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  Peter J. Abbate, Jr. (b. 1949) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born March 22, 1949. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly 49th District, 1987-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2008. Catholic. Member, Civitan; Kiwanis. Still living as of 2008.
  A. David Abrams (b. 1919) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 19, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; furniture merchant; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1961-64; appointed 1961. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Civitan; Jaycees; Moose; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel I. Abrams and Esther (Block) Abrams; married, August 11, 1943, to Ruth R. Levy.
  Clarence William Allgood (1902-1991) — also known as Clarence W. Allgood — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 12, 1902. Lawyer; trustee, Crippled Children's Hospital; counsel, American Hospital Association; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1961-73; took senior status 1973. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Elks; Blue Key; Civitan. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 30, 1991 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Venable Allgood and Patricia (Robertson) Allgood; married, June 27, 1927, to Marie Maxwell; cousin *** of Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977).
  See also federal judicial profile
  William Robert Alstadt (1916-1993) — also known as W. R. Alstadt — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Thebes, Alexander County, Ill., October 7, 1916. Democrat. Dentist; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960, 1964. Methodist. Member, American Dental Association; Freemasons; Civitan. Died April 6, 1993 (age 76 years, 181 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Lee Alstadt and Gradie (Cole) Alstadt; married, August 31, 1962, to Laura May Goodness.
  James E. Altmeyer (b. 1938) — also known as Jim Altmeyer — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Ohio County, W.Va., December 5, 1938. Republican. Funeral director; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1974-76 (Ohio County 1974, 3rd District 1975-76); appointed 1974; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1984. Catholic. Member, Civitan; Knights of Columbus; Lions. Still living as of 1984.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Altmeyer and Evelyn (Showers) Altmeyer; married, November 30, 1963, to Edith Stoney.
  Paul McManus Arant (1910-1963) — also known as Paul M. Arant — of Pageland, Chesterfield County, S.C. Born in Five Forks, Pageland Township, Chesterfield County, S.C., November 1, 1910. Lawyer; farmer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Chesterfield County, 1947-58; member of South Carolina state senate from Chesterfield County, 1959-62. Member, Civitan. Died in December, 1963 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Pageland Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Peter M. Arant and Lottie A. (McManus) Arant; married to Alma Mangum.
  Ellis Gibbs Arnall (1907-1992) — of Newnan, Coweta County, Ga. Born in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., March 20, 1907. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Coweta County, 1933-36; Georgia state attorney general, 1939-43; Governor of Georgia, 1943-47; defeated, 1966 (Democratic primary); candidate 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 (speaker); president, Dixie Insurance Co., 1948. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Lions; Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Kappa Phi; Maccabees; Woodmen; Junior Order; Elks; Eagles; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Jaycees; Kiwanis; Civitan. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 13, 1992 (age 85 years, 268 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Gibbs Arnall (1882-1956) and Bessie Lena (Ellis) Arnall (1884-1984); married 1935 to Mildred Delaney Slemons (1908-1980); married to Ruby Hamilton (1919-2015); uncle of Joseph Arnall (1947-).
  Cross-reference: Ivan Allen, Jr.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Ellis Arnall: Harold Paulk Henderson, The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall
  Victor Henderson Ashe II (b. 1945) — also known as Victor Ashe — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., January 1, 1945. Republican. Press aide and legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr., 1966-67; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1968-74; member of Tennessee state senate, 1975-84; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1984; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1988-2003; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 2004-09. Baptist. Member, Civitan. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Robert L. Ashe and Martha Ashe; brother of Kathy Ashe (1951?-).
  Political family: Ashe family of Tennessee.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Joseph Bahorski (b. 1882) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., March 10, 1882. Republican. Bakery business; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1923-28 (2nd District 1923-26, 3rd District 1927-28); defeated in primary, 1928, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Civitan; Sigma Nu Phi. Burial location unknown.
William Wallace Barron William Wallace Barron (1911-2002) — also known as W. Wallace Barron; Wally Barron — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., December 8, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Elkins, W.Va., 1949-50; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1951-53; resigned 1953; West Virginia state attorney general; elected 1956; Governor of West Virginia, 1961-65. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Civitan; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Convicted of jury tampering in 1971, and sentenced to five years in prison. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 12, 2002 (age 90 years, 339 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Frederick H. Barron and Mary (Butler) Barron; married, February 15, 1936, to Opal B. Wilcox (1914-2010).
  Cross-reference: Curtis B. Trent, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Edmund Roberts Blair (b. 1908) — also known as Edmund Blair — of Pell City, St. Clair County, Ala. Born in Leeds, Jefferson County, Ala., July 29, 1908. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1948. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Civitan; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  William Haywood Bobbitt (1900-1992) — also known as William H. Bobbitt — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., October 18, 1900. Lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina 14th District, 1939-54; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1954-69; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1969-74. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Civitan. Died September 27, 1992 (age 91 years, 345 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Henry Bobbitt and Eliza May (Burkhead) Bobbitt; married, February 28, 1924, to Sarah Buford Dunlap (1904-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Augustus Bootle (1902-2005) — also known as William A. Bootle — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., August 19, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1929-33; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, 1954-72; took senior status 1972. Baptist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Civitan. Died January 25, 2005 (age 102 years, 159 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Loraine Bootle and Laura Lilla (Benton) Bootle; married, November 24, 1928, to Virginia Childs.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vernon Ensign Bradley (1912-1990) — also known as Vernon E. Bradley; Brad Bradley — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., September 27, 1912. Republican. Accountant; realtor; real estate developer; candidate for mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1949; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1954. United Church of Christ. Member, Civitan. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 7, 1990 (age 77 years, 345 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Hillcrest Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Charles Franklin Brannan (1903-1992) — also known as Charles F. Brannan — of Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C. Born in Denver, Colo., August 23, 1903. Lawyer; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-53. Quaker. Member, Civitan; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association. Died in Denver, Colo., July 2, 1992 (age 88 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Brannan and Ella Louise (Street) Brannan; married, June 29, 1932, to Eda V. Seltzer (1905?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eugene J. Bryan (b. 1889) — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., June 25, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1915; member of Tennessee state senate, 1921-25; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1923-25; member of Tennessee Democratic State Executive Committee, 1939; secretary, member board of trustees, Baroness Erlanger Hospital. Presbyterian. Member, Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Bryan and Carrie (Burg) Bryan; married, October 18, 1912, to Mary Ruth Bates.
  Harry L. Buch (b. 1930) — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., August 31, 1930. Republican. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1959-64; defeated, 1964; chair of Ohio County Republican Party, 1969; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1972. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Jaycees; Civitan. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Harry F. Buch and Marcella (Sonnefeld) Buch; married 1959 to Patricia Griffith.
  Thomas Lee Cummings (b. 1891) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., May 1, 1891. Lawyer; mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1938-47. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Eagles; Junior Order; Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Martin Cummings and Mary Josephine (Brewer) Cummings; married, November 17, 1915, to Ella Connell.
Scott Eckstein Scott Eckstein — of Bloomfield, San Juan County, N.M. Deputy sheriff; mayor of Bloomfield, N.M., 2006-. Member, Civitan. Still living as of 2015.
  Image source: City of Bloomfield
  Daniel Kramer Edwards (1914-2001) — also known as Daniel K. Edwards; Dan Edwards — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Durham, Durham County, N.C., February 17, 1914. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-50; mayor of Durham, N.C., 1949-51. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; Civitan; American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died, at Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Durham, Durham County, N.C., July 17, 2001 (age 87 years, 150 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Edwards and Eva Marie (Kramer) Edwards; married, December 24, 1941, to Mary B. Partin.
  William Paul Faust (1929-1995) — also known as William Faust — of Westland, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, March 29, 1929. Democrat. Newspaper editor; supervisor of Nankin Township, Michigan, 1963-65; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1964; member of Michigan state senate, 1967-94 (13th District 1967-82, 12th District 1983-94). Catholic. Member, Civitan. Died in 1995 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Joseph Faust and Teresa (Johnson) Faust.
Lynn O. Francis Lynn O. Francis (1906-1992) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Sanford, Midland County, Mich., August 7, 1906. Republican. Midland County Treasurer, 1935-40; lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Midland County, 1952; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1955-62; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 42nd Circuit, 1966. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Civitan. Died February 19, 1992 (age 85 years, 196 days). Interment at New Jerome Township Cemetery, Sanford, Mich.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Paul Victor Gadola (1887-1968) — also known as Paul V. Gadola — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., February 22, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1929-59; appointed 1929; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 13th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; Elks; Eagles; Civitan; Optimist Club. Died in 1968 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Gadola and Ellen (Cotter) Gadola; married, June 19, 1928, to Ann Elizabeth Murphy; father of Paul Victor Gadola, Jr. (1929-2014) and Thomas Laurence Gadola.
  Political family: Gadola family of Flint, Michigan.
Denzil L. Gainer Denzil Lee Gainer (1913-1972) — also known as Denzil L. Gainer — of Grantsville, Calhoun County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Calhoun County, W.Va., September 12, 1913. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; West Virginia state auditor, 1961-72; defeated, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Civitan. Died in 1972 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leonidas 'Lee' Gainer (1873-1921) and Laura (Elliott) Gainer (1880-1960); married, March 9, 1935, to Lucille Reading.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Patricia A. Gibbons (b. 1947) — of Westland, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 3, 1947. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 18th District, 2000. Female. Member, Civitan. Still living as of 2000.
  Bernard Francis Grabowski (b. 1923) — also known as Bernard F. Grabowski — of Bristol, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 11, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; municipal judge in Connecticut, 1955-60; U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1963-67 (at-large 1963-65, 6th District 1965-67); defeated, 1966. Catholic. Member, Disabled American Veterans; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Civitan; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2001.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Othniel D. Hall (1902-1983) — also known as O. D Hall — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Odd, Raleigh County, W.Va., February 9, 1902. Democrat. School teacher and principal; insurance business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1941-42, 1959-60; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1943-46. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Kappa Delta Pi; Civitan; Moose; Farm Bureau. Died in July, 1983 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey J. Hall and Emma B. (Cooper) Hall; married, June 9, 1926, to Irene Herndon.
  Bolling Hall Handy (b. 1891) — also known as Bolling H. Handy — of Bristol, Va.; Richmond, Va. Born in Spring City, Rhea County, Tenn., February 26, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1920; member, Virginia State Industrial Commission, 1922-29; chairman, Mutual Insurance Company of Richmond. Member, American Legion; Kappa Sigma; Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas R. Handy and Caroline S. (Hall) Handy; married, October 9, 1917, to Ann Roy Johnston.
  Kenneth William Hechler (1914-2016) — also known as Ken Hechler — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 20, 1914. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; university professor; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1959-77; defeated, 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1985-2000; defeated, 2004. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Civitan; American Political Science Association. Died in Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va., December 10, 2016 (age 102 years, 81 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Hechler and Catherine (Hauhart) Hechler.
  Cross-reference: Robert R. Nelson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Ken Hechler: The Bridge at Remagen : The Amazing Story of March 7, 1945 - The Day the Rhine River Was Crossed — Working With Truman : A Personal Memoir of the White House Years
  Erwin Avery Hightower (1914-2001) — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Anson County, N.C., July 29, 1914. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1955-59. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Civitan. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 17, 2001 (age 87 years, 19 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, N.C.
Francis C. Jones Francis Cyril Jones (b. 1919) — also known as Francis C. Jones — of Batesburg (now part of Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington County, S.C. Born in Batesburg (now part of Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington County, S.C., October 10, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; chair of Lexington County Democratic Party, 1952; member of South Carolina state senate from Lexington County, 1957-64. Baptist. Member, Civitan; American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cyril E. Jones and Freida (Rutland) Jones; married, November 12, 1949, to Marguerite Marshall Watson.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Thomas Edmund Knight, Jr. (b. 1898) — also known as Thomas E. Knight, Jr. — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., June 19, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama state attorney general, 1931-34; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1935-39. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Civitan; Jaycees; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Edmund Knight (1868-?) and Rebecca (Williams) Knight; married, May 4, 1920, to Lelia Otts.
  Political family: Knight family of Greensboro, Alabama.
Edward McIver Leppard Edward McIver Leppard (1924-1985) — of Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C. Born in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C., November 5, 1924. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate from Chesterfield County, 1963-66. Baptist. Member, Kappa Sigma; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Civitan; Moose. Died February 15, 1985 (age 60 years, 102 days). Interment at Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Ernest Leppard, Sr. (1895-1960) and Anne (Owens) Leppard (1896-1985); brother of James Ernest Leppard, Jr.; married, March 5, 1949, to Virginia Guy Emory (1930-2010).
  Political family: Leppard family of Chesterfield, South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  William John Leppien (1894-1979) — also known as William J. Leppien — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born October 7, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; ice cream business; Saginaw County Clerk, 1947-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 22nd Senatorial District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1963-64. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; United Commercial Travelers. Died in 1979 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Leppien and Dora (Gasner) Leppien; married to Myrtle V. Sheriff.
  Shirley Love (b. 1933) — of Oak Hill, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Oak Hill, Fayette County, W.Va., May 15, 1933. Democrat. Television journalist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972 (alternate), 1976, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1994-2008; appointed 1994; chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1998-99; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 32nd District, 2017-; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 2018. Female. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Civitan; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article
  James Armstrong MacKay (1919-2004) — of Georgia. Born in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Ala., June 25, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1951-52, 1955-64; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966. Methodist. Member, Civitan. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., July 2, 2004 (age 85 years, 7 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carrington Tanner Marshall (b. 1869) — also known as Carrington T. Marshall — of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, June 17, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; chief justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1921-26; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1928. Member, Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Marshall and Rachel Ann (Tanner) Marshall; married 1900 to Dora Foltz.
Frank J. Maxwell, Jr. Frank Jarvis Maxwell, Jr. (b. 1921) — also known as Frank J. Maxwell, Jr. — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., July 13, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1951-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956, 1960, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Civitan; Jaycees; Phi Kappa Psi; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Jarvis Maxwell (1897-1964) and Clara (Gibson) Maxwell (1898-1948); married, July 13, 1957, to Susan (Harnish) Gales.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Hubert Jennings Meachum (1920-2001) — of Independence County, Ark. Born in Lake City, Craighead County, Ark., November 3, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1951-57; municipal judge in Arkansas, 1959-79. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Civitan. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 15, 2001 (age 80 years, 316 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark.
  Ogden Livingston Mills (1884-1937) — also known as Ogden L. Mills — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Newport, Newport County, R.I., August 23, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1916, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936; member of New York state senate 17th District, 1915-17; resigned 1917; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1921-27; defeated, 1912; candidate for Governor of New York, 1926; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1932-33. Member, Civitan. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 11, 1937 (age 53 years, 49 days). Interment at St. James Churchyard, Staatsburg, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ogden Mills and Ruth (Livingston) Mills; married 1911 to Margaret S. Rutherfurd (divorced 1920); married 1924 to Dorothy (Randolph) Fell; nephew of Elizabeth Mills (who married Whitelaw Reid); fourth great-grandson of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813).
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Reid-Mills family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George Washington Oakes (b. 1861) — also known as George W. Oakes; George Washington Ochs; George W. Ochs — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, October 27, 1861. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1892; mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1893-97; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Tennessee, 1896; served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Jewish. German ancestry. Member, Civitan; American Historical Association. Interment at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of Julius Ochs (1826-1888) and Bertha (Levy) Ochs (1833-1908); brother of Adolph S. Ochs (1858-1935; publisher, New York Times); married to Bertie Gans (1878-1913).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Giles Jared Patterson (b. 1885) — of Chester, Chester County, S.C.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chester, Chester County, S.C., October 19, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Chester County Democratic Party, 1913. Episcopalian. Member, Civitan; Freemasons; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Giles Jared Patterson (1827-1891) and Mary Virginia (Ross) Patterson (1847-1926); married 1911 to Louise Brandon.
  James Richard Rood (b. 1906) — also known as James R. Rood — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in La Rose, Marshall County, Ill., March 31, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Midland District, 1938; chair of Midland County Republican Party, 1940-42, 1950; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1946-48; Midland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1953-60; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Midland County, 1961-62; circuit judge in Michigan 42nd Circuit, 1967. Presbyterian. Member, Civitan; Delta Theta Phi; Elks; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Rood and Elizabeth (Simpson) Rood; married to Helen Margaret Collins.
  Roland Savilla (b. 1916) — also known as Joe Savilla — of St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., May 13, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County; elected 1972; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1975-78. Christian. Italian ancestry. Member, Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Reserve Officers Association; Sons of Italy. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Savilla and Mary Ann (Contenta) Savilla; married, May 12, 1973, to Betty Jo Martin.
  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
  David Shumaker — of Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn. Mayor of Bristol, Tenn., 2003. Member, Civitan. Still living as of 2004.
  James Oscar Simpkins (b. 1923) — also known as James O. Simpkins — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., January 29, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; jeweler; member of North Carolina state senate 7th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Melvin Simpkins and Willie Mae (Fickling) Simpkins; married 1944 to Evelyn Christine Brewer.
  Melvin Ernest Thompson (1903-1980) — also known as Melvin E. Thompson — of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga. Born in Millen, Jenkins County, Ga., May 1, 1903. Democrat. Athletic coach; school principal; superintendent of schools; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1946-47; Governor of Georgia, 1947-48. Baptist. Member, Elks; Woodmen of the World; Civitan; Freemasons; Shriners; Kappa Phi Kappa. Died October 3, 1980 (age 77 years, 155 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Lakeview Cemetery, Valdosta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Henry J. Thompson and Eva Inez (Edenfield) Thompson; married 1926 to Ann Newton.
  See also NNDB dossier
Curtis B. Trent, Jr. Curtis B. Trent, Jr. (b. 1919) — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Monclo, Logan County, W.Va., July 1, 1919. Democrat. School teacher and principal; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1947-49; resigned 1949; executive assistant to Gov. William Wallace Barron, 1961; parliamentarian of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1964-67. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Delta Pi; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Civitan. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Curtis B. Trent and Ova (Gore) Trent; married 1936 to Ruth M. Howard.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  George Corley Wallace, Jr. (1919-1998) — also known as George C. Wallace — of Clayton, Barbour County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Clio, Barbour County, Ala., August 25, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1947-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948 (alternate), 1956; circuit judge in Alabama, 1953-58; Governor of Alabama, 1963-67, 1971-72, 1972-79, 1983-87; defeated in Democratic primary, 1958; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1964, 1972, 1976; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Moose; Elks; Woodmen; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans. Worked as a professional boxer in the late 1930s. While campaigning in Maryland on May 15, 1972, was shot by Arthur Bremer; the injury paralyzed both legs. Along with Ohio's James A. Rhodes, he was the longest serving state governor in U.S. history. Died in Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 13, 1998 (age 79 years, 19 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of George C. Wallace and Mozell (Smith) Wallace; married, May 21, 1943, to Lurleen Brigham Burns; married, June 4, 1971, to Cornelia Ellis Snively (divorced 1978; niece of James Elisha Folsom; first cousin of James Elisha Folsom, Jr.); married 1981 to Lisa Taylor (divorced 1987); father of George C. Wallace, Jr. (1946?-).
  Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Seybourn H. Lynne
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about George C. Wallace: Stephan Lesher, George Wallace : American Populist — Dan T. Carter, The Politics of Rage : George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics — Lloyd Rohler, George Wallace : Conservative Populist — Jeff Frederick, Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George C. Wallace
  Philip Bailey Whitaker (b. 1891) — also known as Phil B. Whitaker — of Riverview (now part of Chattanooga), Hamilton County, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 19, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948, 1952. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Civitan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Matt N. Whitaker and Florence (Griffin) Whitaker; married to Hilda Perry.
  E. Dennis White, Jr. (b. 1937) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Peytona, Boone County, W.Va., December 28, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1971-72; defeated, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Moose; Civitan. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Earl D. White and Rotha Mae (Edleman) White; married, September 25, 1965, to Betty Ann Collinsworth.
  Robert L. Wiedebusch (1936-1997) — also known as Larry Wiedebusch — of Glen Dale, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Marshall County, W.Va., March 6, 1936. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates 4th District, 1975-86; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1989-97; died in office 1997. Methodist. Member, Moose; American Legion; Lions; Elks; Civitan; Knights of Pythias. Died October 25, 1997 (age 61 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Wiedebusch and Clara (Bunner) Wiedebusch; married, February 26, 1959, to Mary Archer.
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