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Quaker Politicians in Ohio
(Religious Society of Friends)

Andrew J. Biemiller Andrew John Biemiller (1906-1982) — also known as Andrew J. Biemiller — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, July 23, 1906. College instructor; Socialist Party educational director for Milwaukee, 1933-36; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 2nd District, 1937-42; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1945-47, 1949-51; defeated (Democratic), 1946, 1950, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Quaker. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Eagles; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon; American Federation of Teachers. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 3, 1982 (age 75 years, 254 days). Interment at Ellicott Family Cemetery, Ellicott City, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Frederick Biemiller and Pearl (Weaver) Biemiller; married, December 20, 1929, to Hannah Perot Morris (1906-1984).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Elihu Cox (1812-1888) — of Indiana. Born in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 23, 1812. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1865; defeated, 1842. Quaker. Died in Pulaski, Williams County, Ohio, June 28, 1888 (age 75 years, 218 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandson of Jeremiah Cox (1763-1830).
  Seth Hockett Ellis (1830-1904) — also known as Seth H. Ellis — of Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio. Born near Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, January 3, 1830. Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1892 (Prohibition), 1899; Union Reform candidate for President of the United States, 1900. Quaker. Member, Grange. Died in 1904 (age about 74 years). Interment at Miami Cemetery, Waynesville, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Ellis and Anna Hockett (Moon) Ellis; married, August 21, 1851, to Rebecca J. Tressler.
  David Pierson Holloway (1809-1883) — also known as David P. Holloway — of Indiana. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, December 6, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1843-44; member of Indiana state senate, 1844-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1855-57. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 9, 1883 (age 73 years, 277 days). Original interment at Maple Grove Cemetery (which no longer exists), Richmond, Ind.; reinterment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Ann Paulson; father of William Robeson Holloway (1836-1911).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Kelly O'Neall (b. 1829) — of Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, 1829. Republican. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1881. Quaker. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abijah O'Neall; nephew of Thomas H. O'Neall (1813-1889).
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869) — also known as Edwin M. Stanton; "The Great Energy" — Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 19, 1814. U.S. Attorney General, 1860-61; U.S. Secretary of War, 1862-68. Quaker. Died in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1869 (age 55 years, 5 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Cora Van Voorhis Stanton (who married Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960)).
  Political family: Jahncke-Stanton family of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  Cross-reference: Daniel E. Sickles
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the $1 U.S. Treasury note in the 1880s and 1890s.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Edwin M. Stanton: Amy Allison, Edwin Stanton, Union War Secretary — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  Noah Haynes Swayne (1804-1884) — also known as Noah H. Swayne — of Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Frederick County, Va., December 7, 1804. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1830-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (Convention Vice-President); Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-81; retired 1881. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1884 (age 79 years, 184 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Louis John Taber (b. 1878) — of Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, September 19, 1878. Republican. Farmer; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1920; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1920. Quaker. Member, Grange; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Isaac Underwood (1821-1904) — of Indiana. Born in Clinton County, Ohio, July 21, 1821. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861; member of Indiana state senate, 1875-77. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pennville, Jay County, Ind., June 5, 1904 (age 82 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Windom (1827-1891) — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 10, 1827. Republican. U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1859-69 (at-large 1859-63, 1st District 1863-69); member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1866-68; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1870-71, 1871-81, 1881-83; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1880; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1881, 1889-91; died in office 1891. Quaker. Fell dead, from heart disease, at the annual banquet of the New York Board of Trade and Transportation, just after finishing a speech, in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 29, 1891 (age 63 years, 264 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  The city of Windom, Minnesota, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $2 silver certificate in the 1890s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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