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Politician members in Indiana

  William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935) — also known as William W. Atterbury; "The Railroad General" — of Radnor, Delaware County, Pa. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., January 31, 1866. Republican. Railroad superintendent; president, American Railway Association; during World War I, he was called on to organize organized U.S. military railroad operations in France; he was designated Director-General of Transportation for the American Expeditionary Forces; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 (speaker); President, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1925-35. Member, American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, of apoplexy, in Radnor, Delaware County, Pa., September 20, 1935 (age 69 years, 232 days). Interment at Old St. David's Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John G. Atterbury and Catharine (Larned) Atterbury.
  Camp Atterbury, a military training camp in Johnson County, Indiana, is named for him.  — Atterbury Army Air Base, Columbus, Indiana, later known as Bakalar Air Force Base, and since 1970 as Columbus Municipal Airport, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawrence Becker (1869-1947) — of Montana; Hammond, Lake County, Ind.; East Chicago, Lake County, Ind. Born in Finnentrop, Germany, August 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1904-11; superior court judge in Indiana, 1911-14, 1934-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, following a kidney operation, in St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., March 12, 1947 (age 77 years, 214 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Eberhard Becker and Margaret (Alvers) Becker; married, September 8, 1898, to Agnes D. Eaton.
  Albert Wayne Coy (b. 1903) — also known as Wayne Coy — of Delphi, Carroll County, Ind. Born in Shelby County, Ind., November 23, 1903. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor and publisher; radio executive; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1948. Baptist. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Roscoe Coy and Lillian Monell (Nation) Coy; married, September 6, 1927, to Grace Elizabeth Cady.
  Horace Emerson Deemer (b. 1858) — also known as Horace E. Deemer — of Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. Born in Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind., September 24, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 15th District, 1887-94; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1894-1917. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Political Science Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Deemer and Elizabeth (Erwin) Deemer; married, July 12, 1882, to Jeannette Gibson.
  Burton Lee French (1875-1954) — also known as Burton L. French — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho; Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. Born near Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., August 1, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1898-1902; U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1903-09, 1911-15, 1917-33 (at-large 1903-09, 1911-15, 1st District 1917-33); defeated, 1934; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1914. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, September 12, 1954 (age 79 years, 42 days). Interment at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. French and Mina P. (Fisher) French; married, June 28, 1904, to Winifred Hartley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Webster Jewett (1884-1961) — also known as Charles W. Jewett — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., January 7, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Marion County Republican Party, 1914-16; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1918-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1920 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1938. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died April 28, 1961 (age 77 years, 111 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Parker Jewett and Mary Alma (Aten) Jewett; married, October 25, 1911, to Elizabeth Dougherty.
  Melville W. Mix (b. 1865) — of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Atlanta, Logan County, Ill., November 16, 1865. Democrat. Manufacturer; mayor of Mishawaka, Ind., 1902-05. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter W. Mix and Mary E. (Dodge) Mix; married 1887 to Zella Louise Kenyon.
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