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Labor Unions
Politician members in Arizona

  Vera Andrus (1896-1976) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Reedsburg, Sauk County, Wis., August 21, 1896. Republican. School teacher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from St. Clair District, 1961-62. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; National Education Association; Phi Beta Kappa; American Historical Association. Died in August, 1976 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Andrus and Alice (Barton) Andrus.
  Joseph Edward Karth (1922-2005) — also known as Joseph E. Karth — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minn., August 26, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; international representative, Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers union; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 41, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1959-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died May 29, 2005 (age 82 years, 276 days). Interment at Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  Relatives: Married to Charlotte Nordgren.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Robert Edward Kersting (b. 1916) — also known as Robert Kersting — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa, August 26, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; test pilot and executive, Howard Aircraft Co.; president, Red Rock Ranches and Arizona Aviation Co.; secretary, treasurer, director, Savage Industries, Inc., Sun States Land and Development Co.; director, general counsel, Insurance Corporation of America; president, general counsel, Yavapai Hotels Corp.; director, Prescott Utilities Corp.; member of Arizona Democratic State Central Committee, 1951-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956 (alternate), 1960. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Moose; Fraternal Order of Police. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Henry Kersting and Eva (Schaub) Kersting; married, February 29, 1968, to Fracine Bassett.
  David Phillip Lindberg (1903-1981) — also known as David P. Lindberg; "Boxcar Mayor" — of Galesburg, Knox County, Ill.; Green Valley, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., March 16, 1903. Railroad worker; mayor of Galesburg, Ill., 1941-45. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Died in Green Valley, Pima County, Ariz., January 15, 1981 (age 77 years, 305 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Wilhelm Lindberg and Elna (Nilsdotter) Lindberg; brother of Paul Melton Lindberg; married 1927 to Esther Sand.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William C. Marshall (1921-2000) — also known as William Marshall; Bill Marshall — of Taylor, Wayne County, Mich.; Delta Township, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Tunica, Tunica County, Miss., 1921. Democrat. Bus driver; president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1303 for ten years; exective vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and then president Michigan AFL-CIO, 1971-83; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 21st Senatorial District, 1961-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1973-81. Episcopalian. Died, of heart failure, in Gilbert, Maricopa County, Ariz., August 22, 2000 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Esteban Edward Torres (b. 1930) — also known as Esteban E. Torres — of La Puente, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Miami, Gila County, Ariz., January 27, 1930. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1983-99; defeated in primary, 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1984, 1988 (co-chair, Rules Committee; speaker), 1996. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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