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Politician members in Illinois

  Theodore Gilbert Beaver (b. 1834) — also known as T. G. Beaver — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Union County, Pa., 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Niles, Mich., 1884, 1889. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Swartz) Beaver (died 1903) and Jesse Beaver (1811-1892); married 1863 to Frances Mary Twombly (1843-1876).
  John Henry Colvin (b. 1839) — also known as John H. Colvin — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 25, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Chicago alderman, 1882-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Foresters; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Honor. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy Colvin and Harvey Doolittle Colvin (1815-1892); married, March 7, 1872, to Anna Wickliffe.
  Joseph Frederick Haas (b. 1857) — also known as Joseph F. Haas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 15, 1857. Republican. Member of Illinois state senate 25th District, 1903-06; Cook County Clerk, 1906-10; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1908; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912; Cook County Recorder of Deeds, 1917. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Haas and Elizabeth (Sagisser) Haas; married 1877 to Minnie R. McKenzie.
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  George E. Q. Johnson (b. 1874) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Harcourt, Webster County, Iowa, July 11, 1874. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1927-31; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1932-33. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Johnson and Mathilda (Linderholm) Johnson; married, September 8, 1906, to Elizabeth M. Swanstrom.
  Otto Kerner, Jr. (1908-1976) — of Glenview, Cook County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 15, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1947-54; county judge in Illinois, 1954-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964; Governor of Illinois, 1961-68; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1968-74; resigned 1974. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum; Military Order of the World Wars; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi. While serving as Governor, he and another official made a gain of over $300,000 in a stock deal which prosecutors later characterized as bribery. Convicted in 1973 on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges; sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $50,000. Died of cancer, May 9, 1976 (age 67 years, 268 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rose Barbara (Chmelik) Kerner and Otto Kerner; married, October 29, 1934, to Helena I. Cermak (daughter of Anton Joseph Cermak (1873-1933)).
  Political family: Kerner-Cermak family of Chicago, Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Milton Rakove
  See also NNDB dossier
  William G. Legner (b. 1858) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Neustadt, Prussia (now Wejherowo, Poland), August 15, 1858. Democrat. Brewer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1892; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1924 (alternate). Lutheran. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William G. Legner and Flora (Noetzel) Legner; married, September 1, 1882, to Dora Leusch.
  Andrew Custer Metzger (b. 1873) — also known as Andrew C. Metzger — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 18, 1873. Republican. Partner in Walsh & Metzger plumbing and heating firm; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1925, 1941; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Woodmen; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  August William Miller (b. 1861) — also known as August W. Miller — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 8, 1861. Republican. Wholesale milliner; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 (alternate), 1908, 1916. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Foresters; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George M. Miller (Chicago police captain) and Barbara (Blettner) Miller; married 1884 to Pauline Steinhagen.
  William Henry Weber (b. 1856) — also known as William H. Weber — of Blue Island, Cook County, Ill. Born in Orland Township, Cook County, Ill., August 7, 1856. Republican. School teacher; member, Cook County Board of Assessors, 1899-1925; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1932 (alternate), 1940. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1878 to Minnie A. Schoentgen (died 1914); married, November 16, 1916, to Kate M. Longfellow; married to Mrs. E. Mohler.
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