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Politician members in Wisconsin

  Harvey R. Abraham (1895-1973) — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., January 15, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; photo finishing business; traveling salesman; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 1st District, 1947-60. Member, American Legion; Elks. Died in November, 1973 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Ryum Amlie (1897-1973) — also known as Thomas R. Amlie — of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis. Born in Griggs County, N.Dak., April 17, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1931-33, 1935-39. Member, American Legion. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., August 22, 1973 (age 76 years, 127 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Paul William Amlie and Julia (Ryum) Amlie; married, February 21, 1925, to Marian C. Strong (died 1930); married, May 7, 1932, to Gehrta Beyer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy Whitney Atkinson (1894-1962) — also known as Roy Atkinson — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Hertel, Burnett County, Wis., September 26, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; coal miner; CIO Regional Director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee), 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles. Died August 31, 1962 (age 67 years, 339 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ferndale, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Atkinson (1868-1937) and Nora (Whitney) Atkinson (1878-1929); married to Bertha Lee Catlett (1902-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas G. Atkinson (1928-1988) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., March 9, 1928. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Green Bay, Wis., 1973-75; defeated, 1979, 1987. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; National Rifle Association; Eagles; Moose. Died, of cancer, on June 10, 1988 (age 60 years, 93 days). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Atkinson and Evelyn (Piron) Atkinson; married to Patricia Liebergen.
  Gerhard Adolph Bading (1870-1946) — also known as Gerhard A. Bading — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 31, 1870. Physician; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1912-16; U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1922-29. Lutheran. Member, American Medical Association; American Legion; American Public Health Association. Died in Milwaukee Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 11, 1946 (age 75 years, 223 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Bading and Dorothea (Ehlers) Bading; married, December 15, 1895, to Carol Royal Clemmer.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert F. Barabe (1917-1971) — of Mellen, Ashland County, Wis. Born in Mellen, Ashland County, Wis., June 14, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; merchant; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Ashland and Bayfield counties, 1959-64; defeated, 1964, 1966. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in January, 1971 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Mellen Union Cemetery, Mellen, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George B. Belting (1914-1998) — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in De Soto, Vernon County, Wis., July 15, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Rock County 3rd District, 1957-70. Member, Izaak Walton League; American Legion; Elks; Kiwanis. Died August 31, 1998 (age 84 years, 47 days). Burial location unknown.
  Paul Benson (1918-2004) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Greenville Township, LaMoure County, N.Dak., June 1, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; executive secretary (1946-49) and administrative assistant (1949) to U.S. Sen. Milton R. Young; lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1954-55; U.S. District Judge for North Dakota, 1971-85; took senior status 1985. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Elks. Died, in Willow Point Memory Care Assisted Living, Verona, Dane County, Wis., April 22, 2004 (age 85 years, 326 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Edwin Benson (1884-1965) and Anne (Peterson) Benson (1892-1984); married 1942 to Laurel Mae Johnson (1922-1999).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Elliott Biermann (1884-1968) — also known as Fred Biermann — of Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 20, 1884. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1928, 1940; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938. Agnostic. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., July 1, 1968 (age 84 years, 103 days). His body was donated to the Iowa Medical School. Interment at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of E. E. Biermann and Martha Biermann; married, January 25, 1930, to Adel Rygg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jerome L. Blaska (1919-2000) — of Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis. Born in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., July 4, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 4th District, 1959-66. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., May 2, 2000 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Rose F. (Schuster) Blaska (1885-1978) and John Matthew Blaska; brother of John James Blaska (1923-1978); married to Helen Curl (1915-1981).
  Political family: Blaska family of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerald John Boileau (1900-1981) — also known as Gerald J. Boileau — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Woodruff, Oneida County, Wis., January 15, 1900. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Marathon County District Attorney, 1926-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1931-39 (8th District 1931-33, 7th District 1933-39); defeated (Progressive), 1940; circuit judge in Wisconsin 16th Circuit, 1942-56. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi. Died January 30, 1981 (age 81 years, 15 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Rosaria Boileau and Sophia Mary (Daigle) Boileau; married, August 29, 1925, to Monica McKeon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clarence Alfred Bottolfsen (1891-1964) — also known as C. A. Bottolfsen — of Arco, Butte County, Idaho. Born in Superior, Douglas County, Wis., October 10, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1921-24, 1929-32, 1959-64; Speaker of the Idaho State House of Representatives, 1931; Idaho Republican state chair, 1937-38; Governor of Idaho, 1939-41, 1943-45; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1944. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks. Died July 18, 1964 (age 72 years, 282 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Arco, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew C. Bottolfsen and Mary (Carlson) Bottolfsen; married, August 27, 1912, to Elizabeth Hanna.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Grover Lee Broadfoot (1892-1962) — also known as Grover L. Broadfoot — of Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wis. Born in Independence, Trempealeau County, Wis., December 27, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Buffalo County District Attorney, 1923-35; mayor of Mondovi, Wis., 1943-47; president, Mondovi State Bank; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1945-48; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1948; appointed 1948; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1948-62; appointed 1948; died in office 1962. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kappa Sigma. Died May 18, 1962 (age 69 years, 142 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Alexander Broadfoot and Celia (Tillotson) Broadfoot; married, December 29, 1925, to Margaret Jacobi.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ellsworth Brewer Buck (1892-1970) — also known as Ellsworth B. Buck — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 3, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; business executive; U.S. Representative from New York, 1944-49 (11th District 1944-45, 16th District 1945-49); shot and seriously wounded, by Charles Van Newkirk, at the Richmond Borough Hall, April 5, 1949; District Attorney Herman Methfessel witnessed the shooting from his office; chair of Richmond County Republican Party, 1951-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Elks; American Legion. Died in Stephenson town, Marinette County, Wis., August 14, 1970 (age 78 years, 42 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Thunder Mountain Ranch Cemetery, Stephenson town, Marinette County, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Orlando Jacob Buck and Lillian Louisa (Brewer) Buck; married, April 12, 1919, to Constance Tyler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Isaac N. Coggs (b. 1920) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., June 5, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; accountant; tavern keeper; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 6th District, 1953-64. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Elks; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert A. Collins (b. 1924) — of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 4, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 21st District, 1959-62. Member, Eagles; American Legion. Still living as of 1962.
Albert J. Connors Albert James Connors (b. 1891) — also known as Albert J. Connors — of Barron, Barron County, Wis. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., September 13, 1891. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Barron County District Attorney, 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932; member of Wisconsin state senate 29th District, 1939-42. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Connors and Mary Connors.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Timothy T. Cronin (b. 1884) — of Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 27, 1884. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1944-55. Catholic. Member, Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Phi Delta Phi; Rotary; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Cronin and Mary (Swanson) Cronin; married, November 9, 1916, to Maud F. Clohisy.
  John Lewis Cunningham (1891-1951) — also known as John L. Cunningham — of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis. Born in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., May 3, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; postmaster at Beaver Dam, Wis., 1935-51. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., June 19, 1951 (age 60 years, 47 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Cunningham; married, August 31, 1936, to Jean Tracy (1909-2002).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Arthur Draheim (1898-1976) — also known as William A. Draheim — of Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., December 15, 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 2nd District, 1938 (Democratic), 1948 (Independent); major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 19th District, 1951-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died August 10, 1976 (age 77 years, 239 days). Interment at St. Margarets Cemetery, Neenah, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Draheim (1868-1910) and Mary (Pingle) Draheim (1869-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas J. Duffey (b. 1927) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 26, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 16th District, 1955-60. Member, Eagles; American Legion; Amvets. Still living as of 1960.
  Francis Ryan Duffy (1888-1979) — also known as F. Ryan Duffy — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., June 23, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932, 1936 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1933-39; defeated, 1938; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1939-49; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1949. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 16, 1979 (age 91 years, 54 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Fee Duffy and Hattie (Ryan) Duffy; married, January 26, 1918, to Louise Haydon.
  Cross-reference: John J. Slocum
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Randall Durfee (1897-1977) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., November 3, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1960-. Member, American Legion. Died, from a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., October 29, 1977 (age 79 years, 360 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Henry Durfee (1863-1942) and Marie Elisa (Rossiter) Durfee (1865-1930); married to Mona Margaret Burns (1902-1980); first cousin thrice removed of Sylvester Gardiner Shearman; second cousin five times removed of Ezekiel Cornell (1733-1800).
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Durfee-Wanton family of Newport, Rhode Island; Cornell family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Harry F. Franke, Jr. (b. 1922) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 13, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 14th District, 1951-52; member of Wisconsin state senate 4th District, 1953-56. Member, Jaycees; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
James C. Fritzen James C. Fritzen (b. 1889) — of Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., April 14, 1889. Republican. Grocer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; postmaster; merchant; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 2nd District, 1939-46. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Harold Vernon Froehlich (b. 1932) — also known as Harold Froehlich — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis., May 12, 1932. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1963-73; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1967-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1972; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1973-75; defeated, 1974, 1976; circuit judge in Wisconsin, 1981. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: David T. Prosser, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Bernard E. Gehrmann (b. 1920) — of Ashland, Ashland County, Wis. Born in Mellen, Ashland County, Wis., November 6, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Ashland, Bayfield and Iron counties, 1965-68. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clarence William Gilley (b. 1919) — also known as Clarence W. Gilley — of Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis. Born in Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis., May 11, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; electrician; electrical contractor; insurance and real estate business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Florence, Forest and Oneida counties, 1949-54. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Marshall Conant Graff (1892-1966) — also known as Marshall C. Graff — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis., June 6, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Died July 22, 1966 (age 74 years, 46 days). Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Anthony Greco (b. 1919) — also known as Joseph A. Greco — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 5, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 3rd District, 1955-60. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert D. Haase (b. 1923) — of Marinette, Marinette County, Wis. Born in Marinette, Marinette County, Wis., May 10, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marinette County, 1957-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Amvets; Kiwanis; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Paul Haugh (b. 1896) — of Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wis. Born in Union town, Vernon County, Wis., May 12, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Vernon County, 1959-60. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
Charles Hawks, Jr. Charles Hawks, Jr. (1899-1960) — of Horicon, Dodge County, Wis. Born in Horicon, Dodge County, Wis., July 7, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; insurance business; investment banker; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1939-41; defeated, 1940. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., January 9, 1960 (age 60 years, 186 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Horicon, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hawks and Linda (Yankey) Hawks; married 1928 to Lucile Alma McGinnis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Gervase A. Hephner (b. 1936) — of Chilton, Calumet County, Wis. Born in Rantoul town, Calumet County, Wis., February 5, 1936. Democrat. Farmer; systems analyst; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1967-86. Member, Eagles; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Still living as of 1986.
  Gilbert J. Hipke (b. 1898) — of New Holstein, Calumet County, Wis. Born in New Holstein, Calumet County, Wis., July 12, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; food processor; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Calumet County, 1959-62; defeated (Independent Republican), 1956. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Martin F. Howard (1892-1969) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 12, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; electrician; automobile dealer; insurance business; manufacturer's sales agent; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 17th District, 1935-38, 1947-52; defeated, 1938 (Democratic), 1952 (Republican), 1954 (Republican); Republican candidate for Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1942, 1962. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died April 9, 1969 (age 76 years, 209 days). Interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Cudahy, Wis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter J. F. Ireland, Jr. (1923-2010) — also known as "Butch" — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Kohler, Sheboygan County, Wis., June 15, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; insurance broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Sheboygan County 2nd District, 1959-60. Lutheran. Member, American Legion. Died, in Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis., March 21, 2010 (age 86 years, 279 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kohler, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Walter J. Ireland (1894-1975) and Flora (Zurheide) Ireland; married, December 28, 1946, to Mabel F. Spatzek (1920-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Halsey Jenison (1907-1996) — also known as Edward H. Jenison — of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., July 27, 1907. Republican. Newspaper editor; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1947-53 (18th District 1947-49, 23rd District 1949-53); defeated, 1952, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1968 (alternate). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks. Died June 22, 1996 (age 88 years, 331 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Manley Jenison and Laura (Hinsey) Jenison; married, September 14, 1929, to Barbara E. Weinburgh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Norris J. Kellman Norris J. Kellman (b. 1898) — of Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wis. Born in Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wis., October 23, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; assistant postmaster; insurance business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1944; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Trempealeau County, 1939-40; sergeant-at-arms, Wisconsin Assembly. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank A. Kellman (1870?-?).
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Warren Perley Knowles (1908-1993) — also known as Warren P. Knowles — of New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in River Falls, Pierce County, Wis., August 19, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 10th District, 1941-54; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1955-59, 1961-63; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957; Governor of Wisconsin, 1965-71. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles; Kiwanis. Suffered a heart attack at the end of a day of fishing, during the annual "Governor's Open" fishing tournament, and died soon after at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis., May 1, 1993 (age 84 years, 255 days). His body was donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  Relatives: Brother of Robert P. Knowles (1916-1985); married 1943 to Dorothy C. Guidry (divorced 1968).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Paul John Kvale (1896-1960) — also known as Paul J. Kvale — of Benson, Swift County, Minn. Born in Orfordville, Rock County, Wis., March 27, 1896. U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1929-39 (7th District 1929-33, at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-39). Lutheran. Member, American Legion. Died June 14, 1960 (age 64 years, 79 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery, Benson, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Juulson Kvale (1869-1929).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Everett F. LaFond (b. 1901) — of Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis., January 4, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; commercial fisherman; member of Wisconsin state senate 1st District, 1947-54; defeated (Union), 1938. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
Melvin R. Laird Melvin Robert Laird, Jr. (1922-2016) — also known as Melvin R. Laird — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 1, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 24th District, 1947-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1953-69; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Purple Heart. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1974. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 16, 2016 (age 94 years, 76 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Robert Laird, Sr. and Helen Connor Laird; married, October 15, 1945, to Barbara Masters; uncle of Jessica Laird (who married James Edward Doyle); grandson of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944).
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
  Epitaph: "Purple Heart. Father. Friend. Statesman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Melvin Laird: Dale Van Atta, With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  James G. Lippert (b. 1917) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 13, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 7th District, 1955-56; defeated (Republican), 1948. Member, American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John Edward Longworth (1910-1985) — also known as John E. Longworth; Jack Longworth — of Petersburg, Petersburg census area, Alaska. Born in Prescott, Pierce County, Wis., December 10, 1910. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; commercial fisherman; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1959-64 (3rd District 1959-62, 2nd District 1963-64); defeated in primary, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964. Member, Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; American Legion. Died in Petersburg, Petersburg census area, Alaska, May 14, 1985 (age 74 years, 155 days). Interment at Petersburg Memorial Cemetery, Petersburg, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Edward G. Longworth (1874-1952) and Anna Belle (Cooney) Longworth (1876-1919); married, July 7, 1942, to Mary Alice Foster (1918-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerald D. Lorge (1922-2001) — of Bear Creek, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Bear Creek, Outagamie County, Wis., July 9, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Outagamie County 2nd District, 1951-54; member of Wisconsin state senate 14th District, 1955-84; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957. Member, Moose; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; American Bar Association. Died February 14, 2001 (age 78 years, 220 days). Burial location unknown.
  Henry W. Maier (1918-1994) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, February 7, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; insurance business; member of Wisconsin state senate 9th District, 1951-60; defeated, 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1956; candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1960-88; defeated, 1948. Member, American Legion; American Federation of Teachers. Died, of pneumonia, in Delafield, Waukesha County, Wis., 1994 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Maier, Jr. and Marie L. (Knisley) Maier.
  Books by Henry Maier: The Mayor Who Made Milwaukee Famous : An Autobiography (1993)
  Nathan Langley Marden (1896-1957) — also known as Nathan L. Marden — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Chichester, Merrimack County, N.H., February 9, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance agent; candidate for mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1951. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died May 10, 1957 (age 61 years, 90 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Lyman Marden and Elizabeth (Langley) Marden (1866-1940); married, October 31, 1923, to Zua Dane; nephew of Walter A. Marden (1867-1958).
  Political family: Marden family of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Joseph E. McDermid Joseph E. McDermid (b. 1894) — of Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wis. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 20, 1894. Progressive. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; veterinarian; member of Wisconsin state senate 12th District; elected 1936. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Edward Francis Mertz (1890-1970) — also known as Edward F. Mertz — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 15, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; building contractor; restaurant and tavern operator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1949-56, 1965-68 (Milwaukee County 16th District 1949-54, Milwaukee County 1st District 1955-56, Milwaukee County 9th District 1965-68). German ancestry. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Eagles. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 3, 1970 (age 79 years, 261 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph M. Mertz (1864-1928) and Catherine (Dickmann) Mertz (1867-1950); married to Meta Fluck (1889-1959).
  See also Wikipedia article
  David R. Mogilka (b. 1915) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 30, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 14th District; elected 1956, 1958. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Victor W. Nehs (b. 1887) — of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. Born in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wis., July 28, 1887. Progressive. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; justice of the peace; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Clark County, 1935-37. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Jack B. Olson (b. 1920) — of Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wis. Born in Kilbourn City (now Wisconsin Dells), Columbia County, Wis., August 29, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; manager, Olson Boat Company, Wisconsin Dells; chair of Columbia County Republican Party, 1957-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1960, 1964, 1972; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1963-65, 1967-71; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1970; U.S. Ambassador to Bahamas, 1976-77. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Grover Olson and Jane (Zimmerman) Olson; married to Eleanor Lang.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  James J. Omerberg (b. 1894) — also known as Jim Omerberg — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., July 28, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1959-60; defeated, 1954, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Byron Clifford Ostby (1924-2003) — also known as Byron C. Ostby — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis. Born in Superior, Douglas County, Wis., August 17, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Douglas County 1st District, 1949-52; defeated, 1956. Member, American Legion. Died in 2003 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Brynjulf Ostby (1888-1954) and Ingeborg C. (Lerann) Ostby (1889-1966).
  Richard E. Peterson (b. 1920) — of Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wis. Born in Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wis., July 17, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Waupaca County, 1951-64. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Foster B. Porter (b. 1891) — of Bloomington, Grant County, Wis. Born in Barnum, Crawford County, Wis., August 22, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1956 (alternate); member of Wisconsin state senate 16th District; elected 1948; elected unopposed 1952. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Howard Everett Race (b. 1918) — also known as Howard E. Race — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., May 9, 1918. Republican. Engineer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1962; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964. Member, American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Homer D. Race and Estelle Maude (Herman) Race; married, August 14, 1944, to Mary Theresa Thiery.
  Robert P. Robinson (1884-1953) — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis. Born in Beloit, Rock County, Wis., May 15, 1884. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising business; member of Wisconsin state senate 15th District, 1943-53; died in office 1953. Member, American Legion. Died December 26, 1953 (age 69 years, 225 days). Burial location unknown.
  Tobias Anton Roth (b. 1938) — also known as Toby Roth — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Strasburg, Emmons County, N.Dak., October 10, 1938. Republican. Realtor; member of Wisconsin state assembly 42nd District, 1972-78; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1979-97. Member, American Legion; Jaycees. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
Robert Sabonjian Robert V. Sabonjian (1916-1992) — also known as "The Rock" — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill. Born in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., January 4, 1916. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; dry cleaning business; acting postmaster at Waukegan, Ill., 1952-53; mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1957-77, 1985-89; defeated, 1977; bank director; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1966. Disciples of Christ. Armenian ancestry. Member, Eagles; Moose; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 19, 1992 (age 76 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lazurus Sabonjian and Zaruhey (Mooradian) Sabonjian; married, June 7, 1947, to Lorene Terrill; father of Robert Sabonjian, Jr. (1965?-).
  Image source: City of Waukegan
  Henry Carl Schadeberg (1913-1985) — also known as Henry C. Schadeberg — of Burlington, Racine County, Wis. Born in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., October 12, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1961-65, 1967-71; defeated, 1964, 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964. United Church of Christ. Member, Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge County, Va., December 11, 1985 (age 72 years, 60 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach (1894-1948) — also known as Lewis B. Schwellenbach — of Neppel (now Moses Lake), Grant County, Wash. Born in Superior, Douglas County, Wis., September 20, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of King County Democratic Party, 1928-30; candidate in primary for Governor of Washington, 1932; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1935-40; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, 1940-45; resigned 1945; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1945-48; died in office 1948. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; American Society for International Law; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Bar Association; Rotary; Elks; Eagles. Died in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1948 (age 53 years, 264 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Francis W. Schwellenbach and Martha (Baxter) Schwellenbach; married, December 30, 1935, to Anne Duffy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Lawrence Henry Smith (1892-1958) — also known as Lawrence H. Smith — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., September 15, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1941-58; died in office 1958. Member, American Legion. Died in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., January 22, 1958 (age 65 years, 129 days). Interment at West Lawn Memorial Park, Racine, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lynn Ellsworth Stalbaum (1920-1999) — also known as Lynn E. Stalbaum — of Racine, Racine County, Wis.; Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Waterford, Racine County, Wis., May 15, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 21st District, 1955-65; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966, 1968. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis. Died June 27, 1999 (age 79 years, 43 days). Interment at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, Wind Lake, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Christ M. Stauffer (b. 1896) — of Monticello, Green County, Wis. Born in Monticello, Green County, Wis., May 25, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; blacksmith; welder; fire chief; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Green County, 1957-64. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  William T. Sullivan (b. 1894) — of Kaukauna, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Oconto, Oconto County, Wis., April 6, 1894. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; school administrator; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; tree farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Outagamie County 2nd District; elected 1954, 1956, 1958. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Donald Edgar Tewes (1916-2012) — also known as Donald E. Tewes — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis., August 4, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; president, Tewes Plastics Corporation; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1957-59; defeated, 1958, 1960. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Kiwanis. Died in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., August 29, 2012 (age 96 years, 25 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Herman F. Tewes and Mabel (Rickman) Tewes; married, August 17, 1946, to Mabel Torhorst.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clark Wallace Thompson (1896-1981) — also known as Clark W. Thompson — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., August 6, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; insurance business; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1933-35, 1947-67 (7th District 1933-35, 9th District 1947-67); served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Redmen. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., December 16, 1981 (age 85 years, 132 days). Interment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Clark Wallace Thompson and Jessie Marilla (Hyde) Thompson; married, November 16, 1918, to Libbe Moody.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William F. Trinke (1897-1982) — of Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wis. Born in Wisconsin, January 25, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 22nd District; elected 1948, 1952, 1956. Member, American Legion. Died September 25, 1982 (age 85 years, 243 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew F. Warga (b. 1919) — of Phillips, Price County, Wis. Born in Thayer, Sangamon County, Ill., February 12, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; farmer; garage business; farm implement dealer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Price and Taylor counties; elected 1958. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  George Earl Watson (b. 1897) — also known as George E. Watson — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., October 16, 1897. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction; elected 1949; elected unopposed 1953. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Anthony Matthias Werner (1894-1977) — also known as A. Matt Werner — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Kewaskum, Washington County, Wis., February 19, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; newspaper publisher; president, radio station WHBL; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932, 1940 (alternate), 1948 (alternate); candidate for Wisconsin state senate 20th District, 1972. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Foresters; Eagles. Died in November, 1977 (age 83 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anton Werner and Emma (Deutsch) Werner; married, October 15, 1924, to Dorothy Elizabeth Bowler.
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