The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Nature Conservancy Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Sharon L. Gire (b. 1944) — of Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich.; Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich. Born January 13, 1944. Democrat. Social worker; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1987-98 (72nd District 1987-92, 31st District 1993-98); member of Michigan state board of education, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000. Female. Member, Humane Society; Nature Conservancy. Still living as of 2001.
  Edward J. Healey (1924-2000) — of Florida. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1974-80, 1982-84, 1986-2000 (81st District 1974-80, 86th District 1982-84, 1986-2000); defeated, 1972 (81st District), 1980 (81st District), 1984 (86th District); died in office 2000. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Association of Retired Persons; Audubon Society; American Legion; Nature Conservancy; Sierra Club; Urban League; Common Cause. While attending a primary victory rally for Al Gore, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and died the next day at a hospital at Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., March 15, 2000 (age 75 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
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
  Robert H. Bob Menke, Sr. (1919-2008) — also known as Bob Menke — Born in Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind., October 15, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; furniture business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1953-54. Member, Nature Conservancy. A standout basketball player in high school and at Indiana University; inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. Died, from Lewy body dementia, March 30, 2008 (age 88 years, 167 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William Menke and Clara (Moenkhaus) Menke; married, August 12, 1944, to Phyllis McMurtrie.
  Henry Merritt Paulson Jr. (b. 1946) — also known as Henry M. Paulson; Hank Paulson — of Barrington, Cook County, Ill. Born in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., March 28, 1946. Investment banker; chief executive officer of Goldman, Sachs; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2006-. Christian Scientist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Nature Conservancy. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Merritt Paulson and Marianna (Gallaeur) Paulson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Madison Waddell Jr. (1922-2003) — also known as James M. Waddell, Jr. — of Beaufort, Beaufort County, S.C. Born in Boydell, Ashley County, Ark., November 1, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance business; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Beaufort County, 1954-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956 (alternate), 1964; member of South Carolina state senate, 1960-92 (Beaufort County 1960-66, 16th District 1966-68, 13th District 1968-72, 15th District 1972-84, 46th District 1984-92); resigned 1992. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Navy League; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Sertoma; Farm Bureau; Nature Conservancy. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., January 15, 2003 (age 80 years, 75 days). Interment at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of James Madison Waddell and Mabel Maude (Gibson) Waddell; married, January 2, 1946, to Natalie Phyllis Lavis.
  The Waddell Mariculture Research and Development Center (built 1983-84), an experiment station, located on the Colleton River in Beaufort County, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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