The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Post Office Politicians in Ohio

  Paul Case Aiken (1910-1974) — also known as Paul C. Aiken — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Macksville, Stafford County, Kan.; Arlington, Arlington County, Va.; Washington, D.C. Born in Macksville, Stafford County, Kan., July 24, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; business executive; Assistant U.S. Postmaster General, 1947-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1950. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died, from multiple myeloma, in Washington, D.C., May 25, 1974 (age 63 years, 305 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Emmett Aiken and Florence Eva (Case) Aiken; married, August 20, 1933, to Camilla Lindsay.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Albert Ashbrook (1867-1940) — also known as William A. Ashbrook — of Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio. Born near Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, July 1, 1867. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; banker; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1905-06; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1907-21, 1935-40; defeated, 1920, 1922; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Woodmen. Died in Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, January 1, 1940 (age 72 years, 184 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Ashbrook and Lucy (Pratt) Ashbrook; married, December 24, 1889, to Jennie B. Williston; father of John Milan Ashbrook (who married Emily Jean Spencer).
  Political family: Ashbrook family of Newark and Johnstown, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jean Pierre Roman Bureau (1770-1854) — also known as Jean P. R. Bureau — of Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. Born in France, March 21, 1770. Naturalized U.S. citizen; merchant; postmaster; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1807-08, 1832-35; member of Ohio state senate, 1809-12. French ancestry. Died in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, December 31, 1854 (age 84 years, 285 days). Interment at Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married, February 19, 1799, to Madeline Francoise Charlotte Marret; father of Romaine Madeleine Bureau (who married Samuel Finley Vinton).
  Political families: Upham family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  James S. Courtright (1858-1941) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Adena, Jefferson County, Ohio, November 9, 1858. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1900; postmaster. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., February 28, 1941 (age 82 years, 111 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Margaret Etta Jay.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Schretz Crandall (b. 1840) — also known as Charles S. Crandall — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn. Born in Erie County, Ohio, 1840. Republican. Newspaper editor; hardware store owner; postmaster; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 12, 1874; member of Minnesota state senate 12th District, 1887-94. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Len W. Feighner (1862-1948) — of Nashville, Barry County, Mich. Born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, June 5, 1862. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Barry County, 1929-32; defeated, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died August 27, 1948 (age 86 years, 83 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Nashville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Feighner and Henrietta (Stauffer) Feighner; married, October 26, 1884, to Stelle L. Wilson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Romeo Hoyt Freer (1846-1913) — also known as Romeo H. Freer — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Harrisville, Ritchie County, W.Va. Born in Bazetta, Trumbull County, Ohio, November 9, 1846. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney, 1871-73; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in San Juan del Norte, 1873-77; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ritchie County, 1891-92; Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney, 1893-97; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 4th Judicial Circuit, 1897-99; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1899-1901; West Virginia state attorney general, 1901-05; postmaster. Member, Odd Fellows; Grand Army of the Republic. Died May 9, 1913 (age 66 years, 181 days). Interment at Harrisville Cemetery, Harrisville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah D. Freer and Caroline P. (Brown) Freer; married, July 8, 1884, to Mary Iams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Robert Bryarly Gordon (1855-1923) — also known as Robert B. Gordon — of St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, August 6, 1855. Democrat. Postmaster; flour and grain business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1896; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1899-1903; Sergeant-at-Arms, U.S. House of Representatives, 1913-19. Died in Washington, D.C., January 3, 1923 (age 67 years, 150 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George B. Horton (1845-1922) — of Fruit Ridge, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Lafayette, Medina County, Ohio, April 17, 1845. Republican. Member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1887-91; postmaster; member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1891; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 5th District, 1907-08. Member, Grange. Died in Lenawee County, Mich., June 2, 1922 (age 77 years, 46 days). Interment at Sand Creek Cemetery, Sand Creek, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Horton and Alpha Lucina (Perkins) Horton; married 1878 to Amanda Bradish; father of Norman B. Horton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas E. Knotts — of Gary, Lake County, Ind. Born in Ohio. Real estate and insurance business; postmaster; mayor of Gary, Ind., 1909-13. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Armanis F. Knotts.
  Maximus Eugene Loose (1851-1925) — also known as M. E. Loose — of Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. Born in Michigan, June 8, 1851. Republican. Banker; manufacturer; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1896. Died February 9, 1925 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Napoleon, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Archibald Lybrand Archibald Lybrand (1840-1910) — of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. Born in Tarlton, Pickaway County, Ohio, May 23, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; partner, Delaware Chair Company; mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1869-71; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1897-1901. Died in Daytona (now part of Daytona Beach), Volusia County, Fla., February 7, 1910 (age 69 years, 260 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Addison S. McClure (1839-1903) — of Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. Born in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, October 10, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868, 1876; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1881-83, 1895-97 (18th District 1881-83, 17th District 1895-97). Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, April 17, 1903 (age 63 years, 189 days). Interment at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married, September 26, 1866, to Mary L. Brigham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Remley Morris (1819-1899) — also known as James R. Morris — of Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio. Born in Rogersville, Greene County, Pa., January 10, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; Monroe County Treasurer, 1843; newspaper editor; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1848; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1861-65 (17th District 1861-63, 5th District 1863-65); defeated, 1864; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864; probate judge in Ohio, 1872-77; postmaster. Died in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, December 24, 1899 (age 80 years, 348 days). Interment at Morris Cemetery, Near Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Morris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lewis Philip Ohliger (1843-1923) — also known as Lewis P. Ohliger — of Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. Born in Rheinpfalz, Germany, January 3, 1843. Democrat. Wholesale druggist; grocer; Wayne County Treasurer, 1875-79; trustee, Wooster and Lodi Railway; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1892; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1892-93. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., January 9, 1923 (age 80 years, 6 days). Interment at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gottfried Adolph Prinz (1851-1902) — also known as G. A. Prinz — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Born in Nieder-Ingelheim, Germany, December 20, 1851. Democrat. Merchant; banker; postmaster; mayor of Cullman, Ala., 1876-77; Cullman County Treasurer, 1882-88; alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896. Evangelical Christian. German and French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Cullman, Cullman County, Ala., September 16, 1902 (age 50 years, 270 days). Interment at Cullman Cemetery, Cullman, Ala.
  Relatives: Married 1870 to Ingeborg Lueddemann.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Conrad Reid (1802-1883) — of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 30, 1802. Postmaster; hotel owner; mayor of Lorain, Ohio, 1874-75; resigned 1875. Died March 24, 1883 (age 80 years, 175 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Johnston Turner (1815-1874) — also known as Thomas J. Turner — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, April 5, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; probate judge in Illinois, 1842; postmaster; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1847-49; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1854; mayor of Freeport, Ill., 1855; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 56th District, 1869-70. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., April 4, 1874 (age 58 years, 364 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Freeport, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lemon L. Woods (b. 1871) — of Killibuck, Holmes County, Ohio. Born in 1871. Republican. School teacher; postal clerk; candidate for Ohio state house of representatives from Holmes County, 1897. Burial location unknown.
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