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  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
  Mark Andrews (b. 1926) — of Mapleton, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., May 19, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; farmer; member of Republican National Committee from North Dakota, 1958-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1962; U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1963-81 (1st District 1963-73, at-large 1973-81); U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1981-87; defeated, 1986. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Farm Bureau; Sigma Chi. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Mark Andrews and Lillian (Hoyler) Andrews; married, June 28, 1949, to Mary Willming.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Horace J. Austin (1837-1891) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Washington County, N.Y., July 11, 1837. Republican. Surveyor; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1865-67; member Dakota territorial council, 1867-69, 1874-76; President of the Dakota Territorial Council, 1867-68; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 2nd District, 1891; died in office 1891. Member, Freemasons. Died in Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., February 27, 1891 (age 53 years, 231 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, March 21, 1870, to Rachel Ross (1838-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norris Conroy Bakke (1894-1973) — also known as Norris C. Bakke — of Sterling, Logan County, Colo.; Mayville, Traill County, N.Dak.; Laguna Hills, Orange County, Calif. Born in Mayville, Traill County, N.Dak., April 19, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1937-47; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1945-46; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions. Died in January, 1973 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Pederson Bakke and Karina (Erickson) Bakke; married, August 12, 1921, to Esther Newell Banks; married, April 6, 1958, to Mrs. Guy L. Elken.
  William Henry Harrison Beadle (1838-1915) — also known as William H. H. Beadle — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Born, in a log cabin at Howard, Parke County, Ind., January 1, 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Dakota Territory, 1872-; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; Dakota Territory superintendent of public instruction, 1879-86; president, Madison State Normal School (now Dakota State University), 1889-1906. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 15, 1915 (age 77 years, 318 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of James Ward Beadle and Elizabeth (Bright) Beadle; married, May 18, 1863, to Ellen S. (Rich) Chapman.
  Beadle County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Arley R. Bjella (1916-2001) — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Williston, Williams County, N.Dak., November 16, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960. Lutheran. Member, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Jaycees; Rotary; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died May 21, 2001 (age 84 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asle Bjella and Clara (Bagstad) Bjella; married 1948 to Beverly Heen.
  James Harvey Brown (1906-1995) — also known as James H. Brown — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak., April 22, 1906. Democrat. Electrical engineer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; vice-chair of California Democratic Party, 1948-58; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964; municipal judge in California, 1964-. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners. Died July 10, 1995 (age 89 years, 79 days). Burial location unknown.
  Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) — also known as Quentin N. Burdick; "King of Pork" — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Munich, Cavalier County, N.Dak., June 19, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1942; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1946; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1959-60; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960-92; defeated, 1956; died in office 1992. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died, from heart disease, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., September 8, 1992 (age 84 years, 81 days). Interment at Bohemian Cemetery, Silver Lake, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Usher Lloyd Burdick and Emma Robertson Burdick; brother of Eileen Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering (1914-1989)); married, March 18, 1933, to Marietta Janecky (1912-1958); married 1960 to Jocelyn Birch Peterson.
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Usher Lloyd Burdick (1879-1960) — also known as Usher L. Burdick — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., February 21, 1879. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1907-09; Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1911-12; Williams County State's Attorney, 1913; law partner of ex-Gov. John Burke in 1920s; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1935-45, 1949-59; defeated, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Washington, D.C., August 19, 1960 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Ozias W. Burdick and Lucy (Farnum) Burdick; married 1901 to Emma Robertson; father of Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) (who married Jocelyn Birch Peterson) and Eileen Rosemary Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Olger Burton Burtness (1884-1960) — also known as Olger B. Burtness — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Mekinock, Grand Forks County, N.Dak., March 14, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Grand Forks County State's Attorney, 1911-16; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1916, 1936, 1948; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1919-20; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1st District, 1921-33. Lutheran. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of Norway. Died in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak., January 20, 1960 (age 75 years, 312 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of O. O. Burtness and Mary (Anderson) Burtness; married, September 8, 1909, to Zoe Ensign.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William M. Cuppett (b. 1843) — of Canton, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Bedford County, Pa., December 26, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; carriage and wagon manufacturer; postmaster; member Dakota territorial council, 1870-71, 1879-80. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 1, 1870, to Miss N. E. Martin.
  John Edward Davis (1913-1990) — also known as John E. Davis — of McClusky, Sheridan County, N.Dak. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 18, 1913. Republican. Rancher; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; banker; mayor of McClusky, N.D., 1946-52; member of North Dakota state senate, 1952-56; Governor of North Dakota, 1957-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960, 1964 (primary); national commander, American Legion, 1967-68. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., May 12, 1990 (age 77 years, 24 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of James Ellsworth Davis (1875-1959) and Helen (Wilson) Davis (1879-1970); married 1938 to Pauline Huntley; married 1980 to Marilyn R. Westlie.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oscar Willard Edmonds (b. 1890) — also known as O. W. Edmonds — of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. Born in Caledonia, Traill County, N.Dak., February 4, 1890. Republican. Abstract and title business; mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1923-27, 1943-45. Protestant. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Edmonds and Anna S. (Olson) Edmonds; married, June 21, 1911, to Kathryn M. Sturtevant.
  George Egbert (1820-1908) — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.); Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., November 15, 1820. Merchant; farmer; steamboat business; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1875-76, 1877-80. Member, Freemasons. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., August 22, 1908 (age 87 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1871 to Sarah Savery.
  Ray M. Flavin (b. 1912) — of Swartz Creek, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Litchville, Barnes County, N.Dak., August 25, 1912. Democrat. Flint Township Supervisor; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Genesee County 2nd District, 1961; member of Michigan state house of representatives 83rd District, 1965-66; defeated in primary, 1966, 1968. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Chester McCormick Foresman (b. 1888) — also known as Chet M. Foresman — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Allenwood, Union County, Pa., 1888. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
Ralph A. Gamble Ralph Abernethy Gamble (1885-1959) — also known as Ralph A. Gamble — of Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y.; St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), May 6, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from New York, 1937-57 (25th District 1937-45, 28th District 1945-53, 26th District 1953-57). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Died in St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md., March 4, 1959 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) and Carrie (Osborne) Gamble; married, April 19, 1911, to Virginia Nesbitt (died 1937); married, June 19, 1958, to Ruth G. Daniels; nephew of John Rankin Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Oscar Sherman Gifford (1842-1913) — also known as Oscar S. Gifford — of Canton, Lincoln County, S.Dak. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 20, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1883; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1885; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1889-91. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Lincoln County, S.Dak., January 16, 1913 (age 70 years, 88 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Gifford (born 1804) and Mary Gifford; married, May 14, 1874, to Phoebe M. Fuller; fourth cousin of Stephen Galloway (1838-1890); fourth cousin once removed of Bennet Bicknell.
  Political families: Galloway family of Michigan; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Hall (1869-1958) — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Cliff Mine, Keweenaw County, Mich., June 6, 1869. Republican. Newspaper reporter; rancher; secretary of state of North Dakota, 1913-24, 1943-54; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 2nd District, 1924-33; defeated, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., December 4, 1958 (age 89 years, 181 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Hall and Ellen (Peters) Hall; married, September 1, 1897, to Anna Marie Grafenstein (1872-1944).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles L. Halsted (1894-1968) — of Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn. Born in Ellendale, Dickey County, N.Dak., September 23, 1894. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 53, 1937-46, 1953-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1948. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Lions; Moose; Odd Fellows. Died in Crow Wing County, Minn., February 19, 1968 (age 73 years, 149 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Myrtle Gamble (1906-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Halvor Langdon Halvorson (b. 1881) — also known as Halvor L. Halvorson — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Henning, Otter Tail County, Minn., August 15, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Minot, N.Dak., 1911-15; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1912 (3rd District), 1942 (Democratic, at-large); delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1924. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Sons of Norway; Izaak Walton League; Lions; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Halvorson and Juliana (Christenson) Halvorson; married to Nina C. Knudson.
  Louis Benjamin Hanna (1861-1948) — also known as Louis B. Hanna — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa., August 9, 1861. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1895-97; member of North Dakota state senate, 1897-1901, 1905-09; North Dakota Republican state chair, 1902-08, 1925; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1909-13; Governor of North Dakota, 1913-17; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1916, 1926 (Republican). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., April 23, 1948 (age 86 years, 258 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Jason R. Hanna and Margaret A. (Lewis) Hanna; married 1884 to Lottie L. Thatcher.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Marcus F. Jensen (1908-2001) — of Douglas (now part of Juneau), Alaska. Born in Westhope, Bottineau County, N.Dak., August 8, 1908. Democrat. Mayor of Douglas, Alaska, 1945-47, 1961-64; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1949-50; member of Alaska territorial senate 1st District, 1953-56; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1961. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Juneau, Alaska, February 6, 2001 (age 92 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau, Alaska.
  John Augustus Johnson (1842-1907) — also known as John A. Johnson — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Växjö, Sweden, April 24, 1842. Locomotive engineer; farmer; Washington County Sheriff, 1873; lawyer; farm implement dealer; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1885-86, 1896-1902, 1906-07; died in office 1907. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died, of Bright's disease, June 14, 1907 (age 65 years, 51 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 27, 1865, to Agnes A. Coller.
  Sveinbjorn Johnson (1883-1946) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak.; Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Holum, Hjaltadal, Iceland, July 10, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; North Dakota Democratic state chair, 1920-22; North Dakota state attorney general, 1921-22; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1923-26; resigned 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; candidate for Illinois state attorney general, 1944. Lutheran. Icelandic ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Delta Theta; Gamma Eta Gamma; Pi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., March 10, 1946 (age 62 years, 243 days). Interment somewhere in Champaign, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Johnson and Gudbjorg Johnson; married, September 16, 1917, to Esther Henryetta Slette (1894-1965?).
  Powless William Lanier (b. 1885) — also known as Powless W. Lanier — of Covington, Tipton County, Tenn.; Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak. Born in Fulton, Lauderdale County, Tenn., March 7, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1911-12; juvenile court judge in Tennessee, 1913-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1928, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1932; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1933-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Sigma. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Hill Lanier and Ellen (Cooper) Lanier; married, December 28, 1910, to Mary Louise Roberts.
  Edwin Stanton McCook (1837-1873) — Born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, March 26, 1837. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of Dakota Territory, 1872-73; died in office 1873. Member, Freemasons. Shot and killed by Peter P. Wintermute, a banker and political adversary, at a saloon in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), September 11, 1873 (age 36 years, 169 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of George Wythe McCook; first cousin of Edward Moody McCook (1833-1909) and Anson George McCook.
  Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.
  McCook County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  Arthur Calvin Mellette (1842-1896) — also known as Arthur C. Mellette — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Henry County, Ind., June 23, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1871-75; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1889; Governor of South Dakota, 1889-93. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan., May 25, 1896 (age 53 years, 337 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S.Dak.
  Mellette County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  Gerald Prentice Nye (1892-1971) — also known as Gerald P. Nye — of Cooperstown, Griggs County, N.Dak. Born in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wis., December 19, 1892. Newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota 2nd District, 1924; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1925-45; appointed 1925; defeated, 1944, 1946; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Washington, D.C., July 17, 1971 (age 78 years, 210 days). Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Irwin R. Nye and Phoebe Ella (Prentice) Nye; married, August 16, 1916, to Anna Margaret Munch.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Cornelius Solomon Palmer (b. 1844) — also known as Cornelius S. Palmer — of Jericho, Chittenden County, Vt.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vt., November 2, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1880; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1883-88; member of South Dakota state senate 9th District, 1897-98. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jonah Ferris Palmer and Chloe (Mead) Palmer; married, October 20, 1872, to Annis R. Fassett.
  William J. Patterson (b. 1880) — of North Dakota. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., June 4, 1880. Railway brakeman, fireman, switchman, and conductor; safety inspector; Director of Safety for Interstate Commerce Commission, 1934-39; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939-53. Member, Order of Railway Conductors; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Patterson and Mary (Bidwell) Patterson; married, April 29, 1912, to Margaret M. Henderman.
  Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) — also known as Richard F. Pettigrew — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., July 23, 1848. Lawyer; surveyor; real estate business; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1872; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-79, 1885-86; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1904, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 5, 1926 (age 78 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. (Sawtelle) Pettigrew; married, February 27, 1879, to Bessie V. Pittare.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Rice (1854-1952) — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Born in Butler County, Iowa, November 16, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1883-86; Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives, 1885; Dakota territory attorney general, 1885-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900; member of South Dakota state senate 15th District, 1905-06; South Dakota railroad commissioner, 1907-13; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 21st District, 1931-34. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Modern Woodmen of America. Died October 14, 1952 (age 97 years, 333 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orson Rice and Anna Lee (Hawker) Rice; married to Ida Smith.
  Reinhold J. Sailer (1902-1984) — also known as R. J. Sailer — of Hazen, Mercer County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Mannhaven, Mercer County, N.Dak., April 26, 1902. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Lutheran. Volga German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in a hospital at Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., July 19, 1984 (age 82 years, 84 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Sailer (1865-1927) and Jacobina (Benz) Sailer (1870-1934); married 1941 to Alma Rockne (died 1955); married 1969 to Elsie (Gebert) Haney (1909-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmore Yocum Sarles (1859-1929) — also known as E. Y. Sarles — of Hillsboro, Traill County, N.Dak. Born in Wonewoc, Juneau County, Wis., January 15, 1859. Republican. Governor of North Dakota, 1905-07. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died February 14, 1929 (age 70 years, 30 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro, N.Dak.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter O. Sathre (1878-1968) — of Finley, Steele County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Adams, Mower County, Minn., February 7, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Steele County State's Attorney, 1912-20; member of North Dakota state senate, 1927-32; North Dakota state attorney general, 1933-37; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1937. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in Sharon, Steele County, N.Dak., January 23, 1968 (age 89 years, 350 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Maline (Hansdotter) Sathre (1841-1927) and Jacob Pederson Sathre (1842-1907); married, April 14, 1912, to Mina Hilstad.
  James Herbert Sinclair (1871-1943) — also known as James H. Sinclair — of Kenmare, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Canada, October 9, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; superintendent of schools; farmer; real estate business; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1915; U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1919-35 (3rd District 1919-33, at-large 1933-35). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died September 5, 1943 (age 71 years, 331 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ellison Griffith Smith (b. 1854) — also known as Ellison G. Smith — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Noble County, Ohio, December 5, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member Dakota territorial council, 1887; circuit judge in South Dakota 1st Circuit, 1889-1909; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1909-23; law professor. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Griffith Smith and Mary A. (Ellison) Smith; married, October 18, 1877, to Anna F. Kirkwood; married, January 3, 1922, to Florence Pearl Hunkins.
  Ray Thompson (1911-1957) — of North Dakota. Born in Barney, Richland County, N.Dak., November 3, 1911. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1945; North Dakota state treasurer, 1953-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles. Died of a heart attack, in a hotel at Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., January 27, 1957 (age 45 years, 85 days). Interment at Wahpeton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wahpeton, N.Dak.
  Evan S. Tyler (1843-1923) — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Damascus, Wayne County, Pa., March 22, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; civil engineer; merchant; banker; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1876-77; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1889, 1895-96. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in the Metropole Hotel, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., August 24, 1923 (age 80 years, 155 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Delavan, Wis.
  Relatives: Married to Clara Estella Barnes.
  Edwin Winslow Wade (1903-1976) — also known as Edwin W. Wade — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak., October 15, 1903. Mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1960-75. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Navy League. Died in June, 1976 (age 72 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry M. Wade and Marian A. (Eaton) Wade; married, November 18, 1925, to Mary Bruce Garrick.
  Henry Mason Wheeler (1854-1930) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in 1854. Physician; mayor of Grand Forks, N.Dak., 1917-18. Member, Freemasons. He helped stop a bank robbery by the Jesse James gang, in Northfield, Minnesota, September 7, 1876. He owned the first automobile in Grand Forks. Died April 13, 1930 (age about 75 years). Interment somewhere in Northfield, Minn.
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