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Gresham-Andrews family of Harrison County, Indiana

Note: This is just one of 1,130 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  Dennis Lark Pennington (1776-1854) — also known as Dennis Pennington — of Harrison County, Ind. Born in Virginia, May 18, 1776. Whig. Farmer; stonemason; member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1810, 1812-16; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state senate, 1816-20, 1825-27, 1830-33, 1842-45; defeated, 1839; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1822-24, 1828-30, 1845-46; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1825; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1832; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1833. Methodist. English ancestry. Died near Corydon, Harrison County, Ind., September 2, 1854 (age 78 years, 107 days). Interment at Pennington Chapel Cemetery, Harrison County, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Pennington (1750-1801) and Nettie (Lark) Pennington (1753-1784); married, August 7, 1800, to Elizabeth English (1783-1857); granduncle of Walter Quintin Gresham (1832-1895).
  Political family: Gresham-Andrews family of Harrison County, Indiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Walter Q. Gresham Walter Quintin Gresham (1832-1895) — also known as Walter Q. Gresham — of Indiana. Born near Lanesville, Harrison County, Ind., March 17, 1832. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1866, 1868; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868; U.S. District Judge for Indiana, 1869-83; U.S. Postmaster General, 1883-84; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1884; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1884-93; U.S. Secretary of State, 1893-95; died in office 1895. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion. Died in Washington, D.C., May 28, 1895 (age 63 years, 72 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Gresham (1802-1834) and Sarah (Davis) Gresham (1807-1906); grandfather of Walter Gresham Andrews (1889-1949); grandnephew of Dennis Lark Pennington.
  Political family: Gresham-Andrews family of Harrison County, Indiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Walter Q. Gresham: Charles W. Calhoun, Gilded Age Cato : The Life of Walter Q. Gresham
  Image source: New York World, March 5, 1893
  Walter Gresham Andrews (1889-1949) — also known as Walter G. Andrews — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., July 16, 1889. Republican. Athletic coach; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; sales manager; U.S. Representative from New York, 1931-49 (40th District 1931-45, 42nd District 1945-49). Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in a hotel at Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., March 5, 1949 (age 59 years, 232 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Fort Niagara Cemetery, Youngstown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Andrews and Kate (Gresham) Andrews; grandson of Walter Quintin Gresham (1832-1895).
  Political family: Gresham-Andrews family of Harrison County, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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