The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Delta Kappa Gamma
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

Florence Ellinwood Allen Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966) — also known as Florence E. Allen — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1921-22; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1922-34; candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1926; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1934-59; took senior status 1959. Female. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Association of University Women; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Beta Pi; Delta Kappa Gamma; Kappa Delta Pi. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2005. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 12, 1966 (age 82 years, 173 days). Interment at Waite Hill Village Cemetery, Waite Hill, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clarence Emir Allen and Corinne Marie (Tuckerman) Allen.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Image source: Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio (1921)
  Iola Kelley Banks (1933-2002) — also known as Iola Banks — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. Born in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, La., August 10, 1933. Democrat. School teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1976, 1980, 2000. Female. Baptist or Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in the ambulance en route to a hospital, near Soldotna, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, June 26, 2002 (age 68 years, 320 days). Interment somewhere in Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Lovell Banks.
  Mae Shumate Belcher (1904-1999) — also known as Mae S. Belcher — of Pineville, Wyoming County, W.Va. Born in Saulsville, Wyoming County, W.Va., April 14, 1904. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wyoming County, 1959-60, 1963-64. Female. Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; National Education Association. Died August 8, 1999 (age 95 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., August 19, 1870. Democrat. College professor; Texas superintendent of public instruction, 1919-23. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Lambda Theta; Pi Gamma Mu; Delta Kappa Gamma; Order of the Eastern Star; Maccabees. First woman to be elected to statewide office in Texas. Died October 2, 1945 (age 75 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Lindsay Blanton and Eugenia (Webb) Blanton; sister of Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957).
  Marguerite Stitt Church (1892-1990) — also known as Marguerite S. Church; Marguerite Stitt; Mrs. Ralph E. Church — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1892. Republican. Psychologist; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1951-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964; speaker, 1952, 1960. Female. Methodist. Member, League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma; Zonta; Beta Sigma Phi; American Legion Auxiliary. Died May 26, 1990 (age 97 years, 255 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of William James Stitt and Adelaide (Forsythe) Stitt; married, December 21, 1918, to Ralph Edwin Church.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  March Fong Eu (1922-2017) — also known as March Kong; March K. Fong — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Oakdale, Stanislaus County, Calif., March 29, 1922. Democrat. Dental hygenist; supervisor of dental health education, Alameda County; member of California state assembly 15th District, 1967-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1988; secretary of state of California, 1975-94; resigned 1994; defeated, 2002; U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia, 1994-96. Female. Chinese ancestry. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma. Died, following a fall, in Irvine, Orange County, Calif., December 21, 2017 (age 95 years, 267 days). The California Secretary of State building in Sacramento is named for her. Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Yuen Kong and Shin (Shee) Kong; married to Chester Fong and Henry Eu; adoptive mother of Matthew Kipling Fong.
  The March Fong Eu Secretary of State Building, Sacramento, California, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sue Ramsey Johnston Ferguson (1897-1977) — also known as Sue Ramsey Johnston; Mrs. R. S. Ferguson — of Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., June 19, 1897. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1960; member of North Carolina state senate 28th District, 1947-49; candidate for Presidential Elector for North Carolina. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; Order of the Eastern Star; Daughters of the American Revolution. Died in November, 1977 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Rufus M. Johnston and Grace W. (Alexander) Johnston; married, February 14, 1934, to Raymond Stanley Ferguson.
  Mary Elizabeth Fox (b. 1912) — of Georgetown, Williamson County, Tex.; Granger, Williamson County, Tex. Born in Granger, Williamson County, Tex., June 2, 1912. Democrat. University professor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948. Female. Methodist. Member, Pi Gamma Mu; Delta Kappa Gamma; Delta Delta Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Janet Hill Gordon (1915-1990) — also known as Janet Hill — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 11, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1942-46; Chenango County Attorney, 1944-45; first woman county attorney in New York State; member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1947-58; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948; member of New York state senate 46th District, 1959-62; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1962. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Daughters of the American Revolution; Grange; Gamma Phi Beta; Delta Kappa Gamma; Order of the Eastern Star; American Legion Auxiliary. Died September 17, 1990 (age 75 years, 249 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Perminter Hill and Florine (Hall) Hill; married to William J. Gordon.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eddie Bernice Johnson (b. 1935) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., December 3, 1935. Democrat. Nurse; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1972-77; member of Texas state senate, 1987-92; U.S. Representative from Texas 30th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 2004-08. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Delta Kappa Gamma; Urban League; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Marion E. Martin (b. 1900) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Kingman, Penobscot County, Maine, January 14, 1900. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Penobscot County (1st), 1931-34; member of Maine state senate, 1935-38; member of Republican National Committee from Maine, 1936-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1948. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Women; Alpha Omicron Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Gamma. Burial location unknown.
  Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) — also known as Maurine Neuberger; Maurine Brown; Mrs. Richard L. Neuberger — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Ore., January 9, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; writer; photographer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1951-56; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1960-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Female. Unitarian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Theta Sigma Phi; Delta Kappa Gamma; American Association of University Women. Third woman to win a full term in the U.S. Senate. Died, of a bone marrow disorder, in a nursing home at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 22, 2000 (age 93 years, 44 days). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Daughter of Walter T. Brown and Ethel (Kelty) Brown; married, July 11, 1964, to Dr. Philip Solomon; married, December 20, 1945, to Richard Lewis Neuberger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Jessie M. Parker Jessie M. Parker (1879-1959) — of Lake Mills, Winnebago County, Iowa. Born in Black Hawk County, Iowa, February 25, 1879. Republican. School teacher and principal; Winnebago County Superintendent of Schools, 1915-27; Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1939-54. Female. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; Phi Theta Kappa; Order of the Eastern Star. Inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame, 1986. Died May 1, 1959 (age 80 years, 65 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Frederick H. Parker and Martha J. (Knapp) Parker.
  The Jessie Parker State Office Building, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for her.
  Image source: Iowa Official Register 1951-52
  Karla Van Ostrand Parker (1894-1986) — also known as Karla Parker; Karla Van Ostrand; Mrs. James C. Parker — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich., November 30, 1894. Republican. School teacher; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; League of Women Voters. Died in 1986 (age about 91 years). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Harry Van Ostrand and Ray (Delamere) Van Ostrand; married, September 17, 1919, to James C. Parker.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Pauline H. Peterson — of Salem County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. School teacher and principal; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Salem County, 1947. Female. English and German ancestry. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Soroptimists; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Harold A. Peterson.
  Dorothy H. Rose (b. 1920) — of Angola, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 21, 1920. Democrat. Librarian; member of New York state assembly, 1965-68 (Erie County 8th District 1965, 163rd District 1966, 147th District 1967-68). Female. Catholic. Member, League of Women Voters; Grange; Delta Kappa Gamma. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Thomas A. Rose.
  Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) — of Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., July 7, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1949-62; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1962-74; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1974-79. Female. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Gamma; Altrusa; Soroptimists. Died March 1, 1996 (age 88 years, 238 days). Interment somewhere in Reidsville, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Merritt Sharp and Annie (Blackwell) Sharp.
  Jae Spears — also known as Jae Marshall — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Kenton County, Ky. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper work; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 30th District; elected 1974, 1976, 1978; member of West Virginia state senate 12th District, 1981-92. Female. Christian. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; Theta Sigma Phi; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Legion Auxiliary. Still living as of 1992.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Marshall and Sylvia (Fox) Marshall; married to Lawrence E. Spears.
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