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Royal Arcanum
Politician members in Pennsylvania

  T. Franklin Bayer (b. 1863) — also known as T. Frank Bayer — of Hagerstown, Washington County, Md.; Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa. Born in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., April 1, 1863. Republican. Wholesale grocer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Christian Reformed. German ancestry. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John N. Bayer and Mary E. (Miller) Bayer; married, December 4, 1885, to Elizabeth M. Barnhart (died 1889); married, November 30, 1892, to Mary E. Shaffer.
  Theodore Gilbert Beaver (b. 1834) — also known as T. G. Beaver — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Union County, Pa., 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Niles, Mich., 1884, 1889. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arcanum; Maccabees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Swartz) Beaver (died 1903) and Jesse Beaver (1811-1892); married 1863 to Frances Mary Twombly (1843-1876).
  Francis P. Bogardus (1837-1900) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., May 9, 1837. Democrat. Banker; insurance business; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1871-73, 1888-89; postmaster. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arch Masons; Royal Arcanum. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 2, 1900 (age 62 years, 328 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1859 to Sarah P. Hall.
  William Thomas Coleman (b. 1867) — also known as William T. Coleman — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Madison Township, Armstrong County, Pa., April 20, 1867. Republican. Grocer; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1905. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Coleman and Mary E. (Langler) Coleman; married, September 16, 1896, to Mary J. Espey.
  William Milton Hargest (b. 1868) — also known as William M. Hargest — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Winchester, Va., August 5, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 12th District, 1920-39. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Sewell Hargest and Virginia (Deffenderfer) Hargest; married 1895 to Kingsley LeGalliene.
  Clarence Roland Hotchkiss (1880-1952) — also known as Clarence R. Hotchkiss — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in West Warren, Bradford County, Pa., June 5, 1880. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; real estate broker; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1916; secretary of Oregon Republican Party, 1920; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; United Spanish War Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Theta Phi; Phi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., September 17, 1952 (age 72 years, 104 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frederick Hotchkiss (1854-1914) and Melissa Ann (Taylor) Hotchkiss (1857-1886); married, July 2, 1908, to Grace Evangeline North (1878-1959); fourth cousin once removed of Arthur Burnham Woodford (1861-1946).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Williams Johnson (b. 1872) — also known as Albert W. Johnson — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Born in Weikert, Union County, Pa., November 28, 1872. School teacher; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Union County, 1901-02; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1912-22; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1925-. Lutheran. Member, Kappa Sigma; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alanson Johnson and Sarah Alice (Catherman) Johnson; married 1893 to Dora Miller (died 1909); married, December 13, 1913, to Mary C. Steck.
  John N. Klein (b. 1862) — of Belleville, Essex County, N.J. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., April 24, 1862. Republican. Druggist; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912. Christian Reformed. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Modern Woodmen of America; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David G. Klein and Maria (Pott) Klein; married 1890 to Elizabeth Gephart.
  Albert Nevin Pomeroy (1859-1927) — also known as A. Nevin Pomeroy — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 27, 1859. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; chair of Franklin County Republican Party, 1889-92; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1895-96, 1901-02; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Order of United American Mechanics; Royal Arcanum; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Redmen; Modern Woodmen of America. Died December 2, 1927 (age 68 years, 189 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Means Pomeroy and Rebecca C. (Kelly) Pomeroy (1829-1899); married, May 26, 1885, to Ellen Belle McLellan (1860-1927); grandnephew of Joseph Pomeroy; second great-grandnephew of Hugh Williamson; first cousin once removed of William Culbertson Pomeroy (1851-1907); second cousin twice removed of Thomas Pomeroy.
  Political family: Pomeroy family of Pennsylvania.
  Robert Elmer Woodside (1904-1998) — also known as Robert E. Woodside — of Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pa., June 4, 1904. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1932-42; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1951-53; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee); superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1953-65; defeated, 1964; candidate for justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1958. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Redmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Sun City, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 18, 1998 (age 93 years, 287 days). Burial location unknown.
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