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Lawyer Politicians in Indiana, C

  Elda Frank Caldwell (1859-1926) — also known as Eldie F. Caldwell — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Rockville, Parke County, Ind., September 6, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1895; postmaster at Lawrence, Kan., 1898-1903. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., September 15, 1926 (age 67 years, 9 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of James Allen Caldwell (1818-1896) and Mary (Smick) Caldwell (1818-1881); married, October 21, 1885, to Mary Viola McFarland (1862-1887); married 1903 to Hattie B. (Newton) Eberly (1860-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Call (c.1772-1826) — of Indiana. Born in Kentucky, about 1772. Lawyer; circuit judge in Indiana, 1817-18, 1822-24; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1824-25. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 20, 1826 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James William Cammack (b. 1869) — also known as James W. Cammack — of Owenton, Owen County, Ky. Born near English, Crawford County, Ind., July 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1904-07; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1907-16; Kentucky state attorney general, 1927-31. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Butler Cammack and Elizabeth (Franks) Cammack; married, April 27, 1898, to Nellie Allen.
  John Campbell (1853-1938) — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Monroe County, Ind., September 13, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; El Paso County Attorney, 1884-85; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1885; member of Colorado state senate, 1887; district judge in Colorado, 1889-95; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1895-1913, 1922-37; appointed 1922; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1898-1904, 1910-13, 1936-37. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Psi. Died January 1, 1938 (age 84 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James M. Campbell and Nancy Campbell; married, June 28, 1881, to Harriet J. Parker.
  William W. Canada (b. 1851) — of Winchester, Randolph County, Ind. Born in Randolph County, Ind., 1851. Lawyer; municipal judge in Indiana, 1880; U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1897-1911. Burial location unknown.
  William Wesley Canada (1850-1921) — also known as William W. Canada — of Winchester, Randolph County, Ind. Born in Stony Creek Township, Randolph County, Ind., June 8, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Randolph County Republican Party, 1890-97; U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1897-1918. Member, Odd Fellows. During the Felix Diaz uprising in 1912, he was shot in the leg while riding a horse near the consulate. Died, of heart disease, in Winchester, Randolph County, Ind., May 17, 1921 (age 70 years, 343 days). Interment at Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of David Canada and Mary Ann (Moore) Canada; married, December 9, 1875, to Carrie E. Moore.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  B. Howard Caughran (b. 1890) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born near Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., November 6, 1890. Democrat. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, 1940-50. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Hamilton Caughran and Hazeltine (Ashby) Caughran; married, June 5, 1918, to Effie East.
  E. Wallace Chadwick (1884-1969) — of Rose Valley, Wallingford, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., January 17, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; member, board of managers, Chester Hospital; solicitor, Delaware County Hospital; director, Delaware County National Bank; orphan's court judge in Pennsylvania, 1945; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1947-49. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Rotary; Union League. Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., August 18, 1969 (age 85 years, 213 days). Interment at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rose Valley, Wallingford, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Burtch Chadwick and Margaret (Moore) Chadwick; married to Alice Cambern.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Crawford Chaney (1853-1940) — also known as John C. Chaney — of Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind. Born near New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana County, Ohio, February 1, 1853. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Indiana Republican State Central Committee, 1884-85; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1888; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1905-09; defeated, 1902, 1908. Presbyterian. Died in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind., April 26, 1940 (age 87 years, 85 days). Interment at Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Chaney (1823-1902) and Nancy (Crawford) Chaney (1827-1911); married, December 25, 1876, to Ella Saucerman.
  Epitaph: "He Served His Generation Well / Now God Has Called Him."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Williams Cheesman (1824-1884) — also known as D. W. Cheesman — of Oroville, Butte County, Calif. Born in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind., December 22, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1859; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1860; treasurer, U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1861. Died November 24, 1884 (age 59 years, 338 days). Original interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Williams Cheesman and Hannah (Rowand) Cheesman; married 1849 to Urania K. Macy (1828-1916).
  William Christian (c.1743-1786) — Born in Staunton, Va., about 1743. Lawyer; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1773-75; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Manx ancestry. Killed while fighting Indians in what is now Clark County, Ind., April 9, 1786 (age about 43 years). Interment at Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Christian and Elizabeth (Starke) Christian; brother of Anne Christian (who married William Fleming); married to Anne Henry (1738-1790; sister of Patrick Henry (1736-1799)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Christian counties in Ill., Ky. and Mo. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Moses Edwin Clapp (1851-1929) — also known as Moses E. Clapp — of Hudson, St. Croix County, Wis.; Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., May 21, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; St. Croix County Attorney, 1878-80; Minnesota state attorney general, 1887-93; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1901-17; defeated in primary, 1916; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1912. Died near Accotink, Fairfax County, Va., March 6, 1929 (age 77 years, 289 days). Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Spaulding Clapp and Abbie Jane (Vandercook) Clapp; married, December 30, 1874, to Hattie Allen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Chase Addison Clark (1883-1966) — also known as Chase A. Clark — of Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Amo, Hendricks County, Ind., August 20, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1913-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1928; member of Idaho state senate, 1933-36; mayor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1937-38; Governor of Idaho, 1941-43; U.S. District Judge for Idaho, 1943. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died in a hospital at Boise, Ada County, Idaho, December 30, 1966 (age 83 years, 132 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Addison Clark and Eunice (Hadley) Clark; brother of Barzilla Worth Clark (1880-1943); married, January 10, 1906, to Jean Burnett; father of Bethine Clark (who married Frank Forrester Church).
  Political family: Clark family of Boise and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Clarke (1852-1936) — also known as George W. Clarke — of Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. Born in Shelby County, Ind., October 24, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1901; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1904-06; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1909-13; Governor of Iowa, 1913-17. Christian. Member, Rotary. Died November 28, 1936 (age 84 years, 35 days). Interment somewhere in Adel, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Clarke and Jane (Akers) Clarke; married to Arletta Greene.
  Samuel C. Cleland (b. 1892) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Noble County, Ind., August 6, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1930-34; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1942. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Purple Heart; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Ray Coats (b. 1943) — also known as Dan R. Coats — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., May 16, 1943. Republican. Lawyer; district representative for U.S. Rep Dan Quayle, 1976-80; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1981-88; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1988-99, 2011-; U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 2001-05. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Mark E. Souder
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Michael B. Coleman (b. 1954) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 18, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1998; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 2000-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000, 2004, 2008 (member, Rules Committee). African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Earnest Bilbe Collins (1873-1967) — also known as Earnest B. Collins — of Fox, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Indiana, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 4th District, 1913-16, 1919-22; Speaker of Alaska Territory House of Representatives, 1913-16; mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1934-38; member of Alaska territorial senate 4th District, 1947-50; delegate to Alaska state constitutional convention, 1955-56. Methodist. Died in 1967 (age about 94 years). Burial location unknown.
  Samuel LaFort Collins (1895-1965) — also known as Sam L. Collins — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif. Born in Fortville, Hancock County, Ind., August 6, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 1933-37; defeated, 1936; member of California state assembly, 1940-52; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1947-52. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Died in Fullerton, Orange County, Calif., June 26, 1965 (age 69 years, 324 days). Interment at Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Norman J. Colman Norman Jay Colman (1827-1911) — also known as Norman J. Colman — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind.; St. Louis, Mo. Born near Richfield Springs, Otsego County, N.Y., May 16, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1875-77; defeated, 1868; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1889. Member, Freemasons. Editor and publisher of an agricultural newspaper. Died, of apoplexy, in St. Louis, Mo., November 3, 1911 (age 84 years, 171 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Colman and Nancy (Sprague) Colman; married 1851 to Clara Porter (died 1863); married 1866 to Catherine 'Kate' Wright (died 1897).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Guy S. Condo (b. 1874) — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., July 1, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Grant County Attorney, 1904-06; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1904-09; director, Marion National Bank. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Izaak Walton League; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel S. Condo and Sarah Ann (Pottorf) Condo; married, June 30, 1902, to Nelle Kiley.
  James Perry Conner (1851-1924) — also known as James P. Conner — of Denison, Crawford County, Iowa. Born in Delaware County, Ind., January 27, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; state's attorney 13th district, 1881-85; circuit judge in Iowa 13th District, 1884-86; district judge in Iowa 16th District, 1887-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1892; U.S. Representative from Iowa 10th District, 1900-09. Died in Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, March 19, 1924 (age 73 years, 52 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Denison, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Conner; married, October 12, 1875, to Allie M. Cowdery.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Nathaniel P. Conrey Nathaniel Parrish Conrey (1860-1936) — also known as Nathaniel P. Conrey — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Franklin County, Ind., June 30, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1899-1900; superior court judge in California, 1900-09; Judge, California Court of Appeal 2nd District, 1913-35; justice of California state supreme court, 1935-36; died in office 1936. Member, Union League; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, of complications from a spinal injury suffered in a fall, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 2, 1936 (age 76 years, 125 days). Interment at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of David La Rue Conrey and Hannah (Jameson) Conrey; married, November 21, 1890, to Ethelwyn Wells.
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
  George William Cooper (1851-1899) — also known as George W. Cooper — of Columbus, Bartholomew County, Ind. Born near Columbus, Bartholomew County, Ind., May 21, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Columbus, Ind., 1877; postmaster at Columbus, Ind., 1885-86; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1889-95. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 27, 1899 (age 48 years, 190 days). Interment at Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Elijah Cox (1861-1942) — also known as William E. Cox — of Jasper, Dubois County, Ind. Born near Birdseye, Dubois County, Ind., September 6, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1907-19. Died in Jasper, Dubois County, Ind., March 11, 1942 (age 80 years, 186 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Cox and Nancy J. (Conley) Cox; married 1900 to Della B. Horbison.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George North Craig (1909-1992) — also known as George N. Craig — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Annandale, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Brazil, Clay County, Ind., August 6, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Indiana, 1953-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Delta Chi; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 17, 1992 (age 83 years, 133 days). Interment at Clearview Cemetery, Brazil, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Clyde Craig and Clo (Branson) Craig; married, August 29, 1931, to Kathryn Louisa Heiliger (1911-2001).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edgar Dean Crumpacker (1851-1920) — also known as Edgar D. Crumpacker — of Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind. Born in Westville, LaPorte County, Ind., June 27, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney 31st District, 1884-88; Judge, Indiana Appellate Court, 1891-93; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1897-1913; defeated, 1912. Died in Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind., May 19, 1920 (age 68 years, 327 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Maurice Edgar Crumpacker; cousin *** of Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. (1917-1986).
  Political family: Crumpacker family of Valparaiso, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
William J. Curtis William Jesse Curtis (b. 1838) — also known as William J. Curtis — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind., August 2, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; San Bernardino County District Attorney, 1873-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Coleman Curtis and Lucy Mildred (Holman) Curtis; married, November 21, 1861, to Frances S. Coles; father of Jesse William Curtis (1865-?).
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
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