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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Pennsylvania

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  Andrew Allen (1740-1825) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1740. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1775-76. Disapproved of the Declaration of Independence, and withdrew from the Continental Congress in June 1776; when the British Army entered New York, he took the oath of allegiance to the King, and went to England; he was attainted of treason, and his estates in Pennsylvania were confiscated. Died in London, England, March 7, 1825 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Allen and Margaret (Hamilton) Allen; married, April 21, 1768, to Sally Coxe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph Galloway (1731-1803) — of Pennsylvania. Born in West River, Anne Arundel County, Md., 1731. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1757-75; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-75. Opposed independence for the Colonies and remained loyal to King George; joined the British Army; moved to England; in 1778, the General Assembly of Pennsylvania convicted him of high treason and confiscated his estates. Died in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, August 29, 1803 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Osborne (1751-1800) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Camden County, Ga. Born in Newtown Limavady (now Limavady), County Londonderry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), August 21, 1751. Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1786; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1787-89; superior court judge in Georgia, 1789-91. Removed from offices he held in Pennsylvania in June 1783 following the supreme executive council's determination that he was a bigamist; convicted by the Georgia senate in December 1791 of election fraud. Died in St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Ga., November 9, 1800 (age 49 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Morris (1734-1806) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Liverpool, England, January 31, 1734. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1776; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1785; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-95. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Financier of the American Revolution, but went broke in the process. Imprisoned for debt from February 1798 to August 1801. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 8, 1806 (age 72 years, 97 days). Entombed at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Morris (1711-1750) and Elizabeth (Murphet) Morris (1712-1778); married, March 2, 1769, to Mary White (1749-1827); father of Thomas Morris and Henrietta 'Hetty' Morris (1774-1816; who married James Markham Marshall (1764-1848)); great-grandfather of John Augustine Marshall.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Morris Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $10 silver certificate in the 1870s and 1880s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert Morris: Charles Rappleye, Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution
  Thomas McKean (1734-1817) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in New London Township, Chester County, Pa., March 19, 1734. Lawyer; member of Delaware colonial Assembly, 1765-76; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1765-74; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1774-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1777-83; President of Delaware, 1777; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1777-99; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1781; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1789-90; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1799-1808; impeached by the Pennsylvania legislature in 1807, but no trial was ever held. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 24, 1817 (age 83 years, 97 days). Original interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1843 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William McKean and Letitia (Finley) McKean; married to the sister-in-law of Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791); married 1763 to Mary Borden (died 1773); married 1774 to Sarah Armitage.
  Political family: Hopkinson-McKean family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  McKean County, Pa. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Thomas McKean Thompson McKennanThomas McKean Pettit
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph Barker (c.1806-1862) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., about 1806. Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1850-51; defeated, 1851, 1852. In 1849, after an anti-Catholic speech, he was arrested, charged with using obscene language, obstructing the streets, and causing a riot, convicted, and sentenced to a year in prison; elected mayor in 1850 while still incarcerated. While mayor, he was twice arrested on charges of assault and battery. In 1851, he was convicted of riot. Struck and killed by a railroad train, in Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pa., August 2, 1862 (age about 56 years). Interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Albert Hiram Lennox (1842-1907) — also known as Albert H. Lennox; Albert Hiram Lenox — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., December 22, 1842. Shipbroker; commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Haiti in Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-83; Consul for Greece in Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-91; Consul for Haiti in Philadelphia, Pa., 1883-91; in 1891, he and other officers of some mutual benefit associations were charged in Philadelphia with obtaining money under false pretenses; in 1894, he resisted eviction for non-payment of rent; he was no longer consul, but falsely claimd diplomatic immunity; the government of Haiti contradicted his claim, and a scandal resulted. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., July 4, 1907 (age 64 years, 194 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill Township, Camden County, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Jane Lenox and Hiram Lenox (1818-1892); married to Emma Stoy (1846-1923).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Henry Meyer (1826-1898) — also known as Charles H. Meyer; Carl H. Meyer; Karl Heinrich Meyer — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Schleiz, Germany, March 15, 1826. Dry goods importer; banker; Consul for Germany in Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-98; silk ribbon manufacturer. German ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 14, 1898 (age 72 years, 152 days). During a lawsuit following his death, his successor as German Consul alleged that Mr. Meyer had defaulted with at least $11,000 of the consulate's funds; this was denied by the executors of his estate, and the outcome of the dispute is unknown. Interment at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Christoph Heinrich Meyer (1795-1856) and Marie (Felder) Meyer (1806-1881); married, April 16, 1857, to Sophie Karoline Wilhelmine Brossman (1829-1881).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Wodrow Archbald (1848-1926) — also known as Robert W. Archbald — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., September 10, 1848. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1884-88; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1888-1901; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1901-11; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1911-13; removed 1913. Impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1912 on conflict of interest charges; convicted (removed from office) by the U.S. Senate on four articles of impeachment. Died, from a heart attack, in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass., August 19, 1926 (age 77 years, 343 days). Interment at Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James Archbald and Augusta (Frothingham) Archbald; married, January 21, 1875, to Elizabeth Baldwin Cannon.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Caleb Harrison — of Illinois. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1916; jailed in Homestead, Pennsylvania in 1916 for making a radical speech. Burial location unknown.
  G. August Gerber — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Arrested for making seditious utterances on March 26, 1920, in Philadelphia, when police broke up a protest meeting, and charged with inciting to riot; released when the charges were dropped the next day; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 18th District, 1921, 1922; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (19th District), 1932 (at-large). Burial location unknown.
  Harmon Mortimore Kephart (b. 1865) — also known as Harmon M. Kephart — of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Frankstown, Blair County, Pa., July 17, 1865. Republican. Railroad work; hotel owner; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Fayette County, 1895-96; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908; chief clerk, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1909; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1917-21. Member, Elks. Charged in 1922 with failure to keep correct accounts and to make required reports while he was state treasurer; investigators found money missing for various periods, costing the state some $11,000 in interest income; pleaded no contest in 1923 and fined $3,425 and costs. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel A. Kephart (c.1835-1875) and Henrietta B. (Wolfe) Kephart.
  William Scott Vare (1867-1934) — also known as William S. Vare — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 24, 1867. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1932; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1911; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1912-23, 1923-27; member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1923; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1927-29. Political boss of Philadelphia in the 1920's; unseated as U.S. Senator in 1929 over charges of corruption and fraud in his election. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., August 7, 1934 (age 66 years, 226 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Vare and Abigail (Stites) Vare; brother of George Augustus Vare (1859-1908) and Edwin H. Vare; married, July 29, 1897, to Ida Morris; fourth cousin of Fletcher Wilbur Stites; fourth cousin once removed of Christopher Smith Hand.
  Political family: Vare-Stites family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Davis Wilson (1881-1939) — also known as S. Davis Wilson — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 31, 1881. Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1936-39; died in office 1939; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1938; twice indicted by a grand jury in 1938-39 on charges related to vice and gambling in Philadelphia; never tried. Died, from cerebral thrombosis and hypertension, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 19, 1939 (age 57 years, 353 days). Cremated.
  Donald Wakefield Smith — also known as Donald W. Smith — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Democrat. Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1936-39; indicted in federal court in 1943, with James M. Curley and others, over his participation in Engineers Group, Inc., which fraudulently obtained war contracts; re-indicted in 1944; tried in 1945-46 and convicted; sentenced to four months to one year and one day in prison and fined $1,000. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  William Albertson (1910-1972) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine), May 7, 1910. Communist. Candidate for New York state senate 16th District, 1932; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1934; secretary-treasurer, Local 16, Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union. Indicted, along with other Communist leaders, by a federal grand jury in August, 1951; tried, in Pittsburgh, starting in November 1952, and convicted in August, 1953, under the Smith Act, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government; sentenced to five years in prison; the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the convictions in 1956. Expelled from the Communist Party in 1964 over claims that he served as an undercover police agent; in 1976, it was revealed that the charge was founded on a phony letter planted by the F.B.I. Died, in an automobile accident, February 19, 1972 (age 61 years, 288 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Wheeler Thayer (1910-1969) — also known as Charles W. Thayer — of Villanova, Delaware County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Villanova, Delaware County, Pa., February 9, 1910. U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1937, 1940; Berlin, 1937-38; Hamburg, 1939-40; Kabul, as of 1943; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; head of the State Department's international broadcasting division, including the "Voice of America", 1947-49; U.S. Consul General in Munich, 1952-53; in March 1953, when attacks on his loyalty by U.S. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy inspired a State Department investigation into his diplomatic career, he resigned from the Foreign Service; writer. Died, during heart surgery, in Salzburg, Austria, August 27, 1969 (age 59 years, 199 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George C. Thayer and Gertrude May (Wheeler) Thayer (c.1870-1964); brother of Avis Howard Thayer (1912-1981; who married Charles Eustis Bohlen); married, March 27, 1950, to Cynthia (Dunn) Cochrane (daughter of James Clement Dunn); uncle of Avis Thayer Bohlen (1940-).
  Political family: Bohlen-Eustis-Thayer family of Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Dreier — of Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pa. Mayor of Nanticoke, Pa., 1953; convicted in 1953 on charges of soliciting and accepting a bribe for a police appointment. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas W. Flatley (born c.1888) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born about 1888. Democrat. Mayor of Erie, Pa., 1952-54; resigned 1954; arrested in October 1954 and charged with taking part in a gambling racket; admitted to receiving payments and pleaded guilty; sentenced to one to two years in jail, and fined $1,000. Burial location unknown.
  Kenneth O. Tompkins (born c.1907) — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born about 1907. Republican. Mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1964-71; resigned 1971; indicted in January 1971 on bribery-conspiracy charges over acceptance of money from Teleprompter Corporation for a cable television franchise; pleaded guilty and testified against others. Burial location unknown.
  William Ewing Duffield (1922-2001) — also known as William E. Duffield — of Pennsylvania. Born in Cherry Tree, Indiana County, Pa., January 7, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 32nd District, 1971-78. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks. Disbarred in 1975 for mishandling cases and client funds; reinstated to the bar in 1978. Convicted in 1980 on 11 federal counts of mail fraud and one count of perjury; served six months in federal prison. Disbarred again in 1994 for mishandling a murder case. Died, of cancer and strokes, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., January 14, 2001 (age 79 years, 7 days). Interment at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Oliver, Pa.
  Henry J. Cianfrani (1923-2002) — also known as "Buddy Brown"; "The Pizza" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in a hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 19, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1963-66; member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1967-78. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Sons of Italy. Convicted in 1977 on federal charges of racketeering and mail fraud for padding his Senate payroll; sentenced to five years in federal prison; served 27 months; released in 1980. Died, following a stroke, in Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 3, 2002 (age 79 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Robert A. Brady
  Joshua Eilberg (1921-2004) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1952-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Pleaded guilty in federal court to conflict of interest charges, February 1979; sentenced to five years probation and fined $10,000. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 24, 2004 (age 83 years, 41 days). Interment at Montefiore Cemetery, Jenkintown, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Daniel John Flood (1903-1994) — also known as Daniel J. Flood — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa., November 26, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1945-47, 1949-53, 1955-80; defeated, 1946, 1952. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Lions; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Charged in 1979 with taking bribes; a trial resulted in a hung jury; resigned from the House in 1980; pleaded guilty in February 1980 to a lesser charge of conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws, and sentenced to one year probation. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., May 28, 1994 (age 90 years, 183 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick F. Flood and Sarah (McCarthy) Flood.
  The Daniel J. Flood Elementary School (opened 1967), in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (1932-2010) — also known as John P. Murtha; Jack Murtha; "King of Pork" — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., June 17, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1974-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; never charged, but cited by the grand jury in 1980 as an unindicted co-conspirator. During gall bladder surgery, suffered an intestinal cut, which led to infection; he subsequently died at Virginia Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., February 8, 2010 (age 77 years, 236 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Edna (Ray) Murtha (1908-1975) and John Patrick Murtha (1910-1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Joseph Myers (b. 1943) — also known as Michael Myers; Ozzie Myers — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, May 4, 1943. Democrat. Longshoreman; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1971-76; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1976-80; defeated, 1980. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted on May 27, and convicted on August 31, 1980 of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives on October 2, 1980. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Raymond Francis Lederer (1938-2008) — also known as Raymond F. Lederer — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 19, 1938. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1974; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1977-81. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted May 28, 1981; convicted of bribery January 9, 1981; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; resigned from Congress on April 29, 1981; began his prison sentence July 7, 1983. Died December 1, 2008 (age 70 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Robert Budd Dwyer (1939-1987) — also known as R. Budd Dwyer — of Pennsylvania. Born in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo., November 21, 1939. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1965-70; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1971-81; resigned 1981; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1981-87; died in office 1987. Baptist. Member, National Education Association; Eagles; Theta Chi; Jaycees. Convicted in December 1986 of bribery and conspiracy in federal court. About to be sentenced, and widely expected to resign from office, he called a press conference; there, in front of spectators and television cameras, he insisted he was not guilty, and then shot and killed himself, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., January 22, 1987 (age 47 years, 62 days). Interment at Blooming Valley Cemetery, Blooming Valley, Pa.
  Cross-reference: Robert B. Asher
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Robert B. Asher — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1985. Along with state treasurer R. Budd Dwyer, was convicted in federal court in 1986, on bribery and conspiracy charges. Still living as of 1987.
  Joseph Paul Kolter (b. 1926) — also known as Joseph P. Kolter; Joe Kolter — of New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa. Born in McDonald, Trumbull County, Ohio, September 3, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 14th District, 1969-82; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1983-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Member, Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Sons of Italy. Indicted in 1994 by a Federal grand jury on five felony charges of embezzlement at the U.S. House post office; pleaded guilty in May 1996. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Lee Slocum, Jr. (born c.1948) — also known as Billy Slocum; "Sludge King" — of Youngsville, Warren County, Pa. Born in Venango County, Pa., about 1948. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 25th District, 1997-2000; resigned 2000. Pleaded guilty on January 18, 2000, to federal charges of violating the Clean Water Act between 1983 and 1995, when he operated the Youngsville Sewage Treatment Plant and allowed repeated discharges of raw sewage and sewage sludge into Brokenstraw Creek. Sentenced to one month in jail, five months of home detention, and fined $15,000. Still living as of 2000.
  Edward Maurice Mezvinsky (b. 1937) — also known as Edward Mezvinsky — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Ames, Story County, Iowa, January 17, 1937. Democrat. Member of Iowa state legislature, 1970; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1973-77; defeated, 1970, 1976; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1981-86; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Jewish. Ukrainian ancestry. Indicted in March, 2001 on 56 federal fraud charges; pleaded guilty to 31, and sentenced to prison. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1963 to Myra Shulman (divorced 1974); married 1975 to Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky; father of Marc Mezvinsky (son-in-law of William Jefferson Clinton (1946-) and Hillary Rodham Clinton).
  Political family: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua (1923-2012) — also known as Anthony Bevilacqua — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 17, 1923. Republican. Catholic priest; bishop of Pittsburgh, 1983-88; archbishop of Philadelphia, 1988-2003; cardinal from 1991; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 2000 ; accused in 2003-04 of protecting priests who were suspected of sexually abusing children; later, it was found that he had ordered a subordinate to destroy a list of 35 abusive priests, and that he had punished a priest who had raised concerns about possible abuse. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa., January 31, 2012 (age 88 years, 228 days). Entombed at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Luigi Bevilacqua and Maria (Codella) Bevilacqua.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Philip J. Berg (b. 1944) — also known as Phil Berg — of Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 14, 1944. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1992; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 2000; in 2001, he issued a formal demand that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia be disbarred for their participation in the Bush v. Gore decision; in 2004, he filed a federal lawsuit under the Racketeer Influencd and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, accusing President George W. Bush, and 155 other defendants, of complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks (the case was dismissed); in 2008, he sued in federal court, contending that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and not eligible to be President (the case was dismissed); sued by clients and disciplined by Pennsylvania legal authorities for malpractice, mostly due to neglect of cases entrusted to him, missing legal deadlines, and failure to keep clients informed; his law license was suspended for two years in 2013, and he ultimately agreed to be disbarred in 2015. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
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