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Quaker Politicians in New York
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Edward Mott Angell (1868-1927) — also known as Edward M. Angell — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Moreau, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 6, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 33rd District, 1915; Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1922-27; died in office 1927. Quaker. Died, probably from infection, six days after appendicitis surgery, in Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., November 25, 1927 (age 59 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Penn Angell (1839-1913) and Francena (Mott) Angell (1843-1911); married, October 18, 1913, to Gertrude Abigail Sheldon.
  William Willets Cocks (1861-1932) — also known as William W. Cocks; "The Quaker Congressman" — of Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., July 24, 1861. Republican. Member of New York state senate 2nd District, 1901-02; member of New York state assembly from Queens County 3rd District, including Nassau County, 1904; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1905-11; defeated, 1910. Quaker. Member, Union League. Died in Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., May 24, 1932 (age 70 years, 305 days). Interment at Friends Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Hicks Cocks and Mary Titus (Willets) Cocks; married, July 24, 1901, to Caroline R. Hicks (sister of Frederick Cocks Hicks (1872-1925)); married 1911 to Jessie Wright.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jesse H. Griffin — also known as "The Farmer Orator" — of Yorktown, Westchester County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1886; Prohibition candidate for secretary of state of New York, 1889. Quaker. Burial location unknown.
  Frederick Cocks Hicks (1872-1925) — also known as Frederick C. Hicks; Frederick Hicks Cocks — of Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Westbury, Queens County (now Nassau County), Long Island, N.Y., March 6, 1872. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1915-23; defeated, 1912. Quaker. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in 1925 (age about 53 years). Interment at Quaker Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Brother of Caroline R. Hicks (who married William Willets Cocks (1861-1932)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) — also known as Herbert Hoover; "The Great Engineer"; "The Grand Old Man" — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, August 10, 1874. Republican. Mining engineer; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1921-28; President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1940, 1952, 1960. Quaker. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame, Leadville, Colorado. Died, of intestinal cancer, in his suite at the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 20, 1964 (age 90 years, 71 days). Interment at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Clark Hoover (1846-1880) and Hulda Randall (Minthorn) Hoover (1848-1883); married, February 10, 1899, to Lou Henry (1874-1944); father of Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969); distant cousin *** of Charles Lewis Hoover.
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  Cross-reference: Horace A. Mann — Walter H. Newton — Christian A. Herter — Lewis L. Strauss — Clarence C. Stetson
  Hoover Dam (built 1931-36 as Boulder Dam; renamed 1947), on the Colorado River between Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Glendale, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Fresno, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Elkview, West Virginia, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan (1928): "A chicken in every pot."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Hoover: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson
  Books about Herbert Hoover: Martin L. Fausold, The Presidency of Herbert C. Hoover — Joan Hoff Wilson, Herbert Hoover : Forgotten Progressive — George H. Nash, Life of Herbert Hoover : The Humanitarian, 1914-1917 — George H. Nash, The Life of Herbert Hoover : Masters of Emergencies, 1917-1918 — William E. Leuchtenburg, Herbert Hoover: The 31st President, 1929-1933 — Glen Jeansonne, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933 — Kendrick A. Clements, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionary, 1918-1928 — David Holford, Herbert Hoover (for young readers)
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1965)
  Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) — also known as Richard M. Nixon; "Tricky Dick"; "Searchlight" — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Yorba Linda, Orange County, Calif., January 9, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1947-50; U.S. Senator from California, 1950-53; appointed 1950; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; President of the United States, 1969-74; defeated, 1960; candidate for Governor of California, 1962; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964. Quaker. Member, American Legion. Discredited by the Watergate scandal, as many of his subordinates were charged with crimes; in July 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted three articles of impeachment against him, over obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress; soon after, a tape recording emerged which directly implicated him in the Watergate break-in; with impeachment certain, he resigned; pardoned in 1974 by President Gerald R. Ford. Died, from a stroke, at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1994 (age 81 years, 103 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Anthony 'Frank' Nixon (1878-1956) and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon (1885-1967); married, June 21, 1940, to Thelma Catherine Ryan; father of Julie Nixon (daughter-in-law of John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower; granddaughter-in-law of Dwight David Eisenhower); second cousin of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Maurice H. Stans — John H. Holdridge — Clark MacGregor — Harry L. Sears — Harry S. Dent — Christian A. Herter, Jr. — John N. Mitchell — G. Bradford Cook — Raymond Moley — Patrick J. Buchanan — Nils A. Boe — Murray M. Chotiner — Richard Blumenthal — G. Gordon Liddy — Robert D. Sack — Edward G. Latch — William O. Mills
  Campaign slogan (1968): "Nixon's the One!"
  Epitaph: "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Richard M. Nixon: RN : The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978) — Beyond Peace (1994) — 1999: Victory Without War (1988) — Leaders (1982) — Memoirs — Six Crises (1962) — The Challenges We Face (1960) — In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal (1990) — No More Vietnams (1985) — The Poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon (1974) — Real Peace (1984) — The Real War (1980) — Seize The Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World (1992)
  Books about Richard M. Nixon: Melvin Small, The Presidency of Richard Nixon — Joan Hoff, Nixon Reconsidered — Jonathan Aitken, Nixon : A Life — Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes : The Crisis of the Self-Made Man — Thomas Monsell, Nixon on Stage and Screen : The Thirty-Seventh President As Depicted in Films, Television, Plays and Opera — Stephen E. Ambrose, Nixon : Education of a Politician, 1913-1962 — Richard Reeves, President Nixon: Alone in the White House — Roger Morris, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician — Robert Mason, Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Critical books about Richard M. Nixon: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power — Don Fulsom, Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
  Amos Jenkins Peaslee II (1887-1969) — also known as Amos J. Peaslee — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J., March 24, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948, 1952, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1953-56. Quaker. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Kiwanis. Died in 1969 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mickleton Meeting Graveyard, Mickleton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Gideon Peaslee and Emma (Waddington) Peaslee; married 1920 to Dorothy K. Quimby.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Noah Haynes Swayne (1804-1884) — also known as Noah H. Swayne — of Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Frederick County, Va., December 7, 1804. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1830-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (Convention Vice-President); Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-81; retired 1881. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1884 (age 79 years, 184 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  William Windom (1827-1891) — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 10, 1827. Republican. U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1859-69 (at-large 1859-63, 1st District 1863-69); member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1866-68; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1870-71, 1871-81, 1881-83; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1880; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1881, 1889-91; died in office 1891. Quaker. Fell dead, from heart disease, at the annual banquet of the New York Board of Trade and Transportation, just after finishing a speech, in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 29, 1891 (age 63 years, 264 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  The city of Windom, Minnesota, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $2 silver certificate in the 1890s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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