The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Nebraska

  William B. Banning (b. 1869) — of Union, Cass County, Neb. Born in Wyoming, Otoe County, Neb., September 18, 1869. Farmer; grain and farm implement dealer; banker; Cass County Commissioner, 1903-05; member of Nebraska state senate, 1909-11, 1923-32. Member, Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Banning and Elizabeth A. (Wilson) Banning; married, September 6, 1899, to Jennie E. Roush.
  James E. Boyd (1834-1906) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), September 9, 1834. Democrat. Grain commission merchant; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1866; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1881-83, 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1888, 1892; member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1888; Governor of Nebraska, 1891, 1892-93. Died April 30, 1906 (age 71 years, 233 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Boyd County, Neb. is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Frank John Brady (1894-1964) — also known as Frank J. Brady — of Atkinson, Holt County, Neb. Born in Atkinson, Holt County, Neb., September 15, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; hay and grain dealer; member of Nebraska state senate 22nd District, 1935-37; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 28th District, 1937-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944, 1948. Methodist. Member, Alpha Sigma Phi; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in 1964 (age about 69 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Atkinson, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Brady and Mary Ella (Shaw) Brady; married, July 12, 1930, to Louella Olson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Patrick F. Egan Patrick F. Egan (1841-1919) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in County Longford, Ireland, August 13, 1841. Republican. Irish home rule advocate; prosecuted in Dublin, 1880, for sedition; grain elevator business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1888; U.S. Minister to Chile, 1889-93. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 30, 1919 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Nathan Merriam (b. 1849) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Merrimack County, N.H., November 24, 1849. Grain merchant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912; Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Merriam and Sarah (Shook) Merriam.
  Alonzo E. Salisbury (d. 1858) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Vermont. Stagecoach driver; miller; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1856. First burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Died October 4, 1858. Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ezra Perin Savage (1842-1920) — also known as Ezra P. Savage — of Sargent, Custer County, Neb. Born in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., April 3, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; stock, grain, and implement business; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03; Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03. Died January 8, 1920 (age 77 years, 280 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Warren Savage and Hannah (Perin) Savage; married 1866 to Anna C. Rich; married 1896 to Elvira Hess.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Dillon Seaman (1840-1911) — also known as John D. Seaman — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Benton Township, Elkhart County, Ind., February 15, 1840. Republican. Grain dealer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1879; postmaster at Tulsa, Indian Territory, 1898-1907. Died in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., May 30, 1911 (age 71 years, 104 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Rueben D. Seaman and Elizabeth Dillon Seaman; married, June 16, 1858, to Hadasah J. Grant.
  Dan Voorhees Stephens (1868-1939) — also known as Dan V. Stephens — of Fremont, Dodge County, Neb. Born in Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., November 4, 1868. Democrat. Farmer; Dodge County Superintendent of Schools, 1890-94; president, Hammond & Stephens, educational publishers; director, Fremont Trust and Savings Bank; director, Goose Lake Grain and Lumber Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1904, 1908 (delegation chair), 1920, 1924, 1932; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1911-19. Died in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb., January 13, 1939 (age 70 years, 70 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lewis Stephens and Martha (Lamkins) Stephens; married, June 24, 1890, to Hannah Boe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dee Acy Wort (1861-1948) — also known as D. Wort — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Woodstock, Ontario, December 18, 1861. Naturalized U.S. citizen; sheriff; grain dealer; automobile dealer; banker; mayor of Kearney, Neb., 1921-22, 1929-33, 1937-39. Member, Rotary. Died in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., April 3, 1948 (age 86 years, 107 days). Entombed at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Wort and Martha (Teeple) Wort; married 1891 to Emma Jane Cheasbrough.
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