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Politician members in California

  Ned Culbertson Abbott (1874-1960) — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb., March 9, 1874. Democrat. School teacher and principal; lawyer; newspaper reporter; author; instructor in U.S. schools in Philippine Islands, 1901-04; superintendent of schools; candidate for Nebraska superintendent of public instruction, 1908; superintendent, Nebraska School for the Blind, from 1913. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Rotary. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 24, 1960 (age 85 years, 352 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Jewett Abbott (1831-1900) and Clara Frances (Culbertson) Abbott (1835-1911); married, June 19, 1901, to Lillian Newbranch (1876-1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julius Acevez (1907-2007) — of La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, April 30, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of La Mesa, Calif., 1958-60. Mexican ancestry. Member, Rotary; United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from congestive heart failure and renal failure, in Grossmont Gardens nursing home, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif., July 9, 2007 (age 100 years, 70 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Don A. Allen Sr. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Iowa. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1938-46, 1956-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Order of Ahepa; Optimist Club; United Commercial Travelers. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  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 — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Zuinglius Anderson (1904-1981) — also known as Jack Z. Anderson; "Airplane Ears" — of San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904. Republican. Orchardist; U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1939-53. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Hollister, San Benito County, Calif., February 9, 1981 (age 76 years, 324 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of George Howard Anderson and Susan (Brown) Anderson; married, May 15, 1926, to Frances Giffen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Michael Dennis Antonovich (b. 1939) — also known as Michael D. Antonovich — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 12, 1939. Republican. School teacher; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1965-73; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; member of California state assembly 43rd District, 1973-78. Lutheran. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Kappa; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Michael 'Mike' Antonovich and Francis (McColm) Antonovich.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  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
  Albert Douglass Ayres (1874-1944) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Fort Bidwell, Modoc County, Calif., June 25, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1911-13. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died October 3, 1944 (age 70 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Irvin Ayres and Annie Laura (Poore) Ayres; married to Emma McCormick and Enola Sims.
  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
  Milton B. Badt (1884-1966) — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 8, 1884. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada, 1945-47; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1947-66; appointed 1947; died in office 1966; chief justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1951-52, 1957-59. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Elks; Rotary. Died, from heart disease and pneumonia, in a hospital at Reno, Washoe County, Nev., April 2, 1966 (age 81 years, 268 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Moris Badt and Lina (Posener) Badt; married, June 29, 1927, to Gertrude L. Nizze.
  William Thompson Bagley (b. 1928) — also known as William T. Bagley; William Thompson Baglietto — of San Rafael, Marin County, Calif.; San Anselmo, Marin County, Calif. Born in Woodacre, Marin County, Calif., June 29, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1960; member of California state assembly, 1960-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Nino J. Baglietto and Rita V. (Thompson) Baglietto; married, April 23, 1949, to Doris Lorene Law; married, June 20, 1965, to Diane L. Oldham.
  Norris Conroy Bakke (1894-1973) — also known as Norris C. Bakke — of Sterling, Logan County, Colo.; Mayville, Traill County, N.Dak.; Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif. Born in Mayville, Traill County, N.Dak., April 19, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1937-47; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1945-46; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died in January, 1973 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Pederson Bakke and Karina (Erickson) Bakke; married, August 12, 1921, to Esther Newell Banks; married, April 6, 1958, to Mrs. Guy L. Elken.
  Julian Beck (1905-1992) — of San Fernando, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 13, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of California state assembly 41st District, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Phi Delta Kappa. Died August 18, 1992 (age 87 years, 97 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Santa Clarita, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Clinton Belloni (1919-1999) — also known as Robert C. Belloni — of Myrtle Point, Coos County, Ore. Born in Riverton, Coos County, Ore., April 4, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; chair of Coos County Democratic Party, 1957; circuit judge in Oregon, 1957-67; U.S. District Judge for Oregon, 1967-84; took senior status 1984. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Rotary. Died, of congestive heart failure, at a retirement home in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., November 3, 1999 (age 80 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Edward Belloni and Della (Clinton) Belloni; married, January 26, 1946, to Doris A. Adams.
  William Philip Boland (1863-1931) — also known as William P. Boland — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in County Sligo, Ireland, January 6, 1863. Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1924. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks. Died, of a heart condition, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 27, 1931 (age 68 years, 52 days). Interment at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.
  Relatives: Brother of Christopher G. Boland (1854-1924); first cousin of Patrick Joseph Boland.
  Political family: Boland family of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  Amerigo Bozzani (1883-1964) — of Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Modena, Italy, October 2, 1883. Democrat. Automobile dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1956. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Americans for Democratic Action. Died in June, 1964 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  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
  Ernest King Bramblett (1901-1966) — also known as Ernest K. Bramblett — of Pacific Grove, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., April 25, 1901. Republican. Insurance business; mayor of Pacific Grove, Calif., 1938-46; U.S. Representative from California, 1947-55 (11th District 1947-53, 13th District 1953-55). Protestant. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Elks; Moose; Rotary; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Investigated by a federal grand jury in Washington over payroll padding in his office; he had hired his wife, received kickbacks from employees who did no work, and made false statements to the House disbursing officer; indicted on 18 counts in June 1953; pleaded not guilty; tried in February 1954; convicted on seven counts; his conviction was stayed pending appeal, but ultimately upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court; fined $5,000, placed on one-year probation, and separately required to pay restitution. Died December 27, 1966 (age 65 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Mitchell Bramblett and Bettie Frances (King) Bramblett; married, May 5, 1924, to Lois Candace Bowker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Everett Brodie (1876-1939) — of Oregon City, Clackamas County, Ore.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Fort Stevens, Clatsop County, Ore., March 12, 1876. Republican. Newspaper publisher; chair of Clackamas County Republican Party, 1916-21; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1921-25; Finland, 1930-33; member of Oregon Republican State Central Committee, 1928-30. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi. Died June 27, 1939 (age 63 years, 107 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Edward Everett
  Relatives: Son of Elias Henry Brodie and Julia Matilda (Goff) Brodie; married, July 12, 1905, to Imogen Harding.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Edmund Gerald Brown Sr. (1905-1996) — also known as Edmund G. Brown, Sr.; Pat Brown — of San Francisco, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., April 21, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Republican candidate for California state assembly, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988; California state attorney general, 1951-59; Governor of California, 1959-67; defeated, 1966; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of a heart attack, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 16, 1996 (age 90 years, 301 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Edmund Brown and Ida (Schuckman) Brown; brother of Harold C. Brown; married, October 30, 1930, to Bernice Layne; father of Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. and Kathleen Brown (born c.1946).
  Political family: Brown family of California.
  Cross-reference: Warren Christopher — William K. Coblentz
  The Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct, a system of canals and pipelines that brings water to Southern California, in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Fresno, Kings, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Edmund G. Brown: Ethan Rarick, California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown
  Hugh Henry Brown (1872-1975) — also known as Hugh H. Brown — of San Francisco, Calif.; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, May 4, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; represented railroads and mining companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1908, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920 (alternate). Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Judicature Society; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died February 26, 1975 (age 102 years, 298 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Robert McCutcheon Brown and Louise Christina (Smith) Brown; married, February 7, 1904, to Marjorie Moore (1885-1987).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lathrop Brown (1883-1959) — of St. James, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Montauk, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Monterey County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1883. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 28, 1959 (age 76 years, 275 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Manasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles S. Brown and Lucy Nevins (Barnes) Brown; married, April 5, 1911, to Helen Hooper.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Henry Buck (1887-1942) — also known as Frank H. Buck — of Vacaville, Solano County, Calif. Born near Vacaville, Solano County, Calif., September 23, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; fruit grower; director of oil and lumber companies; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928 (alternate), 1936, 1940; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1933-42; died in office 1942. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Theta Delta Chi. Died, of "apoplexy" (stroke), in Washington, D.C., September 17, 1942 (age 54 years, 359 days). Interment at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Henry Buck and Annie Elizabeth (Stevenson) Buck; married, April 18, 1911, to Zayda Zabriskie; married, January 23, 1926, to Eva M. Benson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Ernest Bunnell (1878-1956) — also known as Charles E. Bunnell — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pa., January 12, 1878. Democrat. Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1914; U.S. District Judge for Alaska, 1914-21; first president of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (later University of Alaska), 1921-45. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, at a nursing home in Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif., November 1, 1956 (age 78 years, 294 days). Interment at Birch Hill Cemetery, Fairbanks, Alaska; statue at University of Alaska Campus, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Walton Bunnell and Ruth (Tingley) Bunnell; married, July 24, 1901, to Mary Anna Kline.
  Lloyd Hudson Burke (1916-1988) — also known as Lloyd H. Burke — of Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., April 1, 1916. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1953-58; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1958-79; took senior status 1979. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Union League. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 15, 1988 (age 71 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Burke and Edna L. (Taylor) Burke; married, April 27, 1941, to Virginia Joan Kerchum.
  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.
  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, Porterville, Calif.
  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
  James Marshall Carter (1904-1979) — also known as James M. Carter — Born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., March 11, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1946-49; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1949-67; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1967-71; took senior status 1971; senior judge, 1971-79. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Eagles; Elks. Died in La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., November 18, 1979 (age 75 years, 252 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Madison Carter and Belle Carter; married 1927 to Dorothy Freeland; married 1938 to Ruth Doty; married 1953 to Bina Cheney.
  Cross-reference: Michael D. Crapo
  D. C. Casselman — also known as Tip Casselman — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ohio. Republican. Candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1915. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Edward Chapel (1904-1967) — of Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, May 26, 1904. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1950-66; Presidential Elector for California, 1956; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Methodist. Member, National Rifle Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 20, 1967 (age 62 years, 270 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
Edgar E. Clark Edgar Erastus Clark (1856-1930) — also known as Edgar E. Clark — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., February 18, 1856. Republican. Train conductor; Grand Senior Conductor (1889), and Grand Chief Conductor (1890-1906), of the Order of Railway Conductors of America; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1904; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1906-21; chair, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1913-14, 1918-21. Member, Order of Railway Conductors; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Monrovia, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 1, 1930 (age 74 years, 286 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dean Clark and Nancy Elizabeth (Jones) Clark; married, September 1, 1880, to Lovenia Jenkins (died 1903); married, June 28, 1911, to Agnes English Barnes.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Henry Vance Clymer (1865-1934) — also known as H. Vance Clymer — of Yuma, Yuma County, Ariz.; Fairfield, Solano County, Calif. Born in Marion County, Ore., August 5, 1865. Republican. Physician; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; American Medical Association. Died in Fairfield, Solano County, Calif., October 4, 1934 (age 69 years, 60 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Vance Clymer and Mary (Johnson) Clymer; married, November 27, 1890, to Ida Florence Geer (1869-1958); married to Grace Osham; third cousin twice removed of Theodore Davenport (1792-1884).
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Cornell family of New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Edwards-Davenport-Thompson-Kittell family of Connecticut; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  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
  Frank Leslie Coombs (1853-1934) — also known as Frank L. Coombs — of Napa, Napa County, Calif. Born in Napa, Napa County, Calif., December 27, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; Napa County District Attorney, 1879-84; member of California state assembly, 1887-89, 1891-97, 1921-23, 1925-27; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1891, 1897; U.S. Minister to Japan, 1892-93; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1899-1901; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1901-03; defeated, 1902. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Elks. Died in Napa, Napa County, Calif., October 5, 1934 (age 80 years, 282 days). Interment at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Coombs and Isabel (Gordon) Coombs (1831-1890); married, December 27, 1879, to Belle M. Roper; father of Nathan F. Coombs (born c.1904).
  Political family: Coombs family of Napa, California.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  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
  Thomas Owen Craven (b. 1905) — also known as Thomas O. Craven — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Rocklin, Placer County, Calif., August 31, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1936; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1942-45. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Glenn Craven and Beatrice (Owens) Craven; married, December 29, 1939, to Margaret Jeannette Crosby.
Caswell J. Crebs Caswell Jones Crebs (1912-1988) — also known as Caswell J. Crebs — of Robinson, Crawford County, Ill. Born in Carmi, White County, Ill., January 14, 1912. Lawyer; circuit judge in Illinois 2nd Circuit, 1945-64; justice of Illinois state supreme court 5th District, 1969-70, 1975-76. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Moose; Grange; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi. Died in Fountain Valley, Orange County, Calif., March 5, 1988 (age 76 years, 51 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stewart L. Crebs and Dorothy Mary (Jones) Crebs; married 1942 to Mary Wakefield Mann (1917-1994); nephew of John Montgomery Crebs Jr. (1869-1955); grandson of John Montgomery Crebs.
  Political family: Crebs family of Carmi, Illinois.
  Image source: Illinois Supreme Court
  Charles Forrest Curry (1858-1930) — also known as Charles F. Curry; C. F. Curry — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Naperville, DuPage County, Ill., March 14, 1858. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1887-89; secretary of state of California, 1899-1911; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1910; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1913-30; died in office 1930. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Eagles. Died in Washington, D.C., October 10, 1930 (age 72 years, 210 days). Originally entombed at Abbey Mausoleum (which no longer exists), Arlington, Va.; re-entombed in mausoleum at National Memorial Park, Near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Charles Forrest Curry Jr. (1893-1972).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Calhoun Dail (1909-1968) — also known as Charles C. Dail — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 11, 1909. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1955-63. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Exchange Club. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 13, 1968 (age 59 years, 184 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Darwin Dail and Hester (Cooksey) Dail; married, June 28, 1933, to Dorothy Mae Cook (1908-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William J. Dalton — also known as Bill Dalton — of Garden Grove, Orange County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif. Police officer; mayor of Garden Grove, Calif., 2004-. Member, Elks; Lions. Still living as of 2011.
  George Elmore Danielson (1915-1998) — also known as George E. Danielson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Wausa, Knox County, Neb., February 20, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1963-66; member of California state senate, 1967-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968; U.S. Representative from California, 1971-82 (29th District 1971-75, 30th District 1975-82); Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1982-92. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of Italy; Elks. Died of heart failure, in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 12, 1998 (age 83 years, 204 days). Entombed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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 National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles W. Dempster (c.1879-1941) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, about 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1901-02; Supreme Secretary of the Fraternal Brotherhood, an insurance union; on February 1, 1917, when he was ousted by the brotherhood's Supreme Council on grounds of insubordination, he drew a revolver and held the council at bay for ten minutes; after being disarmed by a private detective, he was arrested for disturbing the peace; candidate in primary for California state senate 31st District, 1920; member of California state assembly, 1931-34 (57th District 1931-32, 61st District 1933-34); candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1932, 1933 (primary). Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 20, 1941 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Grace Warner.
  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 National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Clayton A. Dills (b. 1908) — of Gardena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Rosston, Cooke County, Tex., April 2, 1908. Democrat. Musician; member of California state assembly, 1942-62; Presidential Elector for California, 1948; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Isidore Bernard Dockweiler (1867-1947) — also known as Isidore B. Dockweiler — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 28, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1916 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1916-32; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1926. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Native Sons of the Golden West; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died in 1947 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dockweiler (1824-1887) and Margaretha (Sugg) Dockweiler (1827-1924); married, June 30, 1891, to Gertrude Reeve (1871-1937); father of Henry Isidore Dockweiler and John Francis Dockweiler (1895-1943).
  Political family: Dockweiler family of Los Angeles, California.
  Richard Joseph Donovan (1926-1971) — also known as Richard Donovan; Dick Donovan — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif. Born in New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., February 24, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; police officer; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1965-69; municipal judge in California, 1969-71; died in office 1971. Catholic; later Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Sons of the American Revolution. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and died soon after, in a hospital at Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif., November 21, 1971 (age 45 years, 270 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, Calif.
  The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, in San Diego County, California, is named for him.
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
  Mervyn Malcolm Dymally (1926-2012) — also known as Mervyn M. Dymally — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Cedros, Trinidad, May 12, 1926. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1963-66, 2003-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1968, 1988, 2004, 2008; member of California state senate, 1967-75; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1975-79; defeated, 1978; U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1981-93; Honorary Consul for Benin in Inglewood, Calif., 1993-2007. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Kappa Alpha Psi; Freemasons; Elks; NAACP; Urban League; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 7, 2012 (age 86 years, 148 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Alice Gueno.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Roscoe Eltse (1885-1971) — also known as Ralph R. Eltse — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, September 13, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; American Bar Association. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., March 18, 1971 (age 85 years, 186 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Eltse and Jennie Sarah (West) Eltse; married, August 16, 1915, to Oma Almona Davies.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Lane Englebright (1884-1943) — also known as Harry L. Englebright — of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif. Born in Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif., January 2, 1884. Republican. Mining engineer; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1926-43; died in office 1943. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died, of an acute heart condition, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 13, 1943 (age 59 years, 131 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Nevada City, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Fellows Englebright (1855-1915) and Kittie F. (Holland) Englebright; married, December 14, 1912, to Marie Grace Jackson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Elmer Evans (1877-1959) — also known as William E. Evans — of Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in London, Laurel County, Ky., December 14, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1924; U.S. Representative from California, 1927-35 (9th District 1927-33, 11th District 1933-35); defeated, 1934. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 12, 1959 (age 81 years, 333 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband and Father."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Fred S. Farr (1910-1997) — of Carmel, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif., August 2, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state senate, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Rotary. Died June 10, 1997 (age 86 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry S. Farr and Blanche (Sharon) Farr; married, May 14, 1938, to Janet Emerson Haskins.
  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 Betty Warren.
  Political family: Ford family of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Richard M. Nixon — L. William Seidman
  The Gerald R. Ford Freeway (I-196), in Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties, Michigan, is named for him.  — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (opened 1963, given present name 1999), near Grand Rapids, Michigan, is named for him.  — The Gerald R. Ford Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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
  Leland Merritt Ford (1893-1965) — also known as Leland M. Ford — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Eureka, Eureka County, Nev., March 8, 1893. Republican. Surveyor; rancher; real estate broker; U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1939-43; defeated, 1942. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles. Died, of a heart attack, at Santa Monica Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 27, 1965 (age 72 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of James Green Ford and Anna L. (Ficklin) Ford; married 1914 to Elizabeth Beryl Seger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur Monroe Free (1879-1953) — also known as Arthur M. Free — of Mountain View, Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., January 15, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; Santa Clara County District Attorney, 1907-19; U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1921-33; defeated, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis. Suffered a skull fracture in a fall on a flight of stairs at home, and died the next day at San Jose Hospital, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., April 1, 1953 (age 74 years, 76 days). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George A. Free and Ellen Elizabeth (Littlefield) Free; married, November 11, 1905, to Mabel Carolyn Boscow.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Whittier Gardiner (b. 1902) — also known as Samuel W. Gardiner — of San Rafael, Marin County, Calif. Born in Larkspur, Marin County, Calif., September 28, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952; chair of Marin County Democratic Party, 1948-51. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Elks; United World Federalists. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen Gardiner and Adda E. (Holtz) Gardiner; married, June 26, 1927, to Susan M. Fenton.
  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
  James Owen Greenan (1888-c.1952) — also known as J. O. Greenan — of Mina, Mineral County, Nev.; Tujunga, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., January 3, 1888. Republican. Mining engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1940. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., about 1952 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Edward Greenan and Margaret A. (Galligan) Greenan; married, October 1, 1923, to Edith Emmons; married, March 17, 1940, to Gladys Ryan; married, March 14, 1946, to Ruth Hutchinson.
  James Clyde Griffin (b. 1927) — also known as James C. Griffin; Jim Griffin — of Norwalk, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tennessee, October 1, 1927. Truck driver; American Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1968 (38th District), 1974 (33rd District); American Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1980; American Independent candidate for Governor of California, 1982; American Independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1986. Member, Moose; Elks; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Dewey Sampson Griffin and Osa Nelson (Akers) Griffin.
  Charles Samuel Gubser (1916-2011) — also known as Charles S. Gubser — of Gilroy, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, Calif., February 1, 1916. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1951-52; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1953-74; resigned 1973. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., August 20, 2011 (age 95 years, 200 days). Burial location unknown.
  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
  Ernest Sherrill Halbert (1901-1991) — also known as Sherrill Halbert — of Porterville, Tulare County, Calif.; Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif. Born in Terra Bella, Tulare County, Calif., October 17, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936; chair of Tulare County Republican Party, 1936-41; Stanislaus County District Attorney, 1949; superior court judge in California, 1949-54; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1954-66; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California, 1966-69; took senior status 1969. Protestant. Member, Rotary; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons. Died, while suffering from stomach problems, in Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, Marin County, Calif., May 31, 1991 (age 89 years, 226 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Duffield Halbert (1846-1917) and Martha Ellen (Rhodes) Halbert (1863-1941); married, June 7, 1927, to Verna Irene Dyer (1900-1992).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Henry Miller Hammond (1874-1941) — also known as Harry M. Hammond — of Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 5, 1874. Republican. Streetcar conductor; building materials business; postmaster at Alameda, Calif., 1916, 1921-34 (acting, 1916). Member, Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Killed in an automobile accident in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., August 10, 1941 (age 66 years, 309 days). His wife was injured in the crash, and died the next day. Cremated.
  Relatives: Married to Katherine 'Katie' Aberle (1893-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Ole Hanson (1874-1940) — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Union Grove, Racine County, Wis., January 6, 1874. Progressive. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1908-09; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1914; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1918-19; resigned 1919. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Real estate developer who created San Clemente and Twentynine Palms, California. Died, following a heart attack, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 6, 1940 (age 66 years, 182 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thorsten Hanson and Goro (Tostofson) Hanson; married, May 12, 1895, to Nellie Rose.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Ole Hanson: Americanism vs. Bolshevism (1920)
Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923) — also known as Warren G. Harding — of Marion, Marion County, Ohio. Born in Blooming Grove, Morrow County, Ohio, November 2, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Ohio state senate 13th District, 1901-03; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1904-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1904 (alternate), 1912, 1916 (Temporary Chair; Permanent Chair; speaker); candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1910; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1915-21; President of the United States, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Baptist. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Phi Alpha Delta. First president ever to have his voice broadcast on the radio, June 14, 1922. Died, probably from a heart attack, in a room at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., August 2, 1923 (age 57 years, 273 days). The claim that he was poisoned by his wife is not accepted by historians. Originally entombed at Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio; reinterment in 1927 at Harding Memorial Park, Marion, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Phoebe Elizabeth (Dickerson) Harding (1843-1910) and George Tryon Harding (1844-1928); married, July 8, 1891, to Florence Harding (1860-1924).
  Harding County, N.M. is named for him.
  Harding High School, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is named for him.  — Warren G. Harding High School, in Warren, Ohio, is named for him.  — Warren G. Harding Middle School, in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Personal motto: "Remember there are two sides to every question. Get both."
  Campaign slogan (1920): "Back to normalcy with Harding."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Warren G. Harding: Francis Russell, The Shadow of Blooming Grove : Warren G. Harding In His Times — Robert K. Murray, The Harding Era : Warren G. Harding and His Administration — Eugene P. Trani & David L. Wilson, The Presidency of Warren G. Harding — Harry M. Daugherty, Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy — Charles L. Mee, The Ohio Gang : The World of Warren G. Harding — John W. Dean, Warren G. Harding — Robert H. Ferrell, The Strange Deaths of President Harding — Russell Roberts, Warren G. Harding (for young readers)
  Critical books about Warren G. Harding: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents
  Image source: Library of Congress
  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: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; 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
  Charles Belknap Henderson (1873-1954) — also known as Charles B. Henderson — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Washington, D.C. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 8, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Elko County District Attorney, 1901-05; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918-21; appointed 1918; defeated, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1928, 1936; president and director, Elko Telephone and Telegraph Company; director, Western Pacific Railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 1954 (age 81 years, 153 days). Interment at Elko Cemetery, Elko, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Jefferson Henderson (1832-1902) and Sarah Watts (Bradley) Henderson (1837-1918); married 1901 to Ethel Laura Smith (1879-1963); grandson of Lewis Rice Bradley (1805-1879).
  The city of Henderson, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Julius Henning (b. 1868) — also known as Edward J. Henning — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wis., December 28, 1868. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1910-11. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Godlove Henning and Henriette (Erdman) Henning; married, December 7, 1898, to Eugenia Husting.
  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
  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
  Harold Terry Johnson (1907-1988) — also known as Harold T. Johnson; Bizz Johnson — of Roseville, Placer County, Calif. Born in Broderick, Yolo County, Calif., December 2, 1907. Democrat. Mayor of Roseville, Calif., 1941-49; member of California state senate, 1949-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952; U.S. Representative from California, 1959-81 (2nd District 1959-75, 1st District 1975-81); member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Member, Elks; Eagles; Moose; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in a hospital at Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 16, 1988 (age 80 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  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 (c.1871-1940).
  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.
  William Kettner (1864-1930) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 20, 1864. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1913-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1928 (alternate). Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., November 11, 1930 (age 65 years, 356 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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 National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  William J. Knight (1929-2004) — also known as Pete Knight — of Palmdale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., November 18, 1929. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; mayor of Palmdale, Calif., 1988-92; member of California state assembly, 1993-96; member of California state senate 17th District, 1997-2004; died in office 2004. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks. Air Force test pilot who holds the speed record for winged aircraft: 4,250 mph flying the Bell X-15. Died, from acute myelogenous leukemia, in City of Hope Hospital, May 7, 2004 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Palmdale, Calif.
  Knight High School in Palmdale, California, is named for him.
William F. Knowland William Fife Knowland (1908-1974) — also known as William F. Knowland — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., June 26, 1908. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of California state assembly, 1933-35; member of California state senate, 1935-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1964 (delegation chair), 1968; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1938-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from California, 1945-59; candidate for Governor of California, 1958. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his summer home near Guerneville, Sonoma County, Calif., February 23, 1974 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Russell Knowland (1873-1966); married 1925 to Helen Davis Herrick (divorced 1972); married 1972 to Ann Dickson.
  Campaign slogan (1946): "We will not surrender."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about William F. Knowland: Gayle B. Montgomery & James W. Johnson, One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland
  Image source: Official Report of the 22nd Republican National Convention (1940)
  Charles Kramer (1879-1943) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., April 18, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 13th District, 1933-43; defeated, 1942, 1943; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936; candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1941. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus. Died in Cedar Lodge Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1943 (age 63 years, 277 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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 John Lagomarsino (b. 1926) — also known as Robert J. Lagomarsino — of Ojai, Ventura County, Calif. Born in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., September 4, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state senate, 1961-74; U.S. Representative from California, 1974-93 (13th District 1974-75, 19th District 1975-93). Catholic. Member, Delta Sigma Phi; Rotary; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Emilio J. LaGomarsino and Marjorie (Gates) LaGomarsino; married, November 10, 1961, to Norma Jean Mabrey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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
  Robert Frank List (b. 1936) — also known as Robert List — of Carson City, Nev.; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Visalia, Tulare County, Calif., September 1, 1936. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1968, 1972 (delegation chair); Nevada state attorney general, 1971-78; Governor of Nevada, 1979-83. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Way List and Alice A. (Dove) List; married, July 1, 1962, to Kathryn Sue Geary.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Alfred Collins Lockwood (1875-1951) — also known as Alfred C. Lockwood — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., July 20, 1875. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; superior court judge in Arizona, 1913-24; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1925-43; chief justice of Arizona Supreme Court, 1929-31, 1935-37, 1941-43. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 29, 1951 (age 76 years, 101 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Chichester Lockwood (1853-1904) and Elizabeth Will (Peers) Lockwood (1853-1897); married, June 11, 1902, to Daisy Maude Lincoln (1877-1950); fourth great-grandnephew of Abraham Davenport (1715-1789); first cousin thrice removed of Thaddeus Betts; first cousin five times removed of John Davenport and James Davenport; second cousin thrice removed of Hanford Nichols Lockwood; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Davenport (1767-1837) and Theodore Davenport; second cousin five times removed of John Hart; third cousin twice removed of James Lockwood Conger and Homer Nichols Lockwood (born1833); third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Lockwood.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Henry MacLafferty (1871-1937) — also known as James H. MacLafferty — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., February 27, 1871. Republican. Lumber business; insurance business; U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1922-25. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Lions. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 9, 1937 (age 66 years, 102 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. B. S. MacLafferty and Antha (Taylor) MacLafferty.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fred William Marler Jr. (b. 1932) — also known as Fred W. Marler, Jr. — of Redding, Shasta County, Calif. Born in Auburn, Placer County, Calif., April 6, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state senate, 1965-70; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1965-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Fred W. Marler and Hazel (Scott) Marler; married, June 18, 1955, to Irene E. Carlson.
  John Cunningham Martin (1880-1952) — also known as John C. Martin — of Salem, Marion County, Ill. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., April 29, 1880. Democrat. Banker; Illinois state treasurer, 1933-35, 1937-39; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1939-41; candidate for Illinois state auditor of public accounts, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 27, 1952 (age 71 years, 273 days). Interment at East Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Micajah Martin (1917-1992) — also known as William M. Martin — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif.; West Covina, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 30, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1950-53; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952; member of California Republican State Executive Committee, 1952-53; municipal judge in California, 1957-62. Presbyterian. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Chi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died May 8, 1992 (age 74 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Alfred Martin and Caroline (Mandel) Martin; married, November 27, 1956, to Verna Jean Hill.
  Salathiel Charles Masterson (1911-1990) — also known as S. C. Masterson; "Brick" — of Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif.; El Sobrante, Contra Costa County, Calif. Born in Touchet, Walla Walla County, Wash., December 23, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; municipal judge in California, 1950; member of California state assembly, 1953-60; defeated, 1934; superior court judge in California, 1960-72. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., 1990 (age about 78 years). His body was donated to the University of California for medical research.
  Relatives: Son of S. C. Masterson; married to Marjorie Bried (1911-1985); nephew of Charles W. Masterson (c.1862-1958).
  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.
Martin A. Matich Martin Anthony Matich (1927-2008) — also known as Martin A. Matich — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 6, 1927. Engineer; grading contractor; his company built over 1,000 miles of roads, including major expressways and interchanges, as well as airport runways, flood control channels, landfills, and major buildings; mayor of Colton, Calif., 1958-60; director, San Bernardino Community Hospital. Catholic. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Navy League; American Arbitration Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., April 19, 2008 (age 80 years, 226 days). Interment at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Colton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Matich and Williamina (Davidson) Matich; married, September 3, 1964, to Evelyn Winter.
  The Martin A. Matich Highway (Route 210), from San Bernardino to Redlands, California, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Press-Enterprise, April 21, 2008
  Owen C. McAleer (1858-1944) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Liscard, Canada, 1858. Republican. Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1904-06. Member, Elks. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 7, 1944 (age about 85 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Gertrude Mullally (1869-1950).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marshall Francis McComb (1894-1981) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Denver, Colo., May 6, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1927; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1937-55; justice of California state supreme court, 1956-77; director, Good Samaritan Hospital. Member, Delta Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died September 5, 1981 (age 87 years, 122 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Harry McComb and Estelle (Tredenick) McComb.
  Herbert Hazard McCutcheon (1876-1945) — also known as Herbert H. McCutcheon — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Bayside, Humboldt County, Calif., July 31, 1876. Democrat. Railroad builder; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1931-42; Speaker of Alaska Territory House of Representatives, 1941-42; member of Alaska territorial senate 3rd District, 1943-45; died in office 1945; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1944. Member, Elks. Died in Anchorage, Alaska, November 14, 1945 (age 69 years, 106 days). Interment at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska.
  Relatives: Father of Stanley J. McCutcheon (born1917).
  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
  Carlos John Moorhead (1922-2011) — also known as Carlos J. Moorhead — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 6, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1967-72; U.S. Representative from California, 1973-97 (20th District 1973-75, 22nd District 1975-93, 27th District 1993-97); delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1992. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 23, 2011 (age 89 years, 201 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carlos Arthur Moorhead and Florence (Gravers) Moorhead; married, July 19, 1969, to Valery Joan Tyler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Harry Webster Musselwhite (1868-1955) — also known as Harry W. Musselwhite — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born near Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., May 23, 1868. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Died in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, Calif., December 14, 1955 (age 87 years, 205 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Tasker L. Oddie Tasker Lowndes Oddie (1870-1950) — also known as Tasker L. Oddie — of Nye County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 20, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; real estate business; mining business; Nye County District Attorney, 1900-02; member of Nevada state senate, 1904-08; Governor of Nevada, 1911-15; defeated, 1914, 1918; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1921-33; defeated, 1932, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1924, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1932, 1940 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 17, 1950 (age 79 years, 120 days). Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Meigs Oddie and Ellen Gibson (Prout) Oddie; married, November 30, 1916, to Daisy Rendall.
  Oddie Boulevard, in Reno and Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Ben Wilson Olcott (1872-1952) — also known as Ben W. Olcott; B. W. Olcott — of Salem, Marion County, Ore.; Redlands, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Keithsburg, Mercer County, Ill., October 15, 1872. Republican. Miner; secretary of state of Oregon, 1911-20; appointed 1911; resigned 1920; Governor of Oregon, 1919-23; defeated, 1922; president, American Savings Bank, Long Beach, 1923. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., July 21, 1952 (age 79 years, 280 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram Wallace Olcott and Mary Jane (Wilson) Olcott; married, December 25, 1912, to Lena O. Hutton (1882-1936).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merritt E. Paddock (1867-1937) — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Ill., June 3, 1867. Mining engineer; mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1933-34. Member, Elks. Died in May, 1937 (age 69 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Hollis Monroe Peavey (b. 1897) — also known as Hollis M. Peavey — of Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa, March 27, 1897. Republican. Mayor of Huntington Park, Calif., 1942-44, 1947-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Musician and leader of Peavy's Jazz Bandits, one of the first jazz bands. Burial location unknown.
  Cornelius Welles Pendleton (1859-1936) — also known as Cornelius W. Pendleton — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 4, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 71st District, 1893-96, 1899-1900; member of California state senate, 1901-04; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1907-13. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Union League. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., September 17, 1936 (age 77 years, 257 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Pendleton (1832-1897) and Margaret Ann (Carothers) Pendleton (1839-1910); married, July 12, 1886, to Elizabeth Brower (1859-1943); second great-grandnephew of Nathan Pendleton (1754-1841); first cousin thrice removed of Nathan Pendleton (1779-1827); second cousin once removed of Harris Pendleton and James Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Charles Marsh Pendleton, James Monroe Pendleton (1822-1889) and Cyrus Henry Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Burrows; third cousin once removed of Calvin Crane Pendleton, Edward Wheeler Pendleton, Joseph Palmer Dyer, Charles Henry Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Lorenzo Burrows; fourth cousin of Claudius Victor Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Enoch C. Chapman.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucius Eugene Pinkham (1850-1922) — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass., September 19, 1850. Democrat. Governor of Hawaii Territory, 1913-18. Member, Elks. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 2, 1922 (age 72 years, 44 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Lucius Moulton Pinkham and Caroline Smith (Fiske) Pinkham.
  Claude Fouts Purkitt (1875-1930) — also known as Claude F. Purkitt — of Willows, Glenn County, Calif. Born in Fouts Springs, Colusa County, Calif., September 7, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state senate, 1914-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916; superior court judge in California, 1921-28; California Democratic state chair, 1922-28. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Willows, Glenn County, Calif., January 11, 1930 (age 54 years, 126 days). Interment at Willows Cemetery, Willows, Calif.
  Kent Doak Pursel (1904-1967) — also known as Kent D. Pursel — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 7, 1904. Republican. Pharmacist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948; Alameda County Supervisor, 1951-67. Protestant. Member, Elks. Died August 15, 1967 (age 63 years, 220 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Friend William Richardson (1865-1943) — also known as Friend W. Richardson; William Richardson — of California. Born in Michigan, December 1, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; California state treasurer, 1915-23; Governor of California, 1923-27. Quaker. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Rotary; Kiwanis; Moose. Died, of a heart ailment, in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., September 5, 1943 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Richardson and Rhoda (Dye) Richardson; married to Augusta Felder.
  Cross-reference: Fletcher Bowron
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Edward D. Roberts (1864-1920) — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Cambria, Columbia County, Wis., July 18, 1864. Republican. California state treasurer, 1911-15; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, three days after surgery for acute appendicitis, at Ramona Hospital, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., August 4, 1920 (age 56 years, 17 days). Entombed at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article
E. W. Rowell Ellsworth Wagner Rowell (1886-1953) — also known as E. W. Rowell; "Bert" — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo.; Anchorage, Alaska. Born in California, March 29, 1886. Republican. Locomotive engineer; printing business; mayor of Casper, Wyo., 1930-33; defeated, 1927, 1933, 1935, 1937; candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Moose; Elks; Lions. Died, following surgery for a brain tumor, in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., May 27, 1953 (age 67 years, 59 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married, November 2, 1906, to Daphne Cohen; married 1933 to Izetta mae Daugaard.
  Image source: Casper (Wyoming) Tribune-Herald, November 4, 1931
  Samuel Morgan Shortridge (1861-1952) — also known as Samuel M. Shortridge — of Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, August 3, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for California, 1888, 1900, 1908; U.S. Senator from California, 1921-33. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Redmen. Died January 17, 1952 (age 90 years, 167 days). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Elias W. Shortridge and Tabitha C. Shortridge; married, August 3, 1899, to Laura Gashweiler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Neal Smith (1930-2000) — of Simi Valley, Ventura County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 13, 1930. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; mayor of Simi Valley, Calif., 1974-76. Member, Jaycees; Elks. Died, of a heart attack, at the Simi Valley Hospital, Simi Valley, Ventura County, Calif., June 11, 2000 (age 69 years, 181 days). Burial location unknown.
  Meredith Pinxton Snyder (1859-1937) — also known as Meredith P. Snyder; Pinky Snyder — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., October 22, 1859. Democrat. Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1896-98, 1900-04, 1919-21; defeated, 1898, 1904, 1917, 1921. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died of bladder cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 7, 1937 (age 77 years, 167 days). Interment at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Kehlin D. Snyder (1829-1891) and Elizabeth (Hier) Snyder (1829-1874); married to May Ross (1856-1937; daughter of William Wallace Ross (1828-1889); niece of Edmund Gibson Ross); father of Capt. Ross Snyder (1892-1918; killed in action at Chateau Thierry, France, during World War I).
  Political family: Ross family.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Vincent Thomas (1907-1980) — also known as Vincent Thomasevich — of San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss., April 16, 1907. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1941-78 (68th District 1941-74, 52nd District 1975-78); defeated, 1978; Presidential Elector for California, 1940, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1960; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952. Croatian ancestry. Member, Elks; Redmen. Died in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 31, 1980 (age 72 years, 290 days). Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
  The Vincent Thomas Bridge (opened 1963), a suspension bridge over the harbor from San Pedro to Terminal Island, in Los Angeles, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Isham Traeger (1880-1935) — also known as William I. Traeger — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Porterville, Tulare County, Calif., February 26, 1880. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 15th District, 1933-35. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died January 20, 1935 (age 54 years, 328 days). Interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband - Father - Friend."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Arthur Turner (1878-1943) — also known as Arthur Turner — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., February 11, 1878. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1908-11. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., October 22, 1943 (age 65 years, 253 days). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, Calif.
  Relatives: Grandson of James Albert Turner (born c.1822).
  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, Santa Ana, Calif.
  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
  Victor Vincent Veysey (1915-2001) — also known as Victor V. Veysey — of Brawley, Imperial County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 14, 1915. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1963-70; U.S. Representative from California, 1971-75 (38th District 1971-73, 43rd District 1973-75); delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Elks; Farm Bureau. Died in Hemet, Riverside County, Calif., February 13, 2001 (age 85 years, 305 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Brawley, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin Winslow Wade (1903-1976) — also known as Edwin W. Wade — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak., October 15, 1903. Mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1960-75. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Navy League. Died in June, 1976 (age 72 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry M. Wade and Marian A. (Eaton) Wade; married, November 18, 1925, to Mary Bruce Garrick.
Earl Warren Earl Warren (1891-1974) — also known as "Superchief" — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 19, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Alameda County District Attorney, 1925-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928 (alternate), 1932; Temporary Chair, 1944; California Republican state chair, 1934-36; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1936-38; California state attorney general, 1939-43; Governor of California, 1943-53; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1953-69; chair, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi; Exchange Club. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1981. Died in Washington, D.C., July 9, 1974 (age 83 years, 112 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Methias H. Warren and Chrystal (Hernlund) Warren; married, October 14, 1925, to Nina Palmquist Meyers.
  Cross-reference: William S. Mailliard
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Books about Earl Warren: Ed Cray, Chief Justice: A Biography of Earl Warren — G. Edward White, Earl Warren : A Public Life — Bernard Schwartz, Super Chief, Earl Warren and His Supreme Court — Jim Newton, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
  James Q. Wedworth (c.1919-1998) — of Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Illinois, about 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., 1958-66; member of California state senate, 1967-76; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974. Member, Elks; Moose; Rotary. Died in Newcastle, Placer County, Calif., December 22, 1998 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Joseph Welch (1869-1949) — also known as Richard J. Welch — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, 1869. Republican. Insurance broker; real estate business; member of California state senate, 1901-13; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1926-49; died in office 1949. Catholic. Member, Moose; Elks; Eagles. While traveling by train, suffered a heart attack, and died the next day, in a hospital at Needles, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 10, 1949 (age about 80 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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
  Will C. Wood (c.1881-1939) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Elmira, Solano County, Calif., about 1881. Republican. California superintendent of public instruction, 1919-27; resigned 1927; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died, of a heart ailment, in Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif., May 15, 1939 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Donald Edwin Young (b. 1933) — also known as Don Young — of Fort Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska. Born in Meridian, Sutter County, Calif., June 9, 1933. Republican. School teacher; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1967-70; member of Alaska state senate, 1971-73; U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1973-. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; National Education Association; Elks; Lions; Jaycees. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Milton K. Young (1868-1953) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill., April 7, 1868. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1912, 1932; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1928; Democratic candidate for Governor of California, 1930, 1934 (primary). Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died at St. Vincent's Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 9, 1953 (age 85 years, 2 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  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 (born c.1912).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Paul Zakaib Jr. (b. 1932) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 20, 1932. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1967-74; defeated, 1974; candidate for West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1978, 1980. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Elks; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Zakaib and Hazel (Rahal) Zakaib; married, March 12, 1967, to Maria Lucia DeRito.
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