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  George Myron Sabin (1833-1890) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis.; Treasure Hill, White Pine County, Nev.; Pioche, Lincoln County, Nev.; Eureka, Eureka County, Nev. Born in Ohio, August, 1833. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1882-90; died in office 1890. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in San Francisco, Calif., May 12, 1890 (age 56 years, 0 days). Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Wells Sabin (1795-1871) and Clarissa (Church) Sabin.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Evans Sackett (b. 1874) — also known as Harry E. Sackett — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Born in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, October 10, 1874. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); Progressive candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1914; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1924-26. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver P. Sackett and Mary (Evans) Sackett; married, September 27, 1899, to Hermina Reynolds (daughter of Herman Meyer Reynolds (1817?-?)).
  George Read Sage (1828-1898) — of Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., August 24, 1828. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, 1883-98; retired 1898. Died in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, November 19, 1898 (age 70 years, 87 days). Interment at Corwin Block Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  William Sali (b. 1954) — also known as Bill Sali — of Kuna, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, February 17, 1954. Republican. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1990-2006; U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 2007-. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Ezekiel Silas Sampson (1831-1892) — also known as Ezekiel S. Sampson — of Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. Born in Huron County, Ohio, December 6, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; district judge in Iowa 6th District, 1867-75; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1875-79. Died in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, October 7, 1892 (age 60 years, 306 days). Interment at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Sigourney, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Polly (Merrifield) Sampson (1788-1870) and Ezekiel Sampson (1793-1853).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Fletcher Sapp (1824-1890) — of Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Born in Danville, Knox County, Ohio, November 20, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; Knox County Prosecuting Attorney, 1855-58; member Nebraska territorial council, 1861; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1865; U.S. Attorney for Iowa, 1869-73; U.S. Representative from Iowa 8th District, 1877-81. Died in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, November 22, 1890 (age 66 years, 2 days). Interment at Mound View Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
  Relatives: Nephew of William Robinson Sapp (1804-1875).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. (b. 1953) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., 1953. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, 1993-96; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, 1996-. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile
  John Elbert Sater (1854-1937) — also known as John E. Sater — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in New Haven, Huron County, Ohio, January 16, 1854. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, 1907-24; retired 1924; delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, Freemasons. Died July 18, 1937 (age 83 years, 183 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Charles W. Sawyer (1887-1979) — also known as "Buzz" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Glendale, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 10, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1930; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1933-35; Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1934 (primary), 1938; member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 1936-44; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1944-45; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1944-45; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1948-53; part owner, Cincinnati Reds baseball team. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., April 7, 1979 (age 92 years, 56 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Milton Sawyer and Caroline (Butler) Sawyer; married, July 15, 1918, to Margaret Sterrett Johnston (died 1937); married, June 10, 1942, to Elizabeth L. (Lippelman) de Veyrac.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Bart Saxbe (1916-2010) — also known as William B. Saxbe — of Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, June 24, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1947-54; Speaker of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1953-54; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1954; Ohio state attorney general, 1957-59, 1963-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1969-74; U.S. Attorney General, 1973-75; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1975-76. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Grange; Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Died August 24, 2010 (age 94 years, 61 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bart Rockwell Saxbe and Faye Henry (Carey) Saxbe; married, September 14, 1940, to Ardath Louise Kleinhans.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Henry Benton Sayler (1836-1900) — of Indiana. Born in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 31, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1873-75; circuit judge in Indiana, 1875-1900. Died in Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., June 18, 1900 (age 64 years, 79 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Ind.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Milton Sayler (1831-1892).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Moses McIlvain Sayre (1849-1901) — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Spring Hills, Champaign County, Ohio, November 21, 1849. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1882. Died, of typhoid fever, in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, September 21, 1901 (age 51 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Sayre and Jane Crocket (McIlvain) Sayre; married, February 23, 1881, to Ella Morris.
  Robert Cumming Schenck (1809-1890) — also known as Robert C. Schenck — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, October 4, 1809. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1839-43; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1843-51, 1863-71 (3rd District 1843-51, 1863-67, 5th District 1867-69, 3rd District 1869-71); U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1851-53; Great Britain, 1870-76; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. While U.S. minister to Great Britain in 1871, he promoted the sale of shares in the Emma Silver Mine Company, of which was a director; quietly sold his own shares before news about the mine's depletion caused their value to collapse. His diplomatic immunity enabled him to avoid facing fraud charges in a British court. Died in Washington, D.C., March 23, 1890 (age 80 years, 170 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Cross-reference: John W. Chanler
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Harvey David Scott (1818-1891) — also known as Harvey D. Scott — of Indiana. Born in Milford Center, Union County, Ohio, October 18, 1818. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Newton Booth; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1855-57; state court judge in Indiana, 1882-84. Member, Grange. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 11, 1891 (age 72 years, 266 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willis Gratz Sears (1860-1949) — also known as Willis G. Sears — of Tekamah, Burt County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, August 16, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; Burt County Attorney, 1895-1901; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1901-04; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1905-22, 1933-48; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1923-31. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died June 1, 1949 (age 88 years, 289 days). Interment at Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Sears and Mary Sears; married 1887 to Belle V. Hoadly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Murray Seasongood (1878-1983) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, October 27, 1878. Lawyer; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1926-29. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 21, 1983 (age 104 years, 117 days). Interment at Walnut Hills United Jewish Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Seasongood and Emily Fechheimer Seasongood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Seiberling (1870-1945) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, September 20, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1929-33. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, February 1, 1945 (age 74 years, 134 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Septimus Seiberling (1847-1873) and Joseva Ann (Myers) Seiberling (1851-1926); first cousin of Charles Willard Seiberling; first cousin twice removed of John Frederick Seiberling (1918-2008).
  Political family: Seiberling family of Akron, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Frederick Seiberling (1918-2008) — of Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, September 8, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1971-87. Presbyterian. Died in Copley, Summit County, Ohio, August 2, 2008 (age 89 years, 329 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Frederick Seiberling (1888-1962) and Henrietta McBayer (Buckler) Seiberling (1888-1979); married to Elizabeth Behr (1920-2017); grandnephew of Charles Willard Seiberling (1861-1946); first cousin twice removed of Francis Seiberling.
  Political family: Seiberling family of Akron, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Jefferson Selby (1840-1917) — also known as Thomas J. Selby — of Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill.; Hardin, Calhoun County, Ill. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, December 4, 1840. Democrat. Jersey County Sheriff, 1864-66; newspaper publisher; Jersey County Clerk, 1869-77; lawyer; Calhoun County State's Attorney, 1888-90; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1901-03. Died in Hardin, Calhoun County, Ill., March 10, 1917 (age 76 years, 96 days). Interment at Hardin Cemetery, Hardin, Ill.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilson Shannon (1802-1877) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Mt. Olivet, Belmont County, Ohio, February 24, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Ohio, 1838-40, 1842-44; defeated, 1840; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1844-45; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1853-55; defeated, 1832; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1855-56, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1876. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., August 30, 1877 (age 75 years, 187 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon (1786-1843) and James Shannon; married, November 30, 1825, to Elizabeth Ellis (1802-1831); married, November 27, 1832, to Sarah Osbun (1815-1881); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker.
  Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Sharon (1821-1885) — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, January 9, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; mining business; real estate business; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1875-81. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 13, 1885 (age 64 years, 308 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Father of Clara Adelaide Sharon (1853-1882; who married Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917)).
  Cross-reference: Francis G. Newlands — David S. Terry
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph W. Sharts — of Ohio. Socialist. Lawyer; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Ohio, 1920; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1926, 1928, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  John M. Sheets (b. 1854) — of Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio. Born near Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio, May 26, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1894-98; Ohio state attorney general, 1900-04. German and English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 22, 1882, to Mary E. Scott.
  Lionel Allen Sheldon (1828-1917) — of Lorain County, Ohio; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Worcester, Otsego County, N.Y., August 30, 1828. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Ohio, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1869-75; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1876; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 17, 1917 (age 88 years, 140 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Allen Sheldon and Anna Maria (de les Dernier) Sheldon; married, December 29, 1868, to Mary Greene Miles.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Robert Sherman (1788-1829) — of New Lancaster (now Lancaster), Fairfield County, Ohio. Born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., September 17, 1788. Lawyer; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1823-29; died in office 1829. Died in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, June 24, 1829 (age 40 years, 280 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Taylor Sherman (1758-1815) and Elizabeth (Stoddard) Sherman (1769-1848); married, May 8, 1810, to Mary Hoyt (1787-1852); father of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; grandfather of Mary Hoyt Sherman (1842-1904; who married Nelson Appleton Miles); fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Phineas Taylor Barnum; second cousin twice removed of Pierpont Edwards, Aaron Burr, Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard and Blanche M. Woodward; second cousin thrice removed of Louis Ezekiel Stoddard; third cousin once removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Philo Fairchild Barnum and Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875); third cousin twice removed of Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich and Chauncey Mitchell Depew; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington; fourth cousin of Theodore Davenport and David Lowrey Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Gershom Birdsey, Morris Woodruff, Benjamin Hard, Gideon Hard, James Samuel Wadsworth, Alfred Peck Edgerton, John Appleton, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Joseph Pomeroy Root, Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin, Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Edward Williams Hooker.
  Political families: Otis family of Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John Sherman John Sherman (1823-1900) — also known as "The Ohio Icicle" — of Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, May 10, 1823. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1855-61; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1861-77, 1881-97; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1877-81; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1880, 1884, 1888; U.S. Secretary of State, 1897-98. Methodist. Died in Washington, D.C., October 22, 1900 (age 77 years, 165 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Hoyt) Sherman (1787-1852) and Charles Robert Sherman; brother of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman and Lampson Parker Sherman; married, August 31, 1848, to Margaret Sarah Cecilia Stewart (1828-1900); uncle of Mary Hoyt Sherman (1842-1904; who married Nelson Appleton Miles); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin of David Munson Osborne; second cousin once removed of Thomas Mott Osborne; second cousin twice removed of Charles Devens Osborne and Lithgow Osborne; second cousin thrice removed of Pierpont Edwards and Aaron Burr; third cousin of Phineas Taylor Barnum; third cousin once removed of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard and Blanche M. Woodward; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Ira Yale, Louis Ezekiel Stoddard and Asbury Elliott Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Brace, Chauncey Goodrich and Elizur Goodrich; fourth cousin of Philo Fairchild Barnum, Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875), Henry Jarvis Raymond and Edwin Olmstead Keeler; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Yale, Theodore Davenport, David Lowrey Seymour, Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Fred Lockwood Keeler and Thomas McKeen Chidsey.
  Political families: Otis family of Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  James W. Shocknessy (1906-1976) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born November 26, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; chairman, Ohio Turnpike Commission, 1949-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960, 1964. Died July 15, 1976 (age 69 years, 232 days). Burial location unknown.
  The James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike (built 1949-55; given its current name 1976), in Mahoning, Trumbull, Portage, Summit, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Sandusky, Ottawa, Wood, Lucas, Fulton, and Williams counties, Ohio, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas W. Shreve (1858-1924) — of Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Roscoe, Coshocton County, Ohio, March 31, 1858. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1902. Died in St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 9, 1924 (age 66 years, 253 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Martha B. (Bradshaw) Shreve (1824-1902) and Charles Ridgway Shreve (1829-1890); married, July 3, 1883, to Jennie L. Gray.
  Thomas Hale Sill (1783-1856) — also known as Thomas H. Sill — of Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio; Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., October 11, 1783. Whig. Lawyer; burgess of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1816-17, 1829, 1833-34, 1843-44; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1823; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1826-27, 1829-31; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837-38; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1848; postmaster at Erie, Pa., 1849-53. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., February 7, 1856 (age 72 years, 119 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery, Erie, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lord Sill (1757-1805) and Sarah (Hale) Sill (1758-1820); married to Joanna Boylston Chase (1796-1889); second cousin of Theodore Sill; second cousin once removed of George Griswold Sill; second cousin twice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); second cousin thrice removed of Allan Percy Sill; third cousin of Frederick William Lord; third cousin once removed of Roger Griswold, Zina Hyde, Jr., John William Allen and Augustus Frank; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Buell Ely; fourth cousin of Daniel Chapin, Henry Titus Backus and Thomas Worcester Hyde; fourth cousin once removed of John Larkin Payson, Graham Hurd Chapin, Alexander Hamilton Waterman, Samuel Lord (1831-1880), Matthew Griswold (1833-1919), Charles Edward Hyde, Herman Arod Gager, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eddie Sipplen (born c.1964) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born about 1964. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 2015. African ancestry. Still living as of 2015.
  David Evans Skaggs (b. 1943) — also known as David E. Skaggs — of Boulder, Boulder County, Colo. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 22, 1943. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; lawyer; aide to U.S. Rep. Timothy E. Wirth, 1975-77; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1981-86; U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1987-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1996. Congregationalist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Richard Elihu Sloan (1857-1933) — also known as Richard E. Sloan — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz. Born in Morning Sun, Preble County, Ohio, June 22, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; member Arizona territorial council, 1888-89; justice of Arizona territorial supreme court, 1889-93, 1897-1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1908; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1909-12; U.S. District Judge for Arizona, 1912-13. Presbyterian. Accidentally fell on a public sidewalk and struck his head, suffering a skull fracture; died three days later, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 14, 1933 (age 76 years, 175 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Sloan and Mary (Caldwell) Sloan.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Ellison Griffith Smith (b. 1854) — also known as Ellison G. Smith — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Noble County, Ohio, December 5, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member Dakota territorial council, 1887; circuit judge in South Dakota 1st Circuit, 1889-1909; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1909-23; law professor. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Griffith Smith and Mary A. (Ellison) Smith; married, October 18, 1877, to Anna F. Kirkwood; married, January 3, 1922, to Florence Pearl Hunkins.
Jacob D. Smith Jacob David Smith (1870-1945) — also known as Jacob D. Smith — of Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va. Born in Scott Town, Lawrence County, Ohio, April 28, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-25; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1929-32. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Modern Woodmen of America; Knights of Pythias. Died March 24, 1945 (age 74 years, 330 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Hamlin, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob D. Smith and Barbara J. (Lewis) Smith; married to Rose A. Smith (1877-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Newel Smith (b. 1852) — of St. Louis, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, May 1, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; justice of the peace; Gratiot County Prosecuting Attorney, 1897-98; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1913-16. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Oliver Saxton Smith (b. 1881) — also known as Oliver S. Smith — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Fayette County, Ohio, May 9, 1881. Democrat. Accountant; author of textbooks; lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1938; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1945-46; defeated in primary, 1942. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Allen North Smith and Janet T. (Whiteman) Smith; married, April 19, 1905, to Edna Baker.
  Quincy Adams Smith (b. 1844) — also known as Quincy A. Smith — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Dover (now Westlake), Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 6, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1885-91; resigned 1891; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1896; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1900; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1905. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Stearns Fisher Smith (1835-?).
  Stearns Fisher Smith (b. 1835) — also known as Stearns F. Smith — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Dover (now Westlake), Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 18, 1835. Lawyer; mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1894; circuit judge in Michigan 35th Circuit, 1895-1905; appointed 1895. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Quincy Adams Smith (1844-?).
  William Walker Smith, Jr. (b. 1874) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 21, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives from Hamilton County, 1902-05; U.S. Consul General in Santo Domingo, as of 1914. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Walker Smith.
  John William Snow (b. 1939) — also known as John W. Snow — of Richmond, Va. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, August 2, 1939. Lawyer; chairman and chief executive officer of CSX railroad; charged with driving while intoxicated, in West Valley City, Utah, 1982;; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2003-06; director, Marathon Oil Co. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Tau Delta. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married to Frederica Wheeler (divorced).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Loren Edmunds Souers, Jr. (b. 1882) — also known as Loren E. Souers, Jr. — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born in Mineral City, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, December 4, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; vice-president and general counsel, Continental Steel Corp.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948. Baptist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Delta Sigma Rho; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Enos S. Souers and Celestia M. (Black) Souers; married, February 1, 1910, to Ilka R. Gaskell.
  James Harding Southard (1851-1919) — also known as James H. Southard — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born near Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, January 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney, 1883-89; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1895-1907; defeated, 1908. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, February 20, 1919 (age 68 years, 31 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Southard and Charlotte (Hitchcock) Southard; married, March 23, 1882, to Carrie T. Wales.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Zachary T. Space (b. 1961) — also known as Zack Space — of Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Born in Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, January 27, 1961. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2008; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 2007-. Greek ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  William Thomas Spear (1834-1913) — also known as William T. Spear — Born in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, June 3, 1834. Lawyer; Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1885-1901. Scottish and English ancestry. Died in 1913 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Warren, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Spear (Judge); married to Frances Eliza York (1841-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Merrill Spitler (1901-1961) — also known as Merrill Spitler — of New Madrid, New Madrid County, Mo. Born in Deshler, Henry County, Ohio, September 15, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from New Madrid County, 1929-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1942; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944; chair of New Madrid County Republican Party, 1949. Died in April, 1961 (age 59 years, 0 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Madrid, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Allen Clyde Spitler (1876-1942) and Ida Bell (Merrill) Spitler (1879-1965); married, February 16, 1931, to Alice Alma Crisler (1909-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Squire (b. 1850) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Mantua, Portage County, Ohio, October 21, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Lt. Gov. Alphonso Hart, 1875-78; director for two Cleveland banks; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1896. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Andrew Jackson Squire (born 1815) and Martha (Wilmot) Squire.
  Robert Jackson Staker (1925-2008) — also known as Robert J. Staker — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Kermit, Mingo County, W.Va., February 14, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; assistant prosecuting attorney; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 30th Judicial Circuit, 1969-79; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1979-94; took senior status 1994. Died in South Point, Lawrence County, Ohio, November 30, 2008 (age 83 years, 290 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  John Stallo (1823-1900) — also known as Johann Bernhard Stallo — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Rome, Italy. Born in Sierhausen (now Damme), Germany, March 16, 1823. College teacher; lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1852-55; district judge in Ohio, 1850; U.S. Minister to Italy, 1885-89. Catholic. German ancestry. Died in Rome, Italy, January 6, 1900 (age 76 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Johann Heinrich Stallo (1797-1840) and Anna Maria Adelheid (Moormann) Stallo (1798-1861); married 1850 to Helena Zimmerman.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Stanbery (1788-1873) — of Newark, Licking County, Ohio. Born in Essex County, N.J., August 10, 1788. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1827-33; censured by the Congress for use of unparliamentary language, July 11, 1832. Died in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, January 23, 1873 (age 84 years, 166 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Vincent Stanton (b. 1932) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Potomac, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 27, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1971-77; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1976. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Joseph Stanton and Loretta Mary (McFadden) Stanton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Amos Steck (1822-1908) — of Denver, Colo. Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, January 8, 1822. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; mayor of Denver, Colo., 1863-64; chief justice of Colorado territorial supreme court, 1870; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1880. Died in Denver, Colo., November 17, 1908 (age 86 years, 314 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Steck Elementary School (built 1930), in Denver, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert W. Steele (1857-1910) — of Colorado. Born in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, November 14, 1857. Lawyer; Arapahoe County Judge, 1895-1901; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1901-10; died in office 1910; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1907-10; died in office 1910. Died October 12, 1910 (age 52 years, 332 days). Burial location unknown.
  Ambrose Everett Burnside Stephens (1862-1927) — also known as A. E. B. Stephens — of North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Crosby Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 3, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1919-27; died in office 1927. Died in 1927 (age about 65 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, Ohio.
  Presumably named for: Ambrose Everett Burnside
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Sterling (1851-1930) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak.; Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born near Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, February 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1889; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1889-90; dean, college of law, University of South Dakota, 1901-11; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1913-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; American Bar Association; American Political Science Association. Died in 1930 (age about 79 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sterling and Anna (Kessler) Sterling; brother of John Allen Sterling (1857-1918); married to Anna Dunn (died 1881) and Emma R. Rowe-Thayer (died 1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John White Stevenson (1812-1886) — also known as John W. Stevenson — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Richmond, Va., May 2, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1845-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1880 (Permanent Chair); delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1857-61; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1867; Governor of Kentucky, 1867-71; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1871-77. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., August 10, 1886 (age 74 years, 100 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Stevenson; great-grandson of Carter Braxton (1736-1797).
  Political family: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Garfield Stewart (b. 1881) — also known as James G. Stewart — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, November 17, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1938-47; resigned 1947; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1944; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1957. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: James A. Garfield
  Thomas Neel Stilwell (1830-1874) — also known as Thomas N. Stilwell — of Anderson, Madison County, Ind. Born in Stilwell, Butler County, Ohio, August 29, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1856; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1865-67; U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1867-68. During an argument over financial matters, he drew his pistol and fired at John E. Corwin, wounding him in the leg; Corwin then shot Stilwell in the head, killing him, in Anderson, Madison County, Ind., January 14, 1874 (age 43 years, 138 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter N. Stockfish (1908-1973) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, July 16, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1935-44; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1973 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 11, 1935, to Virginia M. Bayer.
  Louis Stokes (1925-2015) — of Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 23, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1969-99 (21st District 1969-93, 11th District 1993-99); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972, 1996. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Alpha Psi. Arrested for drunken driving in 1983; convicted on a lesser charge and fined. Died August 18, 2015 (age 90 years, 176 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Carl Burton Stokes (1927-1996).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  John Wesley Stone (1838-1922) — also known as John W. Stone — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Houghton, Houghton County, Mich.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, July 18, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; Allegan County Clerk, 1860-64; Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1864-70; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872; village president of Allegan, Michigan, 1872-73; circuit judge in Michigan, 1873-74, 1890-1909 (20th Circuit 1873-74, 25th Circuit 1890-1909); resigned 1874; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1877-81; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1882-86; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1910-22; died in office 1922; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 24, 1922 (age 83 years, 249 days). Interment at Park Cemetery, Marquette, Mich.
  Presumably named for: John Wesley
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Chauncey Stone and Sarah (Bird) Stone; married, May 2, 1861, to Della M. Grover (1843-1902).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Scott Sullivan (b. 1964) — also known as Dan Sullivan — Born in Fairview Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 13, 1964. Republican. Lawyer; White House aide during the George W. Bush administration; assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, 2006-09; Alaska state attorney general, 2009-10; commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, 2010-13; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 2015-. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Betty Sutton (b. 1963) — of Barberton, Summit County, Ohio; Copley, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, July 31, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1993-2000; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 2007-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Robert E. Sweeney (1924-2007) — of Bay Village, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 4, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for Ohio state attorney general, 1962, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; U.S. Representative from Ohio at-large, 1965-67. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Gates Mills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 30, 2007 (age 82 years, 238 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Leonard Sweeney (1885-1960).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Sweney (1796-1877) — of Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. Born near Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., February 22, 1796. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1839-43. Died in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, October 10, 1877 (age 81 years, 230 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Rebecca Hetich (1797-1882).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mac Swinford (1899-1975) — Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., December 23, 1899. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1926-29; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1933-37; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1937-75; died in office 1975; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1937-75; died in office 1975. Died, in Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 3, 1975 (age 75 years, 42 days). Interment at Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of MaCalla C. Swinford and Alice Freeman 'Allie' (McKee) Swinford (1867-1942); married, November 17, 1927, to Minnie Bentgon Peterson (1901-1995); father of John McKee Swinford (1933?-).
  Political family: Swinford family of Cynthiana, Kentucky.
  See also federal judicial profile
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