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  Hugh Joseph Addonizio (1914-1981) — also known as Hugh J. Addonizio — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 31, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president, A & C Tailoring Co.; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1949-62; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1962-70; defeated, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Urban League; NAACP; Elks; Lions; Kiwanis; Rotary. Indicted in federal court, December, 1969, along with Municipal Judge Anthony Giuliano, other city officials, and reputed organized crime leader, Anthony 'Tony Boy' Boiardo, on extortion and income tax evasion charges over a scheme to share kickbacks from a sewer contracting company; pleaded not guilty; tried; during the trial a witness identified him as recipient of thousands of dollars in bribes; convicted in July, 1970; sentenced to ten years in prison and fined $25,000; released in 1979. Died in Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J., February 2, 1981 (age 67 years, 2 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Addonizio and Livia (Barasso) Addonizio; brother of Victor F. Addonizio (1914?-?); married, July 6, 1942, to Doris Goodheart.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank John Becker (1899-1981) — also known as Frank J. Becker — of Lynbrook, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 27, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate and insurance business; member of New York state assembly from Nassau County 1st District, 1945-52; U.S. Representative from New York, 1953-65 (3rd District 1953-63, 5th District 1963-65); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died in Lynbrook, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 4, 1981 (age 82 years, 8 days). Interment at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Maximilian Becker and Eva (Sperling) Becker; married, June 30, 1923, to Anne Claire Ferris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William F. Bowe (b. 1896) — of Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., 1896. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; member of New York state assembly, 1943-46, 1949-52 (Queens County 4th District 1943-44, Queens County 6th District 1945-46, 1949-52). Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Ancient Order of Hibernians; American Arbitration Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Martin J. Bowe (police captain).
  Charles Augustus Boyle (1907-1959) — also known as Charles A. Boyle — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Mich., August 13, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1955-59; died in office 1959. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Elks. Killed in an automobile accident in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 4, 1959 (age 52 years, 83 days). Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Melvin Boyle and Rose (Marsh) Boyle; married, August 14, 1940, to Helen Shaughnessy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas H. Brown (1908-1992) — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, April 8, 1908. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; Rensselaer County Treasurer; member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County, 1949-59. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Catholic War Veterans; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died March 25, 1992 (age 83 years, 352 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Viola Smith.
  John J. Burns (c.1864-1936) — of Eastwood (now part of Syracuse), Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Ireland, about 1864. Real estate business; mayor of Eastwood, N.Y. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society. Died in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 10, 1936 (age about 72 years). Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  John D. Caemmerer (1928-1982) — also known as "The Snorting Bull" — of East Williston, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 19, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1966-82 (8th District 1966, 5th District 1967-72, 7th District 1973-82); died in office 1982. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Kiwanis; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died, of cancer, in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 7, 1982 (age 54 years, 19 days). Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Joan L. Holt.
  Frank J. Caffery (1913-1980) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., November 30, 1913. Democrat. Yard foreman for Nickel Plate Railroad; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1941-42, 1949-62; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1942. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Catholic War Veterans; American Legion; Knights of Equity. Died in September, 1980 (age 66 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Adrian Joseph Caillouet (1883-1946) — of Houma, Terrebonne Parish, La. Born in Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La., February 19, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1940-46; died in office 1946. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus. Died December 19, 1946 (age 63 years, 303 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of L. Philip Caillouet and Marie Adele (Lagarde) Caillouet; married, September 29, 1909, to Effie Amelia Briggs.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Paul McDonald Calvo (b. 1934) — also known as Paul M. Calvo — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, July 25, 1934. Republican. Insurance business; member of Guam senate, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from Guam, 1972; Governor of Guam, 1979-82. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Jaycees. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Father of Eddie Baza Calvo (1961-).
  Frank A. Carroll (b. 1919) — of Gates town, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Sayre, Bradford County, Pa., April 30, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state assembly 133rd District, 1967-74. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John Lewis Cunningham (1891-1951) — also known as John L. Cunningham — of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis. Born in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., May 3, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; postmaster at Beaver Dam, Wis., 1935-51. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., June 19, 1951 (age 60 years, 47 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Cunningham; married, August 31, 1936, to Jean Tracy (1909-2002).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry M. Curran (1918-1993) — of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa., January 2, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; deputy sheriff; insurance business; member of New York state senate, 1961-70 (3rd District 1961-65, 4th District 1966, 3rd District 1967-70); chair, New York State Harness Racing Commission, 1970-75. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died, in North Shore University Hospital, Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., March 13, 1993 (age 75 years, 70 days). Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Rita Rothmann.
  Harold J. Curry (b. 1931) — of Phillipsburg, Warren County, N.J. Born June 7, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1964-67; defeated, 1967. Catholic. Member, Elks; Rotary; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of H. J. Curry; married to Joanne E. Daly.
  Marcus Daly (1908-1969) — of Lincroft, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., September 18, 1908. Republican. College professor; Director General, Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration, 1958-61; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1964. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society. Died, from bladder cancer, in Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., July 25, 1969 (age 60 years, 310 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Louis F. DeSalvio (d. 2004) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Insurance business; member of New York state assembly, 1941-77 (New York County 2nd District 1941-65, 66th District 1966, 60th District 1967-72, 62nd District 1973-77). Catholic. Member, Elks; Foresters; Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus. Died in 2004. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elvira Mongillo.
John A. Devany, Jr. John A. Devany, Jr. (b. 1899) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 18, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 8th District, 1930-44; Constitutional candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1944. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Benedict D. Dineen (1890-1958) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 30, 1890. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Judge, New York Municipal Court, 1928-38; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1940-58; died in office 1958. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Holy Name Society; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Knights of Columbus. Died, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1958 (age 67 years, 277 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Dineen and Margaret (McDonald) Dineen; married 1928 to Mary Smith (1903-1987).
  John V. Downey — of Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1937-43; member of New York state senate, 1944-46 (3rd District 1944, 6th District 1945-46); defeated, 1946. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Catholic War Veterans; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leo J. Doyle (1910-1965) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, October 3, 1910. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1940; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1949-52; defeated in primary, 1946, 1952, 1954. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Eagles. Died in 1965 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
  Nicola Fantasia (b. 1923) — also known as Nick Fantasia — of Kingmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Kingmont, Marion County, W.Va., January 3, 1923. Democrat. School teacher; general manager, WTCS radio station, Fairmont, W.Va.; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1955-58, 1965-72, 1975-76, 1989-90, 1993- (Marion County 1955-58, 1965-72, 26th District 1975-76, 1989-90, 43rd District 1993-97); defeated, 1972; appointed 1993. Catholic. Member, Moose; Elks; Eagles; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Izaak Walton League; National Education Association; United Mine Workers. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Fantasia and Rose (DiGiacama) Fantasia; married, June 18, 1949, to Carmella D. Simmonetti; father of Nick Louis Fantasia (1957?-).
  James E. Foley (b. 1893) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., August 22, 1893. Democrat. Printer; member of Connecticut state senate 8th District, 1945-46. Catholic. Member, International Typographical Union; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Foley and Mary C. Foley.
  Harry Hartley Gemuend (1892-1979) — also known as Harry H. Gemuend — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Born in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., April 15, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 8th Circuit, 1941. Catholic. German ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Elks; Theta Nu Epsilon. Died in Ionia, Ionia County, Mich., March 7, 1979 (age 86 years, 326 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard P. Gemuend and Kathryn (Jacobs) Gemuend; first cousin once removed of William Gemuend (who married Gertrude Burrows (1908-1993)).
  Leon E. Giuffreda (1913-1999) — of Centereach, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 1, 1913. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; bank director; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1966-76. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Elks. Died November 8, 1999 (age 86 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Rose M. Gazzano.
William J. Grattan William J. Grattan (b. 1876) — of Cohoes, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y., May 20, 1876. Republican. Private secretary to State Sen. Myer Nussbaum, 1896-98, and to U.S. Rep. George N. Southwick, 1898; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Albany County 4th District, 1903-06; member of New York state senate 28th District, 1907-10. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Redmen; Elks; Foresters; Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Joseph Anthony Greco (b. 1919) — also known as Joseph A. Greco — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 5, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 3rd District, 1955-60. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James Russell Grover, Jr. (1919-2012) — also known as James R. Grover, Jr. — of Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., March 15, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 3rd District, 1957-62; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1963-75; defeated, 1974. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Died in Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., October 14, 2012 (age 93 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Andrew J. Hand (1891-1958) — of Endicott, Broome County, N.Y. Born in New Milford, Susquehanna County, Pa., May 21, 1891. Democrat. Postmaster at Endicott, N.Y., 1936-56 (acting, 1936-37). Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Kiwanis. Died in Endicott, Broome County, N.Y., April 18, 1958 (age 66 years, 332 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, New Milford, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick J. Hand (1847-1939) and Ellen L. (Grier) Hand (1857-1915); married to Emma M. O'Byrne (1892-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Michael Hanley (1920-2003) — also known as James M. Hanley — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., July 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; funeral director; U.S. Representative from New York, 1965-81 (34th District 1965-71, 35th District 1971-73, 32nd District 1973-81); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Order of Alhambra; Elks. Died in Geddes (now part of Syracuse), Onondaga County, N.Y., October 16, 2003 (age 83 years, 89 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Robert T. Huber (b. 1920) — of West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Eckelson, Barnes County, N.Dak., August 29, 1920. Democrat. Automobile parts and service salesman; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1949-72 (Milwaukee County 3rd District 1949-54, Milwaukee County 22nd District 1955-72). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Ihm (1899-1951) — also known as Joe Ihm — of Lamar, Barton County, Mo. Born in Sinsinawa, Grant County, Wis., September 3, 1899. Republican. Farmer; service station operator; Barton County Treasurer, 1949-50; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Barton County, 1951; died in office 1951. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died, in an automobile accident, at Humansville, Polk County, Mo., March 13, 1951 (age 51 years, 191 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frank Ihm (1874-1941) and Mary Helena (Weber) Ihm (1876-1944); married, July 4, 1921, to Doris Browne (1902-1949); married, August 1, 1950, to Agnes Weller.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Leonard Kaminski (1897-1955) — also known as Frank L. Kaminski — of Calumet City, Cook County, Ill. Born in Melrose Park, Cook County, Ill., October 10, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; justice of the peace; mayor of Calumet City, Ill., 1945-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Lions; Polish National Alliance. Died November 23, 1955 (age 58 years, 44 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Kaminski and Emilia (Ostrowski) Kaminski; married to Cecilia Walczak.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Kaough (1843-1918) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Allen County, Ind., June 24, 1843. Democrat. Postmaster at Fort Wayne, Ind., 1885-89. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Elks; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., December 16, 1918 (age 75 years, 175 days). Interment at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Kaough (1800-1868) and Margaret (Brown) Kaough (1823-1903).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William Kirnan William Kirnan (b. 1880) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 4, 1880. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 7th District, 1931-41; resigned 1941; member of New York state senate, 1941-46 (5th District 1941-44, 13th District 1945-46). Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Royal Arcanum; Ancient Order of Hibernians; United Spanish War Veterans; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  John G. McCarthy (b. 1923) — of Huntington Station, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Long Island City, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., October 10, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1963-74 (Suffolk County 3rd District 1963-65, 6th District 1966-72, 8th District 1973-74). Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Kiwanis; Holy Name Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Josephine Stanco.
  Thomas J. McInerney (b. 1924) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., June 12, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; hearing aid sales and service business; member of New York state assembly, 1965-77 (Westchester County 1st District 1965, 98th District 1966, 87th District 1967-77). Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Catholic War Veterans; American Legion; Lions; Elks. Still living as of 1977.
Matthew J. H. McLaughlin Matthew J. H. McLaughlin — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of New York state assembly, 1934-46 (Bronx County 1st District 1934-44, Bronx County 4th District 1945-46); defeated, 1946. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward McLaughlin and Alice McLaughlin.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Louis L. Merz (b. 1908) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 20, 1908. Democrat. Building supplies business; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 1st District, 1957-62. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Amvets; Eagles; American Arbitration Association. Burial location unknown.
  David R. Mogilka (b. 1915) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 30, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 14th District; elected 1956, 1958. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ferdinand J. Mondello — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1961-72 (Bronx County 10th District 1961-65, 94th District 1966, 80th District 1967-72); defeated, 1958. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Married to Carlyn M. Ioppolo.
  Joseph R. Peterson — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Delray, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; police detective; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 2009-. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Vietnam Veterans of America; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Janice Tomocik.
  Charles W. Posthauer (b. 1871) — of College Point, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in 1871. Democrat. Builder; member of New York state assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1927-29. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  John Edward Reilly, Sr. (1893-1963) — also known as John E. Reilly, Sr. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 27, 1893. Democrat. Machinist; fire fighter; cafe manager; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 1st District, 1945-46; defeated, 1946; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 2nd District, 1949-63; died in office 1963. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles. Died, from cancer, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 26, 1963 (age 69 years, 214 days). Interment at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Canavan) Reilly (1855-1931) and James P. Reilly (1856-1926); married 1917 to Alice Magdala Scanlan (1894-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph M. Reilly (b. 1927) — of Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., July 21, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; school teacher; mayor of Glen Cove, N.Y., 1962-65; member of New York state assembly, 1966-82 (11th District 1966, 7th District 1967-72, 14th District 1973-82). Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Married to Margaret Mary Power.
  Frank G. Rossetti — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1943-44, 1955-72 (New York County 20th District 1943-44, New York County 16th District 1955-65, 76th District 1966, 68th District 1967-72); defeated, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964; vice-president, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ervin John Ryczek (b. 1909) — also known as Ervin J. Ryczek — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 20, 1909. Democrat. Funeral director; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 11th District, 1941-60. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Catholic Order of Foresters; Polish National Alliance; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Jules G. Sabbatino — of Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Accountant; member of New York state assembly, 1959-70 (Queens County 4th District 1959-65, 33rd District 1966, 32nd District 1967-70). Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Still living as of 1970.
  Relatives: Married to Nancy E. Albarino.
  Charles J. Schmidt (b. 1907) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 20, 1907. Democrat. Interior decorator; auditor; real estate and insurance business; member of Wisconsin state assembly; elected 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958; member of Wisconsin state senate 5th District; elected 1962. Catholic. Member, Lions; Eagles; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Frederick D. Schmidt (b. 1932) — of South Woodhaven, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., June 30, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1965-72, 1975-92 (Queens County 13th District 1965, 25th District 1966, 29th District 1967-72, 38th District 1975-92). Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Moose; American Legion. Still living as of 1992.
  Relatives: Married to Julia Mary Casassa.
  Paul N. Sienkiewicz (1906-1977) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 1, 1906. Democrat. Musician; deputy sheriff; contractor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1945-46; defeated, 1934 (Wayne County 1st District), 1936 (Wayne County 1st District), 1940 (Wayne County 1st District), 1946 (Wayne County 1st District), 1956 (Wayne County 5th District), 1974 (21st District); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1948; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 21, 1977 (age 70 years, 232 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Sienkiewicz and Victoria Sienkiewicz; married, October 24, 1926, to Eugenia L. Stepnik.
  Raymond J. Snow (1913-1999) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., September 29, 1913. Democrat. Beer distributor; potato chip manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1941-46; defeated, 1938; Charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other current and former state legislators) with bribery conspiracy; pleaded guilty and testified for prosecution, but the charges against the others were eventually dismissed. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Moose; Eagles. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 25, 1999 (age 85 years, 330 days). Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Sherman R. Sobocinski (b. 1927) — of South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 12, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; hydraulic lift operator; shipping clerk; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 24th District; elected 1956, 1958. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, International Association of Machinists; Polish National Alliance; Holy Name Society; Polish Legion of American Veterans. Still living as of 1960.
  Chester J. Straub (b. 1937) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 12, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; member of New York state assembly 35th District, 1967-72; member of New York state senate, 1973-75; Presidential Elector for New York, 1992; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1998-2008; took senior status 2008. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Polish National Alliance; Jaycees; Lions. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Morrissey.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Lary J. Swoboda (b. 1939) — of Luxemburg, Kewaunee County, Wis. Born in Luxemburg, Kewaunee County, Wis., May 28, 1939. Democrat. School teacher; member of Wisconsin state assembly 1st District, 1971-75. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Eta Sigma; Jaycees; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 1975.
  John Hart Terry (1924-2001) — also known as John H. Terry — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 14, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; assistant secretary to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, 1959-60; member of New York state assembly, 1963-70 (Onondaga County 2nd District 1963-65, 134th District 1966, 121st District 1967-70); U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1971-73; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Purple Heart; Holy Name Society. Died in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., October 20, 2001 (age 76 years, 340 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Stanislaus Thorp, Jr. (b. 1925) — also known as John S. Thorp, Jr. — of Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 29, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1965-75 (Nassau County 6th District 1965, 14th District 1966, 13th District 1967-72, 19th District 1973-75); county judge in New York, 1970; superior court judge in New York, 1970. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions; Catholic Lawyers Guild; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Still living as of 1975.
  Relatives: Son of John Stanislaus Thorp (1893?-?); married to Dolores Hartig.
  Patrick J. Wallace (b. 1902) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., April 12, 1902. Democrat. Foreman; member of Connecticut state senate 16th District, 1945-46. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Wallace and May Wallace.
  Joseph J. Ward (b. 1893) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 11, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; circuit judge in Missouri 8th Circuit, 1937-47. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Delta Sigma Phi; Delta Theta Phi; American Legion; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 24, 1947, to Violet G. Martin.
Robert H. Wells Robert H. Wells (b. 1910) — of Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Marshall County, W.Va., March 24, 1910. Democrat. School teacher; prison guard; chief clerk and business manager, West Virginia Penitentiary, 1938; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1944-52; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marshall County, 1951-52; appointed 1951. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James N. Wells and Agnes (Halpin) Wells; married, June 16, 1939, to Maxine Mason.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
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