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  Joseph Henry Adams (c.1859-1924) — also known as Joseph H. Adams — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Washington, D.C., about 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 21st District, 1904. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 19, 1924 (age about 65 years). Interment somewhere in Washington, D.C.
  Robert Adams, Jr. (1849-1906) — also known as Bertie Adams — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 26, 1849. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 6th District, 1883-86; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1889-90; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1893-1906; died in office 1906; drafted and introduced the declaration of war against Spain, 1898. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the Revolution; Sons of the War of 1812; Society of Colonial Wars. Despondent over heavy losses in stock speculation and the prospect of defeat at the polls, he killed himself by pistol shot, in his rooms at the Metropolitan Club, and died soon after in Emergency Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1906 (age 57 years, 95 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Russell A. Alger Russell Alexander Alger (1836-1907) — also known as Russell A. Alger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in a log cabin, Lafayette Township, Medina County, Ohio, February 27, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884, 1896; Governor of Michigan, 1885-86; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1888; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; U.S. Secretary of War, 1897-99; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1902-07; appointed 1902; died in office 1907. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Died in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1907 (age 70 years, 331 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Russell Alger (died 1849) and Caroline (Moulton) Alger (1809-1848); brother of Charles Moulton Alger; married, April 2, 1861, to Annette H. Henry (1840-1919); father of Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933) (who married Mary Eldridge Swift); grandfather of Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr..
  Political family: Alger family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Alger County, Mich. is named for him.
  The village of Alger, Ohio, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Henry Moore Baker (1841-1912) — also known as Henry M. Baker — of Bow, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Bow, Merrimack County, N.H., January 11, 1841. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state senate 9th District, 1891-92; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1893-97; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1902; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1905-09. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Washington, D.C., May 30, 1912 (age 71 years, 140 days). Interment at Alexander Cemetery, Bow, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron W. Baker and Nancy (Dustin) Baker.
  Cross-reference: Sherman E. Burroughs
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Montgomery Beck (1861-1936) — also known as James M. Beck — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 9, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1896-1900; U.S. Solicitor General, 1921-25; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1927-34 (1st District 1927-33, 2nd District 1933-34); resigned 1934. Member, American Philosophical Society; Sons of the Revolution. Died in Washington, D.C., April 12, 1936 (age 74 years, 278 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Nathan Beck and Margretta C. (Darling) Beck; married 1890 to Lilla Lawrence Mitchell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Perry Belmont (1851-1947) — of Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 28, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1881-88; resigned 1888; defeated, 1902 (7th District); U.S. Minister to Spain, 1888-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1912; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; American Legion. Died in Newport, Newport County, R.I., May 25, 1947 (age 95 years, 148 days). Interment at Island Cemetery, Newport, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of August Belmont (1816-1890) and Caroline Slidell (Perry) Belmont; brother of August Belmont (1853-1924) and Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont (1858-1908); married 1899 to Jessie Robbins.
  Political families: Belmont-Perry family of New York City, New York; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin (1837-1914) — also known as S. G. W. Benjamin — of New York; Washington, D.C.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born, of American parents, at Argos, Greece, February 13, 1837. Librarian; author; artist; U.S. Minister to Persia, 1883-85; U.S. Consul General in Teheran, as of 1883-85. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Phi Beta Kappa; American Forestry Association; Navy League. Died in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., July 19, 1914 (age 77 years, 156 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan B. Benjamin (missionary) and Mary Gladding (Wheeler) Benjamin (poet); married, October 20, 1863, to Clara Stowell (died 1880); married, November 16, 1882, to Fanny Nichols Weed (1837-1924; author).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin: Our American Artists
  Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (1914-1972) — also known as Hale Boggs — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Long Beach, Harrison County, Miss., February 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1941-43, 1947-72; died in office 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1968; Parliamentarian, 1964; chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, chair, 1968; candidate in primary for Governor of Louisiana, 1952; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1957; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Catholic War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, and presumed killed in a plane crash, somewhere in Alaska, October 16, 1972 (age 58 years, 244 days). The wreckage was never found. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Robertson Boggs and Claire Josephine (Hale) Boggs; married, January 22, 1938, to Corinne Claiborne (1916-2013); father of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. and Cokie Roberts (National Public Radio reporter and commentator).
  Boggs Peak in the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas Hale Boggs: Gary Boulard, The Big Lie: Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez
  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 (1908-1992) (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
  Paul V. Collins (b. 1860) — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Washington, D.C. Born in Camden, Preble County, Ohio, July 22, 1860. Newspaper correspondent; newspaper editor and publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1888; Progressive candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1912. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Collins and Abigail Jane (Patton) Collins; married, June 20, 1889, to Mary Graves Rhoads.
Royal S. Copeland Royal Samuel Copeland (1868-1938) — also known as Royal S. Copeland — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Suffern, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 7, 1868. Homeopathic physician; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1901-03; U.S. Senator from New York, 1923-38; died in office 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1936; candidate in Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1937. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Maccabees; Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Public Health Association. Died in Washington, D.C., June 17, 1938 (age 69 years, 222 days). Interment at Mahwah Cemetery, Mahwah, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Roscoe Pulaski Copeland and Frances Jane (Holmes) Copeland (born 1843); married, December 31, 1891, to Mary DePriest Ryan; married, July 15, 1908, to Frances Spalding; nephew of Joseph Tarr Copeland (1813-1893).
  Political family: Copeland family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Albert Lyman Cox (b. 1883) — also known as Albert L. Cox — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Washington, D.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., December 1, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1909; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1916-17; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1940, 1944, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Interment at Willowdale Cemetery, Goldsboro, N.C.
  Charles Schuveldt Dewey (1880-1980) — also known as Charles S. Dewey — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, November 10, 1880. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; banker; Honorary Consul for Ecuador in Chicago, Ill., 1935; U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1941-45; defeated, 1938, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Psi. As Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the 1920s, he was responsible for the redesign and downsizing of U.S. paper currency. Died in Washington, D.C., December 27, 1980 (age 100 years, 47 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Bromfield Dewey (1846-1934) and Louise (Shufelt) Dewey (1854-1931); married, December 20, 1905, to Suzette de Marigny Hall (1886-1957); married 1959 to Elizabeth (Zolnay) Smith (1903-1977); father of Suzette de Marigny Dewey (1906-1963; who married Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr. (1907-1967)); grandfather of David Dewey Alger (1943-2001; killed in terrorist attack on World Trade Center); first cousin of Chauncey Dewey.
  Political family: Alger family of Detroit, Michigan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Wade H. Ellis Wade H. Ellis (b. 1866) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Washington, D.C. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., December 31, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Ohio state attorney general, 1904-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sons of the American Revolution; Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Wade Hampton
  Relatives: Son of A. C. Ellis and Kate (Blackburn) Ellis; married, October 3, 1894, to Dessie Corwin Chase.
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
  Edward Hart Fenn (1856-1939) — also known as E. Hart Fenn — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., September 12, 1856. Republican. Journalist; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1907-08, 1915-16; member of Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1909-12; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1921-31. Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Grange. Died in Washington, D.C., February 23, 1939 (age 82 years, 164 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Alexander Fenning (1874-1944) — also known as Frederick A. Fenning — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., October 23, 1874. Republican. Member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1925-26; resigned 1926. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1944 (age about 69 years). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James A. Fenning and Mary (Anderson) Fenning; married, October 18, 1899, to Blanche Alisan Hine (1874-1964).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996) — of Millbrook, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Washington, D.C., June 3, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1969-95 (28th District 1969-73, 25th District 1973-83, 21st District 1983-93, 19th District 1993-95); defeated, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1984. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Grange; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1996 (age 70 years, 50 days). Interment at St. Philip's Cemetery, Garrison, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991) and Grace (Chapin) Fish; father of Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward; grandson of Alfred Clark Chapin and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); grandnephew of Nicholas Fish (1848-1902); great-grandson of Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); second great-grandson of Nicholas Fish (1758-1833); second great-grandnephew of Chester William Chapin; third great-grandson of John Kean (1756-1795); third great-grandnephew of Robert Gilbert Livingston and Philip Peter Livingston; fourth great-grandson of Gilbert Livingston and Peter Van Brugh Livingston; fourth great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Philip Livingston and William Livingston; fifth great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder; fifth great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); sixth great-grandson of Pieter Stuyvesant and Pieter Van Brugh; sixth great-grandnephew of Abraham de Peyster, Johannes Cuyler and Johannes de Peyster; descendant *** of Lewis Morris; first cousin twice removed of John Kean (1852-1914) and Hamilton Fish Kean; first cousin four times removed of Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. and Charles Ludlow Livingston; first cousin five times removed of Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston and Henry Brockholst Livingston; first cousin six times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin seven times removed of Nicholas Bayard, David Davidse Schuyler, Myndert Davidtse Schuyler, Johannes DePeyster, Cornelis Cuyler and John Cruger, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Charles Mann Hamilton and Robert Winthrop Kean; second cousin four times removed of James Jay, John Jay, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Frederick Jay, Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay, Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston and William Jay; second cousin five times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin of Thomas Howard Kean; third cousin once removed of Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Thomas Howard Kean, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Gilbert Livingston Thompson and Arthur Beebe Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, David Edgerton and John Jay II.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Sue W. Kelly
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Hampson Gary (1873-1952) — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex.; Washington, D.C. Born in Tyler, Smith County, Tex., April 23, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; vice-president, Royall National Bank; director, Guaranty State Bank; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1901-02; member of Texas Democratic State Executive Committee, 1902-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1908; U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Egypt, 1917-18; U.S. Consul General in Cairo, 1917-20; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1920-21. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega; Sons of the Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars. Died April 18, 1952 (age 78 years, 361 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Newman Gary and Martha Isabella (Boren) Gary; married, December 18, 1901, to Bessie Royall.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Franklin Mott Gunther (1885-1941) — of Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 28, 1885. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1928-30; Romania, 1937-41. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the Revolution. Died in Bucharest, Romania, December 22, 1941 (age 56 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin L. Gunther and Louisa Dunmore (Mott) Gunther; married, April 27, 1918, to Louisa Bronson Hunnewell.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Frank Warren Hackett (b. 1841) — of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H.; Washington, D.C. Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., April 11, 1841. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Portsmouth, 1877; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1900-01. Episcopalian. Member, Loyal Legion; Sons of the Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Young Hackett and Olive (Pickering) Hackett; married, April 21, 1880, to Ida Craven.
Alexander Burton Hagner Alexander Burton Hagner (1826-1915) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., July 13, 1826. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1854; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1859 (American), 1874 (Republican); Constitutional Union candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1860; Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1879-1903; retired 1903. Episcopalian. Member, American Historical Association; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Washington, D.C., June 30, 1915 (age 88 years, 352 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Hagner (1772-1850) and Frances (Randall) Hagner (1787-1863); married 1854 to Louisa Harrison (1829-1905); grandson of John Randall (1773?-?).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
Chester Harding Chester Harding (1866-1936) — of Washington, D.C.; Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass. Born in Enterprise, Clarke County, Miss., December 31, 1866. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1913-14; Governor of Panama Canal Zone, 1917-21. Unitarian. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died November 11, 1936 (age 69 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Horace Harding and Eliza Procter (Gould) Harding; married, July 15, 1895, to Flora Krum.
  Image source: Library of Congress
Harry B. Hawes Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947) — also known as Harry B. Hawes — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1928; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1921-26; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1926-33; resigned 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; American Economic Association; Izaak Walton League; Audubon Society; American Forestry Association; National Rifle Association. Died in Washington, D.C., July 31, 1947 (age 77 years, 258 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Ripley County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Nicholas Hawes (1843-1891) and Susan Elizabeth (Simrall) Hawes (1846-1900); married, November 15, 1899, to Elizabeth Eppes Osborne Robinson; grandson of Richard Hawes (1797-1877); grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and Albert Gallatin Hawes; great-grandson of George Nicholas; great-grandnephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and Aylett Hawes; second great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Edmund Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, Carter Bassett Harrison, Francis Walker and William Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall and Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin twice removed of John Scott Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John J. Cochran
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921
  Clarence Bussey Hewes (b. 1890) — also known as Clarence B. Hewes — of Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, La.; Washington, D.C. Born in Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, La., February 1, 1890. Republican. Foreign Service officer; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1948, 1952. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  David Jayne Hill (1850-1932) — also known as David J. Hill — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., June 10, 1850. Historian; president, Bucknell University, 1879-88; president, University of Rochester, 1888-96; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1903-05; Netherlands, 1905-08; Luxembourg, 1905-08; U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1908-11. Member, American Philosophical Society; American Historical Association; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1932 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Daniel T. Hill and Lydia Ann (Thompson) Hill; married, June 3, 1886, to Juliet Lewis Packer.
  Cross-reference: Thomas Burke
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Carlton Bailey Hurst (b. 1867) — also known as Carl Bailey Hurst — of Washington, D.C. Born in Bremen, Germany, of American parents, August 16, 1867. U.S. Consul in Catania, 1892-93; Crefeld, 1893-95; Prague, 1895-97; La Guaira, 1904-05; Plauen, 1905-10; Lyon, 1910-13; U.S. Consul General in Vienna, 1897-1903; Barcelona, 1913-20; Havana, as of 1921-26; Berlin, as of 1929. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Fletcher Hurst (1834-1903; Methodist bishop, missionary, and author) and Catherine (LaMonte) Hurst; married, August 1, 1892, to Harriet Hamline Strobridge.
Louis A. Johnson Louis Arthur Johnson (1891-1966) — also known as Louis A. Johnson — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., January 10, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924; National Commander, American Legion, 1932-33; Assistant Secretary of War, 1937-40; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1949-50. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., April 24, 1966 (age 75 years, 104 days). Interment at Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Marcellus A. Johnson and Katherine Leftwich (Arthur) Johnson; married, February 7, 1920, to Ruth F. Maxwell.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
  Julius Gareché Lay (1872-1939) — also known as Julius G. Lay — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., August 9, 1872. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Ottawa, 1893-96; U.S. Consul in Windsor, 1896-99; U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, 1899-1904; Canton, 1904-06; Cape Town, 1906-10; Rio de Janeiro, 1910-14; Berlin, as of 1916-17; Calcutta, as of 1926; U.S. Minister to Honduras, 1929-32; Uruguay, 1935-37. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died suddenly, following a heart attack, in Prides Crossing, Beverly, Essex County, Mass., August 28, 1939 (age 67 years, 19 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Richard G. Lay (Lt.Col., U.S. Army) and Caroline Y. (Kimball) Lay; married, December 10, 1904, to Anne Howard (1870-1942).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas O. Marvin (b. 1867) — of Massachusetts; Washington, D.C. Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., December 10, 1867. Minister; newspaper editorial writer; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1921-26. Universalist. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Theta Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas E. O. Marvin and Anne Maria (Lippitt) Marvin; married, November 15, 1894, to Flora Myrick Sugden.
  Angus Wilton McLean (1870-1935) — also known as Angus W. McLean — of Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C. Born in Robeson County, N.C., April 20, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; Robeson County Attorney, 1892-1904; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904 (member, Rules Committee), 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1932; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1916-24; Governor of North Carolina, 1925-29. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Sons of the Revolution; Knights of Pythias; Sigma Chi. Died in Washington, D.C., June 21, 1935 (age 65 years, 62 days). Entombed at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald Alexander McLean (1844-1906) and Caroline (Purcell) McLean (1845-1914); married, April 14, 1904, to Margaret French (1879-1959); father of Hector MacLean (1920-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Hayes McNeill (b. 1877) — also known as Robert H. McNeill — of Jefferson, Ashe County, N.C.; Washington, D.C. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., April 25, 1877. Republican. Candidate for superior court judge in North Carolina, 1901; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1936, 1948, 1956; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1940. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
Matthew M. Neely Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958) — also known as Matthew M. Neely — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Grove, Doddridge County, W.Va., November 9, 1874. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; mayor of Fairmont, W.Va., 1908-10; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1913-21, 1945-47; defeated, 1920, 1946; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1923-29, 1931-41, 1949-58; defeated, 1928; resigned 1941; defeated, 1942; died in office 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1952, 1956; Governor of West Virginia, 1941-45. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Delta Chi; Phi Sigma Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Americans for Democratic Action; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, from cancer, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 18, 1958 (age 83 years, 70 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Newlon Neely (1828-1906) and Mary (Morris) Neely (1848-1938); married, October 21, 1903, to Alberta Claire Ramage (1881-1976); grandfather of Richard Neely (1941-).
  Cross-reference: George Arnold — Charles Lively
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1919)
  Lewis Seaman Patrick (1843-1913) — also known as Lewis S. Patrick — of Marinette, Marinette County, Wis. Born in Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 8, 1843. Republican. Postmaster at Marinette, Wis., 1890-94, 1898-1906; personal secretary to U.S. Sen. Isaac Stephenson, 1907-13. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died, from heart failure, in Washington, D.C., July 2, 1913 (age 70 years, 24 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Rowland Patrick (1814-1869) and Caroline (Ludington) Patrick (1816-1898); married to Sarah W. Butterick (1846-1926); nephew of Harrison Ludington (1812-1891).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stanley Forman Reed (1884-1980) — also known as Stanley F. Reed — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky.; Washington, D.C. Born in Minerva, Mason County, Ky., December 31, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; counsel, Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1912-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1936; U.S. Solicitor General, 1935-38; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1938-57. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Phi. Died in Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., April 2, 1980 (age 95 years, 93 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. John A. Reed and Frances (Forman) Reed; married, May 11, 1908, to Winifred Elgin.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Stanley Reed: John D. Fassett, New Deal Justice: The Life of Stanley Reed of Kentucky
  Charles Hitchcock Sherrill (1867-1936) — also known as Charles H. Sherrill — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1909-10; general in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1932-33. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Sons of the Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Society of the War of 1812. Died in Paris, France, June 25, 1936 (age 69 years, 73 days). Interment at South End Cemetery, East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hitchcock Sherrill (1814-1887) and Sarah Fulton (Wynkoop) Sherrill (1829-1897); married, February 8, 1906, to Miss George Barker Gibbs.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen J. Spingarn (b. 1908) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y., September 1, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; administrative assistant to President Harry Truman, 1949-50; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1950-53. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; American Political Science Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. E. Spingarn and Amy Judith Spingarn.
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