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Music and Dance Politicians in Colorado

Israel Amter Israel Amter (1881-1954) — of Ohio; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Denver, Colo., March 26, 1881. Communist. Musician; Workers Communist candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (23rd District), 1938 (at-large); candidate for Governor of New York, 1932, 1934, 1942; candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1933. Indicted in 1951 for conspiring to teach and advocate the violent overthrow of the government, but due to poor health, was never tried. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Columbus Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 24, 1954 (age 73 years, 243 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1903 to Sadie Van Veen.
  Image source: Marxists Internet Archive
  Jello Biafra (b. 1958) — also known as Eric Reed Boucher; "Occupant"; "Count Ringworm" — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., June 17, 1958. Co-founder, lead singer, and songwriter for the punk rock band Dead Kennedys (1978-86); founder of the Alternative Tentacles record label; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1979; charged, in Los Angeles in 1986, with distributing obscene "harmful matter" in the form of a sexually explicit print distributed with a Dead Kennedys record album; following a trial, the jury deadlocked, a mistrial was declared, and charges were dismissed; Biafra went on to become a spoken word performer; on May 7, 1994, he was assaulted and injured at a music club in Berkeley, Calif., by five or six attackers who called him a "sellout". Atheist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Stanley Boucher and Virginia Boucher; married, October 31, 1981, to Therese Soder.
  Campaign slogan: "There's always room for Jello."
  Personal motto: "Don't hate the media, become the media."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Albert Edmund Brown (1874-1958) — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass.; Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Derby, England, December 9, 1874. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; singer; music educator; director of community singing; performed, Republican National Convention, 1920 ; dean, Ithaca Institute of Public School Music (later, Ithaca College Music Department), 1924-36. Christian Scientist. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died in Denver, Colo., December 7, 1958 (age 83 years, 363 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Brown and Elizabeth (Frost) Brown; married, June 15, 1898, to Martha Elizabeth Taylor.
  Vivian Burnett (1876-1937) — of Denver, Colo.; Plandome Manor, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Paris, France, April 5, 1876. Newspaper reporter; author; editor; music composer; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Christian Scientist. Model for the title character in his mother's book, Little Lord Fauntleroy. While sailing his yawl, Delight III, he helped rescue people from an overturned sailboat, and then collapsed and died, probably of a heart attack, on Long Island Sound, July 25, 1937 (age 61 years, 111 days). Interment at Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Swan Moses Burnett and Frances Eliza (Hodgson) Burnett; married, November 21, 1914, to Constance Clough Buel.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Trish Miller (born c.1949) — of Evergreen, Jefferson County, Colo. Born about 1949. Republican. Musician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
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