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Junior Order
Politician members in Tennessee

  Edwin Crawford Alexander (b. 1879) — also known as E. C. Alexander — of Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn. Born in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn., February 23, 1879. Republican. Banker; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1928. Presbyterian. Member, Woodmen; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. James H. Alexander and Senorita V. (Lutz) Alexander; married, February 6, 1915, to Lillian Gardner.
  Linville H. Allred (1876-1965) — of Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., June 14, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Johnston County, 1911-14. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 25, 1965 (age 89 years, 164 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Tenn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilburn Cartwright (1891-1979) — of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Georgetown, Meigs County, Tenn., January 12, 1891. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1915-18; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1919-22; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 3rd District, 1927-43; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; secretary of state of Oklahoma, 1947-51; Oklahoma state auditor, 1951-55. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Acacia; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 14, 1979 (age 88 years, 61 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Norman, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of J. R. Cartwright and Emma (Baker) Cartwright; married 1920 to Carrie Staggs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Lee Cummings (b. 1891) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., May 1, 1891. Lawyer; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1938-47. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Eagles; Junior Order; Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Martin Cummings and Mary Josephine (Brewer) Cummings; married, November 17, 1915, to Ella Connell.
  Ernest Campbell Norvell (1870-1941) — of Tracy City, Grundy County, Tenn. Born in Bedford County, Tenn., December 16, 1870. Republican. Furniture and undertaking business; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1917-25. Episcopalian. Member, Junior Order; Woodmen; Odd Fellows. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tenn., December 28, 1941 (age 71 years, 12 days). Interment at Tracy City Cemetery, Tracy City, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Arnold Norvell (1844-1906) and Nancy Elizabeth (Campbell) Norvell (1846-1897); married, October 3, 1897, to Eda 'Ida' Von Bergen (1876-1951); third cousin twice removed of John Norvell (1789-1850) and Caleb Cushing Norvell; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Laurence Norvell and Dallas Norvell.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Enoch Rector (b. 1882) — also known as James E. Rector — of Hot Springs, Madison County, N.C. Born in Tennessee, December 21, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Madison County, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  James Willis Taylor (1880-1939) — also known as J. Will Taylor — of La Follette, Campbell County, Tenn. Born in Lead Mine Bend, Union County, Tenn., August 28, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster; mayor of La Follette, Tenn., 1910-12; Tennessee Insurance Commissioner, 1913-14; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1917-18; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1919-39; died in office 1939; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1924-34. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Died November 14, 1939 (age 59 years, 78 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, La Follette, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth (Rogers) Taylor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Luke Edward Terry (1916-1998) — also known as Luke E. Terry — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Oneida, Scott County, Tenn., August 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1957-58, 1971-76 (Berkeley County 1957-58, 1st District 1971-74, 35th District 1975-76); defeated, 1958. Disciples of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1998 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin C. Terry (1866-1957) and Nellie (Smith) Terry (1886-1988); married to Elizabeth Johnson (1914-1999).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Newton Harris White (b. 1860) — also known as Newton H. White — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn. Born in Giles County, Tenn., September 2, 1860. Democrat. Farmer; member, Tennessee Railroad Commission, 1897; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1899; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1901-03, 1913-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1904, 1924. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Newton White (1814-1891) and Courtney Sivils (Gordon) White (born 1825); married, August 3, 1883, to Halle May Gardner; grandson of Thomas K. Gordon (1792?-1880).
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