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Lawyer Politicians in Mississippi

  Walter Acker, Sr. (born c.1845) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Mississippi, about 1845. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1883, 1925-29. Burial location unknown.
  George Adams (1784-1844) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Natchez, Adams County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Lynchburg, Va., August 1, 1784. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1810-11, 1814; Mississippi state attorney general, 1828-29; U.S. Attorney for Mississippi, 1830-36; U.S. District Judge for Mississippi, 1836-38; resigned 1838. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., August 14, 1844 (age 60 years, 13 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Father of William Wirt Adams (1819-1888).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Huntington Adams (1792-1830) — also known as Robert H. Adams — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., 1792. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1828; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1830; died in office 1830. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 2, 1830 (age about 38 years). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams (1760-1795).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen Adams (1807-1857) — of Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss. Born in Pendleton District (now Anderson County), S.C., October 17, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1833-34; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1837-45, 1848; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1845-47; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1851; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1852-57. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., May 11, 1857 (age 49 years, 206 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winfred Cooper Adams (b. 1888) — also known as W. C. Adams — of Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss. Born in Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 25, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1920; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; American Legion; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Thomas Adams and Virginia (Johnston) Adams.
  Robert Andrew Ainsworth, Jr. (1910-1981) — also known as Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr. — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss., May 10, 1910. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Louisiana state senate, 1952-61; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1961-66; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1966-81; died in office 1981. Member, Order of the Coif; American Judicature Society. Died, during treatment for a heart attack, at Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 22, 1981 (age 71 years, 226 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Andrew Ainsworth and Catherine (Wursch) Ainsworth; married, October 14, 1933, to Elizabeth Hiern.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894) — also known as James L. Alcorn — of Livingston County, Ky.; Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss. Born near Golconda, Pope County, Ill., November 4, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1843; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1846, 1856-57; member of Mississippi state senate, 1848-54; candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1856; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of Mississippi, 1870-71; defeated, 1873; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1871-77. Died in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss., December 20, 1894 (age 78 years, 46 days). Interment at Alcorn Cemetery, Friars Point, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of James Alcorn (1788-1859) and Louisa (Lusk) Alcorn (1794-1858); married 1839 to Mary Catherine Stewart (died 1849); married 1850 to Amelia Walton Glover.
  Alcorn County, Miss. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julian Power Alexander (1887-1953) — also known as Julian P. Alexander — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., December 7, 1887. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1919-21; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1934-39; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1941-53; died in office 1953. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; American Bar Association; Newcomen Society; Kappa Sigma. Died, from coronary thrombosis, while a spectator at the Sugar Bowl football game, in Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 1, 1953 (age 65 years, 25 days). Interment at Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Charlton Henry Alexander and Matilda (MacMillan) Alexander; married, December 16, 1913, to Corabel Wharton Roberts (1889-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Monroe Alford (1876-1957) — also known as J. M. Alford — of Tylertown, Walthall County, Miss. Born in Pike County, Miss., August 19, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924, 1928. Died in Walthall County, Miss., May 3, 1957 (age 80 years, 257 days). Interment at Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Miss.
  Presumably named for: James Monroe
  Relatives: Son of Leander Raiford Alford (1832-1911) and Sophronia Curtis (Strickland) Alford (1833-1910); married to Eunice Simmons (1884-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Edward Allen (1896-1973) — also known as George E. Allen — of Washington, D.C. Born in Booneville, Prentiss County, Miss., February 29, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; hotel business; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1933-38, 1939-40; resigned 1938, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1936; Secretary of Democratic National Committee, 1943; speechwriter for Pres. Harry Truman; director, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1946. Methodist. Member, Kappa Sigma. Close friend of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. Died, following a heart attack, in the Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, Riverside County, Calif., April 23, 1973 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere in Booneville, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Sam P. Allen and Mollie (Plaxico) Allen; married, September 10, 1930, to Mary Keane.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Mills Allen (1846-1917) — also known as John M. Allen; "Private John" — of Tupelo, Lee County, Miss. Born in Tishomingo County, Miss., July 8, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; District Attorney, 1st District, 1876-80; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1885-1901; director, First State Bank, People's Bank and Trust Co., Tupelo Cotton Mills, Tupelo Fertilizer Factory. Died in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., October 30, 1917 (age 71 years, 114 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Tupelo, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of David M. Allen and Sallie Ann (Spencer) Allen; married, December 24, 1872, to Georgia Taylor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Haskell Alsup (b. 1945) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., June 27, 1945. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1999-. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Daniel Webster Ambrose, Jr. (1896-1992) — also known as Daniel W. Ambrose, Jr. — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Pickens, Holmes County, Miss., September 8, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi; Elks; National Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in February, 1992 (age 95 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Webster Ambrose and Mary Elizabeth (Ambrose) Ambrose; married to Irene N. Miller.
  Chapman Levy Anderson (1845-1924) — also known as Chapman L. Anderson — of Kosciusko, Attala County, Miss. Born near Macon, Noxubee County, Miss., March 15, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1879-80; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1887-91; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1896-97. Died April 27, 1924 (age 79 years, 43 days). Interment at Kosciusko Cemetery, Kosciusko, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Patton Anderson (1822-1872) — of Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash.; near Monticello, Jefferson County, Fla.; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born near Winchester, Franklin County, Tenn., February 16, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1850; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1855-57; delegate to Florida secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Florida to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., September 20, 1872 (age 50 years, 217 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Dozier Anderson (1862-1952) — also known as William D. Anderson — of Tupelo, Lee County, Miss. Born in Pontotoc County, Miss., July 20, 1862. Lawyer; Lee County Attorney; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1890; member of Mississippi state senate, 1890; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1910; appointed 1910. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Died January 6, 1952 (age 89 years, 170 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Tupelo, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Anderson and Mary (Dozier) Anderson; married, January 27, 1886, to Lena B. Clayton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Garnett Andrews (1837-1903) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss.; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., May 15, 1837. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1879-80; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1891-93. Died May 6, 1903 (age 65 years, 356 days). Interment at Rest Haven Cemetery, Washington, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Judge Garnett Andrews and Annulet (Ball) Andrews; married 1867 to Rosalie Champ Beirne.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Preston Armstrong (1884-1949) — also known as Walter P. Armstrong — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Pittsboro, Calhoun County, Miss., October 26, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928, 1940. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi. Died July 27, 1949 (age 64 years, 274 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of George Wells Armstrong and May (Cruthirds) Armstrong; married, November 12, 1912, to Irma Waddell.
Joseph W. Bailey Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey — of Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., October 6, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1888; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1891-1901; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1901-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1904; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1920. Died, from a coronary embolism, in a courtroom while defending a client, in the Grayson County Courthouse, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 13, 1929 (age 66 years, 189 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1835-1906) and Harriett Lucinda (Dees) Bailey (1840-1906); married to Ellen Beaty Murray (1859-1926); father of Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr. (1892-1943).
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1902
  Thomas Lowry Bailey (1888-1946) — also known as Thomas L. Bailey — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born near Maben, Webster County, Miss., January 6, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1916-40; Speaker of the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1924-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1928, 1944; Governor of Mississippi, 1944-46; died in office 1946. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club; Kappa Sigma; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in the Governor's Mansion, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., November 2, 1946 (age 58 years, 300 days). Interment somewhere in Meridian, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Anderson Bean Bailey and Rosa (Powell) Bailey; married, August 23, 1917, to Nellah Massey.
  Haley Reeves Barbour (b. 1947) — also known as Haley Barbour — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., October 22, 1947. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1982; lobbyist; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1993-97; Governor of Mississippi, 2004-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2004, 2008 (delegation chair), 2012. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr. and Grace LeFlore (Johnson) Barbour; married 1971 to Marsha Dickson (1949?-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William H. Barbour, Jr. (b. 1941) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., February 4, 1941. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1983-. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Barbour (1914-1999).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale (b. 1944) — Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., August 8, 1944. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1990-2009; took senior status 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  See also federal judicial profile
  James Arden Barnett (b. 1924) — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., August 4, 1924. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1960; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1964-68; member of Mississippi state senate 27th District, 1968-71; chancery judge in Mississippi, 1971-73. Baptist. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Arden Barnett and Vera (Turner) Barnett; married, March 4, 1945, to Lucy Owen.
  William Taylor Sullivan Barry (1821-1868) — also known as William T. S. Barry — of Greenwood, Leflore County, Miss. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., December 10, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1849-51, 1855; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1853-55; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., January 29, 1868 (age 46 years, 50 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Barry and Mary (Sullivan) Barry; married, December 20, 1851, to Sally Fearn (daughter of Thomas Fearn (1789-1863)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Tilden Bartlett (1877-1939) — also known as G. T. Bartlett — of Linden, Cass County, Tex. Born in Tippah County, Miss., February 2, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916 (alternate), 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1920, 1922. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in Texarkana Hospital, Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex., July 12, 1939 (age 62 years, 160 days). Interment at Linden Cemetery, Linden, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Burrill Bunn Battle (1838-1917) — of Lewisville, Lafayette County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Hinds County, Miss., July 24, 1838. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1871; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1885-1910. Died December 21, 1917 (age 79 years, 150 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph J. Battle and Nancy (Stricklin) Battle; married 1871 to Josephine A. Witherspoon (died 1899).
  William Henry Becker (1909-1992) — of Missouri. Born in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss., August 26, 1909. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1961-77; took senior status 1977. Died in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., February 2, 1992 (age 82 years, 160 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Neal Brooks Biggers, Jr. (b. 1935) — of Mississippi. Born in Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss., July 1, 1935. Lawyer; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1975-84; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1984-. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (1877-1947) — also known as Theodore G. Bilbo — of Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss. Born near Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss., October 13, 1877. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1908-12; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1912-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928, 1936, 1940, 1944; Governor of Mississippi, 1916-20, 1928-32; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1935-47; died in office 1947. Baptist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Ku Klux Klan. Author of the book Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization, which advocated deportation of all Black Americans to Africa. During the 1946 campaign, in a radio address, he called on "every red-blooded Anglo-Saxon man in Mississippi to resort to any means to keep hundreds of Negroes from the polls in the July 2 primary. And if you don't know what that means, you are just not up to your persuasive measures." After he won re-election, the Senate, appalled at his racist views and tactics, refused to seat him, and started an investigation. Died, of mouth cancer, in a hospital at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 21, 1947 (age 69 years, 312 days). Interment at Juniper Grove Cemetery, Near Poplarville, Pearl River County, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of James Oliver Bilbo and Beedy (Wallace) Bilbo; married, May 25, 1898, to Lillian S. Herrington; married, January 27, 1903, to Linda R. Gaddy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Black (d. 1854) — of Monroe, Franklin County, Miss.; Winchester, Va. Born in Massachusetts. Lawyer; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1826-32; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1832-33, 1833-38. Died in Winchester, Va., August 29, 1854. Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Avery Blakeney (c.1902-c.1961) — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Taylorsville, Smith County, Miss., about 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1929-31. Baptist. Died about 1961 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Alexander John Boarman (1839-1916) — also known as Aleck Boarman — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., December 10, 1839. Republican. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1865-67; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1872-73; circuit judge in Louisiana, 1877-81; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, 1881-1916; died in office 1916. Died in Loon Lake, Franklin County, N.Y., August 30, 1916 (age 76 years, 264 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of I. A. Boarman and Martha (Thompson) Boarman; married, November 29, 1898, to Frances I. Capen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (1914-1972) — also known as Hale Boggs — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Long Beach, Harrison County, Miss., February 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1941-43, 1947-72; died in office 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1968; Parliamentarian, 1964; chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee, chair, 1968; candidate in primary for Governor of Louisiana, 1952; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1957; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Catholic War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, and presumed killed in a plane crash, somewhere in Alaska, October 16, 1972 (age 58 years, 244 days). The wreckage was never found. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Robertson Boggs and Claire Josephine (Hale) Boggs; married, January 22, 1938, to Corinne Claiborne (1916-2013); father of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. and Cokie Roberts (National Public Radio reporter and commentator).
  Boggs Peak in the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas Hale Boggs: Gary Boulard, The Big Lie: Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez
  Robert Montgomery Bourdeaux (1882-1958) — also known as Robert M. Bourdeaux — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., March 14, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1925-27; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1933-38. Episcopalian. Died May 30, 1958 (age 76 years, 77 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Montgomery Bourdeaux and Caroline Maria (Walker) Bourdeaux; married, December 15, 1910, to Annie Wilson (1883-1964).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eaton Jackson Bowers (1865-1939) — also known as Eaton J. Bowers — of Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss.; Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss. Born in Canton, Madison County, Miss., June 17, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi Democratic State Executive Committee, 1886-1900; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1888, 1892; member of Mississippi state senate, 1896-1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1900, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1900-02; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1903-11. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 26, 1939 (age 74 years, 131 days). Interment at Cedar Rest Cemetery, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Eaton Jackson Bowers and Sallie Lee (Dinkins) Bowers; married, September 3, 1888, to Lula G. Posey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Louis Brachfield (1871-1947) — also known as Charles L. Brachfield — of Henderson, Rusk County, Tex. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., January 10, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate 8th District, 1903-06; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916; Rusk County Judge. Jewish. Died in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., June 6, 1947 (age 76 years, 147 days). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery, Palestine, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Brachfield and Henrietta 'Yetta' Brachfield.
  David C. Bramlette (b. 1939) — of Mississippi. Born in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Miss., 1939. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1991-. Still living as of 2002.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Earl Leroy Brewer (1869-1942) — also known as Earl Brewer — of Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Miss.; Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Carroll County, Miss., August 11, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1896-1900; Governor of Mississippi, 1912-16; defeated, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1912 (speaker), 1916, 1920 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 10, 1942 (age 72 years, 211 days). Interment somewhere in Clarksdale, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Ratcliff Rodney Brewer and Mary Elizabeth (McEachern) Brewer; married 1897 to Minnie Marion Block.
  Walter Scott Brower (b. 1888) — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Kewanee, Lauderdale County, Miss., November 17, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Alabama state senate, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1932. Member, American Arbitration Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Walter Scott
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Randolph Brower and Elizabeth Judieth (Ingram) Brower; married 1920 to Elizabeth Jordan.
  Albert Gallatin Brown (1813-1880) — also known as Albert G. Brown — of Terry, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Chester District (now Chester County), S.C., May 31, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1835-39; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1839-41, 1847-53 (at-large 1839-41, 4th District 1847-53); circuit judge in Mississippi, 1842-43; Governor of Mississippi, 1844-48; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1854-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Senator from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Member, Freemasons. Died near Terry, Hinds County, Miss., June 12, 1880 (age 67 years, 12 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Brown and Elizabeth (Rice) Brown; married 1835 to Elizabeth Taliaferro (1817-1836); married, January 12, 1841, to Roberta Eugenia Young (1813-1886).
  Brown County, Kan. is named for him.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert G. Brown (built 1943, scrapped 1960) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Charles William Buck (1849-1930) — also known as Charles W. Buck — of Woodford County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., March 17, 1849. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1885-89. Died in Jefferson County, Ky., November 30, 1930 (age 81 years, 258 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Buck and Mary (Bell) Buck; married, March 17, 1875, to Elizabeth Crow Bullitt; father of Charles Neville Buck (1879-1930; novelist).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas Jefferson Busby (1884-1964) — also known as T. Jeff Busby — of Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss. Born near Short, Tishomingo County, Miss., July 26, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; Chickasaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1912-20; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1923-35. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss., October 18, 1964 (age 80 years, 84 days). Interment at Houston Cemetery, Houston, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Son of Reubin Winston Busby and Laura Ann (Bartlett) Busby; married, June 4, 1912, to Joanna Martin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Adam Monroe Byrd (1859-1912) — also known as Adam M. Byrd — of Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Miss. Born in Sumter County, Ala., July 6, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1889; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1896; chancery judge in Mississippi, 1897-1903; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1903-11. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., June 21, 1912 (age 52 years, 351 days). Interment at Cedarlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Byrd and Elizabeth Byrd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Cage (c.1787-1859) — of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Miss.; near Houma, Terrebonne Parish, La. Born in Sumner County, Tenn., about 1787. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1829-32; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1833-35. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1859 (age about 72 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Wilkinson County, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Calhoon — of Kentucky; Madison County, Miss. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Solomon Saladin Calhoon (1838-1908).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  Solomon Saladin Calhoon (1838-1908) — also known as S. S. Calhoon — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss.; Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Canton, Madison County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born near Brandenburg, Meade County, Ky., January 2, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to Gov. William McWillie, 1857; newspaper editor; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1876-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1900-08; appointed 1900; died in office 1908. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died November 10, 1908 (age 70 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Calhoon and Louisiana (Brandenburg) Calhoon; married, December 21, 1865, to Margaret McWillie (daughter of William McWillie (1795-1869)).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  Benjamin Franklin Cameron, Jr. (1890-1964) — also known as Ben F. Cameron — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., December 14, 1890. School teacher; lawyer; attorney for railroads and Southern Bell Telephone; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1929-33. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1964 (age about 73 years). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Cameron and Elizabeth (Garner) Cameron; married, June 3, 1919, to Polly Paine.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Josiah Abigail Patterson Campbell (1830-1917) — also known as J. A. P. Campbell — of Kosciusko, Attala County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., March 2, 1830. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1851-59; Speaker of the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1859; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1870; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1876-94; chief justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1891-94. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., January 10, 1917 (age 86 years, 314 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Married, May 23, 1850, to Eugenia E. Nash.
  Ezekiel Samuel Candler, Jr. (1862-1944) — also known as Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. — of Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss. Born in Belleville, Hamilton County, Fla., January 18, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1888, 1932; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1901-21; mayor of Corinth, Miss., 1933-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Honor. Died in Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss., December 18, 1944 (age 82 years, 335 days). Interment at Henry Cemetery, Corinth, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Julia (Bevill) Candler and Ezekiel Samuel Candler (1838-1915); married, April 26, 1883, to Nancy Priscilla Hazlewood (died 1921); married, January 14, 1924, to Effie Merrill Newhardt (died 1930); married, June 21, 1933, to Ottie Doan Hardenstein; nephew of Milton Anthony Candler, Asa Griggs Candler and John Slaughter Candler; grandson of Samuel Charles Candler; grandnephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler; second great-grandson of William Candler (1736-1784); first cousin of Charles Murphey Candler; first cousin once removed of Allen Daniel Candler and George Scott Candler; second cousin of Thomas Slaughter Candler; second cousin twice removed of Mark Anthony Cooper; fourth cousin of Joseph Meriwether Terrell.
  Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George H. Carley (b. 1938) — of Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 24, 1938. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1966; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979-93; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1993-. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of George L. Carley, Jr. and Dorothy (Holmes) Carley; married 1960 to Sandra M. Lineberger.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Charles Hardy Carr (b. 1903) — also known as Charles H. Carr — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Coahoma, Coahoma County, Miss., August 18, 1903. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1943-46. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hardy Carr and MaiBelle (Landers) Carr; married, August 1, 1936, to Margaret (Applewhite) Cole.
  William Henry Carroll (1842-1915) — also known as William H. Carroll — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Panola County, Miss., February 18, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; cotton dealer; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1876 (speaker), 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1900. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 14, 1915 (age 73 years, 55 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Carroll (1810-1868) and Elizabeth Jane (Breathitt) Carroll (1819-1899); married, June 15, 1888, to Mattie McKay; nephew of Mary Catherine Carroll (1816-1842; who married Caleb Cushing Norvell); grandson of William Carroll.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
  Thomas Clendinen Catchings (1847-1927) — also known as Thomas C. Catchings — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in Hinds County, Miss., January 11, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1875-77; Mississippi state attorney general, 1877-85; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1885-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1904. Died in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., December 24, 1927 (age 80 years, 347 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  H. H. Chalmers — Lawyer; law partner of T. W. White; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Williams Chalmers; brother of James Ronald Chalmers; nephew of John Gordon Chalmers (1803-1847).
  Political family: Chalmers family of Mississippi.
  James Ronald Chalmers (1831-1898) — also known as James R. Chalmers — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born near Lynchburg, Halifax County, Va., January 12, 1831. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1852; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state senate, 1876-77; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1877-82, 1884-85 (6th District 1877-82, 2nd District 1884-85). Died, from complications of the grippe, in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 9, 1898 (age 67 years, 87 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Williams Chalmers; brother of H. H. Chalmers; nephew of John Gordon Chalmers (1803-1847).
  Political family: Chalmers family of Mississippi.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Williams Chalmers (1807-1853) — also known as Joseph W. Chalmers — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Halifax County, Va., 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1845-47. Died June 16, 1853 (age about 45 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Relatives: Brother of John Gordon Chalmers (1803-1847); father of H. H. Chalmers and James Ronald Chalmers.
  Political family: Chalmers family of Mississippi.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
George E. Chamberlain George Earle Chamberlain (1854-1928) — also known as George E. Chamberlain — of Albany, Linn County, Ore.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., January 1, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1880-84; Oregon state attorney general, 1891-95; appointed 1891; Governor of Oregon, 1903-09; resigned 1909; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1904, 1924 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1909-21; defeated, 1920; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1912. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Washington, D.C., July 9, 1928 (age 74 years, 190 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Thomson Chamberlain and Pamela A. (Archer) Chamberlain; married, May 21, 1879, to Sarah Newman Welch; grandson of Stevenson Archer (1786-1848).
  Political family: Archer family of Churchville, Maryland.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1902
  Walter Marion Chandler (1867-1935) — also known as Walter M. Chandler — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Yazoo County, Miss., December 8, 1867. Cowboy; school teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1913-19, 1921-23; defeated (Republican), 1918, 1922, 1923, 1924. Died, from a heart attack and intestinal malady, in Post-Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 16, 1935 (age 67 years, 98 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of King David Chandler and Mary Frances (Harrison) Chandler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1809-1884) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 24, 1809. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1830-34; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1835-37, 1837-38. Died near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., May 17, 1884 (age 75 years, 23 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Mary Magdalene (Hutchins) Claiborne (1777-1816); nephew of William Charles Cole Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; great-grandfather of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr.; great-granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs; second great-grandfather of Claiborne de Borda Pell (1918-2009); second great-granduncle of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin once removed of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856).
  Political families: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817) — also known as William C. C. Claiborne — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Sussex County, Va., 1775. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; state court judge in Tennessee, 1796; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1797-1801; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1801-04; Governor of Orleans Territory, 1804-12; Governor of Louisiana, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1817; died in office 1817. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Fought a duel with Daniel Clark on June 8, 1807; he was wounded in the thigh. Died of a liver ailment, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 23, 1817 (age about 42 years). Originally entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.; re-entombed in 1872 at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1748-1809) and Mary (Leigh) Claiborne (1750-1782); brother of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; married to Clarissa Duralde (1776-1809), Suzette Bosque and Elizabeth Lewis; uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-granduncle of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; third great-granduncle of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Claiborne counties in La., Miss. and Tenn. are named for him.
  Epitaph: "Cara patria, carior libertas; ubi est libertas, ibi mea patria." [Dear my country, dearer liberty; where liberty is, there is my country.]
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Paul Clarke (1854-1916) — also known as James P. Clarke — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., August 18, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1886-88; member of Arkansas state senate, 1888-92; Arkansas state attorney general, 1892-94; Governor of Arkansas, 1895-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1903-16; died in office 1916. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 1, 1916 (age 62 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Clarke and Ellen (White) Clarke; married, November 10, 1883, to Sallie Moore (1856-1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Plemon Coleman (1914-1991) — also known as J. P. Coleman — of Ackerman, Choctaw County, Miss. Born in Ackerman, Choctaw County, Miss., January 9, 1914. Democrat. Secretary to U.S. Rep. Aaron Lane Ford, 1935-39; lawyer; newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940, 1956; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1944; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1947-50; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1950; Mississippi state attorney general, 1950-56; Governor of Mississippi, 1956-60; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1960-64; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1965-. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died September 28, 1991 (age 77 years, 262 days). Interment at Enon Cemetery, Ackerman, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas A. Coleman and Jennie Essie (Worrell) Coleman; married, May 2, 1937, to Margaret Janet Dennis.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Ross Alexander Collins (1880-1968) — also known as Ross A. Collins — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born in Collinsville, Lauderdale County, Miss., April 25, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; Mississippi state attorney general, 1911-19; candidate in primary for Governor of Mississippi, 1919; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1921-35, 1937-43; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1934 (primary), 1947. Presbyterian or Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., July 14, 1968 (age 88 years, 80 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Monroe Collins and Rebecca J. (Ethridge) Collins; married, November 2, 1904, to Alfreda Grant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Meyers Colmer (1890-1980) — also known as William M. Colmer — of Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss. Born in Moss Point, Jackson County, Miss., February 11, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Jackson County Attorney, 1921-27; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1933-73 (6th District 1933-63, 5th District 1963-73); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Woodmen; Rotary; Pi Kappa Alpha; Elks. Died in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss., September 9, 1980 (age 90 years, 211 days). Interment at Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Colmer and Anna S. (Meyers) Colmer; married, September 17, 1917, to Ruth Miner.
  Cross-reference: Trent Lott
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John H. Cook (b. 1874) — of Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Miss. Born in Jasper County, Miss., February 27, 1874. Republican. School teacher; postmaster; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1922; U.S. Marshal, 1922-25; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1925-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1928. Methodist. German, English, and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Cook and Susan (Mounger) Cook; married 1900 to Annie Griffith.
  John Patrick Henry Culkin (1887-1951) — also known as J. H. Culkin — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in Oak Ridge, Warren County, Miss., April 17, 1887. Democrat. School teacher and principal; newspaper editor; Warren County Superintendent of Education, 1912-26; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928; member of Mississippi state senate, 1929-42. Catholic. Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Rotary; Woodmen; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1951 (age about 64 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Patrick Henry
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Lawrence Culkin and Elizabeth (Hearn) Culkin; married, July 12, 1915, to Clara Augusta Linstrom.
  George Waddel Currie (b. 1885) — also known as George W. Currie — of Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Miss. Born in Mt. Carmel, Covington County, Miss., October 18, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; chair of Forrest County Democratic Party, 1920-29. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward James Currie and Lucy (Westbrook) Currie; married, June 12, 1912, to Anita Gibon.
Lewis W. Cutrer Lewis Wesley Cutrer (1904-1981) — also known as Lewis W. Cutrer — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Osyka, Pike County, Miss., November 5, 1904. Lawyer; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1958-63; defeated, 1963. Died in a hospital at Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 7, 1981 (age 76 years, 183 days). Interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Time Magazine, March 23, 1962
  Thomas Green Davidson (1805-1883) — also known as Thomas G. Davidson — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Coles Creek, Jefferson County, Miss., August 3, 1805. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1833-46, 1874-78, 1880, 1883; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1855-61. Died in Springfield, Livingston Parish, La., September 11, 1883 (age 78 years, 39 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clifford Davis (1897-1970) — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Miss., November 18, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; city judge in Tennessee, 1923-27; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1940-65 (9th District 1940-43, 10th District 1943-53, 9th District 1953-65). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Moose; Elks; Order of Ahepa. Died in Washington, D.C., June 8, 1970 (age 72 years, 202 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Odom A. Davis and Jessie Davis; married to Carolyn Leigh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Dick Davis (b. 1879) — also known as Thomas D. Davis — of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla. Born in Macedonia, Forrest County, Miss., March 7, 1879. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Grenoble, 1915-18; Calais, as of 1919-24; Patras, as of 1926-29; Boulogne-sur-Mer, as of 1932; SAINT John, as of 1938-43. Burial location unknown.
  James Ozro Day (b. 1888) — also known as James O. Day — of Mississippi; Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Decatur, Newton County, Miss., November 30, 1888. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Mississippi state senate 27th District, 1928-32; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1933; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1942-45. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Marion Day and Eliza P. (Clark) Day; married, October 1, 1918, to Maude Barbara Reeves.
  Hampton Dellinger (b. 1967) — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., April 30, 1967. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Estes Dellinger III (1941-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lewis Dent (1823-1874) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 1823. Lawyer; circuit judge in California; elected 1850; candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1869. Died in Washington, D.C., March 22, 1874 (age 51 years, 19 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Fayette Dent (1787-1873) and Ellen Bay (Wrenshall) Dent (1793-1857); brother of George Wrenshall Dent, Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902; who married Ulysses Simpson Grant) and Ellen Wrenshall 'Nellie' Dent (1828-1904; who married Alexander Sharp); uncle of Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912) and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob McGavock Dickinson (1851-1928) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., January 30, 1851. Lawyer; general counsel, Illinois Central Railroad; U.S. Secretary of War, 1909-11. Died December 13, 1928 (age 77 years, 318 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dickinson and Anna (McGavock) Dickinson; married, April 20, 1876, to Martha Overton.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Wall Doxey (1892-1962) — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., August 8, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-23; District Attorney 3rd District, 1923-29; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1929-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1941-43. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 2, 1962 (age 69 years, 206 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of John Sanford Doxey and Sarah (Jones) Doxey; married, October 9, 1916, to Myrtle Johnson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986) — also known as James O. Eastland; "Slippery Jim" — of Morton, Scott County, Miss.; Ruleville, Sunflower County, Miss. Born in Doddsville, Sunflower County, Miss., November 28, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1928-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1941, 1943-79. Methodist. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died February 19, 1986 (age 81 years, 83 days). Interment at Forest Cemetery, Forest, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Woods Caperton Eastland and Alma (Austin) Eastland; married, July 6, 1932, to Elizabeth Coleman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about James O. Eastland: Chris Myers Asch, The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer
  William Nathaniel Ethridge, Jr. (1912-1971) — of Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., August 3, 1912. Lawyer; law professor; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1950-71; died in office 1971; chief justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1966-71; died in office 1971. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died July 29, 1971 (age 58 years, 360 days). Interment at Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of William Nathaniel Ethridge (1883-1967) and Laura Mae (Ramage) Ethridge (1886-1975); married, December 14, 1946, to Lura Elizabeth Clark (1923-2011).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lester Glenn Fant (1875-1946) — also known as Lester G. Fant — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., October 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1912-14, 1929-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1920, 1924 (alternate). Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died December 6, 1946 (age 71 years, 38 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Selden Fant and Nannie Bell (Williams) Fant; married, June 29, 1904, to Cordelia Leach.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles B. Faris (b. 1864) — of Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Mo. Born near Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Miss., October 3, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Pemiscot County, 1891-92; Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney, 1893-99; president, Bank of Caruthersville, 1898-1910; chair of Pemiscot County Democratic Party, 1903; circuit judge in Missouri 28th Circuit, 1910-12; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1913-19; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1919-30. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James White Faris and Willie Ann (Stovall) Faris; married, August 22, 1894, to Anna L. McClanahan (1875-?).
  Joseph Charles Feduccia (1910-1978) — also known as Joe Feduccia — of Cleveland, Bolivar County, Miss. Born in Baltimore, Md., 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1960; circuit judge in Mississippi 11th District, 1971-78. Sicilian ancestry. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., October 28, 1978 (age about 68 years). Interment at New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Salvatore A. Feduccia and Maria Grace (Serio) Feduccia.
  Scott Field (1847-1931) — of Calvert, Robertson County, Tex. Born in Canton, Madison County, Miss., January 26, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; school teacher; lawyer; Robertson County Prosecuting Attorney, 1878-82; member of Texas state senate, 1887-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1892; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1903-07. Died in Calvert, Robertson County, Tex., December 20, 1931 (age 84 years, 328 days). Interment at Calvert Cemetery, Calvert, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Virgil Fletcher (b. 1869) — also known as R. V. Fletcher — of Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Grant County, Ky., September 27, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Mississippi state attorney general, 1907-08; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1908-09; appointed 1908; general attorney, Illinois Central Railroad, 1911. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Fletcher and Mary (Luman) Fletcher; married, June 26, 1893, to Etta Childers.
  Robert Virgil Fletcher (b. 1869) — of Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Washington, D.C. Born in Grant County, Ky., September 27, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Mississippi state attorney general, 1907-08; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1908-09; general attorney, Illinois Central Railroad, 1911-19. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Fletcher and Mary (Luman) Fletcher; married, June 26, 1893, to Etta Childers.
  Aaron Lane Ford (1903-1983) — of Ackerman, Choctaw County, Miss. Born in Potts Camp, Marshall County, Miss., December 21, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1935-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., July 8, 1983 (age 79 years, 199 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Cuthbert, Ga.
  Cross-reference: James Plemon Coleman
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Andrew F. Fox Andrew Fuller Fox (1849-1926) — also known as Andrew F. Fox — of West Point, Clay County, Miss. Born in Reform, Pickens County, Ala., April 26, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Mississippi state senate, 1891-93; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1893-96; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1897-1903. Died in West Point, Clay County, Miss., August 29, 1926 (age 77 years, 125 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Hughes) Fox (1819-1862) and Henry 'Hally' Fox (1820-1896); married, August 24, 1873, to Phoebe Augusta Branson (1853-1900); married 1902 to Annetta Scott (died 1951); second cousin four times removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); third cousin thrice removed of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, William Charles Cole Claiborne, John Claiborne, Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856).
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  John D. Freeman (c.1806-1886) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., about 1806. Lawyer; Mississippi state attorney general, 1841-51; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1851-53. Died in Canon City, Fremont County, Colo., January 17, 1886 (age about 80 years). Interment somewhere in Jackson, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Harold White Gautier (1893-1965) — also known as Harold Gautier — of Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss. Born in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss., October 17, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940. Died in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss., July 9, 1965 (age 71 years, 265 days). Interment at Krebs Cemetery (Old Spanish Fort Cemetery), Pascagoula, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Gautier (1868-1944) and Palmyre Elizabeth (White) Gautier (1869-1948); married to Pearl Abby Gessman (1895-1984); great-grandnephew of Denis Prieur (1791-1857).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Thomas P. Gore Thomas Pryor Gore (1870-1949) — also known as Thomas P. Gore — of Texas; Lawton, Comanche County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Embry, Webster County, Miss., December 10, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1898; member Oklahoma territorial council, 1903-05; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-21, 1931-37; defeated, 1920, 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (speaker), 1928; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1912-16. Member, Knights of Pythias; Moose; Woodmen; Elks. Blind due to an accident suffered when he was a boy; first blind member of the U.S. Senate. Died March 16, 1949 (age 78 years, 96 days). Originally entombed at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.; later interred in 1949 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Tom M. Gore and Carrie E. (Wingo) Gore; married, December 27, 1900, to Nina Kay; father of Nina Gore Auchincloss (who married Hugh Dudley Auchincloss); grandfather of Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Jr. (1925-2012).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  The town of Gore, Oklahoma, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Alexander Graves (1844-1916) — of Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo. Born in Mt. Carmel, Covington County, Miss., August 25, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1883-85; defeated, 1884. Died in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo., December 23, 1916 (age 72 years, 120 days). Interment at Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Oscar Lee Gray (1865-1936) — also known as Oscar L. Gray — of Butler, Choctaw County, Ala. Born in Mississippi, July 2, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1915-19; circuit judge in Alabama, 1935-36. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., January 2, 1936 (age 70 years, 184 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Watt Gregory (1861-1933) — also known as Thomas W. Gregory — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Crawfordsville (unknown county), Miss., November 6, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1904, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President); U.S. Attorney General, 1914-19. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died, of pneumonia, in his room at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1933 (age 71 years, 112 days). Interment somewhere in Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Robert Gregory (killed in Civil War) and Mary Cornelia (Watt) Gregory; married, February 22, 1893, to Julia Nalle.
  Gregory Gymnasium (built 1930), a sports arena at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Whitfield Griffith (b. 1853) — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss.; Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born near Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., January 3, 1853. College professor; lawyer; banker; mayor of Vicksburg, Miss., 1905-09; Warren County Treasurer, 1912-16. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Griffith and Sallie (Whitfield) Griffith; married, May 7, 1879, to Cora Bertha Griffing.
Cecil Claymon Grimes, Jr. Cecil Claymon Grimes, Jr. (1922-2014) — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., July 23, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959-62; member of South Carolina state senate, 1962-72 (Georgetown County 1962-66, 10th District 1967-68, 15th District 1969-72); bank director. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Rotary. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., October 8, 2014 (age 92 years, 77 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Prince George Winyah Cemetery, Georgetown, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Sadie (Ehlers) Grimes (1898-1990) and Cecil Claymon Grimes, Sr. (1900-1982); married, October 4, 1947, to Harriet Horry Pyatt (1925-2014).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Walter Eugene Guess (1932-1975) — also known as W. Eugene Guess; Gene Guess — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Mississippi, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1965-72; Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 1971-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1972. Protestant. Died in 1975 (age about 43 years). Burial location unknown.
  Ufa Earl Guthrie (1888-1964) — also known as Ufa E. Guthrie — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Sylvarena, Smith County, Miss., March 28, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1928; member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1928-30. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., November 29, 1964 (age 76 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Duncan Guthrie and Cornelia Aquilla (Addy) Guthrie.
  Lee Davis Hall (1893-1963) — also known as Lee D. Hall — of Columbia, Marion County, Miss. Born in Laurel, Jones County, Miss., November 20, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; Mayor of Columbia, Miss., 1923-26; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1949-61. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; American Legion; Rotary. Died October 30, 1963 (age 69 years, 344 days). Interment at Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Wesley W. Hall and Julia (Wright) Hall; married, December 6, 1916, to Albertine Odom.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Samuel Hall (1879-1941) — also known as Robert S. Hall — of Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Miss. Born in Williamsburg, Covington County, Miss., March 10, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1906-08; Forrest County Attorney, 1910-12; district attorney 12th District, 1912-18; circuit judge in Mississippi 12th District, 1918-29; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1929-33. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., June 10, 1941 (age 62 years, 92 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Evans Hall and Effie (McDonald) Hall; married, April 10, 1901, to Lenore Robinson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lamar Hardy (1879-1950) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., May 29, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; Corporation Counsel, New York City, 1915-17; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1935-38. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Phi Delta Theta. Died, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 18, 1950 (age 71 years, 81 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. William Harris Hardy and Harriet 'Hattie' (Lott) Hardy; married, October 1, 1914, to Micheline Michel.
  Rufus Hardy (1855-1943) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born near Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., December 16, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; Navarro County Attorney, 1880-84; district attorney, 13th District, 1884-88; district judge in Texas 13th District, 1888-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1907-23. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died March 13, 1943 (age 87 years, 87 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Hardy and Paulina Jane (Whittaker) Hardy; married 1881 to Felicia E. Peck.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gregg Livingston Harper (b. 1956) — also known as Gregg Harper — of Pearl, Rankin County, Miss. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., June 1, 1956. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Rankin County Republican Party, 2000-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 2009-. Baptist. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Byron Patton Harrison (1881-1941) — also known as Pat Harrison — of Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss. Born in Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., August 29, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1911-19; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1919-41; died in office 1941; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1936, 1940. Methodist. Member, Woodmen; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Washington, D.C., June 22, 1941 (age 59 years, 297 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Adams Harrison and Myrna Ann (Patton) Harrison; married, January 19, 1905, to Mary Edwena McInnis (1888-1969).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harvey Helm (1865-1919) — of Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 2, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1893-94; Lincoln County Attorney, 1897-1905; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1900; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1907-19; died in office 1919. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., March 3, 1919 (age 53 years, 91 days). Interment at Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry (1843-1930) — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss. Born near Cynthia, Madison County, Miss., February 12, 1843. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1878, 1890; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1897-1901; member of Mississippi state senate, 1904-08. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., May 18, 1930 (age 87 years, 95 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Patrick Henry
  Relatives: Uncle of Patrick Henry (1861-1933).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Wilson Shedric Hill (1863-1921) — also known as Wilson S. Hill — of Winona, Montgomery County, Miss. Born in Choctaw County, Miss., January 19, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1887; District Attorney 5th District, 1891-1903; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1903-09; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1914-21. Died in 1921 (age about 58 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Winona, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Samuel Hill and Elizabeth Hill; married, November 5, 1887, to Claudia Money.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Edward Hooker (1825-1914) — also known as Charles E. Hooker — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Union, Union County, S.C., 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860, 1904; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Mississippi state attorney general, 1865; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1875-83, 1887-95, 1901-03 (5th District 1875-83, 7th District 1887-95, 1901-03). Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., January 8, 1914 (age about 88 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Perry W. Howard Perry Wilbon Howard, Jr. (1877-1961) — also known as Perry W. Howard — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Ebenezer, Holmes County, Miss., June 14, 1877. Republican. College professor; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1912, 1916, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956; member of Republican National Committee from Mississippi, 1924-60. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Washington, D.C., February 1, 1961 (age 83 years, 232 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Perry Wilbon Howard (1835-1907) and Sarah 'Sallie' Howard; married, August 14, 1907, to Wilhelmina Lucas (died 1957).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Volney Erskine Howard (1809-1889) — also known as Volney E. Howard — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss.; San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine, October 22, 1809. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1836; candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1840; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; Texas state attorney general, 1846; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1849-53; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1878-79; superior court judge in California, 1879. Injured in duel with Hiram G. Runnels. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 14, 1889 (age 79 years, 204 days). Original interment at Fort Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), Los Angeles, Calif.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Howard County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Abram Stephanus Humphreys (b. 1868) — also known as Abram S. Humphreys — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., January 16, 1868. Lawyer; circuit judge in Hawaii, 1900-02. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abram S. Humphreys and Eliza (Tucker) Humphreys.
  Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (1865-1923) — also known as Benjamin G. Humphreys — of Greenville, Washington County, Miss. Born in Claiborne County, Miss., August 17, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; District Attorney 4th Circuit, 1895-1903; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1903-23; died in office 1923; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1916, 1920. Died in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., October 16, 1923 (age 58 years, 60 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (1808-1882) and Mildred Hickman (Maury) Humphreys (1823-1899); married, October 9, 1889, to Louise Yerger; father of William Yerger Humphreys.
  Political family: Humphreys family of Greenville, Mississippi.
  The Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge (built 1938-40, closed and demolished 2010-12), over the Mississippi River between Greenville, Mississippi, and Lake Village, Arkansas, was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Parry Wayne Humphreys (1778-1839) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss. Born in Staunton, Va., 1778. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in Tennessee, 1807-09; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1809-13, 1818-36; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1813-15; banker. Died in Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss., February 12, 1839 (age about 60 years). Interment at Methodist Cemetery, Hernando, Miss.
  Humphreys County, Tenn. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Colbert Keady (1913-1989) — also known as W. C. Keady — of Greenville, Washington County, Miss. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., April 2, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1940-43; member of Mississippi state senate, 1944-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944, 1960 (alternate); U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1968-83; took senior status 1983. Died June 16, 1989 (age 76 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  William Dean Kellogg (1814-1872) — also known as William Kellogg — of Canton, Fulton County, Ill.; Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; Nebraska; Mississippi. Born in Kelloggsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, July 8, 1814. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1849-50; circuit judge in Illinois, 1850-55; U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1857-63; justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1865-67; chief justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1865-67; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Illinois District, 1867-69. Died in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., December 20, 1872 (age 58 years, 165 days). Interment at Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Kellogg (1782-1830) and Paulina (Dean) Kellogg (1782-1875); married, December 21, 1843, to Lucinda Caroline Ross (1821-1900); second cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; second cousin twice removed of James Hodges, Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) and Frank Billings Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin of Orlando Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case, Elijah Hunt Mills, James Leonard Hodges, Alvan Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Rowland Case Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Ingersoll, Jared Ingersoll, Pierpont Edwards, Jason Kellogg, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Peter Buell Porter, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Daniel Fiske Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Oliver Ellsworth, Isaiah Kidder, Lyman Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; fourth cousin of Parmenio Adams, Abiel Case, Silas Wright, Jr., Marshall Chapin, Jairus Case, Elisha Hunt Allen, Gouverneur Morris, Marcus Morton, Almon Case, Edwin Carpenter Pinney and Nelson Appleton Miles; fourth cousin once removed of John Davenport, Aaron Burr, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Jedediah Sabin, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Elisha Phelps, Charles Jared Ingersoll, Lancelot Phelps, Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Joseph Reed Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg, John Russell Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), John Larkin Payson, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Charles Anthony Ingersoll, Charles Phelps Huntington, Peter Buell Porter, Jr., Thomas Belden Butler, Oliver Dwight Filley, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Edmund Gillett Chapin, Farrand Fassett Merrill, Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case, Peter Augustus Porter, Augustus Sabin Chase, William Fessenden Allen, Zenas Ferry Moody, Charles Edward Phelps, John Milton Hay, Charles Kellogg (1839-1903), Marden Sabin, Joseph Spalding, James Levi Hotchkiss, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, Frederick Hobbes Allen, George Watson French and Claude Carpenter Pinney.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Lucius Q. C. Lamar Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Covington, Newton County, Ga.; Abbeville, Lafayette County, Miss.; Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., September 17, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; president, University of Mississippi, 1849-52; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1853; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1857-60, 1873-77; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1865, 1868, 1875, 1877, 1881; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1877-85; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1885-88; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1888-93; died in office 1893. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., January 23, 1893 (age 67 years, 128 days). Original interment at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.; reinterment in 1894 at St. Peter's Cemetery, Oxford, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar; nephew of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859); uncle of William Bailey Lamar; cousin *** of Absalom Harris Chappell.
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  Lamar counties in Ala., Ga. and Miss. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Alfred Dillingham Land (b. 1842) — also known as Alfred D. Land — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Holmes County, Miss., January 15, 1842. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; district judge in Louisiana, 1894-1903; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1903-12; appointed 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Thompson Land and Mary Eliza (Dillingham) Land; married, November 11, 1869, to Sarah Virginia Lister.
  James Cullen Looney (1903-1977) — also known as J. C. Looney — of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 18, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; director of many firms involved in activities such as banking, bus transit, concrete, lumber, radio broadcasting, automobile service, and operating a hotel; chair of Hidalgo County Democratic Party, 1932-40, 1954-68; Hidalgo County Judge, 1941-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Protestant. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners. Died in March, 1977 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Owen Looney and Virginia (Dean) Looney; married, June 15, 1933, to Margaret Estelle Montgomery.
  Chester Trent Lott (b. 1941) — also known as Trent Lott — of Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Grenada, Grenada County, Miss., October 9, 1941. Republican. Lawyer; administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. William M. Colmer, 1968-72; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1973-89; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1989-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2004, 2008. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Chester P. Lott and Iona (Watson) Lott; married, December 27, 1964, to Patricia E. Thompson.
  Cross-reference: Thomas H. Anderson, Jr. — Charles W. Pickering — Roger F. Wicker
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Trent Lott: Master of the Game : Tales from a Republican Revolutionary (2004) — Herding Cats: A Life in Politics (2005)
  Flavius Josephus Lovejoy (1830-1862) — also known as Flavius J. Lovejoy — Born in 1830. Lawyer; law partner of Edward C. Walthall; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1857; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., 1862 (age about 32 years). Burial location unknown.
  Eugene Magee (d. 1835) — Born in Baltimore, Md. Lawyer; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1832; member of Mississippi state senate, 1833-34. Died in 1835. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
  Benjamin Drake Magruder (b. 1838) — also known as B. D. Magruder — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Jefferson County, Miss., September 27, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1885-1906. Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1864 to Julia M. Latham.
  Booth M. Malone (b. 1854) — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis.; Denver, Colo. Born in Benton County, Miss., August 9, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Beloit, Wis., 1883-85; Rock County District Attorney, 1885-91; district judge in Colorado 2nd District, 1901-07. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Harwell Malone and Mary Cole (Cossitt) Malone; married, July 1, 1878, to Alma M. Bennett.
  Macye Maness (1904-1993) — also known as Macye Dona Jones — of Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo. Born in Blue Springs, Union County, Miss., June 5, 1904. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; abstractor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Ripley County, 1941-42; chair of Ripley County Democratic Party, 1949. Female. Died in Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo., March 18, 1993 (age 88 years, 286 days). Interment at Doniphan Oak Ridge Cemetery, Doniphan, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1930, to Howard Randolph Maness (1904-1970).
  Political family: Maness-Carroll-Caudle-Gavin family of Sanford, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vannoy Hartrog Manning (1839-1892) — also known as Van H. Manning — of Hamburg, Ashley County, Ark.; Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 26, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1877-83. Died in Branchville, Prince George's County, Md., November 2, 1892 (age 53 years, 99 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Henry Marsalis (1904-1971) — also known as John H. Marsalis — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in McComb, Pike County, Miss., May 9, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; District Attorney, 10th District, 1944-48; U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950, 1952; district judge in Colorado, 1955-62. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Exchange Club. Died in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., June 26, 1971 (age 67 years, 48 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Hillery Marsalis and Alice Bryant (Warner) Marsalis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alonzo Gustavus Mayers (1821-1905) — also known as Alonzo G. Mayers — of Brandon, Rankin County, Miss. Born in Winchester, Wayne County, Miss., March 6, 1821. Lawyer; newspaper editor; circuit judge in Mississippi 8th District, 1876-98. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., February 6, 1905 (age 83 years, 337 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Miss.
  Relatives: Married 1848 to Elizabeth C. King (died 1852); married, February 14, 1856, to Nancy Louise Nannie McLaurin (1833-1910).
  Alexander Keith McClung (1809-1855) — also known as Alexander K. McClung; "The Black Knight of the South" — of Mississippi. Born in Virginia, 1809. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Bolivia, 1849-51. Killed his opponents in a number of duels. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, with a dueling pistol, in a hotel room at Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 23, 1855 (age about 45 years). Interment at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of William McClung (1758-1811); nephew of John Marshall.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Jackson McConnico (1875-1969) — also known as Andrew J. McConnico — of Vaiden, Carroll County, Miss. Born in Vaiden, Carroll County, Miss., February 20, 1875. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; U.S. Consul in SAINT Johns, 1909-13; Trinidad, 1913-17; Corinto, 1917-19; Guadalajara, 1919-24; Bluefields, 1924-26; Hull, as of 1932. Died July 21, 1969 (age 94 years, 151 days). Interment at Vaiden Cemetery, Vaiden, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Rayford McGehee (1883-1962) — also known as Dan R. McGehee — of Meadville, Franklin County, Miss. Born in Little Springs, Franklin County, Miss., September 10, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1924-28, 1932-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1948 (alternate); member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1928-32; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1935-47. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in Meadville, Franklin County, Miss., February 9, 1962 (age 78 years, 152 days). Interment at Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Frank A. McLain Frank Alexander McLain (1852-1920) — also known as Frank A. McLain — of Gloster, Amite County, Miss. Born near Gloster, Amite County, Miss., January 29, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1881-83; district attorney, 1883-95; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1898-1909 (6th District 1898-1903, 7th District 1903-09); Mississippi state supreme court commissioner, 1910-12. Died in Gloster, Amite County, Miss., October 10, 1920 (age 68 years, 255 days). Interment at Roseland Cemetery, Gloster, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch Bateman McLain (1829-1915) and Nancy (Berryhill) McLain (1836-1855); married to Fannie A. Tyler (1852-1900) and Sarah E. McLain (1867-1938).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Alexander Beaufort Meek (1814-1865) — also known as Alexander B. Meek — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., July 17, 1814. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Alabama state attorney general, 1830; county judge in Alabama, 1842-44; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1846-50; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1853, 1859; Speaker of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1859; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., November 30, 1865 (age 51 years, 136 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
  Tom Miller Mehaffy (1859-1944) — of Benton, Saline County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born near Ripley, Tippah County, Miss., October 3, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Benton, Ark., 1888-89; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1889-91; member of Arkansas state senate, 1892-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1900; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1917; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1927-35. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died October 20, 1944 (age 85 years, 17 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas L. Mehaffy and Ruth (Bradley) Mehaffy; married, June 15, 1884, to Anna A. Poe (died 1917); married, January 10, 1920, to Mabel Holland.
  Ayres Phillips Merrill (1825-1883) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., December 24, 1825. Lawyer; evacuated from Natchez during the Civil War, along with other Northern sympathizers, with the help of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1876-77. Died in New Jersey, September 16, 1883 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Ayres Phillips Merrill (1798-1873) and Jane Sarah (Moore) Merrill (1800-1849); married, February 18, 1851, to Jane Sarah Surget (1829-1866); third cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Abel Merrill, Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill (1781-1836).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Isaac Moore (1856-1937) — also known as John I. Moore; Ike Moore — of Arkansas. Born in Lafayette County, Miss., February 7, 1856. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1882, 1901-04; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1903; probate judge in Arkansas, 1894-1900; member of Arkansas state senate, 1905-07, 1913-15; Governor of Arkansas, 1907; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1917-18. Died in Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark., March 18, 1937 (age 81 years, 39 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Henry Lowndes Muldrow (1837-1905) — also known as Henry L. Muldrow — of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miss. Born in Clay County, Miss., February 8, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; district attorney, 6th District, 1869-71; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1875-76; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1877-85; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892; chancellor, 1st District, 1899-1905. Died in Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miss., March 1, 1905 (age 68 years, 21 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Starkville, Miss.
  The town of Muldrow, Oklahoma, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  David Ronald Musgrove (b. 1956) — also known as Ronnie Musgrove — of Mississippi. Born July 29, 1956. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1988-95; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1996-99; Governor of Mississippi, 2000-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 2000. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Duke Nabers (1812-1878) — also known as Benjamin D. Nabers — of Hickory Flat, Benton County, Miss.; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.; Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., November 7, 1812. Merchant; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1851-53; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1860. Member, Freemasons. Died in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., September 6, 1878 (age 65 years, 303 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Neighbours and Sarah (McLaughlin) Neighbours; married, November 3, 1838, to Rebecca A. Mason.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Francis G. Newlands Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917) — also known as Francis G. Newlands — of San Francisco, Calif.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., August 28, 1848. Lawyer; trustee of the estate of U.S. Senator William Sharon, 1886; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1893-1903; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1903-17; died in office 1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1904, 1916. Died in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1917 (age 69 years, 118 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Birney Newlands and Jessie (Barland) Newlands; married 1874 to Clara Adelaide Sharon (1853-1882; daughter of William Sharon (1821-1885)); married 1888 to Edith McAllister (1860-1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1902
  Reuben Noble (1821-1896) — of McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. Born near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 4, 1821. Lawyer; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1854-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1866; Democratic candidate for chief justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1868, 1879; district judge in Iowa; elected 1874, 1878. Died in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa, August 8, 1896 (age 75 years, 126 days). Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa.
  Edmond Favor Noel (1856-1927) — of Lexington, Holmes County, Miss. Born near Lexington, Holmes County, Miss., March 4, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1881-82; member of Mississippi state senate, 1895-1903, 1920-27; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Governor of Mississippi, 1908-12; first chairman of first conference of governors, 1908. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died July 30, 1927 (age 71 years, 148 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Leland Noel and Margaret A. (Sanders) Noel; married, June 4, 1890, to Loula Hoskins (died 1891); married, September 12, 1905, to Alice (Tye) Neilson.
  Jehu Amaziah Orr (1828-1921) — of Mississippi. Born in Anderson County, S.C., April 10, 1828. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1852; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; district judge in Mississippi 6th District, 1870-76. Presbyterian. Died in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., March 9, 1921 (age 92 years, 333 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Orr (1794-1864) and Martha (McCann) Orr (1798-1862); brother of James Lawrence Orr (1822-1873); married to Cornelia Ewing Van de Graaff (1833-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Le Roy Percy (1860-1929) — of Greenville, Washington County, Miss. Born near Greenville, Washington County, Miss., November 9, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892, 1904; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1910-13. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., December 24, 1929 (age 69 years, 45 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Miss.
  Relatives: Brother of William Armstrong Percy (1863-1912).
  Cross-reference: Thomas Burke
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Armstrong Percy (1863-1912) — also known as William A. Percy — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., January 24, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904, 1912. Episcopalian. Died, from Bright's disease, in the Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 22, 1912 (age 49 years, 119 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Alexander Percy (1834-1888) and Nancy Irwin 'Nannie' (Armstrong) Percy (1835-1897); brother of Le Roy Percy (1860-1929); married 1891 to Lottie Galloway (1862-1901); married to Caroline Yarborough (1885-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Waldron Phelps (b. 1929) — 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 in primary for Governor of Kansas, 1990, 1994, 1998; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1992; candidate for mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1993, 1997. Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Step-son of Olive (Briggs) Phelps (1899-1985); son of Frederick Wade Phelps (1893-1977) and Catherine Idalette (Johnson) Phelps (c.1907-1935); married, May 15, 1952, to Margie Marie Simms.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Charles Willis Pickering, Sr. (b. 1937) — also known as Charles W. Pickering — Born in Laurel, Jones County, Miss., May 29, 1937. Republican. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1972-80; Mississippi Republican state chair, 1976-78; candidate for Mississippi state attorney general, 1979; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1990-2004; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2004; retired 2004. Baptist. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Father of Charles Willis Pickering, Jr. (1963-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Key Pittman (1872-1940) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 19, 1872. Democrat. Went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1913-40; defeated, 1910; died in office 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It was rumored for years that he died before his final election in 1940, and that party leaders kept his body on ice in a hotel bathtub until he was re-elected; this story has been disproven. In fact, he suffered a severe heart attack before the election, at the Riverside Hotel, and died after the election at the Washoe General Hospital, Reno, Washoe County, Nev., November 10, 1940 (age 68 years, 52 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman (1837-1887) and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Vail Montgomery Pittman; married, July 7, 1900, to Mimosa June Gates (1872-1952); great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (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
  Franklin E. Plummer (d. 1852) — of Westville, Simpson County, Miss. Born in Massachusetts. School teacher; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1831-35. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 24, 1852. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Seargent S. Prentiss Seargent Smith Prentiss (1808-1850) — also known as Seargent S. Prentiss — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 30, 1808. Lawyer; famed for his oratory; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1838-39. His right leg was "lame and feeble" due to childhood disease. Died near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 1, 1850 (age 41 years, 274 days). Interment at Gloucester Plantation Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. William Prentiss; married to Mary Jane Williams (1824-1891).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Percy Edwards Quin (1872-1932) — also known as Percy E. Quin — of McComb, Pike County, Miss. Born near Liberty, Amite County, Miss., October 30, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1900-02; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1913-32; died in office 1932. Baptist. Died in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1932 (age 59 years, 97 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Henry G. Quin and Virginia (Davis) Quin; married, October 1, 1913, to Aylett Buckner Conner.
  Epitaph: "True to every trust, he left the heritage of an honorable name written into the history of our country."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858) — also known as John A. Quitman — of Mississippi. Born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., September 1, 1799. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1826-27; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1832; member of Mississippi state senate, 1835-36; Governor of Mississippi, 1835-36, 1850-51; state court judge in Mississippi, 1838; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1848, 1856; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1855-58; died in office 1858. Member, Freemasons. Presumed to have been deliberately poisoned at a banquet during the inauguration of President James Buchanan, in Washington, D.C., and subsequently died, near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 17, 1858 (age 58 years, 319 days). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about John A. Quitman: Robert E. May, John A. Quitman: Old South Crusader
  John Elliott Rankin (1882-1960) — also known as John E. Rankin — of Tupelo, Lee County, Miss. Born in Itawamba County, Miss., March 29, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1921-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Woodmen; American Legion; Rotary. Died November 26, 1960 (age 78 years, 242 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Braxton Rankin and Modest (Rutledge) Rankin; married, October 1, 1919, to Annie Laurie Burrous.
  Cross-reference: Frank E. Hook
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  F. B. Ransom (b. 1882) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Grenada, Grenada County, Miss., July 13, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; business executive; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1944. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Burial location unknown.
  Sidney Dillon Redmond (1871-1948) — also known as S. D. Redmond — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born October 11, 1871. Republican. Physician; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1916, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944; Mississippi Republican state chair, 1931-45. Died February 11, 1948 (age 76 years, 123 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Sidney Theodore Roebuck (1901-1982) — also known as S. T. Roebuck — of Newton, Newton County, Miss. Born in Attala County, Miss., 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1930; secretary of Mississippi Democratic Party, 1937; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940. Died from an accidental overdose of Coumadin (Warfarin), 1982 (age about 81 years). Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Miss.
  Henry Floyd Samuels (1869-1948) — also known as H. F. Samuels — of Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho. Born in Washington County, Miss., April 4, 1869. Progressive. Lawyer; Shoshone County Attorney, 1898-1900; developed zinc, lead and silver mining in Idaho; built the Samuels Hotel in 1907; banker; candidate for Governor of Idaho, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1926. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1948 (age about 79 years). Interment at Sequim View Cemetery, Near Sequim, Clallam County, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Floyd Samuels and Isabelle (Jenkins) Samuels (died 1873); married, December 25, 1892, to Iona Snyder; married, February 27, 1905, to Ada Marie Jenkins (1876-1960); grandson of Henry Jenkins (1823?-?).
  Lewis Ernest Sawyer (1867-1923) — also known as Lewis E. Sawyer — of Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss.; Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark. Born in Shelby County, Ala., June 24, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor, Friars Point, Miss., 1896-98; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1913-15; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1915; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1923; died in office 1923. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., May 5, 1923 (age 55 years, 315 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Hot Springs, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Draper Sayers (1841-1929) — also known as Joseph D. Sayers — of Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex. Born in Grenada, Grenada County, Miss., September 23, 1841. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1873; Texas Democratic state chair, 1875-78; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1878-80; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1885-99 (10th District 1885-93, 9th District 1893-99); Governor of Texas, 1899-1903. Member, Freemasons. Died May 15, 1929 (age 87 years, 234 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of David Sayers and Mary Thomas (Peete) Sayers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Henry M. Scales Henry M. Scales (1869-1918) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., March 13, 1869. Lawyer; real estate and insurance business; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1907-10; resigned 1910. Died, from pneumonia, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., December 15, 1918 (age 49 years, 277 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Campaign slogan (1907): "Let The People Rule."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  William Lewis Sharkey (1798-1873) — of Mississippi. Born in Tennessee, July 12, 1798. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1828-29; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1832; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1832-51; U.S. Consul in Havana, 1851-53; Governor of Mississippi, 1865. Died in Washington, D.C., March 30, 1873 (age 74 years, 261 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  William Bayard Shields (1780-1823) — also known as William B. Shields — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Maryland, 1780. Lawyer; secretary of state of Delaware, 1802; member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1807-08, 1813; Mississippi territory attorney general Western District, 1808-14; superior court judge in Mississippi, 1817-18; U.S. District Judge for Mississippi, 1818-23; died in office 1823. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 19, 1823 (age about 42 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Walter Sillers, Jr. (1888-1966) — of Rosedale, Bolivar County, Miss. Born in Rosedale, Bolivar County, Miss., April 13, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1916-44; Speaker of the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1916, 1924, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1948, 1952, 1956. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Psi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died September 24, 1966 (age 78 years, 164 days). Interment at Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Sillers and Florence (Warfield) Sillers; married, November 22, 1911, to Lena Roberts.
  Floyd Davidson Spence (1928-2001) — also known as Floyd Spence — of Lexington, Lexington County, S.C. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., April 9, 1928. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1957-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair), 1988; member of South Carolina state senate, 1967-70 (22nd District 1967-68, 7th District 1969-70); resigned 1970; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1971-2001; died in office 2001. Lutheran. Member, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, following surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, in St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., August 16, 2001 (age 73 years, 129 days). Interment at St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Spence (1882-1961) and Addie Jane (Lucas) Spence (1896-1993); married, December 22, 1952, to Lula Hancock Drake (1931-1978).
  Cross-reference: Joe Wilson
  The Floyd Spence Reserve Center, in the Fort Jackson U.S. Army post, Columbia, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hubert Durrett Stephens (1875-1946) — also known as Hubert D. Stephens — of New Albany, Union County, Miss. Born in New Albany, Union County, Miss., July 2, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1911-21; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1923-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Methodist. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Elks. Died near New Albany, Union County, Miss., March 14, 1946 (age 70 years, 255 days). Interment at Pythian Cemetery, New Albany, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Asa Evans Stratton, Jr. (1844-1921) — also known as Asa E. Stratton — of Brazoria County, Tex.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Panola County, Miss., January 13, 1844. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Brazoria County Judge; Brazoria County Attorney; member of Texas state senate 10th District, 1880-84; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1884-85; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1888; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Member, Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., April 26, 1921 (age 77 years, 103 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Evans Stratton (1798-1877) and Amanda Ann (Gibbons) Stratton (died 1847); married, February 7, 1867, to Louisa Henrietta Waldman (1846-1895); married, September 27, 1904, to Ina (Lee) Smith (1864-1956); second cousin once removed of Charles Turner, Jr. (1760-1839).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Haywood Tison (1822-1882) — also known as W. H. H. Tison — of Carrollville, Prentiss County, Miss. Born in Jackson County, Ala., November 6, 1822. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; postmaster; dry goods merchant; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860, 1880; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Murdered, in Baldwyn, Lee County, Miss., December 4, 1882 (age 60 years, 28 days). Interment at Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery, Baldwyn, Miss.
  Relatives: Married, April 19, 1853, to Sarah Celina Walker.
  Richard Alvin Tonry (1935-2012) — also known as Richard A. Tonry — of Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 25, 1935. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1976; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1977. Catholic. Died in Lumberton, Lamar County, Miss., July 3, 2012 (age 77 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Everette Geoffrey Truly (1890-1952) — also known as Everette G. Truly — of Fayette, Jefferson County, Miss. Born in Fayette, Jefferson County, Miss., October 16, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1920, 1948. Died in Fayette, Jefferson County, Miss., March 18, 1952 (age 61 years, 154 days). Interment at Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Jefferson Truly and Mattie (Whitney) Truly (1870-1956); married, April 21, 1914, to Elizabeth Elsie Helm Martin (1894-1965); father of Everette Geoffrey Truly, Jr. (1918-2000) and Farar Martin Truly.
  Political family: Truly family of Fayette, Mississippi.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jefferson Truly (1861-1946) — also known as Jeff Truly — of Fayette, Jefferson County, Miss. Born in Fayette, Jefferson County, Miss., July 21, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1886-88; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1898-1903; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1903-06; appointed 1903. Presbyterian. Died in Mississippi, August 25, 1946 (age 85 years, 35 days). Interment at Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Harrison Truly (1833-1904) and Mary (Key) Truly (1839-1903); married, October 23, 1899, to Mattie Whitney (1870-1956); father of Everette Geoffrey Truly; grandfather of Everette Geoffrey Truly, Jr. and Farar Martin Truly (1921-?).
  Political family: Truly family of Fayette, Mississippi.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Jefferson Tubb (1899-1981) — also known as Thomas J. Tubb; Tom Tubb — of West Point, Clay County, Miss. Born in Amory, Monroe County, Miss., August 14, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1952, 1956; Mississippi Democratic state chair, 1955. Died in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., December 8, 1981 (age 82 years, 116 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Iler Rebecca (West) Tubb (1867-1957) and Brice Milton Tubb (1868-1930); married to Sarah Frances Spalding (1908-1979); first cousin once removed of Lindsey Hilton Tubb (1857-1928).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tilghman Mayfield Tucker (1802-1859) — of Mississippi. Born in North Carolina, February 5, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1831-36; member of Mississippi state senate, 1838-42; Governor of Mississippi, 1842-44; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1843-45. Died near Bexar, Marion County, Ala., April 3, 1859 (age 57 years, 57 days). Interment at Lake Providence Cemetery, Lake Providence, La.
  Relatives: Son of John Tucker and Margaret (Mayfield) Tucker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Enoch H. Vance (1848-1921) — of Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark. Born in Pontotoc County, Miss., February 18, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1900; postmaster at Malvern, Ark., 1901. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark., October 8, 1921 (age 73 years, 232 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Malvern, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lucinda (Massey) Vance (1816-1863) and Enoch H. Vance (1820-1888); married 1871 to Eva Thomson; married, June 22, 1876, to Sarah McKee (1844-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jonathan Hoge Walker (1754-1824) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Hogestown, Cumberland County, Pa., March 20, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1806-18; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1818-24; died in office 1824. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., March 23, 1824 (age 70 years, 3 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Robert John Walker; third great-grandfather of Daniel Baugh Brewster (1923-2007).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Robert John Walker (1801-1869) — also known as Robert J. Walker — of Madisonville, Madison County, Miss.; Washington, D.C. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., July 19, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1835-45; resigned 1845; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1845-49; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1857; newspaper publisher. Died in Washington, D.C., November 11, 1869 (age 68 years, 115 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Hoge Walker and Lucretia (Duncan) Walker; married, April 4, 1825, to Mary Blechenden Bache (1808-1873; daughter of Richard Bache, Jr.; brother of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867; physicist); niece of George Mifflin Dallas; granddaughter of Richard Bache and Alexander James Dallas; great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin); father of Mary Walker (1839-1886; who married Benjamin Harris Brewster); second great-grandfather of Daniel Baugh Brewster (1923-2007).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Walker County, Tex. is named for him.
  The community of Walker, Kansas (founded 1872), is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edward Cary Walthall (1831-1898) — also known as Edward C. Walthall — of Grenada, Grenada County, Miss. Born in Virginia, April 4, 1831. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Flavius J. Lovejoy; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876, 1880; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1885-94, 1895-98; died in office 1898. Died April 21, 1898 (age 67 years, 17 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Walthall County, Miss. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elton Watkins (1881-1956) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Newton, Newton County, Miss., 1881. Democrat. FBI agent; lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920; U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1923-25; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1930; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1936, 1944. Baptist. Died in 1956 (age about 75 years). Interment at Greenwood Hills Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of M. M. Watkins and Virginia (Williams) Watkins; married, November 26, 1918, to Daniela Ruth Sturges.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Guilford Wiley Wells (1840-1909) — also known as G. Wiley Wells — of Mississippi. Born in New York, 1840. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1870; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1875-77; U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, 1877. Died March 21, 1909 (age about 68 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis Shelley White (1847-1922) — also known as Frank S. White — of West Point, Clay County, Miss.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Prairie Point, Noxubee County, Miss., March 13, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1875, 1882-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1900, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1914-15. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 1, 1922 (age 75 years, 141 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Octavia Anna Collins.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas William White (1824-1889) — also known as T. W. White — of Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss. Born in Elbert County, Ga., January 8, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; law partner of H. H. Chalmers; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876. Died in Hernando, DeSoto County, Miss., July 26, 1889 (age 65 years, 199 days). Interment at Hernando Baptist Cemetery, Hernando, Miss.
  Jamie Lloyd Whitten (1910-1995) — also known as Jamie L. Whitten — of Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Miss. Born in Cascilla, Tallahatchie County, Miss., April 18, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1931-32; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1941-95 (2nd District 1941-73, 1st District 1973-95); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948, 1956, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., September 9, 1995 (age 85 years, 144 days). Interment at Charleston N.E. Cemetery, Charleston, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Madison Whittington (1878-1962) — also known as William M. Whittington — of Greenwood, Leflore County, Miss. Born in Little Springs, Franklin County, Miss., May 4, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton grower; member of Mississippi state senate, 1916-20, 1924; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1925-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1940, 1948. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen. Died of a heart attack in Greenwood, Leflore County, Miss., August 20, 1962 (age 84 years, 108 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Greenwood, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alexander Wilkin (c.1820-1864) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Orange County, N.Y., about 1820. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; lawyer; secretary of Minnesota Territory, 1851-53; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Killed in battle at Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., July 14, 1864 (age about 44 years); highest ranking volunteer from Minnesota to be killed in the Civil War. Burial location unknown.
  Wilkin County, Minn. is named for him.
  Charles B. Williams (b. 1870) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Mississippi, July 1, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Missouri 8th Circuit, 1933-47. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1905 to Lorena McIntosh.
John Sharp Williams John Sharp Williams (1854-1932) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., July 30, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton planter; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892, 1904, 1912 (speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1920; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1893-1909 (5th District 1893-1903, 8th District 1903-09); U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1911-23. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Elks. Died near Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., September 7, 1932 (age 78 years, 39 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Yazoo County, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Harris Williams (Confederate Army colonel; killed in battle of Shiloh) and Annie Louise (Sharp) Williams (died 1859); married, October 2, 1877, to Elizabeth Dial 'Bettie' Webb; father of John Sharp Williams, Jr.; grandson of Christopher Harris Williams (1798-1857); second great-grandson of John Williams; cousin *** of Sydenham Benoni Alexander.
  Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
  Thomas Webber Wilson (1893-1948) — also known as T. Webber Wilson — of Laurel, Jones County, Miss. Born in Coldwater, Tate County, Miss., January 24, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1923-29; U.S. District Judge for Virgin Islands, 1933-35. Presbyterian. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen. Died in 1948 (age about 55 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Coldwater, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph James Wilson (M.D.) and Lucy (Yancey) Wilson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas H. Woods (1836-1910) — of Mississippi. Born in Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., March 17, 1836. Delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; banker; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1889-1900; resigned 1900; chief justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1889-91, 1896-1900; resigned 1900. Died August 10, 1910 (age 74 years, 146 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  Daniel Boone Wright (1812-1887) — of Salem, Benton County (now Hudsonville, Marshall County), Miss.; Ashland, Benton County, Miss. Born in Giles County, Tenn., February 17, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1853-57; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Ashland, Benton County, Miss., December 27, 1887 (age 75 years, 313 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Benton County, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Daniel Boone
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fielding Lewis Wright (1895-1956) — also known as Fielding L. Wright — of Rolling Fork, Sharkey County, Miss. Born in Rolling Fork, Sharkey County, Miss., May 16, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Mississippi state senate, 1928-31; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1932-40; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1945-46; Governor of Mississippi, 1946-52; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948, 1952; States Rights candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948; member of Democratic National Committee from Mississippi, 1954. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., May 4, 1956 (age 60 years, 354 days). Interment at Kelly Cemetery, Rolling Fork, Miss.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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