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Barkley-MacArthur family

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  Arthur MacArthur (1815-1896) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, January 26, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1856-58; Governor of Wisconsin, 1856; circuit judge in Wisconsin 2nd Circuit, 1856-69; Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1870-87; retired 1887. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., August 26, 1896 (age 81 years, 213 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Douglas MacArthur; great-grandfather of Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997).
  Political families: Barkley-MacArthur family; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Alben W. Barkley Alben William Barkley (1877-1956) — also known as Alben W. Barkley; Willie Alben Barkley; "Dear Alben"; "Little Alby"; "Veep" — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in a log cabin near Lowes, Graves County, Ky., November 24, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; McCracken County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-09; county judge in Kentucky, 1909-13; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1913-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948 (Temporary Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1952; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1923; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1927-49, 1955-56; died in office 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; Vice President of the United States, 1949-53. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Phi Alpha Delta; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died of a heart attack while speaking at the Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention, Lexington, Va., April 30, 1956 (age 78 years, 158 days). Interment at Mt. Kenton Cemetery, Near Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Wilson Barkley and Electra Eliza (Smith) Barkley; married, June 23, 1903, to Dorothy Brower (died 1947); married, November 18, 1949, to Jane Hadley and Jane Hadley (1911-1964); father of Laura Louise Barkley (1911-1987; who married Douglas MacArthur II); grandfather of Alben W. Barkley II (born c.1945).
  Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  C. V. Whitney's thoroughbread racehorse "The Veep" (born 1948), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Alben W. Barkley: Polly Ann Davis, Alben W. Barkley, Senate Majority Leader and Vice President — James K. Libbey, Dear Alben : Mr. Barkley of Kentucky — Jane Hadley Barkley, I Married the Veep
  Image source: Truman Library
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 26, 1880. Republican. General in the U.S. Army during World War I; general in the U.S. Army during World War II; received the Medal of Honor for his defense of the Philippines in 1942; repeatedly disavowed any intention of becoming a candidate for any public office, but his supporters persisted in putting his name forward; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1956. Member, Military Order of the World Wars. Died, from primary biliary cirrhosis (an auto-immune disorder), in Washington, D.C., April 5, 1964 (age 84 years, 70 days). Entombed at MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Va.; statue at United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur MacArthur and Mary Pinkney (Hardy) MacArthur; married 1922 to Louise Brooks; married, April 30, 1937, to Jean Marie Faircloth (1898-2000); uncle of Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997); grandson of Arthur MacArthur (1815-1896).
  Political families: Barkley-MacArthur family; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Irvine H. Sprague
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
  James Henry Roberts Cromwell (1896-1990) — also known as James H. R. Cromwell — of Somerville, Somerset County, N.J.; Weehawken, Hudson County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; vice-president, Peerless Motor Car Company; U.S. Minister to Canada, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1940; president, Chemwood Corporation, pulp and paper manufacturers. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Marine Corps League; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in 1990 (age about 94 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Eaton Cromwell and Lucretia (Roberts) Cromwell; brother of Louise Cromwell (aunt by marriage of Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997)); married, June 20, 1920, to Delphine Dodge (divorced, 1928; sister of Horace Elgin Dodge Jr.); married, February 13, 1935, to Doris Duke (divorced, 1943; daughter of James Buchanan Duke); married 1948 to Maxine McFetridge.
  Political families: Barkley-MacArthur family; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., July 5, 1909. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Vancouver, as of 1935; Naples, as of 1937-38; Paris, 1944; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1957-61; Belgium, 1961-65; Austria, 1967-69; Iran, 1969-72. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, after a stroke and heart attack, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 15, 1997 (age 88 years, 133 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur MacArthur (1876-1923) and Mary Hendry (McCalla) MacArthur (1877-1959); married, August 21, 1934, to Laura Louise Barkley (1911-1987; daughter of Alben William Barkley); nephew by marriage of Louise Cromwell MacArthur (sister of James Henry Roberts Cromwell); nephew of Douglas MacArthur; great-grandson of Arthur MacArthur (1815-1896).
  Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jane Hadley Barkley (1911-1964) — also known as Elizabeth Jane Rucker; Jane Hadley — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo., September 23, 1911. Second Lady of the United States, 1949-53. Female. Died in Washington, D.C., September 6, 1964 (age 52 years, 349 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, Mo.
  Relatives: Daughter of Elizabeth Grace (Estle) Rucker (1883-1976) and Roy Waller Rucker (1884-1957); married 1931 to Carleton Sturdavant Hadley (1902-1945); married, November 18, 1949, to Alben William Barkley (1877-1956).
  Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Jane Hadley Barkley: I Married the Veep (1958)
  Alben W. Barkley II (born c.1945) — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky. Born about 1945. Democrat. Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, 1980-83; convicted in 1981 by the Kentucky Personnel Board of sexual harassing his secretary, but the board had no authority to punish him; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1983. Still living as of 1983.
  Relatives: Son of David Murrell Barkley (1906-1983) and Dorothy (Graves) Barkley (1911-2004); grandson of Alben William Barkley (1877-1956).
  Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
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