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Lawyer Politicians in Massachusetts, T-V

  Arthur M. Taft (b. 1854) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass., January 28, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Twenty-First Worcester District, 1901-06; member of Massachusetts state senate First Worcester District, 1906-07. Congregationalist. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Brigham A. Taft.
  George E. Taft (born c.1855) — of Unionville, Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., about 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  Willard Brooks Tanner (1858-1946) — also known as Willard B. Tanner — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Blackstone, Worcester County, Mass., August 24, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Rhode Island state attorney general, 1897-1902; superior court judge in Rhode Island, 1905-29. Died, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Providence County, R.I., May 21, 1946 (age 87 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar A. Tanner and Agnes E. (Brooks) Tanner; married, October 12, 1886, to Annie Tingley Dunlop.
  Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857) — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., May 25, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate from Trumbull County, 1803-04; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1816-23; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1826; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1832; U.S. District Judge for Ohio, 1833; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1839-45. Censured by the Senate on May 10, 1844, over his disclosure to the New York Evening Post of a secret message from President John Tyler outlining terms for the annexation of Texas. Died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 20, 1857 (age 83 years, 330 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Tappan (1747-1831) and Sarah (Homes) Tappan (1748-1826); married, March 20, 1801, to Nancy Wright (1778-1822; sister of John Crafts Wright); uncle of Susannah Tappan (who married Hiram Barney (1811-1895)); fourth cousin of Mason Weare Tappan.
  Political family: Tappan-Merrill-Wright family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Kemble Tarbox (1838-1887) — also known as John K. Tarbox — of Lawrence, Essex County, Mass. Born in Methuen, Essex County, Mass., May 6, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1868, 1870-71; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1872; mayor of Lawrence, Mass., 1873-74; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1875-77. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 28, 1887 (age 49 years, 22 days). Interment at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Taylor Tatman (b. 1871) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., December 16, 1871. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1899-1900. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben James Tatman and Susan M. (Taylor) Tatman; married, August 28, 1901, to Anna C. Svedberg.
  Amos Leavitt Taylor (b. 1877) — also known as Amos L. Taylor — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Danbury, Merrimack County, N.H., February 22, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924 (alternate), 1932; member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1924-49; secretary of Massachusetts Republican Party, 1927-28; Massachusetts Republican state chair, 1929-32. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Gamma Eta Gamma; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Leavitt Taylor and Nellie Jane (Martin) Taylor; married, June 16, 1906, to Myra Lillian Fairbank (died 1944); married to Caroline W. Dudley.
  John James Taylor (1808-1892) — also known as John J. Taylor — of Owego, Tioga County, N.Y. Born in Leominster, Worcester County, Mass., April 27, 1808. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1846; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1853-55; defeated, 1850; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1858; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864. Died in Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., July 1, 1892 (age 84 years, 65 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  E. Paul Tenney (b. 1906) — of Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 28, 1906. Lawyer; U.S. Vice Consul in Hamburg, 1935-36; Kobe, 1937; Tokyo, 1937; Shanghai, 1938-40; U.S. Consul General in Santiago, as of 1949. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elmer Seth Tenney and Grace Mary (MacInnis) Tenney; married, October 13, 1937, to Louise Edwards Jenkins.
  Samuel Thatcher (1776-1872) — of New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine; Warren, Knox County, Maine; Lincoln County, Maine; Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., July 1, 1776. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1801-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1802-05; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1824. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 18, 1872 (age 96 years, 17 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Alden Thayer (1857-1917) — also known as John A. Thayer — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., December 22, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1911-13; defeated, 1912; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912; postmaster at Worcester, Mass., 1915-17. Died, in Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 31, 1917 (age 59 years, 221 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Thayer and Caroline Maria (Capron) Thayer (1826-1908); third cousin twice removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford; third cousin thrice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of Staley N. Wood; fourth cousin once removed of John Milton Thayer (1820-1906) and James Abram Garfield.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Davis family; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
John R. Thayer John Randolph Thayer (1845-1916) — also known as John R. Thayer — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Douglas, Worcester County, Mass., March 9, 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Arthur P. Rugg; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1880-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880, 1904; candidate for mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1886; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1891-92; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1899-1905; defeated, 1892. Unitarian; later Episcopalian. Died December 19, 1916 (age 71 years, 285 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Mowry Richardson Thayer and Harriet (Morse) Thayer; married, January 30, 1873, to Charlotte Holmes (1847-1925).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
  Robert Helyer Thayer (1901-1984) — also known as Robert H. Thayer — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Southborough, Worcester County, Mass., September 22, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1946; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1955-57. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Audubon Society. Died, of leukemia, in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1984 (age 82 years, 126 days). Interment at Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Greenough Thayer (1863-1934) and Violet (Otis) Thayer (1871-1962); married, December 26, 1926, to Virginia Pratt (1905-1979; daughter of Ruth Baker Pratt); grandnephew of James Otis (1836-1898); second great-grandson of Harrison Gray Otis; third great-grandson of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Thompson (1918-1982) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Ellsworth, Pierce County, Wis., July 6, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; La Crosse County District Attorney, 1955-61; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1963-65; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964. Died in Wilbraham, Hampden County, Mass., November 11, 1982 (age 64 years, 128 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John F. Tierney (b. 1951) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., September 18, 1951. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1997-; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Frederick H. Tilton (b. 1879) — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Rockingham County, N.H., November 28, 1879. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Third Essex District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Lyman Twining Tingier (1862-1920) — also known as Lyman T. Tingier — of Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Webster, Worcester County, Mass., June 9, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; bank director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1896; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Vernon, 1909-12; mayor of Rockville, Conn., 1912-13; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1913-15; candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1914. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Foresters. Died in 1920 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  George Holden Tinkham (1870-1956) — also known as George H. Tinkham — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 29, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1910-12; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1915-43 (11th District 1915-33, 10th District 1933-43). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died in Cramerton, Gaston County, N.C., August 28, 1956 (age 85 years, 304 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Tinkham and Frances Ann (Holden) Tinkham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Warren E. Tolman (b. 1959) — of Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 23, 1959. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Middlesex & Suffolk District; elected 1996; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1998; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 2002; candidate in primary for Massachusetts state attorney general, 2014. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Brother of Steven A. Tolman (1962?-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Raymond H. Trefry (b. 1891) — of Marblehead, Essex County, Mass. Born in Marblehead, Essex County, Mass., March 9, 1891. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1920; member of Massachusetts state senate Second Essex District, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Nicola S. Tsongas (b. 1946) — also known as Niki Tsongas — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Chico, Butte County, Calif., April 26, 1946. Democrat. Social worker; lawyer; dean of external affairs, Middlesex Community College, 1997-2007; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 2007-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Paul Efthemios Tsongas (1941-1997).
  Political family: Tsongas family of Lowell, Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Paul Efthemios Tsongas (1941-1997) — also known as Paul E. Tsongas — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 14, 1941. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1975-79; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1979-85; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1992. Greek ancestry. Died of liver damage caused by cancer treatment, and pneumonia, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 18, 1997 (age 55 years, 339 days). Interment at Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Nicola S. Tsongas; twin brother of Thaleia Tsongas Schlesinger (1941-).
  Political family: Tsongas family of Lowell, Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Humphrey Tucker (b. 1923) — also known as William H. Tucker — of Harwich Port, Harwich, Barnstable County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 8, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1961-67. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Tucker and Marion (Thomas) Tucker; married, June 19, 1948, to Caroline E. Aitken.
  William Tudor (1750-1819) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born March 28, 1750. Lawyer; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1781-94; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1801-02; secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1808-10. Died July 8, 1819 (age 69 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Tudor; married, March 5, 1778, to Delia Jarvis; father of William Tudor (1779-1830).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Gardner Clyde Turner (b. 1910) — also known as Gardner C. Turner — of East Sullivan, Sullivan, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Ludlow, Hampden County, Mass., March 3, 1910. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1946; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Sullivan, 1948; New Hampshire state attorney general, 1961. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Farm Bureau; Jaycees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde A. Turner and G. (Estes) Turner; married, August 16, 1941, to Virginia Wells.
  Earle Stanley Tyler (b. 1896) — also known as Earle S. Tyler — of Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cherryfield, Washington County, Maine, December 18, 1896. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1945-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel H. Tyler and Ida P. (Grant) Tyler; married, June 30, 1925, to Elizabeth Parker.
Royall Tyler Royall Tyler (1757-1826) — also known as William Tyler — of Vermont. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 18, 1757. Lawyer; playwright; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1801-12. Died August 26, 1826 (age 69 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Royall Tyler and Mary (Steele) Tyler; married to Mary Palmer.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Unknown
  George Baxter Upham (1768-1848) — also known as George B. Upham — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., December 27, 1768. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1801-03; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1804-13, 1815; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1809, 1815; member of New Hampshire state senate 10th District, 1814-15. Died in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., February 10, 1848 (age 79 years, 45 days). Interment at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Claremont, N.H.
  Relatives: Brother of Jabez Upham; father of James Phineas Upham; cousin *** of Charles Wentworth Upham (1802-1875).
  Political family: Upham family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James H. Vahey (b. 1871) — of Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass., December 29, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904, 1924; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1907; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1908, 1909; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1949. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Finley Vinton (1792-1862) — also known as Samuel F. Vinton — of Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. Born in South Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., September 25, 1792. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1823-37, 1843-51 (7th District 1823-33, 6th District 1833-37, 12th District 1843-51); Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1840; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1851. Died in Washington, D.C., May 11, 1862 (age 69 years, 228 days). Interment at Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Abiathar Vinton (1764-1833) and Sarah (Day) Vinton (1771-1833); married, August 18, 1824, to Romaine Madeleine Bureau (1802-1831; daughter of Jean Pierre Roman Bureau); second cousin four times removed of William Greene (1695-1758); third cousin twice removed of Charles Otis Nason; third cousin thrice removed of William Greene, Jr. and Alton Festus Hayden; fourth cousin once removed of John Baldwin and Nathan Appleton.
  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).
  Vinton County, Ohio is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Roger Vose (1763-1841) — of Walpole, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., February 24, 1763. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state senate 10th District, 1809-11, 1812-13; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1813-17; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1818; common pleas court judge in New Hampshire, 1818-20. Died in Walpole, Cheshire County, N.H., October 26, 1841 (age 78 years, 244 days). Interment at Village Cemetery, Walpole, N.H.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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