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  Christopher Joseph Abbott (1889-1954) — also known as Christopher J. Abbott — of Hyannis, Grant County, Neb. Born in Bird City, Cheyenne County, Kan., October 11, 1889. Republican. Banker; lumber business; director, Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1948, 1952. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks. Died January 10, 1954 (age 64 years, 91 days). Interment at Hyannis Cemetery, Hyannis, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur James Abbott and Hannah E. (Minor) Abbott; married 1914 to Helen Sears; married, August 14, 1933, to Ethel Schmitz.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Othman Ali Abbott (1842-1935) — also known as Othman A. Abbott — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Hatley, Quebec, September 19, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; member of Nebraska state senate, 1872; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1877-79. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Loyal Legion; Grand Army of the Republic. Died June 25, 1935 (age 92 years, 279 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Abiel Boynton Abbott (1808-1885) and Sarah (Young) Abbott (1817-1883); married, February 9, 1873, to Elizabeth Meletta Griffin (1844-1941); father of Othman Ali Abbott, Jr. (1874-1954).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Othman Ali Abbott, Jr. (1874-1954) — also known as O. A. Abbott, Jr. — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., September 14, 1874. Lawyer; mayor of Grand Island, Neb., 1932, 1939-40. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Died August 14, 1954 (age 79 years, 334 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Othman Ali Abbott (1842-1935) and Elizabeth (Griffin) Abbott (1844-1941); married, September 14, 1911, to Ella Bartenbach (1885-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Nils Ackerman (1912-1994) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Pleasant Dale, Seward County, Neb., March 16, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; vice-president and general counsel, Bankers Life Insurance Company; counsel, Nebraska Insurance Federation; chair of Lancaster County Republican Party, 1950. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died July 14, 1994 (age 82 years, 120 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Ferdinand Ackerman and Irma Marie (Berlet) Ackerman; married, August 8, 1939, to Jean Caroline Doty.
Duane Acklie Duane Acklie (b. 1931) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Madison, Madison County, Neb., November 14, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1992, 2004; trucking executive. Member, Freemasons. Selected to the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame, 1994. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1954 to Phyllis Acklie (1952?-).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Image source: Nebraska Business Hall of Fame
  L. E. Adams (1913-1980) — also known as Barney Adams — of Norfolk, Madison County, Neb. Born in Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, September 21, 1913. President, National Foods, Inc.; director, Midwestern Beef, Inc.; director, Prairie Maid Meat Products; director, Platte Valley Packing Co.; member of Nebraska railway commission 3rd District, 1970-71; appointed 1970. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in August, 1980 (age 66 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 28, 1933, to Helene L. Ainsworth.
  Chester Hardy Aldrich (1862-1924) — also known as Chester H. Aldrich — of David City, Butler County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Pierpont, Ashtabula County, Ohio, November 10, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1907; Governor of Nebraska, 1911-13; defeated, 1912; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1918-24; died in office 1924. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died March 10, 1924 (age 61 years, 121 days). Interment at Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Aldrich and Sophrona E. (Hardy) Aldrich; married, June 4, 1889, to Sylvia E. Stroman.
  Charles E. Allen (b. 1865) — of Cozad, Dawson County, Neb. Born in Lucas County, Iowa, January 8, 1865. Republican. Merchant; banker; member of Nebraska state senate, 1923, 1931, 1935. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Tandy Allen and Joan (Van Nuys) Allen; married, August 29, 1889, to Sue L. Morrow (died 1919); married, June 14, 1925, to Katherine Worley.
  John Clayton Allen (1860-1939) — also known as John C. Allen — of McCook, Red Willow County, Neb.; Monmouth, Warren County, Ill. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt., February 14, 1860. Republican. Merchant; banker; secretary of state of Nebraska, 1891-95; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1925-33; defeated, 1932, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Loyal Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Monmouth, Warren County, Ill., January 12, 1939 (age 78 years, 332 days). Interment at Vermont Cemetery, Vermont, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Allen and Elizabeth (Burns) Allen; married, August 2, 1881, to Abbie Stapleford; married, January 30, 1902, to Eudora Durrell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Stinson Allen (b. 1865) — also known as Thomas S. Allen; T. S. Allen — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Paynes Point, Ogle County, Ill., April 30, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; Nebraska Democratic state chair, 1904-09, 1921-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1912 (alternate), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1932, 1940; U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, 1915-21. Baptist. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Allen and Harriet Maria (Ely) Allen; married, June 28, 1898, to Mary Elizabeth Bryan (1873-1962; sister of William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)).
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
Victor E. Anderson Victor Emanuel Anderson (1902-1962) — also known as Victor E. Anderson — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Havelock, Lancaster County, Neb., March 30, 1902. Republican. Hardware business; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1949-50; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1950-53; Governor of Nebraska, 1955-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960. Methodist. Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 15, 1962 (age 60 years, 138 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest F. Anderson and Marie (Larson) Anderson; married, December 27, 1941, to Betty May.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Walter Lincoln Anderson (1868-1959) — also known as Walter L. Anderson — of Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, February 19, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1921-22; Speaker of the Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1922; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1922. Member, Beta Theta Pi; United Spanish War Veterans; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in 1959 (age about 91 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Raney Anderson (1837-1898) and Sarah Jane (Woods) Anderson; married, October 29, 1902, to Helen Marie Nance.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph A. Baker (1895-1978) — of Valentine, Cherry County, Neb. Born in Gordon, Sheridan County, Neb., October 2, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; rancher; chair of Cherry County Republican Party, 1956-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960, 1964. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Farm Bureau. Died October 8, 1978 (age 83 years, 6 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Valentine, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Lee R. Baker and Adelina Celestenia Baker; married, August 30, 1919, to Mary Cole (1896-1987).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Leroy Banta, Jr. (1912-1993) — also known as Richard L. Banta, Jr. — of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Oxford, Furnas County, Neb., September 24, 1912. Republican. FBI special agent; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 2, 1993 (age 81 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Leroy Banta (1880-1962) and Grace (Sherwood) Banta (1883-1972); married, March 20, 1937, to Eloise N. Jansen; first cousin twice removed of Cyrus Newton Banta; second cousin once removed of Parke Monroe Banta (1891-1970).
  Political family: Banta family of Berryman, Missouri.
  Chauncey Edward Barney (1915-1989) — also known as Chauncey E. Barney — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 10, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1952. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Died July 2, 1989 (age 73 years, 326 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of George P. Barney and Nettie (Hillis) Barney; married to Melba Devoe.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Emil L. Barta (1904-1965) — of Cozad, Dawson County, Neb. Born in 1904. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1956 (delegation secretary). Member, Freemasons. Died in 1965 (age about 61 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Dawson County, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Paige Bartlett (b. 1841) — also known as John P. Bartlett — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Weare, Hillsborough County, N.H., February 4, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; New Hampshire Democratic state chair, 1890-92; member of New Hampshire state senate 18th District, 1895-96; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1899; secretary of New Hampshire Democratic Party, 1904-06. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Bartlett and Lurena (Bailey) Bartlett; married, November 29, 1866, to Fannie M. Harrington (died 1887); married 1888 to Lucy A. (Knight) Crosby.
  Hobert Lee Blackledge (1900-1977) — also known as Hobert L. Blackledge — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Red Cloud, Webster County, Neb., August 18, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in September, 1977 (age 77 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis H. Blackledge and Margaret E. (Lawrence) Blackledge.
  Alexander Stanley Bloedel (b. 1876) — also known as A. S. Bloedel — of Tabor, Fremont County, Iowa. Born in Papillion, Sarpy County, Neb., May 8, 1876. Republican. Hardware business; president, Tabor and Northern Railroad; bank director; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Fremont County, 1951. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Bloedel and Caroline Bloedel; married 1904 to Sarah Weatherhead.
  Paul E. Boslaugh (b. 1881) — of Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Mapleton, Monona County, Iowa, June 10, 1881. Lawyer; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1949-. Swiss and English ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Delta Theta Phi. Burial location unknown.
Bartlett E. Boyles Bartlett E. Boyles (d. 1972) — also known as Pat Boyles — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Terry, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Lawyer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1959-63. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in McAuley Lake Resort, Atikolam, Ontario, June 7, 1972. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  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 (1857-1931) and Mary Ella (Shaw) Brady (1864-1944); married, July 12, 1930, to Louella Olson (1903-2004).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard E. Brookings (1902-1977) — of Oakland, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Born in Tekamah, Burt County, Neb., January 24, 1902. Republican. Movie theater owner; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Pottawattamie County; elected 1950. Congregationalist. Member, Lions; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Eagles. Died in May, 1977 (age 75 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Willard E. Brookings and Lotta J. Brookings; married 1923 to Gretna M. Charles.
  Ralph Gilmour Brooks (1898-1960) — also known as Ralph G. Brooks — of Wymore, Gage County, Neb. Born in Eustis, Frontier County, Neb., July 6, 1898. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1942; Governor of Nebraska, 1959-60; died in office 1960. Member, Lions; Freemasons; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Pi Kappa Delta; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Kappa Delta. Died September 9, 1960 (age 62 years, 65 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Hansford Brooks and Tina S. (Olson) Brooks; married, December 24, 1934, to Darleene L. Day (born 1907).
  Cross-reference: Robert B. Conrad
  See also NNDB dossier
  Norris Brown (1863-1960) — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, May 2, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; Buffalo County Prosecuting Attorney, 1892-96; Nebraska state attorney general, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1907-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Resolutions Committee); law partner of Irving F. Baxter. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a rest home at Seattle, King County, Wash., January 5, 1960 (age 96 years, 248 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Brown and Eliza Ann (Phelps) Brown; married, November 28, 1885, to Lula K. Beeler (died 1925); married, February 5, 1927, to Ann L. Howland (died 1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
William J. Bryan William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) — also known as William J. Bryan; "The Great Commoner"; "The Peerless Leader"; "The Silver-Tongued Orator"; "The Boy Orator of the Platte"; "The Niagaric Nebraskan" — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., March 19, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1891-95; candidate for President of the United States, 1896, 1900, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1904, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1920; U.S. Secretary of State, 1913-15; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Pi; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dayton, Rhea County, Tenn., July 26, 1925 (age 65 years, 129 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; statue at Rhea County Courthouse Grounds, Dayton, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Lillard Bryan (1822-1880) and Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan (1834-1896); brother of Charles Wayland Bryan and Mary Elizabeth Bryan (1873-1962; who married Thomas Stinson Allen); married, October 1, 1884, to Mary Elizabeth Baird (1860-1930); father of Ruth Bryan Owen; grandfather of Helen Rudd Brown; cousin *** of William Sherman Jennings.
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Clarence S. Darrow — Willis J. Abbot
  Bryan County, Okla. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: William J. Bryan JarvisW. J. Bryan Dorn
  Campaign slogan (1896): "Sixteen to one."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Jennings Bryan: Robert W. Cherny, A Righteous Cause : The Life of William Jennings Bryan — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 1: Political Evangelist, 1860-1908 — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 2: Progressive Politician and Moral Statesman, 1909-1915 — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 3: Political Puritan, 1915-1925 — Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Gerard N. Magliocca, The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Newton Dexter Burch (1871-1931) — also known as N. D. Burch — of Boyd County, Neb.; Dallas, Gregory County, S.Dak. Born in Stewartsville, DeKalb County, Mo., June 17, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Boyd County Attorney, 1903-07; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1921-26; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1926-31; died in office 1931. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; American Bar Association. Died March 18, 1931 (age 59 years, 274 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George N. Burch and Elizabeth (Dexter) Burch; married, March 15, 1899, to Sadie E. Jarman.
  Elmer Jacob Burkett (1867-1935) — also known as Elmer J. Burkett — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, December 1, 1867. Republican. School principal; lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1897-98; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1899-1905; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1905-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1916; director, First National Bank; director, State Oil Company. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Woodmen. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., May 23, 1935 (age 67 years, 173 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Henry W. Burkett and Catherine (Kearney) Burkett; married, September 1, 1891, to Fannie Fern Wright.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Dwight Willard Burney (1892-1987) — also known as Dwight W. Burney — of Nebraska. Born in Hartington, Cedar County, Neb., January 7, 1892. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1945-57; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1957-60, 1961-65; Governor of Nebraska, 1960-61. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hartington, Cedar County, Neb., March 10, 1987 (age 95 years, 62 days). Interment at Hartington Cemetery, Hartington, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Willard H. Burney (1857-1943).
  See also NNDB dossier
  David Christy Butler (1829-1891) — also known as David C. Butler — of Nebraska. Born December 15, 1829. Republican. Member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1861; member Nebraska territorial council, 1864; Governor of Nebraska, 1867-71; removed 1871; member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1869-71; impeached on March 4, 1871, and removed from office as Governor on June 2, 1871. Member, Freemasons. Died May 25, 1891 (age 61 years, 161 days). Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Neb.
  Butler County, Neb. is named for him.
  Hugh Alfred Butler (1878-1954) — also known as Hugh A. Butler — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa, February 28, 1878. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Nebraska, 1936, 1947; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1941-54; died in office 1954. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen of America. Died in Washington, D.C., July 1, 1954 (age 76 years, 123 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clair Armstrong Callan (1920-2005) — also known as Clair A. Callan — of Odell, Gage County, Neb. Born in Odell, Gage County, Neb., March 20, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Fairbury, Jefferson County, Neb., May 28, 2005 (age 85 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Terry McGovern Carpenter (1900-1978) — also known as Terry Carpenter — of Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Neb. Born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, March 28, 1900. Candidate for mayor of Scottsbluff, Neb., 1931; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 5th District, 1933-35; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1934, 1940 (Democratic), 1950, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1936 (Democratic), 1942, 1948 (Democratic), 1954, 1972 (Democratic); delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1952, 1956; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1953-; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1974. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Changed parties five times. Died in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Neb., April 27, 1978 (age 78 years, 30 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Bert C. Carpenter and Martha Ellen (Harris) Carpenter; married, February 1, 1930, to Hazeldeane Carruthers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Calvin F. Carsten (b. 1915) — of Avoca, Cass County, Neb. Born in Avoca, Cass County, Neb., November 11, 1915. Farmer; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 2nd District, 1971; defeated, 1966. Congregationalist; later United Church of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Francis Carter (b. 1897) — also known as Edward F. Carter — of Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Neb. Born in Middlebranch, Holt County, Neb., March 11, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 17th District, 1927-34; appointed 1927; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1935-. Congregationalist or Methodist. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Lions; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Charles Carter and Allie Margaret (Waring) Carter; married, June 2, 1920, to Vera Marie Hofrichter.
  Roy Chamberlain (1905-1979) — of Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo. Born in Brownville, Nemaha County, Neb., June 4, 1905. Republican. Hotel owner; oil business; member of Wyoming state senate, 1943-53. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, of cancer, in Niobrara County Memorial Hospital, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyo., September 19, 1979 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Wyo.
  Relatives: Married to Gertrude Ord (1907-1998).
  John William Chapman (1894-1978) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Crete, Saline County, Neb., September 8, 1894. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1953-61; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1978 (age about 83 years). Cremated.
  Ellwood Blake Chappell (b. 1889) — also known as E. B. Chappell — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Osmond, Pierce County, Neb., May 4, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 3rd District, 1929-43; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1943-. Presbyterian. English and Dutch ancestry. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Lions; Elks; Delta Theta Phi; Delta Chi; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Chappell and Pleasant May (Turner) Chappell; married, April 10, 1918, to Myra May Stenner.
  Alonzo Monroe Clark (1868-1952) — also known as Alonzo M. Clark — of Gillette, Campbell County, Wyo. Born in Flint, Steuben County, Ind., August 13, 1868. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; Campbell County Clerk; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1927-35; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1928; Governor of Wyoming, 1931-33; defeated, 1934. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyo., October 12, 1952 (age 84 years, 60 days). Interment at Carleton Cemetery, Carleton, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Clark and Emily Eliza (Cleveland) Clark; married, November 28, 1896, to Lucy Myra Smith (died 1944); married to Florence Russell.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Leon Clark (b. 1890) — also known as Clarence L. Clark — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 27, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948; vice-chair of Nebraska Democratic Party, 1936-40. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Paul Fenimore Clark (1861-1932) — also known as Paul F. Clark — of Nebraska; Willow Glen, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., 1861. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives; elected 1905; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1912. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Willow Glen, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 2, 1932 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of James Fenimore Cooper (novelist).
  Cliff Clevenger (1885-1960) — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.; Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. Born near Long Pine, Brown County, Neb., August 20, 1885. Republican. Dry goods merchant; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1939-59. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, December 13, 1960 (age 75 years, 115 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Lemuel Clevenger and Mary Elizabeth (Stemen) Clevenger; married, February 3, 1909, to Georgeanna Tipler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert LeRoy Cochran (1886-1963) — also known as Roy Cochran — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Avoca, Cass County, Neb., January 28, 1886. Democrat. Civil engineer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Nebraska, 1935-41; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died February 23, 1963 (age 77 years, 26 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. Cochran and Jane (Wilkinson) Cochran; married, March 18, 1919, to Aileen Gantt.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Harry Buffington Coffee (1890-1972) — also known as Harry B. Coffee — of Chadron, Dawes County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born near Harrison, Sioux County, Neb., March 16, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; rancher; real estate and insurance business; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 5th District, 1935-43. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Alpha Tau Omega. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., October 3, 1972 (age 82 years, 201 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Buffington Coffee and Mary Elizabeth (Tisdale) Coffee; married, November 30, 1935, to Katharine Newbranch Douglas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Beeman Conrad (1922-1981) — also known as Robert B. Conrad — of Genoa, Nance County, Neb. Born in Schuyler, Colfax County, Neb., April 1, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1956; administrative assistant to Gov. Ralph Brooks, 1959-60; candidate in primary for Governor of Nebraska, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 22, 1981 (age 58 years, 327 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Ga.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William John Cooper (1882-1935) — of California. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 24, 1882. California superintendent of public instruction, 1927-29; appointed 1927; resigned 1929. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke while driving, and died nine days later, in a hospital at Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., September 19, 1935 (age 52 years, 299 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
Oren S. Copeland Oren Sturman Copeland (1887-1958) — also known as Oren S. Copeland — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak., March 16, 1887. Republican. Coal and oil dealer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1937-39; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1941-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Optimist Club. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 10, 1958 (age 71 years, 25 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Copeland and Josephine D. (French) Copeland; married, March 16, 1916, to Iva C. Young.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Lincoln
Gavin W. Craig Gavin W. Craig (b. 1878) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Scotia, Greeley County, Neb., June 22, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Judge, California Court of Appeal 2nd District, 1926-31. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gavin Ralston Craig and Emma Edwards (Morse) Craig; married, April 11, 1903, to Berdena Brownsberger.
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
  George Edward Cryer (1875-1961) — also known as George E. Cryer — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Waterloo, Douglas County, Neb., May 13, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1921-29; defeated, 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died after falling from a ladder, May 24, 1961 (age 86 years, 11 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Cryer and Elizabeth (Grange) Cryer; married, September 5, 1906, to Isabel G. Gay (died 1945).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Carl Thomas Curtis (1905-2000) — also known as Carl T. Curtis — of Minden, Kearney County, Neb. Born near Minden, Kearney County, Neb., March 15, 1905. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Kearney County Attorney, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1939-55 (4th District 1939-43, 1st District 1943-55); U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1955-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1964, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Rotary; Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, of congestive heart failure, at Bryan-LGH Medical Center West, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 24, 2000 (age 94 years, 315 days). Interment at Minden Cemetery, Minden, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank O. Curtis and Alberta Mae (Smith) Curtis; married, June 6, 1931, to Lois Wylie-Atwater.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harold John Daub, Jr. (b. 1941) — also known as Hal Daub, Jr. — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., April 23, 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1981-89; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1990; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1992, 2004, 2008, 2012; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1995-2001; defeated, 2001, 2009; Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 1996. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Urban League; NAACP; American Judicature Society; Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Clarence Alba Davis (1892-1974) — also known as Clarence A. Davis — of Holdrege, Phelps County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Beaver City, Furnas County, Neb., November 21, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; Nebraska state attorney general, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners; Pi Kappa Delta. Died in May, 1974 (age 81 years, 0 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Beaver City, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Milburn Davis and Nannie (Gelvin) Davis; married, August 2, 1916, to Florence Wells (1892-1970); grandfather of Thomas M. Davis III (1949-).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence M. Davis (b. 1894) — of Ord, Valley County, Neb. Born in Harrison, Sioux County, Neb., July 12, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924 (alternate), 1932, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa C. Davis and Sarah Amanda (Gifford) Davis; married to Ida A. Bakker.
  George Armstrong Day (b. 1859) — also known as George A. Day — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Union County, Iowa, November 10, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1902-20; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1920-27. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Gamble Day and Minerva C. (Manly) Day; married, February 13, 1889, to Sarah Brown.
  L. B. Day (1889-1938) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Westboro, Atchison County, Mo., February 3, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1921-29; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1929-38; died in office 1938. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Gamma Eta Gamma; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died November 22, 1938 (age 49 years, 292 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Day and Sarah (Rowan) Day; married, April 10, 1916, to Neva Emma Grimwood.
  James Renwick Dean (1862-1936) — also known as James R. Dean — of Broken Bow, Custer County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 15, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Custer County Attorney, 1895-99; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1908-10, 1917-35; Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 1912. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows. Died January 5, 1936 (age 73 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dean and Ellen Margaret (Armour) Dean; married, January 14, 1892, to Jennie E. Sutton.
  Robert Vernon Denney (1916-1981) — also known as Robert V. Denney — of Fairbury, Jefferson County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, April 11, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1961-64; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1967-71. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., June 26, 1981 (age 65 years, 76 days). Interment at Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
George H. Dern George Henry Dern (1872-1936) — also known as George H. Dern — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Dodge County, Neb., September 8, 1872. Democrat. General Manager of the Mercur Gold Mining and Milling Company; joint inventor, with Theodore P. Holt, of the Holt-Dern ore roaster; member of Utah state senate, 1915-23; Governor of Utah, 1925-33; U.S. Secretary of War, 1933-36; died in office 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1936. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a hospital, of influenza and kidney failure, August 27, 1936 (age 63 years, 354 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of John Dern and Elizabeth (Dern) Dern; married, June 7, 1899, to Charlotte Brown.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Robert R. Dickson (1863-1941) — of O'Neill, Holt County, Neb. Born in Rock County, Wis., November 21, 1863. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 15th District, 1912-41; died in office 1941. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1941 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Dickson and Margaret (McElroy) Dickson; married, June 14, 1900, to Marion Skirving.
  Gould Cooke Dietz (1868-1948) — also known as Gould Dietz — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, May 26, 1868. Republican. Lumberman; aviation pioneer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in Groveland (now part of Minnetonka), Hennepin County, Minn., June 29, 1948 (age 80 years, 34 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Florence Putnam (1879-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Leland I. Doan Leland Ira Doan (1894-1974) — also known as Leland I. Doan — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in North Bend, Dodge County, Neb., November 9, 1894. Republican. President, Dow Chemical Company, 1949-62; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1952-59; director, Michigan Bell Telephone Company; director, National Bank of Detroit. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Chi. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., April 4, 1974 (age 79 years, 146 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery, Midland, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Doan (1853-1901) and Hester (Spencer) Doan (1855-1937); married, April 6, 1917, to Ruth Alden Dow (1895-1950; sister of Margaret Towsley; aunt of Margaret Ann Riecker (1933-2014)); married, December 20, 1950, to Mildred (Organ) Mellus.
  Political family: Dow-Towsley-Hale-Buchanan family of Ann Arbor and Midland, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Thomas H. Doran (1848-1925) — of Burwell, Garfield County, Neb. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, August 15, 1848. Republican. Banker; hardware and furniture business; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1905-08; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 25, 1925 (age 77 years, 10 days). Interment at Cottonwood Cemetery, Burwell, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Doran (1809-1865) and Catherine (Kealy) Doran (1819-1855); married 1880 to Ettie E. Satterlee (1857-1906); married, May 20, 1908, to Elsie Amelia (Cram) Green (1863-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Agler Eberly (b. 1871) — also known as George A. Eberly — of Stanton, Stanton County, Neb. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., February 9, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Stanton County Attorney, 1899-1903, 1905-09; director, Stanton National Bank; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1925-43. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Woodmen; American Legion; Forty and Eight; United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of Veterans; Sons of Union Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Eberly and Mary (Agler) Eberly; married, August 2, 1899, to Rose E. Psota.
  Milton Charles Ebers (b. 1911) — also known as Milton C. Ebers — of Fremont, Dodge County, Neb. Born in Seward, Seward County, Neb., April 16, 1911. Insurance agent; mayor of Fremont, Neb., 1953-55. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Albert William Elsasser (1888-1961) — also known as Albert W. Elsasser — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., February 8, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1923-24. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion. Suffered a stroke, and died eight days later, in a hospital at Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., August 9, 1961 (age 73 years, 182 days). Interment at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Opal Langford (1896-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ambrose C. Epperson (born c.1871) — of Clay Center, Clay County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Illinois, about 1871. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1912-14. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Epperson and Sarah C. (Ryan) Epperson; married, February 17, 1891, to Blanche Haylett.
  John James Exon (1921-2005) — also known as J. James Exon; Jim Exon — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Geddes, Charles Mix County, S.Dak., August 9, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1996 (delegation chair), 2000, 2004; member of Nebraska Democratic State Central Committee, 1964-68; member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1968-70, 1981-83; Governor of Nebraska, 1971-79; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1979-. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 10, 2005 (age 83 years, 305 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Exon and Luella Exon; married, September 18, 1943, to Patricia A. Pros.
  Cross-reference: Norman A. Otto
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about J. James Exon: Duane Hutchinson, Exon : Biography of a Governor
  Leonard A. Flansburg — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Alma, Harlan County, Neb. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1917; district judge in Nebraska 3rd District, 1918-20; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1920-23. Baptist. Member, Lions; Phi Delta Phi; Chi Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clara (Wilkinson) Flansburg and Claude Copley Flansburg (1857-?); married, June 8, 1910, to Frances C. Westervelt.
Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (1913-2006) — also known as Gerald R. Ford; Jerry Ford; Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; "Passkey" — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., July 14, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1949-73; resigned 1973; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64; Vice President of the United States, 1973-74; President of the United States, 1974-77; defeated, 1976. Episcopalian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of the American Revolution; Forty and Eight; Jaycees; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Humane Society; Elks; American Bar Association. Shot at in two separate incidents in San Francisco in September 1975. On September 5, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, got close to the President with a loaded pistol, and squeezed the trigger at close range; the gun misfired. On September 22, Sara Jane Moore fired a shot at him, but a bystander deflected her aim. Both women were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1999. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., December 26, 2006 (age 93 years, 165 days). Interment at Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Step-son of Gerald Rudolph Ford, Sr. (1890-1962); son of Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (1884-1941) and Dorothy Ayer (Gardner) King Ford (1892-1967); half-brother of Thomas G. Ford, Sr. (1918-1995); married, October 15, 1948, to Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' (Bloomer) Warren (1918-2011).
  Cross-reference: Richard M. Nixon — L. William Seidman
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Gerald R. Ford: A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford (1983)
  Books about Gerald R. Ford: John Robert Greene, The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford — Edward L. Schapsmeier, Gerald R. Ford's Date With Destiny: A Political Biography — James Cannon, Time and Chance : Gerald Ford's Appointment With History — Douglas Brinkley, Gerald R. Ford
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Robert Wilkinson Furnas (1824-1905) — also known as Robert W. Furnas — of Brownville, Nemaha County, Neb. Born in Miami County, Ohio, May 5, 1824. Republican. Printer; farmer; member of Nebraska territorial legislature, 1856; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1869-75; Governor of Nebraska, 1873-75. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died June 1, 1905 (age 81 years, 27 days). Interment at Brownville Cemetery, Brownville, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of William Furnas and Martha (Jenkins) Furnas; married, October 29, 1845, to Mary E. McComas; married to Susannah (Emswiler) Jameson.
  Furnas County, Neb. is named for him.
  William J. Garlow (1913-1992) — also known as "Bill Cody" — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb., January 4, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1948; founded radio station KODI. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died in Cody, Park County, Wyo., September 18, 1992 (age 79 years, 258 days). Interment at Old Trail Town Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Harrison Garlow (1880-1918) and Irma Louise (Cody) Garlow (1883-1918); grandson of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Duane D. Gay (b. 1932) — of Columbus, Platte County, Neb. Born in Clifton, Washington County, Kan., January 24, 1932. Republican. Real estate broker; member of Nebraska railway commission 3rd District, 1971-. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons. Still living as of 1971.
  L. G. Gillespie (b. 1875) — of O'Neill, Holt County, Neb. Born in Canton, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), April 10, 1875. Republican. Insurance agent; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1935-36. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bennet S. Gillespie and Nellie A. (Van Fleet) Gillespie; married, November 20, 1902, to Bertha E. Fawkes.
  Herbert Elmer Gooch (b. 1878) — also known as Herbert E. Gooch — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 19, 1878. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons. President of Gooch Milling & Elevator Co.; Gooch Food Products Co.; Lincoln Mills; and Star Publishing Co. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Ellsworth Good (1862-1937) — also known as Edward E. Good — of Wahoo, Saunders County, Neb. Born in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, May 13, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; Saunders County Attorney, 1895-96; director, First National Bank of Wahoo; district judge in Nebraska 5th District, 1912-22; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1923-37; died in office 1937. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Died August 3, 1937 (age 75 years, 82 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Calvin Good and Mary Anne (McCullough) Good; married, July 8, 1885, to Orpha J. Gillilan.
  Paul Francis Good (b. 1893) — also known as Paul F. Good — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Wahoo, Saunders County, Neb., March 16, 1893. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; director, First National Bank of Wahoo; Nebraska state attorney general, 1933-35. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Good and Jennie (Jensen) Good; married, September 1, 1917, to Dorothy Francis Collins.
  Charles A. Goss (1863-1938) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Edinburg, Portage County, Ohio, December 10, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1893; U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, 1905-10; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1920-25; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1927-38; died in office 1938. Methodist. Member, Society of Colonial Wars; Freemasons. Died August 13, 1938 (age 74 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Ruggles Goss and Martha (Carr) Goss; married, October 4, 1890, to Carrie Shimp.
  J. Reid Green (b. 1881) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Dewitt, Saline County, Neb., January 8, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1919-25; vice-chair of Nebraska Republican Party, 1924-26. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Modern Woodmen of America; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Dwight Palmer Griswold (1893-1954) — also known as Dwight P. Griswold — of Gordon, Sheridan County, Neb.; Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Neb. Born in Harrison, Sioux County, Neb., November 27, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; newspaper editor; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1921-23; member of Nebraska state senate, 1925-29; Governor of Nebraska, 1941-47; defeated, 1932, 1934; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1952-54; died in office 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 12, 1954 (age 60 years, 136 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Dwight Hubbard Griswold (1860-1928) and Clarissa (Palmer) Griswold; married, September 25, 1919, to Erma Elliott; second cousin four times removed of Elijah Abel and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; second cousin five times removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Franklin Warren Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Albert Gallatin Kellogg and Charles Kellogg.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Val Peterson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Peirson Mitchell Hall (1894-1979) — also known as Peirson M. Hall — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Armour, Douglas County, S.Dak., July 31, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932, 1940 (alternate); U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1933-37; secretary of California Democratic Party, 1936; superior court judge in California, 1939-42; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1942-66; U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, 1966-68; took senior status 1968; senior judge, 1968-79. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in California, December 8, 1979 (age 85 years, 130 days). Interment at Fort Calhoun Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Robert A. Hall (1851-1895) and Mary M. (Cripps) Hall (1865-1937); married, March 1, 1930, to Gertrude May Engel.
  Cross-reference: William M. Byrne, Jr.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Earl Harrington (b. 1881) — of University Place (now part of Lincoln), Lancaster County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Delmar, Clinton County, Iowa, February 6, 1881. Business executive; member of Nebraska state house of representatives 33rd District, 1923-26. Methodist. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen of America; Phi Kappa Tau. Burial location unknown.
  William C. Hastings (b. 1921) — of Nebraska. Born in Newman Grove, Madison County, Neb., January 31, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; district judge in Nebraska, 1965-79; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1979-87; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1987-. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Jaycees. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Stanley Knapp Hathaway (1924-2005) — also known as Stanley K. Hathaway; Stanley Knapp — of Torrington, Goshen County, Wyo. Born in Osceola, Polk County, Neb., July 19, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Goshen County Prosecuting Attorney, 1954-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960 (member, Credentials Committee), 1972 (delegation chair); Wyoming Republican state chair, 1962-64; Governor of Wyoming, 1967-75; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1975. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., October 4, 2005 (age 81 years, 77 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Torrington, Wyo.
  Relatives: Step-son of Franklin E. Hathaway and Velma Hathaway; son of Robert Knapp and Lily Knapp; married to Roberta 'Bobby' Hurley (died 2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Havekost (1872-1950) — of Hooper, Dodge County, Neb. Born in Logan Township, Dodge County, Neb., July 30, 1872. Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1922; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1927-32; Nebraska state treasurer, 1939-41. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hooper, Dodge County, Neb., April 20, 1950 (age 77 years, 264 days). Interment at Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Neb.
  Charles E. Havens (b. 1858) — of Atkinson, Holt County, Neb. Born in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, September 21, 1858. Republican. Implement dealer; real estate dealer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives 64th District, 1929-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha Havens and Julia (Vincent) Havens; married, December 21, 1881, to Elizabeth Melleb.
  Melville Reeves Hopewell (1845-1911) — also known as Melville R. Hopewell — of Tekamah, Burt County, Neb. Born in Monroe County, Ind., March 27, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; district judge in Nebraska, 1887-96; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1907-11; died in office 1911; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died, of pneumonia, May 2, 1911 (age 66 years, 36 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Charles Hopewell (1819-1901) and Sara J. (Reeves) Hopewell (1821-1854); married, October 20, 1874, to Harriet E. Nelson (1854-1930).
  Edgar Howard (1858-1951) — of Columbus, Platte County, Neb. Born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, September 16, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1917-19; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1923-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Columbus, Platte County, Neb., July 19, 1951 (age 92 years, 306 days). Interment at Columbus Cemetery, Columbus, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of James Dakin Howard (1824-1884) and Martha (Daniel) Howard (1824-1910); married, November 11, 1884, to Elizabeth Burtch; father of Findley Burtch Howard (1885-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fred Alonso Howe — also known as F. A. Howe — of North Bend, Dodge County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1907. Member, Freemasons. Interment at Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, Neb.
  Roman Lee Hruska (1904-1999) — also known as Roman L. Hruska — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in David City, Butler County, Neb., August 16, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1953-54; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1954-76; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960, 1968, 1972, 1976. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., April 25, 1999 (age 94 years, 252 days). Interment at Bohemian National Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Married, September 24, 1930, to Victoria Kuncl.
  Cross-reference: Charles Thone
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Charles G. Irwin (b. 1892) — of Douglas, Converse County, Wyo. Born in Belvidere, Thayer County, Neb., November 20, 1892. Republican. Railway station agent; merchant; banker; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Wyoming state senate from Converse County, 1957-67. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Kiwanis; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Ernest Eugene Jackman (b. 1884) — also known as E. E. Jackman — of Grant, Perkins County, Neb. Born in Lowpoint, Woodford County, Ill., March 4, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; president, Farmers State Bank; member of Nebraska state house of representatives 88th District, 1927-31; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1934, 1936; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940. Methodist. Member, American Bankers Association; Rotary; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ameal Jackman and Kate (Dunn) Jackman; married, April 24, 1912, to Ruth Waggner.
  Lyle E. Jackson (b. 1885) — of Neligh, Antelope County, Neb. Born in Neligh, Antelope County, Neb., July 19, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; president, Neligh National Bank; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee); Nebraska Republican state chair, 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Rotary; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson D. Jackson and Harriet (Bissel) Jackson; married 1917 to Juna Bowen.
Clark Jeary Clark Jeary (1892-1959) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 25, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1920; member of Nebraska state senate, 1920; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1953-56; resigned 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Kappa Sigma. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 27, 1959 (age 67 years, 124 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Albert Webb Jefferis (1868-1942) — also known as Albert W. Jefferis — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Chester County, Pa., December 7, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932. Congregationalist. Member, Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen. Died September 14, 1942 (age 73 years, 281 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Henry P. Jefferis and Elizabeth Jefferis; married, October 27, 1897, to Helen J. Malarkey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Raymond Allen Constan Johnson (b. 1923) — also known as Ray A. C. Johnson — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, July 25, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; accountant; Nebraska state auditor, 1971-91. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Still living as of 1993.
  Relatives: Married, December 28, 1947, to Mary Ann Butler.
  Walter Henry Judd (1898-1994) — also known as Walter H. Judd — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Rising City, Butler County, Neb., September 25, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; physician; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1943-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate; speaker), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Died in Mitchellville, Prince George's County, Md., February 13, 1994 (age 95 years, 141 days). Interment at Blue Valley Cemetery, Surprise, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Horace H. Judd and Mary Elizabeth (Greenslit) Judd; married 1932 to Miriam Louise Barber.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Donald E. Kelley (b. 1908) — of McCook, Red Willow County, Neb.; Denver, Colo. Born in McCook, Red Willow County, Neb., January 29, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1936; Red Willow County Attorney, 1942-44; U.S. Attorney for Colorado, 1953-58; member of Colorado state senate, 1963-66; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1964; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1967-77. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Kelley and Elsie (Asten) Kelley; married, June 21, 1930, to Georgia E. Pyne.
  James Harvey Kemp (1871-1962) — also known as J. H. Kemp — of Fullerton, Nance County, Neb.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Page County, Va., October 6, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1913; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Nebraska, February 19, 1962 (age 90 years, 136 days). Interment at Fullerton Cemetery, Fullerton, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas M. Kemp (1836-1926) and Elizabeth J. (Kibler) Kemp (1843-1896); married, June 15, 1909, to Elinor Orton (1877-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul H. King (b. 1879) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Neb., August 22, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of Michigan Republican Party, 1910-12; one of three receivers of the Pere Marquette Railroad, 1914-17; campaign manager for U.S. Sens. Charles E. Townsend and Truman H. Newberry. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Marvin Lewis Kline (1903-1974) — also known as Marvin L. Kline — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Brunswick, Antelope County, Neb., August 9, 1903. Republican. Architectural engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1941-45; convicted in 1964 of grand larceny for illegally boosting his salary as director of a rehabilitation institute, and for diverting fundraising proceeds; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after three years. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Moose; Optimist Club. Died in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., April 9, 1974 (age 70 years, 243 days). Interment at Cuming City Cemetery, Blair, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kline and Anna (Gunthorpe) Kline; married, November 23, 1929, to Lucille Knight.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Melvin R. Laird Melvin Robert Laird, Jr. (1922-2016) — also known as Melvin R. Laird — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 1, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 24th District, 1947-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1953-69; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Purple Heart. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1974. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 16, 2016 (age 94 years, 76 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Robert Laird, Sr. and Helen Connor Laird; married, October 15, 1945, to Barbara Masters; uncle of Jessica Laird (who married James Edward Doyle); grandson of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944).
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
  Epitaph: "Purple Heart. Father. Friend. Statesman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Melvin Laird: Dale Van Atta, With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Loren H. Laughlin (1896-1966) — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Mt. Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, August 13, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Nebraska state senate 16th District, 1925-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928, 1936; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1940; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; senior claims commissioner, Manila, Philippines, 1947-48; hearing examiner, Federal Trade Commission, 1953-66. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Modern Woodmen of America; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., June 21, 1966 (age 69 years, 312 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Harrison Llewellyn (b. 1854) — also known as William H. H. Llewellyn — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, N.M. Born in Monroe, Green County, Wis., September 9, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1884, 1896, 1904; U.S. Indian Agent for Apache Indians, 1881-85; director and attorney for mining companies; attorney for Western Union Telegraph Co.; member of New Mexico territorial House of Representatives, 1897, 1901-03; Speaker of New Mexico Territory House of Representatives, 1897; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1905-07; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1912. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Howard Llewellyn (1817-1909) and Louisa (Fry) Llewellyn (born 1816); married, March 9, 1878, to Ida M. Little.
Harold Lloyd Harold Clayton Lloyd (1893-1971) — also known as Harold Lloyd — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Burchard, Pawnee County, Neb., April 20, 1893. Republican. Actor, comedian, film producer; appeared in over 200 motion pictures; one of the founders, in 1927, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Lost two fingers in a 1919 accident. Died, of prostate cancer, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 8, 1971 (age 77 years, 322 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Darsie Lloyd and Sarah Elizabeth (Fraser) Lloyd; married 1923 to Mildred Davis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Time Magazine, July 25, 1949
  Gerald E. Mackie (1910-2000) — of Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 22, 1910. Mayor of Hastings, Neb., 1952-53, 1956. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Hastings, Adams County, Neb., December 21, 2000 (age 90 years, 243 days). Interment at Guide Rock Cemetery, Guide Rock, Neb.
  Robert T. Marland (1918-1991) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Danielson, Killingly, Windham County, Conn., January 20, 1918. Republican. Rancher; radio station owner; member of Nebraska railway commission, 1967-69, 1971- (4th District 1967-69, 1st District 1971); appointed 1967. Member, Elks; Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in October, 1991 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Yetter McCollister (1921-2013) — also known as John Y. McCollister — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, June 10, 1921. Republican. Douglas County Commissioner, 1965-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1968; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1971-77; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1976; Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 2000. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Died, from cancer, in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 1, 2013 (age 92 years, 144 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. McCollister and Ruth (Yetter) McCollister; married, August 22, 1943, to Nanette Stokes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Samuel Roy McKelvie (1881-1956) — also known as Sam R. McKelvie — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Fairfield, Clay County, Neb., April 15, 1881. Republican. Publisher, The Nebraska Farmer magazine; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1911-13; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1913-15; Governor of Nebraska, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928 (speaker), 1932, 1936, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Arizona, October 6, 1956 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel McKelvie and Jennie (Glandon) McKelvie; married, June 19, 1904, to Flossie DeArnold.
  The Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest (established 1902; given current name 1971), in Cherry County, Nebraska, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Melvin Orlando McLaughlin (1876-1928) — also known as Melvin O. McLaughlin — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; York, York County, Neb. Born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, August 8, 1876. Republican. School teacher; minister; president, York College, York, Nebraska, 1913-19; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 4th District, 1919-27. Brethren. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in 1928 (age about 51 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, York, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of William D. McLaughlin and Jane (Creger) McLaughlin; married, August 4, 1897, to Elma Pierson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fred W. Messmore (b. 1890) — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Born in Boone, Boone County, Iowa, July 11, 1890. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 18th District, 1929-37; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1937-. Methodist. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur Lewis Miller (1892-1967) — also known as Arthur L. Miller; A. L. Miller — of Kimball, Kimball County, Neb. Born near Plainview, Pierce County, Neb., May 24, 1892. Republican. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1937-41; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1940; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 4th District, 1943-59. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., March 16, 1967 (age 74 years, 296 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Reno Jesse Miller and Ada Mae (Berry) Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ralph Stuart Moseley (b. 1886) — also known as Ralph S. Moseley — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., December 19, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives 30th District, 1915-18, 1921-22; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1928 (primary), 1930. Methodist. Member, Sigma Nu; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Florence Amelia Roth (1888?-?).
  Morell Keith Neville (1884-1959) — also known as M. Keith Neville — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb. Born in North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb., February 25, 1884. Democrat. Banker; rancher; real estate business; Governor of Nebraska, 1917-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1920, 1932, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1954. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Phi Sigma Kappa; Moose. Died in North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb., December 4, 1959 (age 75 years, 282 days). Interment at North Platte Cemetery, North Platte, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of William Harryman Neville (1843-1909) and Mary Ann (Keith) Neville (1858-1884); married, October 21, 1908, to Mary Virginia 'Marie' Neill (1883-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George W. Norris George William Norris (1861-1944) — also known as George W. Norris — of McCook, Red Willow County, Neb. Born in Sandusky County, Ohio, July 11, 1861. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 14th District, 1896-1903; resigned 1903; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 5th District, 1903-13; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1913-43; defeated (Independent), 1942; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1928. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in McCook, Red Willow County, Neb., September 2, 1944 (age 83 years, 53 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Neb.
  Relatives: Married 1890 to Pluma Lashley (died 1901); married 1903 to Ella Leonard; grandfather of Harvey Frans Nelson, Jr. (1924-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1961)
  John Myers Ostrander (1895-1973) — also known as John M. Ostrander — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Born in Vesta, Johnson County, Neb., July 22, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; grocer; mayor of Beatrice, Neb., 1938-40. Christian. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar. Died in Beatrice, Gage County, Neb., July 17, 1973 (age 77 years, 360 days). Interment somewhere in Vesta, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of David Romain Ostrander (1844-1901) and Mary (Myers) Ostrander (1865-1899); married, September 23, 1916, to Flossy Ellen Clark (1893-1988).
  Bayard Henry Paine (1872-1955) — also known as Bayard H. Paine — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born near Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, April 27, 1872. Lawyer; author; district judge in Nebraska 11th District, 1916-30; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1931-49. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., April 19, 1955 (age 82 years, 357 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Tuttle Paine and Ella Myra (Huston) Paine; married, January 15, 1902, to Grace Bentley.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Cunningham Patterson, Jr. (1886-1966) — also known as Richard C. Patterson, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Locust Valley, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., January 31, 1886. Democrat. Gold miner; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; engineer; New York City Commissioner of Correction, 1927-32; executive vice-president and director, National Broadcasting Co., 1932-36; chairman, Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) Corp., 1939-43; chairman, Ogden Corp. (Utilities Power & Light Co.); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928 (alternate), 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1944, 1948; U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1944-47; Guatemala, 1948-50; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1951-53. Methodist. Member, Military Order of the World Wars; American Legion; Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the Revolution; Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons. Died September 30, 1966 (age 80 years, 242 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Cunningham Patterson and Martha Belle (Neiswanger) Patterson; married, May 31, 1924, to Shelley McCutchen Rodes.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James N. Paul (1839-1922) — of St. Paul, Howard County, Neb. Born in Beaver County, Pa., September 23, 1839. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; surveyor; newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1885-86; district judge in Nebraska 11th District, 1901-17. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Paul, Howard County, Neb., March 9, 1922 (age 82 years, 167 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Nicholas Jay Paul (1841-1921).
  The city of SAINT Paul, Nebraska, is partly named for him.
  Nicholas Jay Paul (1841-1921) — also known as Nicholas J. Paul — of St. Paul, Howard County, Neb. Born in Meigs County, Ohio, July 27, 1841. Probate judge in Nebraska, 1872-75; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1877; Howard County Treasurer, 1880-83; banker. Member, Freemasons. Died, of apoplexy, at his desk in his office, in St. Paul, Howard County, Neb., July 18, 1921 (age 79 years, 356 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of James N. Paul (1839-1922).
  The city of SAINT Paul, Nebraska, is partly named for him.
  Frederick Valdemar Erastus Peterson (1903-1983) — also known as Val Peterson — of Elgin, Antelope County, Neb.; Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Oakland, Burt County, Neb., July 18, 1903. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; newspaper publisher; secretary to Gov. Dwight Griswold, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1957-61; Finland, 1969-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960, 1972; insurance executive. Lutheran. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure, in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb., October 17, 1983 (age 80 years, 91 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Henry C. Peterson and Hermanda (Swanberg) Peterson; married, June 6, 1929, to Elizabeth Howells Pleak (died 1979).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Thomas Johnson Pickett (1821-1891) — also known as Thomas J. Pickett — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; Rock Island County, Ill.; Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 17, 1821. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1856; member of Illinois state senate, 1860; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died in Ashland, Saunders County, Neb., December 24, 1891 (age 70 years, 282 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Donald Charles Pierson (b. 1908) — also known as Don C. Pierson — of Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., March 3, 1908. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944 (alternate), 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); chair of Humboldt County Republican Party, 1948; member of Iowa Republican State Central Committee, 1952-58; Iowa Republican state chair, 1954-57. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  William Buchanan Price (b. 1865) — also known as William B. Price — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lynchburg, Va., July 2, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; Nebraska state insurance commissioner, 1896-1900; candidate for Nebraska state auditor, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; candidate for Nebraska state attorney general, 1926. Christian Scientist. Member, Woodmen of the World; Modern Woodmen of America; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Clopton Price and Hester (Walker) Price.
  Wilbur A. Racely (b. 1885) — of Pender, Thurston County, Neb. Born in Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wis., July 10, 1885. Republican. Thurston County Surveyor, 1910-15, 1938; merchant; chair of Thurston County Republican Party, 1937-40. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Racely and Katherine (Minnix) Racely; married, May 23, 1914, to Jennie MacHerron.
  Clayton Samuel Radcliffe (b. 1889) — also known as C. S. Radcliffe — of Sidney, Cheyenne County, Neb. Born in Ogallala, Keith County, Neb., March 16, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; rancher; Cheyenne County Attorney, 1915-20; chair of Cheyenne County Democratic Party, 1940. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mack Radcliffe and Bertie (Gast) Radcliffe; married 1918 to Myrna Swatzlander.
  Franz Christopher Radke (1889-1966) — also known as Francis Radke — of Hartington, Cedar County, Neb.; Tecumseh, Johnson County, Neb. Born near Wynot, Cedar County, Neb., June 23, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1917; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; private secretary to Gov. Charles W. Bryan, 1923-25; Johnson County Judge, 1925. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Izaak Walton League; Forty and Eight; Modern Woodmen of America; Kiwanis. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 3, 1966 (age 76 years, 284 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Radke (1841-1897) and Ottillo (Reips) Radke (1853-1947); married, June 26, 1921, to Magdeleene Craft.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leroy Ellis Ray (1893-1971) — also known as L. E. Ray — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Rogers, Colfax County, Neb., November 13, 1893. Republican. Engineer; contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940; chair of Hall County Republican Party, 1940. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., January 4, 1971 (age 77 years, 52 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Addison C. Ray (1867-1933) and Nora Bernice (Hotchkiss) Ray (1875-1943); married to Gertrude Case.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Frank Reavis (1870-1932) — also known as C. Frank Reavis — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., September 5, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Richardson County Prosecuting Attorney, 1894-96; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1915-22; resigned 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., May 26, 1932 (age 61 years, 264 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Isham Reavis and Anna (Dorrington) Reavis; married, June 26, 1895, to Myrta Abbey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Simone Reece (1871-1953) — also known as Charles S. Reece — of Simeon, Cherry County, Neb. Born in Andrew County, Mo., March 12, 1871. Republican. Rancher; Cherry County Clerk, 1902; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1923-25, 1931. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died May 11, 1953 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Valentine, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Alvis Franklin Reece and Hulda (Mackie) Reece (1844-1926); married, September 7, 1902, to Harriet Thackery.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Manoah Bostic Reese (1839-1917) — also known as Manoah B. Reese — of Wahoo, Saunders County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Macoupin County, Ill., September 5, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; District Attorney, 4th District, 1876-83; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1884-90, 1908-15; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1888-90. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kan., 1917 (age about 77 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Reese and Mary Ann (Steidly) Reese; married, January 1, 1862, to Carrie Burrows (1840-1901).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hilliard Samuel Ridgely (1874-1937) — also known as Hilliard S. Ridgely — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in Siam, Taylor County, Iowa, October 16, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Lincoln County Attorney, 1899-1902; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1911-14; candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1914. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo., April 8, 1937 (age 62 years, 174 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Ridgely (1846-1936) and Olive Marie (Allen) Ridgely (1852-1912); married, June 21, 1899, to Eva Jane Fenwick (1877-1967); third cousin twice removed of Redick McKee Ridgely; fourth cousin once removed of Edwin Reed Ridgely (1844-1927) and William Barret Ridgely.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Leroy Sackett (b. 1876) — also known as Carl L. Sackett — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo.; Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Driftwood, Hitchcock County, Neb., February 27, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1919-20; first vice-president, Sheridan Trust & Savings Bank, 1928-34; U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1933-49. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Sackett and Martha Ann (Burd) Sackett; married, May 1, 1914, to Margaret Woods.
  Harry Evans Sackett (b. 1874) — also known as Harry E. Sackett — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Born in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, October 10, 1874. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); Progressive candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1914; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1924-26. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver P. Sackett and Mary (Evans) Sackett; married, September 27, 1899, to Hermina Reynolds (daughter of Herman Meyer Reynolds (1817?-?)).
  Willis Gratz Sears (1860-1949) — also known as Willis G. Sears — of Tekamah, Burt County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, August 16, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; Burt County Attorney, 1895-1901; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1901-04; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1905-22, 1933-48; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1923-31. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died June 1, 1949 (age 88 years, 289 days). Interment at Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Sears and Mary Sears; married 1887 to Belle V. Hoadly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Andrew Seaton (1909-1974) — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Washington, D.C., December 11, 1909. Republican. Radio announcer; sports reporter; editor, manager, and publisher of newspapers; vice-chair of Kansas Republican Party, 1934-37; campaign secretary for Gov. Alfred M. Landon, 1936; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1945-49; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1951-52; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1956-61; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1962. Methodist or Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Navy League; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Beta Theta Pi; Pi Kappa Delta. Recipient, Medal of Freedom. Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., January 16, 1974 (age 64 years, 36 days). Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Fay Noble Seaton and Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton; married, January 23, 1931, to Gladys Hope Dowd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ashton Cokayne Shallenberger (1862-1938) — also known as Ashton C. Shallenberger — of Alma, Harlan County, Neb. Born in Toulon, Stark County, Ill., December 23, 1862. Democrat. Farmer; cattle raiser; banker; U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1901-03, 1915-19, 1923-29, 1931-35 (5th District 1901-03, 1915-19, 1923-29, 1931-33, 4th District 1933-35); Governor of Nebraska, 1909-11; defeated, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1920. Member, Freemasons. Died February 22, 1938 (age 75 years, 61 days). Interment at Alma Cemetery, Alma, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Shallenberger and Eliza (Hall) Shallenberger; married 1885 to Eliza Zilg.
  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.
  Robert Glenmore Simmons (1891-1969) — also known as Robert G. Simmons — of Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Neb. Born near Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Neb., December 25, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; Scotts Bluff County Attorney, 1916-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1923-33; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1934, 1936; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1938-63. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Coif. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., December 27, 1969 (age 78 years, 2 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Neb.
  Relatives: Father of Robert G. Simmons, Jr. (1912?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Ray Sloan (1883-1964) — also known as Edward R. Sloan — of Sheridan County, Kan.; Holton, Jackson County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Seward County, Neb., March 12, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Sheridan County Attorney, 1905-10; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1923-29; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1931-33; appointed 1931. Methodist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Optimist Club. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., January 29, 1964 (age 80 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Sloan (1850-1916) and Hannah J. (McCullough) Sloan (1856-1935); married, January 24, 1906, to Julia Luella Wright (1886-1971).
  Harry A. Spencer (b. 1903) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Bishops, Walton, England, September 16, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1936, 1940; vice-chair of Nebraska Republican Party, 1936-38; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1950. Methodist. Member, Order of the Coif; Lions; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks; Acacia. Burial location unknown.
  Wayne R. Swanson (b. 1914) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., December 31, 1914. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; excavating business; plumber; member of Nebraska railway commission, 1957-67; Nebraska state treasurer, 1967-75. Baptist. Swedish, German, and Scottish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 22, 1946, to Ruth McDonald.
  Adolphus Robert Talbot (b. 1859) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Alexis, Warren County, Ill., April 11, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1887-90. Methodist. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Talbot and Amy (Godfrey) Talbot; married, May 15, 1884, to Addie Harris.
  John Jacob Thomas (b. 1869) — also known as John J. Thomas; J. J. Thomas — of Seward, Seward County, Neb. Born in Hancock County, Ill., January 1, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Seward County Attorney, 1895-96; Seward County Judge, 1898-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924, 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1924; Nebraska Democratic state chair, 1932-34; chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Thomas and Anna Catherine (Luft) Thomas; married, December 19, 1906, to Gertrude M. Kerrihard.
  William T. Thompson, Jr. (b. 1888) — also known as W. T. Thompson — of Cozad, Dawson County, Neb. Born in Gibson Station, Wagoner County, Okla., June 7, 1888. Democrat. School teacher; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1928, 1940, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for Nebraska state treasurer, 1948. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William T. Thompson, Sr. and Mary (Couch) Thompson; married 1914 to Agnes Faught (died 1923); married 1925 to Irene Brown (died 1928).
  Harry G. Thorley (b. 1897) — also known as H. G. Thorley — of Springview, Keya Paha County, Neb. Born in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, May 12, 1897. Republican. Banker; rancher; chair of Keya Paha County Republican Party, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of G. H. Thorley and Elmina (Marshall) Thorley; married, November 11, 1918, to Phyllis Carr.
  Roy Nathan Towl (1881-1974) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 29, 1881. Engineer; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1933-36. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died March 7, 1974 (age 92 years, 343 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Erwin Towl and Charlotte (Summers) Towl; married, September 1, 1904, to Zulu Remwick.
  Willard Everett Townsend (1904-1985) — also known as Willard E. Townsend — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Beatrice, Gage County, Neb., April 23, 1904. Democrat. Laundry business; chair of Lancaster County Democratic Party, 1936-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956 (delegation vice-chair); Nebraska Democratic state chair, 1956. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hidalgo County, Tex., May 27, 1985 (age 81 years, 34 days). Interment at Valley Memorial Gardens, McAllen, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Townsend and Nellie (Dewey) Townsend; married, August 15, 1925, to Katherine Elizabeth Fellows.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawrence A. Trumbo (b. 1882) — of Holdrege, Phelps County, Neb. Born in New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa, July 13, 1882. Republican. Carpenter; contractor and builder; chair of Phelps County Republican Party, 1933-40. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. Judson Trumbo and Mary L. (Spencer) Trumbo; married, April 12, 1905, to Nora E. Loving.
  Robert Van Pelt (b. 1897) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Cambridge, Furnas County, Neb., September 9, 1897. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940, 1944, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Sigma Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen; American Legion; Delta Sigma Rho. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of F. M. Van Pelt and Sarah (Simon) Van Pelt; married, June 17, 1925, to Mildred Carter.
  Frederick H. Wagener (1898-1982) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Ill., November 27, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary of Nebraska Republican Party, 1936-37; secretary to U.S. Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry, 1943-46; Lancaster County Attorney, 1947; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion; Lions; Elks; Optimist Club; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in 1982 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. F. Wagener and Hester (Rable) Wagener; married, October 25, 1925, to Ella E. Hardin (1900?-?).
  Boyd Wales (b. 1873) — of Howard, Miner County, S.Dak. Born in Brownville, Nemaha County, Neb., August 10, 1873. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Unitarian. Member, Woodmen; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; American Legion; Knights of Pythias; United Spanish War Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Prescutt Wales and Phebe (Cunningham) Wales; married to May Furman.
  Lew Wallace (b. 1889) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Furnas County, Neb., March 27, 1889. Democrat. Insurance agent; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1935; member of Oregon state senate, 1938; candidate for Governor of Oregon, 1942, 1948; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1944; member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry M. Wallace and Margaret (Scott) Wallace; married to Pearl Hock.
  Charles Joseph Warner (1875-1955) — also known as Charles J. Warner — of Wayne, Wayne County, Neb.; Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lancaster County, Neb., March 29, 1875. Republican. Farmer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1901-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944, 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1949-55; died in office 1955. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., September 24, 1955 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Lancaster County, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Christina (Magnuson) Warner (1838-1913) and John Warner (1842-1930); married, December 9, 1914, to Esther Warner; father of Jerome Warner (1927-1997).
  Political family: Warner family of Waverly, Nebraska.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Phillip Hart Weaver (1919-1989) — also known as Phil Weaver — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., April 9, 1919. Republican. Radio announcer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance business; automobile dealer; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1955-63; defeated, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in 1989 (age about 70 years). Interment at Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur J. Weaver and Evelyn Maude (Hart) Weaver; brother of Arthur J. Weaver, Jr.; married, April 6, 1946, to Betty Jane Burner; grandson of Archibald Jerard Weaver (1843-1887).
  Political family: Weaver family of Falls City, Nebraska.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harvey L. Webster (b. 1867) — of Tekamah, Burt County, Neb. Born in Troupsburg, Steuben County, N.Y., May 21, 1867. Republican. Farmer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1920-23; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Webster and Rhoda Delana (Horton) Webster; married, July 15, 1893, to Mary Ann Gilbert.
  Hermann Godfrey Wellensiek (b. 1884) — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Syracuse, Otoe County, Neb., September 28, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Nebraska state senate, 1928-32; member of Nebraska Republican State Central Committee, 1934-38. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry F. Wellensiek and Maria Katharine (Kampeter) Wellensiek; married, October 5, 1915, to Adah Lanham (died 1916); married, September 12, 1925, to Anna Blanche Swartwood.
  Adolph Eilert Wenke (b. 1898) — also known as Adolph E. Wenke — of Stanton, Stanton County, Neb. Born in Pender, Thurston County, Neb., January 22, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936; district judge in Nebraska 9th District, 1938-43; appointed 1938; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1943-. Congregationalist. German ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; American Legion; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Wenke and Henrietta (Athen) Wenke; married, June 7, 1925, to Gertrude H. Bauer.
  Victor Westermark (b. 1895) — also known as Vic Westermark — of Benkelman, Dundy County, Neb. Born in Oakland, Burt County, Neb., June 16, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; lawyer; chair of Dundy County Republican Party, 1940. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Delta Theta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nels R. Westermark and Emma S. (Jonson) Westermark; married, September 4, 1926, to Corrinne M. Robidoux.
  Kenneth Spicer Wherry (1892-1951) — also known as Kenneth S. Wherry — of Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Neb. Born in Liberty, Gage County, Neb., February 28, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; furniture merchant; funeral director; automobile dealer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1929-31; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1939-42; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1943-51; died in office 1951; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Kiwanis; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1951 (age 59 years, 274 days). Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of David Emery Wherry and Jessie (Comstock) Wherry; married, September 15, 1920, to Marjorie Colwell.
  Cross-reference: Frederick H. Wagener
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Wilson (1849-1918) — of Henry County, Ill.; Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., February 21, 1849. Republican. Deputy sheriff; livery business; Buffalo County Sheriff, 1889-92; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1893. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died, of stomach cancer, in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., January 13, 1918 (age 68 years, 326 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Wilson and Mary (Owens) Wilson; married, May 25, 1881, to Rose M. Beecher.
  Ralph P. Wilson (b. 1890) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., November 5, 1890. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1923. Congregationalist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Lions; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry H. Wilson and Emma (Parks) Wilson; married, August 14, 1919, to Calla W. Johnson.
  Dale Edward Wolf (b. 1924) — also known as Dale E. Wolf — of near Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., September 6, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president of pharmaceutical business for the E. I. Du Pont chemical company; Delaware Director of Development, 1987-88; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1989-92; Governor of Delaware, 1992-93. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Xi; Alpha Zeta. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Wolf and Irene Wolf; married 1945 to Clarice Elaine Marshall.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Rolla F. Wood (1888-1978) — of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo. Born in Curtis, Frontier County, Neb., April 20, 1888. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; college professor; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 17th District, 1943-44. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died March 21, 1978 (age 89 years, 335 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Mo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest Franklin Woodard (b. 1887) — also known as E. F. Woodard — of Chester, Thayer County, Neb. Born in Edgar, Clay County, Neb., May 21, 1887. Republican. Farmer; Thayer County Commissioner; chair of Thayer County Republican Party, 1940. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin David Woodard and Rebecca (Turner) Woodard; married, December 4, 1917, to Beulah Ethel Olmstead.
  James Madison Woodard (b. 1881) — also known as J. M. Woodard — of Aurora, Hamilton County, Neb. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., September 30, 1881. Democrat. Physician; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; medical examiner and surgeon for Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad; chair of Hamilton County Democratic Party, 1940. Member, Delta Tau Delta; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Medical Association. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of Daniel S. Woodard and Sarah Ann (Casteel) Woodard; married, December 8, 1908, to Mabel Edna Biggs.
  John Walter Yeager (b. 1891) — also known as John W. Yeager — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Richland, Spencer County, Ind., March 1, 1891. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1933-; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1940-. Presbyterian. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilhelm Carl Yeager and Laura Elizabeth (Barton) Yeager; married, June 28, 1922, to Lena E. Deeg.
  Evelle Jansen Younger (1918-1989) — also known as Evelle J. Younger — of California. Born in Stamford, Harlan County, Neb., June 19, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; FBI agent; lawyer; municipal judge in California, 1953-58; superior court judge in California, 1958-64; Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1964-70; California state attorney general, 1971-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; candidate for Governor of California, 1978. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Alpha Tau Omega; Elks. Died, of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 4, 1989 (age 70 years, 319 days). Interment at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Harry C. Younger and Maebel (Jansen) Younger; married, July 3, 1942, to Mildred Eberhard (1912?-).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
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