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Steel and Metal Industry Politicians in Kentucky

  David L. Beatty (1798-1881) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., December 3, 1798. Machinist; iron foundry foreman; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1841-44. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 21, 1881 (age 82 years, 80 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Shirley M. Crawford (1872-1917) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 5, 1872. Republican. Actor; newspaper writer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; law partner of Augustus E. Willson; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Louisville, Ky., 1901-07; in February 1905, amidst a controversy over the appointment of a new Colonel, a military court of inquiry was convened to investigate the officers of the First Kentucky regiment, including a Major and six Captains, for willful disobedience; all were releived of duty, but Capt. Crawford was singled out as "an agitator and fomenter of strife, disloyal and insubordinate to his superior officers," and ordered court-martialed; secretary-treasurer and director, Kentucky-Arizona Copper Company (engaged in mining and smelting). Hit by a car while crossing a street, suffered a fractured leg and pneumonia, and died two weeks later, in German Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., September 6, 1917 (age 45 years, 32 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, September 20, 1902, to Reina Melcher.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Charles F. Grainger (1854-1923) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 23, 1854. Democrat. Iron foundry business; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 13, 1923 (age 69 years, 80 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Isabella Selmes Greenway (1886-1953) — also known as Isabella S. Greenway; Isabella Selmes; Isabella Ferguson; Mrs. John C. Greenway; Mrs. Harry Orland King — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.; Ajo, Pima County, Ariz.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Boone County, Ky., March 22, 1886. Democrat. Innkeeper; rancher; owner, Gilpin Air Lines; manager of copper mining interests; member of Democratic National Committee from Arizona, 1928-34; U.S. Representative from Arizona at-large, 1933-37. Female. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 18, 1953 (age 67 years, 271 days). Interment at Dinsmore Homestead Cemetery, Near Burlington, Boone County, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Tilden R. Selmes and Martha Macomb (Flandrau) Selmes; married, November 4, 1923, to John C. Greenway; married 1905 to Robert H. Munro Ferguson; married, April 22, 1939, to Harry Orland King.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Benjamin Harrison (1889-1948) — also known as William B. Harrison — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 28, 1889. Republican. Insurance adjuster; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary-treasurer, Foundry Products Co.; president, Kentucky Refrigerating Co.; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1927-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928, 1932, 1936 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Zeta Psi. Died, from lung cancer, in Wequetonsing, Emmet County, Mich., July 13, 1948 (age 58 years, 351 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Harrison and Virginia L. (Trezevant) Harrison; married, June 4, 1912, to Margaret W. Allis.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Kaye (1813-1890) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Yorkshire, England, February 13, 1813. Machinist; founder and owner of the Kaye & Company brass works; bell manufacturer; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1863-65. Died November 19, 1890 (age 77 years, 279 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Smith Lithgow (1812-1902) — also known as James S. Lithgow — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 29, 1812. Democrat. Coppersmith; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1865-67; resigned 1867. Methodist. Died February 21, 1902 (age 89 years, 84 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Hannah Cragg.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Henry Adam Marting (1850-1919) — also known as H. A. Marting — of Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. Born in Greenup County, Ky., December 15, 1850. Republican. Iron manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1904. German ancestry. Died in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, September 27, 1919 (age 68 years, 286 days). Entombed at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Marting and Mary Elizabeth (Knaper) Marting; married, March 7, 1872, to Margaret C. Duis; first cousin once removed of Ernest Louis Marting.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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