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Clergy Politicians in Mississippi

  A. J. Brown — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1928, 1936; minister. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Frank Gailor (1856-1935) — also known as Thomas F. Gailor — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 17, 1856. Democrat. Episcopal priest; university professor; bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, 1898-1935; chancellor, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., 1908-35; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1924. Died October 3, 1935 (age 79 years, 16 days). Interment at University of the South Cemetery, Sewanee, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Marion Gailor and Charlotte (Moffett) Gailor; married 1885 to Ellen Douglas Cunningham; father of Frank Hoyt Gailor and Ellen Douglas Gailor (daughter-in-law of Grover Cleveland; who married Richard Folsom Cleveland).
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winfield Romeo Gaylord (1870-1943) — also known as Winfield R. Gaylord — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Verona, Lee County, Miss., June 14, 1870. Socialist. Pastor; Social Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1906; member of Wisconsin state senate 6th District, 1909-12; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1912. Died February 23, 1943 (age 72 years, 254 days). Interment at Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Hayne Leavell (1850-1930) — also known as William H. Leavell — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss.; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss.; Houston, Harris County, Tex.; Carrollton, Carroll County, Miss. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., May 24, 1850. Democrat. Ordained minister; U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1913-18. Baptist or Presbyterian. Died in Harris County, Tex., 1930 (age about 80 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, North Carrollton, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of John Rowland Leavell and Elizabeth Jane (Chalmers) Leavell; married, December 1, 1874, to Mary George (daughter of James Zachariah George).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  C. Robert Marsh — of Laurel, Jones County, Miss.; Dothan, Houston County, Ala.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Mississippi. Democrat. Pastor; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1988. Southern Baptist. Still living as of 2016.
  Frederick Waldron Phelps (1929-2014) — also known as Fred Phelps — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., November 13, 1929. Democrat. Lawyer; disbarred by the state of Kansas in 1979 over harassment of a court reporter and perjury during the proceedings; in 1985, nine Federal judges filed a disciplinary complaint against him over alleged false accusations, which led to an agreement that he cease law practice in Federal court; pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is widely reviled for its extreme hatred of homosexuals, and its tactics, such as picketing at military funerals; candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1990, 1994, 1998; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1992; candidate for mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1993, 1997. Baptist. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 19, 2014 (age 84 years, 126 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Step-son of Olive (Briggs) Phelps; son of Frederick Wade Phelps and Catherine Idalette (Johnson) Phelps; married, May 15, 1952, to Margie Marie Simms.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
Hiram Rhodes Revels Hiram Rhodes Revels (1827-1901) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., September 27, 1827. Republican. Minister; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state senate, 1870; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1870-71; secretary of state of Mississippi, 1873. African Methodist Episcopal. African and Lumbee Indian ancestry. First Black member of the U.S. Senate. Died, from a stroke, while attending a church conference, in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., January 16, 1901 (age 73 years, 111 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Revels; married to Phoebe Bass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
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