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League of Women Voters
Politician members in Ohio

  Carol Mueller Alexander (1925-1998) — also known as Carol M. Alexander; Carol Mueller — of Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Hayward, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 18, 1925. Democrat. College instructor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972. Female. Protestant. Member, League of Women Voters; National Organization for Women. Died April 2, 1998 (age 72 years, 288 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hans F. Mueller and Laura (Portmann) Mueller; married 1947 to Thomas R. Alexander.
  Douglas Earl Applegate (b. 1928) — also known as Douglas Applegate — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, March 27, 1928. Democrat. Real estate business; member of Ohio state house of representatives 33rd District, 1961-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964; member of Ohio state senate, 1969-76; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1977-95. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Sons of Italy; Elks; Eagles; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Margaret (Longacre) Applegate and Earl Douglas Applegate; married, August 25, 1950, to Betty Jean Engstrom.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Frances Payne Bolton (1885-1977) — also known as Frances P. Bolton; Frances Payne Bingham — of Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 29, 1885. Republican. Member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1938-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 22nd District, 1940-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948 (speaker), 1952 (Honorary Vice-President), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Female. Presbyterian. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Daughters of the American Revolution. First woman member of Congress to head a mission abroad, 1955. Died in Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 9, 1977 (age 91 years, 345 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles William Bingham and Mary Perry (Payne) Bingham; married, September 14, 1907, to Chester Castle Bolton; mother of Oliver Payne Bolton; granddaughter of Henry B. Payne; first cousin once removed of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and John Hay Whitney; second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; third cousin twice removed of Henry Ward Beecher and Leveret Brainard; third cousin thrice removed of Amaziah Brainard; fourth cousin of Benjamin Lewis Fairchild; fourth cousin once removed of George Buckingham Beecher.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morton family; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Ohio and New York; Whitney-Nye-Lincoln-Hay family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sherry Biggers Gardiner (b. 1918) — also known as Sherry B. Gardiner; Sherry Biggers — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, December 30, 1918. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1968 (alternate), 1972. Female. Protestant. Member, Junior League; League of Women Voters. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John David Biggers and Mary (Kelsey) Biggers; married, October 22, 1941, to Sprague H. Gardiner.
  Dawn Clark Netsch (1926-2013) — also known as Patricia Dawn Clark — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 16, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 12th District, 1969-70; member of Illinois state senate, 1973-91 (13th District 1973-83, 4th District 1983-91); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980, 1996; Illinois state comptroller, 1991-95; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1994. Female. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from Lou Gehrig's disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 5, 2013 (age 86 years, 170 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Keith Clark and Hazel Dawn (Harrison) Clark; married, October 19, 1963, to Walter A. Netsch.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jean Schmidt (b. 1951) — also known as Jeannette Marie Hoffman; "Mean Jean" — of Miami Township, Clermont County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 29, 1951. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1984; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 2001-04; candidate for Ohio state senate, 2004; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 2005-. Female. Catholic. Member, League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Augustus 'Gus' Hoffman and Jeannette Hoffman; married to Peter W. Schmidt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Mary B. Schroer (1947-2017) — also known as Mary B. White — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, February 11, 1947. Democrat. Legislative assistant to State Sen. Lana Pollack; member of Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1993-98; defeated, 1988. Female. Catholic. Member, League of Women Voters. Died, from cancer, in Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 3, 2017 (age 70 years, 234 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Crane White and Louise (Koch) White; married 1967 to J. Michael Schroer.
  Eleanor Smeal (b. 1939) — also known as Eleanor Marie Cutri — Born in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, July 30, 1939. Democrat. President, National Organization for Women, 1977-82, 1985-87; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988. Female. Italian ancestry. Member, National Organization for Women; Phi Beta Kappa; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Peter Anthony Cutri and Josephine E. (Agresti) Cutri; married 1963 to Charles Smeal.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edith P. Welty (c.1881-1957) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about 1881. Successfully advocated for city manager system in Yonkers, 1938; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1949. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Died, in St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., December 31, 1957 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
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