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Politicians in Construction in Maryland

  Frederick Albert Britten (1871-1946) — also known as Frederick A. Britten; Fred A. Britten — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 18, 1871. Republican. Builder; U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1913-35; defeated, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 4, 1946 (age 74 years, 167 days). Originally entombed at Abbey Mausoleum (which no longer exists), Arlington, Va.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Britten and Eva (Fey) Britten; married, March 4, 1907, to Alma Hand.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis S. Carmody (b. 1868) — of Washington, D.C.; Seat Pleasant, Prince George's County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., 1868. Republican. Excavation contractor; building contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Carol Howe Foster (b. 1884) — also known as Carol H. Foster — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Sedgwick, Harvey County, Kan., May 29, 1884. Rhodes scholar; builder; author; U.S. Consul in Vienna, 1919-24; Rotterdam, 1928-34; U.S. Consul General in Rotterdam, 1934; Sao Paulo, 1934-40; Cape Town, as of 1947. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Festus Foster and Lillian (Howe) Foster; married, July 15, 1916, to Idah S. Pratt.
  George Perry Mahoney (b. 1901) — also known as George P. Mahoney — of Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 16, 1901. Engineer; construction executive; real estate developer; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1950; Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1952 (Democratic), 1956 (Democratic), 1958 (Democratic), 1968 (American Independent), 1970 (Democratic primary). Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William D. Mahoney and Matilda (Cook) Mahoney; married, November 24, 1927, to Abigail Catherine O'Donnell; married, February 14, 1968, to Ann Matilda Fagg.
  Joseph Chambers McKibbin (1824-1896) — of Downieville, Sierra County, Calif. Born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., May 14, 1824. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; member of California state senate, 1852-53; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1857-59; defeated, 1858; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; general contractor. Died in Marshall Hall, Charles County, Md., July 1, 1896 (age 72 years, 48 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Chambers McKibbin and Jane (Bell) McKibbin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Caldwell Sample (1796-1855) — also known as Samuel C. Sample — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., August 15, 1796. Whig. Carpenter; lawyer; circuit judge in Indiana, 1836-43; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1843-45; banker. Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., December 2, 1855 (age 59 years, 109 days). Interment at South Bend City Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Small Jr. (1772-1851) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in 1772. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; carpenter and builder; mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1826-31; resigned 1831. Died in 1851 (age about 79 years). Interment at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Small; married to Anne Fleetwood and Mary Fleetwood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Smith (1838-1916) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Baltimore, Md., July 22, 1838. Architect; builder; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1878; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1887-89. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 16, 1916 (age 78 years, 56 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Thomas Stocker (1824-1889) — also known as James T. Stocker — of San Francisco, Calif.; San Rafael, Marin County, Calif.; Glenbrook, Douglas County, Nev.; Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif. Born in Talbot County, Md., October 3, 1824. Carpenter; member of California state assembly 11th District, 1858-59; Marin County Sheriff. Drowned, in Tillamook Bay, near Tillamook, Tillamook County, Ore., September 7, 1889 (age 64 years, 339 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 23, 1847, to Josephine E. Smith.
  Robert Rice Vandiver (1805-1885) — also known as Robert R. Vandiver — of Havre de Grace, Harford County, Md. Born in Brandywine (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., July 22, 1805. Democrat. Contractor; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1868. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from dysentery, in Havre de Grace, Harford County, Md., September 4, 1885 (age 80 years, 44 days). Interment at Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace, Md.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Russell; father of Murray Vandiver.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William H. Volkmar (1845-1904) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Maryland, 1845. Contractor; U.S. Vice Consul in Puerto Cabello, 1888-1904, died in office 1904. German ancestry. Died in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, April 20, 1904 (age about 58 years). Interment at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Md.
  Relatives: Father of Luz Maria Volkmar (who married of Eleazer López Contreras).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry L. Yesler (1810-1892) — of Massillon, Stark County, Ohio; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Washington County, Md., November 30, 1810. Republican. Carpenter; millwright; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1874-75, 1885-86. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 16, 1892 (age 82 years, 16 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  Yesler Way, a street in downtown Seattle, Washington, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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