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  Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (1903-1998) — also known as Thomas G. Abernethy; Tom Abernethy — of Eupora, Webster County, Miss.; Okolona, Chickasaw County, Miss. Born in Eupora, Webster County, Miss., May 16, 1903. Democrat. Mayor of Eupora, Miss., 1927-29; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1943-73 (4th District 1943-53, 1st District 1953-73); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948, 1956 (alternate), 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lambda Chi Alpha; Exchange Club. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., June 11, 1998 (age 95 years, 26 days). Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Franklin Abernethy and Minnie Agnes (Jenkins) Abernethy; married, July 5, 1936, to Alice Margaret Lamb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Draper Allen (1895-1980) — of Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich.; Southfield, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Kansas, May 13, 1895. Democrat. Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1934 (primary), 1936, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., March 11, 1980 (age 84 years, 303 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Allen and Carrie (Martin) Allen; married, May 21, 1925, to Florence Jones.
  Luther D. Allen (b. 1867) — of Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich., December 16, 1867. Republican. Farmer; supervisor of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, 1919; director, Pontiac Packing Co.; director, First National Bank of Pontiac. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Allen (c.1835-1899) and Sarah (Patchett) Allen; married 1890 to Anna Buttolph (born 1866).
  Charles McBride Armstrong (1891-1964) — also known as Charles M. Armstrong — of Denver, Colo. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 27, 1891. Republican. Ranch operator; secretary of state of Colorado, 1927-35; Colorado state treasurer, 1935-36, 1939-40; Colorado state auditor, 1941-43. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Exchange Club. Died in December, 1964 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1910 to Helen Howbert; married, November 22, 1934, to Alice N. Nelson.
  Robert Thomas Ashmore (1904-1989) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville County, S.C., February 22, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1953-69. Baptist. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Jaycees; Junior Order; Exchange Club. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., October 5, 1989 (age 85 years, 225 days). Interment at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas Ashmore and Lena (Smith) Ashmore; married, February 6, 1942, to Willie Vance Linthicum; cousin *** of John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas James Awerkamp (1923-1992) — also known as Thomas J. Awerkamp — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., May 23, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Illinois state senate 36th District, 1965-67. Catholic. Member, Exchange Club; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died July 2, 1992 (age 69 years, 40 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.
  Thomas Lowry Bailey (1888-1946) — also known as Thomas L. Bailey — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born near Maben, Webster County, Miss., January 6, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1916-40; Speaker of the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1924-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1928, 1944; Governor of Mississippi, 1944-46; died in office 1946. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club; Kappa Sigma; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in the Governor's Mansion, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., November 2, 1946 (age 58 years, 300 days). Interment somewhere in Meridian, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Anderson Bean Bailey and Rosa (Powell) Bailey; married, August 23, 1917, to Nellah Massey.
  Arthur Creel Baker (b. 1925) — also known as Arthur C. Baker — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Varina, Wake County, N.C., January 19, 1925. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959. Baptist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of Offie Franklin Baker and Myrtie (Whisenhunt) Baker; married, December 31, 1965, to Evelyn Canady.
  Raymond L. Baker (1906-1999) — of Berkley, Oakland County, Mich.; Farmington, Oakland County, Mich.; Largo, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Lake Orion, Oakland County, Mich., September 10, 1906. Republican. Pharmacist; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1961-74 (Oakland County 4th District 1961-64, 64th District 1965-74). Protestant. Member, Elks; Exchange Club. Died January 6, 1999 (age 92 years, 118 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Raycroft Barber (1901-1987) — also known as Charles R. Barber; Charlie Barber — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 19, 1901. Republican. Mayor of Erie, Pa., 1936-47; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1949-53; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1953-57. Catholic. Member, Exchange Club. Died in 1987 (age about 86 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Barber and Kathryn Barber; brother of Thomas W. Barber (1902-1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George L. Barnes (b. 1879) — of South Weymouth, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in South Weymouth, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., June 24, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Sixth Norfolk District, 1904-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1908 (alternate), 1912, 1924; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1911-12. Congregationalist. Member, Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Barnes and Adelia A. (Graves) Barnes; married 1906 to Anna Stetson.
  Ross Robert Barnett (1898-1987) — also known as Ross Barnett — of Mississippi. Born in Leake County, Miss., January 22, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1960; Governor of Mississippi, 1960-64. Baptist. Member, Elks; Exchange Club. Died November 6, 1987 (age 89 years, 288 days). Interment at Barnett Cemetery, Standing Pines, Miss.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Albert Vogt Baumann (1891-1956) — also known as Albert V. Baumann — of Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. Born in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, January 13, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; Sandusky County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1920, 1944. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Exchange Club; Freemasons. Died in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, January 27, 1956 (age 65 years, 14 days). Interment at Four-Mile House Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Vogt Baumann and Annie Rose (Greene) Baumann (1869-1938); married, June 26, 1918, to Cary Luella Shreffler (1894-1982).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence D. Bell (b. 1914) — of Upland, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Upland, Delaware County, Pa., February 4, 1914. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1961-2002. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Exchange Club; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Bell and Belle (Hanna) Bell; married to Mary Isabel James.
  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
  Marion Tinsley Bennett (1914-2000) — also known as Marion T. Bennett — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo.; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Buffalo, Dallas County, Mo., June 6, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1943-49; defeated, 1948; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1972-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-86; took senior status 1986. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club; Delta Theta Phi. Co-author of the G.I. Bill of Rights. Died, of complications from a stroke, in Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va., September 6, 2000 (age 86 years, 92 days). Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942); married to June Young.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
Alvin M. Bentley Alvin Morell Bentley (1918-1969) — also known as Alvin M. Bentley — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, August 30, 1918. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1953-61; defeated, 1962; wounded in an attack by Puerto Rican nationalists on the floor of the House of Representatives, March 1, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 15th Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1966-69; appointed 1966; died in office 1969. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Exchange Club; Theta Delta Chi; Optimist Club; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., April 10, 1969 (age 50 years, 223 days). Entombed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Morell Bentley and Helen (Patterson) Bentley; married to Arvella Ann Duescher; father of Alvin M. Bentley, Jr. (1941-).
  Cross-reference: Robert L. Richardson, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Otto William Bishop (1875-1966) — also known as Otto W. Bishop — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., December 17, 1875. Republican. President and manager, Alpena Fisheries Co.; coal dealer; insurance business; banker; candidate for mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1916; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1935-48; defeated in primary, 1932, 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947; chair of Alpena County Republican Party, 1950. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Grange; Elks; Eagles. Died November 22, 1966 (age 90 years, 340 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Bishop and Bertha (Wischow) Bishop; married, September 18, 1902, to Viola Dunlop.
  John L. Boettner, Jr. (b. 1943) — also known as Si Boettner — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Frostburg, Allegany County, Md., June 18, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 17th District, 1975-78; defeated, 1970, 1972; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1979-89; resigned 1989. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Sierra Club; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1989.
  Relatives: Son of John Lewis Boettner, Sr. and Grace (Mitter) Boettner; married, June 22, 1968, to Catherine Frerotte.
  Edmund John Brandon (b. 1894) — also known as Edmund J. Brandon — of Chestnut Hill, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., May 24, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1939-46. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward John Brandon and Mary A. (Corcoran) Brandon; married, July 20, 1925, to Anna Coleman McCarthy.
  Charles A. Brethen (b. 1896) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in Nappanee, Ontario, July 4, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary, All Metal Products Co. (toy manufacturer); president, National Bank of Wyandotte; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 4th District, 1933. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George J. Brethen and Frances (Burley) Brethen; married, June 15, 1920, to Alma C. Chall.
Walter J. Bristow, Jr. Walter James Bristow, Jr. (b. 1924) — also known as Walter J. Bristow, Jr. — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., October 14, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Richland County, 1957-58; member of South Carolina state senate, 1959-76 (Richland County 1959-66, 21st District 1967-68, 10th District 1969-72, 7th District 1972-76); circuit judge in South Carolina 5th Circuit; elected 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Exchange Club; Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 1976.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Walter J. Bristow and Caroline Belser (Melton) Bristow; married, September 12, 1952, to Katherine Stewart Mullins.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Clarence J. Brown (1893-1965) — of Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio. Born in Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio, July 14, 1893. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1919-23; secretary of state of Ohio, 1927-33; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1956, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1939-65; died in office 1965; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1944-64; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1959. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Junior Order; Rotary; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., August 23, 1965 (age 72 years, 40 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Owen Brown and Ellen Barrere (McCoppin) Brown; married, July 15, 1916, to Ethel McKinney; father of Clarence J. Brown, Jr. (1927-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Walter Clifford Brown (1890-1936) — also known as Walter C. Brown — of Warrenville, Ashford, Windham County, Conn. Born in Willimantic, Windham County, Conn., September 28, 1890. Republican. Mechanic; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ashford, 1921-22; defeated, 1918; member of Connecticut state senate 28th District, 1929-31. Baptist. Member, Exchange Club; Grange. Died, in the Windham Community Community Memorial Hospital, Willimantic, Windham County, Conn., June 25, 1936 (age 45 years, 271 days). Interment at Warrenville Cemetery, Warrenville, Ashford, Conn.
  Homer Mayne Bruce (1909-1975) — also known as Homer Bruce — of Denver, Colo.; Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colo. Born in Platteville, Weld County, Colo., November 21, 1909. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; secretary of state of Colorado, 1953-55; real estate business. Protestant. Member, Odd Fellows; United Commercial Travelers; American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in October, 1975 (age 65 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 18, 1930, to Ruby Mae Wilmoth.
  Harold Hitz Burton (1888-1964) — also known as Harold H. Burton — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 22, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; assistant attorney, Utah Power & Light Company and Utah Light & Traction Company, 1914-16; attorney, Idaho Power Company and Boise Valley Traction Company, 1916-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1929; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1931-32, 1936-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944; speaker, 1936; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1941-45; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1945-58; took senior status 1958. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Grange; Rotary; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1964 (age 76 years, 128 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Edgar Burton (Dean of M.I.T.) and Gertrude (Hitz) Burton; married, June 15, 1912, to Selma Florence Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Wellington Byrns, Jr. (1903-1973) — also known as Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 15, 1903. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1939-41. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Exchange Club; Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., March 8, 1973 (age 69 years, 205 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Wellington Byrns (1869-1936).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Fred H. Caplan Fred H. Caplan (b. 1914) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., December 3, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1949-52; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1962-80; appointed 1962. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Jaycees; Exchange Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Caplan and Hannah (Siegleman) Caplan; married, November 12, 1941, to Miriam Kessler.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Joe Cordell Carr (b. 1907) — of Tennessee. Born in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn., June 20, 1907. Secretary of state of Tennessee, 1941-44, 1945-77; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sidney Forrest Carr and Laura (Burton) Carr; married, September 12, 1934, to Mary Oliver Hart.
  Jerry Leslie Chang (b. 1947) — also known as Jerry L. Chang — of Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii. Born in Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, September 15, 1947. Democrat. Member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1989-. Asian/Pacific ancestry. Member, Exchange Club. Still living as of 2006.
  John Christensen (1890-1970) — of Wilson, Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., July 25, 1890. Republican. Vegetable grower; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windsor, 1933-42; member of Connecticut state senate 7th District, 1943. Congregationalist. Danish and German ancestry. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary; Exchange Club. Died in Broward County, Fla., January 24, 1970 (age 79 years, 183 days). Interment at Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Lena (Arens) Christensen and Niels Christensen (1867-1947); married to Mathilde Lassen (1892-1918); married, November 4, 1922, to Gladys Oliver Lawson (1901-1995).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Lewis G. Christman Lewis G. Christman (1888-1979) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio, March 10, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; business executive; banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1945-54; member of Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1955-60; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 33rd Senatorial District, 1961. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died, from complications of bladder cancer, in the Huron View Lodge nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 29, 1979 (age 91 years, 111 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Philip D. Christman and Rachel (Sprow) Christman; married to Arietta O. VanNess.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Maurice F. Cole (1893-1977) — of Ferndale, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Decatur, Van Buren County, Mich., July 5, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; lawyer; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1959. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Exchange Club; Optimist Club. Died in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., May 5, 1977 (age 83 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles F. Cole and Ida (Smith) Cole; married, August 9, 1921, to Sara Nancy Megchelsen.
  Richard Bradford Coolidge (1879-1957) — also known as Richard B. Coolidge — of West Medford, Medford, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Deering, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 14, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; president, First National Bank of Medford; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1920-22; mayor of Medford, Mass., 1923-26; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Unitarian. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Deering, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, February 17, 1957 (age 77 years, 156 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Merrit Bradford Coolidge (1839-1926) and Lucy Greenwood (French) Coolidge (1844-1940); brother of Arthur William Coolidge; married, September 12, 1908, to Ruth Burleigh Dame (1880-1951); third cousin twice removed of Samuel Clement Fessenden, Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden (1826-1868) and Joseph Palmer Fessenden; fourth cousin once removed of Joshua Abbe Fessenden, Samuel Fessenden and Oliver Grosvenor Fessenden.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Myers Young Cooper (1873-1958) — also known as Myers Y. Cooper — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in St. Louisville, Licking County, Ohio, November 25, 1873. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1920, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; Governor of Ohio, 1929-31; defeated, 1926, 1930; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956. Disciples of Christ. Member, Exchange Club. Built more than 2,000 homes in the Cincinnati area. Died December 6, 1958 (age 85 years, 11 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William Lunsford Crew (b. 1917) — also known as W. Lunsford Crew — of Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Northampton County, N.C., October 29, 1917. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; organizer, director, and attorney for First Federal Savings & Loan of Roanoke Rapids; member of North Carolina state senate 4th District, 1953-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Jaycees; Exchange Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Winfield Crew, Sr. and Texas A. (Stanley) Crew.
  William Josiah Crow (1902-1974) — also known as William J. Crow — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., January 22, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Uniontown, Pa., 1937-41; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948. Baptist. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Exchange Club. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., October 13, 1974 (age 72 years, 264 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Evans Crow (1870-1922) and Ada (Curry) Crow; married, October 5, 1923, to Charlotte Sheafer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Calhoun Dail (1909-1968) — also known as Charles C. Dail — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 11, 1909. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1955-63. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Exchange Club. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 13, 1968 (age 59 years, 184 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Darwin Dail and Hester (Cooksey) Dail; married, June 28, 1933, to Dorothy Mae Cook (1908-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Hornor Davis III (b. 1928) — also known as James H. Davis III — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., October 9, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-62; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1963-66; defeated, 1966. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1966.
  Relatives: Son of Martha (Maxwell) Davis and James Hornor Davis II (1904-?); married, July 1, 1950, to Ouida Caldwell.
  James Edward Dunne (b. 1882) — also known as James E. Dunne — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 3, 1882. Democrat. Owner of grocery stores; in chemical and oil business; Rhode Island Democratic state chair, 1922-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924, 1936; mayor of Providence, R.I., 1927-39. Catholic. Member, Elks; Eagles; Sons of Union Veterans; Knights of Columbus; Exchange Club. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of James Dunne and Mary Ellen (Reed) Dunne; married, September 18, 1908, to Genevieve Rita Rawdon.
  Richard William Ervin (b. 1905) — also known as Richard W. Ervin — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Carrabelle, Franklin County, Fla., January 26, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Florida state attorney general, 1949-64; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1964-75. Baptist. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard William Ervin and Carrie Marvin (Phillips ) Ervin; married, November 23, 1933, to Frances Blois Baker.
  Frank Evans (1873-1950) — of Coalville, Summit County, Utah; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Coalville, Summit County, Utah, July 26, 1873. Coal miner; newspaper editor; school teacher; lawyer; Summit County Prosecuting Attorney, 1905-07; member of Utah state senate, 1915-17. Mormon. Member, Exchange Club; Newcomen Society. Died August 21, 1950 (age 77 years, 26 days). Interment at Coalville City Cemetery, Coalville, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Beck Evans and Anna Catherine (Brunn) Evans; married, December 31, 1902, to Priscilla Livingston.
  Erland Frederick Fish (b. 1883) — also known as Erland F. Fish — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., December 7, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1908-09; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Second Norfolk District, 1921-24; member of Massachusetts state senate Norfolk & Suffolk District, 1925-36; President of the Massachusetts State Senate, 1933-34; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Unitarian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick P. Fish and Clara P. (Livermore) Fish; married, October 7, 1911, to Mildred Russell.
  Cecil E. Fraser (b. 1895) — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., October 7, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; university professor; business executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilbur J. Fraser (professor) and Alice (Eaton) Fraser; married, September 1, 1920, to Esther Stevens.
  Louis Herbert Freye (1912-1973) — also known as Louis H. Freye — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., June 12, 1912. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1943-48, 1951; defeated, 1948; resigned 1951. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Exchange Club. Died in 1973 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Howard E. Futch (b. 1928) — of Florida. Born in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1928. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Florida state house of representatives 30th District, 1993-. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club. Still living as of 1999.
  Gustave J. Groat, Sr. (b. 1918) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Schoolcraft Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich., November 8, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives 48th District, 1967-72; defeated, 1972. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Exchange Club; Fraternal Order of Police; Knights of Columbus; Urban League; Disabled American Veterans. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harlan Francis Hagen (1914-1990) — also known as Harlan Hagen — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif. Born in Lawton, Ramsey County, N.Dak., October 8, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1949-52; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (14th District 1953-63, 18th District 1963-67); defeated, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Grange; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Exchange Club. Died November 25, 1990 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Oluf Hagen and Carrie (Swenson) Hagen; married to Martha Ritz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Frederic E. Hammer (b. 1909) — of Belle Harbor, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Rockaway Beach, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., April 7, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1945-48; defeated, 1948, 1950; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964. Member, Federal Bar Association; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  William E. Hanmer (1879-1966) — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn., October 7, 1879. Republican. Retail fuel business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1941-44; member of Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1945-46. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Exchange Club. Died in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn., January 5, 1966 (age 86 years, 90 days). Interment at Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Hanmer (1839-1884) and Clara Elizabeth (Way) Hanmer (1842-1932); brother of Alfred Welles Hanmer and Charles H. Hanmer, Jr. (1869-1953); married to Flora E. Fancher (1874-1963).
  Political family: Hanmer family of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Joseph Hanson (b. 1893) — also known as Frank J. Hanson — of Totowa, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., March 12, 1893. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1927-29. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Elks; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  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.
  William Howard Harsha, Jr. (1921-2010) — of Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. Born in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, January 1, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney, 1951-55; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1961-81. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Exchange Club; Farm Bureau; Grange. Died October 12, 2010 (age 89 years, 284 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Howard Harsha and Imogene (Matthews) Harsha; married, September 28, 1946, to Rosemary Spellerberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  George B. Hartrick (1891-1958) — of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Royal Oak Township, Oakland County, Mich., July 2, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1936-58; died in office 1958. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Exchange Club. Died August 12, 1958 (age 67 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hartrick and Mary Elizabeth (Briggs) Hartrick; married, December 16, 1913, to Bernice Bossardet.
  Ernest I. Hatfield (b. 1890) — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Mt. Pleasant town, Westchester County, N.Y., April, 1890. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; farmer; member of New York state assembly, 1943-47 (Dutchess County 2nd District 1943-44, Dutchess County 1945-47); resigned 1947; member of New York state senate, 1948-64 (33rd District 1948-54, 35th District 1955-64). French and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grotto; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gilbert Joshua Hatfield (1836-1922) and Adele Maria (Ledeley) Hatfield (1849-1924); second cousin twice removed of Abraham Hatfield (1801-1876); fourth cousin once removed of Frank M. Brundage.
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Cornell family of New York; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Robert C. C. Heaney (b. 1906) — of East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Mich., January 22, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; treasurer of Michigan Republican Party, 1949-51; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms (1921-2008) — also known as Jesse Helms — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Monroe, Union County, N.C., October 18, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Young Americans for Freedom; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died, in a nursing home at Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 4, 2008 (age 86 years, 260 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Helms; married, October 31, 1942, to Dorothy Jane 'Dot' Coble.
  Cross-reference: Terrence William Boyle — David Rouzer
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Jesse Helms: Here's Where I Stand : A Memoir (2005)
  Image source: North Carolina History Project
  James Bruce Henderson (1892-1971) — also known as J. Bruce Henderson — of Millers Ferry, Wilcox County, Ala. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., March 26, 1892. Democrat. Member of Alabama state senate, 1939-51; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1950, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Exchange Club; Farm Bureau. Died in Millers Ferry, Wilcox County, Ala., July 10, 1971 (age 79 years, 106 days). Interment at Camden Cemetery, Camden, Ala.
  R. Lester Hill (1902-1991) — also known as Mike Hill — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Kent County, Mich., August 11, 1902. Democrat. Fruit farmer; chair of Tuscola County Democratic Party, 1968; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Exchange Club; Rotary. Died, in the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., March 4, 1991 (age 88 years, 205 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1932 to Leona May Ames (died 1977); married 1978 to Frances Shubel.
  Daniel E. Karn (1890-1969) — also known as Dan E. Karn — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Miami County, Ind., April 29, 1890. Republican. President, Consumers Power Company, 1950-60; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Jackson County 1st District, 1961-62. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Exchange Club. Died in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., June, 1969 (age 79 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Karn and Mary (Zimmerman) Karn; married to Vivian Vardell Vanderlyn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John T. Kelsey (b. 1921) — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., December 22, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; tool and die maker; real estate sales; municipal judge in Michigan, 1958-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Macomb County 1st District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives 70th District, 1965-82; defeated in primary, 1992. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Disabled American Veterans; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Eagles; Exchange Club; Sigma Nu Phi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Anne Ambrowski.
  Roland O. Kern (1898-1981) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Reese, Tuscola County, Mich., August 6, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-30; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 40th Circuit, 1953. Member, Exchange Club. Died August 12, 1981 (age 83 years, 6 days). Interment at Caro Cemetery, Caro, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1923 to Louise Asall.
  Shuford Kirk (1907-2003) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Juniata Township, Tuscola County, Mich., May 2, 1907. Republican. Chemist; farmer; chair of Tuscola County Republican Party, 1958-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Tuscola County, 1961-62; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 84th District, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Exchange Club. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., November 6, 2003 (age 96 years, 188 days). Interment at Indianfields Township Cemetery, Caro, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Kirk and Jane Catherine 'Janie' (Borland) Kirk (1880-1971); married, May 26, 1928, to Bernice Braun (1906-2006); grandson of William Kirk (1859?-?).
  Political family: Kirk family of Michigan.
  John Camillus Lehr (1878-1958) — also known as John C. Lehr — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., November 18, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state senate 11th District, 1906 (Democratic), 1908; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1931; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1936-47. Catholic. Member, Maccabees; Knights of Columbus; Exchange Club. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., February 17, 1958 (age 79 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Lehr and Catherine (McCadden) Lehr; married, April 17, 1907, to Anna F. Ryan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas F. Lewis (1924-2003) — also known as Tom Lewis — of North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 26, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; aircraft industry executive, 1957-73; real estate and investments, 1972-82; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1973-81; member of Florida state senate, 1981-83; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1983-95 (12th District 1983-93, 16th District 1993-95); delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1984. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose; Exchange Club; Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 1, 2003 (age 78 years, 279 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Robert Luce (1862-1946) — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass.; Waltham, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, December 2, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; director, Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Seventh Middlesex District, 1899, 1901-08; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1912-13; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-19; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1919-35, 1937-41 (13th District 1919-33, 9th District 1933-35, 1937-41); defeated, 1934, 1940. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Political Science Association; American Economic Association; Exchange Club. Died April 7, 1946 (age 83 years, 126 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Enos Thompson Luce and Phebe (Learned) Luce; married 1885 to Mabelle Farnham.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Grant MacFarlane (b. 1899) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in St. George, Washington County, Utah, April 1, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary of Utah Democratic Party, 1928; member of Utah state house of representatives, 1929, 1935; member of Utah state senate, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); Utah Democratic state chair, 1948-49. Mormon. Member, Exchange Club; Pi Kappa Alpha; Delta Theta Phi; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  John R. Macomber (1875-1955) — of Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass., November 1, 1875. Republican. Investment banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924; director, U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co. treasurer, Massachusetts General Hospital. Unitarian. Member, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Exchange Club. Died in 1955 (age about 79 years). Interment at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Macomber and Helen A. (Hunt) Macomber.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter J. Mahoney (1908-1982) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 10, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1937-64 (48th District 1937-44, 53rd District 1945-54, 55th District 1955-64); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Exchange Club; American Bar Association; Elks. Died in 1982 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of William B. Mahoney (1898-1980).
  John Henry Marsalis (1904-1971) — also known as John H. Marsalis — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in McComb, Pike County, Miss., May 9, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; District Attorney, 10th District, 1944-48; U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950, 1952; district judge in Colorado, 1955-62. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Exchange Club. Died in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., June 26, 1971 (age 67 years, 48 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Hillery Marsalis and Alice Bryant (Warner) Marsalis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Micajah Martin (1917-1992) — also known as William M. Martin — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif.; West Covina, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 30, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1950-53; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952; member of California Republican State Executive Committee, 1952-53; municipal judge in California, 1957-62. Presbyterian. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Chi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died May 8, 1992 (age 74 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Alfred Martin and Caroline (Mandel) Martin; married, November 27, 1956, to Verna Jean Hill.
  Salathiel Charles Masterson (1911-1990) — also known as S. C. Masterson; "Brick" — of Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif.; El Sobrante, Contra Costa County, Calif. Born in Touchet, Walla Walla County, Wash., December 23, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; municipal judge in California, 1950; member of California state assembly, 1953-60; defeated, 1934; superior court judge in California, 1960-72. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., 1990 (age about 78 years). His body was donated to the University of California for medical research.
  Relatives: Son of S. C. Masterson; married to Marjorie Bried (1911-1985); nephew of Charles W. Masterson (1862?-1958).
  George T. Naame (b. 1901) — of Ventnor City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., October 27, 1901. Lawyer; district judge in New Jersey, 1942; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Atlantic County, 1947. Member, Sigma Chi; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1922, to Margaret S. Schreadley.
  Bill Nation (b. 1925) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Lingle, Goshen County, Wyo., May 28, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; photographer; real estate agent; mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., 1962-66; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Laramie County, 1965-. Congregationalist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks; Eagles; Exchange Club; Toastmasters. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Oliver Nation and Marie (Voss) Nation; married, December 11, 1946, to Joanne Ida Petersen.
  Vernon Lewis Nickell (1891-1969) — also known as Vernon L. Nickell — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Bellflower, McLean County, Ill., March 2, 1891. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; superintendent of schools; Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1943-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Phi Kappa; Exchange Club; Union League; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., August 15, 1969 (age 78 years, 166 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Dolison Nickell (1857-1935) and Ida Mae (Lewis) Nickell (1861-1946); married 1916 to Leta O. Nofzigger (1891-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Henry I. Patrie (1874-1935) — of Dolgeville, Herkimer County, N.Y. Born in Livingston, Columbia County, N.Y., February 12, 1874. Republican. Manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928 (alternate), 1932; member of New York state senate 35th District, 1929-35; died in office 1935. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Exchange Club. Died March 3, 1935 (age 61 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
  Marion L. Pillsbury (1902-1983) — also known as Pill Pillsbury — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Metz, Steuben County, Ind., January 7, 1902. Played professional basketball for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (now the Detroit Pistons); automobile dealer; mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1966-70. Member, Freemasons; Exchange Club; Farm Bureau. Died in the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 2, 1983 (age 80 years, 360 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Zachary A. Pillsbury and Meda (Burch) Pillsbury; married, December 1, 1925, to June Lois Merriman (1906-1985; second cousin of Robert Lendon Bibler (1905-1978)).
  Political family: Howard-Bibler-Merriman family of Indiana.
  Pillsbury Avenue in Coldwater, Michigan, is named for him.
  Henry Grady Reynolds (b. 1889) — also known as Grady Reynolds — of Clanton, Chilton County, Ala. Born in Montevallo, Shelby County, Ala., January 11, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; Chilton County Treasurer, 1918-21; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1924-31. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen of the World; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Henry Reynolds and Dora (Marshall) Reynolds; married, September 10, 1914, to Estella Morgan.
  Lucius Mendel Rivers (1905-1970) — also known as L. Mendel Rivers — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Gumville, Berkeley County, S.C., September 28, 1905. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1933-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1952, 1956 (alternate); U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1941-70; died in office 1970. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 28, 1970 (age 65 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Stephen, S.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Carl Edward Sanders (b. 1925) — also known as Carl E. Sanders — of Richmond County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., May 15, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Richmond County, 1955-56; member of Georgia state senate, 1957-62; Governor of Georgia, 1963-67; chair, Committee on Rules and Order of Business, Democratic National Convention, 1964. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; American Bar Association; American Legion; Moose; Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Thomas Sanders and Roberta J. (Alley) Sanders; married, September 6, 1947, to Betty Bird Foy.
  Cross-reference: Doug Barnard, Jr.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Robert B. Savidge (b. 1889) — of Reed City, Osceola County, Mich. Born in Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Mich., November 6, 1889. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Osceola County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-28, 1933-38. Member, Exchange Club; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of B. Newton Savidge (died 1915) and Jessia (Bates) Savidge.
  Richard Craig Shelby (b. 1934) — also known as Richard C. Shelby — of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 6, 1934. Lawyer; member of Alabama state senate, 1971-78; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1979-87; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1987-. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta; Exchange Club. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Mark Slack, Jr. (1915-1980) — also known as John M. Slack, Jr. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 18, 1915. Democrat. U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1959-80 (6th District 1959-63, 3rd District 1963-80); died in office 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Exchange Club. Died in Alexandria, Va., March 17, 1980 (age 64 years, 365 days). Interment at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Mark Slack and Jennie (Gilchrist) Slack; married to Frances Jean Reid.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leland L. Smith (b. 1908) — of Logansport, Cass County, Ind. Born in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., June 28, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Cass County Republican Party, 1936-44; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Elks; Eagles; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Frank O. Staiger, Jr. (b. 1930) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., February 1, 1930. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 34th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Member, Exchange Club. Still living as of 1962.
  Relatives: Son of Frank O. Staiger, Sr. and Leona (Little) Staiger; married to Irene E. Wagener.
  Charles Walter Stenholm (b. 1938) — also known as Charles W. Stenholm; Charlie Stenholm — of Stamford, Jones County, Tex.; Avoca, Jones County, Tex.; Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Born in Stamford, Jones County, Tex., October 26, 1938. Democrat. Farmer; general manager, Stamford Electric Cooperative; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 (alternate), 1996 (speaker), 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District, 1979-; defeated, 2004. Lutheran. Member, Exchange Club; Lions. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Cynthia Ann 'Cindy' Watson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  H. Donald Stewart (born c.1949) — of Woodstown, Salem County, N.J. Born in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J., about 1949. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1972-81 (District 3-A 1972-73, 3rd District 1974-81); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1976. Member, Jaycees; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1981.
  DeForrest Strang (1902-1987) — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Lagrange, LaGrange County, Ind., May 7, 1902. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 42nd District, 1967-76. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Exchange Club. Died in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., April 14, 1987 (age 84 years, 342 days). Burial location unknown.
  William G. Suzore (b. 1926) — of Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Newport, Monroe County, Mich., August 10, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 17th District, 1961-62. Catholic. Member, Exchange Club; Catholic War Veterans; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Eagles; Moose. Still living as of 1962.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Suzore and Helen (Craven) Suzore.
  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.
Murray D. Van_Wagoner Murray Delos Van Wagoner (1898-1986) — also known as Murray D. Van Wagoner — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Kingston, Tuscola County, Mich., March 18, 1898. Democrat. Civil engineer; Michigan state highway commissioner, 1933-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1952; Governor of Michigan, 1941-42; defeated, 1942, 1946; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1951. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Exchange Club. Died in Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Mich., June 12, 1986 (age 88 years, 86 days). Interment at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Hammond.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
  William Ora Walton (b. 1892) — of Waverly, Lee County, Ala.; Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born in Waverly, Lee County, Ala., December 6, 1892. Democrat. Postmaster; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1923-27. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Ora Walton and Susie Emma (Trimble) Walton; married, July 18, 1925, to Lynda Ruth Tatum.
Earle S. Warner Earle S. Warner (b. 1880) — of Phelps, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Phelps town, Ontario County, N.Y., August 12, 1880. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1933-45 (43rd District 1933-44, 48th District 1945); defeated (Democratic), 1914; resigned 1945; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1945-49; appointed 1945. Member, Elks; Exchange Club; Grange; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry D. Warner.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Earl Warren (1891-1974) — also known as "Superchief" — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 19, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Alameda County District Attorney, 1925-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928 (alternate), 1932; Temporary Chair, 1944; California Republican state chair, 1934-36; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1936-38; California state attorney general, 1939-43; Governor of California, 1943-53; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1953-69; chair, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi; Exchange Club. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1981. Died in Washington, D.C., July 9, 1974 (age 83 years, 112 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Methias H. Warren and Chrystal (Hernlund) Warren; married, October 14, 1925, to Nina Palmquist Meyers.
  Cross-reference: William S. Mailliard
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Earl Warren: Ed Cray, Chief Justice: A Biography of Earl Warren — G. Edward White, Earl Warren : A Public Life — Bernard Schwartz, Super Chief, Earl Warren and His Supreme Court — Jim Newton, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made
  Paul Frederick Welday (b. 1958) — also known as Paul Welday — of Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Mich.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in a hospital at Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 1, 1958. Republican. Public relations consultant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988, 2000, 2004 (alternate), 2012; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1988, 2008; chief of staff, Omaha Mayor P. J. Morgan, 1989-92; chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, 1993-2002; chair of Oakland County Republican Party, 2002-04. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Son of Donald F. Welday, Jr. (born 1930) and Patricia Ann (Vanderberg) Welday (1929-1996); married, March 26, 1982, to Rhonda Colleen Beier (divorced 2003); married, August 29, 2009, to Valerie Suzanne Knol; grandson of Donald Frederick Welday, Sr. (1902-1991).
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