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Politician members in Kentucky

  Thomas Coleman du Pont (1863-1930) — also known as T. Coleman du Pont — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 11, 1863. Republican. Engineer; president, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Powder Co., 1902-15; president, Central Coal and Iron Co., and other mining firms; director, Union National Bank; owner of hotels; Delaware Republican state chair, 1904-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1908 (alternate), 1920 (speaker), 1924, 1928; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1908-30; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1921-22, 1925-28; appointed 1921; defeated, 1922; resigned 1928. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Union League. Died, from cancer of the larynx, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 11, 1930 (age 66 years, 335 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Antoine Bidermann du Pont and Ellen Susan (Coleman) du Pont; married, January 17, 1889, to Alice Elsie du Pont; father of Alice Hounsfield du Pont (who married Clayton Douglass Buck) and Francis Victor du Pont; grandfather of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont; grandnephew of Henry DuPont; first cousin of Alfred Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont; first cousin once removed of Henry Algernon du Pont, Henry Belin du Pont Jr., Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; first cousin twice removed of Charles Irénée du Pont and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; second cousin of Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford Jr., Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard and Eugene Lammot; second cousin once removed of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second cousin twice removed of Richard Henry Bayard.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cecil Carlton Sanders (1914-2007) — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky. Born in Garrard County, Ky., March 2, 1914. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1953-55; member of Kentucky state senate, 1955-59. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; American Legion; Rotary; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 13, 2007 (age 92 years, 317 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Blythe Sanders and Suella (Jones) Sanders; married to Viola Layton and Mary Elizabeth Gulley.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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