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Entertainment Industry Politicians in Virginia

  Harry Andrew Blackmun (1908-1999) — also known as Harry A. Blackmun; "Hip Pocket Harry"; "Minnesota Twin" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Nashville, Washington County, Ill., November 12, 1908. Lawyer; law clerk for U.S. Appeals Court Judge John B. Sanborn, 1932-33; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1959-70; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1970-94; took senior status 1994; actor in the 1997 movie Amistad, as Justice Joseph Story. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., March 4, 1999 (age 90 years, 112 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Corwin Manning Blackmun and Theo H. (Reuter) Blackmun; married, June 21, 1941, to Dorothy E. Clark.
  Cross-reference: Richard Blumenthal
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Books about Harry Blackmun: Linda Greenhouse, Becoming Justice Blackmun : Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
  Ben L. Jones (b. 1941) — also known as Ben Jones; "Cooter" — of Georgia. Born in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, N.C., August 30, 1941. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1989-93; defeated, 1986 (4th District), 1992 (10th District), 1994 (6th District); candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 2002. Professional actor, best known for his role as "Cooter Davenport" in the 1979-85 television series "Dukes of Hazzard". Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934) — also known as Shirley MacLean Beaty — of Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Richmond, Va., April 24, 1934. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960 ; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972. Female. English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Presumably named for: Shirley Temple
  Relatives: Daughter of Owens Beaty and Kathryn Beaty; sister of Warren Beatty; married, September 17, 1954, to Steve Parker.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Christian Paul Schweiger (b. 1960) — also known as Christian P. Schweiger — of Winchester, Va. Born in a hospital at Shawnee, Johnson County, Kan., October 5, 1960. Democrat. Concert promoter; minor league baseball promoter; chair of Frederick County Democratic Party, 1998-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2000.
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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
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