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  Earl Clinton Adams (1892-1986) — also known as Earl C. Adams — of San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., May 12, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964 (alternate); treasurer of California Republican Party, 1967. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 31, 1986 (age 93 years, 323 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Adams and Alice (Sinclair) Adams; married, October 14, 1922, to Ilse Downey (1896-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Joseph Allen, Jr. (1899-1995) — also known as John J. Allen, Jr. — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; McCall, Valley County, Idaho. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., November 27, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1947-59; defeated, 1958; Undersecretary of Commerce for Transportation, 1959-61; mayor of McCall, Idaho, 1989-93. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World; Kiwanis; Native Sons of the Golden West; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Cascade, Valley County, Idaho, March 7, 1995 (age 95 years, 100 days). Cremated; ashes interred at McCall Cemetery, McCall, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of John Joseph Allen, Sr. and Cathryn Liston (Owen) Allen; married, June 16, 1926, to Carol Cook (1904-1957); married 1957 to Sally Clement (born 1924).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Glenn Malcolm Anderson (1913-1994) — also known as Glenn M. Anderson — of Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Harbor City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 21, 1913. Democrat. Merchant; mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., 1940-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1943-50; chair of Los Angeles County Democratic Party, 1948-50; California Democratic state chair, 1950-52; candidate for California state senate, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1959-67; U.S. Representative from California, 1969-93 (17th District 1969-73, 35th District 1973-75, 32nd District 1975-93). Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Elks; Kiwanis; Redmen; Native Sons of the Golden West; Toastmasters. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Pavilion, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 13, 1994 (age 81 years, 295 days). Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Anderson and Serene W. (Fister) Anderson; married to Patricia Arlene Hawley and Lenore Marie 'Lee' Dutton (1924-2012).
  The Glenn Anderson Freeway Transitway (I-105), in Los Angeles County, California, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Loved husband, father, grandfather, and public servant."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Stephen Emil Anderson (1895-1978) — also known as Steve E. Anderson — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Hanska, Brown County, Minn., August 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; state bank examiner; South Dakota state auditor, 1945-50. Catholic. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died August 6, 1978 (age 82 years, 348 days). Interment at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Goodman Anderson and Emily (Helling) Anderson; married to Vera M. Capesius.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Sam Arentz — of Pioche, Lincoln County, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 9, 1913. Republican. Mining engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Member, American Legion; Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons. Died January 6, 1994 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) and Harriet (Keep) Arentz; married, February 5, 1940, to Mary Alice Meagher (1910-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel R. Arguello — of Alhambra, Los Angeles County, Calif. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; mayor of Alhambra, Calif., 2001. Hispanic ancestry. Member, Rotary; American Legion. Still living as of 2001.
  Stanley Arnold (1903-1984) — of Susanville, Lassen County, Calif. Born in Indiana, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; Lassen County District Attorney, 1949-55; member of California state senate, 1955-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960. Catholic. Member, Elks; American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1984 (age about 81 years). Interment at Lassen Cemetery, Susanville, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Almida Lindquist (1902-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Warren Hendry Atherton (1891-1976) — also known as Warren H. Atherton — of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., December 28, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; storage corporation executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Member, American Legion; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in March, 1976 (age 84 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dwight C. Atherton and Elizabeth (Hendry) Atherton; married, July 7, 1917, to Anne Holt; married, August 17, 1952, to Marietta Monachino Cochran.
  Fred Jason Babcock (1891-1973) — also known as Fred J. Babcock — of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, August 15, 1891. Republican. School teacher and principal; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1926-28; Idaho state attorney general, 1931-33. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Lions. Died in March, 1973 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jason Eugene Babcock and Bertha Rebecca (Peyton) Babcock.
  Leland Milton Backstrand (1899-1964) — also known as Leland M. Backstrand — of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1899. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of California state assembly, 1953-60; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960; member of California state senate, 1961-64. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Optimist Club; American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in 1964 (age about 65 years). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, July 14, 1923, to Dorothy Iversen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Edward Badham (1929-2005) — also known as Robert E. Badham — of Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 9, 1929. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; hardware business; member of California state assembly, 1963-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1968, 1972 (alternate), 1980, 1984; U.S. Representative from California 40th District, 1977-89. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., October 21, 2005 (age 76 years, 134 days). Interment at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Byron Jack Badham and Bess (Kissinger) Badham; married to Anne Carroll.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Philip Bancroft (1881-1975) — of San Francisco, Calif.; Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 30, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908, 1936; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1938, 1944 (primary). Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Grange; Rotary. Suffered a stroke and died three days later, in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, Calif., August 11, 1975 (age 94 years, 42 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hubert Howe Bancroft and Matilda Cooley (Griffing) Bancroft; married, June 30, 1905, to Nina Otis Eldred.
  Walter Stephan Baring, Jr. (1911-1975) — also known as Walter S. Baring, Jr. — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nev., September 9, 1911. Democrat. Furniture business; chair of Washoe County Democratic Party, 1936; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1936-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1949-53, 1957-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952, 1956. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions; Eagles; Sertoma. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 13, 1975 (age 63 years, 307 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Stephen Baring and Emilie Louise (Froelich) Baring; married, January 31, 1942, to Alma Geraldine Buchanan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Howard Arthur Bowman (1894-1971) — also known as Howard A. Bowman — of Clyde, Wayne County, N.Y. Born in Clyde, Wayne County, N.Y., January 11, 1894. U.S. Vice Consul in Danzig, 1921-24; Trieste, 1924-29; U.S. Consul in Trieste, 1929-31; Sault SAINTE Marie, 1931-32; Mexicali, as of 1938; Cali, as of 1943; Poznan, as of 1947. Member, Beta Gamma Sigma; American Legion. Died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., March 4, 1971 (age 77 years, 52 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Clyde, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Henry Bowman (1845-1933) and Sophia (Feezlear) Bowman (1846-1918); married, March 16, 1922, to Alma Melchert (1894-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Poway, San Diego County, Calif., August 13, 1887. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; executive secretary to Gov. Friend Richardson, 1925-26; superior court judge in California, 1926-38, 1957-62; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1938-53; defeated, 1953. Member, American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Delta Chi. Suffered a fatal heart attack while driving his car, and crashed into a wall, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 11, 1968 (age 81 years, 29 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bowron and Martha (Hershey) Bowron; married, September 16, 1922, to Irene Martin (died 1961); married 1961 to Albine Norton.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Willis Winter Bradley (1884-1954) — also known as Willis W. Bradley — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ransomville, Niagara County, N.Y., June 28, 1884. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Governor of Guam, 1929-31; U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948; member of California state assembly, 1953-54; died in office 1954. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose. Received the Medal of Honor, for action on U.S.S. Pittsburgh, July 23, 1917. Suffered a heart attack during the noon recess of a legislative hearing, and died soon after at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., August 27, 1954 (age 70 years, 60 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Willis W. Bradley and Sarah Anne (Johnson) Bradley; married, October 16, 1907, to Sue Worthington Cox.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Edward Brown, Jr. (1920-1999) — also known as George E. Brown, Jr. — of Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Holtville, Imperial County, Calif., March 6, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Monterey Park, Calif., 1956-58; member of California state assembly, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968 (alternate), 1972, 1988, 1996; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-71, 1973-99 (29th District 1963-71, 38th District 1973-75, 36th District 1975-93, 42nd District 1993-99); died in office 1999; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1970. Methodist. Member, Urban League; Kiwanis; American Legion; Amvets. Died, of an infection following earlier heart valve replacement surgery, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 15, 1999 (age 79 years, 131 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James Harvey Brown (1906-1995) — also known as James H. Brown — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak., April 22, 1906. Democrat. Electrical engineer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; vice-chair of California Democratic Party, 1948-58; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964; municipal judge in California, 1964-. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners. Died July 10, 1995 (age 89 years, 79 days). Burial location unknown.
  Clair W. Burgener (1921-2006) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, December 5, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; realtor; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; member of California state assembly, 1963-66; member of California state senate, 1967-72; U.S. Representative from California, 1973-83 (42nd District 1973-75, 43rd District 1975-83). Mormon. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Encinitas, San Diego County, Calif., September 9, 2006 (age 84 years, 278 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Herman Burgener (1888-1975) and Nora (Taylor) Burgener; married, September 27, 1941, to Marvia Hobusch.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Walter Alexander Burke (1895-1967) — also known as W. A. 'Gene' Burke — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Fleming County, Ky., June 6, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; mayor of Beckley, W.Va., 1946-48, 1950-51; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1947-50, 1953-56. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Moose; American Legion. Died in June, 1967 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Harry Camp Clark (b. 1883) — also known as Harry C. Clark — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., June 8, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1927-31. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Kappa Sigma. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Heman E. Clark and Melissa (Heath) Clark; married, June 6, 1911, to Georgia L. Kessinger.
  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, Fullerton, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Charles Corman (1920-2000) — also known as James C. Corman; Jim Corman — of Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Reseda, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Galena, Cherokee County, Kan., October 20, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California, 1961-81 (22nd District 1961-75, 21st District 1975-81). Methodist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association. Floor manager in U.S. House for Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act in 1960s; member of the Kerner Commission on Civil Disorders. Died, following a cerebral hemorrhage, in a hospital at Arlington, Arlington County, Va., December 30, 2000 (age 80 years, 71 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  The James C. Corman Federal Building, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edward Michael Davis (b. 1916) — also known as Ed Davis — of Canoga Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 15, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chief of police, Los Angeles, 1969-78; member of California state senate, 1980-83. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Leonard Davis and Lillian Fox Davis; married 1940 to Virginia Osborne.
  Cross-reference: Tom McClintock
  John Edward Davis (1913-1990) — also known as John E. Davis — of McClusky, Sheridan County, N.Dak. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 18, 1913. Republican. Rancher; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; banker; mayor of McClusky, N.D., 1946-52; member of North Dakota state senate, 1952-56; Governor of North Dakota, 1957-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960, 1964 (primary); national commander, American Legion, 1967-68. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., May 12, 1990 (age 77 years, 24 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of James Ellsworth Davis (1875-1959) and Helen (Wilson) Davis (1879-1970); married 1938 to Pauline Huntley; married 1980 to Marilyn R. Westlie.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Graham Davis, Jr. (b. 1942) — also known as Gray Davis — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 26, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; chief of staff for Gov. Jerry Brown, 1974-82; member of California state assembly, 1983-87; California state controller, 1987-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996 (delegation co-chair), 2000, 2004; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1995-99; Governor of California, 1999-2003. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married, February 20, 1983, to Sharon Lee Ryer.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Peter Joseph De Muth (1892-1993) — also known as Peter J. De Muth — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 1, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; real estate business; building contractor; candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 8th District, 1926; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 30th District, 1937-39. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Alpha Tau Omega; Knights of Columbus; Eagles. Died in Orange County, Calif., April 3, 1993 (age 101 years, 92 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John De Muth and Barbara (Dietrich) De Muth; married, October 30, 1928, to Elizabeth Quick.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Courken George Deukmejian (b. 1928) — also known as George Deukmejian; "Duke" — of California. Born in Menands, Albany County, N.Y., June 6, 1928. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1963-67; member of California state senate, 1967-79; California state attorney general, 1979-83; Governor of California, 1983-91. Episcopalian. Member, Navy League; American Legion; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of George Deukmejian and Alice (Gairdian) Deukmejian; married, February 16, 1957, to Gloria M. Saatjian.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Frank Murray Dixon (1892-1965) — also known as Frank M. Dixon — of Alabama. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., July 25, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured during the war and lost his right leg; delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933; Governor of Alabama, 1939-43; defeated in primary, 1934. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 11, 1965 (age 73 years, 78 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Robert Kenneth Dornan (b. 1933) — also known as Bob Dornan; "B-1 Bob" — of Garden Grove, Orange County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1933. Republican. Broadcaster, journalist, television producer; won two Emmy awards for his television show; appeared in several movies including The Starfighters, To The Shores of Hell, and Hell on Wheels; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1973; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1976, 1992; U.S. Representative from California, 1977-83, 1985-97 (27th District 1977-83, 38th District 1985-93, 46th District 1993-97); defeated, 1996, 1998; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1996. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1955 to Sallie Hansen; father of Mark Dornan (1959?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
Miller Dunckel Luis Miller Dunckel (1899-1975) — also known as Miller Dunckel — of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., February 11, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile wholesaler; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1932; Michigan state treasurer, 1939-40; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1940. Member, Elks; Freemasons; American Legion; Eagles; Moose; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died of pneumonia in 1975 (age about 76 years). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, Calif.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
  Kenneth Warren Dyal (1910-1978) — also known as Kenneth W. Dyal; Ken Dyal — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Bisbee, Cochise County, Ariz., July 9, 1910. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; postmaster at San Bernardino, Calif., 1947-54 (acting, 1947-49); insurance executive; U.S. Representative from California 33rd District, 1965-67. Mormon. Member, American Legion; Kiwanis. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., May 12, 1978 (age 67 years, 307 days). Interment at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, Calif.
  Relatives: Descendant *** of George Washington Dyal (1817-1854).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Wilson Falk, Jr. (1916-1980) — also known as Harry W. Falk, Jr. — of Ukiah, Mendocino County, Calif. Born in Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif., September 12, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Legion. Died in June, 1980 (age 63 years, 0 days). Interment at Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Wilson Falk and M. E. (McLarty) Falk; married to Madge Taylor.
  McIntyre Faries (1896-1994) — of South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Wei Hsien, Shantung, China, of American parents, April 17, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1944, 1948, 1952; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1947-52; superior court judge in California, 1953-66. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 29, 1994 (age 98 years, 165 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Reid Faries (1860-1930; missionary physician) and Priscilla Ellen (Chittick) Faries (1867-1951); married, October 7, 1922, to Margaret Lois Shorten (1897-1964); married to Geraldyne Brewer (1901-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Ray Files (b. 1884) — also known as J. Ray Files — of Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, December 6, 1884. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1916; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Iowa state attorney general, 1920; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1922; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); Iowa Democratic state chair, 1925-27; Los Angeles Police Commissioner, 1940-45.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (1913-2006) — also known as Gerald R. Ford; Jerry Ford; Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; "Passkey" — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., July 14, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1949-73; resigned 1973; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64; Vice President of the United States, 1973-74; President of the United States, 1974-77; defeated, 1976. Episcopalian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of the American Revolution; Forty and Eight; Jaycees; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Humane Society; Elks; American Bar Association. Shot at in two separate incidents in San Francisco in September 1975. On September 5, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, got close to the President with a loaded pistol, and squeezed the trigger at close range; the gun misfired. On September 22, Sara Jane Moore fired a shot at him, but a bystander deflected her aim. Both women were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1999. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., December 26, 2006 (age 93 years, 165 days). Interment at Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Step-son of Gerald Rudolph Ford, Sr. (1890-1962); son of Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (1884-1941) and Dorothy Ayer (Gardner) King Ford (1892-1967); half-brother of Thomas G. Ford, Sr. (1918-1995); married, October 15, 1948, to Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' (Bloomer) Warren (1918-2011).
  Cross-reference: Richard M. Nixon — L. William Seidman
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Gerald R. Ford: A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford (1983)
  Books about Gerald R. Ford: John Robert Greene, The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford — Edward L. Schapsmeier, Gerald R. Ford's Date With Destiny: A Political Biography — James Cannon, Time and Chance : Gerald Ford's Appointment With History — Douglas Brinkley, Gerald R. Ford
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Bertrand Wesley Gearhart (1890-1955) — also known as Bertrand W. Gearhart; Bud Gearhart — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., May 31, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to California convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1935-49; defeated, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948. Member, Elks; American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Sons of the American Revolution; Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Among the founders of the American Legion. Died in a hospital at San Francisco, Calif., October 11, 1955 (age 65 years, 133 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Gearhart and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Gearhart.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harlan Francis Hagen (1914-1990) — also known as Harlan Hagen — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif. Born in Lawton, Ramsey County, N.Dak., October 8, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1949-52; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (14th District 1953-63, 18th District 1963-67); defeated, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Grange; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Exchange Club. Died November 25, 1990 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Oluf Hagen and Carrie (Swenson) Hagen; married to Martha Ritz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Richard Thomas Hanna (1914-2001) — also known as Richard T. Hanna; "The Little Leprechaun" — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif.; Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo., June 9, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1956-62; while in the Assembly, he helped bring about the establishment of the University of California at Irvine and California State University at Fullerton; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1963-74; resigned 1974. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Lions; Elks. In the 1970s, he received payments of about $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; pleaded guilty; sentenced to 6-30 months in federal prison; served one year. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., June 9, 2001 (age 87 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Atlantic Ocean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Juan Hatfield (1887-1953) — also known as George J. Hatfield — of San Francisco, Calif.; Stevinson, Merced County, Calif. Born, of American parents, in Waterloo, Ontario, October 29, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1922-36; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1925-33; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1935-39; member of California state senate, 1943-53; died in office 1953. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Died, from a heart attack, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., November 15, 1953 (age 66 years, 17 days). Interment at Stevinson Sunnyside Cemetery, Stevinson, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Melancthon Hatfield (1853-1921) and Harriet Juanita (Bingham) Hatfield; married, December 12, 1917, to Judith Barlow Hogan (1889-1953); third cousin twice removed of Abraham Hatfield (1801-1876).
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Cornell family of New York; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Henry Hoeppel (1881-1976) — also known as John H. Hoeppel — of Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Tell City, Perry County, Ind., February 10, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1933-37; defeated (Prohibition), 1946. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; American Legion; United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Convicted in 1936 of conspiring to sell an appointment to West Point; sentenced to prison. Died at Huntington Care Center, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 21, 1976 (age 95 years, 224 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, November 11, 1907, to Annie Seitz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Kirby Holmes (b. 1933) — of Shelby Township, Macomb County, Mich. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 9, 1933. Republican. Supervisor of Shelby Township, Michigan, 1967-69; member of Michigan state house of representatives 26th District, 1973-78, 1981-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1984 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1978; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1984-86; defeated, 1982, 1986. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Lions; Freemasons. Still living as of 1986.
  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, Anaheim, Calif.
  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
  Donald Lester Jackson (1910-1981) — also known as Donald L. Jackson — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Washington, D.C. Born in Ipswich, Edmunds County, S.Dak., January 23, 1910. Republican. Newspaper editor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1947-61; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1969-72. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Marine Corps League. Died at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 27, 1981 (age 71 years, 124 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Lester Jackson and Betina Phoebe (Ames) Jackson; married to Shirley Connell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Morrill Jordan (1888-1970) — also known as Frank M. Jordan — of California. Born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., August 6, 1888. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary of state of California, 1943-70; died in office 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died March 29, 1970 (age 81 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank C. Jordan (1871?-1940).
  Frank Leonard Kaminski (1897-1955) — also known as Frank L. Kaminski — of Calumet City, Cook County, Ill. Born in Melrose Park, Cook County, Ill., October 10, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; justice of the peace; mayor of Calumet City, Ill., 1945-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Lions; Polish National Alliance. Died November 23, 1955 (age 58 years, 44 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Kaminski and Emilia (Ostrowski) Kaminski; married to Cecilia Walczak.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tim Kelly (b. 1944) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., August 15, 1944. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1976; member of Alaska state senate District K, 1979-90, 1993-. Member, American Association of Retired Persons; Sons of Norway; American Legion; Elks. Still living as of 1999.
  Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968) — also known as Robert F. Kennedy; Bobby Kennedy; "R.F.K." — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass.; Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 20, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960; U.S. Attorney General, 1961-64; U.S. Senator from New York, 1965-68; died in office 1968; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. On June 5, 1968, while running for president, having just won the California presidential primary, was shot and mortally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan, in the Ambassador Hotel, and died the next day in in Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 6, 1968 (age 42 years, 199 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy (1890-1995); brother of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; who married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (who married Peter Lawford), Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; married, June 17, 1950, to Ethel Skakel; father of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II and Kerry Kennedy (who married Andrew Mark Cuomo); uncle of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1967-); grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John Francis Fitzgerald.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  Cross-reference: Benjamin Altman — John Bartlow Martin — Frank Mankiewicz — Paul Schrade
  The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building (opened 1935, renamed 2001), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert F. Kennedy: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Robert Kennedy and His Times — Evan Thomas, Robert Kennedy : His Life — Joseph A. Palermo, In His Own Right — Thurston Clarke, The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America — Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ — Bill Eppridge, A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties
  Critical books about Robert F. Kennedy: Allen Roberts, Robert Francis Kennedy: Biography of a Compulsive Politician — Victor Lasky, RFK: Myth and Man — Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince, The Kennedys: All the Gossip Unfit for Print
  Goodwin Jess Knight (1896-1970) — also known as Goodwin J. Knight — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1935-46; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1947-53; Governor of California, 1953-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956 (speaker), 1960 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1958; Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Odd Fellows; Order of Ahepa; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 22, 1970 (age 73 years, 164 days). Originally entombed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.; re-entombed in 1971 in mausoleum at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jess Knight and Lillie J. (Milner) Knight; married 1925 to Arvilla Pearl Cooley (died 1952); married, August 2, 1954, to Virginia (Piergue) Carlson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  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, Anaheim, Calif.
  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
  Robert Louis Leggett (1926-1997) — also known as Robert L. Leggett — of Vallejo, Solano County, Calif. Born in Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif., July 26, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1961-62; U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1963-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1968 (alternate). Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Redmen; Sons of Italy; American Legion; American Bar Association. Died of a heart attack, in Orange, Orange County, Calif., August 13, 1997 (age 71 years, 18 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elmer Leggett and Victoria (Toffoli) Leggett; married, August 16, 1947, to Barbara Burnett.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Glenard Paul Lipscomb (1915-1970) — also known as Glenard P. Lipscomb — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., August 19, 1915. Republican. Accountant; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1947-53; U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 1953-70; died in office 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Kiwanis; Elks. Died, of intestinal cancer, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 1, 1970 (age 54 years, 166 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  The nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine USS Glenard P. Lipscomb (launched 1973, scrapped 1997) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Fred B. Mack (b. 1890) — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., December 7, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; druggist; dry goods merchant; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  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, San Rafael, Calif.
  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
  Stephen Malatesta (b. 1887) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 25, 1887. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance broker; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1946-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948 (alternate), 1952. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gaetano Malatesta and Assunta (Leveroni) Malatesta; married, August 29, 1945, to Mary Fitch Wilcox.
  Seabury C. Mastick (b. 1871) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; near Pleasantville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 19, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; president, Warner Chemical Company; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1921-22; member of New York state senate 26th District, 1923-34; defeated, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; American Bar Association; American Chemical Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1896 to Agnes E. Warner.
  John Joseph McFall (1918-2006) — also known as John J. McFall — of Manteca, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 20, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Manteca, Calif., 1948-50; member of California state assembly, 1951-56; U.S. Representative from California, 1957-79 (11th District 1957-63, 15th District 1963-75, 14th District 1975-79); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Member, Grange; American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Lions. Died March 7, 2006 (age 88 years, 15 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Irvine H. Sprague
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James R. Mills (born c.1928) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born about 1928. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1961-66; member of California state senate, 1967-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Urban League; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 1971.
  Thomas Elliott Millsop (1898-1967) — also known as Thomas E. Millsop — of Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va. Born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa., December 4, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; steel executive; mayor of Weirton, W.Va., 1947-55; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Scottish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Jesters; Lions; Moose; Eagles; Rotary; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died, following a heart attack, in Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va., September 12, 1967 (age 68 years, 282 days). Interment at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Roy Millsop (1861-1928) and Mary Margaret (McCormick) Millsop (1868-1947); married, December 1, 1918, to Lauretta Brunswick (1898-1947); married 1949 to Eleanor (Marwitz) Ent (1900-1984); married, January 17, 1955, to Frances (Lowe) Weir (1889-1975).
  The Weirton Millsop Community Center (opened 1952 as Weirton Community Center; renamed 1965), in Weirton, West Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Timothy Monagan, Jr. (b. 1920) — also known as Bob Monagan — of Tracy, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, July 5, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; real estate business; member of California state assembly, 1961-72; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1969-70; Presidential Elector for California, 1968, 1972; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Rotary. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Stanley Mosk (1912-2001) — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., September 12, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; superior court judge in California, 1943-58; California state attorney general, 1959-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1960-64; justice of California state supreme court, 1964-2001; appointed 1964; died in office 2001. Jewish. Member, American Judicature Society; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; B'nai B'rith. Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 19, 2001 (age 88 years, 280 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.; statue at Capitol Grounds, Sacramento, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Mosk and Minna (Perl) Mosk; married, September 27, 1936, to Edna Mitchell (1928?-); married, August 27, 1982, to Susan Jane Hines.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Donald Mulford (c.1916-2000) — also known as Don Mulford — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., about 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1957-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964; Presidential Elector for California, 1968. Member, Theta Delta Chi; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Native Sons of the Golden West; Rotary. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 20, 2000 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
Stephen S. Nisbet Stephen Sutherland Nisbet (1895-1986) — also known as Stephen S. Nisbet — of Fremont, Newaygo County, Mich. Born in Tawas City, Iosco County, Mich., May 28, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; school teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; vice-president, Gerber Baby Foods; bank director; member of Michigan state board of education, 1943-61; appointed 1943; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee); delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 26th Senatorial District, 1961-62; member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1964-70. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Phi Delta Kappa; Rotary. Died in Riverside County, Calif., July 3, 1986 (age 91 years, 36 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Laura (Black) Nisbet (1866-1961) and James Herbert Nisbet (1868-1948); married, August 20, 1920, to Dorcas Sammons (1895-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  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, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  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
  Myles Anderson Paige (c.1898-1983) — also known as Myles A. Paige — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., about 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Pullman car porter; lawyer; Republican candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1926; American Labor candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; justice, New York City Court of Special Sessions, 1940-58; judge, Court of Domestic Relations (later Family Court). Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Urban League; Alpha Phi Alpha; American Legion; Catholic Lawyers Guild. New York City's first Black magistrate, 1936, and first Black judge, 1940. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 30, 1983 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  John Phillips (1887-1983) — of Banning, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 11, 1887. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1932-36; member of California state senate, 1936-42; U.S. Representative from California, 1943-57 (22nd District 1943-53, 29th District 1953-57); delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Died in Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., December 18, 1983 (age 96 years, 98 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John R. Quinn John R. Quinn (born c.1890) — also known as "Square Shooter" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Delano, Kern County, Calif., about 1890. Republican. Civil engineer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; national commander, American Legion, 1923-24; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928; candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1929. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Quinn.
  Image source: Los Angeles Times, April 28, 1929
  Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) — also known as Ronald Reagan; "Dutch"; "The Gipper"; "The Great Communicator"; "The Teflon President"; "Rawhide" — of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tampico, Whiteside County, Ill., February 6, 1911. Republican. Worked as a sports broadcaster in Iowa in the 1930s, doing local radio broadcast of Chicago Cubs baseball games; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; professional actor in 1937-64; appeared in dozens of films including Kings Row, Dark Victory, Santa Fe Trail, Knute Rockne, All American, and The Winning Team; president of the Screen Actors Guild, 1947-52, 1959-60; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1964-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964 (alternate), 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of California, 1967-75; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968, 1976; Presidential Elector for California, 1968; President of the United States, 1981-89; on March 30, 1981, outside the Washington Hilton hotel, he and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinkley, Jr.; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993. Disciples of Christ. Member, Screen Actors Guild; Lions; American Legion; Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died, from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 5, 2004 (age 93 years, 120 days). Interment at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Reagan and Nellie (Wilson) Reagan; married, January 25, 1940, to Jane Wyman (actress; divorced 1948); married, March 4, 1952, to Nancy Davis (born 1923; actress); father of Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (1941-2001).
  Cross-reference: Katherine Hoffman Haley — Dana Rohrabacher — Donald T. Regan — Henry Salvatori — L. William Seidman — Christopher Cox — Patrick J. Buchanan — Bay Buchanan — Edwin Meese III
  Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (opened 1941; renamed 1998), in Arlington, Virginia, is named for him.  — Mount Reagan (officially known as Mount Clay), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Ronald Reagan: Ronald Reagan : An American Life
  Books about Ronald Reagan: Lou Cannon, President Reagan : The Role of a Lifetime — Lou Cannon, Governor Reagan : His Rise to Power — Peter Schweizer, Reagan's War : The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism — Lee Edwards, Ronald Reagan: A Political Biography — Paul Kengor, God and Ronald Reagan : A Spiritual Life — Mary Beth Brown, Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan — Edmund Morris, Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan — Peggy Noonan, When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan — Peter J. Wallison, Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency — Dinesh D'Souza, Ronald Reagan : How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader — William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan: An American Hero — Craig Shirley, Reagan's Revolution : The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All — Richard Reeves, President Reagan : The Triumph of Imagination — Ron Reagan, My Father at 100 — Newt & Callista Gingrich & David N. Bossie, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny — William F. Buckley, The Reagan I Knew — Chris Matthews, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
  Critical books about Ronald Reagan: Haynes Johnson, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years — William Kleinknecht, The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
  Henry Frazier Reams (1897-1971) — also known as Frazier Reams — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., January 15, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1928 (alternate), 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1948, 1956; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1951-55. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 15, 1971 (age 74 years, 243 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Mankell Rees (1925-2003) — also known as Thomas M. Rees — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 26, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly 59th District, 1954-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; member of California state senate, 1962-65; U.S. Representative from California, 1965-77 (26th District 1965-75, 23rd District 1975-77). Member, American Legion. Died in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif., December 9, 2003 (age 78 years, 258 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Caradoc Rees and Millred (Melgaard) Rees; married to Leanne Gaye Boccardo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Reinecke (1924-2016) — also known as Ed Reinecke — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Medford, Jackson County, Ore., January 7, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 27th District, 1965-69; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1969-74; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974; California Republican state chair, 1983-85. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis. Died in Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif., December 24, 2016 (age 92 years, 352 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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, Newport Beach, Calif.
  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
  Edward Ross Roybal (1916-2005) — also known as Edward R. Roybal — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., February 10, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988 (speaker); U.S. Representative from California, 1963-93 (30th District 1963-75, 25th District 1975-93). Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club. Died, from respiratory failure and pneumonia, in Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 24, 2005 (age 89 years, 256 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Lucille Roybal-Allard (1941-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Carlton Skinner (b. 1913) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., April 8, 1913. Democrat. Governor of Guam, 1949-53; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956. Member, American Legion; Kappa Alpha Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Macy Millmore Skinner and Marian Weymouth (Junkins) Skinner; married, May 1, 1943, to Jeanne Rowe.
  Roscoe Conkling Summers (1895-1981) — also known as Roscoe C. Summers — of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo.; Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo. Born in Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo., January 16, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cass County, 1937-42. Christian. Member, American Legion; Delta Tau Delta. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., December 2, 1981 (age 86 years, 320 days). Interment at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Mo.
  Presumably named for: Roscoe Conkling
  Relatives: Son of William Douglas Summers (1861-1928) and Margaret 'Maggie' (Caldwell) Summers; married, November 16, 1926, to Elizabeth Collier.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Milo W. Sutton (b. 1928) — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan.; Salina, Saline County, Kan.; Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Hartford, Lyon County, Kan., December 24, 1928. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1951-55; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 2002.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of George Washington Sutton (1843-1917).
  Burt Lacklen Talcott (1920-2016) — also known as Burt L. Talcott — of Salinas, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., February 22, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-77 (12th District 1963-75, 16th District 1975-77); defeated, 1976. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Rotary. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., July 29, 2016 (age 96 years, 158 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Burt Breckinridge Talcott and Hester V. (Lacklen) Talcott; married, September 6, 1942, to Leona Gladys Taylor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Gayer Terry (b. 1897) — also known as John G. Terry — of Pixley, Tulare County, Calif. Born in Rockville, Bates County, Mo., July 12, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Leonard Samuel Thomson (b. 1911) — also known as Leonard S. Thomson — of Taft, Kern County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., October 6, 1911. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; oil company engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Charles Thomson and Ernestina (Fisher) Thomson; married, June 17, 1939, to Helen Isabel Grady.
  Jesse Marvin Unruh (1922-1987) — also known as Jesse M. Unruh; Jess Unruh; "Big Daddy" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kan., September 30, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; economist; member of California state assembly, 1955-70; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1962-68; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964, 1968 (speaker); candidate for Governor of California, 1970; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1973; California state treasurer, 1975-87; died in office 1987. Protestant. Member, American Legion. Died, of prostate cancer, in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 4, 1987 (age 64 years, 308 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Peter 'Ike' Unruh (1884-1974) and Nettie Laura (Kessler) Unruh (1886-1965); married, November 2, 1943, to Virginia June Lemon.
  Cross-reference: Leon D. Ralph
  Epitaph: Simple man, great leader, California's best. We love you, we will not forget. "Soar with the eagles Jesse, for that is where you belong."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Jess Unruh: Bill Boyarsky, Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics
  Ralph Waverly Wallace (b. 1900) — also known as Ralph W. Wallace — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in El Reno, Canadian County, Okla., August 27, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1935-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936. Member, American Legion; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William McChesney Wallace and Helen (Clayton) Wallace; married 1925 to Margaret Bowie.
  Chesley Mathew Walter (b. 1889) — also known as Chesley M. Walter — of Savanna, Carroll County, Ill.; Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Savanna, Carroll County, Ill., November 19, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1944. Member, Kiwanis; Order of the Coif; Phi Alpha Delta; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Walter and Catherine (Duffy) Walter; married 1912 to Fannie Machen; married, May 24, 1941, to Dorothy Mills Smith.
  Laughlin Edward Waters (b. 1914) — also known as Laughlin E. Waters — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 16, 1914. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1946-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); vice-chair of California Republican Party, 1950-52; California Republican state chair, 1952; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1952; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1953-61. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Phi Alpha Delta. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Joseph Waters and Ida Pauline (Bauman) Waters; married, August 22, 1953, to Voula Davanis.
  Charles Herbert Wilson (1917-1984) — also known as Charles H. Wilson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 15, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1955-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1963-81. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1978 for accepting a $1,000 wedding gift from a key figure in the Koreagate scandal; censured by the House of Representatives in 1980 for financial misconduct; no criminal charges were filed. Died, of a heart attack, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Prince George's County, Md., July 21, 1984 (age 67 years, 157 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Robert Carlton Wilson (1916-1999) — also known as Bob Wilson — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Calexico, Imperial County, Calif., April 5, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-81 (30th District 1953-63, 36th District 1963-73, 40th District 1973-75, 41st District 1975-81). Presbyterian or Baptist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Elks; Jaycees. Died August 21, 1999 (age 83 years, 138 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Evelle Jansen Younger (1918-1989) — also known as Evelle J. Younger — of California. Born in Stamford, Harlan County, Neb., June 19, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; FBI agent; lawyer; municipal judge in California, 1953-58; superior court judge in California, 1958-64; Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1964-70; California state attorney general, 1971-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; candidate for Governor of California, 1978. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Alpha Tau Omega; Elks. Died, of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 4, 1989 (age 70 years, 319 days). Interment at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Harry C. Younger and Maebel (Jansen) Younger; married, July 3, 1942, to Mildred Eberhard (1912?-).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Jesse Arthur Younger (1893-1967) — also known as J. Arthur Younger — of San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Albany, Linn County, Ore., April 11, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (9th District 1953-63, 11th District 1963-67); died in office 1967; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Delta Upsilon. Died, of leukemia, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1967 (age 74 years, 70 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hardin Younger and Lena (Galbraith) Younger; married, June 30, 1915, to Margaret Meany (died 1945); married, December 11, 1946, to Norma Wells.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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