The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Manufacturing in New Jersey
not elsewhere classified

  William Warren Barbour (1888-1943) — also known as W. Warren Barbour; "The Champ" — of Rumson, Monmouth County, N.J.; Locust, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County, N.J., July 31, 1888. Republican. Manufacturer; business executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1931-37, 1938-43; appointed 1931; defeated, 1936; died in office 1943; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Moose; Society of Colonial Wars. Amateur heavyweight boxing champion of the U.S. and Canada in 1910-11. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Washington, D.C., November 22, 1943 (age 55 years, 114 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Barbour and Julia Adelaide (Sprague) Barbour; married, December 1, 1921, to Elysabeth C. Carrere.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
John I. Blair John Insley Blair (1802-1899) — also known as John I. Blair — of Blairstown, Warren County, N.J. Born in Warren County, N.J., August 22, 1802. Republican. Merchant; postmaster; manufacturer; railroad builder; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1860, 1868; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1868. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Died in Blairstown, Warren County, N.J., December 2, 1899 (age 97 years, 102 days). Interment at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Blairstown, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John Blair and Rachel (Insley) Blair; married, September 20, 1826, to Nancy Ann Locke; father of Emma Elizabeth Blair.
  The township of Blairstown, New Jersey, is named for him.  — The city of Blair, Nebraska, is named for him.  — The city of Blairstown, Iowa, is named for him.  — Blair Hall, at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: King's Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899
  John Hart Brewer (1844-1900) — also known as J. Hart Brewer — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Woodsville, Mercer County, N.J., March 29, 1844. Republican. Manufacturer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1876; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., December 21, 1900 (age 56 years, 267 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, N.J.
  Relatives: Second great-grandson of John Hart.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey; Coberly-Hovermale family of West Virginia; Hendricks family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fillmore Condit (1855-1939) — of Verona, Essex County, N.J.; Santa Paula, Ventura County, Calif.; Essex Fells, Essex County, N.J.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Roseland, Essex County, N.J., September 5, 1855. Grocer; invented and manufactured the Condit refrigerator door fastener; Essex County Freeholder; real estate business; New York representative for Union Oil Company of California; founder, Long Beach Community Hospital 1924; mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1926-27. Methodist. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 6, 1939 (age 83 years, 123 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen J. Condit and Catherine Jane (Tappan) Condit; married 1881 to Ida Frances Rafter; first cousin thrice removed of Silas Condict; second cousin once removed of Alfred Henry Condict; second cousin twice removed of John Condit and Lewis Condict; third cousin once removed of Silas Condit and Israel Dodd Condit; fourth cousin of Augustus William Cutler, Albert Pierson Condit, Amzi Condit and Elias Mulford Condit; fourth cousin once removed of Simeon Harrison.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Shepard Cornell (1899-1985) — also known as F. Shepard Cornell — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Charlottesville, Va. Born in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., July 13, 1899. Republican. Stockbroker; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1940; general manager, Kankakee Works of the A.O. Smith Corporation, manufacturers of water heaters. Episcopalian. Member, Psi Upsilon; Rotary. Died in September, 1985 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Birdsall Cornell and Eleanor (Jackson) Cornell; married, February 28, 1923, to Helen Leigh Best; married, May 18, 1933, to Nathalie Lee Laimbeer; married, July 27, 1943, to Lucille Fraser.
  Charles Francis Craver (1842-1925) — of Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa; Harvey, Cook County, Ill.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Franklinville, Gloucester County, N.J., September 3, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1876. Methodist. One of the founders of Craver & Steele, farm equipment manufacturers; invented the first successful twelve-foot binder for cutting and binding small grain; later, he was an oil producer based in Oklahoma. Died, of heart trouble, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., May 12, 1925 (age 82 years, 251 days). Interment at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Okla.
  Clifton S. Fleet (b. 1905) — of Tenafly, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 23, 1905. Industrial engineer; mayor of Tenafly, N.J., 1954. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank E. Fleet and Mary E. (Duggan) Fleet; married, November 12, 1928, to Velma Goad.
  Elias Kaighn (1799-1864) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J., September 23, 1799. Manufacturer; mayor of Camden, N.J., 1838-40. Methodist. Died November 4, 1864 (age 65 years, 42 days). Burial location unknown.
  Frederick W. McMurray (b. 1871) — of Wildwood, Cape May County, N.J. Born in Liverpool, England, March 7, 1871. Republican. Glass blower; manager of glass manufacturing plant; hotel owner; real estate business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Cape May County, 1928-31. Burial location unknown.
Lewis Nixon Lewis Nixon (1861-1940) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., April 7, 1861. Democrat. Naval architect; designed battleships for the U.S. Navy; later, proprietor of shipyards; president or owner of manufacturing firms; leader of Tammany Hall in 1901-02; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1920, 1924, 1932. Member, Tammany Hall. Died in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., September 23, 1940 (age 79 years, 169 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Lewis Nixon and Mary Jane (Turner) Nixon; married 1891 to Sally Lewis Wood.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902
  John D. Rue (b. 1833) — of Mercer County, N.J. Born in Mercer County, N.J., July 26, 1833. Republican. Manufacturer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1878-79; member of New Jersey state senate from Mercer County, 1887-92. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch Rue and Lydia A. (Davison) Rue; married 1852 to Amanda Shangle.
  John S. Van Gilder (1825-1902) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in New Jersey, 1825. Manufacturer; banker; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1870-72. Died in 1902 (age about 77 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
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