The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Radio and Television Broadcasting in Massachusetts

  Albert Jeremiah Beveridge Jr. (1908-1965) — also known as Albert J. Beveridge, Jr. — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Manchester, Essex County, Mass., August 21, 1908. Republican. Newspaper reporter and columnist; radio newscaster; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936; member of Indiana state senate, 1941-45; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1946. Episcopalian. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., January 15, 1965 (age 56 years, 147 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Jeremiah Beveridge and Catherine Spencer (Eddy) Beveridge; married, June 21, 1933, to Elizabeth L. Scaife.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Fred L. Doringer Fred L. Doringer (b. 1889) — also known as Joe Doringer — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 19, 1889. Democrat. Auditor; talent scout for Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team; studio director, Radio Station WMMN, Fairmont; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1933-38, 1943-52. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Phillip Doringer and Phillipine Doringer; married, March 11, 1922, to Cora L. Morris.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  James H. Gray (1915-1986) — of Albany, Dougherty County, Ga. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 17, 1915. Democrat. Editor and publisher of the Albany Herald newspaper; owner of WALB radio and television stations; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952 (alternate), 1968; Georgia Democratic state chair, 1960; candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1966; mayor of Albany, Ga., 1974-86; died in office 1986. Died, following a heart attack, at the New England Medical Center, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 19, 1986 (age 71 years, 125 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Cleair Ranger.
  The Albany James H. Gray Civic Center, a multipurpose indoor arena in Albany, Georgia, is named for him.
  John William Haigis (1881-1960) — also known as John W. Haigis — of Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Born in Turners Falls, Montague, Franklin County, Mass., July 31, 1881. Republican. Founder, editor, and publisher of the Greenfield Recorder newspaper; banker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1909-12; member of Massachusetts state senate Franklin & Hampshire District, 1915-16, 1923-26; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1929-30; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1934; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; speaker); trustee of the University of Massachusetts, 1940-56; owner and operator of radio station WHAI. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Died in 1960 (age about 78 years). Interment at Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Haigis and Elizabeth (Hildebrandt) Haigis; married, December 3, 1913, to Rose Luippold; married, December 3, 1942, to Alice G. Whelan.
  Jordan Levy (b. 1943) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born November 4, 1943. Radio show host; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1980-81, 1988-93. Still living as of 1993.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Lawson McCall (1913-1983) — also known as Tom McCall — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Egypt, Scituate, Plymouth County, Mass., March 22, 1913. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1954; secretary of state of Oregon, 1965-67; Governor of Oregon, 1967-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1972 (delegation chair). Radio and television commentator. Died January 8, 1983 (age 69 years, 292 days). Interment at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, Redmond, Ore.; statue erected 2008 at Riverfront Park, Salem, Ore.
  Relatives: Grandson of Samuel Walker McCall.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Charles A. Morse (b. 1957) — also known as Chuck Morse; Charles Moscowitz — Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., February 23, 1957. Author; radio show host; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 2004. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  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; married, February 21, 1937, to Louise (Powis) Clark; father of Philip Young.
  The Owen D. Young Central School, in Van Hornesville, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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