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Outagamie County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Outagamie County

Index to Locations

  • Appleton Riverside Cemetery
  • Appleton St. Mary's Cemetery

    Riverside Cemetery
    Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      George John Schneider (1877-1939) — also known as George J. Schneider — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wis., October 30, 1877. Republican. Papermaker; second vice-president, International Brotherhood of Paper Makers; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1923-33, 1935-39 (9th District 1923-33, 8th District 1935-39); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924. Died while attending a labor meeting in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, March 12, 1939 (age 61 years, 133 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lyman Eddy Barnes (1855-1904) — also known as Lyman E. Barnes — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wis., June 30, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1893-95. Died, from appendicitis, in Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis., January 16, 1904 (age 48 years, 200 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    317 East College Street
    Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Joseph R. McCarthy Joseph Raymond McCarthy (1908-1957) — also known as Joseph R. McCarthy; Joe McCarthy; "Tail-Gunner Joe" — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wis., November 14, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Wisconsin 10th Circuit, 1940-46; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1947-57; died in office 1957; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948; speaker, 1952. Catholic. Claimed in a 1950 speech that he had a list of 205 Communists employed in the U.S. State Department; went on to conduct hearings and investigations into alleged subersive activities and Communist influence on society; with his sensationalist tactics and disregard for fairness and due process, he dominated the American political scene for a period of time, now called the McCarthy Era; public opinion turned against him when he tried to investigate the Army; in December 1953, the Senate voted 67-22 to censure him for "contemptuous conduct" and abuse of select committee privilege. Died of a liver ailment at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 2, 1957 (age 48 years, 169 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy McCarthy (1867-1946) and Bridget (Tierney) McCarthy (1870-1941); married, September 29, 1953, to Jean Fraser Kerr (1924-1979).
      Cross-reference: L. Brent Bozell — Norman Armour — Joseph C. Grew — Robert Woods Bliss — William Phillips — Albert Cohn — Corliss Lamont — Merwin K. Hart — Charles W. Thayer — John S. Service
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Joseph R. McCarthy: Richard H. Rovere, Senator Joe McCarthy — Arthur Herman, Joseph McCarthy : Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator — Ellen Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism — Thomas C. Reeves, The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy : A Biography
      Fiction about Joseph R. McCarthy: William F. Buckley, Jr., The Redhunter : a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
      Stephen David Balliet (1885-1972) — also known as Stephen D. Balliet — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Dale, Outagamie County, Wis., November 30, 1885. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928; postmaster at Appleton, Wis., 1936-55. Died in Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis., August 15, 1972 (age 86 years, 259 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Henry Balliet (1850-1935) and Ellen C. (Cannon) Balliet (1859-1903); married to Irene M. Brega (1893-1973); second cousin once removed of Thomas Meinhard Balliet and Andrew Jackson Balliet (1863-1960).
      Political family: Balliet family of Wisconsin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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