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Lawyer Politicians in Massachusetts, N-P

  Henry Francis Naphen (1852-1905) — also known as Henry F. Naphen — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Ireland, August 14, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1899-1903. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 8, 1905 (age 52 years, 298 days). Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Margaret Drummey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Needham (1822-1895) — of Groton, Middlesex County, Mass.; Hartford, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., May 24, 1822. Lawyer; farmer; aide (with rank of Colonel) to Gov. George S. Boutwell, 1851-53; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1853; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1854; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Hartford, 1857-58; member of Vermont state senate from Windsor County, 1859-61; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1866-67; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1868-69; director, Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co.; trustee, John Hancock Life Insurance Co.; director, Peterborough and Shirley Railroad. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Humane Society. Died, of pneumonia, in Groton, Middlesex County, Mass., February 20, 1895 (age 72 years, 272 days). Interment at Groton Cemetery, Groton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Needham (1789-1844) and Lydia (Breed) Needham (1795-1818); married, July 17, 1842, to Caroline A. Hall (1827-1879); married, October 7, 1880, to Ellen Mary Brigham (1848-1926).
  Daniel Needham (b. 1891) — of West Newton, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Groton, Middlesex County, Mass., February 5, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Commander, Massachusetts National Guard; candidate in primary for Governor of Massachusetts, 1950; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1956. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Needham and Ellen Mary (Brigham) Needham; married, April 27, 1921, to Frances Sarah Topping.
  Henry Gleason Newton (1843-1914) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., June 5, 1843. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1885, 1895; trustee, Farmers' and Mechanics' Savings Bank, Middletown, Conn. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Phi Beta Kappa. Died March 21, 1914 (age 70 years, 289 days). Interment at Durham Cemetery, Durham, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. Gaylord Newton and Nancy M. (Merwin) Newton; married 1885 to Dr. Sarah Allen Baldwin (1845-1926).
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  Malcolm Edwin Nichols (1876-1951) — also known as Malcolm E. Nichols — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, May 8, 1876. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1907-09; member of Massachusetts state senate Fifth Suffolk District, 1914, 1917-19; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Massachusetts, 1921-25; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1926-30; defeated, 1933, 1937, 1941. Swedenborgian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, of a heart attack, in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 7, 1951 (age 74 years, 275 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin T. Nichols (1832-1914) and Helen Jane Guthrage (Pingree) Nichols (1844-1914); married, December 16, 1915, to Edith M. Williams (died 1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Percy Nields (1868-1943) — also known as John P. Nields — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., August 7, 1868. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1902, 1903-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1930-41; took senior status 1941; senior judge, 1941-43. Died in Nahant, Essex County, Mass., August 26, 1943 (age 75 years, 19 days). Interment at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owls Nest, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Craven (1875-1965).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Amasa Norcross (1824-1898) — of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Rindge, Cheshire County, N.H., January 26, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1858-59; mayor of Fitchburg, Mass., 1873-74; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1874; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1877-83. Died in Paris, France, April 2, 1898 (age 74 years, 66 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Patrick O'Brien (1873-1951) — also known as John P. O'Brien — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., February 1, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1933; defeated, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940, 1944. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Tammany Hall. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 22, 1951 (age 78 years, 233 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick O'Brien and Mary E. (Gibbons) O'Brien; married, October 6, 1908, to Helen E. C. Madigan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Charles O'Brien (b. 1887) — also known as Thomas C. O'Brien — of Brighton, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Brighton, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 19, 1887. Lawyer; member, Massachusetts Board of Parole, 1913-16; district attorney, Suffolk District, 1922-27; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1925; Union candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1936; Union candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1936. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Foresters; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael O'Brien and Mary (O'Connor) O'Brien; married, September 3, 1913, to Julia M. Hartigan.
  John Joseph O'Connor (1885-1960) — also known as John J. O'Connor — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Raynham, Bristol County, Mass., November 23, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1921-23; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1923-39; defeated (Andrew Jackson), 1938; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, Phi Kappa. Died in 1960 (age about 74 years). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel B. O'Connor and Elizabeth A. (Gorman) O'Connor; married, April 26, 1916, to Grace Brennan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles O'Conor (1804-1884) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 4, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1853-54; senior counsel for Jefferson Davis during his treason trial; as special deputy attorney general for New York State, was counsel for the prosecution in the trial of William M. Tweed; Straight Out Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 1872. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., May 12, 1884 (age 80 years, 129 days). Entombed at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas O'Conor (1770-1855).
  See also Wikipedia article
  William A. O'Hearn (c.1887-1963) — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born about 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Berkshire District, 1923-24; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924. Died, at North Adams Hospital, North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May, 1963 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
Richard Olney Richard Olney (1835-1917) — of Massachusetts. Born in Oxford, Worcester County, Mass., September 15, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1873-74; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1876; U.S. Attorney General, 1893-95; U.S. Secretary of State, 1895-97; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1904. Presbyterian. Died April 8, 1917 (age 81 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney (1884-1962) — also known as Joseph C. O'Mahoney — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass., November 5, 1884. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; vice-chair of Wyoming Democratic Party, 1922-30; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948; member of Democratic National Committee from Wyoming, 1929-34; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1934-53, 1954-61; defeated, 1952; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Sigma. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., December 1, 1962 (age 78 years, 26 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Dennis O'Mahoney and Elizabeth (Sheehan) O'Mahoney; married, June 11, 1913, to Agnes V. O'Leary.
  Cross-reference: Teno Roncalio
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Orr (1772-1828) — of Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Bedford, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 1, 1772. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1817-19. Died in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine, September 3, 1828 (age 55 years, 277 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Maine.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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, North Adams, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Osborn and Amelia Osborn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 8, 1765. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1796, 1803-05; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1803-05; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1796; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1797-1801; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1805; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1814; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1817-22; Federalist candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1823; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1829-32. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 28, 1848 (age 83 years, 20 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Allyne Otis and Elizabeth (Gray) Otis (1745-1779); married, May 31, 1790, to Sally Foster (1770-1836); grandfather of James Otis (1836-1898); second great-grandfather of Robert Helyer Thayer; second cousin once removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden; second cousin thrice removed of Albert Clinton Griswold; third cousin of Asahel Otis; third cousin once removed of Oran Gray Otis, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Asa H. Otis (1797-1855), John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis, James Otis (1826-1875) and Harrison Gray Otis; third cousin twice removed of Charles Augustus Otis, Sr., George Lorenzo Otis, John Grant Otis, Norton Prentiss Otis, Lauren Ford Otis and Charles Eugene Otis; fourth cousin of Chillus Doty; fourth cousin once removed of James Duane Doty, George Bailey Loring and Abraham Lansing.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Harrison, Maine, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: Harrison Gray Otis Blake
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Shaw Chandler Otis (1807-c.1887) — also known as William S. C. Otis — of Summit County, Ohio. Born in Massachusetts, August 24, 1807. Lawyer; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Summit County, 1850-51. Died about 1887 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Otis and Philena (Shaw) Otis; married 1836 to Hannah Mygatt (died 1840); married to Laura Lyman; uncle of Charles Augustus Otis, Sr. (1827-1905); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of John Otis and James Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848); fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Carl Pack Carl Pack (1899-1945) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., January 25, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1931-38; member of New York state senate, 1939-45 (22nd District 1939-44, 25th District 1945); died in office 1945. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons. Died August 7, 1945 (age 46 years, 194 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Robert Treat Paine (1731-1814) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 11, 1731. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1777; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1777-90; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1790-1804. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died May 12, 1814 (age 83 years, 62 days). Interment at Old Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.; statue at Church Green, Taunton, Mass.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Robert Treat (1625-1710); second great-grandfather of Robert Treat Paine.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  H. Murray Pakulski (b. 1880) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 30, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1908, 1912 (alternate). Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Pakulski and Rosalie (Davidson) Pakulski; married, June 30, 1904, to Ada S. Feldman.
  Edward Griffin Parker (c.1826-1868) — Born in Massachusetts, about 1826. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1850; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1850; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 30, 1868 (age about 42 years). Burial location unknown.
  Herbert Parker (b. 1856) — of Lancaster, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., March 2, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1902-06. Unitarian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George A. Parker and Harriet Newell (Felton) Parker; married, September 22, 1886, to Mary Carney Vose.
  William Parker (1793-1873) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born November 7, 1793. Whig. Lawyer; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1845. Died October 29, 1873 (age 79 years, 356 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Parker (1744-1804; Episcopal bishop) and Ann (Cullen) Parker; married to Julia Maria Stevens.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Henry Parkman, Jr. (1894-1958) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 26, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928, 1936; member of Massachusetts state senate Third Suffolk District, 1929-36; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1933; candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in 1958 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Parkman and Mary Frances (Parker) Parkman; married, June 26, 1936, to Doris Montague Leamy; uncle of William P. Homans, Jr. (1922?-1997).
  Political family: Peabody-Parkman family of Massachusetts.
  Gorham Parks (1794-1877) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 27, 1794. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maine 7th District, 1833-37; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1837; U.S. Attorney for Maine, 1843-45; U.S. Consul in Rio de Janeiro, as of 1845-49. Died in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 23, 1877 (age 83 years, 180 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  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, Lenox, Mass.
  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, Lenox, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Deval Patrick (b. 1956) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 31, 1956. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Massachusetts, 2007-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008 (member, Platform Committee; speaker). African ancestry. Still living as of 2015.
  Relatives: Son of Laurdine Patrick and Emily (Wintersmith) Patrick; married, May 5, 1984, to Diane (Bemus) Whiting (granddaughter of Bertram L. Baker (1898-1985)).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Deval Patrick: A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life (2011)
  Endicott Peabody (1920-1997) — also known as "Chub" — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Hollis, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., February 15, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 3rd District, 1955-56; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1956, 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960, 1964, 1968; Governor of Massachusetts, 1963-65; defeated, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1966; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1986. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Elks. Died, from leukemia, in Hollis, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 1, 1997 (age 77 years, 289 days). Interment at Town Cemetery, Groton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Malcolm Endicott Peabody and Mary Elizabeth (Parkman) Peabody; brother of Marietta Peabody Tree; married, June 24, 1944, to Barbara Gibbons; cousin *** of William P. Homans, Jr. (1922?-1997).
  Political family: Peabody-Parkman family of Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Gardner Whitman Pearson (1869-1953) — also known as Gardner W. Pearson — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., September 4, 1869. Lawyer; postmaster at Lowell, Mass., 1894-98; Adjutant General of Massachusetts, 1911-14, 1916-17; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Died June 23, 1953 (age 83 years, 292 days). Interment at Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Alice Duckworth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Blackwood Pearson (1920-2009) — also known as James B. Pearson — of Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Kan.; Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 7, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; probate judge in Kansas, 1954-56; member of Kansas state senate 10th District, 1956-60; Kansas Republican state chair, 1960; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1962-78; resigned 1978. Died in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., January 13, 2009 (age 88 years, 251 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John William Pearson and Lillian (Blackwood) Pearson; married to Martha Mitchell; married 1980 to Margaret Lynch.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Hazen Peaslee (1804-1866) — also known as Charles H. Peaslee — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Gilmanton, Belknap County, N.H., February 6, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1833-37; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1847-53; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1853-57. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., September 18, 1866 (age 62 years, 224 days). Interment at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, N.H.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hamilton Sullivan Peck (b. 1845) — also known as Hamilton S. Peck — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Royalston, Worcester County, Mass., October 22, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; Chittenden County State's Attorney, 1878-80; secretary of Vermont Republican Party, 1892-96; mayor of Burlington, Vt., 1896-98; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Burlington, 1910. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Lucius Benedict Peck (1802-1866) — also known as Lucius B. Peck — of Barre, Washington County, Vt.; Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Waterbury, Washington County, Vt., November 17, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1831-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1840, 1852; U.S. Representative from Vermont 4th District, 1847-51; candidate for Governor of Vermont, 1850; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1853-57; president, Vermont and Canada Railroad, 1859-66. Died in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., December 28, 1866 (age 64 years, 41 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Gen. John Peck and Anna (Benedict) Peck; married, May 22, 1832, to Martha Day.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  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, Great Barrington, Mass.
  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
  Richard Foster Perkins (1809-1868) — also known as Richard F. Perkins — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass., November 12, 1809. Lawyer; postmaster at Augusta, Maine, 1842-43; San Francisco, Calif., 1864-68; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1844-45. Died aboard the passenger ship Colorado, on a voyage from San Francisco to New York, in the North Pacific Ocean, October 13, 1868 (age 58 years, 336 days). Buried at sea in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Perkins (1778-1856) and Anna (Ames) Perkins (1781-1871); married, December 29, 1834, to Susan Cony (1812-1836; daughter of Samuel Cony (1775-1835); sister of Samuel Cony (1811-1870); aunt of Daniel Albert Cony; granddaughter of Daniel Cony); married, December 11, 1843, to Emeline Page Avery.
  Political family: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Philip Joseph Philbin (1898-1972) — also known as Philip J. Philbin — of Clinton, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Clinton, Worcester County, Mass., May 29, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary and campaign manager for U.S. Senator David I. Walsh; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1943-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944. Died in Bolton, Worcester County, Mass., June 14, 1972 (age 74 years, 16 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Philbin and Della (Gormley) Philbin; married, June 15, 1929, to Lillian Sundberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Wendell Phillips Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 29, 1811. Lawyer; abolitionist; orator; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1870 (Labor Reform), 1877 (Greenback). English ancestry. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Died, from heart disease, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 2, 1884 (age 72 years, 65 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Mass.; statue erected 1915 at Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Phillips (1770-1823) and Sarah (Walley) Phillips.
  Wendell Phillips High School (opened 1904), in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.  — Wendell Phillips School (opened 1890, closed 1950) in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
  Franklin E. Plummer (d. 1852) — of Westville, Simpson County, Miss. Born in Massachusetts. School teacher; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1831-35. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 24, 1852. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Porter (d. 1873) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Massachusetts. Lawyer; Cayuga County District Attorney, 1821-28; Cayuga County Surrogate, 1829-36; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1843-46. Died in October, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Leland Powers (1848-1929) — also known as Samuel L. Powers — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cornish, Sullivan County, N.H., October 26, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1901-05 (11th District 1901-03, 12th District 1903-05). Died in 1929 (age about 80 years). Interment at Newton Cemetery, Newton, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Kenneth G. Prettie (b. 1903) — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., February 12, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Hillsdale District, 1961-62; circuit judge in Michigan 1st Circuit, 1977. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Prettie and Cora (Stebens) Prettie; married 1924 to Flora Gerberding (1902?-?).
  Benjamin Brickett Priest (b. 1910) — also known as Benjamin B. Priest — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.; Marblehead, Essex County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., December 3, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1939-43; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1943-45; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  George Naum Prifti (1896-1965) — also known as George N. Prifti — of Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass.; Revere, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Albania, June 24, 1896. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; Consul for Albania in Boston, Mass., 1926-35. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 26, 1965 (age 69 years, 32 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Theo Ford.
  Frederick Octavius Prince (1818-1899) — also known as Frederick O. Prince — of Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 18, 1818. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1851-53; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1855; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860, 1864, 1880, 1888; Temporary Secretary, 1876; member, Arrangements Committee, 1876; speaker, 1876, 1888; Convention Secretary, 1888; member of Democratic National Committee from Massachusetts, 1876-80; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1877-78, 1879-82; Secretary of Democratic National Committee, 1880; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1885 (Democratic), 1896 (National Democratic). Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 6, 1899 (age 81 years, 139 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Prince and Caroline Prince; married 1848 to Helen Henry (1824-1885; daughter of Bernard Henry (1783-1863)); father of Frederick Henry Prince.
  Political family: Prince-Henry family of Winchester, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harrington Putnam (1851-1937) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Mass., June 29, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1909-21; appointed 1909. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 7, 1937 (age 85 years, 282 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Mildred Smythe (1881-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Bancroft Putnam (1878-1952) — also known as Harry B. Putnam — of Westfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., September 7, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1911-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932; member of Massachusetts state senate Berkshire, Hampshire & Hampden District, 1933-35. Member, Freemasons; Grange; Moose. Died in 1952 (age about 73 years). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Rufus E. Putnam and Ophelia C. (Bancroft) Putnam; married, February 23, 1903, to Margaret McLeod (1881-1921); married to Pearl Luther (1881-1941) and Helen E. Campbell (1905-1991).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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