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  Nicholas Tillinghast (1726-1797) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., May 26, 1726. Postmaster at Taunton, Mass., 1792-95. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., February 26, 1797 (age 70 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Nicholas Tillinghast (born c.1757); grandfather of James Leonard Hodges; great-grandfather of Marcus Morton; second great-grandfather of George Watson French.
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Nicholas Tillinghast — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Postmaster at Taunton, Mass., 1797-1803; Federalist candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1804, 1806. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Tillinghast (1726-1797).
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Hodges (1765-1810) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., December 3, 1765. Postmaster at Taunton, Mass., 1804-10. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., October 10, 1810 (age 44 years, 311 days). Interment at Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Abijah Hodges (1728-1807) and Jerusha (Leonard) Hodges (1734-1810); married 1786 to Joanna Tillinghast (1768-1791); father of James Leonard Hodges; grandfather of Marcus Morton; great-grandfather of George Watson French (1858-1934); second cousin twice removed of William Dean Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of John Milton Hay; second cousin four times removed of Adelbert Stone Hay; second cousin five times removed of John Hay Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth; third cousin once removed of Leonard White; third cousin thrice removed of Lyman Kidder Bass.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leonard White (1767-1849) — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., May 3, 1767. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1811-13; banker. Died in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., October 10, 1849 (age 82 years, 160 days). Interment at Pentucket Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John White (1725-1800) and Sarah (Leonard) White (1726-1802); married, August 21, 1794, to Mary Dalton (1771-1839); married, June 21, 1842, to Hannah C. Ames (1781-1865); third cousin of John Appleton (1758-1829) and Thomas Appleton; third cousin once removed of James Hodges and John James Appleton; third cousin twice removed of John William Messer Appleton; third cousin thrice removed of George Allen Prescott; fourth cousin of Nathan Appleton, James Appleton, William Appleton, James Leonard Hodges and Nathan Dane Appleton; fourth cousin once removed of George Champlin, Enoch Woodbridge, Timothy Pitkin, Augustus Seymour Porter, Peter Buell Porter, Eleazer Pomeroy, Daniel Chapin, John Larkin Payson, John Appleton (1804-1891), Jane Pierce, William Dean Kellogg, John Appleton (1815-1864) and Marcus Morton.
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Randall Sanford Street (1780-1841) — also known as Randall S. Street — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Monticello, Sullivan County, N.Y. Born in Catskill, Albany County (now Greene County), N.Y., 1780. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1819-21. Slaveowner. Died in Monticello, Sullivan County, N.Y., November 21, 1841 (age about 61 years). Original interment at Christ Episcopal Church Burying Ground, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; reinterment in 1888 at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Anna Livingston Reade Street (1846-1918).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marcus Morton (1784-1864) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Freetown, Bristol County, Mass., December 19, 1784. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1817-21; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1824-25; Governor of Massachusetts, 1825, 1840-41, 1843-44; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1825-40. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., February 6, 1864 (age 79 years, 49 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Morton (1753-1832) and Mary (Cary) Morton (1756-1835); married, December 23, 1807, to Charlotte Tillinghast Hodges (1787-1873); father of Marcus Morton; grandfather of George Watson French (1858-1934); second cousin once removed of James Madison Turner; second cousin twice removed of James Munroe Turner; second cousin thrice removed of James Turner; second cousin four times removed of Philip Allcock Sprague.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
  James Leonard Hodges (1790-1846) — also known as James L. Hodges — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., April 24, 1790. Postmaster at Taunton, Mass., 1810-26; lawyer; banker; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1823-24; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1827-33. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., March 8, 1846 (age 55 years, 318 days). Interment at Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Hodges (1765-1810) and Joanna (Tillinghast) Hodges (1768-1791); married, October 18, 1817, to Harriet Little Fales; uncle of Marcus Morton; grandson of Nicholas Tillinghast; granduncle of George Watson French; third cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of John Milton Hay; third cousin thrice removed of Adelbert Stone Hay; fourth cousin of Leonard White.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Sprague (1809-1868) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., February 23, 1809. Whig. U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1849-51. Methodist. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 19, 1868 (age 59 years, 209 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rufus Sprague (1781-1823) and Elizabeth (Randall) Sprague; married, June 3, 1834, to Zeruah L. Hall (1815-1882); third cousin thrice removed of Philip Allcock Sprague (1923-1999).
  Political families: Morton family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Dean Kellogg (1814-1872) — also known as William Kellogg — of Canton, Fulton County, Ill.; Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; Nebraska; Mississippi. Born in Kelloggsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, July 8, 1814. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1849-50; circuit judge in Illinois, 1850-55; U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1857-63; justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1865-67; chief justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1865-67; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Illinois District, 1867-69. Died in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., December 20, 1872 (age 58 years, 165 days). Interment at Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Kellogg (1782-1830) and Paulina (Dean) Kellogg (1782-1875); married, December 21, 1843, to Lucinda Caroline Ross (1821-1900); second cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; second cousin twice removed of James Hodges, Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) and Frank Billings Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin of Orlando Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case, Elijah Hunt Mills, James Leonard Hodges, Alvan Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Rowland Case Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr., Jonathan Ingersoll, Jared Ingersoll, Pierpont Edwards, Jason Kellogg, Josiah Meigs, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Peter Buell Porter, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Daniel Fiske Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Oliver Ellsworth, Isaiah Kidder, Lyman Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; fourth cousin of Parmenio Adams, Abiel Case, Silas Wright Jr., Marshall Chapin, Jairus Case, Elisha Hunt Allen, Gouverneur Morris, Marcus Morton, Almon Case, Stafford Canning Cleveland, Edwin Carpenter Pinney and Nelson Appleton Miles; fourth cousin once removed of John Davenport, Aaron Burr, James Davenport, Martin Chittenden, Theodore Dwight, Return Jonathan Meigs Jr., Leonard White, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Jedediah Sabin, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Elisha Phelps, Henry Meigs, Charles Jared Ingersoll, Lancelot Phelps, Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Joseph Reed Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg, John Russell Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), John Larkin Payson, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Charles Anthony Ingersoll, Charles Phelps Huntington, Peter Buell Porter Jr., Thomas Belden Butler, Oliver Dwight Filley, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Edmund Gillett Chapin, Farrand Fassett Merrill, Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case, Peter Augustus Porter, Augustus Sabin Chase, William Fessenden Allen, Zenas Ferry Moody, Charles Edward Phelps, John Milton Hay, Charles Kellogg (1839-1903), Marden Sabin, Joseph Spalding, James Levi Hotchkiss, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, Frederick Hobbes Allen, George Watson French and Claude Carpenter Pinney.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Oliver Morton (1815-1859) — also known as Daniel O. Morton — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., November 8, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1849-50; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1853-57. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, December 5, 1859 (age 44 years, 27 days). Interment at Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Daniel Oliver Morton (1788-1852) and Lucretia (Parsons) Morton (1789-1862); brother of Levi Parsons Morton (who married Anna Livingston Reade Street); married to Elizabeth A. Tyler (1817-1873); third cousin of James Madison Turner (1820-1869); third cousin once removed of James Munroe Turner; third cousin twice removed of James Turner.
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marcus Morton (1819-1891) — of Andover, Essex County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., April 8, 1819. Lawyer; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1858; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1858-69; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1869-90; resigned 1890; chief justice of Massachusetts supreme judicial court, 1882-90. Died in Andover, Essex County, Mass., February 10, 1891 (age 71 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marcus Morton and Charlotte Tillinghast (Hodges) Morton; married, October 19, 1843, to Abby Bowler Hoppin; nephew of James Leonard Hodges; uncle of George Watson French (1858-1934); grandson of James Hodges; great-grandson of Nicholas Tillinghast; third cousin of James Madison Turner; third cousin once removed of James Munroe Turner; third cousin twice removed of James Turner; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Allcock Sprague; fourth cousin of William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Leonard White and John Milton Hay.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Madison Turner (1820-1869) — also known as James Turner — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., April 1, 1820. Republican. Merchant; railroad builder; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1867. Methodist. Died, from typhoid fever, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 10, 1869 (age 49 years, 192 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of Francis Stiles Turner (1776-1836) and Deborah (Morten) Turner (1782-1851); married, October 1, 1843, to Marian Munroe (1818-1912); father of James Munroe Turner and Abigail Rogers 'Abby' Turner (1864-1947; who married Franklin Luke Dodge (1853-1929)); grandfather of James Turner; second cousin once removed of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); third cousin of Daniel Oliver Morton, Marcus Morton (1819-1891) and Levi Parsons Morton; third cousin once removed of George Watson French; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Allcock Sprague.
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Levi P. Morton Levi Parsons Morton (1824-1920) — also known as Levi P. Morton — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., May 16, 1824. Republican. Dry goods merchant; banker; financier; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1879-81; defeated, 1876; U.S. Minister to France, 1881-85; Vice President of the United States, 1889-93; Governor of New York, 1895-97; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1896. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Union League. Died in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 16, 1920 (age 96 years, 0 days). Interment at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Daniel Oliver Morton (1788-1852) and Lucretia (Parsons) Morton (1789-1862); brother of Daniel Oliver Morton; married, October 15, 1858, to Lucy Young Kimball (1836-1871); married, February 12, 1873, to Anna Livingston Reade Street (1846-1918); grandfather of Anne Livingston Eustis (daughter-in-law of Grenville Temple Emmet) and Morton C. Eustis (1st Lt., U.S. Army; killed in action in France, 1944); third cousin of James Madison Turner; third cousin once removed of James Munroe Turner; third cousin twice removed of James Turner.
  Cross-reference: Robert S. Chilton, Jr.
  The village of Morton Grove, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Carlos French (1835-1903) — of Seymour, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Humphreysville (now Seymour), New Haven County, Conn., August 6, 1835. Democrat. Inventor; president and treasurer, Fowler Nail Co.; vice-president, H. A. Matthews Manufacturing Co.; director, Union Horse Shoe Nail Co.; director, Second National Bank of New Haven; director, New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1860, 1868; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1887-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1892. Died, from a heart attack, in Seymour, New Haven County, Conn., April 14, 1903 (age 67 years, 251 days). Interment at Seymour Union Cemetery, Seymour, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Raymond French (1805-1886) and Olive (Curtis) French; married, April 29, 1863, to Julia H. Thompson; father of Raymond Thompson French (1864-1934); third cousin twice removed of James Levi Hotchkiss.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "A native of Seymour, always identified with its interests, and one of its most honored and successful citizens … an honest man, a wise counselor, a devoted husband and father, and a faithful friend. Those who knew him best most deeply mourn his loss."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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: Greene-Lippitt family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
John Hay John Milton Hay (1838-1905) — also known as John Hay — of Washington, D.C. Born in Salem, Washington County, Ind., October 8, 1838. Private secretary and assistant to President Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1893-98; U.S. Secretary of State, 1898-1905; died in office 1905. Died in Newbury, Merrimack County, N.H., July 1, 1905 (age 66 years, 266 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Helen (Leonard) Hay (1803-1893) and Dr. Charles Hay (1807-1893); married, February 4, 1874, to Clara Louise Stone (1849-1914); father of Adelbert Stone Hay and Alice Evelyn Hay (1880-1960; who married James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr.); grandfather of John Hay Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth (1905-1984); great-grandfather of James Wadsworth Symington; second cousin thrice removed of James Hodges; third cousin twice removed of James Leonard Hodges; fourth cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg and Marcus Morton.
  Political families: Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Spencer F. Eddy
  The World War II Liberty ship SS John Hay (built 1943 at Panama City, Florida; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
  Epitaph: "The Fruit of Righteousness is sown in peace of they that make peace."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about John Milton Hay: Michael Burlingame, ed., At Lincoln's Side : John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings — Robert L. Gale, John Hay — Howard I. Kushner, John Milton Hay : The Union of Poetry and Politics — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — John Taliaferro, All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Anna Street Morton (1846-1918) — also known as Anna Livingston Reade Street — Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 18, 1846. Second Lady of the United States, 1889-93; First Lady of New York, 1895-97. Female. Died in Rhinecliff, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 14, 1918 (age 72 years, 88 days). Interment at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Ingram Street (died 1863) and Susan Watts (Kearney) Street (1819-1893); married, February 12, 1873, to Levi Parsons Morton (brother of Daniel Oliver Morton); granddaughter of Randall Sanford Street; grandmother of Anne Livingston Eustis (daughter-in-law of Grenville Temple Emmet (1877-1937)) and Morton C. Eustis (1st Lt., U.S. Army; killed in action in France, 1944).
  Political families: Emmet-Slidell family of New York City, New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Morton family; Bohlen-Eustis-Thayer family of Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Munroe Turner (1850-1896) — also known as James M. Turner — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 23, 1850. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1877-78; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1888; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1889, 1895; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1890. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., July 6, 1896 (age 46 years, 74 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Marian (Munroe) Turner (1818-1912) and James Madison Turner; brother of Abigail Rogers 'Abby' Turner (1864-1947; who married Franklin Luke Dodge (1853-1929)); married, September 20, 1876, to Sophie Porter Scott (1856-1941); father of James Turner; second cousin twice removed of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); third cousin once removed of Daniel Oliver Morton, Marcus Morton (1819-1891) and Levi Parsons Morton; fourth cousin of George Watson French.
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Franklin Luke Dodge (1853-1929) — also known as Frank L. Dodge — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, October 22, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1883-86; candidate for Michigan state senate, 1890, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1908, 1914, 1920, 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 24, 1929 (age 76 years, 63 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Hervey Dodge (1806-1884) and Angeline (Stevens) Dodge (1812-1890); married, November 21, 1888, to Abigail 'Abby' Turner (1864-1947; daughter of James Madison Turner; sister of James Munroe Turner; aunt of James Turner (1878-1947)).
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Levi Hotchkiss (1857-1930) — also known as James L. Hotchkiss — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Naples, Ontario County, N.Y., May 1, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; dry goods merchant; banker; chair of Monroe County Republican Party, 1901-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904 (alternate), 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924; Monroe County Clerk, 1905-27. Died in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., October 19, 1930 (age 73 years, 171 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Levi B. Hotchkiss (1819-1885) and Anna Norton (Dwight) Hotchkiss (1824-1916); married, February 28, 1907, to Leah Leach (1878-1966); third cousin of Charles E. Hotchkiss; third cousin twice removed of Hezekiah Case and Carlos French; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, Ambrose Tuttle, William Dean Kellogg, Almon Case, Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Raymond Thompson French and Joseph Buell Ely (1881-1956).
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Watson French (1858-1934) — also known as George W. French — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, October 26, 1858. Republican. Wheel manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1916, 1928. Died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, November 27, 1934 (age 76 years, 32 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry French (1825-1888) and Frances Wood (Morton) French (1828-1900); married to Clara Virginia Decker (1867-1908); married 1914 to Anna Elizabeth Decker; nephew of Marcus Morton (1819-1891); grandson of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); grandnephew of James Leonard Hodges (1790-1846); great-grandson of James Hodges; second great-grandson of Nicholas Tillinghast; third cousin once removed of James Madison Turner; fourth cousin of James Munroe Turner; fourth cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg and James Turner.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Raymond Thompson French (1864-1934) — also known as Raymond T. French — of Seymour, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Seymour, New Haven County, Conn., February 23, 1864. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 17th District, 1919-20. Died February 5, 1934 (age 69 years, 347 days). Interment at Seymour Union Cemetery, Seymour, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Carlos French; married to Alice R. Hayden; cousin of Julia H. (Thompson) French; fourth cousin once removed of James Levi Hotchkiss (1857-1930).
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Adelbert S. Hay Adelbert Stone Hay (1876-1901) — also known as Adelbert S. Hay — Born in 1876. U.S. Consul in Pretoria, 1901. Fell to his death from a third-floor window of the New Haven House hotel, New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 23, 1901 (age about 24 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Milton Hay (1838-1905) and Clara Louise (Stone) Hay (1849-1914); uncle of John Hay Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth; granduncle of James Wadsworth Symington; second cousin four times removed of James Hodges; third cousin thrice removed of James Leonard Hodges.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1901
James W. Wadsworth, Jr. James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. (1877-1952) — also known as James W. Wadsworth, Jr. — of Mt. Morris, Livingston County, N.Y.; Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y.; Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y. Born in Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., August 12, 1877. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; farmer; member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1905-10; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1906-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920 (speaker), 1924, 1928, 1936, 1940; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1912; U.S. Senator from New York, 1915-27; defeated, 1926; U.S. Representative from New York, 1933-51 (39th District 1933-45, 41st District 1945-51); delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Loyal Legion; Grange; United Spanish War Veterans; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Union League; Skull and Bones. The U.S. Senate's leading opponent of woman suffrage and alcohol prohibition. Died in Washington, D.C., June 21, 1952 (age 74 years, 314 days). Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Wolcott Wadsworth and Mary Louisa (Travers) Wadsworth; married, September 30, 1902, to Alice Hay (born 1880; daughter of John Milton Hay); father of James Jermiah Wadsworth and Evelyn Wadsworth (who married William Stuart Symington); nephew of Charles Frederick Wadsworth; grandson of James Samuel Wadsworth; grandfather of James Wadsworth Symington; great-grandson of Reverdy Johnson; great-grandnephew of Thomas Fielder Bowie; second great-grandson of John Johnson; second great-grandnephew of Robert William Bowie (1787-1848); third great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott and Robert William Bowie (1750-1818); third great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott Sr., Benjamin Mackall IV, Walter Bowie and Thomas Mackall; fourth great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin four times removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, Frederick Wolcott and Margaret Taylor; second cousin once removed of Edward Oliver Wolcott; second cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of John William Allen, Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877), Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin thrice removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; fourth cousin once removed of Eli Coe Birdsey, George Harrison Hall and Alfred Wolcott.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
  Grenville Temple Emmet (1877-1937) — also known as Grenville T. Emmet — of Katonah, Westchester County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., August 2, 1877. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; law partner of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1921-23; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1934-37; Austria, 1937, died in office 1937. Died, of pneumonia, in the Hotel Bristol, Vienna, Austria, September 26, 1937 (age 60 years, 55 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Churchyard, Bedford, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Stockton Emmet (1821-1902) and Catherine 'Kitty' (Temple) Emmet (1842-1895); brother of William Temple Emmet (1869-1918); married, September 18, 1905, to Pauline A. Ferguson; father of Grenville Temple Emmet, Jr. (1909-1989; grandson-in-law of Levi Parsons Morton and Anna Street Morton; grandnephew by marriage of James Biddle Eustis); grandson of Robert Emmet; great-grandson of Thomas Addis Emmet; first cousin once removed of William Colville Emmet; second cousin twice removed of Robert Charles Winthrop.
  Political families: Emmet-Slidell family of New York City, New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Turner (1878-1947) — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., July 18, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1920. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died August 15, 1947 (age 69 years, 28 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Munroe Turner and Sophie Porter (Scott) Turner (1856-1901); married, October 30, 1902, to Pamela Waterman Tappey (1885-1968); nephew of Abigail Rogers 'Abby' Turner (1864-1947; who married Franklin Luke Dodge); grandson of James Madison Turner (1820-1869); second cousin thrice removed of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); third cousin twice removed of Daniel Oliver Morton, Marcus Morton (1819-1891) and Levi Parsons Morton; fourth cousin once removed of George Watson French.
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Burton K. Wheeler Burton Kendall Wheeler (1882-1975) — also known as Burton K. Wheeler — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass., February 27, 1882. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1911-13; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1913-18; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1923-47; Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1920; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932, 1936, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a stroke, in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1975 (age 92 years, 313 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Leonard Wheeler (1832-1921) and Mary Elizabeth (Tyler) Wheeler (1837-1898); married, September 7, 1907, to Lulu M. White (1883-1962); third cousin once removed of Philip Allcock Sprague; third cousin twice removed of Edgar Weeks (1839-1904); fourth cousin once removed of John A. Weeks.
  Political families: Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family of Massachusetts and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; French-Richardson family of Chester, New Hampshire; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Hay Whitney (1904-1982) — also known as Jock Whitney — of Manhasset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, August 17, 1904. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; financier; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1957-61; publisher of the New York Herald Tribune newspaper, 1961-66. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Manhasset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., February 8, 1982 (age 77 years, 175 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Manhasset, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Helen (Hay) Whitney (1875-1944) and William Payne Whitney (1876-1927); married, September 25, 1930, to Mary Elizabeth 'Liz' Altemus (1906-1988; divorced 1940); married, March 1, 1942, to Betsey (Cushing) Roosevelt (1908-1998; ex-wife of James Roosevelt); nephew of Adelbert Stone Hay; grandson of John Milton Hay (1838-1905) and William Collins Whitney; grandnephew of Henry Melville Whitney; great-grandson of Henry B. Payne and James Scollay Whitney; first cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth; first cousin once removed of Frances Payne Bolton and James Wadsworth Symington; second cousin of Oliver Payne Bolton; second cousin five times removed of James Hodges; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Mackie Burgess.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family; Morton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
James J. Wadsworth James Jermiah Wadsworth (1905-1984) — also known as James J. Wadsworth — of Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y., June 12, 1905. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1932-41; resigned 1941; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1960-61; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1965-69. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; United World Federalists. Died in Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., March 13, 1984 (age 78 years, 275 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. and Alice Evelyn (Hay) Wadsworth (1880-1960); brother of Evelyn Wadsworth (who married William Stuart Symington); married, June 16, 1927, to Harty Griggs Tilton; nephew of Adelbert Stone Hay; uncle of James Wadsworth Symington; grandson of John Milton Hay and James Wolcott Wadsworth; grandnephew of Charles Frederick Wadsworth; great-grandson of James Samuel Wadsworth; second great-grandson of Reverdy Johnson; second great-grandnephew of Thomas Fielder Bowie; third great-grandson of John Johnson; third great-grandnephew of Robert William Bowie (1787-1848); fourth great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott and Robert William Bowie (1750-1818); fourth great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott Sr., Benjamin Mackall IV, Walter Bowie and Thomas Mackall; fifth great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin of John Hay Whitney; first cousin five times removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, Frederick Wolcott and Margaret Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Edward Oliver Wolcott; second cousin five times removed of James Hodges; third cousin thrice removed of John William Allen, Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877), Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900).
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Philip Allcock Sprague (1923-1999) — also known as Philip Sprague — of Michigan City, LaPorte County, Ind. Born, in St. Anthony's Hospital, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Ind., April 26, 1923. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Died October 5, 1999 (age 76 years, 162 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marguerite Elizabeth (Allcock) Sprague (1893-1949) and Philip Tripp Sprague (1894-1965); married to Ruth Green (1922-1978); second cousin four times removed of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); third cousin once removed of Burton Kendall Wheeler; third cousin thrice removed of William Sprague, Marcus Morton (1819-1891) and James Madison Turner (1820-1869).
  Political family: Morton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Wadsworth Symington (b. 1927) — also known as James W. Symington — of Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., September 28, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1969-77; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1976. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of William Stuart Symington and Evelyn (Wadsworth) Symington (1903-1972); nephew of James Jermiah Wadsworth; grandson of James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr.; grandnephew of Adelbert Stone Hay; great-grandson of John Milton Hay and James Wolcott Wadsworth; great-grandnephew of Charles Frederick Wadsworth; second great-grandson of James Samuel Wadsworth; third great-grandson of Reverdy Johnson; third great-grandnephew of Thomas Fielder Bowie; fourth great-grandson of John Johnson; fourth great-grandnephew of Robert William Bowie (1787-1848); fifth great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott and Robert William Bowie (1750-1818); fifth great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott Sr., Benjamin Mackall IV, Walter Bowie and Thomas Mackall; sixth great-grandson of Roger Wolcott; first cousin once removed of John Hay Whitney (1904-1982) and John Fife Symington Jr.; first cousin six times removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, Frederick Wolcott and Margaret Taylor; second cousin of John Fife Symington III; second cousin thrice removed of Edward Oliver Wolcott.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Morton family; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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