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Politician members in Ohio

Abram W. Agler Abram Wilhelm Agler (1873-1929) — also known as Abram W. Agler — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born in Wilmot, Stark County, Ohio, April 13, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Stark County Republican Party, 1902-04; Stark County Clerk of Courts, 1909-13. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Junior Order; Sons of Veterans; Grange; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Stark County, Ohio, November 18, 1929 (age 56 years, 219 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wilmot, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Agler (1840-1909) and Mary Jane (Wilhelm) Agler (1849-1919); married, June 16, 1904, to Lila May Deal (1872-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio (1921)
  Harvey Francis Ake (1872-1955) — also known as Harvey F. Ake — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born in Mapleton, Stark County, Ohio, February 1, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1913-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924. Methodist. Member, Elks; Moose; Junior Order; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, April 19, 1955 (age 83 years, 77 days). Interment at North Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Francis 'Frank' Ake (1839-1925) and Catharine (Rusher) Ake (1840-1911); married, May 23, 1899, to Anna McCall Brush (1875-1941); first cousin of Howard Ross Ake (1878-1954); first cousin once removed of Russell Everett Ake; third cousin of Joseph Henry Ake.
  Political family: Ake family of Canton, Ohio.
  Howard Ross Ake (1878-1954) — also known as H. Ross Ake — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born in Stark County, Ohio, September 22, 1878. Banker; member of Ohio state senate, 1921; Ohio treasurer of state, 1929-30. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Junior Order. Died in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio, February 11, 1954 (age 75 years, 142 days). Interment at Mapleton Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Cora (Shearer) Ake (1854-1936) and John Ake (1855-1939); married, June 29, 1904, to Hannah Roxaine Dager (1882-1955); father of Russell Everett Ake; first cousin of Harvey Francis Ake; third cousin of Joseph Henry Ake (1877-1947).
  Political family: Ake family of Canton, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rudolph Wellmon Archer (b. 1869) — also known as Rudolph W. Archer — of Belmont County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio, September 20, 1869. Republican. Belmont County Treasurer, 1906-11; Ohio treasurer of state, 1915-17, 1919-23. Christian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orlando Gallagher Archer and Lena (Keifer) Archer; married, May 8, 1905, to Hannah St. John.
  Harry H. Baker (b. 1888) — of Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 1, 1888. Lawyer; mayor of Norwood, Ohio, 1927-. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Edward Baker and Mary Catherine (Opp) Baker; married to Edna Haas.
  Clinton DeWitt Boyd (b. 1884) — also known as Clinton D. Boyd; Clint Boyd — of Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. Born in Mt. Orab, Brown County, Ohio, September 26, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1924; candidate in primary for Ohio state attorney general, 1926, 1928; candidate in primary for chief justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1938. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order; Phi Kappa Tau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward H. Boyd and Hester (Day) Boyd; married 1916 to Clara Cretors.
  John Robert Britten (1898-1955) — also known as John R. Britten — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 16, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1935-39; mayor of Richmond, Ind., 1939-44. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Grotto; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Moose; Junior Order; Elks; Kiwanis. Suffered severe burns to his feet and toes from overnight application of an electric pad, leading to a pulmonary embolism and ultimately death, in Reid Hospital, Spring Grove, Wayne County, Ind., February 25, 1955 (age 56 years, 71 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Onda May Chenoweth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence J. Brown (1893-1965) — of Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio. Born in Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio, July 14, 1893. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1919-23; secretary of state of Ohio, 1927-33; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1956, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1939-65; died in office 1965; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1944-64; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1959. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Junior Order; Rotary; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., August 23, 1965 (age 72 years, 40 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Owen Brown and Ellen Barrere (McCoppin) Brown; married, July 15, 1916, to Ethel McKinney; father of Clarence J. Brown, Jr. (1927-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ted William Brown (1906-1984) — also known as Ted W. Brown — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, April 19, 1906. Republican. Secretary of state of Ohio, 1951-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1972. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Freemasons; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Junior Order. Died in August, 1984 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Levi Cable (1884-1971) — also known as John L. Cable — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, April 15, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; director and counsel, Lima Telephone and Telegraph Co., Napoleon Telephone Co., Lima Toledo Railroad, Lima City Street Railway Co.; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1921-25, 1929-33; defeated, 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1924; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1936. Episcopalian or Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Grange; Junior Order; Kiwanis. Died in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, September 15, 1971 (age 87 years, 153 days). Entombed at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Davis J. Cable and Mary (Harnley) Cable; married to Rhea Watson; great-grandson of Joseph Cable (1801-1880).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John A. McCurdy (1841-1925) — of Miami County, Ohio. Born in Staunton Township, Miami County, Ohio, March 26, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Ohio state house of representatives from Miami County, 1897. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Died, of cardiac decompensation, in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, August 26, 1925 (age 84 years, 153 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio.
  Claude Vilas Swann (1887-1959) — also known as Claude V. Swann — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Salt Rock, Cabell County, W.Va., July 30, 1887. Democrat. Plumber; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1937-40, 1945-46; mayor of Huntington, W.Va., 1940-42. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order; Lions. Died in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, July 3, 1959 (age 71 years, 338 days). Interment at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Barboursville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Swann (1853-1929) and Bulah Ann (Perry) Swann (1859-1916); married to Grace May Cornell (1887-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Alfred Taylor (1878-1956) — also known as J. Alfred Taylor — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born near Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, September 25, 1878. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County, 1917-18, 1921-22, 1931-32, 1937-38; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1931-32; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1923-27; defeated, 1926 (6th District), 1938 (3rd District); candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1928; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Junior Order; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Moose. Died in Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va., June 9, 1956 (age 77 years, 258 days). Interment at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Father of J. Alfred Taylor, Jr. (1903-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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