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Berkshire County
Massachusetts

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Berkshire County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Adams Bellevue Cemetery
  • Adams Maple Street Cemetery
  • Dalton Dalton Cemetery
  • Great Barrington Mahaiwe Cemetery
  • Hinsdale Hinsdale Cemetery
  • Lanesboro Lower Cemetery
  • Lee St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Lenox Church on the Hill Cemetery
  • North Adams Hill Side Cemetery
  • North Adams South View Cemetery
  • Pittsfield Unknown location
  • Pittsfield Pittsfield Cemetery
  • Pittsfield St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Stockbridge Stockbridge Cemetery
  • Washington Washington Cemetery
  • West Stockbridge St. Patrick's Cemetery
  • Williamstown Unknown location
  • Williamstown Southlawn Cemetery
  • Williamstown Westlawn Cemetery
  • Williamstown Williams College Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Berkshire County, Massachusetts


    Bellevue Cemetery
    Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick James McAndrews (1890-1973) — also known as Patrick J. McAndrews — of Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., October 30, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Prescott, 1920-29; insurance business; postmaster at Adams, Mass., 1949-62 (acting, 1949-50). Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Died, in North Adams Regional Hospital, North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., December 21, 1973 (age 83 years, 52 days). Interment at Bellevue Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael McAndrews (1858-1933) and Mary (Carroll) McAndrews (1860-1943); brother of James Patrick McAndrews (1902-1970); married, September 12, 1917, to Ina Grant Carveth.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maple Street Cemetery
    Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      James Patrick McAndrews (1902-1970) — also known as James P. McAndrews — of Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., August 12, 1902. Democrat. Insurance business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1938-42; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1942-44; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1944; postmaster at Adams, Mass., 1945-49. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Kiwanis; Eagles; Elks; Moose. Died in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May 24, 1970 (age 67 years, 285 days). Interment at Maple Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael McAndrews (1858-1933) and Mary (Carroll) McAndrews (1860-1943); brother of Patrick James McAndrews (1890-1973).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Dalton Cemetery
    Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
    W. Murray Crane Winthrop Murray Crane (1853-1920) — also known as W. Murray Crane — of Dalton, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Dalton, Berkshire County, Mass., April 23, 1853. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1892, 1896, 1904, 1908, 1916, 1920; member of Republican National Committee from Massachusetts, 1892-96, 1904-12; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1897-1900; Governor of Massachusetts, 1900-03; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1904-13. Died in Dalton, Berkshire County, Mass., October 2, 1920 (age 67 years, 162 days). Interment at Dalton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zenas Marshall Crane and Louise (Laflin) Crane; married 1880 to Mary Benner (died 1884); married 1906 to Josephine Porter Boardman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1901


    Mahaiwe Cemetery
    Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Ray Pelton (1824-1890) — also known as Guy R. Pelton — of New York. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., August 3, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1855-57; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884. Member, Union League; Freemasons. Died in Wyoming, July 24, 1890 (age 65 years, 355 days). Interment at Mahaiwe Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harriet (Ray) Pelton and Joseph Kneeland Pelton (1801-1873); married, February 20, 1859, to Mary Childs Franklin (died 1866); married, January 21, 1879, to Angie Scoville; uncle of George Pelton Lawrence; third cousin of Edwin A. Pelton and Frederic William Pelton; third cousin twice removed of William Hayward (1877-1944).
      Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Parley Asa Russell (1838-1916) — also known as Parley A. Russell — of Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., June 13, 1838. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896. Member, Freemasons. Died February 26, 1916 (age 77 years, 258 days). Interment at Mahaiwe Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 13, 1870, to Celeste Stanley Gilbert (1845-1932).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hinsdale Cemetery
    Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Ashley Bascom Wright (1841-1897) — also known as Ashley B. Wright — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, 1841. Republican. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1893-97; died in office 1897. Died August 14, 1897 (age about 56 years). Interment at Hinsdale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lower Cemetery
    Lanesboro, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Shaw (1788-1857) — of Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Vermont, 1788. Whig. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1817-21; member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1820; delegate to Whig National Convention from Massachusetts, 1839 (member, Balloting Committee). Died in 1857 (age about 69 years). Interment at Lower Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Shaw (1768-1827).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Bart Bossidy (1875-1948) — of Lee, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Lee, Berkshire County, Mass., September 30, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Sixth Berkshire District, 1906; district judge in Massachusetts, 1910-48. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Lee, Berkshire County, Mass., February 21, 1948 (age 72 years, 144 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Bossidy and Bridget (Collins) Bossidy; married, October 19, 1910, to Mary A. Morey (1877-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Church on the Hill Cemetery
    Main Street
    Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1771
    See also Findagrave page for this location.

    Politicians buried here:
      Julius Rockwell (1805-1888) — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Colebrook, Litchfield County, Conn., April 26, 1805. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1834; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1835-37, 1858; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1843-51; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1854-55; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1855; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864. Died in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1888 (age 83 years, 23 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of William Perrin Walker; father of Francis Williams Rockwell (1844-1929).
      Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Herbert Parsons (1869-1925) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 28, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1905-11; defeated, 1900 (12th District), 1910 (13th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915; member of Republican National Committee from New York, 1916-20; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Presbyterian or Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Union League. Lost control of a motor bicycle, fell, suffered a ruptured kidney, and died as a result, in House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., September 16, 1925 (age 55 years, 323 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Edward Parsons (1829-1915) and Mary Dumesnil (McIlvaine) Parsons (1834-1896); married, September 1, 1900, to Elsie Worthington Clews (1875-1941).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Paterson (1744-1808) — of Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass.; Lisle, Tioga County (now Broome County), N.Y. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., 1744. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1775; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from Tioga County, 1792-93; Broome County Judge, 1798, 1806; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1803-05. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Lisle, Broome County, N.Y., July 9, 1808 (age about 64 years). Original interment at Riverside Cemetery, Whitney Point, N.Y.; reinterment in 1892 at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Gilmore (1812-1890) — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Butler, Butler County, Pa., June 9, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1849-53. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 29, 1890 (age 78 years, 20 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Gilmore (1780-1845).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Jackson Waterman (1825-1900) — also known as Andrew J. Waterman — of Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass.; Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., June 28, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1887-91; candidate for mayor of Pittsfield, Mass., 1891. Died in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., October 4, 1900 (age 75 years, 98 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      Relatives: Son of William Waterman (1784-1858) and Sarah (Bucklin) Waterman (1788-1864); married, January 7, 1858, to Ellen Douglas Cooke (1833-1924).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Perrin Walker (1778-1858) — also known as William P. Walker — of Massachusetts. Born in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., October 8, 1778. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1810; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1820; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1820; probate judge in Massachusetts, 1824-48. Congregationalist. Died in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., November 11, 1858 (age 80 years, 34 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah (Woodruff) Walker (1749-1789) and William Walker (1751-1831); married, January 29, 1807, to Lucy Adam (1781-1864); father-in-law of Julius Rockwell (1805-1888); father of Sarah Woodruff Walker (1814-1879; who married David Davis).
      Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Anson Jones (1798-1858) — of Texas. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., January 20, 1798. Physician; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1839-41; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1841-44; President of the Texas Republic, 1844-45. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, in the Rice Hotel, Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 9, 1858 (age 59 years, 354 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.; cenotaph at Church on the Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Solomon Jones and Mary (Strong) Jones; married, May 23, 1840, to Mary Smith.
      Jones County, Tex. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hill Side Cemetery
    North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Ward Osborn (1836-1898) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Scotch Plains, Union County, N.J., March 9, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Leon County, 1868; member of Florida state senate, 1860; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1868-73; member of Republican National Committee from Florida, 1870-72. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 18, 1898 (age 62 years, 284 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Osborn and Amelia Osborn.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    George P. Lawrence George Pelton Lawrence (1859-1917) — also known as George P. Lawrence — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Massachusetts, 1885-94; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1895-97; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1897-1913. Under stress as head of a World War I draft exemption board, he jumped from an eighth-floor window and fell to his death, at the Belmont Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., November 21, 1917 (age 58 years, 186 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. George C. Lawrence (died 1883) and Jane E. (Pelton) Lawrence (born 1829); married, June 12, 1889, to Susannah (Hope) Bracewell; nephew of Guy Ray Pelton (1824-1890); third cousin once removed of Edwin A. Pelton and Frederic William Pelton; fourth cousin once removed of William Hayward.
      Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      John H. Waterhouse (1870-1948) — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born March 1, 1870. Republican. Mayor of North Adams, Mass., 1909-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920 (alternate), 1924. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., April 29, 1948 (age 78 years, 59 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery.
      Louis J. Diamond (1918-1996) — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born July 13, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; school teacher; mayor of North Adams, Mass., 1960-61. Greek and Irish ancestry. Died in Sun City, Maricopa County, Ariz., July 13, 1996 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery.
      Charles H. Cutting (1850-1940) — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Lower Waterford, Waterford, Caledonia County, Vt., November 13, 1850. Republican. Clothing merchant; bank director; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912. Died in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., July 7, 1940 (age 89 years, 237 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, February 9, 1875, to Effie Cone (died 1919).


    South View Cemetery
    North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Austin Bond (1889-1960) — also known as Frank A. Bond — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., March 11, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940 (alternate), 1944. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, of carcinoma of the sigmoid colon, in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1960 (age 71 years, 69 days). Interment at South View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Arnold Bond and Anna Belle (Kimball) Bond; married, July 25, 1929, to Margaret E. Wheeler.


    Unknown Location
    Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Helen Polonsky (d. 1991) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1980. Female. Died, of a blood clot in the brain, November 29, 1991. Interment somewhere.


    Pittsfield Cemetery
    Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Laurens Dawes (1816-1903) — also known as Henry L. Dawes — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass.; Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Cummington, Hampshire County, Mass., October 30, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1848-50; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1850-52; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1857-75 (11th District 1857-63, 10th District 1863-73, 11th District 1873-75); U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1875-93. Died in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., February 5, 1903 (age 86 years, 98 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mitchel Dawes; father of Chester Mitchell Dawes (1855-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      George Nixon Briggs (1796-1861) — also known as George N. Briggs — of Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., April 12, 1796. Lawyer; Berkshire County Register of Deeds, 1824-31; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1831-43 (9th District 1831-33, 7th District 1833-43); Governor of Massachusetts, 1844-51; defeated (American), 1859; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1851-56; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853. Killed by the accidental discharge of a "fowling piece" (shotgun), in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., September 11, 1861 (age 65 years, 152 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Crawford Crosby (1859-1943) — also known as John C. Crosby — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., June 15, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1886-87; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1888-89; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1891-93; defeated, 1892; mayor of Pittsfield, Mass., 1894-95; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1904; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1905-13; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1913-37. Died in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., October 14, 1943 (age 84 years, 121 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Crosby and Margaret (Crawford) Crosby; married, February 4, 1897, to Henrietta Richards.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Allen (1813-1882) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., August 29, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; railroad builder; member of Missouri state senate, 1850-54; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1881-82; died in office 1882. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in Washington, D.C., April 8, 1882 (age 68 years, 222 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ann Russell (1824-1897).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Williams Rockwell (1844-1929) — also known as Francis W. Rockwell — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., May 26, 1844. Republican. State court judge in Massachusetts, 1873; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1879; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1881; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1884-91; defeated, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900. Died June 26, 1929 (age 85 years, 31 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Julius Rockwell (1805-1888).
      Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Simon Larned (1753-1817) — of Massachusetts. Born in Thompson, Windham County, Conn., August 3, 1753. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Berkshire County Sheriff; merchant; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1791; Berkshire County Treasurer, 1792-1812; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1804-05; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; president, Berkshire Bank. Died in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., November 16, 1817 (age 64 years, 105 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ensign Hosmer Kellogg (1812-1882) — also known as Ensign H. Kellogg — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., July 6, 1812. Republican. Lawyer; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860. Died in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., January 23, 1882 (age 69 years, 201 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Kellogg (1781-1857) and Jane (Saxton) Kellogg (1783-1853); married 1841 to Caroline Lavinia Campbell (1814-1908); first cousin once removed of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842); second cousin of Alvan Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg and Dwight Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of Martin Weld Deyo; third cousin once removed of Jason Kellogg, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Daniel Fiske Kellogg, Orlando Kellogg and William Dean Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Rowland Case Kellogg and Frank Billings Kellogg; fourth cousin of Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg (1793-1868), Thomas Belden Butler, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Farrand Fassett Merrill and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); fourth cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Elijah Hunt Mills, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, William Pitt Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill and Frederick Walker Pitkin.
      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
      Phineas Allen — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Democrat. Newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1840, 1864. Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery.


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Silvio Ottavio Conte (1921-1991) — also known as Silvio O. Conte — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., November 9, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1959-91; died in office 1991; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1972, 1988. Catholic. Died, from complications of cancer, in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 8, 1991 (age 69 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
      Books about Silvio O. Conte: Peter E. Lynch, Silvio, Congressman for Everyone : A Biographical Portrait of Silvio O. Conte


    Stockbridge Cemetery
    Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore Sedgwick (1746-1813) — of Massachusetts. Born in Connecticut, 1746. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1780; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1788-89; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1780; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1789-96, 1799-1801 (4th District 1789-93, 2nd District 1793-95, 3rd District 1795-96, at-large 1799-1801); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1799-1801; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1796-99; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1802-13. Died in 1813 (age about 67 years). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Joseph Hodges Choate (1832-1917) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., January 24, 1832. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1894; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1899-1905. English ancestry. Member, American Philosophical Society; American Bar Association; Union League. Died, of a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 14, 1917 (age 85 years, 110 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Choate (1796-1880) and Margaret Manning (Hodges) Choate; brother of William Gardner Choate; married, October 16, 1861, to Caroline Dutcher Sterling; nephew of Rufus Choate; grandson of George Choate (1760?-?).
      Political family: Choate family of Salem, Massachusetts.
      Cross-reference: William Phillips
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Allen Towner Treadway (1867-1947) — also known as Allen T. Treadway — of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., September 16, 1867. Republican. Hotel proprietor; director, Berkshire Trust Co.; trustee, Stockbridge Savings Bank; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1904; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1908-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1913-45; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grange; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in 1947 (age about 79 years). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Denton Treadway and Harriet (Heaton) Treadway; married, October 25, 1893, to Sylvia Shares.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Williams Dwight (1788-1845) — also known as Henry W. Dwight — of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., February 26, 1788. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1821-31 (7th District 1821-25, 9th District 1825-31). Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 21, 1845 (age 56 years, 361 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Zacheus Goodrich (1804-1885) — also known as John Z. Goodrich — of Glendale, Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., September 27, 1804. Lawyer; manufacturer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1851-55 (7th District 1851-53, 11th District 1853-55); Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1861; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1861-65. Died in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., April 19, 1885 (age 80 years, 204 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Bacon (1738-1820) — of Massachusetts. Born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., April 5, 1738. Democrat. Delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1779-80; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1780, 1783-84, 1786, 1789-91, 1793; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1781-82, 1794-96, 1798, 1803-06; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1801-03. Died in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., October 25, 1820 (age 82 years, 203 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Ezekiel Bacon (1776-1870); grandfather of William Johnson Bacon.
      Political family: Bacon family of Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Dudley Field (1805-1894) — also known as David D. Field — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., February 13, 1805. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly, 1841; U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1877. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 13, 1894 (age 89 years, 59 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
    Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) — also known as Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Wright City, Warren County, Mo., June 21, 1892. Pastor; professor, Union Theological Seminary, 1928-60; Socialist candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1930; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1932; Socialist candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; vice-chair of New York Liberal Party, 1958. Protestant. German ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Theologian; Socialist and pacifist until World War II; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Died in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., June 1, 1971 (age 78 years, 345 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gustave Niebuhr and Lydia (Hosto) Niebuhr; married 1931 to Ursula Mary Keppel-Compton (1908-1997).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Time Magazine, March 8, 1948
      Owen McMahon Johnson (1878-1952) — also known as Owen Johnson — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass.; Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 27, 1878. Democrat. Author; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1936, 1938. Member, Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass., January 27, 1952 (age 73 years, 153 days). Interment at Stockbridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Katharine (McMahon) Johnson and Robert Underwood Johnson (1853-1937); married, May 23, 1901, to Mary Galt Stockly (died 1911); married, February 1, 1912, to Esther Ellen Cobb (singer, known as Mme. Cobina; divorced 1917); married, July 2, 1917, to Cecile Denis de la Garde (died 1918); married, January 20, 1921, to Catherine Sayre Burton (died 1923); married, January 31, 1926, to Gertrude (Bovee) Le Boutillier.


    Washington Cemetery
    Simmons Road
    Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1798
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Wendell Corey Wendell Reid Corey (1914-1968) — also known as Wendell Corey — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., March 20, 1914. Republican. Actor on Broadway, in movies, and on television; president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1961-63; board member, Screen Actors Guild; member, Santa Monica city council, 1965-68; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956, 1960; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California, 1966. Died, from liver cirrhosis, in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 8, 1968 (age 54 years, 233 days). Interment at Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Milton Rothwell Corey (1879-1951) and Julia Etta (McKenney) Corey (1882-1947); married to Alice Wiley.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Old Time Radio Catalog


    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    Albany Road
    West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Edward Troy (1888-1939) — also known as Michael E. Troy; Mike Troy — of West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., August 26, 1888. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932. Died February 15, 1939 (age 50 years, 173 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.


    Unknown Location
    Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts


    Southlawn Cemetery
    Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Vanderbilt III (1901-1981) — also known as William H. Vanderbilt — of Portsmouth, Newport County, R.I.; South Williamstown, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 24, 1901. Republican. Member of Rhode Island state senate, 1928-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); Governor of Rhode Island, 1939-41; defeated, 1940. Episcopalian. Died in South Williamstown, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., April 14, 1981 (age 79 years, 141 days). Interment at Southlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915; horse breeder; died in the wreck of the Lusitania, ocean liner torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in 1915) and Ellen French Vanderbilt; married, November 1, 1923, to Emily Davies (1903-1935; divorced 1927); married, November 27, 1929, to Anne Gordon Colby (1909-1974; daughter of Everett Colby and Edith Hyde Colby); uncle of Wendy Vanderbilt (who married Orin Lehman); grandnephew by marriage of Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt (1853-1933; who married Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont); great-grandson of Benjamin Brown French and Amos Tuck; second great-grandson of Henry Collins Flagg and Cornelius 'Commodore' Vanderbilt (1794-1877; steamboat and railroad baron); first cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney; second cousin of William Armistead Moale Burden (1906-1984); second cousin once removed of Shirley Carter Burden, Jr..
      Political families: Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Dows-Burden family of New York City, New York; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Westlawn Cemetery
    Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
    Charles S. Whitman Charles Seymour Whitman (1868-1947) — also known as Charles S. Whitman — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hanover, Sprague, New London County, Conn., September 29, 1868. Republican. New York County District Attorney; Governor of New York, 1915-19; defeated, 1918; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916, 1920; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, Union League. Died March 29, 1947 (age 78 years, 181 days). Interment at Westlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of John Russell Whitman (who married Christine Todd Whitman (1946-)).
      Political family: Todd-Whitman family of New Jersey.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Daniel Dewey (1766-1815) — of Massachusetts. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., January 29, 1766. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1813-14; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1814-15. Died in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., May 26, 1815 (age 49 years, 117 days). Interment at Westlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Williams College Cemetery
    Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
    Garrett Droppers Garrett Droppers (1860-1927) — of Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 12, 1860. Democrat. University professor; president, University of South Dakota, 1898-1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); U.S. Minister to Greece, 1914-20; Montenegro, 1914-20. Member, American Economic Association. Died in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., July 7, 1927 (age 67 years, 86 days). Interment at Williams College Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John D. Droppers and Gertrude (Boyink) Droppers; married to Cora A. Rand (died 1896); married 1897 to Jean Tewkesbury Rand.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: Library of Congress


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