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  • Unknown location
  • Anaheim Anaheim Cemetery
  • Anaheim Disneyland
  • Anaheim Melrose Abbey Memorial Park
  • Corona Del Mar Pacific View Memorial Park
  • Fullerton Loma Vista Memorial Park
  • Lake Forest Ascension Cemetery
  • Newport Beach Pacific View Memorial Park
  • Orange Chapman University Entrance
  • Santa Ana Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Santa Ana Santa Ana Cemetery
  • Westminster Unknown location
  • Westminster Westminster Memorial Park
  • Yorba Linda Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace


    Unknown Location
    Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Daryl Arnold (1924-1997) — Born in 1924. U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1987-89. Died in an automobile accident in Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., December 30, 1997 (age about 73 years). Interment somewhere.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Anaheim Cemetery
    1400 East Sycamore Street
    Anaheim, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Henry Kuchel (1910-1994) — also known as Thomas H. Kuchel — of Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Anaheim, Orange County, Calif., August 15, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1936-39; member of California state senate, 1940-43; California Republican state chair, 1940-41; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from California, 1953-69; defeated in primary, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of lung cancer in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 21, 1994 (age 84 years, 98 days). Interment at Anaheim Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Kuchel and Lutetia (Bailey) Kuchel; married to Betty Mellethin.
      Cross-reference: Stephen Horn — Leon E. Panetta
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Disneyland
    Anaheim, Orange County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966) — also known as Walt Disney; "Uncle Walt" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 5, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944. Irish ancestry. Producer or director of several hundred films from 1922 until the 1960s; creator and first voice of Mickey Mouse; founder of Disney entertainment company and of Disneyland, the world's first theme park; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on September 14, 1964. In honor of his invention of the multiplane camera, he is an inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Died, of lung cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 15, 1966 (age 65 years, 10 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.; statue erected 1993 at Disneyland.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Disney (1859-1941) and Flora (Call) Disney (1868-1938); married, July 13, 1925, to Lillian Marie Bounds (1899-1997).
      Cross-reference: George J. Mitchell
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Walt Disney: Richard Schickel, The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney — Leonard Mosley, Disney's World: A Biography — Katherine Greene & Richard Greene, The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney — Bob Thomas, Walt Disney: An American Original — Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Discovering Walt: The Magical Life of Walt Disney (for young readers)
      Image source: Boy Scouts of America


    Melrose Abbey Memorial Park
    2303 South Manchester
    Anaheim, Orange County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Mills Houston (1890-1975) — also known as John M. Houston — of Newton, Harvey County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan.; Washington, D.C. Born near Formoso, Jewell County, Kan., September 15, 1890. Democrat. Actor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lumber dealer; mayor of Newton, Kan., 1927-31; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1935-43; defeated, 1942; member, National Labor Relations Board, 1943-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died in Laguna Beach, Orange County, Calif., April 29, 1975 (age 84 years, 226 days). Entombed at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel J. Houston (1865-1939) and Dora (Neaves) Houston (1869-1944); married, May 28, 1920, to Charlotte Stellhorn; married, November 16, 1945, to Ireta Robinson (1911-1979).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pacific View Memorial Park
    Corona Del Mar, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter J. Pitchess (1912-1999) — of Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 26, 1912. Republican. Los Angeles County Sheriff, 1958-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Eastern Orthodox. Died in Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., April 4, 1999 (age 87 years, 37 days). Interment at Pacific View Memorial Park.
      Edward Mills (c.1906-2000) — also known as Ed Mills — of Laguna Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born in Holland, Ottawa County, Mich., about 1906. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984; Presidential Elector for California, 1968, 1972. Member, Sigma Nu. Died in Laguna Beach, Orange County, Calif., March 19, 2000 (age about 94 years). Interment at Pacific View Memorial Park.


    Loma Vista Memorial Park
    Fullerton, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald R. Wright (1907-1985) — of California. Born in Placentia, Orange County, Calif., February 2, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; municipal judge in California, 1953; superior court judge in California, 1960; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1970-77. Died in 1985 (age about 78 years). Interment at Loma Vista Memorial Park.
      Samuel LaFort Collins (1895-1965) — also known as Sam L. Collins — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif. Born in Fortville, Hancock County, Ind., August 6, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 1933-37; defeated, 1936; member of California state assembly, 1940-52; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1947-52. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Died in Fullerton, Orange County, Calif., June 26, 1965 (age 69 years, 324 days). Interment at Loma Vista Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bert Alexander Annin (1872-1938) — also known as Bert A. Annin — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif. Born in Illinois, 1872. Mayor of Fullerton, Calif., 1928-30. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in 1938 (age about 66 years). Interment at Loma Vista Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander B. Annin (1848-1916) and Elizabeth A. Annin (1850-1935); married to Mary Sparks (1877-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Knott (1889-1981) — of Buena Park, Orange County, Calif. Born December 11, 1889. Republican. Berry farmer; founder of the Knotts Berry Farm amusement park; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Died December 3, 1981 (age 91 years, 357 days). Interment at Loma Vista Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Cordelia Hornaday (1890-1974).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Ascension Cemetery
    Lake Forest, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert T. Hunter (1907-2000) — of Grand Coulee, Grant County, Wash. Born in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla., September 29, 1907. Superior court judge in Washington, 1946; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1957-77; chief justice of Washington state supreme court, 1969-71. Member, Odd Fellows; Lions. Successfully advocated the creation of an intermediate Court of Appeals for Washington state. Died in Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif., September 17, 2000 (age 92 years, 354 days). Interment at Ascension Cemetery.


    Pacific View Memorial Park
    Newport Beach, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      James Roosevelt (1907-1991) — also known as Jimmy Roosevelt — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 23, 1907. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1948-52; candidate for Governor of California, 1950; U.S. Representative from California 26th District, 1955-65; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1965. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, from complications of a stroke and Parkinson's disease, in Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., August 13, 1991 (age 83 years, 233 days). Interment at Pacific View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt; brother of Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.; married, June 4, 1930, to Betsey Maria Cushing (1908-1998; divorced 1940; who later married John Hay Whitney); married, April 14, 1941, to Romelle Theresa Schneider (divorced 1955); married, July 2, 1956, to Gladys Irene Owens (divorced 1969); married, October 3, 1969, to Mary Lena Winskill; grandnephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; third great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins; third great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; fourth great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch (1730?-1777); first cousin once removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Warren Delano Robbins, Corinne Robinson Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin five times removed of Ebenezer Huntington; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr., Philip DePeyster and Jabez Williams Huntington.
      Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Chapman University Entrance
    Orange, Orange County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Charles Clarke Chapman (1853-1944) — also known as Charles C. Chapman; "The Orange King of California" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Fullerton, Orange County, Calif. Born in Illinois, June 2, 1853. Republican. Publishing business; mayor of Fullerton, Calif., 1904-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916, 1924. Disciples of Christ. Died in Orange County, Calif., March 5, 1944 (age 90 years, 277 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.; statue at Chapman University Entrance.
      Chapman University, in Orange, California, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairhaven Memorial Park
    Santa Ana, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John Howard Morrow (1910-2000) — of Durham, Durham County, N.C.; New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J.; Fountain Valley, Orange County, Calif. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., 1910. U.S. Ambassador to Guinea, 1959-61. African ancestry. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, in Fountain Valley, Orange County, Calif., January 11, 2000 (age about 89 years). Interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Rollin Raymond Rees (1865-1935) — also known as Rollin R. Rees — of Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kan. Born in Camden, Preble County, Ohio, January 10, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Ottawa County Attorney, 1895-99; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1899-1902; district judge in Kansas 30th District, 1903-10; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1911-13. Member, Freemasons. Died May 30, 1935 (age 70 years, 140 days). Interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Victor D. Rees and Augusta L. (Carroll) Rees; married 1906 to Hattie E. Merrick.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Mary Elizabeth Coon (1881-1973) — also known as Mary Elizabeth Lesher; Mrs. Byron M. Coon — of Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Md.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Iowa, August 6, 1881. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1920. Female. Died in Orange County, Calif., September 24, 1973 (age 92 years, 49 days). Interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of William Allred Lesher (1857-1926) and Elvira Jane (Shimer) Lesher (1860-1904); married, June 4, 1906, to Byron McPherson Coon (1880-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Santa Ana Cemetery
    1919 East Santa Clara Avenue
    Santa Ana, Orange County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Boyd Utt (1899-1970) — also known as James B. Utt — of Santa Ana, Orange County, Calif. Born in Tustin, Orange County, Calif., March 11, 1899. Republican. Appraiser; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-70 (28th District 1953-63, 35th District 1963-70); died in office 1970; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Izaak Walton League; Lions; Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered a heart attack during religious services at a church in Washington, D.C., and died soon after at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 1, 1970 (age 70 years, 355 days). Interment at Santa Ana Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Utt and Mary M. (Sheldon) Utt; married, May 7, 1921, to Charlene Elizabeth Drips.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ulysses Simon Fitzpatrick (1887-1938) — also known as Ulysses S. Fitzpatrick — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Orange, Orange County, Calif., September 2, 1887. Lawyer; U.S. Vice Consul in San Jose, 1916-19. Manx and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in California, January 12, 1938 (age 50 years, 132 days). Interment at Santa Ana Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emelia (Yanke) Fitzpatrick (1853-1933) and Arthur Fitzpatrick; married, July 2, 1917, to Olga Fern Moser (1890-1981).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record


    Unknown Location
    Westminster, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Marcus Marcellus McCallen (1902-1966) — also known as Marcus M. McCallen — of Huntington Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born January 2, 1902. Democrat. Mayor of Huntington Beach, Calif., 1940; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Died January 26, 1966 (age 64 years, 24 days). Interment somewhere.


    Westminster Memorial Park
    Westminster, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Forrest Curry, Jr. (1893-1972) — also known as Charles F. Curry, Jr. — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 13, 1893. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1931-33; defeated, 1932. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 7, 1972 (age 79 years, 55 days). Interment at Westminster Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Forrest Curry (1858-1930).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Z. Lopp (1863-1943) — of Lincoln, Benton County, Mo. Born in Benton County, Mo., January 17, 1863. Republican. Merchant; Benton County Associate Judge, 1910-17; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Benton County, 1921-22. Died in 1943 (age about 80 years). Interment at Westminster Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1886 to Belle Redford (1869-1962).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
    Yorba Linda, Orange County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) — also known as Richard M. Nixon; "Tricky Dick"; "Searchlight" — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Yorba Linda, Orange County, Calif., January 9, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1947-50; U.S. Senator from California, 1950-53; appointed 1950; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; President of the United States, 1969-74; defeated, 1960; candidate for Governor of California, 1962; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964. Quaker. Member, American Legion. Discredited by the Watergate scandal, as many of his subordinates were charged with crimes; in July 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted three articles of impeachment against him, over obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress; soon after, a tape recording emerged which directly implicated him in the Watergate break-in; with impeachment certain, he resigned; pardoned in 1974 by President Gerald R. Ford. Died, from a stroke, at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1994 (age 81 years, 103 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Anthony 'Frank' Nixon (1878-1956) and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon (1885-1967); married, June 21, 1940, to Thelma Catherine Ryan; father of Julie Nixon (daughter-in-law of John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower; granddaughter-in-law of Dwight David Eisenhower); second cousin of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Maurice H. Stans — John H. Holdridge — Clark MacGregor — Harry L. Sears — Harry S. Dent — Christian A. Herter, Jr. — John N. Mitchell — G. Bradford Cook — Raymond Moley — Patrick J. Buchanan — Nils A. Boe — Murray M. Chotiner — Richard Blumenthal — G. Gordon Liddy — Robert D. Sack — Edward G. Latch — William O. Mills
      Campaign slogan (1968): "Nixon's the One!"
      Epitaph: "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books by Richard M. Nixon: RN : The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978) — Beyond Peace (1994) — 1999: Victory Without War (1988) — Leaders (1982) — Memoirs — Six Crises (1962) — The Challenges We Face (1960) — In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal (1990) — No More Vietnams (1985) — The Poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon (1974) — Real Peace (1984) — The Real War (1980) — Seize The Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World (1992)
      Books about Richard M. Nixon: Melvin Small, The Presidency of Richard Nixon — Joan Hoff, Nixon Reconsidered — Jonathan Aitken, Nixon : A Life — Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes : The Crisis of the Self-Made Man — Thomas Monsell, Nixon on Stage and Screen : The Thirty-Seventh President As Depicted in Films, Television, Plays and Opera — Stephen E. Ambrose, Nixon : Education of a Politician, 1913-1962 — Richard Reeves, President Nixon: Alone in the White House — Roger Morris, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician — Robert Mason, Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
      Critical books about Richard M. Nixon: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power — Don Fulsom, Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
      Pat Nixon (1912-1993) — also known as Thelma Catherine Ryan; "Starlight" — of California. Born in Ely, White Pine County, Nev., March 16, 1912. Republican. School teacher; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Female. Protestant. Irish and German ancestry. Died, from lung cancer, in Park Ridge, Bergen County, N.J., June 22, 1993 (age 81 years, 98 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace.
      Relatives: Daughter of William M. Ryan, Sr. and Katherine (Halberstadt) Ryan; married, June 21, 1940, to Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994).
      Political families: Eisenhower-Nixon family; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The Patricia Nixon Elementary School (opened 1973; now Nixon Academy), in Cerritos, California, is named for her.  — Pat Nixon Park (established 1969), in Cerritos, California, is named for her.
      Epitaph: "Even when people can't speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


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