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Beta Sigma Phi
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Doris Marian Barnes (1891-1977) — also known as Doris M. Barnes; Doris Marian Plummer; Mrs. Frank Scott Barnes — of Wrangell, Alaska; Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., August 27, 1891. Republican. Insurance agent; mayor of Wrangell, Alaska, 1946-48, 1960-62; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1949-52; member of Alaska territorial senate 1st District, 1953-56; member of Republican National Committee from Alaska Territory, 1955-57; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1960; vice-chair of Alaska Republican Party, 1960-62; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alaska. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Beta Sigma Phi. Died in April, 1977 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Oakes M. Plummer and Jessie B. (Kribs) Plummer; married, March 20, 1912, to Frank Scott Barnes.
  Dorothy Vredenburgh Bush (1916-1991) — also known as Dorothy V. Bush; Dorothy McElroy; Dorothy Vredenburgh — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Washington, D.C. Born in Baldwyn, Lee County, Miss., December 8, 1916. Democrat. Secretary of Democratic National Committee, 1944-89; Convention Secretary (1944, 1948, 1964, 1968, 1988), speaker (1944, 1948, 1968, 1988), member, Arrangements Committee (1964), , Democratic National Convention. Female. Baptist. Member, Beta Sigma Phi. Died December 21, 1991 (age 75 years, 13 days). Entombed at Naples Memorial Gardens, Naples Park, Fla.
  Relatives: Daughter of Will Lee McElroy and Lany (Holland) McElroy; married, December 27, 1940, to Peter Vredenburgh III; married, January 13, 1962, to John W. Bush.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marguerite Stitt Church (1892-1990) — also known as Marguerite S. Church; Marguerite Stitt; Mrs. Ralph E. Church — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1892. Republican. Psychologist; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1951-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964; speaker, 1952, 1960. Female. Methodist. Member, League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma; Zonta; Beta Sigma Phi; American Legion Auxiliary. Died May 26, 1990 (age 97 years, 255 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of William James Stitt and Adelaide (Forsythe) Stitt; married, December 21, 1918, to Ralph Edwin Church.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Mary Stallings Coleman (1914-2001) — also known as Mary S. Coleman; Mary Leslie Stallings — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Forney, Kaufman County, Tex., June 24, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1961-72; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1973-82; resigned 1982; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1979-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Junior League; Altrusa; American Legion Auxiliary; American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Omicron Pi. Died, of cancer, in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., November 27, 2001 (age 87 years, 156 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Leslie C. Stallings and Agnes (Huther) Stallings; married 1939 to Creighton R. Coleman.
  See also Wikipedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Joanne Pownell Powell (b. 1930) — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., July 28, 1930. Democrat. School teacher; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1972-75; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia. Female. Methodist. Member, National Education Association; American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi. Still living as of 1976.
  Relatives: Daughter of Paul G. Pownell.
  Byrd Fanita Sawyer (b. 1895) — also known as Byrd Fanita Wall; Mrs. Harry W. Sawyer — of Fallon, Churchill County, Nev.; Sparks, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., May 5, 1895. Democrat. School teacher; librarian; candidate for Presidential Elector for Nevada; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; National Education Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Gamma Phi Beta; Beta Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry J. Wall and Burd (McIlvaine) Wall; married, September 11, 1923, to Harry W. Sawyer.
  Katharine Elkus White (b. 1906) — also known as Katharine E. White; Katharine Elkus — of Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 25, 1906. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956; member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1940; mayor of Red Bank, N.J., 1951-57; vice-chair of New Jersey Democratic Party, 1954; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1964-68. Female. Member, American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Abram Isaac Elkus and Gertrude (Hess) Elkus; married, October 3, 1929, to Arthur J. White.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
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