PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Armenian ancestry Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Dorothy K. Adrounie (1891-1988) — also known as Dorothy Kalaidjian; Mrs. H. A. Adrounie — of Hastings, Barry County, Mich. Born in Everek, Ankara, Turkey, September 11, 1891. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Female. Presbyterian. Armenian ancestry. Died in Hastings, Barry County, Mich., April 2, 1988 (age 96 years, 204 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Tatios Kalaidjian and Rose (Minasian) Kalaidjian; married, August 9, 1912, to Harry A. Adrounie.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nora Bullitt (1881-1976) — also known as Nora Iasigi; Mrs. Marshall Bullitt — of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Swampscott, Essex County, Mass., August, 1881. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944. Female. Armenian ancestry. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 26, 1976 (age 94 years, 0 days). Interment at Oxmoor-Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Oscar Anthony Iasigi and Amelia 'Amy' (Gore) Iasigi; married, May 31, 1913, to William Marshall Bullitt (brother of Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932)); niece of Joseph Andrew Iasigi; granddaughter of Joseph Iasigi.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Steven Boghos Derounian (1918-2007) — also known as Steven B. Derounian — of Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 6, 1918. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York, 1953-65 (2nd District 1953-63, 3rd District 1963-65); defeated, 1964, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate), 1964; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1969-81. Episcopalian. Armenian ancestry. Died, of pneumonia, in Austin, Travis County, Tex., April 17, 2007 (age 89 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Boghos Derounian and Eliza Derounian; married 1947 to Emily Ann Kennard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joseph Iasigi (1800-1877) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey, August 20, 1800. Merchant; shipowner; Consul for Turkey in Boston, Mass., 1864-77. Armenian ancestry. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 22, 1877 (age 76 years, 275 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Married, January 3, 1846, to Eulalie Loir (1821-1883); father of Oscar Anthony Iasigi and Joseph Andrew Iasigi (1848-1917); grandfather of Nora Iasigi (who married William Marshall Bullitt).
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Andrew Iasigi (1848-1917) — also known as Joseph A. Iasigi — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, January 15, 1848. Consular Agent for France in Boston, Mass., 1873-77; Consul-General for Turkey in Boston, Mass., 1889-97; he failed to account for a trust fund, refused to answer questions, and fled to New York City; arrested there in February 1897 and extradited to Boston; charged with embezzlement of about $220,000; pleaded not guilty; tried and convicted in November 1897; sentenced to 14-18 years in prison; pardoned in 1909. Armenian and French ancestry. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., January 24, 1917 (age 69 years, 9 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Iasigi (1800-1877) and Eulalie (Loir) Iasigi (1821-1883); brother of Oscar Anthony Iasigi; married 1881 to Marie P. Homer; uncle of Nora Iasigi (who married William Marshall Bullitt).
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oscar Anthony Iasigi (1846-1884) — also known as Oscar Iasigi — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., October 18, 1846. Importer and exporter; treasurer, Vassalboro woolen mills; Vice-Consul for Turkey in Boston, Mass., 1871-77; Consul-General for Turkey in Boston, Mass., 1877-84. Armenian and French ancestry. Perished in the wreck of the steamship SS City of Columbus, which hit a reef and sank, in Vineyard Sound, January 18, 1884 (age 37 years, 92 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Iasigi (1800-1877) and Eulalie (Loir) Iasigi (1821-1883); brother of Joseph Andrew Iasigi; father of Nora Iasigi (who married William Marshall Bullitt).
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Keverian (1931-2009) — of Everett, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Everett, Middlesex County, Mass., June 3, 1931. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1967-91; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1985-91; candidate in primary for Massachusetts state treasurer, 1990. Armenian ancestry. Died in Everett, Middlesex County, Mass., March 6, 2009 (age 77 years, 276 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Nazar Keverian (1889-1957) and Eliza Keverian (1894-1982).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011) — also known as "Dr. Death" — Born in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., May 26, 1928. Physician; euthanasia advocate whose campaign of assisted suicides of terminally ill patients in 1989-99 brought him national publicity; his medical license was revoked in 1990; he faced numerous murder charges starting in 1993; acquitted by juries several times; convicted in 1999 and sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison; released in 2007; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 2008. Atheist. Armenian ancestry. Died, from kidney and heart problems, in Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., June 3, 2011 (age 83 years, 8 days). Interment at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Levon Kevorkian.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Nanig Manoukian (1934-2013) — of Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Mich.; West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Mich. Born June 8, 1934. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1992 (alternate), 1996, 2000. Armenian ancestry. Died December 7, 2013 (age 79 years, 182 days). Burial location unknown.
  Juliet Minassian — of Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2012. Female. Armenian ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
Robert Sabonjian Robert V. Sabonjian (1916-1992) — also known as "The Rock" — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill. Born in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., January 4, 1916. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; dry cleaning business; acting postmaster at Waukegan, Ill., 1952-53; mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1957-77, 1985-89; defeated, 1977; bank director; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1966. Disciples of Christ. Armenian ancestry. Member, Eagles; Moose; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 19, 1992 (age 76 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lazurus Sabonjian and Zaruhey (Mooradian) Sabonjian; married, June 7, 1947, to Lorene Terrill; father of Robert Sabonjian, Jr. (1965?-).
  Image source: City of Waukegan
  Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier (b. 1950) — also known as Jackie Speier — of Washington, D.C. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 14, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; staff member for U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, 1973-78; traveled on a mission to Guyana in 1978, to investigate allegations of abuse and coercion in the People's Temple settlement there; shot five times by security guards, who also shot and killed Congressman Ryan and four others; member of California state assembly 19th District, 1986-98; member of California state senate 8th District, 1998-2006; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of California, 2006; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 2008-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Armenian and Jewish ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Julia Harriet Tashjian (1938-2013) — also known as Julia H. Tashjian; Julia Harriet Zakarian — Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., June 8, 1938. Democrat. Secretary of state of Connecticut, 1983-91; defeated, 1990. Female. Eastern Orthodox. Armenian ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., May 9, 2013 (age 74 years, 335 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harry Zakarian; married 1959 to James S. Tashjian.
  See also NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/group/armenian.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]