The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mennonite Politicians
(including other Anabaptist denominations)

Very incomplete list!

  Herman C. Baehr (1866-1942) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, March 16, 1866. Republican. Brewer; Cuyahoga County Recorder, 1904-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1910-11. Mennonite. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 4, 1942 (age 75 years, 325 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Baehr and Magdalena (Zipf) Baehr; married, April 22, 1899, to Rose E. Schulte.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank S. Ebersole (b. 1875) — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Sterling, Whiteside County, Ill., November 28, 1875. Republican. School teacher; director and secretary, Goshen Milk Condensing Co.; board member, Goshen Hospital; mayor of Goshen, Ind., 1943-44. Mennonite. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Clayton Eicher (1878-1944) — also known as Edward C. Eicher — of Washington, Washington County, Iowa; Alexandria, Va. Born in Noble, Washington County, Iowa, December 16, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1933-39; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1938-42; chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1941-42; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1942. Mennonite. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Alexandria, Va., November 30, 1944 (age 65 years, 350 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Eicher and Lydia (Sommer) Eicher; married, August 19, 1908, to Hazel Mount.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Peter Jansen — of Jansen, Jefferson County, Neb.; Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1896 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1916. Mennonite. Interment somewhere in Gage County, Neb.
  Paul Peter Kleinsasser (1877-1972) — also known as Paul P. Kleinsasser — of Freeman, Hutchinson County, S.Dak. Born in Radekhiv, Ukraine, March 20, 1877. Farmer; pastor; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1907-08, 1917-18 (6th District 1907-08, 7th District 1917-18); member of South Dakota state senate 7th District, 1919-22. Hutterite. Volga German ancestry. Died in Freeman, Hutchinson County, S.Dak., June 6, 1972 (age 95 years, 78 days). Interment at Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Kleinsasser and Anna (Tschetter) Kleinsasser; brother of John Pierpont Kleinsasser; married 1900 to Anna Wollman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Schrag (1915-1996) — of Marion, Turner County, S.Dak. Born in Marion, Turner County, S.Dak., January 10, 1915. Republican. Farmer; Turner County Commissioner, 1951-55; member of South Dakota state senate, 1959-72 (5th District 1959-66, 13th District 1967-72); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1967-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1972. Mennonite. Died February 21, 1996 (age 81 years, 42 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 2, 1939, to Lorraine Miller.
  John C. Yoder (b. 1951) — of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, W.Va. Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kan., January 9, 1951. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Kansas 9th District, 1976-80; candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1990; member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1993-96; defeated, 1988; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2004; candidate for judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 2010, 2012. Mennonite. Member, Federal Bar Association. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Son of Gideon G. Yoder and Stella H. Yoder.
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