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Disciples of Christ Politicians in the District of Columbia

  Jesse Corcoran Adkins (1879-1955) — of Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md.; Washington, D.C. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., April 13, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; justice of District of Columbia supreme court, 1930-36; U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1936-46; took senior status 1946. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Washington, D.C., March 29, 1955 (age 75 years, 350 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Milton T. Adkins and Sarah Elizabeth (Walker) Adkins; married, July 14, 1903, to Bertha McNaught.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  William Frederick Milton Arny (1813-1881) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1813. Republican. U.S. Indian Agent in various capacities, 1861-62 and 1867-75; secretary of New Mexico Territory, 1862-67. Disciples of Christ. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., September 18, 1881 (age 68 years, 132 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Jeremiah Sullivan Black Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1810-1883) — also known as Jeremiah S. Black — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa.; Washington, D.C.; York, York County, Pa. Born in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pa., January 10, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1842-51; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1851-54; U.S. Attorney General, 1857-60; U.S. Secretary of State, 1860-61; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1873. Disciples of Christ. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Died in York, York County, Pa., August 19, 1883 (age 73 years, 221 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Sullivan) Black and Henry Black; married, March 23, 1836, to Mary Forward (daughter of Chauncey Forward); father of Chauncey Forward Black.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah S. Black (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1963) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
  James William Fulbright (1905-1995) — also known as J. William Fulbright — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Sumner, Chariton County, Mo., April 9, 1905. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1943-45; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1945-74; resigned 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948, 1956. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary. Died of a stroke, in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1995 (age 89 years, 306 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Jay Fulbright and Roberta (Waugh) Fulbright; married, June 15, 1932, to Elizabeth Williams; uncle of Patricia Caroline Swanson (who married Richard Warner Carlson).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about J. William Fulbright: Lee Riley Powell, J. William Fulbright and His Time: A Political Biography
James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) — also known as James A. Garfield — of Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Born in a log cabin near Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 19, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; college professor; president, Eclectic University (now Hiram College); member of Ohio state senate, 1859-61; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1863-81; President of the United States, 1881; died in office 1881. Disciples of Christ. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Delta Upsilon. Shot by the assassin Charles J. Guiteau, in the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1881, and died from the effects of the wound and infection, in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., September 19, 1881 (age 49 years, 304 days). Entombed at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio; statue erected 1887 at Garfield Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Garfield and Elizabeth (Ballou) Garfield; married, November 11, 1858, to Lucretia Rudolph; father of Harry Augustus Garfield and James Rudolph Garfield; fourth cousin of Eli Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of John Alden Thayer.
  Political families: Conger-Hungerford family of Connecticut and New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: William S. Maynard
  Garfield counties in Colo., Mont., Neb., Okla., Utah and Wash. are named for him.
  Garfield Mountain, in the Cascade Range, King County, Washington, is named for him.  — The city of Garfield, New Jersey, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: James G. Stewart
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $20 gold certificate in 1898-1905.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about James A. Garfield: Allan Peskin, Garfield: A Biography — Justus D. Doenecke, The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916) — also known as Joseph R. Lamar — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Ruckersville, Elbert County, Ga., October 14, 1857. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1886-89; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1903-05; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1911-16. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., January 2, 1916 (age 58 years, 80 days). Interment at Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of James Sanford Lamar and Mary Margaret (Rucker) Lamar; married, January 30, 1879, to Clarinda Huntington Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar; fourth cousin of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) and William McKendree Robbins; fourth cousin once removed of Gaston Ahi Robbins.
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Marshall (b. 1881) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Washington, D.C. Born in New Cumberland, Hancock County, W.Va., July 28, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1920, 1924, 1928 (speaker), 1936 (alternate). Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Delta Chi; Elks; Navy League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver S. Marshall and Elizabeth Hammond (Tarr) Marshall; married, January 25, 1905, to Rebecca Paull.
  James Clark McReynolds (1862-1946) — also known as James C. McReynolds — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Elkton, Todd County, Ky., February 3, 1862. Lawyer; university professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1913-14; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1914-41; took senior status 1941. Disciples of Christ. Died in Washington, D.C., August 24, 1946 (age 84 years, 202 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Elkton, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. John Oliver McReynolds and Ellen M. (Reeves) McReynolds.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Gilbert Owen Nations (b. 1866) — also known as Gilbert O. Nations — of Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo.; Washington, D.C. Born in Perry County, Mo., August 18, 1866. Lawyer; probate judge in Missouri, 1903-11; university professor; American candidate for President of the United States, 1924. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Nations and Caroline L. (Hart) Nations; married, December 5, 1886, to Sallie E. McFarland.
  William Charles Salmon (1868-1925) — of Columbia, Maury County, Tenn. Born near Paris, Henry County, Tenn., April 3, 1868. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1923-25. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Washington, D.C., May 13, 1925 (age 57 years, 40 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Isaac Newton Skelton IV (1931-2013) — also known as Ike Skelton — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo.; Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo.; Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo., December 20, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate, 1971-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1977-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Chi; Lions; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., October 28, 2013 (age 81 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
  Relatives: Married 1961 to Susan Anding.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Jerry Curtis South (1867-1930) — also known as Jerry C. South — of Mountain Home, Baxter County, Ark. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 24, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1891-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1892, 1896, 1904 (speaker), 1908, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1930 (age 63 years, 184 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Thomas Frazier Hargis; brother-in-law of Enoch Edgar Hume and Christine Bradley South; brother of John Glover South; uncle of Eleanor Hume Offutt; grandson of Jeremiah Weldon South; great-grandson of Samuel South; first cousin of South Trimble; first cousin once removed of South Strong; first cousin twice removed of Harrison Cockrill and Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
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