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Politician members in Missouri

  Thomas Boylston Adams (1910-1997) — also known as Thomas B. Adams — of Lincoln, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 25, 1910. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; hotel executive; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1966; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Mass., June 4, 1997 (age 86 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams (1875-1964) and Marian (Morse) Adams (1878-1959); married, January 5, 1940, to Ramelle Frost Cochrane (1916-2004); grandnephew of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; great-grandson of Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); great-grandnephew of George Washington Adams; second great-grandson of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and Louisa Adams; second great-grandnephew of Benjamin Gorham; third great-grandson of John Adams (1735-1826), Nathaniel Gorham, Joshua Johnson and Abigail Adams; third great-grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; first cousin once removed of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); first cousin twice removed of William Everett; first cousin four times removed of William Cranch (1769-1855); second cousin thrice removed of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin of Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; third cousin once removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sewall-Adams-Quincy family of Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Thomas Swain Barclay (1892-1993) — also known as Thomas S. Barclay; Tom Barclay — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in St. Louis, Mo., January 26, 1892. Democrat. Professor of political science at Stanford University, 1927-57; Presidential Elector for California, 1944; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., December 21, 1993 (age 101 years, 329 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Reppert Barclay and Lillie (Swain) Barclay.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jane E. Barus (b. 1892) — of Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., 1892. Delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Essex County, 1947. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; League of Women Voters. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Maxwell Barus.
  Henry Mahan Beardsley (1858-1938) — also known as Henry M. Beardsley — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Knox County, Ohio, October 20, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1906-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Congregationalist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in 1938 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Fitch Beardsley and Martha (Mahan) Beardsley; married, April 24, 1883, to Marietta Davis.
  Barbara K. Bodine (b. 1948) — Born in St. Louis, Mo., 1948. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, 1997-. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Paul Harold Boeker (1938-2003) — also known as Paul H. Boeker — of Ohio; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 1938. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, 1977-80; Jordan, 1984-87. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of a brain tumor, in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 29, 2003 (age 64 years, 331 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Victor W. Boeker and Marie Dorothy (Bernthal) Boeker; married, November 25, 1961, to Margaret Macon Campbell.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Walker Bolling (1916-1991) — also known as Richard Bolling — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 17, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1949-83. Episcopalian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, apparently from a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1991 (age 74 years, 339 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Walker Bolling (1882-1929) and Florence (Easton) Bolling (1886-1978); married, June 7, 1945, to Barbara Stratton (1909-1996); married, February 29, 1984, to Nona (Goddard) Herndon (1930-2010); grandnephew of Richard Wilde Walker (1857-1936); great-grandson of Richard Wilde Walker (1823-1874); great-grandnephew of Percy Walker and Leroy Pope Walker; second great-grandson of John Williams Walker; first cousin once removed of Douglass Townshend Bolling; first cousin twice removed of John Williams Walker Fearn; first cousin four times removed of Beverley Randolph (1754-1797); second cousin thrice removed of John Wayles Eppes; second cousin four times removed of Theodorick Bland; third cousin twice removed of Francis Wayles Eppes; third cousin thrice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Julian Pleasant Bretz (1876-1951) — also known as Julian P. Bretz — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., December 29, 1876. Democrat. University professor; historian; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (Democratic, 37th District), 1932 (Democratic, 37th District), 1934 (Democratic, 37th District), 1944 (American Labor, 39th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936; chair of Tompkins County Democratic Party, 1936; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1942. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Alpha Order. Died June 15, 1951 (age 74 years, 168 days). Interment at Davis Chapel Cemetery, Dearborn, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Grizelda (Shull) Bretz (1847-1937) and James Polk Bretz (1849-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Augustus Bucklin Jr. (b. 1875) — also known as George A. Bucklin, Jr. — of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Norman, Cleveland County, Okla. Born in West Hartford, Ralls County, Mo., October 5, 1875. University professor; U.S. Consul in San Luis Potosi, 1908-10; Bordeaux, 1914-19; Acapulco, 1922-24; Victoria, 1924-32; U.S. Consul General in Guatemala City, 1910-14. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Augustus Bucklin and Mary Ann (Williamson) Bucklin; married 1904 to Emeline Wood Porter.
  Bennett Champ Clark (1890-1954) — also known as Joel Bennett Clark — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., January 8, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; speaker); U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1931-45; defeated in primary, 1944; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1945. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., July 13, 1954 (age 64 years, 186 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Wilbur W. Marsh; son of James Beauchamp Clark (1850-1921) and Genevieve (Bennett) Clark; married, October 5, 1922, to Miriam Marsh.
  Political family: Clark-Thomson family of Iowa and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Bainbridge Colby Bainbridge Colby (1869-1950) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 22, 1869. Lawyer; attorney for author Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain"); member of New York state assembly from New York County 29th District, 1902; among the founders of the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party in 1912; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1914, 1916; member, U.S. Shipping Board, 1917-19; resigned 1919; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1920; U.S. Secretary of State, 1920-21; law partner of Woodrow Wilson 1921-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, N.Y., April 11, 1950 (age 80 years, 110 days). Interment at Bemus Point Cemetery, Bemus Point, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Peck Colby and Frances (Bainbridge) Colby; married 1929 to Ann (Ahlstrand) Ely (1889-1963); third cousin of Oliver Carroll Clay (1849-1929); third cousin twice removed of John P. Colby; fourth cousin once removed of Frederick Myron Colby.
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Colby family of Warner, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Faithful Public Servant."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Felix Cole (1887-1969) — of Washington, D.C.; Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 12, 1887. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Petrograd, as of 1916-17; U.S. Consul General in Warsaw, as of 1929; Algiers, as of 1938-43; U.S. Minister to Ethiopia, 1945; U.S. Ambassador to Ceylon, 1948-49. Member, Order of the Coif; Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in 1969 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Lee Cole and Kate Dunn (Dewey) Cole; married, October 10, 1916, to T. Imshenetzkaya; married, September 22, 1928, to Marilla C. Cole (cousin).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Forrest C. Donnell (1884-1980) — of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Quitman, Nodaway County, Mo., August 20, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Governor of Missouri, 1941-45; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1945-51; defeated, 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Died in St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 1980 (age 95 years, 196 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Cary Donnell and Barbara Lee (Waggoner) Donnell; married, January 29, 1913, to Hilda Hays.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Rosemary Lucas Ginn (1912-2003) — also known as Rosemary L. Ginn; Rosemary Bewick Lucas; Mrs. M. Stanley Ginn — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Born in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., August 28, 1912. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956 (alternate), 1968, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1960-79; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1976-77. Female. Baptist. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Delta Delta Delta; American Legion Auxiliary. Died in Osage Beach Health Care Center, Osage Beach, Camden County, Mo., January 3, 2003 (age 90 years, 128 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Daughter of Reuben E. Lucas and Mary (Bewick) Lucas; married, June 21, 1934, to Milton Stanley Ginn.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Elmer O. Jones (1881-1943) — of La Plata, Macon County, Mo. Born in New Boston, Linn County, Mo., October 19, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; superintendent of schools; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Macon County, 1919-20, 1931-32; candidate for Missouri state attorney general, 1924, 1928. Christian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Modern Woodmen. Died, from a heart ailment, in Marceline, Linn County, Mo., April 27, 1943 (age 61 years, 190 days). Interment at La Plata Cemetery, La Plata, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Meredith Jones (1855-1926) and Francis Melvina (Davis) Jones (1858-1944); married, September 16, 1900, to Anna Elizabeth Nagle (1881-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Thomas W. Nadal Thomas William Nadal (b. 1875) — also known as Thomas W. Nadal — of Olivet, Eaton County, Mich.; Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born near Milroy, Rush County, Ind., June 17, 1875. Republican. College professor; member of Michigan state board of education, 1911-17; appointed 1911; acting president, Olivet College, Olivet, Mich., 1915-16; president, Drury College, Springfield, Mo., 1917. Congregationalist. English and French ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Modern Language Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Nadal and Jerusha (Richey) Nadal; married, June 2, 1909, to Kathryne Dillingham Wyckoff.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  Alice Sachs (1905-1997) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 18, 1905. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 9th District, 1956, 1958, 1960; candidate for New York state senate 20th District, 1962; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964, 1980, 1984; Presidential Elector for New York, 1976. Female. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; League of Women Voters; B'nai B'rith; Urban League; Phi Beta Kappa; American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP. Died at the Hallmark Nursing Centre in North Granville, Washington County, N.Y., March 29, 1997 (age 91 years, 101 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Sachs and Flora (Weil) Sachs.
  Byrd Fanita Sawyer (b. 1895) — also known as Byrd Fanita Wall; Mrs. Harry W. Sawyer — of Fallon, Churchill County, Nev.; Sparks, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., May 5, 1895. Democrat. School teacher; librarian; Presidential Elector for Nevada, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; National Education Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Gamma Phi Beta; Beta Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry J. Wall and Burd (McIlvaine) Wall; married, September 11, 1923, to Harry W. Sawyer.
  Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (1924-2016) — also known as Phyllis Schlafly; Phyllis McAlpin Stewart — of Alton, Madison County, Ill.; Ladue, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 15, 1924. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1952 (24th District), 1970 (23rd District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2004, 2008 (alternate), 2012, 2016. Female. Catholic. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Junior League; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha. Author of A Choice Not An Echo and other books; leader of opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment; founder and president of the Eagle Forum. Died, from cancer, in Ladue, St. Louis County, Mo., September 5, 2016 (age 92 years, 21 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Bruce Stewart; married, October 20, 1949, to John Fred Schlafly Jr. (c.1908-1993).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Phyllis Schlafly: Feminist Fantasies (2003) — A Choice, Not an Echo (1964) — Equal Pay for Unequal Work (1984) — Pornography's Victims (1987) — Safe Not Sorry (1967) — Kissinger on the Couch (1975) — No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom, with George Neumayr
  Books about Phyllis Schlafly: Carol Felsenthal, Sweetheart of the Silent Majority
  Isaac Newton Skelton IV (1931-2013) — also known as Ike Skelton — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo.; Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo.; Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo., December 20, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate, 1971-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1977-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Chi; Lions; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., October 28, 2013 (age 81 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
  Relatives: Married 1961 to Susan Anding.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Frank William Taussig (1859-1940) — also known as Frank W. Taussig; "The American Marshall" — Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 28, 1859. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1917-19. Member, American Economic Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., November 11, 1940 (age 80 years, 319 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Taussig and Adele (Wurpel) Taussig; brother of Walter M. Taussig (1862-1923).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Arba S. Van_Valkenburgh Arba Seymour Van Valkenburgh (1862-1944) — also known as Arba S. Van Valkenburgh — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., August 22, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1905-10; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1910-. Unitarian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in 1944 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence Van Valkenburgh and Sarah A. (Seymour) Van Valkenburgh; married, September 25, 1889, to Grace Elizabeth Ingold.
  Image source: U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri
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