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Disciples of Christ Politicians in Arkansas

  Carl Edward Bailey (1894-1948) — also known as Carl E. Bailey — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Bernie, Stoddard County, Mo., October 8, 1894. Democrat. Arkansas state attorney general, 1935-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936, 1940; Governor of Arkansas, 1937-41; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1937. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died, from a heart attack, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 23, 1948 (age 54 years, 15 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of William Edward Bailey and Margaret Elmyra (McCorkle) Bailey; married, October 10, 1915, to Margaret Bristol.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James William Fulbright (1905-1995) — also known as J. William Fulbright — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Sumner, Chariton County, Mo., April 9, 1905. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1943-45; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1945-74; resigned 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948, 1956. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary. Died of a stroke, in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1995 (age 89 years, 306 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Jay Fulbright and Roberta (Waugh) Fulbright; married, June 15, 1932, to Elizabeth Williams; uncle of Patricia Caroline Swanson (who married Richard Warner Carlson).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about J. William Fulbright: Lee Riley Powell, J. William Fulbright and His Time: A Political Biography
  Anson Rainey (1848-1922) — of Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in El Dorado, Union County, Ark., March 1, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1881-82; district judge in Texas, 1885-93; Judge, Texas Court of Appeals, 1893. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill., August 6, 1922 (age 74 years, 158 days). Interment at Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Rainey and Nancy Blake (Baker) Rainey; married, February 17, 1874, to Frances Irene 'Fannie' Meriwether (first cousin twice removed of David Meriwether (1755-1822) and James Meriwether (1755-1817); second cousin once removed of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; third cousin of Reuben Handy Meriwether).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Floyd family of Virginia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Forrest Rozzell (1908-2004) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Gore, Sequoyah County, Okla., August 18, 1908. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956 (alternate). Disciples of Christ. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 4, 2004 (age 96 years, 17 days). Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Park, Conway, Ark.
  Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (1898-1976) — also known as Gerald L. K. Smith — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wis., February 27, 1898. Pastor; orator; political administrator and organizer for Huey P. Long, 1934-35; as a white supremacist, he joined and organized for William Dudley Pelley's Silver Shirts of America, an organization modeled directly on Adolf Hitler's Brownshirts; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1942 (Republican primary), 1942; founder of the America First party; charged with sedition in 1944, as part of an alleged Nazi conspiracy; tried along with many others, but after seven months, a mistrial was declared; America First candidate for President of the United States, 1944; founder of the Christian Nationalist Crusade; advocated deportation from the U.S. of Jews and African-Americans. Disciples of Christ. Died, of pneumonia, in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1976 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at Christ of the Ozarks Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Z. Smith and Sarah Smith; married, June 21, 1922, to Elna (Robe) Sorenson.
  Cross-reference: Charles J. Anderson, Jr. — Lorence E. Asman
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jerry Curtis South (1867-1930) — also known as Jerry C. South — of Mountain Home, Baxter County, Ark. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 24, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1891-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1892, 1896, 1904 (speaker), 1908, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1930 (age 63 years, 184 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Thomas Frazier Hargis; brother-in-law of Enoch Edgar Hume and Christine Bradley South; brother of John Glover South; uncle of Eleanor Hume Offutt; grandson of Jeremiah Weldon South; great-grandson of Samuel South; first cousin of South Trimble; first cousin once removed of South Strong; first cousin twice removed of Harrison Cockrill and Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
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