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Entertainment Industry Politicians in Kansas

Georgia Neese Gray Georgia Neese Gray (1898-1995) — also known as Georgia Neese; Georgia Neese Clark — of Richland, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Richland, Shawnee County, Kan., January 27, 1898. Democrat. Actress; banker; member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1936-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1960. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Phi. Treasurer of the United States, 1949-53. Died October 26, 1995 (age 97 years, 272 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berryton, Kan.
  Relatives: Daughter of Albert Neese and Ella (O'Sullivan) Neese; married 1929 to George M. Clark; married 1953 to Andrew J. Gray.
  Epitaph: "First Woman Treasurer of the United States of America; Beloved Wife of Andy Gray"
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Mills Houston (1890-1975) — also known as John M. Houston — of Newton, Harvey County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan.; Washington, D.C. Born near Formoso, Jewell County, Kan., September 15, 1890. Democrat. Actor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lumber dealer; mayor of Newton, Kan., 1927-31; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1935-43; defeated, 1942; member, National Labor Relations Board, 1943-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died in Laguna Beach, Orange County, Calif., April 29, 1975 (age 84 years, 226 days). Entombed at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, Anaheim, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel J. Houston and Dora (Neaves) Houston; married, May 28, 1920, to Charlotte Stellhorn; married, November 16, 1945, to Ireta Robinson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Christian Paul Schweiger (b. 1960) — also known as Christian P. Schweiger — of Winchester, Va. Born in a hospital at Shawnee, Johnson County, Kan., October 5, 1960. Democrat. Concert promoter; minor league baseball promoter; chair of Frederick County Democratic Party, 1998-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2000.
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