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  Gordon Hubert Butler (1889-1964) — also known as Gordon H. Butler — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Scipio, Jennings County, Ind., February 10, 1889. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; general contractor; president, Polaris Concrete Products Company; bank director; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Minnesota state senate, 1951-64 (57th District 1951-62, 61st District 1963-64); died in office 1964. Presbyterian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Rotary; Elks; Eagles. Died, of pneumonia, in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., August 1, 1964 (age 75 years, 173 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Annabelle Dunning.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  George Dewey Clyde (1898-1972) — also known as George D. Clyde — of Logan, Cache County, Utah; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Springville, Utah County, Utah, July 21, 1898. Republican. Engineer; university professor; Governor of Utah, 1957-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1960. Mormon. Member, Kiwanis; Rotary; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died in Salt Lake County, Utah, April 2, 1972 (age 73 years, 256 days). Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Hyram Smith Clyde and Elenore Jane (Johnson) Clyde; married, September 10, 1919, to Ora Packard (1898-1988).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert LeRoy Cochran (1886-1963) — also known as Roy Cochran — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Avoca, Cass County, Neb., January 28, 1886. Democrat. Civil engineer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Nebraska, 1935-41; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died February 23, 1963 (age 77 years, 26 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. Cochran and Jane (Wilkinson) Cochran; married, March 18, 1919, to Aileen Gantt.
  See also NNDB dossier
Otto E. Eckert Otto E. Eckert (1890-1974) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., January 13, 1890. Republican. Engineer; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1946-61. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Died in 1974 (age about 84 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Clara Elizabeth Horning.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Glen Edgar Edgerton (1887-1976) — Born in Parkerville, Morris County, Kan., April 17, 1887. Engineer; Major General, U.S. Army; Governor of Panama Canal Zone, 1940-44. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Phi Kappa Phi. Died in Washington, D.C., 1976 (age about 89 years). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Edgar Edgerton and Alice (Green) Edgerton; married, December 8, 1914, to Cordelia Irene Hessin (1887-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy G. Finch (b. 1884) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Eagle Bridge, Rensselaer County, N.Y., August 17, 1884. Republican. Engineer; New York state engineer and surveyor, 1925-26. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Nelson Finch and Helen (Hunt) Finch; married, October 19, 1909, to Jessie Lewis Weller.
  Edgar Franklin Foreman (b. 1933) — also known as Ed Foreman — of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, N.M. Born in Portales, Roosevelt County, N.M., December 22, 1933. Republican. U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1963-65; defeated, 1964; U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1969-71; defeated, 1970. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles A. Freiberg (b. 1887) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., May 23, 1887. Republican. Civil engineer; general manager, Buffalo Cement Company; president, Amherst Stone Company; president, Duane Construction Corporation; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1923-26; member of New York state senate 50th District, 1927-29; Erie County Sheriff. Member, Kiwanis; American Society of Civil Engineers. Burial location unknown.
  Fred B. Greenleaf (b. 1883) — of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, August 15, 1883. Republican. Engineer for International Paper Co.; treasurer and manager, Greenleaf Construction Co.; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1923-29; member of Maine state senate 4th District, 1929-33. Episcopalian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Phi Kappa Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Greenleaf and Etta M. (Knight) Greenleaf; married, June 10, 1914, to Mary Margaret Jones; father of Laurie Jones (killed in action, World War II).
  Harold L. Heiner — also known as Hal Heiner — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Republican. Civil engineer; real estate business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008; candidate for mayor of Louisville, Ky., 2010. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Still living as of 2010.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Theodore Henry Hinchman (1869-1936) — also known as Theodore H. Hinchman — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 24, 1869. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; engineer; village president of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Phi; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich., July 16, 1936 (age 67 years, 22 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Marshall Hinchman (1845-1905) and Ella Kate (Cropsey) Hinchman (1846-1876); married, October 24, 1885, to Emma McAllen Ballentine; grandson of Theodore Henry Hinchman; great-grandson of Marshall Chapin; first cousin thrice removed of Jeremiah M. DeCamp; second cousin five times removed of Daniel Chapin; third cousin once removed of John W. Chapin (1859-?).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Martin A. Matich Martin Anthony Matich (1927-2008) — also known as Martin A. Matich — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 6, 1927. Engineer; grading contractor; his company built over 1,000 miles of roads, including major expressways and interchanges, as well as airport runways, flood control channels, landfills, and major buildings; mayor of Colton, Calif., 1958-60; director, San Bernardino Community Hospital. Catholic. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Navy League; American Arbitration Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., April 19, 2008 (age 80 years, 226 days). Interment at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Colton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Matich and Williamina (Davidson) Matich; married, September 3, 1964, to Evelyn Winter.
  The Martin A. Matich Highway (Route 210), from San Bernardino to Redlands, California, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Press-Enterprise, April 21, 2008
  David Bennett McKinley (b. 1947) — also known as David B. McKinley — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., March 28, 1947. Republican. Civil engineer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 3rd District, 1980-94; defeated, 1980; appointed 1980; West Virginia Republican state chair, 1990-94; candidate in primary for Governor of West Virginia, 1996; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 2011-. Episcopalian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Rotary; Elks; Farm Bureau; Beta Theta Pi; Jaycees. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Bill Ratliff William Roark Ratliff (b. 1936) — also known as Bill Ratliff — of Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Tex. Born August 16, 1936. Republican. Civil engineer; member of Texas state senate 1st District, 1989-2004; resigned 2004; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 2000-03. United Methodist. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Phi Gamma Delta. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Married to Sally Sandlin; father of Bennett Ratliff (1961-) and Robert Thomas Ratliff.
  Political family: Ratliff family of Texas.
  See also Wikipedia article — Texas Legislators Past & Present
  Image source: Texas Legislative Reference Library
  Walter Clifford Sadler (1891-1959) — also known as Walter C. Sadler — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Elgin, Kane County, Ill., February 15, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; worked on railroad and hydroelectric projects; lawyer; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1937-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Sigma Pi; Tau Beta Pi. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., October 14, 1959 (age 68 years, 241 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Lincoln Sadler and Eleanore Elizabeth (Walter) Sadler; married, July 21, 1917, to Hariette P. Jamieson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Julian Larcombe Schley (1880-1965) — of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone (now Panama). Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., February 23, 1880. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Governor of Panama Canal Zone, 1932-36. Episcopalian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Died March 29, 1965 (age 85 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jordan Schley and Eliza Ann (Larcombe) Schley; married, October 31, 1931, to Denise Vary.
  Horatio Seymour, Jr. (1844-1907) — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Oneida County, N.Y., January 8, 1844. Democrat. Civil engineer; worked on railroad construction; New York state engineer and surveyor, 1878-81. Episcopalian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Died in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., February 21, 1907 (age 63 years, 44 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Forman Seymour (1814-1890) and Frances Antill (Tappan) Seymour (1815-1860); married, October 12, 1880, to Abigail Adams Johnson (1855-1915); nephew of Horatio Seymour (1810-1886); grandson of Henry Seymour; grandnephew of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857); great-grandson of Moses Seymour; first cousin once removed of Origen Storrs Seymour and George Seymour; second cousin of Edward Woodruff Seymour, Joseph Battell and Morris Woodruff Seymour; second cousin once removed of Edwin Barber Morgan, Christopher Morgan, McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Seymour; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Norman Alexander Seymour; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Cook Seymour; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Silas Seymour, William Chapman Williston and Augustus Sherrill Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of David Lowrey Seymour, Thomas Henry Seymour (1807-1868) and Orlo Erland Wadhams.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Richard W. Sherman (b. 1848) — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., December 4, 1848. Democrat. Civil engineer; mayor of Utica, N.Y., 1900-01, 1906-07; candidate for New York state engineer and surveyor, 1902. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Matthews Vauclain (1856-1940) — also known as Samuel M. Vauclain — of Rosemont, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 18, 1856. Republican. Locomotive manufacturer; inventor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. French and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Philosophical Society. Died, of a heart attack, in Rosemont, Montgomery County, Pa., February 4, 1940 (age 83 years, 262 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Constant Vauclain and Mary Ann (Campbell) Vauclain; married, April 17, 1879, to Annie Kearney (1854-1923).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Stephen Watkins (b. 1892) — also known as J. Stephen Watkins — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in London, Laurel County, Ky., November 14, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; Kentucky Highway Commissioner, 1943-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960. Christian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Sigma Nu; Omicron Delta Kappa; Rotary; Newcomen Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Watkins and Dorcas (Chesnut) Watkins; married, June 21, 1923, to Martha Willis.
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