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Disciples of Christ Politicians in Iowa

  John William Anderson (1871-1954) — also known as John W. Anderson — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. Born in Buchanan County, Iowa, July 21, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; Monona County Attorney, 1910-14; district judge in Iowa 4th District, 1915-21; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1933-38. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, January 29, 1954 (age 82 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reese Babbs Anderson and Emma Theresa (Davenport) Anderson; married, September 24, 1895, to Burdette Hopper; married, April 15, 1933, to Mary Agnes Peck.
  Kenneth Ferguson Baldridge (1886-1971) — also known as Kenneth F. Baldridge — of Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa. Born in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, May 25, 1886. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1936. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in November, 1971 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Franklin Baldridge and Margaret Jane (Ferguson) Baldridge; married, May 17, 1910, to Katharine McClure.
  Cassius Clay Dowell (1864-1940) — also known as Cassius C. Dowell — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born near Summerset, Warren County, Iowa, February 29, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1894-98; member of Iowa state senate, 1902-12; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1915-35, 1937-40 (7th District 1915-33, 6th District 1933-35, 1937-40); defeated, 1934; died in office 1940. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died February 4, 1940 (age 75 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Presumably named for: Cassius Marcellus Clay
  Relatives: Son of James W. Dowell and Martha (Rees) Dowell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis Marion Drake (1830-1903) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born in Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., December 30, 1830. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; railroad builder; philanthropist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888; Governor of Iowa, 1896-98. Disciples of Christ. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, of diabetes, in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, November 20, 1903 (age 72 years, 325 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of John Adams Drake and Harriet Jane (O'Neal) Drake; married, December 24, 1855, to Mary Jane Lord.
  Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Roy C. Fox (b. 1890) — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa, October 10, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney, 1920-26; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, 1926-34. Disciples of Christ. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Wesley Fox and Sarah Louise (McMahon) Fox; married, May 6, 1922, to Frankie A. Juvinall.
  Daniel Walter Morehouse (1876-1941) — also known as D. W. Morehouse — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., February 22, 1876. Astronomer; university professor; president, Drake University, 1922-41; Dry candidate for delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Xi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 21, 1941 (age 64 years, 334 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Drake Municipal Observatory, Waveland Park, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron P. Morehouse and Sabra Ann (Burlison) Morehouse; married, June 9, 1903, to Myrtl May Slayton.
  Comet Morehouse (which he discovered in 1908) is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alvin Saunders (1817-1899) — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., July 12, 1817. Republican. Delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Henry County, 1846; member of Iowa state senate, 1854-56, 1858-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860; Governor of Nebraska Territory, 1861-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1868; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1877-83. Disciples of Christ. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 1, 1899 (age 82 years, 112 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Gunnell Saunders and Mary (Mauzy) Saunders; married to Marthena Barlow; father of Mary Angeline Saunders (who married Russell Benjamin Harrison); grandfather of William Henry Harrison.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Saunders County, Neb. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hubert Utterback (1880-1942) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Hayesville, Keokuk County, Iowa, June 28, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 9th District, 1915-27; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1932-33; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1935-37; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936; member of Democratic National Committee from Iowa, 1939. Disciples of Christ. Member, Acacia; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Phi Omega; Delta Theta Phi; Lions. Died in 1942 (age about 62 years). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of A. M. Utterback and Julia Esther (Hayes) Utterback; married, October 4, 1904, to Edith Gwynne; married, December 25, 1934, to Cora Alice Prine; cousin *** of John Gregg Utterback.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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