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Politician members in California

  Thomas Swain Barclay (1892-1993) — also known as Thomas S. Barclay; Tom Barclay — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in St. Louis, Mo., January 26, 1892. Democrat. Professor of political science at Stanford University, 1927-57; candidate for Presidential Elector for California; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., December 21, 1993 (age 101 years, 329 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Reppert Barclay and Lillie (Swain) Barclay.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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 and Helen (Wilson) Davis; married 1938 to Pauline Huntley; married 1980 to Marilyn R. Westlie.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Warren Olney Jr. (b. 1870) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., October 15, 1870. Lawyer; law professor; general counsel and receiver, Western Pacific Railway; justice of California state supreme court, 1919-21. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Olney and Mary Jane (Craven) Olney; married, October 24, 1899, to Mary M. McLean.
  Charles McKevett Teague (1909-1974) — also known as Charles M. Teague — of Ojai, Ventura County, Calif.; Santa Paula, Ventura County, Calif. Born in Santa Paula, Ventura County, Calif., September 18, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from California 13th District, 1955-74; died in office 1974; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi. Died of a heart attack in Santa Paula, Ventura County, Calif., January 1, 1974 (age 64 years, 105 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles C. Teague and Harriet (McKevett) Teague; married, April 27, 1929, to Marjorie Cowden.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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