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  Edward Wade (1802-1866) — of Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio; Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio; Unionville, Ashtabula County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 22, 1802. Lawyer; Ashtabula County Justice of the Peace, 1831; Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney, 1833; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1853-61. Died in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 13, 1866 (age 63 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878).
  Political family: Wade-Colfax family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Bainbridge Wadleigh (1831-1891) — of Milford, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Bradford, Merrimack County, N.H., January 4, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1855-56; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1873-79. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 24, 1891 (age 60 years, 20 days). Interment at West Street Cemetery, Milford, N.H.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Cushing Wait (1860-1935) — also known as William C. Wait — of Medford, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., December 18, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1902-23; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1923-34. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Geographic Society; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Medford, Middlesex County, Mass., January 28, 1935 (age 74 years, 41 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Smith Wait (1831-1894) and Eliza Ann (Hadley) Wait (1832-1907); married, January 1, 1889, to Edith Foote Wright (1866-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert E. Waldron (b. 1920) — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., January 25, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-70 (Wayne County 13th District 1955-64, 1st District 1965-70); defeated in primary, 1950; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1967-68; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1962; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1951 to Helen Miller.
  Joseph Walker (b. 1865) — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., July 13, 1865. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Second Norfolk District, 1904-11; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1909-11; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1912 (Republican), 1914 (Progressive). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Henry Walker and Hannah M. (Kelly) Walker; married, June 30, 1890, to Caroline Richmond.
  Myron H. Walker (b. 1855) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Westborough, Worcester County, Mass., January 17, 1855. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1892; Prohibition candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1893; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1894 (Prohibition), 1902 (Democratic); Democratic candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1909; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1911; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1914-22; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924. Baptist. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Walker, Jr. and Louisa (Everett) Walker; married 1888 to Nettie Stevens.
  Reuben Eugene Walker (b. 1851) — also known as Reuben E. Walker — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 15, 1851. Lawyer; Merrimack County Solicitor, 1889-90; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1895; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1901-21; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abiel Walker and Mary (Powers) Walker; married 1875 to Mary Elizabeth Brown.
  David Ignatius Walsh (1872-1947) — also known as David I. Walsh — of Clinton, Worcester County, Mass.; Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Leominster, Worcester County, Mass., November 11, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1901-02; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1916, 1920, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker); Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1913-14; defeated, 1911; Governor of Massachusetts, 1914-16; defeated, 1915; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-18; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1919-25, 1926-47; defeated, 1924, 1946. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died June 11, 1947 (age 74 years, 212 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Walsh and Bridget (Donnelly) Walsh.
  Cross-reference: Philip J. Philbin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Joseph Walsh (1875-1946) — of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass.; New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 16, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives First Barnstable District, 1906; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 16th District, 1915-22; resigned 1922; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1922-46. Member, Eagles; Elks. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., January 13, 1946 (age 70 years, 28 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Michael H. Walsh and Abby A. (Norton) Walsh; married, September 12, 1901, to Katherine E. Duff.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph D. Ward (1914-2003) — of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass., March 26, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1949-56; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1958; secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1959-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960, 1964 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1960; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1963-72; law professor. Died in Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach County, Fla., May 10, 2003 (age 89 years, 45 days). Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg, Mass.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph Everett Warner (b. 1884) — also known as Joseph E. Warner — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., May 16, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fourth Bristol District, 1913-20; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1919-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1928-35; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1940-49. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Everett Warner and Ida Evelyn (Briggs) Warner.
  Charles Warren (1868-1954) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 9, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to Gov. William Eustis Russell, 1893-94; candidate for Massachusetts state senate, 1894, 1895; author; historian; assistant U.S. Attorney General, 1914-18; received a Pulitzer Prize in history, 1923, for his book History of the United States Supreme Court. Died in Washington, D.C., August 16, 1954 (age 86 years, 160 days). Interment at Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Lincoln (Tinkham) Warren (1838-1924) and Winslow Warren; married 1904 to Annie Louise Bliss (1878-1964; sister of Robert Woods Bliss (1875-1962)).
  Political family: Bliss-Warren family of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elizabeth Warren (b. 1949) — also known as Elizabeth Ann Herring — Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 22, 1949. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 2013-; received 2 electoral votes for Vice-President, 2016; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2020. Female. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Daughter of Donald Jones Herring and Pauline (Reed) Herring; married 1968 to Jim Warren (divorced 1978); married 1980 to Bruce Mann.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  George Washington Warren (1813-1883) — of Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass. Born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass., October 1, 1813. Whig. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1838; mayor of Charlestown, Mass., 1847-50; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1853-54. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 13, 1883 (age 69 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Wirt Warren (1834-1880) — also known as William W. Warren — of Massachusetts. Born in Brighton, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., February 27, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1868; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1870; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1875-77. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 2, 1880 (age 46 years, 65 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton, Boston, Mass.
  Presumably named for: William Wirt
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winslow Warren (1838-1930) — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., March 20, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1876; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1894-98. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., April 3, 1930 (age 92 years, 14 days). Interment at Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Winslow Warren (1795-1870) and Margaret (Bartlett) Warren (1810-1900); married, January 3, 1867, to Mary Lincoln Tinkham (1838-1924); father of Charles Warren (1868-1954).
  Political family: Bliss-Warren family of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Albert Henry Washburn Albert Henry Washburn (1866-1930) — of Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., April 11, 1866. Republican. Private secretary to Andrew Dickson White; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Magdeburg, 1890-93; private secretary to U.S. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, 1893-96; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-19; college professor; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1920; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1922-30, died in office 1930. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Union League. Died, from erysipelas, in the Rudolf Interhaus Hospital, Vienna, Austria, April 2, 1930 (age 63 years, 356 days). Original interment at Hietzing Cemetery, Vienna, Austria; reinterment in 1930 at Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleboro, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Washburn and Ann Elizabeth (White) Washburn; married, January 11, 1906, to Florence B. Lincoln (1879-1953).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, March 1922
  Charles Grenfill Washburn (1857-1928) — also known as Charles G. Washburn — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., January 28, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1897-98; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904, 1916; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1906-11; defeated, 1900, 1910. Died in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., May 25, 1928 (age 71 years, 118 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Francis Washburn (1827-1893) and Mary Elizabeth (Whiton) Washburn (1836-1928); married, April 25, 1889, to Caroline Vinton Slater (1859-1941); second cousin five times removed of Samuel Adams, Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) and John Adams; fourth cousin once removed of John Milton Fessenden and Mary Winsor.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Jackson Waterman (1825-1900) — also known as Andrew J. Waterman — of Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass.; Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., June 28, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1887-91; candidate for mayor of Pittsfield, Mass., 1891. Died in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., October 4, 1900 (age 75 years, 98 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of William Waterman (1784-1858) and Sarah (Bucklin) Waterman (1788-1864); married, January 7, 1858, to Ellen Douglas Cooke (1833-1924).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterry Robinson Waterman (1901-1984) — also known as Sterry R. Waterman — of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., June 12, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1955-70. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Sphinx; Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1984 (age about 83 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Zeno Sterry Waterman (born 1871) and Sarah W. (Robinson) Waterman; married, May 13, 1932, to Frances Chadbourne Knight; second cousin twice removed of William Harrison Waterman; second cousin four times removed of David Waterman (1749-?) and Luther Waterman; third cousin thrice removed of Elisha Waterman and Thomas Glasby Waterman; fourth cousin once removed of Alexander Hamilton Waterman and Robert Whitney Waterman.
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Roundy-Welles-Hadley family of Illinois (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Stephen Palfrey Webb (1804-1879) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., March 20, 1804. Lawyer; mayor of Salem, Mass., 1842-45, 1860-63; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1854-55. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., September 29, 1879 (age 75 years, 193 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Webb and Sara Putnam (Palfrey) Webb; married, May 26, 1834, to Hannah Hunt Beckford Robinson.
  See also Wikipedia article
Daniel Webster Daniel Webster (1782-1852) — also known as "Black Dan"; "Defender of the Constitution"; "Great Expounder of the Constitution" — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Marshfield, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Salisbury (part now in Franklin), Merrimack County, N.H., January 18, 1782. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1813-17; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1820; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1820; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1823-27; resigned 1827; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1827-41, 1845-50; candidate for President of the United States, 1836; U.S. Secretary of State, 1841-43, 1850-52; died in office 1852. Presbyterian. English ancestry. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Mass., October 24, 1852 (age 70 years, 280 days). Interment at Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield, Mass.; statue erected 1900 at Scott Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue at State House Grounds, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Webster (1739-1806) and Abigail (Eastman) Webster (1759-1836); married, May 29, 1808, to Grace Fletcher (1781-1828); second cousin once removed of Hiram Augustus Huse; second cousin twice removed of Edwin George Eastman; third cousin twice removed of Alonzo Mark Leffingwell; third cousin thrice removed of John Leffingwell Randolph; fourth cousin once removed of Jedediah Sabin, Charles Rowell and Amos Tuck (1810-1879).
  Political families: Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Vanderbilt-Tuck-Pickering-Webster family; Eastman-Webster-Rowell family; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Webster counties in Ga., Iowa, Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Neb. and W.Va. are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Daniel Webster WilderDaniel W. MillsDaniel W. JonesDaniel Webster ComstockDaniel Webster WaughDaniel Webster HeagyDaniel W. WhitmoreDaniel W. HamiltonDaniel W. AllamanWebster TurnerDan W. TurnerDaniel W. HoanDaniel W. Ambrose, Jr.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the $10 U.S. note from the 1860s until the early 20th century.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Daniel Webster: Robert Vincent Remini, Daniel Webster : The Man and His Time — Maurice G. Baxter, One and Inseparable : Daniel Webster and the Union — Robert A. Allen, Daniel Webster, Defender of the Union — Richard N. Current, Daniel Webster and the Rise of National Conservatism — Merrill D. Peterson, The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay, and Calhoun
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Alvin Gardner Weeks (1866-1924) — also known as Alvin G. Weeks — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in St. Albans, Somerset County, Maine, October 22, 1866. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912; Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 15th District, 1912, 1914. Died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., March 24, 1924 (age 57 years, 154 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William F. Weeks (1835-1916) and Velona (Lane) Weeks (1842-1916); married, December 12, 1899, to Carrie N. Dean; third cousin thrice removed of John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853).
  Political families: Libby-Felt family of Maine; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Vanderbilt-Tuck-Pickering-Webster family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Peter Francis Welch (b. 1947) — also known as Peter Welch — of Hartland, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 2, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Vermont state senate, 1981-89, 2002-07; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 2007-; defeated in primary, 1988; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 2008. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Samuel Wells (1801-1868) — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Durham, Strafford County, N.H., August 15, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1836-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1840; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1847-54; resigned 1854; Governor of Maine, 1856-57. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 15, 1868 (age 66 years, 335 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Wellington Wells (1868-1955) — also known as Bill Wells — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Arlington, Middlesex County, Mass., April 18, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Fifth Suffolk District, 1923-24. Baptist; later Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 23, 1955 (age 87 years, 35 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of David Josiah Brewer (1837-1910).
  Political family: Whitney-Field-Brewer-Wells family of California.
  Frank L. Westover (b. 1853) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., December 17, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; insurance business; postmaster at Bay City, Mich., 1883-87; Bay County Clerk, 1895-98; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1901-04. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Edwin Whalen (1874-1951) — also known as Robert E. Whalen — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, N.Y., July 29, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 30th District, 1938. Died, from a heart attack, while vacationing in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., August 12, 1951 (age 77 years, 14 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Debby Ann (Murphy) Whalen (1834-1883) and Seth Whalen; married to Louise Brown Herrick (1872-1957; daughter of Jonathan R. Herrick; half-sister of D-Cady Herrick; sister of Walter Richmond Herrick; aunt of D-Cady Herrick II (1908-1974)).
  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
  Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr. (1899-1990) — also known as Clifton R. Wharton — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; California. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 11, 1899. Lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Monrovia, as of 1927-29; U.S. Consul in Las Palmas, as of 1932-38; Ponta Delgada, 1945-47; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1958-60; U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1961-64. African ancestry. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., April 25, 1990 (age 90 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Burton Kendall Wheeler (1882-1975) — also known as Burton K. Wheeler — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass., February 27, 1882. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1911-13; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1913-18; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1923-47; Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1920; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932, 1936, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a stroke, in 1975 (age about 93 years). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1907 to Lulu M. White.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ezekiel Whitman (1776-1866) — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Massachusetts, 1776. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1809-11, 1817-21 (7th District 1809-11, 2nd District 1817-21); U.S. Representative from Maine at-large, 1821-22; chief justice of Maine state supreme court, 1841-48; resigned 1848. Died in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass., 1866 (age about 90 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Russell Whitman (b. 1861) — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., January 18, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Unitarian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Whitman and Helen (Russell) Whitman; married, April 3, 1893, to Alice Mason Miller.
William C. Whitney William Collins Whitney (1841-1904) — also known as William C. Whitney — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., July 5, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876, 1880; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1885-89; established the Naval War College, in Newport, R.I.; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 7th District, 1894. English ancestry. Died, from peritonitis, following appendicitis surgery, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1904 (age 62 years, 212 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Laurinda (Collins) Whitney (1810-1880) and James Scollay Whitney; brother of Henry Melville Whitney; married, October 20, 1869, to Flora Payne (1842-1893; daughter of Henry B. Payne (1810-1896)); grandfather of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and John Hay Whitney; third cousin once removed of Thomas Mackie Burgess; third cousin thrice removed of Bartlett Nye, Hezekiah Nye and Thomas Nye.
  Political families: Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  William Widgery (c.1753-1822) — of Massachusetts. Born in Devon, England, about 1753. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1787-93, 1795-97; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1788; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1794; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1806-07; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 15th District, 1811-13; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1813-21. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, July 31, 1822 (age about 69 years). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Bowditch Wigglesworth (1891-1960) — also known as Richard B. Wigglesworth — of Milton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., April 25, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to Philippines Governor-General W. Cameron Forbes, 1913; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1928-58 (14th District 1928-33, 13th District 1933-58); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948; U.S. Ambassador to Canada, 1958-60, died in office 1960. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars. Died, from a stroke while being treated for phlebitis, in Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 22, 1960 (age 69 years, 180 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, April 30, 1931, to Florence Joyes Booth.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Charles Kilborn Williams (1782-1853) — also known as Charles K. Williams — of Vermont. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., January 24, 1782. Whig. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1809-11, 1814-15, 1820-21, 1849; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Rutland County State's Attorney, 1814-15; chief justice of Vermont Supreme Court, 1834-46; Governor of Vermont, 1850-52. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., March 9, 1853 (age 71 years, 44 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Williams (1743-1817) and Jane (Kilbourne) Williams (1746-1829); married to Lucy Green Langdon (1793-1873; daughter of Chauncey Langdon (1763-1830)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894) — also known as Robert C. Winthrop — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 12, 1809. Whig. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1835-40; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1838-40; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1840-42, 1842-50; resigned 1842, 1850; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1847-49; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1850-51; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1851; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1852. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 16, 1894 (age 85 years, 188 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lindall Winthrop and Elizabeth Bowdoin (Temple) Winthrop (1769-1825); married to Elizabeth Cabot Blanchard (1809-1842) and Cornelia Adelaide Granger (1819-1892); great-grandson of James Bowdoin; second great-grandfather of John Forbes Kerry; second great-grandnephew of Fitz-John Winthrop; second great-granduncle of William Amory Gardner Minot; third great-grandson of John Winthrop (1606-1676); fourth great-grandson of John Winthrop (1588-1649); first cousin of David Sears; first cousin thrice removed of Augustus Peabody Gardner and Charles Francis Adams; first cousin four times removed of George Cabot Lodge; second cousin twice removed of William Temple Emmet (1869-1918) and Grenville Temple Emmet.
  Political families: Emmet-Morton family of New York City, New York; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse Paine Wolcott (1893-1969) — also known as Jesse P. Wolcott — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Gardner, Worcester County, Mass., March 3, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-30; U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1931-57. Universalist or Congregationalist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks; American Legion; Moose. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., January 28, 1969 (age 75 years, 331 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Bradford Wolcott (1851-1924) and Lillis Betsy (Paine) Wolcott (1858-1953); married 1927 to Grace Aileen Sullivan (1887-1973).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Levi Woodbury (1820-1898) — of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., May 22, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1856; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1857-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee). Member, Freemasons. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 1, 1898 (age 78 years, 40 days). Interment at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Woodbury and Elizabeth (Clapp) Woodbury (1796-1873); brother of Mary Elizabeth Woodbury (1821-1887; who married Montgomery Blair); uncle of Gist Blair; first cousin once removed of Gordon Woodbury (1863-1924) and Charlotte Eliza Woodbury.
  Political families: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Woodcock (1785-1835) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., 1785. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Ithaca, N.Y., 1809-21; member of New York state assembly, 1814-15, 1826 (Seneca County 1814-15, Tompkins County 1826); president, Cayuga Steamboat Company; U.S. Representative from New York, 1821-23, 1827-29 (20th District 1821-23, 25th District 1827-29). Died in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., September 18, 1835 (age about 50 years). Interment at City Cemetery, Ithaca, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William H. Woodhead (b. 1860) — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 17, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives First Berkshire District, 1904-06. Burial location unknown.
Carroll D. Wright Carroll Davidson Wright (1840-1909) — also known as Carroll D. Wright — Born in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, N.H., July 25, 1840. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Sixth Middlesex District, 1872-73; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1876; chief, Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, 1873-88; in charge of the state census in 1875 and 1885, and the federal census for Massachusetts in 1880; U.S. Commissioner of Labor, 1885-1905; university professor; president, Clark College, Worcester, Mass., 1902. Unitarian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, American Economic Association; American Statistical Association; American Antiquarian Society. Died February 20, 1909 (age 68 years, 210 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Nathan Reed Wright and Eliza (Clark) Wright; married, January 1, 1867, to Caroline Elizabeth Harnden.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
Silas Wright, Jr. Silas Wright, Jr. (1795-1847) — of Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., May 24, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Lawrence County Surrogate, 1821-24; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1824-27; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1827-29, 1829-30; New York state comptroller, 1829-34; U.S. Senator from New York, 1833-44; resigned 1844; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1844; Governor of New York, 1845-47; defeated, 1846. Died in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., August 27, 1847 (age 52 years, 95 days). Interment at Silas Wright Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.; memorial monument at Weybridge Town Center, Weybridge, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Wright (1760-1843) and Eleanor (Goodale) Wright (1762-1846); second cousin thrice removed of Henry Merrill Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Charles Ellsworth Goodell; third cousin once removed of Elijah Hunt Mills; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Martin Keeler, Marshall Chapin and William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Greene Carrier Bronson, Charles Phelps Huntington, George Catlin Woodruff, Stephen Hiram Keeler, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Edmund Gillett Chapin, William Chapman Williston, Zenas Ferry Moody, Charles Edward Phelps, Arthur Chapin and John Wingate Weeks.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Wright counties in Minn. and Mo. are named for him; Wright County, Iowa may have been named for him.
  Wright Peak, in the Ardirondack Mountains, Essex County, New York, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $50 gold certificate from the 1880s until 1913.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  Frederick Washburn Yates (1866-1930) — also known as Frederick W. Yates — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., March 9, 1866. Lawyer; Consul for Liberia in New York, N.Y., 1898-1901. Presbyterian. Died, from heart trouble, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 10, 1930 (age 64 years, 215 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Washburn Yates (1826-1904) and Susan Gray (Jackson) Yates (1831-1913); married 1894 to Bertha Kedzie Cornwell (1868-1938); third cousin thrice removed of Simeon Baldwin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Libby-Felt family of Maine; Baldwin-Yates-Adams family of Maine; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Owen Daniel Young (1874-1962) — also known as Owen D. Young — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Van Hornesville, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 27, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; financier; industrialist; chairman, General Electric, 1922-39 and 1942-45; founded Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and was chairman 1919-29; one of the founders of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC); author of the "Young Plan" in 1929 for settlement of German war reparations; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., July 11, 1962 (age 87 years, 257 days). Interment at Van Hornesville Cemetery, Van Hornesville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Smith Young and Ida (Brandow) Young; married, June 30, 1898, to Josephine Sheldon Edmonds (1870-1935); married, February 21, 1937, to Louise (Powis) Clark (1887-1965); father of Philip Young (1910-1987).
  The Owen D. Young Central School, in Van Hornesville, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Young (1779-1850) — of Ballston town, Saratoga County, N.Y. Born in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., 1779. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of the peace; member of New York state assembly from Saratoga County, 1813-15, 1826; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1814-15, 1826; member of New York state senate, 1817-21, 1835-40, 1846-47 (Eastern District 1817-21, 4th District 1835-40, 1846-47); candidate for Governor of New York, 1824; secretary of state of New York, 1842-45. Died in Ballston town, Saratoga County, N.Y., November 3, 1850 (age about 71 years). Interment at Briggs Cemetery, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Young (1746-1798); married to Mary Gibson (1786-1825; daughter of John Gibson (1757-1818)).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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