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Spencer Abraham Edward Spencer Abraham (b. 1952) — also known as Spencer Abraham — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Auburn Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 12, 1952. Republican. Lawyer; Michigan Republican state chair, 1983-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984 (delegation chair), 1992 (alternate), 2000; deputy chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle, 1990-91; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1995-2001; defeated, 2000; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000; U.S. Secretary of Energy, 2001-. Eastern Orthodox. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Juliette Elizabeth Abraham (1918-1982) and Eddie Joseph Abraham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  Juliette Elizabeth Abraham (1918-1982) — also known as Julie Abraham; Juliette Elizabeth Sear — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Spring Valley, Bureau County, Ill., September 14, 1918. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1971-78; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972, 1976. Female. Greek Orthodox. Arabic ancestry. Died in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., January 25, 1982 (age 63 years, 133 days). Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Michael Sear and Mary (Habib) Sear; married 1946 to Eddie Joseph Abraham; mother of Edward Spencer Abraham (1952-).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Christ Agnos (b. 1938) — also known as Art Agnos — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., September 1, 1938. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1976-87; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1988-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Shot twice on December 13, 1973, by one of the "Death Angels", perpetrators of racially motivated killings in San Francisco during 1973-74. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Christ Agnos and Mary A. Agnos; married 1975 to Cheryl Hankins.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Justin Amash (b. 1980) — of Cascade, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., April 18, 1980. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 72nd District, 2009-10; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 2011-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2016. Greek Orthodox. Palestinian and Syrian ancestry. Still living as of 2016.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George Aristedes Andrews (1892-1970) — also known as George A. Andrews — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Born in Alpohorion, Greece, January 1, 1892. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1960, 1964 (alternate); chair of Phillips County Republican Party, 1967. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Died in December, 1970 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Aristedes Andrews and Paraskeve (Darlas) Andrews; married, July 3, 1922, to Iva Grace Westgate Herrin.
  Alex Michael Azar (b. 1967) — also known as Alex Azar — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., June 17, 1967. Republican. Lawyer; president of U.S. division, Eli Lily & Co. (pharmaceuticals), 2012-17; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2018-. Eastern Orthodox. Lebanese ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Alex Azar and Lynda (Zarisky) Azar.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Paul Babich (1911-1983) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Silvis, Rock Island County, Ill., May 16, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; merchant; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion. Died in January, 1983 (age 71 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Babich and Mary (Saich) Babich; married, September 5, 1937, to Charlotte Pribich.
  George N. Bashara, Sr. (1901-1980) — of Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hartford City, Blackford County, Ind., July 20, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1941, 1947, 1948 (primary), 1953, 1959; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1964; candidate for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1966. Eastern Orthodox. Lebanese ancestry. Died, in Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., September 12, 1980 (age 79 years, 54 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of George N. Bashara, Jr. (1934-2002).
  Melissa L. Bean (b. 1962) — of Barrington, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 22, 1962. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 2005-; defeated, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008. Female. Eastern Orthodox. Member, League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Mary V. Beck (1908-2005) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pa., February 29, 1908. Democrat. Social worker; lawyer; member, Detroit City Council, 1950-70 (first woman to be elected); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1950; candidate in primary for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1969. Female. Eastern Orthodox. Ukrainian ancestry. Died, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich., January 30, 2005 (age 97 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, South Bound Brook, N.J.
  Relatives: Daughter of Michael Beck and Anna (Woytowych) Beck.
  Campaign slogan (1969): "Sweep the Deck with Mary Beck."
  Adam Benjamin, Jr. (1935-1982) — of Indiana. Born in Gary, Lake County, Ind., August 6, 1935. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1967; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1977-82; died in office 1982. Eastern Orthodox. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Jaycees; Exchange Club. Died, from heart disease, in Washington, D.C., September 7, 1982 (age 47 years, 32 days). Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Ann Sullivan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Helen Delich Bentley (1923-2016) — also known as Helen Delich — of Lutherville, Baltimore County, Md.; Towson, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Ruth, White Pine County, Nev., November 28, 1923. Republican. Newspaper reporter; campaign manager for Nevada U.S. Sen. James G. Scrugham, 1942; chair, Federal Maritime Commission, 1969; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1985-95; defeated, 1980, 1982, 2002; candidate in primary for Governor of Maryland, 1994. Female. Eastern Orthodox. Serbian ancestry. Member, Theta Sigma Phi. Died in Timonium, Baltimore County, Md., August 6, 2016 (age 92 years, 252 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Michael Delich and Mary (Kovich) Delich; married, June 7, 1959, to William Roy Bentley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Gus Michael Bilirakis (b. 1963) — also known as Gus Bilirakis — of Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., February 8, 1963. Republican. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 48th District, 1999-2006; U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 2007-. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Order of Ahepa; Moose; Freemasons; Rotary; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Bilirakis (1930-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Michael Bilirakis (b. 1930) — of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla., July 16, 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; municipal judge in Florida, 1970; U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 1983-2007. Greek Orthodox. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father of Gus Michael Bilirakis (1963-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
Helen Boosalis Helen Boosalis (1919-2009) — also known as Helen Geankoplis — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., August 28, 1919. Democrat. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1975-83; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1986. Female. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Association of Retired Persons; League of Women Voters. Died, from a brain tumor, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 15, 2009 (age 89 years, 291 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Michael Gus Boosalis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Edwin J. Bowman (b. 1946) — of Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 20, 1946. Democrat. Mayor of Weirton, W.Va., 1987-95; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1995-. Serbian Orthodox. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin C. Bowman and Emma (Vargo) Bowman; married to Kathy Mrvos.
  Katherine Czarnecki (1911-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Serbia, May 28, 1911. Republican. Candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961. Female. Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. Died, from complications of a stroke, at Woodward Hills Convalescent Home, Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., July 18, 2001 (age 90 years, 51 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Walter Czarnecki (1914-1979).
  Joseph Wayne De Bolt (b. 1939) — also known as Joe De Bolt — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Sebring, Mahoning County, Ohio, December 23, 1939. Democrat. Played saxophone in rock'n'roll band, The Twisting Countdowns, 1960-62; manager for performers and night club acts; sociologist; university professor; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 100th District, 1970. Eastern Orthodox. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Step-son of Melvin Blake; son of Joseph Whitlach and Dolores De Bolt; married, March 20, 1962, to Beverly Denise Gallagher (divorced).
  Paul Louis Douglas (b. 1927) — also known as Paul L. Douglas — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., September 19, 1927. Lancaster County Attorney, 1960-74; Nebraska state attorney general, 1975-84. Eastern Orthodox. Impeached by the Legislature in 1984 over his conduct in office and dealings with an officer of a failed savings and loan; acquitted by the state supreme court. Convicted of perjury in December, 1984 and resigned as Attorney General, but the conviction was later overturned. Still living as of 1984.
  Michael Stanley Dukakis (b. 1933) — also known as Michael S. Dukakis — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., November 3, 1933. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1963-70; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1970; Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-79, 1983-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980; speaker, 1988; candidate for President of the United States, 1988. Eastern Orthodox. Greek and Vlach ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Panos S. Dukakis and Euterpe (Boukis) Dukakis; married 1963 to Katherine 'Kitty' Dickson; cousin *** of Olympia Dukakis (1931-); cousin of Apollo Dukakis (actor).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Michael Dukakis: Richard Gaines & Michael Segal, Dukakis: The Man Who Would Be President
  Nick Galifianakis (b. 1928) — of North Carolina. Born in Durham, Durham County, N.C., July 22, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-66; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1967-73 (5th District 1967-69, 4th District 1969-73); candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1972. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Delta Theta Phi; Jaycees. Still living as of 2002.
  Relatives: Son of Mike Galifianakis and Sophia Kastrinakis Galifianakis; married, April 5, 1963, to Louise Cheatham Ruggles.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jack John Garris (1919-2005) — also known as Jack J. Garris; Jack John Garatzgeone — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 16, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1955; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1971. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Theta Phi; Jaycees. Died, of a stroke, while suffering from Parkinson's disease, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 21, 2005 (age 85 years, 128 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Garatzogeone and Constance (Maniatakos) Garatzogeone; married 1948 to Helen Cazepis.
  George William Gekas (b. 1930) — also known as George W. Gekas — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., April 14, 1930. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1967-74; member of Pennsylvania state senate 15th District, 1977-82; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1983-2003; defeated, 2002. Eastern Orthodox. Member, American Judicature Society; American Legion; Order of Ahepa. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of William Gekas and Mary (Touloumes) Gekas; married to Evangeline C. Charas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  George P. Harlamon (b. 1919) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., February 7, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1968-69; defeated, 1969. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Elks; Exchange Club. Elected to Waterbury Hall of Fame, 2003. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  George Zaven Hart (b. 1927) — also known as George Z. Hart — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 13, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state senate, 1979-82, 1987-99 (10th District 1979-82, 1987-94, 6th District 1995-99); defeated in primary, 1956 (21st District), 1958 (21st District), 1962 (21st District), 1966 (10th District), 1970 (10th District), 1982 (10th District); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1996. Eastern Orthodox. Still living as of 1999.
  E. N. Karay (1905-1992) — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Samos, Greece, November 2, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1942-46; common pleas court judge in Michigan, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 (alternate), 1972 (alternate); candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964. Greek Orthodox. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Order of Ahepa. Died in 1992 (age about 86 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Athenagoras Kokkinakis (1912-1979) — also known as Theodoros Kokkinakis; "Right Reverend Athenagoras" — Born in Patmos, Greece, 1912. Orthodox priest; bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Boston, 1954-60; later archibishop of Great Britain. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Died September 9, 1979 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Rebecca Love Kourlis — of Colorado. Born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Lawyer; district judge in Colorado 14th District, 1987-94; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1995-2006; appointed 1995. Female. Greek Orthodox. Still living as of 2006.
  See also Ballotpedia article
  Ivan Lebamoff (1932-2006) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., July 20, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1968-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1968, 1972; mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., 1971-75; defeated, 1975. Eastern Orthodox. Macedonian ancestry. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Delta Phi. Died, in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 18, 2006 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Kay Stephanoff.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Konstantina Lukes — also known as Konnie Lukes; Konstantina Bequary — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Lawyer; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 2007-10; defeated, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2011. Female. Albanian Orthodox. Albanian ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married to Dr. James Lukes.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Nicholas Mavroules Nicholas James Mavroules (1929-2003) — also known as Nicholas Mavroules — of Peabody, Essex County, Mass. Born in Peabody, Essex County, Mass., November 1, 1929. Democrat. Mayor of Peabody, Mass., 1967-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1976; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1979-93; defeated, 1992. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Rotary. Pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of tax fraud and accepting gratuities while in office; sentenced to prison. Died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., December 25, 2003 (age 74 years, 54 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Michael Novak (1917-2003) — also known as Mike Novak — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 25, 1917. Democrat. Bailiff; restaurant business; professional golfer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1943-46, 1949-64, 1967-76 (Wayne County 1st District 1943-46, 1949-54, Wayne County 7th District 1955-64, 13th District 1967-72, 10th District 1973-76); defeated, 1940 (Wayne County 1st District), 1946 (Wayne County 1st District), 1964 (13th District), 1976 (10th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960 (alternate), 1964. Greek Orthodox. Died January 2, 2003 (age 85 years, 311 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Novak and Christina Novak; married 1940 to Ruth Gillespie.
  George Panichas (born c.1922) — of Rhode Island. Born about 1922. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1970. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2007.
  Louis J. Papan (1928-2007) — also known as Lou Papan; Elias Papandricoupolos; "The Enforcer"; "Leadfoot Lou" — of Daly City, San Mateo County, Calif.; Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., August 28, 1928. Democrat. FBI agent; member of California state assembly, 1973-86, 1997-2002; candidate for California state senate, 1986 (Democratic), 2006; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Died, apparently of a heart attack, in Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif., April 28, 2007 (age 78 years, 243 days). Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Irene Damis (died 2000); father of Virginia Papan (1960?-).
  Peter J. Pitchess (1912-1999) — of Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 26, 1912. Republican. Los Angeles County Sheriff, 1958-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964. Eastern Orthodox. Died in Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., April 4, 1999 (age 87 years, 37 days). Interment at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar, Calif.
  Paul Spyros Sarbanes (b. 1933) — also known as Paul S. Sarbanes — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., February 3, 1933. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1967-70; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1971-77 (4th District 1971-73, 3rd District 1973-77); U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1977-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Bar Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Father of John P. Sarbanes (1962-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (b. 1947) — also known as Olympia J. Snowe — of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine; Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, February 21, 1947. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1973-76; member of Maine state senate, 1977-78; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1979-95; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1995-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 2008. Female. Greek Orthodox. Member, League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of George John Bouchles and Georgia (Goranites) Bouchles; married to John Rettie McKernan, Jr. (1948-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Sam Solon (1931-2001) — also known as "Senator Sam" — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 25, 1931. Democrat. School teacher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-72; member of Minnesota state senate, 1973-2001; died in office 2001. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Pleaded guilty in 1995 to telecommunications fraud for letting his ex-wife make $2,430 in calls on his State Senate telephone line; reprimanded by the Senate in 1996. Died, of liver cancer, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., December 28, 2001 (age 70 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  The Solon Campus Center (built 1995, named 2001), at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is named for him.
  Harry Vaios Spanos (1926-1995) — also known as Harry V. Spanos — of Newport, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Newport, Sullivan County, N.H., May 8, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state senate, 1970; defeated, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1972; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1960; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1976; probate judge in New Hampshire, 1980-95. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Moose; Lions. Died in Newport, Sullivan County, N.H., March 18, 1995 (age 68 years, 314 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, N.H.
  The Harry V. Spanos District Court Building (formerly Grange Hall), in Newport, New Hampshire, is named for him.
  Julia Harriet Tashjian (1938-2013) — also known as Julia H. Tashjian; Julia Harriet Zakarian — Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., June 8, 1938. Democrat. Secretary of state of Connecticut, 1983-91; defeated, 1990. Female. Eastern Orthodox. Armenian ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., May 9, 2013 (age 74 years, 335 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harry Zakarian; married 1959 to James S. Tashjian.
  See also NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  George Trechock (b. 1923) — of Elkhorn, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Elkhorn, McDowell County, W.Va., August 21, 1923. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County, 1969-70; appointed 1969. Eastern Orthodox. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jack Trechock and Maranna (Kobetz) Trechock.
  Callie Tsapis (1923-2003) — of Chester, Hancock County, W.Va.; Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va. Born in Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va., April 26, 1923. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1957-61; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hancock County, 1959-64, 1967-68; elected circuit judge in West Virginia for the 1st Judicial Circuit 1972. Female. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Grange; American Bar Association. Died June 12, 2003 (age 80 years, 47 days). Burial location unknown.
  George John Vavoulis (1911-1992) — also known as George J. Vavoulis — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born February 6, 1911. Republican. Florist; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1960-66. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Died in Ramsey County, Minn., July 4, 1992 (age 81 years, 149 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Beverly Mortitz (1918-2010).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gus Yatron (1927-2003) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 16, 1927. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1956-60; member of Pennsylvania state senate 11th District, 1961-68; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1969-93. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Va., March 13, 2003 (age 75 years, 148 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.
  Relatives: Married 1948 to Mildred L. Menzies (1927-2009).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Zakaib, Jr. (b. 1932) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 20, 1932. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1967-74; defeated, 1974; candidate for West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1978, 1980. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Elks; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Zakaib and Hazel (Rahal) Zakaib; married, March 12, 1967, to Maria Lucia DeRito.
  George N. Zenovich (b. 1922) — also known as George Zenovich — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., April 29, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly 32nd District, 1963-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968; member of California state senate 16th District, 1971-75. Eastern Orthodox. Serbian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; NAACP. Still living as of 1997.
  Cross-reference: Richard H. Lehman
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