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Alpha Zeta
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Edward Lisle Allen (1868-1932) — also known as Edward L. Allen — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Leicester, Livingston County, N.Y., August 14, 1868. Republican. Newspaper editor; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Zeta; Grange. Died in Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, N.Y., October 30, 1932 (age 64 years, 77 days). Interment at Bemus Point Cemetery, Bemus Point, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Allen and Rosetta (Sheldon) Allen; married, December 4, 1895, to Martha Celesta Van De Vyver.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Andrew Bass (1887-1965) — also known as Elmer A. Bass — of Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. Born near Oakland, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, November 26, 1887. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Montgomery County, 1945-51. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Sigma Rho; Rotary. Died January 10, 1965 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Emerson Cemetery, Emerson, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of George Cary Bass and Mary Ellen (Wenner) Bass; married to Nellie M. Smith.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Ezra Taft Benson Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994) — Born in Whitney, Franklin County, Idaho, August 4, 1899. Farmer; agricultural extension agent; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1953-61. Mormon. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta; Kiwanis; Rotary. President of the Mormon Church 1985-94. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, May 29, 1994 (age 94 years, 298 days). Interment at Whitney Cemetery, Whitney, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of George Taft Benson and Sarah (Dunkley) Benson; married, September 10, 1926, to Flora Smith Amussen; distant relative *** of Robert Alphonso Taft, Robert Taft Jr. and Robert Alphonso Taft III.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
Clark L. Brody Clark Louis Brody (1879-1961) — also known as Clark L. Brody — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Fabius, St. Joseph County, Mich., February 1, 1879. Republican. Farmer; county agricultural agent, 1915-21; executive with Farm Bureau; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1921-59; appointed 1921; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Kiwanis. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 12, 1961 (age 82 years, 253 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Polk Brody and Emma L. (Seeley) Brody; married, November 14, 1906, to Margaret Ellen York.
  The Brody Complex of dormitories at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Edgar Bernard Brossard (b. 1889) — also known as Edgar B. Brossard — of Utah; Washington, D.C. Born in Oxford, Bannock County, Idaho, April 1, 1889. Republican. College professor; economist; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1925-45; chair, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1930. Mormon. Member, American Economic Association; Grange; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Zeta; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amable Alphonse Brossard and Mary Catherine (Hobson) Brossard; married, August 25, 1915, to Laura P. Crowley.
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
Elbert N. Carvel Elbert Nostrand Carvel (1910-2005) — also known as Elbert N. Carvel; "Big Bert" — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born in Shelter Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., February 9, 1910. Democrat. Fertilizer manufacturer; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1945-49; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1946-47, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1949-53, 1961-65; defeated, 1952; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1958, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Grange; Sigma Delta Kappa; Alpha Zeta. Died in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., February 6, 2005 (age 94 years, 363 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Queen Anne's County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Arnold Wrightson Carvel and Elizabeth (Nostrand) Carvel; married, December 17, 1932, to Ann Hall Valliant.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Who's Who in United States Politics (1950)
  John Alfred Hannah (1902-1991) — also known as John A. Hannah — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 9, 1902. Republican. Agricultural extension agent; president of Michigan State College, 1941-55, and Michigan State University, 1955-69; director, Motor Wheel Corporation, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, American Bank and Trust Company, and Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 14th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Newcomen Society; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Zeta. Died in 1991 (age about 88 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilfred Steele Hannah and Mary Ellen (Malone) Hannah; married to Sarah May Shaw.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Marion Jardine (1879-1955) — also known as William M. Jardine — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Oneida County, Idaho, January 16, 1879. College professor; agronomist; president, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1918-25; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1930; Kansas state treasurer, 1933-34; appointed 1933; resigned 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Freemasons; Rotary; American Forestry Association; Farm Bureau. Died January 17, 1955 (age 76 years, 1 days). Interment at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of William Jardine and Rebecca J. (Dudley) Jardine; married, September 6, 1905, to Effie Nebeker.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Pat Jennings (1919-1994) — of Marion, Smyth County, Va. Born in Camp, Smyth County, Va., August 20, 1919. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; Smyth County Sheriff, 1948-54; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1955-67; defeated, 1966. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Alpha Zeta; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, following an accident in which a tractor he was driving overturned and crushed him, in Marion, Smyth County, Va., August 2, 1994 (age 74 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jerry Lon Litton (1937-1976) — also known as Jerry Litton — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born near Lock Springs, Daviess County, Mo., May 12, 1937. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1973-76; died in office 1976. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Zeta. While running for U.S. Senator, died in the crash of a private plane, shortly after takeoff from the Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., August 3, 1976 (age 39 years, 83 days). Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Sharon Summerville.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  William T. Milleson (b. 1907) — of Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va., September 16, 1907. Democrat. Farmer; aviator; director, First National Bank of Romney; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1937-42, 1975-80 (Hampshire County 1937-42, 34th District 1975-80). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grange; Theta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Ruritan; Lions; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Milleson and Susie French (Taylor) Milleson; married, December 26, 1940, to Avery Heiskel Pancake.
  Stanley Maurice Powell (1898-1988) — also known as Stanley M. Powell — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., July 7, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1931-32, 1965-78 (Ionia County 1931-32, 89th District 1965-72, 88th District 1973-78); defeated, 1932; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ionia County, 1961-62. Baptist. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; American Legion; Pi Kappa Delta; Delta Sigma Rho; Alpha Zeta. Died in Ionia County, Mich., August 25, 1988 (age 90 years, 49 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alice (Waterbury) Powell and Herbert Ernest Powell; married to Eleanor Grace Partridge.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roland Roger Renne (1905-1989) — also known as Roland Renne — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Greenwich, Cumberland County, N.J., December 12, 1905. Democrat. Economist; college professor; president, Montana State College, Bozeman, 1943-64; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1964. Presbyterian or Unitarian. Member, Rotary; American Economic Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Zeta. Died August 30, 1989 (age 83 years, 261 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Christian Renne and Caroline Augusta (Young) Renne; married, August 9, 1932, to Mary Kneeland Wisner.
  Renne Library at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Walter Scott (1929-2009) — also known as Robert Scott — of Haw River, Alamance County, N.C. Born in Haw River, Alamance County, N.C., June 13, 1929. Democrat. Farmer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1965-69; Governor of North Carolina, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Jaycees; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Alpha Zeta. Died January 23, 2009 (age 79 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Kerr Scott and Mary E. (White) Scott; married, September 1, 1951, to Jessie Rae Osborne.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Henry Gray Shelton (b. 1906) — also known as Henry G. Shelton — of Speed, Edgecombe County, N.C. Born near Speed, Edgecombe County, N.C., November 14, 1906. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina state senate 4th District, 1957-59. Episcopalian. Member, Farm Bureau; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Alpha Zeta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Shelton and Annie Little (Thigpen) Shelton; married to Athlea Boone.
  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
  Robert Lee Taylor (1912-1993) — also known as Robert L. Taylor — of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 9, 1912. Democrat. Mayor of Salamanca, N.Y., 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Moose; Elks; Rotary; Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Alpha Zeta. Died July 6, 1993 (age 80 years, 331 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.
  Mark G. Thornburg (1882-1962) — of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa. Born in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa, June 8, 1882. Republican. Iowa secretary of agriculture, 1924-33, 1939-43. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Phi Kappa Psi; Alpha Zeta. Died December 15, 1962 (age 80 years, 190 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas A. Thornburg and Jennie (Vestal) Thornburg; married to Blanche Scholes.
  Dale Edward Wolf (b. 1924) — also known as Dale E. Wolf — of near Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., September 6, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president of pharmaceutical business for the E. I. Du Pont chemical company; Delaware Director of Development, 1987-88; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1989-92; Governor of Delaware, 1992-93. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Xi; Alpha Zeta. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Wolf and Irene Wolf; married 1945 to Clarice Elaine Marshall.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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