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Steel and Metal Industry Politicians in Missouri

  Robert H. Betts (1811-1889) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in London, England, February, 1811. Democrat. Foundry business; wholesale grocer; real estate business; Vice-Consul for Spain in St. Louis, Mo., 1864-89. Catholic. Died in St. Louis, Mo., August 8, 1889 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Ann Mary Adamson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Taylor Blow (1817-1875) — also known as Henry T. Blow — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Southampton County, Va., July 15, 1817. Republican. Lead products business; president, Iron Mountain Railroad; member of Missouri state senate, 1854-58; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1863-67; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1869-70; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1874. Slaveowner. Died in Saratoga, Saratoga County, N.Y., September 11, 1875 (age 58 years, 58 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Blow and Elizabeth (Taylor) Blow; married to Minerva Grimsley; third cousin of George Blow Jr..
  Political family: Blow family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Ray Brown (b. 1901) — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Schell City, Vernon County, Mo., February 1, 1901. Democrat. Bookkeeper; construction worker; petroleum engineer; foreman in sheet metal at a ship repair yard; real estate business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Greene County 3rd District, 1949-50. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 28, 1918, to Opal Bougher.
Ivan P. Goodman Ivan P. Goodman (1901-1950) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Rich Hill, Bates County, Mo., September 23, 1901. Welder for the Burlington Railroad; insurance agent; used car dealer; finance company operator; candidate in primary for mayor of Casper, Wyo., 1947. Methodist. Died in Denver, Colo., November 11, 1950 (age 49 years, 49 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Casper, Wyo.
  Relatives: Married, May 31, 1931, to Helen Ruth Hobbs.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune, November 12, 1950
  James Benton Grant (1848-1911) — also known as James B. Grant — of Denver, Colo. Born January 2, 1848. Democrat. Mining and smelting business; Governor of Colorado, 1883-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1884. Died, from heart and kidney trouble, in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Mo., November 1, 1911 (age 63 years, 303 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Goodell; nephew of James Grant.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
David F. Houston David Franklin Houston (1866-1940) — also known as David F. Houston — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Monroe, Union County, N.C., February 17, 1866. Superintendent of schools; university professor; president, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1902-05; president, University of Texas, 1905-08; chancellor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1908-16; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1920-21; vice president, American Telephone and Telegraph Co. and president, Bell Telephone Securities Co.; president, Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, 1930-1940; director, United States Steel Corporation. Member, American Economic Association. Died, from heart disease, at the Harkness Pavilion of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 2, 1940 (age 74 years, 198 days). Interment at Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Houston and Cornelia Anne (Stevens) Houston; married, December 11, 1895, to Helen Beall.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
  Image source: Federal Reserve History
  Clarence H. Howard — of St. Louis, Mo. President, Commonwealth Steel Co.; Independent candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1922. Burial location unknown.
George H. Middelkamp George H. Middelkamp (1880-1966) — of Hawk Point, Lincoln County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Warrenton, Warren County, Mo., April 20, 1880. Democrat. Tinner; banker; Missouri state treasurer, 1917-21; candidate for Missouri state auditor, 1920, 1924. Died October 5, 1966 (age 86 years, 168 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 30, 1904, to Clara Ordelheide.
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1917
  Thomas Key Niedringhaus (1860-1924) — also known as Thomas K. Niedringhaus — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 21, 1860. Republican. Vice-president, St. Louis Stamping Company, vice-president, National Enameling and Stamping Company, vice-president, Commonwealth Steel Company; real estate business; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1912-16; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916. Methodist. Died October 26, 1924 (age 64 years, 5 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Dena (Key) Niedringhaus and Frederick Gottlieb Niedringhaus; married 1888 to Hennie B. Johnson; first cousin of Henry Frederick Niedringhaus.
  Political family: Niedringhaus family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Henry O'Neill (1935-2020) — also known as Paul H. O'Neill — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 4, 1935. Republican. Computer systems analyst; president, International Paper Company, 1985-87; chairman and CEO of Alcoa Aluminum, 1987-99; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2001-02. Died, from lung cancer, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 18, 2020 (age 84 years, 136 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1954 to Nancy Jo Wolfe.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Paul O'Neill: Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill
Rolla Wells Rolla Wells (1856-1944) — also known as Rollo Wells — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 1, 1856. Democrat. Foundry business; general manager and receiver of street railways; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1901-09; governor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1914-19. Died in St. Louis, Mo., November 30, 1944 (age 88 years, 182 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Erastus Wells and Isabella Bowman (Henry) Wells; married, October 2, 1878, to Jane Howard 'Jennie' Parker; married to Carlota Marie Clark.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Federal Reserve History
  Image source: Federal Reserve History
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