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Politician members in the Virgin Islands

  Roy A. Anduze (1913-1996) — of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, November 16, 1913. Democrat. Physician; member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 1964-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1964. Member, Freemasons. Died September 8, 1996 (age 82 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Adelbert Anduze and Mildred Veronica (Watlington) Anduze; married, May 29, 1941, to Vivian Irene Kelley (1916-2002).
  Charles A. Harwood (1880-1950) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Harrison, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1910; U.S. District Judge for Canal Zone, 1937-38; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1941-46. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Harrison, Westchester County, N.Y., October 23, 1950 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Harwood and Johanna Harwood; married 1915 to Alma H. Hendricks.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Henry Hastie (1904-1976) — also known as William H. Hastie — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., November 17, 1904. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. District Judge for Virgin Islands, 1937-39; dean, Howard University law school, 1939-46; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1946-49; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1949-71; took senior status 1971. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omega Psi Phi; Freemasons; American Civil Liberties Union; Americans for Democratic Action. Received Spingarn Medal in 1943. Died, at Suburban General Hospital, East Norriton, Montgomery County, Pa., April 14, 1976 (age 71 years, 149 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Hastie and Roberta (Child) Hastie; married, December 25, 1943, to Beryl Lockhart.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John David Merwin (1921-2013) — also known as John D. Merwin — Born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, September 26, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1955-57; resigned 1957; secretary of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1957-58; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1958-61. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died March 17, 2013 (age 91 years, 172 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Miles Merwin and Marguerite L. (Fleming) Merwin; married to Dadja Childs.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Naar (1800-1880) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J.; Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 6, 1800. Democrat. Mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1842-45; U.S. Consul in SAINT Thomas, 1848; newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1860; New Jersey state treasurer, 1865. Jewish. Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., February 24, 1880 (age 79 years, 110 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Naar (1769-1834).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Moses Paiewonsky (1907-1991) — also known as Ralph Paiewonsky — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 9, 1907. Democrat. Manager or president of distillery, movie theaters, a liquor store and a gift shop; one of the organizers of the West Indies Bank and Trust Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1940, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1964, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 1940-60; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1961-69. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of congestive heart failure, in St. Thomas Hospital, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, November 9, 1991 (age 84 years, 0 days). Entombed at Altona Jewish Cemetery, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Paiewonsky (1884-1963) and Rebecca (Kushner) Paiewonsky (1885-1963); married to Ethel Heller (died 1997); uncle of Michael Albert Paiewonsky; granduncle of Sebastiano Paiewonsky Cassinelli.
  Political family: Paiewonsky family of New York.
  The Ralph M. Paiewonky Library, at the University of the Virgin Islands, in SAINT Thomas, Virgin Islands, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Webber Wilson (1893-1948) — also known as T. Webber Wilson — of Laurel, Jones County, Miss. Born in Coldwater, Tate County, Miss., January 24, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1923-29; U.S. District Judge for Virgin Islands, 1933-35. Presbyterian. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen. Died in 1948 (age about 55 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Coldwater, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph James Wilson (M.D.) and Lucy (Yancey) Wilson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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