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  Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (1903-1998) — also known as Thomas G. Abernethy; Tom Abernethy — of Eupora, Webster County, Miss.; Okolona, Chickasaw County, Miss. Born in Eupora, Webster County, Miss., May 16, 1903. Democrat. Mayor of Eupora, Miss., 1927-29; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1943-73 (4th District 1943-53, 1st District 1953-73); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948, 1956 (alternate), 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lambda Chi Alpha; Exchange Club. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., June 11, 1998 (age 95 years, 26 days). Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Franklin Abernethy and Minnie Agnes (Jenkins) Abernethy; married, July 5, 1936, to Alice Margaret Lamb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lincoln Carter Almond (b. 1936) — also known as Lincoln Almond — of Lincoln, Providence County, R.I. Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., June 16, 1936. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1968; U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, 1969-73, 1981-93; Governor of Rhode Island, 1995-2003; defeated, 1978. Episcopalian. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Clifton Almond and Elsie (Carter) Almond; married, October 11, 1958, to Marilyn Johnson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Bennett Archambault — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Republican. Manufacturer; president, Stewart-Warner Corp.; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Tau Beta Pi; Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Joseph Archambault and May (Smales) Archambault; married to Margaret Henrietta Morgan.
  Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Sam Arentz — of Pioche, Lincoln County, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 9, 1913. Republican. Mining engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Member, American Legion; Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons. Died January 6, 1994 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) and Harriet (Keep) Arentz; married, February 5, 1940, to Mary Alice Meagher (1910-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Robert S. Bainbridge (1913-1959) — of St. George, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., January 21, 1913. Republican. Insurance broker; member of New York state senate, 1943-46 (24th District 1943-44, 17th District 1945-46); defeated, 1947. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Lions; Eagles. Died in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., April, 1959 (age 46 years, 0 days). Interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Keeble Bainbridge (1883-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Martin Baner (b. 1936) — also known as Richard Baner — of Eureka, Woodford County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 27, 1936. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972. Christian. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Phi Alpha Delta; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Martin Baner and Ella (Detweiler) Baner; married 1955 to Janet Mae Eastman.
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
  Alan Harvey Bible (1909-1988) — also known as Alan Bible — of Storey County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., November 20, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; Storey County District Attorney, 1935-38; Nevada state attorney general, 1943-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952, 1956; speaker, 1968; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1954-74; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1955. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Eagles; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Auburn, Placer County, Calif., September 12, 1988 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Bible and Isabel (Welsh) Bible; married, November 17, 1939, to Loucile Jacks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Harry Gordon Black (1907-1985) — of Hawesville, Hancock County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 12, 1907. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Daviess County, Ky., May 7, 1985 (age 77 years, 176 days). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Henry Bottum (1903-1984) — also known as Joe H. Bottum — of Faulkton, Faulk County, S.Dak.; Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Faulkton, Faulk County, S.Dak., August 7, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Faulk County State's Attorney, 1933-36; South Dakota director of taxation, 1937-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940 (alternate), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); nominated in primary for Governor of South Dakota 1942, inconclusive primary; member of South Dakota Republican State Central Committee, 1946-48; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1961-63; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1962-63. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., July 4, 1984 (age 80 years, 332 days). Interment at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Henry Bottum (1853-1946) and Silvia Grace (Smith) Bottum (1864-1956); married, August 20, 1929, to Nellie Bergita Bang (1898-1985).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard W. Carson (b. 1910) — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va., April 30, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1945-46; Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1957-68; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1961-63; Clerk of the West Virginia Senate, 1972-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Lions; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence W. Carson and Alice (Montgomery) Carson; married, November 22, 1939, to Sunny N. Hill.
  Robert K. Casey (b. 1931) — also known as Bob Casey — of Florida. Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., July 22, 1931. Republican. Physician; member of Florida state house of representatives 22nd District, 1993-. Baptist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; American Medical Association. Still living as of 1999.
  Clarence M. Davis (b. 1894) — of Ord, Valley County, Neb. Born in Harrison, Sioux County, Neb., July 12, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924 (alternate), 1932, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa C. Davis and Sarah Amanda (Gifford) Davis; married to Ida A. Bakker.
  Frederick Harold Dubord (b. 1891) — also known as F. Harold Dubord — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, December 14, 1891. Democrat. Clothing and shoe business; lawyer; mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1928-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1932-48; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 1934; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1936; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1938; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1956-62; resigned 1962. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry M. Dubord and Mary (Poulin) Dubord; married, May 14, 1917, to Blanche Letourneau.
  Claud Robert Erickson (1900-1993) — also known as Claud R. Erickson — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Manistee, Manistee County, Mich., January 8, 1900. Republican. Engineer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ingham County 1st District, 1961-62. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Tau Beta Pi; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died December 18, 1993 (age 93 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Erickson and Mary (Hall) Erickson; married to Thelma Olga Lewis.
  Leif Erickson (1906-1998) — of Richland County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cashton, Monroe County, Wis., July 29, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; Richland County Attorney, 1936-38; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1938-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956; Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1944, 1948 (primary); candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1946; Montana Democratic state chair, 1956-58; member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 1962-73. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died at the Riverside Health Care Center, Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., December 22, 1998 (age 92 years, 146 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Oluf Erickson and Dora B. (Swanson) Erickson; married, December 29, 1932, to Huberta Barton Brown.
  Henry Francis Grady (1882-1957) — also known as Henry F. Grady — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1882. Democrat. U.S. Ambassador to India, 1947-48; Greece, 1948-50; Iran, 1950-51; U.S. Minister to Nepal, 1948. Member, American Economic Association; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Sigma Pi; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Gamma Mu. Died, of a heart attack, on the ocean liner President Wilson, in the Pacific Ocean, September 14, 1957 (age 75 years, 214 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Grady and Ellen G. (Rourke) Grady; married, October 18, 1917, to Lucretia del Valle (1892-1972).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Howell Thomas Heflin (1921-2005) — also known as Howell T. Heflin — of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala. Born in Poulan, Worth County, Ga., June 19, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; chief justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1971-77; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1979-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Sheffield, Colbert County, Ala., March 29, 2005 (age 83 years, 283 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Ala.; statue at Colbert County Courthouse Grounds, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin Rutledge Heflin and Louise D. (Strudwick) Heflin; married 1952 to Elizabeth Ann Carmichael; nephew of James Thomas Heflin (1869-1951).
  Political family: Heflin family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Howell Heflin: John Hayman, Howell Heflin : An Affirmation of America
  Warren Green Hooper (1904-1945) — also known as Warren G. Hooper — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 2, 1904. Republican. Newspaper reporter; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1939-44; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1945; died in office 1945. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Kappa Nu; Freemasons; Knights Templar. During a grand jury investigation, admitted to taking bribes and was given immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony against others; however, four days before the hearing, he was shot and killed in his car, alongside highway M-99, near Springport, Jackson County, Mich., January 11, 1945 (age 40 years, 254 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, May 23, 1936, to Callienetta Cobb; second great-grandson of William Hooper (1742-1790).
  Cross-reference: William Green — Frank D. McKay
  Epitaph: "With Honesty He Lived; For Honesty he was Taken."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Amos Wade Jackson (b. 1904) — of Versailles, Ripley County, Ind. Born in Versailles, Ripley County, Ind., June 25, 1904. Lawyer; Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, 1937-40; president, Bank of Versailles; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1959-. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rowland H. Jackson and Georgia W. (Frohlinger) Jackson; married, August 20, 1927, to Lola M. Raper.
  Harold Terry Johnson (1907-1988) — also known as Harold T. Johnson; Bizz Johnson — of Roseville, Placer County, Calif. Born in Broderick, Yolo County, Calif., December 2, 1907. Democrat. Mayor of Roseville, Calif., 1941-49; member of California state senate, 1949-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952; U.S. Representative from California, 1959-81 (2nd District 1959-75, 1st District 1975-81); member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Member, Elks; Eagles; Moose; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in a hospital at Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 16, 1988 (age 80 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Douglas Johnson (1924-2010) — also known as James D. Johnson; Jim Johnson; "Justice Jim" — of Crossett, Ashley County, Ark.; Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born in Crossett, Ashley County, Ark., August 20, 1924. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate 22nd District, 1950-54; Democratic candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1956 (primary), 1966; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1959-66; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1968. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners. Diehard segregationist. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., February 13, 2010 (age 85 years, 177 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas William Johnson and Maudie Myrtle (Long) Johnson; married, December 21, 1947, to Virginia Lillian Morris (1928-2007).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Horting Land (1920-2014) — also known as John H. Land — of Apopka, Orange County, Fla. Born in Plant City, Hillsborough County, Fla., November 5, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Apopka, Fla., 1950-67, 1971-2014; defeated, 2014. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Sertoma; Toastmasters; Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lambda Chi Alpha. Longest serving mayor in Florida. Died in Orlando, Orange County, Fla., November 22, 2014 (age 94 years, 17 days). Interment at Edgewood-Greenwood Cemetery, Apopka, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Bennett Land (1878-1935) and Josephine Horting 'Jo' (Schneider) Land (1890-1980).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edward Longworth (1910-1985) — also known as John E. Longworth; Jack Longworth — of Petersburg, Petersburg census area, Alaska. Born in Prescott, Pierce County, Wis., December 10, 1910. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; commercial fisherman; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1959-64 (3rd District 1959-62, 2nd District 1963-64); defeated in primary, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964. Member, Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; American Legion. Died in Petersburg, Petersburg census area, Alaska, May 14, 1985 (age 74 years, 155 days). Interment at Petersburg Memorial Cemetery, Petersburg, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Edward G. Longworth (1874-1952) and Anna Belle (Cooney) Longworth (1876-1919); married, July 7, 1942, to Mary Alice Foster (1918-2012).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold Orrin Lovre (1904-1972) — also known as Harold O. Lovre — of Hayti, Hamlin County, S.Dak.; Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Toronto, Deuel County, S.Dak., January 30, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 14th District, 1941-44; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1949-57; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., January 17, 1972 (age 67 years, 352 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, Md.
  Relatives: Married 1928 to Viola Florell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Herman Tsui Fai Lum (1926-2009) — also known as Herman T. F. Lum — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, November 5, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1960; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1961-67; circuit judge in Hawaii, 1967-74; chief justice of Hawaii state supreme court, 1983. Asian/Pacific ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died January 26, 2009 (age 82 years, 82 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of K. P. Lum and Helen (Tom) Lum; married, June 17, 1949, to Almira Ahn.
William C. Marland William Casey Marland (1918-1965) — also known as William C. Marland — of Glen Rogers, Wyoming County, W.Va. Born in Johnston City, Williamson County, Ill., March 26, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; West Virginia state attorney general, 1948-52; Governor of West Virginia, 1953-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956; candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1956. Methodist. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Lambda Chi Alpha; United Mine Workers; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose. Died of pancreatic cancer, in Barrington, Cook County, Ill., November 26, 1965 (age 47 years, 245 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Married 1942 to Valerie Allen (1917-1977).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Alfred Paul Murrah (1904-1975) — also known as Alfred P. Murrah — of Oklahoma. Born in Tishomingo, Johnston County, Okla., October 27, 1904. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1937-40; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1937-40; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1937-40; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1940-70. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons. Died, in University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., October 30, 1975 (age 71 years, 3 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (opened 1977, destroyed by truck bomb 1995), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was named for him.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ronald Ernest Paul (b. 1935) — also known as Ron Paul — of Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Tex.; Surfside Beach, Brazoria County, Tex. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 20, 1935. Physician; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1976-77, 1979-85, 1997- (22nd District 1976-77, 1979-85, 14th District 1997-2004); defeated (Republican), 1974, 1976; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1984; candidate for President of the United States, 1988 (Libertarian), 2008 (Constitution); candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2008, 2012; received one electoral vote for President, 2016. Lutheran; later Baptist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married 1957 to Carol Wells; father of Rand Paul (1963-).
  Political family: Paul family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Ron Paul: The Revolution: A Manifesto (2008) — End the Fed (2009)
  Books about Ron Paul: Brian Doherty, Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired
  James M. Petro (b. 1948) — also known as Jim Petro — of Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 25, 1948. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1981-91; Ohio auditor of state, 1995-2003; Ohio state attorney general, 2003-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004, 2008 (alternate); candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 2006. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Brother of J. William Petro (1940?-2002).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Carl West Rich (1898-1972) — also known as Carl W. Rich — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 12, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1947, 1951-53, 1954; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1963-65. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Eagles. Chairman and president of the Cincinnati Royals professional basketball team. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 26, 1972 (age 73 years, 288 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Tom Rooney Thomas J. Rooney (b. 1970) — also known as Tom Rooney — of Tequesta, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 21, 1970. Republican. Staff to U.S. Sen. Connie Mack III; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Representative from Florida, 2009-13 (16th District 2009-13, 17th District 2013). Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick J. Rooney; brother of Patrick J. Rooney, Jr. (1968?-) and Brian J. Rooney; married to Tara Lombardi; nephew of Daniel Milton Rooney; grandson of Art Rooney (1901-1988; founder and owner, Pittsburgh Steelers football team).
  Political family: Rooney family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Tom Rooney for Congress
Dave Sypolt Dave Sypolt (b. 1964) — of Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va. Born September 28, 1964. Republican. Surveyor; member of West Virginia state senate 14th District, 2007-. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; National Rifle Association; Farm Bureau. Ham radio operator KC8YSO. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Charles R. Sypolt and Alice Sypolt.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Dan R. Tonkovich (b. 1946) — of Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va. Born April 17, 1946. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; public relations business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates; elected 1972, 1974; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1977-88. Catholic. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Married to Nancy Miller.
  Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) — also known as "Give 'Em Hell Harry" — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lamar, Barton County, Mo., May 8, 1884. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; county judge in Missouri, 1922-24, 1926-34; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1935-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952, 1960; Vice President of the United States, 1945; President of the United States, 1945-53; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; American Legion; Eagles; Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist group, Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo, tried to shoot their way into Blair House, temporary residence of the President, as part of an attempted assassination, November 1, 1950. Torresola and a guard, Leslie Coffelt, were killed. Collazo, wounded, was arrested, tried, and convicted of murder. Died at Research Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 26, 1972 (age 88 years, 232 days). Interment at Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, Mo.; statue at Independence Square, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Anderson Truman (1851-1914) and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman (1852-1947); married, June 28, 1919, to Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Wallace; grandnephew of James Chiles (1802-1883).
  Cross-reference: Andrew J. May — Milton Lipson — Samuel I. Rosenman — Stephen J. Spingarn — James M. Curley — George E. Allen — George E. Allen — Jonathan Daniels
  Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: H. Truman ChafinHarry Truman Moore
  Personal motto: "The Buck Stops Here."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Harry S. Truman: The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman
  Books about Harry S. Truman: David McCullough, Truman — Alonzo L. Hamby, Man of the People : A Life of Harry S. Truman — Sean J. Savage, Truman and the Democratic Party — Ken Hechler, Working With Truman : A Personal Memoir of the White House Years — Alan Axelrod, When the Buck Stops With You: Harry S. Truman on Leadership — Ralph Keyes, The Wit and Wisdom of Harry S. Truman — William Lee Miller, Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World — Matthew Algeo, Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip — David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America
  Buford Cleveland Tynes (b. 1884) — also known as Buford C. Tynes — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Tazewell, Tazewell County, Va., May 3, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1936; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1941-42; appointed 1941; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Theta Kappa Nu; American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Maj. Achilles James Tynes and Harriet L. (Fudge) Tynes.
  Arnold M. Vickers (b. 1908) — of Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va., August 8, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County, 1935-36; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1941-48; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1945. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles M. Vickers and Helen (Montgomery) Vickers; married, December 22, 1932, to Nettie Margaret Hess.
  E. Dennis White, Jr. (b. 1937) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Peytona, Boone County, W.Va., December 28, 1937. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1971-72; defeated, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Moose; Civitan. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Earl D. White and Rotha Mae (Edleman) White; married, September 25, 1965, to Betty Ann Collinsworth.
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