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  Hugh Gardner Ackley (1915-1998) — also known as H. Gardner Ackley — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 30, 1915. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, 1964-68; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1968-69. Scottish ancestry. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Trilateral Commission; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods nursing home, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 12, 1998 (age 82 years, 227 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh M. Ackley and Margaret (McKenzie) Ackley; married, September 18, 1937, to Bonnie A. Lowry.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
Florence Ellinwood Allen Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966) — also known as Florence E. Allen — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1921-22; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1922-34; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1926; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1934-59; took senior status 1959. Female. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Daughters of the American Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Beta Pi; Delta Kappa Gamma; Kappa Delta Pi. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2005. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 12, 1966 (age 82 years, 173 days). Interment at Waite Hill Village Cemetery, Waite Hill, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clarence Emir Allen (1852-1932) and Corinne Marie (Tuckerman) Allen.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Image source: Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio (1921)
  Anthony Dominick Andora (b. 1930) — also known as Anthony D. Andora — of East Paterson (now Elmwood Park), Bergen County, N.J.; Franklin Lakes, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 20, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964; chair of Bergen County Democratic Party, 1965-69; candidate for New Jersey state senate 40th District, 1977; member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1981. Catholic. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Phi Kappa; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association; American Legion; Kiwanis; Jaycees. Still living as of 1981.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony A. Andora and Theresa (Matera) Andora; married 1962 to Colleen Gill.
  Paul Douglas Bagwell (1913-1973) — also known as Paul D. Bagwell — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C., August 23, 1913. Republican. College professor; candidate for Michigan state auditor general, 1956; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1958, 1960; candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Jaycees; American Association of University Professors; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Kappa Delta; Lambda Chi Alpha; Kappa Delta Pi; Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., October 23, 1973 (age 60 years, 61 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Vollie Vernon Bagwell and Nancy Margaret (Brown) Bagwell; married, February 1, 1938, to Edith Harriet Clark.
  Cross-reference: William P. Hampton
C. A. Blankenship C. A. Blankenship (1903-1997) — of Pineville, Wyoming County, W.Va. Born in Baileysville, Wyoming County, W.Va., January 5, 1903. Democrat. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; chair of Wyoming County Democratic Party, 1932-34; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wyoming County, 1945-52; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1961. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Kappa Delta Pi. Died December 3, 1997 (age 94 years, 332 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Blankenship and Tennessee Frances (Cole) Blankenship; married, November 28, 1928, to Inez Mae Perry.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., August 19, 1870. Democrat. College professor; Texas superintendent of public instruction, 1919-23. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Lambda Theta; Pi Gamma Mu; Delta Kappa Gamma; Order of the Eastern Star; Maccabees. First woman to be elected to statewide office in Texas. Died October 2, 1945 (age 75 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Lindsay Blanton and Eugenia (Webb) Blanton; sister of Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957).
Carl Brablec Carl Brablec (1908-1986) — of Lenawee County, Mich.; Roseville, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Ogden Township, Lenawee County, Mich., September 24, 1908. Democrat. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; justice of the peace; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Lenawee County, 1936; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1958-66. Methodist. Moravian ancestry. Member, Rotary; Pi Kappa Delta; Kappa Delta Pi; Freemasons. Died in 1986 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1937 to Dorothy Margaret Kanous.
  Carl Brablec High School, in Roseville, Michigan, is named for him.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Jeanne Johnson Capozzoli (b. 1940) — also known as Jeanne Capozzoli — of West Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Webster, Day County, S.Dak., June 24, 1940. Democrat. Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1972; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Beta Phi. Still living as of 1993.
  George Sylvester Counts (1889-1974) — also known as George S. Counts — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; New Hope, Bucks County, Pa. Born near Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kan., December 9, 1889. University professor; author; president, American Federation of Teachers, 1939-42; New York American Labor Party state chair, 1942-44; Liberal candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1952; New York Liberal Party state chair, 1955-59. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi. Suffered a stroke, and died two weeks later, in a hospital at Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., November 10, 1974 (age 84 years, 336 days). His body was donated to Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Wilson Counts and Mertie Florella (Gamble) Counts.
  Richard E. Ferrario (1931-1985) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born July 24, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; member of Minnesota state senate, 1959-64 (58th District 1959-62, 60th District 1963-64). Baptist. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Phi Alpha Theta. Died in October, 1985 (age 54 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  José Miguel Gallardo (1897-1976) — of Puerto Rico; Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in San Germán, San Germán Municipio, Puerto Rico, September 29, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; college professor; Puerto Rico comissioner of education, 1937-45; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1940-41, 1941. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Reserve Officers Association; Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, July 18, 1976 (age 78 years, 293 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of José Gallardo and Luisa (Garcia) Gallardo; married, June 23, 1926, to Ida Evans Magee.
  John William Gardner (1912-2002) — also known as John W. Gardner — of Scarsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 8, 1912. Republican. University professor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1965-68. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Sigma Xi; Kappa Delta Pi; American Psychological Association; Common Cause. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964; founder of Common Cause in 1970. Died, from complications of prostate cancer, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., February 16, 2002 (age 89 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Gardner and Marie Flora Gardner; married, August 14, 1934, to Aida Marroquin.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Clarence U. Gramelspacher (b. 1897) — of Jasper, Dubois County, Ind. Born in Jasper, Dubois County, Ind., May 25, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; treasurer of Indiana Democratic Party, 1937-44; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1944. Catholic. Member, Elks; Kappa Delta Pi; Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanis; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Othniel D. Hall (1902-1983) — also known as O. D Hall — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Odd, Raleigh County, W.Va., February 9, 1902. Democrat. School teacher and principal; insurance business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1941-42, 1959-60; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1943-46. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Kappa Delta Pi; Civitan; Moose; Farm Bureau. Died in July, 1983 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey J. Hall and Emma B. (Cooper) Hall; married, June 9, 1926, to Irene Herndon.
James W. Loop James Whitcomb Loop (1900-1993) — also known as James W. Loop — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tenn., March 12, 1900. Democrat. Printer; school teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1947-56, 1965-66, 1969-72; defeated, 1972. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kappa Delta Pi; Typographical Union. Died December 31, 1993 (age 93 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Willis Loop and Dora (Noe) Loop (1878-1943); married, March 9, 1924, to Marguerite McCracken.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Louisa Durham Mohr — also known as Louisa I. Durham — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan state board of education, 1945-53; appointed 1945. Female. Member, Kappa Delta Pi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Vernon Lewis Nickell (1891-1969) — also known as Vernon L. Nickell — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Bellflower, McLean County, Ill., March 2, 1891. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; superintendent of schools; Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1943-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Phi Kappa; Exchange Club; Union League; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., August 15, 1969 (age 78 years, 166 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Dolison Nickell (1857-1935) and Ida Mae (Lewis) Nickell (1861-1946); married 1916 to Leta O. Nofzigger (1891-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Jack Phillip Nix (b. 1921) — of Georgia. Born in Cleveland, White County, Ga., October 6, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Georgia state superintendent of schools, 1965-. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kappa Delta Pi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973) — of Morrilton, Conway County, Ark. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1912. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Republican National Committee from Arkansas, 1961; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964 (delegation chair), 1972 (delegation co-chair); Governor of Arkansas, 1967-71; Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1972. Baptist. Member, Urban League; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Kappa Delta Pi. Died of lung cancer or pancreatic cancer, Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., February 22, 1973 (age 60 years, 297 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960) and Abigail 'Abby' (Aldrich) Rockefeller (1874-1948); brother of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller; married to Barbara Sears; father of Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948-2006); nephew of Richard Steere Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich; uncle of John Davison Rockefeller IV; grandson of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; first cousin four times removed of Simon S. Rockefeller; first cousin five times removed of Henry Rockefeller; second cousin of David Hunter McAlpin (who married Nina Underwood); second cousin thrice removed of John Phillips Rockefeller; fourth cousin once removed of Lewis Kirby Rockefeller.
  Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Winthrop Rockefeller: John L. Ward, Winthrop Rockefeller, Philanthropist: A Life of Change
  James Ralph Scales (b. 1919) — of Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla.; Stillwater, Payne County, Okla. Born in Jay, Delaware County, Okla., May 27, 1919. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; university professor; president, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1951-65; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Historical Association; American Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Kappa Delta; Kappa Delta Pi; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Grover Scales and Kate (Whitley) Scales; married, August 4, 1944, to Elizabeth Ann Randel.
  William A. Sederberg (b. 1947) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born August 1, 1947. Republican. Member of Michigan state board of education, 1973-75; resigned 1975; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1979-90. Lutheran. Member, Kappa Delta Pi. Still living as of 1996.
  Henry Floyd Sherrod (1890-1977) — also known as H. Floyd Sherrod — of Decatur, Morgan County, Ala. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., December 2, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher and principal; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1932 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1968. Church of Christ; later Methodist. Member, Civitan; Kappa Delta Pi; American Legion; Farm Bureau. Died December 1, 1977 (age 86 years, 364 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Sherrod and Bertie Sherrod; married, June 20, 1918, to Effie D. Poole (1896-1962); married, February 15, 1970, to Grace Lee (Widner) Sandlin (1899-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Curtis B. Trent, Jr. Curtis B. Trent, Jr. (b. 1919) — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Monclo, Logan County, W.Va., July 1, 1919. Democrat. School teacher and principal; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1947-49; resigned 1949; executive assistant to Gov. William Wallace Barron, 1961; parliamentarian of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1964-67. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Delta Pi; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Civitan. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Curtis B. Trent and Ova (Gore) Trent; married 1936 to Ruth M. Howard.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
W. W. Trent William Woodson Trent (1878-1960) — also known as W. W. Trent — of Nicholas County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Summersville, Nicholas County, W.Va., January 31, 1878. Democrat. School teacher and principal; West Virginia superintendent of schools, 1933-37; defeated, 1920, 1924, 1956. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis; Kappa Delta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 15, 1960 (age 82 years, 136 days). Interment somewhere in St. Albans, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Wood Trent and Mary Agnes (McClung) Trent; married, August 5, 1909, to Isabel Carmichael (1883-1956).
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Paul J. Vennari (1914-2000) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Lumberport, Harrison County, W.Va., March 26, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; school teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1953-60, 1981-82. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Lions; Kappa Delta Pi; American Legion; Jaycees. Died December 31, 2000 (age 86 years, 280 days). Burial location unknown.
Chase Going Woodhouse Chase Going Woodhouse (1890-1984) — also known as Chase Going; Mrs. E. J. Woodhouse — of New London, New London County, Conn.; Baltic, Sprague, New London County, Conn. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, of American parents, March 3, 1890. Democrat. Economist; college professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1940, 1944; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1941-43; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1945-47, 1949-51; defeated, 1946, 1950; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1965. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Altrusa; Pi Lambda Theta; Kappa Delta Pi. Died in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn., December 12, 1984 (age 94 years, 284 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Daughter of Seymour Going and Harriet (Jackson) Going; married to E. J. Woodhouse.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
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