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Quaker Politicians in Maryland
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Isaac Ambrose Barber (1852-1909) — also known as Isaac A. Barber — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born near Salem, Salem County, N.J., January 26, 1852. Republican. Physician; president, Farmers and Mechanics National Bank of Easton; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1896; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1897-99; Maryland Republican state chair, 1900-04. Quaker. Died, from the effects of a fall, in Easton, Talbot County, Md., March 1, 1909 (age 57 years, 34 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Andrew J. Biemiller Andrew John Biemiller (1906-1982) — also known as Andrew J. Biemiller — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, July 23, 1906. College instructor; Socialist Party educational director for Milwaukee, 1933-36; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 2nd District, 1937-42; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1945-47, 1949-51; defeated (Democratic), 1946, 1950, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Quaker. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Eagles; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon; American Federation of Teachers. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 3, 1982 (age 75 years, 254 days). Interment at Ellicott Family Cemetery, Ellicott City, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Frederick Biemiller and Pearl (Weaver) Biemiller; married, December 20, 1929, to Hannah Perot Morris (1906-1984).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John Boone (1772-c.1832) — of Harrison County, Ind. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., February 10, 1772. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-17. Quaker. Died about 1832 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Chew (1722-1810) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Maryland, November 29, 1722. Lawyer; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1774-77. Quaker; later Anglican. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 20, 1810 (age 87 years, 52 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Chew (1693-1743) and Mary (Galloway) Chew (1697-1734); married to Mary Galloway (1729-1755) and Elizabeth Oswald (1732-1819); father of Margaret Oswald 'Peggy' Chew (1760-1827; who married John Eager Howard); grandfather of George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard and Harriet Julianna Carroll (1808-1881; who married John Lee); great-grandfather of John Lee Carroll; second great-grandfather of John Howell Carroll; first cousin twice removed of Edward Shippen; first cousin thrice removed of Bertha Shippen Irving; second cousin once removed of Mary Chew (1735-1774; who married William Paca (1740-1799)); second cousin thrice removed of Edward Tilghman Paca; third cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Richard Chew, St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Conard (1773-1857) — also known as "The Fighting Quaker" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pa., November 15, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1813-15; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1810. Quaker. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 9, 1857 (age 83 years, 175 days). Interment at St. Mary Anne's Protestant Episcopal Churchyard, North East, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Dickinson (1732-1808) — also known as "Penman of the Revolution" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born near Trappe, Talbot County, Md., November 13, 1732. Planter; lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-76; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1779; member of Delaware state legislative council from New Castle County, 1781; President of Delaware, 1781-83; President of Pennsylvania, 1782-85; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County, 1793. Quaker; later Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 14, 1808 (age 75 years, 93 days). Interment at Friends Burial Ground, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dickinson and Mary (Cadwalader) Dickinson; brother of Philemon Dickinson (1739-1809); married, July 19, 1770, to Mary 'Polly' Norris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  David Garfield Harry (1880-1955) — also known as David G. Harry — of Pylesville, Harford County, Md. Born in Pylesville, Harford County, Md., June 11, 1880. Republican. Farmer; insurance executive; member of Maryland state senate, 1924-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1946. Quaker. Member, Grange; Freemasons. Died in York County, Pa., December 12, 1955 (age 75 years, 184 days). Interment at Fawn Grove Friends Cemetery, Fawn Grove, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of David Harry (1829-1903) and Mariah J. (Warner) Harry; married, December 5, 1908, to Sara McIntire Lanius (1880-1947).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Darlington Hoopes (1896-1989) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Vale, Harford County, Md., September 11, 1896. Socialist. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1930-36; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1944; candidate for President of the United States, 1952, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1952, 1958; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960. Quaker. Member, American Bar Association; Eagles; NAACP. Died September 25, 1989 (age 93 years, 14 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Price Hoopes (1860-1938) and Elizabeth Leora (Tucker) Hoopes (1866-1939); married, October 22, 1921, to Hannah Lippincott Fouke (1898-1923); married, October 16, 1925, to Hazelette Miller (1898-1996); father of Darlington Hoopes, Jr. (1927-); great-grandnephew of Isaac Darlington and William Darlington (1804-1879); second great-grandnephew of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); first cousin thrice removed of William Darlington (1782-1863) and Edward Darlington (1795-1884); second cousin twice removed of Edward C. Darlington and Smedley Darlington; fourth cousin of Smedley Darlington Butler.
  Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  Edward Tylor Miller (1895-1968) — also known as Edward T. Miller — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born in Woodside, Montgomery County, Md., February 1, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; state court judge in Maryland, 1934-38; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1947-59; member of Republican National Committee from Maryland, 1960-64; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967. Quaker. Died in Easton, Talbot County, Md., January 20, 1968 (age 72 years, 353 days). Interment at Meeting House Cemetery, Easton, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Chew Thomas (1764-1836) — of Maryland. Born in Perryville, Cecil County, Md., October 15, 1764. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1796-97; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1799-1801. Quaker. Died near Leiperville, Delaware County, Pa., May 10, 1836 (age 71 years, 208 days). Interment at Friends Cemetery, Near Chester, Delaware County, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Wethered (1809-1888) — of Maryland. Born near Wetheredville, Baltimore County, Md., May 8, 1809. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1843-45; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1867. Quaker. Died near Catonsville, Baltimore County, Md., February 15, 1888 (age 78 years, 283 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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