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Very incomplete list!

  Harry B. Crowley (b. 1887) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., November 8, 1887. Republican. Insurance agent; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1917-21; candidate for New York state comptroller, 1928. Catholic. Member, Moose; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra. Burial location unknown.
  Jack Paul Faustin Gremillion (1914-2001) — also known as Jack P. F. Gremillion — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La., June 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Louisiana state attorney general, 1956-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Elks; Lions; American Bar Association. While opposing New Orleans school desegregation in federal court in 1960, walked out of the courtroom, calling the court a "den of iniquity"; convicted of contempt of court; sentence was suspended. Indicted in 1969 for fraud and conspiracy over his dealings with the bankrupt Louisiana Loan and Thrift Corp.; tried in 1971 and acquitted. Convicted later that year on federal perjury charges in a related case; sentenced to three years in prison; served 15 months. Pardoned in 1976 by Gov. Edwin Edwards. Died in Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., March 2, 2001 (age 86 years, 260 days). Interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  James Michael Hanley (1920-2003) — also known as James M. Hanley — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., July 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; funeral director; U.S. Representative from New York, 1965-81 (34th District 1965-71, 35th District 1971-73, 32nd District 1973-81); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Order of Alhambra; Elks. Died in Geddes (now part of Syracuse), Onondaga County, N.Y., October 16, 2003 (age 83 years, 89 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
John P. Hayes John P. Hayes — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; member of New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1925-40; postmaster at Albany, N.Y., 1940-54 (acting, 1940-41). Catholic. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Joseph A. Mattingly (1916-1999) — of St. Mary's County, Md. Born in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md., January 2, 1916. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1946-50; member of Maryland state senate, 1954-58; circuit judge in Maryland, 1972-86. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions. Died in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md., December 28, 1999 (age 83 years, 360 days). Burial location unknown.
  John William McCormack (1891-1980) — also known as John W. McCormack — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 21, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1920-22; member of Massachusetts state senate Third Suffolk District, 1923-26; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1928-71 (12th District 1928-63, 9th District 1963-71); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1963-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; chair, Platform and Resolutions Committee, chair, 1944, chair, 1952; speaker, 1944; Permanent Chair, 1964; Honorary Chair, 1968; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1972. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Catholic Order of Foresters; Elks; Moose; Royal Arcanum; American Legion. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., November 22, 1980 (age 88 years, 337 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Uncle of Edward Joseph McCormack, Jr. (1923-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Daniel J. O'Mara (b. 1893) — of Irondequoit, Monroe County, N.Y.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Florence, Oneida County, N.Y., October 31, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1932-34; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1957-58. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Gamma Eta Gamma. Burial location unknown.
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
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