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Audubon Society Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Richard J. Allen (b. 1933) — of Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich.; Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich., August 6, 1933. Republican. Veterinarian; college professor; member of Michigan state house of representatives 88th District, 1969-72; defeated in primary, 1972; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1975-82; defeated in primary, 1982; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1980, 1990 (primary). Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Rotary; Audubon Society; Sierra Club. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Lester J. Allen.
  Peter Adolf Augustus Berle (1937-2007) — also known as Peter A. A. Berle — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 8, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; member of New York state assembly, 1969-74 (64th District 1969-72, 68th District 1973-74); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; New York State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation, 1976-78; president, National Audubon Society, 1985-95. Member, Audubon Society. Injured in the collapse of a barn roof, and died a few weeks later at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., November 1, 2007 (age 69 years, 328 days). Interment at Muddy Brook Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass.; cenotaph at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, Stockbridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Adolf Augustus Berle Jr. and Beatrice (Bishop) Berle; married, May 30, 1960, to Lila Sloane Wilde.
  Epitaph: "Environmentalist."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John J. G. Grames (b. 1936) — also known as Johnny Grames — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in a hospital at Anchorage, Alaska, October 1, 1936. Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1996, 1998. Member, Sierra Club; Audubon Society; American Civil Liberties Union; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1998.
Harry B. Hawes Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947) — also known as Harry B. Hawes — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1928; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1904, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1921-26; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1926-33; resigned 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; American Economic Association; Izaak Walton League; Audubon Society; American Forestry Association; National Rifle Association. Died in Washington, D.C., July 31, 1947 (age 77 years, 258 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Ripley County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Nicholas Hawes and Susan Elizabeth (Simrall) Hawes; married, November 15, 1899, to Elizabeth Eppes Osborne Robinson; grandson of Richard Hawes; grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and Albert Gallatin Hawes; great-grandson of George Nicholas; great-grandnephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and Aylett Hawes; second great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Edmund Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, Carter Bassett Harrison, Francis Walker and William Henry Harrison; third cousin of Edmund Randolph Cocke; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall and Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin twice removed of John Scott Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John J. Cochran
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921
  Edward J. Healey (1924-2000) — of Florida. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1974-80, 1982-84, 1986-2000 (81st District 1974-80, 86th District 1982-84, 1986-2000); defeated, 1972 (81st District), 1980 (81st District), 1984 (86th District); died in office 2000. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Association of Retired Persons; Audubon Society; American Legion; Nature Conservancy; Sierra Club; Urban League; Common Cause. While attending a primary victory rally for Al Gore, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and died the next day at a hospital at Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., March 15, 2000 (age 75 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Dryden Kuser (1897-1964) — also known as Dryden Kuser — of Bernardsville, Somerset County, N.J.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., September 24, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1926-29; member of New Jersey state senate from Somerset County, 1930-35; insurance agent; real estate broker. Member, American Legion; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Grange; Audubon Society. Died, in Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 3, 1964 (age 66 years, 161 days). Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Bernardsville, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Rudolph Kuser and Susan Fairchild (Dryden) Kuser; married, April 26, 1919, to Roberta Brooke Russell; married, September 6, 1930, to Vieva Marie Fisher; married to Grace Egglesfield; father of Anthony Dryden Marshall; grandson of John Fairfield Dryden.
  Political family: Dryden-Marshall family of New York City, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Luigi Felice Lastreto (1841-1913) — also known as Luis F. Lastreto — of San Francisco, Calif.; Paris, France. Born in Santa Margherita, Italy, 1841. Naturalized U.S. citizen; importer and exporter; chocolate maker; Consul for Ecuador in San Francisco, Calif., 1898-1901; Consul for Nicaragua in San Francisco, Calif., 1899-1900; Consul-General for Nicaragua in San Francisco, Calif., 1901-02. Italian ancestry. Member, Audubon Society. Died in Paris, France, May 27, 1913 (age about 71 years). Entombed at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Charlotte Person; father of Carlos Barreno Lastreto.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William David Lowery (b. 1947) — also known as Bill Lowery — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 2, 1947. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 41st District, 1981-93. Catholic. Member, Urban League; Audubon Society; Navy League. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Henry Lowery and Eve L. (Howard) Lowery; married, September 7, 1968, to Kathleen Ellen Brown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Edwin McCammon Martin (1908-2002) — also known as Edwin M. Martin — of Ohio; Paris, France. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, May 21, 1908. Economist; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1964-68. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Council on Foreign Relations; Audubon Society; Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, of pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2002 (age 93 years, 236 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Judson Martin and Clara (McCammon) Martin; married, October 3, 1936, to Margaret Milburn.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Louis D. McGregor (1901-1993) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Linden, Genesee County, Mich., January 9, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1934; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1960-64; resigned 1964; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1962; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1965-76; retired 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; American Bar Association; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Optimist Club. Died in 1993 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Michael R. Milligan (b. 1954) — also known as Mike Milligan — of Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 20, 1954. Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1992; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, 1998. Member, Lions; Audubon Society. Still living as of 1998.
Chase S. Osborn Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) — also known as Chase S. Osborn — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in a log house in Huntington County, Ind., January 22, 1860. Republican. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1889-93; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-11; appointed 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Governor of Michigan, 1911-12; defeated, 1914; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918, 1930; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan. Presbyterian. English, French, and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Knights of Pythias; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died April 11, 1949 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Chippewa County, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Salmon P. Chase
  Relatives: Son of George A. Osborn and Margaret (Fannon) Osborn; married, May 7, 1881, to Lillian G. Jones.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  Lithgow Osborne (1892-1980) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., April 2, 1892. Democrat. Private secretary to U.S. Ambassador James W. Gerard, 1915; newspaper editor; candidate for New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1923; candidate for New York state senate 42nd District, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 36th District, 1932; New York State Conservation Commissioner, 1933; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1944-46. Member, Audubon Society; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 10, 1980 (age 87 years, 343 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Mott Osborne and Agnes (Devens) Osborne; brother of Charles Devens Osborne; married, March 12, 1918, to Lillie Raben-Levetzau; grandson of David Munson Osborne; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Franklin; second cousin twice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; third cousin twice removed of Wharton Barker; fourth cousin once removed of Dwight Arthur Silliman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Bache-Dallas family of Pennsylvania and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allan R. Sorenson (b. 1919) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Manistee, Manistee County, Mich., December 12, 1919. Democrat. Chemical engineer; member of University of Michigan board of regents; elected 1961. Protestant. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP; Audubon Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) — Born in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1854. Republican. Band conductor; composer; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1924. Bavarian and Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Audubon Society. He was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1973. Died, in his room at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 6, 1932 (age 77 years, 121 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Antonio John Sousa and Marie Elizabeth (Trinkhaus) Sousa; married to Jane van Middlesworth Bellis; great-grandfather of John Philip Sousa IV.
  The John Philip Sousa Bridge (built 1938-41), which takes Pennsylvania Avenue over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John Philip Sousa (built 1943 at Jacksonville, Florida; sold 1947; scrapped, 1965) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Robert Helyer Thayer (1901-1984) — also known as Robert H. Thayer — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Southborough, Worcester County, Mass., September 22, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1946; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1955-57. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Audubon Society. Died, of leukemia, in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1984 (age 82 years, 126 days). Interment at Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Greenough Thayer and Violet (Otis) Thayer; married, December 26, 1926, to Virginia Pratt (daughter of Ruth Baker Pratt); grandnephew of James Otis; second great-grandson of Harrison Gray Otis; third great-grandson of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Freeman Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
L. Whitney Watkins Lucius Whitney Watkins (1873-1950) — also known as L. Whitney Watkins — of Norvell Township, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Norvell Township, Jackson County, Mich., August 6, 1873. Farmer; lawyer; bank director; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1899-1905, 1920-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904 (alternate), 1912; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1909-12; Progressive candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1912. Member, Audubon Society; Farm Bureau. Died in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich., September 17, 1950 (age 77 years, 42 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lucius Denison Watkins and Sarah Tinkler (English) Watkins; married, June 28, 1899, to Grace Edith Alley.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
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