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  Hugh Carmack Anderson (1890-1953) — also known as H. C. Anderson — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., May 19, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 (alternate), 1924, 1936 (alternate); served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Tennessee state senate, 1931-33; Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Knights of Khorassan. Died in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., May 7, 1953 (age 62 years, 353 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Crump Anderson (1851-1915) and Emma (Burdette) Anderson; married 1918 to Virginia Ione Ray.
  Benjamin Antin (1884-1956) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Berlinez, Ukraine, August 4, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1921-22; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1923-30; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; American Jewish Congress; Lions; Tammany Hall; Knights of Khorassan; B'nai B'rith. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 22, 1956 (age 72 years, 79 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Antin and Frances (Schwartzman) Antin; married, August 18, 1918, to Dora Polsky (c.1897-1970).
  Charles Ray Brown (b. 1901) — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Schell City, Vernon County, Mo., February 1, 1901. Democrat. Bookkeeper; construction worker; petroleum engineer; foreman in sheet metal at a ship repair yard; real estate business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Greene County 3rd District, 1949-50. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 28, 1918, to Opal Bougher.
  Robert Gregg Cherry (1891-1957) — also known as R. Gregg Cherry — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in York County, S.C., October 17, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; associated in law practice with Alfred Lee Bulwinkle; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Gastonia, N.C., 1919-23; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1931-40; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1937; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1937-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate, 1941-43; Governor of North Carolina, 1945-49. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Odd Fellows; Elks; Kiwanis; Knights of Khorassan. Died June 25, 1957 (age 65 years, 251 days). Interment somewhere in Gastonia, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Chancellor Lafayette Cherry and Hattie (Davis) Cherry; married to Mildred Stafford.
  David P. Dellinger — of Cherryville, Gaston County, N.C.; Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born near Cherryville, Gaston County, N.C. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Gaston County, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cherryville, N.C.
  William Noah Ivie (b. 1873) — also known as William N. Ivie — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ark.; Rogers, Benton County, Ark.; Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ark., September 20, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1906, 1914; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1920; Register, U.S. Land Office, Harrison, Ark., 1909-15; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1930-34. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bachus Ivie and Jane (Litterell) Ivie; married, December 30, 1900, to Minnie Vaughan.
  Roy F. Jimison (b. 1900) — of Kayford, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va., April 10, 1900. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1933-38; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1939-44. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Order of Railroad Telegraphers; Knights of Khorassan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James William Jimison and Ruth Jimison; married, May 2, 1936, to Sybil Gibson.
  William Kenneth Kidwell (b. 1900) — of Mattoon, Coles County, Ill. Born in Mattoon, Coles County, Ill., August 8, 1900. Lawyer; Coles County State's Attorney, 1941-48. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Ashbury Kidwell (1859-1936) and Luella May (Hearn) Kidwell (1864-1938); married, November 28, 1942, to Mary Helen Spitz.
  Burrell Kemp Littlepage (b. 1888) — also known as B. Kemp Littlepage — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 28, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; coal operator; Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney, 1916-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Chi; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dickenson Littlepage and Mary (Kemp) Littlepage; married, November 26, 1913, to Madge Robins.
  Martin B. Lohmann — of Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill. Born in Groveland Township, Tazewell County, Ill. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Illinois state house of representatives 30th District, 1923-33; member of Illinois state senate 30th District, 1933-53. Member, Modern Woodmen; Elks; Kiwanis; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Burial location unknown.
  Harry Whinna Nice (1877-1941) — also known as Harry W. Nice — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., December 5, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1920; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1936; Governor of Maryland, 1935-39; defeated, 1919, 1938; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1940. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Moose; Junior Order; Elks; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Knights of Khorassan. Died in Richmond, Va., February 25, 1941 (age 63 years, 82 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Nice and Drucilla (Arnold) Nice; married 1906 to Edna Viola Amos; uncle of Deeley K. Nice; granduncle of Harry Whinna Nice III (1935-).
  Political family: Nice family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  The Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (opened 1940, named 1967), which carries U.S. Route 301 across the Potomac River from Newburg, Maryland to Dahlgren, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Graham Padgett (1869-1939) — also known as J. G. Padgett — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Colleton County, S.C., March 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912; member of South Carolina state senate from Colleton County, 1923-26. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Freemasons. Died in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., January 19, 1939 (age 69 years, 315 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Walterboro, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Hansford Duncan Padgett (1839-1923) and Isabella (Goodwin) Padgett (1842-1888); married to Ethel Murray Moorer (1876-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jefferson Davis Parris (b. 1884) — of Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C. Born in Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C., October 6, 1884. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Cherokee County, 1927-28, 1931-34; member of South Carolina state senate from Cherokee County, 1935-38. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Redmen; Junior Order; Woodmen of the World. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Jefferson Davis
  Relatives: Son of James Parris and Carolyn (Coyle) Parris; married, May 19, 1914, to Alice Pearl Green.
  James Hardin Peterson (1894-1978) — also known as J. Hardin Peterson — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Batesburg (now part of Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington County, S.C., February 11, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; citrus grower; Polk County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-32; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1933-51; chairman, First State Bank of Lakeland. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla., March 28, 1978 (age 84 years, 45 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Fay Peterson and Willa E. (Geiger) Peterson; married, May 29, 1917, to Christine Farrar.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur J. Tuttle (1868-1944) — of Leslie, Ingham County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Leslie Township, Ingham County, Mich., November 8, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, 1899-1902; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1907-10; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1911-12; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1912-44; died in office 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1924; president, Peoples Bank of Leslie; director, Leslie Home Telephone Co. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Maccabees; Woodmen; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sons of the American Revolution. Died December 2, 1944 (age 76 years, 24 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ogden Valorous Tuttle and Julia Elizabeth (McArthur) Tuttle; married, March 11, 1903, to Jessie B. Stewart (died 1912).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cecil W. Wilson (b. 1913) — of Elkhorn, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Pageton, McDowell County, W.Va., February 19, 1913. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County, 1939; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; McDowell County Sheriff. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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