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Phi Kappa Theta
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Paul Leon Aylward (1908-1996) — also known as Paul L. Aylward — of Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kan. Born in Stonington, Christian County, Ill., March 1, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1960, 1972; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1962. Catholic. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Kappa Theta; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died March 21, 1996 (age 88 years, 20 days). Interment at Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery, Ellsworth, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Dennis E. Aylward and Via (Holben) Aylward; married, October 26, 1929, to Karma Ellen Golden.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Moran Barr (1906-1982) — also known as Joseph M. Barr — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., May 28, 1906. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, 1936-40; member of Pennsylvania state senate 43rd District, 1941-59; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1954-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1959-70; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1968. Catholic. Member, Eagles; Moose; Phi Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Theta. Died August 26, 1982 (age 76 years, 90 days). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James P. Barr and Blanche E. (Moran) Barr; married to Alice White.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Davis DeBlieux (b. 1912) — also known as J. D. DeBlieux — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, La., September 12, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Louisiana state senate, 1956-60, 1964-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1964, 1968. Catholic. Member, Theta Kappa Phi; American Bar Association; American Legion; Amvets; Lions; Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Honore Louis DeBlieux, Sr. and Ozet (Perot) DeBlieux; married, April 22, 1946, to Dorothy Mary LePine.
  John S. Gonas (b. 1907) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Crossfork, Potter County, Pa., May 14, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1936-38; member of Indiana state senate, 1940-48; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1946; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1948; probate judge in Indiana, 1949-58; Judge, Indiana Appellate Court, 1960-72. Ukrainian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Phi Kappa Theta; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Gonas and Hazel (Stranka) Gonas; married 1937 to Theodosia Bonder.
  Richard Joseph Hughes (1909-1992) — also known as Richard J. Hughes — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Florence, Burlington County, N.J., August 10, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1938; chair of Mercer County Democratic Party, 1944-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948 (alternate), 1964, 1968 (chair, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1972; county judge in New Jersey, 1948-52; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1952-61; Governor of New Jersey, 1962-70; member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 1970-73; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1973-79. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Phi Kappa Theta. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla., December 7, 1992 (age 83 years, 119 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Trenton, N.J.
  Relatives: Step-father of William Michael Murphy Jr. and Michael Murphy; father of Brian M. Hughes.
  Political family: Murphy-Hughes family of New Jersey.
  Cross-reference: William T. Hiering
  The Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, in Trenton, New Jersey, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Richard J. Hughes: John B. Wefing, The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of Civility
  Luke E. Linnan (b. 1895) — of Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa. Born in Maurice, Sioux County, Iowa, April 8, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936, 1940; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1958. Catholic. Member, Phi Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Q. Linnan and Kate (Fitzpatric) Linnan; married, July 6, 1935, to Nell Wassenberg.
  Eugene Joseph McCarthy (1916-2005) — also known as Eugene J. McCarthy; "Clean Gene" — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Watkins, Meeker County, Minn., March 29, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; university professor; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1949-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968, 1972, 1992; candidate for President of the United States, 1968, 1976 (Independent). Catholic. Irish and German ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Phi Kappa Theta. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in the Georgetown Retirement Residence, Washington, D.C., December 10, 2005 (age 89 years, 256 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Woodville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Michael J. McCarthy and Anna (Baden) McCarthy; married 1945 to Abigail Quigley.
  Cross-reference: Gerry E. Studds — Thomas A. Hutto
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Eugene J. McCarthy: Up 'Til Now : A Memoir of the Decline of American Politics (1987)
  Books about Eugene J. McCarthy: Dominick Sandbrook, Eugene McCarthy : The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism
  John Joseph O'Connor (1885-1960) — also known as John J. O'Connor — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Raynham, Bristol County, Mass., November 23, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1921-23; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1923-39; defeated (Andrew Jackson), 1938; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, Phi Kappa. Died in 1960 (age about 74 years). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel B. O'Connor and Elizabeth A. (Gorman) O'Connor; married, April 26, 1916, to Grace Brennan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Emmet Quinn (1894-1975) — also known as Robert E. Quinn — of West Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Phenix, West Warwick, Kent County, R.I., April 2, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1923-25, 1929-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1928 (alternate), 1940; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1933-37; Governor of Rhode Island, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; superior court judge in Rhode Island, 1941-48. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa. Died May 20, 1975 (age 81 years, 48 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Quinn and Mary Ann (McCabe) Quinn; married, August 3, 1923, to Mary Carter.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Charles William Sandman Jr. (1921-1985) — also known as Charles W. Sandman, Jr. — of Cape May, Cape May County, N.J.; Erma Park, Cape May County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 23, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of New Jersey state senate from Cape May County, 1956-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964, 1968; Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1965 (primary), 1969 (primary), 1973; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1966; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1967-75. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Rotary; Theta Kappa Phi. Died in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, N.J., August 26, 1985 (age 63 years, 307 days). Interment at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Cold Spring, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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