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Lawyer Politicians in Indiana, T-V

  Don Alan Tabbert (b. 1928) — also known as Don Tabbert — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, August 21, 1928. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, 1957-61. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Jaycees. Still living as of 1961.
  Relatives: Son of George Emmett Tabbert and Anna Margaret (Hermann) Tabbert; married, August 24, 1952, to Cynthia Marie Harrington.
  John Stevenson Tarkington (1832-1923) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Centerville, Wayne County, Ind., June 24, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1863; defeated, 1860; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Indiana, 1870-72. Methodist. Member, Loyal Legion; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., January 30, 1923 (age 90 years, 220 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Ovid Butler Jameson; father of Newton Booth Tarkington; nephew of William Clayborne Tarkington; grandfather of John Tarkington Jameson (1889-1963) and Donald Ovid Butler Jameson.
  Political family: Booth-Tarkington-Jameson family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  Waller Taylor (c.1779-1826) — of Vincennes, Knox County, Ind. Born in Lunenburg County, Va., about 1779. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1800-02; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1816-25. Died in Lunenburg County, Va., August 26, 1826 (age about 47 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Lunenburg County, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Sylvester Taylor (1853-1928) — also known as William S. Taylor; W. S. Taylor; "Hogjaw" — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky. Born in Butler County, Ky., October 10, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; state court judge in Kentucky, 1886; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1900; Kentucky state attorney general, 1896-99; Governor of Kentucky, 1899-1900. Indicted in 1900 as a conspirator in the assassination of William J. Goebel; fled to Indiana; never extradited; pardoned in 1909 by Gov. Augustus E. Willson. Died August 2, 1928 (age 74 years, 297 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Cross-reference: Charles E. Sapp
  John William Elmer Thomas (1876-1965) — also known as J. W. Elmer Thomas — of Medicine Park, Comanche County, Okla. Born near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., September 8, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1907-20; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1923-27; defeated, 1920; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1927-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (alternate). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla., September 19, 1965 (age 89 years, 11 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Okla.
  Relatives: Married, September 24, 1902, to Edith Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Carl W. Thompson (1879-1958) — of Winchester, Randolph County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Randolph County, Ind., October 10, 1879. School teacher; lawyer; Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-08; mayor of Winchester, Ind., 1910-14; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1916 (Progressive, 8th District), 1946 (Prohibition, 10th District), 1947 (Prohibition, 10th District), 1950 (Prohibition, 10th District); Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Sons of Veterans. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., July 12, 1958 (age 78 years, 275 days). Interment at Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob W. Thompson (1846-1933) and Maria M. (Williams) Thompson (1847-1929); married to Olive H. Thompson (1881-1943).
  Epitaph: "Lawyer."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Charles Henry Thompson (1882-1972) — also known as Charles H. Thompson — of Harrisburg, Saline County, Ill. Born near Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Ind., December 11, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Saline County State's Attorney; member of Illinois state senate 51st District, 1927-35, 1939-43; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1942-51; chief justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1945-46, 1949-50. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, in Doctors Hospital, Harrisburg, Saline County, Ill., November 26, 1972 (age 89 years, 351 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Harrisburg, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Thompson and Emma (Monroe) Thompson; married 1914 to Ethel K. Knight (died 1967); nephew of John L. Thompson (1852-1916).
  John L. Thompson (1852-1916) — of Harrisburg, Saline County, Ill. Born in Posey County, Ind., October 25, 1852. Lawyer; judge in 1899-1907. Died in Harrisburg, Saline County, Ill., May 9, 1916 (age 63 years, 197 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Harrisburg, Ill.
  Relatives: Uncle of Charles Henry Thompson (1882-1972).
Richard W. Thompson Richard Wigginton Thompson (1809-1900) — also known as Richard W. Thompson — of Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born near Culpeper Court House, Culpeper County, Va., June 9, 1809. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1834-36; member of Indiana state senate, 1836-38; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1839; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1841-43, 1847-49 (2nd District 1841-43, 7th District 1847-49); Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1864; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Indiana District, 1864-66; circuit judge in Indiana, 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1876, 1888, 1896; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1877-80; chairman of the American Committee of the Panama Canal Company, 1881; director of the Panama Railroad Company, 1881-88. Member, Freemasons. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., February 9, 1900 (age 90 years, 245 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Adrian E. Tinkham (1879-1942) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born near Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., January 22, 1879. Lawyer; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1925-30. Died November 6, 1942 (age 63 years, 288 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married, January 1, 1901, to Grace Remley.
Robert J. Tracewell Robert John Tracewell (1852-1922) — also known as Robert J. Tracewell — of Corydon, Harrison County, Ind.; Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Warren County, Va., May 7, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1895-97; Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury, 1897-1913; superior court judge in Indiana, 1918-22. Died in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., July 28, 1922 (age 70 years, 82 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of W. N. Tracewell and L. V. Tracewell; married 1878 to Grace G. Bean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1897
  Barbara Dale Underwood (b. 1944) — also known as Barbara Underwood — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., August 16, 1944. Lawyer; Solicitor General of New York State, 2007-18; New York state attorney general, 2018. Female. Jewish. First woman to serve as New York Attorney General. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Married 1985 to Martin Halpern.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr. (1894-1953) — also known as Ralph E. Updike — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., May 27, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives from Marion County, 1923-24; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1925-29; defeated, 1928. Christian. Dutch and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Improved Order of Red Men. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., September 16, 1953 (age 59 years, 112 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1918 to Charlotte Davis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Louis W. Vail (b. 1851) — also known as Lou W. Vail — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind.; Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Elkhart County, Ind., January 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1893-95; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916, 1924. Quaker. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  William Newell Vaile (1876-1927) — also known as William N. Vaile — of Denver, Colo. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 22, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1919-27; defeated, 1916; died in office 1927. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, from heart disease, while riding in an automobile in or near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, July 2, 1927 (age 51 years, 10 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Frederick Vaile and Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile; married, June 14, 1915, to Kate Rothwell Varrell (1876-1953).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hosford Edwin Valentine (1865-1937) — also known as Hosford E. Valentine — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born in Edinburg, Johnson County, Ind., November 26, 1865. Lawyer; mayor of Centerville, Iowa, 1897-98; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi; Freemasons. Died in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, April 2, 1937 (age 71 years, 127 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  Relatives: Father of John Kalbach Valentine (1904-1950).
Willis Van_Devanter Willis Van Devanter (1859-1941) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Marion, Grant County, Ind., April 17, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming territorial legislature, 1888; justice of Wyoming territorial supreme court, 1889; member of Republican National Committee from Wyoming, 1896; law professor; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1903-10; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1910-37; took senior status 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1941 (age 81 years, 297 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Vandevanter (1821-1898); married to Delice Burhans.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Horatio Middleton Vandeveer (1816-1894) — also known as H. M. Vandeveer; "Rash" — of Illinois. Born in Washington County, Ind., March 12, 1816. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1843, 1861; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1848; county judge in Illinois, 1849-57; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Montgomery and Christian counties, 1862; member of Illinois state senate, 1863; circuit judge in Illinois, 1870-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1880 (Convention Vice-President). Died in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill., March 12, 1894 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Vandeveer (1785-1857) and Nancy (French) Vandeveer (1789-1871); married to Mary Jane Rucker (1827-1914); father of William Thomas Vandeveer; nephew of Joel Vandeveer (1791-1874).
  Political family: Vandeveer family of Taylorville, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Van Nuys (1874-1944) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Falmouth, Rush County, Ind., April 16, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1913-16; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1919-21; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1933-44; died in office 1944. Member, Elks. Died near Vienna, Fairfax County, Va., January 25, 1944 (age 69 years, 284 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Henry Vestal (1875-1932) — also known as Albert H. Vestal — of Anderson, Madison County, Ind. Born in Frankton, Madison County, Ind., January 18, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1917-32; died in office 1932. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Washington, D.C., April 1, 1932 (age 57 years, 74 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Vestal and Mary E. (Jackson) Vestal; married to Maude Vestal (1880?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter J. Visclosky (b. 1949) — of Gary, Lake County, Ind.; Merrillville, Lake County, Ind. Born in Gary, Lake County, Ind., August 13, 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1985-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2020. Catholic. Still living as of 2020.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Charles Stewart Voorhees (1853-1909) — also known as Charles S. Voorhees — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; Colfax, Whitman County, Wash.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Covington, Fountain County, Ind., June 4, 1853. Lawyer; Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney, 1882-85; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1885-89. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., December 26, 1909 (age 56 years, 205 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Wolsey Voorhees (1827-1897).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Daniel W. Voorhees Daniel Wolsey Voorhees (1827-1897) — also known as Daniel W. Voorhees — of Covington, Fountain County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Butler County, Ohio, September 26, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1858-61; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1861-66, 1869-73 (7th District 1861-66, 6th District 1869-73); defeated, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1868, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1880, 1884, 1888; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1877-97. Died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1897 (age 69 years, 196 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Charles Stewart Voorhees (1853-1909).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
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