highlands Sanatorium, Highlands, Macon County, N.C., December 16, 1913 (age 37 years, 100 days). Entombed at Hillcrest Abbey, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Leopold Methudy (1837-1913) and Louisa Emily Ida (Kehr) Methudy (1843-1912).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Morton Eshleman (1876-1916) — also known as John M. Eshleman; Jack Eshleman — of California. Born in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Ill., June 14, 1876. Republican. Member of California state assembly 52nd District; elected 1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1915-16; died in office 1916. Member, Freemasons. Died, of tuberculosis, in a train station at at Indio, Riverside County, Calif., February 28, 1916 (age 39 years, 259 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Ledgett Eshleman (1884?-1961).
  Eshleman Hall, at the University of California Berkeley, is named for him.
  Warren Walter Rich (1863-1916) — also known as Warren W. Rich — of Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., September 18, 1863. Lawyer; U.S. Consular Agent in Salina Cruz, 1907-08; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Salina Cruz, 1908-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Salina Cruz, as of 1916. Died, from tuberculosis, in Delaware, August 17, 1916 (age 52 years, 334 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Rich (1830-1894) and Caroline Rich; married, November 19, 1896, to Katherine Clement Tschuy (1865-1947); third cousin twice removed of Lemuel Stetson (1804-1868); third cousin thrice removed of James Kilbourne.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey; Augur family of Connecticut; Hughes-Stuart family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Edwin Ellerbe (1867-1916) — also known as J. Edwin Ellerbe — of Marion, Marion County, S.C. Born in Sellers, Marion County, S.C., January 12, 1867. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1894-96; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1895; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1905-13. Methodist. Died, of pulmonary tuberculosis, in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., October 17, 1916 (age 49 years, 279 days). Interment at Haselden Cemetery, Latta, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William S. Ellerbe and Sarah Elizabeth (Haselden) Ellerbe; brother of William Haselden Ellerbe (1862-1899); married, November 23, 1887, to Nellie Converse Elford (1866-1941); uncle of James Douglass Manning and Earle Rogers Ellerbe; first cousin and brother-in-law of James Haselden Manning.
  Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
John W. Kern John Worth Kern (1849-1917) — also known as John W. Kern — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Alto, Howard County, Ind., December 20, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1870; Indiana reporter of state courts, 1885-89; member of Indiana state senate, 1893-97; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1900, 1904; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1908, 1912 (chair, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1916; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1911-17; defeated, 1916. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died of tuberculosis and uremic poisoning, in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., August 17, 1917 (age 67 years, 240 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Botetourt County, Va.; reinterment in 1929 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Jacob Kern and Nancy (Ligget) Kern; married, November 10, 1869, to Annie Hazzard (died 1884); married, December 23, 1885, to Araminta Cooper; father of John Worth Kern, Jr. (1900-1971).
  Political family: Kern family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
  Peter Hanson Anker (1852-1922) — also known as Peter Anker — of Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev. Born in Denmark, January 7, 1852. Carpenter; builder; rancher; Humboldt County Commissioner, 1890-94; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Lovelock, Nev., 1895-1922; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1900. Methodist. Danish ancestry. Died, from pulmonary tuberculosis, in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., August 12, 1922 (age 70 years, 217 days). Interment at Big Meadow Cemetery, Lovelock, Nev.
  Relatives: Married to Julia Ann Faass (1858-1914) and Kathleen Nofsinger (1860-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Warner Landis (1867-1925) — also known as Charles W. Landis — of Osborne, Osborne County, Kan.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Pennsylvania, October 21, 1867. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908. Died, from tuberculosis, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., May 11, 1925 (age 57 years, 202 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Landis and Christiana (Shelly) Landis; married 1892 to Eva Patterson (1868-1920).
  Job Harriman (1861-1925) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Clinton County, Ind., January 15, 1861. Socialist. Minister; lawyer; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of California, 1898; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1900; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1911, 1913; member of Socialist National Committee from California, 1911; delegate to Socialist National Convention from California, 1912. Christian; later Agnostic. Founder, in 1914, of the Llano de Rio utopian community in Antelope Valley, Calif. (relocated to Louisiana in 1918). Died, from tuberculosis, in Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 26, 1925 (age 64 years, 284 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Theodosia Gray.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lovett Richard Potter (1892-1930) — also known as Lovett R. Potter — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Born in Screven County, Ga., February 29, 1892. Vice-Consul for Brazil in Savannah, Ga., 1929. Died, from pulmonary tuberculosis, in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., May 9, 1930 (age 38 years, 0 days). Interment at Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
  Elias Gerson Reiger (1892-1931) — also known as E. Gerson Reiger — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born July 2, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; social worker; candidate for New York state senate 12th District, 1922; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 1st District, 1927. Died, of tuberculosis, 1931 (age about 38 years). Interment at Mt. Judah Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Augusta Reiger.
  Bernard Downing (1869-1931) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1869. Democrat. Accountant; member of New York state senate, 1917-31 (11th District 1917-18, 14th District 1919-31); died in office 1931. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in the Loomis Sanitarium, Liberty, Sullivan County, N.Y., May 25, 1931 (age 61 years, 284 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Downing and Margaret (Oakes) Downing.
  William Barbour Pedigo (1870-1932) — also known as W. B. Pedigo; "Bill Bob" — of Patrick County, Va.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born, in a log cabin, at Elamsville, Patrick County, Va., January 28, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Patrick County Commonwealth Attorney, 1895-99; candidate in primary for West Virginia state house of delegates, 1906; mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1907-11. Baptist. French ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 23, 1932 (age 62 years, 269 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Fla.
  Morris Hillquit (1869-1933) — also known as Moses Hillkowitz — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Riga, Latvia, 1869. Socialist. Immigrated to the United States in 1885; lawyer; leader of "Kangaroo" faction which left the Socialist Labor Party and marged with the Social Democratic Party to form the Socialist Party of America in 1901; served as the Socialist Party's first national secretary; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1906 (9th District), 1908 (9th District), 1916 (20th District), 1918 (20th District), 1920 (20th District); candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1910; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1917; delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1931. Jewish. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. Died, of tuberculosis, in 1933 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Hillquit and Rebecca (Levene) Hillquit; married, December 31, 1893, to Vera Levene.
  Cosmo Anthony Cilano (1893-1937) — also known as Cosmo A. Cilano — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 22, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1925-28; member of New York state senate 45th District, 1929-34. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Moose; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died, of tuberculosis, at the Ray Brook Sanitarium, Ray Brook, Essex County, N.Y., September 29, 1937 (age 44 years, 191 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Cilano and Louise (Privitera) Cilano.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Fremont Amidon (1856-1937) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Clymer, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 17, 1856. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1896-1928; took senior status 1928. Died, from tuberculosis and a cerebral hemorrhage, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 26, 1937 (age 81 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Smith Amidon and Charlotte A. (Curtis) Amidon; married, November 15, 1892, to Beulah R. McHenry.
  See also federal judicial profile
  John Looney (1865-1942) — also known as Patrick John Looney — of Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., October 5, 1865. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; indicted with others in 1897 over a scheme to defraud the city of Rock Island in connection with a storm drain construction project; convicted, but the verdict was overturned on appeal; candidate for Illinois state house of representatives, 1900; created and led a crime syndicate in northwest Illinois, with interests in gambling, prostitution, extortion, and eventually bootlegging and automobile theft; indicted in 1907 on 37 counts of bribery, extortion, and libel, but acquitted; shot and wounded by hidden snipers on two occasions in 1908; on February 22, 1909, he was shot and wounded in a gunfight with business rival W. W. Wilmerton; on March 22, 1912, after publishing personal attacks on Rock Island Mayor Henry M. Schriver, he was arrested, brought to the police station, and severely beaten by the mayor himself; subsequent rioting killed two men and injured nine others; resumed control of the Rock Island rackets in 1921; in 1922, he was indicted for the murder of saloon keeper William Gabel, who had provided evidence against Looney to federal agents; arrested in Belen, N.M., in 1924, and later convicted of conspiracy and murder; sentenced to 5 years in prison for conspiracy and 14 years for murder; served 8 1/2 years. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in a sanitarium at El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., 1942 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Looney and Margaret Looney; married 1892 to Nora O'Connor (died 1903); nephew of Maurice T. Maloney (1853?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Clayson Wheeler Aldridge (1899-1944) — also known as Clayson W. Aldridge — of Rome, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., October 19, 1899. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Jerusalem, 1925-27; Aden, 1927-28; Athens, 1929; U.S. Consul in Athens, 1929; Singapore, 1939. Died, from tuberculosis, in the U.S. Naval Hospital, Corona, Riverside County, Calif., March 30, 1944 (age 44 years, 163 days). Interment at Rome Cemetery, Rome, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles J. Aldridge and Jessie (Haskins) Aldridge.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph Berky (1897-1945) — also known as Al Berky; Adolph Berkowitz — of Bangor, Northampton County, Pa.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 19, 1897. Democrat. Real estate agent; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1942-45; died in office 1945. Jewish. Died, from meningitis and tuberculosis, in St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., May 17, 1945 (age 48 years, 28 days). Burial location unknown.
  Alfred Willoughby Smith (1870-1947) — also known as Alfred W. Smith — of Middlebury, Addison County, Vt. Born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine), of American parents, September 22, 1870. Lawyer; lecturer; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Odessa, 1906-11; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Moscow, as of 1914. Died, of pulmonary tuberculosis, in the Vermont Sanatorium, Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., March 14, 1947 (age 76 years, 173 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Clark Smith (1821-1893) and Kathleen (Crout) Smith; brother of Felix Octavius Willoughby Smith.
  Political family: Smith family of Middlebury, Vermont.
  James T. McNamara (1894-1950) — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1894. Republican. Mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1935-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1944. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Died, from complications of tuberculosis, in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., 1950 (age about 56 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Ind.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Cordell Hull Cordell Hull (1871-1955) — also known as "Father of the United Nations" — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in a log cabin at Olympus, Overton County (now Pickett County), Tenn., October 2, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1893-97; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1903-07; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1907-21, 1923-31; defeated, 1920; member of Democratic National Committee from Tennessee, 1914-24; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1921-24; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1928, 1940, 1944; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1931-33; U.S. Secretary of State, 1933-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936. Baptist; later Episcopalian. Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. Died, of heart disease and tuberculosis, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 23, 1955 (age 83 years, 294 days). Entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Hull and Elizabeth (Riley) Hull.
  Cross-reference: Thomas K. Finletter
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Cordell Hull: The Memoirs of Cordell Hull
  Books about Cordell Hull: Julius William Pratt, Cordell Hull, 1933-44
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1963)
  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) — also known as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt — of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 11, 1884. Democrat. Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, 1945-53; member, United Nations Commission on Human Rights; newspaper columnist; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1952, 1956, 1960; member, President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-62. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; NAACP. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1973. Died, of tuberculosis, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 7, 1962 (age 78 years, 27 days). Interment at Roosevelt Home, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1860-1894) and Anna (Hall) Roosevelt (1863-1892); sister of Gracie Hall Roosevelt (1891-1941; who married Dorothy Kemp Roosevelt (1898-1985)); married, March 17, 1905, to Franklin Delano Roosevelt; mother of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.; niece of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; grandniece of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; great-grandniece of James I. Roosevelt; second great-grandniece of William Bellinger Bulloch; third great-granddaughter of Archibald Bulloch; first cousin of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Corinne Robinson Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin once removed of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin thrice removed of Philip DePeyster; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr..
  Political family: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Eleanor Roosevelt: Hazel Rowley, Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage — Maurine H. Beasley, Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady
  Robert W. Colflesh (1900-1967) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 31, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, 1932-34; candidate in primary for Governor of Iowa, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of tuberculosis, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, April 17, 1967 (age 67 years, 76 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Marvin Colflesh and Alice (Davis) Colflesh; married, September 14, 1924, to Martha Lucy Waring.
"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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