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Politician members in Oklahoma

  George Washington Ballard (b. 1904) — also known as George W. Ballard — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Vinita, Cherokee Nation County, Indian Territory (now Craig County, Okla.), February 22, 1904. Democrat. Member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Harlan Beacher Bell (1895-1986) — also known as Harlan Bell — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., August 18, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948, 1956. Methodist. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in September, 1986 (age 91 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Quinn Brisben (1934-2012) — also known as J. Quinn Brisben — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Enid, Garfield County, Okla., September 6, 1934. Socialist. School teacher; poet; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1976; briefly jailed in Florida as a result of his participation in a disability rights demonstration in Orlando, Fla., 1992; candidate for President of the United States, 1992. Member, American Federation of Teachers. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 17, 2012 (age 77 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jesse L. Dickinson (b. 1906) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Lincoln County, Okla., March 11, 1906. Democrat. Musician; social worker; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1943-46. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; United Auto Workers. Burial location unknown.
  James Ralph Scales (b. 1919) — of Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla.; Stillwater, Payne County, Okla. Born in Jay, Delaware County, Okla., May 27, 1919. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; university professor; president, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1951-65; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Historical Association; American Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Kappa Delta; Kappa Delta Pi; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Grover Scales and Kate (Whitley) Scales; married, August 4, 1944, to Elizabeth Ann Randel.
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