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  Bert Leigh Acker (1882-1960) — also known as Bert L. Acker; Adelbert Leigh Acker — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 21, 1882. Republican. Presidential Elector for Florida, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 4th District, 1940, 1942; candidate for Governor of Florida, 1944, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Actor in two silent movies, 1919-20. Died, from heart disease, in a hospital at Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., March 7, 1960 (age 77 years, 168 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar J. Acker and Sarah E. Acker; married to Virginia E. Sistrunk (1898-1991).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  James Calhoun Adkins, Jr. (1915-1994) — also known as James C. Adkins, Jr. — of Alachua County, Fla. Born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., January 18, 1915. Lawyer; circuit judge in Florida, 1964-69; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1969-87. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Lions; Woodmen; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died June 24, 1994 (age 79 years, 157 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Calhoun Adkins, Sr. and Elizabeth (Edwards) Adkins; married, July 15, 1952, to Ethel Fox.
  Bruce Reynolds Alger (1918-2015) — also known as Bruce Alger — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Carrollton, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 12, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; realtor; real estate developer; builder; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1955-65; defeated, 1964; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956 (speaker), 1960. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Fla., April 13, 2015 (age 96 years, 305 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of David Bruce Alger and Clare (Freeman) Alger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Whiting Allen (b. 1854) — also known as George W. Allen — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., September 1, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Florida state senate, 1879-83; candidate for Governor of Florida, 1896, 1916; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1897-1913; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1900 (alternate), 1904, 1908, 1912; candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida, 1908 (1st District), 1912 (at-large). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Smith Allen and Mary Jane (Sprague) Allen; married, May 26, 1880, to Leonor X. Browne.
  George Weston Anderson (1861-1938) — also known as George W. Anderson — of Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass.; Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Acworth, Sullivan County, N.H., September 1, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1911, 1912; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1914-17; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1917-18; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1918-31; took senior status 1931. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Economic Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in DeLand, Volusia County, Fla., February 14, 1938 (age 76 years, 166 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of David Campbell Anderson and Martha Lucinda (Brigham) Anderson; married 1897 to Minnie E. Mitchell (died 1906); married, January 25, 1908, to Addie Earle Kenerson.
  See also federal judicial profile
  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.
  William Franklin Anderson (1860-1944) — also known as William F. Anderson — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Winter Park, Orange County, Fla. Born near Morgantown, Monongalia County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 22, 1860. Republican. Minister; Methodist bishop of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1908-12, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1912-24, and Boston, Mass., 1924-32; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1924 ; acting president, Boston University, 1925-26. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in Buzzards Bay, Bourne, Barnstable County, Mass., July 22, 1944 (age 84 years, 91 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Anderson and Elizabeth (Coombs) Anderson; married, June 9, 1887, to Jennie Lulah Ketcham.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Oscar Andrews (1877-1946) — also known as Charles O. Andrews — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Ponce de Leon, Holmes County, Fla., March 7, 1877. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; judge of criminal court in Florida, 1910-11; circuit judge in Florida, 1919-25; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1925-27; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936-46; died in office 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., September 18, 1946 (age 69 years, 195 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Andrews and Mary Angers (Yon) Andrews; married, November 24, 1909, to Margaret Spears.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Walter Gresham Andrews (1889-1949) — also known as Walter G. Andrews — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., July 16, 1889. Republican. Athletic coach; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; sales manager; U.S. Representative from New York, 1931-49 (40th District 1931-45, 42nd District 1945-49). Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in a hotel at Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., March 5, 1949 (age 59 years, 232 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Fort Niagara Cemetery, Youngstown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Andrews and Kate (Gresham) Andrews; grandson of Walter Quintin Gresham (1832-1895).
  Political family: Gresham-Andrews family of Harrison County, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leslie Cornelius Arends (1895-1985) — also known as Leslie C. Arends — of Melvin, Ford County, Ill. Born in Melvin, Ford County, Ill., September 27, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; banker; farmer; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1935-74 (17th District 1935-73, 15th District 1973-74); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Freemasons. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., July 17, 1985 (age 89 years, 293 days). Interment at Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of George Teis Arends and Talea (Weiss) Arends; married to Betty Tychon.
  Epitaph: "His greatest gift was the love of people, and he gave it with compassion, dignity, and unerring grace. Elected forty years to the halls of the U.S. Congress, he served his fellow man, this district and the nation with wisdom and vision. For thirty-two years as Repubican Whip, serving with seven presidents, he was primary architect of a history-making bipartisan coalition in the House. Above all ws this noble man's love and devotion to his Creator, which guided his life, and is his greatest lasting legacy."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lyle B. Austin (1893-1981) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Mason, Ingham County, Mich., July 6, 1893. Republican. Purchasing agent, Olds Motor Works; real estate broker; Lansing city assessor; chair of Ingham County Republican Party, 1934-37, 1947-50; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1935-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1948; Ingham County Treasurer, 1939; postmaster at Lansing, Mich., 1953-61 (acting, 1953-54). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Eagles; Odd Fellows. Died in Broward County, Fla., January 12, 1981 (age 87 years, 190 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Fred G. Austin (1870-1943) and Flora (Bartlett) Austin (1870-1934); married, June 7, 1916, to Eva Marie Duncan (1893-1948); married to Ivy Wentz.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horace Cameron Avery (b. 1874) — also known as Horace C. Avery — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., July 1, 1874. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur D. Bangham (1859-1918) — of Homer, Calhoun County, Mich.; Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Marengo Township, Calhoun County, Mich., November 8, 1859. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1901-04; postmaster at Albion, Mich., 1910-15. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Odd Fellows; Maccabees. Died in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., April 24, 1918 (age 58 years, 167 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Sandusky Bangham and Minerva (Hanchett) Bangham; married, August 26, 1880, to Estella Austin (1861-1905); married, March 24, 1906, to Ruth Ludlow.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Julius Barker (1886-1968) — also known as William J. Barker — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Bartow, Polk County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., June 25, 1886. Lawyer; circuit judge in Florida, 1925-40; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1940-59; took senior status 1959. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died April 13, 1968 (age 81 years, 293 days). Interment somewhere in Tampa, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Dobbs Barker and Kate (Agricola) Barker; married, October 20, 1916, to Pauline Eleanor Bigham.
  See also federal judicial profile
Wilfred G. Bassett Wilfred George Bassett (1911-1986) — also known as Wilfred G. Bassett — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., May 26, 1911. Republican. School principal; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1951-64; defeated, 1964; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 4th Circuit, 1966. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Delta Theta Phi; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., February 5, 1986 (age 74 years, 255 days). Interment at East Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Township, Jackson County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar Franklin Bassett (1874-1943) and Estella Maggie (Remey) Bassett (1881-1948); married 1933 to Vera Agnes Scheffel (1912-1992).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Albert Edwin Beech (1904-1973) — also known as Albert E. Beech — of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pa.; Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Fla. Born in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pa., August 15, 1904. Republican. Merchant; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1940; candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 44th District, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died in April, 1973 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Edward Bennett (1910-2003) — also known as Charles E. Bennett — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., December 2, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1949-93 (2nd District 1949-67, 3rd District 1967-93). Christian. Member, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Lions; Jaycees. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., September 6, 2003 (age 92 years, 278 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Dewey Bensen (1898-1997) — also known as Richard D. Bensen — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Weehawken, Hudson County, N.J., March 20, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1946; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in St. Johns County, Fla., August 18, 1997 (age 99 years, 151 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Bensen and Annie Bensen.
  Clarence Nathaniel Bergstrom (1895-1969) — also known as Clarence N. Bergstrom — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Florida. Born in Blue Island, Cook County, Ill., July 8, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932 (alternate), 1940; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1942-43; Judge, Illinois Court of Claims, 1947. Methodist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Legion. Died in September, 1969 (age 74 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Loren Murphy Berry (1888-1980) — also known as Loren M. Berry; "Mr. Yellow Pages" — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., July 24, 1888. Republican. Newspaper reporter; advertising salesman who popularized the Yellow Pages business section in telephone directories nationwide; founded L. M. Berry Co.; director of telephone companies; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956, 1972; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Elected to Telephone Hall of Fame in 1982. Died in Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio, February 10, 1980 (age 91 years, 201 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles D. Berry and Elizabeth (Murphy) Berry; married, June 9, 1909, to Lucile Kneipple (died 1935); married, August 28, 1938, to Helen Anderson Henry (died 1974).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carter Randolph Bibb (b. 1875) — also known as C. R. Bibb — of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Fla. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., January 6, 1875. Republican. Dentist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1944. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Gus Michael Bilirakis (b. 1963) — also known as Gus Bilirakis — of Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., February 8, 1963. Republican. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 48th District, 1999-2006; U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 2007-. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Order of Ahepa; Moose; Freemasons; Rotary; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Bilirakis (1930-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Michael Bilirakis (b. 1930) — of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla., July 16, 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; municipal judge in Florida, 1970; U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 1983-2007. Greek Orthodox. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father of Gus Michael Bilirakis (1963-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Clarence D. Birkholm (1876-1960) — of Eau Claire, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich., July 7, 1876. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Berrien County 2nd District, 1925-32; defeated, 1932, 1934. Member, Freemasons; Grange. Died in 1960 (age about 83 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Sanford, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Thomas Bland (1861-1928) — also known as William T. Bland — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Weston, Lewis County, Va. (now W.Va.), January 21, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Atchison, Kan., 1894; district judge in Kansas, 1896-1901; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1919-21; defeated, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen; Moose; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Orlando, Orange County, Fla., January 15, 1928 (age 66 years, 359 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
  Relatives: Grandson of John George Jackson (1777-1825); cousin *** of James Monroe Jackson.
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Oliver Payne Bolton (1917-1972) — also known as Oliver P. Bolton — of Mentor, Lake County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 22, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1953-57, 1963-65. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., December 13, 1972 (age 55 years, 295 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Castle Bolton and Frances Payne Bolton; married, October 4, 1940, to Adelaide Brownlee; great-grandson of Henry B. Payne; second cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and John Hay Whitney (1904-1982); third cousin thrice removed of Leveret Brainard; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Lewis Fairchild.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Horace Julian Bond (1940-2015) — also known as Julian Bond — of Georgia. Born in Hubbard Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 14, 1940. Democrat. A leader of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s; one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and the Southern Povery Law Center in 1971; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1967-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1968; speaker, 1984; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1968; member of Georgia state senate 39th District, 1975-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1986; chairman, NAACP, 1998-2010. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. He received the Spingarn Medal in 2009. Died in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Fla., August 15, 2015 (age 75 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Horace Mann Bond and Julia Agnes (Washington) Bond; married 1961 to Alice Clopton; married 1990 to Pamela Sue Horowitz.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Critical books about Julian Bond: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Juan Luis Borras (1854-1911) — also known as Juan L. Borras; John L. Borras — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Barcelona, Spain, October 5, 1854. Consul for Venezuela in Pensacola, Fla., 1883-1906; Vice-Consul for Spain in Pensacola, Fla., 1886-98, 1900-11; Vice-Consul for Portugal in Pensacola, Fla., 1889-1901; Vice-Consul for Brazil in Pensacola, Fla., 1902-07. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, probably from a stroke, in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., August 24, 1911 (age 56 years, 323 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Married 1879 to Rosina Bauer (1857-1951).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Theodore M. Bowers Theodore M. Bowers (1907-1995) — also known as Ted Bowers — of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va.; Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla. Born in Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., February 1, 1907. Republican. Sand and gravel business; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1943-46, 1949-64, 1969-72; defeated, 1964; trustee, Wetzel County Hospital. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Lions; Rotary. Died January 1, 1995 (age 87 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank L. Bowers and Asia L. (Sadler) Bowers; married, June 16, 1931, to Myra Llewelyn.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Joseph A. Boyd, Jr. (1916-2007) — of Hialeah, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Hoschton, Jackson County, Ga., November 16, 1916. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1969-87. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Lions. Died, of heart failure, in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., October 26, 2007 (age 90 years, 344 days). Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Ann Stripling.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Brand (1871-1966) — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, November 1, 1871. Republican. Farmer; manufacturer; banker; member of Ohio state senate, 1921-22; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1923-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Eagles. Died in Melbourne Beach, Brevard County, Fla., May 23, 1966 (age 94 years, 203 days). Interment at Melbourne Cemetery, Melbourne, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Brand and Fannie E. (Patrick) Brand; married, October 24, 1894, to Louise J. Vance.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Brash (1857-1928) — of Marianna, Jackson County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Graudenz, Prussia (now Grudziadz, Poland), March 18, 1857. Clothing merchant; mayor of Marianna, Fla., 1880. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., July 11, 1928 (age 71 years, 115 days). Interment at Rodeph Sholom Cemetery, Tampa, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Brash (1828-1914) and Henriette (Cohen) Brash (1836-1903); married 1888 to Sarah Zelnicker (1865-1838).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Irlo Bronson, Jr. (b. 1936) — also known as Bud Bronson — of Florida. Born in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Fla., June 4, 1936. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 79th District, 1983-. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Moose. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Son of Irlo Overstreet Bronson (1903?-?); great-grandson of E. L. D. Overstreet.
  Political family: Bronson family of Florida.
  Lathrop Brown (1883-1959) — of St. James, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Montauk, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Monterey County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1883. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 28, 1959 (age 76 years, 275 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Manasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles S. Brown and Lucy Nevins (Barnes) Brown; married, April 5, 1911, to Helen Hooper.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard A. Brown (1908-1994) — of Bridgeport, Madison County, N.Y.; Cape Coral, Lee County, Fla. Born in Bridgeport, Madison County, N.Y., July 27, 1908. Merchant; real estate business; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state assembly 114th District, 1968-72. Member, American Legion; Grange; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died January 24, 1994 (age 85 years, 181 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Edith S. Steier.
  Jefferson Beale Browne (b. 1857) — also known as Jefferson B. Browne — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born in Key West, Monroe County, Fla., June 6, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Key West, Fla., 1879; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1888; member of Florida state senate, 1891-95; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1893-97; receiver, Key West Electric Light and Street Car Co., 1898; member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 1904-08; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1912; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1917-25; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1917-23; circuit judge in Florida, 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Interment at Key West Cemetery, Key West, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Beverly Browne and Mary Nieves (Ximenez) Browne; married, June 19, 1889, to Frances Williams Atkinson.
William J. Bryan William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) — also known as William J. Bryan; "The Great Commoner"; "The Peerless Leader"; "The Silver-Tongued Orator"; "The Boy Orator of the Platte"; "The Niagaric Nebraskan" — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., March 19, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1891-95; candidate for President of the United States, 1896, 1900, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1904, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1920; U.S. Secretary of State, 1913-15; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Pi; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dayton, Rhea County, Tenn., July 26, 1925 (age 65 years, 129 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; statue at Rhea County Courthouse Grounds, Dayton, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Lillard Bryan (1822-1880) and Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan (1834-1896); brother of Charles Wayland Bryan and Mary Elizabeth Bryan (1873-1962; who married Thomas Stinson Allen); married, October 1, 1884, to Mary Elizabeth Baird (1860-1930); father of Ruth Bryan Owen; grandfather of Helen Rudd Brown; cousin *** of William Sherman Jennings.
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Clarence S. Darrow — Willis J. Abbot
  Bryan County, Okla. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: William J. Bryan JarvisW. J. Bryan Dorn
  Campaign slogan (1896): "Sixteen to one."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Jennings Bryan: Robert W. Cherny, A Righteous Cause : The Life of William Jennings Bryan — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 1: Political Evangelist, 1860-1908 — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 2: Progressive Politician and Moral Statesman, 1909-1915 — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 3: Political Puritan, 1915-1925 — Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Gerard N. Magliocca, The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Cecil Farris Bryant (1914-2002) — also known as C. Farris Bryant — of Ocala, Marion County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., July 26, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1942, 1946-55; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1953-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952, 1960 (alternate), 1968; Governor of Florida, 1961-65. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Jaycees; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi. Died, in a hospital at Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 1, 2002 (age 87 years, 218 days). Interment at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Cecil Bryant and Lela (Farris) Bryant; married, September 18, 1940, to Julia Burnett.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Rivers Henderson Buford, Sr. (1878-1959) — also known as Rivers H. Buford — of Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Fla.; Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla.; Marianna, Jackson County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., January 18, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1901; Gadsden County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-11; State's Attorney, Marianna Judicial Circuit, 1912-21; Florida state attorney general, 1921-25; resigned 1925; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1925-48; appointed 1925; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1931-33. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in 1959 (age about 81 years). Interment at Old Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Buford and Mattie (Rivers) Buford; married, September 14, 1904, to Mary C. Munroe (died 1924); married, January 27, 1926, to Mary Hollingsworth.
  William Haydon Burns (1912-1987) — also known as Haydon Burns — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 17, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1949-65; Governor of Florida, 1965-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Methodist. Member, Phi Sigma Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died November 22, 1987 (age 75 years, 250 days). Interment somewhere in Jacksonville, Fla.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Fred Ernst Busbey (1895-1966) — also known as Fred E. Busbey — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Tuscola, Douglas County, Ill., February 8, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; stockbroker; U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1943-45, 1947-49, 1951-55; defeated, 1944, 1948, 1954. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Phi Kappa Sigma. Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Fla., February 11, 1966 (age 71 years, 3 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Martha (Welch) Busbey (1857-1904) and Charles O. Busbey (1863-1926); married, June 26, 1920, to Julia Mabel Humpf.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Wellington Byrns, Jr. (1903-1973) — also known as Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 15, 1903. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1939-41. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Exchange Club; Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., March 8, 1973 (age 69 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Wellington Byrns (1869-1936).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Levi Cable (1884-1971) — also known as John L. Cable — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, April 15, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; director and counsel, Lima Telephone and Telegraph Co., Napoleon Telephone Co., Lima Toledo Railroad, Lima City Street Railway Co.; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1921-25, 1929-33; defeated, 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1924; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1936. Episcopalian or Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Grange; Junior Order; Kiwanis. Died in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, September 15, 1971 (age 87 years, 153 days). Entombed at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Davis J. Cable and Mary (Harnley) Cable; married to Rhea Watson; great-grandson of Joseph Cable (1801-1880).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Millard Fillmore Caldwell, Jr. (1897-1984) — also known as Millard F. Caldwell, Jr. — of Milton, Santa Rosa County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., February 6, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1933-41; Governor of Florida, 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1956; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1962-69. Protestant. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Kappa Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Newcomen Society; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Alpha Kappa Psi; Blue Key. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., October 23, 1984 (age 87 years, 260 days). Interment at Harwood Plantation Cemetery, Leon County, Fla.
  Presumably named for: Millard Fillmore
  Relatives: Son of Millard Fillmore Caldwell and Martha Jane (Clapp) Caldwell; married, February 14, 1925, to Mary Rebecca Harwood.
  The Millard Caldwell state office building (opened 1949), in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  John Adams Cameron (1788-1838) — also known as John A. Cameron — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C.; Florida. Born in Mecklenburg County, Va., 1788. Newspaper editor; member of North Carolina house of commons from Fayetteville, 1810-12, 1820; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1831-32; U.S. District Judge for Florida, 1832-38. Member, Freemasons. Perished in the wreck of the steamer Pulaski, off the coast of North Carolina, in the North Atlantic Ocean, June 14, 1838 (age about 49 years). His remains were probably not recovered.
  Presumably named for: John Adams
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Cameron (1744-1815) and Anne Owen (Nash) Cameron (1753-1825); brother of Thomas N. Cameron; married 1815 to Eliza Ann Adam (1798-1817); married 1818 to Catherine (McQueen) Halliday; father of Catherine LaFayette Cameron (1825-1866; who married William Marcus Shipp (1819-1890)).
  Political family: Iredell-Johnston-Cameron family of North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Courtney Warren Campbell (1895-1971) — also known as Courtney W. Campbell — of Florida. Born in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., April 29, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; business executive; citrus grower; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1953-55; defeated, 1954. Christian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Dunedin, Pinellas County, Fla., December 22, 1971 (age 76 years, 237 days). Interment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas C. Campbell and Ellen (Minor) Campbell; married 1933 to Henrietta Hisgen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ezekiel Samuel Candler, Jr. (1862-1944) — also known as Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. — of Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss. Born in Belleville, Hamilton County, Fla., January 18, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1888, 1932; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1901-21; mayor of Corinth, Miss., 1933-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Honor. Died in Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss., December 18, 1944 (age 82 years, 335 days). Interment at Henry Cemetery, Corinth, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Julia (Bevill) Candler and Ezekiel Samuel Candler (1838-1915); married, April 26, 1883, to Nancy Priscilla Hazlewood (died 1921); married, January 14, 1924, to Effie Merrill Newhardt (died 1930); married, June 21, 1933, to Ottie Doan Hardenstein; nephew of Milton Anthony Candler, Asa Griggs Candler and John Slaughter Candler; grandson of Samuel Charles Candler; grandnephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler; second great-grandson of William Candler (1736-1784); first cousin of Charles Murphey Candler; first cousin once removed of Allen Daniel Candler and George Scott Candler; second cousin of Thomas Slaughter Candler; second cousin twice removed of Mark Anthony Cooper; fourth cousin of Joseph Meriwether Terrell.
  Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Doyle Elam Carlton (1885-1972) — also known as Doyle E. Carlton — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Wauchula, Hardee County, Fla., July 6, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state senate, 1917-19; Governor of Florida, 1929-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in a nursing home at Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 25, 1972 (age 87 years, 111 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Carlton and Martha (McEwan) Carlton; married, July 30, 1912, to Nell Ray; distant relative *** of Vassar B. Carlton (1929?-).
  The Doyle E. Carlton Building (built 1955 for state government offices), in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Sidney Johnston Catts (1863-1936) — also known as Sidney J. Catts — of Florida. Born in Pleasant Hill, Dallas County, Ala., July 31, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; pastor; insurance agent; Governor of Florida, 1917-21; defeated in primary, 1924, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World. Lost his right eye in a childhood accident. Died in DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Fla., March 9, 1936 (age 72 years, 222 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Walker Catts and Adeline Rebecca (Smyly) Catts; married, November 18, 1886, to Alice May Campbell (1863-1949); father of Sidney Johnston Catts, Jr. (1894-1969).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Sidney J. Catts: Wayne Flynt, Cracker Messiah : Governor Sidney J. Catts of Florida
Elford A. Cederberg Elford Albin Cederberg (1918-2006) — also known as Elford A. Cederberg — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., March 6, 1918. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Bay City, Mich., 1949-52; U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1953-78; defeated, 1950, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in The Villages, Lake County, Fla., April 17, 2006 (age 88 years, 42 days). Interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Cederberg and Helen (Olson) Cederberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
M. J. Chaney Morris J. Chaney (1858-1940) — of Newell, Buena Vista County, Iowa; Wakonda, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in White Rock, Ogle County, Ill., October 1, 1858. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 2nd District, 1903-10; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1905-10. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Palm Springs, Palm Beach County, Fla., February 8, 1940 (age 81 years, 130 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Osborn Chaney (1818-1883) and Amanda (Rice) Chaney (1820-1896); married 1886 to Helen McFarline (1856-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Roy H. Chapman (b. 1885) — of Lake City, Columbia County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Lake Butler, Union County, Fla., July 15, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1937-52. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Washington Chapman and Addie Mary (Owenby) Chapman; married, June 17, 1930, to Edith L. Lanier.
  John Christensen (1890-1970) — of Wilson, Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., July 25, 1890. Republican. Vegetable grower; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windsor, 1933-42; member of Connecticut state senate 7th District, 1943. Congregationalist. Danish and German ancestry. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary; Exchange Club. Died in Broward County, Fla., January 24, 1970 (age 79 years, 183 days). Interment at Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Lena (Arens) Christensen and Niels Christensen (1867-1947); married to Mathilde Lassen (1892-1918); married, November 4, 1922, to Gladys Oliver Lawson (1901-1995).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Randall Norton Christmas (1920-1969) — also known as Randall N. Christmas; Randy Christmas — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Ocilla, Irwin County, Ga., October 14, 1920. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; mayor of Miami, Fla., 1955-57; defeated, 1957. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of heart disease, at North Shore Hospital, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 27, 1969 (age 48 years, 286 days). Interment at Southern Memorial, North Miami Beach, Fla.
  Relatives: Second great-grandson of Nathaniel Yarbrough (1810-1899) and Cornelius Murphy Bozeman; third great-grandson of John Bozeman.
  Political family: Bozeman-Christmas family of Georgia.
  William Michael Citron (1896-1976) — also known as William M. Citron — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., August 29, 1896. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Middletown, 1927-31; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1935-39; defeated, 1928 (2nd District), 1932 (at-large), 1938 (at-large), 1952 (2nd District). Jewish. Member, American Legion; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Titusville, Brevard County, Fla., June 7, 1976 (age 79 years, 283 days). Interment at Congregation Adath Israel Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin L. Citron and Dora (Newmark) Citron.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Frederick Preston Cone (1871-1948) — also known as Fred P. Cone — of Lake City, Columbia County, Fla. Born in Benton, Columbia County, Fla., September 28, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state senate, 1907-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1928, 1948; Governor of Florida, 1937-41. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died July 28, 1948 (age 76 years, 304 days). Interment at Prospect Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Near White Springs, Hamilton County, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Cone and Sarah Emily (Branch) Cone; married 1930 to Mildred Thompson.
  See also NNDB dossier
  James W. Conger (1845-1921) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, Pa., August 6, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; roofing business; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912; Progressive candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1912. Presbyterian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 22, 1921 (age 75 years, 200 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Conger (1813-1852) and Martha (Auld) Conger (1818-1846); married, February 15, 1869, to Anna M. Higgins (1848-1911); married, November 18, 1914, to Maude A. Miller (1878-1969); third cousin twice removed of Hugh Conger; fourth cousin once removed of James Lockwood Conger, Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger (1818-1898), Moore Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger, Frederick Ward Conger, Charles Franklin Conger, Isaac Young Conger and Abraham Benjamin Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Cato Cramer (1922-2003) — also known as William C. Cramer; Bill Cramer; "Mr. Republican" — of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla.; Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Denver, Colo., August 4, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Florida state legislature, 1950-52; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1955-71 (1st District 1955-63, 12th District 1963-67, 8th District 1967-71); defeated, 1952; first Republican congressman from Florida since Reconstruction; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1956, 1960, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Florida, 1964-68; candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1970; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1972. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Amvets; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Order of Ahepa. Died, from complications of a heart attack, in South Pasadena, Pinellas County, Fla., October 18, 2003 (age 81 years, 75 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Walter B. Cramer (1893-1979) and Doreen E. Cramer (1899-1965).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Victor D. Crist (b. 1957) — of Florida. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 21, 1957. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 60th District, 1993-. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Chi; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Descendant *** of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Brodhead-Taylor family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Larry Crow (b. 1959) — of Florida. Born in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., December 2, 1959. Republican. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 49th District, 1995-. Baptist. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Still living as of 1999.
  David William Davis (1873-1959) — also known as D. W. Davis — of American Falls, Power County, Idaho; Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Wales, April 23, 1873. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1912; member of Idaho state senate, 1912-14; Governor of Idaho, 1919-23; Commissioner of Reclamation and Director of Finance, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1924-32. Methodist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died August 5, 1959 (age 86 years, 104 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Henry Davis (1894-1937) — also known as Fred H. Davis — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 18, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Leon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-20; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1921-27; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1927; Florida state attorney general, 1927-31; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1931-37; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1933-35. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Lions. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 20, 1937 (age 43 years, 33 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Henry Davis and Annie E. (Pearson) Davis; married, February 3, 1921, to Frances M. Chambers.
  Epitaph: "Lawyer - Statesman - Jurist - Soldier."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Erastus Davis (1905-2003) — also known as Jacob E. Davis — of Waverly, Pike County, Ohio; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, October 31, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Pike County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1935-37; resigned 1937; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1941-43; vice-president, Kroger Company (supermarkets), 1945-60; president and CEO, 1961-70. Protestant. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Acacia. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., February 28, 2003 (age 97 years, 120 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of George Omer Davis and Katheryne Rose (Leist) Davis; married, September 18, 1929, to Minnie Eleanor Middleton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marion Lindsay Dawson — of Richmond, Va.; Suffolk County, N.Y.; Brooksville, Hernando County, Fla. Born in Scottsville, Albemarle County, Va. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1915-19; campaign manager for Gov. Cary A. Hardee. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1903 to Alice Taylor.
  Wilmot Gibbes de Saussure (1822-1886) — also known as Wilmot G. de Saussure — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 23, 1822. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1848-49, 1854-57, 1860-63; Adjutant General of South Carolina, 1862. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., February 1, 1886 (age 63 years, 193 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry A. de Saussure and Susan (Boone) de Saussure; married to Martha Gourdin; nephew of William Ford DeSaussure; grandson of Henry William de Saussure; first cousin once removed of Andrew William Burnet (1811-1896); second cousin twice removed of Burnet Rhett Maybank; second cousin thrice removed of Burnet Rhett Maybank, Jr..
  Political family: Lowndes-DeSaussure-Aiken-Maybank family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) — also known as Thomas E. Dewey — of Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 24, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1933; New York County District Attorney, 1937-41; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; Governor of New York, 1943-55; defeated, 1938; candidate for President of the United States, 1944, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Episcopalian. English and French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations; Farm Bureau; Grange; Phi Mu Alpha; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Seaview Hotel, Bal Harbor, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., March 16, 1971 (age 68 years, 357 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Martin Dewey and Anne Louise 'Annie' (Thomas) Dewey (1877-1954); married, June 16, 1928, to Frances Eileen Hutt (1903-1970; grandniece of Jefferson Finis Davis); nephew of Edmond Otis Dewey; first cousin four times removed of David Waterman; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Glasby Waterman; second cousin five times removed of Luther Waterman and Joshua Coit (1758-1798); third cousin thrice removed of John Hall Brockway; fourth cousin once removed of James Gillespie Blaine III.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Conger-Hungerford family; Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Abbott family of Salinas, California; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Herbert Brownell, Jr. — Charles C. Wing — Martin T. Manton — Herman Methfessel
  The Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, which runs through Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Greene, Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Monroe, Genesee, Erie, and Chautauqua counties in New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas E. Dewey: Mary M. Stolberg, Fighting Organized Crime : Politics, Justice, and the Legacy of Thomas E. Dewey — Barry K. Beyer, Thomas E. Dewey, 1937-1947 : A Study in Political Leadership — Richard Norton Smith, Thomas E. Dewey and His Times — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America
  LaVern Ralph Dilweg (1903-1968) — also known as LaVern R. Dilweg — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 1, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; played on the Green Bay Packers football team, 1927-34; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1943-45; defeated, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1950. Member, Lions; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Member, Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., January 2, 1968 (age 64 years, 62 days). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Dilweg and Alida (Winkler) Dilweg; married, June 14, 1927, to Eleanor Coleman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
King Dixon King Dixon (b. 1908) — of near Laurens, Laurens County, S.C. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., October 2, 1908. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; ice and fuel oil dealer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Laurens County, 1955-56; member of South Carolina state senate from Laurens County, 1961-64. Baptist. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Rotary; Blue Key. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Montgomery Dixon and Sarah Youmans (King) Dixon; married, August 14, 1926, to Katharine Simmons.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Herbert Jackson Drane (1863-1947) — also known as Herbert J. Drane — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Franklin, Simpson County, Ky., June 20, 1863. Democrat. Railroad builder; insurance and real estate business; orange grower; mayor of Lakeland, Fla., 1888-92; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-05; member of Florida state senate, 1913-17; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1917-33; defeated, 1932; member, Federal Power Commission, 1933-37. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Nu Phi. Died in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla., August 11, 1947 (age 84 years, 52 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Ossian A. Drane and Josephine F. (Dickey) Drane; married, December 31, 1885, to Mary Wright; father of Ossian Wright Drane (died in World War I).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Levering Early (1896-1999) — also known as John L. Early — of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in Staunton, Va., December 19, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1933-39; municipal judge in Florida, 1944-46; mayor of Sarasota, Fla., 1951-52. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., March 9, 1999 (age 102 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Early (born 1862) and Ida (Clark) Early; married, June 2, 1924, to Maebelle Claire Brooks.
  John Henry Eaton (1790-1856) — also known as John H. Eaton — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., June 18, 1790. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1815-16; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1818-21, 1821-29; U.S. Secretary of War, 1829-31; Governor of Florida Territory, 1834-36; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1836-40. Member, Freemasons. Resigned from Cabinet in 1831 during the scandal (called the "Petticoat Affair") over past infedelities of his second wife, Peggy Eaton. Died in Washington, D.C., November 17, 1856 (age 66 years, 152 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Eaton County, Mich. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Burrows Edwards (1927-2014) — also known as James B. Edwards; Jim Edwards — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Hawthorne, Alachua County, Fla., June 24, 1927. Republican. Dentist; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1971; member of South Carolina state senate 16th District, 1972-74; resigned 1974; Governor of South Carolina, 1975-79; U.S. Secretary of Energy, 1981-82. Episcopalian or Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; American Dental Association. Died, from complications of a stroke, in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston County, S.C., December 26, 2014 (age 87 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Henry Ellenbogen (1900-1985) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Vienna, Austria, April 3, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 33rd District, 1933-38; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1938-66. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 4, 1985 (age 85 years, 92 days). Interment at West View Jewish Cemetery, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samson Ellenbogen and Rose (Franzos) Ellenbogen; married, December 18, 1927, to Rae Savage.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Hull Ellis (b. 1867) — also known as William H. Ellis — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., September 17, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1900; Florida state auditor, 1903; Florida state attorney general, 1904-09; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1915-38. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Pi Gamma Mu. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Ellis and Julia F. (Wilson) Ellis; married 1894 to M. Ramelle Nicholson (died 1902); married 1906 to Ena H. Taylor (daughter of Robert Fenwick Taylor (1849-1926)).
  Thomas Allison Embrey (1861-1931) — also known as Thomas A. Embrey — of Winchester, Franklin County, Tenn. Born in Winchester, Franklin County, Tenn., February 27, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904, 1924 (alternate). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a stroke, in Florida State Hospital for the Insane, Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Fla., April 11, 1931 (age 70 years, 43 days). Interment at Florida State Hospital Cemetery, Chattahoochee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Simmons Embrey (1833-1884) and Louisa Summers (Cain) Embrey (1835-1883); married, October 19, 1883, to Fannie Lindsay (died 1916).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard William Ervin (b. 1905) — also known as Richard W. Ervin — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Carrabelle, Franklin County, Fla., January 26, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Florida state attorney general, 1949-64; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1964-75. Baptist. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard William Ervin and Carrie Marvin (Phillips ) Ervin; married, November 23, 1933, to Frances Blois Baker.
  Leo Luke Fabisinski (b. 1890) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Collinsville, Canton, Hartford County, Conn., October 18, 1890. State's Attorney, 1st Circuit. 1926-31; circuit judge in Florida, 1931-32. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Fabisinski and Julia (Radomski) Fabisinski; married, June 8, 1915, to Claude Meck Kirkpatrick.
  Edward Ernest Fay (1887-1977) — also known as Edward E. Fay — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 27, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1925-27; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Pinellas County, Fla., September 4, 1977 (age 89 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick J. Fay and Evelyn Louise (Armstrong) Fay; married, February 14, 1917, to Virginia Alice Ventz.
George R. Fearon George Randolph Fearon (1883-1976) — also known as George R. Fearon — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Oneida, Madison County, N.Y., March 12, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1916-20; member of New York state senate 38th District, 1921-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., January 2, 1976 (age 92 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Fearon (1816-1898) and Anna Elizabeth (Charlow) Fearon; married, November 17, 1909, to Cora Lucy Nichols.
  Cross-reference: George B. Parsons
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Francis Finch (1917-1999) — of Mattawan, Van Buren County, Mich.; Naples, Collier County, Fla. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., June 30, 1917. Republican. Farmer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Van Buren County, 1961-62. Congregationalist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons. Died July 14, 1999 (age 82 years, 14 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Finch and Hettie (Palmer) Finch; married to Geraldine Halsted.
  Duncan Upshaw Fletcher (1859-1936) — also known as Duncan U. Fletcher — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born near Americus, Sumter County, Ga., January 6, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1893; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1893-95, 1901-03; Florida Democratic state chair, 1905-08; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1909-36; died in office 1936. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., June 17, 1936 (age 77 years, 163 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Fletcher and Rebecca Ellen (McCowen) Fletcher; married, June 20, 1883, to Anna Louise Paine; uncle of John Fletcher Huddleston (1892-1966).
  Cross-reference: William Luther Hill
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Davis Floyd (1772-1834) — of Harrison County, Ind. Born in Virginia, 1772. Member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1805-06; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Indiana territorial auditor, 1813-14; treasurer of Indiana Territory, 1814-16; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1816; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-17; circuit judge in Indiana, 1817-23; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1822. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Florida, 1834 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Floyd and Lillian Floyd; married 1794 to Susanna Johnston Lewis.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Don Fuqua (b. 1933) — of Altha, Calhoun County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., August 20, 1933. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1959-62; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1963-87 (9th District 1963-67, 2nd District 1967-87); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Jaycees; Woodmen; Alpha Gamma Rho; Gamma Sigma Delta; Farm Bureau; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of J. D. Fuqua and Lucille (Langford) Fuqua; married, December 20, 1955, to Doris Akidakis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Albert Waller Gilchrist (1858-1926) — also known as Albert W. Gilchrist — of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. Born in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., January 15, 1858. Democrat. Civil engineer; real estate dealer; orange grower; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1893-96, 1903-06; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1905; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Governor of Florida, 1909-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1912 (speaker), 1924; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1916. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a tumor of the thigh, in the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 15, 1926 (age 68 years, 120 days). Interment at Indian Spring Cemetery, Punta Gorda, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Gilchrist (1828?-?) and Rhoda Elizabeth (Waller) Gilchrist.
  Gilchrist County, Fla. is named for him.
  Gilchrist Hall (opened 1926), a dormitory at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edward Wheeler Goss (1893-1972) — also known as Edward W. Goss — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., April 27, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate, 1926-28; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1928, 1932; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1930-35; defeated, 1934. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., December 27, 1972 (age 79 years, 244 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Abbie Elizabeth Boggs (1892-1942).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Bibb Graves (1873-1942) — also known as Bibb Graves — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Hope Hull, Montgomery County, Ala., April 1, 1873. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; Alabama Democratic state chair, 1914-18; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Alabama, 1927-31, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of the Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., March 14, 1942 (age 68 years, 347 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of David Graves and Mattie (Bibb) Graves; married, October 10, 1900, to Dixie Bilele (1882-1965); cousin *** of William Wyatt Bibb and Thomas Bibb.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Andrew Gray (1882-1975) — also known as R. A. Gray — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Concord, Pike County, Ga., August 2, 1882. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary of state of Florida, 1930-61; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1940. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Moose; American Legion; Newcomen Society. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., 1975 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Alexis Green (1892-1973) — also known as R. A. 'Lex' Green — of Starke, Bradford County, Fla. Born near Lake Butler, Bradford County (now Union County), Fla., February 10, 1892. Democrat. School teacher and principal; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1918-20; Bradford County Judge, 1921-24; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1925-44 (2nd District 1925-43, at-large 1943-44); resigned 1944; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1944; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen. Died in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., February 9, 1973 (age 80 years, 365 days). Interment at New River Cemetery, Near New River, Bradford County, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Green and Mary Emma (Andreu) Green.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alberto Gutman (b. 1959) — also known as Al Gutman — of Florida. Born in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, January 4, 1959. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives, 1984-92; member of Florida state senate 34th District, 1992-99. Jewish. Cuban ancestry. Member, Phi Theta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons. In 1999, he was indicted, along with his wife and 23 others, on charges of Medicaid fraud and conspiracy; pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges that he helped set up home health care companies that never did any legitimate business, got names of purported patients from voter lists, and received over $800,000 in Medicare payments; resigned from the Florida Senate as part of the plea bargain; sentenced in 2000 to five years in prison, fined, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 1999.
  Ralph Waldo Gwinn (1884-1962) — also known as Ralph W. Gwinn — of Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., March 29, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; writer; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1945-59; defeated, 1940, 1942. Methodist or Christian Reformed. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died of a heart attack, in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., February 27, 1962 (age 77 years, 335 days). Interment at Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Harvey Gwinn and Edith (Harvey) Gwinn; married, June 30, 1908, to Essie O'Daniel.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Andrew Haley (1899-1981) — also known as James A. Haley; Jim Haley — of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Ala., January 4, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; chair of Sarasota County Democratic Party, 1925-53; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1949-52; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952 (alternate), 1960; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1953-77 (7th District 1953-73, 8th District 1973-77). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks. Former president and director, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., August 6, 1981 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Boca Raton Cemetery, Boca Raton, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Haley and Mary Lee (Stevenson) Haley; married to Aubrey B. Ringling.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John D. M. Hamilton John Daniel Miller Hamilton (1892-1973) — also known as John D. M. Hamilton — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan.; Paoli, Chester County, Pa.; Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, March 2, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1925-28; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1927-28; Kansas Republican state chair, 1930-32; member of Republican National Committee from Kansas, 1932-40; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1936-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1936, 1940 (chair, Arrangements Committee; speaker). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Elks. Died, in Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., September 24, 1973 (age 81 years, 206 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Daniel Miller Hamilton and Mary (Rice) Hamilton; married, December 28, 1915, to Laura Hall; married 1940 to Jane (Kendall) Mason.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Time Magazine, September 21, 1936
  Lyle W. Hanks (1930-2012) — of St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Elk River, Sherburne County, Minn., August 28, 1930. School teacher; athletic coach; mayor of St. Louis Park, Minn., 1982-96. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Fla., November 2, 2012 (age 82 years, 66 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cary Augustus Hardee (1876-1957) — also known as Cary A. Hardee — of Live Oak, Suwannee County, Fla. Born in Taylor County, Fla., November 13, 1876. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1915-17; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1917; Governor of Florida, 1921-25. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Died November 21, 1957 (age 81 years, 8 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of James Blacksher Hardee and Amanda Catherine (Johnson) Hardee; married, February 7, 1900, to Maud Randell.
  Cross-reference: Marion Lindsay Dawson
  Hardee County, Fla. is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Forest Arthur Harness (1895-1974) — also known as Forest A. Harness — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 24, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Howard County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; represented the United States in the attempt to extradite Samuel Insull from Greece, 1932-34; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., July 29, 1974 (age 79 years, 35 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Melvin Harness and Elfie Marie (Willits) Harness; married, August 15, 1917, to Amy Bernardine Rose.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr. (1909-1995) — also known as Albert S. Herlong, Jr. — of Leesburg, Lake County, Fla. Born in Manistee, Monroe County, Ala., February 14, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Florida, 1936-48; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1949-69 (5th District 1949-67, 4th District 1967-69); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1969-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis; Odd Fellows; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Pi Kappa Phi. Died in Leesburg, Lake County, Fla., December 27, 1995 (age 86 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Sydney Herlong and Cora (Knight) Herlong; married, December 26, 1930, to Mary Alice Youmans.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Martin Harris Holcomb (1867-1945) — also known as Martin H. Holcomb — of Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Vernon Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, September 21, 1867. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Montcalm County, 1911-14; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 16th District, 1922. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., November 12, 1945 (age 78 years, 52 days). Interment at Woodlawn Park North Cemetery & Mausoleum, Miami, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Milo Harris Holcomb (1838-1928) and Sarah Isabel (DeWolf) Holcomb (1842-1900); married to Lenora Clara Hager (1873-1955); father of Lyle Donald Holcomb; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Owen Forward, Walter Forward (1786-1852) and Chauncey Forward.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Spessard Lindsey Holland (1892-1971) — also known as Spessard L. Holland — of Bartow, Polk County, Fla. Born in Bartow, Polk County, Fla., July 10, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; county judge in Florida, 1921-29; member of Florida state senate, 1932-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1940 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956 (alternate), 1968; Governor of Florida, 1941-45; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1946-71. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association. Sponsor of 24th Amendment outlawing the poll tax. Died in Bartow, Polk County, Fla., November 6, 1971 (age 79 years, 119 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Holland and Fannie V. (Spessard) Holland; married, February 8, 1919, to Mary Agnes Groover.
  The Spessard Holland state office building (opened 1949), in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Pehr Gustaf Holmes (1881-1952) — also known as Pehr G. Holmes — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Sweden, April 9, 1881. Republican. Manufacturer; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1917-19; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 7th District, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1931-47; defeated, 1946. Congregationalist. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Elks; Rotary. Died in Venice, Sarasota County, Fla., December 19, 1952 (age 71 years, 254 days). Interment at Old Swedish Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Freda C. Johnson (died 1936).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
George D. Hopper George Dunlap Hopper (1889-1969) — also known as George D. Hopper — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., July 13, 1889. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Stockholm, 1917-19; Rotterdam, 1920-23; Hamburg, 1923; Dunkirk, 1923-25; Antofagasta, 1925-29; Montreal, 1929-34; Casablanca, 1934-37; U.S. Consul General in Winnipeg, 1937-41; SAINT John's, 1941-45; Hong Kong, 1945-49. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons. Died, from bronchopneumonia, in Brentwood Rehab Center, Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., July 11, 1969 (age 79 years, 363 days). Interment at Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of George Dunlap Hopper (1848-1913) and Katherine Elizabeth (Higgins) Hopper (1853-1930); married, June 23, 1920, to Minnie Parker Durham (1894-1937); married, July 8, 1939, to Sue Cushing Hayes (1899-1969).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
  Robert Freeman Hopwood (1856-1940) — also known as Robert F. Hopwood — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., July 24, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; director, Citizens Title and Trust Co.; director, Uniontown Street Railway Co.; Fayette County Solicitor, 1894-1912; president, Uniontown Hospital, 1905-20; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1915-17; defeated, 1916. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., March 1, 1940 (age 83 years, 221 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rice Gaddis Hopwood (1810-1888) and Ruth (Jackson) Hopwood (1818-1885); married 1880 to Emma S. Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William S. Hults, Jr. (1906-1999) — of Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., June 18, 1906. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly from Nassau County 2nd District, 1943-44; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 1945-59. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in 1999 (age about 93 years). Interment at Lake Worth Memory Gardens, Lake Worth, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold W. Hungerford (1902-1982) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Elsie, Clinton County, Mich., June 30, 1902. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1947-64; defeated, 1944 (Ingham County 1st District), 1964 (58th District); member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1967-70. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Palm Beach County, Fla., February 5, 1982 (age 79 years, 220 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George C. Hungerford (born 1873) and Esther Hungerford (1876-1910); second cousin four times removed of Orville Hungerford (1790-1851); second cousin five times removed of Elijah Hunt Mills; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Morgan Hungerford.
  Political families: Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Brainard-O'Brien-Crimmins-Mackay family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
J. Edward Hutchinson Edward Hutchinson (1914-1985) — of Fennville, Allegan County, Mich. Born in Fennville, Allegan County, Mich., October 13, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County, 1947-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948; member of Michigan state senate 8th District, 1951-60; chair of Allegan County Republican Party, 1960-61; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 8th Senatorial District, 1961-62; U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1963-77. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., July 22, 1985 (age 70 years, 282 days). Interment at Fennville Village Cemetery, Fennville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Marc Hutchinson and Wilna (Leland) Hutchinson; married, September 19, 1959, to Janice Eleanor Caton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Lawrence E. Imhoff (1895-1988) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Round Bottom, Monroe County, Ohio, December 28, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; probate judge in Ohio, 1925-33; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1933-39, 1941-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Elks. Died in North Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., April 18, 1988 (age 92 years, 112 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene A. Imhoff and Laura (Clegg) Imhoff; married, September 1, 1923, to Martha Elizabeth Korn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) — also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of Tennessee"; "King Andrew the First" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born, in a log cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., March 15, 1767. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Florida Territory, 1821; President of the United States, 1829-37; censured by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity). Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel, May 30, 1806; also dueled with Thomas Hart Benton and Waightstill Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Died, of dropsy (congestive heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 8, 1845 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at The Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson (1737-1781); married, January 17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (1767-1828; aunt of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Francis P. Blair
  Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County, Mo., are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Andrew J. DonelsonAndrew Jackson MillerAndrew J. FaulkAndrew Jackson TitusAndrew Jackson IsacksAndrew Jackson HamiltonAndrew J. HarlanAndrew J. KuykendallAndrew J. ThayerElam A. J. GreeleyAndrew Jackson IngleAndrew J. OgleAndrew Jackson CarrAndrew J. WatermanAndrew J. BentleyAndrew J. RogersWilliam A. J. SparksAndrew Jackson PoppletonAndrew J. HunterAndrew Jackson BryantAndrew J. BealeA. J. ClementsAndrew Jackson BakerAndrew J. FeltA. J. KingAndrew J. SawyerAndrew Jackson GreenfieldAndrew Jackson CaldwellAndrew Jackson GahaganAndrew Jackson BishipAndrew Jackson HoustonAndrew J. CobbAndrew J. MontagueAndrew J. BarchfeldAndrew J. BallietAndrew J. KirkAndrew J. LivingstonA. J. SherwoodAndrew Jackson StewartAndrew J. MayAndrew J. McConnicoAndrew J. SawyerAndrew J. BrewerAndrew BettwyAndrew J. TransueAndrew Jackson GravesAndrew Jackson GilbertAndrew J. GoodwinAndrew J. HinshawAndy YoungAndrew Jackson Kupper
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
  Campaign slogan: "Let the people rule."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
  Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert Vincent Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 — Andrew Burstein, The Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler, Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire — Donald B. Cole, The Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr Chidsey, Andrew Jackson, Hero
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Sharpe James (b. 1936) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 20, 1936. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1986-2006; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1992; member of New Jersey state senate 29th District, 1999-2008; indicted in July 2007 on federal charges of using city credit cards for personal expenses, and letting a girlfriend buy nine parcels of city-owned land for a small fraction of their value, without disclosing their relationship; convicted in April 2008; sentenced to 27 months in prison, and fined $100,000. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Lamar Jeffers (1888-1983) — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., April 16, 1888. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1921-35. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., June 1, 1983 (age 95 years, 46 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Jeffers and Anna Frances (Jenkins) Jeffers; married, November 1, 1911, to Martha Ruth Barton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Fletcher Johnson (1859-1930) — also known as Charles F. Johnson — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine, February 14, 1859. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1892, 1894; mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1893-94; defeated, 1889, 1890; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1904, 1912, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of Maine state house of representatives, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1911-17; defeated, 1916; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1916; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1917-29. Unitarian. Member, Psi Upsilon; Freemasons. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 15, 1930 (age 71 years, 1 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of William F. Johnson and Ruth S. (Boulter) Johnson; married, December 21, 1881, to Abbie W. Britton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) — also known as James W. Johnson; James William Johnson — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 17, 1871. School principal; author; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Puerto Cabello, 1906-07; Dakar, 1907-08; Corinto, 1908-09; university professor. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Sigma Pi Phi; Phi Beta Sigma; Freemasons. Author of the words to the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became known as the "Negro National Anthem". Killed in a car-train collision, in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, June 26, 1938 (age 67 years, 9 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Johnson and Helen Louise (Dillet) Johnson; married 1910 to Grace Nail (1885-1976).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Johnson (built 1943, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1988)
  John B. Johnson (b. 1868) — of Live Oak, Suwannee County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Fla., October 15, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Florida state senate, 1907-23; Florida state attorney general, 1925-27. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald Johnson and Martha Elizabeth (Bachlotte) Johnson; married, October 14, 1903, to Mary Wagner (died 1923).
  Dennis L. Jones (b. 1941) — of Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 5, 1941. Republican. Chiropractor; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1999.
  Everett A. Kelly (b. 1926) — of Florida. Born in Foley, Baldwin County, Ala., September 2, 1926. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; pharmacist; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Catholic. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Kiwanis; American Legion; Elks; Moose. Still living as of 1999.
  Edwin Carl Kemp (b. 1884) — also known as Edwin C. Kemp — of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in East Douglas, Douglas, Worcester County, Mass., August 24, 1884. U.S. Consul in SAINT Pierre and Miquelon, 1914-15; Marseille, 1915-16; Tunis, 1916-19; Bucharest, 1919-21; Budapest, 1921-23; Danzig, 1923-29; Le Havre, 1929-33; Moncton, 1933-35; U.S. Consul General in Winnipeg, 1935-36; Halifax, 1943-45; Kingston, 1945. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edwin Kemp and Harriet Elizabeth (Moulton) Kemp; married, September 12, 1909, to Bernette Zoe Chase (died 1918); married, November 26, 1919, to Anna Durkee Smith.
Melvin R. Laird Melvin Robert Laird, Jr. (1922-2016) — also known as Melvin R. Laird — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 1, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 24th District, 1947-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1953-69; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Purple Heart. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1974. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 16, 2016 (age 94 years, 76 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Robert Laird, Sr. and Helen Connor Laird; married, October 15, 1945, to Barbara Masters; uncle of Jessica Laird (who married James Edward Doyle); grandson of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944).
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
  Epitaph: "Purple Heart. Father. Friend. Statesman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Melvin Laird: Dale Van Atta, With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Joseph Bradford Lancaster (1790-1856) — also known as Joseph B. Lancaster — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Kentucky, 1790. Whig. Lawyer; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1846-47; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1848-50; mayor of Tampa, Fla., 1856; died in office 1856. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., November 25, 1856 (age about 66 years). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Lancaster and Catherine (Miles) Lancaster; married 1815 to Annie Blair.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Horting Land (1920-2014) — also known as John H. Land — of Apopka, Orange County, Fla. Born in Plant City, Hillsborough County, Fla., November 5, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Apopka, Fla., 1950-67, 1971-2014; defeated, 2014. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Sertoma; Toastmasters; Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lambda Chi Alpha. Longest serving mayor in Florida. Died in Orlando, Orange County, Fla., November 22, 2014 (age 94 years, 17 days). Interment at Edgewood-Greenwood Cemetery, Apopka, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Bennett Land (1878-1935) and Josephine Horting 'Jo' (Schneider) Land (1890-1980).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cary Dayton Landis (1873-1938) — also known as Cary D. Landis — of DeLand, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind., May 10, 1873. Democrat. School principal; superintendent of schools; lawyer; law professor; Florida state attorney general, 1931-36; appointed 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died May 10, 1938 (age 65 years, 0 days). Interment at Ball Hill Cemetery, Cutler, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of David L. Landis (1845-1901) and Elizabeth (Ulrey) Landis (1852-1909); married, September 4, 1895, to Margaret Weaver (1869-1964); fourth cousin once removed of Walter Kumler Landis, Charles Beary Landis, Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Frederick Daniel Landis (1872-1934).
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Milton Leach (1879-1952) — also known as Robert M. Leach — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass.; Franklin, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Franklin, Merrimack County, N.H., April 2, 1879. Republican. Salesman of stoves and ranges; director, Atherton Furniture Co.; director, Burpee Furniture Co.; director, National Shawmut Bank of Boston; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 15th District, 1924-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 (alternate), 1932. Unitarian. Member, Psi Upsilon; Freemasons. Died in Eustis, Lake County, Fla., February 18, 1952 (age 72 years, 322 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Giles Leach (1849-?) and Agnes Amelia (Robinson) Leach; married, November 28, 1900, to Mary E. Walker (divorced 1939); married 1939 to Florence Mosher; married 1944 to Margaret White.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Howard B. Lee Howard Burton Lee (1879-1985) — also known as Howard B. Lee — of Putnam County, W.Va.; Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Sanoma, Wirt County, W.Va., October 27, 1879. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Putnam County, 1909-10; Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney, 1912-24; West Virginia state attorney general, 1925-33. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in the Hobe Sound Geriatric Village nursing home, Stuart, Martin County, Fla., May 24, 1985 (age 105 years, 209 days). Interment at Fairview Church Cemetery, Centerville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Sullivan Lee (1848-1937) and Virginia (Quick) Lee (1856-1946); married, March 5, 1907, to Ida Lenore Hamilton (1877-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Henry W. Lengyel (1920-1999) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Antwerp, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., April 28, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; legislative counsel to State Senator Henry A. Wise, 1955-58; chair of Jefferson County Republican Party, 1958-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); Judge of New York Court of Claims, 1963-64. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died August 26, 1999 (age 79 years, 120 days). Burial location unknown.
  Harry Guyer Leslie (1878-1937) — also known as Harry G. Leslie — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., April 6, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1923-27; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1925-27; Governor of Indiana, 1929-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., December 10, 1937 (age 59 years, 248 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Aaron Jefferson Levy (1881-1955) — also known as Aaron J. Levy — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 4, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 4th District, 1908-13; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; municipal judge in New York, 1913-23; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1924-51. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Tammany Hall. Died, following a heart attack, in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., November 21, 1955 (age 74 years, 140 days). Interment at Mokom Sholom Cemetery, Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Levy and Annie (Bernstein) Levy; married, March 10, 1903, to Libbie Finkelstein.
  Thomas F. Lewis (1924-2003) — also known as Tom Lewis — of North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 26, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; aircraft industry executive, 1957-73; real estate and investments, 1972-82; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1973-81; member of Florida state senate, 1981-83; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1983-95 (12th District 1983-93, 16th District 1993-95); delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1984. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose; Exchange Club; Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 1, 2003 (age 78 years, 279 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Scott Marion Loftin (1878-1953) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 14, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-04; Escambia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1904-17; general counsel and director, Florida East Coast Hotel Co.; director, Gulf Life Insurance Co.; receiver, Florida East Coast Railway, 1931-41; president, American Bar Association, 1934-35; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Alpha Tau Omega; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Blue Key; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Highlands, Macon County, N.C., September 22, 1953 (age 75 years, 8 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Marion Loftin and Loreta C. (Thomason) Loftin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Hanford MacNider (1889-1968) — also known as Jack MacNider — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, October 2, 1889. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924, 1948; U.S. Minister to Canada, 1930-32; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1932; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; general in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., February 18, 1968 (age 78 years, 139 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry MacNider and May (Hanford) MacNider; married, February 20, 1925, to Margaret McAuley.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
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
  Raymer Francis Maguire (b. 1890) — also known as Raymer F. Maguire — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Ocoee, Orange County, Fla., November 30, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; 17th Circuit State's Attorney, 1923-27; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1940. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Oscar Maguire and Margaret Martha (Francis) Maguire; married, January 8, 1920, to Ruth Mabel McCullough.
  John Wellborn Martin (1884-1958) — also known as John W. Martin — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Plainfield, Marion County, Fla., June 21, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1917-23; Governor of Florida, 1925-29; defeated in primary, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1928; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 22, 1958 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Marshall Martin and Willie Martin (Owens) Martin; married, January 30, 1907, to Lottie Wilt Pepper; grandson of James Byeram Owens (1816?-1889).
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  Martin County, Fla. is named for him.
  The John W. Martin Building (built 1925 for state government offices; sold and became City Hall 1964; later demolished), in Tallahassee, Florida, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Watson Meadows (1904-1961) — also known as Clarence W. Meadows — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla.; Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Va. Born in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., February 11, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1931-32; Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, 1933-36; West Virginia state attorney general, 1937-42; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1942-44; Governor of West Virginia, 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948, 1952; campaign manager for Claude Pepper, in 1958 U.S. Senate campaign. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Kappa Psi; Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Lions; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack in Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Va., September 12, 1961 (age 57 years, 213 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Beckley, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Isadore Meadows (1871-1908) and Ida (Williams) Meadows; brother of Howard Prince Meadows (1905-1993); married, April 27, 1935, to Nancy Ryals Massie (1912-1986).
  Epitaph: "The Lord is my Shepherd."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Lesley Miller, Jr. (b. 1951) — also known as Les Miller — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., April 21, 1951. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 59th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi; Urban League; Freemasons; NAACP. Still living as of 2004.
  Frank C. Moore (1896-1978) — of Kenmore, Erie County, N.Y.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Toronto, Ontario, March 23, 1896. Republican. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 50th District, 1938; New York state comptroller, 1943-50; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1951-53; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1967. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Eagles; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League. Died in Crystal River, Citrus County, Fla., April 23, 1978 (age 82 years, 31 days). Interment at Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, N.Y.
  Frederick Henry Mueller (1893-1976) — also known as Frederick H. Mueller — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., November 22, 1893. Republican. Member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1945-57; appointed 1945; defeated, 1957; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1959-61; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died August 31, 1976 (age 82 years, 283 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Graceland Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles McKenzie Oerting (1843-1933) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Denmark, September 16, 1843. Ship chandler; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Pensacola, Fla., 1895-1907. Presbyterian. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar. Died in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., December 16, 1933 (age 90 years, 91 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Julius Oerting (1815-1912) and Aurelia (McKenzie) Oerting; brother of William S. McKenzie Oerting; nephew of William McKenzie Oerting (1820-1897).
  Political family: Oerting family of Pensacola, Florida.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Park (1864-1925) — of Sylvester, Worth County, Ga. Born in Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala., March 3, 1864. Democrat. School teacher; civil engineer; lawyer; circuit judge in Georgia, 1909-13; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1913-25. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., November 20, 1925 (age 61 years, 262 days). Interment at White Springs Cemetery, White Springs, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of James F. Park and Emma A. (Bailey) Park; married 1893 to Emma A. Bridges.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Pasco (1834-1917) — of Monticello, Jefferson County, Fla. Born in London, England, June 28, 1834. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Florida Democratic State Committee, 1872-80; Florida Democratic state chair, 1876-88; member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 1880-90; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1880, 1908; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention, 1885; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1886-87; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1887; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1887-99; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1908. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; United Confederate Veterans. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., March 13, 1917 (age 82 years, 258 days). Interment at Roseland Cemetery, Monticello, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Pasco and Amelia (Nash) Pasco; married, October 28, 1869, to Jessie Denham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Giles Jared Patterson (b. 1885) — of Chester, Chester County, S.C.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chester, Chester County, S.C., October 19, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Chester County Democratic Party, 1913. Episcopalian. Member, Civitan; Freemasons; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Giles Jared Patterson (1827-1891) and Mary Virginia (Ross) Patterson (1847-1926); married 1911 to Louise Brandon.
  Jesse Insle Pavey (b. 1890) — also known as Jesse I. Pavey — of Belleair, Pinellas County, Fla.; South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Boone County, Ind., April 20, 1890. Democrat. Lumber business; mayor of Belleair, Fla., 1926-30; mayor of South Bend, Ind., 1939-44. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Burial location unknown.
Claude Pepper Claude Denson Pepper (1900-1989) — also known as Claude Pepper — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla.; Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born near Dudleyville, Chambers County, Ala., September 8, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1929-30; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1960, 1964, 1968 (alternate); member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1944; speaker, 1944, 1988; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1963-89 (3rd District 1963-67, 11th District 1967-73, 14th District 1973-83, 18th District 1983-89); died in office 1989. Baptist. Member, Moose; Woodmen; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Upsilon; Kappa Alpha Order; United World Federalists. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1989. Died in Washington, D.C., May 30, 1989 (age 88 years, 264 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Cross-reference: Clarence W. Meadows
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Claude Pepper: Tracy E. Danese, Claude Pepper and Ed Ball : Politics, Purpose, and Power — James C. Clark, Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper's Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary
  Image source: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory
  James Hardin Peterson (1894-1978) — also known as J. Hardin Peterson — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Batesburg (now part of Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington County, S.C., February 11, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; citrus grower; Polk County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-32; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1933-51; chairman, First State Bank of Lakeland. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla., March 28, 1978 (age 84 years, 45 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Fay Peterson and Willa E. (Geiger) Peterson; married, May 29, 1917, to Christine Farrar.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Jay Philbrick (1840-1897) — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., March 6, 1840. Steamship agent; commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Key West, Fla., 1871-77; Vice-Consul for Germany in Key West, Fla., 1871-77. Member, Freemasons. Died September 14, 1897 (age 57 years, 192 days). Interment at Key West Cemetery, Key West, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur William Prehn (1884-1951) — also known as Arthur W. Prehn; A. W. Prehn — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Marathon City, Marathon County, Wis., December 1, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912, 1936, 1944; Marathon County District Attorney, 1922-25; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1936. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose; Eagles. Died, of heart failure, in Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County, Fla., March 24, 1951 (age 66 years, 113 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Prehn (1860-1932).
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
  George Arthur Rathbun (1884-1958) — of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich.; Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich.; Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla. Born in Dundee, Monroe County, Mich., May 30, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 39th Circuit, 1930-53; resigned 1953. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died February 16, 1958 (age 73 years, 262 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George H. Rathbun and Sarah A. (Prindle) Rathbun; married 1908 to Leila M. Geddes.
  Audley Rawson (1893-1981) — also known as William Audley Rawson — of Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich.; Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Fla. Born near Marlette, Sanilac County, Mich., April 5, 1893. Republican. Farmer; Elkland Township Supervisor, 1931-36; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1935-42; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1943-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949; chair of Tuscola County Republican Party, 1950; lobbyist for the Michigan Association of Insurance Companies. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Rotary; Farm Bureau; Grange. Died, from a heart attack, in Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Fla., September 27, 1981 (age 88 years, 175 days). Interment at Elkland Township Cemetery, Near Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Rawson and Euphemia 'Effie' (Ronald) Rawson; married, December 22, 1914, to Mary Lena Day (died 1969); married 1971 to Mildred Hutchinson.
  David Aiken Reed (1880-1953) — also known as David A. Reed — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., December 21, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; president, Pennsylvania Industrial Accidents Commission, 1912-15; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-35; defeated, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., February 10, 1953 (age 72 years, 51 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Hay Reed (1853-?) and Kate J. (Aiken) Reed; married, November 12, 1902, to Adele Wilcox.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Albert Lee Reeves (1873-1971) — also known as Albert L. Reeves; Alburdah Lee Reeves — of Steelville, Crawford County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Dunedin, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Steelville, Crawford County, Mo., December 21, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Crawford County, 1901-02; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1918; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1923-54; took senior status 1954; senior judge, 1954-71. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Morton F. Plant Hospital, Dunedin, Pinellas County, Fla., March 24, 1971 (age 97 years, 93 days). Interment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Reeves and Margaret Ellen (Isgrig) Reeves; married, September 26, 1900, to Martha Lucinda 'Mattie' Ferguson (1875-1911); married, March 10, 1913, to Blanche Ferguson (1878-1951); married to Mabel Irene Finley (1894-1975); father of Albert Lee Reeves, Jr. (1906-1987).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Richman (1895-1959) — of Newport News, Va. Born in Budapest, Hungary, December 25, 1895. Democrat. Ship supply dealer; Honorary Vice-Consul for Panama in Hampton Roads, Va., 1934-36. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from kidney failure and diabetes, in Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., September 16, 1959 (age 63 years, 265 days). Interment at Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula, Hampton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Richman and Jennie (Zigmond) Richman; married to Ruth Lichtenberg.
  Epitaph: "Beloved husband, father and grandfather."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George A. Robinson (1851-1908) — of Sayville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Newmarket, Ontario, January, 1851. Republican. Physician; naturalized U.S. citizen; volunteer fire fighter; director, Sayville Electric Light and Power Company; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 2nd District, 1901-02. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Foresters; Royal Arcanum. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., February 22, 1908 (age 57 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere in Islip, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Amelia A. Foster (born 1847).
  Richard Lowell Roudebush (1918-1995) — also known as Richard L. Roudebush — of Indiana. Born near Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., January 18, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1960 ; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1961-71 (6th District 1961-67, 10th District 1967-69, 5th District 1969-71); candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1970. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., January 28, 1995 (age 77 years, 10 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Roy Lehr Roudebush (1890-1974) and Melissa Mae (McMahan) Roudebush; third cousin twice removed of Oscar H. Roudebush; fourth cousin once removed of Allen Cowan Roudebush (1884-1960).
  Political family: Roudebush family of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  The Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eaton Dudley Sargent (1870-1944) — also known as Eaton D. Sargent — of Winchendon, Worcester County, Mass.; Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Crescent City, Putnam County, Fla. Born in Bradford, Orange County, Vt., August 13, 1870. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1918; mayor of Nashua, N.H., 1924-27; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1926, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1930. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died of heart failure while pruning an orange tree, in Crescent City, Putnam County, Fla., March 27, 1944 (age 73 years, 227 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew P. Sargent (1826-1886) and Mary Julina (Bean) Sargent (1831-1911); married, September 18, 1901, to Clara Josephine Marsh Gage (1870-1960); third cousin thrice removed of Abel Merrill; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Franklin Flanders (1816-1896).
  Political families: Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles W. Sawyer (1887-1979) — also known as "Buzz" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Glendale, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 10, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1930; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1933-35; Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1934 (primary), 1938; member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 1936-44; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1944-45; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1944-45; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1948-53; part owner, Cincinnati Reds baseball team. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., April 7, 1979 (age 92 years, 56 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Milton Sawyer and Caroline (Butler) Sawyer; married, July 15, 1918, to Margaret Sterrett Johnston (died 1937); married, June 10, 1942, to Elizabeth L. (Lippelman) de Veyrac.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lester L. Schnare (b. 1884) — of Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Ga.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wis., May 15, 1884. School teacher; newspaper editor; stenographer; U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1916-17; Canton, 1917-18; Yokohama, 1918; U.S. Consul in Yokohama, 1920, 1921; Kobe, 1920-21, 1921-22; Swatow, 1922-23; Cartagena, 1923-27; Breslau, 1927-31; Hamburg, 1931-35; Milan, 1935-38. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry W. Schnare and Anna M. (Hefling) Schnare; married, September 29, 1919, to Margaret B. Kloss.
  Frank Douglass Scott (1878-1951) — also known as Frank D. Scott — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., August 25, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney, 1905-08; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1911-14; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1915-27; defeated in primary, 1926. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., February 12, 1951 (age 72 years, 171 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Errett Power Scrivner (1898-1978) — also known as Errett P. Scrivner — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kan., March 20, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1943-59. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Fla., May 5, 1978 (age 80 years, 46 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Henry Scrivner and Nancy Etta (West) Scrivner; married, August 6, 1921, to Jean Lorraine Marshall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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 (1909-1995).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Harold Shapiro (1906-1981) — of Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Pereyaslov, Russia, May 1, 1906. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Miami Beach, Fla., 1953-55. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Zionist Organization of America; Alpha Epsilon Pi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; B'nai B'rith. Died in May, 1981 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Max Shapiro and Fannie (Bernstein) Shapiro; married, June 14, 1953, to Sylvia Simha Chinio.
  Lawrence Yates Sherman (1858-1939) — also known as Lawrence Y. Sherman — of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla. Born near Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, November 8, 1858. Republican. County judge in Illinois, 1886-90; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1897-1905; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1899-1903; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1905-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1920, 1924; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1913-21; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1916-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Member, Freemasons. Died in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., September 15, 1939 (age 80 years, 311 days). Interment at Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson Sherman and Maria (Yates) Sherman; married 1891 to Ella M. Crews (died 1893); married, March 4, 1908, to Estelle Spitler (died 1910).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Robert Lee Fulton Sikes (1906-1994) — also known as Robert L. F. Sikes — of Crestview, Okaloosa County, Fla. Born in Isabella, Worth County, Ga., June 3, 1906. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1941-44, 1945-79 (3rd District 1941-44, 1945-63, 1st District 1963-79); resigned 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 (delegation chair). Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; Military Order of the World Wars; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho; Elks. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1976 over conflicts of interest. Died while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, September 28, 1994 (age 88 years, 117 days). Interment at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Sikes and Clara Ophelia (Ford) Sikes; married to Inez Tyner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Kelley R. Smith (b. 1946) — of Florida. Born in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., October 25, 1946. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 21st District, 1991-. Methodist. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Jaycees; Freemasons. Still living as of 1999.
  Gerald Brooks Hunt Solomon (1930-2001) — also known as Gerald B. H. Solomon; "The Congressman from General Electric" — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Fla., August 14, 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; insurance agent; member of New York state assembly 110th District, 1973-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1976; U.S. Representative from New York, 1979-99 (29th District 1979-83, 24th District 1983-93, 22nd District 1993-99). Presbyterian. Member, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Farm Bureau; Grange; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Leading advocate of a Constitutional amendment to ban burning of the U.S. flag. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Queensbury, Warren County, N.Y., October 26, 2001 (age 71 years, 73 days). Interment at Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Franklin Spears, Sr. (1899-1946) — also known as J. Franklin Spears — of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla.; San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Darlington County, S.C., October 6, 1899. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1921; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1934-36; member of Texas state senate, 1937-46. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart attack, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 29, 1946 (age 46 years, 235 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of James Monroe Spears (1874-1928).
  Arthur William Sprague (1902-1983) — also known as Arthur W. Sprague — of La Grange, Cook County, Ill. Born in DeKalb County, Ill., August 2, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 7th District, 1939-42, 1951-57; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Illinois state senate 2nd District, 1957-67. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla., January 18, 1983 (age 80 years, 169 days). Interment at Parkholm Cemetery, La Grange Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur William Sprague (1856-1916) and Cora Sprague; married to Louise Bliss Horr (1902-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  J. R. Spratt (b. 1947) — also known as Joe Spratt — of Florida. Born in Hamlet, Richmond County, N.C., March 10, 1947. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 77th District, 1997-. Methodist. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Jaycees. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Son of J. R. Spratt (1917?-).
  Henrik Ekroll Stafseth (1919-2011) — also known as Henrik E. Stafseth; Hank Stafseth — of Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 14, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; civil engineer; chair of Ottawa County Republican Party, 1958-60; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ottawa County, 1961-62. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Kiwanis; Sigma Chi; Freemasons. Died in Florida, March 18, 2011 (age 91 years, 338 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henrik J. Stafseth and Inger (Nordhem) Stafseth; married to Lillian Mae Carisch.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John H. Stahlin (1914-1997) — of Belding, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Belding, Ionia County, Mich., April 6, 1914. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1959-62; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1962; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Port Richey, Pasco County, Fla., April 14, 1997 (age 83 years, 8 days). Cremated.
  Gale Hamilton Stalker (1889-1985) — also known as Gale H. Stalker — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; Palm Bay, Brevard County, Fla. Born in Long Eddy, Sullivan County, N.Y., November 7, 1889. Republican. Lumber business; banker; U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1923-35. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died November 4, 1985 (age 95 years, 362 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Ormond Beach, Fla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Abe Stark (1894-1972) — also known as "Mr. Brooklyn" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1894. Democrat. Clothier; borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1962-70; defeated (Republican), 1949; resigned 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Jewish. Russian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Famed among Brooklyn Dodgers fans for his longtime, conspicious advertising sign (for his clothing business) below the scoreboard at Ebbets Field, which promised a free suit to players who batted the ball there: "HIT SIGN, WIN SUIT". Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., July 2, 1972 (age 77 years, 278 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Russell H. Strange II (1934-2001) — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich., September 18, 1934. Republican. Tree farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-70 (Isabella District 1957-64, 100th District 1965-70); defeated in primary, 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Chi; American Political Science Association; Rotary; Grange; Elks. Died in North Port, Sarasota County, Fla., December 6, 2001 (age 67 years, 79 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Epiphany Cathedral Memorial Garden, Venice, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Ellsworth Summerfield (1899-1972) — also known as Arthur E. Summerfield — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Pinconning, Bay County, Mich., March 17, 1899. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1944-52; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1952-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (speaker), 1960; U.S. Postmaster General, 1953-61. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., April 26, 1972 (age 73 years, 40 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Hans Gearhart Tanzler, Jr. (b. 1927) — also known as Hans Tanzler — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., March 11, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; judge of criminal court in Florida, 1963-67; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1967-79; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1978. Member, Jaycees; Kappa Alpha Order; Blue Key; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Elks. Still living as of 1979.
  Relatives: Son of Hans Gearhart Tanzler and Donette (Walker) Tanzler; married, September 18, 1948, to Ann Lyerly.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William John Hamilton Taylor (1853-1929) — also known as William J. H. Taylor — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born in Turks and Caicos Islands, December 12, 1853. Naturalized U.S. citizen; commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Key West, Fla., 1884-1900; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Key West, Fla., 1887-99. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., May 5, 1929 (age 75 years, 144 days). Interment at Key West Cemetery, Key West, Fla.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1880, to Sarah Ella Albury (1864-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) — also known as Art Teele — of Florida. Born in Prince George's County, Md., May 14, 1946. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; director, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1981-83; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992; as Miami city commissioner in 1997-2004, he chaired the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA); an investigation of corruption in the agency, started in 2003, led to charges that he had accepted $135,000 in kickbacks from two construction companies; as a result, he was removed from office in 2004 by Gov. Jeb Bush; in August, 2004, when he and his wife were under surveillance, he drove his car at a police detective in an attempt to run him over, and also threatened to kill police officers who had been following his wife during the investigation; convicted in March 2005 on charges related to this incident; indicted on July 14, 2005, on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges, over a scheme to fraudulently obtain contracts for electrical work at the Miami International Airport through a "minority-owned" shell company; published police reports revealed that he had put his mistress on the CRA payroll, that he regularly bought and used cocaine, and that he frequently made use of a male prostitute. Church of God in Christ. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi; NAACP; Freemasons. Came to the offices of the Miami Herald newspaper, and shot himself in the head with a semiautomatic pistol; he died two hours later in the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 27, 2005 (age 59 years, 74 days). Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Stephanie Kerr.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Pat Thomas (1933-2000) — of Florida. Born in Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., November 21, 1933. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Florida Democratic state chair, 1966-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968; candidate for nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1970; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1973-74; member of Florida state senate, 1975-2000. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of multiple myeloma, in Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., June 21, 2000 (age 66 years, 213 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Fla.
  Clayton C. Townes (1888-1970) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 30, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1920, 1924; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1924-25. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Florida, February 24, 1970 (age 82 years, 25 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Townes (died 1910) and Kate (Hoyt) Townes; married 1917 to Grace Dix.
  Park Trammell (1876-1936) — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Macon County, Ala., April 9, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; mayor of Lakeland, Fla., 1900-02; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-04; member of Florida state senate 7th District, 1905-09; Florida state attorney general, 1909-13; Governor of Florida, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1917-36; died in office 1936. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died May 8, 1936 (age 60 years, 29 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Trammell and Ida E. (Park) Trammell; married, November 21, 1900, to Virginia Darby.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Wallace Jennings Varney (1905-1979) — also known as Wallace J. Varney — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Ragland, Mingo County, W.Va., February 19, 1905. Democrat. School teacher and principal; postmaster at Williamson, W.Va., 1948-72 (acting, 1948-50). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., November 27, 1979 (age 74 years, 281 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Varney (1865-1953) and Elizabeth 'Betty' (Farley) Varney (1867-1913); married 1925 to Goldie Mae Smith (1907-1989); uncle of Thomas Osborn Irvin Varney; third cousin of William Riley Varney (1892-1959).
  Political family: Hatfield family of Williamson, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lowell Curtis Wadmond (1896-1986) — also known as Lowell Wadmond — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., March 16, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Freemasons. Died September 25, 1986 (age 90 years, 193 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Christian George Wadmond and Celia (Jensen) Wadmond; married, July 27, 1938, to Mary Elita Cason (1904-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sumner Wallace (1856-1920) — of Rochester, Strafford County, N.H. Born in Berwick, York County, Maine, March 7, 1856. Republican. Shoe manufacturer; director of banks, railroads, and electric utilities; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1885; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1904; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1908. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in Lake Wales, Polk County, Fla., January 11, 1920 (age 63 years, 310 days). Interment at Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Gowell Wallace and Sarah Esther (Greenfield) Wallace; brother of Albert Wallace (1854-1916); married, January 30, 1884, to Harriet Zerega Curtis (died 1907); married, July 27, 1910, to Alice Frost (Coffin) Forbes; nephew of Edwin Wallace.
  Political family: Wallace family of Rochester, New Hampshire.
  David Elmer Ward (b. 1909) — also known as David E. Ward — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Florida, September 26, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; county judge in Florida, 1932-39; member of Florida state senate, 1939-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948 (alternate), 1968. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Thomas Ward and Mollie Ethel (Cox) Ward; married, June 3, 1937, to Martha Catherine Carlton.
  James Webb (1792-1856) — of Florida; Texas. Born in Fairfax County, Va., March 31, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; justice of Florida territorial supreme court, 1828-38; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1839, 1839; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1839-41; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bastrop, Fayette, Gonzales and Travis, 1841-42, 1842-44; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; secretary of state of Texas, 1849-51; district judge in Texas, 1854-56; died in office 1856. Member, Freemasons. Died November 1, 1856 (age 64 years, 215 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Goliad, Tex.
  Webb County, Tex. is named for him.
  Clarence Maurice Weidemeyer (1906-1983) — also known as C. Maurice Weidemeyer — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Hebbville, Baltimore County, Md., October 22, 1906. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1944, 1948; chair of Anne Arundel County Republican Party, 1950; candidate for Maryland state senate, 1950 (Republican), 1966 (Democratic); Republican candidate for Maryland state attorney general, 1958; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1963-66, 1971-74; defeated (Democratic), 1974; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1972. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arch Masons; Shriners; Moose; Elks. Died of metastastic liposarcoma, in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., February 7, 1983 (age 76 years, 108 days). Interment at Lorraine Cemetery, Woodlawn, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Monterey F. W. Weidemeyer and Annie E. (Reiblich) Weidemeyer.
  Norman Henry Wiener (1891-1962) — also known as Norman H. Wiener — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Russia, May 12, 1891. Scrap iron business; coal dealer; mayor of Albion, Mich., 1931-44, 1949-54; resigned 1944. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Francis Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., February 20, 1962 (age 70 years, 284 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Mandel Wiener and Rivka Wiener; married, March 12, 1916, to Rose Stone (1893-1975).
  James Green Willson (1858-1940) — also known as James G. Willson — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., October 23, 1858. First selectman of Greenwich, Connecticut, 1901. Member, Freemasons. Died in Gulfport, Pinellas County, Fla., September 23, 1940 (age 81 years, 336 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Green Willson and Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) Willson; married to Henrietta Husted.
  Samuel Winfield (1897-1975) — also known as Sam Winfield; Samuel Weinfield — of Opa-Locka, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass., December 3, 1897. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1959; resigned 1959. Jewish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died in Hollywood, Broward County, Fla., March 30, 1975 (age 77 years, 117 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Richland, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Weinfield (1855-1939) and Jennie (Rosenbloom) Weinfield (1868-1936); married, May 18, 1932, to Nellie Lorene Noe (1884-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Rogers Winthrop (1876-1958) — of Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Newport, Newport County, R.I., July 2, 1876. Republican. Banker; stockbroker; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; director, Long Island Railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., November 14, 1958 (age 82 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Buchanan Winthrop and Sarah Helen (Townsend) Winthrop; married, October 3, 1905, to Alice Woodward Babcock.
  William Wilson Wood III (1878-1954) — also known as William W. Wood III — of Piqua, Miami County, Ohio; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, March 19, 1878. Republican. Tool manufacturer; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in the Miami Heart Institute hospital, Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., February 18, 1954 (age 75 years, 336 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Harley Kirk Wood; married to Aileen Boal.
  Augustus Brevoort Woodward (1774-1827) — also known as Augustus B. Woodward; Elias Brevoort Woodward; "Epaminondas" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1774. Justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1805-24; U.S. District Judge for Florida, 1824-27. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., July 12, 1827 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Woodward and Ann (Silvester) Woodward.
  Owen Daniel Young (1874-1962) — also known as Owen D. Young — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Van Hornesville, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 27, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; financier; industrialist; chairman, General Electric, 1922-39 and 1942-45; founded Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and was chairman 1919-29; one of the founders of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC); author of the "Young Plan" in 1929 for settlement of German war reparations; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., July 11, 1962 (age 87 years, 257 days). Interment at Van Hornesville Cemetery, Van Hornesville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Smith Young and Ida (Brandow) Young; married, June 30, 1898, to Josephine Sheldon Edmonds (1870-1935); married, February 21, 1937, to Louise (Powis) Clark (1887-1965); father of Philip Young (1910-1987).
  The Owen D. Young Central School, in Van Hornesville, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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