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Politician members in Maryland

  Birch Evans Bayh Jr. (1928-2019) — also known as Birch Bayh — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., January 22, 1928. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1954-62; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1959-60; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1963-81; defeated, 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1968 (speaker); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Izaak Walton League; Jaycees; Farm Bureau; Elks; Freemasons; Alpha Tau Omega. Died in Easton, Talbot County, Md., March 14, 2019 (age 91 years, 51 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Birch Evans Bayh and Leah (Hollingsworth) Bayh; married, August 24, 1952, to Marvella Hern; father of Birch Evans Bayh III.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Patrick Sinnott Devereux (1903-1988) — also known as James P. Devereux — of Stevenson, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Cuba, February 20, 1903. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1951-59; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1958; candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland. Catholic. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Baltimore, Md., August 5, 1988 (age 85 years, 167 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Louis Lazarus Goldstein (1913-1998) — also known as Louis L. Goldstein — of Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Md. Born in Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Md., March 14, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1939-42; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Maryland state senate, 1947-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996; Maryland state comptroller, 1959-98; died in office 1998; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Farm Bureau; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, of apparent cardiac arrest, at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Md., July 3, 1998 (age 85 years, 111 days). Interment at Wesley Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Md.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Harley Orrin Staggers (1907-1991) — also known as Harley O. Staggers — of Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va. Born in Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va., August 3, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; Mineral County Sheriff, 1937-41; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1949-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960, 1972, 1976. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Farm Bureau; Moose; Lions; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., August 20, 1991 (age 84 years, 17 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Mineral County, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Staggers and Frances Winona (Cumberledge) Staggers; married, October 4, 1935, to Mary Veronica Casey; father of Margaret Anne Staggers and Harley Orrin Staggers Jr..
  Political family: Staggers family of Keyser, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Craig Lyle Thomas (1933-2007) — also known as Craig Thomas — of Wyoming. Born in Cody, Park County, Wyo., February 17, 1933. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1985-88; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1989-95; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1995-2007; died in office 2007. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Rotary; Delta Chi. Died, of leukemia, in the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 4, 2007 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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