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  Sewall Wester Abbott (1859-1943) — also known as Sewall W. Abbott — of Wolfeboro, Carroll County, N.H. Born in Tuftonboro, Carroll County, N.H., April 11, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; president, Wolfeboro Woolen Mills; probate judge in New Hampshire, 1889-1921; member of New Hampshire state senate, 1923-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee). Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Grange; Redmen; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Wolfeboro, Carroll County, N.H., January 3, 1943 (age 83 years, 267 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Abbott and Phebe Jane (Graves) Abbott; married, June 10, 1893, to Elma (King) Hodgdon (1858-1929).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norman Whittlesey Adams (1894-1968) — also known as Norman W. Adams — of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Born in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, February 2, 1894. Republican. President and owner, Adams Insurance Agency; director, Electric City Realty; director, Youngstown Foundry and Machine Co.; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in November, 1968 (age 74 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fred W. Adams and Olive M. (Palmiter) Adams; married, December 16, 1931, to Harriett M. Rex.
  George Atcheson, Jr. (b. 1896) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Denver, Colo., October 20, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Changsha, 1923-24; North Bay, 1926-27; Tientsin, 1927-28; U.S. Consul in Tientsin, 1928, 1929-32; Foochow, 1928-29. Member, Delta Upsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Atcheson and Effie Almira (Moore) Atcheson; married, June 28, 1922, to Mariquita de Laguna.
  Orville Elbridge Atwood (1880-1939) — also known as Orville E. Atwood — of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Mich.; Fremont, Newaygo County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Morgan Park (now part of Chicago), Cook County, Ill., February 23, 1880. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Newaygo County, 1919-22; member of Michigan state senate 26th District, 1923-26, 1929-30; defeated in primary, 1926; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924; secretary of state of Michigan, 1935-36; defeated, 1936; director, Michigan Sales Tax Division, 1939. Congregationalist. English ancestry. Member, Delta Upsilon; Freemasons. Killed, along with auto executive Frank Longyear, in a collision with a bus at Howell, Livingston County, Mich., June 15, 1939 (age 59 years, 112 days). Interment somewhere in Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Orville Elbridge Atwood, Sr. (1840-1910) and Martha Elvira (Townsend) Atwood (1842-1914); married, October 1, 1910, to Evelyn May Forman (1881-1968).
  Harlan Besson (1887-1949) — of Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J.; Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J. Born in Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J., July 1, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1912; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1932-35. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Reserve Officers Association. Died, of heart disease, in Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J., January 9, 1949 (age 61 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Austin Besson (c.1854-1937) and Arabella (Roseberry) Besson; married, May 14, 1913, to Addie Case; cousin *** of J. W. Rufus Besson (1871?-1936).
Benjamin F. Bledsoe Benjamin Franklin Bledsoe (1874-1938) — also known as Benjamin F. Bledsoe — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., February 8, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1900-14; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1914-25; resigned 1925; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Sons of the Revolution; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in Crestline, San Bernardino County, Calif., October 30, 1938 (age 64 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Robert Emmett Bledsoe and Althea (Bottoms) Bledsoe; married, December 25, 1899, to Katharine Marvin Shepler.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
  Oliver Ernesto Branch (b. 1847) — also known as Oliver E. Branch — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Madison, Lake County, Ohio, July 19, 1847. Lawyer; general counsel, Boston & Maine Railroad; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1887, 1889; U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1894-98. English ancestry. Member, Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Witter Branch and Lucy J. (Bartram) Branch; married, October 17, 1878, to Sarah M. Chase; father of Oliver Winslow Branch (1879-?).
  Oliver Winslow Branch (b. 1879) — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in New Hampshire, 1913-26; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1926-46; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1946-49. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Delta Upsilon; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Ernesto Branch (1847-?) and Sarah Maria (Chase) Branch; married, November 23, 1910, to Isabel Dow Hogle.
Herbert Brownell, Jr. Herbert Brownell, Jr. (1904-1996) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Peru, Nemaha County, Neb., February 20, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1933-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1944, 1948; campaign manager, Thomas E. Dewey for Governor of New York and President; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1944-46; U.S. Attorney General, 1953-57. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Died of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1996 (age 92 years, 71 days). Interment at Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Brownell (1868-1936) and Mary A. (Miller) Brownell (1868-1959); married, June 16, 1934, to Doris A. McCarter (1904-1979); married 1987 to Marion Taylor.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Brownell: Advising Ike : The Memoirs of Attorney General Herbert Brownell (1993)
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Robert Jensen Bryan (b. 1934) — also known as Robert J. Bryan — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., October 29, 1934. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Kitsap County Republican Party, 1961-62; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1964; superior court judge in Washington, 1967-84; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, 1986-2000; took senior status 2000. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Delta Upsilon; American Bar Association; Eagles; Lions; Jaycees. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of James Wesley Bryan, Jr. and Vena (Jensen) Bryan (1904-2003); married, June 14, 1958, to Cathy Ann Welander; grandson of James Wesley Bryan (1874-1956).
  Political family: Bryan family of Bremerton, Washington.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Clarence Edwards Case (1877-1961) — also known as Clarence E. Case — of Somerville, Somerset County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., September 24, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Somerset County Judge, 1910-13; member of New Jersey state senate from Somerset County, 1918-29; Governor of New Jersey, 1920; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1929-46, 1948-52; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1946-48. Christian Reformed. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Rotary. Died, from a heart ailment, in Somerset Hospital, Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., September 3, 1961 (age 83 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Case and Amanda V. (Edwards) Case; married, January 29, 1913, to Anna Gist Rogers (died 1922); married, July 25, 1925, to Ruth (Weldon) Griggs (died 1959); uncle of Clifford Philip Case (1904-1982).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Clifford Philip Case (1904-1982) — also known as Clifford P. Case — of Rahway, Union County, N.J. Born in Franklin Park, Somerset County, N.J., April 16, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1943-44; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1945-53; resigned 1953; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1955-79; defeated in primary, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964, 1968; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; Elks; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from lung cancer, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1982 (age 77 years, 323 days). Interment at New Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Clifford Philip Case and Jeannette McAlpin (Benedict) Case; married, July 13, 1928, to Ruth Miriam Smith; nephew of Clarence Edwards Case (1877-1961).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Norman S. Case Norman Stanley Case (1888-1967) — also known as Norman S. Case — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Narragansett, Washington County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 11, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, 1921-26; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1927-28; Governor of Rhode Island, 1928-33; defeated, 1932; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1934-45. Baptist. Member, Delta Upsilon; Freemasons. Died in Wakefield, South Kingstown, Washington County, R.I., October 9, 1967 (age 78 years, 363 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of John Warren Case and Louise Marea (White) Case; married, June 28, 1916, to Emma Louise Arnold.
  Image source: Rhode Island Manual 1931
  Walter Henry Cleary (b. 1887) — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Lyndonville, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., November 17, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; banker; superior court judge in Vermont, 1934-48; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1948. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Cleary and Mary Louise (McArthur) Cleary; married, November 28, 1917, to Arlene Mary Decoteau.
  Edwin Buxton Clift (b. 1868) — also known as Edwin B. Clift — of Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vt., May 25, 1868. Democrat. Physician; candidate for Vermont state house of representatives, 1902; candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1906; candidate for Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1922. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Woodmen; Delta Upsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Crocker Josiah Clift and Mary Jane (Buxton) Clift; married, September 20, 1890, to Louise H. Edgerton.
  Frank Irving Cowan (b. 1888) — also known as Frank I. Cowan — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Palmyra, Somerset County, Maine, May 20, 1888. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; president, State Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 1935-40; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1939-40; Maine state attorney general, 1941-44. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Grange; Delta Upsilon; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewville A. Cowan and Fannie Evelyn (Woodworth) Cowan; brother of Walter Albion Cowan (1886-?); married, October 11, 1913, to Helen Anna Caspar.
  Charles Milby Dale (1893-1978) — also known as Charles M. Dale — of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., March 8, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Portsmouth, N.H., 1926-27, 1943-44; member of New Hampshire state senate 24th District, 1933-36, 1939-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1948; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1937-38; Governor of New Hampshire, 1945-49; president, WHEB radio station. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a nursing home at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., September 28, 1978 (age 85 years, 204 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Browns Valley, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Vernon Dale and Maud (Paine) Dale; married, September 27, 1919, to Marion Marvin.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Joseph Edward Davies (1876-1958) — also known as Joseph E. Davies — of Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis., November 29, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1912; law partner of Timothy T. Ansberry; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1915-18; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1915-16; economic advisor to President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris peace conference after World War I; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1918; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1936; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1936-38; Belgium, 1938-39; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1938-39. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Sigma Delta Chi. Died, of bronchial pneumonia following a stroke, in Washington, D.C., May 9, 1958 (age 81 years, 161 days). Entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Davies and Rahel (Paynter) Davies; married, September 10, 1902, to Emlen Knight (divorced 1935); married, December 15, 1935, to Marjorie Merriwether Post (divorced 1955).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976) — also known as Paul H. Douglas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., March 26, 1892. Democrat. University professor; economist; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1949-67; defeated, 1942, 1966. Unitarian or Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., September 24, 1976 (age 84 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of James Howard Douglas and Annie (Smith) Douglas; married 1915 to Dorothy S. Wolff (divorced 1930); married 1931 to Emily Taft (1899-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Paul H. Douglas: Roger Biles, Crusading Liberal: Paul H. Douglas of Illinois
  John George Erhardt (1889-1951) — also known as John G. Erhardt — of Coram, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 4, 1889. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Athens, 1920; U.S. Consul in Athens, 1920-24; Winnipeg, 1924-26; Bordeaux, 1930-33; U.S. Consul General in Hamburg, 1933-37; London, 1939-41; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1946-50; U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 1950-51, died in office 1951. Presbyterian. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Delta Upsilon. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa, February 18, 1951 (age 61 years, 106 days). Interment at Hamilton College Cemetery, Clinton, N.Y.; cenotaph at Union Cemetery, Middle Island, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Erhardt and Mary (Bader) Erhardt; married, February 13, 1920, to Eleanor Davis (1889-1983).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Rowland Peaslee Farnsley (1907-1990) — also known as Charles P. Farnsley; Charlie Farnsley — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Glenview, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 28, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1936-40; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1948-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1965-67; defeated in primary, 1932 (at-large), 1934 (3rd District). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Society of Colonial Wars; Delta Upsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, at Brownsboro Hills Nursing Home, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 19, 1990 (age 83 years, 83 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; statue at West Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Burrel Hopson Farnsley and Anna May (Peaslee) Farnsley; married, February 27, 1937, to Nancy Hall Carter; father of Burrel Charles Farnsley (1954?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Philip Bracken Fleming (1887-1955) — also known as Philip B. Fleming — of Washington, D.C.; New Hampshire. Born in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, October 15, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; general in the U.S. Army during World War II; head of Federal Works Agency and of Federal Maritime Commission; U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1951-53. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Delta Upsilon. Died, of cancer, in Washington, D.C., October 6, 1955 (age 67 years, 356 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Joseph Fleming and Mary (Bracken) Fleming; married, December 5, 1914, to Dorothy Carson.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) — also known as James A. Garfield — of Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Born in a log cabin near Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 19, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; college professor; president, Eclectic University (now Hiram College); member of Ohio state senate, 1859-61; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1863-81; President of the United States, 1881; died in office 1881. Disciples of Christ. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Delta Upsilon. Shot by the assassin Charles J. Guiteau, in the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1881, and died from the effects of the wound and infection, in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., September 19, 1881 (age 49 years, 304 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio; statue erected 1887 at Garfield Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Garfield (1799-1833) and Elizabeth (Ballou) Garfield (1801-1888); married, November 11, 1858, to Lucretia "Crete" Rudolph (1832-1918); father of James Rudolph Garfield; fourth cousin of Eli Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of John Alden Thayer (1857-1917).
  Political families: Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: William S. Maynard
  Garfield counties in Colo., Mont., Neb., Okla., Utah and Wash. are named for him.
  Garfield Mountain, in the Cascade Range, King County, Washington, is named for him.  — The city of Garfield, New Jersey, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: James G. Stewart
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $20 gold certificate in 1898-1905.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about James A. Garfield: Allan Peskin, Garfield: A Biography — Justus D. Doenecke, The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  George Washington Goethals (1858-1928) — of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone (now Panama). Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 29, 1858. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; army officer; chief engineer, Panama Canal, 1907-14; Governor of Panama Canal Zone, 1914-17. Dutch ancestry. Member, Delta Upsilon. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 21, 1928 (age 69 years, 206 days). Interment at United States Military Academy Cemetery, West Point, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Married to Effie Rodman.
  Goethals Bridge (built 1928, replaced with two new bridges 2017), over the Arthur Kill, between Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Staten Island, New York, was named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Charles Edwin Gurney (b. 1874) — also known as Charles E. Gurney — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, February 15, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1917; member of Maine state senate 2nd District, 1919-22. Congregationalist. Member, Delta Upsilon; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles E. Gurney and Jennie (Hunnewell) Gurney; married, June 27, 1901, to Evelyn G. Barton.
  Leon Henderson (1895-1986) — of Washington, D.C.; Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, N.C. Born in Millville, Cumberland County, N.J., May 26, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; economist; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939-41; administrator, Office of Price Administration, 1941-42. Member, American Statistical Association; American Economic Association; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons. Died in October, 1986 (age 91 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Chester Bowen Henderson and Lida C. (Beebe) Henderson; married, July 25, 1925, to Myrlie Hamm.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. (1889-1950) — of Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Solicitor General, 1929-30; director, New York Life Insurance Company. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, following surgery for a brain tumor, in Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 21, 1950 (age 60 years, 52 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Evans Hughes and Antoinette (Carter) Hughes; married, June 17, 1914, to Marjory Bruce Stuart (died 1963; daughter of Henry Clarence Stuart); father of Henry Stuart Hughes (1916-1999); third cousin thrice removed of Lemuel Stetson.
  Political family: Hughes-Stuart family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Arthur M. Hyde Arthur Mastick Hyde (1877-1947) — also known as Arthur M. Hyde — of Princeton, Mercer County, Mo.; Trenton, Grundy County, Mo. Born in Princeton, Mercer County, Mo., July 12, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; mayor of Princeton, Mo., 1908-10; Progressive candidate for Missouri state attorney general, 1912; Governor of Missouri, 1921-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1932; president, Sentinel Life Insurance Company of Kansas City; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1929-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Delta Upsilon. Died, following cancer surgery, in Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 17, 1947 (age 70 years, 97 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trenton, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Barnes Hyde (1838-1926) and Caroline Emily (Mastick) Hyde (1843-1889); half-brother of Ira Barnes Hyde (1893-1946); brother of Laurance Mastick Hyde; married, October 19, 1904, to Hortense Cullers (brother of Charles Horace Cullers).
  Political family: Hyde family of Princeton, Missouri (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921-22
  Thomas Penfield Jackson (1937-2013) — Born in Washington, D.C., January 10, 1937. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1982-2002; took senior status 2002; senior judge, 2002-04. Member, Delta Upsilon. Died, of cancer, in Compton, St. Mary's County, Md., June 15, 2013 (age 76 years, 156 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Searing Jackson; married to Jean Fitzgerald, Carolyn Gardiner and Patricia King.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth Barnard Keating (1900-1975) — also known as Kenneth B. Keating — of Brighton, Monroe County, N.Y.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., May 18, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from New York, 1947-59 (40th District 1947-53, 38th District 1953-59); U.S. Senator from New York, 1959-65; defeated, 1964; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1966-68; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1966; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1969-72; Israel, 1973-75, died in office 1975. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 5, 1975 (age 74 years, 352 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Mosgrove Keating and Louise (Barnard) Keating; married, April 11, 1928, to Louise DePuy; father of Barbara A. Keating (1934?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Donald E. Kelley (b. 1908) — of McCook, Red Willow County, Neb.; Denver, Colo. Born in McCook, Red Willow County, Neb., January 29, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1936; Red Willow County Attorney, 1942-44; U.S. Attorney for Colorado, 1953-58; member of Colorado state senate, 1963-66; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1964; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1967-77. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Kelley and Elsie (Asten) Kelley; married, June 21, 1930, to Georgia E. Pyne.
  Frank Rowe Kenison (b. 1907) — of New Hampshire. Born in Conway, Carroll County, N.H., November 1, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; New Hampshire state attorney general, 1940-42, 1945-46; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1946-52; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1952-77. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Delta Upsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Edson Kenison and Isadore Gertrude (Rowe) Kenison; married, April 8, 1939, to Loretta M. Landry.
  Frank Ray Keyser, Jr. (1927-2015) — also known as F. Ray Keyser, Jr. — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., August 17, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1955-60; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1959-60; Governor of Vermont, 1961-63; defeated, 1962. Member, Delta Upsilon. Died in Brandon, Rutland County, Vt., March 7, 2015 (age 87 years, 202 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Ellen (Larkin) Keyser (1896-1976) and Frank Ray Keyser, Sr. (1898-2001); married, July 15, 1950, to Joan F. Friedgen (1928-2002); married 2005 to Mary Lou Underhill.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lyman Enos Knapp (1837-1904) — also known as Lyman E. Knapp — of Middlebury, Addison County, Vt. Born in Somerset, Windham County, Vt., November 5, 1837. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper editor; lawyer; probate judge in Vermont, 1879-82; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1884-85; Governor of Alaska District, 1889-93. Congregationalist. Member, Anti-Saloon League; Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 9, 1904 (age 66 years, 339 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Married to Martha A. Severance (1837-1928).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Foy David Kohler (1908-1990) — also known as Foy D. Kohler — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Oakwood, Paulding County, Ohio, February 15, 1908. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Athens, 1938; U.S. Consul in Moscow, as of 1947; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1962-66. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Upsilon. Died in Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Fla., December 23, 1990 (age 82 years, 311 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
Daniel S. Lamont Daniel Scott Lamont (1851-1905) — also known as Daniel S. Lamont — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in McGrawville (now McGraw), Cortland County, N.Y., February 9, 1851. Democrat. Confidential secretary to Gov. Samuel J. Tilden; secretary of New York Democratic Party, 1875-83; U.S. Secretary of War, 1893-97; bank director; vice-president, Northern Pacific Railroad, 1898-1904. Member, Delta Upsilon. Died in Millbrook, Dutchess County, N.Y., July 23, 1905 (age 54 years, 164 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Lamont and Elizabeth (Scott) Lamont; married to Julia Kinney.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York World, March 5, 1893
  Gerald Wayne Landis (1895-1971) — also known as Gerald W. Landis — of Linton, Greene County, Ind. Born in Bloomfield, Greene County, Ind., February 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose. Died in Linton, Greene County, Ind., September 6, 1971 (age 76 years, 195 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Linton, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Dowell Landis and Netta Criss (Oliphant) Landis; married, January 2, 1926, to Vera Helen Wilson (1902-1973).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Warren Madden (1890-1972) — also known as J. Warren Madden — of Falls Church, Va. Born in Damascus, Stephenson County, Ill., January 17, 1890. Democrat. Law professor; member, National Labor Relations Board, 1935-40; chair, National Labor Relations Board, 1935-40; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1941-61; took senior status 1961. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Upsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1947. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 17, 1972 (age 82 years, 31 days). Interment somewhere in Falls Church, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William James Madden and Elizabeth Dickey (Murdaugh) Madden; married, July 16, 1913, to Margaret Bell Liddell.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Kenneth David McClure (c.1922-2000) — of Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio, about 1922. Mayor of Bexley, Ohio, 1968. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; Delta Upsilon. Died October 3, 2000 (age about 78 years). Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Franklin County, Ohio.
  Max E. Neal (1878-1962) — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., May 9, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 19th Circuit, 1936-56; resigned 1956. Member, Elks; Delta Upsilon. Died in 1962 (age about 84 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1908 to Rolene A. Root (1882-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Lord O'Brian (1874-1974) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., October 14, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1907-09; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, 1909-14; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1938. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1974 (age about 99 years). Entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John O'Brian and Elizabeth (Lord) O'Brian; married, September 17, 1902, to Alma E. White.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Crane William O'Neill (1916-1978) — also known as C. William O'Neill — of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, February 14, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1939-50; Speaker of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1947-48; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Ohio state attorney general, 1951-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952 (speaker), 1956; Governor of Ohio, 1957-59; defeated, 1958; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1960. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Kappa Delta; Delta Upsilon; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Grange; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died August 20, 1978 (age 62 years, 187 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Thompson O'Neill and Jessie (Arnold) O'Neill; married, July 29, 1945, to Betty Estelle Hewson.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Jay S. Parker (1895-1969) — of Hill City, Graham County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Morland, Graham County, Kan., July 1, 1895. Republican. Lawyer; Graham County Attorney, 1920-22, 1924-35; Kansas state attorney general, 1939-43; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1943-. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Delta Upsilon; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in April, 1969 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ivan B. Parker and Mary L. (Findley) Parker; married, February 15, 1915, to Virginia Grace Shafer.
  Amos Jenkins Peaslee II (1887-1969) — also known as Amos J. Peaslee — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J., March 24, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948, 1952, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1953-56. Quaker. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Kiwanis. Died in 1969 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mickleton Meeting Graveyard, Mickleton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Gideon Peaslee and Emma (Waddington) Peaslee; married 1920 to Dorothy K. Quimby.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Fred Bartlett Perkins (1897-1969) — of West Barrington, Barrington, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Burrillville, Providence County, R.I., February 16, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee, 1946-50; justice of Rhode Island state supreme court, 1952-60. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Delta Upsilon. Died in 1969 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fred William Perkins and Sophia Louise (Bartlett) Perkins.
  Chauncey William Reed (1890-1956) — also known as Chauncey W. Reed — of West Chicago, DuPage County, Ill. Born in West Chicago, DuPage County, Ill., June 2, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; DuPage County State's Attorney, 1920-35; chair of DuPage County Republican Party, 1926-34; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1935-56 (11th District 1935-49, 14th District 1949-56); died in office 1956. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose; Elks. Died in 1956 (age about 66 years). Interment at Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Thomas Reed and Margaret (Campbell) Reed; married, October 3, 1929, to Ellen D. Stegen.
  Cross-reference: Russell W. Keeney
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Emmor Roberts (b. 1890) — of Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J. Born in Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J., March 13, 1890. Republican. Fruit farmer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Burlington County, 1916-21; member of New Jersey state senate from Burlington County, 1922-27. Member, Delta Upsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Murray Seasongood (1878-1983) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, October 27, 1878. Lawyer; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1926-29. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 21, 1983 (age 104 years, 117 days). Interment at Walnut Hills United Jewish Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Seasongood and Emily Fechheimer Seasongood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Brown Stansbury (1923-1985) — also known as William B. Stansbury — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Harrison County, Ind., March 18, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1968-76; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1977-81; in 1978, during a firemen's strike, he left the city, saying that he was going to a conference in Atlanta; instead, he went to New Orleans for a tryst with his administrative assistant; the scandal led to an effort to impeach him; soon after, a city official pleaded guilty to extorting $16,000 from local businessmen; when questioned by a federal grand jury as to whether this money came to his campaign or to him personally, Stansbury refused to answer, claiming the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Member, Delta Upsilon; American Bar Association. While crossing Bardstown Road to enter St. Francis of Assisi Church, he was hit by a car, and died soon after, in Humana Hospital-University, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 4, 1985 (age 62 years, 17 days); His mother was killed in the same accident, and his wife was injured. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Bernard Stansbury and Alliene (Brown) Stansbury; married 1983 to Mary Ellen Farmer.
  William B. Stansbury Park (established 1900, received current name 1985), in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Sanford Martin Tweedie III (1931-1991) — also known as S. Martin Tweedie III — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Sandusky, Sanilac County, Mich., January 2, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from St. Clair District, 1961-62. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Exchange Club; American Legion; Delta Upsilon; Toastmasters. Died in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., June 25, 1991 (age 60 years, 174 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Aleen Gladys (Jones) Tweedie (1900-1982) and Sanford Martin Tweedie (1900-1973); married to Pat Rae Benedict; grandson of George Sanford Tweedie and Winnifred Tweedie.
  Political family: Tweedie family of Sandusky, Michigan.
  Thomas J. Vilsack (b. 1950) — also known as Tom Vilsack — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., December 13, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; elected 1989; member of Iowa state senate, 1993-98; Governor of Iowa, 1999-2007; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Iowa, 2004; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2008; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2009-. Catholic. Member, Delta Upsilon. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Bud Vilsack and Dolly Vilsack; married to Christine Bell (1964?-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edmund Waring Wakelee (b. 1869) — also known as Edmund W. Wakelee — of Demarest, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., November 21, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; utility executive; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1899-1900; member of New Jersey state senate from Bergen County, 1901-10; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Honor; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Wakelee and Eliza C. (Ingersoll) Wakelee.
  Jesse Arthur Younger (1893-1967) — also known as J. Arthur Younger — of San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Albany, Linn County, Ore., April 11, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (9th District 1953-63, 11th District 1963-67); died in office 1967; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Delta Upsilon. Died, of leukemia, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1967 (age 74 years, 70 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Hardin Younger and Lena (Galbraith) Younger; married, June 30, 1915, to Margaret Meany (died 1945); married, December 11, 1946, to Norma Wells.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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