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French ancestry Politicians in the District of Columbia

  Frederic René Coudert (1832-1903) — also known as Frederic R. Coudert — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 1, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; government director, 1885-88, and receiver, 1892-98, of Union Pacific Railroad; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896. Catholic. French ancestry. Died, from heart and liver troubles, in Washington, D.C., December 20, 1903 (age 71 years, 294 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Coudert; married to Elizabeth McCredy; grandfather of Frederic René Coudert, Jr. (1898-1972).
  Political family: Coudert-Catlin-Tracy family of New York City, New York.
  Charles Curtis (1860-1936) — also known as "Square Shooter"; "The Whisperer" — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in a log cabin at Eugene (now part of Topeka), Shawnee County, Kan., January 25, 1860; his mother was one-quarter blood Kansa/Osage Indian. Republican. Lawyer; Shawnee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1884-88; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1893-1907 (4th District 1893-99, 1st District 1899-1907); resigned 1907; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1907-13, 1915-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1924, 1928; Vice President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932. Protestant. English, French, and Kansa/Osage Indian ancestry. Died of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1936 (age 76 years, 14 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Oren A. Curtis and Helen (Pappan) Curtis; married, November 27, 1884, to Annie E. Baird (1861-1924); father of Leona Curtis Knight (1888?-?); third great-grandson of "White Hair" Pawhuska (Great Osage chief for whom Pawhuska, Okla. is named).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Fred Thomas Dubois (1851-1930) — also known as Fred T. Dubois — of Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho. Born in Palestine, Crawford County, Ill., May 29, 1851. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1887-90; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1891-97, 1901-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1892, 1896 (speaker); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1904, 1908. French Canadian ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 14, 1930 (age 78 years, 261 days). Interment at Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse K. Dubois (1795?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) — also known as "Alexander the Coppersmith" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Charles Town, Nevis, January 11, 1757. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1782; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1786-87; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from New York County, 1788; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1789-95. Episcopalian. Scottish and French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Society of the Cincinnati. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1915. Shot and mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804, and died the next day in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 12, 1804 (age 47 years, 183 days). Interment at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Treasury Building Grounds, Washington, D.C.; statue at Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Hamilton and Rachel (Faucette) Hamilton; married, December 14, 1780, to Elizabeth Schuyler (1757-1854; daughter of Philip John Schuyler; sister of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler); father of Alexander Hamilton, Jr., James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878) and William Stephen Hamilton; great-grandfather of Robert Ray Hamilton; second great-grandfather of Laurens M. Hamilton; ancestor *** of Robert Hamilton Woodruff.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Nathaniel Pendleton — Robert Troup — John Tayler — William P. Van Ness
  Hamilton counties in Fla., Ill., Ind., Kan., Neb., N.Y., Ohio and Tenn. are named for him.
  The city of Hamilton, Ohio, is named for him.  — Hamilton Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Alexander H. BuellAlexander H. HolleyHamilton FishAlexander H. StephensAlexander H. BullockAlexander H. BaileyAlexander H. RiceAlexander Hamilton JonesAlexander H. WatermanAlexander H. CoffrothAlexander H. DudleyAlexander H. RevellAlexander Hamilton HargisAlexander Hamilton PhillipsAlex Woodle
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $10 bill; from the 1860s to the 1920s, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $2 to $1,000.
  Personal motto: "Do it better yet."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Alexander Hamilton: Richard Brookhiser, Alexander Hamilton, American — Forrest McDonald, Alexander Hamilton: A Biography — Gertrude Atherton, Conqueror : Dramatized Biography of Alexander Hamilton — Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton — Thomas Fleming, Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America — Arnold A. Rogow, A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr — Willard Sterne Randall, Alexander Hamilton: A Life — John Harper, American Machiavelli : Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy — Stephen F. Knott, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth — Charles Cerami, Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men. Their Impossible Plan and The Revolution That Created The Constitution — Donald Barr Chidsey, Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Jefferson
  Critical books about Alexander Hamilton: Thomas DiLorenzo, Hamilton's Curse : How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution -- and What It means for Americans Today
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1957)
Robert M. LaFollette Robert Marion LaFollette (1855-1925) — also known as Robert M. LaFollette; "Fighting Bob"; "Battling Bob" — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Primrose, Dane County, Wis., June 14, 1855. Lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1880-84; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1885-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1896, 1904; Governor of Wisconsin, 1901-06; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1906-25; died in office 1925; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1908, 1916; Progressive candidate for President of the United States, 1924. French ancestry. Died of heart disease complicated by asthma and pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1925 (age 70 years, 4 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah LaFollette (1817-1862) and Mary (Ferguson) LaFollette (1818-1894; who later married John Z. Saxton); married, December 31, 1881, to Belle Case (1859-1931; first female graduate of the University of Wisconsin law school); father of Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. and Philip Fox LaFollette; uncle of Charles Sumner Eastman; grandfather of Bronson Cutting LaFollette (1936-).
  Political family: LaFollette family of Madison, Wisconsin (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Robert M. LaFollette: Nancy C. Unger, Fighting Bob La Follette : The Righteous Reformer — Bernard A. Weisberger, The LaFollettes of Wisconsin : Love and Politics in Progressive America
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1902
  George Washington Paschal (1812-1878) — also known as George W. Paschal; Lorenzo Columbus George Washington Paschal — of Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Washington, D.C. Born in Greene County, Ga., November 23, 1812. Lawyer; newspaper editor; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1840; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1846; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1868. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1878 (age 65 years, 85 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of George Paschal and Agnes (Brewer) Paschal; married, February 27, 1837, to Sarah Ridge (1814-1891; Cherokee Indian; divorced 1850); married to Marcia (Duval) Price (daughter of William Pope Duval (1784-1854)) and Mary (Scoville) Harper.
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