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Tulare County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Tulare County

Index to Locations

  • Porterville Home of Peace Cemetery
  • Tulare Tulare Cemetery
  • Visalia Visalia Public Cemetery

    Home of Peace Cemetery
    Porterville, Tulare County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Edward Carter (1881-1964) — also known as Albert E. Carter — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Visalia, Tulare County, Calif., July 5, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1925-45; defeated, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen; Moose; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West; Phi Alpha Delta. Died at Providence Hospital, Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., August 8, 1964 (age 83 years, 34 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Francis Carter and Elizabeth E. (Reeves) Carter; married, December 30, 1905, to Martha Lee Grimsley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Tulare Cemetery
    Tulare, Tulare County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred James Elliott (1895-1973) — also known as Alfred J. Elliott — of Tulare, Tulare County, Calif. Born in Guinda, Yolo County, Calif., June 1, 1895. Democrat. Farmer; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1937-49. Died in a hospital at Tulare, Tulare County, Calif., January 17, 1973 (age 77 years, 230 days). Interment at Tulare Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, August 1, 1914, to Jessie June Soults.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Bruce Mathias (1930-2006) — also known as Bob Mathias — of Tulare, Tulare County, Calif.; Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Tulare, Tulare County, Calif., November 17, 1930. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1967-75. Methodist. Won Olympic gold medals in decathalon in 1948 and 1952; starred as himself in a 1954 movie, "The Bob Mathias Story"; inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983. Died, of cancer, in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., September 2, 2006 (age 75 years, 289 days). Interment at Tulare Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Milfred Mathias and Lillian (Harris) Mathias; married, June 17, 1953, to Melba Wiser (divorced 1976); married 1977 to Gwendolyn (Haven) Alexander (ex-wife of William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (1934-)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile

    Visalia Public Cemetery
    Visalia, Tulare County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Winifred Switzer — of Visalia, Tulare County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1940. Female. Interment at Visalia Public Cemetery.

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