The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians Killed in World War Two

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  William Herbert Murphy (1889-1942) — Born in Berlin, Germany, April 11, 1889. Electrical engineer; U.S. Vice Consul in Coburg, as of 1914; served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Freemasons. While flying a reconnaissance mission, his plane was shot down over Surabaya, Indonesia, February 3, 1942 (age 52 years, 298 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Herbert Murphy and Margarethe (Schmidt) Murphy; married 1928 to Catharine Probey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Frederick Zeidler (1908-1942) — also known as Carl Zeidler; "Singing Mayor"; "Boy Mayor" — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 4, 1908. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1940-42; resigned 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Killed when the munitions ship La Salle was struck by torpedos, exploded, and sank, about 350 miles southeast of the Cape of Good Hope, in the Indian Ocean, November 7, 1942 (age 34 years, 307 days); his remains were never found. Cenotaph at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Brother of Frank P. Zeidler.
  Carl F. Zeidler Park (now Zeidler Union Square), in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr. (1892-1943) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., December 15, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas at-large, 1933-35; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Presbyterian. Died in military service, of pneumonia following injuries he suffered in a collision, in the military hospital at Camp Howze, near Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., July 17, 1943 (age 50 years, 214 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.; reinterment in 1958 at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey and Ellen (Murray) Bailey; married, November 6, 1924, to Roberta Lewis; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and John Floyd; second cousin once removed of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Floyd family of Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1892-1943) — also known as Gouverneur M. Carnochan — of New City, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 28, 1892. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; stockbroker; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Member, Freemasons. While in wartime service, he was killed in a plane crash, in South America or the Atlantic Ocean, October 12, 1943 (age 51 years, 106 days). Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Bernardsville, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1865-1915) and Mathilda Grosvenor (Goodridge) Carnochan; married 1915 to Eleanor Taylor; married 1928 to Sierra Baldwin Bliss; father of Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1919-1944; private in U.S. Army, killed in action in Luxembourg); second great-grandnephew of Richard Valentine Morris; third great-grandson of Lewis Morris (1726-1798); third great-grandnephew of Richard Morris and Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816); fourth great-grandnephew of Robert Hunter Morris; fifth great-grandson of Lewis Morris (1671-1746); first cousin four times removed of Lewis Richard Morris; second cousin thrice removed of Gouverneur Morris (1809-1894).
  Political family: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vincent Francis Harrington (1903-1943) — also known as Vincent F. Harrington — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. Born in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, May 16, 1903. Democrat. Member of Iowa state senate, 1933-37; U.S. Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1937-42; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940. Died in military service, in England, November 29, 1943 (age 40 years, 197 days). Interment at United States Military Cemetery, Brookwood, England.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887-1944) — of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 13, 1887. Republican. Farmer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Nassau County 2nd District, 1920-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928, 1940; candidate for Governor of New York, 1924; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1929-32; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1932-33; general in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, American Legion. Principal founder of the American Legion in 1919. Participated in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions that day; died a month later, of exhaustion and heart failure, in Normandy, France, July 12, 1944 (age 56 years, 303 days). Interment at Normandy American Cemetery, Collevelle-sur-Mer, France; cenotaph at Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt; half-brother of Alice Lee Roosevelt (who married Nicholas Longworth); married, June 20, 1910, to Eleanor Butler Alexander; nephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson; grandfather of Susan Roosevelt (who married William Floyd Weld); grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; third great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch; first cousin of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Corinne Robinson Alsop and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin once removed of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Corinne A. Chubb, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. and John deKoven Alsop; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Putnam Tyler; second cousin thrice removed of Philip DePeyster; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt Jr..
  Political family: Roosevelt family of New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (1915-1944) — also known as Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Hull, Plymouth County, Mass., July 25, 1915. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Catholic. Killed when his Liberator bomber exploded, over the English Channel, August 12, 1944 (age 29 years, 18 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy; brother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; uncle of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., Mark Kennedy Shriver and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (born 1967); grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John Francis Fitzgerald.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  Suggett Louis Edwards (1906-1944) — also known as Suggett L. Edwards — of Mexico, Audrain County, Mo. Born in Callaway County, Mo., July 23, 1906. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Audrain County, 1937-40; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Killed in a B-29 bomber crash, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, December 13, 1944 (age 38 years, 143 days). Cenotaph at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Isham Lewis Edwards and Janette Edwards.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leonard S. Ring (1911-1945) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1911. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jewish. Killed in action while preparing to lead troops across the Ruhr River, in Germany, February 8, 1945 (age about 33 years). Interment at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Allison D. Gibbs Allison De France Gibbs (1868-1945) — also known as Allison D. Gibbs — Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., April 3, 1868. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1920. While a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, was killed by Allied bombing of the hospital where he was held, in Baguio, Benguet Province, Philippines, March 15, 1945 (age 76 years, 346 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Olivet Columbarium, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Gibbs and Albina Stanhope (De France) Gibbs; married 1906 to Eva Johnson (daughter of Elias Finley Johnson and Clara Annis Smith Johnson).
  Political family: Johnson family of San Francisco, California.
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
  Harold Clement McGugin (1893-1946) — also known as Harold McGugin — of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kan. Born near Liberty, Montgomery County, Kan., November 22, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1927; U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1931-35; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Odd Fellows; American Legion. While in military service in France during World War II, contracted an incurable disease; died in the Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., March 7, 1946 (age 52 years, 105 days). Interment at Restlawn Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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