The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Quaker Politicians in Massachusetts
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976) — also known as Paul H. Douglas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., March 26, 1892. Democrat. University professor; economist; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1949-67; defeated, 1942, 1966. Unitarian or Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1976 (age 84 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of James Howard Douglas and Annie (Smith) Douglas; married 1915 to Dorothy S. Wolff (divorced 1930); married 1931 to Emily Taft (1899-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Paul H. Douglas: Roger Biles, Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois
  Joseph Grinnell (1788-1885) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., November 17, 1788. Whig. Banker; railroad president; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1839-41; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1843-51; president, Wamsutta Cotton Mills. Quaker. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 7, 1885 (age 96 years, 82 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.
  Relatives: Brother of Moses Hicks Grinnell (1803-1877).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Peter Morrell Neal (1811-1908) — also known as Peter M. Neal — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born in North Berwick, York County, Maine, September 21, 1811. Mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1862-66. Quaker. Died in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., April 13, 1908 (age 96 years, 205 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Charles Neal Barney (1875-1949).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edward Shippen (1639-1712) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Methley, Yorkshire, England, March 5, 1639. Merchant; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1701-03. Quaker. English ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 2, 1712 (age 73 years, 211 days). Interment at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Shippen and Mary Shippen; married 1671 to Elizabeth Lybrand (1643-1688); married 1689 to Rebecca (Howard) Richardson (died 1704); married 1704 to Esther (Wilcox) James (died 1724); grandfather of Edward Shippen (1703-1781), Anne Nancy Shippen (1710-1791; who married Charles Willing) and William Shippen (1712-1801); great-grandfather of Edward Shippen (1729-1806) and Thomas Willing (1731-1821); second great-grandfather of Charles Willing Byrd; third great-grandfather of John Brown Francis and Edward Shippen (1823-1904); fourth great-grandfather of Edward Overton, Jr. and Bertha Shippen Irving; fifth great-grandfather of James Rieman Macfarlane and Francis Fisher Kane.
  Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Morris-Willing family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Swain (died c.1825) — of Indiana. Born in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1820-21. Quaker. Died near Economy, Wayne County, Ind., about 1825. Burial location unknown.
  John Wanton (1672-1740) — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in Scituate, Plymouth County, Mass., 1672. Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1707, 1710, 1713; Governor of Rhode Island, 1734-40; died in office 1740. Quaker. Died in Newport, Newport County, R.I., July 5, 1740 (age about 68 years). Interment at Coddington Cemetery, Newport, R.I.
  Relatives: Brother of William Wanton; uncle of Gideon Wanton and Joseph Wanton (1705-1780).
  Political family: Durfee-Wanton family of Newport, Rhode Island (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) — of Amesbury, Essex County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., December 17, 1807. Poet; newspaper editor; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1835; Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1842. Quaker. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Died in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, N.H., September 7, 1892 (age 84 years, 265 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Whittier (1760-1830) and Abigail (Hussey) Whittier (1780-1857); third cousin twice removed of Robert Foss Fernald; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Davis, William Henry Barnum (1818-1889), George Winthrop Maston Pitman and Joseph Pitman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Pitman family of Bartlett, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham Davenport
  The city of Whittier, California, is named for him.  — Whittier College, in Whittier, California, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John Greenleaf Whittier Lewis
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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