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  Joseph Arnall (b. 1947) — also known as Joe Arnall — of Florida. Born in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., February 14, 1947. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 18th District, 1989-. Episcopalian. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Nephew of Ellis Gibbs Arnall (1907-1992).
  Gwen Barnett (b. 1925) — of Texas. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., October 8, 1925. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1960-. Female. Episcopalian. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Still living as of 1967.
  Ralph Elihu Becker (1907-1994) — also known as Ralph E. Becker — of Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 29, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Presidential Elector for District of Columbia, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, 1976-77. Jewish; later Episcopalian. Lithuanian and Belarusian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Federal Bar Association; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Jewish War Veterans; American Legion; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Committee. Donor of the Ralph E. Becker Collection of Political Americana to the Smithsonian Institution; a sponsor of the Antarctic-South Pole Operation Deep Freeze expedition, 1963. Died, from congestive heart failure, in George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., August 24, 1994 (age 87 years, 207 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Max Joseph Becker and Rose (Becker) Becker; married to Ann Marie Watters; father of Ralph Elihu Becker, Jr. (1952-).
  Mount Becker, in the Merrick Mountains of Palmer Land, Antarctica, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Katharine Cooke Blow (1897-1965) — also known as Katharine C. Blow; Katharine Rowland Cooke; Mrs. George W. Blow — of Yorktown, York County, Va. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 21, 1897. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948, 1956; candidate for Virginia state house of delegates, 1949; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1950. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, 1936-42. Died in Yorktown, York County, Va., March 25, 1965 (age 67 years, 338 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Joseph Cooke and Mary Elizabeth (Kerwin) Cooke; married, December 2, 1922, to George Waller Blow (grandson of George Blow, Jr. (1813-1894)).
  Political family: Blow family of Virginia.
  Frances Payne Bolton (1885-1977) — also known as Frances P. Bolton; Frances Payne Bingham — of Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 29, 1885. Republican. Member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1938-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 22nd District, 1940-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948 (speaker), 1952 (Honorary Vice-President), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Female. Presbyterian. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Daughters of the American Revolution. First woman member of Congress to head a mission abroad, 1955. Died in Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 9, 1977 (age 91 years, 345 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles William Bingham (1846-1929) and Mary Perry (Payne) Bingham (1854-1898); married, September 14, 1907, to Chester Castle Bolton; mother of Oliver Payne Bolton; granddaughter of Henry B. Payne; first cousin once removed of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and John Hay Whitney (1904-1982); second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third cousin twice removed of Leveret Brainard; third cousin thrice removed of Amaziah Brainard; fourth cousin of Benjamin Lewis Fairchild; fourth cousin once removed of George Buckingham Beecher.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Amory Houghton, Jr. (b. 1906) — also known as Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., December 12, 1906. Republican. Vice-president, Corning Glass Works, 1935-40; director, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Council on Foreign Relations; Modern Language Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Amory Houghton (1868?-?) and Mabel (Hollister) Houghton; married to Elizabeth Douglas McCall.
  Robert Lee Humber (1898-1970) — also known as Robert L. Humber — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., May 30, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate 5th District, 1959-64. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; United World Federalists; American Legion; Rotary; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Farm Bureau; National Trust for Historic Preservation. Died November 10, 1970 (age 72 years, 164 days). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery, Greenville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Humber and Lena Clyde (Davis) Humber; married, October 16, 1929, to Lucie Berthier.
  Lawrence Kestenbaum (b. 1955) — also known as Larry Kestenbaum — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Ingham County Commissioner 8th District, 1983-88; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1998; Washtenaw County Commissioner 4th District, 2000-02; Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds, 2005-. Jewish. Hungarian, German, Polish, and Norwegian ancestry. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Grange; Sierra Club; NAACP. Creator of The Political Graveyard web site. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Justin Louis Kestenbaum (1925-1995) and Maryhelen (Dietrich) Kestenbaum (1928-1985); married, November 17, 1990, to Janice Gutfreund; grandnephew of Meyer Kestnbaum (1896-1960).
  Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Lucille Maurer (1922-1996) — also known as Lucy Maurer; Lucille Shirley Darvin — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born, in Bushwick Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 21, 1922. Democrat. Economist; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967-68; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1969-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1970; Maryland state treasurer, 1987-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Female. Jewish. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Association of University Women; National Organization for Women. Elected to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1990. Died of a brain tumor, in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., June 17, 1996 (age 73 years, 209 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, New Hempstead, N.Y.
Brooks F. McCabe, Jr. Brooks F. McCabe, Jr. (b. 1949) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 19, 1949. Democrat. Realtor; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1999-. Episcopalian. Member, American Psychological Association; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Nature Conservancy. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Brooks F. McCabe and Jane M. McCabe; married to Barbara Given.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Jacob Haight Morrison IV (1905-1974) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, La., March 12, 1905. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of Louisiana state board of education, 1930; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Catholic. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 4, 1974 (age 69 years, 267 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Haight Morrison III (1875-1929) and Eloise (Yancy) Morrison (1876-1905); half-brother of de Lesseps Story Morrison; married, July 4, 1938, to Mary Meek (1911-1999); first cousin once removed of Corinne Claiborne Boggs (1916-2013); first cousin twice removed of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr..
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Walter S. Orlinsky (1938-2002) — also known as Wally Orlinsky; "Wally Appleseed" — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 19, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Baltimore city 2nd District, 1967-72; candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1972; candidate in primary for Governor of Maryland, 1978; pleaded guilty to Federal charges of accepting a bribe from an FBI informant posing as a sludge hauler; served 4.5 months in prison; pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Phi Alpha Delta. Died February 9, 2002 (age 63 years, 266 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1961 to Jo-Ann Mayer (divorced); married to Judy Longenecker Taylor.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Robert Helyer Thayer (1901-1984) — also known as Robert H. Thayer — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Southborough, Worcester County, Mass., September 22, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1946; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1955-57. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Audubon Society. Died, of leukemia, in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1984 (age 82 years, 126 days). Interment at Southborough Rural Cemetery, Southborough, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Greenough Thayer (1863-1934) and Violet (Otis) Thayer (1871-1962); married, December 26, 1926, to Virginia Pratt (1905-1979; daughter of Ruth Baker Pratt); grandnephew of James Otis (1836-1898); second great-grandson of Harrison Gray Otis; third great-grandson of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
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