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  Thomas Coleman Andrews (1899-1983) — also known as T. Coleman Andrews — of Richmond, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., February 19, 1899. Accountant; Virginia state auditor, 1931-33; U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1953-55; States Rights candidate for President of the United States, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; John Birch Society. Died in Richmond, Va., October 15, 1983 (age 84 years, 238 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Cheatham William Andrews and Dora Lee (Pittman) Andrews; married, October 18, 1919, to Rae Wilson Reams (1900-1989); father of Thomas Coleman Andrews, Jr. (1925-1989).
  Political family: Andrews-Kemp family of Richmond, Virginia.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Spruille Braden (1894-1978) — of Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elkhorn, Jefferson County, Mont., March 13, 1894. Mining engineer; financier; U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, 1939-42; Cuba, 1942-45; Argentina, 1945. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Arbitration Association; Navy League; John Birch Society. Died, from a heart ailment, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 10, 1978 (age 83 years, 303 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Braden and Mary (Kimball) Braden; married, September 5, 1915, to Maria Humeres del Solar (died 1962); married 1964 to Verbena Williams Hebbard (died 1977).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Ezola Broussard Foster (b. 1938) — also known as Ezola B. Foster; Ezola Broussard — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Maurice, Vermilion Parish, La., August 9, 1938. School teacher; Republican candidate for California state assembly, 1984; arrested with others while protesting recognition of the gay Log Cabin Republican organization, at the California Republican state convention, 1987; Reform candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2000. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married 1977 to Chuck Foster.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Harold Richard Greene — of Westport, Fairfield County, Conn. American Independent candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1968. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 1968.
  Merwin Kimball Hart (1881-1962) — also known as Merwin K. Hart — of Oneida County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., June 25, 1881. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1907-08; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; founder and director, Utica Mutual Insurance Co.; political ally of "radio priest" Rev. Charles Coughlin, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain. Protestant. Member, John Birch Society. Died, of a heart attack, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 1962 (age 81 years, 158 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Gilbert Hart (1848-1922) and Lucy Lord (Kimball) Hart (1854-1939); married 1909 to Katherine Margaret Crouse (1885-1961); married, December 9, 1961, to Constance (Gray) Dall (granddaughter of Horatio Collins King); grandnephew of Henry R. Hart; great-grandson of Ephraim Hart; great-grandnephew of Truman Hart; second great-grandson of Thomas Hart (1749-?).
  Political family: Hart family of New York.
  A. G. Heinsohn, Jr. — of Sevierville, Sevier County, Tenn. President, Cherokee Mills; Constitution candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1956. Member, John Birch Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edgar Willard Hiestand (1888-1970) — also known as Edgar W. Hiestand — of Altadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 3, 1888. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 1953-63; defeated, 1962; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Rotary; John Birch Society. Died, of a kidney infection and pneumonia, at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 19, 1970 (age 81 years, 259 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  H. L. Hunt — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952. Member, John Birch Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bard A. Logan — of Texas. Constitution candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1960; Texas American Independent state chair, 1968. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 1968.
  Lawrence Patton McDonald (1935-1983) — also known as Larry McDonald — of Georgia. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 1, 1935. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, 1975-83; died in office 1983. Member, John Birch Society. Killed when the Korean Airlines jet on which he was a passenger was shot down by the Soviet military, over the Sea of Japan, September 1, 1983 (age 48 years, 153 days). His remains were never recovered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  James Edward McNamara (b. 1930) — also known as James E. McNamara — of Michigan. Born in 1930. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1972. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 1972.
  Evan Mecham (1924-2008) — of Ajo, Pima County, Ariz.; Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, May 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; automobile dealer; newspaper publisher; candidate for Arizona state house of representatives, 1952; member of Arizona state senate, 1960-62; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1962 (Republican), 1992 (Independent); Governor of Arizona, 1987-88; defeated, 1964, 1974, 1978, 1982. Mormon. Member, John Birch Society. Indicted in 1988 on six felony counts of perjury and filing a false campaign report, specifically of failing to report a $350,000 loan to his campaign by Barry Wolfson, a real estate developer; later acquitted of these charges. Impeached by the Arizona House of Representatives on February 5, 1988, on charges of obstructing justice and illegally lending state money to his business; convicted and removed from office by the Arizona Senate on April 4, 1988. A recall election was scheduled against him, but it was cancelled by the Arizona Supreme Court. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 22, 2008 (age 83 years, 286 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Florence Lambert.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Tom Metzger — of California; Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind. Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from California 43rd District, 1980; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; convicted in 1991 of burning a cross (as a form of hate speech or intimidation) and sentenced to prison; in 1992, he was arrested in Canada for violating immigration laws. Member, John Birch Society; Ku Klux Klan. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Marlin T. Phelps (b. 1880) — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tenn., October 9, 1880. Lawyer; superior court judge in Arizona, 1923-49; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1949-61; chief justice of Arizona Supreme Court, 1954-55, 1959-60. Methodist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Moose; John Birch Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Phelps and Rebecca (Johnson) Phelps; married, September 14, 1910, to Margaret Louise Nelson (died 1953).
  Hubert Leon Richardson — also known as Bill Richardson — of California. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1964, 1992; member of California state senate, 1966-88; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1974; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1986. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 1992.
  John Harbin Rousselot (1927-2003) — also known as John H. Rousselot — of San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 1, 1927. Republican. Insurance agent; public relations consultant; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956; U.S. Representative from California, 1961-63, 1970-83 (25th District 1961-63, 24th District 1970-75, 26th District 1975-83); defeated, 1982. Member, John Birch Society. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, Orange County, Calif., May 11, 2003 (age 75 years, 191 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Monroe Sherman — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. American Independent candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1968. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 1968.
  Paul H. Talbert — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1952. Member, John Birch Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert F. Welch (1899-1985) — of Massachusetts. Born in 1899. Republican. Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1950; founder of the John Birch Society in 1958. Member, John Birch Society. Died in 1985 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Ervin Freeman Yearling (1929-2005) — also known as E. Freeman Yearling — of Lake View, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Red River Parish, La., March 26, 1929. Conservative. Minister; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1967 (18th District), 1978 (19th District). Baptist. African ancestry. Member, John Birch Society. Died January 7, 2005 (age 75 years, 287 days). Burial location unknown.
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