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Politician members in Indiana

John C. Billheimer John C. Billheimer (1857-1918) — of Washington, Daviess County, Ind. Born in Wayne County, Ind., March 3, 1857. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; chair of Daviess County Republican Party, 1886; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888; U.S. Consul in Zanzibar, 1898-99; Indiana state auditor, 1906-10. Methodist. German ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Redmen; Knights of Honor. Died in 1918 (age about 61 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Billheimer and Margaret (Gephat) Billheimer; married 1879 to Susan Kimball.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Moore's Hoosier Cyclopedia (1905)
Charles G. Covert Charles G. Covert (c.1863-1953) — also known as "Mr. Republican" — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born about 1863. Republican. Newspaper editor; sheriff; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1901-06; postmaster at Evansville, Ind., 1906-10, 1923-33. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Redmen; Royal Arcanum; Foresters. Died in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., November 18, 1953 (age about 90 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Image source: City of Evansville
  John Engles Cox (1866-1927) — also known as John E. Cox — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born near Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., December 27, 1866. Democrat. Superior court judge in Indiana, 1907-15, 1919-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Woodmen. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., October 12, 1927 (age 60 years, 289 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Finly Hutchinson Gray (1863-1947) — also known as Finly H. Gray — of Connersville, Fayette County, Ind. Born near Orange, Fayette County, Ind., July 21, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Connersville, Ind., 1904-10; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1911-17, 1933-39 (6th District 1911-17, 10th District 1933-39). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Moose. Died in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., May 8, 1947 (age 83 years, 291 days). Interment at Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Armenius Hedgcock (1853-1907) — of Indiana. Born in Dresden, Muskingum County, Ohio, April 6, 1853. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1897-99. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind., March 13, 1907 (age 53 years, 341 days). Interment at Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Samuel Hedgcock.
  William V. Hemphill (b. 1897) — of Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. Born in Trafalgar, Johnson County, Ind., July 22, 1897. Democrat. Automobile dealer; dairy business; mayor of Franklin, Ind., 1943-44. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Redmen; Phi Delta Theta; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  James Robert Hogg (1863-1934) — also known as Jim Hogg — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Born in Jennings County, Ind., January 4, 1863. Republican. Farmer; meat merchant; distillery owner; produced Jim Hogg's Corn Whiskey; Butler County Sheriff, 1892-96, 1902-06, 1920-24; mayor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 1897-99. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Fell into the Black River, and drowned, in Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo., July 12, 1934 (age 71 years, 189 days). Interment at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Hogg and Mary Belle (Winslow) Hogg; married, September 5, 1880, to Ida Dillard (1864-1888; divorced); married, December 13, 1884, to Susan S. 'Susie' Klutts; married, November 19, 1887, to Ida Dillard (1864-1888; died); married, December 7, 1889, to Clara Catherine Smith; married, August 14, 1914, to Naoma Ruth Hawas.
  Epitaph: "Peace be thy silent slumber."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Mordecai Hudson (1876-1950) — also known as James M. Hudson — of Bloomfield, Greene County, Ind. Born in Center Township, Greene County, Ind., April 17, 1876. Democrat. School teacher and principal; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Died, in Freeman Greene County Hospital, Linton, Greene County, Ind., November 11, 1950 (age 74 years, 208 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Hudson and Amanda (Hatfield) Hudson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James V. Kent (1847-1918) — of Indiana. Born in Clinton County, Ind., May 29, 1847. Member of Indiana state senate, 1877-79; circuit judge in Indiana, 1896-1902. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Redmen; Knights of Pythias. Died June 10, 1918 (age 71 years, 12 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Henry Larrabee (1870-1960) — also known as William H. Larrabee — of New Palestine, Hancock County, Ind. Born near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., February 21, 1870. Democrat. Physician; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1923; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-43 (6th District 1931-33, 11th District 1933-43); defeated, 1928 (6th District), 1942 (10th District). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Eagles. Died November 16, 1960 (age 90 years, 269 days). Interment at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Claude B. McBride (b. 1883) — of Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind. Born in Clark County, Ind., March 19, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-22; member of Indiana state senate, 1935-42. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  William Monroe McCarty (b. 1816) — of Indiana. Born in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., May 18, 1816. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Indiana state senate, 1847-49; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana; circuit judge in Indiana, 1850-53. Member, Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch McCarty; nephew of Benjamin McCarty, Johnathan McCarty and Abner McCarty.
  Political family: McCarty family of Indiana.
  Frank McConaughey (b. 1874) — of Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. Born in Boone County, Ind., January 26, 1874. Democrat. Banker; chair of Johnson County Democratic Party, 1918-20, 1942-44; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Redmen; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  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
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