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Lawyer Politicians in Massachusetts, Q-R

  Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 4, 1772. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1804-05, 1813-20; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1805-13; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1821-22; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1821-22; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1823-29; president, Harvard College, 1829-45. Member, Freemasons. Died in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., July 1, 1864 (age 92 years, 148 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Quincy (1742-1775) and Abigail (Philips) Quincy (1745-1798); married, June 6, 1797, to Elizabeth Susan Morton (1774-1850); father of Josiah Quincy, Jr.; grandfather of Samuel Miller Quincy; great-grandfather of Josiah Quincy (1859-1919); second cousin of Samuel Sewall; third cousin once removed of George Champlin, John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and William Cranch (1769-1855); third cousin twice removed of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams; third cousin thrice removed of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; fourth cousin of Christopher Grant Champlin; fourth cousin once removed of George Isaac Sherwood and David B. Sherwood.
  Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Josiah Quincy Josiah Quincy (1859-1919) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., October 15, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1887-88, 1890-91; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1888; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1891-92, 1906; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, 1893; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1896-1900; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1901; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1917. Member, Society of Colonial Wars. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 8, 1919 (age 59 years, 328 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and Helen Frances 'Fanny' (Huntington) Quincy (1831-1903); married, February 17, 1900, to Ellen Francs Krebs (1862-1904); married, November 1, 1905, to Mary Honey (1872-1941; daughter of Samuel Robertson Honey); nephew of Samuel Miller Quincy; grandson of Charles Phelps Huntington and Josiah Quincy, Jr.; great-grandson of Josiah Quincy and Elijah Hunt Mills; first cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin once removed of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge; second cousin twice removed of Charles Edward Phelps, William Amory Gardner Minot and George Cabot Lodge; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Sewall; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Gouverneur Morris; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Samuel H. Huntington, Abel Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1902
  Samuel Miller Quincy (1832-1887) — of Louisiana. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 13, 1832. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1865. Died in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., March 24, 1887 (age 54 years, 284 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Quincy, Jr. and Mary Jane (Miller) Quincy (1806-1874); uncle of Josiah Quincy (1859-1919); grandson of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin; fourth cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams and William Cranch (1769-1855).
  Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis J. Quirico (1911-1999) — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., February 18, 1911. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1956-69; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1969-81. Italian ancestry. Died October 11, 1999 (age 88 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Maxwell Milton Rabb (1910-2002) — also known as Maxwell M. Rabb — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 28, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1937-43, and U.S. Sen. Sinclair Weeks, 1944; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1976, 1980; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1981-89. Jewish. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 9, 2002 (age 91 years, 254 days). Interment at Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Rabb and Rose (Kostick) Rabb; married, November 2, 1939, to Ruth Cridenberg.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William I. Randall (b. 1915) — of Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass., September 13, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960. Congregationalist. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Howard B. Randall and Helen (Rice) Randall; married, August 31, 1940, to Harriet Griswold.
  John Marshall Raymond (b. 1852) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., June 16, 1852. Lawyer; president, Salem Mutual Benefit Association; president, Salem Cooperative Bank; director, Mercantile National Bank of Salem; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1880; mayor of Salem, Mass., 1886-89. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: John Marshall
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Augustus Raymond and Sarah Slade (Buffum) Raymond; married 1879 to Anna Belle Jackson (died 1885); married 1893 to Jennie Abbot Ward.
  Milton Reed (1848-1932) — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., October 1, 1848. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; mayor of Fall River, Mass., 1884. Died September 18, 1932 (age 83 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Silas D. Reed (b. 1872) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., June 25, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1897-1902; member of Massachusetts state senate First Bristol District, 1905-06, 1918-22. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur Elmer Reimer (1882-1969) — also known as Arthur E. Reimer — of Massachusetts. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 15, 1882. Socialist. Tailor; lawyer; Socialist Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1912, 1916; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1913, 1914; jailed in Butte, Montana, 1916, for making a radical speech. Died in 1969 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edward Clayton Reynolds (b. 1856) — also known as Edward C. Reynolds — of South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass., November 15, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; Cumberland County Register of Probate, 1889-97; member of Maine state senate, 1897-99; mayor of South Portland, Maine, 1899-1900. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  William Whitney Rice (1826-1896) — also known as William W. Rice — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Deerfield, Franklin County, Mass., March 7, 1826. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Worcester County Judge of Insolvency, 1858; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1860; defeated, 1858; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1868; District Attorney, Middle District, 1869-74; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1875; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1877-87 (9th District 1877-83, 10th District 1883-87); bank director. Member, American Antiquarian Society. Died in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., March 1, 1896 (age 69 years, 360 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Benjamin Rice and Lucy (Whitney) Rice (c.1799-1893); brother-in-law of George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904); married 1855 to Cornelia A. Moen (died 1862); married, September 28, 1875, to Alice M. Miller.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred P. Richards (c.1886-1948) — of Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, about 1886. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1919-23. Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., March 18, 1948 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Albert Gallatin Riddle (1816-1902) — also known as Albert G. Riddle — of Geauga County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Washington, D.C. Born in Monson, Hampden County, Mass., May 28, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1848-50; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1861-63; U.S. Consul in Matanzas, 1863-64. Died in Washington, D.C., May 16, 1902 (age 85 years, 353 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ernest William Roberts (1858-1924) — also known as Ernest W. Roberts — of Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in East Madison, Madison, Somerset County, Maine, November 22, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1894-96; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1897-98; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1899-1917 (7th District 1899-1913, 9th District 1913-17); defeated, 1916. Died in 1924 (age about 65 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Orin P. Roberts and Eliza V. Roberts; married, November 13, 1881, to Nella Lue Allen; married, February 2, 1898, to Sara M. Weeks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Bernard Shandon Rodey (1856-1927) — also known as Bernard S. Rodey — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in County Mayo, Ireland, March 1, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Mexico territorial senate, 1889; delegate to New Mexico state constitutional convention, 1890; Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1901-05; defeated (Independent Republican), 1904; U.S. District Judge for Puerto Rico, 1906-10; U.S. Attorney for the 2nd District of Alaska Territory, 1910-13. Died March 10, 1927 (age 71 years, 9 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Rodey and Ellen (Macdonnell) Rodey; married 1886 to Minnie Codington.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George R. Roewer — of Massachusetts. Socialist. Lawyer; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  John Jacob Rogers (1881-1925) — also known as John J. Rogers — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., August 18, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1913-25; died in office 1925; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924. Congregationalist. Sponsor and longtime advocate of legislation to reform the U.S. foreign service, finally enacted in 1924. Died in Washington, D.C., March 28, 1925 (age 43 years, 222 days). Interment at Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Rogers and Mary Howard (Carney) Rogers; married, October 2, 1907, to Edith Frances Nourse (1881-1960).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
J. Henry Roraback John Henry Roraback (1870-1937) — also known as J. Henry Roraback — of North Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., April 5, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924 (speaker), 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Arrangements Committee); Connecticut Republican state chair, 1912-37; member of Republican National Committee from Connecticut, 1924-32; president, Connecticut Light and Power Co., 1925-37; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1932-36. With his health compromised and activities limited by a severe streptococcus infection, he killed himself by gunshot, while sitting in his car near his hunting lodge, in Harwinton, Litchfield County, Conn., May 19, 1937 (age 67 years, 44 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, North Canaan, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Christian Roraback (1818-1893) and Maria L. (Hoysdradt) Roraback (1826-1904); brother of Alberto T. Roraback; married 1896 to Mary Louise Parsons; first cousin of Willard Andrew Roraback (1860-1928); first cousin thrice removed of Andrew W. Roraback; fourth cousin once removed of Emory Rasmussen Roraback.
  Political family: Roraback family of Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
  Willard Andrew Roraback (1860-1928) — of Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., March 12, 1860. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Torrington; elected 1894. Died in Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn., January 26, 1928 (age 67 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James A. Roraback (1823-1903) and Martha E. (Bartholomew) Roraback (1829-1879); married 1893 to Emma E. Pierson (1859-1928); great-grandfather of Andrew W. Roraback; first cousin of Alberto T. Roraback and John Henry Roraback; fourth cousin once removed of Emory Rasmussen Roraback (1900-1988).
  Political family: Roraback family of Connecticut.
  Alexander I. Rorke (d. 1967) — of New York. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Lawyer; orator; as assistant district attorney for New York County, 1916-21, he prosecuted many cases against left wing political and labor union leaders; Judiciary candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1935. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, in French Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 27, 1967. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.
  George Lewis Ruffin (1834-1886) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Richmond, Va., December 16, 1834. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1869-71; Labor Reform candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1871; municipal judge in Massachusetts, 1883. African ancestry. First Black graduate of Harvard Law School, 1869. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 19, 1886 (age 51 years, 338 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Married 1858 to Josephine St. Pierre (1842-1924).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Prentice Rugg (1862-1938) — also known as Arthur P. Rugg — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Sterling, Worcester County, Mass., August 20, 1862. Lawyer; law partner of John R. Thayer; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1906-38; chief justice of Massachusetts supreme judicial court, 1911-38. Unitarian. Died June 12, 1938 (age 75 years, 296 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Mass.
  Relatives: Father of Charles B. Rugg (1887?-?).
  Charles B. Rugg — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Worcester County, Mass. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Worcester County District Attorney, 1926; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932 (alternate), 1940 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944. Unitarian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Prentice Rugg (1862-1938).
  John Ruggles (1789-1874) — of Thomaston, Knox County, Maine. Born in Westborough, Worcester County, Mass., October 8, 1789. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1823-31; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1825-29, 1831; state court judge in Maine, 1831-34; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1835-41. Died in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, June 20, 1874 (age 84 years, 255 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery, Thomaston, Maine.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Manning Russell (1891-1977) — also known as Richard M. Russell — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., March 3, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Cambridge, Mass., 1930-36; defeated, 1939; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1935-37; defeated, 1936 (9th District), 1950 (6th District). Member, American Legion; Elks; Eagles. Died in Essex, Essex County, Mass., February 27, 1977 (age 85 years, 361 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Tewksbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Eustis Russell (1857-1896).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
William E. Russell William Eustis Russell (1857-1896) — also known as William E. Russell — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., January 6, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Massachusetts, 1891-94; defeated, 1888, 1889. Died suddenly, in a fishing camp near Grand-Pabos (now Chandler), Quebec, July 14, 1896 (age 39 years, 190 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Married, June 3, 1885, to Margaret Swan; father of Richard Manning Russell (1891-1977).
  Cross-reference: Charles Warren
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
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