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Marin County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marin County

Index to Locations

  • Point Reyes Point Reyes National Seashore Park
  • San Rafael Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery
  • San Rafael Talmalpais Cemetery

    Point Reyes National Seashore Park
    Point Reyes, Marin County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Clement Woodnutt Miller (1916-1962) — of California. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 28, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1959-62; defeated, 1956; died in office 1962. Died in the crash of a twin-engine private plane, near Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif., October 7, 1962 (age 45 years, 344 days). Interment at Point Reyes National Seashore Park.
      Relatives: Nephew of Thomas Woodnutt Miller; grandson of Charles Robert Miller (1857-1927).
      Political family: Miller family of Wilmington, Delaware.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery
    2500 5th Avenue
    San Rafael, Marin County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice Carey Blake (1815-1897) — also known as Maurice C. Blake — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Otisfield, Cumberland County (now Oxford County), Maine, October 20, 1815. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 5th District, 1857-58; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1881-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884. Died, of a heart attack, in San Francisco, Calif., September 26, 1897 (age 81 years, 341 days). Interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
      Ogden Hoffman, Jr. (1822-1891) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 16, 1822. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1851-66, 1886-91; died in office 1891; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1852-54; U.S. District Judge for California, 1866-86. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 9, 1891 (age 68 years, 297 days). Interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ogden Hoffman (1794-1856).
      Political family: Southard-Hoffman family of New York and New Jersey.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Somers Mailliard (1917-1992) — also known as William S. Mailliard — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Belvedere, Marin County, Calif., June 10, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1948-49; secretary to Gov. Earl Warren, 1949-51; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-74 (4th District 1953-63, 6th District 1963-74); defeated, 1948; resigned 1974. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, of a heart attack, at Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Fairfax County, Va., June 10, 1992 (age 75 years, 0 days). Interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Ward Mailliard, Jr. and Kate (Peterson) Mailliard; married, July 13, 1940, to Elizabeth Whinney; married, July 10, 1957, to Cora Millicent Fox.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Alfred W. Taliaferro (d. 1885) — of San Rafael, Marin County, Calif. Born in Gloucester County, Va. Physician; druggist; member of California state assembly 19th District, 1852-53; member of California state senate, 1860. Died, of pneumonia, 1885. Interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "His virtue was generosity, his friends are legion, his enemies none — one of nature's noblemen."

    Talmalpais Cemetery
    San Rafael, Marin County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Ward McAllister, Jr. (1855-1908) — of Alaska. Born in Newport, Newport County, R.I., July 27, 1855. Justice of Alaska territorial supreme court, 1884. Died March 31, 1908 (age 52 years, 248 days). Interment at Talmalpais Cemetery.

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