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Politician members in the District of Columbia

William B. Bankhead William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940) — also known as William B. Bankhead — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Moscow (now Sulligent), Lamar County, Ala., April 12, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1900-02; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912 ; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1917-40 (10th District 1917-33, 7th District 1933-40); died in office 1940; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1936-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Woodmen. Died in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1940 (age 66 years, 156 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Hollis Bankhead and Tallulah James (Brockman) Bankhead; brother of John Hollis Bankhead II; married, January 31, 1900, to Adalaide Eugene Sledge; father of Tallulah Bankhead (actress); uncle of Walter Will Bankhead (1897-1988).
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Carter Manasco
  The William B. Bankhead National Forest (established as Alabama National Forest 1918; given current name 1942), in Franklin, Lawrence, and Winston counties, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Joseph Melville Broughton (1888-1949) — also known as J. Melville Broughton — of Wake County, N.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., November 17, 1888. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1927-29; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1936; Governor of North Carolina, 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1948-49; died in office 1949. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Woodmen; Junior Order. Died, of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., March 6, 1949 (age 60 years, 109 days). Interment at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Melville Broughton and Sallie (Harris) Broughton; married, December 14, 1916, to Alice Harper Willson; father of Joseph Melville Broughton, Jr. (1922-1997).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Clarence J. Brown (1893-1965) — of Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio. Born in Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio, July 14, 1893. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1919-23; secretary of state of Ohio, 1927-33; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1956, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1939-65; died in office 1965; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1944-64; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1959. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Junior Order; Rotary; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., August 23, 1965 (age 72 years, 40 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Owen Brown and Ellen Barrere (McCoppin) Brown; married, July 15, 1916, to Ethel McKinney; father of Clarence J. Brown, Jr. (1927-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  C. Clifton Dyche, Jr. (b. 1926) — of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, W.Va. Born in Washington, D.C., June 10, 1926. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Morgan County, 1957-58. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order. Still living as of 1958.
  Clyde Roark Hoey (1877-1954) — also known as Clyde R. Hoey — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., December 11, 1877. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1899-1902; member of North Carolina state senate, 1903-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1919-21; Governor of North Carolina, 1937-41; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1941-44; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1945-54; died in office 1954; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-54; died in office 1954. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Junior Order; Knights of Pythias; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Chi. Died from a stroke, at his desk in his congressional office, in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1954 (age 76 years, 152 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Alberta Hoey and Mary Charlotte (Roark) Hoey; married, March 22, 1900, to Bessie Gardner (died 1942; sister of Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947)).
  Political family: Gardner family of Shelby, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Whinna Nice (1877-1941) — also known as Harry W. Nice — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., December 5, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1920; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1936; Governor of Maryland, 1935-39; defeated, 1919, 1938; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1940. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Moose; Junior Order; Elks; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Knights of Khorassan. Died in Richmond, Va., February 25, 1941 (age 63 years, 82 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Nice and Drucilla (Arnold) Nice; married 1906 to Edna Viola Amos; uncle of Deeley K. Nice; granduncle of Harry Whinna Nice III (1935-).
  Political family: Nice family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  The Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (opened 1940, named 1967), which carries U.S. Route 301 across the Potomac River from Newburg, Maryland to Dahlgren, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Francis Eugene Walter (1894-1963) — also known as Francis E. Walter — of Easton, Northampton County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., May 26, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; trustee, Easton Hospital; bank director; Northampton County Solicitor, 1928-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1933-63 (21st District 1933-45, 20th District 1945-53, 15th District 1953-63); died in office 1963. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Junior Order; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, of leukemia, in Washington, D.C., May 31, 1963 (age 69 years, 5 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robley D. Walter and Susie E. Walter; married, December 19, 1925, to May M. Doyle.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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