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  Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (1903-1998) — also known as Thomas G. Abernethy; Tom Abernethy — of Eupora, Webster County, Miss.; Okolona, Chickasaw County, Miss. Born in Eupora, Webster County, Miss., May 16, 1903. Democrat. Mayor of Eupora, Miss., 1927-29; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1943-73 (4th District 1943-53, 1st District 1953-73); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948, 1956 (alternate), 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lambda Chi Alpha; Exchange Club. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., June 11, 1998 (age 95 years, 26 days). Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Franklin Abernethy and Minnie Agnes (Jenkins) Abernethy; married, July 5, 1936, to Alice Margaret Lamb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Boyd Adams (1882-1938) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Mississippi, May 7, 1882. Republican. Lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died December 14, 1938 (age 56 years, 221 days). Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Dora Williams (1892-1979).
  See also 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.
  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
  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.
  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.
  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
  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.
  Charles Hillman Brough (1876-1935) — also known as Charles H. Brough — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Clinton, Hinds County, Miss., July 9, 1876. Democrat. College professor; Governor of Arkansas, 1917-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924. Baptist. Member, American Economic Association; American Political Science Association; Beta Theta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen of the World; Modern Woodmen of America; Columbian Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Maccabees. Died, from a heart attack, December 26, 1935 (age 59 years, 170 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Milton Brough and Flora M. (Thompson) Brough; married, June 17, 1908, to Anne Wade Roark (1880-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Charles Hillman Brough: Foy Lisenby, Charles Hillman Brough: A Biography
  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
  William Garner Burgin (b. 1892) — of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miss. Born July 4, 1892. School teacher; college professor; member of Mississippi state senate 23rd District, 1936. Member, Pi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Augustus Burgin and Nancy Myrtis (Garner) Burgin; married, July 24, 1919, to Susie Will Gunter; married, June 22, 1929, to Florence Knight Ramond.
  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
  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.
  William Donald Cameron (1846-1909) — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born in Lauderdale County, Miss., April 5, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk, 1871; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1900, 1904. Presbyterian. Member, United Confederate Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died June 11, 1909 (age 63 years, 67 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  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 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
  Martin Sennet Conner (1891-1950) — also known as Sennet Conner; Mike Conner — of Seminary, Covington County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Miss., August 31, 1891. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1920 (alternate), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1944; Speaker of the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1916-24; Governor of Mississippi, 1932-36. Methodist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Served as Southeastern Conference Baseball Commissioner. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 16, 1950 (age 59 years, 16 days). Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar W. Conner and Gertrude (Sennett) Conner; married, December 15, 1921, to Alma Lucile Graham.
  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.
  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.
  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
  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.
  John De Pauw (1785-1838) — of Washington County, Ind. Born in Lincoln County, Ky., March 11, 1785. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state senate, 1816-19, 1825-26, 1829-32; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1819; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1827-28, 1836-37. Member, Freemasons. Died in Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, Miss., January 25, 1838 (age 52 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Charles De Pauw and James De Pauw (1804-1834).
  Political family: DePauw family of Indiana.
  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
  Earl Buford Ellington (1907-1972) — also known as Buford Ellington — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Holmes County, Miss., June 27, 1907. Democrat. Governor of Tennessee, 1959-63, 1967-71. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners. Died April 3, 1972 (age 64 years, 281 days). Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery, Lewisburg, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Abner E. Ellington and Cora (Grantham) Ellington; married to Catherine Cheek.
  See also NNDB dossier
  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-?).
  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.
  Ezekiel Candler Gathings (1903-1979) — also known as Ezekiel C. Gathings — of West Memphis, Crittenden County, Ark. Born in Prairie, Monroe County, Miss., November 10, 1903. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state senate, 1935-39; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1939-69. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in West Memphis, Crittenden County, Ark., May 2, 1979 (age 75 years, 173 days). Interment at Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fletcher Wyche Greer (b. 1874) — also known as Fletcher W. Greer — of Brawley, Imperial County, Calif. Born in Horn Lake, DeSoto County, Miss., November 6, 1874. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928, 1936, 1944 (alternate); candidate for California state senate, 1932; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1950. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  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
  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
  Horace H. Harned, Jr. (b. 1920) — of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miss. Born in State College, Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miss., July 27, 1920. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1952-56; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1960-64, 1966-. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Kappa Sigma; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  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
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
  Paul Burney Johnson, Jr. (1916-1985) — also known as Paul B. Johnson, Jr. — of Mississippi. Born in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Miss., January 23, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1960-64; Governor of Mississippi, 1964-68. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Freemasons; Shriners. Died October 14, 1985 (age 69 years, 264 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Burney Johnson (1880-1943).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Oscar Goodbar Johnston (b. 1880) — also known as Oscar G. Johnston — of Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Miss.; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.; Scott, Bolivar County, Miss. Born in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., January 27, 1880. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1908-18; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1912, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948 (alternate); member of Democratic National Committee from Mississippi, 1920-24. Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Books about Oscar G. Johnston: Lawrence J. Nelson, King Cotton's Advocate: Oscar G. Johnston and the New Deal
  Richard L. Livingston (1940-2000) — also known as Dick Livingston — of Pulaski, Scott County, Miss. Born March 22, 1940. Real estate broker; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1972-2000; died in office 2000. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau; Lions. Died, of cancer, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., March 28, 2000 (age 60 years, 6 days). Interment at Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery, Near Morton, Scott County, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Elwin B. Livingston (1913?-1980).
  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)
  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.
  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
  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
  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.
  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
  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.
  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
  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
  Hardin Richard Runnels (1820-1873) — of Boston, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Mississippi, August 30, 1820. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1847-54; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1853-54; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1855-57; Governor of Texas, 1857-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1860; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866. Member, Freemasons. Died December 25, 1873 (age 53 years, 117 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Bowie County, Tex.; reinterment in 1929 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Hiram George Runnels; uncle of Cornelia Runnels (1829-1884; who married David Smith Terry (1823-1889)).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Leo R. Sack (1889-1956) — of Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C. Born in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., July 9, 1889. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1933-37; public relations business. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a kidney ailment, in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1956 (age 66 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Sack and Sarah Lee (Romansky) Sack; married, November 12, 1913, to Regina Rogers.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  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?-?).
  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
  George Lawson Sheldon (1870-1960) — also known as George L. Sheldon — of Nehawka, Cass County, Neb. Born in Nehawka, Cass County, Neb., May 31, 1870. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; farmer; Governor of Nebraska, 1907-09; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Mississippi, 1932; candidate for Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1956. Member, Freemasons. First native of Nebraska to serve as Governor. Died in Mississippi, April 4, 1960 (age 89 years, 309 days). Interment at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Lawson Sheldon (1827-1905) and Julia A. (Pallord) Lawson; married 1895 to Rose Higgins; father of George Lawson Sheldon, Jr. (1897-1918; died in pneumonia epidemic) and Anson Hoisington Sheldon.
  Political family: Sheldon family of Nehawka, Nebraska.
  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.
  Thomas Upton Sisson (1869-1923) — also known as Thomas U. Sisson — of Winona, Montgomery County, Miss. Born near McCool, Attala County, Miss., September 22, 1869. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1898; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1900; candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1907; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1909-23. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 26, 1923 (age 54 years, 4 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Winona, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Dallas Burton Smith (1883-1936) — also known as Dallas B. Smith — of Opelika, Lee County, Ala. Born in Opelika, Lee County, Ala., March 9, 1883. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1918; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1920. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died, in the Veterans Hospital, Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss., August 1, 1936 (age 53 years, 145 days). Interment at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Josephine (Bingham) Smith (1844-1905) and Dallas Burton Smith (1844-1913); married to Allie Mitchell (1886-1971); nephew of William Hugh Smith; great-grandson of David Dickson.
  Political family: Smith family of Opelika, Alabama.
  The Dallas B. Smith Armory (now the Dallas B. Smith Building), in Opelika, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Cornelius Stennis (1901-1995) — also known as John C. Stennis — of DeKalb, Kemper County, Miss. Born in Kemper County, Miss., August 3, 1901. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1928-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956, 1960; state court judge in Mississippi, 1937-47; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947-89. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Lions; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Chi Rho. Died April 23, 1995 (age 93 years, 263 days). Interment at DeKalb Cemetery, DeKalb, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Hampton Howell Stennis and Cornelia (Adams) Stennis; married 1929 to Coy Hines.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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
  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
  Prentiss Lafayette Walker (1917-1998) — also known as Prentiss Walker — of Mize, Smith County, Miss. Born near Taylorsville, Smith County, Miss., August 23, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1965-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1966 (Republican), 1972 (Independent). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Lions. Died in a hospital at Magee, Simpson County, Miss., June 5, 1998 (age 80 years, 286 days). Interment at Zion Hill Cemetery, Smith County, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Dalton Franklin Warren (b. 1893) — also known as Dalton Warren — of Sparta, Alleghany County, N.C. Born in Olive Branch, DeSoto County, Miss., May 28, 1893. Democrat. Merchant; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1915-20; member of North Carolina state senate 29th District, 1935. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Martin Warren and Lydia Amelia (Brigance) Warren; married 1918 to Ida McGehee Johnson.
  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
  Guinn Williams (1871-1948) — of Decatur, Wise County, Tex. Born near Beuela, Calhoun County, Miss., April 22, 1871. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1920-22; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1922-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Tex., January 9, 1948 (age 76 years, 262 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Decatur, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Bell Williams (1918-1983) — of Raymond, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Raymond, Hinds County, Miss., December 4, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1947-68 (7th District 1947-53, 4th District 1953-63, 3rd District 1963-68); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948, 1956, 1960; Governor of Mississippi, 1968-72. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Lost his lower left arm in a bomber crash during World War II. Died in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., March 25, 1983 (age 64 years, 111 days). Interment at Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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
  George Malone Yarbrough (b. 1916) — of Red Banks, Marshall County, Miss. Born in Red Banks, Marshall County, Miss., August 15, 1916. Democrat. Farmer; cattle dealer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1953-56; member of Mississippi state senate, 1956-66; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1967. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Knights of Pythias; Farm Bureau; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
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