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Music and Dance Politicians in the District of Columbia

  Gene Archer (1913-1978) — of Washington, D.C.; Brookeville, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., September 15, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; radio show host; singer; performed, Republican National Convention, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; board member, Washington Redskins football team, 1956-73; also provided halftime entertainment at games; president, Washington-Baltimore local, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 1969-70. Died, from cancer, in the Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, Montgomery County, Md., October 4, 1978 (age 65 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ulysses Grant Archer and Alice (Jarett) Archer; married to Juanita White.
  Lee Atwater (1951-1991) — also known as Harvey LeRoy Atwater — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 27, 1951. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1989-91. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Self proclaimed "dirty tricks" political strategist; rhythm and blues guitarist. Died, from brain cancer, in Washington, D.C., March 29, 1991 (age 40 years, 30 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Dillard Atwater and Alma 'Toddy' (Page) Atwater; married 1978 to Sally Dunbar.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Lee Atwater: John Brady, Bad Boy : The Life and Politics of Lee Atwater
  Paul Jacob Bailey (1905-1994) — also known as Paul J. Bailey — of Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., October 30, 1905. Republican. Musician; lawyer; farmer; theater owner; member of Maryland Republican State Central Committee, 1935-39; member of Maryland state senate, 1946-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956. Member, Sigma Nu Phi. Died November 30, 1994 (age 89 years, 31 days). Interment at All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Bailey and Lillian (Alwine) Bailey; married to Verna (Putnam) Virts.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sol Bloom (1870-1949) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill., March 9, 1870. Democrat. Play producer; entertainment manager; songwriter; furniture business; real estate business; U.S. Representative from New York, 1923-49 (19th District 1923-45, 20th District 1945-49); died in office 1949; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Redmen. Died, from a heart attack, in the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 7, 1949 (age 78 years, 363 days). Interment at Mt. Eden Cemetery, Westchester Hills, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Garrison Bloom and Sara Bloom; married 1897 to Evelyn Hechheimer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Remington Fairlamb (1838-1908) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Washington, D.C.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 23, 1838. Organist; composer; U.S. Consul General in Zurich, 1862-65. Died in Ingleside, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., April 16, 1908 (age 70 years, 84 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jonas Preston Fairlamb and Hannah Kennedy Fairlamb.
  Arthur Radcliffe Getty (1861-1919) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Washington, D.C. Born in London, England, 1861. Naturalized U.S. citizen; musician; lyricist; poet; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Chicago, Ill., 1896-1901. English and Irish ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., August 6, 1919 (age about 58 years). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Gibson Getty and Emily (Crossley) Getty; married, July 26, 1919, to Marie Reid.
  Caroline Harrison (1832-1892) — also known as Caroline Lavinia Scott — Born in Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, October 1, 1832. Music teacher; First Lady of the United States, 1889-92; died in office 1892. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution. Died, in the White House, Washington, D.C., October 25, 1892 (age 60 years, 24 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Witherspoon Scott and Mary Potts (Neal) Scott; married, October 20, 1853, to Benjamin Harrison; mother of Russell Benjamin Harrison; grandmother of William Henry Harrison.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) — Born in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1854. Republican. Band conductor; composer; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1924. Bavarian and Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Audubon Society. He was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1973. Died, in his room at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 6, 1932 (age 77 years, 121 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Antonio John Sousa and Marie Elizabeth (Trinkhaus) Sousa; married to Jane van Middlesworth Bellis; great-grandfather of John Philip Sousa IV.
  The John Philip Sousa Bridge (built 1938-41), which takes Pennsylvania Avenue over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John Philip Sousa (built 1943 at Jacksonville, Florida; sold 1947; scrapped, 1965) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Clement J. Zablocki Clement John Zablocki (1912-1983) — also known as Clement J. Zablocki — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 18, 1912. Democrat. School teacher; organist; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1943-48; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1949-83; died in office 1983; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957. Died in Washington, D.C., December 3, 1983 (age 71 years, 15 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, May 26, 1937, to Blanche M. Janic.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
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