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Politician members in New York

  Nancy Argenziano (b. 1955) — of Florida. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 1, 1955. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 43rd District, 1997-. Female. Catholic. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1999.
Henry A. Gildersleeve Henry Alger Gildersleeve (1840-1923) — also known as Henry A. Gildersleeve — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Clinton town, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 1, 1840. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; general sessions court judge in New York, 1876-89; New York City superior court judge, 1891-95; appointed 1891; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1896-1909; resigned 1909. Member, National Rifle Association; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 27, 1923 (age 82 years, 210 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Smith James Gildersleeve and Rachel (Alger) Gildersleeve; married, April 14, 1868, to Virginia Crocheron; father of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Roy Innis (b. 1934) — also known as Emile Alfredo Innis — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, June 6, 1934. Democrat. Chemist; civil rights leader; chairman of the Harlem chapter, and national board member and vice-chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1993. African ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Granduncle of Shawn-Michael Malone.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Frank C. Moore (1896-1978) — of Kenmore, Erie County, N.Y.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Toronto, Ontario, March 23, 1896. Republican. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 50th District, 1938; New York state comptroller, 1943-50; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1951-53; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1967. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Eagles; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League. Died in Crystal River, Citrus County, Fla., April 23, 1978 (age 82 years, 31 days). Interment at Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, N.Y.
  Thomas M. Reynolds (b. 1950) — of Clarence, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., September 3, 1950. Republican. Insurance business; member of New York state assembly 147th District, 1988-98; U.S. Representative from New York, 1999-2004 (27th District 1999-2003, 26th District 2003-04). Member, National Rifle Association; Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948-2006) — also known as Win Paul Rockefeller — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., September 17, 1948. Republican. Rancher; Arkansas Republican state chair, 1994; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 1996-2006; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2004. Methodist. Member, National Rifle Association. Died, from a blood disorder and complications of pneumonia, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., July 16, 2006 (age 57 years, 302 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Winthrop Rockefeller and Barbara (Sears) Rockefeller; married 1971 to Deborah Cluett Sage; married 1983 to Lisenne Dudderar; nephew of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller; grandnephew of Richard Steere Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich; great-grandson of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; first cousin of John Davison Rockefeller IV; first cousin five times removed of Simon S. Rockefeller; first cousin six times removed of Henry Rockefeller; second cousin four times removed of John Phillips Rockefeller; third cousin of Elsie Rockefeller (who married William Proxmire).
  Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also NNDB dossier
  William R. Sears (born c.1930) — of Woodgate, Oneida County, N.Y. Born about 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; insurance agent; member of New York state assembly, 1966-90 (129th District 1966, 115th District 1967-90). Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Married to Anne Miller.
  Bird Wilson Spencer (1847-1931) — also known as Bird W. Spencer — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 27, 1847. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1896; mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1910-11. Member, National Rifle Association. Died in Sea Girt, Monmouth County, N.J., July 28, 1931 (age 83 years, 243 days). Entombed at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Florence Vanderveer Conover.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Wood Wingate (1840-1928) — also known as George W. Wingate — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 1, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; led construction of elevated railways in Brooklyn; marksmanship promoter; president, National Rifle Association, 1886-1900; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; National Rifle Association. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 22, 1928 (age 87 years, 265 days). Interment at Friends Burying Ground, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary P. (Robinson) Wingate and Charles Wingate; married 1867 to Susan Prudence Man.
  George W. Wingate High School (opened 1956, closed 2006), in Brooklyn, New York, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
John B. Woodward John Blackburne Woodward (1835-1896) — also known as John B. Woodward — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 31, 1835. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; leather business; importer and exporter; Independent candidate for mayor of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1885. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion. Died, from pneumonia, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 7, 1896 (age 60 years, 281 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Woodward and Mary Barrow (Blackburne) Woodward; married, May 31, 1870, to Elizabeth Cook Blackburne.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: John B. Woodward: a biographical memoir (1897)
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