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Politicians in Manufacturing in Indiana
not elsewhere classified

  John Alfred McDowell Adair (1864-1938) — also known as John A. M. Adair — of Portland, Jay County, Ind. Born near Portland, Jay County, Ind., December 22, 1864. Democrat. Merchant; banker; manufacturer; Jay County Clerk, 1891-95; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1902-03; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1907-17; defeated, 1924; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1916. Methodist. Died in Portland, Jay County, Ind., October 5, 1938 (age 73 years, 287 days). Interment at Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James G. Adair and Sarah A. (Hutson) Adair; married, October 21, 1891, to Grace R. Johnson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Aldridge (1856-1922) — also known as George W. Aldridge; "The Boss"; "The Big Fellow" — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Ind., December 28, 1856. Republican. Manufacturer; mayor of Rochester, N.Y., 1894; New York State Superintendent of Public Works, 1895-99; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1910; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1921-22; died in office 1922. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died suddenly, from a heart attack or stroke, while golfing at the Biltmore Country Club, near Rye, Westchester County, N.Y., June 13, 1922 (age 65 years, 167 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Married to Mary Mack.
  Cross-reference: Hiram H. Edgerton
  Epitaph: "An expression of sorrow and farewell to a great leader and a true friend."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John W. Boehne John William Boehne, Sr. (1856-1946) — also known as John W. Boehne — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in a log cabin in Scott Township, Vanderburgh County, Ind., October 28, 1856. Democrat. General Manager, Indiana Stove Works; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1906-09; defeated, 1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1909-13. Lutheran. Died in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., December 27, 1946 (age 90 years, 60 days). Interment at Lutheran Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Gerhard H. Boehne and Elizabeth Boehne; married, November 26, 1885, to Emilie Ide; father of John William Boehne Jr..
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: City of Evansville
  John William Boehne Jr. (1895-1973) — also known as John W. Boehne, Jr. — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., March 2, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-43 (1st District 1931-33, 8th District 1933-43); defeated, 1928 (1st District), 1942 (8th District). Lutheran. Member, Kiwanis. Died in Irvington, Baltimore County, Md., July 5, 1973 (age 78 years, 125 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John William Boehne, Sr. and Emilie (Ide) Boehne; married, April 14, 1920, to Selma O. Heitmuller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Homer E. Capehart Homer Earl Capehart (1897-1979) — also known as Homer E. Capehart — of Washington, Daviess County, Ind. Born in Algiers, Pike County, Ind., June 6, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; manufacturer; farmer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1960; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1945-63; defeated, 1962. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Moose; Eagles. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 3, 1979 (age 82 years, 89 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Thomas Capehart and Susan (Kelso) Capehart; married, January 19, 1922, to Irma Viola Mueller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
  Stephen Bond Fleming (1870-1961) — also known as Stephen B. Fleming — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., November 20, 1870. Democrat. Manufacturer; member of Indiana state senate, 1901-15; resigned 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908 (alternate), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); president, Holsum Bakery Company, 1938-56. Catholic. Irish, German, and French ancestry. Member, Elks. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., December 6, 1961 (age 91 years, 16 days). Interment at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William Fleming; married 1893 to Mary Inez Dougall.
  Christian Gallmeyer (1850-1932) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in a log cabin in Adams County, Ind., October 4, 1850. Manufacturer; mayor of Grand Rapids, Mich., 1918-20. Died December 2, 1932 (age 82 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernst Gallmeyer and Sophia (Reinking) Gallmeyer; married 1877 to Elizabeth Lisette Hilsman.
  Melville W. Mix (b. 1865) — of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Atlanta, Logan County, Ill., November 16, 1865. Democrat. Manufacturer; mayor of Mishawaka, Ind., 1902-05. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter W. Mix and Mary E. (Dodge) Mix; married 1887 to Zella Louise Kenyon.
  Edison Lothair Teetor (b. 1897) — also known as Lothair Teetor — of Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind., March 30, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; president, Perfect Circle Corp., piston ring manufacturer, 1938-46; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1945-47. Christian Scientist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Newton Teetor and Leora Teetor; married, June 26, 1920, to Hilda Jessup.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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