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Blount County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Blount County

Index to Locations

  • Alcoa Sherwood Memorial Gardens
  • Friendsville Quaker Cemetery

    Sherwood Memorial Gardens
    Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Henry Baker (1902-1964) — also known as Howard H. Baker — of Huntsville, Scott County, Tenn. Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., January 12, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1929-30; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 (delegation chair); candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1940; board chairman, First National Bank of Oneida; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1951-64; died in office 1964. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, at Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital, Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., January 7, 1964 (age 61 years, 360 days). Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of James Frances Baker and Helen (Keen) Baker; married, September 15, 1935, to Edith Irene Bailey; father of Howard Henry Baker Jr..
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Irene Bailey Baker (1901-1994) — also known as Edith Irene Bailey — of Tennessee. Born in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tenn., November 17, 1901. Republican. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1964-65. Female. Died in Loudon County, Tenn., April 2, 1994 (age 92 years, 136 days). Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married, September 15, 1935, to Howard Henry Baker; step-mother of Howard Henry Baker Jr..
      Political family: Baker-Dirksen family of Huntsville and Alcoa, Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Quaker Cemetery
    Friendsville, Blount County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      James Franklin Beals (1839-1914) — of Tennessee. Born May 18, 1839. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1870. Died March 19, 1914 (age 74 years, 305 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery.

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