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Labor Unions
Politician members in Florida

  Loren D. Anderson (1919-1982) — of Waterford Township, Oakland County, Mich.; Riverview, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Moline, Rock Island County, Ill., November 21, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1967-74 (61st District 1967-72, 60th District 1973-74); defeated, 1974. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Fraternal Order of Police; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in April, 1982 (age 62 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Anthony C. Hill Sr. (b. 1957) — also known as Tony Hill — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., September 9, 1957. Democrat. Longshoreman; member of Florida state house of representatives 14th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Baptist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  Raymond W. Hood (1936-2002) — also known as Ray Hood — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1936. Democrat. Assembler, Ford Motor Company; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1965-82 (14th District 1965-72, 7th District 1973-82); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968 (alternate), 1976, 1980, 1988; candidate for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1982. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; United Auto Workers. Died in Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Fla., March 29, 2002 (age 66 years, 87 days). Interment at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Morris W. Hood Sr.; brother of Morris W. Hood Jr.; uncle of Morris W. Hood III.
  Political family: Hood family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Paul Joseph Krebs (1912-1996) — also known as Paul J. Krebs — of New Jersey. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 26, 1912. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1965-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1972. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in Hallandale (now Hallandale Beach), Broward County, Fla., September 17, 1996 (age 84 years, 114 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Chris H. Magnusson Christian H. Magnusson (1905-1990) — also known as Chris H. Magnusson — of Redford Township, Wayne County, Mich.; Roseville, Macomb County, Mich.; Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla. Born in Ideal, Manitoba, October 25, 1905. Democrat. Carpenter; business representative, Carpenters Union local; member of Michigan state board of education; elected 1957. Protestant. Icelandic ancestry. Member, Carpenters Union; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Manatee County, Fla., December 12, 1990 (age 85 years, 48 days). Interment at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, Fla.
  Relatives: Married, June 15, 1927, to Lila Eva Leach.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  George Francis Montgomery (1909-1981) — also known as George F. Montgomery — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla. Born in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., January 13, 1909. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1945-46, 1959-80 (Wayne County 1st District 1945-46, Wayne County 6th District 1959-64, 20th District 1965-72, 5th District 1973-80); defeated, 1946 (Wayne County 1st District), 1950 (Wayne County 1st District), 1954 (Wayne County 6th District), 1956 (Wayne County 6th District); candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1947; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948; candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1952. Member, American Federation of Teachers. Died in Broward County, Fla., March 10, 1981 (age 72 years, 56 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander T. Montgomery and Almerene M. (Orsborn) Montgomery; married to Jessie Wortley Brown; father of George F. Montgomery.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Lloyd Murphy (1902-1992) — also known as George L. Murphy — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 4, 1902. Republican. Professional actor and dancer in 1934-52; appeared in films such as For Me And My Gal, Battleground; president, Screen Actors Guild, 1944-46; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956, 1960 (alternate); U.S. Senator from California, 1965-71; defeated, 1970. Irish ancestry. Member, Screen Actors Guild. Died, of leukemia, in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., May 3, 1992 (age 89 years, 304 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Married 1927 to Julie Henkel.
  Cross-reference: Dan Lungren
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
A. Philip Randolph Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) — also known as A. Philip Randolph — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Crescent City, Putnam County, Fla., April 15, 1889. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 19th District, 1919; candidate for New York state comptroller, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1924; organizer, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; vice-president, AFL-CIO, 1957; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Civil Liberties Union; United World Federalists. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on September 14, 1964. Died May 16, 1979 (age 90 years, 31 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of James William Randolph and Elizabeth (Robinson) Randolph.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Anthony C. Sabatine (1916-1987) — of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y.; Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Holley, Orleans County, N.Y., April 20, 1916. Democrat. Electrician; candidate for mayor of Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1955. Died in Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Fla., August 30, 1987 (age 71 years, 132 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Gladys Costello.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Everett R. Shafer Everett R. Shafer (1911-2005) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Esty, Greenbrier County, W.Va., October 3, 1911. Democrat. Baptist minister; school teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1951-52, 1955-58. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Junior Order; Woodmen; Moose; Blue Key; National Education Association. Died August 9, 2005 (age 93 years, 310 days). Interment at Eden Cemetery, Crescent City, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Arthur Shafer and Lebertha Velmer (Hamrick) Shafer; married, October 17, 1936, to Mary Alby Crizer.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Donna Edna Shalala (b. 1941) — also known as Donna E. Shalala — of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 14, 1941. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; university professor; president, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1980-88; chancellor, University of Wisconsin, 1988-92; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1993-2001; president, University of Miami, 2001-15; U.S. Representative from Florida 27th District, 2019-. Female. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Trilateral Commission; American Federation of Teachers. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2011. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph Abraham Shalala and Edna (Smith) Shalala.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  James Castle Turner (c.1917-1996) — also known as J. C. Turner; "Mr. Labor" — of Washington, D.C. Born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., about 1917. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960, 1964. Member, Urban League. President of the International Union of Operating Engineers, 1975-85. Died, after a series of strokes, in Day Shore Convalescent Center, North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 13, 1996 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
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