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Willis J. Abbot Willis John Abbot (1863-1934) — also known as Willis J. Abbot; Willis J. Abbott — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich.; Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., March 16, 1863. Democrat. Newspaper editor; chairman of Henry George's campaign for Mayor of New York City, 1898; director of the Democratic National Press Bureau, 1900 and 1908; close friend and spokesman of William Jennings Bryan; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1903; editor, Christian Science Monitor, 1922-27. Christian Scientist. Member, American Economic Association. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., May 19, 1934 (age 71 years, 64 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Waldo Abbot and Julia (Holmes) Abbot; married 1888 to Amanda Mack (born 1863).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1897
  Vera Andrus (1896-1976) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Reedsburg, Sauk County, Wis., August 21, 1896. Republican. School teacher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from St. Clair District, 1961-62. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; National Education Association; Phi Beta Kappa; American Historical Association. Died in August, 1976 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Andrus and Alice (Barton) Andrus.
  Jean Rae Backus (b. 1923) — also known as Jean Backus; Jean Rae Ettinger; Mrs. Ross Backus — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 24, 1923. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957, 1969; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1969.
  Relatives: Daughter of Glen Lerch Ettinger and Phebe (Wells) Ettinger; married, March 18, 1944, to Ross Allen Backus.
  Frederick Bennett Balzar (1880-1934) — also known as Frederick B. Balzar; Fred B. Balzar — of Mina, Mineral County, Nev.; Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., June 15, 1880. Republican. Mining business; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905; member of Nevada state senate, 1909-17; Mineral County Sheriff and Assessor, 1917-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1920 (alternate), 1924 (alternate), 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932; Nevada Republican state chair, 1924-25; Governor of Nevada, 1927-34; died in office 1934. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Rotary. Died, in the Governor's Mansion, Carson City, Nev., March 21, 1934 (age 53 years, 279 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Serafino Balzar and Minnie (Bennett) Balzar; married, November 11, 1907, to Idelle Edna Sinnamon.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James D'Orma Braman (1901-1980) — also known as Dorm Braman — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Lorimor, Union County, Iowa, December 23, 1901. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1964-69; resigned 1969; Assistant U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1969. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Elks; American Legion. Died in August, 1980 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob W. Braman and Susan Mae (Huntzinger) Braman; married, November 27, 1920, to Margaret V. Young.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Jefferson Brann (1876-1948) — also known as Louis J. Brann — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Madison, Somerset County, Maine, July 6, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; Androscoggin County Register of Probate, 1909-13; municipal judge in Maine, 1913-15; mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1915-17, 1922-25; member of Maine state house of representatives from Androscoggin County, 1919-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1924, 1936, 1940, 1944; Governor of Maine, 1933-37; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 1936, 1940; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1942. Christian Scientist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Grange; Lions. Died February 3, 1948 (age 71 years, 212 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Charles M. Brann and Nancy (Lancaster) Brann; married, March 8, 1902, to Martha Cobb.
  Philip Breitmeyer (b. 1864) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 13, 1864. Republican. Florist; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1909-10. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Breitmeyer and Fredericka Breitmeyer; married, March 9, 1886, to Katie Grass.
  Ralph Owen Brewster (1888-1961) — also known as Owen Brewster — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, February 22, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; counsel for Chapman National Bank, Portland, Maine, 1914-25; member of Maine state house of representatives from Cumberland County, 1917-18, 1921-22; member of Maine state senate, 1923-25; Governor of Maine, 1925-29; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1935-41; defeated, 1932; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1941-52; resigned 1952; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee). Christian Scientist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Grange; Odd Fellows; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 25, 1961 (age 73 years, 306 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of William Edmund Brewster (1858-?) and Carrie S. (Bridges) Brewster; married, April 20, 1915, to Dorothy Foss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Albert Edmund Brown (1874-1958) — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass.; Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Derby, England, December 9, 1874. Republican. Singer; music educator; director of community singing; performed, Republican National Convention, 1920 ; dean, Ithaca Institute of Public School Music (later, Ithaca College Music Department), 1924-36. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died in Denver, Colo., December 7, 1958 (age 83 years, 363 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Brown and Elizabeth (Frost) Brown; married, June 15, 1898, to Martha Elizabeth Taylor (died 1950).
  Vivian Burnett (1876-1937) — of Denver, Colo.; Plandome Manor, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Paris, France, April 5, 1876. Newspaper reporter; author; editor; music composer; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Christian Scientist. Model for the title character in his mother's book, Little Lord Fauntleroy. While sailing his yawl, Delight III, he helped rescue people from an overturned sailboat, and then collapsed and died, probably of a heart attack, on Long Island Sound, July 25, 1937 (age 61 years, 111 days). Interment at Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Swan Moses Burnett (1847-1906) and Frances Eliza (Hodgson) Burnett (1854-1924); married, November 21, 1914, to Constance Clough Buel (1893-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John M. Burns — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of New York state assembly, 1964-68 (New York County 8th District 1964-65, 71st District 1966, 64th District 1967-68). Christian Scientist. Member, NAACP; American Civil Liberties Union; Psi Upsilon. Still living as of 1968.
  Ralph Lawrence Carr (1887-1950) — also known as Ralph L. Carr — of Antonito, Conejos County, Colo. Born in Rosita, Custer County, Colo., December 11, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Conejos County Attorney, 1922-29; U.S. Attorney for Colorado, 1929-33; Governor of Colorado, 1939-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1940, 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1942. Christian Scientist. Member, Order of the Coif; American Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Denver, Colo., September 22, 1950 (age 62 years, 285 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of William Frank Carr and Mattie (Kimberlin) Carr; married, February 1, 1913, to Gretchen Fowler (1889-1937).
  Cross-reference: William S. Hill
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Ralph Carr: Adam Schrager, The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story
  Thomas M. Davis III (b. 1949) — also known as Thomas M. Davis; Tom Davis — of Falls Church, Va.; Vienna, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Minot, Ward County, N.Dak., January 5, 1949. Republican. U.S. Representative from Virginia 11th District, 1995-2008; resigned 2008; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008. Christian Scientist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Grandson of Clarence Alba Davis (1892-1974).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Warren Davis (1862-1941) — also known as William W. Davis — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., August 8, 1862. Republican. Hotel manager; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1895-96; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1897-98; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900 (alternate), 1904; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1924. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum; Rotary. Died September 21, 1941 (age 79 years, 44 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Davis and Adelia Merriam (Carter) Davis; married, November 5, 1885, to Daisy Rebecca Jones.
  Wesley Ernest Disney (1883-1961) — also known as Wesley E. Disney — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Richland, Shawnee County, Kan., October 31, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Muskogee County Attorney, 1911-15; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1919-24; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1931-45; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1961 (age 77 years, 146 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Wesley Disney and Elizabeth (Matney) Disney; married, September 22, 1910, to Anna Van Sant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Timothy Dreier (b. 1952) — also known as David Dreier; Dave Dreier — of La Verne, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Dimas, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 5, 1952. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1976, 1980; U.S. Representative from California, 1981-2008 (35th District 1981-83, 33rd District 1983-93, 28th District 1993-2003, 26th District 2003-08); defeated, 1978. Christian Scientist. Member, Jaycees. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of H. Edward Dreier and Joyce (Yeomans) Dreier.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Arthur G. Elliott, Jr. (b. 1916) — of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich.; Pleasant Ridge, Oakland County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., October 17, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; realtor; appraiser; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1955-58; chair of Oakland County Republican Party, 1957-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 5th District, 1961-62; Michigan Republican state chair, 1963-65. Christian Scientist. Member, Rotary; Delta Chi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur G. Elliott, Sr. and Geraldine (Neidlinger) Elliott; married to Elizabeth Ann Vining.
  Silas Jack Galvin (b. 1878) — also known as S. J. Galvin — of Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa. Born in Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, August 7, 1878. Democrat. Brick and tile business; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1924; candidate for Iowa railroad commission, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1948 (alternate), 1952; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1940. Christian Scientist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. President, Sheffield Brick and Tile Co. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Allan Galvin and Margaret (Haynes) Galvin; married, June 7, 1899, to Ethel L. Craig.
  Anne Macomber Gannett (c.1883-1951) — also known as Anne M. Gannett; Anne Johnson Macomber; Mrs. Guy P. Gannett — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine; Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, about 1883. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Maine, 1922-38; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1940; vice-president and treasurer, Guy P. Gannett newspapers. Female. Christian Scientist. Died in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine, May 22, 1951 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of George E. Macomber (1853-?) and Sarah (Johnson) Macomber; married, June 6, 1905, to Guy Patterson Gannett.
  Political family: Gannett-Macomber family of Augusta, Maine.
  Robert William Goodlatte (b. 1952) — also known as Bob Goodlatte — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., September 22, 1952. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1993-. Christian Scientist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Mabel Gross (1897-1969) — also known as Mabel Smith — of Stone Lake, Sawyer County, Wis. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 23, 1897. Republican. Member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944 (alternate), 1948. Female. Christian Scientist. Died in August, 1969 (age 72 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere in Stone Lake, Wis.
  Relatives: Married to Jacob Gross.
  Edmund Perry Hanson (1889-1953) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born in Iroquois County, Ill., August 14, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1935-36. Presbyterian; later Christian Scientist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, January 11, 1953 (age 63 years, 150 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
Joseph Russel Jones Joseph Russel Jones (1823-1909) — also known as J. Russel Jones — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, February 17, 1823. Republican. Secretary-treasurer, Galena and Minnesota Packet Co.; founder and president, Chicago West Division Railway; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1868-70; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1869-75; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1875-77. Christian Scientist. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 11, 1909 (age 86 years, 53 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Andrew Scott; brother-in-law of John Rice Homer Scott (1813-?).
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Chicago Daily Tribune, April 12, 1909
  David Hill Keyston (1925-2016) — also known as Dave Keyston — of Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., August 2, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; real estate business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Christian Scientist. Member, Phi Kappa Sigma. Died September 16, 2016 (age 91 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Noel Keyston and Hazel (Elander) Keyston; married, December 16, 1951, to Dolly Dee Janisch; married to Jean Hodges.
  James Washington Orr (b. 1855) — also known as J. W. Orr — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan. Born in Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 14, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kansas Democratic State Central Committee, 1884-1908; mayor of Atchison, Kan., 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1904, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1924; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1911-13. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of George Washington Glick (1827-1911); son of James Orr and Mary Elizabeth (Underhill) Orr; married, June 21, 1883, to Jennie Glick.
  Karla Van Ostrand Parker (1894-1986) — also known as Karla Parker; Karla Van Ostrand; Mrs. James C. Parker — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich., November 30, 1894. Republican. School teacher; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; League of Women Voters. Died in 1986 (age about 91 years). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Harry Van Ostrand and Ray (Delamere) Van Ostrand; married, September 17, 1919, to James C. Parker.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Merritt Paulson, Jr. (b. 1946) — also known as Henry M. Paulson; Hank Paulson — of Barrington, Cook County, Ill. Born in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., March 28, 1946. Investment banker; chief executive officer of Goldman, Sachs; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2006-. Christian Scientist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Nature Conservancy. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Merritt Paulson and Marianna (Gallaeur) Paulson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Buchanan Price (b. 1865) — also known as William B. Price — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lynchburg, Va., July 2, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; Nebraska state insurance commissioner, 1896-1900; candidate for Nebraska state auditor, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; candidate for Nebraska state attorney general, 1926. Christian Scientist. Member, Woodmen of the World; Modern Woodmen of America; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Clopton Price and Hester (Walker) Price.
James H. Richards James Heber Richards (1852-1936) — also known as James H. Richards — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, May 5, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; banker; district judge in Idaho 3rd District, 1895-96; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1899-1901; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1905. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1936 (age about 84 years). Interment somewhere in Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Richards and Clarissa (Allen) Richards; married, November 29, 1881, to Fannie Howe.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Boise
  Irvin Elmer Rockwell (1862-1952) — also known as Irvin E. Rockwell; "Rock" — of Bellevue, Blaine County, Idaho. Born in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., December 25, 1862. Republican. Member of Idaho state senate, 1915-19, 1929-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1916 (alternate), 1932, 1936 (alternate). Christian Scientist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Successfully advocated for the American Falls dam project on the Snake River. Died in Bellevue, Blaine County, Idaho, September 22, 1952 (age 89 years, 272 days). Cremated.
John P. SAINT_John John Pierce St. John (1833-1916) — also known as John P. St. John — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo.; Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., February 25, 1833. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state senate, 1873; Governor of Kansas, 1879-83; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1884. Congregationalist; later Christian Scientist. Died in Olathe, Johnson County, Kan., August 31, 1916 (age 83 years, 188 days). Interment at Olathe Cemetery, Olathe, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Sophia (Snell) St. John (1797-1851) and Samuel St. John (1802-1855); married, March 28, 1852, to Mary Jane Brewer (divorced 1859); married, March 28, 1860, to Susan Jane Parker (1838-1925).
  The city of SAINT John, Kansas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Jared Young Sanders, Jr. (1892-1960) — also known as Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., April 20, 1892. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1928-32; member of Louisiana state senate, 1933-34; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1934-37, 1941-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); States Rights candidate for Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1960. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., November 29, 1960 (age 68 years, 223 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of Jared Young Sanders (1869-1944); married to Mary Briggs (1903-1990).
  Political family: Foster-Sanders family of Franklin, Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas F. Schweigert (1917-2001) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 29, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; forester; surveyor; member of Michigan state senate, 1961-70 (29th District 1961-64, 37th District 1965-70). Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, of respiratory failure, at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., 2001 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Christopher Hunter Shays (b. 1945) — also known as Chris Shays — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn.; Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., October 18, 1945. Republican. Served in the Peace Corps; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1975-87; candidate for mayor of Stamford, Conn., 1983; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1987-. Christian Scientist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Thurston Crane Shays and Margaret (Oliver) Shays; married 1968 to Betsi DeRaismes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lamar Seeligson Smith (b. 1947) — also known as Lamar S. Smith — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., November 19, 1947. Republican. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1981; U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 1987-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988. Christian Scientist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  John H. Stahlin (1914-1997) — of Belding, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Belding, Ionia County, Mich., April 6, 1914. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1959-62; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1962; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Port Richey, Pasco County, Fla., April 14, 1997 (age 83 years, 8 days). Cremated.
  Walter Rukenbrod Suppes (d. 1964) — also known as Walter R. Suppes — of Southmont, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944. Presbyterian; later Christian Scientist. Swiss ancestry. Died in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., 1964. Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Edison Lothair Teetor (b. 1897) — also known as Lothair Teetor — of Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind., March 30, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; president, Perfect Circle Corp., piston ring manufacturer, 1938-46; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1945-47. Christian Scientist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Newton Teetor and Leora Teetor (1871-?); married, June 26, 1920, to Hilda Jessup.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
W. S. Van_Dyke Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke II (1889-1943) — also known as W. S. Van Dyke; "One-Take Woody" — of West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 21, 1889. Democrat. Child actor in vaudeville; director of dozens of movies, 1917-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Christian Scientist. Member, Society of Colonial Wars. Ill with cancer, he died by suicide, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 5, 1943 (age 53 years, 321 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of W. S. Van Dyke (Judge) and Laura (Winston) Van Dyke; married, February 26, 1935, to Ruth Mannix; cousin *** of Henry van Dyke (1852-1933).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Times, February 6, 1943
  William Hedgcock Webster (b. 1924) — also known as William H. Webster — Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 6, 1924. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1959-61; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1970-73; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1973-78; director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1978-87; director of Central Intelligence, 1987-91. Christian Scientist. Member, Psi Upsilon. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1991. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Drusilla Lane; married, October 20, 1990, to Lynda Clugston.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Oscar C. Woodruff (b. 1852) — of West Burke, Burke, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., January 22, 1852. Republican. Drover; deputy sheriff; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Burke, 1910. Christian Scientist. Burial location unknown.
  John Downey Works (1847-1928) — also known as John D. Works — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Rising Sun, Ohio County, Ind., March 29, 1847. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1879; state court judge in California, 1886-87; justice of California state supreme court, 1888-91; U.S. Senator from California, 1911-17; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912. Christian Scientist. Member, American Bar Association; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 6, 1928 (age 81 years, 69 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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