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Quaker Politicians in the District of Columbia
(Religious Society of Friends)

  George M. Barnard (1881-1949) — of New Castle, Henry County, Ind. Born in New Castle, Henry County, Ind., June 6, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; Henry County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-10; mayor of New Castle, Ind., 1910-14; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1944-49; died in office 1949. Quaker. Died, from a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., January 2, 1949 (age 67 years, 210 days). Interment at Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Oscar Barnard (1852-1939) and Mary V. (Ballenger) Barnard; married, October 4, 1911, to Marion Hannah Dingee.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Franklin Brannan (1903-1992) — also known as Charles F. Brannan — of Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C. Born in Denver, Colo., August 23, 1903. Lawyer; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-53. Quaker. Member, Civitan; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association. Died in Denver, Colo., July 2, 1992 (age 88 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Brannan and Ella Louise (Street) Brannan; married, June 29, 1932, to Eda V. Seltzer (1905?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976) — also known as Paul H. Douglas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., March 26, 1892. Democrat. University professor; economist; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1949-67; defeated, 1942, 1966. Unitarian or Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1976 (age 84 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of James Howard Douglas and Annie (Smith) Douglas; married 1915 to Dorothy S. Wolff (divorced 1930); married 1931 to Emily Taft (1899-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Paul H. Douglas: Roger Biles, Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois
  David Pierson Holloway (1809-1883) — also known as David P. Holloway — of Indiana. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, December 6, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1843-44; member of Indiana state senate, 1844-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1855-57. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 9, 1883 (age 73 years, 277 days). Original interment at Maple Grove Cemetery (which no longer exists), Richmond, Ind.; reinterment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Ann Paulson; father of William Robeson Holloway (1836-1911).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alexander Mitchell Palmer (1872-1936) — also known as A. Mitchell Palmer; "The Fighting Quaker" — of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Born near White Haven, Luzerne County, Pa., May 4, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1909-15; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1912-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 (speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1914; U.S. Attorney General, 1919-21; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1932. Quaker. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Instigator of the "Palmer Raids" in 1919-20, in which over 10,000 legal immigrants were arrested and held for deportation; most were eventually released. Died in Washington, D.C., May 11, 1936 (age 64 years, 7 days). Interment at Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Palmer and Caroline (Albert) Palmer; married, November 23, 1898, to Roberta Bartlett Dixon (died 1922); married, August 29, 1923, to Margaret Fallon Burrall.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS A. Mitchell Palmer (built 1943, scrapped 1968) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869) — also known as Edwin M. Stanton; "The Great Energy" — Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 19, 1814. U.S. Attorney General, 1860-61; U.S. Secretary of War, 1862-68. Quaker. Died in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1869 (age 55 years, 5 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Cora Van Voorhis Stanton (who married Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960)).
  Political family: Jahncke-Stanton family of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  Cross-reference: Daniel E. Sickles
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the $1 U.S. Treasury note in the 1880s and 1890s.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Edwin M. Stanton: Amy Allison, Edwin Stanton, Union War Secretary — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  Noah Haynes Swayne (1804-1884) — also known as Noah H. Swayne — of Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Frederick County, Va., December 7, 1804. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1830-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (Convention Vice-President); Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-81; retired 1881. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1884 (age 79 years, 184 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  William Windom (1827-1891) — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 10, 1827. Republican. U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1859-69 (at-large 1859-63, 1st District 1863-69); member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1866-68; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1870-71, 1871-81, 1881-83; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1880; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1881, 1889-91; died in office 1891. Quaker. Fell dead, from heart disease, at the annual banquet of the New York Board of Trade and Transportation, just after finishing a speech, in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 29, 1891 (age 63 years, 264 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  The city of Windom, Minnesota, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $2 silver certificate in the 1890s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) — also known as Samuel G. Wright — of Imlaystown, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, 1781. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1845; died in office 1845. Quaker. Died July 30, 1845 (age about 64 years). Interment at East Branch Cemetery, Cox's Corner, N.J.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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