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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Ohio

  William Joseph Akers (b. 1845) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in England, August 2, 1845. Republican. Proprietor of restaurants, hotels and flour mills; candidate for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1892, 1901. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Akers and Catherine (O'Leary) Akers; married to Maud M. Miller.
  Jacob Ezekiel Chew (1863-1945) — also known as Jacob E. Chew — of East Jordan, Charlevoix County, Mich. Born in Darke County, Ohio, September 25, 1863. Republican. School teacher; flour and grain business; restaurant keeper; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Charlevoix County, 1917-20. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died in East Jordan, Charlevoix County, Mich., June 8, 1945 (age 81 years, 256 days). Interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery, East Jordan, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Abel Woolston Chew and Salome 'Sally' (Haldeman) Chew; married, May 31, 1891, to Lillian Runyan; first cousin thrice removed of Joseph Richard Chew; third cousin once removed of William H. Chew.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George W. Gardner (1834-1911) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., 1834. Republican. Grain elevator business; miller; banker; vice-president, Cleveland and Buffalo Steamship Line; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1885-86, 1889-90. Died December 18, 1911 (age about 77 years). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of James Gardner and Caroline Griscilda (Porter) Gardner.
  Robert Bryarly Gordon (1855-1923) — also known as Robert B. Gordon — of St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, August 6, 1855. Democrat. Postmaster; flour and grain business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1896; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1899-1903; Sergeant-at-Arms, U.S. House of Representatives, 1913-19. Died in Washington, D.C., January 3, 1923 (age 67 years, 150 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Mitchell Morgan (1870-1935) — also known as William M. Morgan — of Newark, Licking County, Ohio. Born in Licking County, Ohio, August 1, 1870. Republican. In carriage and implement business; later in wool and grain business; president, Central Ohio Foundry Company; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1921-31. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in 1935 (age about 64 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of James M. Morgan and Mary Eleanor Morgan; married, May 1, 1903, to Jennie Legg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry St. John (1783-1869) — of Seneca County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, Vt., July 16, 1783. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; farmer; miller; merchant; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1843-47. Died in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, May, 1869 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Charles Speaks (1859-1945) — also known as John C. Speaks — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, February 11, 1859. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; milling business; lumber business; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1921-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, November 6, 1945 (age 86 years, 268 days). Interment at Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Speaks and Sarah (Hesser) Speaks; married 1889 to Edna Lawyer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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