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Politician members in Montana

  Hugh R. Adair (1889-1971) — of Montana. Born in 1889. Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1937-41; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1943-69. Member, Freemasons. Died January 18, 1971 (age about 81 years). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Married to Constance F. Moreau (1904-1931).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Albright (1860-1933) — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont. Born in 1860. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1916. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1933 (age about 73 years). Interment at Virginia City Cemetery, Virginia City, Mont.
  Joseph Lloyd Alexander (1868-1948) — also known as J. Lloyd Alexander — of Winnett, Petroleum County, Mont. Born in Iowa, September 11, 1868. Physician; delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, Freemasons. Died January 1, 1948 (age 79 years, 112 days). Interment at Winnett Cemetery, Winnett, Mont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winfield Scott W. S. Allen (1862-1940) — also known as W. S. Allen — of Brockway, McCone County, Mont. Born November 24, 1862. Delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, Freemasons. Died October 17, 1940 (age 77 years, 328 days). Interment at Brockway Cemetery, Brockway, Mont.
  Presumably named for: Winfield Scott
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Forrest Howard Anderson (1913-1989) — also known as Forrest Anderson — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., January 30, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1943-45; Lewis and Clark County Attorney, 1945-47; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1953-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; Montana state attorney general, 1957-68; Governor of Montana, 1969-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Phi Delta Theta. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., July 20, 1989 (age 76 years, 171 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar A. Anderson and Nora (O'Keefe) Anderson; married, January 24, 1941, to Margaret Evelyn Samson (1914-2001).
  The Forrest H. Anderson Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Missouri River at Craig, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry H. Anderson (1908-1973) — of Libby, Lincoln County, Mont. Born in Wright County, Iowa, May 9, 1908. Chiropractor; mayor of Libby, Mont., 1951-54; member of Montana state senate, 1955-60; Montana state treasurer, 1965-69. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1973 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Wilbur Anderson and Mary (Zollars) Anderson; married, April 14, 1929, to Minnie Moody.
  LeRoy Hagen Anderson (1906-1991) — also known as LeRoy H. Anderson — of Conrad, Pondera County, Mont. Born in Ellendale, Dickey County, N.Dak., February 2, 1906. Democrat. Rancher; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1947-48; member of Montana state senate, 1949-56, 1967; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1957-61; defeated, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Tau Beta Pi; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Chi Sigma; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Chemical Society. Died, in a hospital at Conrad, Pondera County, Mont., September 25, 1991 (age 85 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter John Anderson and Gena (Hagen) Anderson; married, October 19, 1929, to Jessie Viola Taylor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lloyd Joel Andrews (b. 1920) — also known as Lloyd J. Andrews — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Dutton, Teton County, Mont., August 26, 1920. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; fruit grower; member of Washington state senate, 1953-57; Washington superintendent of public instruction, 1957-61; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1964. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Lee Andrews and Ada Lou (Stoner) Andrews; married, June 28, 1942, to Winnie Mae Drake.
  Albert Henry Angstman (1888-1964) — also known as Albert H. Angstman — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Farmington, Dakota County, Minn., March 23, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1929-35, 1937-43, 1945-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in Lewis and Clark County, Mont., February 29, 1964 (age 75 years, 343 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Angstman and Emma (Trout) Angstman; married, September 16, 1919, to Mary Frances Chirgwin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julian Orlando Asbjornson (1911-1990) — also known as J. O. Boots Asbjornson — of Winifred, Fergus County, Mont. Born in Minneota, Lyon County, Minn., January 18, 1911. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1960-74. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont., August 6, 1990 (age 79 years, 200 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Winifred Cemetery, Winifred, Mont.
  Roy Elmer Ayers (1882-1955) — also known as Roy E. Ayers — of Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont. Born near Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont., November 9, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Montana 10th District, 1913-22; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1922; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1933-37; Governor of Montana, 1937-41; defeated, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont., May 23, 1955 (age 72 years, 195 days). Interment at Lewistown City Cemetery, Lewistown, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Ayers and Mary E. (Sullenger) Ayers; married, June 7, 1905, to Ellen Simpson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Tim Milford Babcock (1919-2015) — also known as Tim M. Babcock — of Miles City, Custer County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Littlefork, Koochiching County, Minn., October 27, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; organizer, president, Babcock & Lee Petroleum Transporters, Inc.; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1953-54, 1957-60; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1961-62; Governor of Montana, 1962-69; defeated, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972, 2004, 2008, 2012. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Eagles; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., April 7, 2015 (age 95 years, 162 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Erwin H. Babcock and Olive Mary (Reinhart) Babcock; married, September 21, 1941, to Betty Ruth Lee (1922-2013).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Franklin Battin (1925-1996) — of Montana. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., February 13, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1959-60; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1961-69; U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1969-90; took senior status 1990. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Delta Theta Phi; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Died, of cancer, in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., September 27, 1996 (age 71 years, 227 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of William Russell Battin and Hannah (McBroom) Battin; married, August 9, 1947, to Barbara F. Choate.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Lawrence Becker (1869-1947) — of Montana; Hammond, Lake County, Ind.; East Chicago, Lake County, Ind. Born in Finnentrop, Germany, August 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1904-11; superior court judge in Indiana, 1911-14, 1934-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, following a kidney operation, in St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., March 12, 1947 (age 77 years, 214 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Eberhard Becker and Margaret (Alvers) Becker; married, September 8, 1898, to Agnes D. Eaton.
  Raymond Victor Bottomly (1885-1961) — also known as R. V. Bottomly — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cedarville, Smith County, Kan., July 16, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Montana state attorney general, 1942-49. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died in Silver Bow County, Mont., February 14, 1961 (age 75 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Byron Shelley Bottomly (1850-1908) and Isabelle (Pilcher) Bottomly (1860-1922); married, December 10, 1916, to Mouriel M. Heath (1896-1980).
  Brice J. Brasen (1873-1926) — of Miles City, Custer County, Mont. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 22, 1873. Plumber; mayor of Miles City, Mont., 1922-26; defeated, 1926; died in office 1926. Member, Freemasons. Died, from Bright's disease, in Miles City, Custer County, Mont., April 19, 1926 (age 52 years, 301 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Bernt A. Brasen (1833-1918) and Severine P. Brasen (1837-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Conrad Ray Burns (1935-2016) — also known as Conrad R. Burns — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo., January 25, 1935. Republican. Auctioneer; broadcaster; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1989-2007; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 2008. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died April 28, 2016 (age 81 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Llewellyn Link Callaway (1868-1951) — also known as Lew L. Callaway — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Tuscola, Douglas County, Ill., December 15, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Madison County Attorney, 1894-98; district judge in Montana, 1905-13; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1920; chief justice of Montana state supreme court, 1922-35. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., August 6, 1951 (age 82 years, 234 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of James Edmund Callaway (1834-1905) and Mary Elizabeth (Link) Callaway (1843-1922); married, December 12, 1894, to Ellen Nimma Badger (1876-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) — also known as William A. Clark — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born near Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., January 8, 1839. Democrat. Banker; mine owner; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1884, 1889; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1888; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1892, 1904; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1899-1900, 1901-07; resigned 1900. Member, Freemasons. Died, of pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 2, 1925 (age 86 years, 53 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Clark and Mary (Andrews) Clark; married 1869 to Kate L. Stauffer (died 1893); married, May 25, 1901, to Anna E. La Chapelle.
  Clark County, Nev. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph P. Cloon (1896-1974) — of Wakefield, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Aldridge, Park County, Mont., March 12, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; garage business; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Gogebic County, 1936; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1943-44, 1947-48, 1951-54; defeated, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1960; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Gogebic District, 1961. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Novi, Oakland County, Mich., May 14, 1974 (age 78 years, 63 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lucas Cloon; married, January 12, 1921, to Margaret Ockstedt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry A. Davee (b. 1872) — of Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County, Wash.; Roseburg, Douglas County, Ore.; Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont. Born in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind., July 29, 1872. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; Montana superintendent of public instruction, 1905-17. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Zachariah L. Davee and Elvira (King) Davee; married, December 24, 1902, to Mabel Flinders.
  Edward Cason Day (b. 1862) — also known as Edward C. Day — of Livingston, Park County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., March 20, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1899, 1913-15; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1918-20; trustee, St. Peter's Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Day and Mary Frances (Cason) Day.
  Charles W. Dempster (c.1879-1941) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, about 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1901-02; Supreme Secretary of the Fraternal Brotherhood, an insurance union; on February 1, 1917, when he was ousted by the brotherhood's Supreme Council on grounds of insubordination, he drew a revolver and held the council at bay for ten minutes; after being disarmed by a private detective, he was arrested for disturbing the peace; candidate in primary for California state senate 31st District, 1920; member of California state assembly, 1931-34 (57th District 1931-32, 61st District 1933-34); candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1932, 1933 (primary). Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 20, 1941 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Grace Warner.
  Stanley Morton Doyle (b. 1898) — of Polson, Lake County, Mont. Born in Revere, Redwood County, Minn., February 4, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Delta Theta Phi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Patrick Doyle and Elizabeth A. (Bodenhofer) Doyle; married, August 15, 1945, to Aileen Davison.
  Ernest T. Eaton (b. 1877) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Deer Lodge, Powell County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Atkinson, Piscataquis County, Maine, September 11, 1877. Superintendent of schools; founder in 1908, Billings Polytechnic Institute; (now Rocky Mountain College); president, 1931; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1915-19, 1923-25; member of Montana state senate, 1925-33; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1935, 1941-49. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas O. Eaton and Delia E. (Bolster) Eaton; married 1911 to Augusta M. Valiton.
  Zales Nelson Ecton (1898-1961) — also known as Zales N. Ecton — of Manhattan, Gallatin County, Mont.; Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa, April 1, 1898. Republican. Farmer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1933-37; member of Montana state senate, 1937-46; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1947-53. Christian. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., March 3, 1961 (age 62 years, 336 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Smith Ecton and Delphia (McVay) Ecton; married, November 25, 1920, to Vera B. Harris (1898-1980).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leif Erickson (1906-1998) — of Richland County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cashton, Monroe County, Wis., July 29, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; Richland County Attorney, 1936-38; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1938-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956; Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1944, 1948 (primary); candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1946; Montana Democratic state chair, 1956-58; member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 1962-73. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died at the Riverside Health Care Center, Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., December 22, 1998 (age 92 years, 146 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Oluf Erickson and Dora B. (Swanson) Erickson; married, December 29, 1932, to Huberta Barton Brown.
  Dirk P. Fabrick (1887-1988) — of Choteau, Teton County, Mont. Born in Wolvega, Netherlands, October 23, 1887. Democrat. Farmer; rancher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1952. Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died May 8, 1988 (age 100 years, 198 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pier A. Fabrick and Greta (DeRuyter) Fabrick; married 1912 to Marion V. Hoyt.
  Stanley Evans Felt (b. 1881) — also known as Stanley E. Felt — of Baker, Fallon County, Mont. Born in Wiota, Cass County, Iowa, June 26, 1881. Republican. District judge in Montana 16th District, 1921-32; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1934. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Felt and Clara B. (Smith) Felt; married 1913 to Harriet Anna Kelly.
  LeRoy Albert Foot (b. 1882) — also known as L. A. Foot — of Kalispell, Flathead County, Mont.; Fort Peck, Valley County, Mont. Born in Melrose, Stearns County, Minn., September 9, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Montana state attorney general, 1924-33. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Loren S. Foot and Sadie M. (Trace) Foot; married, September 1, 1910, to Clara P. Pitts.
  Samuel Clarence Ford (1882-1961) — also known as Sam C. Ford — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Albany, Clinton County, Ky., November 7, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Montana state attorney general, 1917-21; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1929-33; Governor of Montana, 1941-49; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles. Died November 25, 1961 (age 79 years, 18 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of William Ford and Glanora E. (Snow) Ford; married 1910 to Mary Leslie Shobe (1885-1982).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willard Edward Fraser (1907-1972) — also known as Willard E. Fraser — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Gardner, Johnson County, Kan., January 26, 1907. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Billings, Mont., 1963-69, 1971-72; died in office 1972. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from a heart attack, in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., September 21, 1972 (age 65 years, 239 days). Interment at Mountview Cemetery, Billings, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of John Brown Fraser (1885-1959) and Sadie Irene (Gay) Fraser (1887-1975); married, June 3, 1933, to Marjorie Robin Frost (1905-1934).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Frederick Haines (1903-1997) — also known as Tom Haines — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Rockport, Pike County, Ill., March 4, 1903. Republican. Grocer; director, New American Life Insurance Company; chair of Missoula County Republican Party, 1945-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1948; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1950-74. Methodist; later Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., March 21, 1997 (age 94 years, 17 days). Interment at Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Nicholas Haines and Susan (Krauss) Haines; married, November 17, 1926, to Edna May Bolin.
  William Milton Johnston (b. 1867) — also known as W. M. Johnston — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Milledgeville, Carroll County, Ill., February 5, 1867. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1905-07; mayor of Billings, Mont., 1917-19. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Tom Kane (1878-1939) — of Corvallis, Ravalli County, Mont. Born in Kingston, Ontario, August 23, 1878. Member of Montana state senate, 1915-32; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1933-35. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Ravalli County, Mont., March 20, 1939 (age 60 years, 209 days). Interment at Corvallis Cemetery, Corvallis, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Matthew Kane and Frances (Simpson) Kane; married, June 6, 1909, to Grace Idora Laws (1889-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Karlberg (b. 1893) — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Sweden, September 12, 1893. Naturalized U.S. citizen; building contractor; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1947-48. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Peterson Karlberg and Carolina (Johansson) Karlberg; married to Sophie Johnson.
  Hiram Knowles (1834-1911) — of Nevada; Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, January 18, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Nevada, 1864; justice of Montana territorial supreme court, 1868-69; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1884; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1889; U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1890-1904. Member, Freemasons; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died April 6, 1911 (age 77 years, 78 days). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Bailey Lee (b. 1873) — also known as T. Bailey Lee — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; Burley, Cassia County, Idaho. Born in Mocksville, Davie County, N.C., August 10, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Cassia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1908-12; district judge in Idaho 11th District, 1921-26, 1935-36; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1926-33; appointed 1926; chief justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1931-32. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Drayton Lee and Sarah Ann (Bailey) Lee; married, November 4, 1907, to Irene Teasdale.
  Morrell Lewis MacSpadden (1903-1961) — also known as Morrell L. MacSpadden; Molly MacSpadden — of Juneau, Alaska. Born in Garrison, Powell County, Mont., January 24, 1903. Republican. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1953-54; mayor of Juneau, Alaska, 1955-59. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Juneau, Alaska, November 2, 1961 (age 58 years, 282 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Alaska.
  Relatives: Married 1928 to Janice Lowe (1901-1973).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fletcher Maddox (b. 1860) — of White Sulphur Springs, Meagher County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Washington, D.C., December 23, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Montana state senate, 1902-06; Montana Republican state chair, 1906; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana, 1914. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Harris Maddox and Marion Elizabeth (Fletcher) Maddox; married, March 31, 1887, to Jessie Coburn.
  John Aaron Matthews (b. 1876) — also known as John A. Matthews — of Townsend, Broadwater County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., February 1, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; Broadwater County Attorney, 1903-13; district judge in Montana 4th District, 1913-16; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1919-31; appointed 1919. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus LeGrand Matthews and Katheryn (Pryse) Matthews; married, November 8, 1899, to Mabel Rollins.
  Alexander David McDonald (1861-1919) — of Montana. Born in 1861. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1905-07, 1911-15. Member, Freemasons. Died of cancer in Galen, Deer Lodge County, Mont., April 5, 1919 (age about 57 years). Interment at Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Mont.
  Henry Lee Myers (1862-1943) — also known as Henry L. Myers — of Hamilton, Ravalli County, Mont. Born near Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., October 9, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state senate, 1899-1903; district judge in Montana, 1907-11; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1911-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); justice of Montana state supreme court, 1927-29; appointed 1927. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., November 11, 1943 (age 81 years, 33 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Hamilton, Mont.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Arnold Olsen (1916-1990) — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., December 17, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Montana state attorney general, 1949-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1956; U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1961-71; defeated, 1970; district judge in Montana 2nd District, 1977-90; died in office 1990. Methodist. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., October 9, 1990 (age 73 years, 296 days). Interment somewhere in Butte, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Olsen and Anna (Vennes) Olsen; married 1942 to Margaret Mary Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Winfield Emerson Page (1904-1994) — also known as Winfield E. Page — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., May 23, 1904. Republican. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1943-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1954. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar. Died July 11, 1994 (age 90 years, 49 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.
  Robert G. Redd (1842-1908) — of Miles City, Custer County, Mont. Born in Knox County, Ky., August 16, 1842. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Miles City, Mont., 1889; member of Montana state senate 11th District, 1889-92. Member, Freemasons. Died in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Ky., February 21, 1908 (age 65 years, 189 days). Interment at Redd Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Ky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jerry D. Roe (b. 1936) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Conrad, Pondera County, Mont., May 18, 1936. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2000 (alternate), 2004. Methodist. Member, American Political Science Association; Freemasons. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of Howard O. Roe and Ialene B. (Freel) Roe; married 1965 to Shirley Carol Hands.
Wilbur F. Sanders Wilbur Fiske Sanders (1834-1905) — also known as Wilbur F. Sanders — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Leon, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., May 2, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1864, 1867, 1880, 1886; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana Territory, 1868 (speaker); delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1872, 1876, 1884, 1900 (alternate); member of Montana territorial House of Representatives, 1873-80; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1890-93. Member, Freemasons. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., July 7, 1905 (age 71 years, 66 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Sanders (1803-1867) and Freedom (Edgerton) Sanders (1806-1888); married to Harriet Peck Fenn (1834-1909); nephew of Sidney Edgerton (1818-1900).
  Sanders County, Mont. is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Patriot - Pioneer - Statesman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Samuel Vernon Stewart (1872-1939) — also known as Sam V. Stewart — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Monroe County, Ohio, August 2, 1872. Democrat. Governor of Montana, 1913-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1916, 1920, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1920; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1933. Member, Freemasons. Died September 15, 1939 (age 67 years, 44 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Bell Tansil (b. 1881) — also known as John B. Tansil — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Dresden, Weakley County, Tenn., July 13, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; Yellowstone County Attorney, 1923-29; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1935-50. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Egbert E. Tansil and Jackie (Bell) Tansil; married, February 12, 1908, to Lillian Summers (died 1914); married, August 12, 1931, to Helen Fletcher.
  Burton Kendall Wheeler (1882-1975) — also known as Burton K. Wheeler — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass., February 27, 1882. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1911-13; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1913-18; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1923-47; Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1920; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932, 1936, 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a stroke, in 1975 (age about 93 years). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1907 to Lulu M. White.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Julius J. Wuerthner (1890-1972) — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 18, 1890. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1925-27; member of Montana state senate, 1928-31; mayor of Great Falls, Mont., 1937-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in a nursing home at Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., February 21, 1972 (age 81 years, 279 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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