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  LeRoy Hagen Anderson (1906-1991) — also known as LeRoy H. Anderson — of Conrad, Pondera County, Mont. Born in Ellendale, Dickey County, N.Dak., February 2, 1906. Democrat. Rancher; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1947-48; member of Montana state senate, 1949-56, 1967; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1957-61; defeated, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Tau Beta Pi; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Chi Sigma; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Chemical Society. Died, in a hospital at Conrad, Pondera County, Mont., September 25, 1991 (age 85 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter John Anderson and Gena (Hagen) Anderson; married, October 19, 1929, to Jessie Viola Taylor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Bancroft (1875-1936) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Rockford (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., May 18, 1875. Democrat. Chemical engineer; executive, Joseph Bancroft & Sons chemical manufacturing firm; director of railroads and insurance companies; candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1924. Quaker. Member, American Chemical Society; Theta Xi; Freemasons; Elks. Injured in a fall down stairs, and died a few days later, from pneumonia, in the Homeopathic Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 6, 1936 (age 60 years, 354 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bancroft, Jr. (1840-1915) and Mary Askew (Richardson) Bancroft (1847-1933); married, October 29, 1902, to Elizabeth Ann Howard (1871-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Harry Benedict (b. 1876) — of Lake Linden, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 24, 1876. Democrat. Metallurgist; worked for copper mining companies; inventor, ammonia leaching process for copper; director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 1919-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1928 (alternate). Jewish. Member, American Chemical Society; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Benedict and Hannah (Goldsmith) Benedict; married, February 4, 1902, to Lena Manson.
  Lloyd Campbell Bird (1894-1978) — also known as Lloyd C. Bird — of Richmond, Va. Born in Highland County, Va., August 1, 1894. Democrat. Member of Virginia state senate 43rd District, 1943-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; American Chemical Society. Died in Chesterfield County, Va., April 20, 1978 (age 83 years, 262 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Anson Bird and Mary Susan (Campbell) Bird; married to Lucille Crutchfield (1894-1970).
  L. C. Bird High School, in Chesterfield, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Sprague Coolidge (1894-1977) — also known as Albert S. Coolidge — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 23, 1894. Socialist. Chemist; candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1922; candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1934, 1936. Member, American Chemical Society. Died in Concord, Middlesex County, Mass., August 31, 1977 (age 83 years, 220 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederic Shurtleff Coolidge (1859-1915) and Elizabeth Penn (Sprague) Coolidge (1864-1953); married, September 22, 1915, to Margaret Stewart Coit; first cousin once removed of Albert Arnold Sprague (1874-1946).
  Allan R. Cullimore (b. 1884) — of South Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., March 2, 1884. Civil engineer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; Dean, later President, Newark College of Engineering; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Essex County, 1947. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Chemical Society; Newcomen Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Cullimore and Mary Pearce (Joy) Cullimore; married, March 25, 1912, to Edith Van Alst.
  Homer C. Fritsch (1894-1957) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, July 23, 1894. Chemist; executive vice-president, Parke Davis pharmaceutical company; village president of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1948-50; mayor of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., 1950-57; died in office 1957. Member, American Chemical Society; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Collapsed and died in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, April 8, 1957 (age 62 years, 259 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Seabury C. Mastick (b. 1871) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; near Pleasantville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 19, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; president, Warner Chemical Company; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1921-22; member of New York state senate 26th District, 1923-34; defeated, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; American Bar Association; American Chemical Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1896 to Agnes E. Warner.
  Thomas Herbert Norton (b. 1851) — also known as Thomas H. Norton — of White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Rushford, Allegany County, N.Y., June 30, 1851. Republican. Chemist; newspaper editor; university professor; librarian; U.S. Consul in Harput, 1900-05; Smyrna, 1905-06; Chemnitz, 1906-14. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Delta Kappa Epsilon; American Chemical Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Robert Norton and Julia Ann Granger (Horsford) Norton; married, December 27, 1883, to Edith Eliza Ames.
  Russell Wilber Peterson (1916-2011) — also known as Russell W. Peterson — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Portage, Columbia County, Wis., October 3, 1916. Republican. Textile researcher for du Pont chemical company; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1964 (alternate), 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of Delaware, 1969-73; defeated, 1972. Unitarian. Member, American Chemical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Phi Eta Sigma. Died February 21, 2011 (age 94 years, 141 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anton Peterson and Emma (Anthony) Peterson; married, June 30, 1937, to E. Lillian Turner.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books by Russell W. Peterson: Patriots, Stand Up!: This Land Is Our Land; Fight to Take It Back
  H. Rivington Pyne (b. 1892) — of Far Hills, Somerset County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 16, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1936-38; member of New Jersey state senate from Somerset County, 1942-47; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Somerset County, 1947. Member, American Chemical Society. Burial location unknown.
  Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999) — also known as Glenn T. Seaborg; Glenn Teodor Sjöberg — Born in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., April 19, 1912. Democrat. Physical chemist; university professor; received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1951; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1961-71. Swedish ancestry. Member, Alpha Chi Sigma; American Chemical Society. Died in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, Calif., February 25, 1999 (age 86 years, 312 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Theodore 'Ted' Seaborg and Selma Olivia (Erickson) Seaborg; married 1942 to Helen L. Griggs (1917-2006).
  The element Seaborgium is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Harold Todd, Jr. (1921-2008) — also known as Paul H. Todd, Jr. — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 22, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; founded and led Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Co. (now Kalsec); candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1961; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1965-67; defeated, 1962, 1966, 1974. Protestant. Member, American Economic Association; American Chemical Society. Died November 18, 2008 (age 87 years, 57 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Paul H. Todd (1892?-?); nephew of Albert J. Todd; grandson of Albert May Todd.
  Political family: Todd family of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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