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  Lawrence A. Appley (1904-1997) — of Glen Ridge, Essex County, N.J.; Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y. Born in Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y., April 22, 1904. Republican. Personnel manager, Buffalo Division, Socony Vacuum Oil Company, 1930-34; vice-president, Vick Chemical Company, 1941-46; vice-president, Montgomery Ward department stores, 1946-48; president, American Management Association, 1948-68; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Chi Phi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., April 4, 1997 (age 92 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Joseph Earl Appley and Jessie (Moore) Appley; married, September 1, 1927, to Ruth G. Wilson.
  Henry Alexander Baldwin (1871-1946) — also known as Henry A. Baldwin — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii; Makawao, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. Born in Paliuli, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, January 12, 1871. Republican. Sugar planter; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912, 1920; member of Hawaii territorial senate, 1913-21, 1934-37; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Hawaii Territory, 1922-23; member of Hawaii territorial House of Representatives, 1933. Member, Chi Phi. Died in Paia, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, October 8, 1946 (age 75 years, 269 days). Interment at Makawao Cemetery, Makawao, Island of Maui, Hawaii.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Joseph M. Brown Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932) — also known as Joseph M. Brown — of Marietta, Cobb County, Ga. Born in Canton, Cherokee County, Ga., December 28, 1851. Democrat. Governor of Georgia, 1909-11, 1912-13. Baptist. Member, Chi Phi. Died March 3, 1932 (age 80 years, 66 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) and Elizabeth (Grisham) Brown; married, February 12, 1889, to Cora A. McCord.
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
  William Randolph Carpenter (1894-1956) — also known as Randolph Carpenter — of Marion, Marion County, Kan. Born in Marion, Marion County, Kan., April 24, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1945-48; candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1948. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; American Legion; Chi Phi; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., July 26, 1956 (age 62 years, 93 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Marion, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of William Herbert Carpenter and Lulu A. (Stone) Carpenter; married, July 15, 1920, to Helen Frances Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harrie Brigham Chase (1889-1969) — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., August 9, 1889. Lawyer; superior court judge in Vermont, 1919-27; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1927-29; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1929-54. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died November 17, 1969 (age 80 years, 100 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sumner Chase (1855-?) and Carrie Emily (Brigham) Chase; married, March 7, 1912, to Mina Annis Gilman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  W. E. Chilton III (1921-1987) — also known as W. E. 'Ned' Chilton — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., November 26, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948, 1960; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1953-60. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Chi Phi. Publisher of the Charleston Gazette newspaper, 1961-87. Died in 1987 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Chilton, Jr.; grandson of William Edwin Chilton (1858-1939) and Mary Louise Chilton.
  Political family: Chilton family of Charleston, West Virginia.
  Edward Cason Day (b. 1862) — also known as Edward C. Day — of Livingston, Park County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., March 20, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1899, 1913-15; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1918-20; trustee, St. Peter's Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Day and Mary Frances (Cason) Day.
  Charles Ruthven Denny, Jr. (b. 1912) — also known as Charles R. Denny — of Washington, D.C. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 11, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1945-47; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1946-47. Member, Chi Phi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Ruthven Denny and Beulah (Byrd) Denny; married, December 31, 1937, to Betty Marie Woolsey.
  Leonard A. Flansburg — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Alma, Harlan County, Neb. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1917; district judge in Nebraska 3rd District, 1918-20; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1920-23. Baptist. Member, Lions; Phi Delta Phi; Chi Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clara (Wilkinson) Flansburg and Claude Copley Flansburg (1857-?); married, June 8, 1910, to Frances C. Westervelt.
  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?-).
  William Bates Greenough (1866-1956) — also known as William B. Greenough — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 22, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; Rhode Island state attorney general, 1905-12; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1916; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution. Died November 17, 1956 (age 89 years, 361 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of James Carruthers Greenough and Jeanie Ashley (Bates) Greenough; married, September 27, 1893, to Eliza S. Clark.
  Nathaniel Edwin Harris (1846-1929) — also known as Nat E. Harris — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga.; Hampton, Carter County, Tenn. Born in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn., January 21, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1882-86; member of Georgia state senate, 1894-96; superior court judge in Georgia, 1912; Governor of Georgia, 1915-17. Methodist. Member, Chi Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; United Confederate Veterans. Died September 21, 1929 (age 83 years, 243 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Nelson Harris and Edna (Haynes) Harris; married, January 12, 1873, to Fannie Burke; married, July 6, 1899, to Hattie G. Jobe; nephew of Landon Carter Haynes (1816-1875); first cousin of Alfred Alexander Taylor and Robert Love Taylor.
  Political family: Taylor family of Tennessee.
  John Thilman Hendrick (b. 1876) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn., November 12, 1876. Democrat. Member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1920-21; President of the District of Columbia Board of Commissioners, 1920-21. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Stewart Hendrick and Pattie (Warfield) Hendrick; married, March 18, 1918, to Elizabeth Graff.
Frank Irvine Frank Irvine (1858-1931) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa., September 15, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1891-93; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1893-99; law professor; Dean, Cornell University Law School, from 1907; member, New York State Public Service Commission; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1922. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Died June 23, 1931 (age 72 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Harold Chessman Keith (b. 1884) — also known as Harold C. Keith — of Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass., June 18, 1884. Republican. Shoe manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, Chi Phi; Freemasons; Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George E. Keith and Anna G. (Reed) Keith; married, April 12, 1910, to Ethel Middlebrook Bowne.
  Roger Keith (b. 1888) — of Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 8, 1888. Republican. Insurance business; mayor of Brockton, Mass., 1921-22; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1929-32. Congregationalist. Member, Chi Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Horace A. Keith and Nellie W. (Packard) Keith; married, April 12, 1913, to Carolyn Bruce Hastings; father of Paul Keith (1913?-?).
  Lyle Franklin Lane (b. 1926) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., September 19, 1926. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay, 1979-80; Paraguay, 1980-82. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Chi Phi. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Lyle L. Lane and Dorothy (Mahler) Lane; married, September 8, 1950, to Jaclyn Fuller.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robert Ligon McWhorter (1891-1960) — also known as Bob McWhorter — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Born in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Ga., June 4, 1891. Law professor; mayor of Athens, Ga., 1940-47; named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Chi Phi. Died in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., June 29, 1960 (age 69 years, 25 days). Interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton McWhorter (1857-1929; judge) and Sallie (Pharr) McWhorter (1860-1923); brother of Camilla Oliver McWhorter (born 1884; who married Andrew Cobb Erwin (1884-1941)); married, October 12, 1921, to Louise Walker (1895-1942).
  Political family: Cobb family of Athens, Georgia.
  McWhorter Hall (dormitory, built 1966, rebuilt in new location 2004), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Richard Ratchford (1934-2011) — also known as William R. Ratchford — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., May 24, 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1962-74; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1969-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1972, 1984; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1979-85; defeated, 1974, 1984. Member, Chi Phi. Died, from Parkinson's disease, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., January 2, 2011 (age 76 years, 223 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Livingston Robertson (1876-1937) — also known as Edward L. Robertson — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 23, 1876. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1935-37; died in office 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Chi Phi. Attended a Cornell v. Syracuse football game, and died shortly afterwards, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in his car, on the Cornell University campus, in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., October 16, 1937 (age 61 years, 23 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Edward Livingston
  Relatives: Son of Charles Robertson and Rebecca (Duane) Robertson; married to Elizabeth Comstock.
  Carl Edward Sanders (b. 1925) — also known as Carl E. Sanders — of Richmond County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., May 15, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Richmond County, 1955-56; member of Georgia state senate, 1957-62; Governor of Georgia, 1963-67; chair, Committee on Rules and Order of Business, Democratic National Convention, 1964. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; American Bar Association; American Legion; Moose; Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Thomas Sanders and Roberta J. (Alley) Sanders; married, September 6, 1947, to Betty Bird Foy.
  Cross-reference: Doug Barnard, Jr.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William Bart Saxbe (1916-2010) — also known as William B. Saxbe — of Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, June 24, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1947-54; Speaker of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1953-54; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1954; Ohio state attorney general, 1957-59, 1963-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1969-74; U.S. Attorney General, 1973-75; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1975-76. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Grange; Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Died August 24, 2010 (age 94 years, 61 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bart Rockwell Saxbe and Faye Henry (Carey) Saxbe; married, September 14, 1940, to Ardath Louise Kleinhans.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  William Abraham Schnader (b. 1886) — also known as William A. Schnader — of Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Bowmansville, Lancaster County, Pa., October 5, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1930-35; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936. Christian Reformed. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Union League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles B. Schnader and Elizabeth (Renninger) Schnader; married, June 9, 1915, to Ethel K. Heinitsh.
Vernon W. Thomson Vernon Wallace Thomson (1905-1988) — also known as Vernon W. Thomson — of Richland Center, Richland County, Wis. Born in Richland Center, Richland County, Wis., November 5, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Richland County, 1935-50; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1939-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1956; mayor of Richland Center, Wis., 1944-50; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1951-57; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1952, 1956; Governor of Wisconsin, 1957-59; defeated, 1958; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1961-74; defeated, 1974. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Chi Phi; Moose. Died in Washington, D.C., April 2, 1988 (age 82 years, 149 days). Interment at Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Alva A. Thomson and Ella M. (Wallace) Thomson; married, June 6, 1936, to Helen Davis.
  Cross-reference: John R. Petrus
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Elmer Fredrick Witte (b. 1896) — also known as E. F. Witte — of Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Neb. Born in Furnas County, Neb., July 14, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; chair of Pawnee County Republican Party, 1940. Methodist. Member, Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Witte and Minnie (Ehinger) Witte; married, November 12, 1926, to Marie Folk.
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