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Accountant Politicians in the District of Columbia

  Fred Lewis Crawford (1888-1957) — also known as Fred L. Crawford — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born near Dublin, Erath County, Tex., May 5, 1888. Republican. Accountant; builder, financier, and operator of beet sugar mills; director, Michigan National Bank; director, Petroleum Transit Corporation; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1935-53; defeated in primary, 1952. Methodist. Member, Elks. Died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1957 (age 68 years, 343 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William Carroll Crawford and Mary Jane (Rape) Crawford; married 1910 to Clara Belle Lyons (died 1927); married 1932 to Elizabeth Ann Jones.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gerald Daniel Kleczka (b. 1943) — also known as Gerald D. Kleczka; Jerry Kleczka — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 26, 1943. Democrat. Accountant; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1969-74; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1975-84; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1980, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1984-. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Collin Clark Peterson (b. 1944) — also known as Collin C. Peterson — of Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., June 29, 1944. Democrat. Accountant; member of Minnesota state senate, 1977-86; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 7th District, 1991-; defeated (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), 1984, 1986; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Lutheran. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Fred Severene Schow (b. 1886) — also known as Fred S. Schow — of Washington, D.C. Born in Richmond, Cache County, Utah, July 4, 1886. Democrat. Furniture salesman; accountant; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1932. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of August S. Schow and Marie (Francis) Schow; married 1912 to Marian Merrill.
  Lewis William Seidman (1921-2009) — also known as L. William Seidman — of Ada, Kent County, Mich.; Washington, D.C. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., April 29, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; accountant; lawyer; economist; candidate for Michigan state auditor general, 1962; economic advisor to President Gerald Ford, 1974-76, and to Ronald Reagan, 1982-84; chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1985-91; chairman, Resolution Trust Corporation, 1989-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Died May 13, 2009 (age 88 years, 14 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank E. Seidman and Esther (Lubetsky) Seidman; married, March 3, 1944, to Sarah Berry.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Bradley J. Sherman (b. 1954) — also known as Brad Sherman — of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 24, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; accountant; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from California, 1997-2008 (24th District 1997-2003, 27th District 2003-08). Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Maurice Hubert Stans (1908-1998) — also known as Maurice H. Stans — of Washington, D.C. Born in Shakopee, Scott County, Minn., March 22, 1908. Accountant; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1969-72. Catholic. Indicted in 1973, along with John N. Mitchell, for perjury and obstruction over a contribution from fugitive financier Robert Vesco to President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign; tried and acquitted; later pleaded guilty to five violations of campaign finance laws and paid a fine of $5,000. Suffered a heart attack, and died five days later, at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 14, 1998 (age 90 years, 23 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. Hubert Stans and Mathilda (Nyssen) Stans; married, September 7, 1933, to Kathleen Carmody.
  Cross-reference: Harry L. Sears
  See also NNDB dossier
  Llewellyn E. Thompson Jr. (1904-1972) — of Colorado; Washington, D.C. Born in Las Animas, Bent County, Colo., August 24, 1904. Accountant; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Colombo, 1929-32; Geneva, 1933-36; U.S. Consul in Geneva, 1937-38; Moscow, 1941-43; U.S. Ambassador to Austria, 1952-57; Soviet Union, 1957-62, 1966-69; , 1962-66. Died of cancer, in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 6, 1972 (age 67 years, 166 days). Interment at Las Animas Cemetery, Las Animas, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Llewellyn E. Thompson (1863-1953) and Lula Lorene (Butcher) Thompson (1870-1962); married, October 2, 1948, to Jane (Monroe) Goelet.
  Ambassador Thompson Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50), in Las Animas, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Llewellyn E. Thompson, Jr.: Jenny Thompson & Sherry Thompson, The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow
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