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Unitarian or Universalist Politicians in Montana

  James Mitchell Ashley (1824-1896) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 14, 1824. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1859-69 (5th District 1859-63, 10th District 1863-69); defeated, 1868, 1890, 1892; Governor of Montana Territory, 1869. Unitarian. Scottish ancestry. Died of a heart attack in Alma, Gratiot County, Mich., September 16, 1896 (age 71 years, 307 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Clinton Ashley and Mary Ann (Kirkpatrick) Ashley; married 1851 to Emma Jane Smith; father of Mary Emma Ashley (daughter-in-law of Abram Stevens Hewitt); great-grandfather of Thomas William Ludlow Ashley.
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  Epitaph: "A builder."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about James M. Ashley: Robert E. Horowitz, Great Impeacher: A Political Biography of James M. Ashley
  Roland Roger Renne (1905-1989) — also known as Roland Renne — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Greenwich, Cumberland County, N.J., December 12, 1905. Democrat. Economist; college professor; president, Montana State College, Bozeman, 1943-64; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1964. Presbyterian or Unitarian. Member, Rotary; American Economic Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Zeta. Died August 30, 1989 (age 83 years, 261 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Christian Renne and Caroline Augusta (Young) Renne; married, August 9, 1932, to Mary Kneeland Wisner.
  Renne Library at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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