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French ancestry Politicians in Connecticut

  Douglas Pierre Auclair (1871-1914) — also known as Douglas P. Auclair — of Jewett City, Griswold, New London County, Conn. Born in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Quebec, October, 1871. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; druggist; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Griswold, 1904, 1910. French Canadian ancestry. Died in Jewett City, Griswold, New London County, Conn., 1914 (age about 42 years). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Lisbon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre Auclair (1843-1936) and Emerence (Thibault) Auclair; married 1898 to Elizabeth Lapointe (1876-1965).
  Civilion Fones (1836-1907) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Toronto, Ontario, October 1, 1836. Dentist; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1886-88. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows. Died September 20, 1907 (age 70 years, 354 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Fones (architect and builder) and Sarah Ann (Marigold) Fones; married, October 21, 1863, to Phebe E. Wright; father of Alfred Civilion Fones (1869-1938; dentist, father of dental hygiene).
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  Suzette Agnes Junglas (1873-1962) — also known as Suzette A. Junglas; Susan Agnes Berllayette; Mrs. George Junglas — of Woodbridge, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Chatham, Ontario, April 4, 1873. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1924; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Woodbridge, 1932. Female. French Canadian and Irish ancestry. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 1, 1962 (age 89 years, 150 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of Nazar Amos Berllayette (1845-1920) and Bridget (Deegan) Berllayette (1846-1906); married to George William Junglas (1876-1965).
  Eli George Lague (1881-1960) — also known as Eli G. Lague — of Jewett City, Griswold, New London County, Conn. Born in Danielson, Killingly, Windham County, Conn., May 22, 1881. Republican. Barber; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Griswold, 1930. French Canadian ancestry. Died in Norwich, New London County, Conn., June 24, 1960 (age 79 years, 33 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Lague (1860-1920) and Rosanna (Choquette) Lague (1863-1933); married to Sarah Elizabeth Wilbur.
  William Larrabee (1832-1912) — of Iowa. Born in Ledyard, New London County, Conn., January 20, 1832. School teacher; grain miller; banker; member of Iowa state senate, 1867; Governor of Iowa, 1886-90. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Blinded in his right eye by a gun accident at age 15. Died November 16, 1912 (age 80 years, 301 days). Interment at God's Acre Cemetery, Clermont, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Larrabee (1787-1869) and Hannah Gallup (Lester) Larrabee (1798-1837); married, September 12, 1861, to Anna Matilda Appleman (1842-1931); father of Julia Larrabee (1867-1937; who married Don Lathrop Love (1863-1940)).
  Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
  See also Wikipedia article
  Maxsim H. Pepin, Jr. (1908-1965) — of Griswold, New London County, Conn. Born in Griswold, New London County, Conn., August 26, 1908. Republican. Gasoline station manager; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Griswold, 1934, 1940. French Canadian ancestry. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., September 27, 1965 (age 57 years, 32 days). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Lisbon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Maxime Pepin (1876-1958) and Rosanna (Dugas) Pepin (1877-1954); married to Mabel Rowena Smith (1915-1968).
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  Edward August Pequigney (1859-1941) — also known as E. August Pequigney — of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, 1859. Democrat. Dairy farmer; first selectman of Sharon, Connecticut, 1901; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Sharon, 1904, 1906, 1920. French ancestry. Died in Connecticut, 1941 (age about 82 years). Interment at St. Bernard Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Henriette (Devaux) Pequigney (1823-1910) and August Pequigney (1832-1908); married to Catherine 'Kate' Griffin (1864-1940).
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  Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) — of Milford, Pike County, Pa. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., August 11, 1865. Chief Forester of the U.S.; close confidant of President Theodore Roosevelt; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1914 (Roosevelt Progressive), 1926 (Republican primary); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1923-27, 1931-35; defeated in Republican primary, 1938. French ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Forestry Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from leukemia, at the Harkness Pavilion, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1946 (age 81 years, 54 days). Interment at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Pinchot and Mary (Eno) Pinchot; married 1914 to Cornelia Elizabeth Bryce (daughter of Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917)).
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  The Gifford Pinchot National Forest (established 1908 as the Columbia National Forest; renamed 1949), in Skamania, Lewis, Yakima, Cowlitz, and Klickitat counties, Washington, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Books about Gifford Pinchot: Char Miller, Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
  John Brownlee Robertson (1809-1892) — also known as John B. Robertson — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 14, 1809. Whig. Physician; carpet manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1840; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1847-49; postmaster at New Haven, Conn., 1849-53; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1881-82. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 14, 1892 (age 82 years, 304 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Robertson (1775-1816) and Ann (Thomas) Robertson (1785-1871); married 1830 to Mary W. Denison (1810-1835); married 1838 to Mabel Maria Heaton (1817-1907); first cousin twice removed of Stephen Robinson Bell (1860-1897).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Emelien Roch Emelien Roch (1864-1925) — of North Grosvenordale, Thompson, Windham County, Conn. Born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec, July 17, 1864. Democrat. Physician; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Thompson, 1918, 1920. French Canadian ancestry. Died in North Grosvenordale, Thompson, Windham County, Conn., October 5, 1925 (age 61 years, 80 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, North Grosvenordale, Thompson, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Adolphe Fecteau Roch (1830-1908) and Emilie (Coutu) Roch; married, February 8, 1891, to Emma Lamoureux (1868-1900); married to Dolenda Paradis (1876-1956).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Roch family photo
  Robert Alexander Vogeler (1911-1992) — also known as Robert A. Vogeler — of Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y.; Cos Cob, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn.; Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, N.Y.; Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 6, 1911. Republican. Vice-president, International Telephone and Telegraph; arrested by the Hungarian Communist government in 1949, tortured, tried and convicted of espionage; released in 1951; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1952. Episcopalian. German and French ancestry. Died in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., April 22, 1992 (age 80 years, 229 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Willy R. Vogeler and Marie J. (Besse) Vogeler; married 1939 to Lucile Eykens (1914-1979); married, October 10, 1987, to Muriel E. Rose.
  Cross-reference: Nathaniel P. Davis
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