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  Alson Edward Abernethy (1900-1969) — also known as Alson E. Abernethy — of Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Bristol, Addison County, Vt., December 4, 1900. Investment banker; mayor of Pasadena, Calif., 1952-53. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club. Died in November, 1969 (age 68 years, 0 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Milo E. Abernethy and Ella (Wing) Abernethy; married, April 18, 1925, to Charlotte Hanna (1901-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Grant Alexander (1893-1971) — also known as John G. Alexander — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Cortland County, N.Y., July 16, 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1936; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1939-41; defeated, 1940; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1942. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Optimist Club; Izaak Walton League. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., December 8, 1971 (age 78 years, 145 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Don A. Allen, Sr. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Iowa. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1938-46, 1956-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Order of Ahepa; Optimist Club; United Commercial Travelers. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James V. Allred (1899-1959) — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Bowie, Montague County, Tex., March 29, 1899. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Texas state attorney general, 1931-35; Governor of Texas, 1935-39; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, 1939-42, 1949-59; died in office 1959; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1942. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Optimist Club. Died in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex., September 24, 1959 (age 60 years, 179 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Renne Allred and Mary (Hinson) Allred; married, June 20, 1927, to Jo Betsy Miller (1905-1993).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert T. Anderson (b. 1945) — of near Newton, Jasper County, Iowa. Born March 8, 1945. Democrat. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1970; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1983-87. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club. Still living as of 1987.
Ken Armbrister Kenneth L. Armbrister (b. 1946) — also known as Ken Armbrister; "Too Much Testosterone"; "T.M.T." — of Victoria, Victoria County, Tex. Born June 19, 1946. Democrat. Police officer; member of Texas state house of representatives 32nd District, 1983-86; member of Texas state senate 18th District, 1987-2006. Catholic. Member, Jaycees; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2006.
  See also Wikipedia article — Texas Legislators Past & Present
  Image source: Texas Legislative Reference Library
  Howard William Babcock (1917-1986) — also known as Howard W. Babcock — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Austin, Mower County, Minn., April 7, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1958-61. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Nu Phi; Optimist Club. Died August 26, 1986 (age 69 years, 141 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence S. Babcock and Irene Mildred (Orrin) Babcock; married, November 12, 1946, to Leontyna Najgrodzka.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Horace Thomas Barnaby, Jr. (1870-1952) — also known as Horace T. Barnaby — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Mich., October 24, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 2nd District, 1901-04; candidate for probate judge in Michigan, 1904; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 17th District, 1907-08; member of Michigan state senate 17th District, 1909-12; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1938, 1940. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Optimist Club. Died May 20, 1952 (age 81 years, 209 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Horace Thomas Barnaby (1823-1917) and Sophia Jane (Abbey) Barnaby; married, April 5, 1893, to Mary E. Ryno (died 1921); married, March 27, 1927, to Maude C. Jones.
  John P. Barrett (1915-2000) — also known as Jack Barrett — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., November 17, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; in 1947, he led a group of parents who opposed admission of Black students to white Catholic schools; by 1954, he disavowed this view; member of Missouri state senate 6th District, 1954-65; resigned 1965. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club; American Legion. Died March 27, 2000 (age 84 years, 131 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 29, 1934, to Dolores Mabel Miller.
  George N. Beamer (1904-1974) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Bowling Green, Clay County, Ind., October 9, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney, 1937-38; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1938; Indiana state attorney general, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, 1962-74; died in office 1974. Brethren. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Optimist Club; American Bar Association. Died October 21, 1974 (age 70 years, 12 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jasper F. Beamer and Frances M. (Roush) Beamer; married, May 14, 1932, to Charlotte L. Hoover.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Charles Jasper Bell (1885-1978) — also known as C. Jasper Bell — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colo., January 16, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Missouri 16th Circuit, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1935-49. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Optimist Club. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 21, 1978 (age 93 years, 5 days). Interment at Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus P. Bell and America Virginia (Palmer) Bell; married, June 15, 1915, to Grace G. Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Frederick Bennett (1927-2000) — also known as Robert F. Bennett; Bob Bennett — of Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kan.; Overland Park, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 23, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; mayor of Prairie Village, Kan., 1957-65; member of Kansas state senate, 1965-75; Governor of Kansas, 1975-79; defeated, 1978. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Optimist Club; Freemasons. Died, of lung cancer, at St. Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 9, 2000 (age 73 years, 139 days). Interment at Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, Kan.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Alvin M. Bentley Alvin Morell Bentley (1918-1969) — also known as Alvin M. Bentley — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, August 30, 1918. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1953-61; defeated, 1962; wounded in an attack by Puerto Rican nationalists on the floor of the House of Representatives, March 1, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 15th Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1966-69; appointed 1966; died in office 1969. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Exchange Club; Theta Delta Chi; Optimist Club; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., April 10, 1969 (age 50 years, 223 days). Entombed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Morell Bentley and Helen (Patterson) Bentley; married to Arvella Ann Duescher; father of Alvin M. Bentley, Jr. (1941-).
  Cross-reference: Robert L. Richardson, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Emil E. Beyer, Jr. (b. 1929) — of Gretna, Sarpy County, Neb. Born May 20, 1929. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 3rd District, 1981. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Optimist Club. Still living as of 1993.
Eugene F. Black Eugene F. Black (1903-1990) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Marine City, St. Clair County, Mich., January 27, 1903. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Michigan state attorney general, 1947-48; circuit judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1954-55; appointed 1954; resigned 1955; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1956-72. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Delta Theta Phi; Optimist Club. Died in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., August 4, 1990 (age 87 years, 189 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Benjamin Bentley Blackburn (b. 1927) — also known as Benjamin B. Blackburn; Ben B. Blackburn — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 14, 1927. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1967-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Optimist Club. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Walter Blevins, Jr. (b. 1950) — also known as "Doc" — of Morehead, Rowan County, Ky. Born March 29, 1950. Democrat. Dentist; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 71st District, 1982-92; member of Kentucky state senate 27th District, 1992-; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1994. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2004.
Andrew Bolt Andrew Bolt (1906-1971) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 8, 1906. Republican. Real estate business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1939-64; defeated in primary, 1964, 1966. Christian Reformed. Dutch ancestry. Member, Optimist Club; Jaycees. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., January 26, 1971 (age 64 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph D. Bolt and Anna (Klunder) Bolt.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  William A. Boos, Jr. (1922-2002) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich.; Suttons Bay, Leelanau County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 27, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1961-66 (Saginaw County 1st District 1961-64, 85th District 1965-66); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1966. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club. Died August 22, 2002 (age 79 years, 329 days). Burial location unknown.
  Don Booth (b. 1932) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., September 4, 1932. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1959-60; defeated, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Moose; Odd Fellows; Jaycees; Optimist Club. Still living as of 1968.
  Charles E. Bowles (1884-1957) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Yale, St. Clair County, Mich., March 24, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1926-29; resigned 1929; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1930; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932, 1934; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1941; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950, 1952. Member, Optimist Club. Recalled from office as Mayor in 1930 over charges that he had sold out to gangsters and the Ku Klux Klan. Died July 30, 1957 (age 73 years, 128 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Bowles and Mary (Lutz) Bowles; married, June 1, 1915, to Ruth Davis.
  Bert C. Brennan (1914-1985) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., December 27, 1914. Republican. Pharmacist; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1969-74 (86th District 1969-72, 100th District 1973-74); candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 35th District, 1974. Presbyterian. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 16, 1985 (age 70 years, 324 days). Burial location unknown.
  John William Bricker (1893-1986) — also known as John W. Bricker — of Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born near Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, September 6, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Ohio state attorney general, 1933-37; defeated in primary, 1928; Governor of Ohio, 1939-45; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1960 (speaker), 1964, 1972; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1944; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1947-59; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of the Coif; Optimist Club. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 22, 1986 (age 92 years, 197 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Lemuel Spencer Bricker and Laura (King) Bricker; married, September 4, 1920, to Harriet Day.
  Cross-reference: Robert L. Barton
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
William S. Broomfield William S. Broomfield (1922-2019) — also known as Bill Broomfield — of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich.; Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., April 28, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; real estate business; insurance underwriter; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 4th District, 1949-54; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1955-56; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1957-93 (18th District 1957-73, 19th District 1973-83, 18th District 1983-93). Methodist; later Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Lions; Odd Fellows; American Legion; Elks. Died in Kensington, Montgomery County, Md., February 20, 2019 (age 96 years, 298 days). Interment at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. S. C. Broomfield and Fern Broomfield.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Joel Thomas Broyhill (1919-2006) — also known as Joel T. Broyhill — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Hopewell, Va., November 4, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; taken prisoner by the German forces in the Battle of the Bulge; escaped after six months; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1953-75; defeated, 1974; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Freemasons; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, of congestive heart failure and pneumonia, in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., September 24, 2006 (age 86 years, 324 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin Talmadge Broyhill and Nellie Magdalene (Brewer) Broyhill; married, May 17, 1942, to Jane Marshall Bragg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Goodloe Edgar Byron (1929-1978) — also known as Goodloe E. Byron — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in Williamsport, Washington County, Md., June 22, 1929. Democrat. Lawyer; Frederick County Attorney, 1959-62; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1963-66; member of Maryland state senate District 2, 1967-70; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1971-78; defeated, 1968; died in office 1978. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Optimist Club; Ruritan; Kappa Alpha Order. Died near Williamsport, Washington County, Md., October 11, 1978 (age 49 years, 111 days). Interment at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William Devereux Byron and Katharine Edgar Byron; married, December 20, 1952, to Beverly Barton Butcher (1932-); great-grandson of Louis Emory McComas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clair Armstrong Callan (1920-2005) — also known as Clair A. Callan — of Odell, Gage County, Neb. Born in Odell, Gage County, Neb., March 20, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Fairbury, Jefferson County, Neb., May 28, 2005 (age 85 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William S. Calli (b. 1923) — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.; New Hartford, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., December 27, 1923. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1951-64. Member, Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Optimist Club. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Ann Dunn.
  Julian Morton Carroll (b. 1931) — also known as Julian M. Carroll — of West Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., April 16, 1931. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1962-71 (4th District 1962-63, 3rd District 1964-71); Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1968-71; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1971-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972; Governor of Kentucky, 1974-79; defeated in primary, 1987. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Irma Clark (b. 1937) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Georgia, April 14, 1937. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 11th District, 1999-. Female. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2000.
  Charles Emmett Coffin (1849-1934) — also known as Charles E. Coffin — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Salem, Washington County, Ind., July 14, 1849. Real estate business; banker; Vice-Consul for Paraguay in Indianapolis, Ind., 1900-03. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., October 15, 1934 (age 85 years, 93 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Zachariah T. Coffin (1820-1882) and Caroline (Armfield) Coffin (1830-1917); married 1875 to Elizabeth H. Holloway (1853-1893); married, September 20, 1897, to Mary (Birch) Fletcher (1861-1933).
  The Charles E. Coffin Municipal Golf Course, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Maurice F. Cole (1893-1977) — of Ferndale, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Decatur, Van Buren County, Mich., July 5, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; lawyer; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1959. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Exchange Club; Optimist Club. Died in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., May 5, 1977 (age 83 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles F. Cole and Ida (Smith) Cole; married, August 9, 1921, to Sara Nancy Megchelsen.
Oren S. Copeland Oren Sturman Copeland (1887-1958) — also known as Oren S. Copeland — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak., March 16, 1887. Republican. Coal and oil dealer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1937-39; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1941-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Optimist Club. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 10, 1958 (age 71 years, 25 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Copeland and Josephine D. (French) Copeland; married, March 16, 1916, to Iva C. Young.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Peter John Daley II (b. 1950) — also known as Peter J. Daley II; Pete Daley — of Coal Center, Washington County, Pa.; California, Washington County, Pa. Born in Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., August 8, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972; mayor of the Borough of California, Pa., 1973-81; youngest mayor in Pennsylvania at age 22; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 49th District, 1983-2003. United Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ. Member, Optimist Club. Still living as of 2003.
  Martin P. Degenhardt (b. 1918) — of Perryville, Perry County, Mo. Born in Wittenberg, Perry County, Mo., January 22, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; furniture business; accountant; tree farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Perry County, 1952-67. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Optimist Club. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 23, 1946, to Eleanor Nolle.
  James Donnelly (b. 1927) — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., 1927. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Glens Falls, N.Y., 1966-69. Member, Optimist Club; Jaycees. Still living as of 1969.
  Dan Dean Doty (1906-1972) — also known as Dan D. Doty — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., April 30, 1906. Democrat. Bricklayer; contractor; transfer and storage business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Pettis County, 1949-52. Member, Elks; Optimist Club. Died May 13, 1972 (age 66 years, 13 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, November 19, 1925, to Alyce Lodean Eakins (1907-1985).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eldon Steven Dummit (b. 1896) — also known as Eldon S. Dummit — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Monett, Barry County, Mo., August 6, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; director, Central Exchange Bank; Kentucky state attorney general, 1944; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1947; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Flemon R. Dummit and Ludema (Marbut) Dummit; married, August 4, 1926, to Christine Shouse.
  Mat J. Dunaskiss (b. 1951) — of Lake Orion, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., September 21, 1951. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 61st District, 1981-90; member of Michigan state senate, 1991-2001 (8th District 1991-94, 16th District 1995-2001); delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1992. Catholic. Member, Jaycees; Optimist Club; Elks. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Married to Diane L. Dunaskiss (1952-).
  Donald N. Dworak (b. 1934) — of Columbus, Platte County, Neb. Born in David City, Butler County, Neb., December 3, 1934. Republican. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1975; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1976. Catholic. Member, Farm Bureau; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Optimist Club; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 1976.
  Robert Fred Ellsworth (1926-2011) — also known as Robert F. Ellsworth — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., June 11, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1961-67 (2nd District 1961-63, 3rd District 1963-67). Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club. Died May 9, 2011 (age 84 years, 332 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  W. Scott Ensign (1909-1983) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., January 28, 1909. Democrat. President, Battle Creek Federation of Labor, 1956-62; vice-president, AFL-CIO Calhoun County Council, 1962-64; printing business; member of Michigan state house of representatives 48th District, 1965-66; defeated, 1966. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Sigma Phi; Optimist Club; Freemasons; Knights Templar; International Typographical Union. Died in 1983 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  John James Exon (1921-2005) — also known as J. James Exon; Jim Exon — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Geddes, Charles Mix County, S.Dak., August 9, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1996 (delegation chair), 2000, 2004; member of Nebraska Democratic State Central Committee, 1964-68; member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1968-70, 1981-83; Governor of Nebraska, 1971-79; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1979-. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 10, 2005 (age 83 years, 305 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Exon and Luella Exon; married, September 18, 1943, to Patricia A. Pros.
  Cross-reference: Norman A. Otto
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about J. James Exon: Duane Hutchinson, Exon : Biography of a Governor
  Paul Farthing (b. 1887) — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill.; Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Odin, Marion County, Ill., April 12, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Clair County Judge, 1930-33; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1933-42; defeated, 1924; chief justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1937-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Optimist Club; Sons of the Revolution; Redmen; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Blind since age 12, when his eyes were shot out by another boy. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Dudley Farthing and Sarah (Boyd) Farthing; married, June 18, 1914, to Harriet Helen Garrigues.
  Clyde V. Fenner (1893-1965) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Leslie, Ingham County, Mich., June 20, 1893. Candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1932; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1939-40; defeated in Republican primary, 1940, 1942, 1944. Member, Optimist Club. Active promoter of Michigan agricultural products, particularly beet sugar. Died July 5, 1965 (age 72 years, 15 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert A. Ficano (b. 1952) — also known as Bob Ficano — of Livonia, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 19, 1952. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 36th District, 1980; Wayne County Sheriff, 1983-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996 (alternate), 2000, 2004, 2008; Wayne County Executive, 2003-; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2008. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2008.
  Joseph Forbes (b. 1916) — also known as Joe Forbes; Joseph Goldfarb — of Oak Park, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 8, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Oak Park, Mich., 1967; member of Michigan state house of representatives 67th District, 1971-84. Jewish. Member, Optimist Club; Kiwanis; Jewish War Veterans; B'nai B'rith. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sam Fratto (b. 1914) — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Born in Price, Carbon County, Utah, July 24, 1914. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; department store; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1949-51. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Optimist Club; Sertoma; Knights of Columbus. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Fratto and Victoria (Romano) Fratto; married 1941 to Margaret Cowper.
  Harold Vernon Froehlich (b. 1932) — also known as Harold Froehlich — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis., May 12, 1932. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1963-73; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1967-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1972; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1973-75; defeated, 1974, 1976; circuit judge in Wisconsin, 1981. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: David T. Prosser, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Paul Victor Gadola (1887-1968) — also known as Paul V. Gadola — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., February 22, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1929-59; appointed 1929; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 13th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; Elks; Eagles; Civitan; Optimist Club. Died in 1968 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Gadola and Ellen (Cotter) Gadola; married, June 19, 1928, to Ann Elizabeth Murphy; father of Paul Victor Gadola, Jr. (1929-2014) and Thomas Laurence Gadola.
  Political family: Gadola family of Flint, Michigan.
George Gilmour George Gilmour (1872-1948) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Pennsylvania, 1872. Democrat. Minister, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Tex., 1908-21; First Unitarian Church of Denver, Colo., 1921-32; United Liberal Church (Unitarian-Universalist) of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1932-48; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1928. Unitarian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Optimist Club. He and his wife were killed when their car was hit by a train, the southbound Silver Meteor of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, at a grade crossing near Frostproof, Polk County, Fla., March 12, 1948 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, September 1, 1910, to Nona Leach (1875-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: First Unitarian Society of Denver
  Gary Glenn — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho; Larkin Township, Midland County, Mich.; Williams Township, Bay County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 2012; member of Michigan state house of representatives 98th District, 2015-. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Mark Andrew Green (b. 1960) — also known as Mark Green — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 1, 1960. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1992-98; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1999-; U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, 2007-. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Raymond Eugene Green (b. 1947) — also known as Gene Green — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 17, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; business executive; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1973-85; member of Texas state senate, 1985-92; U.S. Representative from Texas 29th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Optimist Club; Lions. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Richard Fielding Harless (1905-1970) — also known as Richard F. Harless — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Kelsey, Upshur County, Tex., August 6, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Maricopa County Attorney, 1939-42; U.S. Representative from Arizona at-large, 1943-49; candidate in primary for Governor of Arizona, 1948. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Elks; Woodmen; Optimist Club. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., November 24, 1970 (age 65 years, 110 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of William Crousin Harless and Mary Matilda (Pennington) Harless; married, June 8, 1934, to Margaret Harris (died 1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lewis Hoerr (b. 1907) — of Wheeling, Livingston County, Mo. Born October 17, 1907. Democrat. Farmer; farm implement business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1951-52. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 11, 1933, to Myra Pleines.
  Hubert Horatio Humphrey III (b. 1942) — also known as Skip Humphrey — of New Hope, Hennepin County, Minn. Born June 26, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 44th District, 1973-82; Minnesota state attorney general, 1983-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984, 1996 (delegation chair); Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1988; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1998. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Optimist Club; Alpha Sigma Phi; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) and Muriel Buck Humphrey; married to Nancy Lee Jeffrey; father of Hubert Horatio Humphrey IV; grandson of Hubert Horatio Humphrey.
  Political family: Humphrey family of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  David Herbert Jackson (b. 1943) — of Osceola, St. Clair County, Mo. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., March 28, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney, 1969; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; Rotary; Optimist Club. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Dan G. Jackson and Virginia M. (Hull) Jackson; married 1964 to Judith Erin Johnson.
  Robert M. L. Johnson (1921-2009) — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 6, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; newspaper reporter; radio and television newsman; mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1962-67; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1966; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1979-82; candidate for Iowa state senate 25th District, 1982. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Delta Phi Epsilon. Died in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, April 13, 2009 (age 88 years, 97 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Cedar Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Max L. Johnson and Nell (Lanphear) Johnson; married, July 20, 1941, to Edna Mae Haldy (died 1997).
  Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (1896-1965) — also known as Olin D. Johnston — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C.; Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born near Honea Path, Anderson County, S.C., November 18, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1923-24, 1927-30; Governor of South Carolina, 1935-39, 1943-45; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1935-40, 1944-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1964; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1945-65; died in office 1965. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Redmen; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Junior Order. Died April 18, 1965 (age 68 years, 151 days). Interment at Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Andrews Johnston and Lelia (Webb) Johnston; married, December 27, 1924, to Gladys E. Atkinson; father of Elizabeth Johnston Patterson (1939-2018).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Dennis L. Jones (b. 1941) — of Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 5, 1941. Republican. Chiropractor; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1999.
  John Kannenberg (1919-2008) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Texas town, Marathon County, Wis., December 19, 1919. Mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1964-88. Member, Moose; Elks; Optimist Club; United Commercial Travelers. Died March 17, 2008 (age 88 years, 89 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Kannenberg and Rose (Fischer) Kannenberg; brother of Roland Ellsworth Harry Kannenberg; married, September 23, 1939, to Ella Rose Parent; uncle of Natalie Kannenberg Tackett (1960?-).
  Political family: Kannenberg family of Wausau, Wisconsin.
  John H. Kelly (b. 1922) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., February 5, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; West Virginia state treasurer, 1961-69. Baptist. Member, Optimist Club; Moose; Odd Fellows; Jaycees; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis H. Kelly and Rebecca (Morrow) Kelly; married, February 25, 1949, to Theodocia R. Hardin.
  Dale Edward Kildee (b. 1929) — also known as Dale E. Kildee — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., September 16, 1929. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state house of representatives 81st District, 1965-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1975-77; resigned 1977; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1977-2013 (7th District 1977-93, 9th District 1993-2003, 5th District 2003-13). Catholic. Member, Optimist Club; Knights of Columbus; American Federation of Teachers; Urban League; Phi Delta Kappa; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1965 to Gayle Heyn; uncle of Daniel T. Kildee (1958-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Clyde K. King (1925-2007) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 2, 1925. Republican. Accountant; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1989-93; defeated, 1987. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; NAACP; Lions. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods Residential Home in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital complex, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 4, 2007 (age 81 years, 216 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1946 to Marilyn Wilks.
  Marvin Lewis Kline (1903-1974) — also known as Marvin L. Kline — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Brunswick, Antelope County, Neb., August 9, 1903. Republican. Architectural engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1941-45; convicted in 1964 of grand larceny for illegally boosting his salary as director of a rehabilitation institute, and for diverting fundraising proceeds; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after three years. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Moose; Optimist Club. Died in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., April 9, 1974 (age 70 years, 243 days). Interment at Cuming City Cemetery, Blair, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kline and Anna (Gunthorpe) Kline; married, November 23, 1929, to Lucille Knight.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Arista Mackey (1869-1938) — also known as Harry A. Mackey — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, Pa., June 26, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1928-32; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Foresters; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Optimist Club. Died in 1938 (age about 69 years). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Mackey and Isadora (MacCollum) Mackey; married, February 1, 1900, to Ida Boner (1875-1949).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bill McConico (b. 1973) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 27, 1973. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state house of representatives 6th District; elected 2000. Baptist. Member, Optimist Club; American Federation of Teachers; NAACP; Kappa Alpha Psi. Still living as of 2000.
  Louis D. McGregor (1901-1993) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Linden, Genesee County, Mich., January 9, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1934; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1960-64; resigned 1964; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1962; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1965-76; retired 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; American Bar Association; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Optimist Club. Died in 1993 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Louis J. Menges (b. 1888) — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., October 30, 1888. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; owner and builder of movie theaters; member of Illinois state senate 49th District, 1935-43. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  John C. Morris (1925-1960) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Midland, Midland County, Mich., October 30, 1925. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Midland County, 1957-60; died in office 1960. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club. Died in 1960 (age about 34 years). Burial location unknown.
  James E. Murphy (d. 1985) — also known as Murph Murphy — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Democrat. Real estate agent; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964; Campbell County Sheriff; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1970. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Optimist Club. Died, of cancer, in St. Luke Hospital, Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky., September 29, 1985. Interment at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Ky.
  Raymond M. Murphy (b. 1927) — also known as Ray Murphy — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 13, 1927. Democrat. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 11th District, 1961-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1988 (alternate), 1996; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1983-98 (17th District 1983-92, 7th District 1993-98); defeated in primary, 1954; member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1999-. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; NAACP; AFSCME; Lions; Optimist Club; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Son of John Murphy and Etta (Thompkins) Murphy; married to Loretta Blackwell.
  Charles E. Nichols (b. 1908) — of Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill.; Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill., April 19, 1908. School principal; mayor of Belleville, Ill., 1961-69. Methodist. Member, Phi Kappa Delta; Rotary; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Edmund Nichols and Bess (Jones) Nichols; married, January 19, 1940, to Rosalie Sanders.
  David Ross Obey (b. 1938) — also known as David R. Obey — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Okla., October 3, 1938. Democrat. Real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1963-69; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1969-2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1976, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Member, Optimist Club; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Joseph Randall (1909-2000) — also known as William J. Randall; Bill Randall — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 16, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; county judge in Missouri, 1946-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1959-77. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Optimist Club; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Phi Kappa Psi. Died, at Independence Regional Health Center, Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 7, 2000 (age 90 years, 357 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William R. Randall and Lillie (Bridges) Randall; married, June 17, 1939, to Margaret F. Layden.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Ross Roybal (1916-2005) — also known as Edward R. Roybal — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., February 10, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988 (speaker); U.S. Representative from California, 1963-93 (30th District 1963-75, 25th District 1975-93). Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club. Died, from respiratory failure and pneumonia, in Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 24, 2005 (age 89 years, 256 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Lucille Roybal-Allard (1941-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Victor Hugo Schiro (b. 1904) — also known as Victor H. Schiro — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 28, 1904. Democrat. Insurance business; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1961, 1961-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1968. Italian ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Victor Hugo
  Relatives: Son of Andrew E. Schiro and Mary (Pizatti) Schiro; married to Margaret-Mary Gibbes.
  Leonard Max Schwabe (1905-1983) — also known as Max Schwabe — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Born near Columbia, Boone County, Mo., December 6, 1905. Republican. Insurance agent; farmer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1943-49; defeated, 1948 (2nd District), 1950 (2nd District), 1952 (11th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1972. Christian. Member, Optimist Club. Died in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., July 31, 1983 (age 77 years, 237 days). Interment at Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. George Washington Schwabe (1855-1909) and Lulu Margaret (Stotts) Schwabe; half-brother of George Blaine Schwabe (1886-1952); married, July 12, 1930, to Georgia May Ashlock (1906-1995); first cousin of James Robert Clay Schwabe.
  Political family: Schwabe family of Columbia, Missouri.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Franklin J. Shepherd (born c.1919) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1956; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1957-59; defeated in primary, 1959. Member, Optimist Club; Toastmasters; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Ray Sloan (1883-1964) — also known as Edward R. Sloan — of Sheridan County, Kan.; Holton, Jackson County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Seward County, Neb., March 12, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Sheridan County Attorney, 1905-10; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1923-29; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1931-33; appointed 1931. Methodist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Optimist Club. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., January 29, 1964 (age 80 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Sloan (1850-1916) and Hannah J. (McCullough) Sloan (1856-1935); married, January 24, 1906, to Julia Luella Wright (1886-1971).
  Ralph Tyler Smith (1915-1972) — also known as Ralph T. Smith — of Alton, Madison County, Ill. Born in Granite City, Madison County, Ill., October 6, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1955-69; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1967-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1968; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1969-70; defeated, 1970. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club. Died in Alton, Madison County, Ill., August 13, 1972 (age 56 years, 312 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Marion Gene Snyder (1928-2007) — also known as Gene Snyder — of Brownsboro Farms, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 26, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1963-65, 1967-87 (3rd District 1963-65, 4th District 1967-87); defeated, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., February 16, 2007 (age 79 years, 21 days). Interment at Duncan Memorial, Oldham County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Hustavus Snyder and Lois E. Snyder; married 1961 to Mary Louise Hodges (divorced 1974).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Tracy Stafford (b. 1948) — of Wilton Manors, Broward County, Fla. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., January 2, 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 92nd District, 1991-. Protestant. Member, Optimist Club; Phi Kappa Psi. Still living as of 1999.
  Joseph Patrick Swallow (b. 1932) — also known as Joseph P. Swallow — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., December 31, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney, 1963-64; member of Michigan state house of representatives 105th District, 1965-72; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1976; circuit judge in Michigan 26th Circuit, 1977; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1978. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club. Still living as of 1978.
  Victor Targonski (1914-1990) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., October 17, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 6th District, 1944, 1946; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1947; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1950; Michigan state auditor general, 1955-56; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1956-59; appointed 1956; defeated, 1959; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 21st District, 1962; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1966, 1974. Catholic. Member, Jaycees; Optimist Club; Knights of Columbus. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 31, 1990 (age 76 years, 75 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Tierney (1905-1981) — of Garden City, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., November 24, 1905. Democrat. Employee, Ford Motor Company; mayor of Garden City, Mich., 1956-60; member of Michigan state house of representatives 36th District, 1965-72. Baptist. Member, Optimist Club. On July 25, 1957, following a Planning Commission meeting, he was shot six times by building contractor Lester Ellerhorst, who was angered by city officials' criticism of his work on the Garden City police station. Died in 1981 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Jack C. Voight (b. 1945) — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in New London, Waupaca County, Wis., December 17, 1945. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; insurance business; banker; Wisconsin state treasurer, 1995-2007; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008. Member, Optimist Club. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frederick H. Wagener (1898-1982) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Ill., November 27, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary of Nebraska Republican Party, 1936-37; secretary to U.S. Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry, 1943-46; Lancaster County Attorney, 1947; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion; Lions; Elks; Optimist Club; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in 1982 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. F. Wagener and Hester (Rable) Wagener; married, October 25, 1925, to Ella E. Hardin (1900?-?).
  Herbert Birchby Warburton (1916-1983) — also known as Herbert B. Warburton — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., September 21, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of Delaware Republican Party, 1950; chairman, Young Republican National Federation, 1952; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1953-55; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1954. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Optimist Club. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., July 30, 1983 (age 66 years, 312 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of William Herbert Warburton and Lela Z. (Wingate) Warburton; married 1941 to Elizabeth Grimm.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Michael E. Wooley — Served in the Peace Corps; lawyer; candidate for mayor of Bay City, Mich., 2007. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club. Still living as of 2007.
Paul C. Younger Paul C. Younger (1910-1971) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., January 11, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, 1951-54; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1957-64; defeated in primary, 1964, 1970; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Optimist Club; Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 21, 1971 (age 61 years, 314 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
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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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