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Farm Bureau
Politician members in the District of Columbia

  Alvin M. Bentley Jr. (b. 1941) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Washington, D.C., May 27, 1941. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968; chair of Shiawassee County Republican Party, 1968-73. Episcopalian. Member, Farm Bureau. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Arvilla (Duescher) Bentley and Alvin Morell Bentley; married, October 7, 1961, to Sue Ann Meiers.
  Usher Lloyd Burdick (1879-1960) — also known as Usher L. Burdick — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., February 21, 1879. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1907-09; Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1911-12; Williams County State's Attorney, 1913; law partner of ex-Gov. John Burke in 1920s; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1935-45, 1949-59; defeated, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Washington, D.C., August 19, 1960 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Ozias W. Burdick and Lucy (Farnum) Burdick; married 1901 to Emma Robertson; father of Quentin Northrop Burdick (who married Jocelyn Birch Peterson) and Eileen Rosemary Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (1917-2010) — also known as Robert C. Byrd; Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; "King of Pork" — of Sophia, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1917. Democrat. Grocer; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1947-50; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1951-52; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1953-59; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1959-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; speaker, 1988. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Lions; Farm Bureau; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Ku Klux Klan. Died in Fairfax, Va., June 28, 2010 (age 92 years, 220 days). Interment at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Titus Dalton Byrd and Vlurma (Sale) Byrd; married, May 29, 1936, to Erma Ora James.
  Cross-reference: Nick Joe Rahall II — M. Blane Michael
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — West Virginia Encyclopedia
  Books by Robert C. Byrd: Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency (2004) — We Stand Passively Mute (2004) — Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism (1995) — Robert C. Byrd: Child Of The Appalachian Coalfields (2005)
  Critical books about Robert C. Byrd: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
Edward H. Cunningham Edward H. Cunningham (1869-1930) — of Newell, Buena Vista County, Iowa. Born in Burlington, Racine County, Wis., December 14, 1869. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1909-14; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1913-14; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916; member, Federal Reserve Board, 1923-30. Member, Farm Bureau. Died, following a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., November 28, 1930 (age 60 years, 349 days). Interment at Newell Cemetery, Newell, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Henry Cunningham and Hannah (Nagel) Cunningham; married to Ida F. Scovel.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
  Image source: Federal Reserve History
  Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (b. 1948) — also known as Al Gore; "Ozone Man"; "Sundance" — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1948. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1977-85 (4th District 1977-83, 6th District 1983-85); U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1985-93; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1988; Vice President of the United States, 1993-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate for President of the United States, 2000. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Farm Bureau. Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on global warming. Still living as of 2022.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Arnold Gore and Pauline (LaFon) Gore; married, May 19, 1970, to Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson; second cousin of Mary Benton Gore (who married Gordon Evans Dean); second cousin once removed of Louise Gore.
  Political family: Gore family of Carthage, Tennessee.
  Cross-reference: Gore Vidal
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Al Gore: Earth in the Balance : Ecology and the Human Spirit (1993)
  Books about Al Gore: David Maraniss & Ellen Nakashima, The Prince of Tennessee : The Rise of Al Gore — Bill Turque, Inventing Al Gore: A Biography — Bob Zelnick, Gore : A Political Life — Joseph Kaufman, The World According to Al Gore : An A-to-Z Compilation of His Opinions, Positions, and Public Statements — Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair, Al Gore : A User's Manual — Roger Simon, Divided We Stand : How Al Gore Beat George Bush and Lost the Presidency — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Rebecca Stefoff, Al Gore : Vice President (for young readers)
  Critical books about Al Gore: Bill Sammon, At Any Cost : How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election — Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
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