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Unitarian or Universalist Politicians in Tennessee

  Robert Darwood Alexander (1944-2017) — also known as Robert D. Alexander; Bob Alexander — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 31, 1944. Served in the Peace Corps; school teacher; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 53rd District, 1974 (Human Rights), 1992 (Democratic primary); member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1977-79; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 2004. Unitarian. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; American Civil Liberties Union. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 26, 2017 (age 72 years, 177 days). His body was donated to the Michigan State University Medical School.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Gibson Alexander and Dorothy (Darwood) Alexander; married to Julie Horn.
  David Bell Macgowan (1870-1960) — also known as David B. Macgowan — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., June 5, 1870. Reporter and correspondent for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, and for the Associated Press; editor of the Knoxville, Tenn. Sentinel newspaper, 1908-14; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1915-17; U.S. Consul in Moscow, 1917-18; Vladivostok, 1918-22; Riga, 1922-25; Kovno, 1927. Unitarian. Died in Lynchburg, Va., November 30, 1960 (age 90 years, 178 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Evander Locke Macgowan and Mary Jane (Burrowe) Macgowan; married, April 5, 1894, to Emma Birkhead Woods.
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