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Methodist Politicians in Rhode Island

Samuel L. Gracey Samuel Levis Gracey (1835-1911) — also known as Samuel L. Gracey — of Smyrna, Kent County, Del.; Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I.; Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Natick, Middlesex County, Mass.; Lynn, Essex County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 8, 1835. Methodist minister; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Foochow, 1890-93, 1897-1911, died in office 1911. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died by suicide, when he cut his throat with a razor, in the West Newton Sanitarium, West Newton, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., August 19, 1911 (age 75 years, 345 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Gracey and Ann Elizabeth Bartram (Leech) Gracey; married, November 21, 1860, to Leonora Thompson; married, January 15, 1900, to Cordania Elizabeth 'Corda' (Perkins) Pratt; father of Spencer Pettis Gracey and Wilbur Tirrell Gracey.
  Political family: Gracey family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  Epitaph: "Soldier - Clergyman - Diplomat"
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Washington Evening Srar, June 25, 1911
  Robert Jan Mrazek (b. 1945) — also known as Robert J. Mrazek — of Centerport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Newport, Newport County, R.I., November 6, 1945. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1988; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1983-93. Methodist. Czech ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  William Sprague (1809-1868) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., February 23, 1809. Whig. U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1849-51. Methodist. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 19, 1868 (age 59 years, 209 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rufus Sprague and Elizabeth (Randall) Sprague; married, June 3, 1834, to Zeruah L. Hall; third cousin thrice removed of Philip Allcock Sprague.
  Political families: Morton family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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