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  Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (1917-2006) — also known as Tom Adams — of Florida. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 11, 1917. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Florida state senate, 1956-60; secretary of state of Florida, 1961-71; Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1971-75; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1974. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Newcomen Society; Phi Delta Theta; Alpha Kappa Psi. Killed in an automobile accident on I-10, in Suwannee County, Fla., May 22, 2006 (age 89 years, 72 days). Interment at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Burton Adams (1877-1948) and Carolyn Sykes (Hamilton) Adams (1890-1957); married, July 30, 1939, to Helen Brown; married 1973 to Frances Sue Brewer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Lindsay Almond, Jr. (1898-1986) — also known as J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. — of Roanoke, Va.; Richmond, Va. Born in Charlottesville, Va., June 15, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; hustings court judge in Virginia, 1933-45; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1946-48; Virginia state attorney general, 1948-57; Governor of Virginia, 1958-62; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1962-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-86; died in office 1986. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Eagles; Moose; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Pi; United Commercial Travelers; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died in Richmond, Va., April 14, 1986 (age 87 years, 303 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Lindsay Almond and Eddie Nicholas (Burgess) Almond; married, August 15, 1925, to Josephine Katherine Minter (1901-1992).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Lee Andersen (1909-2004) — also known as Elmer L. Andersen — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 17, 1909. Republican. Glue manufacturing business; dairy farmer; newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1964; member of Minnesota state senate 42nd District, 1949-58; Governor of Minnesota, 1961-63; defeated, 1962. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Rotary; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died, in a hospital at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., November 15, 2004 (age 95 years, 151 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Arne Andersen and Jennie Olivia (Johnson) Andersen; married to Eleanor Johnson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Books by Elmer L. Andersen: A Man's Reach, with Lori Sturdevant (2000) — I Trust To Be Believed: Speeches And Reflections (2004)
  James F. Antonio (b. 1939) — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born June 30, 1939. Republican. Accountant; Missouri state auditor, 1979-. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Elks; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Psi. Still living as of 1981.
  David Morgan Bane (1915-2004) — also known as David M. Bane — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., September 12, 1915. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1950-53; U.S. Ambassador to Gabon, 1965-69. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Gamma Mu; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died in 2004 (age about 88 years). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of David Emulous Bane and Nellie Ray (Ramage) Bane; married, May 12, 1945, to Patricia Huston Miller.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bert A. Betts (b. 1923) — of Lemon Grove, San Diego County, Calif.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., August 16, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; accountant; California state treasurer, 1959-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Foresters; Eagles; Alpha Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bert A. Betts, Sr. and Alma (Jorgenson) Betts; married to Barbara Lang.
  Cecil Farris Bryant (1914-2002) — also known as C. Farris Bryant — of Ocala, Marion County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., July 26, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1942, 1946-55; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1953-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952, 1960 (alternate), 1968; Governor of Florida, 1961-65. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Jaycees; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi. Died, in a hospital at Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 1, 2002 (age 87 years, 218 days). Interment at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Cecil Bryant and Lela (Farris) Bryant; married, September 18, 1940, to Julia Burnett.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William Haydon Burns (1912-1987) — also known as Haydon Burns — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 17, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1949-65; Governor of Florida, 1965-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Methodist. Member, Phi Sigma Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died November 22, 1987 (age 75 years, 250 days). Interment somewhere in Jacksonville, Fla.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Millard Fillmore Caldwell, Jr. (1897-1984) — also known as Millard F. Caldwell, Jr. — of Milton, Santa Rosa County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., February 6, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1933-41; Governor of Florida, 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1956; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1962-69. Protestant. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Kappa Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Newcomen Society; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Alpha Kappa Psi; Blue Key. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., October 23, 1984 (age 87 years, 260 days). Interment at Harwood Plantation Cemetery, Leon County, Fla.
  Presumably named for: Millard Fillmore
  Relatives: Son of Millard Fillmore Caldwell and Martha Jane (Clapp) Caldwell; married, February 14, 1925, to Mary Rebecca Harwood.
  The Millard Caldwell state office building (opened 1949), in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Alfred Barnes Connable, Jr. (1904-1999) — also known as Alfred B. Connable — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., February 20, 1904. Republican. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1942-57; defeated, 1957. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Pi Delta Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., November 16, 1999 (age 95 years, 269 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred B. Connable, Sr. (1871-1951) and Frances (Peck) Connable (died 1929); married, April 15, 1927, to Dorothy Jean Malcomson; nephew of Julius Caesar Burrows.
  Political family: Connable-Burrows family of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Patton Cooke (b. 1921) — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in Floyd County, Ga., January 17, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 26th District, 1955-59. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Pi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert D. Fleming (1903-1994) — of Aspinwall, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pa., March 8, 1903. Republican. Real estate broker; insurance business; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1939-50; member of Pennsylvania state senate 40th District, 1951-74; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1972; candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1964. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis; Kappa Sigma; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died August 15, 1994 (age 91 years, 160 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert H. Fleming and Daisy (Doty) Fleming; married to D. Jean Varner.
  Neal Randolph Fosseen (1908-2004) — also known as Neal R. Fosseen — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Yakima, Yakima County, Wash., November 27, 1908. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; brick and clay tile products manufacturer; mayor of Spokane, Wash., 1960-67. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Kappa Psi; Beta Theta Pi; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Reserve Officers Association. Died July 21, 2004 (age 95 years, 237 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Benjamin Fosseen and Florence Vance (Neal) Fosseen; married, September 26, 1936, to Helen Witherspoon; nephew of Manley Lewis Fosseen (1869-1947); grandnephew of Samuel Richolson.
  Political family: Fosseen family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elwood Haynes Hillis (b. 1926) — also known as Elwood Hillis — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., March 6, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1967-70; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1971-87. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Kappa Psi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1949 to Carol Lou Hoyne.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Frank J. Kelley (b. 1924) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich.; Delta Township, Eaton County, Mich.; Okemos, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 31, 1924. Democrat. Lawyer; Michigan state attorney general, 1961-98; appointed 1961; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964 (alternate), 1968, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1996; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1972. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Alpha Kappa Psi; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 2015.
  William Matthew Ketchum (1921-1978) — also known as William M. Ketchum — of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 2, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; dairy farmer; automobile parts business; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1964-66; member of California state assembly 29th District, 1967-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1968; U.S. Representative from California, 1973-78 (36th District 1973-75, 18th District 1975-78); died in office 1978. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Kappa Psi; Farm Bureau. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., June 24, 1978 (age 56 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Milton Ketchum and Charmain (Richards) Ketchum; married, July 11, 1942, to Lola Marie Heegaard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Oscar Arthur Kirkman (b. 1900) — also known as O. Arthur Kirkman — of High Point, Guilford County, N.C. Born in High Point, Guilford County, N.C., April 16, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; executive vice-president and general manager, Thomasville & Denton Railroad Company; director, American Short Line Railroad Association; president, Atlantic Savings and Loan Association (High Point, N.C.); mayor of High Point, N.C., 1939-43; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1949-52; member of North Carolina state senate 17th District, 1953-59; president, American Cancer Society, 1953-54. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum; American Legion; Alpha Kappa Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Arthur Kirkman, Sr. and Lulu Blanche (Hammer) Kirkman; married 1933 to Katharine Morgan.
  James Kenneth Logan (b. 1929) — also known as James K. Logan — of Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Quenemo, Osage County, Kan., August 21, 1929. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Walter Huxman, 1955-56; lawyer; law professor; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1968; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1977-94; took senior status 1994. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Lysle Logan and Esther Maurine (Price) Logan; married, June 8, 1952, to Beverly Jo Jennings.
  Cross-reference: Carol A. Beier
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Willie F. Logan (b. 1957) — of Opa-Locka, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Opa-Locka, Miami-Dade County, Fla., February 16, 1957. Member of Florida state house of representatives 103rd District, 1983-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 2000. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Sigma; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Phi Omega; Urban League; NAACP. Still living as of 2000.
  David Charles McClung (b. 1926) — also known as David C. McClung — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., September 22, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Hawaii territorial House of Representatives, 1958-59; member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1959-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1960, 1980; member of Hawaii state senate, 1967-70; Hawaii Democratic state chair, 1968-70. Member, American Legion; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Kappa Psi. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of John William McClung and Daisy (Knight) McClung; married, October 29, 1948, to Mildred Kim Tai Fong.
  Clarence Watson Meadows (1904-1961) — also known as Clarence W. Meadows — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla.; Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Va. Born in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., February 11, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1931-32; Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, 1933-36; West Virginia state attorney general, 1937-42; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1942-44; Governor of West Virginia, 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948, 1952; campaign manager for Claude Pepper, in 1958 U.S. Senate campaign. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Kappa Psi; Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Lions; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack in Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Va., September 12, 1961 (age 57 years, 213 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Beckley, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Isadore Meadows (1871-1908) and Ida (Williams) Meadows; brother of Howard Prince Meadows (1905-1993); married, April 27, 1935, to Nancy Ryals Massie (1912-1986).
  Epitaph: "The Lord is my Shepherd."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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).
  Jim Tullis (b. 1941) — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., November 3, 1941. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 17th District, 1999-. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Kappa Psi. Still living as of 1999.
  Frank Lynn Whitbeck (1916-2002) — also known as Frank L. Whitbeck — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., February 29, 1916. Democrat. Insurance executive; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died, from complications of leukemia and a blood disease, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., May 31, 2002 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Arthur Young (b. 1927) — also known as Richard A. Young — of Dearborn Heights, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 16, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; university professor; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1965-94 (33rd District 1965-72, 32nd District 1973-92, 16th District 1993-94). Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Association of University Professors; Elks; Alpha Kappa Psi; Delta Theta Pi. Still living as of 1994.
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