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Lawyer Politicians in Delaware

  Wilbur Louis Adams (1884-1937) — also known as Wilbur L. Adams — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1924; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1933-35; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1934. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., December 4, 1937 (age 53 years, 42 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunning Adams and Sarah Lavinia (Thompson) Adams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Hall Anderson (1878-1936) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., November 12, 1878. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1925-29. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1936 (age about 57 years). Interment at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Near Frederica, Kent County, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James F. Anderson and Sarah G. (Hall) Anderson; married, September 17, 1907, to Blanche V. Brown (died 1932).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Bassett (1745-1815) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Cecil County, Md., April 2, 1745. Lawyer; member of Delaware state legislative council from Kent County, 1776-80, 1782-83; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Delaware state senate, 1782; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1786; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1789-93; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1793-99; Governor of Delaware, 1799-1801; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1801-02. Methodist. Died in Cecil County, Md., September 15, 1815 (age 70 years, 166 days). Original interment somewhere in Cecil County, Md.; reinterment in 1865 at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Michael or Arnold Bassett and Judith (Thompson) Bassett; married, December 22, 1774, to Ann Ennals (1746-1796); adoptive father of Rachel McCleary Bassett (who married Joshua Clayton); father of Ann Nancy Bassett (1777-1854; who married James Asheton Bayard, Sr.); grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; second great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; third great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); fourth great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); first cousin thrice removed of John Sluyter Wirt.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alice Moore Batchelder (b. 1944) — of Ohio. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 15, 1944. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, 1985-92; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1992-. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  George Handy Bates (1845-1916) — also known as George H. Bates — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., November 19, 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1884; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1882-83; Speaker of the Delaware State House of Representatives, 1883. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 31, 1916 (age 70 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Moore Bates; married, May 26, 1870, to Elizabeth B. Russell.
  Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985) — also known as Alexis I. du Pont Bayard — of Rockland, New Castle County, Del.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 11, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948 (alternate; member, Credentials Committee), 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1960, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1949-53; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jaycees. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., September 3, 1985 (age 67 years, 204 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard (1880-1975); brother of Thomas Francis Bayard III; married, April 24, 1944, to Jane Brady Hildreth; father of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); grandson of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; grandnephew of Edward Green Bradford II; great-grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Jr. and Edward Green Bradford; great-grandnephew of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and Henry DuPont; second great-grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; third great-grandson of Richard Bassett; third great-grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; sixth great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard; seventh great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; first cousin once removed of Francis Irenee du Pont and Edward Green Bradford, Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; first cousin thrice removed of Charles Irénée du Pont; second cousin of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Thomas Coleman du Pont, Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont; second cousin thrice removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; second cousin five times removed of Timothy Pitkin; third cousin of Francis Victor du Pont, Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; third cousin once removed of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; third cousin twice removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; third cousin thrice removed of Bailey Frye Adams; eighth great-grandson of George Wyllys and John Haynes.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Asheton Bayard, Sr. (1767-1815) — also known as "The Chevalier"; "The Goliath of His Party"; "High Priest of the Constitution" — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 28, 1767. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1797-1803; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1804-13. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 6, 1815 (age 48 years, 9 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Cecil County, Md.; reinterment in 1842 at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Asheton Bayard (1738-1770) and Agnes or Ann (Hodge) Bayard; married, February 11, 1795, to Ann Nancy Bassett (1777-1854; daughter of Richard Bassett); father of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868) and James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; nephew and adoptive son of John Bubenheim Bayard; grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; second great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); second great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); third great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); third great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; first cousin once removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; second cousin twice removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin once removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802); fourth cousin once removed of James Adams Ekin.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Asheton Bayard, Jr. (1799-1880) — also known as James A. Bayard — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 15, 1799. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1837-43; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1851-64, 1867-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1864, 1868. Suffered an accidental fall while descending stairs, and died a few days later, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 13, 1880 (age 80 years, 211 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Asheton Bayard, Sr. and Ann (Bassett) Bayard; brother of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868); married, July 8, 1823, to Ann Francis; father of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; grandson of Richard Bassett; grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); second great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); third great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); fourth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; second cousin of Littleton Kirkpatrick; second cousin once removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin once removed of John Sluyter Wirt; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802).
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Richard Henry Bayard (born c.1949) — also known as Richard Bayard — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born about 1949. Democrat. Aide to Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, 1972-76; lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1988-97, 2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1997. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of Jane Brady (Hildreth) Bayard (1918-1960) and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; nephew of Thomas Francis Bayard III; grandson of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; great-grandson of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; great-grandnephew of Edward Green Bradford II; second great-grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Jr. and Edward Green Bradford; second great-grandnephew of Richard Henry Bayard and Henry DuPont; third great-grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; fourth great-grandson of Richard Bassett; fourth great-grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; seventh great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard; first cousin twice removed of Francis Irenee du Pont and Edward Green Bradford, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; first cousin four times removed of Charles Irénée du Pont; second cousin once removed of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Coleman du Pont, Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954); second cousin four times removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; third cousin once removed of Francis Victor du Pont, Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; fourth cousin of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr. (1828-1898) — also known as Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 29, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1853-55; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1869-85; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1880, 1884; U.S. Secretary of State, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1892; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1893-97. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., September 28, 1898 (age 69 years, 334 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Asheton Bayard, Jr. and Anne (Francis) Bayard; married 1856 to Louisa Lee; married, November 7, 1889, to Mary W. Clymer; father of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; nephew of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868); grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; grandfather of Mabel Bayard Warren (who married Joseph Gardner Bradley), Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); great-grandson of Richard Bassett; great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); great-grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; fourth great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); fifth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; second cousin once removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; second cousin four times removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin of Andrew Kirkpatrick; third cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802); fourth cousin of John Sluyter Wirt.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mount Bayard, on the border between British Columbia, Canada, and the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr. (1868-1942) — also known as Thomas F. Bayard — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 4, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1906-16; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1922-29; defeated, 1928, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Episcopalian. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 12, 1942 (age 74 years, 38 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr. and Louisa (Lee) Bayard; married, October 3, 1908, to Elizabeth Bradford du Pont (first cousin of Francis Irenee du Pont and Edward Green Bradford, Jr.); father of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Jr.; grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); grandnephew of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868); great-grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; second great-grandson of Richard Bassett; second great-grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; fifth great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard; sixth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; second cousin twice removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; second cousin five times removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin once removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; fourth cousin once removed of John Sluyter Wirt.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747-1812) — of Delaware. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1747. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1783-85; Delaware state attorney general, 1784-90; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; delegate to Delaware convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787; member of Delaware state senate, 1788; Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1789; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1789-1812; died in office 1812. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 30, 1812 (age about 64 years). Original interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Wilmington, Del.; reinterment at Masonic Home Cemetery, Christiana, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Gunning Bedford (1720-1802) and Susannah (Jacquett) Bedford (1724-1766); married 1770 to Jane Ballareau Parker (1746-1831); first cousin of Gunning Bedford (1742-1797).
  Political family: Read family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Eugene Ennalls Berl (1889-1954) — also known as E. Ennalls Berl — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 2, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Delaware convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1940, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1942; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1948. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Died April 1, 1954 (age 65 years, 30 days). Interment at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (b. 1942) — also known as Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; Joe Biden — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., November 20, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1973-2009; resigned 2009; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1988, 2008; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Vice President of the United States, 2009-17; President of the United States, 2021-. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. (1915-2002) and Catherine Eugenia 'Jean' (Finnegan) Biden (1917-2010); married 1966 to Neilia Hunter (1942-1972); married 1977 to Jill Tracy Jacobs; father of Joseph Robinette Biden III (1969-2015).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Joe Biden: Jules Witcover, Joe Biden: A Life of Trial and Redemption
  Joseph Robinette Biden III (1969-2015) — also known as Beau Biden — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 3, 1969. Democrat. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 2007-15; major in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 2008. Catholic. Member, Psi Upsilon. Died, from brain cancer, in Walter Reed Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 30, 2015 (age 46 years, 116 days). Interment at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Neilia (Hunter) Biden (1942-1972) and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (1942-).
  Cross-reference: Edward E. Kaufman
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Biggs, Jr. (1895-1979) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 6, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1930-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1932, 1936; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1937-65; took senior status 1965. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., April 15, 1979 (age 83 years, 191 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Biggs and Rachel Valentine (Massey) Biggs; married, April 16, 1925, to Anna Swift Rupert.
  See also federal judicial profile
  James Caleb Boggs (1909-1993) — also known as J. Caleb Boggs — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Cheswold, Kent County, Del., May 15, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1947-53; Governor of Delaware, 1953-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1960; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1961-73; defeated, 1972. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Kappa Alpha Order. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 26, 1993 (age 83 years, 315 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar J. Boggs and Lettie (Vaughan) Boggs; married, December 26, 1931, to Elizabeth Muir.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Henry Boyce (1855-1942) — also known as William H. Boyce — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del.; Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., November 28, 1855. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; Sussex County Recorder of Deeds, 1881-86; chair of Sussex County Democratic Party, 1893-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1896, 1924; secretary of state of Delaware, 1897; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1897-1921; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1923-25; defeated, 1924. Episcopalian. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., February 6, 1942 (age 86 years, 70 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Boyce and Sarah J. (Otwell) Boyce; married, October 25, 1882, to Emma E. Valliant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Green Bradford (1819-1884) — also known as Edward G. Bradford — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Cecil County, Md., July 17, 1819. Republican. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1849-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1856 (member, Platform Committee); U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1861-66; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1868-70; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1871-84; died in office 1884. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 16, 1884 (age 64 years, 183 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Moses Bradford (1788-1874) and Phebe (George) Bradford (1794-1840); married 1840 to Mary Alicia Heyward (1820-1848); married, February 5, 1852, to Elizabeth Roberts Canby (1826-1914; fourth cousin *** of Elsie Cryder Woodward); father of Edward Green Bradford II; grandfather of Edward Green Bradford, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; great-grandfather of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard; fifth great-grandson of George Wyllys and John Haynes; second cousin twice removed of Timothy Pitkin; second cousin thrice removed of Abraham Davenport (1715-1789); third cousin of Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland and Clayton Hyde Lathrop; third cousin twice removed of Aaron Kitchell, Enoch Woodbridge, John Davenport, James Davenport, Ephraim Safford, Isaiah Kidder and Clayton Huntington Lathrop; fourth cousin of Ira Chandler Backus, Joshua Perkins, Julius Levi Strong, Henry Sabin and Lee Randall Sanborn; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham Davenport (1767-1837), Jonathan Usher, William Woodbridge, Dudley Woodbridge, Theodore Davenport, Charles Stetson, James Safford, Luther Kidder, Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880), Chester Dorman Hubbard, Delos Fall and James L. Sanborn.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Green Bradford II (1848-1928) — also known as Edward G. Bradford II — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 12, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1880-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1888, 1916 (alternate); delegate to Delaware state constitutional convention, 1897; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1897-1918; retired 1918. Died in Clifton Heights, Delaware County, Pa., March 30, 1928 (age 80 years, 18 days). Interment at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Green Bradford and Mary Alicia (Heyward) Bradford; married, September 18, 1872, to Eleuthera Paulina du Pont (1848-1906); father of Edward Green Bradford, Jr.; uncle of Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; grandfather of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr.; granduncle of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); great-granduncle of Richard Henry Bayard; sixth great-grandson of George Wyllys and John Haynes; second cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Davenport; third cousin once removed of Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin twice removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kitchell, Enoch Woodbridge, John Davenport, James Davenport, Ephraim Safford and Isaiah Kidder; fourth cousin of Clayton Hyde Lathrop; fourth cousin once removed of Ira Chandler Backus, Joshua Perkins, Julius Levi Strong, Henry Sabin, Lee Randall Sanborn and Clayton Huntington Lathrop.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Green Bradford, Jr. (1878-1927) — also known as Edward G. Bradford, Jr. — of New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., September 11, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 7th District, 1909-10, 1913-14. Episcopalian. Died in Baltimore, Md., December 3, 1927 (age 49 years, 83 days). Interment at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Eleuthera Paulina (du Pont) Bradford (1848-1906) and Edward Green Bradford II; married 1923 to Helen Sergeant Adams (1893-1967); uncle of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr.; grandson of Edward Green Bradford; grandnephew of Henry DuPont; seventh great-grandson of George Wyllys and John Haynes; first cousin of Francis Irenee du Pont and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard (who married Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.); first cousin once removed of Henry Algernon du Pont, Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; first cousin twice removed of Charles Irénée du Pont and Richard Henry Bayard; second cousin of Thomas Coleman du Pont, Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954); second cousin once removed of Francis Victor du Pont, Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; second cousin twice removed of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; second cousin four times removed of Timothy Pitkin; second cousin five times removed of Abraham Davenport; third cousin twice removed of Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin once removed of Clayton Hyde Lathrop.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Wellington Bramhall (1895-1962) — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., November 18, 1895. Lawyer; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1954-57. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., July 7, 1962 (age 66 years, 231 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Wellington Bramhall (1829-1899) and Nancy Jane 'Jennie' (Bradley) Bramhall (1856-1945); married, August 27, 1923, to Margaret Purnell Townsend (1898-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Franklin Brockson (1865-1942) — of Delaware. Born in New Castle County, Del., August 6, 1865. Democrat. School teacher and principal; lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 3rd District, 1909-10; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1913-15; defeated, 1914. Died in Clayton, Kent County, Del., March 16, 1942 (age 76 years, 222 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Madison Broom (1776-1850) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born near Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., 1776. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1805-07; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1824. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 15, 1850 (age about 73 years). Interment at St. Mary's Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Broom (1752-1810); father of Jacob Broom (1808-1864).
  Political family: Broom family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Penrose Buckson (b. 1920) — also known as David P. Buckson — of Camden, Kent County, Del.; Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Townsend, New Castle County, Del., July 25, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1956; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1957-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1960-61; defeated, 1964; Delaware state attorney general, 1963-71. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sigma Nu. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Joseph Maull Carey (1845-1924) — also known as Joseph M. Carey — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Milton, Sussex County, Del., January 19, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1869; Wyoming territory attorney general, 1869-71; justice of Wyoming territorial supreme court, 1872-76; member of Republican National Committee from Wyoming Territory, 1876-90; mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., 1881-85; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wyoming Territory, 1885-90; member of Republican National Committee from Wyoming, 1890-96; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1890-95; Governor of Wyoming, 1911-15. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., February 5, 1924 (age 79 years, 17 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Hood Carey and Susan (Davis) Carey; married 1877 to Louisa David; father of Robert Davis Carey (1878-1937).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Michael Newbold Castle (b. 1939) — also known as Michael N. Castle — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 2, 1939. Republican. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1967-68; member of Delaware state senate 1st District, 1969-76; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1981-85; Governor of Delaware, 1985-92; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1993-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2004, 2008 (delegation chair); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 2010. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of James Manderson Castle and Louisa Johnston (Bache) Castle; married to Jane DiSabatino.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Frederick Causey (1833-1902) — of St. Louis, Mo.; Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., November 28, 1833. Lawyer; member of Delaware state legislature, 1864-66; secretary of state of Delaware, 1884-87. Methodist. Died in Milford, Sussex County, Del., October 12, 1902 (age 68 years, 318 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871) and Maria (Williams) Causey; married, April 13, 1864, to Anna Polk (1839-1902; daughter of Trusten Polk).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Middleton Clayton (1796-1856) — also known as John M. Clayton — of Dover, Kent County, Del.; New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., July 24, 1796. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County, 1824; secretary of state of Delaware, 1826-28; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1829-36, 1845-49, 1853-56; resigned 1836, 1849; died in office 1856; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1837-39; U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-50. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., November 9, 1856 (age 60 years, 108 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Nephew of Joshua Clayton; great-granduncle of Clayton Douglass Buck (1890-1965); cousin *** of Thomas Clayton.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Clayton family of Dover and New Castle, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clayton County, Iowa and Clay County, Ark. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Clayton (1777-1854) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Kent County, Md., July, 1777. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1802-06, 1810, 1812-13; member of Delaware state senate, 1808, 1808, 1821; secretary of state of Delaware, 1808-10; Delaware state attorney general, 1810-15; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1815-17; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1824-27, 1837-47; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1828; superior court judge in Delaware, 1832. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., August 21, 1854 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Clayton (1744-1798); cousin *** of John Middleton Clayton.
  Political families: Clayton family of Dover and New Castle, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Reynolds Clough (1875-1918) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Delaware, May 10, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died, from pneumonia and influenza, in Dover, Kent County, Del., October 15, 1918 (age 43 years, 158 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Frances Smith (Reynolds) Clough (1833-1906) and William L. Clough (1834-1887); married, November 16, 1905, to Ethel Riggs (1879-1919); first cousin thrice removed of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney (1767-1840); first cousin four times removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; second cousin twice removed of George Brydges Rodney; second cousin thrice removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; third cousin once removed of John Henry Rodney; third cousin twice removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; fourth cousin of Caleb Rodney Layton.
  Political families: Rodney family of Delaware; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Parsons Comegys (1813-1893) — also known as Joseph P. Comegys — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born near Dover, Kent County, Del., December 29, 1813. Whig. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1842, 1848; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1856-57; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1876-93. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., February 1, 1893 (age 79 years, 34 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Henry C. Conrad — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1885; postmaster at Wilmington, Del., 1906-09. Burial location unknown.
  Christopher A. Coons (b. 1963) — also known as Chris Coons — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., September 9, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1996; New Castle County Executive, 2005-10; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 2010-. Still living as of 2016.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Matthew P. Denn (b. 1966) — also known as Matt Denn — Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 9, 1966. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Delaware state senate, 1998; Delaware insurance commissioner, 2005-09; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 2009-15; Delaware state attorney general, 2015-19. Jewish. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Morton Denn and Marilyn Denn.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Dickinson (1732-1808) — also known as "Penman of the Revolution" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born near Trappe, Talbot County, Md., November 13, 1732. Planter; lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-76; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1779; member of Delaware state legislative council from New Castle County, 1781; President of Delaware, 1781-83; President of Pennsylvania, 1782-85; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County, 1793. Quaker; later Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 14, 1808 (age 75 years, 93 days). Interment at Friends Burial Ground, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dickinson and Mary (Cadwalader) Dickinson; brother of Philemon Dickinson (1739-1809); married, July 19, 1770, to Mary 'Polly' Norris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Elise du Pont (b. 1935) — also known as Elise Ravenel Wood — of Rockland, New Castle County, Del. Born December 27, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1983; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1984. Female. Still living as of 1984.
  Relatives: Daughter of Richard Davis Wood, Jr. (1909-1995) and Margaretta Clarissa (Duane) Wood (1911-1996); married to Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; third great-granddaughter of William John Duane and Benjamin Wood Richards; third great-grandniece of Richard Bache, Jr.; fourth great-granddaughter of Richard Bache; fifth great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790); fifth great-grandniece of William Henry Rossell; second cousin thrice removed of Robert Walker Irwin.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Flint-Bache family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Neuman family of New York and Arizona (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Pierre Samuel du Pont IV (b. 1935) — also known as Pete du Pont — of Rockland, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 22, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1969-70; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1971-77; Governor of Delaware, 1977-85; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1988. Episcopalian. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre Samuel du Pont III (1910-1988) and Jane (Holcomb) du Pont (1913-1985); married to Elise du Pont; nephew of Reynolds du Pont; grandnephew of Pierre Samuel du Pont; second great-grandnephew of Henry DuPont; first cousin once removed of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr. and Lammot du Pont Copeland; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Coleman du Pont and Alfred Irénée du Pont; first cousin thrice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; first cousin four times removed of Charles Irénée du Pont; second cousin once removed of Francis Victor du Pont; second cousin twice removed of Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford, Jr., Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard and Eugene Lammot (1899-1987); third cousin of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont; third cousin once removed of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; fourth cousin of Richard Henry Bayard.
  Political family: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joseph James Farnan, Jr. (b. 1945) — also known as Joseph J. Farnan — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1945. Lawyer; New Castle County Attorney, 1976-79; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1981-85; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1985-2010; retired 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  George Joseph Feldman (1904-1994) — also known as George J. Feldman — of New York. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 6, 1904. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Malta, 1965-67; Luxembourg, 1967-69. Jewish. Chief author of a Congressional study which led to the creation of NASA as a civilian space agency. Died in the Bryn Mawr Terrace Nursing Home, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., November 22, 1994 (age 90 years, 16 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Marion Schulman.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Gilpin (1813-1894) — of Colorado. Born in New Castle County, Del., October 4, 1813. Lawyer; newspaper editor; explorer; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor of Colorado Territory, 1861-62; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Colorado Territory, 1862. Run over by a horse and buggy, and later died as a result, in Denver, Colo., January 20, 1894 (age 80 years, 108 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) and Mary (Dilworth) Gilpin (1777-1864); brother of Henry Dilworth Gilpin (1801-1860); married to Julia Pratte (1836-1912).
  Gilpin County, Colo. is named for him.
  Gilpin Peak, in the Sneffels Range of the Rocky Mountains, in Ouray County and San Miguel County, Colorado, is named for him.  — Gilpin Lake, in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Routt County, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
George Gray George Gray (1840-1925) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., May 4, 1840. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1880, 1884; Delaware state attorney general, 1879-85; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1885-99; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1899-1914; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1920. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 7, 1925 (age 85 years, 95 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew C. Gray and Elizabeth Gray; married 1870 to Harriet L. Black; married 1882 to Margaret J. Black.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1902
  Percy Warren Green (b. 1889) — also known as P. Warren Green — of Pullman, Whitman County, Wash.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Booth's Corner, Delaware County, Pa., August 18, 1889. Republican. College professor; lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1933-39; appointed 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Green and Elizabeth Ellen (Talley) Green; married, December 17, 1931, to Maria Ellen Reynolds.
  Leonard G. Hagner (b. 1894) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 19, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1953-61. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Albert Hagner and Eva Boyer (Hoopes) Hagner; married, September 3, 1955, to Wilhelmina S. Syfrit.
  David Hall (1752-1817) — of Delaware. Born January 4, 1752. Lawyer; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Governor of Delaware, 1802-05; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1813-17. Died September 18, 1817 (age 65 years, 257 days). Interment at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Hannah White (who married Francis Philo Phelps (1799-1886)).
  Political family: Phelps-White-Hall family of Cambridge, Maryland.
Levin Irving Handy Levin Irving Handy (1861-1922) — also known as L. Irving Handy — of Newark, New Castle County, Del. Born in Berlin, Worcester County, Md., December 24, 1861. Democrat. School teacher and principal; Kent County Superintendent of Free Schools, 1887-90; lawyer; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1892-96; newspaper editorial writer; lecturer; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1897-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1900, 1904, 1908; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1904. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 3, 1922 (age 60 years, 41 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Collins Handy (1835-1909) and Marie (Breckinridge) Handy (1836-1905); married, January 25, 1887, to Mary Corbit Bell (1857-1930); nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Carroll and Charles Carroll of Carrollton; fourth cousin once removed of Reuben Handy Meriwether.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
William F. Harrity William Francis Harrity (1850-1912) — also known as William F. Harrity — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 19, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884, 1896; postmaster at Philadelphia, Pa., 1885-89; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1890; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1891-95; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1892-97; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1892-96. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 12, 1912 (age 61 years, 176 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Harrity and Jane A. Harrity.
  The William F. Harrity Public School (built 1913, closed 2017), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Daniel Oren Hastings (1874-1966) — also known as Daniel O. Hastings — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Centerville, New Castle County, Del. Born near Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., March 5, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Delaware, 1909; appointed 1909; resigned 1909; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1909-11; appointed 1909; resigned 1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1920 (alternate), 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936, 1944 (alternate), 1952; member, Credentials Committee, 1928, 1952; speaker, 1928; member, Resolutions Committee, 1936; member, Arrangements Committee, 1940; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1928-37; appointed 1928; defeated, 1936; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1937-40. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 9, 1966 (age 92 years, 65 days). Interment at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owls Nest, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel H. Hastings and Amelia Ellen (Parsons) Hastings; married, April 19, 1898, to Carrie L. Saxton (1872-1930).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Heald (1864-1939) — also known as William H. Heald — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 27, 1864. Republican. Bank examiner; lawyer; postmaster at Wilmington, Del., 1901-06; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1909-13; banker. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 3, 1939 (age 74 years, 280 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Higgins (1840-1912) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County, Del., October 1, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1869-76; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1884; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1889-95; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1896; one of the attorneys for U.S. District Judge Charles Swayne during his impeachment proceedings, 1904-05. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 26, 1912 (age 71 years, 269 days). Interment at St. Georges Cemetery, St. Georges, Del.
  Cross-reference: Ralph Stone
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., March 5, 1777. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1801-04; Delaware state attorney general, 1806-10; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1810-21. Died near Petersville, Frederick County, Md., June 9, 1842 (age 65 years, 96 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Frederick, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William Horsey and Eleanor (Walles) Horsey; father of Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902); great-grandfather of Outerbridge Horsey (1910-1983); first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Clayton Horsey; third cousin once removed of Charles H. G. Horsey.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902) — of Burkittsville, Frederick County, Md. Born in Delaware, February 28, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; distiller; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1880. Died January 5, 1902 (age 82 years, 311 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842) and Eliza Digges (Lee) Horsey (1783-1862); married to Anna Carroll (1838-1899); grandfather of Outerbridge Horsey (1910-1983); second cousin twice removed of Thomas Clayton Horsey; fourth cousin of Charles H. G. Horsey.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Howell (1754-1802) — of Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Newark, New Castle County, Del., October 23, 1754. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Gloucester County, 1787; Governor of New Jersey, 1793-1801; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1793-1801. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., April 28, 1802 (age 47 years, 187 days). Interment at Friends Burying Ground, Trenton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Howell and Sarah (Bond) Howell; married 1799 to Keziah Burr; grandfather of Daniel Agnew and Varina Howell (who married Jefferson Finis Davis); second great-grandfather of Howell Morgan (1863-1952); third great-grandfather of Cecil Morgan.
  Political family: Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Kathleen Jennings (born c.1953) — also known as Kathy Jennings — of New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., about 1953. Democrat. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 2019-. Female. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Boone Jester (1895-1938) — also known as John B. Jester — of High Point, New Castle County, Del. Born in Felton, Kent County, Del., April 12, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1936. Died August 22, 1938 (age 43 years, 132 days). Interment at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Near Frederica, Kent County, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Green Jester (1861-1951) and Laura (Boone) Jester (1865-1947); married, December 29, 1926, to Amy Catherine Hughes.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kensey Johns, Sr. (1759-1848) — Born in Maryland, June 14, 1759. Whig. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; delegate to Delaware state constitutional convention, 1792; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1799-1830; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1830-32. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., December 21, 1848 (age 89 years, 190 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Nancy Ann Van Dyke (daughter of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789)); father of Kensey Johns, Jr..
  Political family: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Kensey Johns, Jr. (1791-1857) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., December 10, 1791. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1827-31; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1832-57; died in office 1857. Presbyterian. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., March 28, 1857 (age 65 years, 108 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Kensey Johns, Sr. and Nancy Ann (Van Dyke) Johns; grandson of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789).
  Political family: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Christopher Johnson (born c.1986) — also known as Chris Johnson — Born about 1986. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Delaware state attorney general, 2018. African ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  Thomas James Keating (1829-1898) — of Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Md. Born in Smyrna, Kent County, Del., May 3, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Queen Anne's County State's Attorney, 1860-76; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867; Maryland state comptroller, 1878-84; banker; chair of Queen Anne's County Democratic Party, 1893. Episcopalian. Died in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Md., June 1, 1898 (age 69 years, 29 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Keating and Elizabeth Jane (Palmer) Keating; married 1862 to Sarah F. Webster.
  Joseph Augustus Kellogg (1865-1929) — also known as Joseph A. Kellogg — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Delaware City, New Castle County, Del., May 13, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1911; appointed 1911; defeated, 1911; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); New York Democratic state chair, 1918-19. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi. Died, of appendicitis, in a hospital at Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., September 8, 1929 (age 64 years, 118 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Fort Edward, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Charles Dor Kellogg and Mary Jane (Baucus) Kellogg; married, November 29, 1893, to Emma Ada Cronkhite.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clair John Killoran (1905-1975) — also known as Clair J. Killoran — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho, April 12, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee); Delaware Republican state chair, 1950; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Sigma; Elks. Died October 29, 1975 (age 70 years, 200 days). Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles J. Killoran and Ada (Percifield) Killoran; married, November 30, 1935, to Anne Regina Biggs (1910-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horace Greeley Knowles (1863-1913) — also known as Horace G. Knowles — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1863. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1889-93; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1907-09; Serbia, 1907-09; Dominican Republic, 1909-10; Bolivia, 1910-13, died in office 1913. Died August 23, 1913 (age 49 years, 307 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Horace Greeley
  Relatives: Son of Isaac H. D. Knowles and Sarah L. (Short) Knowles; married, April 20, 1897, to Edith E. Wallace.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Swain Lee (b. 1935) — also known as Bill Lee — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 18, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Sussex County Republican Party, 1973-77; Republican candidate for Governor of Delaware, 2000 (primary), 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Son of Walter H. Lee and Virginia (Swain) Lee.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Paine Lord (1839-1911) — also known as William P. Lord — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., July 1, 1839. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Oregon state senate, 1878; justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1880-94; chief justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1880-82, 1886-88, 1892-94; Governor of Oregon, 1895-99; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1899-1903. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 17, 1911 (age 71 years, 231 days). Entombed at Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Ore.
  Relatives: Married, January 12, 1880, to Juliette Montague (1844-1924).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Livingston Martin (1837-1897) — also known as Edward L. Martin — of Seaford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., March 29, 1837. Democrat. Clerk, Delaware State Senate, 1863-65; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1864, 1872, 1876, 1880 (chair, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1884; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1879-83. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Grange. Died in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., January 22, 1897 (age 59 years, 299 days). Interment at St. Luke's Episcopal Churchyard, Seaford, Del.
  Presumably named for: Edward Livingston
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  H. Edward Maull, Sr. (1914-1982) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born January 3, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1968. Member, Freemasons. Died March 26, 1982 (age 68 years, 82 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Marriner Maull (1885-1946) and Lida Emerson (Burton) Maull (1889-1962); married to Irene Turner (1915-2005); second great-grandnephew of Joseph Maull; second cousin of Harold Vincent Maull (1917-1999); second cousin twice removed of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; third cousin once removed of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; fourth cousin of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986).
  Political family: Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "I've had a wonderful life."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Griffith McCullough (1835-1915) — also known as John G. McCullough — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Newark, New Castle County, Del., September 16, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 5th District, 1862-63; California state attorney general, 1863-67; member of Vermont state senate, 1898; Governor of Vermont, 1902-04. Congregationalist. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1915 (age 79 years, 255 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
  Thomas McKean (1734-1817) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in New London Township, Chester County, Pa., March 19, 1734. Lawyer; member of Delaware colonial Assembly, 1765-76; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1765-74; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1774-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1777-83; President of Delaware, 1777; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1777-99; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1781; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1789-90; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1799-1808; impeached by the Pennsylvania legislature in 1807, but no trial was ever held. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 24, 1817 (age 83 years, 97 days). Original interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1843 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William McKean and Letitia (Finley) McKean; married to the sister-in-law of Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791); married 1763 to Mary Borden (died 1773); married 1774 to Sarah Armitage.
  Political family: Hopkinson-McKean family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  McKean County, Pa. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Thomas McKean Thompson McKennanThomas McKean Pettit
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Louis McLane (1786-1857) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Maryland. Born in Smyrna, Kent County, Del., May 28, 1786. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1817-27; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1827-29; U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1829-31, 1845-46; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1831-33; U.S. Secretary of State, 1833-34; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850. Episcopalian. Died in Baltimore, Md., October 7, 1857 (age 71 years, 132 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Allen McLane (1746-1829) and Rebecca (Wells) McLane; married 1812 to Catherine Mary Milligan; father of Robert Milligan McLane (1815-1898) and Lydia McLane (1822-1887; who married Joseph Eggleston Johnston); grandfather of Robert Milligan McLane (1867-1904).
  Political family: McLane family of Baltimore, Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Elwood Franklin Melson, Jr. (1914-2001) — also known as Elwood F. Melson, Jr. — of Claymont, New Castle County, Del. Born in Frankford, Sussex County, Del., March 12, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 3rd District, 1955-58; family court judge in Delaware, 1964-80. Methodist. Fought successfully to abolish the death penalty in Delaware (1958). Died, following a series of strokes, in Hockessin, New Castle County, Del., December 25, 2001 (age 87 years, 288 days). Interment at Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Laura Montgomery (Buckson) Melson (1890-1960) and Elwood Franklin Melson, Sr. (1890-1980); married to Grace Elizabeth Vose (1922-2003).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Reed Nicholson (b. 1849) — also known as John R. Nicholson — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., May 19, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1892-95; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1895-1909. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1884 to Isabella Hayes Hager.
  John Percy Nields (1868-1943) — also known as John P. Nields — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 7, 1868. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1902, 1903-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1930-41; took senior status 1941; senior judge, 1941-43. Died in Nahant, Essex County, Mass., August 26, 1943 (age 75 years, 19 days). Interment at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owls Nest, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Craven (1875-1965).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Pennewill (b. 1854) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., June 16, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; solicitor in Delaware for Pennsylvania Railroad; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1897-1916; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1909-16. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anna E. (Curry) Pennewill and Simeon Pennewill; brother of Simeon Selby Pennewill (1867-1935); married, December 5, 1888, to Alice Hazel.
  Political family: Pennewill family of Dover and Greenwood, Delaware.
  Trusten Polk (1811-1876) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born near Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., May 29, 1811. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 28th District, 1845-46; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1848; Governor of Missouri, 1857; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1857-62; expelled 1862; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on January 10, 1862 over his support for secession. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 1876 (age 64 years, 323 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Nutter Polk (1786-1835) and Lavenia (Causey) Polk (1791-1825); married, December 26, 1837, to Elizabeth Skinner; father of Anna Polk (1829-1902; who married William Frederick Causey); nephew of Peter Foster Causey; third cousin once removed of Charles Polk; fourth cousin of Joseph Maull, James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge, Marshall Tate Polk (1831-1884), Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk, Albert Fawcett Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  George Read (1733-1798) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born near North East, Cecil County, Md., September 18, 1733. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1774-77; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; delegate to Delaware state constitutional convention, 1776; member of Delaware state legislative council from New Castle County, 1776-79, 1782-83; President of Delaware, 1777-78; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1779-80; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1789-93; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1793-98. Episcopalian. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., September 21, 1798 (age 65 years, 3 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Read and Mary (Howell) Read; married 1763 to Gertrude (Ross) Till (sister of George Ross); father of Mary Read (who married Gunning Bedford), George Read II and John Read (1769-1854); grandfather of George Read III and John Meredith Read (1797-1874); great-grandfather of John Meredith Read, Jr..
  Political family: Read family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Read II (1765-1836) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in 1765. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1789-1816. Died in 1836 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Read (1733-1798); married 1786 to Mary Thompson; father of George Read III.
  Political family: Read family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Warren Walter Rich (1863-1916) — also known as Warren W. Rich — of Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., September 18, 1863. Lawyer; U.S. Consular Agent in Salina Cruz, 1907-08; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Salina Cruz, 1908-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Salina Cruz, as of 1916. Died, from tuberculosis, in Delaware, August 17, 1916 (age 52 years, 334 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Rich (1830-1894) and Caroline Rich; married, November 19, 1896, to Katherine Clement Tschuy (1865-1947); third cousin twice removed of Lemuel Stetson (1804-1868); third cousin thrice removed of James Kilbourne.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey; Augur family of Connecticut; Hughes-Stuart family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Moore Richardson (1858-1930) — also known as John M. Richardson — of Delaware. Born in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md., February 10, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1928. Episcopalian. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., August 4, 1930 (age 72 years, 175 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Henry Virden Lyons (1866-1945); great-grandson-in-law of Caleb Rodney.
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry Johnson Ridgely (1913-1990) — also known as Henry J. Ridgely — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Camden, Kent County, Del., November 17, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956 (alternate). Member, Sigma Nu; American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Odd Fellows; Grange; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from kidney failure, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Del., September 10, 1990 (age 76 years, 297 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles du Pont Ridgely and Helene Marjorie (Rudolph) Ridgely (1881-1971); grandson of Daniel M. Ridgely; second great-grandson of Henry Moore Ridgely (1779-1847); second great-grandnephew of Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Ridgely family of Dover, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry Moore Ridgely (1779-1847) — also known as Henry M. Ridgely — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., August 6, 1779. Lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1811-15; secretary of state of Delaware, 1817-27; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1827-29. Episcopalian. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., August 6, 1847 (age 68 years, 0 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Ann (Moore) Ridgely (1732-1810) and Dr. Charles Greenberry Ridgely (1738-1786); brother of Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely (1762-1830); married to Sarah 'Sally' Banning (1787-1837); married 1842 to Sarah Ann Comegys (1805-1887); father of Ann Ridgely (1815-1898; who married Charles Irénée du Pont); grandfather of Daniel M. Ridgely; great-grandfather of Charles du Pont Ridgely; second great-grandfather of Henry Johnson Ridgely.
  Political family: Ridgely family of Dover, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  LaKresha Roberts (born c.1983) — Born about 1983. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Delaware state attorney general, 2018. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  John Henry Rodney (1839-1913) — also known as John H. Rodney — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., June 18, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1888. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 13, 1913 (age 74 years, 56 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of George Brydges Rodney and Mary Jane (Duvall) Rodney; grandson of Daniel Rodney; grandnephew of Caleb Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; second cousin once removed of Caleb Rodney Layton; second cousin twice removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; third cousin once removed of Thomas McKean Rodney and Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michele Rollins (born c.1945) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born about 1945. Republican. Real estate developer; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 2010. Female. Still living as of 2010.
  William Victor Roth, Jr. (1921-2003) — also known as William V. Roth, Jr. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., July 22, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1960; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1964; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1967-70; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1971-2001; resigned 1970; defeated, 2000. Episcopalian. Member, Trilateral Commission. Died December 13, 2003 (age 82 years, 144 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (1861-1927) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., April 17, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1900-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1904, 1908, 1912; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1908-20; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1913-19; defeated, 1918. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 20, 1927 (age 65 years, 309 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Willard Saulsbury, Sr.; nephew of Gove Saulsbury (1815-1881) and Eli May Saulsbury.
  Political family: Saulsbury family of Dover, Delaware.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Collins Jacques Seitz (1914-1998) — also known as Collins J. Seitz — Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 20, 1914. Lawyer; vice-chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1946-51; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1951-66; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1949-51; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1966-89; took senior status 1989; senior judge, 1989-98. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 16, 1998 (age 84 years, 118 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  William Bayard Shields (1780-1823) — also known as William B. Shields — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Maryland, 1780. Lawyer; secretary of state of Delaware, 1802; member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1807-08, 1813; Mississippi territory attorney general Western District, 1808-14; superior court judge in Mississippi, 1817-18; U.S. District Judge for Mississippi, 1818-23; died in office 1823. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 19, 1823 (age about 42 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Gregory Moneta Sleet (b. 1951) — also known as Gregory M. Sleet — of Delaware. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., 1951. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1993-98; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1998-2017; took senior status 2017. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile
  James T. Sloan (b. 1886) — of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 17, 1886. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1941. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Sigma Delta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 26, 1917, to Blanche Marie Field.
  Clarence Andrew Southerland (b. 1889) — also known as Clarence A. Southerland — of Delaware. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 10, 1889. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1925-29; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1957. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence Southerland and Amey (Fairbank) Southerland; married, January 11, 1923, to Katharine Virden.
  W. Laird Stabler, Jr. (b. 1930) — of Montchanin, New Castle County, Del. Born in 1930. Republican. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1967-70; Delaware state attorney general, 1971-75; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1975-77; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1984-2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
Ralph Stone Ralph Stone (b. 1868) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 20, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; studied law under U.S. Sen. Anthony Higgins; practiced law with former U.S. Rep. Byron M. Cutcheon; private and military secretary to Gov. Hazen S. Pingree; banker; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1924-31. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Charles Swayne (1842-1907) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Guyencourt, New Castle County, Del., August 10, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for justice of Florida state supreme court, 1888; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, 1889-1907; died in office 1907; impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives in December 1904; acquitted in the U.S. Senate. Died July 5, 1907 (age 64 years, 329 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Anthony Higgins
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Charles Laymen Terry, Jr. (1900-1970) — also known as Charles L. Terry, Jr. — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Camden, Kent County, Del., September 17, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1936, 1968; secretary of state of Delaware, 1937-38; superior court judge in Delaware, 1938-62; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1962-64; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1963-64; Governor of Delaware, 1965-69; defeated, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Sigma Kappa. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., February 6, 1970 (age 69 years, 142 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Laymen Terry (1862-1939) and Elizabeth B. (Maxson) Terry (1872-1953); married, June 30, 1924, to Jessica Irby (1900-1989).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Luke Edward Terry (1916-1998) — also known as Luke E. Terry — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Oneida, Scott County, Tenn., August 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1957-58, 1971-76 (Berkeley County 1957-58, 1st District 1971-74, 35th District 1975-76); defeated, 1958. Disciples of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1998 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin C. Terry (1866-1957) and Nellie (Smith) Terry (1886-1988); married to Elizabeth Johnson (1914-1999).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Thomas (1790-1848) — of Delaware. Born in Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County, Del., June 23, 1790. Lawyer; Governor of Delaware, 1823-24. Presbyterian. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., February 8, 1848 (age 57 years, 230 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Thomas and Susanna (McCallmont) Thomas; married to Eliza Stoops.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jan Ching-an Ting (b. 1948) — also known as Jan C. Ting — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 17, 1948. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1996; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 2006. Chinese ancestry. Still living as of 2006.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) — also known as James M. Tunnell — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Clarksville, Sussex County, Del., August 2, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1929-30; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1937-47; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1941-47; defeated, 1924, 1946. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 14, 1957 (age 78 years, 104 days). Interment at Blackwater Church Cemetery, Near Clarksville, Sussex County, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Maull Tunnell (1831-1904) and Rhoda Elizabeth (Bennett) Tunnell (1836-1903); married, November 10, 1905, to Sarah Ethel Dukes (1885-1956); father of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986); great-grandnephew of Joseph Maull; first cousin once removed of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; second cousin of Robert Griffith Houston and George Clifton Maull; third cousin once removed of H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull.
  Political families: Houston family of Delaware; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ruby Ross Vale (1874-1961) — also known as Ruby R. Vale — of Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., October 19, 1874. Republican. School principal; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1916, 1948 (alternate). Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Historical Association; Phi Kappa Psi; Theta Nu Epsilon; Freemasons; Union League. Died January 2, 1961 (age 86 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Griffith Vale (1837-1902) and Sarah Ruby (Eyster) Vale (1845-1892); married, January 21, 1901, to Maria Elizabeth Williams (1878-1920; granddaughter of Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871)).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in Delaware City, New Castle County, Del., September 25, 1738. Lawyer; delegate to Delaware state constitutional convention, 1776; member of Delaware state legislative council from New Castle County, 1776-78; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1777; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777; President of Delaware, 1783-86. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., February 19, 1789 (age 50 years, 147 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, New Castle County, Del.; reinterment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Van Dyke and Rachael (Alee) Van Dyke; married 1766 to Elizabeth Nixon; married to Charlotte Stanley; father of Nancy Ann Van Dyke (who married Kensey Johns, Sr.) and Nicholas Van Dyke (1770-1826); grandfather of Kensey Johns, Jr. and Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke (1806-1838; who married Charles Irénée du Pont); third great-grandfather of Francis Victor du Pont; fourth great-grandfather of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont.
  Political family: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Wales (1783-1863) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 31, 1783. Lawyer; banker; secretary of state of Delaware, 1845-49; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1849-51; one of the founders of Newark College, now the University of Delaware. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., December 3, 1863 (age 80 years, 125 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Father of John Patten Wales (1831-1912).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herbert Birchby Warburton (1916-1983) — also known as Herbert B. Warburton — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., September 21, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of Delaware Republican Party, 1950; chairman, Young Republican National Federation, 1952; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1953-55; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1954. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Optimist Club. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., July 30, 1983 (age 66 years, 312 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of William Herbert Warburton and Lela Z. (Wingate) Warburton; married 1941 to Elizabeth Grimm.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Winfield Watson (1856-1933) — also known as Henry W. Watson — of Langhorne, Bucks County, Pa. Born in Bucks County, Pa., June 24, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; director, Langhorne Electric Light and Power Co.; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1915-33 (8th District 1915-23, 9th District 1923-33); died in office 1933. Episcopalian. Died in 1933 (age about 77 years). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Mitchel Watson and Anna (Bacon) Watson; married, September 7, 1897, to Annie Masden Vaughan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Hill Wells (1769-1829) — of Delaware. Born in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., January 7, 1769. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1795-99, 1811-12; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1799-1804, 1813-17; member of Delaware state senate, 1819. Died near Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., March 11, 1829 (age 60 years, 63 days). Interment at Prince Georges Churchyard, Near Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Rachel Dagworthy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ferris W. Wharton — Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 2006. Still living as of 2006.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Samuel White (1770-1809) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Kent County, Del., December, 1770. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1801-09; died in office 1809. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 4, 1809 (age 38 years, 0 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas White (judge).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Daniel Fooks Wolcott (1910-1973) — also known as Daniel F. Wolcott — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 29, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948; superior court judge in Delaware, 1949; chair of New Castle County Democratic Party, 1950; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1950-51; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1951-64; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1964-73. Episcopalian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Society of Colonial Wars. Lost his right leg during World War II, while commanding a combat demolition unit. Died July 10, 1973 (age 63 years, 162 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Oliver Wolcott (1877-1938) and Mary Rebecca (Fooks) Wolcott (1879-1956); brother of Josiah Oliver Wolcott (1912-1944; First Officer with the Merchant Marine during World War II, lost at sea when his tugboat capsized); married, March 31, 1941, to Eliza Rodney (1918-1977); grandson of James Lister Wolcott.
  Political family: Wolcott family of Dover, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Josiah Oliver Wolcott (1877-1938) — also known as Josiah O. Wolcott — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., October 31, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1917-21; resigned 1921; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1920-21; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1921-38; died in office 1938. Methodist. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., November 11, 1938 (age 61 years, 11 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Lister Wolcott (1840-1898) and Mary Mills (Goodwin) Wolcott (1848-1931); married to Mary Rebecca Fooks (1879-1956); father of Daniel Fooks Wolcott and Josiah Oliver Wolcott (1912-1944; First Officer with the Merchant Marine during World War II, lost at sea when his tugboat capsized).
  Political family: Wolcott family of Dover, Delaware.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Caleb Merrill Wright (1908-2001) — also known as Caleb M. Wright — Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 7, 1908. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1955-73; took senior status 1973. Died May 12, 2001 (age 92 years, 217 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Allen E. Ertel
  See also federal judicial profile
  Hyman Albert Young — also known as H. Albert Young — of Rock Manor, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Lawyer; Delaware state attorney general, 1951-55. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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