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  Norman Mark Aaronson (b. 1946) — also known as Norman M. Aaronson — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., October 7, 1946. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Jewish. Member, Common Cause; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Isadore Aaronson and Betty (Brody) Aaronson; married 1968 to Carol Cutler.
  Merry Baker (b. 1937) — also known as Merry Smith — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., December 24, 1937. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972. Female. Methodist. Member, League of Women Voters; Common Cause. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Daughter of Rudie Smith and Thelma Smith.
  Kingman Brewster, Jr. (1919-1988) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Oxford, England. Born in Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass., June 17, 1919. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; law professor; President of Yale University, 1963-77; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1977-81. Member, Common Cause. Died, from a brain hemorrhage, in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, November 8, 1988 (age 69 years, 144 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Kingman Brewster and Florence Foster (Besse) Brewster; married 1942 to Mary Louise Phillips.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winston Perry Bullard (1942-1998) — also known as Perry Bullard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 2, 1942. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; member of Michigan state house of representatives 53rd District, 1973-92. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Bar Association; Common Cause. Died in Canton, Wayne County, Mich., October 15, 1998 (age 56 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  Renee Vera Cafiero (b. 1943) — also known as Renee Vera Pachter — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 3, 1943. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Female. Deist. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Common Cause; Lesbian. Still living as of 1993.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry M. Pachter and Hedwig (Rösler) Pachter; married 1961 to Arthur D. Cafiero (divorced).
  Milton Robert Carr (b. 1943) — also known as Bob Carr — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., March 27, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1975-81, 1983-95 (6th District 1975-81, 1983-93, 8th District 1993-95); defeated, 1972, 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980, 1988; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1994. Baptist. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Bar Association; Common Cause; NAACP. Still living as of 2020.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Wilbur Joseph Cohen (1913-1987) — also known as Wilbur J. Cohen — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 10, 1913. U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1968-69. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Common Cause. Leading expert on Social Security. Died in a hotel room in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 1987 (age 73 years, 341 days). Interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, April 8, 1938, to Eloise Bittel.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Archibald Cox (1912-2004) — Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., May 17, 1912. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. Solicitor General, 1961-65; special prosecutor in Watergate scandal, 1973. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Common Cause. Died in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, May 29, 2004 (age 92 years, 12 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald Cox (1874-1931) and Frances Bruen (Perkins) Cox (1892-1988); married to Phyllis Ames (1914-2007); grandnephew of Maxwell Evarts; great-grandson of William Maxwell Evarts; third great-grandson of Roger Sherman; first cousin thrice removed of Roger Sherman Baldwin, Sherman Day, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar and George Frisbie Hoar; second cousin twice removed of Simeon Eben Baldwin, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar and Arthur Outram Sherman (1864-?); third cousin once removed of Roger Sherman Hoar; third cousin twice removed of Grafton Dulany Cushing; fourth cousin once removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew, John Frederick Addis and John Lee Saltonstall.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Scully Earl (b. 1936) — also known as Anthony S. Earl — of Wisconsin. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 12, 1936. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1969-74; Governor of Wisconsin, 1983-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1988. Member, Common Cause. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Robert William Edgar (1943-2013) — also known as Bob Edgar — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 29, 1943. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1975-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1986. United Methodist. Member, Common Cause. Died, from a heart attack, in Annandale, Fairfax County, Va., April 23, 2013 (age 69 years, 329 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  John William Gardner (1912-2002) — also known as John W. Gardner — of Scarsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 8, 1912. Republican. University professor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1965-68. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Sigma Xi; Kappa Delta Pi; American Psychological Association; Common Cause. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964; founder of Common Cause in 1970. Died, from complications of prostate cancer, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., February 16, 2002 (age 89 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Gardner and Marie Flora Gardner; married, August 14, 1934, to Aida Marroquin.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Joan Anderson Growe (b. 1935) — of Minnesota. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 28, 1935. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40-A, 1973-74; secretary of state of Minnesota, 1975-. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Common Cause; National Organization for Women; Zonta. Still living as of 1983.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Victoria P. Guillebeau — of Oregon. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1996, 1996. Female. Member, Common Cause; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Still living as of 1996.
Kay Halloran Kay Halloran (b. 1937) — also known as Kathleen H. Chapman — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, January 19, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1983-92, 1997-2001 (49th District 1983-92, 53rd District 1997-2001); mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2006-09. Female. Catholic. Member, League of Women Voters; Common Cause; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edward Halloran and Maryl (McConoughey) Halloran; married 1961 to Allen R. Chapman.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Iowa Legislature
  Scott Harshbarger (b. 1941) — of Westwood, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., December 1, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; Middlesex County District Attorney, 1983-91; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1991-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1998. Member, Common Cause. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Married to Judith Stephenson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Critical books about Scott Harshbarger: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Floyd Kirk Haskell (1916-1998) — also known as Floyd K. Haskell — of Colorado. Born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., February 7, 1916. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1965-69; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1973-79; defeated, 1978. Member, Common Cause. Died of pneumonia, a complication of a brain hemorrhage which resulted from a fall on an icy sidewalk, in a hospital at Washington, D.C., August 25, 1998 (age 82 years, 199 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edward J. Healey (1924-2000) — of Florida. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1974-80, 1982-84, 1986-2000 (81st District 1974-80, 86th District 1982-84, 1986-2000); defeated, 1972 (81st District), 1980 (81st District), 1984 (86th District); died in office 2000. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Association of Retired Persons; Audubon Society; American Legion; Nature Conservancy; Sierra Club; Urban League; Common Cause. While attending a primary victory rally for Al Gore, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and died the next day at a hospital at Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., March 15, 2000 (age 75 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
  Peter D. Hoagland (1941-2007) — of Nebraska. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 17, 1941. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; law clerk for U.S. District Judge Oliver Gasch, 1969-70; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 6th District, 1979-86; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1989-95; defeated, 1994. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Common Cause. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Washington, D.C., October 30, 2007 (age 65 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Francis Kelly (b. 1949) — also known as John F. Kelly — of Detroit east side, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 6, 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 11th District, 1976; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1979-94; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1980, 1992; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1994; candidate for Wayne State University board of governors, 1998; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Common Cause; Jaycees. Still living as of 2000.
  Leslie Ferris Lokken (b. 1926) — also known as Leslie Lokken — of Okemos, Ingham County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Colfax, Whitman County, Wash., April 3, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Unitarian. Member, Theta Sigma Phi; Common Cause; National Organization for Women; American Civil Liberties Union. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Daughter of Robert Donald Ferris and Leslie (Smith) Ferris.
  Chellie Pingree (b. 1955) — of North Haven, Knox County, Maine. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 2, 1955. Democrat. Member of Maine state senate, 1992-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2000; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 2002; president and CEO, Common Cause, 2003-06; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 2009-. Female. Member, Common Cause. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Mother of Hannah M. Pingree (1976-).
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Lunsford Richardson Preyer (1919-2001) — also known as L. Richardson Preyer — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., January 11, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1956; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1961-63; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1969-81. Presbyterian. Member, Common Cause. Died, of cancer, in Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., April 3, 2001 (age 82 years, 82 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Grandson of Lunsford Richardson (inventor of Vick's VapoRub and Vick's Cough Drops).
  The L. Richardson Preyer Federal Building (built 1933, renamed for Preyer 1988), in Greensboro, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Douglas Ross (b. 1942) — also known as Doug Ross — of Oak Park, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 15, 1942. Democrat. Economist; legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Neil Staebler, 1963; to U.S. Rep. John Dingell, 1965; to U.S. Sen. Joseph Tydings, 1969-70; founder, Michigan Citizens Lobby, 1973; executive director, Michigan Common Cause, 1975; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1979-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1982; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1998. Jewish. Member, Common Cause. Still living as of 1998.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
Coleen Seng Coleen Seng (b. 1936) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, February 8, 1936. Democrat. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 2003-07. Female. Member, Rotary; Common Cause. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Fortney Hillman Stark, Jr. (b. 1931) — also known as Pete Stark — of Danville, Contra Costa County, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Fremont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 11, 1931. Democrat. Candidate for California state senate, 1969; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 (alternate), 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from California, 1973-2008 (8th District 1973-75, 9th District 1975-93, 13th District 1993-2008). Unitarian. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Common Cause. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  James Hugh Joseph Tate (b. 1910) — also known as James H. J. Tate — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 10, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1940-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1962-72; member of Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, 1972-73. Catholic. Member, Common Cause; Federal Bar Association; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James E. Tate; married, June 20, 1942, to Anne M. Daly.
  David James Vostrizansky (b. 1953) — also known as David J. Vostrizansky — of Bannister, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in St. Johns, Clinton County, Mich., August 26, 1953. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1975-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Common Cause. Still living as of 1981.
  Relatives: Son of Joe Vostrizansky and Stephanie (Luznak) Vostrizansky.
  Richard Zimmer (b. 1944) — also known as Dick Zimmer — of Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., August 16, 1944. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1982-87; defeated, 1979; member of New Jersey state senate, 1987-91; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1991-97; defeated, 2000; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1996, 2008; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008. Jewish. Member, Common Cause. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
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