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Royal Arcanum
Politician members in West Virginia

  N. T. Downs (b. 1874) — of Mill Creek, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Flintstone, Allegany County, Md., October 26, 1874. Democrat. Railway freight and ticket agent; telegraph operator; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1941-46. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum; Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Downs and Elizabeth (Chisholm) Downs; married, June 14, 1899, to Philomena Patterson.
  Howard Sutherland (1865-1950) — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born near Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., September 8, 1865. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of West Virginia state senate 13th District, 1909-12; U.S. Representative from West Virginia at-large, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1917-23; defeated, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Royal Arcanum. Died March 12, 1950 (age 84 years, 185 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Webster Sutherland (1827-1889).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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