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Entertainment Industry Politicians in Indiana

  Charles O. Baldwin (b. 1952) — also known as Chuck Baldwin — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., May 3, 1952. Pastor; talk show host; Constitution candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004; candidate for President of the United States, 2008 (Constitution), 2012 (Reform). Baptist. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin J. Baldwin; married, June 2, 1973, to Connie Kay Cole.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., June 24, 1813. Republican. Minister; orator; abolitionist; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1867; in 1872, he was accused of an adulterous affair with Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of a friend of his; Beecher's church conducted an investigation and declared him innocent; in 1874, Elizabeth Tilton's husband Theodore sued Beecher; a highly-publicized months-long trial took place in 1875; the jury was unable to reach a verdit. Presbyterian; later Congregationalist. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 8, 1887 (age 73 years, 257 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; memorial monument at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Beecher and Roxana Ward (Foote) Beecher; brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe; married, August 3, 1837, to Eunice White Bullard; uncle of George Buckingham Beecher; second cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer and Eli Elmer; second cousin thrice removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; third cousin of Leveret Brainard; third cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard and Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, John Allen, Frederick Wolcott, Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Frances Payne Bolton; third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg, Daniel Chapin and Oliver Payne Bolton; fourth cousin of Ambrose Tuttle, Joseph H. Elmer and George Frederick Stone; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Gideon Hotchkiss, Asahel Augustus Hotchkiss, John William Allen, Julius Hotchkiss, Giles Waldo Hotchkiss, Charles Francis Chidsey, Ernest Harvey Woodford and Samuel Russell Chidsey.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Henry W. Beecher
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Ward Beecher (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Chad Everett (1936-2012) — also known as Raymond Lee Cramton — Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., June 11, 1936. Republican. Actor; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Died July 24, 2012 (age 76 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Clyde Cramton and Virdeen Ruth (Hopper) Cramton; married, May 22, 1966, to Shelby Grant.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
Will H. Hays William Harrison Hays (1879-1954) — also known as Will H. Hays — of Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind. Born in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind., November 5, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Sullivan County Republican Party, 1904-08; Indiana Republican state chair, 1914-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916, 1932, 1940; speaker, 1920; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1918-21; U.S. Postmaster General, 1921-22. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis; Phi Delta Theta; Elks; Moose; Union League. President of Motion Picture Producers & Distributors of America, 1922-45. Died in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind., March 7, 1954 (age 74 years, 122 days). Interment at Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Hays and Mary (Cain) Hays; married, November 18, 1902, to Helen Louise Thomas; married, November 27, 1930, to Jessie Heron Stutsman.
  Cross-reference: George W. Perkins
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, February 1922
  Clara Kahler (b. 1880) — also known as Clara Felecia Goodman — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Auburn, DeKalb County, Ind., March 8, 1880. Democrat. Stenographer; actress; candidate for California state senate, 1946. Female. Catholic. Member, American Legion Auxiliary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Benedict Goodman and Margaret (Von Hohenstein) Goodman; married to John Kahler.
  Danny O'Neil (1920-2002) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Oak Park, Cook County, Ill.; Haines City, Polk County, Fla. Born in Georgia, December 12, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; singer; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1944 ; game show host. Died, from heart failure, in a rehab center at Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 20, 2002 (age 81 years, 159 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Brothrton Petree and Nancy Louise (Ruelle) Petree; married to Patricia Geraghty and Geraldine Mae Healy.
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  William Dudley Pelley (1890-1965) — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C.; Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., March 12, 1890. Hollywood screenwriter in 1917-29 for about 12 films, including The Light in the Dark and The Shock, both starring Lon Chaney; founder (1933) and leader of the anti-Semitic Silver Legion of America organization (the "Silver Shirts", explicitly modeled after Adolf Hitler's Brownshirts); Christian candidate for President of the United States, 1936; arrested in April 1942 and charged with criminal sedition; convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison; released in 1950. Died in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., July 1, 1965 (age 75 years, 111 days). Interment at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Grace (Goodale) Pelley and William George Apsey Pelley; married, December 16, 1911, to Marion Harriet Stone; married, July 24, 1934, to Minna Helen Hansmann; married to Agnes Marion Henderson.
  Cross-reference: Gerald L. K. Smith
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by William Dudley Pelley: Know your karma; design for destiny
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Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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