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Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri

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  Charles Nagel (1849-1940) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Bernardo, Colorado County, Tex., August 9, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1881-83; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1908-12; U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Labor, 1909-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932. German ancestry. Died, from a cerebral embolism while suffering from chronic myocarditis, in St. Louis, Mo., January 5, 1940 (age 90 years, 149 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Hermann Nagel (1819-1889) and Friederike (Litzmann) Nagel; married, August 4, 1876, to Fannie Brandeis (1850-1890; sister of Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941)); married, May 1, 1895, to Anne Shepley (1866-1951).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941) — also known as Louis D. Brandeis — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 13, 1856. Lawyer; law clerk to Justice Horace Gray, 1879-80; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1916-39; took senior status 1939. Jewish. Died in Washington, D.C., October 5, 1941 (age 84 years, 326 days). Cremated; ashes interred at University of Louisville Law School, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Adolph Brandeis (1822-1906) and Fredericka (Dembitz) Brandeis (1829-1901); brother of Fannie Brandeis (1850-1890; who married Charles Nagel (1849-1940)) and Alfred Brandeis (1854-1928; brother-in-law of Walter M. Taussig); married, March 23, 1891, to Alice Goldmark (1866-1945).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  Cross-reference: Dean Acheson — James M. Landis — Calvert Magruder
  Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, is named for him.  — The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Louis D. Brandeis: Lewis J. Paper, Brandeis: An Intimate Biography of One of America's Truly Great Supreme Court Justices — Stephen W. Baskerville, Of Laws and Limitations : An Intellectual Portrait of Louis Dembitz Brandeis — Philippa Strum, Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People — Robert A. Burt, Two Jewish Justices: Outcasts in the Promised Land
  Frank William Taussig (1859-1940) — also known as Frank W. Taussig; "The American Marshall" — Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 28, 1859. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1917-19. Member, American Economic Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., November 11, 1940 (age 80 years, 319 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Taussig and Adele (Wurpel) Taussig; brother of Walter M. Taussig (1862-1923).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter M. Taussig (1862-1923) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 10, 1862. Democrat. President, Wiesbuch & Hilger, hardware exporters; vice-president, American Chain Company; president, Challenge Cutlery Company; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1922-23; defeated, 1923; died in office 1923. Shot himself in the head, in the garage of his home, and died forty minutes later, in St. John's Hospital, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., November 21, 1923 (age 61 years, 164 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Taussig; brother of Frank William Taussig and Jennie Taussig (sister-in-law of Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941)).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
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