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Steel and Metal Industry Politicians in Minnesota

  J. A. Arneson (1851-1911) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Norway, 1851. Tinner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 29, 1887-88. Norwegian ancestry. Died in 1911 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  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 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.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gus Hall (1910-2000) — also known as Arvo Kustaa Halberg — of Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio; Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., October 8, 1910. Communist. Steelworker; union organizer and one of the leaders of the steelworkers' strike in 1937; candidate for mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, 1937; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; indicted in 1948, and convicted in 1949, under the Smith Act, of conspiring to teach the violent overthrow of the U.S. government; fled to Mexico; arrested in 1951 and sent back; spent eight years in prison; candidate for President of the United States, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984. Finnish ancestry. Died, of complications from diabetes, in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 2000 (age 90 years, 5 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1935 to Elizabeth Turner.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Gordon Clyde Preble (1909-1973) — also known as Gordon C. Preble — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 6, 1909. Democrat. Steelworker; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; president and business agent, Iron Workers Local 53; president, Nebraska Federation of Labor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1956. Died, from cancer, in Perham, Otter Tail County, Minn., September 17, 1973 (age 63 years, 285 days). Interment at St. Johns Lutheran Church North Cemetery, Perham, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Gordon Cecil Preble and Sarah (Holland) Preble; married 1943 to Roberta Virginia Lewis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mason P. Rumney (1883-1944) — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born December 4, 1883. Steel executive; mayor of Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1939-44; died in office 1944. Died, following surgery for a stomach ailment, in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., January 20, 1944 (age 60 years, 47 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John G. Rumney; married to Miriam Hull.
  William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922) — also known as William H. H. Stowell — of Burkeville, Nottoway County, Va.; Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in West Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., July 26, 1840. Republican. U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1871-77; Virginia Republican state chair, 1872-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1876; founder, secretary-treasurer, Fox River Pulp Co., Atlas Paper Co., Duluth Iron and Steel Co.; president of Manufacturers Bank of West Duluth, 1889-1895. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars. Died in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., April 27, 1922 (age 81 years, 275 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester Stowell and Fanny Chandler (Bowen) Stowell; married, November 13, 1873, to Emma Clara Averill (daughter of John Thomas Averill); third cousin twice removed of Henry Fisk Janes; fourth cousin of John Mason Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Carlos Coolidge, Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin, John Maxwell Stowell, George Pickering Bemis, Blake C. Fisk and Claude Vinton Stowell.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis family of Bangor, Maine (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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