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Catholic Politicians in Tennessee

  Stacey Campfield (b. 1968) — Born in Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y., June 8, 1968. Republican. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives 18th District, 2005-10; member of Tennessee state senate 7th District, 2010-14. Catholic. Still living as of 2015.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  William Cullom (1810-1896) — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Elk Spring Valley, Wayne County, Ky., June 4, 1810. Whig. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1843-47; candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1851-55 (8th District 1851-53, 4th District 1853-55); delegate to Whig National Convention from Tennessee, 1852. Methodist; later Catholic. Slaveowner. Died in Clinton, Anderson County, Tenn., December 6, 1896 (age 86 years, 185 days). Original interment at McAdoo Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn.; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  Relatives: Brother of Alvin Cullom; uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Cullom family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Owen Joseph Donley (d. 1995) — also known as Owen J. Donley — of Elk Point, Union County, S.Dak.; Alexandria, Va.; Virginia Beach, Va. Born in Elk Point, Union County, S.Dak. Democrat. Lawyer; Union County State's Attorney; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1960; chief of staff to U.S. Sen. George McGovern, 1963-71; also worked on the Senator's campaigns for U.S. Senate and President. Catholic. Died while recovering from heart surgery, in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., June 20, 1995. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1954 to Mary Carole Scott; married 1992 to Martha Anne Meek; father of Kerry J. Donley.
  William Mahoney (1869-1952) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 13, 1869. Pressman; labor leader; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota; founder and editor, Minnesota Union Advocate newspaper, 1920-32; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1932-34; Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1943. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 17, 1952 (age 83 years, 217 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Horace Atlee Mann (1866-1934) — also known as Horace A. Mann; "Mystery Mann" — of Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn.; Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in McMinn County, Tenn., February 26, 1866. Lawyer; road contractor; member of Tennessee state senate, 1897-1901. Methodist; later Catholic. English ancestry. Member, Elks. Southern campaign manager for Herbert Hoover in 1928, but split with Hoover after he was elected President. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 15, 1934 (age 68 years, 17 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Louis Alexander Gratz; grandfather of John Kimbrell Mann.
  Political family: Mann-Bearden family of Knoxville, Tennessee.
  Charles Patrick Joseph Mooney (b. 1865) — also known as C. P. J. Mooney — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Bardstown Junction, Bullitt County, Ky., September 15, 1865. Democrat. Newspaper editor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Francis Mooney and Hannah (Spraggins) Mooney; married, June 6, 1891, to Corinne G'Sell O'Connor.
  Fred J. Smith (b. 1899) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., July 4, 1899. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1943. Catholic. African ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Alphonsus Stritch (1887-1958) — also known as Samuel Stritch — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 17, 1887. Catholic priest; bishop of Toledo, 1921-30; archbishop of Milwaukee, 1930-39; archbishop of Chicago, 1940-58; cardinal, 1946-58; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1952 ; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1952. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Rome, Italy, May 27, 1958 (age 70 years, 283 days). Entombed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.; cenotaph at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Garret Stritch and Katherine (O'Malley) Stritch.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lafayette Christopher Thomas (1926-2000) — also known as Fate C. Thomas — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 23, 1926. Democrat. Candidate for Tennessee state house of representatives, 1954; Davidson County Sheriff, 1972-90. Catholic. Indicted in federal court in 1990 on 54 counts of abusing his power as sheriff; pleaded guilty to theft and mail fraud; sentenced to five years in prison; released in 1994. Died, following heart bypass surgery, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., July 25, 2000 (age 73 years, 306 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Frank Veltri (b. 1912) — of Plantation, Broward County, Fla. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., April 8, 1912. Accountant; volunteer fire fighter; savings and loan executive; mayor of Plantation, Fla., 1975-99. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rocco Veltri and Josephine (Piperno) Veltri; married, March 7, 1943, to Genevieve Summers; father of Diane Veltri Bendekovic.
  Edward Douglass White (1795-1847) — also known as Edward D. White — of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La.; Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La. Born in Maury County, Tenn., March 3, 1795. State court judge in Louisiana, 1825; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1829-34, 1839-43; Governor of Louisiana, 1835-39. Catholic. Slaveowner. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 18, 1847 (age 52 years, 46 days). Entombed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Thibodaux, La.
  Relatives: Son of James White; father of Edward Douglass White (1845-1921).
  Political family: White family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
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