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  Alva Adams (1850-1922) — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in a log cabin in Iowa County, Wis., May 14, 1850. Democrat. Hardware merchant; member of Colorado state legislature, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); Governor of Colorado, 1887-89, 1897-99, 1905; member of Democratic National Committee from Colorado, 1908-. Member, Freemasons. Died at a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 1, 1922 (age 72 years, 171 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams and Eliza (Blanchard) Adams (1832-1911); brother of William Herbert Adams (1861-1954); married to Ella Charlotte Nye (1851-1931); father of Alva Blanchard Adams; uncle of Harry Wilfred Adams; grandfather of Alva Blanchard Adams, Jr..
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  Adams County, Colo. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Wilfred Adams (b. 1879) — also known as Harry W. Adams — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis. Born in Blanchardville, Lafayette County, Wis., February 13, 1879. Lawyer; chairman, Dell Food Specialty Co.; director, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co.; mayor of Beloit, Wis., 1914-18. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Adams and Alice B. (Collie) Adams; married, June 15, 1904, to Prudence M. Bennett; nephew of Alva Adams and William Herbert Adams (1861-1954); grandson of John Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  William Hawley Atwell (1869-1961) — also known as William H. Atwell — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Sparta, Monroe County, Wis., June 9, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1898-1913; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1922; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1923-54; took senior status 1954. Methodist. Member, Elks; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died December 22, 1961 (age 92 years, 196 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. Benjamin D. Atwell and De Emma (Greene) Atwell; married, December 7, 1892, to Susie Snyder.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Robert Simeon Babcock (b. 1868) — also known as Robert S. Babcock — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., 1868. Republican. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 26th District, 1907-08; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1911. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Foresters. Burial location unknown.
  Emil Baensch (1857-1939) — of Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., June 12, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; Manitowoc County Judge, 1888-94; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1895-99; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1904. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Royal League; American Historical Association. Died in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., 1939 (age about 82 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August Frederick Baensch (1826-1863) and Gesine (Schuette) Baensch (1831-1919); married, November 13, 1882, to Ida Koehler (1860-1947).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willis Gaylord Clark Bagley (1873-1943) — also known as Willis G. C. Bagley; W. G. C. Bagley — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Magnolia, Rock County, Wis., October 29, 1873. Republican. Banker; in 1934, during a bank robbery, John Dillinger shot at him and missed; Iowa state treasurer, 1939-43; died in office 1943. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Moose; Maccabees; American Bankers Association; Lions. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, October 20, 1943 (age 69 years, 356 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Shepherd Stephen Bagley and Louisa (Cain) Bagley; married, May 15, 1895, to Winifred Bogardus (1874-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Levi H. Bancroft Levi Horace Bancroft (b. 1861) — also known as Levi H. Bancroft — of Richland Center, Richland County, Wis. Born in Bear Valley, Sauk County, Wis., December 26, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; Richland County District Attorney, 1886-88; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1900, 1932 (alternate); member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1907-10; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1909-10; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1911-13; circuit judge in Wisconsin 5th Circuit, 1920-22; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1927-32. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George I. Bancroft and Helen M. (Randolph) Bancroft; married, June 11, 1890, to Myrtle DeLap.
  Image source: Library of Congress
  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
  George Washington Blanchard (1884-1964) — also known as George W. Blanchard — of Edgerton, Rock County, Wis. Born in Colby, Marathon County, Wis., January 26, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1925-26; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1927-32; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1933-35. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Edgerton, Rock County, Wis., October 2, 1964 (age 80 years, 250 days). Interment at Fassett Cemetery, Edgerton, Wis.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of Horace Jones Blanchard and Emma (Brinker) Blanchard; married, November 5, 1910, to Helen Sherman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Aaron T. Bliss Aaron Thomas Bliss (1837-1906) — also known as Aaron T. Bliss — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Peterboro, Madison County, N.Y., May 22, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1883; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1889-91; defeated, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; Governor of Michigan, 1901-04. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 16, 1906 (age 69 years, 117 days). Entombed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Bliss (1803-1875) and Anna M. (Chaffee) Bliss (1807-1876); brother of Lyman Warren Bliss (1836-1907); married, March 31, 1868, to Allaseba Morey Phelps (1835-1918); third cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
  Political family: Blodgett-Whedon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Andrew Stevenson Bogue (1877-1959) — also known as Andrew S. Bogue — of Parker, Turner County, S.Dak. Born in Poynette, Columbia County, Wis., April 9, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 6th District, 1929-32; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Canton, Lincoln County, S.Dak., October 10, 1959 (age 82 years, 184 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alan Bogue and Ellen (Stevenson) Bogue; married, June 30, 1910, to Genevieve Elizabeth Cooke (1881-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert N. Bort (1845-1925) — of Bridgewater, Oneida County, N.Y.; Beloit, Rock County, Wis.; Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Hastings, Oswego County, N.Y., May 10, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; dry goods merchant; bank director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880; investment manager for Modern Woodmen of America. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., January 23, 1925 (age 79 years, 258 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas N. Bort (1787-1872) and Elizabeth (Horton) Bort (1804-1880); married, October 15, 1867, to Flora Marcella Williams (1848-1915).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  John Alexander Bryan (1794-1864) — also known as John A. Bryan — of Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Menasha, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Berkshire County, Mass., April 13, 1794. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1827; Ohio auditor of state, 1833-39; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Peru, 1845. Member, Freemasons. Died in Menasha, Winnebago County, Wis., May 24, 1864 (age 70 years, 41 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wis.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of John B. Weller; father of Charles Henry Bryan (1822-1877).
  Political family: Bryan-Weller family.
  The city of Bryan, Ohio, is named for him.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas P. Burnett (1800-1845) — of Mt. Hope Township, Grant County, Wis. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., September 3, 1800. Lawyer; walked with a limp due to a leg injury during a fire; present for the surrender of Black Hawk (Indian chief), August 2, 1832; member Wisconsin territorial council, 1836. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of typhoid, in Mt. Hope Township, Grant County, Wis., November 7, 1845 (age 45 years, 65 days). Interment at Hermitage Cemetery, Mt. Hope Township, Grant County, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Burnett and Judith Burnett; married, December 29, 1836, to Lucia Maria Brunson.
  Burnett County, Wis. is named for him.
  Charles C. Butler (b. 1865) — of Denver, Colo. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 6, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Colorado, 1912-26; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1927-37; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1935-36. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Washington Irving Butler and Henrietta (Comstock) Butler; married, June 5, 1901, to Emma Allen.
  Alfred Levi Cary (b. 1835) — also known as Alfred L. Cary — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sterling, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 23, 1835. Lawyer; general solicitor, Milwaukee, Lakeshore & Western Railroad; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1874. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel C. Cary and Sophia (Eaton) Cary; married, September 6, 1864, to Harriet M. Van Slyck.
  Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875) — also known as Andrew G. Chatfield — of Addison, Steuben County, N.Y.; Racine, Racine County, Wis.; Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn. Born in Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., January 27, 1810. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1839-41, 1846; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1853-57. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., October 3, 1875 (age 65 years, 249 days). Interment at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Enos Chatfield (1782-1858) and Hannah (Starr) Chatfield (1782-1857); married, June 27, 1836, to Eunice Electa Clark Beeman (1817-1901); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; first cousin thrice removed of Almon Ferdinand Rockwell; second cousin of Philo Fairchild Barnum and Phineas Taylor Barnum; third cousin once removed of Charles Robert Sherman and Truman Hotchkiss; fourth cousin of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Glover Wheeler Cable; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Otis and Nathan Summers Beardslee (1848-1915).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Chatfield, in Fillmore and Olmsted counties, Minnesota, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Fenimore Clark (1861-1932) — also known as Paul F. Clark — of Nebraska; Willow Glen, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., 1861. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives; elected 1905; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1912. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Willow Glen, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 2, 1932 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of James Fenimore Cooper (novelist).
  Samuel Wesley Clark (b. 1872) — also known as S. Wesley Clark — of Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak. Born in Platteville, Grant County, Wis., December 28, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; Spink County State's Attorney, 1900-04; South Dakota state attorney general, 1907-11; U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1921-26. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Pliny Clark and Elizabeth Dennison (Huntington) Clark; married 1900 to Daisy Labrie (died 1915); married 1919 to Essie Eggler.
  Cliff Clevenger (1885-1960) — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.; Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. Born near Long Pine, Brown County, Neb., August 20, 1885. Republican. Dry goods merchant; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1939-59. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, December 13, 1960 (age 75 years, 115 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John Lemuel Clevenger and Mary Elizabeth (Stemen) Clevenger; married, February 3, 1909, to Georgeanna Tipler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alexis U. Coates (1858-1943) — also known as A. U. Coates — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Excelsior, Richland County, Wis., June 21, 1858. School teacher; music store manager; grocer; real estate dealer; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1901; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1936. Church of Christ. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 21, 1943 (age 84 years, 214 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William Harvey Coates (1833-1917) and Anna French (Knowlton) Coates (1839-1923); married, August 31, 1875, to Isabel Lein.
  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.
  George Jonathan Danforth (1875-1952) — also known as George J. Danforth — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Meeme, Manitowoc County, Wis., November 21, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; Minnehaha County State's Attorney, 1910-11; member of South Dakota state senate 10th District, 1919-22; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1930, 1938. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died March 30, 1952 (age 76 years, 130 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Quincy A. Danforth and Gertrude (Silbernagel) Danforth; married, August 21, 1907, to Nora I. Tollefson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert R. Dickson (1863-1941) — of O'Neill, Holt County, Neb. Born in Rock County, Wis., November 21, 1863. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 15th District, 1912-41; died in office 1941. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1941 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Dickson and Margaret (McElroy) Dickson; married, June 14, 1900, to Marion Skirving.
  LaVern Ralph Dilweg (1903-1968) — also known as LaVern R. Dilweg — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 1, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; played on the Green Bay Packers football team, 1927-34; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1943-45; defeated, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1950. Member, Lions; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Member, Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., January 2, 1968 (age 64 years, 62 days). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Dilweg and Alida (Winkler) Dilweg; married, June 14, 1927, to Eleanor Coleman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elihu Enos (1823-1892) — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., January 29, 1823. School teacher; postmaster at Waukesha, Wis., 1850-53, 1872-86; superintendent of schools; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1868. Member, Freemasons. Died in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., November 13, 1892 (age 69 years, 289 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Elihu Enos and Dotha (Johnson) Enos; married 1851 to Frances Blake.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leif Erickson (1906-1998) — of Richland County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cashton, Monroe County, Wis., July 29, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; Richland County Attorney, 1936-38; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1938-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956; Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1944, 1948 (primary); candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1946; Montana Democratic state chair, 1956-58; member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 1962-73. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died at the Riverside Health Care Center, Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., December 22, 1998 (age 92 years, 146 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Oluf Erickson and Dora B. (Swanson) Erickson; married, December 29, 1932, to Huberta Barton Brown.
  Samuel Fallows (1835-1922) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Bloomington, McLean County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Pendleton, Lancashire, England, December 13, 1835. Republican. Minister; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction, 1870-74; president, Wesleyan University, 1874; bishop; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888. Methodist; later Reformed Episcopal Church. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died, from pneumonia, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 5, 1922 (age 86 years, 266 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Lucy Bethia Huntington (1840-1916).
  Personal motto: "Do with your might what your hands find to do."
  Epitaph: "He walked with God - God took him."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward William Fehling (1880-1957) — also known as Edward W. Fehling — of St. Johns, Clinton County, Mich. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis., June 27, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-20; director and attorney for Farmers State Savings Bank, and State Bank of St. Johns; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1935-38; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1938; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 29th Circuit, 1941 (primary), 1942. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died, in Clinton Memorial Hospital, St. Johns, Clinton County, Mich., August 10, 1957 (age 77 years, 44 days). Interment at Sowle Cemetery, Near Maple Rapids, Clinton County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Otto Fehling and Helen (Newman) Fehling; married, June 7, 1908, to Mary G. Boyle (1881-1960).
  Thomas Eugene Grady (1880-1974) — also known as Thomas E. Grady — of Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., November 19, 1880. Lawyer; superior court judge in Washington, 1911-17; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1942-45, 1949-. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Elks. Died in Yakima County, Wash., April 5, 1974 (age 93 years, 137 days). Interment at Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Paul Grady and Eliza Jane (Fisk) Grady; married, June 3, 1908, to Alice Mildred Beane.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Warren Everett Green (1870-1945) — also known as Warren E. Green — of Hazel, Hamlin County, S.Dak. Born in Jackson County, Wis., March 10, 1870. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state senate 27th District, 1907-08, 1923-26; Governor of South Dakota, 1931-33; candidate in inconclusive primary 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died April 27, 1945 (age 75 years, 48 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Green and Mary Jane (Crawley) Green; married, January 17, 1899, to Elizabeth Jane Parliament.
  Andrew Gulickson (1856-1941) — of Barron County, Wis. Born in Drangedal, Telemark, Norway, December 18, 1856. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1911-13. Member, Freemasons. Died April 29, 1941 (age 84 years, 132 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Stanley Township, Barron County, Wis.
Oscar Hallam Oscar Hallam (b. 1865) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Linden town, Iowa County, Wis., October 19, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1905-13; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1913-23; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Phi Beta Kappa; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hallam and Mary (Wood) Hallam; married, July 27, 1892, to Edith L. Lott.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  John Hammill (1875-1936) — of Britt, Hancock County, Iowa. Born in Linden, Iowa County, Wis., October 14, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state senate, 1908-12; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1921-25; Governor of Iowa, 1925-31; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a heart attack, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 6, 1936 (age 60 years, 175 days). Interment somewhere in Britt, Iowa.
  Ole Hanson (1874-1940) — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Union Grove, Racine County, Wis., January 6, 1874. Progressive. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1908-09; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1914; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1918-19; resigned 1919. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Real estate developer who created San Clemente and Twentynine Palms, California. Died, following a heart attack, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 6, 1940 (age 66 years, 182 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thorsten Hanson and Goro (Tostofson) Hanson; married, May 12, 1895, to Nellie Rose.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Ole Hanson: Americanism vs. Bolshevism (1920)
Julius P. Heil Julius Peter Heil (1876-1949) — also known as Julius P. Heil; "Julius the Just" — of Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Duesmond an der Mosel, Germany, July 24, 1876. Republican. Founder and president of Heil Company (fabricating railroad cars and rails); Governor of Wisconsin, 1939-43; defeated, 1942; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 30, 1949 (age 73 years, 129 days). Interment somewhere in Milwaukee, Wis.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Edward Julius Henning (b. 1868) — also known as Edward J. Henning — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wis., December 28, 1868. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1910-11. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Godlove Henning and Henriette (Erdman) Henning; married, December 7, 1898, to Eugenia Husting.
  Charles Frederich Henrizi (1867-1946) — also known as Charles F. Henrizi — of Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Germany, January 28, 1867. Republican. Manufacturer; postmaster at Menomonee Falls, Wis., 1898-1910. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wis., May 19, 1946 (age 79 years, 111 days). Interment at West Granville Cemetery, Granville, Wis.
  Relatives: Married to Nettie Barndt (1868-1932).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Kirkland Henry (1890-1946) — also known as Robert K. Henry — of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wis. Born in Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wis., February 9, 1890. Wisconsin state treasurer, 1933-37; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1945-46; died in office 1946. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., November 20, 1946 (age 56 years, 284 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Charles N. Herreid Charles Nelson Herreid (1857-1928) — also known as Charles N. Herreid — of McPherson County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Aberdeen, Brown County, S.Dak. Born in Dane County, Wis., October 20, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; McPherson County State's Attorney; McPherson County Judge; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1893-97; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1898-1900; Governor of South Dakota, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916; director, Western Mutual Life Insurance Co.; vice-president, Dakota Central Telephone Co.; president, Citizens Trust and Savings Bank. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died July 6, 1928 (age 70 years, 260 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Aberdeen, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of N. Herreid and Tena (Kytle) Herreid; married 1882 to Jeannette E. Slye.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Merton W. Herrick (1834-1907) — of St. Croix County, Wis. Born in Orleans County, N.Y., November 19, 1834. School teacher; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; St. Croix County Treasurer, 1867-72; lumber business; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1881. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died March 24, 1907 (age 72 years, 125 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 23, 1859, to Lois E. Willard.
  George Hartshorn Hodges (1866-1947) — also known as George H. Hodges — of Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Orion, Richland County, Wis., February 6, 1866. Democrat. Lumber business; bank director; mayor of Olathe, Kan., 1900; member of Kansas state senate, 1905-12; Governor of Kansas, 1913-15; defeated, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1920; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1920. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in a hospital at Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 7, 1947 (age 81 years, 243 days). Interment at Olathe Cemetery, Olathe, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William W. Hodges and Lydia Ann (Hartshorn) Hodges; married 1899 to Ora May Murray.
S. Percy Hooker Samuel Percy Hooker (b. 1860) — also known as S. Percy Hooker — of Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y. Born in Black Earth, Dane County, Wis., December 5, 1860. Republican. Medicine maker; justice of the peace; member of New York state assembly from Genesee County, 1902-06; member of New York state senate 44th District, 1907-08. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  George Brinton McClellan Hudnall (1864-1936) — also known as George B. Hudnall — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis. Born in Rural, Waupaca County, Wis., January 9, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 11th District, 1903. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. Died October 1, 1936 (age 72 years, 266 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George B. McClellan
  Relatives: Son of Susan (Dayton) Hudnall (1826-1866) and Roah M. Hudnall (1828-1904); married, December 25, 1894, to Sophia Wallace.
  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
  Charles August Kading (1874-1956) — also known as Charles A. Kading — of Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis. Born in Lowell, Dodge County, Wis., January 14, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Dodge County District Attorney, 1907-13; mayor of Watertown, Wis., 1914-16; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1927-33. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died June 19, 1956 (age 82 years, 157 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Kading and Elizabeth (Baggans) Kading; married, November 7, 1900, to Elizabeth Holste.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Frank B. Keefe Frank Bateman Keefe (1887-1952) — also known as Frank B. Keefe — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wis., September 23, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; Winnebago County District Attorney, 1922-28; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1939-51. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Died February 5, 1952 (age 64 years, 135 days). Interment at Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Walter Jodok Kohler (1875-1940) — also known as Walter J. Kohler — of Kohler, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis., March 3, 1875. Republican. Chairman of Kohler Co., manufacturers of bathtubs and plumbing supplies, founded by his father in 1873; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1916; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928; Governor of Wisconsin, 1929-31; defeated, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died April 21, 1940 (age 65 years, 49 days). Interment somewhere in Kohler, Wis.
  Relatives: Father of Walter Jodok Kohler, Jr. (1904-1976).
  Richard Kreul (b. 1924) — of Fennimore, Grant County, Wis. Born in Mt. Ida town, Grant County, Wis., April 16, 1924. Republican. Farmer; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state senate 17th District, 1979-91. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau; Kiwanis; Elks. Still living as of 1991.
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
  William Henry Harrison Llewellyn (b. 1854) — also known as William H. H. Llewellyn — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, N.M. Born in Monroe, Green County, Wis., September 9, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1884, 1896, 1904; U.S. Indian Agent for Apache Indians, 1881-85; director and attorney for mining companies; attorney for Western Union Telegraph Co.; member of New Mexico territorial House of Representatives, 1897, 1901-03; Speaker of New Mexico Territory House of Representatives, 1897; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1905-07; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1912. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Howard Llewellyn (1817-1909) and Louisa (Fry) Llewellyn (born 1816); married, March 9, 1878, to Ida M. Little.
  Alexander M. MacKay (1881-1952) — also known as Sandy MacKay — of West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 13, 1881. Republican. Jeweler; postmaster; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1937-52 (Arenac District 1937-44, Gladwin District 1945-52); died in office 1952. Episcopalian. Scottish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died December 9, 1952 (age 71 years, 331 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1901 to Cora E. Winslow (died 1919); married, July 7, 1924, to Mrs. Anna Bowman.
  Booth M. Malone (b. 1854) — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis.; Denver, Colo. Born in Benton County, Miss., August 9, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Beloit, Wis., 1883-85; Rock County District Attorney, 1885-91; district judge in Colorado 2nd District, 1901-07. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Harwell Malone and Mary Cole (Cossitt) Malone; married, July 1, 1878, to Alma M. Bennett.
  Henry Harrison Markham (1840-1923) — also known as Henry H. Markham — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Wilmington, Essex County, N.Y., November 16, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; gold and silver mining business; U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1885-87; Governor of California, 1891-95. Member, Freemasons. Died, following a stroke, in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 9, 1923 (age 82 years, 327 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vincent A. Martin (b. 1870) — of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Dane County, Wis., February 17, 1870. Republican. Train master of the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Muskegon electric railway; member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1917-18, 1925-28; defeated in primary, 1922, 1940; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1933. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Myron Hawley McCord (1840-1908) — Born in Ceres, McKean County, Pa., November 26, 1840. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1873-74; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1880-82; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1889-91; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1897-98; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died of Bright's disease, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., April 27, 1908 (age 67 years, 153 days). Interment at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Howard McLean (1860-1933) — also known as John H. McLean — of Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich.; Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., June 6, 1860. Republican. Mining and railroad executive; founder of Iron Mountain Press newspaper; Dickinson County Treasurer, 1897-98; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904. Catholic; later Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of a stroke, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 6, 1933 (age 72 years, 334 days). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Nephew by marriage of Nelson W. Fisk (1854-1923).
  Thomas William Morefield (1850-1911) — also known as Thomas W. Morefield — of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis. Born in Walworth County, Wis., March 18, 1850. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; postmaster at Elkhorn, Wis., 1898-1910. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis., December 19, 1911 (age 61 years, 276 days). Interment at Hazel Ridge Cemetery, Elkhorn, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Morefield (1827-1902) and Hannah (Burden) Morefield (1830-1863); married, March 18, 1871, to Genora Wales (1844-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wayne Lyman Morse (1900-1974) — also known as Wayne L. Morse — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Verona, Dane County, Wis., October 20, 1900. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1945-69; defeated (Democratic), 1968, 1972; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1952; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1955; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Americans for Democratic Action. Was actively engaged in campaigning for U.S. Senate when he died, in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., July 22, 1974 (age 73 years, 275 days). Interment at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Wilbur Frank Morse (1859-1936) and Jessie F. (White) Morse; married, June 18, 1924, to Mildred Martha Downie (1901-1994); second cousin four times removed of James Doolittle Wooster; second cousin five times removed of Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807); third cousin thrice removed of Martin Olds.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse, in Eugene, Oregon, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan (1960): "The candidate who votes the way he talks."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Wayne Morse: Mason Drukman, Wayne Morse : A Political Biography
  Adolphus Peter Nelson (1872-1927) — also known as Adolphus P. Nelson — of Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wis. Born near Holmes City, Douglas County, Minn., March 28, 1872. Republican. Banker; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 11th District, 1918-23. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wis., August 21, 1927 (age 55 years, 146 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Grantsburg, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Nels A. Nelson and Christine (Kron) Nelson; married, August 4, 1897, to Lulu E. Strang.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
George B. Nelson George Bliss Nelson (b. 1876) — also known as George B. Nelson — of Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis.; Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Amherst, Portage County, Wis., May 21, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; Portage County District Attorney, 1906-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1930-40; appointed 1930. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Theta Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James J. Nelson and Juniata P. (Andrews) Nelson; married, April 16, 1912, to Ruth Weller.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Gerald Prentice Nye (1892-1971) — also known as Gerald P. Nye — of Cooperstown, Griggs County, N.Dak. Born in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wis., December 19, 1892. Newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota 2nd District, 1924; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1925-45; appointed 1925; defeated, 1944, 1946; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Washington, D.C., July 17, 1971 (age 78 years, 210 days). Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Irwin R. Nye and Phoebe Ella (Prentice) Nye; married, August 16, 1916, to Anna Margaret Munch.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  George Frederick Oaks (1892-1981) — also known as George F. Oaks — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wis., January 19, 1892. Mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1933-35, 1939-47; defeated, 1935, 1937, 1947, 1949, 1953. United Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Elks. Died in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., October 6, 1981 (age 89 years, 260 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Willard Oaks and Emily (Lueck) Oaks; married 1917 to Helen Rohrbeck.
  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.
  Walter Cecil Owen (b. 1868) — also known as Walter C. Owen — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wis. Born in Trenton town, Pierce County, Wis., September 26, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 10th District, 1907-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1913-18; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1918-29. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bradley Owen and Ellen (Johnston) Owen; married, October 30, 1891, to Alta L. Otis.
  William J. Patterson (b. 1880) — of North Dakota. Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., June 4, 1880. Railway brakeman, fireman, switchman, and conductor; safety inspector; Director of Safety for Interstate Commerce Commission, 1934-39; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939-53. Member, Order of Railway Conductors; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Patterson and Mary (Bidwell) Patterson; married, April 29, 1912, to Margaret M. Henderman.
  Emanuel Lorenz Philipp (1861-1925) — also known as Emanuel L. Philipp — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sauk County, Wis., March 25, 1861. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; telegraph operator; railway station agent; lumber business; member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1908; Milwaukee Police Commissioner, 1909-14; Governor of Wisconsin, 1915-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916. Swiss ancestry. Member, Humane Society; Freemasons. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 15, 1925 (age 64 years, 82 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Luzi Philipp and Sabina (Ludwig) Philipp; married, October 27, 1887, to Bertha Schweke.
  See also Wikipedia article
  August Carl Polster (1885-1942) — also known as August Polster — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., September 24, 1885. Railway freight clerk; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1938-42; died in office 1942. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Moose; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 1, 1942 (age 56 years, 130 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Polster and Anna (Rubritins) Polster.
  Arthur William Prehn (1884-1951) — also known as Arthur W. Prehn; A. W. Prehn — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Marathon City, Marathon County, Wis., December 1, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912, 1936, 1944; Marathon County District Attorney, 1922-25; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1936. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose; Eagles. Died, of heart failure, in Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County, Fla., March 24, 1951 (age 66 years, 113 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Prehn (1860-1932).
  Wilbur A. Racely (b. 1885) — of Pender, Thurston County, Neb. Born in Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wis., July 10, 1885. Republican. Thurston County Surveyor, 1910-15, 1938; merchant; chair of Thurston County Republican Party, 1937-40. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Racely and Katherine (Minnix) Racely; married, May 23, 1914, to Jennie MacHerron.
  William Thomas Rawleigh (b. 1870) — also known as William T. Rawleigh — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born near Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wis., December 3, 1870. Merchant; newspaper editor; manufacturer; mayor of Freeport, Ill., 1909-11; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1911-12; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1916; Progressive candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles David Rawleigh and Sarah Malinda (Babcock) Rawleigh; married, November 16, 1890, to Minnie B. Trevillian; married, March 14, 1923, to M. Marguerite Schneider.
  William Gillett Ritch (1830-1904) — also known as William G. Ritch — of Wisconsin. Born in Ulster County, N.Y., May 4, 1830. Ulster County Clerk; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1867; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1868; newspaper editor; secretary of New Mexico Territory, 1880. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died in Engle, Sierra County, N.M., September 14, 1904 (age 74 years, 133 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward D. Roberts (1864-1920) — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Cambria, Columbia County, Wis., July 18, 1864. Republican. California state treasurer, 1911-15; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, three days after surgery for acute appendicitis, at Ramona Hospital, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., August 4, 1920 (age 56 years, 17 days). Entombed at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas John Bright Robinson (1868-1958) — also known as Thomas J. B. Robinson — of Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa. Born in Lafayette County, Wis., August 12, 1868. Republican. Banker; real estate business; member of Iowa state senate 43rd District, 1913-16; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1923-33; defeated, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1958 (age about 89 years). Interment at Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Robinson and Eliza (Graham) Robinson; married, June 15, 1888, to Belle H. Clinton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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
  Elmore Yocum Sarles (1859-1929) — also known as E. Y. Sarles — of Hillsboro, Traill County, N.Dak. Born in Wonewoc, Juneau County, Wis., January 15, 1859. Republican. Governor of North Dakota, 1905-07. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died February 14, 1929 (age 70 years, 30 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro, N.Dak.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Sauthoff (1879-1966) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., June 3, 1879. School teacher; lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1915-17; private secretary to Gov. John J. Blaine, 1921; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1935-39, 1941-45; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1944. Member, Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Lions; Sons of Union Veterans; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., June 16, 1966 (age 87 years, 13 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August Sauthoff and Hermine (Brueggemann) Sauthoff; married, August 10, 1918, to Alice Thoroughgood Kimball; married, June 18, 1937, to Lenore Gilmour.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hiram Arthur Sawyer (b. 1875) — also known as H. A. Sawyer — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Hartford, Washington County, Wis., September 4, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Washington County District Attorney, 1907-15; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1915-23. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram Wilson Sawyer and Josephine B. (Coxe) Sawyer; married, February 28, 1924, to Eleanor J. Dillman.
  Albert George Schmedeman (1864-1946) — also known as Albert G. Schmedeman — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., November 25, 1864. Democrat. U.S. Minister to Norway, 1913-21; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1926-32; Governor of Wisconsin, 1933-35; defeated, 1928, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. One leg was amputated as a result of gangrene infection in 1934. Died November 26, 1946 (age 82 years, 1 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Schmedeman and Wilhelmina (Camien) Schmedeman; married to Kate M. Regan.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Lester L. Schnare (b. 1884) — of Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Ga.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wis., May 15, 1884. School teacher; newspaper editor; stenographer; U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1916-17; Canton, 1917-18; Yokohama, 1918; U.S. Consul in Yokohama, 1920, 1921; Kobe, 1920-21, 1921-22; Swatow, 1922-23; Cartagena, 1923-27; Breslau, 1927-31; Hamburg, 1931-35; Milan, 1935-38. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry W. Schnare and Anna M. (Hefling) Schnare; married, September 29, 1919, to Margaret B. Kloss.
  Benjamin C. Schuck (1898-1970) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 17, 1898. Brewery manager; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1958-64. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Marathon, Marathon County, Wis., June 23, 1970 (age 71 years, 249 days). Interment at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of William Schuck and Frieda (Schubert) Schuck; married, May 25, 1920, to Dorothy Ehne.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Maxwell Shackleton (1896-1968) — also known as James M. Shackleton — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., May 25, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Saginaw County 1st District, 1961-62. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., 1968 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James M. Shackleton and Mary (Morehouse) Shackleton; married, August 9, 1919, to Marie Seward King (1886-1981; daughter of Hamilton King (1852-1912)).
  Arthur M. Smith (1890-1969) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Iowa, February 12, 1890. Mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1954-58. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 12, 1969 (age 79 years, 273 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Smith; married, June 16, 1957, to Ida Rahn.
  Vespasian Smith (1818-1897) — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wis.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, October 21, 1818. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1873-74; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1876-81. Member, Freemasons. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., October 11, 1897 (age 78 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1846 to Charlotte E. Neely.
  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
  Tommy George Thompson (b. 1941) — also known as Tommy G. Thompson — of Elroy, Juneau County, Wis.; Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Elroy, Juneau County, Wis., November 19, 1941. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1967-86; Governor of Wisconsin, 1987-2001; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2001-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004, 2008; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2008; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 2012. Catholic. Member, Freemasons; Moose. Still living as of 2019.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Vernon W. Thomson Vernon Wallace Thomson (1905-1988) — also known as Vernon W. Thomson — of Richland Center, Richland County, Wis. Born in Richland Center, Richland County, Wis., November 5, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Richland County, 1935-50; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1939-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1956; mayor of Richland Center, Wis., 1944-50; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1951-57; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1952, 1956; Governor of Wisconsin, 1957-59; defeated, 1958; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1961-74; defeated, 1974. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Chi Phi; Moose. Died in Washington, D.C., April 2, 1988 (age 82 years, 149 days). Interment at Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Alva A. Thomson and Ella M. (Wallace) Thomson; married, June 6, 1936, to Helen Davis.
  Cross-reference: John R. Petrus
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Walter F. Truettner (1881-1967) — of Bessemer, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Dundas, Calumet County, Wis., July 24, 1881. Republican. Banker; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1923-28; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1927. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1967 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Evan S. Tyler (1843-1923) — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Damascus, Wayne County, Pa., March 22, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; civil engineer; merchant; banker; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1876-77; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1889, 1895-96. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in the Metropole Hotel, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., August 24, 1923 (age 80 years, 155 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Delavan, Wis.
  Relatives: Married to Clara Estella Barnes.
  William Kaiser Van Pelt (1905-1996) — also known as William K. Van Pelt — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County, Wis., March 10, 1905. Republican. Retail fuel business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944, 1948 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1951-65; defeated, 1964. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Died June 2, 1996 (age 91 years, 84 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lowell Curtis Wadmond (1896-1986) — also known as Lowell Wadmond — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., March 16, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Freemasons. Died September 25, 1986 (age 90 years, 193 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Christian George Wadmond and Celia (Jensen) Wadmond; married, July 27, 1938, to Mary Elita Cason (1904-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William V. Weber (1901-1989) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis., November 9, 1901. Republican. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; university professor; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1963; member of Michigan state house of representatives 46th District, 1967-72. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1989 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  Albert W. Weisbrod (1851-1892) — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., October 4, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Oshkosh, Wis., 1886-90. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., April 18, 1892 (age 40 years, 197 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Elise F. (Goetz) Weisbrod (1822-1897) and Charles A. Weisbrod (1824-1876); first cousin of Edward W. Weisbrod (1866-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Alexander Wiley Alexander Wiley (1884-1967) — of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., May 26, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Chippewa County District Attorney, 1909-15; dairy farmer; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1936; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1939-63. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of Norway; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers. Died at High Oaks Christian Science Church Sanitarium, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 26, 1967 (age 83 years, 0 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  Relatives: Married 1909 to May Jenkins; married 1952 to Dorothy May Kydd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Francis Everett Yerly (1901-1968) — also known as Everett Yerly — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Braidwood, Will County, Ill., September 16, 1901. Republican. Member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1960, 1964; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956. Protestant. Member, Elks; Eagles; Freemasons; Rotary; Phi Kappa Psi. Died in October, 1968 (age 67 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
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