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Hotelier and Innkeeper Politicians in Maryland

  Stanley G. Adams (1907-1954) — of Isle of Wight County, Va.; Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Eclipse, Nansemond County (now part of Suffolk), Va., December 16, 1907. Republican. Ferry boat captain; farmer; real estate business; hotel owner; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Westmoreland County Republican Party, 1944-50; candidate for Virginia state senate, 1947; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from an intestinal blood clot, in Physicians Memorial Hospital, La Plata, Charles County, Md., November 7, 1954 (age 46 years, 326 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams and Cecil May (Barkelow) Adams; married to Marie Miller.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Alexander Blakeney (1850-1924) — also known as Albert A. Blakeney — of Franklinville, Baltimore County, Md.; Savage, Howard County, Md.; Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., September 28, 1850. Republican. Cotton manufacturer; hotel business; banker; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1901-03, 1921-23; defeated, 1922; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1916. Member, Union League. Died at Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, Md., October 15, 1924 (age 74 years, 17 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Blakeney and Sarah Blakeney.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Frederick W. Feldner Frederick W. Feldner (1865-1910) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., June 1, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Cape May Hotel company; president, Furst-Clark Dredging company; real estate developer; Consul for Colombia in Baltimore, Md., 1901-07. Along with his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and chauffeur, he was killed when their car collided with a fast-moving Pennsylvania Railroad train, near Cape May, Cape May County, N.J., August 9, 1910 (age 45 years, 69 days). Interment at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Feldner and Dorothea Carolyn (Plitt) Feldner; married, January 23, 1888, to Amalia 'Mollie' Rausch.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Baltimore Sun, August 10, 1910
  John Brown Kimberly (b. 1855) — also known as John B. Kimberly — of Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City County (now part of Hampton), Va. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 31, 1855. Republican. Merchant; hotel owner; steamship agent; postmaster; director of banks and electric railways; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Kimberly and Ann (Brown) Kimberly; married, October 28, 1888, to Leonora V. Allen.
  Charles McCurdy Mathias (b. 1886) — also known as Charles M. Mathias — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 16, 1886. Republican. Banker; treasurer and director, Frederick Iron and Steel Co.; director, Staley Motor Co.; secretary and director, Frederick Hotel Co.; director, Peoples Fire Insurance Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John P. T. Mathias and Elizabeth A. (McCurdy) Mathias; married to Theresa McElfresh Trail; father of Charles McCurdy Mathias Jr..
  Political family: Mathias-Bradford family of Frederick, Maryland.
  William McMahon McKaig (1845-1907) — of Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Born in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., July 29, 1845. Democrat. Hotelier; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1878; member of Maryland state senate, 1888; mayor of Cumberland, Md., 1890; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1891-95. Died in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., June 6, 1907 (age 61 years, 312 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Harrison Surratt (1813-1862) — also known as John H. Surratt — of Surrattsville (now Clinton), Prince George's County, Md. Born in 1813. Hotelier; postmaster at Surrattsville, Md., 1854-62. Catholic. His widow, Mary Surratt, was a participant in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, and was tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged in 1865. Died, from a stroke, in Surrattsville (now Clinton), Prince George's County, Md., August 25, 1862 (age about 49 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1840 to Mary Elizabeth Jenkins; father of John Harrison Surratt Jr..
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Tumpach (1912-1968) — of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Ill. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 7, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; motel owner; chair of DuPage County Democratic Party, 1958-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1965-68 (at-large 1965-67, 38th District 1967-68). Member, Amvets; Elks; Moose. Killed in an automobile accident, 1968 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Doughty White (b. 1875) — also known as Charles D. White — of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Denton, Caroline County, Md., July 8, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; hotel proprietor; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916 (alternate), 1932; member of New Jersey state senate from Atlantic County, 1920-22; mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., 1935-40. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah White and Mary Kirby (Allen) White.
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