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  Walter W. Abbott (b. 1894) — of Rome, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., June 20, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1930-33; mayor of Rome, N.Y., 1942-43. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum; Izaak Walton League; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Abbott and Anna (Pritchard) Abbott; married, September 7, 1920, to Marion A. FitzGibbons.
  James Abdnor (1923-2012) — also known as Jim Abdnor; Ellis James Abdnor — of Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak., February 13, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; rancher; school teacher; athletic coach; member of South Dakota state senate, 1957-68 (29th District 1957-66, 24th District 1967-68); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1965-66; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1969-71; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1973-81; defeated in primary, 1970; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1981-87; defeated, 1986; administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, 1987-89. Methodist; later Lutheran. Lebanese ancestry. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Farmers Union; Grange; Sigma Chi; Izaak Walton League. Died, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., May 16, 2012 (age 89 years, 93 days). Interment at Kennebec Cemetery, Kennebec, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel J. (Abdelnour) Abdnor and Mary (Wehby) Abdnor (1894-1972).
  Cross-reference: John R. Thune
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Carl Albert Carl Bert Albert (1908-2000) — also known as Carl Albert; "The Little Giant from Little Dixie" — of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla. Born in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., May 10, 1908. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 3rd District, 1947-77; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1971-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952, 1964 (chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee), 1968, 1976, 1992, 1996. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Izaak Walton League; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Beta Kappa. Elected to Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Died, at McAlester Regional Health Center, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., February 4, 2000 (age 91 years, 270 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Homer Albert (1882-1947) and Leona Ann (Scott) Albert (1886-1926); married, August 20, 1942, to Mary Greene Harmon.
  Cross-reference: Charles Ward
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Grant Alexander (1893-1971) — also known as John G. Alexander — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Cortland County, N.Y., July 16, 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1936; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1939-41; defeated, 1940; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1942. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Optimist Club; Izaak Walton League. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., December 8, 1971 (age 78 years, 145 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Niel Richardson Allen (b. 1894) — also known as Niel R. Allen — of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Ore. Born in Pullman, Whitman County, Wash., May 1, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Oregon Republican state chair, 1941-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1944; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Union Veterans; Rotary; Izaak Walton League; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 14, 1918, to Evelyn Marie Carey.
  John William Anderson (1871-1954) — also known as John W. Anderson — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. Born in Buchanan County, Iowa, July 21, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; Monona County Attorney, 1910-14; district judge in Iowa 4th District, 1915-21; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1933-38. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, January 29, 1954 (age 82 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reese Babbs Anderson and Emma Theresa (Davenport) Anderson; married, September 24, 1895, to Burdette Hopper; married, April 15, 1933, to Mary Agnes Peck.
  James Hugh Arrington (1904-1979) — also known as James H. Arrington — of Stillwater, Payne County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Jethro, Franklin County, Ark., May 23, 1904. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; superintendent of schools; oil drilling business; Oklahoma Democratic state chair, 1940-46; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1942-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Izaak Walton League; Sigma Nu; Lions. Named to Oklahoma State University Alumni Hall of Fame. Died March 8, 1979 (age 74 years, 289 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Arrington and Laura T. (Fulks) Arrington; married, July 5, 1930, to Veneta C. Berry.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harlow E. Bacon (b. 1889) — of Rome, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; insurance business; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1945-48. Member, American Legion; Elks; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Edna Dingman.
  J. Arthur Baker (b. 1879) — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Buzzards Bay, Bourne, Barnstable County, Mass., June 25, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 8th District, 1933-36. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Bar Association; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
Clark S. Barnes Clark S. Barnes (b. 1950) — of Beverly, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Portsmouth, Va., August 6, 1950. Republican. Member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 2005-. Christian. Member, American Legion; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League; Farm Bureau; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Howard S. Barnes and Dorothy (Queen) Barnes.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Robert Edmund Bauman (b. 1937) — also known as Robert E. Bauman — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., April 4, 1937. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964, 1972 (alternate); member of Maryland state senate, 1971-73; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1973-81; defeated, 1971, 1980. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; American Bar Association; Elks; Humane Society; Jaycees; Izaak Walton League; Gay. Pleaded guilty in 1980 to a sex-solicitation charge. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of John Carl Bauman and Florence (House) Bauman; married, November 19, 1960, to Carol Gene Dawson (annulled).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Birch Evans Bayh, Jr. (1928-2019) — also known as Birch Bayh — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., January 22, 1928. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1954-62; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1959-60; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1963-81; defeated, 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1968 (speaker); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Izaak Walton League; Jaycees; Farm Bureau; Elks; Freemasons; Alpha Tau Omega. Died in Easton, Talbot County, Md., March 14, 2019 (age 91 years, 51 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Birch Evans Bayh (1893-1971) and Leah (Hollingsworth) Bayh (1897-1940); married, August 24, 1952, to Marvella Hern (1933-1979); father of Birch Evans Bayh III (1955-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Berkley Warren Bedell (b. 1921) — also known as Berkley Bedell — of Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa. Born in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, March 5, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; founder and owner of the Berkley fishing tackle company; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1975-87; defeated, 1972. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Kiwanis; American Legion; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Berkley Bedell and Virginia Price Bedell; married, August 29, 1943, to Elinor Healy Bedell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George B. Belting (1914-1998) — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in De Soto, Vernon County, Wis., July 15, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Rock County 3rd District, 1957-70. Member, Izaak Walton League; American Legion; Elks; Kiwanis. Died August 31, 1998 (age 84 years, 47 days). Burial location unknown.
  Daniel P. Bergin — of Chicago Heights, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ireland. Democrat. Mayor of Chicago Heights, Ill., 1927-35; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Izaak Walton League; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Foresters. Burial location unknown.
  Frank John Brady (1894-1964) — also known as Frank J. Brady — of Atkinson, Holt County, Neb. Born in Atkinson, Holt County, Neb., September 15, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; hay and grain dealer; member of Nebraska state senate 22nd District, 1935-37; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 28th District, 1937-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944, 1948. Methodist. Member, Alpha Sigma Phi; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in 1964 (age about 69 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Atkinson, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Brady (1857-1931) and Mary Ella (Shaw) Brady (1864-1944); married, July 12, 1930, to Louella Olson (1903-2004).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles E. Broughton (1873-1956) — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, Wis., October 22, 1873. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1932-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932, 1936; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; owner of radio station WHBL. Member, Elks; Izaak Walton League. Died in Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis., October 31, 1956 (age 83 years, 9 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joel Thomas Broyhill (1919-2006) — also known as Joel T. Broyhill — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Hopewell, Va., November 4, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; taken prisoner by the German forces in the Battle of the Bulge; escaped after six months; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1953-75; defeated, 1974; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Freemasons; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, of congestive heart failure and pneumonia, in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., September 24, 2006 (age 86 years, 324 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin Talmadge Broyhill and Nellie Magdalene (Brewer) Broyhill; married, May 17, 1942, to Jane Marshall Bragg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard C. Buck (1899-1985) — of State Center, Marshall County, Iowa. Born in Marshall County, Iowa, October 10, 1899. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Marshall County; elected 1950. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Izaak Walton League. Died in March, 1985 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 12, 1920, to Erma D. Newton.
  David Francis Cargo (1929-2013) — also known as David F. Cargo; "Lonesome Dave" — of New Mexico; Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Ore. Born in Dowagiac, Cass County, Mich., January 13, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1963-67; Governor of New Mexico, 1967-71; defeated, 1994; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1970, 1972; candidate in primary for Oregon state treasurer, 1984; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 3rd District, 1986. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Izaak Walton League. Died, from complications of a stroke, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., July 5, 2013 (age 84 years, 173 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by David F. Cargo: Lonesome Dave: The Story of New Mexico Governor David Francis Cargo
  Gerald L. Chafin (b. 1930) — also known as Jerry Chafin — of Delbarton, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Mingo County, W.Va., April 1, 1930. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; mortician; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 13th District, 1975-76. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Moose; Elks; Izaak Walton League; National Rifle Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 1976.
  Relatives: Son of Jeff Chafin and Matilda (Curry) Chafin; married, April 10, 1960, to Marie Savage.
  Thomas Ewing Clay (b. 1893) — of Lupus, Moniteau County, Mo. Born in Lupus, Moniteau County, Mo., January 12, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Moniteau County, 1927-28. Member, American Legion; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Gino R. Colombo (b. 1939) — of Nutter Fort, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Harrison County, W.Va., October 27, 1939. Democrat. Coal broker; real estate business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1971-78 (Harrison County 1971-74, 25th District 1975-78); member of West Virginia state senate 13th District, 1979-86; defeated, 1986. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Lions; Moose; Izaak Walton League; Sigma Nu. Still living as of 1986.
  Relatives: Son of Sam Colombo and Lenora Colombo; married to Virginia Pair.
  Guy S. Condo (b. 1874) — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., July 1, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Grant County Attorney, 1904-06; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1904-09; director, Marion National Bank. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Izaak Walton League; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel S. Condo and Sarah Ann (Pottorf) Condo; married, June 30, 1902, to Nelle Kiley.
Everett M. Dirksen Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969) — also known as Everett M. Dirksen; "The Wizard of Ooze" — of Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill. Born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill., January 4, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1933-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956 (speaker), 1960 (member, Credentials Committee), 1964 (delegation chair), 1968 (delegation chair); U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1951-69; died in office 1969. Christian Reformed. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Moose; American Bar Association; Odd Fellows; Izaak Walton League. Died, of lung cancer, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., September 7, 1969 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Joy Dirksen (who married Howard Henry Baker, Jr. (1925-2014)).
  Political family: Baker-Dirksen family of Huntsville and Alcoa, Tennessee.
  Cross-reference: Harold E. Rainville
  The Dirksen Senate Office Building (opened 1958), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Everett Dirksen: Byron C. Hulsey, Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1981)
  Ray E. Dougherty (b. 1895) — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, July 11, 1895. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; candidate for South Dakota state attorney general, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Dougherty and Sarah Ann (Judkins) Dougherty; married, June 30, 1920, to Julia Newell Treat.
  Donald N. Dworak (b. 1934) — of Columbus, Platte County, Neb. Born in David City, Butler County, Neb., December 3, 1934. Republican. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1975; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1976. Catholic. Member, Farm Bureau; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Optimist Club; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1976.
  Romeo D. Erdie (b. 1913) — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Berryburg, Barbour County, W.Va., July 13, 1913. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; exterminator; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 26th District; elected 1974. Protestant. Member, Moose; Izaak Walton League; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Erdie and Bessie (Hovey) Erdie; married, July 3, 1964, to Ona M. Hardesty.
  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?-).
  Walter Louis Finn (1875-1936) — also known as Walter L. Finn — of Iuka, Marion County, Ill. Born in Marion County, Ill., April 15, 1875. Democrat. Physician; farmer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Iuka, Ill.; member of Illinois state senate 42nd District, 1929-36; died in office 1936. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Izaak Walton League. Died in Iuka, Marion County, Ill., November 7, 1936 (age 61 years, 206 days). Interment at East Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred C. Finn and Art (Mercer) Finn; married, December 31, 1912, to Kate M. Ward.
  Orville Lothrop Freeman (1918-2003) — also known as Orville L. Freeman — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 9, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; aide to Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey, and his campaign manager for U.S. Senator in 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952, 1960, 1964; Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor state chair, 1948-50; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1950; Governor of Minnesota, 1955-61; defeated (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), 1952, 1960; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961-69. Lutheran. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union; Moose; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Sons of Norway; Purple Heart; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., February 20, 2003 (age 84 years, 287 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, May 2, 1942, to Jane Shields; father of Michael O. Freeman (1943?-).
  Cross-reference: George A. Farr
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Simon Hirsch Galperin, Jr. (1931-2007) — also known as Si Galperin, Jr. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., August 5, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; real estate business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1967-70; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1971-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1976. Jewish. Member, Izaak Walton League; B'nai B'rith. Died, from complications of a stroke, June 17, 2007 (age 75 years, 316 days). Interment at Bnai Israel Cemetery, Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Simon H. Galperin (1893-1984) and Fannie (Lavenstein) Galperin (1904-1986); married, June 18, 1958, to Rose Marie Rogers; married to Maureen Supcoe.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Atlee Goodling (1896-1982) — also known as George A. Goodling — of Pennsylvania. Born in Loganville, York County, Pa., September 26, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1943-57; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1961-65, 1967-75. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion; Izaak Walton League. Died in York, York County, Pa., October 17, 1982 (age 86 years, 21 days). Interment at Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Loganville, Pa.
  Relatives: Father of William Franklin Goodling (1927-2017).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Philip J. Graziani (b. 1924) — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in McIntire, Harrison County, W.Va., May 13, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1959-60. Catholic. Member, Moose; Elks; Alpha Sigma Phi; Izaak Walton League; Kiwanis; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Still living as of 1960.
  Raymond R. Guest (1939-2001) — also known as Andy Guest — of Front Royal, Warren County, Va. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 29, 1939. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1973-99. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Rotary; Izaak Walton League; Ruritan. Died, of cancer, in Front Royal, Warren County, Va., April 2, 2001 (age 61 years, 185 days). Interment at Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Raymond Richard Guest and Elizabeth Polk Guest (1910-1990); nephew of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest; grandson of Frank Lyon Polk; fifth great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin four times removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; second cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk; second cousin four times removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin twice removed of Paul Fletcher Faison; third cousin thrice removed of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk.
  Political families: Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Raymond R. 'Andy' Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park, in Warren County, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Halvor Langdon Halvorson (b. 1881) — also known as Halvor L. Halvorson — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Henning, Otter Tail County, Minn., August 15, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Minot, N.Dak., 1911-15; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1912 (3rd District), 1942 (Democratic, at-large); delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1924. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Sons of Norway; Izaak Walton League; Lions; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Halvorson and Juliana (Christenson) Halvorson; married to Nina C. Knudson.
  Max Cole Hamlin (b. 1894) — also known as Max C. Hamlin — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, Mich., September 12, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; Manistee County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1927-28; Manistee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; probate judge in Michigan, 1937; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947-49; chair of Manistee County Republican Party, 1950; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952; defeated, 1960; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 19th Circuit, 1953. Member, Kiwanis; Izaak Walton League; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fay S. Hamlin and Dora J. (Calkins) Hamlin; married, December 16, 1926, to Minnie Bond.
  Harry W. Hansen (b. 1884) — of Craig, Moffat County, Colo. Born in Carbon, Carbon County, Wyo., January 12, 1884. Republican. Mayor of Craig, Colo., 1920-21; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1928; member of Colorado state senate 13th District, 1929-32. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jens Hansen and Anna E. (Arnold) Hansen; married, November 20, 1919, to Maye Tiger.
  G. Homer Harding (b. 1925) — of South Dakota. Born December 7, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of South Dakota state senate, 1971-88; South Dakota state treasurer, 1991-; defeated, 1994. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1994.
Harry B. Hawes Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947) — also known as Harry B. Hawes — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1928; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1921-26; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1926-33; resigned 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; American Economic Association; Izaak Walton League; Audubon Society; American Forestry Association; National Rifle Association. Died in Washington, D.C., July 31, 1947 (age 77 years, 258 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Ripley County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Nicholas Hawes (1843-1891) and Susan Elizabeth (Simrall) Hawes (1846-1900); married, November 15, 1899, to Elizabeth Eppes Osborne Robinson; grandson of Richard Hawes (1797-1877); grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and Albert Gallatin Hawes; great-grandson of George Nicholas; great-grandnephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and Aylett Hawes; second great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Edmund Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, Carter Bassett Harrison, Francis Walker and William Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall and Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin twice removed of John Scott Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John J. Cochran
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921
  Melvin Colvin Hazen (1869-1941) — also known as Melvin C. Hazen — of Washington, D.C. Born in Prince William County, Va., October 27, 1869. Member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1933-41; died in office 1941; President of the District of Columbia Board of Commissioners, 1933-41; died in office 1941. Member, Izaak Walton League; Phi Kappa Phi. Died July 15, 1941 (age 71 years, 261 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Hazen and Mary (Colvin) Hazen; married to Mary E. Smith.
  Jack L. Hellems (b. 1930) — of Hinton, Summers County, W.Va. Born in Hinton, Summers County, W.Va., August 31, 1930. Democrat. Merchant; bank director; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1975-76; appointed 1975. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1976.
  Relatives: Son of Earl Leonard Hellems and Mary E. (Wallace) Hellems; married, July 26, 1957, to Glenda E. Hamm.
  Hugh B. Holman (b. 1879) — of Rochester, Fulton County, Ind. Born in Rochester, Fulton County, Ind., July 2, 1879. Republican. Farmer; road contractor; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1921-23; chair of Fulton County Republican Party, 1930-44. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Izaak Walton League; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Roger William Jepsen (b. 1928) — also known as Roger Jepsen — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 23, 1928. Republican. Insurance business; member of Iowa state senate, 1967-69; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1969-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1972; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1979-85; defeated, 1984. Lutheran. Member, Izaak Walton League; Farm Bureau; Shriners; Reserve Officers Association. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Vernon L. Larson (b. 1948) — also known as Vern Larson — of Vivian, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Vivian, Lyman County, S.Dak., October 25, 1948. Republican. South Dakota state auditor, 1979-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 2008. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Shriners; Jaycees; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons. Still living as of 2008.
  Louis D. McGregor (1901-1993) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Linden, Genesee County, Mich., January 9, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1934; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1960-64; resigned 1964; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1962; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1965-76; retired 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; American Bar Association; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Optimist Club. Died in 1993 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Jack Richard Miller (1916-1994) — also known as Jack Miller — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 6, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1955-56; member of Iowa state senate, 1957-60; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1961-73; defeated, 1972; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1973-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-85; took senior status 1985. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Izaak Walton League; Rotary; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County, Fla., August 29, 1994 (age 78 years, 84 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Frank C. Moore (1896-1978) — of Kenmore, Erie County, N.Y.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Toronto, Ontario, March 23, 1896. Republican. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 50th District, 1938; New York state comptroller, 1943-50; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1951-53; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1967. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Eagles; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League. Died in Crystal River, Citrus County, Fla., April 23, 1978 (age 82 years, 31 days). Interment at Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, N.Y.
  Clayton T. Morrison (b. 1903) — of Pickford, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Mackinac County, Mich., December 11, 1903. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1953-66 (Chippewa County 1953-54, Chippewa District 1955-64, 106th District 1965-66); defeated in primary, 1936 (Chippewa County), 1966 (106th District). Methodist. Member, Lions; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Karl Earl Mundt (1900-1974) — also known as Karl E. Mundt — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Born in Humboldt, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., June 3, 1900. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; real estate and insurance business; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1939-48; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1948-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956. Member, Izaak Walton League; Kiwanis; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Kappa Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha. Died in Washington, D.C., August 16, 1974 (age 74 years, 74 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Madison, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of F. J. Mundt and Rose E. Mundt; married 1924 to Mary Moses.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Freda Noble Paul — also known as Freda N. Paul; Freda Noble — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Ansted, Fayette County, W.Va. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1965-68, 1971-72; defeated, 1968, 1970; appointed 1971; defeated, 1972. Female. Baptist. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; American Association of University Women; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clifton Edward Noble and Mamie (Neal) Noble; married to Bosher Hubert Paul.
William P. C. Perry William P. C. Perry (b. 1895) — of Charles Town, Jefferson County, W.Va. Born in Charles Town, Jefferson County, W.Va., February 25, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; glass worker; accountant; member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1943-46; defeated, 1946; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Jefferson County, 1949-60. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Delta Phi; Izaak Walton League; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Tayloe Perry and Eleanor (Craighill) Perry; married, October 28, 1922, to Mary Duffield Shutt.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Franz Christopher Radke (1889-1966) — also known as Francis Radke — of Hartington, Cedar County, Neb.; Tecumseh, Johnson County, Neb. Born near Wynot, Cedar County, Neb., June 23, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1917; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; private secretary to Gov. Charles W. Bryan, 1923-25; Johnson County Judge, 1925. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Izaak Walton League; Forty and Eight; Modern Woodmen of America; Kiwanis. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 3, 1966 (age 76 years, 284 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Radke (1841-1897) and Ottillo (Reips) Radke (1853-1947); married, June 26, 1921, to Magdeleene Craft.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Rosenberg (b. 1886) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 9, 1886. Democrat. Partner, Rosenberg Iron and Metal Company; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 19th District, 1920-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1928. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Rosenberg and Fanny (Annenberg) Rosenberg; married, September 30, 1906, to Ethel Colitz.
  John Richard Schmidhauser (b. 1922) — also known as John R. Schmidhauser — of Iowa. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., January 3, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966, 1968; member of Iowa Democratic State Central Committee, 1971. Unitarian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Clyde Spry Clyde Spry (1889-1961) — of Woodbury County, Iowa. Born near Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, March 26, 1889. Republican. Farmer; Iowa secretary of agriculture, 1950-61; appointed 1950; died in office 1961. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Izaak Walton League; Moose; Freemasons. Died June 14, 1961 (age 72 years, 80 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Married 1911 to Fern Barney (1887-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Iowa Official Register 1951-52
  Robert H. Tennant (b. 1911) — also known as Bob Tennant — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Barrackville, Marion County, W.Va., September 2, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1961-63. Methodist. Member, Elks; Moose; American Legion; Izaak Walton League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar L. Tennant and Musa B. (Conaway) Tennant; married, May 15, 1942, to Geraldine Davis.
  Harry S. Toy (b. 1892) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Elkhorn, McDowell County, W.Va., January 12, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; Michigan state attorney general, 1935; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1936; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. German and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Izaak Walton League; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  James Boyd Utt (1899-1970) — also known as James B. Utt — of Santa Ana, Orange County, Calif. Born in Tustin, Orange County, Calif., March 11, 1899. Republican. Appraiser; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-70 (28th District 1953-63, 35th District 1963-70); died in office 1970; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Izaak Walton League; Lions; Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered a heart attack during religious services at a church in Washington, D.C., and died soon after at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 1, 1970 (age 70 years, 355 days). Interment at Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Utt and Mary M. (Sheldon) Utt; married, May 7, 1921, to Charlene Elizabeth Drips.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lew Wallace (b. 1889) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Furnas County, Neb., March 27, 1889. Democrat. Insurance agent; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1935; member of Oregon state senate, 1938; candidate for Governor of Oregon, 1942, 1948; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1944; member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry M. Wallace and Margaret (Scott) Wallace; married to Pearl Hock.
  Lafe P. Ward (b. 1925) — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va., August 23, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1971-82. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Moose; American Bar Association; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Lafe P. Ward, Sr. and Eula (Ward) Ward; married, August 16, 1951, to Dorothy Ayers.
  J. E. Watson (b. 1917) — also known as Ned Watson — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., November 8, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; manufacturer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1953-56, 1959-70; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Elks; Moose; Izaak Walton League; Fraternal Order of Police; Phi Gamma Delta; American Judicature Society; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. E. Watson, Jr. and Eleanor (Blackford) Watson; married, May 5, 1942, to Altidel Weager.
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