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Politician members in Pennsylvania

  Norman Mark Aaronson (b. 1946) — also known as Norman M. Aaronson — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., October 7, 1946. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Jewish. Member, Common Cause; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Isadore Aaronson and Betty (Brody) Aaronson; married 1968 to Carol Cutler.
  Martha Ann Adelsheim (1915-1994) — also known as Martha Ann Henderson — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 28, 1915. Democrat. Economist; vice-chair of Oregon Democratic Party, 1962-64; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964; Oregon Democratic state chair, 1964-66. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Died December 23, 1994 (age 79 years, 178 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Stuart Llewellyn Henderson and Gertrude Alcliffe (Mevis) Henderson; married, June 20, 1942, to Edward Kalman Adelsheim.
  Joanne Kleinhofer Benjamin (b. 1945) — also known as Joanne Kleinhofer — of Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Abington, Montgomery County, Pa., March 20, 1945. Democrat. School teacher; mayor of Los Gatos, Calif., 1984-85, 1988-90. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Junior League. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Daughter of Burkhart A. Kleinhofer and Marie Elizabeth (Liggett) Kleinhofer; married, June 24, 1967, to James Edward Benjamin.
  Genevieve Blatt (1913-1996) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in East Brady, Clarion County, Pa., June 19, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1952; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1955-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1964; Judge, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, 1972-93. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died in a retirement home at Hampden Township, Cumberland County, Pa., July 4, 1996 (age 83 years, 15 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Frederick Blatt and Clara (Laurent) Blatt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lisa M. Boscola — of Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1995-98; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania; member of Pennsylvania state senate 18th District, 1999-2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008. Female. Italian ancestry. Member, League of Women Voters; Jaycees; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 2008.
  Josephine Drivinsky Hunsinger (b. 1914) — also known as Josephine D. Hunsinger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Acosta, Somerset County, Pa., 1914. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-76 (Wayne County 12th District 1955-64, 16th District 1965-72, 1st District 1973-76); defeated in primary, 1976, 1980, 1984; candidate for Michigan state senate, 1977 (14th District), 1978 (7th District), 1982 (5th District). Female. Member, League of Women Voters; Order of the Eastern Star; Polish National Alliance. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Elizabeth McCullough Johnson (1909-1973) — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Pennsylvania, 1909. Member of Florida state house of representatives, 1959-62; member of Florida state senate, 1963-67. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. first woman to serve in the Florida Senate; inducted 1986 into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Died in 1973 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
Alice K. Leopold Alice K. Leopold (1906-1982) — also known as Alice Kay Koller — of Weston, Fairfield County, Conn.; Alexandria, Va. Born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., May 9, 1906. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Weston, 1949-50; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1951-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor, 1953-61. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Grange; League of Women Voters. Died, from cardiac arrythmia and gastro-intestinal bleeding, probably due to a gastric ulcer, in Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va., March 23, 1982 (age 75 years, 318 days). Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Glen Rock, Pa.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edmund Leonard Koller and Lenora May (Edwards) Koller; married, May 28, 1931, to Joseph Leopold.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Register & Manual 1953
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