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Politician members in Maryland

  Virgil Munday Chapman (1895-1951) — also known as Virgil Chapman — of Irvine, Estill County, Ky.; Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Middleton, Simpson County, Ky., March 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1925-29, 1931-49 (7th District 1925-29, 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); defeated, 1928; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Delta Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen; Maccabees; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 8, 1951 (age 55 years, 358 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Virgil Chapman and Lily (Munday) Chapman; married, June 12, 1920, to Mary Adams Talbott.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Elliott Freer (b. 1896) — also known as Robert E. Freer — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Westmoreland Hills, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Madisonville, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 30, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1935-48; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1939, 1944, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Sons of the Revolution; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Guy Metcalf Freer and May (Dunlap) Freer; married, October 27, 1919, to Hazel Louise Davis; married, April 12, 1925, to Olive Roberts.
  Covey Thomas Oliver (1913-2007) — Born in Laredo, Webb County, Tex., 1913. University professor; U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, 1964-66. Member, American Society for International Law; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Died, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, near Easton, Talbot County, Md., February 22, 2007 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Barbara Hauer.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Philip B. Perlman (1890-1960) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., March 5, 1890. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; secretary of state of Maryland, 1920-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1932, 1940, 1948, 1952; U.S. Solicitor General, 1947-52. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Order of the Coif. Died, of an apparent heart attack, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., July 31, 1960 (age 70 years, 148 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Perlman and Rose (Nathan) Perlman.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Pierce Rogers (1913-2001) — also known as William P. Rogers — Born in Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., June 23, 1913. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Attorney General, 1957-61; U.S. Secretary of State, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1973. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 2, 2001 (age 87 years, 193 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Willis Smith (1887-1953) — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Norfolk, Va., December 19, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1927-32; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1931-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1952; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1950-53; died in office 1953. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Order of the Coif; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 26, 1953 (age 65 years, 189 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Smith and Mary Shaw (Creecy) Smith; married, April 30, 1919, to Anna Lee.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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