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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Virgin Islands

in chronological order

  Paul Martin Pearson (1871-1938) — Born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill., October 22, 1871. College professor; author; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1931-35; forced to resign in July, 1935 during a Congressional investigation of financial mismanagement in the Islands government. Suffered a stroke, and died a month later, March 26, 1938 (age 66 years, 155 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Father of Drew Pearson (newspaper columnist).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Morss Lovett (1870-1956) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Lake Zurich, Lake County, Ill. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 25, 1870. Progressive. University professor; novelist; playwright; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; secretary of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1939-43; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1940-41; removed from office as Secretary of the Virgin Islands, and barred from federal employment, by action of the U.S. Congress in 1943, over his ties to left-wing and purportedly Communist individuals and groups; the action was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court as an unconstitutional bill of attainder, and he received about $2,000 in salary owed to him. Atheist. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 8, 1956 (age 85 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Sidney Lovett and Elizabeth (Russell) Lovett; married, June 4, 1895, to Ida Mott-Smith.
  See also Wikipedia article
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