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  John Moore Allison (1905-1978) — also known as John M. Allison — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Holton, Jackson County, Kan., April 7, 1905. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Kobe, as of 1932; U.S. Consul in Tsinan, as of 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1953-57; Indonesia, 1957-58; Czechoslovakia, 1958-60. Member, Acacia. Died in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, October 28, 1978 (age 73 years, 204 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Married, June 28, 1933, to Marie-Jeanne Brooks.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jay Rogers Benton (1885-1953) — also known as Jay R. Benton — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., October 18, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1917-18; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1923-27; insurance executive. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Acacia; Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association. Died in Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass., November 3, 1953 (age 68 years, 16 days). Interment at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Everett Chamberlin Benton (1862-1924) and Willena (Rogers) Benton (1865-1947); married, June 16, 1913, to Frances Hill (1894-1982).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Gilmer Bray (1903-1979) — also known as William G. Bray — of Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. Born near Mooresville, Morgan County, Ind., June 17, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-31; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1951-75 (7th District 1951-67, 6th District 1967-75). Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis; Tau Kappa Alpha; Acacia. Died in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind., June 4, 1979 (age 75 years, 352 days). Interment at White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Gilmer Bray and Dorcas (Mitchell) Bray.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Benjamin Beuhring Brown (b. 1893) — also known as Ben B. Brown — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 14, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1925-26; defeated, 1928; president, Lewis Land and Coal Company; director, Kanawha Valley Bank; director, Slab Fork Coal Company; director, Scotia Coal and Coke Company; director, Eagle Land Company. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Acacia; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Frederick Brown and Jennie Morgan (Woodbridge) Brown; married, August 22, 1917, to Hester Moulton Newhall.
  Haslett Platt Burke (b. 1874) — also known as Haslett P. Burke — of Denver, Colo. Born in Monona County, Iowa, April 28, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; district judge in Colorado 13th District, 1907-19; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1919-49; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1927-28, 1937-39, 1947-49. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Acacia; Elks; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas Burke and Clara Jane (Hardy) Burke; married, March 16, 1904, to Rose M. Sanner.
  Wilburn Cartwright (1891-1979) — of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Georgetown, Meigs County, Tenn., January 12, 1891. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1915-18; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1919-22; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 3rd District, 1927-43; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; secretary of state of Oklahoma, 1947-51; Oklahoma state auditor, 1951-55. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Acacia; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 14, 1979 (age 88 years, 61 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Norman, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of J. R. Cartwright and Emma (Baker) Cartwright; married 1920 to Carrie Staggs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis Higbee Case (1896-1962) — also known as Francis Case — of Custer, Custer County, S.Dak. Born in Everly, Clay County, Iowa, December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; rancher; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1937-51; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1951-62; died in office 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956 (speaker). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Pi Kappa Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Acacia; Elks; Rotary. Died, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 22, 1962 (age 65 years, 195 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Herbert Llywellen Case and Mary Ellen (Grannis) Case; married, August 19, 1926, to Myrle Lucille Graves.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Sidna Poage Dalton (1892-1965) — also known as S. P. Dalton — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in Vernon County, Mo., November 16, 1892. Lawyer; Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-28, 1931-34; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1950-65; appointed 1950; chief justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1956-58. Methodist. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Delta Kappa; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Acacia. Died in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., April 26, 1965 (age 72 years, 161 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Andrew Dalton and Ida (Poage) Dalton; brother of John Montgomery Dalton (1900-1972); married, August 3, 1918, to Edna Rusk.
  Jacob Erastus Davis (1905-2003) — also known as Jacob E. Davis — of Waverly, Pike County, Ohio; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, October 31, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Pike County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1935-37; resigned 1937; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1941-43; vice-president, Kroger Company (supermarkets), 1945-60; president and CEO, 1961-70. Protestant. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Acacia. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., February 28, 2003 (age 97 years, 120 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of George Omer Davis and Katheryne Rose (Leist) Davis; married, September 18, 1929, to Minnie Eleanor Middleton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ovie Clark Fisher (1903-1994) — also known as O. Clark Fisher — of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Tex. Born in Junction, Kimble County, Tex., November 22, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1935-37; U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 1943-75. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Acacia. Died December 9, 1994 (age 91 years, 17 days). Interment at Junction Cemetery, Junction, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Jobe B. Fisher and Rhoda (Clark) Fisher; married, September 12, 1927, to Marian DeWalsh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Curtis Daniel MacDougall (1903-1985) — also known as Curtis D. MacDougall — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., February 11, 1903. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1944. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Delta Epsilon; Pi Kappa Delta; Acacia. Died in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., November 10, 1985 (age 82 years, 272 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Gilbert Thomas MacDougall and Isabella (McCollum) MacDougall; married to Genevieve Rockwood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Wheaton Mott (1883-1945) — also known as James W. Mott — of Clatsop County, Ore.; Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born near New Washington, Clearfield County, Pa., November 12, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1922-26, 1930; U.S. Representative from Oregon 1st District, 1933-45; defeated in primary, 1928; died in office 1945. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Sigma Chi; Elks; Kiwanis; Acacia. Died in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., November 12, 1945 (age 62 years, 0 days). Entombed in mausoleum at City View Cemetery, Salem, Ore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Floyd E. Page (1896-1967) — of Denison, Crawford County, Iowa. Born in Arthur, Ida County, Iowa, November 5, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee). Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Acacia. Died in 1967 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Leslie Earnest Salter (1895-1964) — also known as Leslie E. Salter — of Flossmoor, Cook County, Ill. Born in Alva, Woods County, Okla., May 10, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1920-24; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1948; circuit judge in Illinois, 1953-64. Baptist. Member, Acacia; American Legion; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died in Flossmoor, Cook County, Ill., February 20, 1964 (age 68 years, 286 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Allison Salter (1858-1916) and Susannah Madora (Kinsey) Salter (1860-1961); married, March 7, 1925, to Maud Carroll; grandson of Melville Judson Salter (1834-1896).
Charles A. Sink Charles Albert Sink (1879-1972) — also known as Charles A. Sink — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Westernville, Oneida County, N.Y., July 4, 1879. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1919-20, 1925-26; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1921-22, 1927-30; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1932; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1936; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Acacia; Phi Mu Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi. Died, from a stroke, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 17, 1972 (age 93 years, 166 days). Entombed at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Sink and Caroline (Gleasman) Sink; married, June 18, 1923, to Alva Joanna Gordon.
  Image source: Ann Arbor Daily News, October 8, 1928
  Harry A. Spencer (b. 1903) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Bishops, Walton, England, September 16, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1936, 1940; vice-chair of Nebraska Republican Party, 1936-38; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1950. Methodist. Member, Order of the Coif; Lions; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks; Acacia. Burial location unknown.
C. Tracey Stagg C. Tracey Stagg (1878-1939) — of Cayuga Heights, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., December 16, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; member of New York state senate 41st District, 1935-39; died in office 1939. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Acacia; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died July 14, 1939 (age 60 years, 210 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Hubert Utterback (1880-1942) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Hayesville, Keokuk County, Iowa, June 28, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 9th District, 1915-27; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1932-33; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1935-37; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936; member of Democratic National Committee from Iowa, 1939. Disciples of Christ. Member, Acacia; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Phi Omega; Delta Theta Phi; Lions. Died in 1942 (age about 62 years). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of A. M. Utterback and Julia Esther (Hayes) Utterback; married, October 4, 1904, to Edith Gwynne (died 1930); married, December 25, 1934, to Cora Alice Prine; cousin *** of John Gregg Utterback (1872-1955).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ralph Webster Yarborough (1903-1996) — also known as Ralph W. Yarborough — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Chandler, Henderson County, Tex., June 8, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Texas, 1936-41; candidate for nomination for Texas state attorney general, 1938; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1952, 1954, 1956; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1957-71; defeated in primary, 1970, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964, 1980. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Moose; Freemasons; Shriners; Acacia. Died January 27, 1996 (age 92 years, 233 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Ralph W. Yarborough: Patrick L. Cox, Ralph W. Yarborough, The People's Senator
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