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Lawyer Politicians in Indiana, L

  Charles Marion LaFollette (1898-1974) — also known as Charles M. LaFollette — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., February 27, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1927; general counsel, Central Labor Union (AFL) of Evansville, 1934-42; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1943-47. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died June 27, 1974 (age 76 years, 120 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Harry C. LaFollette and Marian (Allis) LaFollette; married, May 14, 1925, to Frances Hartmetz; great-grandson of William Heilman (1824-1890).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Francis Eddy Lambert (1860-1924) — also known as Francis E. Lambert — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in St. Joseph County, Ind., June 4, 1860. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1894-98; candidate for mayor of South Bend, Ind., 1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, from influenza and pneumonia, in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., June 19, 1924 (age 64 years, 15 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver C. Lambert (1817-1872) and Eleanor 'Ellen' (McMullen) Lambert (1825-1906); married 1891 to Mary Etta Moomaw (1863-1902); married, February 12, 1904, to Blanche Irene Gee (1876-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cary Dayton Landis (1873-1938) — also known as Cary D. Landis — of DeLand, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind., May 10, 1873. Democrat. School principal; superintendent of schools; lawyer; law professor; Florida state attorney general, 1931-36; appointed 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died May 10, 1938 (age 65 years, 0 days). Interment at Ball Hill Cemetery, Cutler, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of David L. Landis (1845-1901) and Elizabeth (Ulrey) Landis (1852-1909); married, September 4, 1895, to Margaret Weaver (1869-1964); fourth cousin once removed of Walter Kumler Landis, Charles Beary Landis, Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Frederick Daniel Landis (1872-1934).
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rush Green Leaming (1835-1921) — also known as Rush G. Leaming — of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo.; Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., July 26, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868. Died in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., January 3, 1921 (age 85 years, 161 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel McIntosh Leaming (1794-1875) and Mary 'Polly' (Tucker) Leaming (1798-1876); married, May 23, 1865, to Martha 'Mattie' Rogers (1847-1932); second cousin once removed of Lucian Dallas Woodruff; second cousin twice removed of James Doolittle Wooster; second cousin thrice removed of Andrew Adams (1736-1797); third cousin of Harrison Blodget; third cousin once removed of Walter Harrison Blodget; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Brace; fourth cousin of Richard Smith Leaming and Nathaniel Woodhull Howell; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel George Andrews and Jonathan Furman Leaming.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ivan Lebamoff (1932-2006) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., July 20, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1968-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1968, 1972; mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., 1971-75; defeated, 1975. Eastern Orthodox. Macedonian ancestry. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Delta Phi. Died, in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 18, 2006 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Kay Stephanoff.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Bartlett Lee (1912-1988) — also known as Robert B. Lee — of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo.; Aurora, Adams County, Colo. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., November 16, 1912. Lawyer; district judge in Colorado 18th District, 1960-69; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1969-83. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Elks; Lions. Died June 16, 1988 (age 75 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence Eugene Lee and Mary Lillian (Jennings) Lee; married, September 27, 1941, to Ruth Elisabeth Wade.
  Harry Guyer Leslie (1878-1937) — also known as Harry G. Leslie — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., April 6, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1923-27; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1925-27; Governor of Indiana, 1929-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., December 10, 1937 (age 59 years, 248 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  See also NNDB dossier
  David A. Levy (b. 1953) — of New York. Born in Johnson County, Ind., December 18, 1953. Lawyer; utility company executive; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1993-95; defeated (Conservative), 1994. Jewish. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) — also known as "Honest Abe"; "Old Abe"; "The Rail-Splitter"; "The Illinois Baboon" — of New Salem, Menard County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in a log cabin, Hardin County (part now in Larue County), Ky., February 12, 1809. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1856; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858; President of the United States, 1861-65; died in office 1865; His election as president in 1860 precipitated the Civil War; determined to preserve the Union, he led the North to victory on the battlefield, freed the slaves in the conquered states, and in doing this, redefined American nationhood. He was. English ancestry. Elected in 1900 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Shot by the assassin John Wilkes Booth, during a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865; died at Peterson's Boarding House, across the street, the following day, April 15, 1865 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1868 at Judiciary Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851) and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln (1784-1818); married, November 4, 1842, to Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882; sister-in-law of Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-1889); half-sister-in-law of N. H. R. Dawson; aunt of Martha Dee Todd; grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter); father of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. — Isham N. Haynie — William M. Stone — John Pitcher — Stephen Miller — John T. Stuart — William H. Seward — Henry L. Burnett — Judah P. Benjamin — Robert Toombs — Richard Taylor Jacob — George W. Jones — James Adams — John G. Nicolay — Edward Everett — Stephen T. Logan — Francis P. Blair — John Hay — Henry Reed Rathbone — James A. Ekin — Frederick W. Seward — John H. Surratt — John H. Surratt, Jr. — James Shields
  Lincoln counties in Ark., Colo., Idaho, Kan., La., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., Okla., Ore., Wash., W.Va., Wis. and Wyo. are named for him.
  The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is named for him.  — Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Abraham L. KeisterAbraham L. TuckerAbraham L. BrickAbraham L. KelloggAbraham Lincoln BernsteinA. Lincoln ReileyA. L. HelmickAbraham L. SuttonA. Lincoln AckerAbraham L. OsgoodAbraham L. WitmerAbraham L. PhillipsAbraham L. PaytonA. L. AuthA. Lincoln MooreA. Lincoln NiditchAbraham L. RubensteinAbraham L. Davis, Jr.Abraham L. FreedmanA. L. MarovitzLincoln GordonAbraham L. BannerAbraham Lincoln Tosti
  Coins and currency: His portrait has appeared on the U.S. penny (one cent coin) since 1909, and on the $5 bill since 1913. From the 1860s until 1927, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $1 to $500.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Abraham Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Lincoln — George Anastaplo, Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography — G. S. Boritt, ed., The Lincoln Enigma : The Changing Faces of an American Icon — Albert J. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 — Geoffrey Perret, Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief — David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends — Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln — Mario Cuomo, Why Lincoln Matters : Today More Than Ever — Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy : How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness — John Channing Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered — Ronald C. White, Jr., The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words — Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Linco ln President — Michael Lind, What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln — Karen Judson, Abraham Lincoln (for young readers) — Maira Kalman, Looking at Lincoln (for young readers)
  Critical books about Abraham Lincoln: Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  Fiction about Abraham Lincoln: Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Walter J. Little (1894-1960) — of Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Indiana, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1925-34; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1933-34. Protestant. Died in 1960 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
Russell G. Lloyd Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. (1932-1980) — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., March 29, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1972-79; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Catholic. Shot and mortally wounded by Julia Van Orden; he died eight hours later, in St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., March 21, 1980 (age 47 years, 358 days). His killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Russell G. Lloyd, Jr. (1960?-).
  Image source: City of Evansville
  Carl Raymond Loop (1877-1923) — also known as Carl R. Loop — Born in New Ross, Montgomery County, Ind., 1877. Lawyer; U.S. Vice Consul in Winnipeg, 1907-08; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Winnipeg, 1908-09; U.S. Deputy Consul General in London, 1909-11; U.S. Consul in Hamilton, 1915-17; Malta, as of 1919-21. Died July 29, 1923 (age about 46 years). Burial location unknown.
  Chester V. Lorch — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of New Albany, Ind., 1942; resigned 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  E. M. Love (born c.1860) — of Ainsworth, Brown County, Neb. Born in Indiana, about 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1885-86. Burial location unknown.
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