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  Fleming Newman Alderson (1884-1964) — also known as Fleming N. Alderson — of Richwood, Nicholas County, W.Va. Born in Summersville, Nicholas County, W.Va., January 8, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Nicholas County, 1911-12; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1912; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1916; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for West Virginia state attorney general, 1924. Southern Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Psi; Delta Chi; Theta Nu Epsilon; Moose; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Rotary. Died in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., April 2, 1964 (age 80 years, 85 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Nicholas County, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Eugenia Adeline (Rader) Alderson (1854-1899) and John Duffy Alderson (1854-1910); married, June 8, 1921, to Rebecca Mary Wigton (1890-1955); third cousin once removed of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Wilmert Ameli (1881-1959) — also known as Howard W. Ameli — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 12, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Abner C. Surpless; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1929-34. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Sons of Union Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Delta Chi; Freemasons. Died, in Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 29, 1959 (age 77 years, 290 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Alonzo Ameli and Jessie Isabel (Robinson) Ameli; married, August 10, 1918, to Flora E. Maus.
  Chester Thurlow Backus (b. 1880) — also known as Chester T. Backus — of Morris, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., March 24, 1880. Republican. Otsego County Clerk; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1937-44. Methodist. Member, Delta Chi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Allen S. Backus and Ella (Folts) Backus.
  Eustace H. Bane (b. 1904) — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in North Union Township, Fayette County, Pa., September 18, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1947-50; member of Pennsylvania state senate 32nd District, 1951-56. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Delta Chi; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David E. Bane and Nellie (Ramage) Bane; married to Frances B. Daugherty.
  William Stiles Bennet (1870-1962) — also known as William S. Bennet — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Port Jervis, Orange County, N.Y., November 9, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 21st District, 1901-02; municipal judge in New York, 1903; U.S. Representative from New York, 1905-11, 1915-17 (17th District 1905-11, 23rd District 1915-17); defeated, 1910 (17th District), 1916 (23rd District), 1936 (19th District), 1944 (21st District); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1916; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1936; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 15th District, 1938. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Delta Chi. Died in Falkirk Hospital, Central Valley, Orange County, N.Y., December 1, 1962 (age 92 years, 22 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Bennet (1845-1920) and Alice Leonora (Stiles) Bennet (1846-1928); married, June 30, 1896, to Gertrude Witschief (1872-1959); father of Augustus Witschief Bennet (1897-1983).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Cullen Blanton (1891-1973) — also known as Harry C. Blanton — of Sikeston, Scott County, Mo. Born in Paris, Monroe County, Mo., July 5, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; Scott County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-18; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1924; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1934-47. Member, American Legion; American Bar Association; Delta Chi; Knights of Columbus. Died in March, 1973 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Lee Blanton and Mary Agnes (Cullen) Blanton; married, February 12, 1918, to Maureen Daily.
  Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Poway, San Diego County, Calif., August 13, 1887. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; executive secretary to Gov. Friend Richardson, 1925-26; superior court judge in California, 1926-38, 1957-62; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1938-53; defeated, 1953. Member, American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Delta Chi. Suffered a fatal heart attack while driving his car, and crashed into a wall, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 11, 1968 (age 81 years, 29 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bowron and Martha (Hershey) Bowron; married, September 16, 1922, to Irene Martin (died 1961); married 1961 to Albine Norton.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John William Bricker (1893-1986) — also known as John W. Bricker — of Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born near Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, September 6, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Ohio state attorney general, 1933-37; defeated in primary, 1928; Governor of Ohio, 1939-45; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1960 (speaker), 1964, 1972; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1944; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1947-59; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of the Coif; Optimist Club. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 22, 1986 (age 92 years, 197 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Lemuel Spencer Bricker and Laura (King) Bricker; married, September 4, 1920, to Harriet Day.
  Cross-reference: Robert L. Barton
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Oliver D. Burden (b. 1873) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Nelson, Madison County, N.Y., March 15, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; attorney for Theodore Roosevelt in the libel case brought by political boss William Barnes, Jr., 1915; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, 1923-36. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Burden and Lucia (Groesbeck) Burden; married, June 26, 1905, to Irene de Tamble.
  Alexander Morton Campbell (1907-1968) — also known as Alexander M. Campbell; Alex Campbell — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.; Coesse, Whitley County, Ind. Born in Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, April 14, 1907. Democrat. Chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1934-36, 1958-63; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 1941-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Indiana, 1960-64. Christian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Delta Chi; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in 1968 (age about 61 years). Interment at Coesse Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Coesse, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel T. Campbell and Elsie (Bolman) Campbell; married, April 8, 1958, to Ruby Marie Tharp (1902-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Warner Carpenter (1873-1957) — of San Anselmo, Marin County, Calif. Born in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minn., December 12, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to William H. Taft, when he was Governor of the Philippine Islands, Secretary of War, and President of the United States; U.S. Minister to Morocco, 1910-12; Siam, 1912-13. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Chi. Died in 1957 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ira M. Carpenter and Eva A. (Wright) Carpenter.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Blanchard Carter (b. 1880) — also known as Charles B. Carter — of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, May 10, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Maine state senate, 1920. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Phi; Delta Chi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Seth M. Carter and Mary A. (Crosby) Carter; married, December 15, 1911, to Claire Scanlan (1884?-?).
  Ellwood Blake Chappell (b. 1889) — also known as E. B. Chappell — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Osmond, Pierce County, Neb., May 4, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 3rd District, 1929-43; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1943-. Presbyterian. English and Dutch ancestry. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Lions; Elks; Delta Theta Phi; Delta Chi; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Chappell and Pleasant May (Turner) Chappell; married, April 10, 1918, to Myra May Stenner.
  E. K. Cheadle, Jr. (b. 1895) — of Shelby, Toole County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Lewistown, Fergus County, Mont., August 12, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1927; Montana Republican state chair, 1936-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1948. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Chi; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin K. Cheadle and Ida (Wohlfahrt) Cheadle; married, November 27, 1924, to Anna Ruth Moore.
  Ralph Edwin Church (1883-1950) — also known as Ralph E. Church — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born near Catlin, Vermilion County, Ill., May 5, 1883. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 6th District, 1917-32; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1935-41, 1943-50 (10th District 1935-41, 1943-49, 13th District 1949-50); defeated (Independent), 1932; died in office 1950; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1940. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Delta Chi; Phi Kappa Psi; American Society for International Law. Died in a committee meeting in the House Office Building, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1950 (age 66 years, 320 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Henry George Church and Lola (Douglas) Church; married, December 21, 1918, to Marguerite Stitt (1892-1990).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George North Craig (1909-1992) — also known as George N. Craig — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Annandale, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Brazil, Clay County, Ind., August 6, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Indiana, 1953-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Delta Chi; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 17, 1992 (age 83 years, 133 days). Interment at Clearview Cemetery, Brazil, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Clyde Craig and Clo (Branson) Craig; married, August 29, 1931, to Kathryn Louisa Heiliger (1911-2001).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert R. Day (1919-2000) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 12, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Saginaw County Circuit Court Commissioner. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Chi; Lions; Elks. Died February 19, 2000 (age 80 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Day and Margaret (Cavanaugh) Day; married, August 10, 1943, to Laura Alice Hoff.
  Herbert Warder Dent (b. 1880) — also known as Herbert W. Dent — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Born in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., April 16, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 19th Judicial Circuit, 1932-44. Presbyterian. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Delta Chi; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marmaduke Herbert Dent (1849-1909) and Mary (Warder) Dent; married, October 25, 1924, to Mary M. Welch.
  Political family: Kurtz-Dent family of West Virginia.
  James Isaac Dolliver (1894-1978) — also known as James I. Dolliver — of Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa; Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa. Born in Park Ridge, Cook County, Ill., August 31, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Webster County Attorney, 1924-29; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1942; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1945-57; defeated, 1956; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Farm Bureau; Delta Chi. Died in Rolla, Phelps County, Mo., December 10, 1978 (age 84 years, 101 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Robert H. Dolliver and Mary Elle (Barrett) Dolliver; married, October 23, 1923, to Betty Morgan (died 1925); married, September 4, 1928, to Rachael McCreight; nephew of Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver (1858-1910).
  Political family: Dolliver-Brown family of Kingwood, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Harry F. Dunkel Harry F. Dunkel (b. 1898) — of Gloversville, Fulton County, N.Y. Born in Fulton County, N.Y., May 14, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1932-35; member of New York state senate 35th District, 1935-38. Member, Delta Chi; American Legion; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Boutwell Dunlap (1877-1930) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 14, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; historian; nominated for U.S. Representative from California 1st District 1904, but withdrew before election; Vice-Consul for Argentina in San Francisco, Calif., 1909-30. Member, Kappa Sigma; Delta Chi; Society of Colonial Wars; American Political Science Association; American Historical Association. Died in his room at the Graystone Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., December 22, 1930 (age 53 years, 38 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunlap (1827-1909) and Sarah Jane (Robinson) Dunlap (1847-1920).
  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.
  Harold H. Emmons (b. 1875) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 30, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; secretary-treasurer, Regal Motor Car Company, 1913-17; in charge of aviation engine construction for Army and Navy during World War I; officer, Stout Metal Airplane Co.; organizer and director, National Air Transport Co.; organizer and president, Aircraft Development Corp., Northwest Airways, Inc.; organizer and general counsel, Stinson Aircraft Corp.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Chi; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marcus A. Emmons and Alma M. (Slaven) Emmons; married, February 10, 1910, to Marion Clark Scotten.
  Cammie Brown Haden (1902-1989) — also known as Cammie B. Haden — of Dinuba, Tulare County, Calif. Born in Dinuba, Tulare County, Calif., May 16, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1944-46, 1948-; Presidential Elector for California, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Delta Chi. Died April 23, 1989 (age 86 years, 342 days). Burial location unknown.
James A. Hamilton James A. Hamilton (b. 1876) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 24, 1876. Democrat. School teacher; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1915-16; secretary of state of New York, 1923-24; defeated, 1924; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1924
  Forest Arthur Harness (1895-1974) — also known as Forest A. Harness — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 24, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Howard County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; represented the United States in the attempt to extradite Samuel Insull from Greece, 1932-34; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., July 29, 1974 (age 79 years, 35 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Melvin Harness and Elfie Marie (Willits) Harness; married, August 15, 1917, to Amy Bernardine Rose.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Reuben Locke Haskell (1878-1971) — also known as Reuben L. Haskell — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 5, 1878. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1920; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1915-19; defeated, 1912; county judge in New York, 1920-25; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1921. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Delta Chi. Died in Westwood, Bergen County, N.J., October 2, 1971 (age 92 years, 362 days). Interment at Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Robert B. Haskell and Monrovia (Grayson) Haskell; married, October 8, 1902, to Aleda C. Baylis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Martin Jackson (1912-1983) — also known as Henry M. Jackson; "Scoop" — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., May 31, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, 1938-40; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1941-53; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1953-83; died in office 1983; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1960-61; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Chi. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1984. Died in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., September 1, 1983 (age 71 years, 93 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Jackson and Marie (Anderson) Jackson; married, December 16, 1961, to Helen E. Hardin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Henry M. Jackson: Robert Gordon Kaufman, Henry M. Jackson : A Life in Politics — William W. Prochnau, A Certain Democrat : Senator Henry M. Jackson, a political biography
  William Kenneth Jackson, Jr. (1886-1965) — also known as William K. Jackson, Jr. — of Chestnut Hill, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Denver, Humphreys County, Tenn., November 18, 1886. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for Canal Zone, 1914-15. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega; Delta Chi. Died in June, 1965 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Albert Webb Jefferis (1868-1942) — also known as Albert W. Jefferis — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Chester County, Pa., December 7, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932. Congregationalist. Member, Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen. Died September 14, 1942 (age 73 years, 281 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Henry P. Jefferis and Elizabeth Jefferis; married, October 27, 1897, to Helen J. Malarkey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Louis A. Johnson Louis Arthur Johnson (1891-1966) — also known as Louis A. Johnson — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., January 10, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924; National Commander, American Legion, 1932-33; Assistant Secretary of War, 1937-40; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1949-50. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., April 24, 1966 (age 75 years, 104 days). Interment at Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Marcellus A. Johnson and Katherine Leftwich (Arthur) Johnson; married, February 7, 1920, to Ruth F. Maxwell.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
  Robert Scott Justice (1912-1992) — of Cass County, Ind. Born in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., March 8, 1912. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1945-48, 1951-52; defeated, 1948; member of Indiana state senate, 1957-60; defeated, 1960. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Farm Bureau; Toastmasters; United Commercial Travelers; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died December 9, 1992 (age 80 years, 276 days). Interment at Keeps Creek Cemetery, Clymers, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Ethel B. (Scott) Justice (1887-1963) and Robert Owen Justice (1888-1962); brother of William Franklin Justice (1914-1996); married 1942 to Catherine Augusta Leirer (1920-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard William Kearney (1889-1976) — also known as Bernard W. Kearney; Pat Kearney — of Gloversville, Fulton County, N.Y.; Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County, N.Y. Born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., May 23, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Fulton County District Attorney, 1931-42; U.S. Representative from New York, 1943-59 (30th District 1943-45, 31st District 1945-53, 32nd District 1953-59). Catholic. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; Grange; Delta Chi. Died June 3, 1976 (age 87 years, 11 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick B. Kearney and Josephine (Oster) Kearney; married, March 31, 1917, to Lillian Dean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Aloysius Kenney (1884-1938) — also known as Edward A. Kenney — of Cliffside Park, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Clinton, Worcester County, Mass., August 11, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; recorder's court judge in New Jersey, 1919; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1933-38; died in office 1938. Member, Elks; Redmen; Delta Chi. Died in Washington, D.C., January 27, 1938 (age 53 years, 169 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Clinton, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Donald Edgar Lukens (1931-2010) — also known as Donald E. Lukens; Buz Lukens — of Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. Born in Harveysburg, Warren County, Ohio, February 11, 1931. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1967-71, 1987-90 (24th District 1967-71, 8th District 1987-90); member of Ohio state senate, 1975. Member, Sertoma; Farm Bureau; Delta Chi; Order of Ahepa; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Toastmasters. Convicted in 1989 on a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, by having sex with a 16 year old girl; sentenced to 30 days in jail. Indicted in February 1995 on five counts of bribery and conspiracy; a jury in October 1995 found him not guilty on three counts but was unable to reach a verdict on the other two; a mistrial was declared. Reindicted in March 1996; tried and convicted. Died May 22, 2010 (age 79 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Arthur Lukens and Edith (Greene) Lukens.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Almon W. Lytle (b. 1876) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., September 26, 1876. Republican. Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1925-45. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Delta Chi; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Lytle and Inez M. (Young) Lytle; married 1906 to Kate L. Sudds.
  Charles Taylor Manatt (1936-2011) — also known as Charles Manatt — of Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 9, 1936. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968; California Democratic state chair, 1971-73, 1975-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Temporary Chair, 1984; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1976-82; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1981-85; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1999-2001. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Chi; Freemasons. Died in 2011 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Price Manatt and Lucille (Taylor) Manatt; married, December 29, 1957, to Margaret K. Klinkefus.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  John Marshall (b. 1881) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Washington, D.C. Born in New Cumberland, Hancock County, W.Va., July 28, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1920, 1924, 1928 (speaker), 1936 (alternate). Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Delta Chi; Elks; Navy League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver S. Marshall and Elizabeth Hammond (Tarr) Marshall; married, January 25, 1905, to Rebecca Paull.
  Marshall Francis McComb (1894-1981) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Denver, Colo., May 6, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1927; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1937-55; justice of California state supreme court, 1956-77; director, Good Samaritan Hospital. Member, Delta Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died September 5, 1981 (age 87 years, 122 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Harry McComb and Estelle (Tredenick) McComb.
Matthew M. Neely Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958) — also known as Matthew M. Neely — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Grove, Doddridge County, W.Va., November 9, 1874. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; mayor of Fairmont, W.Va., 1908-10; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1913-21, 1945-47; defeated, 1920, 1946; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1923-29, 1931-41, 1949-58; defeated, 1928; resigned 1941; defeated, 1942; died in office 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1952, 1956; Governor of West Virginia, 1941-45. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Delta Chi; Phi Sigma Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Americans for Democratic Action; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, from cancer, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 18, 1958 (age 83 years, 70 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Newlon Neely (1828-1906) and Mary (Morris) Neely (1848-1938); married, October 21, 1903, to Alberta Claire Ramage (1881-1976); grandfather of Richard Neely (1941-).
  Cross-reference: George Arnold — Charles Lively
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1919)
  James Matlock Ogden (1870-1956) — also known as James M. Ogden — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Danville, Hendricks County, Ind., April 5, 1870. Republican. School teacher and principal; lawyer; Indiana state attorney general, 1929-33. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Delta Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 11, 1956 (age 86 years, 220 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Switzer Ogden and Mary Ann (Carter) Ogden; married, November 11, 1903, to Bess Alice Dean (1884-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles A. Otto, Jr. (b. 1888) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., May 28, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1927-33. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Kiwanis; Foresters of America; Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Marion D. Patterson (b. 1876) — of Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa. Born in Williamsburg, Blair County, Pa., October 20, 1876. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Blair County District Attorney, 1912-28; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 24th District, 1927-39; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1940-43. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Delta Chi; Urban League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Marion Patterson and Mary Rebecca (Roller) Patterson; married, June 23, 1925, to Gertrude Gable Stewart.
  Daniel Alden Reed (1875-1959) — also known as Daniel A. Reed — of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 15, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1919-59 (43rd District 1919-45, 45th District 1945-53, 43rd District 1953-59); died in office 1959. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Delta Chi; Elks. Died, of a heart attack, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., February 19, 1959 (age 83 years, 157 days). Interment at Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anson William Reed and Alfreda Reed; married to Georgia E. Ticknor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl Barnett Rix (1878-1963) — also known as Carl B. Rix — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Jackson, Washington County, Wis., September 30, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Delta Chi; Delta Theta Phi. Died in October, 1963 (age 85 years, 0 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, West Bend, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Wareham Paul Rix (1844-1915) and Marie Louise (Stauffer) Rix (1847-1889); married, September 30, 1907, to Sara C. Barney (1877-1952).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles E. Russell (b. 1868) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Saugerties, Ulster County, N.Y., October 21, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 9th District, 1919-20, 1923-24, 1926-29; resigned 1929. Member, Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
Richard B. Smith Richard B. Smith (1878-1937) — also known as Dick Smith — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., August 27, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1924-37; died in office 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Delta Chi. Suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while at the Citizens Club, and died about an hour later, in Syracuse University Hospital, Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., February 26, 1937 (age 58 years, 183 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Edward C. Smith (1843-1912) and Mary N. (Gannon) Smith (1850-1927); married, June 24, 1903, to Anna Leonard (1880-1921).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  William Grant Stratton (1914-2001) — also known as William G. Stratton — of Morris, Grundy County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., February 26, 1914. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1941-43, 1947-49; Illinois state treasurer, 1943-45, 1951-53; Republican candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1944 (primary), 1948; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956, 1960 (speaker); Governor of Illinois, 1953-61; defeated in primary, 1968; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1960. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Eagles; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion; Amvets. Indicted in 1964 on income tax charges; tried and acquitted in 1965. Died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 2, 2001 (age 87 years, 4 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Joseph Stratton (1886-1938).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about William G. Stratton: David Kenney, The Political Passage : The Career of Stratton of Illinois
  Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro (1885-1971) — also known as Sidney F. Taliaferro — of Washington, D.C. Born in Salem, Va., March 4, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; banker; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1926-30; director, Washington Gas Light Co. and Georgetown Gas Light Co.; board member, Columbia Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Chi; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., June 21, 1971 (age 86 years, 109 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Van Tromp Taliaferro (1836-1902) and Sallie (Pendleton) Taliaferro (1850-1940); married, October 3, 1916, to Elizabeth Kirkwood Fulton (1887-1938); grandson of Albert Gallatin Pendleton; grandnephew of John Strother Pendleton; third great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin four times removed of Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin five times removed of William Grayson; second cousin twice removed of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin five times removed of John Walker, John Tyler and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton (1850-1914); third cousin twice removed of George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Craig Lyle Thomas (1933-2007) — also known as Craig Thomas — of Wyoming. Born in Cody, Park County, Wyo., February 17, 1933. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1985-88; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1989-95; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1995-2007; died in office 2007. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Rotary; Delta Chi. Died, of leukemia, in the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 4, 2007 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otto F. Walter (b. 1890) — of Columbus, Platte County, Neb. Born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., April 19, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee). Catholic. Member, Delta Chi; American Legion; Lions; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Walter and Anna M. (Fasoldt) Walter; married, October 16, 1919, to Gertrude Bloom.
  Dale Warner (b. 1941) — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Williamston, Ingham County, Mich., February 3, 1941. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; member of Michigan state house of representatives 56th District, 1967-74. Baptist. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Chi; Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Eta Sigma; Lions. Still living as of 1999.
  Edna Batchelder Weeks (b. 1906) — also known as Edna Batchelder — of Greenland, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Laconia, Belknap County, N.H., April 28, 1906. Republican. School teacher; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1959-67. Female. Protestant. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Kappa; Delta Chi; Farm Bureau; Order of the Eastern Star; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edward C. Weeks and Nellie (Parkman) Weeks; married, October 22, 1932, to George Newton Weeks.
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