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Royal Arcanum
Politician members in Rhode Island

  James Howard McGrath (1903-1966) — also known as J. Howard McGrath — of Central Falls, Providence County, R.I.; Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Narragansett, Washington County, R.I.; South Kingstown, Washington County, R.I. Born in Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I., November 28, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate and insurance business; vice-chair of Rhode Island Democratic Party, 1928-30; Rhode Island Democratic state chair, 1930-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932, 1936, 1944 (chair, Committee on Permanent Organization; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948 (speaker), 1952, 1960, 1964; U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, 1934-40; Governor of Rhode Island, 1941-45; resigned 1945; U.S. Solicitor General, 1945-46; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1947-49; defeated in primary, 1960; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1947-49; U.S. Attorney General, 1949-52. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Grange; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis; Urban League; American Judicature Society; Foresters; Royal Arcanum. Died, apparently of a heart attack, in Narragansett, Washington County, R.I., September 2, 1966 (age 62 years, 278 days). Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of James J. McGrath and Ida (May) McGrath; married, November 28, 1929, to Estelle A. Cadorette (daughter of Joseph Cadorette (1893?-1934)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Wilbour Eddy Saunders (1894-1979) — also known as Wilbour E. Saunders — of Hightstown, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., September 20, 1894. Pastor; chaplain; school headmaster; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Mercer County, 1947; interim president, Keuka College, 1965-66. Baptist. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Junior Order; Royal Arcanum; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died in 1979 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Colver Leeds Saunders and Harriet (Robertson) Saunders; married, September 22, 1919, to Mildred A. Paige.
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