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Music and Dance Politicians in Indiana

  Perry Lafayette Botkin, Sr. (1907-1973) — also known as Perry Botkin — Born in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., July 22, 1907. Republican. Musician; songwriter; performed, Republican National Convention, 1956. Died in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 14, 1973 (age 66 years, 84 days). Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Edward Botkin and Mary May (Perry) Botkin; married to Virginia Cathryn Ellis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse L. Dickinson (b. 1906) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Lincoln County, Okla., March 11, 1906. Democrat. Musician; social worker; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1943-46. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; United Auto Workers. Burial location unknown.
  Caroline Harrison (1832-1892) — also known as Caroline Lavinia Scott — Born in Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, October 1, 1832. Music teacher; First Lady of the United States, 1889-92; died in office 1892. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution. Died, in the White House, Washington, D.C., October 25, 1892 (age 60 years, 24 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Witherspoon Scott and Mary Potts (Neal) Scott; married, October 20, 1853, to Benjamin Harrison; mother of Russell Benjamin Harrison; grandmother of William Henry Harrison.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Dewey William Loomis (1892-1986) — also known as Dewey W. Loomis — of Wellston, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Rochester, Fulton County, Ind., August 9, 1892. Republican. Musician; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Manistee County, 1939-42; defeated in primary, 1942. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in 1986 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  John James O'Grady (1889-1971) — also known as Jack J. O'Grady — of Indiana. Born in Kewanee, Henry County, Ill., July 6, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; band and orchestra leader; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1927, 1939-41; member of Indiana state senate, 1943-53; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1948. Member, Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Eagles; Lions. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., June 4, 1971 (age 81 years, 333 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  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
Hubbard T. Smith Hubbard T. Smith (1854-1903) — Born in Indiana, 1854. Songwriter; U.S. Deputy Consul General in Paris, 1896; Constantinople, 1896-97; Cairo, 1902-03, died in office 1903; U.S. Vice Consul in Osaka, 1898-99; Hiogo, 1898-99; Canton, 1899-1900. Died, from Bright's disease or kidney cancer, in a hospital at Genoa (Genova), Italy, February 10, 1903 (age about 48 years). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Vincennes, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Hubbard Madison Smith and Nannie Willis (Pendleton) Smith; first cousin four times removed of Edmund Pendleton, John Walker and Francis Walker; second cousin thrice removed of John Penn, John Pendleton Jr., James Madison, Nathaniel Pendleton, William Taylor Madison, Meriwether Lewis and Zachary Taylor; third cousin of James Benjamin Garnett; third cousin twice removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton, Thomas Walker Gilmer and Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; fourth cousin of George Cassety Pendleton, Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Gaines Johnson, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton, Joseph Henry Pendleton and Charles Sumner Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Philadelphia Times, October 5, 1890
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