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American Association of Retired Persons Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Virginia Bleemel (1915-2006) — also known as Virginia Inez Eldridge; Mrs. Leo Bleemel — of Mt. Washington, Bullitt County, Ky. Born in Bullitt County, Ky., November 19, 1915. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 31st District, 1971. Female. Baptist. Member, American Association of Retired Persons. Died, in Wesley Manor Health Care Center (nursing home), Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 8, 2006 (age 90 years, 293 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clyde Eldridge and Eunice (Carrothers) Eldridge; married to Leo Andrew Bleemel.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Helen Boosalis Helen Boosalis (1919-2009) — also known as Helen Geankoplis — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., August 28, 1919. Democrat. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1975-83; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1986. Female. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Association of Retired Persons; League of Women Voters. Died, from a brain tumor, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 15, 2009 (age 89 years, 291 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Michael Gus Boosalis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Biagio Ciotto (b. 1929) — also known as Billy Ciotto — of Connecticut. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., December 25, 1929. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 9th District, 1995-. Member, American Association of Retired Persons; AFSCME. Still living as of 2002.
  Thomas A. Colapietro — also known as Tom Colapietro — of Terryville, Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 31st District, 1993-; defeated, 2010. Member, United Auto Workers; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 2010.
  Roman P. Denissen (b. 1918) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Bellevue town, Brown County, Wis., July 13, 1918. Mayor of Green Bay, Wis., 1959-65; defeated, 1965. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Sierra Club; American Association of Retired Persons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Matt Denissen and Nettie (Parins) Denissen; married, August 24, 1939, to Ursula Carmody; married, December 27, 1984, to Agnes (Johnson) LeClair.
  Arnold Mortimer Golden — also known as Arnold M. Golden; Morty Golden — Republican. Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1969-70; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virgin Islands, 2002. Member, American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 2002.
  Relatives: Father of Violet Anne Golden.
  John J. G. Grames (b. 1936) — also known as Johnny Grames — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in a hospital at Anchorage, Alaska, October 1, 1936. Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1996, 1998. Member, Sierra Club; Audubon Society; American Civil Liberties Union; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1998.
  James Donald Griffin (1929-2008) — also known as James D. Griffin; Jimmy Griffin — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., June 29, 1929. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of New York state senate 56th District, 1967-77; mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1978-93. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; American Association of Retired Persons. Died, from Creutzfelt-Jakob disease, in the Father Baker Manor nursing home, Orchard Park, Erie County, N.Y., May 25, 2008 (age 78 years, 331 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward J. Healey (1924-2000) — of Florida. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1974-80, 1982-84, 1986-2000 (81st District 1974-80, 86th District 1982-84, 1986-2000); defeated, 1972 (81st District), 1980 (81st District), 1984 (86th District); died in office 2000. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Association of Retired Persons; Audubon Society; American Legion; Nature Conservancy; Sierra Club; Urban League; Common Cause. While attending a primary victory rally for Al Gore, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and died the next day at a hospital at Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., March 15, 2000 (age 75 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
  Byron Holkenbrink (1903-2002) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., November 30, 1903. Merchant; mayor of Jacksonville, Ill., 1963-69. Christian. Member, Rotary; American Association of Retired Persons. Died in Barton W. Stone nursing home, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., April 26, 2002 (age 98 years, 147 days). His body was donated to science.
  Hubert Horatio Humphrey III (b. 1942) — also known as Skip Humphrey — of New Hope, Hennepin County, Minn. Born June 26, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 44th District, 1973-82; Minnesota state attorney general, 1983-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984, 1996 (delegation chair); Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1988; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1998. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Optimist Club; Alpha Sigma Phi; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. and Muriel Buck Humphrey; married to Nancy Lee Jeffrey; father of Hubert Horatio Humphrey IV; grandson of Hubert Horatio Humphrey.
  Political family: Humphrey family of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Dennis L. Jones (b. 1941) — of Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 5, 1941. Republican. Chiropractor; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1999.
  Tim Kelly (b. 1944) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., August 15, 1944. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1976; member of Alaska state senate District K, 1979-90, 1993-. Member, American Association of Retired Persons; Sons of Norway; American Legion; Elks. Still living as of 1999.
  Carl Gottfred Lindquist (1896-1993) — also known as Carl G. Lindquist; "Iron Man" — of Iron River, Iron County, Mich. Born in Norway, Dickinson County, Mich., December 9, 1896. Republican. Dairy farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1941-54 (Iron County 1941-44, Iron District 1945-54); defeated, 1954, 1962; candidate for Michigan state senate 31st District, 1956; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Iron District, 1961. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Association of Retired Persons. Died, in Crystal Manor nursing home, Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich., March 9, 1993 (age 96 years, 90 days). Interment at Bates Township Cemetery, Mapleton, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Aldo Lindquist and Hannah Lindquist; married, August 21, 1929, to Sylvia Peterson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph A. Sonneman (b. 1944) — also known as Joe Sonneman — of Juneau, Alaska. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 22, 1944. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1998. Member, American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1998.
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