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  Elbert M. Adcox (1899-1969) — of Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn. Born October 2, 1899. Democrat. Automobile dealer; oil distributor; trucking business; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1945-50, 1959-64. Church of Christ. Died in September, 1969 (age 69 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Jonah Adkins (1894-1956) — of Ceredo, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., January 7, 1894. Democrat. Mine electrician; justice of the peace; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1945-50. Church of Christ. Died in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., December 14, 1956 (age 62 years, 342 days). Interment at Wayne Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Goodwin Adkins and Melinda (Williamson) Adkins; married, September 4, 1912, to Cassie Tabor (1891-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Browning Allen (1912-1978) — also known as James B. Allen; Jim Allen — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., December 28, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1939-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Alabama state senate, 1947-51; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1951-55, 1963-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1969-78; died in office 1978. Church of Christ. Died in Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Ala., June 1, 1978 (age 65 years, 155 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of George Columbus Allen (1871-1937) and Mary Ethel (Browning) Allen; married, March 16, 1940, to Marjorie Jo Stephens (died 1956); married, August 7, 1964, to Maryon Pittman Mullins (1925-2018).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  R. F. Arledge (1907-1968) — also known as Deacon Arledge — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., June 1, 1907. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; chair of Bernalillo County Democratic Party, 1946; member of New Mexico Democratic State Central Committee, 1946; district judge in New Mexico 2nd District, 1947-50; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1948. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died June 16, 1968 (age 61 years, 15 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Richard F. Arledge and Ellen (Henderson) Arledge; married to Helen Jean Floyd.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William S. Banowsky (b. 1936) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Abilene, Taylor County, Tex., March 4, 1936. Republican. Minister; president, Pepperdine University, 1968-78; president, University of Oklahoma, 1978-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1972-73; Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2000.
  Riley Alvin Bender (1890-1973) — also known as Riley A. Bender — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 8, 1890. Prize fighter; hotel manager; music store manager; seed wholesaler; candidate in Democratic primary for Illinois state senate 11th District, 1938; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1944, 1948, 1952. Church of Christ. German and Welsh ancestry. Died, in Illinois Central Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 6, 1973 (age 82 years, 241 days). Interment at Onarga Cemetery, Onarga, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Bender and Rachel Josephine 'Josie' (Davis) Bender.
  Lyle H. Boren (1909-1992) — of Seminole, Seminole County, Okla. Born near Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., May 11, 1909. Democrat. School teacher; merchant; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 4th District, 1937-47; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Church of Christ. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary; American Legion; Pi Kappa Delta. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., July 2, 1992 (age 83 years, 52 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mark Lattimar Boren and Nannie Mae (Weatherall) Boren; married, December 26, 1936, to Christine McKown; father of David Lyle Boren; grandfather of David Daniel Boren (1973-).
  Political family: Boren family of Seminole, Oklahoma.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Tommy Burks (1940-1998) — of near Monterey, Putnam County, Tenn. Born in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn., May 22, 1940. Farmer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1971-78; member of Tennessee state senate, 1979-98; died in office 1998. Church of Christ. Member, Lions; Farm Bureau. Shot and killed in his pickup truck by his opponent for re-election, Byron Low Tax Looper, near Monterey, Cumberland County, Tenn., October 19, 1998 (age 58 years, 150 days). Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery, Cookeville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Fred Burks and Christine Gilliam Burks; married 1960 to Charlotte Rose Gentry (1939?-).
  Cross-reference: McCracken Poston
  Omar Truman Burleson (1906-1991) — also known as Omar Burleson — of Anson, Jones County, Tex.; Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Born in Anson, Jones County, Tex., March 19, 1906. Democrat. Jones County Attorney, 1931-35; Jones County Judge, 1935-41; FBI special agent; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District, 1947-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Church of Christ. Member, Lions; Freemasons. Died in Abilene, Taylor County, Tex., May 14, 1991 (age 85 years, 56 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Anson, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Burleson and Bettie (Couch) Burleson; married, April 21, 1929, to Ruth DeWeese.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ashley Leonidas Camp, Jr. (b. 1923) — of Alabama. Born in Munford, Talladega County, Ala., July 19, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1959-67. Church of Christ. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Farm Bureau. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Alexis U. Coates (1858-1943) — also known as A. U. Coates — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Excelsior, Richland County, Wis., June 21, 1858. School teacher; music store manager; grocer; real estate dealer; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1901; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1936. Church of Christ. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 21, 1943 (age 84 years, 214 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William Harvey Coates (1833-1917) and Anna French (Knowlton) Coates (1839-1923); married, August 31, 1875, to Isabel Lein.
  Robert W. Colflesh (1900-1967) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 31, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, 1932-34; candidate in primary for Governor of Iowa, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of tuberculosis, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, April 17, 1967 (age 67 years, 76 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Marvin Colflesh and Alice (Davis) Colflesh; married, September 14, 1924, to Martha Lucy Waring.
  John Cornyn (b. 1952) — also known as "Big John" — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., February 2, 1952. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Texas, 1984-90; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1990-97; Texas state attorney general, 1999-2002; U.S. Senator from Texas, 2002-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2018.
  Cross-reference: Pete Olson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Richard Hugh Everson (1945-1999) — also known as Rick Everson — of West Virginia. Born in Barbour County, W.Va., August 19, 1945. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1992-99; died in office 1999. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Lions; American Legion. Died in Broaddus Hospital, Philippi, Barbour County, W.Va., September 1, 1999 (age 54 years, 13 days). Interment at Barbour Memorial Cemetery, Philippi, W.Va.
  Joseph Landon Evins (1910-1984) — also known as Joe L. Evins — of Smithville, DeKalb County, Tenn. Born in DeKalb County, Tenn., October 24, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1947-77 (5th District 1947-53, 4th District 1953-77); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Phi Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 31, 1984 (age 73 years, 159 days). Entombed at Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Myrtie (Goodson) Evins and James Edgar Evins (1885?-?); married to Ann Smartt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Herman Faulkner, Sr. (1916-2008) — also known as Jimmy Faulkner — of Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Ala. Born in Lamar County, Ala., March 1, 1916. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; insurance agent; mayor of Bay Minette, Ala., 1941-43; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1942; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948, 1952 (alternate); member of Alabama state senate, 1950-54; owned a chain of seven radio stations; bank director. Church of Christ. Died, in Oakwood Nursing Home, Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Ala., August 22, 2008 (age 92 years, 174 days). Interment at Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Henry L. Faulkner and Ebbie (Johnson) Faulkner; married to Evelyn Louise Irwin (1910-1995).
  Faulkner University (founded 1942 as Montgomery Bible College; renamed 1953 as Alabama Christian College; renamed 1985 as Faulkner University), in Montgomery, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ronnie Gene Flippo (b. 1937) — also known as Ronnie G. Flippo — of Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., August 15, 1937. Democrat. Accountant; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1971-75; member of Alabama state senate, 1975-77; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1977-91. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Fred David Gray — also known as Fred D. Gray — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala.; Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1970-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000, 2004, 2008; chair of Macon County Democratic Party, 2003. Church of Christ. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; NAACP; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to Carol Porter.
  Junius Foy Guin (born c.1883) — also known as J. Foy Guin — of Russellville, Franklin County, Ala. Born in Russellville, Franklin County, Ala., about 1883. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Alabama Republican State Executive Committee, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee). Church of Christ. Interment somewhere in Russellville, Ala.
  Relatives: Father of Junius Foy Guin, Jr. (1924-).
  Junius Foy Guin, Jr. (b. 1924) — also known as J. Foy Guin, Jr. — of Russellville, Franklin County, Ala. Born in Russellville, Franklin County, Ala., February 2, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1954; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1973. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Son of Junius Foy Guin (1883?-?).
  Brett Guthrie (b. 1964) — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born February 18, 1964. Republican. Member of Kentucky state senate 32nd District, 1999-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008, 2012. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Earl Brumfield Hager (1909-2011) — also known as Earl B. Hager — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Gill, Lincoln County, W.Va., April 10, 1909. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher and principal; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1953-54, 1955-72; appointed 1955. Presbyterian; later Church of Christ. Member, Redmen; American Legion. Died in Logan County, W.Va., December 19, 2011 (age 102 years, 253 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Golden Hager and Fanny Hager.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Kenneth Hahn (b. 1950) — also known as James K. Hahn; Jim Hahn — of San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 3, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; Los Angeles city controller, 1981-85; city attorney, 1985-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 2000, 2004; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 2001-05; defeated, 2005. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Kenneth Frederick Hahn; brother of Janice Kay Hahn; nephew of Gordon R. Hahn (1919-2001).
  Political family: Hahn family of Los Angeles, California.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Kenneth Frederick Hahn (1920-1997) — also known as Kenneth Hahn; Kenny Hahn — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member, Los Angeles City Council, 1947-52; Los Angeles County Supervisor, 1952-92; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1970. Church of Christ. Died, from heart failure, in a hospital at Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 12, 1997 (age 77 years, 54 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Heinrich Hahn and Hattie Louise (Wiggins) Hahn; brother of Gordon R. Hahn; father of James Kenneth Hahn and Janice Kay Hahn (1952-).
  Political family: Hahn family of Los Angeles, California.
  The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, in Los Angeles, California, is named for him.  — The Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, in Los Angeles, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Sam Blakeley Hall, Jr. (1924-1994) — also known as Sam B. Hall, Jr. — of Texas. Born in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., January 11, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1976-85; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1985-94; died in office 1994. Church of Christ. Died in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., April 10, 1994 (age 70 years, 89 days). Interment at New Grover Cemetery, Near Marshall, Harrison County, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Charles Tuggle Hancock (1880-1966) — also known as C. Tuggle Hancock — of Galena, Stone County, Mo.; Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Washburn, Barry County, Mo., July 3, 1880. Republican. School teacher; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1945-46, 1953-54, 1957-58, 1961-62 (Stone County 1945-46, Greene County 3rd District 1953-54, 1957-58, 1961-62). Church of Christ. Died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., March 15, 1966 (age 85 years, 255 days). Interment at Mars Hill Cemetery, Scholten, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Goldman Buford Leland Kimbrel Hancock (1839-1914) and Mary Minerva (Burris) Hancock (1842-1927); married, August 21, 1904, to Viola 'Dicie' Butler (1887-1935); married, February 28, 1947, to Daisy Porterfield.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Melton D. Hancock (1929-2011) — also known as Mel Hancock — of Missouri. Born in Cape Fair, Stone County, Mo., September 14, 1929. Republican. Insurance business; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1982; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1984; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1989-97. Church of Christ. Died November 6, 2011 (age 82 years, 53 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Beth H. Harwell (b. 1957) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., July 24, 1957. Republican. University professor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004, 2008 (alternate); member of Tennessee state house of representatives 56th District, 2007. Female. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2008.
  Archie Ray Hicks, Jr. (1915-1974) — also known as Arch R. Hicks, Jr. — of Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. Born in Levanna, Brown County, Ohio, October 13, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Ripley, Ohio; Brown County Prosecuting Attorney, 1941-49; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948, 1952, 1960. Church of Christ. Member, Kiwanis; Jaycees. Died in 1974 (age about 58 years). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Manford Latimer Hudson (1924-2012) — also known as Manford L. Hudson — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Frankford, Sussex County, Del., April 14, 1924. Republican. Farmer; candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 4th District, 1950. Church of Christ. Died, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., September 23, 2012 (age 88 years, 162 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Latimer Hudson (1890-1950) and Sarah Edna (Dingle) Hudson (1894-1971); married to Jane Gray (1929-2016); third cousin thrice removed of Caleb Rodney Layton (1851-1930).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Barbara Richards Jackson (b. 1935) — also known as Barbara Jackson; Barbara Richards — of Nederland, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in San Augustine, San Augustine County, Tex., October 7, 1935. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972. Female. Church of Christ. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Richards and Syble (Irvin) Richards; married 1953 to Harold Floyd Jackson.
  Ellis Carl Kays (1890-1984) — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Born in Algiers, Pike County, Ind., July 7, 1890. Republican. Pike County Recorder, 1930-38; mayor of Petersburg, Ind., 1939-43; chair of Pike County Republican Party, 1941-44. Church of Christ. Died in Petersburg, Pike County, Ind., June 1, 1984 (age 93 years, 330 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Francis Kays (1865-1908) and Lida Myrtle (Pancake) Kays (1870-1924).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jill Klajic (b. 1946) — also known as Mary Jillene Leach; Mary Jillene Klajic-Green — of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Rose Bud, White County, Ark., June 14, 1946. Mayor of Santa Clarita, Calif., 1992. Female. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Daughter of Lonnie Leach and Thedis (Benton) Leach; married to Louis Klajic (divorced 1991) and Tom Green (died 2009).
  Delbert Leroy Latta (1920-2016) — also known as Delbert Latta — of Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio. Born in Weston, Wood County, Ohio, March 5, 1920. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1953-58; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1959-89; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1968, 1976. Church of Christ. Died in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, May 12, 2016 (age 96 years, 68 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Rose Kiene; father of Robert E. Latta (1956-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  George Sidney Marshall (1869-1956) — also known as George S. Marshall — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Corning, Perry County, Ohio, January 29, 1869. Lawyer; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1910-11. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Redmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in 1956 (age about 87 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of George Marshall and Theresa (Maxwell) Marshall; married, October 14, 1903, to Alice Badgley.
  Keith McDonald — of Bartlett, Shelby County, Tenn. Insurance business; mayor of Bartlett, Tenn., 2003-. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2003.
  Edson V. Root, Jr. (1903-1971) — of Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich., August 27, 1903. Republican. Fruit farmer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1948-50; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1953-71 (Van Buren County 1953-64, 54th District 1965-71); died in office 1971. Church of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1971 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edson V. Root, Sr. (1877-1947); married 1937 to Frieda Shaefer.
  Henry Floyd Sherrod (1890-1977) — also known as H. Floyd Sherrod — of Decatur, Morgan County, Ala. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., December 2, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher and principal; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1932 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1968. Church of Christ; later Methodist. Member, Civitan; Kappa Delta Pi; American Legion; Farm Bureau. Died December 1, 1977 (age 86 years, 364 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Sherrod and Bertie Sherrod; married, June 20, 1918, to Effie D. Poole (1896-1962); married, February 15, 1970, to Grace Lee (Widner) Sandlin (1899-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  E. L. Simpson (b. 1895) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va.; Mt. Clare, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Pendleton County, W.Va., September 9, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1939-42; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph L. Simpson and Cora D. (Keister) Simpson; married, August 28, 1921, to Lela A. Sommerville.
  Roy Smith (b. 1924) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Livingston, Overton County, Tenn., February 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; analyst for Ford Motor Company; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1959-66; member of Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1967-72, 1975-82; defeated, 1962 (Washtenaw County 2nd District), 1972 (22nd District); Saline city administrator, 1973-74; candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1982. Baptist or Church of Christ. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Married 1949 to Shirley Sanford.
  Kenneth N. Springer (1945-2000) — also known as Pete Springer — of Centerville, Hickman County, Tenn. Born in Lyles, Hickman County, Tenn., February 27, 1945. Democrat. School teacher; member of Tennessee state senate 25th District, 1981-82, 1991-2000; died in office 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, apparently of heart disease, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., April 12, 2000 (age 55 years, 45 days). Interment at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Centerville, Tenn.
  Harlan Whitney Thomas (b. 1908) — also known as Harlan Thomas — of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn. Born in Michie, McNairy County, Tenn., August 5, 1908. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948. Church of Christ. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Raymond Hoyt Thornton, Jr. (1928-2016) — also known as Ray Thornton — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Sheridan, Grant County, Ark. Born in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., July 16, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960 (alternate), 1996; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1969-70; Arkansas state attorney general, 1971-73; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1973-79, 1991-97 (4th District 1973-79, 2nd District 1991-97); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1978; president, Arkansas State University, 1980-84; president, University of Arkansas, 1984-90; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1997-2005. Church of Christ. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., April 13, 2016 (age 87 years, 272 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  G. E. Van Wert (b. 1880) — of Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa. Born in Grundy County, Iowa, August 13, 1880. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1929-39; director, Mutual Telephone Company. Church of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. S. Van Wert and Elizabeth (Rose) Van Wert; married, December 25, 1903, to Mabel Hansell.
  Amos Richard Webber (1852-1948) — also known as Amos R. Webber — of Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio. Born in Hinckley, Medina County, Ohio, January 21, 1852. Republican. Common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1901-04, 1922-35; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1904-07. Church of Christ. Died in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, February 25, 1948 (age 96 years, 35 days). Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lynn Boyd Wells (b. 1893) — also known as Lynn B. Wells — of West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky. Born in West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky., January 29, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; elected Kentucky state house of representatives 75th District 1955. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Granvil Wells and Arzelda (Keeton) Wells; married to Jewel D. Johnson.
  John D. Westwood (b. 1944) — also known as Jack Westwood — of Crescent Springs, Kenton County, Ky. Born March 6, 1944. Republican. School teacher; member of Kentucky state senate 23rd District, 1997-. Church of Christ. Still living as of 2004.
  Alan Dupree Wheat (b. 1951) — also known as Alan D. Wheat — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., October 16, 1951. Democrat. Economist; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1977-82; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1983-95; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1994. Church of Christ. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Dorothy Bishop Wood (1921-1999) — of Greenville, Hunt County, Tex. Born in Greenville, Hunt County, Tex., September 5, 1921. Delegate to Republican National Convention. Female. Church of Christ. Died August 9, 1999 (age 77 years, 338 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Richard Wood.
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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.

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