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Polk County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Polk County

Index to Locations

  • Amery Amery Cemetery
  • Clear Lake Clear Lake Cemetery
  • East Farmington Oak Grove Cemetery

    Amery Cemetery
    Central Street
    Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin
    Founded 1899
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Dougald D. Kennedy Dougald Duncan Kennedy (1879-1941) — also known as Dougald D. Kennedy — of Amery, Polk County, Wis. Born in Osceola, Polk County, Wis., November 28, 1879. Progressive. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Polk County, 1937-41; died in office 1941. Died April 15, 1941 (age 61 years, 138 days). Interment at Amery Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940

    Clear Lake Cemetery
    Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Gaylord Anton Nelson (1916-2005) — also known as Gaylord A. Nelson — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Clear Lake, Polk County, Wis., June 4, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1949-58 (26th District 1949-56, 16th District 1957-58); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1954; Governor of Wisconsin, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1963-81; defeated, 1980. Died July 3, 2005 (age 89 years, 29 days). Interment at Clear Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Anton Nelson; married 1947 to Carrie Lee Dotson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Oak Grove Cemetery
    East Farmington, Polk County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Bernard Nagler (1871-1947) — also known as Louis B. Nagler — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 28, 1871. Republican. Journalist; author; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. German ancestry. Died of prostate cancer, in Polk County, Wis., May 8, 1947 (age 76 years, 69 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis J. Nagler and Catherine (Schottmuller) Nagler; married, June 20, 1912, to Ellen Torelle.

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