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Monroe County
Tennessee

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Monroe County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Sweetwater Unknown location


    Private or family graveyard
    Monroe County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Carey Estes Kefauver (1903-1963) — also known as Estes Kefauver — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born near Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn., July 26, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1939-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 (alternate; speaker), 1952; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1949-63; died in office 1963; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952, 1956; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; American Bar Association; Rotary; Americans for Democratic Action; American Political Science Association; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., August 10, 1963 (age 60 years, 15 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Cooke Kefauver (1870-1958) and Phredonia Bradford (Estes) Kefauver (1873-1948); married, August 8, 1935, to Nancy Patterson Pigott (1911-1967); first cousin once removed of Joseph Wingate Folk (1869-1923); second cousin thrice removed of Montgomery Blair and Francis Preston Blair, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of James Lawrence Blair, Francis Preston Blair Lee and Gist Blair; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Brooke Lee.
      Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The Kefauver Federal Building, in Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Estes Kefauver: Hugh Brogan, All Honorable Men : Huey Long, Robert Moses, Estes Kefauver, Richard J. Daley — Joseph Bruce Gorman, Kefauver: A Political Biography


    Unknown Location
    Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Ben Sands — of Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936. Interment somewhere.


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