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Politician members in Indiana

  Edwin Ross Adair (1907-1983) — also known as E. Ross Adair — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Albion, Noble County, Ind., December 14, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1951-71; defeated, 1970; U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, 1971-74. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Elks; American Bar Association; Amvets; Delta Sigma Phi; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, following multiple heart bypass surgery, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 5, 1983 (age 75 years, 142 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin L. Adair and Alice (Prickett) Adair; married, July 21, 1934, to Marion E. Wood.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Gilmer Bray (1903-1979) — also known as William G. Bray — of Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. Born near Mooresville, Morgan County, Ind., June 17, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-31; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1951-75 (7th District 1951-67, 6th District 1967-75). Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis; Tau Kappa Alpha; Acacia. Died in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind., June 4, 1979 (age 75 years, 352 days). Interment at White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Gilmer Bray and Dorcas (Mitchell) Bray.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas H. Brown (b. 1917) — of Westland, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Indiana, July 29, 1917. Democrat. Mayor of Westland, Mich., 1966-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; member of Michigan state house of representatives 37th District, 1971-82. Catholic. Member, Lions; Knights of Columbus; Amvets; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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