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Politicians in Mining in Nebraska

  Robert Raymond Barry (1915-1988) — also known as Robert R. Barry — of Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., May 15, 1915. Republican. President, Plumas Mining Co.; U.S. Representative from New York, 1959-65 (27th District 1959-63, 25th District 1963-65); defeated, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Redwood City, San Mateo County, Calif., June 14, 1988 (age 73 years, 30 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph Barry and Ethel (Tamanosian) Barry; married, July 19, 1945, to Anne Rogers Benjamin.
  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.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS George H. Dern (built 1942 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
John D. Hale John D. Hale (b. 1847) — of Madison County, Neb.; Tilford, Meade County, S.Dak.; Sturgis, Meade County, S.Dak. Born in Grayson County, Va., 1847. Democrat. Miner; farmer; Madison County Sheriff, 1877; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1881; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1903-04, 1907-10 (46th District 1903-04, 1907-08, 49th District 1909-10); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1908; member of South Dakota state senate 41st District, 1913-16. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  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 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 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 and Louisa (Fry) Llewellyn; married, March 9, 1878, to Ida M. Little.
  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
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