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Willis J. Abbot Willis John Abbot (1863-1934) — also known as Willis J. Abbot; Willis J. Abbott — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich.; Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., March 16, 1863. Democrat. Newspaper editor; chairman of Henry George's campaign for Mayor of New York City, 1898; director of the Democratic National Press Bureau, 1900 and 1908; close friend and spokesman of William Jennings Bryan; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1903; editor, Christian Science Monitor, 1922-27. Christian Scientist. Member, American Economic Association. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 19, 1934 (age 71 years, 64 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Waldo Abbot and Julia (Holmes) Abbot; married 1888 to Amanda Mack (born 1863).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1897
  Hugh Gardner Ackley (1915-1998) — also known as H. Gardner Ackley — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 30, 1915. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, 1964-68; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1968-69. Scottish ancestry. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Trilateral Commission; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods nursing home, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 12, 1998 (age 82 years, 227 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh M. Ackley and Margaret (McKenzie) Ackley; married, September 18, 1937, to Bonnie A. Lowry.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Marcus Alexis (b. 1932) — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 26, 1932. Democrat. Economist; university professor; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1979-81. African ancestry. Member, American Economic Association. Still living as of 1994.
  George Weston Anderson (1861-1938) — also known as George W. Anderson — of Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass.; Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Acworth, Sullivan County, N.H., September 1, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1911, 1912; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1914-17; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1917-18; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1918-31; took senior status 1931. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Economic Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in DeLand, Volusia County, Fla., February 14, 1938 (age 76 years, 166 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of David Campbell Anderson and Martha Lucinda (Brigham) Anderson; married 1897 to Minnie E. Mitchell (died 1906); married, January 25, 1908, to Addie Earle Kenerson.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Abram Piatt Andrew, Jr. (1873-1936) — also known as A. Piatt Andrew, Jr. — of Gloucester, Essex County, Mass. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., February 12, 1873. Republican. Director, U.S. Mint, 1909; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1910-12; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1921-36; died in office 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Military Order of the World Wars; American Economic Association. Died, from influenza and arteriosclerosis, in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., June 3, 1936 (age 63 years, 112 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Piatt Andrew and Helen (Merrell) Andrew.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Roger Ward Babson (1875-1967) — also known as Roger W. Babson; "The Seer of Wellesley Hills" — of Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., July 6, 1875. Statistician; economist; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, American Economic Association. Author of many books on business and religion; famed for predicting the 1929 stock market crash; founder of Babson Institute (now Babson College), in Wellesley, Mass.; Webber College (now Webber International University), in Babson Park, Fla., and Utopia College (now defunct), in Eureka, Kan. Died in Mountain Lake, Polk County, Fla., March 5, 1967 (age 91 years, 242 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Babson (1850-1927) and Ellen (Stearns) Babson (1850-1929); married, March 29, 1900, to Grace Margaret Knight (died 1956); married, June 1, 1959, to Nona M. Dougherty (died 1963); first cousin twice removed of John Babson; fourth cousin of Waldo Babson (1866-1941).
  Political family: Babson family of Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Roger W. Babson: The Future Method of Investing Money : Economic Facts for Corporation and Investors — If inflation comes; what you can do about it — Washington and the Revolutionists : a characterization of recovery polices and of the people who are giving them effec — The Folly of Installment Buying
  Books about Roger W. Babson: Earl L. Smith, Yankee Genius : A biography of Roger W. Babson
  William Burke Belknap (1885-1965) — also known as William B. Belknap — of Goshen, Oldham County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 18, 1885. Democrat. Stock breeder; economist; college teacher; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 59th District, 1924-28, 1934-35; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1933. Member, American Economic Association; Zeta Psi; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died September 7, 1965 (age 80 years, 142 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Alice Trumbull (Silliman) Belknap (1846-1890) and William Richardson Belknap (1849-1914); married, September 14, 1922, to Helen Clark Strong.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Zenas Work Bliss (1867-1957) — also known as Zenas W. Bliss — of Cranston, Providence County, R.I.; Edgewood, Cranston, Providence County, R.I. Born in Johnston, Providence County, R.I., January 10, 1867. Republican. Real estate business; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1903-09; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1910-13; Rhode Island State Tax Commissioner. Unitarian. Member, Loyal Legion; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association; Freemasons. Died in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., January 10, 1957 (age 90 years, 0 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Zenas Randall Bliss (1835-1900; U.S. Army Major General, recipient Medal of Honor) and Martha Nancy (Work) Bliss (1840-1919); married, October 26, 1892, to Lydia Collins Kelly (1869-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Werner Michael Blumenthal (b. 1926) — also known as W. Michael Blumenthal — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Oranienburg, Germany, January 3, 1926. Democrat. President, Bendix International, 1967-70; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984; chairman, Burroughs (1980-86), and Unisys (1986-90); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008; president, Berlin Jewish Museum. Jewish. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Economic Association. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married 1951 to Margaret Polley.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  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.
  Charles Hillman Brough (1876-1935) — also known as Charles H. Brough — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Clinton, Hinds County, Miss., July 9, 1876. Democrat. College professor; Governor of Arkansas, 1917-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924. Baptist. Member, American Economic Association; American Political Science Association; Beta Theta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen of the World; Modern Woodmen of America; Columbian Woodmen; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Maccabees. Died, from a heart attack, December 26, 1935 (age 59 years, 170 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Milton Brough and Flora M. (Thompson) Brough; married, June 17, 1908, to Anne Wade Roark (1880-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Charles Hillman Brough: Foy Lisenby, Charles Hillman Brough: A Biography
  Frank Buchanan (1902-1951) — of McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa., December 1, 1902. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; automobile dealer; mayor of McKeesport, Pa., 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 33rd District, 1946-51; died in office 1951. Protestant. Member, American Economic Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Lions. Died, from esophageal and gastric bleeding, in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 27, 1951 (age 48 years, 147 days). Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, near McKeesport, Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Buchanan and Mary (Campbell) Buchanan; married, January 4, 1929, to Vera Daerr (1902-1955).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Woolsey Cole (1906-1978) — also known as Charles W. Cole — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass.; New York. Born in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., February 8, 1906. University professor; President of Amherst College, 1946-60; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1961-64. Presbyterian. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Association of University Professors; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; American Historical Association; American Economic Association. Died in 1978 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
Charles A. Conant Charles Arthur Conant (1861-1915) — also known as Charles A. Conant — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass., July 2, 1861. Democrat. Candidate for Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1886; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1894; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896; journalist; author; economist; set up the currency system in the Philippine Islands; director of the Manila Railroad and the National Bank of Nicaragua; treasurer of Morton Trust Company of New York. Member, American Economic Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from stomach cancer, in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, July 5, 1915 (age 54 years, 3 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles E. Conant and Mary Crawford (Wallace) Conant.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
  Charles Richard Crane (1858-1939) — also known as Charles R. Crane — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Woods Hole, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 7, 1858. President, Crane Company, valves and fittings manufacturer; director, National Bank of the Republic, Chicago; U.S. Minister to China, 1920-21. Member, American Economic Association. Died in 1939 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Teller Crane and Mary (Prentiss) Crane; married 1881 to Cornelia W. Smith; father of Richard Crane (1882-1938).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Smith Culbertson (1884-1966) — also known as William S. Culbertson — of Kansas; Charmian, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., August 5, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; economist; university professor; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1921-25; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1925-28; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1928-33. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Phi Epsilon; American Economic Association. Died in 1966 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Culbertson and Jennie (Smith) Culbertson; married, December 28, 1911, to Mary J. Hunter.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Winthrop More Daniels (b. 1867) — also known as Winthrop M. Daniels — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J.; Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, September 30, 1867. University professor; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1914-23; trustee of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 1935. Member, American Economic Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of E. A. Daniels; married, October 12, 1898, to Joan Robertson.
  Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976) — also known as Paul H. Douglas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., March 26, 1892. Democrat. University professor; economist; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1949-67; defeated, 1942, 1966. Unitarian or Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1976 (age 84 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of James Howard Douglas and Annie (Smith) Douglas; married 1915 to Dorothy S. Wolff (divorced 1930); married 1931 to Emily Taft (1899-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Paul H. Douglas: Roger Biles, Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois
Garrett Droppers Garrett Droppers (1860-1927) — of Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 12, 1860. Democrat. University professor; president, University of South Dakota, 1898-1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); U.S. Minister to Greece, 1914-20; Montenegro, 1914-20. Member, American Economic Association. Died in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., July 7, 1927 (age 67 years, 86 days). Interment at Williams College Cemetery, Williamstown, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Droppers and Gertrude (Boyink) Droppers; married to Cora A. Rand (died 1896); married 1897 to Jean Tewkesbury Rand.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Edward Dana Durand (1871-1960) — also known as E. Dana Durand — of Minnesota; Washington, D.C. Born in Romeo, Macomb County, Mich., October 18, 1871. Economist; director, U.S. Census, 1909-13; university professor; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1935-47. Member, American Economic Association; American Statistical Association. Died in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1960 (age 88 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Y. Durand and Celia (Day) Durand; married, July 15, 1903, to Mary Elizabeth Bennett.
  Lynn Ramsay Edminster (b. 1893) — also known as Lynn R. Edminster — of Illinois; Washington, D.C. Born in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Ill., January 2, 1893. University professor; economist; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1942-45. Member, American Economic Association; Kappa Sigma. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Howard Simmons Edminster and Julia (Jones) Edminster; married, May 19, 1917, to Lucile Forsythe.
  Franklin Spencer Edmonds (b. 1874) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 28, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1921-26; member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1939-46. Episcopalian. Member, American Economic Association; American Historical Association; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Bar Association; Union League; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry R. Edmonds and Catherine Ann (Huntzinger) Edmonds; brother of George Washington Edmonds (1864-1939); married, December 6, 1909, to Elise Julia Beitler.
  Joseph Lyman Fisher (1914-1992) — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., January 11, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1975-81. Unitarian. Member, American Economic Association; American Society for Public Administration; American Forestry Association. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., February 19, 1992 (age 78 years, 39 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ralph Edward Flanders (1880-1970) — also known as Ralph E. Flanders — of Springfield, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., September 28, 1880. Republican. Mechanical engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1946-59. Congregationalist. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Economic Association; United World Federalists. Died in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., February 19, 1970 (age 89 years, 144 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Wellington Flanders and Mary Lizzie (Gilfillan) Flanders; married, November 1, 1911, to Helen E. Hartness; first cousin twice removed of Alvan Flanders (1825-1884); second cousin twice removed of Francis Durrell Flanders.
  Political family: Flanders family of Vermont (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marion Bayard Folsom (1893-1976) — also known as Marion B. Folsom — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in McRae, Telfair County, Ga., November 23, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1955-58. Presbyterian. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Economic Association. Treasurer of Eastman Kodak Company, 1935-53. Died September 27, 1976 (age 82 years, 309 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth — of Tennessee. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Republican. Economist; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1997-2001. Member, American Economic Association. Still living as of 2001.
  James Kenneth Galbraith (born c.1952) — also known as James K. Galbraith — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born about 1952. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972; economist; university professor. Member, American Economic Association; Americans for Democratic Action. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Kenneth Galbraith and Catherine (Atwater) Galbraith; brother of Peter Woodard Galbraith (1950-).
  Political family: Galbraith family of Massachusetts and Vermont.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by James K. Galbraith: Created Unequal : The Crisis in American Pay (1998) — Inequality and Industrial Change : A Global View (2001) — Balancing Acts : Technology, Finance, and the American Future (1989)
  John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Iona Station, Ontario, October 15, 1908. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; economist; university professor; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1961-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Scottish ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1946, and again in 2000. Died, of pneumonia, in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., April 29, 2006 (age 97 years, 196 days). Interment at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Archibald 'Archie' Galbraith and Catherine (Kendall) Galbraith; married, September 17, 1937, to Catherine 'Kitty' Atwater; father of Peter Woodard Galbraith (1950-) and James Kenneth Galbraith.
  Political family: Galbraith family of Massachusetts and Vermont.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by John Kenneth Galbraith: Ambassador's Journal : A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years (1969) — The Affluent Society (1958) — The Great Crash : 1929 (1954) — A Short History of Financial Euphoria — Money : Whence it Came, Where it Went (1975) — A Tenured Professor (1990) — Name-Dropping : From FDR On (1999) — A Life In Our Times (1981) — The New Industrial State (1967)
  Books about John Kenneth Galbraith: Richard Parker, John Kenneth Galbraith : His Life, His Politics, His Economics
  Edward Joseph Gardner (1898-1950) — also known as Edward J. Gardner — of Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, August 7, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; economist; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1937-38, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1945-47; defeated, 1946. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Economic Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Moose. Died in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, December 7, 1950 (age 52 years, 122 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Gardner and Mary (Long) Gardner; married, October 12, 1926, to Esther Pring.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Jule Lawrence Goetzman (1912-1956) — also known as Jule L. Goetzman — of Moline, Rock Island County, Ill.; Washington, D.C. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 12, 1912. Foreign Service officer; economist; U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, 1937-39; Yokohama, 1939-41; Bilbao, 1942-46. Member, American Economic Association. Died July 23, 1956 (age 43 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George L. Goetzman and Myrtle (Rinehart) Goetzman; married 1937 to Charlotte Ehler.
  Henry Francis Grady (1882-1957) — also known as Henry F. Grady — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1882. Democrat. U.S. Ambassador to India, 1947-48; Greece, 1948-50; Iran, 1950-51; U.S. Minister to Nepal, 1948. Member, American Economic Association; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Sigma Pi; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Gamma Mu. Died, of a heart attack, on the ocean liner President Wilson, in the Pacific Ocean, September 14, 1957 (age 75 years, 214 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Grady and Ellen G. (Rourke) Grady; married, October 18, 1917, to Lucretia del Valle (1892-1972).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
John A. Gronouski John Austin Gronouski, Jr. (1919-1996) — also known as John A. Gronouski, Jr. — of Wisconsin. Born in Dunbar, Marinette County, Wis., October 26, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Postmaster General, 1963-65; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1965-68. Catholic. Member, American Economic Association. Died in 1996 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: John F. Kennedy Library
  Charles Humphrey Hamill (b. 1868) — also known as Charles H. Hamill — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 20, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Charles S. Deneen, 1898-1905; member, board of managers, Presbyterian Hospital; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 29th District, 1920-22. Member, American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; American Economic Association; Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles D. Hamill and Susan Fannie (Walbridge) Hamill; married, May 25, 1910, to Kathleen McDonald Mather-Smith.
  James Denton Hancock (b. 1837) — also known as "Nya Gua Hai"; "Grizzy Bear" — of Franklin, Venango County, Pa. Born in Wyoming Valley, Luzerne County, Pa., June 9, 1837. University professor; lawyer; solicitor, Allegeny Valley Railroad, 1877-88; solicitor, New York and Philadelphia Railroad, 1878-88; general solicitor, Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, from 1888; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1892 (27th District), 1894 (at-large). Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa; American Economic Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Hancock and Mary (Perkins) Hancock.
Harry B. Hawes Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947) — also known as Harry B. Hawes — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1928; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1921-26; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1926-33; resigned 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; American Economic Association; Izaak Walton League; Audubon Society; American Forestry Association; National Rifle Association. Died in Washington, D.C., July 31, 1947 (age 77 years, 258 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Ripley County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Nicholas Hawes (1843-1891) and Susan Elizabeth (Simrall) Hawes (1846-1900); married, November 15, 1899, to Elizabeth Eppes Osborne Robinson; grandson of Richard Hawes (1797-1877); grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and Albert Gallatin Hawes; great-grandson of George Nicholas; great-grandnephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and Aylett Hawes; second great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Edmund Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, Carter Bassett Harrison, Francis Walker and William Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall and Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin twice removed of John Scott Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John J. Cochran
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921
  Leon Henderson (1895-1986) — of Washington, D.C.; Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, N.C. Born in Millville, Cumberland County, N.J., May 26, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; economist; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939-41; administrator, Office of Price Administration, 1941-42. Member, American Statistical Association; American Economic Association; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons. Died in October, 1986 (age 91 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Bowen Henderson and Lida C. (Beebe) Henderson; married, July 25, 1925, to Myrlie Hamm.
  See also Wikipedia article
Frank H. Hitchcock Frank Harris Hitchcock (1867-1935) — also known as Frank H. Hitchcock — of Massachusetts; Arizona. Born in Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, October 5, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1908-09; U.S. Postmaster General, 1909-13; newspaper publisher; member of Republican National Committee from Arizona, 1932-33. Member, American Economic Association. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., August 25, 1935 (age 67 years, 324 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Chapman Hitchcock and Mary Laurette (Harris) Hitchcock.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
  David Franklin Houston (1866-1940) — also known as David F. Houston — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Monroe, Union County, N.C., February 17, 1866. Superintendent of schools; university professor; president, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1902-05; president, University of Texas, 1905-08; chancellor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1908-16; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1920-21; vice president, American Telephone and Telegraph Co. and president, Bell Telephone Securities Co.; president, Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, 1930-1940; director, United States Steel Corporation. Member, American Economic Association. Died, from heart disease, at the Harkness Pavilion of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 2, 1940 (age 74 years, 198 days). Interment at Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Houston and Cornelia Anne (Stevens) Houston; married, December 11, 1895, to Helen Beall (1873-1940).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Emil Hurja (1892-1953) — of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Tex.; Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich. Born in Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich., January 22, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1946, 1948. Finnish ancestry. Member, American Political Science Association; American Economic Association; Sigma Delta Chi. Suffered a heart attack, collapsed and died at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., May 30, 1953 (age 61 years, 128 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Gudrun Anderson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Byron Lindberg Johnson (1917-2000) — also known as Byron L. Johnson — of Denver, Colo. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 12, 1917. Democrat. Economist; university professor; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1955-56; U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1959-61; defeated, 1956, 1960, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960, 1968. Congregationalist. Member, American Economic Association; American Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo., January 6, 2000 (age 82 years, 86 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Married, October 22, 1938, to Catherine Elizabeth Teter (1916-1999).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Matthew Kennedy (1905-1996) — also known as David M. Kennedy — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Randolph, Rich County, Utah, July 21, 1905. Economist; banker; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1969-71; U.S. Ambassador to , 1971-73. Mormon. Member, American Economic Association; Pi Gamma Mu. Died, from a heart ailment, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, May 1, 1996 (age 90 years, 285 days). Interment at Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of George Kennedy and Katherine Kennedy; married 1924 to Lenora Bingham.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tracy Hollingsworth Lay (b. 1882) — also known as Tracy Lay — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala.; Washington, D.C. Born in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., November 5, 1882. Newspaper reporter; department store manager; U.S. Deputy Consul General in London, 1912-14; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Dublin, 1914; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Paris, 1914-15; U.S. Consul in Paris, 1915-19; U.S. Consul General in Munich, 1923-25; Buenos Aires, 1926-28. Methodist. Member, American Political Science Association; American Economic Association; Sigma Nu. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Patrick Lay and Laura Josephine (Hollingsworth) Lay; married, October 5, 1921, to Marcia Bliss.
  Robert Luce (1862-1946) — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass.; Waltham, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, December 2, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; director, Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Seventh Middlesex District, 1899, 1901-08; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1912-13; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-19; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1919-35, 1937-41 (13th District 1919-33, 9th District 1933-35, 1937-41); defeated, 1934, 1940. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Political Science Association; American Economic Association; Exchange Club. Died April 7, 1946 (age 83 years, 126 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Enos Thompson Luce and Phebe (Learned) Luce; married 1885 to Mabelle Farnham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Marburg (1862-1946) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., July 10, 1862. U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1912-14. Member, American Economic Association; American Political Science Association; American Society for International Law. Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 3, 1946 (age 83 years, 236 days). Entombed at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Marburg and Christine (Munder) Marburg; married, November 6, 1889, to Fannie Grainger.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robin Lynn Raphel (b. 1947) — also known as Robin Raphel — of Washington. Born in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash., September 16, 1947. Foreign Service officer; Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, 1993-97; U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, 1997-2000. Member, American Economic Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Brazilla Carroll Reece (1889-1961) — also known as B. Carroll Reece — of Butler, Johnson County, Tenn.; Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in a log cabin near Butler, Johnson County, Tenn., December 22, 1889. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1921-31, 1933-47, 1951-61; died in office 1961; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1932, 1936, 1944, 1948 (speaker), 1956, 1960; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1939-40; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1946-48; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1948; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1958. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Economic Association; American Statistical Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Delta Sigma Pi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 19, 1961 (age 71 years, 87 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of John Isaac Reece and Sarah E. (Maples) Reece; married, October 30, 1923, to Louise Goff (1898-1970) (daughter of Guy Despard Goff).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  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 (1911-1999).
  Renne Library at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Victor Rosewater (b. 1871) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., February 13, 1871. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1896-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908; member of Republican National Committee from Nebraska, 1908-12; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1912. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Economic Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Rosewater and Leah (Colman) Rosewater; married, January 27, 1904, to Katie Katz.
George P. Shultz George Pratt Shultz (b. 1920) — also known as George P. Shultz — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 13, 1920. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; economist; university professor; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1969-70; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1972-74; U.S. Secretary of State, 1982-89. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Economic Association. Survived an assassination attempt in South America, August 1988; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1989. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Birl E. Shultz and Margaret Lennox (Pratt) Shultz; married, February 16, 1946, to Helena M. O'Brien.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by George P. Shultz: Turmoil and Triumph: My Years As Secretary of State (1993)
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000) — also known as Neil Staebler; "Mr. Democrat" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 11, 1905. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1950-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1963-65; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963-67, 1972-75; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988. Unitarian. German ancestry. Member, Theta Chi; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association. Died, from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 8, 2000 (age 95 years, 150 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward William Staebler and Magdalena (Dold) Staebler (1873-1958); married, February 8, 1935, to Burnette Bradley (1912-2006); father of Michael Staebler (who married Rebecca McGowan); grandfather of Edward Staebler (1973?-); second cousin of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Frank William Taussig (1859-1940) — also known as Frank W. Taussig; "The American Marshall" — Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 28, 1859. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1917-19. Member, American Economic Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., November 11, 1940 (age 80 years, 319 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Taussig and Adele (Wurpel) Taussig; brother of Walter M. Taussig (1862-1923).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article — 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
  John Meek Whitehead (1852-1924) — also known as John M. Whitehead — of Janesville, Rock County, Wis. Born near Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Ill., July 29, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1896-1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920. Member, American Bar Association; American Economic Association; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., August 31, 1924 (age 72 years, 33 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Whitehead and Elizabeth Ann (Paisley) Whitehead; married, July 12, 1881, to Lavinia Fletcher Barrows (1858-1888); married, May 15, 1919, to Julet Claire Thorp (1866-1946).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Carroll D. Wright Carroll Davidson Wright (1840-1909) — also known as Carroll D. Wright — Born in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, N.H., July 25, 1840. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Sixth Middlesex District, 1872-73; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1876; chief, Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, 1873-88; in charge of the state census in 1875 and 1885, and the federal census for Massachusetts in 1880; U.S. Commissioner of Labor, 1885-1905; university professor; president, Clark College, Worcester, Mass., 1902. Unitarian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, American Economic Association; American Statistical Association; American Antiquarian Society. Died February 20, 1909 (age 68 years, 210 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Nathan Reed Wright and Eliza (Clark) Wright; married, January 1, 1867, to Caroline Elizabeth Harnden.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
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