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  Asbury Arnold Abney (1817-1866) — also known as A. A Abney — of Bossier Parish, La. Born in South Carolina, June 28, 1817. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1850; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died November 4, 1866 (age 49 years, 129 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Haughton, La.
  Julian Power Alexander (1887-1953) — also known as Julian P. Alexander — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., December 7, 1887. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1919-21; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1934-39; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1941-53; died in office 1953. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; American Bar Association; Newcomen Society; Kappa Sigma. Died, from coronary thrombosis, while a spectator at the Sugar Bowl football game, in Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 1, 1953 (age 65 years, 25 days). Interment at Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Charlton Henry Alexander and Matilda (MacMillan) Alexander; married, December 16, 1913, to Corabel Wharton Roberts (1889-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Asa Leonard Allen (1891-1969) — also known as A. Leonard Allen — of Winnfield, Winn Parish, La. Born in a log cabin near Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., January 5, 1891. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1937-53. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died January 5, 1969 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Winnfield Cemetery, Winnfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Levi Allen and Sophronia (Perkins) Allen; brother of Oscar Kelly Allen (1882-1936); married, August 25, 1915, to Lottie Mae Thompson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oscar Kelly Allen (1882-1936) — also known as O. K. Allen — of Louisiana. Born in a log cabin in Winn Parish, La., August 8, 1882. Democrat. School teacher; member of Louisiana state senate, 1920; Governor of Louisiana, 1932-36; died in office 1936. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in the Louisiana Governor's mansion, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., January 28, 1936 (age 53 years, 173 days). Interment at Winnfield Cemetery, Winnfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Levi Allen and Sophronia (Perkins) Allen; brother of Asa Leonard Allen (1891-1969); married, December 4, 1912, to Florence Scott Love (1894-1938).
  Cross-reference: Richard W. Leche
  The Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge (opened 1940), which carries U.S. Highway 190 and a rail line over the Mississippi River, between East Baton Rouge Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, is partly named for him.
  Epitaph: "A friend to man, a follower of God, great builder, courageous leader, humble in life, exalted in death."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Obediah Pearson Amacker (1838-1910) — also known as Obediah P. Amacker — Born in St. Helena Parish (part now in Tangipahoa Parish), La., December 17, 1838. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state senate 17th District; elected 1889. Missionary Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, La., June 17, 1910 (age 71 years, 182 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Amacker (1811-1881) and Mosilla (Pearson) Amacker (1813-1871); married 1864 to Abigail Means Kent (1841-1910); grandfather of David Muir Amacker (1897-1985).
  Political family: Kendrick-Amacker family.
  C. C. Antoine (1836-1921) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1836. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state senate, 1870-72; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1872-76. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. In 1890, he was vice-president of the New Orleans Comite des Citoyens, which mounted an unsuccessful legal challenge to the Louisiana segregation law; the case, Plessy v. Ferguson, went to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1921 (age about 85 years). Interment at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Sherwood Hamilton Avery (1892-1970) — also known as Sherwood H. Avery — of Teague, Freestone County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, La., June 15, 1892. U.S. Vice Consul in Montevideo, 1918-21, 1922; Rosario, 1921-22. Member, Freemasons. Died in November, 1970 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. M. Avery and Francis (Davis) Avery.
  Algernon Sidney Badger (1839-1905) — also known as Algernon S. Badger — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 28, 1839. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; superintendent, New Orleans Metropolitan Police, 1870; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1878-79; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1879-85. Episcopalian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 9, 1905 (age 65 years, 193 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Presumably named for: Algernon Sidney
  Relatives: Son of John Beighton Badger (1811-1904) and Sarah Payne (Sprague) Badger (1816-1851); married, April 30, 1872, to Elizabeth Florence Parmele (1856-1877); married, September 9, 1882, to Olivia Blanche Blineau (1860-1939).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (1877-1947) — also known as Theodore G. Bilbo — of Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss. Born near Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss., October 13, 1877. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1908-12; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1912-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928, 1936, 1940, 1944; Governor of Mississippi, 1916-20, 1928-32; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1935-47; died in office 1947. Baptist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Ku Klux Klan. Author of the book Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization, which advocated deportation of all Black Americans to Africa. During the 1946 campaign, in a radio address, he called on "every red-blooded Anglo-Saxon man in Mississippi to resort to any means to keep hundreds of Negroes from the polls in the July 2 primary. And if you don't know what that means, you are just not up to your persuasive measures." After he won re-election, the Senate, appalled at his racist views and tactics, refused to seat him, and started an investigation. Died, of mouth cancer, in a hospital at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 21, 1947 (age 69 years, 312 days). Interment at Juniper Grove Cemetery, Near Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of James Oliver Bilbo and Beedy (Wallace) Bilbo; married, May 25, 1898, to Lillian S. Herrington; married, January 27, 1903, to Linda R. Gaddy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Preston Blocker (1892-1947) — also known as William P. Blocker — of Hondo, Medina County, Tex. Born in Hondo, Medina County, Tex., September 30, 1892. Democrat. School teacher; salesman; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Piedras Negras, 1916-19; U.S. Consul in Piedras Negras, 1919-23; Guaymas, 1923-24; Mazatlan, 1925-29; Ciudad Juarez, 1929-32; Monterrey, as of 1938; U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, 1938-43. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack, on board the U.S. Transport St. Mihiel, on which he had been scheduled to sail to Panama, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 28, 1947 (age 54 years, 151 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Vincular Harwood Blocker and Daisy D. Blocker; brother of V. Harwood Blocker, Jr. (1889?-?); married, February 29, 1916, to Joy Ovada Johnston (1899-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Victor John Botto (1860-1916) — also known as Victor J. Botto — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 27, 1860. Cotton broker; steamboat agent; Consul for Nicaragua in New Orleans, La., 1895-96, 1899; Consul for Central America in New Orleans, La., 1897-98; Consul for Honduras in New Orleans, La., 1899-1901. Italian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 13, 1916 (age 56 years, 168 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Botto and Henriette (Cini) Botto; married, September 5, 1883, to Mary Ellen Nicholas (1864-1939).
  Thomas C. Bowie (b. 1876) — of Jefferson, Ashe County, N.C.; West Jefferson, Ashe County, N.C. Born in Louisiana, July 27, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1904; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Ashe County, 1909-10, 1913-16, 1921-22. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Bowie and Frances (Calloway) Bowie; married, May 8, 1906, to Jean Davis.
  Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961) — also known as Overton Brooks — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born near Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., December 21, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1937-61; died in office 1961. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., September 16, 1961 (age 63 years, 269 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Claude M. Brooks and Penelope (Overton) Brooks; married, June 1, 1932, to Mollie Meriwether; nephew of John Holmes Overton (1875-1948).
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Wesley Bryan, Jr. (1901-1969) — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., October 31, 1901. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; lawyer; Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-32; candidate for Washington state senate, 1956. Protestant. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Eagles; Lions; Freemasons; Elks. Died in December, 1969 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Wesley Bryan and Lorena (Kearse) Bryan; married, June 16, 1929, to Vena Jensen (1904-2003); father of Robert Jensen Bryan (1934-).
  Political family: Bryan family of Bremerton, Washington.
  Charles Francis Buck (1841-1918) — also known as Charles F. Buck — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Durrheim, Baden, Germany, November 5, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1895-97; candidate for mayor of New Orleans, La., 1896, 1904. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 19, 1918 (age 76 years, 75 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817) — also known as William C. C. Claiborne — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Sussex County, Va., 1775. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; state court judge in Tennessee, 1796; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1797-1801; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1801-04; Governor of Orleans Territory, 1804-12; Governor of Louisiana, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1817; died in office 1817. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Fought a duel with Daniel Clark on June 8, 1807; he was wounded in the thigh. Died of a liver ailment, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 23, 1817 (age about 42 years). Originally entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.; re-entombed in 1872 at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1748-1809) and Mary (Leigh) Claiborne (1750-1782); brother of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; married to Clarissa Duralde (1776-1809), Suzette Bosque and Elizabeth Lewis; uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-granduncle of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; third great-granduncle of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Claiborne counties in La., Miss. and Tenn. are named for him.
  Epitaph: "Cara patria, carior libertas; ubi est libertas, ibi mea patria." [Dear my country, dearer liberty; where liberty is, there is my country.]
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James A. Cobb — of Washington, D.C. Born in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, La. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); municipal judge in District of Columbia, 1926-. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Alexander Kaufman Coney (1847-1930) — also known as Alexander K. Coney — of San Francisco, Calif.; Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Athens, Claiborne Parish, La., April 1, 1847. Consul-General for Mexico in San Francisco, Calif., 1886-1901. Member, Freemasons. Died, from influenza, in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., January 5, 1930 (age 82 years, 279 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Victor D. Crist (b. 1957) — of Florida. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 21, 1957. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 60th District, 1993-. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Chi; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Descendant *** of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Brodhead-Taylor family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cleveland Dear (1888-1950) — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Sugartown, Beauregard Parish, La., August 22, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1933-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., December 30, 1950 (age 62 years, 130 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Depinet (b. 1855) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., November 14, 1855. Republican. Erie County Register and Recorder, 1891-1896; mayor of Erie, Pa., 1899-1901. French and German ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Depinet (died 1881) and Mary (Ehret) Depinet (died 1856); married, October 2, 1882, to Jessie Densmore (1858-1900).
  Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny (1769-1829) — also known as Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny — of Louisiana. Born in France, June 30, 1769. Secretary of state of Louisiana, 1820-28; Governor of Louisiana, 1828-29; died in office 1829. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died, after being thrown from a horsedrawn carriage, in Gretna, Jefferson Parish, La., October 6, 1829 (age 60 years, 98 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  John Allen Dixon, Jr. (b. 1920) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Orange, Orange County, Tex., April 8, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; district judge in Louisiana, 1957-68; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-71; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1971-80. Member, Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  George Washington Donaghey (1856-1937) — also known as George W. Donaghey — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Oakland, Union Parish, La., July 1, 1856. Democrat. Cabinetmaker; furniture and hardware merchant; building contractor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908; Governor of Arkansas, 1909-13. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, December 15, 1937 (age 81 years, 167 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of Columbus Donaghey and Elizabeth (Ingram) Donaghey; married, September 20, 1883, to Louvenia Wallace.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stanley W. Edwins (1836-1918) — of Indiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 22, 1836. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1879-81. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died in Elwood, Madison County, Ind., November 16, 1918 (age 82 years, 267 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Wheaton Elam (1866-1917) — also known as Charles W. Elam — of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La. Born in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., March 18, 1866. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1892-93; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1909; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912, 1916 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., September 5, 1917 (age 51 years, 171 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Barton Elam (1821-1885) and Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Elam (1838-1911); brother of Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Elam (1857-1897; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin) and Joseph Barton Elam, Jr.; married, March 18, 1891, to Lucy Belle Burden (1868-1947).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert LaFayette Gay (1881-1953) — also known as R. L. Gay — of Zwolle, Sabine Parish, La. Born in Many, Sabine Parish, La., August 26, 1881. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1936; member of Louisiana state senate, 1940-50. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 24, 1953 (age 71 years, 363 days). Interment at Robeline Cemetery, Robeline, La.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fremont Goodwine (1857-1956) — of Williamsport, Warren County, Ind.; St. Joseph, Tensas Parish, La. Born in West Lebanon, Warren County, Ind., May 22, 1857. Republican. School teacher; farmer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1904; member of Indiana state senate, 1900; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1908; member of Louisiana Republican State Central Committee, 1928-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1944. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Farm Bureau. Died August 25, 1956 (age 99 years, 95 days). Interment at Legion Memorial Cemetery, Newellton, La.
  Relatives: Son of James Goodwine (1812-1892) and Sophia (Buckles) Goodwine (1816-1888); married to Mary Moore (1867-1960).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ed Lee Gossett (1902-1990) — also known as Ed Gossett — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex. Born near Many, Sabine Parish, La., January 27, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1939-51; resigned 1951. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died November 6, 1990 (age 88 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ed L. Gossett and Sarah Ann Gossett; married, May 20, 1939, to Mary Helen Moseley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
William H. Gray III William Herbert Gray III (1941-2013) — also known as William H. Gray III; Bill Gray — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., August 20, 1941. Democrat. Baptist minister; college professor; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1979-91; resigned 1991; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984; president and CEO, United Negro College Fund, 1991-2004. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Trilateral Commission; Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in London, England, July 1, 2013 (age 71 years, 315 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Herbert Gray, Jr.; married to Andrea Dash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: National Council of Churches
  Luther Egbert Hall (1869-1921) — also known as Luther E. Hall — of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La. Born in Morehouse Parish, La., August 30, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1898-1900; district judge in Louisiana, 1900-06; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1906-10; justice of Louisiana state supreme court; elected 1910; Governor of Louisiana, 1912-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 6, 1921 (age 52 years, 68 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop, La.
  Relatives: Son of Bolling Cass Hall (died 1915) and Antoinette (Newton) Hall (1850-1945); married to Julia Clara Wendel (1868-1960).
  Augustus Freeman Hawkins (1907-2007) — also known as Augustus F. Hawkins; Gus Hawkins — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., August 31, 1907. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1935-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1960, 1964, 1988; Presidential Elector for California, 1944; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-91 (21st District 1963-75, 29th District 1975-91). Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., November 10, 2007 (age 100 years, 71 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Frederick Julius Heintz II (1884-1958) — also known as Frederick J. Heintz II; Bud Heintz — of Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 14, 1884. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1913; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1921; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940. Member, Freemasons. Died in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La., April 12, 1958 (age 73 years, 149 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) — also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of Tennessee"; "King Andrew the First" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born, in a log cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., March 15, 1767. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Florida Territory, 1821; President of the United States, 1829-37; censured by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity). Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel, May 30, 1806; also dueled with Thomas Hart Benton and Waightstill Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Died, of dropsy (congestive heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 8, 1845 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at The Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson (1737-1781); married, January 17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (1767-1828; aunt of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Francis P. Blair
  Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County, Mo., are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Andrew J. DonelsonAndrew Jackson MillerAndrew J. FaulkAndrew Jackson TitusAndrew Jackson IsacksAndrew Jackson HamiltonAndrew J. HarlanAndrew J. KuykendallAndrew J. ThayerElam A. J. GreeleyAndrew Jackson IngleAndrew J. OgleAndrew Jackson CarrAndrew J. WatermanAndrew J. BentleyAndrew J. RogersWilliam A. J. SparksAndrew Jackson PoppletonAndrew J. HunterAndrew Jackson BryantAndrew J. BealeA. J. ClementsAndrew Jackson BakerAndrew J. FeltA. J. KingAndrew J. SawyerAndrew Jackson GreenfieldAndrew Jackson CaldwellAndrew Jackson GahaganAndrew Jackson BishipAndrew Jackson HoustonAndrew J. CobbAndrew J. MontagueAndrew J. BarchfeldAndrew J. BallietAndrew J. KirkAndrew J. LivingstonA. J. SherwoodAndrew Jackson StewartAndrew J. MayAndrew J. McConnicoAndrew J. SawyerAndrew J. BrewerAndrew BettwyAndrew J. TransueAndrew Jackson GravesAndrew Jackson GilbertAndrew J. GoodwinAndrew J. HinshawAndy YoungAndrew Jackson Kupper
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
  Campaign slogan: "Let the people rule."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
  Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert Vincent Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 — Andrew Burstein, The Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler, Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire — Donald B. Cole, The Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr Chidsey, Andrew Jackson, Hero
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  John Ellett Jackson (b. 1892) — also known as John E. Jackson — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Palestine, Anderson County, Tex., August 3, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1928; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1929-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948; member of Republican National Committee from Louisiana, 1934-50. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Louise Allen.
  John Bennett Johnston, Jr. (b. 1932) — also known as J. Bennett Johnston — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., June 10, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1964-68; member of Louisiana state senate, 1968-72; candidate in primary for Governor of Louisiana, 1971; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1972-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Timothy John Roemer (1956-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  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 E. King (born c.1891) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, La., about 1891. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1925-27, 1929-33; member of Illinois state senate 3rd District, 1935-39; defeated, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1944, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1948. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; Freemasons; Foresters. Burial location unknown.
  Malcolm Emmett Lafargue (1908-1963) — also known as Malcolm E. Lafargue — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., November 4, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1945-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1950. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., March 28, 1963 (age 54 years, 144 days). Interment at Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Martha Elizabeth (O'Bannon) Lafargue (1879-1969) and Edwin Louis Lafargue (1881-1922); married, December 19, 1931, to Jewett Todd; nephew of Alvan Lafargue; grandson of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); great-grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Webster Leche (1898-1965) — also known as Richard W. Leche — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 17, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary to Gov. O. K. Allen, 1932-34; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1934-36; Governor of Louisiana, 1936-39; Louisiana Democratic state chair, 1937. Member, Delta Sigma Phi; American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died February 22, 1965 (age 66 years, 281 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Eustace Webster Leche and Stella Eloise (Richard) Leche; married, October 12, 1927, to Elton Reynolds.
  Campaign slogan (1936): "If Louisiana takes care of industry, industry will take care of Louisiana."
  Otis Hoffpower Lee (1910-1990) — of Texas. Born in Pecan Island, Vermilion Parish, La., December 17, 1910. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1947-51, 1953-55; candidate for Texas state senate, 1951. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Member Lamar University Hall of Honor. Died of heart failure, in Groves, Jefferson County, Tex., March 4, 1990 (age 79 years, 77 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Tex.
  John B. Lewis, Jr. (b. 1841) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Reading, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Mass., August 30, 1841. Shoe manufacturer; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1901, 1922; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1907. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Lewis and Threasa (Miller) Lewis; married 1864 to Hattie A. Bancroft; married 1872 to Mary U. Hawes.
  Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Thomas Walker Gilmer and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  George Shannon Long (1883-1958) — also known as George S. Long — of Oklahoma; Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La.; Pineville, Rapides Parish, La. Born in a log cabin, Tunica, Winn Parish, La., September 11, 1883. Democrat. Dentist; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1920-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1953-58; died in office 1958. Member, Freemasons. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 22, 1958 (age 74 years, 192 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, La.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of Huey Pierce Long (who married Rose McConnell) and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) (who married Blanche B. Revere); uncle of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Speedy Oteria Long (1928-2006) — also known as Speedy O. Long — of Louisiana. Born in Tullos, LaSalle Parish, La., June 16, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; member of Louisiana state senate, 1956-64; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1965-73. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Jena, LaSalle Parish, La., October 5, 2006 (age 78 years, 111 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Felix Franklin Long (1899-1982) and Verda (Pendarvis) Long (1905-1997); married, September 1, 1955, to Florence Marie Theriot (1833-2007); second cousin once removed of George Shannon Long, Huey Pierce Long and Earl Kemp Long; third cousin of Russell Billiu Long (1918-2003) and Gillis William Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Augusta Way Lowry, Jr. (1848-1899) — also known as J. A. W Lowry, Jr. — of Bossier Parish, La. Born January 12, 1848. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1893. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died March 20, 1899 (age 51 years, 67 days). Interment at Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, La.
Ernest Lyon Ernest Lyon (1860-1938) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md. Born in Belize City, Belize, October 22, 1860. Republican. Minister; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1903-10; U.S. Consul General in Monrovia, as of 1903-10. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons. Died in 1938 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Emmanuel Lyon and Ann F. (Bending) Lyon; married to Marie Wright.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Charlton Havard Lyons, Sr. (1894-1973) — also known as Charlton H. Lyons, Sr. — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La., September 3, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; oil business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1961; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1964; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1964-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1964 (delegation chair); Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Died August 8, 1973 (age 78 years, 339 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest John Lyons and Joyce Bentley (Havard) Lyons; married, August 28, 1917, to Marjorie Gladys Hall (1895-1971); father of Hall McCord Lyons (1923-1998).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Paul Herbert Maloney (1876-1967) — also known as Paul H. Maloney — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 14, 1876. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1914-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1924, 1928, 1936; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1931-40, 1943-47; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Louisiana, 1941. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 26, 1967 (age 91 years, 40 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl Edgar Mapes (1874-1939) — also known as Carl E. Mapes — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Eaton County, Mich., December 26, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1905-06; member of Michigan state senate 16th District, 1909-12; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1913-39; died in office 1939. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Suffered a heart attack, and died, in his hotel room at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 12, 1939 (age 64 years, 351 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Selah Warrington Mapes (1836-1920) and Sarah Ann (Brooks) Mapes (1839-1917); married, August 14, 1907, to Julia Pike (1874-1948); third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Davis; fourth cousin once removed of Bailey Frye Adams (1825-1894).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Whitmell Pugh Martin (1867-1929) — also known as Whitmell P. Martin; Whit P. Martin — of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La. Born near Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, La., August 12, 1867. Democrat. Chemist; lawyer; District Attorney, 20th District of Louisiana, 1900-06; district judge in Louisiana 20th District, 1906-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (alternate), 1920; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1915-29; died in office 1929. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., April 6, 1929 (age 61 years, 237 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Thibodaux, La.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Campbell Martin and Margerite Chism (Littlejohn) Martin; married, April 14, 1896, to Amy Williamson (died 1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Edgar McKenzie (1896-1956) — also known as Charles E. McKenzie — of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La. Born in Pelican, DeSoto Parish, La., October 3, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940, 1952 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1943-47. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars. Died June 7, 1956 (age 59 years, 248 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Brooks Oliver (b. 1895) — also known as Brooks Oliver — of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La. Born in Douglassville, Cass County, Tex., August 31, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Louisiana state senate, 1940-50. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Zenas Osborne (1848-1923) — also known as Henry Z. Osborne — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New Lebanon, Columbia County, N.Y., October 4, 1848. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee); member of California Republican State Executive Committee, 1890-1900; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1890-94; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1917-23; defeated, 1914; died in office 1923. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 8, 1923 (age 74 years, 127 days). Interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Zenas Osborne and Juliaette (Bristol) Osborne; married, December 11, 1872, to Helen Annas (1849-1927).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Holmes Overton (1875-1948) — also known as John H. Overton — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., September 17, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; chief counsel defending Huey Long during his 1929 impeachment trial; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1933-48; died in office 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Kappa Phi; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Bar Association; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 14, 1948 (age 72 years, 240 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery, Pineville, La.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Overton (1835-1913; judge) and Laura Elizabeth (Waddell) Overton (1845-1937); married, December 12, 1905, to Ada Ruth Dismukes (1885-1955); uncle of Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961); fourth cousin of William Nelson Brown.
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Otto Ernest Passman (1900-1988) — also known as Otto E. Passman — of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La. Born near Franklinton, Washington Parish, La., June 27, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; furniture business; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1947-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Charged in 1978 with accepting $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park, in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; also charged with tax evasion; tried and found not guilty. Died in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La., August 13, 1988 (age 88 years, 47 days). Interment at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, La.
  Relatives: Son of Ed Passman and Pheriby (Carrier) Passman; married to Willie Bateman.
  Cross-reference: Camille F. Gravel, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Pinckney Pope (1884-1966) — also known as James P. Pope — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born near Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, La., March 31, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1929-33; resigned 1933; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1933-39. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died in Alexandria, Va., January 23, 1966 (age 81 years, 298 days). Interment at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Thomas Lloyd Posey (1750-1818) — also known as Thomas Posey — Born in Fairfax County, Va., July 9, 1750. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Kentucky state senate, 1805-06; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1806-08; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1812-13; Governor of Indiana Territory, 1813-16; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1816. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died of typhus fever in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Ill., March 19, 1818 (age 67 years, 253 days). Interment at Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Matthews (1754-1778) and Mary Alexander Thornton (1756-1837); second great-grandfather of James Rumsey Beverley (1894-1967).
  Posey County, Ind. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willard Lloyd Rambo (1917-1984) — also known as W. L. Rambo — of Georgetown, Grant Parish, La. Born in Georgetown, Grant Parish, La., March 22, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; oilfield drilling contractor; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1952-60; defeated, 1968, 1976; member of Louisiana state senate, 1964-68. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died, of heart failure, in a hospital at Houston, Harris County, Tex., November 28, 1984 (age 67 years, 251 days). Interment at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, La.
  Robert C. Word Ramspeck (1890-1972) — also known as Robert Ramspeck — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., September 5, 1890. Democrat. Secretary to U.S. Rep. William S. Howard, 1912; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from DeKalb County, 1929-31; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1929-45. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Died in Castor, Bienville Parish, La., September 10, 1972 (age 82 years, 5 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore R. Ramspeck and Ida (Word) Ramspeck; married, October 18, 1916, to Nobie Clay.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Richard Rarick (1924-2009) — of Louisiana. Born in Waterford, Elkhart County, Ind., January 29, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; district judge in Louisiana 20th District, 1961-66; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1967-75; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1980. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, La., September 14, 2009 (age 85 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Reily (1811-1863) — of Texas. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, July 3, 1811. Lawyer; major in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-41; Texas Republic Minister to the United States, 1841-42; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1853-54; U.S. Consul in SAINT Petersburg, as of 1856; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Presbyterian; later Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Killed in the Battle of Camp Bisland, on Bayou Teche, near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., April 14, 1863 (age 51 years, 285 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Reily and Nancy (Hunter) Reily; married, March 4, 1834, to Ellen Hart Ross (grandniece of Henry Clay (1777-1852)).
  Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Elson Roemer III (b. 1943) — also known as Charles Roemer III; Buddy Roemer — of Bossier City, Bossier Parish, La.; Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., October 4, 1943. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1972; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1981-88; defeated (Democratic), 1978; resigned 1988; Governor of Louisiana, 1988-92; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2008. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Buddy Roemer: John Maginnis, Cross to Bear
  Jared Young Sanders (1869-1944) — also known as Jared Y. Sanders — of Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, La. Born near Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, La., January 29, 1869. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1892-1904; Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1900; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898, 1921; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1904-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1908, 1924; Governor of Louisiana, 1908-12; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1917-21; candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1920, 1926. Member, Freemasons. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., March 23, 1944 (age 75 years, 54 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, La.
  Relatives: Father of Jared Young Sanders, Jr. (1892-1960); cousin *** of Murphy James Foster.
  Political family: Foster-Sanders family of Franklin, Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jared Young Sanders, Jr. (1892-1960) — also known as Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., April 20, 1892. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1928-32; member of Louisiana state senate, 1933-34; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1934-37, 1941-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); States Rights candidate for Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1960. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., November 29, 1960 (age 68 years, 223 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of Jared Young Sanders (1869-1944); married to Mary Briggs (1903-1990).
  Political family: Foster-Sanders family of Franklin, Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Nicholas Sandlin (1872-1957) — also known as John N. Sandlin — of Minden, Webster Parish, La. Born in McIntyre, Webster Parish, La., February 24, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Minden, La., 1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); district judge in Louisiana 2nd District, 1910; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1921-37. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died December 25, 1957 (age 85 years, 304 days). Interment at Minden Cemetery, Minden, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Ben Sherrouse (b. 1891) — of Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, La. Born in Gilbert, Franklin Parish, La., August 15, 1891. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1924; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Hubert Madison Sims (1907-1970) — also known as Hubert M. Sims — of Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, La. Born in Morehouse Parish, La., July 29, 1907. Farmer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Morehouse Parish Police Jury, 1952-56; member of Louisiana state senate 29th District, 1956-60; defeated, 1952. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a heart attack, in Morehouse Parish, La., July 24, 1970 (age 62 years, 360 days). Interment at Mer Rouge Cemetery, Mer Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of George Madison Sims (1875-1927) and Mary Elizabeth (Yeldell) Sims (1881-1953); married 1949 to Ida Louise Garver (1915-1994); father of George Garver Sims (1951-).
  Aaron Martin Spainhour (1928-2016) — also known as Aaron Spainhour — of Ringgold, Bienville Parish, La. Born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark., August 9, 1928. Democrat. Restauranteur; automobile dealer; furniture merchant; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1968. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Ringgold, Bienville Parish, La., July 10, 2016 (age 87 years, 336 days). Interment at Providence Cemetery, Ringgold, La.
  Relatives: Son of J. I. Spainhour and Marie Spainhour.
  Joe David Waggonner, Jr. (1918-2007) — also known as Joe Waggonner, Jr. — of Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish, La. Born near Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish, La., September 7, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; wholesale petroleum products distribution business; member, Louisiana state board of education, 1960-61; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1961-79. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions; Kappa Sigma. Arrested in Washington, D.C., 1976, for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., October 7, 2007 (age 89 years, 30 days). Interment at Plain Dealing Cemetery, Plain Dealing, La.
  Relatives: Son of Joe David Waggonner and Elizzibeth (Johnston) Waggonner; married, December 14, 1942, to Mary Ruth Carter.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur M. Wallace (b. 1895) — of Benton, Bossier Parish, La. Born in Heflin, Webster Parish, La., March 3, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940; District Attorney, 26th District, 1940. Methodist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. E. Wallace and Lilla B. (Barron) Wallace; married to Era Hays.
  Thomas Ross Wallace (1848-1929) — also known as Thomas R. Wallace — of Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 20, 1848. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Crefeld, 1901-07; Jerusalem, 1907-10; Martinique, 1910-24. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 8, 1929 (age 81 years, 49 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Wallace and Jane (Ross) Wallace; married, October 6, 1874, to Margaret Gill.
  Volney Voss Whittington (1893-1974) — also known as V. V. Whittington — of Benton, Bossier Parish, La. Born in Ivan, Bossier Parish, La., September 26, 1893. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; banker; member of Louisiana state senate, 1928-32. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons. Died in 1974 (age about 80 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Haughton, La.
  Riley Joseph Wilson (1871-1946) — also known as Riley J. Wilson — of Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, La.; Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La. Born in Winn Parish, La., 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1915-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World; Columbian Woodmen. Died in 1946 (age about 75 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hamilton Mercer Wright (b. 1852) — also known as Hamilton M. Wright — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 26, 1852. Democrat. Physician; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County 1st District, 1883-86; mayor of Bay City, Mich., 1887-89, 1895-97; probate judge in Michigan, 1889-1900. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Mercer Wright and Virginia (Huckins) Wright; married 1871 to Anne Dana Fitzhugh.
  Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. (b. 1932) — also known as Andy Young — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 12, 1932. Democrat. Ordained minister; one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1957; close advisor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. until his assassination; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1973-77; defeated, 1970; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1977-79; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1982-90; candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 1990. United Church of Christ. African ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Freemasons. Received the Spingarn Medal in 1978; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Still living as of 2014.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Young and Daisy (Fuller) Young; married 1954 to Jean Childs (died 1994); married, March 24, 1996, to Carolyn Watson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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