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Quaker Politicians in Illinois
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Walter Friar Dexter (1886-1945) — also known as Walter F. Dexter — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 21, 1886. Republican. President, Whittier College, 1923-34; secretary to Gov. Frank F. Merriam; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932; California superintendent of public instruction, 1937-45; appointed 1937; died in office 1945. Quaker. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Lions. Died October 21, 1945 (age 58 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Dexter and Margaret (Bell) Dexter; married, August 25, 1910, to Ethel Lenore Smith.
  Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976) — also known as Paul H. Douglas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., March 26, 1892. Democrat. University professor; economist; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1949-67; defeated, 1942, 1966. Unitarian or Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1976 (age 84 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of James Howard Douglas and Annie (Smith) Douglas; married 1915 to Dorothy S. Wolff (divorced 1930); married 1931 to Emily Taft (1899-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Paul H. Douglas: Roger Biles, Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois
  Ernest Karl Neumann (1898-1959) — also known as Ernest K. Neumann — of Carlsbad, Eddy County, N.M. Born in Delavan, Tazewell County, Ill., December 15, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1927; New Mexico state attorney general, 1931-35. Quaker. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Lions. Died April 13, 1959 (age 60 years, 119 days). Interment at Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest W. Neumann and Lina (Baessler) Neumann; married, December 2, 1931, to Elizabeth Ellen Hogue.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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