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  John Edward Raker (1863-1926) — also known as John E. Raker — of Alturas, Modoc County, Calif. Born near Knoxville, Knox County, Ill., February 22, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for California state senate, 1898; superior court judge in California, 1905-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); California Democratic state chair, 1908-10; U.S. Representative from California, 1911-26 (1st District 1911-13, 2nd District 1913-26); died in office 1926. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., January 22, 1926 (age 62 years, 334 days). Interment at Susanville Cemetery, Susanville, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Raker and Mary E. (Rambo) Raker; married, November 21, 1889, to Iva G. Spencer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leon Douglas Ralph (1932-2007) — also known as Leon D. Ralph — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Richmond, Va., August 20, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; administrative assistant to California House Speaker Jess Unruh; member of California state assembly, 1967-76; defeated, 1988; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972; minister. African Methodist Episcopal; later Church of God. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Died, in Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 6, 2007 (age 74 years, 170 days). Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Ralph and Leanna (Woodard) Ralph; married, September 27, 1951, to Martha Ann Morgan; married to Ruth Banda.
  James Harvey Ralston (1807-1864) — also known as James H. Ralston — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill.; Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Austin, Lander County, Nev. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., October 12, 1807. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; circuit judge in Illinois 5th Circuit, 1837; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-39; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1840; member of Illinois state senate, 1841-45; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1841; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1841-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1853-54; candidate for chief justice of California state supreme court, 1856; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863. Member, Freemasons. Died after becoming lost in a snowstorm, in Nye County, Nev., May 8, 1864 (age 56 years, 209 days). Interment somewhere in Austin, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of John Ralston and Elizabeth (Neely) Ralston; married, October 11, 1832, to June Alexander; married 1853 to Harriet N. Jackson; father of Jackson Harvey Ralston (1857-?).
  Henry Frazier Reams (1897-1971) — also known as Frazier Reams — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., January 15, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1928 (alternate), 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1948, 1956; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1951-55. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 15, 1971 (age 74 years, 243 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rollin Raymond Rees (1865-1935) — also known as Rollin R. Rees — of Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kan. Born in Camden, Preble County, Ohio, January 10, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Ottawa County Attorney, 1895-99; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1899-1902; district judge in Kansas 30th District, 1903-10; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1911-13. Member, Freemasons. Died May 30, 1935 (age 70 years, 140 days). Interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Victor D. Rees and Augusta L. (Carroll) Rees; married 1906 to Hattie E. Merrick.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry E. Reynolds (b. 1903) — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 13, 1903. Democrat. Advertising business; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944, 1948; chair of San Bernardino County Democratic Party, 1946; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1946-50; Presidential Elector for California, 1948. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Eagles; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  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 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
  Edwin Ewing Roberts (1870-1933) — also known as Edwin E. Roberts; E. E. Roberts — of Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Pleasant Grove, Sutter County, Calif., December 12, 1870. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1912, 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918; mayor of Reno, Nev., 1920. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in 1933 (age about 62 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Ewing Roberts and Anna Maria (Johnson) Roberts; married, April 23, 1893, to Nora S. Range; father-in-law of Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leo R. Sack (1889-1956) — of Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C. Born in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., July 9, 1889. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1933-37; public relations business. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a kidney ailment, in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1956 (age 66 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Sack and Sarah Lee (Romansky) Sack; married, November 12, 1913, to Regina Rogers.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Hubert Baxter Scudder (1888-1968) — also known as Hubert B. Scudder — of Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Calif. Born in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Calif., November 5, 1888. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1925-41; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1949-59. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died at Palm Drive Hospital, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Calif., July 4, 1968 (age 79 years, 242 days). Interment at Sebastopol Cemetery, Sebastopol, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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
  Ezra L. Smith (1837-1921) — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in Vermont, 1837. Member of California state assembly 15th District, 1865-67. Member, Freemasons. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., January 22, 1921 (age about 83 years). Cremated.
  H. Allen Smith (1909-1998) — of Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Dixon, Lee County, Ill., October 8, 1909. Republican. FBI agent; member of California state assembly, 1949-56; Presidential Elector for California, 1956; U.S. Representative from California 20th District, 1957-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1972. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 4, 1998 (age 88 years, 239 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Epitaph: "A great American, loved and respected for his wisdom, honesty, and integrity."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Augustus Daniel Splivalo (1840-1911) — of California. Born, of Italian and Dalmatian parents, in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, on his father's ship, the Santa Teresa, May 24, 1840. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1871-73. Catholic. Italian and Dalmatian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, of nephritis, in San Francisco, Calif., December 12, 1911 (age 71 years, 202 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Amasa Leland Stanford (1824-1893) — also known as Leland Stanford — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y., March 9, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; merchant; builder and president, Central Pacific Railroad; founder of Stanford University; Governor of California, 1862-63; defeated, 1859; U.S. Senator from California, 1885-93; died in office 1893. Member, Freemasons. Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 21, 1893 (age 69 years, 104 days). Entombed at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Stanford and Elizabeth (Phillips) Stanford; brother of Charles Stanford (1819?-1885); married to Jane Elizabeth Lathrop (1828-1903).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Leland Stanford: Norman E. Tutorow, The Governor : The Life and Legacy of Leland Stanford, a California Colossus
  John Hall Stephens (1847-1924) — also known as John H. Stephens — of Vernon, Wilbarger County, Tex. Born in Shelby County, Tex., November 22, 1847. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1886-88; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1897-1917. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Monrovia, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 18, 1924 (age 76 years, 362 days). Interment at East View Cemetery, Vernon, Tex.
  Stephens County, Okla. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Dennison Stephens (1859-1944) — also known as William D. Stephens — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, December 26, 1859. Republican. Merchant; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1909; U.S. Representative from California, 1911-16 (7th District 1911-13, 10th District 1913-16); resigned 1916; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1916-17; Governor of California, 1917-23. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from a heart ailment, in the Santa Fe Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 25, 1944 (age 84 years, 121 days). Interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, June 17, 1891, to Flora E. Rawson (1869-1931).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Elbert Stubbs (1881-1937) — also known as Henry E. Stubbs — of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Coleman County, Tex., March 4, 1881. Democrat. Ordained minister; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Redmen. Died February 28, 1937 (age 55 years, 361 days). Interment at Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Harrisson Stubbs and Susie (Foreman) Stubbs; married 1905 to Ruby B. Hall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Owen Paul Sutton (1821-1881) — also known as Owen P. Sutton — of California. Born in Naples, Ontario County, N.Y., August 8, 1821. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1863; real estate business. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 1, 1881 (age 60 years, 24 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1946 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Boles Sutton (1790-1877) and Bestsey (Parish) Sutton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915) — also known as Cameron E. Thom — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., June 20, 1825. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1854-57, 1869-73, 1877-79; member of California state senate, 1858-59; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1882-84. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 2, 1915 (age 89 years, 227 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Watson Triplett Thom (1771-1855) and Abigail DeHart (Mayo) Thom (1791-1830); married 1858 to Susan Henrietta Hathwell (1839-1862); married 1874 to Belle Cameron Hathwell (1859-1924); uncle of Erskine Mayo Ross; first cousin twice removed of Paul Carrington (1733-1818); second cousin once removed of William Henry Cabell; third cousin of Edward Carrington Cabell; fourth cousin once removed of Douglass Townshend Bolling.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "He was a Man."
  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
  James A. Trotter (1852-1928) — of Vassar, Tuscola County, Mich.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Schoharie County, N.Y., March, 1852. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Vassar village Clerk, 1877-80;; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; postmaster of Vassar, Mich., 1902. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1928 (age about 76 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Riverside Cemetery, Vassar, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Alexander Trotter (1808-1897) and Phebe (Day) Trotter (1818-1914); married, October 3, 1877, to Mary A. 'Mamie' Meehan (1856-1933).
  See also 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 (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
Fred D. Vibert Frederick Douglas Vibert (1873-1954) — also known as Fred D. Vibert — of Cloquet, Carlton County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Gaspé, Quebec, November 14, 1873. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper editor and publisher; real estate business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1908; mayor of Cloquet, Minn., 1900; postmaster at Cloquet, Minn., 1911; member of Minnesota state senate 54th District, 1915-22; agricultural agent, Minnesota Power and Light. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., March 25, 1954 (age 80 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Douglas Vibert and Ellen (Hollick) Vibert.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  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.
  Marion Russell Walker (b. 1915) — also known as Marion R. Walker — of Ventura, Ventura County, Calif. Born in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., January 7, 1915. Democrat. Farmer; chair of Ventura County Democratic Party, 1946-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1950; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952. Methodist. Member, Lions; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Russell Walker and Lena (Cannon) Walker; married to Dorothy Burke.
  Chesley Mathew Walter (b. 1889) — also known as Chesley M. Walter — of Savanna, Carroll County, Ill.; Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Savanna, Carroll County, Ill., November 19, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1944. Member, Kiwanis; Order of the Coif; Phi Alpha Delta; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Walter and Catherine (Duffy) Walter; married 1912 to Fannie Machen; married, May 24, 1941, to Dorothy Mills Smith.
  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 Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  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
  Jonathan Whealdon (1832-1863) — of Yuba County, Calif. Born in Ohio, February 13, 1832. Member of California state assembly 15th District, 1859-60. Member, Freemasons. Died in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., 1863 (age about 31 years). Interment somewhere in Virginia City, Nev.
  Stephen Girard Whipple (1823-1895) — also known as Stephen G. Whipple — of Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., November 5, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1854-55, 1857-58, 1863 (12th District 1854-55, 1857-58, 27th District 1863); served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif., October 21, 1895 (age 71 years, 350 days). Interment at Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Eureka, Calif.
  George Addison Whiting (1827-1903) — also known as George A. Whiting — of California. Born in Holliston, Middlesex County, Mass., September 20, 1827. Member of California state assembly 12th District, 1871-73. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, of heart disease, in Holliston, Middlesex County, Mass., September 14, 1903 (age 75 years, 359 days). Interment at Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston, Mass.
  Albion Paris Whitney (1825-1884) — also known as A. P. Whitney — of Petaluma, Sonoma County, Calif. Born in Corinth, Penobscot County, Maine, September 15, 1825. Republican. Lumber business; grocer; grain shipper; member of California state senate, 1875; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1876. Member, Freemasons. Died February 10, 1884 (age 58 years, 148 days). Interment at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Whitney (1786-1852) and Olive (Parlin) Whitney (1791-1874); married, February 1, 1850, to Susan D. Eastman (1832-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Revere Williams (1894-1980) — also known as Paul R. Williams — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 18, 1894. Republican. Architect; first African-American architect west of the Mississippi, and first to be member of the American Institute of Architects; designed many Southern California landmarks, including the homes of Hollywood celebrities; received the Spingarn Medal in 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952, 1960; member, California Housing Commission and California Civil Rights Commission. African ancestry. Member, American Institute of Architects; Freemasons. Died, from diabetes, in California Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 23, 1980 (age 85 years, 339 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Paul Revere
  Relatives: Son of C. S. Williams and Lila A. (Wright) Williams; married, June 27, 1917, to Della Mae Givens (1895-1996).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  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.
  Fred Langdon Woodworth (1877-1944) — also known as Fred L. Woodworth — of Caseville, Huron County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Caseville, Huron County, Mich., January 8, 1877. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Huron County, 1909-12; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1913-16; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Michigan, 1921-33; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1928; chair of Wayne County Republican Party, 1934-35. Irish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 4, 1944 (age 67 years, 117 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Bell Woodworth and Mary Gertrude (Smith) Woodworth; brother-in-law of Margaret Woodworth; brother of Paul O. Woodworth (1884?-?); married, March 12, 1902, to Gertrude Lowe.
  Political family: Woodworth family of Michigan.
  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 — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — 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 (1912?-).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Jesse Arthur Younger (1893-1967) — also known as J. Arthur Younger — of San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Albany, Linn County, Ore., April 11, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (9th District 1953-63, 11th District 1963-67); died in office 1967; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Delta Upsilon. Died, of leukemia, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1967 (age 74 years, 70 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hardin Younger and Lena (Galbraith) Younger; married, June 30, 1915, to Margaret Meany (died 1945); married, December 11, 1946, to Norma Wells.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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