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  Richard Alatorre (b. 1943) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 15, 1943. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1972-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996; chair, Credentials Committee, chair, 1984; speaker, 1984. Hispanic ancestry. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Alatorre and Mary Alatorre.
  John Joseph Allen, Jr. (1899-1995) — also known as John J. Allen, Jr. — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; McCall, Valley County, Idaho. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., November 27, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1947-59; defeated, 1958; Undersecretary of Commerce for Transportation, 1959-61; mayor of McCall, Idaho, 1989-93. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World; Kiwanis; Native Sons of the Golden West; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Cascade, Valley County, Idaho, March 7, 1995 (age 95 years, 100 days). Cremated; ashes interred at McCall Cemetery, McCall, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of John Joseph Allen, Sr. and Cathryn Liston (Owen) Allen; married, June 16, 1926, to Carol Cook (1904-1957); married 1957 to Sally Clement (born 1924).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Glenn Malcolm Anderson (1913-1994) — also known as Glenn M. Anderson — of Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Harbor City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 21, 1913. Democrat. Merchant; mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., 1940-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1943-50; chair of Los Angeles County Democratic Party, 1948-50; California Democratic state chair, 1950-52; candidate for California state senate, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1959-67; U.S. Representative from California, 1969-93 (17th District 1969-73, 35th District 1973-75, 32nd District 1975-93). Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Elks; Kiwanis; Redmen; Native Sons of the Golden West; Toastmasters. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Pavilion, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 13, 1994 (age 81 years, 295 days). Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Anderson and Serene W. (Fister) Anderson; married to Patricia Arlene Hawley and Lenore Marie 'Lee' Dutton (1924-2012).
  The Glenn Anderson Freeway Transitway (I-105), in Los Angeles County, California, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Loved husband, father, grandfather, and public servant."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Zuinglius Anderson (1904-1981) — also known as Jack Z. Anderson; "Airplane Ears" — of San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904. Republican. Orchardist; U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1939-53. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Hollister, San Benito County, Calif., February 9, 1981 (age 76 years, 324 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of George Howard Anderson and Susan (Brown) Anderson; married, May 15, 1926, to Frances Giffen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Dennis Antonovich (b. 1939) — also known as Michael D. Antonovich — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 12, 1939. Republican. School teacher; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1965-73; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; member of California state assembly 43rd District, 1973-78. Lutheran. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Kappa; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Michael 'Mike' Antonovich and Francis (McColm) Antonovich.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Leland Milton Backstrand (1899-1964) — also known as Leland M. Backstrand — of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1899. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of California state assembly, 1953-60; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960; member of California state senate, 1961-64. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Optimist Club; American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in 1964 (age about 65 years). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, July 14, 1923, to Dorothy Iversen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Thompson Bagley (b. 1928) — also known as William T. Bagley; William Thompson Baglietto — of San Rafael, Marin County, Calif.; San Anselmo, Marin County, Calif. Born in Woodacre, Marin County, Calif., June 29, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1960; member of California state assembly, 1960-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Nino J. Baglietto and Rita V. (Thompson) Baglietto; married, April 23, 1949, to Doris Lorene Law; married, June 20, 1965, to Diane L. Oldham.
Benjamin F. Bledsoe Benjamin Franklin Bledsoe (1874-1938) — also known as Benjamin F. Bledsoe — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., February 8, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1900-14; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1914-25; resigned 1925; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Sons of the Revolution; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in Crestline, San Bernardino County, Calif., October 30, 1938 (age 64 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Robert Emmett Bledsoe and Althea (Bottoms) Bledsoe; married, December 25, 1899, to Katharine Marvin Shepler.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
  Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Poway, San Diego County, Calif., August 13, 1887. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; executive secretary to Gov. Friend Richardson, 1925-26; superior court judge in California, 1926-38, 1957-62; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1938-53; defeated, 1953. Member, American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Delta Chi. Suffered a fatal heart attack while driving his car, and crashed into a wall, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 11, 1968 (age 81 years, 29 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bowron and Martha (Hershey) Bowron; married, September 16, 1922, to Irene Martin (died 1961); married 1961 to Albine Norton.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Edmund Gerald Brown, Sr. (1905-1996) — also known as Edmund G. Brown, Sr.; Pat Brown — of San Francisco, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., April 21, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Republican candidate for California state assembly, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988; California state attorney general, 1951-59; Governor of California, 1959-67; defeated, 1966; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of a heart attack, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 16, 1996 (age 90 years, 301 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Edmund Brown and Ida (Schuckman) Brown; brother of Harold C. Brown; married, October 30, 1930, to Bernice Layne; father of Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. and Kathleen Brown (1946?-).
  Political family: Brown family of California.
  Cross-reference: Warren Christopher — William K. Coblentz
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Edmund G. Brown: Ethan Rarick, California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown
  Lloyd Hudson Burke (1916-1988) — also known as Lloyd H. Burke — of Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., April 1, 1916. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1953-58; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1958-79; took senior status 1979. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Union League. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 15, 1988 (age 71 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Burke and Edna L. (Taylor) Burke; married, April 27, 1941, to Virginia Joan Kerchum.
  Albert Edward Carter (1881-1964) — also known as Albert E. Carter — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Visalia, Tulare County, Calif., July 5, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1925-45; defeated, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen; Moose; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West; Phi Alpha Delta. Died at Providence Hospital, Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., August 8, 1964 (age 83 years, 34 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery, Porterville, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of David Francis Carter and Elizabeth E. (Reeves) Carter; married, December 30, 1905, to Martha Lee Grimsley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jack Tull Casey (b. 1909) — also known as Jack T. Casey — of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., 1909. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1960; member of California state assembly, 1960-66. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons; American Association of University Professors. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Leslie Coombs (1853-1934) — also known as Frank L. Coombs — of Napa, Napa County, Calif. Born in Napa, Napa County, Calif., December 27, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; Napa County District Attorney, 1879-84; member of California state assembly, 1887-89, 1891-97, 1921-23, 1925-27; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1891, 1897; U.S. Minister to Japan, 1892-93; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1899-1901; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1901-03; defeated, 1902. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Elks. Died in Napa, Napa County, Calif., October 5, 1934 (age 80 years, 282 days). Interment at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Coombs and Isabel (Gordon) Coombs (1831-1890); married, December 27, 1879, to Belle M. Roper; father of Nathan F. Coombs (1904?-?).
  Political family: Coombs family of Napa, California.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Lilly Culbert (1866-1943) — also known as Charles L. Culbert — of Jackson, Amador County, Calif. Born in Amador City, Amador County, Calif., September 25, 1866. Democrat. Amador County Clerk, 1894-1906; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1924, 1928; Presidential Elector for California, 1940. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons. Died, in Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., April 7, 1943 (age 76 years, 194 days). Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Amador City, Calif.
Jesse W. Curtis Jesse William Curtis (b. 1865) — also known as Jesse W. Curtis — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., July 18, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; San Bernardino County District Attorney, 1899-1903; superior court judge in California, 1914-23; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1923-26; justice of California state supreme court, 1926-31. Baptist. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; American Bar Association; Sons of the Revolution; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Jesse Curtis (1838-?) and Frances Sophia (Cowles) Curtis; married, June 23, 1892, to Ida Lucinda Seymour.
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
  Scott Edward Darling (b. 1949) — of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 31, 1949. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1982. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Lions; Jaycees. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Dick Darling and Marjorie Helen Darling.
  Isidore Bernard Dockweiler (1867-1947) — also known as Isidore B. Dockweiler — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 28, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1916 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1916-32; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1926. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Native Sons of the Golden West; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died in 1947 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dockweiler (1824-1887) and Margaretha (Sugg) Dockweiler (1827-1924); married, June 30, 1891, to Gertrude Reeve (1871-1937); father of Henry Isidore Dockweiler and John Francis Dockweiler (1895-1943).
  Political family: Dockweiler family of Los Angeles, California.
  Frederick S. Eaton (1855-1934) — also known as Fred Eaton — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 23, 1855. Republican. Engineer; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1898-1900. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons. Died in Bishop, Inyo County, Calif., March 12, 1934 (age 78 years, 170 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Big Pine Cemetery, Big Pine, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin S. Eaton; married to Helen Lucretia Burdick (divorced); married 1904 to Alice Slosson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Lane Englebright (1884-1943) — also known as Harry L. Englebright — of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif. Born in Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif., January 2, 1884. Republican. Mining engineer; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1926-43; died in office 1943. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died, of an acute heart condition, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 13, 1943 (age 59 years, 131 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Nevada City, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Fellows Englebright (1855-1915) and Kittie F. (Holland) Englebright; married, December 14, 1912, to Marie Grace Jackson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Mullins Fitzgerald (b. 1858) — also known as Robert M. Fitzgerald — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 7, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Cubana Consolidated Copper Company; vice-president, Central National Bank; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1912, 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1928. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Native Sons of the Golden West. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Fitzgerald and Catherine (Mullins) Fitzgerald; married, December 23, 1902, to Laura M. Crellin.
  Bertrand Wesley Gearhart (1890-1955) — also known as Bertrand W. Gearhart; Bud Gearhart — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., May 31, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to California convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1935-49; defeated, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948. Member, Elks; American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Sons of the American Revolution; Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Among the founders of the American Legion. Died in a hospital at San Francisco, Calif., October 11, 1955 (age 65 years, 133 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Gearhart and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Gearhart.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Hiram W. Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson (1866-1945) — also known as Hiram W. Johnson — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., September 2, 1866. Lawyer; Governor of California, 1911-17; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912, 1920 (alternate); Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1912; U.S. Senator from California, 1917-45; died in office 1945; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., August 6, 1945 (age 78 years, 338 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Annie (DeMontfredy) Johnson and Grove Lawrence Johnson (1841-1926); married 1886 to Minnie L. McNeal.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Time Magazine, September 29, 1924
  William Fife Knowland (1908-1974) — also known as William F. Knowland — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., June 26, 1908. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of California state assembly, 1933-35; member of California state senate, 1935-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1964 (delegation chair), 1968; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1938-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from California, 1945-59; candidate for Governor of California, 1958. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his summer home near Guerneville, Sonoma County, Calif., February 23, 1974 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Russell Knowland (1873-1966); married 1925 to Helen Davis Herrick (divorced 1972); married 1972 to Ann Dickson.
  Campaign slogan (1946): "We will not surrender."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about William F. Knowland: Gayle B. Montgomery & James W. Johnson, One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland
  Thomas Henry Kuchel (1910-1994) — also known as Thomas H. Kuchel — of Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Anaheim, Orange County, Calif., August 15, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1936-39; member of California state senate, 1940-43; California Republican state chair, 1940-41; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960; U.S. Senator from California, 1953-69; defeated in primary, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of lung cancer in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 21, 1994 (age 84 years, 98 days). Interment at Anaheim Cemetery, Anaheim, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Kuchel and Lutetia (Bailey) Kuchel; married to Betty Mellethin.
  Cross-reference: Stephen Horn — Leon E. Panetta
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Micajah Martin (1917-1992) — also known as William M. Martin — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif.; West Covina, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 30, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1950-53; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952; member of California Republican State Executive Committee, 1952-53; municipal judge in California, 1957-62. Presbyterian. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Chi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died May 8, 1992 (age 74 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Alfred Martin and Caroline (Mandel) Martin; married, November 27, 1956, to Verna Jean Hill.
Martin A. Matich Martin Anthony Matich (1927-2008) — also known as Martin A. Matich — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 6, 1927. Engineer; grading contractor; his company built over 1,000 miles of roads, including major expressways and interchanges, as well as airport runways, flood control channels, landfills, and major buildings; mayor of Colton, Calif., 1958-60; director, San Bernardino Community Hospital. Catholic. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Navy League; American Arbitration Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., April 19, 2008 (age 80 years, 226 days). Interment at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Colton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Matich and Williamina (Davidson) Matich; married, September 3, 1964, to Evelyn Winter.
  The Martin A. Matich Highway (Route 210), from San Bernardino to Redlands, California, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Press-Enterprise, April 21, 2008
  David Donald Mulford (c.1916-2000) — also known as Don Mulford — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., about 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1957-70; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964; Presidential Elector for California, 1968. Member, Theta Delta Chi; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Native Sons of the Golden West; Rotary. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 20, 2000 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
Carroll W. Parcher Carroll Wilmot Parcher (1903-1992) — also known as Carroll W. Parcher; "Mr. Glendale" — of Tujunga, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 13, 1903. Republican. Newspaper editor-publisher, columnist; candidate in primary for California state assembly, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952, 1956 (alternate); mayor of Glendale, Calif., 1977-78, 1979-81, 1984-85. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanis. Died, of cancer, in Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 31, 1992 (age 88 years, 200 days). Interment at Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Wilmot Parcher (1866?-?) and Nannie (McBryde) Parcher; married, November 8, 1924, to Frances Morgan.
  Parcher Plaza, in the Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, California, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Glendale Public Library
George C. Pardee George Cooper Pardee (1857-1941) — also known as George C. Pardee — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 25, 1857. Physician; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1893-95; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1924; Governor of California, 1903-07; Presidential Elector for California, 1912; Presidential Elector for California, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Kiwanis; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 1, 1941 (age 84 years, 38 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch Homer Pardee (1826-1896) and Mary Elizabeth (Pardee) Pardee (1830-1870); married, January 25, 1887, to Helen Newhall Penniman (1857-1947); grandnephew and second cousin twice removed of Aaron Pardee; first cousin once removed and third cousin once removed of Don Albert Pardee; third cousin twice removed of Jared Whitfield Pardee; fourth cousin once removed of Dwight Whitfield Pardee.
  Political family: Pardee family of New York.
  Pardee Dam (built 1929), and the Pardee Reservoir, on the Mokelumne River between Calaveras County and Amador County, California, are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Harry E. Reynolds (b. 1903) — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 13, 1903. Democrat. Advertising business; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944, 1948; chair of San Bernardino County Democratic Party, 1946; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1946-50; Presidential Elector for California, 1948. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Eagles; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  John Francis Shelley (1905-1974) — also known as John F. Shelley; Jack Shelley — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., September 3, 1905. Democrat. President, San Francisco Labor Council, 1937-49; president, California AFL, 1947; member of California state senate, 1939-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1946; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1949-64; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1964-68. Catholic. Member, Eagles; Native Sons of the Golden West; Knights of Columbus. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 1, 1974 (age 68 years, 363 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Father of Kevin Francis Shelley (1955-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Francis Smith (1859-1928) — Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 28, 1859. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; associate justice of Philippines Supreme Corut, 1901-03; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1906-09; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, 1910-28; died in office 1928. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in Washington, D.C., June 29, 1928 (age 69 years, 153 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1885 to Lillie A. Dunnigan.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  James Boyd Utt (1899-1970) — also known as James B. Utt — of Santa Ana, Orange County, Calif. Born in Tustin, Orange County, Calif., March 11, 1899. Republican. Appraiser; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-70 (28th District 1953-63, 35th District 1963-70); died in office 1970; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Izaak Walton League; Lions; Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered a heart attack during religious services at a church in Washington, D.C., and died soon after at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 1, 1970 (age 70 years, 355 days). Interment at Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Utt and Mary M. (Sheldon) Utt; married, May 7, 1921, to Charlene Elizabeth Drips.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Will C. Wood (c.1881-1939) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Elmira, Solano County, Calif., about 1881. Republican. California superintendent of public instruction, 1919-27; resigned 1927; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died, of a heart ailment, in Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif., May 15, 1939 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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