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Politician members in Arizona

  Stanley William Akers (1922-1979) — also known as Stanley W. Akers — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Bayfield, La Plata County, Colo., December 12, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1967-78; Speaker of the Arizona State House of Representatives, 1973-76. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in July, 1979 (age 56 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde William Akers and Norma Cecil (Plunkett) Akers; married, September 18, 1949, to Sharon Hogue.
  Walton Howard Bachrach (1904-1989) — also known as Walton H. Bachrach — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 22, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1960-67. Jewish. Member, Moose; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from a stroke, in a nursing home at Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 17, 1989 (age 84 years, 360 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Ariz.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877) — also known as Henry T. Backus; Harry T. Backus — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., April 4, 1809. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1840; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1861-62; justice of Arizona territorial supreme court, 1865-69. Member, Freemasons. Died in Greenwood, Mohave County, Ariz., July 13, 1877 (age 68 years, 100 days). Original interment somewhere in Greenwood, Ariz.; reinterment in 1885 at Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of James Backus (1764-1816) and Dorothy Church (Chandler) Backus (1770-1847); married, December 7, 1835, to Julianna Trumbull Woodbridge (1815-1882; daughter of William Woodbridge (1780-1861); fourth great-granddaughter of William Leete); grandnephew of Roger Griswold; great-grandson of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); great-grandnephew of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin of William Woodbridge (1780-1861); first cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. and Frederick Wolcott; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Isaac Backus, John William Allen and Matthew Griswold (1833-1919); second cousin once removed of Zina Hyde, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Joshua Coit, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, George Frederick Stone and Selden Chapin; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin and Frederic Lincoln Chapin; third cousin of James Samuel Wadsworth, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Thomas Worcester Hyde and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Samuel H. Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Abel Huntington, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, George Griswold Sill, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Edward Oliver Wolcott, Charles Edward Hyde, Alfred Wolcott, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Daniel Pitkin, Erastus Clark Scranton, Sereno Hamilton Scranton, Samuel Lord (1831-1880) and James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Augustine Scranton, Samuel Lord (1859-1925), John Lee Saltonstall, Joseph Buell Ely, John Foster Dulles, Allen Welsh Dulles and James Jermiah Wadsworth; fourth cousin of Henry Meigs, Thomas Hale Sill, Bela Edgerton, Jabez Williams Huntington, Heman Ticknor, Nathaniel Huntington, William Whiting Boardman, James Huntington, Martin Olds, Frederick William Lord, Charles Phelps Huntington, Elisha Hunt Allen, Elisha Mills Huntington, Theodore Sill, George Washington Wolcott, Robert Coit, Jr. and Alonzo Mark Leffingwell; fourth cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Theodore Davenport, Edmund Holcomb, Henry Meigs, Jr., Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, Alfred Peck Edgerton, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Alexander Hamilton Waterman, Augustus Frank, William Fessenden Allen, Judson B. Phelps, William Clark Huntington, Frederick Hobbes Allen, Herman Arod Gager, William Brainard Coit, Hiram Bingham and John Leffingwell Randolph.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Richard Leroy Banta, Jr. (1912-1993) — also known as Richard L. Banta, Jr. — of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Oxford, Furnas County, Neb., September 24, 1912. Republican. FBI special agent; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 2, 1993 (age 81 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Leroy Banta (1880-1962) and Grace (Sherwood) Banta (1883-1972); married, March 20, 1937, to Eloise N. Jansen; first cousin twice removed of Cyrus Newton Banta; second cousin once removed of Parke Monroe Banta (1891-1970).
  Political family: Banta family of Berryman, Missouri.
Alvin M. Bentley Alvin Morell Bentley (1918-1969) — also known as Alvin M. Bentley — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, August 30, 1918. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1953-61; defeated, 1962; wounded in an attack by Puerto Rican nationalists on the floor of the House of Representatives, March 1, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 15th Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1966-69; appointed 1966; died in office 1969. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Exchange Club; Theta Delta Chi; Optimist Club; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., April 10, 1969 (age 50 years, 223 days). Entombed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Morell Bentley and Helen (Patterson) Bentley; married to Arvella Ann Duescher; father of Alvin M. Bentley, Jr. (1941-).
  Cross-reference: Robert L. Richardson, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Ralph Henry Cameron (1863-1953) — also known as Ralph H. Cameron — of Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Ariz.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Southport, Lincoln County, Maine, October 21, 1863. Republican. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1909-12; member of Republican National Committee from Arizona, 1912; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1921-27; defeated, 1911, 1926, 1928, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1953 (age 89 years, 114 days). Interment at American Legion Cemetery, Grand Canyon, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James William Cherry (1872-1949) — also known as James W. Cherry — of Utah; Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Hancock County, Ill., April 5, 1872. Republican. Justice of Utah state supreme court, 1923-33; chief justice of Utah state supreme court, 1929-33. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cardiac asthma, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 23, 1949 (age 76 years, 352 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Manti City Cemetery, Manti, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of A. N. Cherry and Mary (Banks) Cherry.
  Henry Vance Clymer (1865-1934) — also known as H. Vance Clymer — of Yuma, Yuma County, Ariz.; Fairfield, Solano County, Calif. Born in Marion County, Ore., August 5, 1865. Republican. Physician; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; American Medical Association. Died in Fairfield, Solano County, Calif., October 4, 1934 (age 69 years, 60 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Vance Clymer and Mary (Johnson) Clymer; married, November 27, 1890, to Ida Florence Geer (1869-1958); married to Grace Osham; third cousin twice removed of Theodore Davenport (1792-1884).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Cornell family of New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Chester A. Crago (1908-1994) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., June 23, 1908. Grocer; mayor of Petoskey, Mich., 1955-59. United Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, in Sun Grove Care Center, Peoria, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 16, 1994 (age 85 years, 327 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald J. Crago (1876-1955) and May L. (Winters) Crago (1883-1957); married, April 20, 1929, to Maybelle Garland (1907-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Jacob Foss (1915-2003) — also known as Joe Foss; "The American Ace of Aces" — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., April 17, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; received the Medal of Honor for action over Guadalcanal in 1942-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960; speaker, 1952, 1956; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1949-50, 1953-54; Governor of South Dakota, 1955-59; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1958; Commissioner, American Football League, 1960; elected to National Aviation Hall of Fame, 1984; president, National Rifle Association, 1988-90. Methodist. Member, American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from the effects of a stroke, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 1, 2003 (age 87 years, 259 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, August 9, 1942, to June Shakstad; married 1967 to Donna Wild Hall.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Barry Morris Goldwater (1909-1998) — also known as Barry M. Goldwater; "Mr. Conservative" — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 1, 1909. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1953-65, 1969-87; received one electoral vote for Vice-President, 1960; candidate for President of the United States, 1964. Episcopalian. Jewish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Chi. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. Died in Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 29, 1998 (age 89 years, 148 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Christ Church of the Ascension Memorial Garden, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; statue at Goldwater Memorial Park, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1934, to Margaret Johnson (died 1985); married, February 9, 1992, to Susan Shaffer Wechsler; father of Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. (1938-); grandson of Michael Goldwater.
  Political family: Goldwater family of Prescott, Arizona.
  Cross-reference: L. Brent Bozell — Raymond Moley
  Campaign slogan: "In your heart, you know he's right."
  Opposition slogan: "In your guts, you know he's nuts."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Barry M. Goldwater: Goldwater (1988) — With no apologies: The personal and political memoirs of United States Senator Barry Goldwater (1979)
  Books about Barry M. Goldwater: Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm : Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus — Robert Alan Goldberg, Barry Goldwater — Lee Edwards, Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation
  Fred O. Goodell — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Republican. Railroad executive; member of Arizona state senate, 1910; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Arizona, 1927-32. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  John Charles Gung'l (1882-1976) — also known as John C. Gung'l — of Willcox, Cochise County, Ariz.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Fort Supply, Woodward County, Indian Territory (now Okla.), September 19, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1929-33; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Arizona, October 17, 1976 (age 94 years, 28 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Schiller Gung'l and Annie (Cassin) Gung'l; married, September 13, 1913, to Sally Esther Lowdermilk (1893-1976).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Carl Hayden Carl Trumbull Hayden (1877-1972) — also known as Carl Hayden — of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Hayden's Ferry (now Tempe), Maricopa County, Ariz., October 2, 1877. Democrat. Flour mill business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1904; Maricopa County Treasurer, 1905-06; Maricopa County Sheriff, 1907-12; U.S. Representative from Arizona at-large, 1912-27; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1927-69. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Sons of the American Revolution. Served a record 56 consecutive years in Congress. Died in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 25, 1972 (age 94 years, 115 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Sallie Calvert (Davis) Hayden and Charles Trumbull Hayden (1925-1900); married, February 15, 1908, to Nan Downing; first cousin four times removed of Jonathan Trumbull; second cousin thrice removed of Joseph Trumbull (1737-1778), Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., David Trumbull (1751-1822) and Elisha Phelps; third cousin once removed of Charles Jenkins Hayden; third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Trumbull, Joseph Trumbull (1782-1861), Jonathan G. W. Trumbull, Norman A. Phelps, George Smith Catlin and John Smith Phelps; third cousin thrice removed of Gaylord Griswold; fourth cousin once removed of Lyman Trumbull and William Walter Phelps.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Carl Hayden: Jack L. August, Jr., Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American Southwest
  Image source: Library of Congress
  James Vandaveer Heidinger (1882-1945) — also known as James V. Heidinger — of Fairfield, Wayne County, Ill. Born near Mt. Erie, Wayne County, Ill., July 17, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in Illinois, 1915-26; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1932 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Illinois 24th District, 1941-45; defeated, 1930, 1934; died in office 1945. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from pulmonary fibrosis, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 22, 1945 (age 62 years, 248 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Heidinger and Elizabeth (Vandaveer) Heidinger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard F. Hensley (b. 1941) — also known as Dick Hensley — of Peoria, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Albany, Gentry County, Mo., February 23, 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy, 1959-63; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Arizona, 2000 (3rd District), 2004 (2nd District). Protestant. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Elks; Moose. Still living as of 2005.
  Harold Everett Hughes (1922-1996) — also known as Harold E. Hughes — of Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa. Born near Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, February 10, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Iowa, 1963-69; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1969-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 23, 1996 (age 74 years, 256 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Iowa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George Wylie Paul Hunt (1859-1934) — also known as George W. P. Hunt — of Globe, Gila County, Ariz. Born in Huntsville, Randolph County, Mo., November 1, 1859. Democrat. Rancher; merchant; member of Arizona territorial legislature, 1892-1900, 1904-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1900; delegate to Arizona state constitutional convention, 1910; Governor of Arizona, 1912-17, 1917-19, 1923-29, 1931-33; defeated in primary, 1932, 1934; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1920-21. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart attack, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 24, 1934 (age 75 years, 53 days). Interment at Papago Park, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Hunt and Sarah Elizabeth (Yates) Hunt; married, February 24, 1904, to Helen Duett Ellison (died 1931).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Fred Clinton Jacobs (b. 1865) — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass., September 13, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Arizona, 1923. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Enock Jacobs and Hannah Kidder (Jones) Jacobs; married, November 11, 1923, to Elizabeth Ferrell.
  Walter Walfred Johnson (1904-1987) — also known as Walter W. Johnson — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., April 16, 1904. Democrat. Member of Colorado state senate, 1941-49, 1951-59; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1946; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1949-50; Governor of Colorado, 1950-51. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 23, 1987 (age 82 years, 341 days). Interment somewhere in Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Married, April 6, 1922, to Neva Morrow.
  Alfred Collins Lockwood (1875-1951) — also known as Alfred C. Lockwood — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., July 20, 1875. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; superior court judge in Arizona, 1913-24; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1925-43; chief justice of Arizona Supreme Court, 1929-31, 1935-37, 1941-43. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 29, 1951 (age 76 years, 101 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Chichester Lockwood (1853-1904) and Elizabeth Will (Peers) Lockwood (1853-1897); married, June 11, 1902, to Daisy Maude Lincoln (1877-1950); fourth great-grandnephew of Abraham Davenport (1715-1789); first cousin thrice removed of Thaddeus Betts; first cousin five times removed of John Davenport and James Davenport; second cousin thrice removed of Hanford Nichols Lockwood; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Davenport (1767-1837) and Theodore Davenport; second cousin five times removed of John Hart; third cousin twice removed of James Lockwood Conger and Homer Nichols Lockwood (1833-?); third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Lockwood.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederic Hine Maughmer, Jr. (1927-2003) — also known as Fred H. Maughmer, Jr. — of Savannah, Andrew County, Mo.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo., June 26, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Andrew County, 1965-66. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Phi Delta Phi; Beta Theta Pi; American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died September 28, 2003 (age 76 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederic Hine Maughmer (1899-1972) and Ruth (Hine) Maughmer; married, January 17, 1959, to Laura McNair.
  Archibald Gilbert McAlister (b. 1873) — also known as Archibald G. McAlister — of Arizona. Born in Tatum, Marlboro County, S.C., September 23, 1873. Superior court judge in Arizona, 1912-21; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1921-45; chief justice of Arizona Supreme Court, 1923-27, 1931-33, 1937-39, 1943-45. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Myron Hawley McCord (1840-1908) — Born in Ceres, McKean County, Pa., November 26, 1840. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1873-74; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1880-82; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1889-91; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1897-98; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died of Bright's disease, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., April 27, 1908 (age 67 years, 153 days). Interment at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John McFadzean (1867-1965) — of Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colo.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Ontario, September 20, 1867. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; physician; surgeon; member of Colorado state senate, 1910; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1924. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Geronimo Hotel, Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., May 21, 1965 (age 97 years, 243 days). Interment at Del Norte Cemetery, Del Norte, Colo.
  Relatives: Married 1895 to Rena McFadzean (1872-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest William McFarland (1894-1984) — also known as Ernest W. McFarland — of Florence, Pinal County, Ariz. Born near Earlsboro, Pottawatomie County, Okla., October 9, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; superior court judge in Arizona, 1935-41; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1941-53; defeated, 1952, 1958; Governor of Arizona, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1964; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1965-71. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows; American Judicature Society. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 8, 1984 (age 89 years, 243 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Samuel Roy McKelvie (1881-1956) — also known as Sam R. McKelvie — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Fairfield, Clay County, Neb., April 15, 1881. Republican. Publisher, The Nebraska Farmer magazine; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1911-13; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1913-15; Governor of Nebraska, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928 (speaker), 1932, 1936, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Arizona, October 6, 1956 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel McKelvie and Jennie (Glandon) McKelvie; married, June 19, 1904, to Flossie DeArnold.
  The Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest (established 1902; given current name 1971), in Cherry County, Nebraska, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy McKittrick (1888-1961) — of Salisbury, Chariton County, Mo. Born in Guthridge Mills, Chariton County, Mo., August 24, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 6th District, 1931-32; Missouri state attorney general, 1933-45; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1944; candidate for nomination for Governor of Missouri, 1948. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a hospital at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 22, 1961 (age 72 years, 151 days). Interment at Salisbury City Cemetery, Salisbury, Mo.
Eugene C. Pulliam Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975) — also known as Eugene C. Pulliam — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born, in a sod dugout, in Grant County, Kan., May 3, 1889. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; director, New York Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 23, 1975 (age 86 years, 51 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Irvin Brown Pulliam (1859-1946) and Martha Ellen (Collins) Pulliam (1860-1932); married 1912 to Myrta Smith (1887-1917); married 1919 to Martha Ott (1891-1991; divorced 1941); married 1941 to Nina G. Mason (1906-1997); grandfather of James Danforth Quayle (1947-).
  Political family: Quayle-Pulliam family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Arizona Republic, August 31, 2011
  John Jacob Rhodes (1916-2003) — also known as John J. Rhodes — of Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Council Grove, Morris County, Kan., September 18, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1952 (alternate; speaker), 1964, 1972 (chair, Platform Committee); U.S. Representative from Arizona 1st District, 1953-83. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Rotary; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi. Died August 24, 2003 (age 86 years, 340 days). Interment at Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of John Jacob Rhodes and Gladys Anne (Thomas) Rhodes; married, May 24, 1942, to Mary Elizabeth Harvey; father of John Jacob Rhodes III (1943-2011).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Owen Thomas Rouse (1843-1919) — also known as Owen T. Rouse — of Paris, Monroe County, Mo.; Moberly, Randolph County, Mo.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Florence, Boone County, Ky., January 4, 1843. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state senate 7th District, 1881-84; U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1885-89. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy in his law office, was found unconscious, and died a few hours later, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., September 9, 1919 (age 76 years, 248 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Rouse and Tulitha (Souther) Rouse; married to Louise Mosely (1849-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Archibald Johnson Sampson (1839-1921) — also known as Archibald J. Sampson; A. J. Sampson — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo.; Colorado; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born near Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, June 21, 1839. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Colorado state attorney general, 1877-79; U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1897-1905. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died, from acute nephritis and pneumonia, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 24, 1921 (age 82 years, 186 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Married 1866 to Kate I. Turner (died 1886); married 1891 to Frances S. Wood.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Henry Sawtelle (1868-1934) — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., August 27, 1868. U.S. District Judge for Arizona, 1913-31; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1931-34; died in office 1934. Member, Freemasons. Died December 17, 1934 (age 66 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Henry E. Schrey (1890-1967) — of Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Olney, Richland County, Ill., November 16, 1890. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; mayor of Glendale, Ariz., 1950-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz., August 8, 1967 (age 76 years, 265 days). Interment at Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Ariz.
  George Frederick Senner, Jr. (1921-2007) — of Miami, Gila County, Ariz. Born in Miami, Gila County, Ariz., November 24, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; Gila County Attorney, 1954-57; U.S. Representative from Arizona 3rd District, 1963-67; defeated, 1966. Lutheran. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died in Sun City, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 6, 2007 (age 85 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl W. Thompson (1879-1958) — of Winchester, Randolph County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Randolph County, Ind., October 10, 1879. School teacher; lawyer; Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-08; mayor of Winchester, Ind., 1910-14; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1916 (Progressive, 8th District), 1946 (Prohibition, 10th District), 1947 (Prohibition, 10th District), 1950 (Prohibition, 10th District); Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Sons of Veterans. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., July 12, 1958 (age 78 years, 275 days). Interment at Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob W. Thompson (1846-1933) and Maria M. (Williams) Thompson (1847-1929); married to Olive H. Thompson (1881-1943).
  Epitaph: "Lawyer."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frederick Augustus Tritle (1833-1906) — Born near Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., August 7, 1833. Republican. Member of Nevada state senate, 1866; candidate for Governor of Nevada, 1870; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1882-85; delegate to Arizona state constitutional convention, 1891. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., November 18, 1906 (age 73 years, 103 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Ralph Armstead Watkins (1903-1968) — also known as Ralph Watkins — of Buckeye, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Fairmount, Grant County, Ind., October 17, 1903. Democrat. Automobile dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1948, 1956; candidate for Governor of Arizona, 1950; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1952; treasurer of Arizona Democratic Party, 1959-63; vice-president, Arizona Television Company (KTVK), Phoenix; director and board chairman, Memorial Hospital, Phoenix. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 25, 1968 (age 65 years, 69 days). Interment at Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, Buckeye, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of William Victor Watkins (1883-1933) and Mae (Ross) Watkins (1885-1954); married, December 8, 1924, to Ruby Lena Formby (1906-1982); father of Ralph Armstead Watkins, Jr. (1926-2009).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Elmer Woodside (1904-1998) — also known as Robert E. Woodside — of Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pa., June 4, 1904. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1932-42; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1951-53; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee); superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1953-65; defeated, 1964; candidate for justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1958. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Redmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Sun City, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 18, 1998 (age 93 years, 287 days). Burial location unknown.
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