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O. H. Waddle Odolphus Ham Waddle (1851-1918) — also known as O. H. Waddle — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born March 4, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 29, 1918 (age 67 years, 300 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Waddle and Maria (Ham) Waddle; married to Mary Austin Hall.
  Image source: The Confederate Veteran (1910)
  Edward Wade (1802-1866) — of Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio; Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio; Unionville, Ashtabula County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 22, 1802. Lawyer; Ashtabula County Justice of the Peace, 1831; Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney, 1833; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1853-61. Died in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 13, 1866 (age 63 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878).
  Political family: Wade-Colfax family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Earl Thomas Wagner (1908-1990) — also known as Earl T. Wagner — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, April 27, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 6, 1990 (age 81 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Beach Wakefield (1825-1910) — also known as James B. Wakefield — of Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minn. Born in Winsted, Litchfield County, Conn., March 21, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1857-58, 1863, 1866 (District 14 1857-58, District 20 1863, 1866); Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1866; member of Minnesota state senate 20th District, 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1868; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1876-80; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1883-87. Died in Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minn., August 25, 1910 (age 85 years, 157 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Luman Wakefield (1787-1850) and Betsey (Rockwell) Wakefield; married 1864 to Nanette Reinhart; third cousin of Albert Gallatin Wakefield (1804-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Eleazer Wakeley (1822-1912) — of Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; Whitewater, Walworth County, Wis.; Douglas County, Neb. Born in Homer, Cortland County, N.Y., June 15, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin territorial House of Representatives, 1847-48; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1852-55 (14th District 1852, 12th District 1853-55); justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1857-61; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; district judge in Nebraska 3rd District, 1883-92; appointed 1883. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 21, 1912 (age 90 years, 159 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  Jonathan Hasson Wallace (1824-1892) — of New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana County, Ohio. Born in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, October 31, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; Columbiana County Prosecuting Attorney, 1851; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1884-85; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1885-86. Died in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana County, Ohio, October 28, 1892 (age 67 years, 363 days). Interment at Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Henson Wallace (1811-1879) — Born in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, July 19, 1811. Lawyer; member of Iowa territorial House of Representatives, 1838; member Iowa territorial council, 1842-43; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Iowa Territory, 1843; candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848; member of Washington territorial legislature, 1853; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1861; defeated, 1854; Governor of Washington Territory, 1861; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1863-64; appointed 1863; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1864; probate judge in Washington, 1870. Member, Freemasons. Died in Steilacoom, Pierce County, Wash., February 7, 1879 (age 67 years, 203 days). Interment at Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery, Steilacoom, Wash.
  Relatives: Brother of David Wallace; uncle of Lewis Wallace (1827-1905).
  Political family: Wallace family of Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clifford Stevens Walton (1861-1912) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio, March 2, 1861. Lawyer; Consul for Peru in Washington, D.C., 1898-1901. Died, from bronchial pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., May 15, 1912 (age 51 years, 74 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, April 9, 1890, to Anne Gettysburg Veazy.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Randolph W. Walton Randolph W. Walton (b. 1870) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, October 15, 1870. Progressive. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio at-large, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Walton.
  Image source: Representative Men of Ohio, 1900-03
  Thomas Bayless Ward (1835-1892) — of Indiana. Born in Marysville, Union County, Ohio, April 27, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Lafayette, Ind., 1861-65; superior court judge in Indiana, 1875-80; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1883-87. Died in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., January 1, 1892 (age 56 years, 249 days). Interment at Spring Vale Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Milo Joseph Warner (1891-1968) — also known as Milo J. Warner — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Ottawa Hills, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Lime City, Wood County, Ohio, November 11, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932, 1948, 1952, 1956; elected National Commander of the American Legion, 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, January 4, 1968 (age 76 years, 54 days). Interment at Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Smith Warner (1844-1908) and Mary Ellen 'Mellie' (Brownsberger) Warner (1852-1919); married, June 1, 1917, to Dorothy Casad Bennett (1897-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Robert Warnock (1838-1918) — also known as William R. Warnock — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, August 29, 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Ohio state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1904. Died in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, July 30, 1918 (age 79 years, 335 days). Interment at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Catherine Murray (1842-1926).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Thomas Washington (1908-1971) — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, June 24, 1908. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1949-65. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Died August 21, 1971 (age 63 years, 58 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of William Morrow Washington and Janet Margaret (Thomas) Washington; married 1953 to Helen Goodner.
Aaron S. Watkins Aaron Sherman Watkins (1863-1941) — also known as Aaron S. Watkins — of Wilmore, Jessamine County, Ky.; Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio; Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio; Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Rushsylvania, Logan County, Ohio, November 29, 1863. School teacher; lawyer; Methodist minister; university professor; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1904; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1905, 1922, 1932; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908, 1912; president, Asbury College, 1909-10; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1916; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1920. Methodist. Died in Rushsylvania, Logan County, Ohio, February 9, 1941 (age 77 years, 72 days). Interment at Equality Cemetery, Rushsylvania, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William White Watkins and Rebecca J. (Elliott) Watkins; married, November 8, 1890, to Emma L. Davis (1857-1950); grandfather of W. Dean Watkins (1931-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
  George William Weadock (1853-1937) — also known as George W. Weadock — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, November 6, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1890-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1929; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1932. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus. Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., December 4, 1937 (age 84 years, 28 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Weadock and Mary (Cullen) Weadock; brother of Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock; married, September 16, 1878, to Anna Elizabeth Tarsney (died 1893; sister of John Charles Tarsney and Timothy Edward Tarsney); married, April 14, 1896, to Mary Grace McTavish; father of George Leo Weadock (1881-1932); grandfather of George William Weadock II.
  Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.
James B. Weaver James Baird Weaver (1833-1912) — also known as James B. Weaver — of Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa; Colfax, Jasper County, Iowa. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, June 12, 1833. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1879-81, 1885-89; candidate for President of the United States, 1880 (Greenback Labor), 1892 (Populist); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1904. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, February 6, 1912 (age 78 years, 239 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Weaver and Susan (Imlay) Weaver; great-grandfather of Hank Ketchum ("Dennis the Menace" cartoonist); second great-grandfather of Stephen Collins (television actor).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James B. Weaver (built 1943, scrapped 1965) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Edward Ford Weber (b. 1931) — also known as Ed Weber — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, July 26, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1981-83; defeated, 1982. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Bernard Weisberg (b. 1925) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, December 16, 1925. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 11th District, 1969-70. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; American Civil Liberties Union; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 1970.
  Calvin S. Welch — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate 9th District, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Weldon (1829-1905) — of Clinton, DeWitt County, Ill.; Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, August 9, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1860; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1861; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Illinois, 1861-66; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1883-1905; died in office 1905. Died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1905 (age 75 years, 244 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Hezekiah Griffith Wells (1812-1885) — also known as Hezekiah G. Wells — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, June 16, 1812. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 11th District, 1835; Whig candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1837, 1838; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1840; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856, 1872 (alternate); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1860; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1871-83; member of Michigan state constitutional commission 4th District, 1873. Episcopalian. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 4, 1885 (age 72 years, 292 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1840 to Achsah Strong.
  Wells Hall (built 1877 as dormitory, burned 1905; rebuilt on same site 1907, converted to offices 1940s, demolished 1966; rebuilt on different site 1960s as a major classroom and office building, and expanded since) at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, is named for him.
  Benjamin Franklin Welty (1870-1962) — also known as Benjamin F. Welty — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born near Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, August 9, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1917-21; defeated, 1920, 1926. Died in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, October 23, 1962 (age 92 years, 75 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Welty and Katharine (Steiner) Welty; married to Cora Gottschalk.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel H. West (1872-1938) — of Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. Born in Waubeek, Linn County, Iowa, July 17, 1872. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Logan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1899-1903; member of Ohio state senate, 1903-08; counsel to New York Central Railroad; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, 1928-38; died in office 1938. Died October 5, 1938 (age 66 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Nephew of William H. West (1820?-?).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (1869-1927) — also known as Wayne B. Wheeler — of Ohio. Born in Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, November 10, 1869. Lawyer; leader of the movement to bring about national prohibition of alcohol. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died September 5, 1927 (age 57 years, 299 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Wheeler and Mary Ursula (Hutchinson) Wheeler.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Worthington White (1822-1892) — of Ohio. Born in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, October 2, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Cambridge, Ohio, 1850; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1863-65. Died in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, August 6, 1892 (age 69 years, 309 days). Interment at South Cemetery, Cambridge, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Augustus Whittlesey (1796-1866) — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., July 14, 1796. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1839-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1849-51; mayor of Marietta, Ohio, 1856, 1860, 1862. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 6, 1866 (age 70 years, 115 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.
  Relatives: Nephew of Elisha Whittlesey (1783-1863).
  Political family: Whittlesey family of New York and Connecticut.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Wheelock Willey (1797-1841) — also known as John W. Willey — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Goshen, Sullivan County, N.H., 1797. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1827-30; member of Ohio state senate, 1830-32; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1836-37; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1838; district judge in Ohio, 1840-41; died in office 1841. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 9, 1841 (age about 44 years). Original interment and cenotaph at Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio; reinterment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Laura Maria Higby (1807-1872).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marshall J. Williams (b. 1837) — of Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. Born in Fayette County, Ohio, February 22, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, 1860-62, 1864-66; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1870-73; circuit judge in Ohio 2nd Circuit, 1885-87; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1887-1901; chief justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
Pliny W. Williamson Pliny W. Williamson — of Scarsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Russellville, Brown County, Ohio. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1935-58 (25th District 1935-44, 31st District 1945-58). Presbyterian; later Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Phi Gamma Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Simeon Slavens Willis (1879-1965) — also known as Simeon Willis — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Lawrence County, Ohio, December 1, 1879. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1927-32; Governor of Kentucky, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948. Methodist; later Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 2, 1965 (age 85 years, 122 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Willis and Abigail (Slavens) Willis; married, April 14, 1920, to Idah Lee Millis (1897-?).
Wendell L. Willkie Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944) — also known as Wendell L. Willkie — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Elwood, Madison County, Ind., February 18, 1892. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924; Republican candidate for President of the United States, 1940. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, of complications from a heart attack, in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 8, 1944 (age 52 years, 233 days). Interment at East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Francis Willkie and Henrietta (Trisch) Willkie; married 1919 to Edith Wilk (1890-1978); father of Philip Herman Willkie (1919-1974).
  Cross-reference: Mary A. Sleeth — Raymond Moley
  Campaign slogan: "We Want Willkie."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Wendell Willkie: Charles Peters, Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World — Steve Neal, Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie
  Image source: Official Report of the 22nd Republican National Convention (1940)
  David M. Wilson — of Mahoning County, Ohio. Lawyer; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Mahoning County, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Francis Servis Wilson (1872-1951).
  Francis Servis Wilson (1872-1951) — also known as Francis S. Wilson — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, February 7, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in Illinois, 1920-27; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1927-35; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932; justice of Illinois state supreme court 7th District, 1935-51; died in office 1951. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1951 (age about 79 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of David M. Wilson (1833?-?) and Grisselda E. (Campbell) Wilson; married, November 18, 1903, to Caroline E. Siegfried.
  George Washington Wilson (1840-1909) — also known as George W. Wilson — of London, Madison County, Ohio. Born in Brighton, Clark County, Ohio, February 22, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Madison County Prosecuting Attorney, 1866-70; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1871-74; member of Ohio state senate, 1877-81; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1893-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1896 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died in London, Madison County, Ohio, November 27, 1909 (age 69 years, 278 days). Interment at Kirkwood Cemetery, London, Ohio.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alfred Wolcott (1858-1908) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Ohio, March 17, 1858. Lawyer; Kent County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1889-92; Kent County Prosecuting Attorney, 1893-96; circuit judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1900-08; died in office 1908. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., March 8, 1908 (age 49 years, 357 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Wolcott (1812-1892) and Mary Ann (Scoville) Wolcott (1821-1882); brother of Anna Augusta Wolcott (1856-1926; who married Lemuel Ballantine Bissell); married to Caroline B. 'Carrie' Hawk (1858-1943); second great-grandnephew of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of John William Allen, James Samuel Wadsworth, Henry Titus Backus, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth and Edward Oliver Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Elisha Hunt Allen, George Washington Wolcott, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. and Selden Chapin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ann Womer Benjamin (born c.1954) — of Aurora, Portage County, Ohio. Born about 1954. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1990; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 2002; Ohio state insurance director, 2003-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Perry Wood (1854-1937) — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Born in Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio, April 24, 1854. Lawyer; mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1880-84; appointed 1880. Died in Athens, Athens County, Ohio, September 19, 1937 (age 83 years, 148 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of Robert Simpson Wood (1887-1949).
  Thomas Jefferson Wood (1844-1908) — of Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. Born in Athens County, Ohio, September 30, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, 1872-76; member of Indiana state senate, 1878-82; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1883-85. Died in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., October 15, 1908 (age 64 years, 15 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery, Crown Point, Ind.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
William Woodbridge William Woodbridge (1780-1861) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., August 20, 1780. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1807; member of Ohio state senate, 1813-15; secretary of Michigan Territory, 1815-28; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1819-20; resigned 1820; justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1828-32; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1835; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1838-40; Governor of Michigan, 1840-41; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1841-47. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 20, 1861 (age 81 years, 61 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Dudley Woodbridge (1747-1823) and Lucy (Backus) Woodbridge (1757-1817); married, June 29, 1806, to Julianna Trumbull (1786-1860); father of Julianna Trumbull Woodbridge (1815-1882; who married Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877)); third great-grandson of William Leete; first cousin of Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877); first cousin twice removed of George Douglas Perkins; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; first cousin five times removed of George Philip Kazen; second cousin of Isaac Backus; second cousin once removed of Enoch Woodbridge and Zina Hyde, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin of Thomas Worcester Hyde; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Joseph Silliman (1756-1829), Samuel H. Huntington, Timothy Pitkin, Abel Huntington, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, Frederick Enoch Woodbridge, Matthew Griswold, Charles Edward Hyde, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit and James Davenport; third cousin thrice removed of John Foster Dulles, Allen Welsh Dulles and Selden Chapin; fourth cousin of Benjamin Tallmadge, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Frederick Wolcott, Dudley Woodbridge (1782-1844), Henry Meigs, Joseph Silliman (1786?-1850), Bela Edgerton, Jabez Williams Huntington, Heman Ticknor, Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington, Martin Olds, Charles Phelps Huntington, Elisha Mills Huntington and Alonzo Mark Leffingwell; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Theodore Davenport, Frederick Augustus Tallmadge, Henry Meigs, Jr., Alfred Peck Edgerton, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Edward Green Bradford (1819-1884), Joseph Fitch Silliman, William Clark Huntington, Hiram Bingham and John Leffingwell Randolph.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  William Burnham Woods (1824-1887) — of Newark, Licking County, Ohio; Mobile, Mobile County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, August 3, 1824. Lawyer; mayor of Newark, Ohio, 1856-58; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1858-62; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1869-80; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1880-87; died in office 1887. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., May 14, 1887 (age 62 years, 284 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Crafts Wright (1783-1861) — also known as John C. Wright — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn., August 17, 1783. Newspaper editor; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1818-23; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1823-29; defeated, 1828; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1831-35. Died in Washington, D.C., February 13, 1861 (age 77 years, 180 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Nancy Wright (who married Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857)); married, July 7, 1814, to Mary Morton.
  Political family: Tappan-Merrill-Wright family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Wallace D. Yaple (b. 1870) — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in Eagle Township, Vinton County, Ohio, May 2, 1870. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio, 1901-02; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1904. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Redmen; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Ross Yaple (born 1833) and Elizabeth (McDonald) Yaple (born 1842).
  Jonathan Stoltzfus Yoder (1881-1959) — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Weilersville, Wayne County, Ohio, September 13, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives from Elkhart County, 1917-20; president of two milk condensing firms. Methodist. German and Swiss ancestry. Member, Rotary. Died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., April 22, 1959 (age 77 years, 221 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1911 to Nelle Catherine Colburn (died 1919); married 1920 to Mrs. Laura Ethel Cole.
  Samuel S. Yoder (1841-1921) — of Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio; Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, August 16, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; lawyer; probate judge in Ohio, 1882-86; member of Ohio Democratic State Executive Committee, 1883-85; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1887-91; Sergeant-at-Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1891-93. Died May 11, 1921 (age 79 years, 268 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Evan Erastus Young (1878-1946) — also known as Evan E. Young — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; South Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, August 17, 1878. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Harput, 1905-08; Salonika, 1908-09; U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1911-12; Dominican Republic, 1925-29; U.S. Consul General in Halifax, 1913-19; Constantinople, as of 1920; vice-president, Pan-American Airways, Inc., 1936. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1946 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sutton E. Young and Emma (Stickney) Young; married 1905 to Dawn Waite.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Stephen Marvin Young (1889-1984) — also known as Stephen M. Young — of Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born near Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, May 4, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1913-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Ohio state attorney general, 1922, 1956; candidate for secretary of state of Ohio, 1926; Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1930 (primary), 1936; U.S. Representative from Ohio at-large, 1933-37, 1941-43, 1949-51; defeated, 1938, 1942, 1950; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948 (alternate), 1960, 1964; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1959-71; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968. Died in Washington, D.C., December 1, 1984 (age 95 years, 211 days). Interment at Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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