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Politician members in Michigan

  Frank T. Albright (1843-1908) — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 23, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; injured in the battle at Cold Harbor, Va., 1864, and lost part of his right arm; postmaster at Mason, Mich., 1871-83. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Royal Arcanum. Died, from Bright's disease, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 10, 1908 (age 65 years, 78 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Albright and Catherine (Miller) Albright.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Gilbert Beaver (b. 1834) — also known as T. G. Beaver — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Union County, Pa., 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Niles, Mich., 1884, 1889. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Swartz) Beaver (died 1903) and Jesse Beaver (1811-1892); married 1863 to Frances Mary Twombly (1843-1876).
  Francis P. Bogardus (1837-1900) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., May 9, 1837. Democrat. Banker; insurance business; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1871-73, 1888-89; postmaster. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arch Masons; Royal Arcanum. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 2, 1900 (age 62 years, 328 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1859 to Sarah P. Hall.
  Charles J. Byrns (b. 1861) — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Altona, Clinton County, N.Y., January 6, 1861. Republican. Lumber business; insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County 2nd District, 1901-08. Catholic. Member, Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Foresters. Burial location unknown.
  Washington Gardner (1845-1928) — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Morrow County, Ohio, February 16, 1845. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; minister; college professor; secretary of state of Michigan, 1894-98; defeated, 1890; appointed 1894; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1899-1911; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1916. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Royal Arcanum. Died in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., March 31, 1928 (age 83 years, 44 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Gardner and Sarah (Goodin) Gardner; married 1871 to Anna Powers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Levi J. Law (1854-1909) — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., December 1, 1854. Democrat. Clothing merchant; mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1889-90; defeated, 1895; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1892; postmaster at Cadillac, Mich., 1894-98; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1899. Presbyterian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Maccabees. Died in Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., 1909 (age about 54 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of George D. Law.
  Ladd J. Lewis, Jr. (b. 1871) — of Sauquoit, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., July 5, 1871. Republican. Manufacturer; founder, Lewis Knitting Co.; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1907-09. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
William J. McKone William James McKone (1866-1928) — also known as William J. McKone — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Montezuma, Cayuga County, N.Y., August 23, 1866. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state board of education, 1906-15. Methodist. Irish ancestry. Member, Foresters; Royal Arcanum; Freemasons. Died in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., August 28, 1928 (age 62 years, 5 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin McKone (c.1836-1870) and Mary C. (Bell) McKone (1842-1907); married 1892 to Minnie Townsend (1869-1937); grandnephew of Samuel Bell (1806?-?).
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  Jasper H. Noyes — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Democrat. Mayor of Jackson, Mich., 1871-72. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Calvin Alexander Palmer (b. 1866) — also known as Calvin A. Palmer — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Marine City, St. Clair County, Mich., February 25, 1866. Republican. Stenographer; lawyer; Manistee County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1897-98; postmaster at Manistee, Mich., 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904, 1912. Member, Knights of Pythias; Foresters; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. I. T. Palmer (born 1818) and Mary M. Palmer; married 1892 to H. May Shrigley.
  Andrew Jackson Sawyer, Jr. (b. 1876) — also known as Andrew J. Sawyer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 18, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney; candidate in primary for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1921. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Sawyer (1834-1911); married 1898 to Lulu Rose.
  Albert William Tausend (b. 1873) — also known as Albert W. Tausend — of Michigan. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 9, 1873. Mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1912-13, 1923-27; Saginaw County Treasurer, 1934. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Maccabees; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  W. Irving Yeckley (b. 1833) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ontario County, N.Y., May 5, 1833. Republican. Harness maker; farmer; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1869-79. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Yeckley and Gertrude (Snyder) Yeckley; married 1873 to Nancy E. Gilbert (died 1890).
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