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  William Anderson (1888-1975) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., October 25, 1888. Political scientist; university professor; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55. Member, American Political Science Association; American Society for Public Administration; American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in May, 1975 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Anderson and Maren (Olausen) Anderson; married, December 28, 1915, to Morgia DeLaittre Mansur.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Shillingford Babcock (1915-1985) — also known as Robert S. Babcock — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., July 22, 1915. Republican. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; university professor; member of Vermont state senate, 1951-54, 1957-58; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1959-61; candidate for Governor of Vermont, 1960; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1977-81. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Political Science Association. Died in Yuma, Yuma County, Ariz., September 1, 1985 (age 70 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver M. Babcock and Martha (Shillingford) Babcock.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Simeon Eben Baldwin (1840-1927) — also known as Simeon E. Baldwin — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., February 5, 1840. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1867; law professor; justice of Connecticut state supreme court, 1897-1907; chief justice of Connecticut Supreme Court, 1907-10; Governor of Connecticut, 1911-15; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912; candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1914. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; American Historical Association; American Political Science Association; American Philosophical Society; American Antiquarian Society. Died January 30, 1927 (age 86 years, 359 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Roger Sherman Baldwin and Emily (Perkins) Baldwin (1796-1874); brother of Henrietta Perkins (who married Dwight Foster); married, October 19, 1865, to Susan Mears Winchester (1840-1931); uncle of Edward Baldwin Whitney; grandson of Simeon Baldwin; great-grandson of Roger Sherman; fifth great-grandnephew of Thomas Welles; first cousin once removed of Sherman Day, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, William Maxwell Evarts and George Frisbie Hoar; second cousin of Roger Sherman Greene, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar, Maxwell Evarts, Arthur Outram Sherman (1864-?), Thomas Day Thacher and Roger Kent; second cousin once removed of Roger Sherman Hoar; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Gager and Archibald Cox; third cousin once removed of Samuel R. Gager, Samuel Austin Gager, Chauncey Mitchell Depew and John Frederick Addis; third cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles and John Stanley Addis; fourth cousin of John Adams Dix; fourth cousin once removed of James Doolittle Wooster, Daniel Upson, Walter Booth, George Bailey Loring, Charles Page, Ernest Harvey Woodford and Clement Phineas Kellogg.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Edwin Stark Thomas
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawrence Becker (1869-1947) — of Montana; Hammond, Lake County, Ind.; East Chicago, Lake County, Ind. Born in Finnentrop, Germany, August 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1904-11; superior court judge in Indiana, 1911-14, 1934-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, following a kidney operation, in St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., March 12, 1947 (age 77 years, 214 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Eberhard Becker and Margaret (Alvers) Becker; married, September 8, 1898, to Agnes D. Eaton.
  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
  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
  Clarence J. Coleman (b. 1897) — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., December 6, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; Washington Democratic state chair, 1940-44; member of Democratic National Committee from Washington, 1944-48; member, Board of Regents, University of Washington, 1945-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1948. Catholic. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; American Society for International Law; American Bar Association; American Political Science Association; Council on Foreign Relations; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Coleman and Winfred (Blair) Coleman; married, November 15, 1932, to Margaret D. Gwin.
  William Aloysious Costello (1904-1969) — also known as William A. Costello — of Minnesota. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 5, 1904. Newspaper reporter; television journalist; U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, 1967-69. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Phi Beta Kappa; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Political Science Association. Died, from a heart attack, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, June 20, 1969 (age 65 years, 107 days). Buried at sea.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Wilder W. Crane, Jr. (b. 1928) — of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., April 7, 1928. Republican. Lumber business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Chippewa County, 1957-58; defeated, 1958. Member, Jaycees; American Political Science Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Elks. Still living as of 1958.
  Thomas Bradford Curtis (1911-1993) — also known as Thomas B. Curtis — of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 14, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1951-69 (12th District 1951-53, 2nd District 1953-69); delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1968, 1974. Unitarian. Member, American Political Science Association; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Sigma Kappa; Lions; American Legion. Died in Allegan, Allegan County, Mich., January 10, 1993 (age 81 years, 241 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 28, 1941, to Susan Ross Chivvis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frederick Morgan Davenport (1866-1956) — also known as Frederick M. Davenport — of Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., August 27, 1866. College professor; member of New York state senate 36th District, 1909-10, 1919-24; Progressive candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1912; Progressive candidate for Governor of New York, 1914; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928; U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1925-33; defeated (Republican), 1932, 1934. Member, American Political Science Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., December 26, 1956 (age 90 years, 121 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of David Davenport and Annie L. (Green) Davenport; married, January 2, 1899, to Edith Jefferson Andrus (daughter of John Emory Andrus (1841-1934)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Horace Emerson Deemer (b. 1858) — also known as Horace E. Deemer — of Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. Born in Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind., September 24, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 15th District, 1887-94; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1894-1917. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Political Science Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Deemer and Elizabeth (Erwin) Deemer; married, July 12, 1882, to Jeannette Gibson.
  Boutwell Dunlap (1877-1930) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 14, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; historian; nominated for U.S. Representative from California 1st District 1904, but withdrew before election; Vice-Consul for Argentina in San Francisco, Calif., 1909-30. Member, Kappa Sigma; Delta Chi; Society of Colonial Wars; American Political Science Association; American Historical Association. Died in his room at the Graystone Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., December 22, 1930 (age 53 years, 38 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunlap (1827-1909) and Sarah Jane (Robinson) Dunlap (1847-1920).
  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.
  Ernest Carl Fackler III (b. 1943) — also known as Ernest C. Fackler — of Dearborn Heights, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 5, 1943. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1970, 1972; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979. Lutheran. Member, American Political Science Association; Jaycees. Still living as of 1979.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Carl Fackler, Jr. and Emma (Engel) Fackler; married 1967 to Karen Anne Wagner.
  Houston Irving Flournoy (b. 1929) — also known as Houston I. Flournoy — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 7, 1929. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; member of California state assembly, 1961-66; California state controller, 1967-; Presidential Elector for California, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; candidate for Governor of California, 1974. Congregationalist. Member, American Political Science Association. Still living as of 1974.
  Charles Louis Follo (1905-1979) — also known as Charles L. Follo — of Escanaba, Delta County, Mich. Born in Escanaba, Delta County, Mich., April 7, 1905. Democrat. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Delta County, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Swedish ancestry. Member, Rotary; American Political Science Association. Died in 1979 (age about 74 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Escanaba, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Olaf Follo and Mayme (Bohmann) Follo; married to Iona Bergman Dixon.
  John Fowler (1858-1923) — of Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 9, 1858. U.S. Consul in Ningpo, 1890-96; Chefoo, 1896-1904, 1908-11; Foochow, as of 1914; Riviere du Loup, 1915; U.S. Consul General in Chefoo, 1904-08. Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died December 31, 1923 (age 65 years, 236 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Fowler and Julia A. (Brown) Fowler; married, March 18, 1891, to Lydia Marie Loureiro (died 1901).
  Burton Lee French (1875-1954) — also known as Burton L. French — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho; Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. Born near Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., August 1, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1898-1902; U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1903-09, 1911-15, 1917-33 (at-large 1903-09, 1911-15, 1st District 1917-33); defeated, 1934; candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1914. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, September 12, 1954 (age 79 years, 42 days). Interment at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. French and Mina P. (Fisher) French; married, June 28, 1904, to Winifred Hartley (1875-1934).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth William Hechler (1914-2016) — also known as Ken Hechler — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 20, 1914. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; university professor; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1959-77; defeated, 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1985-2000; defeated, 2004. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Civitan; American Political Science Association. Died in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., December 10, 2016 (age 102 years, 81 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Hechler and Catherine (Hauhart) Hechler.
  Cross-reference: Robert R. Nelson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Ken Hechler: The Bridge at Remagen : The Amazing Story of March 7, 1945 - The Day the Rhine River Was Crossed — Working With Truman : A Personal Memoir of the White House Years
  Bert M. Heideman (b. 1909) — of Hancock, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Calumet, Houghton County, Mich., February 5, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; university professor; Republican candidate for Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1958, 1960 (primary), 1962; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 32nd Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 110th District, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Mu Alpha; American Political Science Association; American Historical Association; Lions; Elks; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Arthur Heideman and Lempi (Kranck) Heideman; married to Katherine Grayson Graham.
  Charles Pagelsen Howard (1887-1966) — also known as Charles P. Howard — of Reading, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Mass., December 26, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Massachusetts state senate Seventh Middlesex District, 1923-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924 (alternate), 1928; president, Blackstone Savings Bank, Boston, 1940-42; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, American Bar Association; American Political Science Association; American Society for Public Administration; Military Order of the World Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in Beachmont, Revere, Suffolk County, Mass., July 2, 1966 (age 78 years, 188 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Burr Howard and Emily (Pagelsen) Howard; married, September 15, 1921, to Katherine Montague Graham (1898-1986).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clifford Chesley Hubbard (b. 1884) — also known as Clifford C. Hubbard — of Norton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., April 30, 1884. Democrat. School teacher; college professor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Historical Association; American Political Science Association; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elmer Elston Hubbard and Lucy Amelia (Read) Hubbard; married, June 18, 1915, to Edith Adelaide Wass.
  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
  Philip Mayer Kaiser (1913-2007) — also known as Philip M. Kaiser — of New York; Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 12, 1913. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; economist; U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, 1961-64; Mauritania, 1961-64; Hungary, 1977-80; Austria, 1980-81. Ukrainian and Jewish ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Political Science Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C., May 24, 2007 (age 93 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Kazas and Temma (Sloven) Kazas; married, June 16, 1939, to Hannah Greeley.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carey Estes Kefauver (1903-1963) — also known as Estes Kefauver — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born near Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn., July 26, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1939-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 (alternate; speaker), 1952; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1949-63; died in office 1963; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952, 1956; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; American Bar Association; Rotary; Americans for Democratic Action; American Political Science Association; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., August 10, 1963 (age 60 years, 15 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Monroe County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Cooke Kefauver (1870-1958) and Phredonia Bradford (Estes) Kefauver (1873-1948); married, August 8, 1935, to Nancy Patterson Pigott (1911-1967); first cousin once removed of Joseph Wingate Folk (1869-1923); second cousin thrice removed of Montgomery Blair and Francis Preston Blair, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of James Lawrence Blair, Francis Preston Blair Lee and Gist Blair; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Brooke Lee.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Kefauver Federal Building, in Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Estes Kefauver: Hugh Brogan, All Honorable Men : Huey Long, Robert Moses, Estes Kefauver, Richard J. Daley — Joseph Bruce Gorman, Kefauver: A Political Biography
  Harley Martin Kilgore (1893-1956) — also known as Harley M. Kilgore — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Brown, Harrison County, W.Va., January 11, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; criminal court judge in West Virginia, 1933-40; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1941-56; died in office 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944, 1948 (speaker). Christian. Member, American Political Science Association; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Died February 28, 1956 (age 63 years, 48 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Quimby Kilgore and Laura Jo (Martin) Kilgore; married, May 10, 1921, to Lois Elaine Lilly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Caroline Clendening Laise (b. 1917) — also known as Carol C. Laise — of Washington, D.C. Born in Winchester, Va., November 14, 1917. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1966-73. Female. Member, American Political Science Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Frederic Laise and Elizabeth Frances (Stevens) Laise; married, January 3, 1967, to Ellsworth Bunker (1894-1984).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robert Lansing (1864-1928) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 17, 1864. Lawyer; U.S. Secretary of State, 1915-20. Member, American Political Science Association; Psi Upsilon. Died, of myocarditis, in Washington, D.C., October 30, 1928 (age 64 years, 13 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Lansing (1832-1907) and Maria Lay (Dodge) Lansing (1837-1906); brother of Emma Sterling Lansing; married, January 15, 1890, to Eleanor Foster (1866-1934; daughter of John Watson Foster (1836-1917)); grandson of Robert Lansing; grandnephew of Frederick Lansing (1806-1861); great-grandnephew of John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. and Abraham Gerritse Lansing; first cousin once removed of Frederick Lansing (1838-1894); first cousin twice removed of Gerrit Yates Lansing; second cousin once removed of Abraham Lansing and Agnes Phelps Lansing; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Jacob Lansing; third cousin thrice removed of Cornelius Lansing.
  Political families: Lansing family of New York; Foster-Dulles family of Watertown and New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Richard Crane — Thomas Burke
  See also Wikipedia article — 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.
  George Michael Leader (1918-2013) — also known as George M. Leader — of Dover, York County, Pa.; Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born near York, York County, Pa., January 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of York County Democratic Party, 1946-50; member of Pennsylvania state senate 28th District, 1951-54; candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1952; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1958. Lutheran. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose; Amvets; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in Hershey, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 9, 2013 (age 95 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Beulah (Boyer) Leader and Guy Alvin Leader (1903?-?); married, September 17, 1939, to Mary Jane Strickler (died 2011).
  Cross-reference: Allison D. Wade
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about George M. Leader: Richard J. Cooper, Politics of Progress : How Governor George M. Leader Modernized Pennsylvania State Government — Kenneth C. Wolensky, The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency
  Wilbert John LeMelle (b. 1931) — also known as Wilbert J. LeMelle — of New York. Born in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La., November 11, 1931. Democrat. University professor; U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, 1977-80; Seychelles, 1977-80. Catholic. Member, American Political Science Association; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 1991.
  Relatives: Son of Eloi Sabas LeMelle and Therese (Francis) LeMelle; married 1958 to Yvonne Tauriac.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  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
  Charles Edward Merriam, Jr. (1874-1953) — also known as Charles E. Merriam — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Hopkinton, Delaware County, Iowa, November 15, 1874. Republican. Political scientist; university professor; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1911; served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Member, American Political Science Association. Died, in Hilltop Hospital, Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., January 8, 1953 (age 78 years, 54 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret Campbell (Kirkwood) Merriam (1840-1910) and Charles Edward Merriam (1845-1902); married, August 3, 1901, to Elizabeth Hilda Doyle (1880-1973); first cousin of Frank Finley Merriam; fourth cousin of Charles Gardner Reed (1835-1899).
  Political family: Pierce-Merriam family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick William Mulkey (1874-1924) — also known as Fred W. Mulkey — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., January 6, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1907, 1918; resigned 1918. Baptist. Member, American Political Science Association. Died in 1924 (age about 50 years). Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Francis Mulkey and Mary Elizabeth (Porter) Mulkey; nephew of Joseph Norton Dolph (1835-1897).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Kerr Pollock (1898-1968) — also known as James K. Pollock — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., May 25, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; university professor; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died October 4, 1968 (age 70 years, 132 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Kerr Pollock and Ella (Newton) Pollock; married to Agnes Marie Haun.
  Laurence Ingram Radway (1919-2003) — also known as Laurence Radway — of Hanover, Grafton County, N.H.; West Lebanon, Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., February 2, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; university professor; chair of Grafton County Democratic Party, 1958-62; member of New Hampshire Democratic State Committee, 1958-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1964, 1972 (alternate); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1972. Protestant. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Political Science Association; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from complications of abdominal surgery, in Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H., May 7, 2003 (age 84 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Radway and Dorothy Radway; married, August 20, 1949, to Patricia Ann Headland.
  Christian William Ramseyer (1875-1943) — also known as C. William Ramseyer — of Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa. Born near Collinsville, Butler County, Ohio, March 13, 1875. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Davis County Attorney, 1911-15; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1915-33. Member, American Bar Association; American Political Science Association. Died in Washington, D.C., November 1, 1943 (age 68 years, 233 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Ramseyer and Anna (Ummel) Ramseyer; married 1915 to Ruby M. Phillips.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Paul Samuel Reinsch (1869-1923) — also known as Paul S. Reinsch — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 10, 1869. Democrat. University professor; lawyer; U.S. Minister to China, 1913-19; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1920. Member, American Political Science Association. Died January 26, 1923 (age 53 years, 230 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George J. Reinsch and Clara (Witte) Reinsch; married, August 1, 1900, to Alma Marie Moser.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Jerry D. Roe (b. 1936) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Conrad, Pondera County, Mont., May 18, 1936. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2000 (alternate), 2004. Methodist. Member, American Political Science Association; Freemasons. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of Howard O. Roe and Ialene B. (Freel) Roe; married 1965 to Shirley Carol Hands.
  James Ralph Scales (b. 1919) — of Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla.; Stillwater, Payne County, Okla. Born in Jay, Delaware County, Okla., May 27, 1919. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; university professor; president, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1951-65; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Historical Association; American Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Kappa Delta; Kappa Delta Pi; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Grover Scales and Kate (Whitley) Scales; married, August 4, 1944, to Elizabeth Ann Randel.
  Addison E. Southard (1884-1970) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 18, 1884. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Aden, as of 1917-20; Jerusalem, as of 1921-22; U.S. Consul General in Singapore, as of 1926-27; Addis Ababa, as of 1929-32; Hong Kong, 1937-42; U.S. Minister to Ethiopia, 1927-34. Protestant. Member, American Political Science Association. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 11, 1970 (age 85 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry C. Southard and Sarah (Barfield) Southard; married 1913 to Lucy B. Maloy.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Stephen J. Spingarn (b. 1908) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y., September 1, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; administrative assistant to President Harry Truman, 1949-50; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1950-53. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; American Political Science Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. E. Spingarn and Amy Judith Spingarn.
  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
  Thomas Sterling (1851-1930) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak.; Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born near Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, February 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1889; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1889-90; dean, college of law, University of South Dakota, 1901-11; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1913-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; American Bar Association; American Political Science Association. Died in 1930 (age about 79 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sterling and Anna (Kessler) Sterling; brother of John Allen Sterling (1857-1918); married to Anna Dunn (died 1881) and Emma R. Rowe-Thayer (died 1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Russell H. Strange II (1934-2001) — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich., September 18, 1934. Republican. Tree farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-70 (Isabella District 1957-64, 100th District 1965-70); defeated in primary, 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Chi; American Political Science Association; Rotary; Grange; Elks. Died in North Port, Sarasota County, Fla., December 6, 2001 (age 67 years, 79 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Epiphany Cathedral Memorial Garden, Venice, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Phillips Talbot (1915-2010) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 7, 1915. Newspaper reporter; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Political Science Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died October 1, 2010 (age 95 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Kenneth Hammet Talbot and Gertrude (Phillips) Talbot; married, August 18, 1943, to Mildred Aleen Fisher.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Elbert Duncan Thomas (1883-1953) — also known as Elbert D. Thomas — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, June 17, 1883. Democrat. University professor; U.S. Senator from Utah, 1933-51; defeated, 1950; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1948. Mormon. Member, American Society for International Law; American Political Science Association. Died in 1953 (age about 70 years). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Married 1907 to Edna Harker (died 1942).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Goodwin Tower (1925-1991) — also known as John G. Tower — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., September 29, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; university professor; candidate for Texas state house of representatives 81st District, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 (delegation chair), 1980; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1961-85; defeated, 1960. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Kappa Sigma; Kiwanis; American Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors. Nominated for Secretary of Defense in 1989, but defeated amid allegations of heavy drinking and womanizing. Killed in the crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311, two miles short of the runway of Glynco Airport, near Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga., April 5, 1991 (age 65 years, 188 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Joe Z. Tower (1898-1970) and Beryl Tower (1898-1990); married 1952 to Lou Bullington (divorced 1976); married 1977 to Lila Burt Cummings (divorced 1987).
  Cross-reference: Larry Combest
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Rexford G. Tugwell Rexford Guy Tugwell (1891-1979) — also known as Rexford G. Tugwell; "Rex the Red" — Born in Sinclairville, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 10, 1891. Economist; university professor; member of the "Brain Trust" which advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1941-46. Member, American Political Science Association. Died, in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., July 21, 1979 (age 88 years, 11 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Sinclairville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Tugwell (1868-1949) and Dessie May (Rexford) Tugwell (1869-1961); married, June 7, 1914, to Florence E. Arnold (divorced 1938); married 1938 to Grace Falke (1908-2001).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fiction about Rexford Tugwell: Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
  Image source: Time Magazine, June 25, 1934
  Arthur T. Vanderbilt (1888-1957) — of East Orange, Essex County, N.J.; Short Hills, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., July 7, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Nathan L. Jacobs, 1928-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920 (alternate), 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940, 1944; circuit judge in New Jersey, 1947-48; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1948-57; died in office 1957. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Pi; Order of the Coif; American Political Science Association. Died June 16, 1957 (age 68 years, 344 days). Interment at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Vanderbilt and Alice H. (Leach) Vanderbilt; married, September 12, 1914, to Florence Althen.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Eugene Walker (1908-1972) — also known as James E. Walker — of Orange, Orange County, Calif. Born in Miles City, Custer County, Mont., July 19, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; writer; candidate for California state assembly, 1940; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1940-54; chair of Orange County Democratic Party, 1942-44; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California, 1944; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of California Democratic State Executive Committee, 1946-52; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Society for International Law; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Historical Association; American Civil Liberties Union; Delta Theta Phi. Died in May, 1972 (age 63 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sharpless Walker and Gladys (James) Walker; married, June 10, 1930, to Murrel K. Knox.
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