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Politician members in Massachusetts

  Morris Berthold Abram (1918-2000) — also known as Morris Abram — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Ga., June 19, 1918. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served on prosecution staff at Nuremburg war crimes trials; U.S. Representative to United Nations European office; worked on Marshall Plan for postwar reconstruction of Europe; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1952; candidate for nomination for U.S. Senator from New York, 1968; president of Brandeis University, 1968-70; member, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1984-86. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Jewish Committee; Urban League; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from a viral infection, in a hospital at Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2000 (age 81 years, 271 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Abram and Irene (Cohen) Abram; married, December 23, 1944, to Jane Isabella Maguire; married, January 25, 1975, to Carlyn (Feldman) Fisher; married, August 26, 1990, to Bruna Molina.
  Epitaph: He established "one man, one vote" as a principle of American law.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Max Berking (1917-1997) — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y.; North Port, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 27, 1917. Democrat. Advertising executive; member of New York state senate 30th District, 1965; chair of Westchester County Democratic Party, 1971-75. Congregationalist. Member, Urban League. Died, of lung cancer, in Alford, Berkshire County, Mass., September 24, 1997 (age 80 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Dorothy Noyes and Frances Bauman.
Chester Bowles Chester Bliss Bowles (1901-1986) — also known as Chester Bowles — of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., April 5, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; advertising business; candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956, 1960; Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1951-53, 1963-69; Nepal, 1951-53; , 1961-63; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1959-61; author. Unitarian. Member, Urban League; Grange; Americans for Democratic Action; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., May 25, 1986 (age 85 years, 50 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Essex, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Allen Bowles and Nellie (Harris) Bowles; married 1934 to Dorothy Stebbins.
  Cross-reference: Douglas J. Bennet — Brandon Grove
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Chester Bowles: Ambassador's Report
  Books about Chester Bowles: Howard B. Schaffer, Chester Bowles : New Dealer in the Cold War — Richard P. Dauer, A North-South Mind in an East-West World : Chester Bowles and the Making of United States Cold War Foreign Policy, 1951-1969
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Philip Marshall Brown (1875-1966) — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J.; Washington, D.C.; Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, July 31, 1875. U.S. Minister to Honduras, 1908-10; university professor. Episcopalian. Member, Urban League; Kappa Alpha Society. Died, in a nursing home at Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., May 10, 1966 (age 90 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Wilbur Brown and Clara Herrick (Hill) Brown; married, April 14, 1925, to Jane (Yuile) Lawrence.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Hutchins Franklin Inge (1900-2002) — also known as Hutchins F. Inge — of Newark, Essex County, N.J.; Osterville, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass.; New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Charlottesville, Va., April 16, 1900. Democrat. Physician; member of New Jersey state senate District 11, 1966-67; defeated, 1967. African ancestry. Member, Omega Psi Phi; Urban League; NAACP; American Medical Association. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., March 28, 2002 (age 101 years, 346 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Pinkney Inge and Kate Virginia (Ferguson) Inge; married 1970 to Dorothy Helme; nephew of Hutchins Inge.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Oppewall (b. 1922) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Northbridge, Worcester County, Mass., 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; college professor; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Kent County 1st District, 1961; member of Michigan state board of education, 1965-70. Christian Reformed. Member, Urban League; Modern Language Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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