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Alpha Gamma Rho
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Virgil O. Braun (1896-1980) — also known as V. O. Braun — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich.; Perry, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Rising Sun, Wood County, Ohio, June 7, 1896. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1935-38; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County, 1939-44; defeated in primary, 1944. Member, Alpha Gamma Rho; Phi Kappa Delta. Died in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 3, 1980 (age 84 years, 179 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of C. H. Braun and Emma (Roush) Braun; married, September 7, 1935, to Grace Downing.
Earl L. Butz Earl Lauer Butz (1909-2008) — also known as Earl L. Butz — of West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Albion, Noble County, Ind., July 3, 1909. Economist; university professor; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-76. Member, Alpha Gamma Rho; Sigma Xi; Sigma Delta Chi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Alpha Zeta; Kiwanis. Resigned in 1976 following a furor over a racist joke. In 1981, he pleaded guilty to income tax evasion; sentenced to five years in prison (served 30 days) and fined $10,000. Died in Kensington, Montgomery County, Md., February 2, 2008 (age 98 years, 214 days). Interment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Lee Butz and Ada Tillie (Lower) Butz; married, December 22, 1937, to Mary Emma Powell; uncle of Dave Butz.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Don Fuqua (b. 1933) — of Altha, Calhoun County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., August 20, 1933. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1959-62; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1963-87 (9th District 1963-67, 2nd District 1967-87); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Jaycees; Woodmen; Alpha Gamma Rho; Gamma Sigma Delta; Farm Bureau; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of J. D. Fuqua and Lucille (Langford) Fuqua; married, December 20, 1955, to Doris Akidakis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
J. B. McLaughlin James Blaine McLaughlin (b. 1884) — also known as J. B. McLaughlin — of Big Chimney, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Glendon, Braxton County, W.Va., March 25, 1884. Democrat. Farmer; West Virginia commissioner of agriculture, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau; Alpha Gamma Rho. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: James G. Blaine
  Relatives: Son of James Buckhannon McLaughlin and Mary McLaughlin; married, December 26, 1911, to Allie Ballengee.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Robert Lee Fulton Sikes (1906-1994) — also known as Robert L. F. Sikes — of Crestview, Okaloosa County, Fla. Born in Isabella, Worth County, Ga., June 3, 1906. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1941-44, 1945-79 (3rd District 1941-44, 1945-63, 1st District 1963-79); resigned 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 (delegation chair). Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; Military Order of the World Wars; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho; Elks. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1976 over conflicts of interest. Died while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, September 28, 1994 (age 88 years, 117 days). Interment at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Sikes and Clara Ophelia (Ford) Sikes; married to Inez Tyner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Judy Baar Topinka (1944-2014) — also known as Judy Baar — of Riverside, Cook County, Ill. Born in Riverside, Cook County, Ill., January 16, 1944. Republican. Public relations business; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1981-84; member of Illinois state senate, 1985-94; Illinois state treasurer, 1995-2007; Illinois Republican state chair, 2002-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004, 2008 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Illinois, 2006; Illinois state comptroller, 2011-14; died in office 2014. Female. Czech and Slovak ancestry. Member, Alpha Gamma Rho. Died in Berwyn, Cook County, Ill., December 10, 2014 (age 70 years, 328 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of William D. Baar and Lillian Mary (Shuss) Baar; married 1965 to Joe Topinka.
  See also Wikipedia article
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