Lee Atwater (1951-1991) —
also known as Harvey LeRoy Atwater —
of Charleston, Charleston
Born in Atlanta, Fulton
County, Ga., February
Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South
of Republican National Committee, 1989-91.
Self proclaimed "dirty tricks" political strategist; rhythm and
Died, from brain
cancer, in Washington,
29, 1991 (age 40 years, 30
Interment at Greenlawn
Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
Michael Curb (b. 1944) —
also known as Mike Curb —
of California; Nashville, Davidson
Born in Savannah, Chatham
County, Ga., December
Republican. Musician; record
company executive; race
car owner; member of Republican
National Committee from California, 1977; Lieutenant
Governor of California, 1979-83; defeated, 1986; candidate for Governor of
In 2003, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of
Still living as of 2014.
James Melton (1904-1961) —
of Greenwich, Fairfield
Born in Moultrie, Colquitt
County, Ga., January
Republican. Professional singer; actor;
performed, Republican National Convention, 1952.
Died, from lobar
pneumonia, in Roosevelt Hospital,
Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., April
21, 1961 (age 57 years, 109
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Ocala, Fla.
Danny O'Neil (1920-2002) —
of Chicago, Cook
County, Ill.; Oak Park, Cook
County, Ill.; Haines City, Polk
Born in Georgia, December
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; singer;
honored guest, Democratic National Convention,
1944 ; game
Died, from heart
failure, in a rehab
center at Indianapolis, Marion
County, Ind., May 20,
2002 (age 81 years, 159
Burial location unknown.
of William Brothrton Petree and Nancy Louise (Ruelle) Petree; married
to Patricia Geraghty and Geraldine Mae Healy.|
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Ronald John Thompson (b. 1934) —
also known as Ronnie Thompson; "Machine-Gun
of Macon, Bibb
Born in Augusta, Richmond
County, Ga., July 21,
country music singer; gospel singer; mayor of
Macon, Ga., 1968-75; candidate for U.S.
Representative from Georgia, 1972; candidate for Governor of
Still living as of 2001.
of Remus Warren Thompson and Mattie Lou (Watkins)
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Kanye Omari West (b. 1977) —
also known as Kanye West —
Born in Atlanta, Fulton
County, Ga., June 8,
Rap musician; music
producer; The Birthday Party candidate for President
of the United States, 2020; Alliance candidate for Vice
President of the United States, 2020.
Still living as of 2021.