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Urban League
Politician members in Arkansas

  Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973) — of Morrilton, Conway County, Ark. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1912. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Republican National Committee from Arkansas, 1961; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964 (delegation chair), 1972 (delegation co-chair); Governor of Arkansas, 1967-71; candidate for Presidential Elector for Arkansas. Baptist. Member, Urban League; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Kappa Delta Pi. Died of lung cancer or pancreatic cancer, Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., February 22, 1973 (age 60 years, 297 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abigail 'Abby' (Aldrich) Rockefeller; brother of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller; married to Barbara Sears; father of Winthrop Paul Rockefeller; nephew of Richard Steere Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich; uncle of John Davison Rockefeller IV; grandson of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; first cousin four times removed of Simon S. Rockefeller; first cousin five times removed of Henry Rockefeller; second cousin of David Hunter McAlpin (who married Nina Underwood); second cousin thrice removed of John Phillips Rockefeller; fourth cousin once removed of Lewis Kirby Rockefeller.
  Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Winthrop Rockefeller: John L. Ward, Winthrop Rockefeller, Philanthropist: A Life of Change
  Roger B. Townsend (1912-1987) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Cleveland County, Ark., March 29, 1912. Democrat. Bridge crane operator for Buick Motor Car Company; recording secretary of United Auto Workers Local 599; real estate broker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1953-64; defeated in primary, 1964 (82nd District), 1966 (80th District), 1968 (80th District), 1970 (80th District), 1972 (80th District). African ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; Elks; Urban League; NAACP; Freemasons. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., January 18, 1987 (age 74 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  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, 1966. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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