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  Albert Joseph Adams (b. 1894) — also known as Al J. Adams — of Sisseton, Roberts County, S.Dak. Born in Minnesota, December 19, 1894. Republican. Printing business; newspaper publisher; chair of Roberts County Republican Party, 1926-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Adams and Rose (Cook) Adams; married 1917 to Grace Marguerite Woodworth.
Charles E. Adams Charles Edward Adams (1867-1936) — also known as Charles E. Adams; Charlie Adams — of Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 1, 1867. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 57th District, 1915-36; died in office 1936; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1929-31. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., October 6, 1936 (age 69 years, 5 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Emaline (Twitchell) Adams (1833-1922) and Isaac Milton Adams (1841-1916); married, May 14, 1902, to Grace Tennant (1874-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Byron Gilchrist Allen (1901-1988) — also known as Byron G. Allen; Barney Allen — of Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa; Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn. Born in Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa, September 13, 1901. Democrat. Farmer; newspaper editor; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1927-32; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 (speaker), 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1944; candidate for Minnesota state senate, 1946, 1950; member of Democratic National Committee from Minnesota, 1948-55; Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture, 1955-61; assistant U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961-69. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho; Freemasons. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn., June 10, 1988 (age 86 years, 271 days). Interment at Summit Hill Cemetery, Pocahontas, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Holmes Allen (1870-1948) and Grace (Gilchrist) Allen (1875-1966); married, December 18, 1926, to Elsa Ellanora Erickson (1900-1983).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911) — also known as Albert A. Ames; "Doc" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; California. Born in Garden Prairie, Boone County, Ill., January 18, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 5, 1867; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1876-77, 1882-84, 1886-89, 1901-02; resigned 1902; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1886 (Democratic), 1896 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888; indicted in 1902 on bribery charges, over a scheme to induce county commissioners to appoint his secretary, Thomas R. Brown, Jr., as Sheriff. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 16, 1911 (age 69 years, 302 days). His body was reportedly donated to science. Cremated; ashes interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Elisha Ames and Martha Asenath (Pratt) Ames (1819-1901); married, April 21, 1862, to Sarah S. Strout (1843-1892); fourth cousin once removed of Oakes Ames (1804-1873) and Oliver Ames, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Alfred Elisha Ames (1814-1874) — also known as Alfred E. Ames — of Winnebago County, Ill.; St. Anthony Falls, Hennepin County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vt., December 13, 1814. Democrat. Physician; member of Illinois state senate 24th District, 1849-50; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1853; postmaster at Minneapolis, Minn., 1856-57; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 11th District, 1857. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 23, 1874 (age 59 years, 284 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William 'Billy' Ames (1786-1839) and Phebe (Baker) Ames; married 1836 to Martha Asenath Pratt; father of Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911); third cousin thrice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Oliver Ames.
  Political family: Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Andrew A. Anderson (1886-1966) — also known as Andy A. Anderson — of Luverne, Rock County, Minn. Born in Rock County, Minn., October 8, 1886. Banker; real estate and insurance business; farm manager; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Minnesota state senate 11th District, 1951-58; defeated, 1958. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died September 30, 1966 (age 79 years, 357 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, Minn.
  Relatives: Married 1910 to Marie Klugness.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Art B. Anderson (1891-1978) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born near Clarkfield, Yellow Medicine County, Minn., May 15, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; oil jobber; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1941-46; member of South Dakota state senate, 1947-48, 1951-70 (7th District 1947-48, 1951-66, 11th District 1967-70); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1957-58. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in January, 1978 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Jennie E. Jackson.
  Victor Emanuel Anderson (b. 1883) — also known as Victor E. Anderson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Wheaton, Traverse County, Minn., May 27, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Traverse County Attorney, 1909-13; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1937-48. Lutheran. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Anderson and Mary Sophia (Johnson) Anderson; married, July 28, 1909, to Annie Marie Hass.
  Albert Henry Angstman (1888-1964) — also known as Albert H. Angstman — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Farmington, Dakota County, Minn., March 23, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1929-35, 1937-43, 1945-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in Lewis and Clark County, Mont., February 29, 1964 (age 75 years, 343 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Angstman and Emma (Trout) Angstman; married, September 16, 1919, to Mary Frances Chirgwin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julian Orlando Asbjornson (1911-1990) — also known as J. O. Boots Asbjornson — of Winifred, Fergus County, Mont. Born in Minneota, Lyon County, Minn., January 18, 1911. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1960-74. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont., August 6, 1990 (age 79 years, 200 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Winifred Cemetery, Winifred, Mont.
  Roy Benjamin Aune (1900-1993) — also known as Roy B. Aune — of Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn.; Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minn. Born in a log cabin, near Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn., April 9, 1900. Superintendent of schools; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 50, 1945-50. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Rotary; Elks; Freemasons. Died, following a stroke, in the Lake Region Nursing Home, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn., June 1, 1993 (age 93 years, 53 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John Johansen Aune (1858-1943) and Ragnhild (Braaten) Aune (1867-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Tim Milford Babcock (1919-2015) — also known as Tim M. Babcock — of Miles City, Custer County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Littlefork, Koochiching County, Minn., October 27, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; organizer, president, Babcock & Lee Petroleum Transporters, Inc.; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1953-54, 1957-60; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1961-62; Governor of Montana, 1962-69; defeated, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972, 2004, 2008, 2012. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Eagles; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., April 7, 2015 (age 95 years, 162 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Erwin H. Babcock and Olive Mary (Reinhart) Babcock; married, September 21, 1941, to Betty Ruth Lee (1922-2013).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Bahorski (b. 1882) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., March 10, 1882. Republican. Bakery business; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1923-28 (2nd District 1923-26, 3rd District 1927-28); defeated in primary, 1928, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Civitan; Sigma Nu Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Alexander Gilbert Bainbridge (1885-1936) — also known as Alexander Gale Bainbridge; "Buzz" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1885. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising agent with Barnum & Bailey and other circuses; manager of Shubert Theater in Minneapolis, and of traveling road shows; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1933-35. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from heart disease, in Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 14, 1936 (age 50 years, 192 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Gilbert Bainbridge (1852-1925) and Ida Prescott (Stewart) Bainbridge (1853-1906); married, August 27, 1917, to Marie Gale (1894-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otto T. Bang, Jr. (1931-2008) — of Edina, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Madelia, Watonwan County, Minn., September 15, 1931. Insurance agent; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1963-72 (District 33 1963-66, District 29-A 1967-72); member of Minnesota state senate 39th District, 1973-82. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died, following an automobile accident, from complications of a head injury, in Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., December 29, 2008 (age 77 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Walter Burges Beals (b. 1876) — also known as Walter B. Beals — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 21, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; superior court judge in Washington, 1926-28; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1928-36; appointed 1928. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Burrill Beals and Katharine (McMillan) Beals; married, July 14, 1904, to Othilla Gertrude Carroll.
  Ole C. Beck (1856-1930) — of Moorhead, Clay County, Minn. Born in Vangs Prestegjaeld, Hedemarken, Norway, August 7, 1856. Mayor of Moorhead, Minn., 1913-15. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Ancient Order of United Workmen; United Commercial Travelers. Died of diabetes, in Moorhead, Clay County, Minn., March 26, 1930 (age 73 years, 231 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Moorhead, Minn.
  Frederick William Behmler (1895-1966) — also known as Fred W. Behmler — of Appleton, Swift County, Minn.; Morris, Stevens County, Minn. Born in Jordan, Scott County, Minn., February 2, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; physician; surgeon; member of Minnesota state senate 48th District, 1955-58; defeated, 1958. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, American Medical Association; American Legion; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 6, 1966 (age 71 years, 277 days). Interment at Summit Cemetery, Morris, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Otto August Behmler (1864-1946) and Martha (Drager) Behmler (1871-1949); married, August 20, 1920, to Mathilda Ovedia Eidem (1894-1993).
  Behmler Hall, at the University of Minnesota Morris, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Robert Cook Bell (1880-1964) — also known as Robert C. Bell — of Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo., November 1, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1924; candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1924; member of Minnesota state senate 63rd District, 1931-33; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1932; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1933-61; took senior status 1961. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Died March 17, 1964 (age 83 years, 137 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John David Bell and Anne (Mercer) Bell; married, November 22, 1911, to Mamie Collins.
  See also federal judicial profile — Minnesota Legislator record
  Clifford J. Benson (1906-1992) — also known as Cliff Benson — of Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minn. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., 1906. Lawyer; Big Stone County Attorney, 1934-54; member of Minnesota state senate, 1959-72 (48th District 1959-62, 24th District 1963-72). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 18, 1992 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Elmer Austin Benson (1895-1985) — also known as Elmer A. Benson — of Appleton, Swift County, Minn. Born in Appleton, Swift County, Minn., September 22, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1940, 1942; Governor of Minnesota, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 13, 1985 (age 89 years, 172 days). Interment at Appleton Cemetery, Appleton, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Helga Benson and Dora (Jacobsen) Benson; married, October 14, 1922, to Frances Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Elliott Biermann (1884-1968) — also known as Fred Biermann — of Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 20, 1884. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1928, 1940; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938. Agnostic. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., July 1, 1968 (age 84 years, 103 days). His body was donated to the Iowa Medical School. Interment at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of E. E. Biermann and Martha Biermann; married, January 25, 1930, to Adel Rygg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Albert W. Bigelow Albert W. Bigelow (b. 1864) — of Andover, Day County, S.Dak. Born in Winona County, Minn., April 14, 1864. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 34th District, 1903-04. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Arley R. Bjella (1916-2001) — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Williston, Williams County, N.Dak., November 16, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960. Lutheran. Member, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Jaycees; Rotary; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died May 21, 2001 (age 84 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asle Bjella and Clara (Bagstad) Bjella; married 1948 to Beverly Heen.
  Henry Bordewich (1844-1912) — of Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minn. Born in Vaagan, Norway, January 19, 1844. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; Yellow Medicine County Auditor, 1874-88; candidate for Minnesota state treasurer, 1884; postmaster; U.S. Consul in Christiania, 1897-1900; U.S. Consul General in Christiania, 1900-12, died in office 1912. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, March 19, 1912 (age 68 years, 60 days). Interment at Olivia Cemetery, Olivia, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Bordewich and Leonharde (Linkhausen) Bordewich; married 1869 to Bergithe Severinson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles J. Buell (1865-1938) — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minn., November 1, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1892; Pennington County State's Attorney, 1903-06; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 45th District, 1919-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died July 23, 1938 (age 72 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 5, 1891, to Maud Mitchell.
  Gerhard J. Bundlie (1889-1966) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn., October 26, 1889. Lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1930-32. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 8, 1966 (age 76 years, 105 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Ole G. Bundlie and Gertrude (Brusegard) Bundlie; married, June 25, 1921, to Alice J. Davis.
  Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) — also known as Quentin N. Burdick; "King of Pork" — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Munich, Cavalier County, N.Dak., June 19, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1942; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1946; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1959-60; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960-92; defeated, 1956; died in office 1992. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died, from heart disease, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., September 8, 1992 (age 84 years, 81 days). Interment at Bohemian Cemetery, Silver Lake, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Usher Lloyd Burdick and Emma Robertson Burdick; brother of Eileen Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering (1914-1989)); married, March 18, 1933, to Marietta Janecky (1912-1958); married 1960 to Jocelyn Birch Peterson.
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Usher Lloyd Burdick (1879-1960) — also known as Usher L. Burdick — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., February 21, 1879. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1907-09; Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1911-12; Williams County State's Attorney, 1913; law partner of ex-Gov. John Burke in 1920s; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1935-45, 1949-59; defeated, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Washington, D.C., August 19, 1960 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Ozias W. Burdick and Lucy (Farnum) Burdick; married 1901 to Emma Robertson; father of Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) (who married Jocelyn Birch Peterson) and Eileen Rosemary Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  George Burnham (1868-1939) — of Jackson, Jackson County, Minn.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in London, England, December 28, 1868. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; retail shoe business; real estate business; banker; U.S. Representative from California 20th District, 1933-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., June 28, 1939 (age 70 years, 182 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of James Burnham and Maria Ann Drucilla (Steele) Burnham; married, October 1, 1890, to Neva May Ashley (died 1927); married, December 25, 1932, to Florence Kennett.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gordon Hubert Butler (1889-1964) — also known as Gordon H. Butler — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Scipio, Jennings County, Ind., February 10, 1889. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; general contractor; president, Polaris Concrete Products Company; bank director; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Minnesota state senate, 1951-64 (57th District 1951-62, 61st District 1963-64); died in office 1964. Presbyterian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Rotary; Elks; Eagles. Died, of pneumonia, in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., August 1, 1964 (age 75 years, 173 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Annabelle Dunning.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Johnston B. Campbell (b. 1868) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Moorhead, Clay County, Minn.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Stillwater, Washington County, Minn., August 5, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1921-30. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Campbell and Lucinda (Fee) Campbell; married, September 13, 1893, to Martha Shearer.
  Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan (1897-1968) — also known as A. S. J. Carnahan — of Ellsinore, Carter County, Mo. Born near Ellsinore, Carter County, Mo., January 9, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; school teacher and principal; U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1945-47, 1949-61; defeated, 1942, 1946; U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, 1961-63. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 24, 1968 (age 71 years, 75 days). Interment at Carson Hill Cemetery, Near Ellsinore, Carter County, Mo.
  Relatives: Married 1925 to Kathel Schupp; father of Melvin Eugene Carnahan (who married Jean Anne Carpenter); grandfather of John Russell Carnahan (1958-) and Robin Carnahan.
  Political family: Carnahan family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875) — also known as Andrew G. Chatfield — of Addison, Steuben County, N.Y.; Racine, Racine County, Wis.; Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn. Born in Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., January 27, 1810. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1839-41, 1846; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1853-57. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., October 3, 1875 (age 65 years, 249 days). Interment at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Enos Chatfield (1782-1858) and Hannah (Starr) Chatfield (1782-1857); married, June 27, 1836, to Eunice Electa Clark Beeman (1817-1901); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; first cousin thrice removed of Almon Ferdinand Rockwell; second cousin of Philo Fairchild Barnum and Phineas Taylor Barnum; third cousin once removed of Charles Robert Sherman and Truman Hotchkiss; fourth cousin of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Glover Wheeler Cable; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Otis and Nathan Summers Beardslee (1848-1915).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Chatfield, in Fillmore and Olmsted counties, Minnesota, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Theodore Christianson Theodore Christianson (1883-1948) — of Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn. Born in Lac qui Parle County, Minn., September 12, 1883. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 24, 1915-24; Governor of Minnesota, 1925-31; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1933-37 (at-large 1933-35, 5th District 1935-37); candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Theta Chi; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn., December 9, 1948 (age 65 years, 88 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Christianson and Emma (Ronning) Christianson; married, June 4, 1907, to Ruth E. Donaldson (died 1944); married 1946 to Mayme B. Bundy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Charles Andrew Christopherson (1871-1951) — also known as Charles A. Christopherson — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Amherst, Fillmore County, Minn., July 23, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1913-16; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1915-16; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1919-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., November 2, 1951 (age 80 years, 102 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Knudt Christopherson and Julia (Nelson) Christopherson; married, November 30, 1897, to Abbie M. Deyoe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Clague (1865-1952) — of Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minn. Born in Warrensville (now Warrensville Heights), Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 13, 1865. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Redwood County Prosecuting Attorney, 1895-1902; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 19, 1903-06; Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1905; member of Minnesota state senate 19th District, 1907-14; district judge in Minnesota 9th District, 1918-20; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1921-33. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minn., March 25, 1952 (age 86 years, 256 days). Interment at Redwood Falls Cemetery, Redwood Falls, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Clague and Catherine (Brew) Clague; married, April 25, 1895, to Stella Porter.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  David Marston Clough (1846-1924) — also known as David M. Clough — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Lyme, Grafton County, N.H., December 27, 1846. Republican. Lumberman; member of Minnesota state senate 28th District, 1887-90; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1893-95; Governor of Minnesota, 1895-99. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died August 28, 1924 (age 77 years, 245 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Elbridge Gerry Clough (1814-1886) and Sarah (Brown) Clough (1817-1851); married 1868 to Addie Barton (1849-1929); father of Nina M. Clough (1869-1953; who married Roland Hill Hartley); fourth cousin once removed of William Bradbury Small, George W. Clough, Harlan Page Andrews, Darvin Pratt Clough (1840-1910) and William Rockwell Clough.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Clough family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Earl S. Coe (b. 1892) — of Bingen, Klickitat County, Wash.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 12, 1892. Democrat. Fruit grower; lumberman; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1939-44; member of Washington state senate 16th District, 1945-47; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 4th District, 1946; Washington Democratic state chair, 1946-48; secretary of state of Washington, 1947-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1948; director of conservation, State of Washington, 1957. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Scott Coe and Cora (Harvell) Coe; married, November 20, 1912, to Byrdie Miller (1892?-?).
Schuyler Colfax Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885) — also known as "The Christian Statesman"; "Smiler" — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 23, 1823. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1855-69; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1863-69; Vice President of the United States, 1869-73; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1872. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., January 13, 1885 (age 61 years, 296 days). Interment at City Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.
  Relatives: Married 1868 to Ellen Maria Wade (1836-1911; niece of Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878)); father of Schuyler Colfax, Jr..
  Political family: Wade-Colfax family.
  Colfax counties in Neb. and N.M. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Schuyler Colfax: Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax : The changing fortunes of a political idol — James S. Brisbin, The campaign lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax — Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax and the political upheaval of 1854-1855 — Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax: a reappraisal
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Paul Harvey Cunningham (1890-1961) — also known as Paul Cunningham — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Indiana County, Pa., June 15, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1941-59 (6th District 1941-43, 5th District 1943-59); defeated, 1958. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn., July 16, 1961 (age 71 years, 31 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Harvey Cunningham and Sarah Jane (McQuaide) Cunningham; married 1918 to Harriett French Plummer; married, December 26, 1926, to Gail Fry; father of Edward Plummer Cunningham (U.S. Marine; killed in action in Saipan, 1944).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clarence A. Dahle (1894-1949) — also known as "Whiff" — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., January 22, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 57, 1933-36; member of Minnesota state senate 57th District, 1937-49; died in office 1949. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Elks. During a fishing trip, he drowned while swimming off an island in Lake Kabetogama, St. Louis County, Minn., July 26, 1949 (age 55 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1922 to Helen C. Jenswold.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Charles Milby Dale (1893-1978) — also known as Charles M. Dale — of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., March 8, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Portsmouth, N.H., 1926-27, 1943-44; member of New Hampshire state senate 24th District, 1933-36, 1939-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1948; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1937-38; Governor of New Hampshire, 1945-49; president, WHEB radio station. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a nursing home at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., September 28, 1978 (age 85 years, 204 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Browns Valley, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Vernon Dale and Maud (Paine) Dale; married, September 27, 1919, to Marion Marvin.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Henry Martin Daniel (1829-1908) — also known as Henry M. Daniel — of Fillmore County, Minn.; North Yamhill, Yamhill County, Ore. Born in Danville, Va., March 26, 1829. Democrat. Sawmill and grist mill owner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 3, 1873. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke of paralysis, and died four days later, in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Ore., December 16, 1908 (age 79 years, 265 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, McMinnville, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of William Daniel and Lucinda (Miller) Daniel; married, September 9, 1851, to Sarah A. Driskell; first cousin of John Warwick Daniel (1842-1910).
  Political family: Daniel family of Lynchburg, Virginia.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  John Edward Davis (1913-1990) — also known as John E. Davis — of McClusky, Sheridan County, N.Dak. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 18, 1913. Republican. Rancher; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; banker; mayor of McClusky, N.D., 1946-52; member of North Dakota state senate, 1952-56; Governor of North Dakota, 1957-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960, 1964 (primary); national commander, American Legion, 1967-68. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., May 12, 1990 (age 77 years, 24 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of James Ellsworth Davis (1875-1959) and Helen (Wilson) Davis (1879-1970); married 1938 to Pauline Huntley; married 1980 to Marilyn R. Westlie.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
George W. Dealand George William Dealand (b. 1850) — also known as George W. Dealand — of Worthington, Nobles County, Minn. Born in New Hampshire, 1850. School principal; farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 11, 1915-18. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Gould Cooke Dietz (1868-1948) — also known as Gould Dietz — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, May 26, 1868. Republican. Lumberman; aviation pioneer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in Groveland (now part of Minnetonka), Hennepin County, Minn., June 29, 1948 (age 80 years, 34 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Florence Putnam (1879-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Orville Douglas (1898-1980) — also known as William O. Douglas — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Goose Prairie, Yakima County, Wash. Born in Maine, Otter Tail County, Minn., October 16, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; law professor; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1936-39; chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1937-39; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-75. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; United World Federalists; American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., January 19, 1980 (age 81 years, 95 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Douglas and Julia Bickford (Fiske) Douglas; married, August 16, 1923, to Mildred M. Riddle; married 1966 to Kathleen Heffernan.
  Cross-reference: Warren Christopher — William A. Norris
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by William O. Douglas: Of Men and Mountains (1982) — My wilderness: east to Katahdin (1961) — Go East, Young Man (1974) — The Court Years, 1939 to 1975: The Autobiography of William O. Douglas (1980)
  Books about William O. Douglas: Bruce Allen Murphy, Wild Bill : The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas — Howard Ball & Phillip J. Cooper, Of Power and Right: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's Constitutional Revolution — James F. Simon, Independent Journey: The Life of William O. Douglas
  Stanley Morton Doyle (b. 1898) — of Polson, Lake County, Mont. Born in Revere, Redwood County, Minn., February 4, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Delta Theta Phi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Patrick Doyle and Elizabeth A. (Bodenhofer) Doyle; married, August 15, 1945, to Aileen Davison.
  Henry Clarence Dworshak (1894-1962) — also known as Henry C. Dworshak — of Burley, Cassia County, Idaho. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., August 29, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1939-46; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1946-49, 1949-62; defeated, 1948; died in office 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1948, 1960. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1962 (age 67 years, 328 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dworshak and Julia (Ohotto) Dworshak; married 1917 to Georgia B. Lowe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Adolph O. Eberhart Adolph Olson Eberhart (1870-1944) — also known as Adolph O. Eberhart; A. O. Eberhart; Olaf Adolf Olsson — of Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Värmland, Sweden, June 23, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 11th District, 1903-06; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1907-09; Governor of Minnesota, 1909-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916 (speaker); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1916; real estate broker. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers. Died December 6, 1944 (age 74 years, 166 days). Interment somewhere in Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Adele Marie Hoke.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Encyclopeda
  George Egbert (1820-1908) — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.); Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., November 15, 1820. Merchant; farmer; steamboat business; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1875-76, 1877-80. Member, Freemasons. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., August 22, 1908 (age 87 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1871 to Sarah Savery.
Franklin F. Ellsworth Franklin Fowler Ellsworth (1879-1942) — also known as Franklin F. Ellsworth — of St. James, Watonwan County, Minn.; Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in St. James, Watonwan County, Minn., July 10, 1879. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Watonwan County Attorney, 1905-08; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1915-21; candidate in primary for Governor of Minnesota, 1924; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1934. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., December 23, 1942 (age 63 years, 166 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Clinton Ellsworth and Louise (Manning) Ellsworth; married, July 27, 1902, to Lurline Mae Bader.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Allen Frank Ferris (1865-1903) — also known as Allen F. Ferris — of Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn. Born in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 22, 1865. Republican. Banker; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1895-1902 (District 46 1895-98, District 48 1899-1902); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900; member of Minnesota state senate 48th District, 1903; died in office 1903. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn., September 7, 1903 (age 38 years, 47 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Ferris (1827-1882) and Beulah A. (Allen) Ferris (1831-1914); married, June 8, 1887, to Anna M. Steege (divorced 1901); married 1902 to Helen Barbara Nelson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Jeremiah E. Finch (b. 1829) — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Woodstock, Ontario, November 22, 1829. Physician; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Hastings, Minn., 1866-67. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 10, 1858, to Mary E. Holmes.
H. H. Flowers Harvey Howard Flowers (b. 1865) — also known as H. Howard Flowers — of Cleveland, Le Sueur County, Minn. Born in Cleveland, Le Sueur County, Minn., 1865. School teacher; postmaster; merchant; banker; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1913-18 (District 27 1913-14, District 17 1915-18). Member, Freemasons; Modern Woodmen. Interment at Savidge Lake Cemetery, Cleveland, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William Antrim Flowers (1832-1915) and Margaret (Jones) Flowers (1840-1882); married to Mary E. Diller (1867-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  LeRoy Albert Foot (b. 1882) — also known as L. A. Foot — of Kalispell, Flathead County, Mont.; Fort Peck, Valley County, Mont. Born in Melrose, Stearns County, Minn., September 9, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Montana state attorney general, 1924-33. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Loren S. Foot and Sadie M. (Trace) Foot; married, September 1, 1910, to Clara P. Pitts.
  William Treyanne Francis (1870-1929) — also known as William T. Francis — of Minnesota. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 26, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; worked in legal department of railroad; member of Minnesota Republican State Central Committee, 1914; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1920; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1927-29, died in office 1929; U.S. Consul General in Monrovia, 1927-29, died in office 1929. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP; Urban League; Sigma Pi Phi; Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Liberia, July 15, 1929 (age 59 years, 111 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis and Harriet (Taylor) Francis; married, August 8, 1893, to Nellie Frances Griswold.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Allen John Furlow (1890-1954) — also known as Allen J. Furlow — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., November 9, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1923-25; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1925-29. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Theta Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion. Died January 29, 1954 (age 63 years, 81 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel C. Furlow and Lillie (Jones) Furlow; married, October 20, 1920, to Ruth Irish.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  Fred Kelton Gage (1902-1951) — also known as Fred K. Gage — of Fairfax, Renville County, Minn.; Hector, Renville County, Minn. Born in Cottage Grove, Washington County, Minn., December 9, 1902. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 23rd District, 1939-46; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Killed in a head-on car crash on Highway 169, near Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., October 21, 1951 (age 48 years, 316 days). His wife was badly injured, and died three days later. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Emmett Lee Gage (1867-1944) and Ellen (Persons) Gage (1877-1955); married to Vivian L. Gage (1902-1951); father of Kelton F. Gage (1925-).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Richard Nelson Gardner (1881-1953) — also known as Richard N. Gardner; Dick Gardner — of Staples, Todd County, Minn. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., 1881. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 51st District, 1931-43; resigned 1943. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary; Royal League; Knights of Pythias. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 4, 1953 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  David Gilman (1812-1885) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Watab, Benton County, Minn. Born in New York, April 29, 1812. Democrat. Livery business; hotelier; farmer; Benton County Sheriff, 1849-51; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1851; postmaster; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 5th District, 1857. Member, Freemasons. Died in Watab, Benton County, Minn., May 9, 1885 (age 73 years, 10 days). Interment at Benton County Cemetery, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  George Girrbach (1890-1948) — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 30, 1890. Republican. School teacher; general manager and vice-president, Soo Creamery; secretary, Rudyard Woodworking Corp.; vice-president, Centralgoma Iron Mines, Ltd.; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1945-48; died in office 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947. Member, Grange; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Suffered a head injury in an automobile collision, and died the next day, in Hurley Hospital, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., May 24, 1948 (age 58 years, 55 days). Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, September 15, 1917, to Ethel Mae McEachern (1888-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herbert Funk Goodrich (1889-1962) — of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Anoka, Anoka County, Minn., July 29, 1889. Democrat. Law professor; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1940-62; died in office 1962. Member, American Bar Association; American Philosophical Society; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Sigma Phi; Freemasons. Died June 25, 1962 (age 72 years, 331 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Herbert Goodrich and Mary Ann (Funk) Goodrich; married to Edith Eastman and Natalie E. Murphy; married, September 23, 1940, to Mary Dern Baxter.
  Robert Kingman Goodwin (1905-1983) — also known as Robert K. Goodwin — of Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, May 23, 1905. Republican. Farmer; brick and clay tile manufacturer; bank director; mayor of Redfield, Iowa, 1938-40; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1940-41; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952; member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1952-56. Congregationalist. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 21, 1983 (age 77 years, 274 days). Interment at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William John Goodwin and Grace Henrietta (Kingman) Goodwin; married, August 24, 1932, to Marguerite Lois Schoen (1907-2006).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul A. Grassle (1896-1979) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., May 5, 1896. Hotel business; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1939-47; candidate for Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1946. Episcopalian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles; Rotary; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Jesters. Suffered a heart attack, and died two weeks later, in Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 10, 1979 (age 83 years, 158 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Otto Grassle (1874-1941) and Laura (Lubitz) Grassle (1876-1976); married, September 19, 1917, to Evangeline Linstrom (1899-1954); married, February 15, 1956, to Gudrun Christenson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry M. Greer (1888-1949) — of Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., August 31, 1888. Cafe owner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1949; died in office 1949. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a heart attack, and died a week later, in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., July 3, 1949 (age 60 years, 306 days). Interment at Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Robert R. Greer and Sadie Marie (Roberts) Greer (1853-1910); brother of Herbert Lincoln Greer (1892-1941); married, December 22, 1909, to Mary Bakke (1880-1955).
  Political family: Greer family of Lanesboro, Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Jeremiah Grinnell (1843-1892) — also known as Jerry Grinnell — of Kasson, Dodge County, Minn. Born in Lapeer County, Mich., November 21, 1843. Republican. Druggist; jeweler; Dodge County Auditor; member of Minnesota state senate 13th District, 1891-92; died in office 1892. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Kasson, Dodge County, Minn., January 24, 1892 (age 48 years, 64 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, May 11, 1869, to Alice Turner (died 1871); married, September 1, 1874, to Mary E. Kneeland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Harold Christian Hagen (1901-1957) — also known as Harold C. Hagen — of Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., November 10, 1901. Newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1943-55; defeated (Republican), 1954, 1956. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1957 (age 55 years, 129 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Gudbrand T. Hagen and Anna (Brovold) Hagen; married, November 22, 1928, to Audrey L. Melton (1909-1995).
  Cross-reference: Fay George Child
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles P. Hall (b. 1876) — of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn., September 22, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 1st District, 1929-47. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Osee M. Hall and Elizabeth (Magee) Hall; married, July 28, 1928, to Olive Dibble.
Philo Hall Philo Hall (1865-1938) — of Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak. Born in Wilton, Waseca County, Minn., December 31, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Brookings, S.Dak., 1894-95; Brookings County State's Attorney, 1895-98; member of South Dakota state senate 20th District, 1901-02; South Dakota state attorney general, 1903-07; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1907-09; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak., October 7, 1938 (age 72 years, 280 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Philo Hall (died 1883) and Mary E. (Greene) Hall; married, April 27, 1890, to Mary A. Cooke.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
Oscar Hallam Oscar Hallam (b. 1865) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Linden town, Iowa County, Wis., October 19, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1905-13; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1913-23; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Phi Beta Kappa; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hallam and Mary (Wood) Hallam; married, July 27, 1892, to Edith L. Lott.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Charles L. Halsted (1894-1968) — of Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn. Born in Ellendale, Dickey County, N.Dak., September 23, 1894. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 53, 1937-46, 1953-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1948. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Lions; Moose; Odd Fellows. Died in Crow Wing County, Minn., February 19, 1968 (age 73 years, 149 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Myrtle Gamble (1906-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Halvor Langdon Halvorson (b. 1881) — also known as Halvor L. Halvorson — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Henning, Otter Tail County, Minn., August 15, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Minot, N.Dak., 1911-15; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1912 (3rd District), 1942 (Democratic, at-large); delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1924. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Sons of Norway; Izaak Walton League; Lions; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Halvorson and Juliana (Christenson) Halvorson; married to Nina C. Knudson.
  John Hammill (1875-1936) — of Britt, Hancock County, Iowa. Born in Linden, Iowa County, Wis., October 14, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state senate, 1908-12; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1921-25; Governor of Iowa, 1925-31; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a heart attack, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 6, 1936 (age 60 years, 175 days). Interment somewhere in Britt, Iowa.
  Hugo O. Hanft (b. 1871) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn., December 16, 1871. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; municipal judge in Minnesota, 1906-14; district judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1915-32. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar E. Hanft and Anna (Engelke) Hanft; married, June 16, 1900, to Laura H. Holly.
  Lyle W. Hanks (1930-2012) — of St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Elk River, Sherburne County, Minn., August 28, 1930. School teacher; athletic coach; mayor of St. Louis Park, Minn., 1982-96. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Fla., November 2, 2012 (age 82 years, 66 days). Burial location unknown.
  Oren Tracy Hayes (1827-1894) — also known as Oren T. Hayes — of Georges Mills, Sunapee, Sullivan County, N.H.; Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in New London, Merrimack County, N.H., December 2, 1827. Democrat. Merchant; justice of the peace; lawyer; Dakota County Attorney, 1855; postmaster at Hastings, Minn., 1855-56; mayor of Hastings, Minn., 1859-60; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 7, 1863. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died in Hastings, Dakota County, Minn., March 24, 1894 (age 66 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abigail (Adams) Hayes (1785-1856) and John Hayes (1788-1835); brother of Archibald M. Hayes (1825-1868); married to Lucina A. Emerson (died 1858); married, October 9, 1859, to Mary C. Matthews; father of Archibald Marshall Hayes.
  Political family: Hayes family of Hastings, Minnesota.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Lott Russell Herrick (1871-1937) — also known as Lott R. Herrick — of Farmer City, DeWitt County, Ill. Born in Farmer City, DeWitt County, Ill., December 8, 1871. Lawyer; county judge in Illinois, 1902-04; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1933-37; died in office 1937; chief justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1936. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., September 18, 1937 (age 65 years, 284 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Ill.
  Relatives: Brother of George Wirt Herrick (1889-1966).
  Mike Holm (1876-1952) — of Roseau, Roseau County, Minn. Born in Ringvattnet, Alanas Socken Jamtland, Sweden, June 17, 1876. Republican. Probate judge in Minnesota, 1900; secretary of state of Minnesota, 1921-52; died in office 1952. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 6, 1952 (age 76 years, 19 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Virginia Holm (1902-?).
N. J. Holmberg Nathaniel John Holmberg (1878-1951) — also known as N. J. Holmberg — of Renville, Renville County, Minn. Born near Renville, Renville County, Minn., July 24, 1878. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 22, 1907-14; member of Minnesota state senate 23rd District, 1915-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1934 (Republican), 1936 (Independent); member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1941-47. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died, right after having given a speech about city parks, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 13, 1951 (age 72 years, 324 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Lucius Frederick Hubbard (1836-1913) — also known as Lucius F. Hubbard — of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., January 26, 1836. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; grain business; railroad builder; member of Minnesota state senate 16th District, 1872-75; Governor of Minnesota, 1882-87; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1896; member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1896; general in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., February 5, 1913 (age 77 years, 10 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles F. Hubbard and Margaret (Van Valkenberg) Hubbard; married, April 17, 1868, to Amelia Thomas (1843-1923).
  Hubbard County, Minn. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) — also known as Hubert H. Humphrey; "H.H.H."; "The Happy Warrior"; "The Hump" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Wallace, Codington County, S.Dak., May 27, 1911. Democrat. Pharmacist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1960, 1964; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1945-48; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1949-64, 1971-78; died in office 1978; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960, 1972; Vice President of the United States, 1965-69; candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Congregationalist. English and Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Council on Foreign Relations; Knights of Pythias; Americans for Democratic Action; American Federation of Teachers. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1980. Died, of cancer, at Waverly, Wright County, Minn., January 13, 1978 (age 66 years, 231 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1882-1949) and Christine (Sannes) Humphrey; brother of Ralph W. Humphrey; married, September 3, 1936, to Muriel Fay Buck; father of Hubert Horatio Humphrey III; grandfather of Hubert Horatio Humphrey IV.
  Political family: Humphrey family of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  Cross-reference: Orville L. Freeman — Cyril E. King — Arthur Naftalin — John Bartlow Martin
  Campaign slogan (1960): "The vision of Roosevelt — the intellect of Stevenson — the courage of Truman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Hubert H. Humphrey: The Education of a Public Man : My Life and Politics
  Books about Hubert H. Humphrey: Carl Solberg, Hubert Humphrey : A Biography — Edgar Berman, Hubert : The Triumph and Tragedy of the Humphrey I Knew — Paul. Westman, Hubert H. Humphrey : The Politics of Joy
  Samuel Gilbert Iverson (b. 1859) — also known as Samuel G. Iverson — of Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn., April 21, 1859. Republican. Postmaster; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1887-88; Minnesota state auditor, 1903-15; candidate in primary for Governor of Minnesota, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Iverson and Gunhild (Gunderson) Iverson; married, April 24, 1909, to Calista Bentley (died 1912).
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Gideon Sprague Ives (1846-1927) — also known as Gideon S. Ives; Gid S. Ives — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Dickinson, Franklin County, N.Y., January 19, 1846. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; mayor of St. Peter, Minn., 1885; member of Minnesota state senate 17th District, 1887-90; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1891-93. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Odd Fellows. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 20, 1927 (age 81 years, 335 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Ives and Elizabeth (Ladd) Ives; married to Mary Elizabeth Swift (1855-1926; daughter of Henry Adoniram Swift (1823-1869)).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Bernhard Martin Jacobsen (1862-1936) — also known as Bernhard M. Jacobsen — of Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. Born in Klixbüll, Germany, March 26, 1862. Democrat. Merchant; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1931-36; died in office 1936. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., June 30, 1936 (age 74 years, 96 days). Interment at Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Boh Jacobsen and Magdelena (Tadsen) Jacobsen; married, May 28, 1885, to Lena Trager; father of William Sebastian Jacobsen (1887-1955).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lowell E. Jepson (b. 1863) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Rice County, Minn., October 19, 1863. Republican. Member of Minnesota state senate 44th District, 1899-1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916, 1924, 1928, 1932. Congregationalist. Member, Urban League; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Jepson and Lydia (Sherpy) Jepson; married, September 10, 1889, to Ada S. Whiting.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  C. A. Johnson (1893-1977) — also known as Gus Johnson; "Little Gus" — of Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn. Born in 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; lawyer; Blue Earth County Attorney, 1930-38; candidate for Minnesota state senate 8th District, 1946, 1950; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1963-72 (District 11 1963-66, District 11-A 1967-72). Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Died May 3, 1977 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1920 to Susie Mullenix (died 1929); married 1931 to Bernice Schwanke (divorced 1939); married 1941 to Anne Ehlman (died 1974).
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  George W. Johnson (1894-1974) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., December 22, 1894. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 59, 1925-36; insurance business; mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1945-53. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in a hospital at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 20, 1974 (age 79 years, 180 days). Interment at Oneota Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Jalmer T. Johnson (1912-2000) — of Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., October 20, 1912. Mayor of Virginia, Minn., 1976-90. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sons of Norway; Moose. Died, in Arrowhead Health Care Center, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., September 22, 2000 (age 87 years, 338 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Virginia, Minn.
  John Augustus Johnson (1842-1907) — also known as John A. Johnson — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Växjö, Sweden, April 24, 1842. Locomotive engineer; farmer; Washington County Sheriff, 1873; lawyer; farm implement dealer; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1885-86, 1896-1902, 1906-07; died in office 1907. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died, of Bright's disease, June 14, 1907 (age 65 years, 51 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 27, 1865, to Agnes A. Coller.
  Walter Henry Judd (1898-1994) — also known as Walter H. Judd — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Rising City, Butler County, Neb., September 25, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; physician; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1943-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate; speaker), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Died in Mitchellville, Prince George's County, Md., February 13, 1994 (age 95 years, 141 days). Interment at Blue Valley Cemetery, Surprise, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Horace H. Judd and Mary Elizabeth (Greenslit) Judd; married 1932 to Miriam Louise Barber.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Paul Keith (b. 1885) — of Chatfield, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Traer, Tama County, Iowa, April 23, 1885. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Clark Keith and Betsy (Jackson) Keith; married, December 1, 1920, to Lois Onstine.
  Ray G. Kern (b. 1883) — of Lake Elmo, Washington County, Minn. Born in Washington County, Minn., September 12, 1883. Boot and shoe salesman; banker; director, Washington County Telephone Co. and Lake Elmo Telephone Co.; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 43, 1927-34. Presbyterian. Member, American Bankers Association; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Kern and Barbara (Scheisser) Kern; married, July 6, 1910, to Eleanor J. Johnson.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Jacob A. Kiester (b. 1832) — of Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minn. Born in Pennsylvania, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 20, 1865; member of Minnesota state senate 5th District, 1891-94. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Marvin Lewis Kline (1903-1974) — also known as Marvin L. Kline — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Brunswick, Antelope County, Neb., August 9, 1903. Republican. Architectural engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1941-45; convicted in 1964 of grand larceny for illegally boosting his salary as director of a rehabilitation institute, and for diverting fundraising proceeds; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after three years. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Moose; Optimist Club. Died in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., April 9, 1974 (age 70 years, 243 days). Interment at Cuming City Cemetery, Blair, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kline and Anna (Gunthorpe) Kline; married, November 23, 1929, to Lucille Knight.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Harold Knutson Harold Knutson (1880-1953) — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Skein, Norway, October 20, 1880. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1917-49 (6th District 1917-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. On March 9, 1924, he and Leroy M. Hull, a 29-year-old clerk for the Labor Department, sitting in his parked car alongside a rural road near Arlington National Cemetery, were arrested by officers of the Arlington County vice squad; he vainly offered a $100 bribe, but was charged, apparently with sodomy (press reports avoided mentioning the specific crime, only that it was a "grave moral offense"), and jailed overnight; tried before a jury, and found not guilty. Died, following a series of heart attacks, in Wesley Memorial Hospital, Wadena, Wadena County, Minn., August 21, 1953 (age 72 years, 305 days). Interment at North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Odin Elsford Stanley Langen (1913-1976) — also known as Odin Langen — of Kennedy, Kittson County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., January 5, 1913. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 67, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1959-71 (9th District 1959-63, 7th District 1963-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1964, 1968. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died July 6, 1976 (age 63 years, 183 days). Interment at Red River Cemetery, Red River, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Lillian Clauson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  Oscar John Larson (1871-1957) — also known as Oscar J. Larson — of Calumet, Houghton County, Mich.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Uleaborg (now Oulu), Finland, May 20, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Houghton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1898-1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1921-25. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Elks. Died August 1, 1957 (age 86 years, 73 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Lars Larson and Anna (Kemppainen) Larson; married, November 25, 1901, to Emma Dorothy Roberts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Erwin Latimer (1879-1937) — also known as Thomas E. Latimer — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio, April 6, 1879. Lawyer; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1935-37. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Eagles. Died November 6, 1937 (age 58 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Miles Welton Lord (b. 1919) — also known as Miles Lord — of Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Pine Knoll, Aitkin County, Minn., November 6, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Minnesota state house of representatives, 1950; Minnesota state attorney general, 1955-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1961-66; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1966-. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Kendall Lord and Rachel Ann (Terry) Lord; married, August 26, 1940, to Maxine Fay Zontelli.
Ernest Lundeen Ernest Lundeen (1878-1940) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Beresford, Union County, S.Dak., August 4, 1878. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 42, 1911-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912 (alternate), 1916; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1917-19, 1933-37 (5th District 1917-19, at-large 1933-35, 3rd District 1935-37); defeated (Independent), 1920; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1928; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1937-40; defeated, 1923 (Republican primary), 1930 (Farmer-Labor); died in office 1940. Methodist. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Delta Sigma Rho; United Spanish War Veterans. One of 25 passengers and crew killed in the crash of a Pennsylvania Central Airlines transport plane, bound from Washington to Pittsburgh, during an intense storm, near Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Va., August 31, 1940 (age 62 years, 27 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Charles Henry Lundeen and Christina (Peterson) Lundeen; married, February 5, 1919, to Norma Matheson Ward.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Wilhelm Christian Magelssen (1873-1919) — also known as William C. Magelssen — of Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minn., October 19, 1873. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Beirut, 1899-1905; in Beirut, in August 1903, he was shot at but not injured; press reports incorrectly reported that he was dead; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Beirut, 1905-06; U.S. Consul in Baghdad, 1906-09; Colombo, 1909-11; Melbourne, 1911-17. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, on board the steamship Sonoma, in the North Pacific Ocean, October 17, 1919 (age 45 years, 363 days). Interment at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, Near Peterson, Fillmore County, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Kristian Magelssen (1839-1921) and Sarah (Stockfleth) Magelssen (1846-1916); brother of Dorothea Magelssen (1869-1945; who married Gabriel Bie Ravndal (1866-1950)).
  Political family: Ravndal-Magelssen family of Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Aaron Matthews (b. 1876) — also known as John A. Matthews — of Townsend, Broadwater County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., February 1, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; Broadwater County Attorney, 1903-13; district judge in Montana 4th District, 1913-16; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1919-31; appointed 1919. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus LeGrand Matthews and Katheryn (Pryse) Matthews; married, November 8, 1899, to Mabel Rollins.
  John Henry McKee (b. 1909) — also known as John H. McKee — of Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minn. Born in Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minn., November 10, 1909. School teacher; funeral director; motel owner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 62, 1951-54; member of Minnesota state senate, 1955-66 (62nd District 1955-62, 64th District 1963-66). Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry N. McKee and Christine (Strom) McKee; married, September 4, 1934, to Norma Babcock.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
J. H. McNiven James H. McNiven (b. 1878) — of Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Wentworth County, Ontario, December 10, 1878. School teacher; real estate business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 60, 1917-18. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Stephen Miller (1816-1881) — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn.; Worthington, Nobles County, Minn. Born in Perry County, Pa., January 17, 1816. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1860, 1860; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1860, 1876; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Minnesota, 1864-66; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 38, 1873. Member, Freemasons. In 1862, he was in command of Camp Lincoln, in Mankato, Minnesota, which held 303 Sioux Indians convicted and condemned to death for war crimes, and repeatedly protected them from being lynched by angry frontiersmen. President Abraham Lincoln granted clemency, remitting death sentences for 265. The remaining 38 prisoners were hanged on December 26, 1862, the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Died in Worthington, Nobles County, Minn., August 18, 1881 (age 65 years, 213 days). Interment at Worthington Cemetery, Worthington, Minn.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Clarence M. Mitchell III (b. 1939) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 14, 1939. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1963-66; member of Maryland state senate District 10, 1967-86; Indicted in 1987, along with his brother, by a federal grand jury in connection with the a bribery investigation of Wedtech Corporation; convicted of accepting $50,000 to stop the Congressional investigation of Wedtech; sentenced to two and a half years in prison; convicted in 1988 of obstructing an investigation of Baltimore drug dealer Melvin D. 'Little Melvin' Williams, and sentenced to two years in prison; charged in 1988 with failure to file income tax returns; tried and acquitted. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League; Kappa Alpha Psi; Freemasons; Jaycees. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911-1984) and Juanita Elizabeth (Jackson) Mitchell (1913-1992); brother of Michael Bowen Mitchell (1945-); father of Clarence M. Mitchell IV; nephew of Parren James Mitchell; uncle of Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr..
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Ancher Nelsen (1904-1992) — of Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minn. Born in Renville County, Minn., October 11, 1904. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state senate 22nd District, 1935-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1953-54; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1956; Minnesota Republican state chair, 1958; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1959-75. Lutheran. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau. Died in Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minn., November 30, 1992 (age 88 years, 50 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Nels Peter Nelsen and Elisabeth (Anderson) Nelson; married 1929 to Ilo Irene Zimmerman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  Adolphus Peter Nelson (1872-1927) — also known as Adolphus P. Nelson — of Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wis. Born near Holmes City, Douglas County, Minn., March 28, 1872. Republican. Banker; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 11th District, 1918-23. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wis., August 21, 1927 (age 55 years, 146 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Grantsburg, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Nels A. Nelson and Christine (Kron) Nelson; married, August 4, 1897, to Lulu E. Strang.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur Emanuel Nelson (1892-1955) — also known as Arthur E. Nelson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., May 10, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1922-26; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1936; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1942-43; defeated, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 11, 1955 (age 62 years, 336 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Martin A. Nelson (b. 1889) — of Austin, Mower County, Minn. Born in Hesper, Winneshiek County, Iowa, February 21, 1889. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1928, 1932; candidate for Minnesota state senate 5th District, 1930; vice-chair of Minnesota Republican Party, 1932; Republican candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1934, 1936; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1942; district judge in Minnesota 10th District, 1944-53; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1953. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Delta Theta Phi; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew A. Nelson and Bertha (Jacobson) Nelson; married 1920 to Merle Henifin.
  Walter Hughes Newton (1880-1941) — also known as Walter H. Newton — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., October 10, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1919-29; secretary and administrative assistant to President Herbert Hoover, 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died August 10, 1941 (age 60 years, 304 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Rogers Newton and Mary (Hughes) Newton; married, June 14, 1905, to Cora M. Noracon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard W. O'Dea (1916-1998) — also known as Dick O'Dea — of Willernie, Washington County, Minn.; Mahtomedi, Washington County, Minn. Born July 7, 1916. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1953-72 (District 43 1953-62, District 50 1963-66, District 8 1967-72). Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, from cancer, January 10, 1998 (age 81 years, 187 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Winfield Emerson Page (1904-1994) — also known as Winfield E. Page — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., May 23, 1904. Republican. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1943-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1954. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar. Died July 11, 1994 (age 90 years, 49 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.
  August Carl Polster (1885-1942) — also known as August Polster — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., September 24, 1885. Railway freight clerk; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1938-42; died in office 1942. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Moose; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 1, 1942 (age 56 years, 130 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Polster and Anna (Rubritins) Polster.
  Alvin E. Richards (b. 1886) — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Soudan, St. Louis County, Minn., October 6, 1886. Republican. Mining superintendent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County, 1947-54; defeated, 1954. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 4, 1911, to Mae Cassidy.
Henry Rines Henry Rines — of Mora, Kanabec County, Minn. Republican. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1907-14, 1943-45; Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1913; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916; Minnesota state treasurer, 1917-25. Member, Freemasons. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Mora, Minn.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Peter O. Sathre (1878-1968) — of Finley, Steele County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Adams, Mower County, Minn., February 7, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Steele County State's Attorney, 1912-20; member of North Dakota state senate, 1927-32; North Dakota state attorney general, 1933-37; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1937. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in Sharon, Steele County, N.Dak., January 23, 1968 (age 89 years, 350 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Maline (Hansdotter) Sathre (1841-1927) and Jacob Pederson Sathre (1842-1907); married, April 14, 1912, to Mina Hilstad.
  Robert Chancellor Saunders, Jr. (1864-1922) — also known as Robert C. Saunders — of Pine County, Minn.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Campbell County, Va., December 24, 1864. Pine County Attorney, 1893-95, 1897-99; candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1898; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1918-21. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Louis, Mo., January 31, 1922 (age 57 years, 38 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Chancellor Saunders (1827-1902) and Caryetta (Davis) Saunders (1832-1894); brother of Eugene Davis Saunders (1853-1914); married, October 17, 1895, to Nannie Monk (1873-1951); father of John Monk Saunders (1897-1940; flyer in World War I; Rhodes scholar; screenwriter; first husband of actress Fay Wray; suicide).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Thomas D. Schall Thomas David Schall (1878-1935) — also known as Thomas D. Schall — of Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Reed City, Osceola County, Mich., June 4, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 10th District, 1915-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1920; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1925-35; defeated in primary, 1923; died in office 1935. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Blinded by an electric shock from a cigar lighter, 1907. Hit by an automobile, on the Washington-Baltimore Boulevard, near Cottage City, Maryland, suffered severe injuries, and died three days later, in Casualty Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 22, 1935 (age 57 years, 201 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of David Schall and Mary Ellen (Jordan) Schall; married 1907 to Margaret Huntley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Frederick Andrew Seaton (1909-1974) — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Washington, D.C., December 11, 1909. Republican. Radio announcer; sports reporter; editor, manager, and publisher of newspapers; vice-chair of Kansas Republican Party, 1934-37; campaign secretary for Gov. Alfred M. Landon, 1936; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1945-49; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1951-52; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1956-61; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1962. Methodist or Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Navy League; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Beta Theta Pi; Pi Kappa Delta. Recipient, Medal of Freedom. Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., January 16, 1974 (age 64 years, 36 days). Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Fay Noble Seaton and Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton; married, January 23, 1931, to Gladys Hope Dowd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Henrik Shipstead Henrik Shipstead (1881-1960) — of Glenwood, Pope County, Minn.; Miltona, Douglas County, Minn. Born in Burbank Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn., January 8, 1881. Dentist; mayor of Glenwood, Minn., 1911-13; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 47, 1917-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1918; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1920; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923-47. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn., June 26, 1960 (age 79 years, 170 days). Interment at Kinkead Cemetery, Alexandria, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Saave Shipstead and Christine (Ellefson) Shipstead; married 1906 to Lula Anderson (daughter of Thomas J. Anderson (1855-1930)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Vespasian Smith (1818-1897) — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wis.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, October 21, 1818. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1873-74; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1876-81. Member, Freemasons. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., October 11, 1897 (age 78 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1846 to Charlotte E. Neely.
Claude E. Southwick Claude E. Southwick (b. 1873) — of Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minn.; Wells, Faribault County, Minn. Born in Wells, Faribault County, Minn., 1873. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1913-18 (District 12 1913-14, District 7 1915-18). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
Roy D. Srp Roy D. Srp — of Waseca, Waseca County, Minn. Mechanical operations manager, Canadian Pacific Railroad; mayor of Waseca, Minn., 2005-. Member, Freemasons; Habitat for Humanity. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: City of Waseca
Harold Stassen Harold Edward Stassen (1907-2001) — also known as Harold E. Stassen — of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in West St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn., April 13, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Dakota County Attorney, 1931-38; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936, 1940; Governor of Minnesota, 1939-43; resigned 1943; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; among the founders of the United Nations, 1945 (in 2001, he was the last surviving signer of the UN Charter); president, University of Pennsylvania, 1948-53; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1958; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1959; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960; Independent Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1986. Baptist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Gamma Eta Gamma; Freemasons; Shriners; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, at the Friendship Village nursing home, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minn., March 4, 2001 (age 93 years, 325 days). Interment at Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Minn.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Thor Carl Tollefson (1901-1982) — also known as Thor C. Tollefson — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Perley, Norman County, Minn., May 2, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1932-34, 1939-46; U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1947-65; defeated, 1944, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Sigma Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., December 30, 1982 (age 81 years, 242 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Tollefson and Bertha (Jacobson) Tollefson; married, November 24, 1934, to Eva M. Keuss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Evan S. Tyler (1843-1923) — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Damascus, Wayne County, Pa., March 22, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; civil engineer; merchant; banker; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1876-77; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1889, 1895-96. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in the Metropole Hotel, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., August 24, 1923 (age 80 years, 155 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Delavan, Wis.
  Relatives: Married to Clara Estella Barnes.
  Abraham Van Vorhes (1793-1879) — of Ohio; Stillwater, Washington County, Minn. Born in Washington County, Pa., December 2, 1793. Republican. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1840; Minnesota territorial auditor, 1852-53; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1856; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1859-60; postmaster at Stillwater, Minn., 1861-65. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Stillwater, Washington County, Minn., January 24, 1879 (age 85 years, 53 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Minn.
  Relatives: Father of Nelson Holmes Van Vorhes (1822-1882).
Fred D. Vibert Frederick Douglas Vibert (1873-1954) — also known as Fred D. Vibert — of Cloquet, Carlton County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Gaspé, Quebec, November 14, 1873. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper editor and publisher; real estate business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1908; mayor of Cloquet, Minn., 1900; postmaster at Cloquet, Minn., 1911; member of Minnesota state senate 54th District, 1915-22; agricultural agent, Minnesota Power and Light. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., March 25, 1954 (age 80 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Douglas Vibert and Ellen (Hollick) Vibert.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Stanley Washburn (1878-1950) — of Lakewood, Ocean County, N.J. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., February 7, 1878. Republican. Newspaper correspondent; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912; president, Washburn Lignite Coal Co., Wilton, N.D., 1926-29; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Delta Psi; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association. Died in 1950 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Drew Washburn and Elizabeth (Muzzy) Washburn (1836-1916); brother of William Drew Washburn, Jr. (1863-1929); married, November 27, 1906, to Alice Langhorne; nephew of Israel Washburn, Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn and Charles Ames Washburn; grandson of Israel Washburn; grandnephew of Reuel Washburn; first cousin of Charles Fox Washburn, Hempstead Washburne and Robert Charles Washburn.
  Political family: Washburn family of Raynham, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry Mason Wheeler (1854-1930) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in 1854. Physician; mayor of Grand Forks, N.Dak., 1917-18. Member, Freemasons. He helped stop a bank robbery by the Jesse James gang, in Northfield, Minnesota, September 7, 1876. He owned the first automobile in Grand Forks. Died April 13, 1930 (age about 75 years). Interment somewhere in Northfield, Minn.
  James Russell Wiggins (1903-2000) — also known as J. Russell Wiggins — Born in Luverne, Rock County, Minn., December 4, 1903. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1968-69. Member, Freemasons. Managing editor of the Washington Post newspaper, 1947-66. Died in Brooklin, Hancock County, Maine, November 19, 2000 (age 96 years, 351 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick, Maine.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Ashbel Parsons Willard (1820-1860) — also known as Ashbel P. Willard — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Vernon, Oneida County, N.Y., October 31, 1820. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1850-51; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1853-57; Governor of Indiana, 1857-60; died in office 1860. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 4, 1860 (age 39 years, 339 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.
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