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Politician members in the District of Columbia

  Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (1914-1972) — also known as Hale Boggs — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Long Beach, Harrison County, Miss., February 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1941-43, 1947-72; died in office 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1968; Parliamentarian, 1964; chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, chair, 1968; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1952; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1957; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Catholic War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, and presumed killed in a plane crash, somewhere in Alaska, October 16, 1972 (age 58 years, 244 days). The wreckage was never found. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Robertson Boggs and Claire Josephine (Hale) Boggs; married, January 22, 1938, to Corinne Claiborne; father of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. and Cokie Roberts.
  Boggs Peak in the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas Hale Boggs: Gary Boulard, The Big Lie: Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez
  Edward William Brooke III (1919-2015) — also known as Edward W. Brooke — of Newton Center, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Washington, D.C., October 26, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1960; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1963-67; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Amvets; Alpha Phi Alpha. First Black U.S. Senator in the 20th century; recipient of the Spingarn Medal in 1967. Died in Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Fla., January 3, 2015 (age 95 years, 69 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Edward W. Brooke and Helen (Seldon) Brooke; married, June 7, 1947, to Remigia Ferrari Scacco.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  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
  Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1914-1996) — also known as Edmund S. Muskie; "Mr. Clean" — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, March 28, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1947-51; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1952-54; Governor of Maine, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1956, 1964; speaker, 1988; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1959-80; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1968; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972; U.S. Secretary of State, 1980-81. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Lions; Elks; Amvets; Phi Beta Kappa. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Died of a heart attack, in Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1996 (age 81 years, 364 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Cross-reference: Tom Allen — George J. Mitchell — Richard Bayard
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Charles E. Potter Charles Edward Potter (1916-1979) — also known as Charles E. Potter — of Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, Mich. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., October 30, 1916. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947-52; resigned 1952; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1952-59; defeated, 1958. Methodist. Member, Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets. Wounded in World War II, and lost his legs. Died in Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1979 (age 63 years, 24 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
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