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Politician members in Alabama

  John William Abercrombie (1866-1940) — also known as John W. Abercrombie — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala.; Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born near Kellys Creek, St. Clair County, Ala., May 17, 1866. Democrat. Member of Alabama state senate, 1896-98; Alabama superintendent of education, 1898-1902, 1920-27; president, University of Alabama, 1902-11; U.S. Representative from Alabama at-large, 1913-17. Baptist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Beta Kappa; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Woodmen; Kiwanis. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., July 2, 1940 (age 74 years, 46 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Henry M. Abercrombie and Sarah A. (Kendrick) Abercrombie; married, January 8, 1891, to Rose Merrill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Boyd Adams (1882-1938) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Mississippi, May 7, 1882. Republican. Lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died December 14, 1938 (age 56 years, 221 days). Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Dora Williams (1892-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Woodrow Albea (1918-2000) — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., May 16, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1955-66; member of Alabama state senate 9th District, 1967-71; district judge in Alabama, 1972-88. Baptist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Woodmen; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., September 9, 2000 (age 82 years, 116 days). Interment at Nance Family Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Emmette R. Albea and Lula (Limbaugh) Albea; married, August 30, 1952, to Joy Cunningham.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977) — also known as Miles C. Allgood; "Simon" — of Allgood, Blount County, Ala. Born in Chapultepec (now Allgood), Blount County, Ala., February 22, 1878. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1923-35 (7th District 1923-33, 5th District 1933-35). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died in Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala., March 4, 1977 (age 99 years, 10 days). Interment at Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Barnett Allgood and Mary Matilda (Ingram) Allgood; married, February 1, 1917, to Willie Randall Fox; cousin *** of Clarence William Allgood (1902-1991).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Berton Almon (1860-1933) — also known as Edward B. Almon — of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala. Born near Moulton, Lawrence County, Ala., April 18, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state senate, 1892-94; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1896; circuit judge in Alabama, 1898-1906; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1910-15; Speaker of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1911; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1915-33; died in office 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Elks; Maccabees; Knights of Honor. Died in Washington, D.C., June 22, 1933 (age 73 years, 65 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Almon and Nancy (Eubank) Almon; married, December 13, 1887, to Luie Clopper.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cyrus Washington Ashcraft (1866-1940) — also known as C. W. Ashcraft — of Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala. Born in Clay County, Ala., February 27, 1866. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; cotton mill business; mayor of Florence, Ala., 1910-12; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1922-26; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1924. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., June 24, 1940 (age 74 years, 118 days). Interment at Florence Cemetery, Florence, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Ashcraft (1829-1902) and Eliza (Wiley) Ashcraft (1839-1912); married, October 9, 1895, to Janie Farr Dunklin (1870-1900); married, June 28, 1905, to Zaidee Ellis (1876-1906); married, February 3, 1910, to Gillian Chilton Brown (1871-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Elrie Atkinson (1852-1935) — also known as William E. Atkinson — of Rosston, Nevada County, Ark.; Prescott, Nevada County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark. Born in Columbia, Houston County, Ala., July 24, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; Arkansas state attorney general, 1889-93. Member, Freemasons. Died in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., November 8, 1935 (age 83 years, 107 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Barberry (Wiley) Atkinson (1814-1893) and William W. Atkinson (1824-1907); married, December 16, 1890, to Elizabeth Lydia 'Lidie' Powers (1861-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mortimer Martin Baldwin (b. 1873) — of Union Springs, Bullock County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Fitzpatrick, Bullock County, Ala., August 26, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1900-01. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Phillip Bernard Baldwin and Sallie (Crews) Baldwin; married 1917 to Fannie Howry Dunn.
  John Hollis Bankhead (1842-1920) — also known as John H. Bankhead — of Fayette, Fayette County, Ala.; Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Moscow, Marion County (now Sulligent, Lamar County), Ala., September 13, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1865-67, 1880-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1876-77; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1887-1907; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1907-20; died in office 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912 (speaker). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., March 1, 1920 (age 77 years, 170 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of James Greer Bankhead and Susan (Hollis) Bankhead; married, November 13, 1866, to Tallulah J. Brockman; father of John Hollis Bankhead II and William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940); grandfather of Walter Will Bankhead.
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Hollis Bankhead II (1872-1946) — also known as John H. Bankhead II — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born near Moscow (now Sulligent), Lamar County, Ala., July 8, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1931-46; died in office 1946; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 12, 1946 (age 73 years, 339 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Hollis Bankhead (1842-1920) and Tallulah (Brockman) Bankhead; brother of William Brockman Bankhead; married, December 26, 1894, to Musa Harkins; father of Walter Will Bankhead.
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
William B. Bankhead William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940) — also known as William B. Bankhead — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Moscow (now Sulligent), Lamar County, Ala., April 12, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1900-02; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912 ; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1917-40 (10th District 1917-33, 7th District 1933-40); died in office 1940; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1936-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Woodmen. Died in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1940 (age 66 years, 156 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Hollis Bankhead and Tallulah James (Brockman) Bankhead; brother of John Hollis Bankhead II; married, January 31, 1900, to Adalaide Eugene Sledge; father of Tallulah Bankhead (actress); uncle of Walter Will Bankhead (1897-1988).
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Carter Manasco
  The William B. Bankhead National Forest (established as Alabama National Forest 1918; given current name 1942), in Franklin, Lawrence, and Winston counties, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Prelate Demick Barker (1835-1928) — also known as Prelate D. Barker — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in North Branford, New Haven County, Conn., September 29, 1835. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; secretary-treasurer, Alabama & Mississippi Railroad, 1866-71; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 2nd Alabama District, 1871-78; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; postmaster at Mobile, Ala., 1890-94, 1897-1914; member of Republican National Committee from Alabama, 1908-16. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., March 29, 1928 (age 92 years, 182 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Brooks Barker (1801-1886) and Frances Jane (Appell) Barker (1808-1886); married, August 1, 1865, to Joanna Elizabeth Ferguson (died 1910); married, April 29, 1914, to Grace Salome Pettit.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Perry Bartlett (1905-1978) — of Boulder, Boulder County, Colo. Born in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala., November 20, 1905. Democrat. Mens wear retailer; mayor of Boulder, Colo., 1948-51. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Delta Tau Delta; Rotary. Died in April, 1978 (age 72 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 27, 1934, to Mildred Dishman Banks.
  Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (1793-1874) — also known as Robert E. B. Baylor — Born in Lincoln County, Ky., May 10, 1793. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819-20; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1824; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1829-31; judge of Texas Republic, 1841-45; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; district judge in Texas, 1845-60. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. One of the founders, in 1845, of Baylor University, and of Baylor Female College (now the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor). Died in Gay Hill, Washington County, Tex., January 6, 1874 (age 80 years, 241 days). Original interment at Old Baylor University Campus, Independence, Tex.; reinterment in 1886 at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus, Belton, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Jesse Bledsoe (1776-1836).
  Baylor University, Waco, Texas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
R. Lee Beuhring Raymond Lee Beuhring (1891-1970) — also known as R. Lee Beuhring; "Cannonball" — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., August 1, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1929-30; defeated, 1950. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., December 30, 1970 (age 79 years, 151 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Davis Beuhring (1867-1935) and Mamie Margaret (Shelton) Beuhring (1869-1911); married to Dorthea Sandman (1891-1977); great-grandson of Frederick George Louis Beuhring (1791-1859); second cousin thrice removed of Return Jonathan Meigs III.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Carter Randolph Bibb (b. 1875) — also known as C. R. Bibb — of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Fla. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., January 6, 1875. Republican. Dentist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1944. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857) — also known as James G. Birney — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Huntsville, Madison County, Ala.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Lower Saginaw, Saginaw County (now Bay City, Bay County), Mich. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., February 4, 1792. Lawyer; studied law in the office of Alexander J. Dallas in Philadelphia; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1816-18; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1819-20; solicitor general of Alabama, 1823-26; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1828; mayor of Huntsville, Ala., 1829; abolitionist; Liberty candidate for President of the United States, 1840, 1844; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1843, 1845. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Anti-Slavery Society. While traveling in 1845, the horse he was riding bucked; he fell and was injured; his condition worsened over time, leading to tremors and paralysis, and he died as a result, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., November 25, 1857 (age 65 years, 294 days). Interment at Williamsburgh Cemetery, Groveland, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Gillespie Birney and Mary Reed Birney; married, February 16, 1816, to Agatha McDowell; married 1840 to Elizabeth Potts Fitzhugh (sister of Henry Fitzhugh); father of James M. Birney (1817-1888); uncle of Humphrey Marshall; grandfather of Arthur Alexis Birney.
  Political family: Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Hugo L. Black Hugo Lafayette Black (1886-1971) — also known as Hugo L. Black — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Alexandria, Va. Born in Harlan, Clay County, Ala., February 27, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; police court judge in Alabama, 1910-11; Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1927-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1937-71; took senior status 1971. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Ku Klux Klan. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., September 25, 1971 (age 85 years, 210 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William La Fayette Black and Martha Ardella (Toland) Black; married, February 23, 1921, to Josephine Patterson Foster (died 1951); married, September 11, 1957, to Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte.
  Epitaph: "Here lies a good man."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Hugo L. Black: Roger K. Newman, Hugo Black : A Biography — Howard Ball, Hugo L. Black : Cold Steel Warrior — James F Simon, The antagonists: Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter and civil liberties in modern America — Howard Ball & Phillip J. Cooper, Of Power and Right: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's Constitutional Revolution
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Edmund Roberts Blair (b. 1908) — also known as Edmund Blair — of Pell City, St. Clair County, Ala. Born in Leeds, Jefferson County, Ala., July 29, 1908. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1948. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Civitan; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Simon Elbert Boozer (1895-1975) — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Hokes Bluff, Etowah County, Ala., May 28, 1895. Democrat. Calhoun County Probate Judge, 1940-46; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1946; director, Anniston National Bank. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., May 19, 1975 (age 79 years, 356 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Anniston, Ala.
  Albert Burton Boutwell (1904-1978) — also known as Albert Boutwell — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., November 13, 1904. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944; member of Alabama state senate, 1946-58; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1959-63; mayor of Birmingham, Ala., 1963-67. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; American Bar Association; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Blue Key. Died in February, 1978 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Sydney Johnston Bowie (1865-1928) — also known as Sydney J. Bowie — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala.; Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., July 26, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1894-1900; chair of Talladega County Democratic Party, 1896-99; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920 (delegation chair); automobile dealer; director, First National Bank of Talladega; American Trust and Savings Bank; Industrial Savings Bank. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 7, 1928 (age 62 years, 286 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew W. Bowie and Nannie McHenry (Bowdon) Bowie; married, April 29, 1891, to Annie Foster Etheridge; nephew of Franklin Welsh Bowdon (1817-1857).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Bismarck Bowling (1870-1946) — also known as William B. Bowling — of Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born near Iron City, Calhoun County, Ala., September 24, 1870. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1920-28; resigned 1928; circuit judge in Alabama, 1928-41. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died in Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala., December 27, 1946 (age 76 years, 94 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery, Lafayette, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Bowling and Sarah (Elston) Bowling; married, June 2, 1896, to Frances Collins.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank William Boykin (1885-1969) — also known as Frank W. Boykin — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Bladon Springs, Choctaw County, Ala., February 21, 1885. Democrat. Manufacturer of railway crossties; lumber and timber business; shipbuilder; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1935-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Moose. Died in Washington, D.C., March 12, 1969 (age 84 years, 19 days). Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of James Clark Boykin and Glo Emenia (Ainsworth) Boykin; married, December 31, 1913, to Ocllo Gunn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Marvin Brandon (b. 1888) — of Alabama. Born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., May 8, 1888. Secretary of state of Alabama, 1927-31, 1939-43; Alabama state auditor, 1931-35, 1943; Alabama state treasurer, 1935-39. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  William Woodward Brandon (1868-1934) — also known as William W. Brandon — of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., June 5, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1894-98; Alabama state auditor, 1897-1911; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; probate judge in Alabama, 1911-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1924; Governor of Alabama, 1923-27. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Moose; Kiwanis. Died December 7, 1934 (age 66 years, 185 days). Interment at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of F. T. J. Brandon and Carrie (Woodward) Brandon; married to Lizzie Andrews.
  Albert Preston Brewer (b. 1928) — also known as Albert P. Brewer — of Morgan County, Ala. Born in Bethel Springs, McNairy County, Tenn., October 26, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1955-67; Speaker of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1963-67; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1967-68; Governor of Alabama, 1968-71; defeated, 1970, 1978; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Delta Sigma Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Walter Scott Brower (b. 1888) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Kewanee, Lauderdale County, Miss., November 17, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Alabama state senate, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1932. Member, American Arbitration Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Walter Scott
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Randolph Brower and Elizabeth Judieth (Ingram) Brower; married 1920 to Elizabeth Jordan.
  Donald Campbell (1830-1871) — of Texas. Born in Alabama, March 25, 1830. State court judge in Texas, 1868; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1868-69; member of Texas state senate, 1870; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1870-71; died in office 1871. Member, Freemasons. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., November 8, 1871 (age 41 years, 228 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Archibald Hill Carmichael (1864-1947) — also known as Archibald H. Carmichael — of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala. Born near Sylvan Grove, Dale County, Ala., June 17, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; Speaker of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1906, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916, 1928, 1932; member of Alabama state senate, 1918; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1933-37; director, First National Bank of Tuscumbia. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Maccabees. Died in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., July 15, 1947 (age 83 years, 28 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Malcolm Carmichael and Amanda (Smith) Carmichael; married, January 21, 1889, to Annie Sugg (died 1920).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marion Maxwell Caskie (b. 1890) — also known as Marion M. Caskie — of Alabama; Washington, D.C. Born in Remington, Fauquier County, Va., July 29, 1890. Democrat. Staff for Southern Railway office in Washington, 1906-11; traffic manager for various enterprises; general manager, state docks, Port of Mobile, Ala.; vice-president, Waterman Steamship Co.; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1935-40. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. James Maxwell Caskie and Olivia (Rixey) Caskie; married, December 4, 1912, to Helen Elizabeth Suess.
  Sidney Johnston Catts (1863-1936) — also known as Sidney J. Catts — of Florida. Born in Pleasant Hill, Dallas County, Ala., July 31, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; pastor; insurance agent; Governor of Florida, 1917-21; defeated in primary, 1924, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World. Lost his right eye in a childhood accident. Died in DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Fla., March 9, 1936 (age 72 years, 222 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Walker Catts and Adeline Rebecca (Smyly) Catts; married, November 18, 1886, to Alice May Campbell (1863-1949); father of Sidney Johnston Catts, Jr. (1894-1969).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Sidney J. Catts: Wayne Flynt, Cracker Messiah : Governor Sidney J. Catts of Florida
  Nat King Cole (1919-1965) — also known as Nathaniel Adams Coles — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., March 17, 1919. Singer; musician; actor; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1956 ; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Died, from lung cancer, in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 15, 1965 (age 45 years, 335 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Nadine Robinson; married, March 28, 1948, to Maria Hawkins Ellington (1922-2012).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Russell McWhorter Cunningham (1855-1921) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Mt. Hope, Lawrence County, Ala., August 25, 1855. Democrat. Physician; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1880-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1896-1900; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1903-07; Governor of Alabama, 1904-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died June 6, 1921 (age 65 years, 285 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Moses Winslow Cunningham and Nancy Caroline (Russell) Cunningham; married 1876 to Miss S. L. Moore; married to Annie Taylor.
  James Keenan Davis (1790-1859) — of Alabama; Texas. Born in Richmond, Va., July 17, 1790. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; county judge in Alabama, 1823; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1843-44; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1848; member of Texas state senate, 1851-53. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 10, 1859 (age 68 years, 208 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (White), Coldspring, Tex.
  Stanley Hubert Dent, Jr. (1869-1938) — also known as S. Hubert Dent, Jr. — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., August 16, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, 1902-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1909-21; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Redmen; Woodmen. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 6, 1938 (age 69 years, 51 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Eufaula, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of S. H. Dent and Anna Beall (Young) Dent; married to Etta Tinsley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Oscar Stanton De Priest (1871-1951) — also known as Oscar De Priest — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., March 9, 1871. Republican. Painter; real estate broker; Cook County Commissioner, 1894-1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908 (alternate), 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932, 1936; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1929-35; defeated, 1934, 1936, 1938. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 12, 1951 (age 80 years, 64 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander R. De Priest and Mary (Karsner) De Priest; married, February 23, 1898, to Jessie Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Louis Dickinson (1925-2008) — also known as William L. Dickinson; Bill Dickinson — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Opelika, Lee County, Ala., June 5, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; common pleas court judge in Alabama, 1953-59; circuit judge in Alabama, 1959-63; assistant vice president, Southern Railway System, 1963-64; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1965-93. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; American Bar Association. Died, from colon cancer, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., March 31, 2008 (age 82 years, 300 days). Interment at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Frank Murray Dixon (1892-1965) — also known as Frank M. Dixon — of Alabama. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., July 25, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured during the war and lost his right leg; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933; Governor of Alabama, 1939-43; defeated in primary, 1934. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 11, 1965 (age 73 years, 78 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  John Hodges Drake (1767-1859) — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born in Edgecombe County (part now in Nash County), N.C., January 29, 1767. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1792-96; member of North Carolina state senate, 1800, 1805. Member, Freemasons. Died in Auburn, Lee County, Ala., December 11, 1859 (age 92 years, 316 days). Interment at Drake Family Cemetery, Rocky Mount, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Drake (1725-1791) and Hartwell (Hodges) Drake (1727-1796); married, May 29, 1794, to Frances Williams (1776-1840); grandfather of Caroline Elizabeth Drake (1847-1940; who married William James Samford); great-grandfather of William Hodges Samford (1866-1940) and Thomas Drake Samford.
  Political family: Dowdell-Samford family of Auburn, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Atwood Elliott (1913-1999) — also known as Carl Elliott — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Vina, Franklin County, Ala., December 20, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1942-50; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1949-65 (7th District 1949-63, at-large 1963-65); candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1966; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972. Methodist. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Amvets; Disabled American Veterans; Lions; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died January 5, 1999 (age 85 years, 16 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Elliott and Lenora (Massey) Elliott; married to Jane Hamilton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Books by Carl Elliott: The Cost of Courage : The Journey of an American Congressman (1992)
  Arthur Borders Foster (b. 1872) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., October 19, 1872. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1903; circuit judge in Alabama, 1915-23; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1928-. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Arthur Foster (1835?-?).
  MacDonald Gallion (b. 1913) — of Alabama. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., April 5, 1913. Democrat. Alabama state attorney general, 1959-63, 1967-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1960; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Woodmen; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Elks; Moose; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  William Coffee Gill (1819-1899) — of Georgia. Born in Monroe County, Ala., January 30, 1819. Lee County Sheriff, 1858-71; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1871; member of Georgia state senate, 1890. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lee County, Ga., March 10, 1899 (age 80 years, 39 days). Interment at Starksville Cemetery, Starksville, Ga.
  George McInvale Grant (1897-1982) — also known as George M. Grant — of Troy, Pike County, Ala. Born in Louisville, Barbour County, Ala., July 11, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1927-37; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1935-38; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1938-65 (2nd District 1938-63, at-large 1963-65). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen; American Legion; Pi Kappa Phi; Kiwanis. Died, from a heart attack, on a cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, en route to New York, probably in the North Atlantic Ocean, November 4, 1982 (age 85 years, 116 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Giles Grant and Lannie Gholson (Stephens) Grant; married, December 5, 1938, to Matalie Carter.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Bibb Graves (1873-1942) — also known as Bibb Graves — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Hope Hull, Montgomery County, Ala., April 1, 1873. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; Alabama Democratic state chair, 1914-18; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Alabama, 1927-31, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of the Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., March 14, 1942 (age 68 years, 347 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of David Graves and Mattie (Bibb) Graves; married, October 10, 1900, to Dixie Bilele (1882-1965); cousin *** of William Wyatt Bibb and Thomas Bibb.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Andrew Haley (1899-1981) — also known as James A. Haley; Jim Haley — of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Ala., January 4, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; chair of Sarasota County Democratic Party, 1925-53; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1949-52; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952 (alternate), 1960; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1953-77 (7th District 1953-73, 8th District 1973-77). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks. Former president and director, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., August 6, 1981 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Boca Raton Cemetery, Boca Raton, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Haley and Mary Lee (Stevenson) Haley; married to Aubrey B. Ringling.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jim W. Haley (b. 1890) — of Grant City, Worth County, Mo. Born in Alabama, May 31, 1890. Democrat. Automobile dealer; mayor of Grant City, Mo.; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Worth County, 1937-42; candidate for Missouri state senate 1st District, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1917 to Mary Bishop.
  Charles Hall (1854-1927) — of Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Ala. Born in Montpelier (now Blackshire), Baldwin County, Ala., September 1, 1854. Democrat. Baldwin County Circuit Court Clerk, 1886-92; probate judge in Alabama, 1892-1904; lawyer. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died August 23, 1927 (age 72 years, 356 days). Interment at Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelia (Earle) Hall and Young Charles Hall (1890-1956); married, November 19, 1878, to Mattie Jernigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Asa Brindley Hays (1842-1899) — also known as Asa B. Hays — of Winston County, Ala.; Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Born in Blount County, Ala., May 17, 1842. Lawyer; Winston County Probate Judge, 1871-78; mayor of Cullman, Ala., 1879-80; Cullman County Probate Judge, 1880-88. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Cullman, Cullman County, Ala., December 24, 1899 (age 57 years, 221 days). Interment at Cullman Cemetery, Cullman, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Ruben Hays (1791-1881) and Tabitha (Cornelius) Hays (1800-1852); married 1867 to Minerva C. Williams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr. (1909-1995) — also known as Albert S. Herlong, Jr. — of Leesburg, Lake County, Fla. Born in Manistee, Monroe County, Ala., February 14, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Florida, 1936-48; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1949-69 (5th District 1949-67, 4th District 1967-69); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1969-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis; Odd Fellows; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Pi Kappa Phi. Died in Leesburg, Lake County, Fla., December 27, 1995 (age 86 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Sydney Herlong and Cora (Knight) Herlong; married, December 26, 1930, to Mary Alice Youmans.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Lister Hill (1894-1984) — also known as Lister Hill — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 29, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1923-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1924, 1940, 1948, 1952; speaker, 1944; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1938-69. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 21, 1984 (age 89 years, 358 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. L. L. Hill and Lily L. Hill; married, February 20, 1928, to Henrietta Fontaine McCormick.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Samuel Francis Hobbs (1887-1952) — also known as Sam Hobbs — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., October 5, 1887. Democrat. State court judge in Alabama, 1921-26; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1935-51. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died May 31, 1952 (age 64 years, 239 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Huddleston (1869-1960) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., November 11, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1915-37. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; United Spanish War Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died February 29, 1960 (age 90 years, 110 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Franklin Huddleston and Nancy (Sherrill) Huddleston; married 1917 to Bertha L. Baxley; father of George Huddleston, Jr. (1920-1971).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Peterson Bryant Jarman, Jr. (1892-1955) — also known as Pete B. Jarman — of Livingston, Sumter County, Ala. Born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., October 31, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary of state of Alabama, 1931-35; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1937-49; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1949-53. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Forty and Eight; Disabled American Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Woodmen; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died February 17, 1955 (age 62 years, 109 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Bryant Jarman and Hunter Elizabeth (Gordon) Jarman; married, February 25, 1930, to Beryl Bricken.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Lamar Jeffers (1888-1983) — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., April 16, 1888. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1921-35. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., June 1, 1983 (age 95 years, 46 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Jeffers and Anna Frances (Jenkins) Jeffers; married, November 1, 1911, to Martha Ruth Barton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Washington Jones (b. 1865) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Hardin County, Ky., October 25, 1865. Democrat. Member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1920. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Jameal Assed Kahalley (1922-2006) — also known as J. A. Kahalley — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Ala., March 27, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1964, 1968. Episcopalian. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., April 16, 2006 (age 84 years, 20 days). Interment at Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Sondra Boykin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Everett A. Kelly (b. 1926) — of Florida. Born in Foley, Baldwin County, Ala., September 2, 1926. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; pharmacist; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Catholic. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Kiwanis; American Legion; Elks; Moose. Still living as of 1999.
  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.
  William Rufus de Vane King (1786-1853) — also known as William R. King — of Cahaba, Dallas County, Ala.; Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Sampson County, N.C., April 7, 1786. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1807; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1811-16 (5th District 1811-13, at-large 1813-15, 5th District 1815-16); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1819-44, 1848-52; U.S. Minister to France, 1844-46; Vice President of the United States, 1853; died in office 1853. Member, Freemasons. Took oath of office as Vice President in Havana, Cuba, where he had gone for his health; died the next month, at his plantation near Cahaba, Dallas County, Ala., April 18, 1853 (age 67 years, 11 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Dallas County, Ala.; reinterment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Cross-reference: Samuel Sherman
  King County, Wash. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  William Hodges Kitchin (1837-1901) — of Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Lauderdale County, Ala., December 22, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1879-81. Member, Freemasons. Died in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., February 2, 1901 (age 63 years, 42 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery, Scotland Neck, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Boaz Kitchin (1790-1886) and Arabella (Smith) Kitchin; married, January 5, 1864, to Maria F. Arrington (1848-1911); father of William Walton Kitchin and Claude Kitchin (1869-1923); grandfather of Alvin Paul Kitchin; second cousin twice removed of William Terrell Kitchens, Wade Hampton Kitchens and Claude Steward Kitchens.
  Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Edmund Knight (b. 1868) — also known as Thomas E. Knight — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., October 13, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1892-95; circuit judge in Alabama, 1926-31; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1931-42; appointed 1931. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Newton Knight and Eva (Hoppel) Knight; married, June 7, 1895, to Rebecca Williams; father of Rebecca Knight (who married Joel Bascom Brown (1872-?)) and Thomas Edmund Knight, Jr..
  Political family: Knight family of Greensboro, Alabama.
  Thomas Edmund Knight, Jr. (b. 1898) — also known as Thomas E. Knight, Jr. — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., June 19, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama state attorney general, 1931-34; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1935-39. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Civitan; Jaycees; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Edmund Knight (1868-?) and Rebecca (Williams) Knight; married, May 4, 1920, to Lelia Otts.
  Political family: Knight family of Greensboro, Alabama.
  Dick Latta Lansden (1869-1924) — also known as Dick Lansden — of Sparta, White County, Tenn.; Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn. Born in Bakers Crossroads, White County, Tenn., May 15, 1869. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1910-16. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., August 10, 1924 (age 55 years, 87 days). Interment at Cookeville City Cemetery, Cookeville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Hill Lansden (1837-1902) and Lee Ann (McGee) Lansden (1840-1934); married, November 16, 1895, to Helen Jane Snodgrass (1875-1962); father of Dick Latta Lansden, Jr. (1909-1999).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joshua Bryan Lee (1892-1967) — also known as Josh Lee — of Norman, Cleveland County, Okla. Born in Childersburg, Talladega County, Ala., January 23, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1935-37; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1937-43; defeated, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940, 1956 (alternate). Baptist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Forty and Eight; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Mu Alpha; Freemasons. Died August 10, 1967 (age 75 years, 199 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Norman, Okla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Lovard Lee (b. 1873) — also known as W. L. Lee — of Columbia, Houston County, Ala. Born in Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., April 17, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Columbia, Ala., 1899-1903; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alto Velo Lee and Lillie (Lawrence) Lee; married 1896 to Ellen Thomas.
  William H. Leinkauf (1827-1901) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Pressburg, Hungary (now Bratislava, Slovakia), July 27, 1827. Banker; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Mobile, Ala., 1890-1900; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Mobile, Ala., 1892-1901; Vice-Consul for Netherlands in Mobile, Ala., 1897-1901. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; B'nai B'rith. Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., October 15, 1901 (age 74 years, 80 days). Interment at Springhill Avenue Temple Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Leinkauf and Bertha (Joseph) Leinkauf; married 1853 to Caroline Bloch (1834-1918); father of Rebecca Leinkauf (1858-1927; who married Alfred Proskauer (1850-1912)); grandfather of Joseph Meyer Proskauer.
  Political family: Proskauer-Leinkauf family of Mobile, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901) — of Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Watkinsville, Oconee County, Ga., December 16, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1849; member of Alabama state senate, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1874-76; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1877-79. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 11, 1901 (age 77 years, 299 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Ligon (1793-1828) and Wilhelmina (Fulwood) Ligon; brother of Martha Ligon (who married David Clopton); married 1850 to Emily Paine; father of Robert Fulwood Ligon, Jr. (1864-?).
  Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Fulwood Ligon, Jr. (b. 1864) — also known as R. F. Ligon — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala., September 24, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor, Tuskegee, Ala., 1886-88; Adjutant General of Alabama, 1896-99; clerk of Alabama Supreme Court, 1899-1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Phi Delta Theta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901) and Emily (Paine) Ligon; married, January 31, 1895, to Aileen Means.
  Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hugh Allen Locke (b. 1885) — also known as Hugh A. Locke — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Fayette County, Tenn., February 9, 1885. Lawyer; Independent candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1930. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Locke and Susanna F. (Crenshaw) Locke; married, October 12, 1921, to Mabel Plosser.
  Scott Marion Loftin (1878-1953) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 14, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-04; Escambia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1904-17; general counsel and director, Florida East Coast Hotel Co.; director, Gulf Life Insurance Co.; receiver, Florida East Coast Railway, 1931-41; president, American Bar Association, 1934-35; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Alpha Tau Omega; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Blue Key; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Highlands, Macon County, N.C., September 22, 1953 (age 75 years, 8 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Marion Loftin and Loreta C. (Thomason) Loftin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Benjamin McFarland Long (1827-1903) — also known as Benjamin M. Long — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ga.; Cordova, Walker County, Ala. Born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ga., November 5, 1827. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; merchant; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1865; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1872-74; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1880-82; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1884; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1888; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1890; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1894. Methodist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Cordova, Walker County, Ala., June 17, 1903 (age 75 years, 224 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Cordova, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Long (1797-1870) and Nancy Davis (Long) Long (1806-1880); married, October 17, 1854, to Amanda Caroline Wootten.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolphus Parker Longshore (b. 1854) — also known as A. P. Longshore — of Columbiana, Shelby County, Ala. Born in Chambers County, Ala., September 16, 1854. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1889-91, 1895, 1919; probate judge in Alabama; elected 1898, 1904, 1910; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1914; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1920, 1921. Missionary Baptist. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Longshore and Mary Ann (Parker) Longshore; married, November 1, 1882, to Fannie Terrell Jennings.
  Francis Wayland Lull (b. 1872) — also known as Frank W. Lull — of Wetumpka, Elmore County, Ala. Born in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Ala., October 19, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Wetumpka, Ala., 1910-14; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cabot Lull and Sarah Graham (Crow) Lull; married, August 7, 1901, to Ida Bell Phillips.
  John Alexander Lusk (1859-1939) — also known as John A. Lusk — of Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala. Born in Salem, Pickens County, S.C., November 29, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1903; member of Alabama state senate 5th District, 1907, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920, 1924. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala., November 4, 1939 (age 79 years, 340 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eleanor Swafford (Alexander) Lusk (1819-1883) and Erastus Capehart Lusk (1833-1901); married, October 27, 1887, to Leila Lee Fearn (1863-1955).
  Walter Coles Lusk (b. 1893) — of Alabama. Born in Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala., December 5, 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Alabama state treasurer, 1941. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Hugh Shepperd Darby Mallory (1848-1920) — also known as H. S. D. Mallory — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Talladega County, Ala., February 6, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Selma, Ala., 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Baptist. Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Honor; Odd Fellows. Died in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., March 10, 1920 (age 72 years, 33 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of James Mallory and Ann Maria (Darby) Mallory; married, October 15, 1872, to Jacqueline Louisa Billingslea.
  Carter Manasco (1902-1992) — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born near Townley, Walker County, Ala., January 3, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1931-34; secretary to U.S. Rep. William B. Bankhead, 1933-40; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1941-49; legislative counsel, National Coal Association, 1949-85. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., February 5, 1992 (age 90 years, 33 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Murray P. McCluskey (1915-2003) — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., December 29, 1915. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; co-owned Clean Cleaners, Inc. with Bill Nichols; owned motels; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1970-78. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died June 18, 2003 (age 87 years, 171 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Sylacauga, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Decker Andrew McCluskey and Annie (Ogletree) McCluskey; first cousin once removed of Thomas Avery Ogletree (1890-1958).
  John McDuffie (1883-1950) — of Monroeville, Monroe County, Ala. Born near River Ridge, Monroe County, Ala., September 25, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1907-11; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908 (alternate), 1924; prosecuting attorney, 1st Circuit, 1911-19; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1919-35; resigned 1935; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, 1935-50; died in office 1950. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Moose; Elks; Freemasons; Redmen; Woodmen of the World; Woodmen Circle; Alpha Tau Omega. Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., November 1, 1950 (age 67 years, 37 days). Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Married, October 20, 1915, to Cornelia Hixon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Kenneth Douglas McKellar (1869-1957) — also known as Kenneth D. McKellar — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Richmond, Dallas County, Ala., January 29, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1904; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1908, 1920, 1936, 1940, 1944 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Tennessee 10th District, 1911-17; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1917-53. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died October 25, 1957 (age 88 years, 269 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.; statue at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Near Blountville, Sullivan County, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John T. Morgan John Tyler Morgan (1824-1907) — also known as John T. Morgan — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Athens, McMinn County, Tenn., June 20, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1860, 1876; delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1876, 1900; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1877-1907; died in office 1907. Southern Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Washington, D.C., June 11, 1907 (age 82 years, 356 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Morgan (1788-1884) and Frances (Irby) Morgan (1795-1857); brother of Mary Catherine Morgan (1814-1845; who married William Parish Chilton (1810-1871)); married, February 11, 1846, to Cornelia G. Willis (1827-1894); granduncle of Arthur Bounds Chilton.
  Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
  John Parks Newsome (1893-1961) — also known as John P. Newsome — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., February 13, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1943-45. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 10, 1961 (age 68 years, 270 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Bacon Oliver (1867-1948) — also known as William B. Oliver — of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born in Eutaw, Greene County, Ala., May 25, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1915-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Phi Beta Kappa; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Died in 1948 (age about 81 years). Interment at Eutaw Cemetery, Eutaw, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Oliver and Lizzie S. (Whitehead) Oliver; cousin *** of Sydney Parham Epes (1865-1900).
  Political family: Epes-Oliver family of Blackstone, Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Park (1864-1925) — of Sylvester, Worth County, Ga. Born in Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala., March 3, 1864. Democrat. School teacher; civil engineer; lawyer; circuit judge in Georgia, 1909-13; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1913-25. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., November 20, 1925 (age 61 years, 262 days). Interment at White Springs Cemetery, White Springs, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of James F. Park and Emma A. (Bailey) Park; married 1893 to Emma A. Bridges.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Burns Parker (b. 1895) — also known as Edward B. Parker — of Roanoke, Randolph County, Ala. Born in Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala., June 21, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Cleburne County Solicitor, 1929-35; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1931-35; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1942-53. Methodist. Member, Pi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Claude Lamar Parker and Roxanna Elizabeth (Burns) Parker; married, September 28, 1921, to Earle Bass; married, November 17, 1929, to Mary Oldham.
  Howard Arrington Parker (b. 1896) — of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Ala. Born in 1896. Mayor of Sylacauga, Ala., 1940-41; resigned 1941. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Original interment at Marble City Cemetery, Sylacauga, Ala.; reinterment at Pursell Family Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Dewitt Arrington Parker and Lutitia Maude (Oden) Parker; nephew of William Peeples Oden (1849-1898).
  John Earl Paterson (b. 1885) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Blantyre, Ontario, June 26, 1885. Republican. President, Paterson Lumber Company; member of Alabama Republican State Executive Committee, 1928; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
Claude Pepper Claude Denson Pepper (1900-1989) — also known as Claude Pepper — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla.; Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born near Dudleyville, Chambers County, Ala., September 8, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1929-30; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1960, 1964, 1968 (alternate); member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1944; speaker, 1944, 1988; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1963-89 (3rd District 1963-67, 11th District 1967-73, 14th District 1973-83, 18th District 1983-89); died in office 1989. Baptist. Member, Moose; Woodmen; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Upsilon; Kappa Alpha Order; United World Federalists. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1989. Died in Washington, D.C., May 30, 1989 (age 88 years, 264 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Cross-reference: Clarence W. Meadows
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Claude Pepper: Tracy E. Danese, Claude Pepper and Ed Ball : Politics, Purpose, and Power — James C. Clark, Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper's Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary
  Image source: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory
  Erle Pettus (b. 1877) — of Athens, Limestone County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Elkmont, Limestone County, Ala., February 4, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1898-1901; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1919-22. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Albert Pettus (M.D.) and Musie (Cartwright) Pettus; married, November 27, 1907, to Ellelee Chapman.
  Edward William Pou (1863-1934) — also known as Edward W. Pou — of Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C. Born in Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala., September 9, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1888; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1901-34; died in office 1934; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., April 1, 1934 (age 70 years, 204 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Smithfield, N.C.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of James Paul Buchanan (1867-1937).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Albert McKinley Rains (1902-1991) — also known as Albert Rains — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Grove Oak, DeKalb County, Ala., March 11, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1941-44; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1945-65 (5th District 1945-63, at-large 1963-65); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., March 22, 1991 (age 89 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 29, 1939, to Allison Blair.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hobdy G. Rains (1912-1988) — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in DeKalb County, Ala., March 29, 1912. Democrat. Parole officer; lawyer; bank director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952, 1968; secretary of Alabama Democratic Party, 1967. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Alabama, April 18, 1988 (age 76 years, 20 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Will Greene Rains (1884-1949) and Ola (Hamrick) Rains (1887-1919); married, September 8, 1945, to Constance N. Goldman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Grady Reynolds (b. 1889) — also known as Grady Reynolds — of Clanton, Chilton County, Ala. Born in Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala., January 11, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; Chilton County Treasurer, 1918-21; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1924-31. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen of the World; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Henry Reynolds and Dora (Marshall) Reynolds; married, September 10, 1914, to Estella Morgan.
  Robert Renfroe Riley (b. 1944) — also known as Bob Riley — of Ashland, Clay County, Ala. Born in Ashland, Clay County, Ala., October 3, 1944. Republican. Automobile dealer; farmer; real estate agent; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1997-2003; Governor of Alabama, 2003-11. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lucius Mendel Rivers (1905-1970) — also known as L. Mendel Rivers — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Gumville, Berkeley County, S.C., September 28, 1905. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1933-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1952, 1956 (alternate); U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1941-70; died in office 1970. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 28, 1970 (age 65 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Stephen, S.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Kenneth Allison Roberts (1912-1989) — also known as Kenneth A. Roberts — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Piedmont, Calhoun County, Ala., November 1, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state senate; elected 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1951-65 (4th District 1951-63, at-large 1963-65); defeated, 1964; shot and wounded in an attack on the U.S. House by Puerto Rican nationalists, 1954. Baptist. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Woodmen; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Potomac, Montgomery County, Md., May 9, 1989 (age 76 years, 189 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1953, to Margaret Hamilton McMillan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Drake Samford (1868-1947) — also known as Thomas D. Samford — of Opelika, Lee County, Ala. Born in Auburn, Lee County, Ala., November 2, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1896-98; president, Bank of Opelika, 1911-12; director, Lowe & Samford Grocery Co.; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1913-24, 1934-42. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died February 26, 1947 (age 78 years, 116 days). Interment at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William James Samford and Caroline Elizabeth (Drake) Samford (1847-1940); brother of William Hodges Samford; married, July 5, 1899, to Louise Andrew Westcott; grandnephew of James Ferguson Dowdell and William Crawford Dowdell; great-grandson of John Hodges Drake (1767-1859); first cousin once removed of James Render Dowdell; second cousin of Armstead Brown.
  Political family: Dowdell-Samford family of Auburn, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Hodges Samford (1866-1940) — of Troy, Pike County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Auburn, Lee County, Ala., August 7, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1900-05; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1904; Judge, Alabama Court of Appeals, 1917-36. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Alpha Tau Omega. Died February 2, 1940 (age 73 years, 179 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William James Samford and Caroline Elizabeth (Drake) Samford (1847-1940); brother of Thomas Drake Samford; married, December 18, 1890, to Kate Connor Park (1869-1933); grandnephew of James Ferguson Dowdell and William Crawford Dowdell; great-grandson of John Hodges Drake (1767-1859); first cousin once removed of James Render Dowdell; second cousin of Armstead Brown.
  Political family: Dowdell-Samford family of Auburn, Alabama.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Virgil Sartain (1889-1964) — also known as Virgil Sartain — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Oakman, Walker County, Ala., October 6, 1889. Republican. Member of Alabama Republican State Executive Committee, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1940. Baptist. Member, Lions; Freemasons. Died in October, 1964 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  William Henry Sawtelle (1868-1934) — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., August 27, 1868. U.S. District Judge for Arizona, 1913-31; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1931-34; died in office 1934. Member, Freemasons. Died December 17, 1934 (age 66 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Dallas Burton Smith (1883-1936) — also known as Dallas B. Smith — of Opelika, Lee County, Ala. Born in Opelika, Lee County, Ala., March 9, 1883. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1918; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1920. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died, in the Veterans Hospital, Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss., August 1, 1936 (age 53 years, 145 days). Interment at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Josephine (Bingham) Smith (1844-1905) and Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913); married to Allie Mitchell (1886-1971); nephew of William Hugh Smith; great-grandson of David Dickson.
  Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
  The Dallas B. Smith Armory (now the Dallas B. Smith Building), in Opelika, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Jackson Sparkman (1899-1985) — also known as John J. Sparkman — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born near Hartselle, Morgan County, Ala., December 20, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1937-46; resigned 1946; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1946-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Kiwanis; American Legion; Junior Order; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 331 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Married, June 2, 1923, to Ivo Hall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Henry Bascom Steagall (1873-1943) — also known as Henry B. Steagall — of Ozark, Dale County, Ala. Born in Clopton, Dale County, Ala., May 19, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; Dale County Solicitor, 1902-08; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1906-07; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1906-10; prosecuting attorney 3rd District, 1907-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908 (alternate), 1912 (alternate; member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1915-43; died in office 1943. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Sigma Nu. Died, of a heart ailment, November 22, 1943 (age 70 years, 187 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Ozark, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Collinsworth Steagall (1843?-?) and Mary Jane (Peacock) Steagall; married, December 27, 1900, to Sallie Mae Thompson (died).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Park Trammell (1876-1936) — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Macon County, Ala., April 9, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; mayor of Lakeland, Fla., 1900-02; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-04; member of Florida state senate 7th District, 1905-09; Florida state attorney general, 1909-13; Governor of Florida, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1917-36; died in office 1936. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died May 8, 1936 (age 60 years, 29 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Trammell and Ida E. (Park) Trammell; married, November 21, 1900, to Virginia Darby.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Barret Travis (1809-1836) — also known as William B. Travis — of Claiborne, Monroe County, Ala.; Anahuac, Chambers County, Tex. Born in Red Bank, Edgefield District (now Saluda County), S.C., August 9, 1809. Lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Austin, 1835; colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Member, Freemasons. Killed while defending the Alamo, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., March 6, 1836 (age 26 years, 210 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, October 26, 1828, to Rosanna Cato (1812-1848; divorced 1835); father of Charles Edward Travis (1829-1860).
  Travis County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Barret Travis: William C. Davis, Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
  Jackson Vaughn III (1917-2006) — also known as Jackie Vaughn III — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 17, 1917. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 4th Senatorial District, 1961; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1967-78 (23rd District 1967-72, 18th District 1973-78); resigned 1978; member of Michigan state senate, 1978-2002 (5th District 1978-82, 3rd District 1983-94, 4th District 1995-2002). Baptist or Methodist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union; Omicron Delta Kappa; Elks; Freemasons. Died, in Botsford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 12, 2006 (age 88 years, 299 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Vaughn and Myrtle Vaughn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Gifford Walker (b. 1898) — also known as E. G. Walker — of Homewood, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Commerce, Hunt County, Tex., February 9, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Homewood, Ala., 1956-67. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pink Walker and Mary C. (Starkey) Walker; married, May 19, 1920, to Gertrude Louise Lunn.
  George Corley Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) — also known as George C. Wallace — of Clayton, Barbour County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Clio, Barbour County, Ala., August 25, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1947-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948 (alternate), 1956; circuit judge in Alabama, 1953-58; Governor of Alabama, 1963-67, 1971-72, 1972-79, 1983-87; defeated in Democratic primary, 1958; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1964, 1972, 1976; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Moose; Elks; Woodmen; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans. Worked as a professional boxer in the late 1930s. While campaigning in Maryland on May 15, 1972, was shot by Arthur Bremer; the injury paralyzed both legs. Along with Ohio's James A. Rhodes, he was the longest serving state governor in U.S. history. Died in Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 13, 1998 (age 79 years, 19 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of George C. Wallace and Mozell (Smith) Wallace; married, May 21, 1943, to Lurleen Brigham Burns; married, June 4, 1971, to Cornelia Ellis Snively (divorced 1978; niece of James Elisha Folsom; first cousin of James Elisha Folsom, Jr.); married 1981 to Lisa Taylor (divorced 1987); father of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1946?-).
  Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Seybourn H. Lynne
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about George C. Wallace: Stephan Lesher, George Wallace : American Populist — Dan T. Carter, The Politics of Rage : George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics — Lloyd Rohler, George Wallace : Conservative Populist — Jeff Frederick, Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George C. Wallace
  William Ora Walton (b. 1892) — of Waverly, Lee County, Ala.; Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born in Waverly, Lee County, Ala., December 6, 1892. Democrat. Postmaster; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1923-27. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Ora Walton and Susie Emma (Trimble) Walton; married, July 18, 1925, to Lynda Ruth Tatum.
  William Burnham Woods (1824-1887) — of Newark, Licking County, Ohio; Mobile, Mobile County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, August 3, 1824. Lawyer; mayor of Newark, Ohio, 1856-58; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1858-62; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1869-80; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1880-87; died in office 1887. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., May 14, 1887 (age 62 years, 284 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  William E. W. Yerby (b. 1864) — of Greensboro, Hale County, Ala. Born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., October 10, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; mayor of Greensboro, Ala., 1902-03; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Hale County, 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Miles Hassell Yerby (1828-1900) and Susan Callie (Gibson) Yerby; married, December 20, 1888, to Mabel Taylor.
  Coleman Alexander Young (1918-1997) — also known as Coleman A. Young — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., May 24, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; national representative, UAW-CIO, 1946-47; director of organization, Wayne County CIO Council, 1947-48; executive secretary, National Negro Labor Council, 1951-55; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1959, 1962 (Democratic primary); delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 9th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state senate 4th District, 1965-73; defeated (Progressive), 1948; resigned 1973; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984 (speaker), 1988 (speaker), 1996; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1969-81; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1974-94; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992; defeated (Democratic), 1988. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Received the Spingarn Medal in 1981. Died, of emphysema, while hospitalized for heart problems, at Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 29, 1997 (age 79 years, 189 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Coleman Young and Ida (Jones) Young; father of Coleman A. Young II (1982-).
  Cross-reference: Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Coleman A. Young: Hard Stuff : The Autobiography of Coleman Young (1994)
  Books about Coleman A. Young: Wilbur C. Rich, Coleman Young and Detroit Politics : From Social Activist to Power Broker
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