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  Christopher Joseph Abbott (1889-1954) — also known as Christopher J. Abbott — of Hyannis, Grant County, Neb. Born in Bird City, Cheyenne County, Kan., October 11, 1889. Republican. Banker; lumber business; director, Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1948, 1952. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks. Died January 10, 1954 (age 64 years, 91 days). Interment at Hyannis Cemetery, Hyannis, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur James Abbott and Hannah E. (Minor) Abbott; married 1914 to Helen Sears; married, August 14, 1933, to Ethel Schmitz.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Summerfield Still Alexander (1887-1958) — also known as Summerfield S. Alexander — of Kingman, Kingman County, Kan. Born in Maryville, Nodaway County, Mo., August 15, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; Kingman County Attorney, 1910-12; U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1934-42; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1952. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons. Died January 13, 1958 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Henry C. Alexander and Mary Elizabeth (Ammons) Alexander; married, September 1, 1910, to Anna Belle Horner.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Draper Allen (1895-1980) — of Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich.; Southfield, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Kansas, May 13, 1895. Democrat. Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1934 (primary), 1936, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., March 11, 1980 (age 84 years, 303 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Allen and Carrie (Martin) Allen; married, May 21, 1925, to Florence Jones.
  Edwin Bird Allen (1836-1908) — also known as Edwin B. Allen — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born near Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, March 7, 1836. Republican. Physician; Sedgwick County Coroner, 1870-71; mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1871-72; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1872-76, 1883-84; secretary of state of Kansas, 1885-89. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in the State Hospital for Insane, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 31, 1908 (age 72 years, 24 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Brother of Joseph P. Allen (1839-1903).
  George A. Allen, Jr. (1868-1932) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Rolla, Phelps County, Mo., June 30, 1868. Republican. School teacher; school principal; Kansas superintendent of public instruction, 1927. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died December 7, 1932 (age 64 years, 160 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George A. Allen and Anna Maria (Ellis) Allen; married, July 3, 1897, to Emma Maude McComas.
  Joseph P. Allen (1839-1903) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Elkhart County, Ind., October 9, 1839. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; druggist; mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1887-88. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., August 17, 1903 (age 63 years, 312 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Brother of Edwin Bird Allen (1836-1908).
  Glenn Leslie Alt (1895-1971) — also known as Glenn L. Alt — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Denton, Doniphan County, Kan., March 24, 1895. Republican. Engineer; university professor; candidate in primary for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1945. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 17, 1971 (age 76 years, 268 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Alt and Sarah Anna (Black) Alt; married to Viola L. Feas (1897-1992).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998) — also known as Edward F. Arn — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., May 19, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Kansas state attorney general, 1947-49; resigned 1949; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1949-50; Governor of Kansas, 1951-55; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1962. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died in a hospital at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 22, 1998 (age 91 years, 248 days). Interment at Mission Chapel Mausoleum, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Edward F. Arn and Grace Bell (Edwards) Arn; married, October 28, 1933, to Marcella Tillmanns.
  Charles Shirk Arthur, Jr. (1917-2011) — also known as Charles Arthur — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, July 16, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Riley County Attorney, 1949-53; chair of Riley County Republican Party, 1953-55; mayor of Manhattan, Kan., 1956-57; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1957-65; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1963-64; member of Kansas state senate, 1965-69. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Manhattan, Riley County, Kan., February 16, 2011 (age 93 years, 215 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Shirk Arthur and Anna (Pearson) Arthur; married, March 29, 1944, to Mary Ann Bowen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Avery (1911-2009) — also known as William H. Avery — of Wakefield, Clay County, Kan. Born in Wakefield, Clay County, Kan., August 11, 1911. Republican. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1951-55; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1955-65 (1st District 1955-63, 2nd District 1963-65); Governor of Kansas, 1965-67; defeated, 1966; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1968. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Lions. Died in Wakefield, Clay County, Kan., November 4, 2009 (age 98 years, 85 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Wakefield, Kan.
  Relatives: Married 1940 to Hazel Bowles (1914-2004).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Augustus Ayres (1867-1952) — also known as William A. Ayres — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ill., April 19, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-12; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1915-21, 1923-34 (8th District 1915-21, 1923-33, 5th District 1933-34); defeated, 1920; resigned 1934; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member, Federal Trade Commission, 1934-52; died in office 1952; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1937, 1942, 1946. Christian. German ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1952 (age 84 years, 304 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William Warren Ayres (1836-1910) and Katharine (Drumm) Ayres (1848-1898); married, December 30, 1896, to Dula Pease (1874-1934).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Franklin Battin (1925-1996) — of Montana. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., February 13, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1959-60; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1961-69; U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1969-90; took senior status 1990. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Delta Theta Phi; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Died, of cancer, in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., September 27, 1996 (age 71 years, 227 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of William Russell Battin and Hannah (McBroom) Battin; married, August 9, 1947, to Barbara F. Choate.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Albert Isaac Beach (1883-1939) — also known as Albert I. Beach — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Olathe, Johnson County, Kan., July 30, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1924-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Lions. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 21, 1939 (age 55 years, 175 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Beach and Eva F. (Hull) Beach; married, December 21, 1907, to Marjorie Marshall.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Clarence V. Beck (1896-1984) — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born in Smolan, Saline County, Kan., March 2, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Lyon County Attorney, 1931-35; Kansas state attorney general, 1935-39. Episcopalian. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Lions. Died in 1984 (age about 88 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John V. Beck and Hilda (Carlson) Beck; married 1919 to Frederica Dennis; married 1937 to Judy Lee Odell.
  Robert Frederick Bennett (1927-2000) — also known as Robert F. Bennett; Bob Bennett — of Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kan.; Overland Park, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 23, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; mayor of Prairie Village, Kan., 1957-65; member of Kansas state senate, 1965-75; Governor of Kansas, 1975-79; defeated, 1978. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Optimist Club; Freemasons. Died, of lung cancer, at St. Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 9, 2000 (age 73 years, 139 days). Interment at Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, Kan.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William S. Bergundthal (1855-1926) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Powhattan, Champaign County, Ohio, June 24, 1855. Republican. Lumber business; real estate dealer; mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1903-05. Member, Freemasons. Died, from nephritis and bronchial pneumonia, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 23, 1926 (age 70 years, 272 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Powell) Bergundthal (1816-1901) and Benedict Bergundthal (1818-1876); married to Leonora Neely (1854-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Ely Bird (1878-1955) — also known as Richard E. Bird — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 4, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Kansas 18th District, 1917-20; U.S. Representative from Kansas 8th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 10, 1955 (age 76 years, 67 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Bird and Laura Cordelia (Wilder) Bird; married, May 21, 1903, to Gertrude M. Hacker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Marion Bistline (1896-1969) — also known as Francis M. Bistline; F. M. Bistline — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Ransom, Ness County, Kan., March 25, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1937-47; Speaker of the Idaho State House of Representatives, 1941-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1944-48. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta. While defending a client in a murder case, he suddenly collapsed and died from a heart attack, in the courtroom at the Bingham County Courthouse, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, January 20, 1969 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of John M. Bistline and Martha (Shellenberger) Bistline; married, August 16, 1921, to Anne Glindemann (1897-1991); father of Beverly Barbara Bistline (1922-); nephew of Joseph Bistline.
  Political family: Bistline family of Pocatello, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Llewellyn Black (1889-1950) — also known as Lloyd L. Black — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., March 15, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-19; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1924; superior court judge in Washington, 1936-39; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, 1939-50; died in office 1950. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Redmen. Died August 23, 1950 (age 61 years, 161 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Wilson Black and Mollie (Neil) Black; married, April 6, 1917, to Gladys Statler.
  See also federal judicial profile
  William Thomas Bland (1861-1928) — also known as William T. Bland — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Weston, Lewis County, Va. (now W.Va.), January 21, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Atchison, Kan., 1894; district judge in Kansas, 1896-1901; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1919-21; defeated, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen; Moose; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Orlando, Orange County, Fla., January 15, 1928 (age 66 years, 359 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
  Relatives: Grandson of John George Jackson (1777-1825); cousin *** of James Monroe Jackson.
  Political families: Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Patterson Borland (1867-1919) — also known as William P. Borland — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., October 14, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1909-19; died in office 1919. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in U.S. Army Field Hospital No. 31, near Coblenz (Koblenz), Germany, February 20, 1919 (age 51 years, 129 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Patterson Borland and Elizabeth (Hassan) Borland; married, April 27, 1904, to Ona Winants.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marcellus G. Boss (1901-1967) — also known as Marc Boss — of Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan. Born in Bremen, Marshall County, Ind., January 24, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; Cherokee County Attorney, 1931-33; member of Kansas state senate, 1945-49; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952; Governor of Guam, 1959-60. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered a heart attack while addressing a meeting of the Kansas Business and Professional Women, and died soon after, in the City Hospital, Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan., March 21, 1967 (age 66 years, 56 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Columbus, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Frank W. Boss and Alice M. (Lehr) Boss; married, August 11, 1926, to Margery Griswold.
  Raymond Victor Bottomly (1885-1961) — also known as R. V. Bottomly — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cedarville, Smith County, Kan., July 16, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Montana state attorney general, 1942-49. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died in Silver Bow County, Mont., February 14, 1961 (age 75 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Byron Shelley Bottomly (1850-1908) and Isabelle (Pilcher) Bottomly (1860-1922); married, December 10, 1916, to Mouriel M. Heath (1896-1980).
  James Floyd Breeding (1901-1977) — also known as J. Floyd Breeding — of Rolla, Morton County, Kan. Born near Robinson, Brown County, Kan., September 28, 1901. Democrat. Member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1947-49; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1952 (alternate), 1960; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1957-63; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1966. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Lions; Eagles; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; Shriners; Grange; Farm Bureau. Died in Dodge City, Ford County, Kan., October 17, 1977 (age 76 years, 19 days). Interment at Rolla Cemetery, Rolla, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Guy G. Butler (b. 1887) — of Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa. Born in Beattie, Marshall County, Kan., March 5, 1887. Republican. Dentist; farm owner; banker; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Pocahontas County; elected 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952. Member, Psi Omega; Theta Nu Epsilon; Farm Bureau; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Order of the Eastern Star. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1921 to Summa Grenova.
John L. Caldwell John Lawrence Caldwell (1875-1922) — also known as John L. Caldwell — of Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kan. Born in Bourbon County, Kan., July 16, 1875. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Kansas state senate 8th District, 1901-04; Bourbon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-11; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1910; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1912; U.S. Minister to Persia, 1914-21. Member, Freemasons. Died December 6, 1922 (age 47 years, 143 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Anderson Caldwell and Mary Alice (Hamman) Caldwell; married, June 11, 1902, to Evelyne de Lambert.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Library of Congress
Arthur Capper Arthur Capper (1865-1951) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Garnett, Anderson County, Kan., July 14, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936; Governor of Kansas, 1915-19; defeated, 1912; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1919-49. Quaker. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Anti-Saloon League. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., December 19, 1951 (age 86 years, 158 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Capper and Isabella (McGrew) Capper; married, December 1, 1892, to Florence Crawford (daughter of Samuel Johnson Crawford (1835-1913)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, February 1922
  Frank Carlson (1893-1987) — of Concordia, Cloud County, Kan. Born near Concordia, Cloud County, Kan., January 23, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1929-33; Kansas Republican state chair, 1932-34; U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1935-47; Governor of Kansas, 1947-50; resigned 1950; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1950-69; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau; American Legion. Died in Concordia, Cloud County, Kan., May 30, 1987 (age 94 years, 127 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Charles E. Carlson and Anna (Johnson) Carlson; married, August 26, 1919, to Alice Fredrickson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Randolph Carpenter (1894-1956) — also known as Randolph Carpenter — of Marion, Marion County, Kan. Born in Marion, Marion County, Kan., April 24, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1945-48; candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1948. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; American Legion; Chi Phi; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., July 26, 1956 (age 62 years, 93 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Marion, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William Herbert Carpenter and Lulu A. (Stone) Carpenter; married, July 15, 1920, to Helen Frances Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Henry Craddock (1851-1904) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 25, 1851. Democrat. Mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1901-03; candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1902. Member, Freemasons. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., March 4, 1904 (age 52 years, 70 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  John William Crutcher (b. 1916) — of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan. Born in Ensign, Gray County, Kan., December 19, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Kansas state senate, 1953-57; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1965-69. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose. U.S. Postal Rate Commissioner, 1982-93. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Calhoun Dail (1909-1968) — also known as Charles C. Dail — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 11, 1909. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1955-63. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Exchange Club. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 13, 1968 (age 59 years, 184 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Darwin Dail and Hester (Cooksey) Dail; married, June 28, 1933, to Dorothy Mae Cook (1908-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Darby (1895-1987) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; engineer; shipbuilder; member of Republican National Committee from Kansas, 1940-64; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956 (speaker), 1960; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1949-50. Episcopalian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Military Order of the World Wars; Navy League; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Rotary; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 17, 1987 (age 91 years, 359 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Darby and Florence Isabelle (Smith) Darby; married, December 17, 1917, to Edith Marie Cubbison.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Jonathan McMillan Davis (1871-1943) — also known as Jonathan M. Davis — of Bronson, Bourbon County, Kan. Born in Bronson, Bourbon County, Kan., April 27, 1871. Democrat. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1905-13; member of Kansas state senate, 1913-17; Governor of Kansas, 1923-25; defeated, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1936 (primary), 1938 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1930. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Arrested the day after his gubernatorial term expired; indicted twice for bribery; tried and acquitted both times. Died June 27, 1943 (age 72 years, 61 days). Interment at Bronson Cemetery, Bronson, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan McMillan Davis and Eve (Holeman) Davis; married, September 26, 1894, to Mollie Purdom (died 1926); married, December 16, 1931, to Mary E. (Winston) Raymond.
  Wesley Ernest Disney (1883-1961) — also known as Wesley E. Disney — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Richland, Shawnee County, Kan., October 31, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Muskogee County Attorney, 1911-15; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1919-24; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1931-45; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1961 (age 77 years, 146 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Wesley Disney and Elizabeth (Matney) Disney; married, September 22, 1910, to Anna Van Sant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Blackwell Docking (1925-1983) — also known as Robert B. Docking — of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 9, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Arkansas City, Kan., 1965; Governor of Kansas, 1967-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1972; speaker, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Eagles; Moose. Died October 8, 1983 (age 57 years, 364 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of George Docking (1904-1964).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Robert Joseph Dole (b. 1923) — also known as Bob Dole — of Russell, Russell County, Kan. Born in Russell, Russell County, Kan., July 22, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1951-53; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1961-69 (6th District 1961-63, 1st District 1963-69); U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1969-96; resigned 1996; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1971-73; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1976; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1980, 1988; candidate for President of the United States, 1996. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; American Bar Association; Disabled American Veterans; Kappa Sigma. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Son of Doran R. 'Ray' Dole (1901-1975) and Bina (Talbott) Dole (1904-1983); married 1948 to Phyllis E. Holden (divorced 1972); married, December 6, 1975, to Mary Elizabeth Hanford (1936-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Bob Dole: Unlimited Partners : Our American Story (1988) — Great Presidential Wit (...I Wish I Was in the Book): A Collection of Humorous Anecdotes and Quotations (2001) — Great Political Wit : Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House (1998)
  Dudley Doolittle (1881-1957) — of Strong City, Chase County, Kan. Born in Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kan., June 21, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; Chase County Prosecuting Attorney, 1908-12; banker; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1913-19; defeated, 1918, 1940; member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1925-29. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Woodmen; Sigma Chi. Died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., November 14, 1957 (age 76 years, 146 days). Interment at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Harmon Doolittle and May (Jones) Doolittle; married, December 1, 1915, to Zula McQuillen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Christopher Eberhardt (1871-1965) — also known as Charles C. Eberhardt — of Salina, Saline County, Kan. Born in Salina, Saline County, Kan., July 27, 1871. Republican. Lumber business; insurance agent; oil business; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Mexico City, 1904-06; U.S. Consul in Iquitos, 1906-08; Barranquilla, 1908-10; U.S. Consul General in , 1910-24; U.S. Minister to Nicaragua, 1925-29; Costa Rica, 1930-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Geographic Society. Died February 22, 1965 (age 93 years, 210 days). Interment at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Eberhardt (1841-1922) and Anna Catharine (Lampert) Eberhardt.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jabez Oscar Emerson (1875-1968) — also known as Jabez O. Emerson — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan.; Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Lyon County, Kan., February 2, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1911-13; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1926-27; appointed 1926; defeated, 1927. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died October 6, 1968 (age 93 years, 247 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Jay Emerson and Mary Elizabeth (Norman) Emerson; married, January 1, 1902, to Carrie Elizabeth Doak.
  Roy M. Erlich (1928-1997) — of Kansas. Born in Susank, Barton County, Kan., December 6, 1928. Member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1960; member of Kansas state senate, 1960. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles. Died in a hospital at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., November 28, 1997 (age 68 years, 357 days). Interment at Hoisington Cemetery, Hoisington, Kan.
  John Walter Farley (1871-1945) — also known as J. W. Farley; "Pop" — of Farley, Platte County, Mo. Born in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., June 1, 1871. Democrat. Banker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Platte County, 1901-04, 1939-45; died in office 1945; member of Missouri Democratic State Committee, 1906-10. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in a hospital at Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., February 16, 1945 (age 73 years, 260 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, April 19, 1899, to Emma S. Wallace (1870-1935).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold R. Fatzer (b. 1910) — of Kinsley, Edwards County, Kan. Born in Fellsburg, Edwards County, Kan., August 3, 1910. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Kansas state attorney general, 1949-56; appointed 1949; resigned 1956; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1956. Protestant. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Kappa Sigma; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Amvets; Disabled American Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Fatzer and Rella (Shannon) Fatzer; married 1936 to Frances Josephine Schwaup.
  Robert Benjamin Fegan (b. 1877) — also known as R. B. Fegan — of Junction City, Geary County, Kan. Born in New York, May 15, 1877. Republican. Telephone company manager; rancher; Kansas Highway Commissioner, 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Jesters; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesler Fagan and Eliza (Weeks) Fagan; married 1910 to Marion Lewis.
  Willard Edward Fraser (1907-1972) — also known as Willard E. Fraser — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Gardner, Johnson County, Kan., January 26, 1907. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Billings, Mont., 1963-69, 1971-72; died in office 1972. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from a heart attack, in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., September 21, 1972 (age 65 years, 239 days). Interment at Mountview Cemetery, Billings, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of John Brown Fraser (1885-1959) and Sadie Irene (Gay) Fraser (1887-1975); married, June 3, 1933, to Marjorie Robin Frost (1905-1934).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William E. Freeland (1879-1970) — of Forsyth, Taney County, Mo. Born in Howard, Elk County, Kan., January 5, 1879. Republican. Farmer; newspaper editor and publisher; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Taney County, 1923-34; member of Missouri state senate 19th District, 1937-40. Member, Freemasons. Died January 14, 1970 (age 91 years, 9 days). Interment at Ozarks Memorial Park, Branson, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, August 7, 1902, to Minnie E. Freeland (1878-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oliver Perry Fuller, Jr. (1862-1936) — of Kansas. Born in Taylor County, Iowa, October 12, 1862. District judge in Kansas 19th District, 1914-36. Member, Freemasons. Died in Winfield, Cowley County, Kan., October 27, 1936 (age 74 years, 15 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Winfield, Kan.
  Duane D. Gay (b. 1932) — of Columbus, Platte County, Neb. Born in Clifton, Washington County, Kan., January 24, 1932. Republican. Real estate broker; member of Nebraska railway commission 3rd District, 1971-. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons. Still living as of 1971.
  Daniel Robert Glickman (b. 1944) — also known as Dan Glickman — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., November 24, 1944. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1977-95; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1995-2001. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  William Warring Gordon (1874-1963) — also known as William W. Gordon — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Owen County, Ky., June 13, 1874. Member of Kansas state legislature, 1910; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1923-26; removed 1926. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Charged in September 1926 with 25 counts of official misconduct, and removed from office as mayor. Died May 26, 1963 (age 88 years, 347 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Ulysses Samuel Guyer (1868-1943) — also known as U. S. Guyer — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Pawpaw, Lee County, Ill., December 13, 1868. Republican. School principal; superintendent of schools; lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1909-10; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1924-25, 1927-43; defeated, 1911; died in office 1943. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died June 5, 1943 (age 74 years, 174 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, St. John, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Freeman Hale (1856-1936) — also known as J. F. Hale — of Mankato, Jewell County, Kan. Born in Nova Scotia, February 29, 1856. Democrat. School teacher; Jewell County Register of Deeds, 1896-98; newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924, 1928. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died in 1936 (age about 80 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Hale and Clarissa (Davis) Hale; married to Mary F. Higbee.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John D. M. Hamilton John Daniel Miller Hamilton (1892-1973) — also known as John D. M. Hamilton — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan.; Paoli, Chester County, Pa.; Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, March 2, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1925-28; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1927-28; Kansas Republican state chair, 1930-32; member of Republican National Committee from Kansas, 1932-40; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1936-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1936, 1940 (chair, Arrangements Committee; speaker). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Elks. Died, in Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., September 24, 1973 (age 81 years, 206 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Daniel Miller Hamilton and Mary (Rice) Hamilton; married, December 28, 1915, to Laura Hall; married 1940 to Jane (Kendall) Mason.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Time Magazine, September 21, 1936
  James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947) — also known as James G. Harbord — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born near Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., March 21, 1866. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; general in the U.S. Army during World War I; president (1923-30), and chairman (1930-47), Radio Corporation of America; director, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; director, Bankers Trust Co.; director, National Broadcasting Co.; director, Radio-Keith-Orpheum, Inc. (RKO); director, New York Life Insurance Co.; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1924, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Union League. Died in Rye, Westchester County, N.Y., August 20, 1947 (age 81 years, 152 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Harbord and Effie Critton (Gault) Harbord (c.1840-1923); married, January 21, 1899, to Emma Yeatman Ovenshine (daughter of Gen. Samuel Ovenshine (1843-1932)); married, December 31, 1938, to Anne (Lee) Brown (daughter of Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905)).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Mason family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William West Harvey (b. 1869) — also known as W. W. Harvey — of Ashland, Clark County, Kan. Born in Madison County, Ky., November 21, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; Clark County Attorney, 1907-09; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1917-22; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1921-22; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1926-31. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Davidson Harvey and Rebecca (Sparks) Harvey; married, September 5, 1894, to Mamie A. Conley.
  Carl Atwood Hatch (1889-1963) — also known as Carl A. Hatch — of Clovis, Curry County, N.M. Born in Kirwin, Phillips County, Kan., November 27, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for New Mexico, 1919; district judge in New Mexico 9th District, 1923-29; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1933-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948 (co-chair, Credentials Committee); Judge of U.S. District Court, 1949-63. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Best known as the author of the "Hatch Act" of 1939-40, prohibiting federal employees from engaging in political activity. Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., September 15, 1963 (age 73 years, 292 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Harley Atwood Hatch (1857-1927) and Esther Shannon (Ryan) Hatch (1860-1928); married, September 2, 1913, to Ruth Caviness (1891-1987).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Edwin Mortimer Hewins (1839-1898) — of Cedarvale, Chautauqua County, Kan. Born in Lorain County, Ohio, March 22, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state house of representatives 95th District, 1877-79; member of Kansas state senate 21st District, 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1888. Member, Freemasons. Died in Douglas, Converse County, Wyo., 1898 (age about 59 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Converse County, Wyo.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Edmund Gibson Ross and William Wallace Ross (1828-1889).
  Political family: Ross family.
  Homer Hoch (1879-1949) — of Marion, Marion County, Kan. Born in Marion, Marion County, Kan., July 4, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1919-33; defeated, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1938-49; died in office 1949. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., January 30, 1949 (age 69 years, 210 days). Interment at Marion Cemetery, Marion, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Wallis Hoch (1849-1925) and Sarah Louisa (Dickerson) Hoch; married, June 7, 1905, to Edna Wharton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Hartshorn Hodges (1866-1947) — also known as George H. Hodges — of Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Orion, Richland County, Wis., February 6, 1866. Democrat. Lumber business; bank director; mayor of Olathe, Kan., 1900; member of Kansas state senate, 1905-12; Governor of Kansas, 1913-15; defeated, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1920; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1920. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in a hospital at Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 7, 1947 (age 81 years, 243 days). Interment at Olathe Cemetery, Olathe, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William W. Hodges and Lydia Ann (Hartshorn) Hodges; married 1899 to Ora May Murray.
  Eldridge Vanleer Holland (b. 1880) — also known as E. V. Holland — of Denver, Colo. Born in Jefferson County, Kan., November 10, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Colorado, 1929-33; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1933-39, 1949-59; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1958-59. Member, Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 16, 1918, to Gertrude Nesbit Raine.
  Cyrus Kurtz Holliday (1826-1900) — also known as Cyrus K. Holliday — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Cumberland County, Pa., April 3, 1826. Republican. Mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1859-60, 1867-68, 1869-70; first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, 1860-63; member of Kansas state senate, 1861; Adjutant General of Kansas, 1864-65; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 29, 1900 (age 73 years, 360 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Dillon Jones.
  The town of Holliday, now the site of a landfill within the city of Shawnee, Kansas, was named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Cyrus K. Holliday (built 1943, scrapped 1966) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clifford Ragsdale Hope (1893-1970) — also known as Clifford R. Hope — of Garden City, Finney County, Kan. Born in Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, June 9, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1921-27; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1925-26; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1927-57 (7th District 1927-43, 5th District 1943-57). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Elks. Died in Garden City, Finney County, Kan., May 16, 1970 (age 76 years, 341 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilkins Perryman Horton (b. 1889) — also known as Wilkins P. Horton — of Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., September 1, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1919, 1927, 1931, 1935; secretary of North Carolina Democratic Party, 1930; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1937-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Interment somewhere in Pittsboro, N.C.
  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 (1865-1939) and Dora (Neaves) Houston (1869-1944); married, May 28, 1920, to Charlotte Stellhorn; married, November 16, 1945, to Ireta Robinson (1911-1979).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Abner Howard (b. 1881) — also known as Charles A. Howard — of Monmouth, Polk County, Ore. Born in Greenwood County, Kan., February 17, 1881. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; school principal; Oregon superintendent of public instruction, 1927-37; resigned 1937; president, Eastern Oregon College of Education, 1937-39; president, Oregon College of Education, from 1939. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Howard and Catherine Mary (Lough) Howard; married, August 11, 1909, to Cora DeFontaigne Shaw.
  Samuel Kress Huson (1828-1875) — also known as Samuel K. Huson — of Dundee, Yates County, N.Y.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in New York, 1828. Physician; postmaster at Lawrence, Kan., 1859-61; mayor of Lawrence, Kan., 1862. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., January 2, 1875 (age about 46 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Huson (1798-1881) and Rebecca (Kress) Huson (1800-1890); married to Polly Ann Spicer (1830-1901).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Schuyler Jackson (1868-1931) — also known as Fred S. Jackson — of Eureka, Greenwood County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Stanton, Miami County, Kan., April 19, 1868. Republican. Kansas state attorney general, 1907-11; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1911-13. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1931 (age about 63 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Marion Jardine (1879-1955) — also known as William M. Jardine — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Oneida County, Idaho, January 16, 1879. College professor; agronomist; president, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1918-25; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1930; Kansas state treasurer, 1933-34; appointed 1933; resigned 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Freemasons; Rotary; American Forestry Association; Farm Bureau. Died January 17, 1955 (age 76 years, 1 days). Interment at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of William Jardine and Rebecca J. (Dudley) Jardine; married, September 6, 1905, to Effie Nebeker.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Carl Johnson (1884-1970) — also known as Edwin C. Johnson; "Big Ed" — of Craig, Moffat County, Colo. Born in Scandia, Republic County, Kan., January 1, 1884. Democrat. Railroad work; telegrapher; farmer; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1923-31; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1931-32; Governor of Colorado, 1933-37, 1955-57; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1937-55; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Grange. Died in Denver, Colo., May 30, 1970 (age 86 years, 149 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Nels Johnson and Anna Belle (Lunn) Johnson; married, February 17, 1907, to Fern Claire Armitage (1885-1971).
   — The Johnson Tunnel (opened 1979), which carries eastbound I-70 under the Continental Divide, in the Rocky Mountains, from Summit County to Clear Creek County, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alvin Olin King (1890-1958) — also known as Alvin O. King — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Leoti, Wichita County, Kan., June 21, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1924-31; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1931-32; Governor of Louisiana, 1932. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a hospital at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., February 21, 1958 (age 67 years, 245 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.
  Relatives: Son of George Merritt King (1862-1935) and Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Stirling) King (1863-1940); married, January 29, 1916, to Willie Lee Voris (1895-1959).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Purnell Lambertson (1880-1957) — also known as William P. Lambertson — of Fairview, Brown County, Kan. Born in Fairview, Brown County, Kan., March 23, 1880. Republican. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1909; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1919-20; member of Kansas state senate, 1913-15; U.S. Representative from Kansas 1st District, 1929-45. Baptist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; American Legion. Died in Fairview, Brown County, Kan., October 26, 1957 (age 77 years, 217 days). Interment at Sabetha Cemetery, Sabetha, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William Franklin Lambertson and Ida (Brown) Lambertson; married, November 26, 1908, to Floy L. Thompson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Alf M. Landon Alfred Mossman Landon (1887-1987) — also known as Alf M. Landon — of Independence, Montgomery County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in West Middlesex, Mercer County, Pa., September 9, 1887. Republican. Oil producer; Governor of Kansas, 1933-37; candidate for President of the United States, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948. Methodist. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., October 12, 1987 (age 100 years, 33 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Anne (Mossman) Landon (1855-1914) and John Manuel Landon (1856-1938); married, January 9, 1915, to Margaret Euphemia Fleming (1889-1918); married, January 15, 1930, to Theo Cobb (1898-1996); father of Nancy Josephine Landon (who married Howard Henry Baker, Jr. (1925-2014)).
  Political family: Baker-Dirksen family of Huntsville and Alcoa, Tennessee.
  Cross-reference: Frederick Andrew Seaton
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Alfred M. Landon: America at the Crossroads
  Books about Alfred M. Landon: Donald R. McCoy, Landon of Kansas
  Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
  James Henry Lane (1814-1866) — also known as James H. Lane; "Liberator of Kansas"; "Fighting Jim" — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., June 22, 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1853-55; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1855, 1857; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1855; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1861-66; died in office 1866; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons. Deranged, and charged with financial irregularities, he was mortally wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot on July 1, 1866, and died ten days later, near Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., July 11, 1866 (age 52 years, 19 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Lane (1778-1849) and Mary (Foote) Lane; brother of George W. Lane; married 1842 to Mary E. Baldridge (granddaughter of Arthur St. Clair).
  Political family: Lane family of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
  Lane County, Kan. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Wesley Lloyd (1883-1936) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Arvonia, Osage County, Kan., July 24, 1883. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C., January 10, 1936 (age 52 years, 170 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oren Ethelbirt Long (1889-1965) — also known as Oren E. Long — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Altoona, Wilson County, Kan., March 4, 1889. Democrat. Secretary of Hawaii Territory, 1946-51; Governor of Hawaii Territory, 1951-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1952; member of Hawaii territorial senate, 1956-59; U.S. Senator from Hawaii, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1960. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, following an attack of asthmatic bronchitis, in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, May 6, 1965 (age 76 years, 63 days). Interment at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of George Riley Long and Malissa Jeanette (Johnson) Long; married, June 28, 1917, to Geneva Rule.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Henry Champney Loomis (1834-1905) — also known as Henry C. Loomis — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Otto Township, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., March 16, 1834. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1896-98. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Elks; Redmen. Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Winfield, Cowley County, Kan., October 14, 1905 (age 71 years, 212 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Winfield, Kan.
George W. Malone George Wilson Malone (1890-1961) — also known as George W. Malone — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kan., August 7, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1924, 1960; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1947-59; defeated, 1934, 1944. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., May 19, 1961 (age 70 years, 285 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Jack Dewitt Malone (1912-1961) — of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, N.M. Born in Salina, Saline County, Kan., August 26, 1912. Republican. Pharmacist; chair of Dona Ana County Republican Party, 1952-54; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1956-58. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in November, 1961 (age 49 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Franklin Malone and Eula (Frost) Malone; married, June 3, 1932, to Agnes Wright.
Nelson B. McCormick Nelson Bruce McCormick (1847-1914) — also known as Nelson B. McCormick — of Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kan. Born near Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., November 20, 1847. Farmer; lawyer; Phillips County Attorney, 1890-94; U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1897-99; Phillips County Prosecuting Attorney, 1910-14. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kan., April 10, 1914 (age 66 years, 141 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph McCormick (1815-1875) and Mary A. (Watson) McCormick; married, April 18, 1867, to Martha Elizabeth McClure (1849-1930); married, April 8, 1903, to Maud E. Burt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  George McGill (1879-1963) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born near Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, February 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1928, 1936, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1930-39; defeated, 1938, 1942, 1948, 1954; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1945. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., May 14, 1963 (age 84 years, 91 days). Interment at Pawnee Rock Cemetery, Pawnee Rock, Kan.
  Cross-reference: Newell A. George
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Merritt Cramer Mechem (1870-1946) — of Socorro, Socorro County, N.M. Born in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan., October 10, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member New Mexico territorial council, 1909; district judge in New Mexico, 1911-20; Governor of New Mexico, 1921-23. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Woodmen. Died May 24, 1946 (age 75 years, 226 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Homer Clark Mechem and Martha Shannon (Davenport) Mechem; married, February 12, 1910, to Eleanor R. O'Heir; uncle of Edwin Leard Mechem (1912-2002).
  Arthur Calvin Mellette (1842-1896) — also known as Arthur C. Mellette — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Henry County, Ind., June 23, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1871-75; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1889; Governor of South Dakota, 1889-93. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan., May 25, 1896 (age 53 years, 337 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S.Dak.
  Mellette County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  Harry A. Mendenhall (1865-1937) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born near Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., January 11, 1865. Republican. Mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1917-21. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died May 11, 1937 (age 72 years, 120 days). Interment at Quindaro Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Paul F. Mitchum (c.1906-1964) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., about 1906. Republican. Mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1955-64; died in office 1964. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died November 28, 1964 (age about 58 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Lee Monroe (b. 1857) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Freehold Township, Warren County, Pa., October 27, 1857. Lawyer; Register, U.S. Land Office,, Wa-Keeney, Kansas, 1889-93; district judge in Kansas 23rd District, 1895-1903. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Monroe and Ruth (Woodin) Monroe; married to Lilla Day Moore.
  Clarence Martin Montee (b. 1886) — also known as C. Mart Montee — of Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan. Born in Cherokee, Crawford County, Kan., February 17, 1886. Republican. Physician; surgeon; mayor of Pittsburg, Kan., 1923-27. Christian. Member, Woodmen; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Montee and Mary Emma (Purdum) Montee; married to Sarah Kathryn Monhon.
  David Winfield Mulvane (b. 1863) — also known as David W. Mulvane — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Princeton, Bureau County, Ill., January 4, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas Republican State Central Committee, 1898; member of Republican National Committee from Kansas, 1900-12, 1920-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1920. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joab Mulvane and Sarah Ann (Ross) Mulvane; married, May 5, 1906, to Mrs. Helen McKenna.
  James McKinley Neal (1899-1982) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Greensboro, Greene County, Ga., March 8, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; pharmacist; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 4th District, 1947-64. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Omega Psi Phi; American Legion; Urban League; NAACP. Died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., November 11, 1982 (age 83 years, 248 days). Interment at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of James Neal (1866-1928) and Lizzie (Barnett) Neal (1871-1946); married 1924 to Georgia C. Campbell.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Washington Orr (b. 1855) — also known as J. W. Orr — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan. Born in Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 14, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kansas Democratic State Central Committee, 1884-1908; mayor of Atchison, Kan., 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1904, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1924; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1911-13. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of George Washington Glick (1827-1911); son of James Orr and Mary Elizabeth (Underhill) Orr; married, June 21, 1883, to Jennie Glick.
  William John Otjen (b. 1880) — also known as William J. Otjen — of Enid, Garfield County, Okla. Born in Labette County, Kan., October 19, 1880. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; insurance business; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1923-25; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1925-32; candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, 1942; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1944; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Christian Otjen and Sophia (Nuhfer) Otjen; married, June 15, 1907, to Jane B. Cullison.
  John Pettit (1807-1877) — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 24, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1838-39; defeated, 1835, 1841; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1839-41; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1843-49; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1852; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1853-55; circuit judge in Indiana, 1855-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1856, 1864 (alternate); chief justice of Kansas territorial supreme court, 1859-61; mayor of Lafayette, Ind., 1867-71; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1871-77. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., June 17, 1877 (age 69 years, 328 days). Interment at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Forest Phares (b. 1886) — also known as William F. Phares — of Maryville, Nodaway County, Mo. Born in Sharon, Barber County, Kan., June 7, 1886. Republican. Lumber dealer; hardware business; banker; member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1914-26; Missouri Republican state chair, 1924-26, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Protestant. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar C. Phares and Mary (Craig) Phares; married to Maude Marie Bainum.
  Franklin Clark Pomeroy (1874-1949) — also known as Frank C. Pomeroy — of Holton, Jackson County, Kan. Born in Grant Township, Jackson County, Kan., November 2, 1874. Republican. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1905-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Kansas, January 16, 1949 (age 74 years, 75 days). Interment at Holton Cemetery, Holton, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John Franklin Pomeroy (1832-1913) and Isabella Catherine 'Belle' (Clark) Pomeroy (1842-1918); married 1897 to Margaret Scanlan (1875-1900); married 1906 to Mable E. Cook (1876-1949); third cousin thrice removed of Theodore Dwight and Greene Carrier Bronson (1789-1863).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
H. E. Pomroy Henry Evan Pomroy (1892-1961) — also known as H. E. Pomroy — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio; Elizabeth, Wirt County, W.Va. Born in Kiowa, Barber County, Kan., February 14, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; police officer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wirt County, 1949-52; defeated, 1952, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Lions; Farm Bureau; American Legion. Died in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., January 10, 1961 (age 68 years, 331 days). Interment at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Allison Pomroy (1868-1933) and Emma Neher (Ballard) Pomroy (1875-1951); married, November 4, 1924, to Vivian Ruth Roberts (1894-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  James E. Porter (1857-1946) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Cass County, Mo., August 23, 1857. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1910-13. Member, Freemasons. Died April 26, 1946 (age 88 years, 246 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
Eugene C. Pulliam Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975) — also known as Eugene C. Pulliam — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born, in a sod dugout, in Grant County, Kan., May 3, 1889. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; director, New York Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 23, 1975 (age 86 years, 51 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Irvin Brown Pulliam (1859-1946) and Martha Ellen (Collins) Pulliam (1860-1932); married 1912 to Myrta Smith (1887-1917); married 1919 to Martha Ott (1891-1991; divorced 1941); married 1941 to Nina G. Mason (1906-1997); grandfather of James Danforth Quayle (1947-).
  Political family: Quayle-Pulliam family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Arizona Republic, August 31, 2011
  Payne Harry Ratner (1896-1974) — also known as Payne Ratner — of Parsons, Labette County, Kan. Born in Casey, Clark County, Ill., October 3, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Labette County Attorney, 1923-27; member of Kansas state senate, 1929, 1937-39; Governor of Kansas, 1939-43. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., December 27, 1974 (age 78 years, 85 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Ratner and Julia (Miller) Ratner; married, August 21, 1920, to Cliffe Dodd.
  Edward Herbert Rees (1886-1969) — also known as Edward H. Rees — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born near Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., June 3, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1927-33; member of Kansas state senate, 1933-35; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1937-61. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Lions. Died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., October 25, 1969 (age 83 years, 144 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Rees and Martha S. (Evans) Rees; married, June 21, 1926, to Margaret Agnes Antle.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rollin Raymond Rees (1865-1935) — also known as Rollin R. Rees — of Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kan. Born in Camden, Preble County, Ohio, January 10, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Ottawa County Attorney, 1895-99; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1899-1902; district judge in Kansas 30th District, 1903-10; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1911-13. Member, Freemasons. Died May 30, 1935 (age 70 years, 140 days). Interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Victor D. Rees and Augusta L. (Carroll) Rees; married 1906 to Hattie E. Merrick.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Manoah Bostic Reese (1839-1917) — also known as Manoah B. Reese — of Wahoo, Saunders County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Macoupin County, Ill., September 5, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; District Attorney, 4th District, 1876-83; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1884-90, 1908-15; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1888-90. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kan., 1917 (age about 77 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Reese and Mary Ann (Steidly) Reese; married, January 1, 1862, to Carrie Burrows (1840-1901).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Jacob Rhodes (1916-2003) — also known as John J. Rhodes — of Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Council Grove, Morris County, Kan., September 18, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1952 (alternate; speaker), 1964, 1972 (chair, Platform Committee); U.S. Representative from Arizona 1st District, 1953-83. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Rotary; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi. Died August 24, 2003 (age 86 years, 340 days). Interment at Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of John Jacob Rhodes and Gladys Anne (Thomas) Rhodes; married, May 24, 1942, to Mary Elizabeth Harvey; father of John Jacob Rhodes III (1943-2011).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Clarence Riggen (1882-1946) — also known as J. Clarence Riggen — of Milan, Sullivan County, Mo. Born near Milan, Sullivan County, Mo., December 16, 1882. Republican. School teacher; livestock raiser; funeral director; member of Missouri state senate 6th District, 1943-46; died in office 1946. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart ailment, in the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., August 18, 1946 (age 63 years, 245 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Arnold Douglas Riggen (1859-1923) and Elizabeth (Cochran) Riggen (1861-1958); married 1905 to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Montgomery (1879-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred B. Robertson (1871-1959) — also known as Fred Robertson — of Atwood, Rawlins County, Kan.; Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Craigville, Orange County, N.Y., July 2, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; Rawlins County Prosecuting Attorney, 1899-03; member of Kansas state senate 39th District, 1909-13; U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1913-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1924-28. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., November 1, 1959 (age 88 years, 122 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Robertson and Nancy J. (Haley) Robertson; married, May 15, 1900, to Luella Jane Hotchkiss (1875-1937).
  Robert Lewis Rodgers (1875-1960) — also known as Robert L. Rodgers — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in El Dorado, Butler County, Kan., June 2, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; insurance and real estate business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939-47 (29th District 1939-45, 28th District 1945-47). Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in 1960 (age about 85 years). Interment at Rocky Glen Cemetery, Adamsville, Pa.
  Relatives: Married, March 20, 1908, to Madge E. Cathcart.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Warren Rose (1864-1931) — also known as William W. Rose — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., March 12, 1864. Architect; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1905-06, 1906; defeated, 1897 (Fusion), 1907 (Democratic); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1908, 1920. Member, Freemasons. An ouster lawsuit was filed against him in 1905 over his refusal to enforce the state's liquor prohibition law; fined $1,000 for contempt by the Kansas Supreme Court in 1907 for trying to hold office as mayor. Died May 4, 1931 (age 67 years, 53 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Edgar Backus Schermerhorn (1851-1923) — also known as Edgar B. Schermerhorn — of Galena, Cherokee County, Kan. Born in Channahon, Will County, Ill., November 19, 1851. Organizer, Citizens Bank of Galena; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1903-05; Chairman, Kansas Board of Control, 1905-11. Episcopalian. Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died, of heart failure, in Galena, Cherokee County, Kan., February 1, 1923 (age 71 years, 74 days). Entombed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac B. Schermerhorn and Jane B. Schermerhorn; married, November 21, 1878, to Abbie Brown Simpson (1851-1915); married, November 19, 1919, to Ella Marie Brace Sumner (1877-1923).
  Schermerhorn Park, in Galena, Kansas, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Frank Schoeppel (1894-1962) — also known as Andrew F. Schoeppel — of Ness City, Ness County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born near Claflin, Barton County, Kan., November 23, 1894. Republican. Athletic coach; lawyer; Governor of Kansas, 1943-47; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1949-62; died in office 1962; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta; Rotary; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died of abdominal cancer, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 21, 1962 (age 67 years, 59 days). Interment at Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of George J. Schoeppel and Anna (Phillip) Schoeppel; married, June 2, 1924, to Marie Thomsen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Schwartz (1893-1984) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., February 5, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1932; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic primary), 1941 (primary); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944, 1948. Jewish. Member, National Lawyers Guild; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 4, 1984 (age 91 years, 212 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Schwartz and Anna (Gilbert) Schwartz; married to Gwen E. Schwartz (1908?-?).
  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.
  Errett Power Scrivner (1898-1978) — also known as Errett P. Scrivner — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kan., March 20, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1943-59. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Fla., May 5, 1978 (age 80 years, 46 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Henry Scrivner and Nancy Etta (West) Scrivner; married, August 6, 1921, to Jean Lorraine Marshall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frederick Andrew Seaton (1909-1974) — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Washington, D.C., December 11, 1909. Republican. Radio announcer; sports reporter; editor, manager, and publisher of newspapers; vice-chair of Kansas Republican Party, 1934-37; campaign secretary for Gov. Alfred M. Landon, 1936; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1945-49; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1951-52; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1956-61; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1962. Methodist or Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Navy League; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Beta Theta Pi; Pi Kappa Delta. Recipient, Medal of Freedom. Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., January 16, 1974 (age 64 years, 36 days). Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Fay Noble Seaton and Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton; married, January 23, 1931, to Gladys Hope Dowd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Keith George Sebelius (1916-1982) — also known as Keith G. Sebelius — of Almena, Norton County, Kan.; Norton, Norton County, Kan. Born in Almena, Norton County, Kan., September 10, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Kansas state senate, 1962-68; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1964; U.S. Representative from Kansas 1st District, 1969-81. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Odd Fellows. Died in Norton, Norton County, Kan., August 5, 1982 (age 65 years, 329 days). Interment at Norton Cemetery, Norton, Kan.
  Relatives: Father of Gary Sebelius (who married Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius (1948-)).
  Political family: Sebelius-Gilligan family of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Agustas B. Shoemaker (1861-1936) — also known as Gus Shoemaker — of Kansas. Born in Plano, Appanoose County, Iowa, March 7, 1861. Republican. Member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1899, 1909. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lenora, Norton County, Kan., January 1, 1936 (age 74 years, 300 days). Interment at Lucerne Cemetery, Lucerne, Kan.
  Garner Edward Shriver (1912-1998) — also known as Garner E. Shriver — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Towanda, Butler County, Kan., July 6, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1947-51; member of Kansas state senate, 1953-61; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1961-77. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Moose; Kiwanis. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., March 1, 1998 (age 85 years, 238 days). Interment at Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Ray Sloan (1883-1964) — also known as Edward R. Sloan — of Sheridan County, Kan.; Holton, Jackson County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Seward County, Neb., March 12, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Sheridan County Attorney, 1905-10; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1923-29; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1931-33; appointed 1931. Methodist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Optimist Club. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., January 29, 1964 (age 80 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Sloan (1850-1916) and Hannah J. (McCullough) Sloan (1856-1935); married, January 24, 1906, to Julia Luella Wright (1886-1971).
  Robert Stone (b. 1866) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 2, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1905-19; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1915-16. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Rotary; Phi Delta Theta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Stone and Sarah C. (Packard) Stone; married, January 1, 1892, to Lillian A. Frazeur.
Walter R. Stubbs Walter Roscoe Stubbs (1858-1929) — also known as W. R. Stubbs — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 7, 1858. Republican. Rancher; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1903-07; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1905-06; Kansas Republican state chair, 1904-08; Governor of Kansas, 1909-13; defeated in primary, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1912. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died, after a short illness and some heart trouble, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 25, 1929 (age 70 years, 138 days). Interment at Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Stubbs and Esther (Bailey) Stubbs; married 1886 to Stella Hostettler.
  Cross-reference: John S. Dawson
  Image source: McClure's Magazine, April 1912
  George Washington Sutton (1843-1917) — also known as George W. Sutton — of Kansas; Oklahoma. Born in Ohio County, Ind., August 5, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1881-84; member of Oklahoma territorial legislature, 1890. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Cleveland, Pawnee County, Okla., May 17, 1917 (age 73 years, 285 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Granduncle of Milo W. Sutton (1928-).
  Joseph M. Tanner (1894-1976) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Macon County, Mo., January 6, 1894. Democrat. Traveling salesman; druggist; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1943-58 (Jackson County 3rd District 1943-46, Jackson County 2nd District 1947-58). Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in August, 1976 (age 82 years, 0 days). Interment at Americus Cemetery, Americus, Kan.
  Relatives: Married 1912 to Edith (Wright) Hart.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry George Templar (1904-1988) — also known as George Templar — of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Cowley County, Kan., October 18, 1904. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1933-41; member of Kansas state senate, 1945-49; U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1953-54; U.S. District Judge for Kansas, 1962-74; took senior status 1974; senior judge, 1974-88. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a hospital at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., August 5, 1988 (age 83 years, 292 days). Interment at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John Templar and Carlotta E. (Linn) Templar; married, March 29, 1924, to Helen Marie Bishop (1905-2006).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Gordon Theis (1911-1998) — also known as Frank G. Theis — of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Yale, Crawford County, Kan., June 26, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1960; member, Arrangements Committee, 1964; candidate for justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1950; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1955-60; member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1957-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1960; U.S. District Judge for Kansas, 1967-81. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi. Died in a hospital at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 17, 1998 (age 86 years, 205 days). Interment at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Peter F. Theis and Maude (Cooke) Theis; married, February 1, 1939, to Marjorie Riddle.
  John H. Wilkinson (b. 1897) — of Seneca, Newton County, Mo. Born in Linn County, Kan., August 14, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Newton County, 1941-44; candidate in primary for Missouri state senate 18th District, 1942. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  William Young (b. 1870) — of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., April 23, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Lycoming County Republican Party, 1896-97; member of New York state assembly, 1905-07 (New York County 21st District 1905-06, New York County 17th District 1907). Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Young and Caroline (Van Patten) Young.
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