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Politician members in New York

  Mark W. Allen (b. 1877) — of West New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Fairfax County, Va., August 23, 1877. Democrat. Carpenter; Superintendent of Bridges and Buildings, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; lumber business; member of New York state senate 24th District, 1923-24. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
Rae L. Egbert Rae L. Egbert (b. 1892) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; Republican candidate for New York state assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1921; member of New York state senate 24th District, 1935-40; defeated, 1940, 1942; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1944. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Elks; Kiwanis; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Guy Leverne Fake (1879-1957) — also known as Guy L. Fake — of Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., November 15, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1907-08; district judge in New Jersey 2nd District, 1909-24; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1929-48. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Junior Order; United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J., September 23, 1957 (age 77 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Elwood Fake (1854-1936) and Mary Louise (Cook) Fake (1856-1937); married to Grace Elizabeth Mucklow (1880-1978); first cousin of Kenneth Hearn Fake (1895-1963).
  Harold Giles Hoffman (1896-1954) — also known as Harold G. Hoffman — of South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 7, 1896. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; banker; newspaper columnist and radio commentator; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1923-24; mayor of South Amboy, N.J., 1925-27; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1927-31; New Jersey Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 1930-35; Governor of New Jersey, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1940, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Royal Arcanum. Suspended in 1954 as head of the New Jersey unemployment compensation system for an investigation of financial irregularities. Subsequently, when he died, his written confession of embezzlement schemes was disclosed. Died, of a heart attack, in his room at the Blake Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1954 (age 58 years, 117 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Hoffman and Ada Crawford (Thom) Hoffman; married, September 10, 1919, to Lillie Moss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John M. Lupton (b. 1856) — of Mattituck, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Mattituck, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., October 6, 1856. Republican. Seed grower; president, Long Island Seed Company; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 1st District, 1906-10. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Leonard Pikaart (1866-1924) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., July 19, 1866. Republican. Carpenter; architect; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1910-12. Dutch ancestry. Member, Grange; Junior Order. While repairing a chicken coop, he was accidentally shot in the heart, and killed, by a rifle held by 12-year-old Edward Kupetz, in Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 26, 1924 (age 58 years, 99 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Amelia Lotharia 'Millie' Halliwell (1873-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Clarence Sackmann (1879-1946) — also known as Charles C. Sackmann — of Denver, Colo. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 25, 1879. Lawyer; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1921-24; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1923-24; district judge in Colorado, 1925-31. Episcopalian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Junior Order; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in 1946 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1912 to Elna A. Hug.
  William Schnitzspan (c.1859-1929) — of New York. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1859. Republican. Justice, Third District Civil Court, Brooklyn, 1895; candidate for New York state senate 9th District, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1902; undersheriff. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Odd Fellows. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 15, 1929 (age about 70 years). Interment at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Wilson C. Van Duzer (b. 1894) — of Middletown, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Warwick, Orange County, N.Y., 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; merchant; farmer; member of New York state assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1943-64. Presbyterian. Dutch ancestry. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Gladys Wisner.
  Clarence C. Van Fleet (c.1888-1933) — of Middletown, Orange County, N.Y. Born about 1888. Republican. General manager, Middletown Oil Company; mayor of Middletown, N.Y., 1930-33; died in office 1933. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Kiwanis; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died September 22, 1933 (age about 45 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1917 to Blanche Marion Vincent.
  Edmund Waring Wakelee (b. 1869) — also known as Edmund W. Wakelee — of Demarest, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., November 21, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; utility executive; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1899-1900; member of New Jersey state senate from Bergen County, 1901-10; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Honor; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Wakelee and Eliza C. (Ingersoll) Wakelee.
Arthur H. Wicks Arthur H. Wicks (1887-1985) — also known as A. H. Wicks — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y.; Lake Katrine, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 24, 1887. Republican. Worked in piano manufacturing business; employed in the engineering department of the New York City Board of Water Supply, and then in construction of subways; owner and operator of steam laundry in Kingston; director, Governor Clinton Hotel; member of New York state senate, 1927-56 (29th District 1927-44, 34th District 1945-56); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President), 1956; resigned in November 1953 as Senate Majority Leader and acting Lieutenant Governor, while under threat of ouster over his Sing Sing prison visits to convicted extortionist and labor leader Joseph S. Fay. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lake Katrine, Ulster County, N.Y., February 18, 1985 (age 97 years, 56 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Roy T. Yates (1895-1960) — of Passaic County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., August 8, 1895. Republican. Banker; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1925-27; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1928-31; resigned 1931. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Shot in the abdomen, on August 14, 1931, by Miss Ruth Cranmer, in her apartment in Manhattan, New York; this incident led to the discovery that Miss Cranmer, apparently his mistress, had also received checks from the State of New Jersey; the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary committee began an investigation into whether Sen. Yates should be impeached; but then he resigned. Died, of a heart ailment, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 8, 1960 (age 64 years, 213 days). Interment somewhere in Easton, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Elsie Southrope.
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