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Lawyer Politicians in Arkansas

  Arthur Lambert Adams (b. 1889) — also known as Arthur Adams — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in La Crosse, LaPorte County, Ind., January 1, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; Arkansas Democratic state chair, 1944-49. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Lions; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (b. 1934) — also known as Bill Alexander, Jr. — of Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., January 16, 1934. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1969-93. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Rotary; Farm Bureau; National Rifle Association; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of William V. Alexander and Spencer (Buck) Alexander; married, February 5, 1957, to Marjorie Gwendolyn Haven (divorced; who later married Robert Bruce Mathias (1930-2006)).
  Cross-reference: Blanche Lambert Lincoln
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Joshua Allen (1829-1901) — also known as William J. Allen — of Metropolis, Massac County, Ill.; Marion, Williamson County, Ill.; Cairo, Alexander County, Ill.; Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill. Born in Wilson County, Tenn., June 9, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state senate, 1855; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1855-59; circuit judge in Illinois 26th Circuit, 1859-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1860, 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1884; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Williamson and Johnson counties, 1862; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1862-65 (9th District 1862-63, 13th District 1863-65); delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 1st District, 1869-70; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, 1887-1901; died in office 1901. Died, of "grippe" (influenza), in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., January 26, 1901 (age 71 years, 231 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Allen (1806-1859).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Joseph Ira Alley (1868-1930) — also known as J. I. Alley — of Mena, Polk County, Ark. Born in Arkansas, January 26, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1928. Died in Polk County, Ark., September 16, 1930 (age 62 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Alley (1826-1899) and Henrietta Viola (Brown) Alley (1846-1893); married to Linnie Martha Pirtle (1872-1955).
  Beryl Franklin Anthony, Jr. (b. 1938) — also known as Beryl F. Anthony, Jr. — of El Dorado, Union County, Ark. Born in El Dorado, Union County, Ark., February 21, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1979-93. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Jaycees. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  David L. Armstrong (b. 1941) — also known as Dave Armstrong — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., August 6, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney, 1976-83; Kentucky state attorney general, 1984-88; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1987; Jefferson County Judge-Executive, 1989-99; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1999-2003. Member, Sigma Chi. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Morris Sheppard Arnold (b. 1941) — of Arkansas. Born in Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex., October 8, 1941. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1985-92; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1992-. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Brother of Richard Sheppard Arnold; grandson of John Morris Sheppard (1875-1941); great-grandson of John Levi Sheppard; first cousin of Connie Mack III.
  Political family: Sheppard-Arnold-Mack-Bono family of Texarkana, Texas.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Richard Sheppard Arnold (1936-2004) — also known as Richard S. Arnold — of Texarkana, Miller County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex., March 26, 1936. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1966, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1968; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1969-70; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1978-80; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1978-80; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1980-2001; took senior status 2001. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from complications of lymphoma, in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., September 23, 2004 (age 68 years, 181 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Columbarium, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Brother of Morris Sheppard Arnold; grandson of John Morris Sheppard (1875-1941); great-grandson of John Levi Sheppard; first cousin of Connie Mack III.
  Political family: Sheppard-Arnold-Mack-Bono family of Texarkana, Texas.
  See also federal judicial profile
  William Hendrick Arnold (b. 1861) — also known as William H. Arnold — of Texarkana, Miller County, Ark. Born in Lisbon, Union County, Ark., February 15, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1892, 1904, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); mayor of Texarkana, Ark., 1892-94. Methodist. Member, Elks; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David S. Arnold and Temple L. (Arnold) Arnold; married, October 13, 1887, to Jessie Cook (died 1900); married, March 17, 1903, to Kate Lewis.
  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
  Ulysses S. Balentine (1900-1956) — also known as U. S. Balentine — of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Ore. Born in Stone County, Ark., March 17, 1900. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Oregon state senate, 1936-41; candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 2nd District, 1938. Member, Eagles. Died February 12, 1956 (age 55 years, 332 days). Interment at Klamath Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.
  Relatives: Married, August 31, 1929, to Helen Carden.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry F. Barnes (b. 1932) — of Camden, Ouachita County, Ark. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., May 14, 1932. Lawyer; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1982-93; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1993-. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Joe Clifford Barrett (1897-1980) — also known as Joe C. Barrett — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark., March 29, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936, 1940; Arkansas Democratic state chair, 1941-44. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died October 7, 1980 (age 83 years, 192 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Ark.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clinton Rogers Barry (b. 1883) — also known as Clinton R. Barry — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Randolph County, Ga., April 2, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1934-46. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Osgood Andrew Barry and Elizabeth Jane (Allison) Barry; married, March 15, 1905, to Corinne Leslie.
  Burrill Bunn Battle (1838-1917) — of Lewisville, Lafayette County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Hinds County, Miss., July 24, 1838. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1871; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1885-1910. Died December 21, 1917 (age 79 years, 150 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph J. Battle and Nancy (Stricklin) Battle; married 1871 to Josephine A. Witherspoon (died 1899).
  John Baxter (1819-1886) — of Rutherford County, N.C.; Henderson, Vance County, N.C.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Rutherford County, N.C., March 5, 1819. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1842-43, 1846-48, 1852-57; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1877-86; died in office 1886. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., April 2, 1886 (age 67 years, 28 days). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Father of George White Baxter (1855-1929).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Mickey Dale Beebe (b. 1946) — also known as Mike Beebe — of Searcy, White County, Ark. Born in Amagon, Jackson County, Ark., December 28, 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1983-2002; Arkansas state attorney general, 2003-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2004, 2008; Governor of Arkansas, 2007-. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Pi. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Roswell Beebe (1795-1856) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Dutchess County, N.Y., December 22, 1795. Lawyer; president, Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company; mayor of Little Rock, Ark., 1849-50. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 21, 1856 (age 60 years, 274 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  The city of Beebe, Arkansas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling D. Bennett (b. 1888) — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Ark., February 24, 1888. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1931-36; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1936. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Swan Bennett and Sarah J. (Pratt) Bennett; married, March 6, 1911, to Avie Shaver.
  James Henderson Berry (1841-1913) — also known as James H. Berry — of Bentonville, Benton County, Ark. Born in Jackson County, Ala., May 15, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; wounded at the battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, 1862, and lost a leg; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1866, 1872-74; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1874; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1879-83; Governor of Arkansas, 1883-85; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1885-1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1900, 1904. Died in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., January 30, 1913 (age 71 years, 260 days). Interment at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Bentonville, Ark.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Campbell Polson Berry (1834-1901).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edwin Bevens (b. 1875) — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Born in Arkansas, February 14, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924 (alternate), 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Bevens and Virginia Bevens.
  Luther Lee Bohanon (b. 1902) — also known as Luther Bohanon — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940; U.S. District Judge for Oklahoma, 1961-74; took senior status 1974. Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Samuel Marcus Bone (1887-1969) — also known as S. M. Bone — of Batesville, Independence County, Ark. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Izard County, Ark., June 29, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate 6th District, 1919-22; district judge in Arkansas 3rd District, 1926-40; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in 1969 (age about 82 years). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of James P. Bone and Mary A. (Screws) Bone; married 1911 to Rebecca Bost (1891-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Meade Bowen (1835-1906) — also known as Thomas M. Bowen — of Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colo.; Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born near Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, October 26, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1864; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1866; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1867-71; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1871; district judge in Colorado, 1876-80; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1882-83; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1883-89. Died in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., December 30, 1906 (age 71 years, 65 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Bowen (1780-1857) and Rhoda (Smith) Bowen (1790-1865); married to Josephine Anna Payne (1836-1907); father of Louis Payne Bowen (1857-1897; newspaper editor, suicide).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ben D. Brickhouse — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Lawyer; mayor of Little Rock, Ark., 1919-25. Burial location unknown.
  James Nathan Browning (1850-1921) — also known as J. N. Browning — of Clarendon, Donley County, Tex.; Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Tex. Born in Clark County, Ark., March 13, 1850. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives 43rd District, 1883-88, 1891-92; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1898-1902. Died November 9, 1921 (age 71 years, 241 days). Interment at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Tex.
  Stephen Brundidge, Jr. (1857-1938) — of Searcy, White County, Ark. Born in Searcy, White County, Ark., January 1, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas Democratic State Central Committee, 1890-1901; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1897-1909 (6th District 1897-1903, 2nd District 1903-09); candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1912; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1918. Died in Searcy, White County, Ark., January 14, 1938 (age 81 years, 13 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Searcy, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Winston Bryant (b. 1938) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Donaldson, Hot Spring County, Ark., October 3, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. John L. McClellan, 1968-71; member of Arkansas state house of representatives 36th District, 1973-77; secretary of state of Arkansas, 1977-79; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1978; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 1981-91; Arkansas state attorney general, 1991-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1996, 1998 (primary). Baptist. Still living as of 1999.
  Dale Bumpers (1925-2016) — of Charleston, Franklin County, Ark. Born in Charleston, Franklin County, Ark., August 12, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; Governor of Arkansas, 1971-75; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1975-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996. Methodist. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 1, 2016 (age 90 years, 142 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Dale Bumpers: The Best Lawyer in a One-Lawyer Town : A Memoir (2003)
  Franklin D. Burgess (b. 1935) — Born in Eudora, Chicot County, Ark., 1935. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, 1994-2005; took senior status 2005. African ancestry. Still living as of 2005.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Festus Orestes Butt (1875-1972) — also known as Festus O. Butt; F. O. Butt — of Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born near Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1875. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1900; member of Arkansas state senate, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died June 30, 1972 (age about 96 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of William Alvin Butt; father of Thomas Franklin Butt (1917-2000).
  Thomas Franklin Butt (1917-2000) — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., March 26, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; district judge in Arkansas, 1950-2000; candidate for justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1968; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1979. Had the longest tenure on the bench of any judge in Arkansas history. Died, of lung cancer, in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., May 20, 2000 (age 83 years, 55 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Festus Orestes Butt (1875-1972).
  Adam Monroe Byrd (1859-1912) — also known as Adam M. Byrd — of Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Miss. Born in Sumter County, Ala., July 6, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1889; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1896; chancery judge in Mississippi, 1897-1903; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1903-11. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., June 21, 1912 (age 52 years, 351 days). Interment at Cedarlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Byrd and Elizabeth Byrd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Clay Caldwell (1832-1915) — of Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Marshall County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 4, 1832. Lawyer; Van Buren County Prosecuting Attorney, 1856-58; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1859-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1864-71; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1864-90; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1890-1903; retired 1903. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 15, 1915 (age 82 years, 164 days). Interment at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Presumably named for: Henry Clay
  Relatives: Son of Van R. Caldwell (1799-1856) and Susan (Moffit) Caldwell; married, March 5, 1855, to Harriet Benton (1836-1921).
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Solomon Saladin Calhoon (1838-1908) — also known as S. S. Calhoon — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss.; Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Canton, Madison County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born near Brandenburg, Meade County, Ky., January 2, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to Gov. William McWillie, 1857; newspaper editor; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1876-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1900-08; appointed 1900; died in office 1908. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died November 10, 1908 (age 70 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Calhoon and Louisiana (Brandenburg) Calhoon; married, December 21, 1865, to Margaret McWillie (daughter of William McWillie (1795-1869)).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  Thaddeus Horatius Caraway (1871-1931) — also known as Thaddeus H. Caraway — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Stoddard County, Mo., October 17, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1913-21; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1921-31; died in office 1931. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Bar Association. Died, from heart disease, in a hospital at Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., November 6, 1931 (age 60 years, 20 days). Interment at West Lawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Tolbert F. Caraway and Mary Ellen (Scales) Caraway; married, February 5, 1902, to Hattie Ophelia Wyatt (1878-1950).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Reece Caudle Reece Arnold Caudle (1888-1955) — also known as Reece A. Caudle — of Russellville, Pope County, Ark. Born in Hector, Pope County, Ark., June 16, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1930; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952. Died in Pope County, Ark., June 21, 1955 (age 67 years, 5 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Monroe Caudle (1860-1906) and Martha Elizabeth (Price) Caudle (1866-1938); married, December 23, 1915, to Floy McAlister (1892-1919); married 1921 to Era May Burgess (1896-1981).
  Epitaph: "To live is to serve."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Tulsaweb.com
  William Edgar Chapman (1877-1947) — also known as William E. Chapman — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Mt. Pisgah, White County, Ark., February 1, 1877. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; school teacher; newspaper editor; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Mazatlan, 1916, 1917-25; Nogales, 1916-17; Guaymas, 1917; Sault SAINTE Marie, 1925-26; Torreon, 1926; Monterrey, 1927-28; Cali, 1928-30; North Bay, 1930-32; Bilbao, 1932-38. Member, United Spanish War Veterans. Died in Norman, Cleveland County, Okla., March 12, 1947 (age 70 years, 39 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Norman, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Arnold Chapman (1833-1918) and Alice 'Allie' (Blevins) Chapman (1854-1889); married, February 12, 1906, to Maurine Eva Oleson (1883-1937); married, September 19, 1929, to Alice Bertha Moerner (1892-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Adams Cherry (1908-1965) — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., September 5, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Arkansas, 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944; Governor of Arkansas, 1953-55. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died July 15, 1965 (age 56 years, 313 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Haskille Scott Cherry and Clara Bell (Taylor) Cherry; married, November 10, 1937, to Margaret Frierson.
  See also NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harry E. Claiborne (c.1918-2004) — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in McRae, White County, Ark., about 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1950; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1964; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1979-86; convicted in 1984 of tax evasion, and sentenced to two years in prison; impeached in 1986 by the U.S. House and convicted (removed from office) by the Senate. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., January 19, 2004 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Paul Clarke (1854-1916) — also known as James P. Clarke — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., August 18, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1886-88; member of Arkansas state senate, 1888-92; Arkansas state attorney general, 1892-94; Governor of Arkansas, 1895-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1903-16; died in office 1916. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 1, 1916 (age 62 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Clarke and Ellen (White) Clarke; married, November 10, 1883, to Sallie Moore (1856-1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles F. Cole (b. 1871) — of Beebe, White County, Ark.; Batesville, Independence County, Ark. Born in Wharton, Wyandot County, Ohio, June 13, 1871. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1896; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1900; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1920, 1924; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1922-30; director, First National Bank of Batesville; director, Citizens Bank and Trust Co., Batesville. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of D. D. Cole and Mary C. (Bell) Cole; married, May 2, 1901, to Ella Hamblen.
Tom Cotton Thomas Bryant Cotton (b. 1977) — also known as Tom Cotton — of Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark. Born in Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark., May 13, 1977. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; lawyer; farmer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 2013-15; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 2015-. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Leonard Cotton and Avis (Bryant) Cotton.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: U.S. House of Representatives (2012)
  William Ben Cravens (1872-1939) — also known as William B. Cravens; Ben Cravens — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., January 17, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton grower; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1907-13, 1933-39; died in office 1939. Christian. Died in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1939 (age 66 years, 361 days). Interment at Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of William Murphy Cravens and Mary Eloise (Rutherford) Cravens; married, December 19, 1895, to Carolyn Dyal; father of William Fadjo Cravens; cousin *** of Jordan Edgar Cravens (1830-1914).
  Political family: Cravens family of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Fadjo Cravens (1899-1974) — also known as Fadjo Cravens — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., February 15, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1939-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., April 16, 1974 (age 75 years, 60 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of William Ben Cravens (1872-1939) and Carolyn (Dyal) Cravens; married, February 16, 1926, to Elizabeth B. Echols.
  Political family: Cravens family of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugene Cypert — of Searcy, White County, Ark. Democrat. Lawyer; White County Judge, 1898-1905; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1918. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse N. Cypert (1821?-?) and Sarah Harlan (Crow) Cypert; married, May 13, 1897, to Iredell Seat.
  Jay W. Dickey, Jr. (1939-2017) — of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark. Born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark., December 14, 1939. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1993-2001; defeated, 2000, 2002. Methodist. Agent for National Basketball Players Association, 1990. Died in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark., April 20, 2017 (age 77 years, 127 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Hugh Anderson Dinsmore (1850-1930) — also known as Hugh A. Dinsmore — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Cave Springs, Benton County, Ark., December 24, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1884; U.S. Minister to Korea, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1893-1905 (5th District 1893-1903, 3rd District 1903-05); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1904. Died in St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 1930 (age 79 years, 129 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Joshua Driver (1873-1948) — also known as William J. Driver — of Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark. Born in Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark., March 2, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1897-99; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1911-18; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1918; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1921-39. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark., October 1, 1948 (age 75 years, 213 days). Interment at Violet Cemetery, Osceola, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Driver and Margaret (Bowen) Driver; married, June 2, 1897, to Clara Haynes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Poindexter Dunn (1834-1914) — of Forrest City, St. Francis County, Ark.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La.; Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., November 3, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1858; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1879-89. Died in Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex., October 12, 1914 (age 79 years, 343 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ferdinand Butler Earhart (1840-1901) — also known as Ferdinand B. Earhart — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., October, 1840. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1892-96; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 9, 1901 (age 60 years, 0 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Earhart (1811-1870) and Elizabeth Catherine (Butler) Earhart (1822-1897); married, May 31, 1866, to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Ross (1847-1876); married, November 2, 1878, to Elizabeth Petit Popham (1858-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Barton Elam (1821-1885) — of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La. Born near Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., June 12, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1851-61; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1877-81; defeated, 1880. Died in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., July 4, 1885 (age 64 years, 22 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of William Jefferson Elam (1793-1848) and Cynthia Lucy (Wheaton) Elam (1795-1840); married, April 5, 1851, to Catherine W. Steadman (1833-1855); married to Mary Elizabeth Stewart (1838-1911); father of Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Elam (1857-1897; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin), Charles Wheaton Elam and Joseph Barton Elam, Jr. (1878-1935).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Thomas Elliott (1823-1875) — also known as James T. Elliott — of Arkansas. Born in Monroe County, Ga., April 22, 1823. Republican. Lawyer; president, Mississippi, Ouachita and Red River Railroad, 1858; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1865-66; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1869; defeated, 1868; member of Arkansas state senate, 1870; district judge in Arkansas 9th District, 1872-74. Died in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., July 28, 1875 (age 52 years, 97 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Camden, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clyde Taylor Ellis (1908-1980) — also known as Clyde T. Ellis — of Bentonville, Benton County, Ark. Born near Garfield, Benton County, Ark., December 21, 1908. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1933-35; member of Arkansas state senate, 1935-39; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1939-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Tau Kappa Alpha; Blue Key; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1980 (age 71 years, 50 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Cecil Oscar Ellis and Minerva Jane (Taylor) Ellis; married, December 20, 1931, to Izella Baker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lemuel Dale Evans (1810-1877) — also known as Lemuel D. Evans — of Arkansas; Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in Tennessee, January 8, 1810. Lawyer; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1842; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1855-57; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1870-73; chief justice of Texas state supreme court, 1870-71. Died in Washington, D.C., July 1, 1877 (age 67 years, 174 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Michael Everett (1948-2004) — also known as Mike Everett — of Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Ark. Born in Morton, Cross County, Ark., 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1991-2002. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died, of liver cancer, at Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Ark., September 15, 2004 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  David Edward Finley (1861-1917) — also known as David E. Finley — of Yorkville (now York), York County, S.C. Born in Trenton, Phillips County, Ark., February 28, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1890-91; member of South Carolina state senate, 1892-96; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1899-1917; died in office 1917. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., January 26, 1917 (age 55 years, 333 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, York, S.C.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Gist (1862-1954).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel McClary Fite (1816-1875) — of Tennessee. Born in Smith County, Tenn., June 12, 1816. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1850; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1852; district judge in Tennessee, 1858-61, 1869-74; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1875; died in office 1875. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., October 23, 1875 (age 59 years, 133 days). Original interment at Carthage Cemetery, Carthage, Tenn.; reinterment in 1908 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Charles Floyd (1858-1930) — also known as John C. Floyd — of Yellville, Marion County, Ark. Born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., April 14, 1858. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1889; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1905-15. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Yellville, Marion County, Ark., November 4, 1930 (age 72 years, 204 days). Interment at Layton Cemetery, Yellville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Floyd and Eliza Jane (Snodgrass) Floyd; married to Sarah Virginia Berry.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Albert Fogleman (1911-2004) — also known as John A. Fogleman — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ark. Born in Marion, Crittenden County, Ark., November 5, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1967-79; chief justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1980-81. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi. Died March 10, 2004 (age 92 years, 126 days). Burial location unknown.
  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 (1941-)).
  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
  Claude Albert Fuller (1876-1968) — also known as Claude A. Fuller — of Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Ill., January 20, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1936, 1940, 1952, 1956, 1960; prosecuting attorney, 4th circuit, 1910-15; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1929-39. Baptist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., January 8, 1968 (age 91 years, 353 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark.
  Relatives: Married to May Obenshain.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Junius Marion Futrell (1870-1955) — also known as J. Marion Futrell — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Greene County, Ark., August 14, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1897-99, 1901-03; member of Arkansas state senate, 1913-17; Governor of Arkansas, 1913, 1933-37; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1922; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936. Died June 20, 1955 (age 84 years, 310 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery, Paragould, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Jeptha Futrell and Arminia Futrell; married, September 14, 1893, to Tera Ann Smith.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Hamilton Rowan Gamble (1789-1864) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Winchester, Va., November 29, 1789. Whig. Lawyer; secretary of state of Missouri, 1824-26; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1851-55; resigned 1855; Governor of Missouri, 1861-64; died in office 1864. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 31, 1864 (age 74 years, 63 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Gamble and Anne (Hamilton) Gamble; married 1827 to Caroline J. Coalter.
  See also Wikipedia article
Augustus H. Garland Augustus Hill Garland (1832-1899) — also known as Augustus H. Garland — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Tipton County, Tenn., June 11, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1860; delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Arkansas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 3rd District, 1862-64; Senator from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1868; Governor of Arkansas, 1874-77; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1877-85; U.S. Attorney General, 1885-89. Died suddenly while arguing a case before the Supreme Court, in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., January 26, 1899 (age 66 years, 229 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Brother of Rufus King Garland (1830-1886).
  Garland County, Ark. is named for him.
  The city of Garland, Texas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  David Delano Glover (1868-1952) — also known as David D. Glover; D. D. Glover — of Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark. Born in Prattsville, Grant County, Ark., January 18, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1909-11; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1929-35. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died April 5, 1952 (age 84 years, 78 days). Interment at Shadowlawn Cemetery, Malvern, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Nathan Green Gordon (1916-2008) — of Morrilton, Conway County, Ark. Born in Morrilton, Conway County, Ark., September 4, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 1947-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960. Received the Medal of Honor for action in Kavieng Harbor in the Bismarck Sea, February 15, 1944. Died September 8, 2008 (age 92 years, 4 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  John Timothy Griffin (b. 1968) — also known as Tim Griffin — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 21, 1968. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2006-07; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 2011-15; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 2015-. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Junius Foy Guin (born c.1883) — also known as J. Foy Guin — of Russellville, Franklin County, Ala. Born in Russellville, Franklin County, Ala., about 1883. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Alabama Republican State Executive Committee, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee). Church of Christ. Interment somewhere in Russellville, Ala.
  Relatives: Father of Junius Foy Guin, Jr. (1924-).
  Wilbur P. Gulley (b. 1948) — also known as Wib Gulley — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., July 31, 1948. Lawyer; mayor of Durham, N.C., 1985-89; member of North Carolina state senate, 1993-2004. Still living as of 2004.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Julius Caldeen Gunter (1858-1940) — of Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., October 31, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Colorado 3rd District, 1889-95; Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1901-05; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1905-07; Governor of Colorado, 1917-19. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association. Died in Denver, Colo., October 26, 1940 (age 81 years, 361 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Montague Gunter (1826-1904) and Marcella (Jackson) Gunter; married, April 30, 1884, to Bettie Brown (1863-1934).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Montague Gunter (1826-1904) — also known as Thomas M. Gunter — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born near McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., September 18, 1826. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; prosecuting attorney, 4th Circuit, 1866-68; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1874-83 (3rd District 1874-75, 4th District 1875-83); defeated, 1872. Died in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., January 12, 1904 (age 77 years, 116 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Relatives: Father of Julius Caldeen Gunter (1858-1940).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Rude Harris (b. 1912) — also known as James R. Harris — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., August 20, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1946. Methodist. Member, Amvets; American Legion; American Bar Association; Kappa Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Oren Harris (1903-1997) — of El Dorado, Union County, Ark. Born in Belton, Hempstead County, Ark., December 20, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney, 13th Circuit, 1936-40; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1941-66 (7th District 1941-53, 4th District 1953-66); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956, 1960; U.S. District Judge for Arkansas, 1966. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Lions; American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died February 5, 1997 (age 93 years, 47 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park, El Dorado, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Homer Harris and Bettie (Bullock) Harris; married, May 9, 1934, to Ruth Ross.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Floyd Hartje (1889-1959) — also known as George F. Hartje — of Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., February 23, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944. Died in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., November 22, 1959 (age 70 years, 272 days). Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Park, Conway, Ark.
  Robert Harvey (1914-2001) — also known as Bob Harvey — of Arkansas. Born in Swifton, Jackson County, Ark., May 22, 1914. Farmer; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1947-56; member of Arkansas state senate, 1957-79. Methodist. Called "the voice of fiscal responsibility" in the Arkansas legislature. Injured in a fall, and died two weeks later, in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark., May 19, 2001 (age 86 years, 362 days). Interment at Swifton Cemetery, Swifton, Ark.
  Lewis Wardlaw Haskell (1868-1938) — also known as Lewis W. Haskell — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Pastoria, Jefferson County, Ark., December 2, 1868. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1902-06; U.S. Consul in Salina Cruz, 1910-12; Hull, 1912-13; Belgrade, 1913-15; Geneva, 1915-24; Algiers, as of 1926; U.S. Consul General in Zurich, as of 1929-32. Died in Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C., April 29, 1938 (age 69 years, 148 days). Interment at St. John in the Wilderness Cemetery, Flat Rock, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Langdon Cheves Haskell (1831-1882) and Ella Coulter (Wardlaw) Haskell (1835-1887); married, November 7, 1906, to Alethea 'Aleta' Geddes (1886-1968); grandnephew of Langdon Cheves, Jr.; great-grandson of Langdon Cheves; third cousin of John Foster Dulles and Allen Welsh Dulles; third cousin thrice removed of Enoch Woodbridge and Timothy Pitkin (1766-1847).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Wirt Hastings (1866-1938) — also known as William W. Hastings — of Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Okla. Born in Benton County, Ark., December 31, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Attorney General for Cherokee Nation, 1891-95; national attorney for Cherokee tribe, 1907-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 1915-21, 1923-35; defeated, 1920. Presbyterian. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died April 8, 1938 (age 71 years, 98 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.
  Presumably named for: William Wirt
  Relatives: Son of Yell Hastings and Louisa J. Hastings; married, December 9, 1896, to Lulu Starr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John H. Hawthorne (b. 1879) — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Arkansas, September, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Brooks Hays (1898-1981) — also known as Brooks Hays — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; North Carolina; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in London, Pope County, Ark., August 9, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 1932-39; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1943-59; defeated, 1958; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1972. Baptist. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Lions; American Bar Association. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., October 11, 1981 (age 83 years, 63 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Adelbert Steele Hays and Sallie (Butler) Hays; married, February 2, 1922, to Marian Prather.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  George Henry Heinke (1882-1940) — also known as George H. Heinke — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born near Dunbar, Otoe County, Neb., July 22, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Otoe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-23, 1927-35; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1939-40; died in office 1940. Injured in an automobile collision during a snowstorm, and died a week later in a hospital at Morrilton, Conway County, Ark., January 2, 1940 (age 57 years, 164 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Billingsley Hill (1875-1958) — also known as Samuel B. Hill; Sam B. Hill — of Waterville, Douglas County, Wash. Born in Franklin, Izard County, Ark., April 2, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-11; superior court judge in Washington, 1917-23; U.S. Representative from Washington 5th District, 1923-36; defeated, 1922; judge, U.S. Board of Tax Appeals (Tax Court), 1936-53. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 16, 1958 (age 82 years, 348 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. (b. 1928) — of Arkansas. Born in Newport, Jackson County, Ark., August 20, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1977-79; appointed 1977. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Married to Lindley Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Judson Holloway (1888-1970) — also known as William J. Holloway — of Oklahoma. Born in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Ark., December 15, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1919-26; Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, 1927-29; Governor of Oklahoma, 1929-31. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., January 28, 1970 (age 81 years, 44 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James H. Howard (b. 1838) — of Pike County, Ark. Born in Tennessee, 1838. Shoemaker; lawyer; Pike County Clerk, 1862-68; member of Arkansas state senate 17th District, 1871-73. Burial location unknown.
  Howard County, Ark. is named for him.
  Webster Lee Hubbell (born c.1949) — also known as Webster L. Hubbell — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born about 1949. Lawyer; mayor of Little Rock, Ark., 1979-81; resigned 1981; chief justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1983. Pleaded guilty in December 1994 to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges connection with his handling of billing at the Rose Law Firm; sentenced in 1995 to 21 months imprisonment; indicted in 1998 on additional federal tax evasion and conspiracy charges; pleaded guilty to one charge pending judicial review; following a Supreme Court ruling in his favor, the indictment was dismissed in October, 2000. Still living as of 2003.
  Simon P. Hughes (1830-1906) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., August 14, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; sheriff; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1866-67; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1874; Arkansas state attorney general, 1874-77; Governor of Arkansas, 1885-89; member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 1888; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1889-1904. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., June 29, 1906 (age 75 years, 319 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Simon P. Hughes and Mary Hughes; married, June 2, 1857, to Miss A. E. Blakemore.
  W. Asa Hutchinson (b. 1950) — of Bentonville, Benton County, Ark. Born in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., December 3, 1950. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1982-85; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1986; candidate for Arkansas state attorney general, 1990; Arkansas Republican state chair, 1990-95; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1997-2001; resigned 2001. Baptist. Director of Drug Enforcement Administration since 2001. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Brother of Young Timothy Hutchinson (1949-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Noah Ivie (b. 1873) — also known as William N. Ivie — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ark.; Rogers, Benton County, Ark.; Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ark., September 20, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1906, 1914; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1920; Register, U.S. Land Office, Harrison, Ark., 1909-15; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1930-34. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bachus Ivie and Jane (Litterell) Ivie; married, December 30, 1900, to Minnie Vaughan.
  Henderson Madison Jacoway (1870-1947) — also known as Henderson M. Jacoway; Hence Jacoway — of Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark., November 7, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1911-23. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., August 4, 1947 (age 76 years, 270 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of William D. Jacoway (judge) and Elizabeth Davis (Parks) Jacoway; married, September 19, 1907, to Margaret Helena Cooper.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Douglas Johnson (1924-2010) — also known as James D. Johnson; Jim Johnson; "Justice Jim" — of Crossett, Ashley County, Ark.; Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born in Crossett, Ashley County, Ark., August 20, 1924. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate 22nd District, 1950-54; Democratic candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1956 (primary), 1966; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1959-66; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1968. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners. Diehard segregationist. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., February 13, 2010 (age 85 years, 177 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas William Johnson and Maudie Myrtle (Long) Johnson; married, December 21, 1947, to Virginia Lillian Morris (1928-2007).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Daniel Webster Jones (1839-1918) — also known as Daniel W. Jones — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Bowie County, Tex., December 15, 1839. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1876, 1880; Arkansas state attorney general, 1885-88; Governor of Arkansas, 1897-1901. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., December 25, 1918 (age 79 years, 10 days). Interment at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Isaac Newton Jones (1797-1858) and Elizabeth Wilson (Littlejohn) Jones (1805-1867); married, February 9, 1864, to Margaret Parkin Hadley (1845-1914).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Guy H. Jones Guy Hamilton Jones, Sr. (1911-1986) — also known as Guy H. Jones, Sr.; Mutt Jones — of Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born in Faulkner County, Ark., June 29, 1911. Democrat. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1952-60, 1964-74; expelled 1974; candidate in primary for Governor of Arkansas, 1954. As a state senator, he was instrumental in locating many state agencies in Faulkner County. Convicted in December 1972 on federal tax charges; fined $5,000 and sentenced to three years probation; expelled from the senate in 1974. Suffered heart attacks and a stroke, and subsequently died, in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., August 10, 1986 (age 75 years, 42 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Charles C. Jones and Cora (Henry) Jones; married 1947 to Elizabeth Relya (1916-2003).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Campaign palm card (1972)
  Scipio Africanus Jones (c.1867-1943) — also known as S. A. Jones — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Tulip, Dallas County, Ark., about 1867. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1912, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1920. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., March 2, 1943 (age about 76 years). Interment at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert H. Keefe (c.1941-2000) — of California. Born in Bauxite, Saline County, Ark., about 1941. Lawyer; municipal judge in California, 1994-98; superior court judge in California, 1998-2000. Died, from complications of leukemia, at USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 3, 2000 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Alfred Beard Kittredge (1861-1911) — also known as A. B. Kittredge — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Nelson, Cheshire County, N.H., March 28, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1889-92; member of Republican National Committee from South Dakota, 1892-96; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1901-09. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., May 4, 1911 (age 50 years, 37 days). Interment at Conant Cemetery, Jaffrey, N.H.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Alfred B. Kittredge: Oscar William Coursey, Biography Of Senator Alfred Beard Kittredge: His Complete Life And Work
  Isom P. Langley (1851-1930) — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark.; Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo. Born in Clark County, Ark., September 2, 1851. Preacher; newspaper editor; lawyer; farmer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1886 (Labor, 4th District), 1890 (Populist, 2nd District), 1890 (Republican, 2nd District); member of Missouri state house of representatives from Laclede County, 1919-20. Baptist. Member, Knights of Labor. Died, from prostate cancer, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., July 13, 1930 (age 78 years, 314 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Langley and Jane (Browning) Langley; married, August 20, 1870, to Martha A. Freeman (died 1900); married 1901 to Sarah E. Arther (1855-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy C. Lewellen — also known as Bill Lewellen — of Marianna, Lee County, Ark. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1990. Refused to take a blood-alcohol test following a November 1998 accident in which he struck a woman with his Cadillac, dragging her 55 feet; his driver's license was suspended for six months. A charge of driving while intoxicated was dismissed. Still living as of 2000.
  Daniel Haden Linebaugh (1878-1940) — also known as D. Haden Linebaugh — of Atoka, Atoka County, Okla.; Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla. Born in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., November 4, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1908 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1913-17. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Woodmen of the World. Died in Atoka, Atoka County, Okla., December 17, 1940 (age 62 years, 43 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Daniel Haden Linebaugh (1831-1901) and Margaret Elizabeth (Sweets) Linebaugh (1837-1902); married, June 1, 1904, to Della McKinnon (1881-1946).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John S. Little John Sebastian Little (1853-1916) — also known as John S. Little — of Greenwood, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Jenny Lind, Sebastian County, Ark., March 15, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; district attorney, 12th circuit, 1877; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1884; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1886; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1894-1907 (2nd District 1894-1903, 4th District 1903-07); Governor of Arkansas, 1907. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 29, 1916 (age 63 years, 228 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Greenwood, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Robert Bruce Macon (1859-1925) — also known as Robert B. Macon — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Born near Trenton, Phillips County, Ark., July 6, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1883-87; prosecuting attorney, 1st Circuit, 1898-1902; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1903-13. Died in Marvell, Phillips County, Ark., October 9, 1925 (age 66 years, 95 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Vannoy Hartrog Manning (1839-1892) — also known as Van H. Manning — of Hamburg, Ashley County, Ark.; Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 26, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1877-83. Died in Branchville, Prince George's County, Md., November 2, 1892 (age 53 years, 99 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Ellis Martineau (1873-1937) — also known as John E. Martineau — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Clay County, Mo., December 2, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1903-05; chancellor, 1st Circuit, 1907-27; Governor of Arkansas, 1927-28; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1928-37; died in office 1937. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died March 6, 1937 (age 63 years, 94 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Gregory Martineau and Sarah Hettie (Lamb) Martineau; married, May 1, 1919, to Mabel Erwin Thomas.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Barak Thomas Mattingly (1901-1957) — also known as Barak T. Mattingly — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., March 15, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; Missouri Republican state chair, 1937-39; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1940-48. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion. Died July 18, 1957 (age 56 years, 125 days). Burial location unknown.
John L. McClellan John Little McClellan (1896-1977) — also known as John L. McClellan — of Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark.; Camden, Ouachita County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Sheridan, Grant County, Ark., February 25, 1896. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; prosecuting attorney, 7th Judicial District, 1927-30; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1943-77; died in office 1977. Baptist. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., November 28, 1977 (age 81 years, 276 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Scott McClellan and Belle (Suddeth) McClellan; married, November 2, 1913, to Eula Hicks (died 1926); married, November 8, 1922, to Lucille Smith.
  Cross-reference: Winston Bryant
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Library of Congress
Philip D. McCulloch, Jr. Philip Doddridge McCulloch, Jr. (1851-1928) — also known as Philip D. McCulloch, Jr. — of Marianna, Lee County, Ark. Born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., June 23, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Lee County Democratic Party, 1875-93; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1888; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1893-1903. Died in Marianna, Lee County, Ark., November 26, 1928 (age 77 years, 156 days). Interment at Cedar Heights Cemetery, Marianna, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Philip D. McCulloch and Lucy V. (Burrus) McCulloch.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Harold Clement McGugin (1893-1946) — also known as Harold McGugin — of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kan. Born near Liberty, Montgomery County, Kan., November 22, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1927; U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1931-35; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Odd Fellows; American Legion. While in military service in France during World War II, contracted an incurable disease; died in the Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., March 7, 1946 (age 52 years, 105 days). Interment at Restlawn Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Sidney Sanders McMath (1912-2003) — also known as Sid McMath — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born near Magnolia, Columbia County, Ark., June 14, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Arkansas, 1949-53; defeated in primary, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1954; major general, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of heart failure, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 4, 2003 (age 91 years, 112 days). Interment at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Near Alexander, Saline County, Ark.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Sidney S. McMath: Promises Kept : A Memoir (2003)
Thomas C. McRae Thomas Chipman McRae (1851-1929) — also known as Thomas C. McRae — of Prescott, Nevada County, Ark. Born in Mt. Holly, Union County, Ark., December 21, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1877-79; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1880; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1885-1903; member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 1896-1900; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1918; Governor of Arkansas, 1921-25. Died in Prescott, Nevada County, Ark., June 2, 1929 (age 77 years, 163 days). Interment at De Ann Cemetery, Prescott, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Duncan L. McRae and Mary Ann (Chipman) McRae; married, December 17, 1874, to Amelia A. White; great-grandfather of Thomas Chipman McRae IV; cousin *** of Thomas Banks Cabaniss (1835-1915).
  Political family: McRae family of Arkansas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Hubert Jennings Meachum (1920-2001) — of Independence County, Ark. Born in Lake City, Craighead County, Ark., November 3, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1951-57; municipal judge in Arkansas, 1959-79. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Civitan. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 15, 2001 (age 80 years, 316 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.
  Pat Mehaffy (1904-1981) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 8, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, 1939-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956, 1960; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1963-74; took senior status 1974; senior judge, 1974-81. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 31, 1981 (age 76 years, 115 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Tom Miller Mehaffy (1859-1944) — of Benton, Saline County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born near Ripley, Tippah County, Miss., October 3, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Benton, Ark., 1888-89; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1889-91; member of Arkansas state senate, 1892-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1900; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1917; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1927-35. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died October 20, 1944 (age 85 years, 17 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas L. Mehaffy and Ruth (Bradley) Mehaffy; married, June 15, 1884, to Anna A. Poe (died 1917); married, January 10, 1920, to Mabel Holland.
  John Elvis Miller (1888-1981) — also known as John E. Miller — of Searcy, White County, Ark.; Melbourne, Izard County, Ark. Born in Aid, Stoddard County, Mo., May 15, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1918; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1931-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1937-41; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1941-67; took senior status 1967. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 30, 1981 (age 92 years, 260 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Isaac Moore (1856-1937) — also known as John I. Moore; Ike Moore — of Arkansas. Born in Lafayette County, Miss., February 7, 1856. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1882, 1901-04; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1903; probate judge in Arkansas, 1894-1900; member of Arkansas state senate, 1905-07, 1913-15; Governor of Arkansas, 1907; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1917-18. Died in Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark., March 18, 1937 (age 81 years, 39 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Grover M. Moscowitz (1886-1947) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., August 31, 1886. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1925-47; died in office 1947; his practice of giving lucrative bankruptcy receiverships to members of his former partner's law firm was condemned as unethical by the U.S. House on April 8, 1930. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 31, 1947 (age 60 years, 212 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Moscowitz and Bertha (Less) Moscowitz; married 1911 to Miriam H. Greenebaum; father of Grover M. Moscowitz, Jr. (1916-1998).
  Cross-reference: William T. Cowin
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Neill (1838-1907) — of Batesville, Independence County, Ark. Born near Desha, Independence County, Ark., November 12, 1838. Democrat. Independence County Surveyor, 1860-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Independence County Circuit Court Clerk, 1866-68; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1888 (Honorary Vice-President); U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1893-97; chairman, Arkansas Railroad Commission, 1899. Died in Batesville, Independence County, Ark., February 16, 1907 (age 68 years, 96 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Adelia Byers (1847-1918).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sheffield Nelson — of Arkansas. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1990, 1994. Still living as of 2003.
  William Frank Norrell (1896-1961) — also known as William F. Norrell — of Monticello, Drew County, Ark. Born in Milo, Ashley County, Ark., August 29, 1896. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1930; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1939-61; died in office 1961; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions. Died in 1961 (age about 64 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of I. F. Norrell and Elvie Norrell; married, October 26, 1922, to Catherine Dorris (1901-1981).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Allan Oldfield (1874-1928) — also known as William A. Oldfield — of Batesville, Independence County, Ark. Born in Franklin, Izard County, Ark., February 4, 1874. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1909-28; died in office 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1928. Methodist. Died November 19, 1928 (age 54 years, 289 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Milton T. Oldfield and Anne (Matheny) Oldfield; married 1901 to Pearl Peden Oldfield (1876-1962).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Charles Parker (1838-1896) — also known as Isaac C. Parker; "Hanging Judge" — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in a log cabin near Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, October 15, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1864; circuit judge in Missouri, 1868-70; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1871-75 (7th District 1871-73, 9th District 1873-75); U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1875-96. As judge, sentenced more than 160 people to death, of whom 79 were hanged. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., November 17, 1896 (age 58 years, 33 days). Interment at Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Parker (1809-1878) and Jane (Shannon) Parker (1809-1870); married to Mary O'Toole (1839-1926); grandnephew of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon, James Shannon (1791?-1832) and Wilson Shannon.
  Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Isaac C. Parker: Roger H. Tuller, Let No Guilty Man Escape : A Judicial Biography of 'Hanging Judge' Isaac C. Parker
  Tilman Bacon Parks (1872-1950) — also known as Tilman B. Parks — of Hope, Hempstead County, Ark.; Camden, Ouachita County, Ark. Born near Lewisville, Lafayette County, Ark., May 14, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1901-04, 1909-10; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1904; prosecuting attorney; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 7th District, 1921-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Elks; Lions. Died in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1950 (age 77 years, 274 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William P. Parks and Mattie (Douglass) Parks; married, March 4, 1897, to Fay Newton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Albert T. Parrish (1883-1958) — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Lead Hill, Boone County, Ark., August 13, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; livestock breeder; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1939-42, 1955-56 (Greene County 2nd District 1939-42, Greene County 3rd District 1955-56); defeated, 1944, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., February 22, 1958 (age 74 years, 193 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, March 20, 1920, to Stella Shell (1889-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Paschal (1812-1878) — also known as George W. Paschal; Lorenzo Columbus George Washington Paschal — of Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Washington, D.C. Born in Greene County, Ga., November 23, 1812. Lawyer; newspaper editor; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1840; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1846; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1868. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1878 (age 65 years, 85 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of George Paschal and Agnes (Brewer) Paschal; married, February 27, 1837, to Sarah Ridge (1814-1891; Cherokee Indian; divorced 1850); married to Marcia (Duval) Price (daughter of William Pope Duval (1784-1854)) and Mary (Scoville) Harper.
  Marian Penix (c.1924-1991) — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., about 1924. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1972; Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals, 1979. Female. Methodist. Died September 21, 1991 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  John Finis Philips (1834-1919) — also known as John F. Philips — of Georgetown, Pettis County, Mo.; Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Thralls Prairie, Boone County, Mo., December 31, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention, 1861; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1868; mayor of Sedalia, Mo., 1870; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1875-77, 1880-81; defeated, 1880 (7th District), 1886 (5th District); Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1885-88; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1888-1910. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., March 13, 1919 (age 84 years, 72 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John G. Philips.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Xenophon Overton Pindall Xenophon Overton Pindall (1873-1935) — of Arkansas. Born in Middle Grove, Monroe County, Mo., August 21, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1902-06; member of Arkansas state senate, 1907-09; Governor of Arkansas, 1907-09. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Sigma. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 2, 1935 (age 61 years, 134 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lebbeus A. Pindall (1834-1885) and Elnorah 'Nora' (Snell) Pindall (1836-1912); married, December 15, 1902, to Mae Quilling.
  The town of Pindall, Arkansas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Arkansas Encyclopedia
  John Pope (1770-1845) — also known as "One-Arm Pope" — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Springfield, Washington County, Ky. Born in Prince William County, Va., 1770. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1800, 1820; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802, 1806-07; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1807-13; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1816-19; member of Kentucky state senate, 1825-29; Governor of Arkansas Territory, 1829-35; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1837-43. Lost his right arm as a youth. Died in Springfield, Washington County, Ky., July 12, 1845 (age about 75 years). Interment at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Nathaniel Pope (1784-1850); married to Eliza Johnson (sister-in-law of John Quincy Adams).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Pope County, Ark. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Hampton Pryor (b. 1934) — also known as David H. Pryor — of Camden, Ouachita County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark. Born in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., August 29, 1934. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1961-66; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1966-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1968, 1996; Governor of Arkansas, 1975-79; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1979-97; defeated in primary, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 2008. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father of Mark Lunsford Pryor (1963-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Mark Lunsford Pryor (b. 1963) — also known as Mark Pryor — of Arkansas. Born in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., January 10, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1991-94; Arkansas state attorney general, 1999-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 2003-. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of David Hampton Pryor (1934-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joe Edward Purcell (1923-1987) — also known as Joe Purcell — of Benton, Saline County, Ark. Born in Warren, Bradley County, Ark., July 29, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; municipal judge in Arkansas, 1959-66; Arkansas state attorney general, 1967-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 1975-81; Governor of Arkansas, 1979; defeated in primary, 1970. Died in 1987 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  H. Heartsill Ragon (1885-1940) — of Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark. Born in Logan County, Ark., March 20, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1911-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1920; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1923-33; resigned 1933; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1933-40; died in office 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., September 15, 1940 (age 55 years, 179 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of A. J. Ragon and Ann (Heartsill) Ragon; married to Mattie Smith; father of Hiram Heartsill Ragon (1917-1975).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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 (1824-1854) and Nancy Blake (Baker) Rainey (1826-1898); married, February 17, 1874, to Frances Irene 'Fannie' Meriwether (1848-1940; 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 (1820-?)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Massey Rector (1816-1899) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 1, 1816. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate; elected 1848; member of Arkansas state house of representatives; elected 1854; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1859-60; Governor of Arkansas, 1860-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1874. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., August 12, 1899 (age 83 years, 103 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Rector (1785-1822) and Frances Bardella 'Fannie' (Thurston) Rector; married, November 20, 1838, to Jane Elizabeth Field (1822-1857); married 1859 to Ernestine Flora Linde; first cousin of Henry Wharton Conway, James Sevier Conway, William Conway (1805-1852) and Elias Nelson Conway; third cousin of James Lawson Kemper.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Charles Chester Reid (1868-1922) — also known as Charles C. Reid — of Morrilton, Conway County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark., June 15, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; Conway County Prosecuting Attorney, 1894-98; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1901-11 (4th District 1901-03, 5th District 1903-11). Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World; Freemasons. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., May 20, 1922 (age 53 years, 339 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Coleman Reid and Sarah (Robinson) Reid; married 1890 to Emma Geraldine Crozier.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eurith Dickinson Rivers (1895-1967) — also known as E. D. Rivers — of Lakeland, Lanier County, Ga.; Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga. Born in Center Point, Howard County, Ark., December 1, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Governor of Georgia, 1937-41; member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1939-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940. Died in Lakeland, Lanier County, Ga., June 11, 1967 (age 71 years, 192 days). Entombed at City Cemetery, Lakeland, Ga.
  Cross-reference: C. Downing Musgrove
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Taylor Robinson (1872-1937) — also known as Joseph T. Robinson; Joe T. Robinson — of Lonoke, Lonoke County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born near Lonoke, Lonoke County, Ark., August 26, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1895; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1900; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1903-13; resigned 1913; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1912 (speaker), 1924, 1928, 1936; Governor of Arkansas, 1913; resigned 1913; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1913-37; died in office 1937; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1928. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., July 14, 1937 (age 64 years, 322 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Married, December 15, 1896, to Ewilda Gertrude Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Joe T. Robinson: Cecil Edward Weller, Jr., Joe T. Robinson : Always a Loyal Democrat
  Walter Edward Rogers (1908-2001) — also known as Walter Rogers — of Pampa, Gray County, Tex.; Naples, Collier County, Fla. Born in Texarkana, Miller County, Ark., July 19, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1951-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Sigma Phi Epsilon. He was in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Died, of a heart attack, in a hospital in Naples, Collier County, Fla., May 31, 2001 (age 92 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Max A. Sandlin (b. 1952) — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in Texarkana, Miller County, Ark., September 29, 1952. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1986-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1997-; defeated, 2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004. Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Robert Edward Lee Saner (b. 1871) — also known as Robert E. Lee Saner — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., August 9, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Texas Democratic Party, 1899-1901. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Robert E. Lee
  Relatives: Son of John Franklin Saner and Susan Crawford (Webb) Saner; married, March 31, 1903, to Ileaine Marvin Smith.
  Lewis Ernest Sawyer (1867-1923) — also known as Lewis E. Sawyer — of Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss.; Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark. Born in Shelby County, Ala., June 24, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor, Friars Point, Miss., 1896-98; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1913-15; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1915; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1923; died in office 1923. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., May 5, 1923 (age 55 years, 315 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Hot Springs, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Andrew Scott (1789-1851) — of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Born in Hanover County, Va., August 6, 1789. Lawyer; justice of Arkansas territorial supreme court, 1819-25; member of Arkansas territorial House of Representatives, 1831. Scottish ancestry. Killed Joseph Selden, another Arkansas Territory judge, in a duel on an island in the Mississippi River near Helena, Ark., May 26, 1824. Died in Norristown, Pope County, Ark., March 13, 1851 (age 61 years, 219 days). Original interment at Dover Cemetery, Pope County, Ark.; reinterment at Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Ark.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of George Wallace Jones; brother of John Scott; father-in-law of Joseph Russel Jones (1823-1909); father of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  Lee A. Seamster (1888-1960) — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Benton County, Ark., 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1914-20, 1947-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948; chief justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1955-56. Died in 1960 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  William King Sebastian (1812-1865) — also known as William K. Sebastian — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Born in Tennessee, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1840; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1848-61. When the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861. Did not participate in the Confederacy during the war; his expulsion from the Senate was posthumously revoked in 1877. Died in 1865 (age about 53 years). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ambrose Hundley Sevier (1801-1848) — also known as Ambrose H. Sevier — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Lakeport, Chicot County, Ark. Born in Greene County, Tenn., November 4, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas territorial House of Representatives, 1823-27; Speaker of Arkansas Territory House of Representatives, 1827; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arkansas Territory, 1828-36; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1836-48; resigned 1848. Died near Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., December 31, 1848 (age 47 years, 57 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Robert Ward Johnson; father of Anna Maria Sevier (who married Thomas James Churchill (1824-1905)); grandnephew of John Sevier; first cousin of Henry Wharton Conway, James Sevier Conway, William Conway and Elias Nelson Conway; second cousin twice removed of David Henry Cox, George Taylor Conway and Walter B. Conway; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Mitchell Conway.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Levi Sheppard (1852-1902) — also known as John L. Sheppard — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Bluffton, Cherokee County, Ala., April 13, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Texas, 1888-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 4th District, 1899-1902; died in office 1902. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., October 11, 1902 (age 50 years, 181 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of John Morris Sheppard; great-grandfather of Richard Sheppard Arnold, Connie Mack III (1940-) and Morris Sheppard Arnold; second great-grandfather of Connie Mack IV.
  Political family: Sheppard-Arnold-Mack-Bono family of Texarkana, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Gallatin Simms (1882-1964) — also known as Albert G. Simms — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., October 8, 1882. Republican. Accountant; lawyer; banker; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1925-27; U.S. Representative from New Mexico at-large, 1929-31; member of Republican National Committee from New Mexico, 1932-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., December 29, 1964 (age 82 years, 82 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hamilton Simms and Mary Elizabeth (Field) Simms; married, March 14, 1913, to Katherine Atherton Mather (died 1921); married, March 9, 1932, to Ruth Hanna McCormick (1880-1944).
  Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Griffin Smith (1915-2000) — of Arkansas. Born in Paragould, Greene County, Ark., October 24, 1915. Lawyer; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1951; defeated, 1958. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., July 11, 2000 (age 84 years, 261 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Griffin Smith (1885-1955); father of Griffin Smith (speechwriter for Pres. Jimmy Carter, 1977-78; executive editor, Arkansas Democrat Gazette).
  William Jennings Smith (c.1909-2000) — also known as William J. Smith — of Arkansas. Born in Sturgeon, Boone County, Mo., about 1909. Lawyer; advisor to five Arkansas governors; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1958. Methodist. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., May 2, 2000 (age about 91 years). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  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, 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 (1879-1957); 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.
  Thomas E. Sparks (1911-2001) — of Arkansas. Born in Crossett, Ashley County, Ark., August 15, 1911. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1967-78. Methodist. Died in Fordyce, Dallas County, Ark., June 29, 2001 (age 89 years, 318 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Fordyce, Ark.
  Charles Lee Spillers (b. 1901) — also known as C. Lee Spillers — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Russellville, Pope County, Ark., August 6, 1901. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1935-36; resigned 1936; Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney, 1937; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1947-51; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Interment somewhere in Wheeling, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Henry Franklin Spillers and Lula (Shinn) Spillers; married, December 2, 1933, to Elizabeth Reymann.
  Albert Lewis Stuart (1819-1876) — also known as Albert L. Stuart — Born in Connecticut, June 25, 1819. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1850-51. Methodist. During an election dispute in Gainsville, Ark., in the early 1850s, he shot and killed Riley Vaughn; charged with murder, tried, and acquitted. Died in Powell Township, Craighead County, Ark., March 16, 1876 (age 56 years, 265 days). Interment at Woods Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Paragould, Ark.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Marlin Stuart (pro baseball player).
  Boyd Anderson Tackett (1911-1985) — also known as Boyd Tackett — of Nashville, Howard County, Ark. Born near Black Springs, Montgomery County, Ark., May 9, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1937-41; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1949-53; candidate in primary for Governor of Arkansas, 1952. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Died in Nashville, Howard County, Ark., February 23, 1985 (age 73 years, 290 days). Interment at Restland Memorial Park, Nashville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of John Tackett and Mytle (Tackett) Tackett; married, April 26, 1936, to Norma Armstrong.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond Hoyt Thornton, Jr. (1928-2016) — also known as Ray Thornton — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Sheridan, Grant County, Ark. Born in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., July 16, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960 (alternate), 1996; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1969-70; Arkansas state attorney general, 1971-73; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1973-79, 1991-97 (4th District 1973-79, 2nd District 1991-97); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1978; president, Arkansas State University, 1980-84; president, University of Arkansas, 1984-90; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1997-2005. Church of Christ. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., April 13, 2016 (age 87 years, 272 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Wallace Townsend (1882-1979) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in De Witt, Clinton County, Iowa, August 20, 1882. Republican. School principal; lawyer; candidate for Arkansas superintendent of public instruction, 1910; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1916, 1920; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1930-34; member of Republican National Committee from Arkansas, 1932-57; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1972. Died January 7, 1979 (age 96 years, 140 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Townsend and Italia (James) Townsend; brother of Albert E. Townsend (1889?-?); married 1914 to Bess Voss (died 1958); married 1962 to Floy (Smith) Plunkett.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Trieber (1853-1927) — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Raschkow, Prussia (now Raszkow, Poland), October 6, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1880, 1884, 1896; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1892; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1897-1900; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1900-27; died in office 1927. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died September 17, 1927 (age 73 years, 346 days). Interment at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Trieber and Blume (Brodeck) Trieber; married, January 10, 1882, to Ida Schradzki.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Arthur Turner (1878-1943) — also known as Arthur Turner — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., February 11, 1878. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1908-11. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., October 22, 1943 (age 65 years, 253 days). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, Calif.
  Relatives: Grandson of James Albert Turner (1822?-?).
  Thomas Johnston Turner (1815-1874) — also known as Thomas J. Turner — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, April 5, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; probate judge in Illinois, 1842; postmaster; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1847-49; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1854; mayor of Freeport, Ill., 1855; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 56th District, 1869-70. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., April 4, 1874 (age 58 years, 364 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Freeport, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Enoch H. Vance (1848-1921) — of Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark. Born in Pontotoc County, Miss., February 18, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1900; postmaster at Malvern, Ark., 1901. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark., October 8, 1921 (age 73 years, 232 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Malvern, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lucinda (Massey) Vance (1816-1863) and Enoch H. Vance (1820-1888); married 1871 to Eva Thomson; married, June 22, 1876, to Sarah McKee (1844-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Clifton Wade (b. 1910) — also known as Clifton Wade — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Arkansas City, Desha County, Ark., January 25, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1947-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952, 1956 (alternate), 1960; member of Arkansas state senate, 1955-67. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Amvets; American Legion; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of H. Lynn Wade and Sallie Tyler (Clifton) Wade; married, December 28, 1928, to Vera Drake.
  James David Walker (1830-1906) — also known as James D. Walker — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., December 13, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1879-85. Died in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., November 17, 1906 (age 75 years, 339 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Nephew of John McLean; grandson of David Walker; grandnephew of George Walker; cousin *** of Wilkinson Call (1834-1910).
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Wirt Watkins (1826-1898) — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Jefferson County, Tenn., April 1, 1826. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1856-60, 1866, 1878; delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Arkansas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Died, from pneumonia, in Harrison, Boone County, Ark., January 15, 1898 (age 71 years, 289 days). Interment at Carrollton Cemetery, Carrollton, Ark.
  Presumably named for: William Wirt
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Jones Watkins (born 1788) and Margaret Jane 'Peggy' (Chamberlain) Watkins (born 1799); half-brother of Albert Galiton Watkins (1818-1895); married, February 22, 1850, to Martha Elmyra Wilson; married to Mary Watkins Crump.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas G. Weaver — of New York. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1957. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP. Still living as of 1957.
  Robert Henry Whitelaw (1854-1937) — also known as Robert H. Whitelaw — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo.; Blodgett, Scott County, Mo.; Blytheville, Mississippi County, Ark. Born in Lloyds, Essex County, Va., January 30, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney, 1874-78; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cape Girardeau County, 1883-84, 1887-88; U.S. Representative from Missouri 14th District, 1890-91. Died in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Ark., July 27, 1937 (age 83 years, 178 days). Interment at New Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Frank Wilson (1846-1911) — also known as John F. Wilson — of Arkansas; Arizona. Born near Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., May 7, 1846. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1877; state court judge in Arizona, 1893; Arizona territory attorney general, 1896; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1899. Died, probably from apoplexy, in the Prescott Hotel, Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., April 7, 1911 (age 64 years, 335 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Nick Wilson (born c.1943) — of Pocahontas, Randolph County, Ark. Born about 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1971-98. Convicted in November, 1999, on federal tax evasion charges. Pleaded guilty in March, 2000 to fraud; 128 other charges were dropped in return for his agreement to testify against three others. Still living as of 2000.
  Julius Gayle Windsor, Jr. (1920-1991) — also known as J. Gayle Windsor, Jr. — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., June 4, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1957-62, 1967-80. Baptist. English and German ancestry. Member, Lions; Theta Chi. Cast the only opposing vote in the legislature to Gov. Orval Faubus's plan to fight desegregation of the Little Rock schools in 1958. Died, of cancer, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 28, 1991 (age 71 years, 116 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Julius Gayle Windsor, Sr. (1891-1949).
  Otis Theodore Wingo (1877-1930) — also known as Otis Wingo — of De Queen, Sevier County, Ark. Born in Weakley County, Tenn., June 18, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1913-30; died in office 1930. Died October 21, 1930 (age 53 years, 125 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Wingo and Jane Wingo; married, October 15, 1902, to Effie Gene Locke (1883-1962).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frederick Yates (1914-1971) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark., October 3, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1955-62; defeated in primary, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1962 (15th District), 1964 (1st District); candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1966. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died in Michigan, October 9, 1971 (age 57 years, 6 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1943 to Thelma Randall.
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