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Quaker Politicians in Virginia
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Edward Bates (1793-1869) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Goochland County, Va., September 4, 1793. Republican. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from St. Louis County, 1820; Missouri state attorney general, 1820-21; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1822, 1834; U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1824-27; U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1827-29; member of Missouri state senate 5th District, 1830-31; state court judge in Missouri, 1853-56; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1860; U.S. Attorney General, 1861-64; first U.S. cabinet officer from west of the Mississippi River. Quaker. Slaveowner. Died in St. Louis, Mo., March 25, 1869 (age 75 years, 202 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Fleming Bates and Caroline Matilda (Woodson) Bates; brother of Frederick Bates and James Woodson Bates; married, May 29, 1823, to Julia Davenport Coalter; third cousin once removed of Samuel Hughes Woodson, Silas Woodson, Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin twice removed of Urey Woodson.
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dolley Madison (1768-1849) — also known as Dorothea Dandridge Payne; Dolley Todd — Born in New Garden (now part of Greensboro), Guilford County, N.C., May 20, 1768. First Lady of the United States, 1809-17. Female. Quaker; later Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Died in Washington, D.C., July 12, 1849 (age 81 years, 53 days). Original interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1858 at Montpelier Plantation, Montpelier Station, Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Parish Payne and Mary Winston (Coles) Payne; married, September 15, 1794, to James Madison (brother of William Taylor Madison); married, January 7, 1790, to John Todd.
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Noah Haynes Swayne (1804-1884) — also known as Noah H. Swayne — of Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Frederick County, Va., December 7, 1804. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1830-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (Convention Vice-President); Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-81; retired 1881. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1884 (age 79 years, 184 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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