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Politicians in Manufacturing in Iowa
not elsewhere classified

  Harold Miles Cooper (b. 1885) — also known as H. M. Cooper — of Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. Born in Sturgis, Meade County, S.Dak., June 10, 1885. Democrat. Secretary-treasurer, Cooper Manufacturing Company, makers of power lawn mowers and gaskets; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1930. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Miles Monroe Cooper and Mary P. (Ranft) Cooper; married, July 12, 1909, to Edna May Anderson.
  Charles Francis Craver (1842-1925) — of Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa; Harvey, Cook County, Ill.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Franklinville, Gloucester County, N.J., September 3, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1876. Methodist. One of the founders of Craver & Steele, farm equipment manufacturers; invented the first successful twelve-foot binder for cutting and binding small grain; later, he was an oil producer based in Oklahoma. Died, of heart trouble, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., May 12, 1925 (age 82 years, 251 days). Interment at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Okla.
  George Watson French (1858-1934) — also known as George W. French — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, October 26, 1858. Republican. Wheel manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1916, 1928. Died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, November 27, 1934 (age 76 years, 32 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry French and Frances Wood (Morton) French; married to Clara Virginia Decker; married 1914 to Anna Elizabeth Decker; nephew of Marcus Morton (1819-1891); grandson of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); grandnephew of James Leonard Hodges; great-grandson of James Hodges; second great-grandson of Nicholas Tillinghast; third cousin once removed of James Madison Turner; fourth cousin of James Munroe Turner; fourth cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg and James Turner.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Vivien Kellems (1896-1975) — of Mystic, Stonington, New London County, Conn.; East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, June 7, 1896. Engineer; manufacturer; candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1952 (Independent Republican), 1956 (Independent), 1958 (Independent). Female. Died in 1975 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Rev. David Clinton Kellems and Louisa (Flint) Kellems.
  Charles Augustus Rawson (1867-1936) — also known as Charles A. Rawson — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, May 29, 1867. Republican. Manufacturer; campaign manager for U.S. Senator William S. Kenyon, 1911; Iowa Republican state chair, 1912-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1920; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1922; member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1924. Protestant. Died in 1936 (age about 69 years). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of A. Y. Rawson and Mary (Scott) Rawson; married, February 1, 1900, to Carrie Hubbard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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