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  Susan Allen (b. 1963) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born March 27, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 2012-16 (District 61-B 2012, District 62-B 2013-16). Female. Episcopalian. American Indian ancestry. Lesbian. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Frank Fulton Aplan (1900-1966) — also known as Frank F. Aplan — of Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak. Born in Rushville, Sheridan County, Neb., May 21, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Stanley County Attorney; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 54th District, 1931-32; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Norwegian, Irish, French Canadian, and Sioux Indian ancestry. Died in Rushville, Sheridan County, Neb., January 3, 1966 (age 65 years, 227 days). Interment at Fair View Cemetery, Rushville, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Jens Olius Aplan (1860-1935) and Marie (Lenagh) Aplan (1870-1959); married to Helen Fischer (1897-1993).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin William Arnett (1838-1906) — also known as Benjamin W. Arnett — of Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio. Born in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., March 16, 1838. Republican. School teacher and principal; ordained minister; member of Ohio state house of representatives from Greene County, 1886-87; first Black state legislator elected to represent a majority white constituency; bishop; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1896. African Methodist Episcopal. African, Scottish, American Indian, and Irish ancestry. Lost a leg due to a tumor in 1858. Died, of uremia, in Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio, October 7, 1906 (age 68 years, 205 days). Interment at Wilberforce Cemetery, Wilberforce, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel G. Arnett and Mary Louisa Arnett; married, May 25, 1858, to Mary Louisa Gordon.
  Arnett Hall, at Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexis C. Bailly (1798-1861) — of Mendota, Dakota County, Minn. Born in St. Joseph, Ontario, December 14, 1798. Fur trader; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 7th District, 1849-50. French and Ottawa Indian ancestry. Died in Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minn., June 13, 1861 (age 62 years, 181 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Wabasha, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Bailly (1774-1835); married to Lucy Faribault (1808-1855; sister of Alexander Faribault) and Julia Maria Cory (1828-1907); father of Alexis Phillip Bailly and Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865).
  Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Alexis Phillip Bailly (1826-1899) — also known as Alexis P. Bailly — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Mendota, Dakota County, Minn., November 23, 1826. Democrat. Postmaster at Hastings, Minn., 1854; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. French and American Indian ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., September 20, 1899 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alexis C. Bailly and Lucy (Faribault) Bailly (1808-1855); brother of Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865); married to Elizabeth Dunn (died 1861); married 1861 to Christina Anne Burch (1844-1907); nephew of Alexander Faribault.
  Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865) — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born October 29, 1828. Democrat. Postmaster at Hastings, Minn., 1854-55; member Minnesota territorial council 6th District, 1856-57; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 6th District, 1857; member of Minnesota state senate 3rd District, 1857-58; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. French and American Indian ancestry. Died, from his war wounds, in Minnesota, January 7, 1865 (age 36 years, 70 days). Interment at Bellwood Cemetery, Near Hastings, Dakota County, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Alexis C. Bailly and Lucy (Faribault) Bailly (1808-1855); brother of Alexis Phillip Bailly (1826-1899); nephew of Alexander Faribault.
  Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Karla Ballard — also known as Karla Ballard Williams — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Independent candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2020. Female. African and Shawnee-Cherokee ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Descendant of Aaron Burr (1756-1836).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Floyd-Woodbridge-Edwards family of New York; Cornell-Schilplin-Washburn-Burr family of New York; Berrien-Burr-Bartow-Biddle family of Pennsylvania; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Ballotpedia article
  Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett (1833-1908) — also known as Ebenezer D. Bassett — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., October 16, 1833. School teacher; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1869-77; U.S. Consul General in Port-au-Prince, as of 1874; Vice-Consul for Haiti in New York, N.Y., 1898-1908. African and Pequot Indian ancestry. First Black American to be appointed a diplomat to a foreign country. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 14, 1908 (age 75 years, 29 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Eliza Park (1836-1895).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Ebenezer Bassett: Christopher Teal, Hero of Hispaniola: America's First Black Diplomat, Ebenezer D. Bassett
  Mark Begich (b. 1962) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born, in Old Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska, March 30, 1962. Democrat. Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 2003-09; defeated, 1994, 2000; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 2009-. Alaska Native and Croatian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Joseph Begich and Pegge Begich; brother of Nicholas J. Begich and Thomas Begich; married to Deborah Bonito; nephew of Joseph R. Begich (1930-).
  Political family: Begich family of Anchorage, Alaska.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Nicholas Joseph Begich (1932-1972) — also known as Nick Begich — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minn., April 6, 1932. Democrat. Member of Alaska state senate, 1963-71; U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1971-72; died in office 1972; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1972. Alaska Native and Croatian ancestry. Disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, and presumed killed in a plane crash, somewhere in Alaska, October 16, 1972 (age 40 years, 193 days). The wreckage was never found. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Brother of Joseph R. Begich (1930-); married 1956 to Margaret Jendro; father of Nicholas J. Begich, Thomas Begich and Mark Begich (who married Deborah Bonito).
  Political family: Begich family of Anchorage, Alaska.
  Begich Peak in the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.  — Begich Middle School, in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Philip C. Bellfy (b. 1946) — also known as Phil Bellfy — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born, in a hospital at Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 7, 1946. College teacher; Human Rights candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1976; Human Rights candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976; after refusing to remove his hat, was arrested for trespassing in Michigan state capitol building, 1977; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1986; Workers League candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988. Chippewa Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2004.
  Elias Cornelius Boudinot (1835-1890) — of Arkansas. Born near Rome, Floyd County, Ga., August 1, 1835. Democrat. Delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Tribal Representative to Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1868. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., September 27, 1890 (age 55 years, 57 days). Interment at Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
  Billy Michael Burrage (b. 1950) — of Antlers, Pushmataha County, Okla. Born in Durant, Bryan County, Okla., 1950. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1994-2001; resigned 2001; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1994-2001; resigned 2001; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1994-2001; resigned 2001. American Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2006.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Samuel Benton Callahan (1833-1911) — of Oklahoma. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., January 26, 1833. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Tribal Representative to Confederate Congress, 1864-65; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1891. Creek Indian ancestry. Died in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., February 17, 1911 (age 78 years, 22 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.
  Ben Nighthorse Campbell (b. 1933) — of Ignacio, La Plata County, Colo. Born in Auburn, Placer County, Calif., April 13, 1933. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1983-87; U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1987-93; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988 ; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1993-2005. Cheyenne Indian ancestry. Member, Farm Bureau. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Bradley Rogers Carson (b. 1967) — also known as Brad Carson — of Claremore, Rogers County, Okla. Born in Winslow, Navajo County, Ariz., March 11, 1967. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004, 2008; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 2004. Southern Baptist. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Charles David Carter (1868-1929) — also known as Charles D. Carter — of Ardmore, Carter County, Okla. Born in Boggy Depot, Atoka County, Okla., August 16, 1868. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1907-27 (4th District 1907-15, 3rd District 1915-27). Choctaw Indian ancestry. Died in Ardmore, Carter County, Okla., April 9, 1929 (age 60 years, 236 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Okla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Travis Wayne Childers (b. 1958) — also known as Travis W. Childers — of Booneville, Prentiss County, Miss. Born in Booneville, Prentiss County, Miss., March 29, 1958. Democrat. Real estate agent; Prentiss County Chancery Clerk, 1991-2008; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 2008-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 2008. Baptist. French, English, Spanish, Italian, Swiss, Chickasaw Indian, and Choctaw Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Wayne Childers and Betty Sue (Stokes) Childers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Sharon Clahchischilliage (born c.1948) — of Farmington, San Juan County, N.M. Born about 1948. Republican. Candidate for secretary of state of New Mexico, 2002; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 2004. Female. Navajo Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Tom Cole (b. 1949) — of Moore, Cleveland County, Okla. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., April 28, 1949. Republican. University faculty; staff, U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, 1982-84; Oklahoma Republican state chair, 1985-89; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1988-91; secretary of state of Oklahoma, 1995-99; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 4th District, 2003-. Methodist. Chickasaw Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Charles Curtis (1860-1936) — also known as "Square Shooter"; "The Whisperer" — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in a log cabin at Eugene (now part of Topeka), Shawnee County, Kan., January 25, 1860; his mother was one-quarter blood Kansa/Osage Indian. Republican. Lawyer; Shawnee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1884-88; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1893-1907 (4th District 1893-99, 1st District 1899-1907); resigned 1907; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1907-13, 1915-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1924, 1928; Vice President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932. Protestant. English, French, and Kansa/Osage Indian ancestry. Died of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1936 (age 76 years, 14 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Oren A. Curtis and Helen (Pappan) Curtis; married, November 27, 1884, to Annie E. Baird (1861-1924); father of Leona Curtis Knight (1888?-?); third great-grandson of "White Hair" Pawhuska (Great Osage chief for whom Pawhuska, Okla. is named).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883) — also known as Tobias Guarneriius — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 7, 1805. Newspaper editor; college professor; linguist; as a young man, took part in several duels; Louisiana superintendent of public instruction, 1848-51; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1859-61; Nicaragua, 1859-61. Greek and Alabama Indian ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 30, 1883 (age 77 years, 357 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Andrea Drussakis Dimitry (1775-1852) and Marie Celeste (Dragon) Dimitry (1777-1856); married to Mary Powell Mills (1816-1894; daughter of Robert Mills (1781-1855; architect of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.)); second great-grandfather and great-granduncle of Dracos Alexander Dimitry, Jr. (1922-1973).
  Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Larry Echo Hawk — of Idaho. Democrat. Idaho state attorney general, 1991-95; candidate for Governor of Idaho, 1994. Pawnee Indian ancestry. Still living as of 1995.
  William Eggers III (b. 1939) — of Montana. Born in 1939. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1999-. Crow Indian ancestry. Still living as of 1999.
  Alexander Faribault (1806-1882) — of Mendota, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wis., June 22, 1806. Fur trader; Founder of the city of Faribault, Minnesota; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 7th District, 1851. French and Dakota Indian ancestry. Died in Faribault, Rice County, Minn., 1882 (age about 76 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Faribault, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Baptiste Faribault (1773-1860) and Elizabeth (Piligle) Faribault (1783-1847); brother of Lucy Faribault (1808-1855; who married Alexis C. Bailly); married to Mary Elizabeth Graham (1804-1875); uncle of Alexis Phillip Bailly and Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865).
  Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Richard Dickerson Gholson (1802-1861) — Born in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., January 3, 1802. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state senate, 1851-55; Governor of Washington Territory, 1859-61. English and Cherokee Indian ancestry. Died in Tennessee, August 28, 1861 (age 59 years, 237 days). Interment somewhere in Troy, Tenn.
  Relatives: Second cousin of Thomas Gholson, Jr.; second cousin once removed of James Herbert Gholson (1798-1848) and Thomas Saunders Gholson.
  Political family: Gholson family of Virginia.
  John Alexander Giannetti, Jr. (b. 1964) — also known as John A. Giannetti, Jr. — of Laurel, Prince George's County, Md. Born, in a hospital, at Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, N.C., June 9, 1964. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates District 13-B, 1999-2003; defeated, 1994; member of Maryland state senate 21st District, 2003-. Catholic. Italian, Irish, and American Indian ancestry. Member, Chi Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Jaycees; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Giannetti, Sr. (1934?-).
  John Guevremont (born c.1952) — of Mashantucket, New London County, Conn. Born about 1952. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2004, 2008 (alternate). Pequot Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  William Wirt Hastings (1866-1938) — also known as William W. Hastings — of Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Okla. Born in Benton County, Ark., December 31, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Attorney General for Cherokee Nation, 1891-95; national attorney for Cherokee tribe, 1907-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 1915-21, 1923-35; defeated, 1920. Presbyterian. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died April 8, 1938 (age 71 years, 98 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.
  Presumably named for: William Wirt
  Relatives: Son of Yell Hastings and Louisa J. Hastings; married, December 9, 1896, to Lulu Starr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William L. Hensley (b. 1941) — also known as Willie Hensley — of Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, June 17, 1941. Democrat. Member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1968, 1984; member of Alaska state senate, 1970; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1974; member of Democratic National Committee from Alaska, 1984. Alaska Native ancestry. Still living as of 2013.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Cheri Lynn Honkala (b. 1963) — also known as Cheri Honkala — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., 1963. Green. Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2012. Female. Finnish and Cheyenne Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Daughter of Maynard Duane Honkala and Minerva (Pichache) Mendez.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
Paul O. Husting Paul Oscar Adolph Husting (1866-1917) — also known as Paul O. Husting — of Mayville, Dodge County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., April 25, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Dodge County District Attorney, 1903-06; member of Wisconsin state senate 13th District, 1907-14; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1915-17; died in office 1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). French, Luxemburgian, and Menominee Indian ancestry. Accidentally shot in the back by his brother Gustave, when he stood up in his boat while duck hunting on Rush Lake, and died soon after in a nearby farmhouse, near Pickett, Winnebago County, Wis., October 21, 1917 (age 51 years, 179 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Mayville, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Husting and Mary M. (Juneau) Husting; grandson of Solomon Juneau (1793-1856).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Robert McDonald Jones (1808-1872) — Born in Mississippi, October 1, 1808. Tribal Representative to Confederate Congress, 1863-65. American Indian ancestry. Represented Choctaw and Chickasaw nations in Confederate Congress. Died February 22, 1872 (age 63 years, 144 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Carol Juneau (b. 1945) — of Browning, Glacier County, Mont. Born in Elbowoods, McLean County, N.Dak., April 5, 1945. Democrat. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2000, 2004; member, Credentials Committee, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 2004. Female. American Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  Winona LaDuke (b. 1959) — of Ponsford, Becker County, Minn. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1959. Green. Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1996, 2000; received one electoral vote for Vice-President, 2016. Female. Ojibwe Indian ancestry. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2007. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Daughter of Vincent LaDuke and Betty LaDuke.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Sylvia Laughter — of Kayenta, Navajo County, Ariz. Democrat. Member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1999-2004 (3rd District 1999-2002, 2nd District 2003-04). Female. Mormon. Navajo Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2004.
  Greenwood Leflore (1800-1865) — of Mississippi. Born in 1800. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1841. Choctaw Indian ancestry. Died in 1865 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Leflore County, Miss. is named for him.
  Michael James Lowrey (b. 1953) — also known as Michael J. Lowrey; "Orange Mike"; "Inali of Tanasi" — of Henderson, Chester County, Tenn.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in a hospital, Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., November 25, 1953. Democratic candidate for Tennessee state house of representatives, 1974; Citizens candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1980, 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004. Baptist; later Quaker. Irish and Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Industrial Workers of the World; AFSCME; American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2004.
  Peter MacDonald (b. 1928) — of Window Rock, Apache County, Ariz. Born in Teec Nos Pos, Apache County, Ariz., December 16, 1928. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1972. Baptist. Navajo Indian ancestry. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Dyahthlni Begay and Lucy (Ute) Begay; married, December 18, 1951, to Rubye Fern Wallace.
  Beverly Masek (b. 1963) — of Willow, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Anvik, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska, September 30, 1963. Republican. Four time Iditarod Race finisher, 1990-93; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2005 (28th District 1995-2003, 15th District 2003-05); pleaded guilty in March 2009 to soliciting and accepting at least $4,000 in bribes from VECO Corporation; sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Female. Methodist. Alaska Native ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2009.
  Clem Rogers McSpadden (1925-2008) — of Oklahoma. Born in Oklahoma, November 9, 1925. Democrat. Member of Oklahoma state legislature, 1960; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 1973-75. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Died July 7, 2008 (age 82 years, 241 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Markwayne Mullin (b. 1977) — of Westville, Adair County, Okla. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., July 26, 1977. Republican. Plumber; rancher; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 2013-. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Wendsler Nosie, Sr. — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008. Apache Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
Robert L. Owen Robert Latham Owen (1856-1947) — also known as Robert L. Owen — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla. Born in Lynchburg, Va., February 2, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1892-96; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-25; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Modern Woodmen of America; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Beta Kappa. Died July 19, 1947 (age 91 years, 167 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert L. Owen (president of the Virginia and Tennesee Railroad) and Narcissa (Chisholm) Owen (Cherokee Nation); married, December 31, 1889, to Daisey Deane Hester.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Leonard Peltier (b. 1944) — Born in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak., September 12, 1944. American Indian activist and member of the American Indian Movement; alleged to have been involved in a shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, June 26, 1975, in which three died, including two FBI agents; fled South Dakota, was arrested in Canada, and extradited to the U.S.; tried and convicted of murder in 1977, and sentenced to two life terms in prison; Peace and Freedom candidate for President of the United States, 2004; Socialism and Liberation candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2020. American Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Leo Peltier and Alvina (Robideau) Peltier.
  Cross-reference: Ramsey Clark
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Matthew S. Quay Matthew Stanley Quay (1833-1904) — also known as Matthew S. Quay — of Beaver, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Dillsburg, York County, Pa., September 30, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; Beaver County Prothonotary, 1856-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Beaver County, 1865-67; newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1888, 1892, 1900; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1873-78, 1879-82; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1878-79, 1902-03; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1886-87; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1887-99, 1901-04; died in office 1904; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1888-91; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1896; member of Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1896. Manx and American Indian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Received the Medal of Honor in 1888 for action at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Died in Beaver, Beaver County, Pa., May 28, 1904 (age 70 years, 241 days). Interment at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Anderson Quay.
  Cross-reference: William F. Wright
  Quay County, N.M. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Lisa Marie Raine (b. 1969) — also known as Lisa M. Raine — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Xavier Hospital, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, May 28, 1969. Democrat. School teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000. Female. Shoshone Indian ancestry. Member, National Education Association. Still living as of 2003.
  Benjamin Reifel (1906-1990) — also known as Ben Reifel — of South Dakota. Born in a log cabin near Parmelee, Todd County, S.Dak., September 19, 1906. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1961-71. Episcopalian. German and Sioux Indian ancestry. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., January 2, 1990 (age 83 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Hiram Rhodes Revels Hiram Rhodes Revels (1827-1901) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., September 27, 1827. Republican. Minister; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state senate, 1870; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1870-71; secretary of state of Mississippi, 1873. African Methodist Episcopal. African and Lumbee Indian ancestry. First Black member of the U.S. Senate. Died, from a stroke, while attending a church conference, in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., January 16, 1901 (age 73 years, 111 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Revels; married to Phoebe Bass (1833-1901).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Hollis Earl Roberts (1943-2011) — also known as Hollis E. Roberts — of Hugo, Choctaw County, Okla. Born in Hochatown, McCurtain County, Okla., May 9, 1943. Member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1970; chief of the Choctaw Nation, 1978-97. Choctaw Indian ancestry. Convicted in 1997 of aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact, involving two female employees. Died in Hugo, Choctaw County, Okla., October 19, 2011 (age 68 years, 163 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Darrell E. Roberts and Laura (Beam) Roberts; married, May 17, 1963, to Helen R. Rodriguez.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Laughing Horse Robinson (b. 1955) — of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in 1955. Democrat. Art teacher; candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Kawaiisu Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2003.
  William Vann Rogers, Jr. (1911-1993) — also known as Will Rogers, Jr. — of Culver City, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New York, October 20, 1911. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1943-44; resigned 1944; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in in Tubac, Santa Cruz County, Ariz., July 9, 1993 (age 81 years, 262 days). Interment at Tubac Cemetery, Tubac, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Will Rogers (1879-1935; humorist) and Betty (Blake) Rogers; brother of Jimmy Rogers (1915-2000; actor); married, May 26, 1941, to Collier Connell (died 1976).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Internet Movie Database profile
  Frank Howell Seay (b. 1938) — Born in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla., 1938. U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1979-2003; took senior status 2003. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2003.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr. (b. 1954) — also known as Al Sharpton — Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 3, 1954. Democrat. Minister; civil rights activist; radio talk show host; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1988, 1992, 1994; stabbed in the chest as he was about to lead a protest march in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., January 12, 1991; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1997; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2004. Pentecostal; later Baptist. African and Cherokee Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Charles Sharpton, Sr. and Ada Sharpton; married, October 31, 1980, to Kathy Jordan.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
  Critical books about Al Sharpton: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  William Spotted Crow — of Pine Ridge, Shannon County (now Oglala Lakota County), S.Dak. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948. American Indian ancestry. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  William Grady Stigler (1891-1952) — also known as William G. Stigler — of Stigler, Haskell County, Okla. Born in Stigler, Choctaw Nation County, Indian Territory (now Haskell County, Okla.), July 7, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1924-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952; speaker, 1944; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 1944-52; died in office 1952. Choctaw Indian ancestry. Died in Stigler, Haskell County, Okla., August 21, 1952 (age 61 years, 45 days). Interment at Stigler Cemetery, Stigler, Okla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Asiba Tupahache — Born in Long Island (unknown county), N.Y. School teacher; Peace and Freedom candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1992. Female. Matinecoc Indian ancestry. Still living as of 1992.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Bluford Wilson (d. 1909) — of Illinois. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Illinois, 1869-74. Cherokee Indian ancestry. He was part Cherokee, but the family kept this a secret until 1950. Died in 1909. Interment somewhere in Sangamon County, Ill.
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