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Politician members in New York

  Walter W. Abbott (b. 1894) — of Rome, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., June 20, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1930-33; mayor of Rome, N.Y., 1942-43. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum; Izaak Walton League; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Abbott and Anna (Pritchard) Abbott; married, September 7, 1920, to Marion A. FitzGibbons.
  Allison Leland Adams (1867-1920) — also known as Allison L. Adams — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Missouri, January, 1867. Republican. Manager, tax and insurance department, Equitable Trust Company; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1918. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Shriners; Royal Arcanum. Died in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 27, 1920 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Charles Adamson (1854-1929) — also known as William C. Adamson — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ga. Born in Bowdon, Carroll County, Ga., August 13, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; city judge in Georgia, 1885-89; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1892; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1897-1917; Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1926-28. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Pythias. Died, of pneumonia, in Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 3, 1929 (age 74 years, 143 days). Interment at Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Adamson and Mary A. (McDaniel) Adamson; married, January 29, 1885, to Minna Reese (died 1912); married, January 1, 1917, to Ellen (Zellars) Camp.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur J. Audett (born c.1858) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, about 1858. Republican. Lithographer; member of New York state assembly, 1895-96 (Kings County 13th District 1895, Kings County 6th District 1896); member of New York state senate 4th District, 1901-02. Member, Royal Arcanum; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Robert S. Bainbridge (1913-1959) — of St. George, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., January 21, 1913. Republican. Insurance broker; member of New York state senate, 1943-46 (24th District 1943-44, 17th District 1945-46); defeated, 1947. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Lions; Eagles. Died in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., April, 1959 (age 46 years, 0 days). Interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Keeble Bainbridge (1883-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Bermel (1860-1921) — of Middle Village, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 8, 1860. Stonecutter; Newtown town supervisor in the 1890s; charged with financial irregularities; tried and acquitted; borough president of Queens, New York, 1906-08; resigned 1908; resigned as borough president after a grand jury presented charges against him, related to fraud and bribery in connection with the city's purchase of Kissena Park in Queens. Member, Elks; Royal Arcanum; Foresters. Died in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia (now Karlovy Vary, Czechia), July 28, 1921 (age 61 years, 111 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Bermel and Elizabeth (Cohn) Bermel; married, October 21, 1884, to Anna Mary Timmes.
  Francis Eugene Bouck (1873-1941) — also known as Francis E. Bouck — of Leadville, Lake County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 25, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Colorado 5th District, 1918-33; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1933-41; died in office 1941; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1941; died in office 1941. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum. Died, from a heart ailment, in Denver, Colo., November 24, 1941 (age 67 years, 364 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Francis Anthony Bouck and Pauline Emilie (Raefle) Bouck; married, November 29, 1900, to Mabel Frankland Worcester (died); married, August 20, 1917, to Harriet Wolcott Vaile.
  Edward W. Buckley (b. 1877) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, October 14, 1877. Democrat. Printing executive; member of New York state assembly from New York County 28th District, 1907-08. Member, Typographical Union; Knights of Columbus; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Charles J. Byrns (b. 1861) — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Altona, Clinton County, N.Y., January 6, 1861. Republican. Lumber business; insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County 2nd District, 1901-08. Catholic. Member, Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Foresters. Burial location unknown.
  William Thomas Coleman (b. 1867) — also known as William T. Coleman — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Madison Township, Armstrong County, Pa., April 20, 1867. Republican. Grocer; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1905. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Coleman and Mary E. (Langler) Coleman; married, September 16, 1896, to Mary J. Espey.
  John Henry Colvin (b. 1839) — also known as John H. Colvin — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 25, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Chicago alderman, 1882-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Foresters; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Honor. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy Colvin and Harvey Doolittle Colvin (1815-1892); married, March 7, 1872, to Anna Wickliffe.
  Francis J. Cronin — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1922-23. Catholic. Member, Royal Arcanum; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  John B. Davidson (1855-1932) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Scotland, February 22, 1855. Architect; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1914; defeated (State Tax), 1922. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Died in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., February 20, 1932 (age 76 years, 363 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Cameron.
  Willoughby Barrett Dobbs (1861-1931) — also known as Willoughby B. Dobbs — of Scottsville, Allen County, Ky.; Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Portsmouth, Va., 1861. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1891-92; member of New York state assembly from New York County 32nd District, 1907. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Sherman Square Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 6, 1931 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Charles Edwin Willoughby Dobbs (1840-1916) and Mary Elizabeth (Barrett) Dobbs (1842-1883); married, June 7, 1884, to Mary Ready Ragland (1862-1916).
Chester Donaldson Chester Huntington Donaldson (1862-1952) — also known as Chester Donaldson — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Ovid, Seneca County, N.Y., March 28, 1862. School teacher and principal; engineer; U.S. Consul in Managua, 1898-1905; Port Limon, 1905-17; Sherbrooke, 1917-18; real estate broker. Member, Royal Arcanum; American Society for International Law. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 28, 1952 (age 90 years, 245 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Chester Donaldson (1827-1905) and Mary McCord (Smith) Donaldson (1834-1890); married, December 23, 1886, to Edith Levy Maduro (1866-1938).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1920)
  Lewis L. Fawcett (b. 1872) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 23, 1872. Republican. Chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1901-06; judge, Kings County Court, 1906-17; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1918-40; defeated, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Royal Arcanum; Order of Heptasophs; Redmen; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Mark Fawcett and Elizabeth Anne (Hale) Fawcett.
  Edward Ernest Fay (1887-1977) — also known as Edward E. Fay — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 27, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1925-27; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Pinellas County, Fla., September 4, 1977 (age 89 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick J. Fay and Evelyn Louise (Armstrong) Fay; married, February 14, 1917, to Virginia Alice Ventz.
  Paul Albert Fino (1913-2009) — also known as Paul A. Fino — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 15, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1940; member of New York state senate 27th District, 1945-50; defeated, 1942; U.S. Representative from New York, 1953-68 (25th District 1953-63, 24th District 1963-68); resigned 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964, 1968; chair of Bronx County Republican Party, 1965; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1969. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; Sons of Italy; Royal Arcanum. Died in North Woodmere, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., June 16, 2009 (age 95 years, 183 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Esther Claudia Liquori (1915-2016).
  Epitaph: "U.S. Congressman, Supreme Cout Judge. Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Otto G. Foelker Otto Godfrey Foelker (1875-1943) — also known as Otto G. Foelker — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Mainz, Germany, December 29, 1875. Republican. Baker; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1905-06; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1908-11. German ancestry. Member, Royal Arcanum. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 18, 1943 (age 67 years, 20 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Leonard W. H. Gibbs (b. 1875) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., February 6, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 8th District, 1915-16; member of New York state senate 50th District, 1917-26. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Louis Francis Haffen (1854-1935) — also known as Louis F. Haffen; "Father of the Bronx" — of Melrose, Westchester County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y.; Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Melrose, Westchester County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., November 6, 1854. Democrat. Civil engineer; engineer, New York City Department of Parks, 1883-93; commissioner of street improvement in Annexed Territory (Bronx), 1893-98; borough president of Bronx, New York, 1898-1909; removed 1909; removed from office by Gov. Charles Evans Hughes over maladministration charges, 1909; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1915; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930. Catholic. German and Irish ancestry. Member, Royal Arcanum; Tammany Hall. Died, from arteriosclerosis, in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 25, 1935 (age 81 years, 49 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mathias Haffen and Catharine (Hayes) Haffen; married 1886 to Caroline Kurz.
  Haffen Park, Bronx, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph Nelson Hallock (1861-1942) — also known as Joseph N. Hallock — of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., September 16, 1861. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 1st District, 1899-1901. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum. Died in 1942 (age about 80 years). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Southold, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Hallock and Maria J. (Dickerson) Hallock; married to Ella Boldry (1861-1934).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Dennis J. Harte Dennis J. Harte (1866-1917) — of Long Island City, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 5, 1866. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1906; member of New York state senate 2nd District, 1907-12; defeated, 1914. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Royal Arcanum; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Knights of Columbus. Died in Long Island City, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., February 19, 1917 (age 50 years, 198 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Harte and Joanna Harte; married to Clara Aschenbach.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Reuben Locke Haskell (1878-1971) — also known as Reuben L. Haskell — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 5, 1878. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1920; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1915-19; defeated, 1912; county judge in New York, 1920-25; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1921. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Delta Chi. Died in Westwood, Bergen County, N.J., October 2, 1971 (age 92 years, 362 days). Interment at Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Robert B. Haskell and Monrovia (Grayson) Haskell; married, October 8, 1902, to Aleda C. Baylis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Chester Arthur Heitman (b. 1880) — also known as Chester A. Heitman — of Spring Valley, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 12, 1880. Investment securities business; Republican candidate for New York state senate 24th District, 1924; mayor of Spring Valley, N.Y., 1930; defeated (Democratic), 1935; Democratic candidate for New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1934. Christian Reformed. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Chester A. Arthur
  Relatives: Married 1908 to Mabel De Baun.
  Almeth White Hoff (1878-1950) — also known as Almeth W. Hoff — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 24, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1911-12, 1914-15; defeated, 1933; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Died, from a heart ailment, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 22, 1950 (age 71 years, 272 days). Interment at Rahway Cemetery, Rahway, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph F. Hoff and Sarah Adelia (White) Hoff (1853-1924).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  William Hughes (1857-1906) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District 1906, but died before election. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Royal Arcanum; Elks. Died, from pneumonia, following appendicitis surgery, in St. Peter's Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 2, 1906 (age about 49 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Hughes and Dorothy (Singer) Hughes.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac M. Kapper (b. 1864) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1910-34; defeated, 1906; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1933-34. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Royal Arcanum; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
William Kirnan William Kirnan (b. 1880) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 4, 1880. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 7th District, 1931-41; resigned 1941; member of New York state senate, 1941-46 (5th District 1941-44, 13th District 1945-46). Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Royal Arcanum; Ancient Order of Hibernians; United Spanish War Veterans; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Ardolph Loges Kline (1858-1930) — also known as Ardolph L. Kline — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born near Newton, Sussex County, N.J., February 21, 1858. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1913; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Episcopalian. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of Veterans; Royal Arcanum. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 13, 1930 (age 72 years, 234 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Kline and Margaret (Busby) Kline; married, November 25, 1886, to Frances A. Phalon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Meyer Levy (1887-1967) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 16, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 26th District, 1916-17; member of New York state senate 17th District, 1923-24; defeated, 1924. Jewish. Member, Royal Arcanum; Knights of Pythias; Order Brith Abraham. Died, in Park East Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1967 (age 79 years, 255 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Frances S. Levy (1893-1979).
  Ladd J. Lewis, Jr. (b. 1871) — of Sauquoit, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., July 5, 1871. Republican. Manufacturer; founder, Lewis Knitting Co.; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1907-09. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas J. McDonald (b. 1883) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y., June 21, 1883. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1918-27. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Royal Arcanum; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John McDonald.
William J. McKone William James McKone (1866-1928) — also known as William J. McKone — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Montezuma, Cayuga County, N.Y., August 23, 1866. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state board of education, 1906-15. Methodist. Irish ancestry. Member, Foresters; Royal Arcanum; Freemasons. Died in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., August 28, 1928 (age 62 years, 5 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin McKone (c.1836-1870) and Mary C. (Bell) McKone (1842-1907); married 1892 to Minnie Townsend (1869-1937); grandnephew of Samuel Bell (1806?-?).
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  Thomas A. McWhinney (c.1863-1933) — of Lawrence, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Atlantic Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1863. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; postmaster at Lawrence, N.Y., 1901; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly, 1915-23 (Nassau County 1915-17, Nassau County 1st District 1918-23); indicted in 1920 on charges that he and others had tipped off gamblers to planned police raids; tried and found not guilty. Member, Elks; Royal Arcanum; United Spanish War Veterans; Foresters; Redmen; Order of Heptasophs; Order of United American Mechanics. Suffered a stroke, and died, in Atlantic Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 25, 1933 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Lidie Wright.
  David Joseph O'Connell (1868-1930) — also known as David J. O'Connell — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 25, 1868. Democrat. Bookseller; U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1919-21, 1923-30; defeated, 1920; died in office 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920. Catholic. Member, Royal Arcanum; Elks. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., December 29, 1930 (age 62 years, 4 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James O'Connell and Mary O'Connell; married 1893 to Mary Agnes Green.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry J. Palmer (b. 1872) — of Rosebank, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y.; Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Dover, Morris County, N.J., February 28, 1872. Democrat. Merchant; member of New York state senate 24th District, 1929-34. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  John K. Patton (b. 1856) — of Tonawanda, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., October 1, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Dow Vroman; member of New York state assembly, 1898-1907 (Erie County 7th District 1898-1906, Erie County 8th District 1907). Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis Humphrey Pounds (b. 1861) — also known as Lewis H. Pounds — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Lorain County, Ohio, 1861. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912 (alternate), 1936, 1940; borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1913-17; New York state treasurer, 1925-26. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum. Interment at Northport Rural Cemetery, Northport, Long Island, N.Y.
  George A. Robinson (1851-1908) — of Sayville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Newmarket, Ontario, January, 1851. Republican. Physician; naturalized U.S. citizen; volunteer fire fighter; director, Sayville Electric Light and Power Company; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 2nd District, 1901-02. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Foresters; Royal Arcanum. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., February 22, 1908 (age 57 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere in Islip, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Amelia A. Foster (born 1847).
  Robert Henry Roy (1866-1919) — also known as Robert H. Roy — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 7, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1912; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1919; died in office 1919. Congregationalist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Died, from pleural and mediastinal carcinoma, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 10, 1919 (age 52 years, 124 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Roy (1823-1895) and Eliza (Rowan) Roy (1824-1902); married, October 23, 1889, to Annie Aspinall French (1865-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Nicholas Seger (1866-1940) — also known as George N. Seger — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 4, 1866. Republican. Builder; mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1911-19; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1923-40 (7th District 1923-33, 8th District 1933-40); died in office 1940. Member, Royal Arcanum; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died August 26, 1940 (age 74 years, 235 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Cross-reference: Gordon Canfield
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred A. Shlickerman (1870-1929) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Russia, September 14, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1901. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum. Died in 1929 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Nellie Koslin.
  Alvin M. Suchin (b. 1919) — of Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, N.Y., November 18, 1919. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state assembly, 1966-75 (96th District 1966, 89th District 1967-75). Jewish. Member, American Legion; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Kiwanis; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Committee. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis M. Swasey (c.1859-1929) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1859. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1916 (alternate), 1920, 1924, 1928; Presidential Elector for New York, 1916. Member, Elks; Moose; Royal Arcanum. Died, of apoplexy, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 2, 1929 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Irving Taylor (1877-1946) — also known as Benjamin I. Taylor — of Harrison, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 21, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Redmen; Royal Arcanum; Foresters. Died, in United Hospital, Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y., September 5, 1946 (age 68 years, 258 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Maurice H. Taylor and Ella (Archer) Taylor; married to Harriet Tyler Bulkley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Eugene M. Travis Eugene Mabbett Travis (1863-1940) — also known as Eugene M. Travis — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 10, 1863. Republican. Wholesale fruit and vegetable business; member of New York state senate 6th District, 1907-12; defeated, 1912; New York state comptroller, 1915-20. Methodist. Member, Royal Arcanum; Order of Heptasophs; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 25, 1940 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1884 to Fannie Bell Peck.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  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.
  Cyrus Packard Walbridge (1849-1921) — also known as Cyrus P. Walbridge — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Madrid, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., July 20, 1849. Republican. Carpenter; lawyer; druggist; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1893-97; member, Arrangements Committee, Republican National Convention, 1896 ; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1904. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum. Died in St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 1921 (age 71 years, 285 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Orlo Judson Walbridge (1814-1880) and Althea Maria (Packard) Walbridge; married, October 9, 1879, to Lizzie Merrell (1851-1912); first cousin twice removed of John Jay Walbridge and David Safford Walbridge; first cousin thrice removed of Ephraim Safford; second cousin twice removed of James Safford and Anson Peacely Killen Safford; second cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer William Walbridge and Henry Sanford Walbridge; third cousin once removed of Robert Crawford Safford; third cousin twice removed of Hiram Walbridge; fourth cousin of Edward L. Safford (1888-1972); fourth cousin once removed of John Hill Walbridge and Henry E. Walbridge.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William W. Wemple William W. Wemple (b. 1862) — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, N.Y., January 19, 1862. Republican. School teacher and principal; lawyer; Schenectady County District Attorney, 1899; member of New York state assembly from Schenectady County, 1903-06; member of New York state senate 31st District, 1907-08. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Royal Arcanum; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1894 to M. Adelaide Quaife; father of William W. Wemple, Jr. (1890?-?).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
Frank E. Wilson Frank Eugene Wilson (1857-1935) — also known as Frank E. Wilson — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Roxbury, Delaware County, N.Y., December 22, 1857. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from New York, 1899-1905, 1911-15 (5th District 1899-1903, 4th District 1903-05, 1911-13, 3rd District 1913-15); defeated, 1904. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Royal Arcanum; Foresters. Died in 1935 (age about 77 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Times, October 23, 1898
  W. Irving Yeckley (b. 1833) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ontario County, N.Y., May 5, 1833. Republican. Harness maker; farmer; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1869-79. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Yeckley and Gertrude (Snyder) Yeckley; married 1873 to Nancy E. Gilbert (died 1890).
  Frank L. Young (1860-1930) — of Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Port Byron, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 31, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1909-12; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 24th District, 1915; Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1922-30; died in office 1930. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Died, from acute indigestion, in Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y., May 21, 1930 (age 69 years, 202 days). Interment at Dale Cemetery, Ossining, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Levi W. Young and Margaret (Lane) Young; married to Mary Yawger and Mary Lockwood; married 1916 to Mary E. Cummings.
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