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French ancestry Politicians in Oklahoma

  Van Heflin (1910-1971) — also known as Emmett Evan Heflin, Jr. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Walters, Cotton County, Okla., December 13, 1910. Democrat. Actor; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1948. Irish and French ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Suffered a heart attack while swimming, and died six weeks later, in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 23, 1971 (age 60 years, 222 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Emmett Evan Heflin (1879-1941) and Fanny Bleecker (Shippey) Heflin; married, May 16, 1942, to Frances E. Neal.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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