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Lawyer Politicians in Massachusetts, E-F

  Charles Eames (1812-1867) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Washington, D.C. Born in New Braintree, Worcester County, Mass., March 20, 1812. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, 1854; U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1854. Died in Washington, D.C., March 16, 1867 (age 54 years, 361 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Joseph Ketchum Edgerton (1818-1893) — also known as Joseph K. Edgerton — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., February 16, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1863-65. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 25, 1893 (age 75 years, 190 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Bela Edgerton and Phebe (Ketchum) Edgerton (1790-1844); brother of Alfred Peck Edgerton; second cousin once removed of Heman Ticknor; second cousin twice removed of Harry Andrews Gager; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Elijah Abel; third cousin twice removed of Zina Hyde, Jr. and Frank Heman Ticknor; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; fourth cousin of Millard Fillmore, John Arnold Rockwell and Hiram Bingham; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Lathrop, William Woodbridge, Henry Meigs, Charles Robert Sherman, Isaac Backus, Willard J. Chapin, Martin Olds, Harrison Blodget, Henry Titus Backus, David Edgerton, Augustus Frank, Thomas Worcester Hyde, Alonzo Mark Leffingwell, Hiram Bingham, Jr., Alfred Mitchell Bingham and Jonathan Brewster Bingham.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Pierpont Edwards (1750-1826) — of Connecticut. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., April 8, 1750. Lawyer; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1787-88; delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1789-90; U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, 1789; U.S. District Judge for Connecticut, 1806; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention, 1818. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., April 5, 1826 (age 75 years, 362 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Edwards (1704-1758) and Sarah (Pierpont) Edwards (1710-1758); married to Frances Ogden (1750-1800); father of Henry Waggaman Edwards; uncle of Aaron Burr and Theodore Dwight; second great-grandson of Thomas Willett; first cousin once removed of John Davenport and James Davenport; first cousin twice removed of Theodore Davenport; first cousin four times removed of Evert Harris Kittell; first cousin six times removed of Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Benjamin Tallmadge; second cousin twice removed of Charles Robert Sherman and Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, John Appleton, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman, Joseph Pomeroy Root and Edward Williams Hooker; second cousin four times removed of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard, George Landon Ingraham, Charles Dunsmore Millard and Blanche M. Woodward; second cousin five times removed of Bradford R. Lansing, Daniel Phoenix Ingraham and Louis Ezekiel Stoddard; third cousin once removed of Noah Phelps and Hezekiah Case; third cousin twice removed of Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Ambrose Tuttle, Jesse Hoyt, Abiel Case, Jairus Case, George Washington Wolcott, William Dean Kellogg and Almon Case; third cousin thrice removed of Amos Pettibone, Walter Booth, Norman A. Phelps, Oliver Dwight Filley, William Warner Hoppin, John Smith Phelps, Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case and Lovel Davis Parmelee; fourth cousin once removed of William Greene (1695-1758).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Hopkinson Eliot (1907-1991) — also known as Thomas H. Eliot — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., June 14, 1907. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1941-43; defeated, 1938, 1942, 1944. Unitarian. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., October 14, 1991 (age 84 years, 122 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Atkins Eliot and Frances Stone (Hopkinson) Eliot; married, October 10, 1936, to Lois A. Jameson; great-grandson of Samuel Atkins Eliot (1798-1862).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Elliott (1775-1839) — of Guilford, Windham County, Vt.; Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt.; Newfane, Windham County, Vt. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., August 18, 1775. Author; poet; lawyer; postmaster at Brattleboro, Vt., 1801-03; U.S. Representative from Vermont 2nd District, 1803-09; newspaper publisher; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Windham County Clerk of Court, 1817-35; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1818-19, 1837-38; Windham County State's Attorney, 1837-39. Died in Newfane, Windham County, Vt., November 10, 1839 (age 64 years, 84 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ralph Waterbury Ellis (1856-1945) — also known as Ralph W. Ellis — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in South Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., November 25, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1893; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1902. Died September 28, 1945 (age 88 years, 307 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Waterbury Ellis and Maria Louise (Van Boskerck) Ellis; married, April 13, 1882, to Katherine Alice Rice.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Buell Ely (1881-1956) — also known as Joseph B. Ely — of Westfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., February 22, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; director, Hampton National Bank and Trust Company; director, American Woolen Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944; Governor of Massachusetts, 1931-35. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 13, 1956 (age 75 years, 112 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Naomi (Buell) Ely (1852-1945) and Henry Wilson Ely (1853-1933); married, May 1, 1906, to Harriet Z. Dyson; first cousin once removed of Addison Ely; first cousin five times removed of Matthew Griswold; second cousin of William Harvey Johnson Ely (1891-1942); second cousin four times removed of Roger Griswold; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Hale Sill, Samuel George Andrews and Henry Titus Backus; fourth cousin once removed of Erastus Clark Scranton, Sereno Hamilton Scranton and James Levi Hotchkiss.
  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
  Charles Endicott (1822-1889) — of Canton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Canton, Norfolk County, Mass., October 28, 1822. Deputy sheriff; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1851, 1857-58; lawyer; director, Norfolk Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Neponset National Bank; trustee and president, Canton Institution for Savings; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1866-67; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1868-69; Massachusetts state auditor, 1870-76; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1876-81. Died August 19, 1889 (age 66 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Endicott (1768-1844) and Cynthia (Childs) Endicott; married, September 30, 1845, to Miriam Webb; married, October 2, 1848, to Augusta G. Dinsmore; uncle of Eugene Frances Endicott; grandson of James Endicott; great-granduncle of Henry Endicott Stebbins (1905-1973); second cousin four times removed of Alfred Tweedy.
  Political family: Tweedy family.
William C. Endicott William Crowninshield Endicott (1826-1900) — also known as William C. Endicott; William Gardner Endicott — of Salem, Essex County, Mass.; Danvers, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., November 19, 1826. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1866, 1867, 1868; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1870; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1873-82; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1884; U.S. Secretary of War, 1885-89. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 6, 1900 (age 73 years, 168 days). Interment at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Putnam Endicott (1803-1888) and Mary (Crowninshield) Endicott (1804-1838); married, December 13, 1859, to Ellen Peabody (1833-1927); grandson of Jacob Crowninshield; grandnephew of Benjamin Williams Crowninshield; second cousin once removed of Charles Francis Adams; second cousin twice removed of William Goodrich Morrell, Jr.; third cousin once removed of Daniel Putnam Tyler; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Osgood (1748-1813).
  Political families: Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts; Crowninshield-Adams family of Savannah, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
Eugene Engley Eugene Engley (1851-1910) — of Colorado. Born in Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., 1851. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; Colorado state attorney general, 1893-94. Died, of pneumonia, in Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colo., April 18, 1910 (age about 58 years). Interment at Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa, Colo.
  Relatives: Married, May 7, 1881, to Hinda Jane Gaines (1855-1898).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: History of the State of Colorado (1895)
William M. Evarts William Maxwell Evarts (1818-1901) — also known as William M. Evarts — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 6, 1818. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; U.S. Attorney General, 1868-69; U.S. Secretary of State, 1877-81; U.S. Senator from New York, 1885-91. Member, Skull and Bones. Died, from pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 28, 1901 (age 83 years, 22 days). Interment at Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Mehitabel Prescott (Sherman) Evarts (1774-1851) and Jeremiah F. Evarts (1781-1831); married 1843 to Helen Minerva Bingham Wardner (1820-1903); father of Maxwell Evarts; uncle of Roger Sherman Greene; grandson of Roger Sherman; granduncle of Henry Sherman Boutell; great-grandfather of Archibald Cox; first cousin of Roger Sherman Baldwin, Sherman Day, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar and George Frisbie Hoar; first cousin once removed of Simeon Eben Baldwin, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar and Arthur Outram Sherman (1864-?); first cousin twice removed of Roger Sherman Hoar; second cousin twice removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew and John Frederick Addis; second cousin thrice removed of John Stanley Addis; third cousin once removed of John Adams Dix.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Herbert L. Satterlee
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
  Horace Everett (1779-1851) — of Vermont. Born in Foxboro, Norfolk County, Mass., July 17, 1779. Lawyer; Windsor County Prosecuting Attorney, 1813-18; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1818-20, 1824, 1834; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1828; U.S. Representative from Vermont 3rd District, 1829-43. Died in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., January 30, 1851 (age 71 years, 197 days). Interment at Old South Burying Ground, Windsor, Vt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Roswell Farnham (1827-1903) — of Bradford, Orange County, Vt. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 23, 1827. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Vermont state senate, 1869-70; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1876; Governor of Vermont, 1880-82. Died in Bradford, Orange County, Vt., January 5, 1903 (age 75 years, 166 days). Interment at Bradford Town Cemetery, Bradford, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Roswell Farnham (1792-1860) and Nancy (Bixby) Farnham (died 1860); married, December 25, 1849, to Mary Elizabeth Johnson (born 1828).
Ira Dudley Farquhar Ira Dudley Farquhar (1894-1946) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 14, 1894. U.S. Vice Consul in Barcelona, 1917-18, 1918; Bilbao, 1918; lawyer. Died in Long Island City, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., November 24, 1946 (age 52 years, 255 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Keith Marshall Lang Farquhar and Eva (Dudley) Farquhar; married to Elizabeth Isenbeck.
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1917)
  Charles W. Faulkner — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate; elected 1928. Burial location unknown.
  George Austin Fay (1838-1916) — also known as George A. Fay — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Mass., August 29, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state senate 6th District, 1871. Member, Freemasons. Died September 22, 1916 (age 78 years, 24 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Fay and Amanda Almina (Ward) Fay; married 1865 to Jane M. 'Jennie' Curtis (1842-1908).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William H. Feiker (b. 1870) — of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., March 11, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1899-1900; member of Massachusetts state senate Berkshire & Hampshire District, 1906; mayor of Northampton, Mass., 1912-16, 1925, 1938-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel L. Fein (b. 1899) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Russia, June 8, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Tau Epsilon Phi; Elks; Freemasons; American Legion; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Fein and Sarah (Schwartz) Fein; married, December 31, 1922, to Mildred B. Sherman.
  George Joseph Feldman (1904-1994) — also known as George J. Feldman — of New York. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 6, 1904. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Malta, 1965-67; Luxembourg, 1967-69. Jewish. Chief author of a Congressional study which led to the creation of NASA as a civilian space agency. Died in the Bryn Mawr Terrace Nursing Home, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., November 22, 1994 (age 90 years, 16 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Marion Schulman.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Clyde Ferguson, Jr. (1924-1983) — Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., November 4, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, 1970-72. Unitarian. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 21, 1983 (age 59 years, 47 days). Interment at Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence Clyde Ferguson and Georgena (Owens) Ferguson; married, February 14, 1954, to Dolores Zimmerman.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Geraldine Anne Ferraro (1935-2011) — also known as Geraldine Ferraro — of Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., August 26, 1935. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1979-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984 (chair, Platform Committee), 1996; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1984; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1992, 1998. Female. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1994. Died, from multiple myeloma, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 26, 2011 (age 75 years, 212 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Dominick Ferraro and Antonetta (Corrieri) Ferraro; married to John A. Zaccaro.
  Epitaph: "Beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. First woman to run for Vice-President on a national party ticket."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden (1813-1895) — also known as C. B. H. Fessenden — of Utica, Macomb County, Mich.; New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Mass., July 17, 1813. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Macomb County, 1842; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1853-61; newspaper editor; Bristol County Sheriff, 1863-69. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 16, 1895 (age 81 years, 273 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Fessenden (1769-1846) and Martha (Freeman) Fessenden (1770-1851); brother of Benjamin Fessenden; married, June 21, 1842, to Sarah A. H. Fitch; nephew of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Samuel Fessenden (1845-1903); first cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; second cousin once removed of Walter Fessenden; second cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis; third cousin of Samuel Clement Fessenden (1784-1869), John Milton Fessenden and Reuben Eaton Fenton; third cousin once removed of William Pitt Fessenden, Samuel Clement Fessenden (1815-1882), Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden, William Fessenden Allen and Joseph Palmer Fessenden; third cousin twice removed of Asahel Otis, James Deering Fessenden, Francis Fessenden, Joshua Abbe Fessenden, Samuel Fessenden (1847-1908), Oliver Grosvenor Fessenden and Desda Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Milton Fessenden; fourth cousin of James Otis; fourth cousin once removed of Peter Rawson Taft, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Asa H. Otis and Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor (1820-1910).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Samuel Clement Fessenden (1784-1869) — of New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine; Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, July 16, 1784. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1815-16; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1818-19. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, March 19, 1869 (age 84 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Fessenden (1747-1805) and Sarah (Clement) Fessenden (1752-1835); married to Ruth Green (1787-1806) and Deborah Chandler (1792-1873); father of William Pitt Fessenden, Samuel Clement Fessenden, Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden and Joseph Palmer Fessenden; grandfather of James Deering Fessenden, Francis Fessenden, Joshua Abbe Fessenden, Samuel Fessenden (1847-1908) and Oliver Grosvenor Fessenden; great-grandfather of Charles Milton Fessenden; second cousin once removed of William Fessenden Allen; third cousin of Benjamin Fessenden, John Milton Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden; third cousin once removed of Walter Fessenden and Samuel Fessenden (1845-1903); third cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg and Seth Grosvenor Heacock; fourth cousin of Bennet Bicknell; fourth cousin once removed of Abel Merrill, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Peter Rawson Taft, Simeon W. Spafard, Charles H. Eastman (1819-1879) and Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Rowell family of Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  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, Stockbridge, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Fred Tarbell Field (1876-1950) — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., December 24, 1876. Lawyer; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1929-47; chief justice of Massachusetts supreme judicial court, 1938-47. Baptist. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Bar Association; American Historical Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., July 23, 1950 (age 73 years, 211 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederic Griswold Field and Anna Melanie (Tarbell) Field; married, October 11, 1922, to Gertrude Alice Montague; nephew of Walbridge Abner Field (1833-1899).
  Jonathan Edwards Field (1813-1868) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Connecticut, July 11, 1813. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1855, 1863-65; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864. Died in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., April 23, 1868 (age 54 years, 287 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. D. D. Field.
  Walbridge Abner Field (1833-1899) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., April 26, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1877-81; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1881-99; chief justice of Massachusetts supreme judicial court, 1890-99. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 15, 1899 (age 66 years, 80 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Uncle of Fred Tarbell Field (1876-1950).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Erland Frederick Fish (b. 1883) — also known as Erland F. Fish — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., December 7, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1908-09; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Second Norfolk District, 1921-24; member of Massachusetts state senate Norfolk & Suffolk District, 1925-36; President of the Massachusetts State Senate, 1933-34; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Unitarian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick P. Fish and Clara P. (Livermore) Fish; married, October 7, 1911, to Mildred Russell.
  William Thomas Aloysius Fitzgerald (b. 1871) — also known as W. T. A. Fitzgerald — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 19, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1900; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1910; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1925; Suffolk County Register of Deeds; president, Volunteer Cooperative Bank; director, Cooperative Central Bank; director, Boston-Nantasket Steamboat Co. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Fitzgerald and Bridget M. (Walsh) Fitzgerald; married, November 21, 1900, to Ellen T. Butler.
  Vincent R. Fitzpatrick (c.1917-1992) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Waltham, Middlesex County, Mass., about 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1954, 1958. Died, of a heart attack, in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., October 23, 1992 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Isaac Fletcher (1784-1842) — of Vermont. Born in Dunstable, Middlesex County, Mass., November 22, 1784. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1819-24; Caledonia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1820-29; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1822; U.S. Representative from Vermont 5th District, 1837-41. Died in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., October 19, 1842 (age 57 years, 331 days). Interment at Lyndon Town Cemetery, Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Vt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Putnam Flint (1862-1929) — also known as Frank P. Flint — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in North Reading, Middlesex County, Mass., July 15, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896 (alternate), 1920, 1928; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1897-1901; U.S. Senator from California, 1905-11. While on a world tour, died on the ocean liner President Polk, probably in the South China Sea, while approaching Manila, Philippines, February 11, 1929 (age 66 years, 211 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Eaton Flint (1823-1887) and Althea Louise (Hewes) Flint (1841-1930); brother of Motley H. Flint (1864-1930); fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Dexter Sprague.
  Political family: Flint-Bache family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The community of Flintridge (now part of La Canada Flintridge, California), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul R. Foisy (b. 1900) — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., March 1, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940. Catholic. French ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Foisy and Marie E. (Mongrain) Foisy; married, April 6, 1932, to Irene M. Gilet.
  William J. Foley (b. 1887) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 2, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Ninth Suffolk District, 1915-18; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1919-20; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 3rd District, 1921-22; Suffolk County District Attorney, 1927; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1933, 1937. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick A. Foley and Julia (Hayes) Foley; married 1922 to Theresa Liston.
  Charles James Folger (1818-1884) — also known as Charles J. Folger — of Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., April 16, 1818. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in New York, 1844; county judge in New York, 1851-55; member of New York state senate 26th District, 1862-69; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1870-80; chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1880-81; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1881-84; died in office 1884; candidate for Governor of New York, 1882. Died in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., September 4, 1884 (age 66 years, 141 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Folger, Jr. (1778-1841) and Hannah (Gateskill) Folger (1787-1857); married to Susan Rebecca Worth (1833-1877); first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Franklin; third cousin twice removed of Richard Bache, Jr.; fourth cousin of Wharton Barker; fourth cousin once removed of Alfred Clark Chapin (1848-1936).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Folger, Jr. (1765-1849) — of Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass. Born in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., June 12, 1765. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1809-15, 1822; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1817-21. Died in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., September 8, 1849 (age 84 years, 88 days). Interment at Friends Burying Ground, Nantucket, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis J. W. Ford (b. 1882) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 23, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1933-38. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius J. Ford and Josephine (Murphy) Ford; married, March 6, 1916, to Ann Cresswell.
  Dwight Foster (1757-1823) — of Massachusetts. Born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., December 7, 1757. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1791-92, 1808-09; Worcester County Sheriff, 1792; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1793-1800 (2nd District 1793-95, 3rd District 1795-97, at-large 1797-1800); resigned 1800; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1800-03; resigned 1803; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1803-11. Died in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., April 29, 1823 (age 65 years, 143 days). Interment at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Brother of Theodore Foster; father of Alfred Dwight Foster; grandfather of Dwight Foster (1828-1884).
  Political families: Foster-Baldwin family of Brookfield, Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Dwight Foster (1828-1884) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in 1828. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1856; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1861-64; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1866-69. Member, Skull and Bones. Died April 18, 1884 (age about 55 years). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Dwight Foster; married, August 20, 1850, to Henrietta Perkins Baldwin (daughter of Roger Sherman Baldwin; sister of Simeon Eben Baldwin); grandson of Dwight Foster; grandnephew of Theodore Foster (1752-1828).
  Political family: Foster-Baldwin family of Brookfield, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Foster — of Waltham, Middlesex County, Mass. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Waltham, Mass., 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Theodore Foster (1752-1828) — of Rhode Island. Born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., April 29, 1752. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1776, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1790-1803. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., January 13, 1828 (age 75 years, 259 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Brother of Dwight Foster (1757-1823); uncle of Alfred Dwight Foster; granduncle of Dwight Foster (1828-1884).
  Political family: Foster-Baldwin family of Brookfield, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Foster, Rhode Island, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Barney Frank (b. 1940) — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 31, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1973-80; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1981-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Gay. Admitted in 1990 to having paid Stephen L. Gobie, a male prostitute, for sex, subsequently hiring Gobie as his personal assistant, and getting 33 parking tickets dismissed for him; Gobie also used the congressman's apartment for prostitution. A move to expel Frank from the House of Representatives failed on a 38 to 390 vote; a motion to censure him failed 141-287; finally, the House voted to reprimand him by a vote of 408 to 18. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Barney Frank: Stuart Weisberg, Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman — Peter Bollen, Frank Talk: The Wit and Wisdom of Barney Frank
  Frank Harlan Freedman (1924-2003) — also known as Frank H. Freedman — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., December 15, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1968-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972; U.S. District Judge for Massachusetts, 1972-92; took senior status 1992; senior judge, 1992-2003. Jewish. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., August 21, 2003 (age 78 years, 249 days). Interment at Beth El Cemetery, West Springfield, Mass.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Fried (b. 1935) — of Massachusetts. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czechia), 1935. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Solicitor General, 1985-89; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1995-99. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Louis Adams Frothingham (1871-1928) — also known as Louis A. Frothingham — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Easton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 13, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Rep. W. C. Lovering, 1897; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Spanish-American War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Eleventh Suffolk District, 1901-05; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1904-05; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1905; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1909-12; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1911; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1921-28; died in office 1928. Unitarian. Member, American Legion. Died, on board the yacht Winsone, at North Haven, Knox County, Maine, August 23, 1928 (age 57 years, 41 days). Interment at Village Cemetery, North Easton, Easton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas B. Frothingham and Annie Pearson (Lunt) Frothingham; married to Mary S. Ames.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James A. Frye (b. 1863) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 5, 1863. Lawyer; Adjutant General of Massachusetts, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Philo Case Fuller (1787-1855) — also known as Philo C. Fuller — of Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y.; Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born near Marlborough, Middlesex County, Mass., August 14, 1787. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1829-30; member of New York state senate 8th District, 1831-32; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1833-36; resigned 1836; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lenawee County, 1841; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1841; resigned 1841; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1841; New York state comptroller, 1850-51. Died near Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., August 16, 1855 (age 68 years, 2 days). Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Foster Furcolo (1911-1995) — also known as Foster Furcolo — of Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass.; Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 29, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1949-52; defeated, 1946; resigned 1952; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1953-54; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1954, 1960 (primary); Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., July 5, 1995 (age 83 years, 341 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.
  Cross-reference: Lawrence F. O'Brien
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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