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Politicians in Manufacturing in Alabama
not elsewhere classified

  William Farrington Aldrich (1853-1925) — also known as William F. Aldrich — of Aldrich, Shelby County, Ala. Born in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., March 11, 1853. Republican. Civil engineer; mining business; manufacturer; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1900-01; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1900, 1904. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 30, 1925 (age 72 years, 233 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William F. Aldrich and Louisa Maria (Klapp) Aldrich; brother of Truman Heminway Aldrich; married, April 16, 1889, to Josephine Cables; married, July 15, 1920, to Fannie Spire; second great-grandfather of William Jackson Edwards.
  Political family: Aldrich family of Birmingham, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Ethan A. Hitchcock Ethan Allen Hitchcock (1835-1909) — also known as Ethan A. Hitchcock — of St. Louis, Mo.; Washington, D.C. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., September 19, 1835. Republican. Merchant; partner in China trade; president of manufacturing, mining, and railroad companies; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1897-98; U.S. Ambassador to Russia, 1898-99; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1899-1907. Died April 9, 1909 (age 73 years, 202 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Ethan Allen
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1897
  Thomas Erby Kilby (1865-1943) — also known as Thomas E. Kilby — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., July 9, 1865. Democrat. Manufacturer; mayor of Anniston, Ala., 1905-09; member of Alabama state senate, 1911-15; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1915-19; Governor of Alabama, 1919-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died October 22, 1943 (age 78 years, 105 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery Annex, Anniston, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Peyton Phillips Kilby and Sarah Ann (Marchant) Kilby; married to Mary Elizabeth Clark.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Thomas Euclid Rains, Sr. (c.1921-2000) — also known as T. Euclid Rains — of Alabama. Born about 1921. Broom manufacturer; member of Alabama state house of representatives 26th District, 1979-91. Methodist. Member, Lions. Became blind when he lost both eyes in an accident with a pair scissors as a boy. He was the only totally blind baseball coach in Little League history. Killed in an automobile accident, when the car in which he was a passenger went off a bridge in heavy rain, near Geraldine, Marshall County, Ala., August 27, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment at Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Near Albertville, Marshall County, Ala.
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