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Politician members in Puerto Rico

  James Rumsey Beverley (1894-1967) — also known as James R. Beverley — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Dalhart, Dallam County, Tex., June 15, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1929, 1932-33. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons. Died, from myocardial failure, in Seton Hospital, Austin, Travis County, Tex., June 17, 1967 (age 73 years, 2 days). Interment at Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Beverley and Clara Eleanor (Hendricks) Beverley; married, June 20, 1925, to Mary Smith Jarmón; second great-grandson of Thomas Lloyd Posey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Foster Vincent Brown (1852-1937) — also known as Foster V. Brown — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born near Sparta, White County, Tenn., December 24, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1884, 1896 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1900, 1916; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1895-97; Puerto Rico attorney general, 1910-12; U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1910-11, 1912. Member, Freemasons. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., March 26, 1937 (age 84 years, 92 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  Relatives: Father of Joseph Edgar Brown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Charles Butte (1877-1940) — also known as George C. Butte — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 9, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1924; Puerto Rico attorney general, 1925; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1932. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; American Society for International Law; American Law Institute; Alpha Tau Omega; Delta Theta Phi. Died, following surgery for an intestinal blockage, in American Hospital, Mexico City (Ciudad de México), Distrito Federal, January 18, 1940 (age 62 years, 254 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Dublin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Felix Butte and Lena Clara (Stoes) Butte; married, August 21, 1898, to Bertha Lattimore.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Archer Cooper (1874-1953) — also known as Robert A. Cooper — of Laurens, Laurens County, S.C.; Washington, D.C.; San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Laurens County, S.C., June 12, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Laurens County, 1900-04; Solicitor, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1905-16; Governor of South Carolina, 1919-22; U.S. District Judge for Puerto Rico, 1934-. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 7, 1953 (age 79 years, 56 days). Interment at Laurens Cemetery, Laurens, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Addison Cooper and Elizabeth Archie (Jones) Cooper; married, March 22, 1899, to Mamie Machen; married, November 15, 1917, to Dorcas Calmes.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  José Miguel Gallardo (1897-1976) — of Puerto Rico; Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in San Germán, San Germán Municipio, Puerto Rico, September 29, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; college professor; Puerto Rico comissioner of education, 1937-45; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1940-41, 1941. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Reserve Officers Association; Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, July 18, 1976 (age 78 years, 293 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of José Gallardo and Luisa (Garcia) Gallardo; married, June 23, 1926, to Ida Evans Magee.
  John Longdon Gay (1866-1956) — also known as John L. Gay — Born in Pizgah, Cooper County, Mo., June 23, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1928-31. Member, Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died November 17, 1956 (age 90 years, 147 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas C. Gay and Mary Ann (Hill) Gay; married, November 18, 1915, to Gertrude Mary Vidler.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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