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  Clarence H. Adams (1905-1987) — of Bloomfield, Hartford County, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Ogunquit, Wells, York County, Maine, November 1, 1905. Republican. Securities administrator for Connecticut Banking Department, 1931-52; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1952-56; president and trustee, Boston Celtics professional basketball team, 1965-68. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Jesters; Shriners. Died, in the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, May 10, 1987 (age 81 years, 190 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orin J. Adams and Rose (Moody) Adams; married, October 10, 1931, to Arlene M. Sawyer.
  William Harrison Adams (1872-1958) — also known as William H. Adams — of Richmond, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., March 23, 1872. Democrat. President, Virginia Stationery Company; Vice-President, Mutual Life Insurance Association; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1930-53. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Jesters; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Elks; Junior Order; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Richmond, Va., September 24, 1958 (age 86 years, 185 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay Adams and Emma Frances (Haynes) Adams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edward Anderson (1879-1947) — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., August 25, 1879. Mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1939. Episcopalian. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Kiwanis. Died February 4, 1947 (age 67 years, 163 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Nathan Anderson and Sallie Jane Anderson; married, November 19, 1932, to Georgia Lee Ann Sewell.
  Charles F. Bachmann (1915-1983) — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., November 26, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1957-60; defeated, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Delta Psi; Sigma Nu Phi; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners. Died in December, 1983 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl George Bachmann (1890-1980).
  Richard Marshall Bagley, Sr. (1927-2001) — also known as Richard M. Bagley, Sr.; Dick Bagley — of Hampton, Va. Born in Hampton, Va., May 14, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1966-85. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Elks. Died, of pneumonia, at a hospital in Newport News, Va., December 13, 2001 (age 74 years, 213 days). Interment at St. John's Church Cemetery, Hampton, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Nancy May Murray (1927-2006).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George F. Beneke George F. Beneke (1914-2001) — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., January 9, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1947-56, 1967-68, 1971-74; defeated, 1940; resigned 1974; chair of Ohio County Republican Party, 1961-63. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Moose; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; American Legion. Died September 11, 2001 (age 87 years, 245 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of George C. Beneke (1883?-?) and Nada C. (Peterson) Beneke; married, April 1, 1947, to Sarah E. Emblen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Ben Louis Berve (b. 1892) — also known as Ben L. Berve — of Rochelle, Ogle County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Rochelle, Ogle County, Ill., December 19, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1938-44; Illinois Republican state chair, 1940-44. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters. Burial location unknown.
  Louis B. Blissard (1913-1998) — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Port Norris, Cumberland County, N.J., July 15, 1913. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; real estate developer; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1954-61. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Jesters; Phi Delta Phi. Died May 12, 1998 (age 84 years, 301 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of David Corson Blissard and Bertha Mae (Haines) Blissard; married, July 15, 1945, to Frances E. Morgan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Theodore M. Bowers Theodore M. Bowers (1907-1995) — also known as Ted Bowers — of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va.; Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla. Born in Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., February 1, 1907. Republican. Sand and gravel business; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1943-46, 1949-64, 1969-72; defeated, 1964; trustee, Wetzel County Hospital. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Lions; Rotary. Died January 1, 1995 (age 87 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank L. Bowers and Asia L. (Sadler) Bowers; married, June 16, 1931, to Myra Llewelyn.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  David Emmert Brumbaugh (1894-1977) — also known as D. Emmert Brumbaugh — of Claysburg, Blair County, Pa. Born in Henrietta, Blair County, Pa., October 8, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; insurance business; partner, Queen Lumber Company; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1943-47 (23rd District 1943-45, 22nd District 1945-47); delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956, 1960; member of Pennsylvania state senate 30th District, 1963-68. United Church of Christ. Member, Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters. Died in Claysburg, Blair County, Pa., April 22, 1977 (age 82 years, 196 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Moses R. Brumbaugh and Sarah Florence (Stuard) Brumbaugh; married, October 29, 1919, to Carolyn L. Acker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Joe F. Burdett Joe F. Burdett (1909-1965) — of Point Pleasant, Mason County, W.Va. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 22, 1909. Democrat. Farmer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1959-63. Presbyterian. Member, Moose; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Jesters; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Nu. Died in May, 1965 (age 55 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of P. T. Burdett and Carrie (Conner) Burdett; married to Virginia Shonk.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Alexander Morton Campbell (1907-1968) — also known as Alexander M. Campbell; Alex Campbell — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.; Coesse, Whitley County, Ind. Born in Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, April 14, 1907. Democrat. Chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1934-36, 1958-63; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 1941-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Indiana, 1960-64. Christian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Delta Chi; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in 1968 (age about 61 years). Interment at Coesse Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Coesse, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel T. Campbell and Elsie (Bolman) Campbell; married, April 8, 1958, to Ruby Marie Tharp (1902-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Kelly L. Castleberry (1926-2002) — of South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 17, 1926. Democrat. Realtor; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-66; defeated, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972, 1976; candidate for mayor of South Charleston, W.Va., 1975. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters. Died in South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., November 19, 2002 (age 76 years, 306 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Thomas Castleberry (1898-1954) and Thelma (Stover) Castleberry (1905-2002); married, October 27, 1945, to Lorena Russe.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Robert Keaton Christenberry (1899-1973) — also known as Robert K. Christenberry — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Born in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tenn., January 27, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lost his right hand and wrist in a grenade explosion; U.S. Vice Consul in Vladivostok, as of 1919; hotel manager and executive; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1957; postmaster at New York City, N.Y., 1958-66 (acting, 1958-59). Presbyterian. Member, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters. Suffered a stroke, and died two months later, in Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 13, 1973 (age 74 years, 76 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Calvin Christenberry and Rebecca Arminta (Keaton) Christenberry; married, August 14, 1929, to Edna Joan LeRoy.
  Cecil Willis Creel (b. 1889) — also known as Cecil W. Creel — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Angola, Steuben County, Ind., October 22, 1889. Republican. Agricultural extension agent; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1942; dean of agriculture, University of Nevada. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Jesters; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lorenzo Dow Creel and Estella Frances (Willis) Creel; married, June 5, 1915, to Laura Belle Stevens; married, July 17, 1945, to Millie La Rayne Malley.
  Hugh W. Cross (b. 1896) — of Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill. Born in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill., August 24, 1896. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 38th District, 1933-40; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1939-40; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1941-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1949-55; resigned under fire from the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1955, following a unanimous vote of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to open an inquiry into the propriety of his actions influencing the award of a Chicago transportation contract; the committee later reported that he had "made a mistake and acted indiscreetly". Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Harry Darby (1895-1987) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; engineer; shipbuilder; member of Republican National Committee from Kansas, 1940-64; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956 (speaker), 1960; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1949-50. Episcopalian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Military Order of the World Wars; Navy League; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Rotary; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 17, 1987 (age 91 years, 359 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Darby and Florence Isabelle (Smith) Darby; married, December 17, 1917, to Edith Marie Cubbison.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Raphael Muth Deegan (1918-1993) — also known as Raphael M. Deegan — of Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va.; Cameron, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va., May 19, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher and principal; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1957-67; mayor of Cameron, W.Va. Member, American Legion; Moose; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Jesters; Shriners. Died in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., October 6, 1993 (age 75 years, 140 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Raphael Placidus Deegan (1892-1959) and Mary (Muth) Deegan (1894-1983); married, June 4, 1948, to Janet Anna Paulie (1926-2911).
  Milton Charles Ebers (b. 1911) — also known as Milton C. Ebers — of Fremont, Dodge County, Neb. Born in Seward, Seward County, Neb., April 16, 1911. Insurance agent; mayor of Fremont, Neb., 1953-55. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Harold R. Fatzer (b. 1910) — of Kinsley, Edwards County, Kan. Born in Fellsburg, Edwards County, Kan., August 3, 1910. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Kansas state attorney general, 1949-56; appointed 1949; resigned 1956; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1956. Protestant. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Kappa Sigma; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Amvets; Disabled American Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Fatzer and Rella (Shannon) Fatzer; married 1936 to Frances Josephine Schwaup.
  Robert Benjamin Fegan (b. 1877) — also known as R. B. Fegan — of Junction City, Geary County, Kan. Born in New York, May 15, 1877. Republican. Telephone company manager; rancher; Kansas Highway Commissioner, 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Jesters; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesler Fagan and Eliza (Weeks) Fagan; married 1910 to Marion Lewis.
  Paul A. Grassle (1896-1979) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., May 5, 1896. Hotel business; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1939-47; candidate for Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1946. Episcopalian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles; Rotary; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Jesters. Suffered a heart attack, and died two weeks later, in Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 10, 1979 (age 83 years, 158 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Otto Grassle (1874-1941) and Laura (Lubitz) Grassle (1876-1976); married, September 19, 1917, to Evangeline Linstrom (1899-1954); married, February 15, 1956, to Gudrun Christenson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Ben R. Honecker Benjamin R. Honecker (1919-2003) — also known as Ben R. Honecker — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., December 4, 1919. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1951-52; municipal judge in West Virginia, 1956-61; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1981-82; appointed 1981; defeated, 1982. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; Phi Alpha Delta; American Legion. Died May 14, 2003 (age 83 years, 161 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ben S. Honecker and Gertrude (Colmar) Honecker; married, June 15, 1952, to Ruth Foster.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Frank Rumer Jeffrey (b. 1889) — also known as Frank R. Jeffrey — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., October 22, 1889. Republican. Newspaper reporter; private secretary to U.S. Sen. Wesley L. Jones; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, 1921-25. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas P. Jeffrey and Sarah (Crossfield) Jeffrey; married, November 13, 1919, to Ray Rose.
  Dennis L. Jones (b. 1941) — of Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 5, 1941. Republican. Chiropractor; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1999.
  Thomas Jamison MacBride (1914-2000) — also known as Thomas J. MacBride — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 25, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1955-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1961-66; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California, 1966-79; took senior status 1979. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Rotary. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., January 6, 2000 (age 85 years, 287 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Frank MacBride and Lotta Kirtley (Little) MacBride; married, November 7, 1947, to Martha Harrold.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest William McFarland (1894-1984) — also known as Ernest W. McFarland — of Florence, Pinal County, Ariz. Born near Earlsboro, Pottawatomie County, Okla., October 9, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; superior court judge in Arizona, 1935-41; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1941-53; defeated, 1952, 1958; Governor of Arizona, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1964; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1965-71. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows; American Judicature Society. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 8, 1984 (age 89 years, 243 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Elliott Millsop (1898-1967) — also known as Thomas E. Millsop — of Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va. Born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa., December 4, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; steel executive; mayor of Weirton, W.Va., 1947-55; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Scottish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Jesters; Lions; Moose; Eagles; Rotary; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died, following a heart attack, in Weirton, Hancock County, W.Va., September 12, 1967 (age 68 years, 282 days). Interment at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Roy Millsop (1861-1928) and Mary Margaret (McCormick) Millsop (1868-1947); married, December 1, 1918, to Lauretta Brunswick (1898-1947); married 1949 to Eleanor (Marwitz) Ent (1900-1984); married, January 17, 1955, to Frances (Lowe) Weir (1889-1975).
  The Weirton Millsop Community Center (opened 1952 as Weirton Community Center; renamed 1965), in Weirton, West Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Colin Neblett (1875-1950) — of Tesuque, Santa Fe County, N.M. Born in Brunswick County, Va., July 6, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; superintendent of schools; district judge in New Mexico 6th District, 1911-17; U.S. District Judge for New Mexico, 1917-48; took senior status 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks. Suffered a stroke in the Hilton Hotel dining room, and died soon after in a hospital at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., May 7, 1950 (age 74 years, 305 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  Relatives: Married 1943 to Adelaide Lamb.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Flintlock Perry (b. 1898) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 21, 1898. Democrat. Awning and canvas goods manufacturer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1941-42. Presbyterian. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas E. Perry and Ida R. (Faudree) Perry; married, November 11, 1919, to Mary Elizabeth McClure.
  Frederick Valdemar Erastus Peterson (1903-1983) — also known as Val Peterson — of Elgin, Antelope County, Neb.; Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Oakland, Burt County, Neb., July 18, 1903. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; newspaper publisher; secretary to Gov. Dwight Griswold, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1957-61; Finland, 1969-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960, 1972; insurance executive. Lutheran. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure, in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb., October 17, 1983 (age 80 years, 91 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Henry C. Peterson and Hermanda (Swanberg) Peterson; married, June 6, 1929, to Elizabeth Howells Pleak (died 1979).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  James Edward Van Zandt (1898-1986) — also known as James E. Van Zandt — of Altoona, Blair County, Pa. Born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., December 18, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; worked in Altoona shops of Pennsylvania Railroad; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939-43, 1947-63 (23rd District 1939-43, 22nd District 1947-53, 20th District 1953-63); resigned 1943; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1962. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Knights of Pythias; Grange; Eagles; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., January 6, 1986 (age 87 years, 19 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James T. Van Zandt and Kathryn Van Zandt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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