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  Ben Shouse Adams (b. 1914) — also known as Ben S. Adams — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., April 7, 1914. Democrat. Farmer; implement dealer; member of Kentucky state senate 6th District, 1950-51; Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, 1951-55. Christian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis; Farm Bureau. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Adams and Vyra E. (Shouse) Adams; married, September 5, 1934, to Mildred Keller Stone.
  James Calhoun Adkins, Jr. (1915-1994) — also known as James C. Adkins, Jr. — of Alachua County, Fla. Born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., January 18, 1915. Lawyer; circuit judge in Florida, 1964-69; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1969-87. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Lions; Woodmen; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died June 24, 1994 (age 79 years, 157 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Calhoun Adkins, Sr. and Elizabeth (Edwards) Adkins; married, July 15, 1952, to Ethel Fox.
  Clarence William Allgood (1902-1991) — also known as Clarence W. Allgood — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 12, 1902. Lawyer; trustee, Crippled Children's Hospital; counsel, American Hospital Association; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1961-73; took senior status 1973. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Elks; Blue Key; Civitan. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 30, 1991 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Venable Allgood and Patricia (Robertson) Allgood; married, June 27, 1927, to Marie Maxwell; cousin *** of Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Aldon Junior Anderson (1917-1996) — also known as Aldon J. Anderson — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, January 3, 1917. Lawyer; district judge in Utah, 1957-71; U.S. District Judge for Utah, 1971-84; took senior status 1984. Mormon. Member, American Bar Association; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 24, 1996 (age 79 years, 81 days). Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Aldon J. Anderson and Minnie (Egan) Anderson; married, November 5, 1943, to Virginia Barbara Weilenmann.
  See also federal judicial profile — BillionGraves burial record
  LeRoy Hagen Anderson (1906-1991) — also known as LeRoy H. Anderson — of Conrad, Pondera County, Mont. Born in Ellendale, Dickey County, N.Dak., February 2, 1906. Democrat. Rancher; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1947-48; member of Montana state senate, 1949-56, 1967; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1957-61; defeated, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Tau Beta Pi; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Chi Sigma; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Chemical Society. Died, in a hospital at Conrad, Pondera County, Mont., September 25, 1991 (age 85 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter John Anderson and Gena (Hagen) Anderson; married, October 19, 1929, to Jessie Viola Taylor.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Oscar Andrews (1877-1946) — also known as Charles O. Andrews — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Ponce de Leon, Holmes County, Fla., March 7, 1877. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; judge of criminal court in Florida, 1910-11; circuit judge in Florida, 1919-25; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1925-27; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936-46; died in office 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., September 18, 1946 (age 69 years, 195 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Andrews and Mary Angers (Yon) Andrews; married, November 24, 1909, to Margaret Spears.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  R. F. Arledge (1907-1968) — also known as Deacon Arledge — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., June 1, 1907. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; chair of Bernalillo County Democratic Party, 1946; member of New Mexico Democratic State Central Committee, 1946; district judge in New Mexico 2nd District, 1947-50; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1948. Church of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died June 16, 1968 (age 61 years, 15 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Richard F. Arledge and Ellen (Henderson) Arledge; married to Helen Jean Floyd.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Keith Armey (b. 1940) — also known as Dick Armey — of Arlington, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Cando, Towner County, N.Dak., July 7, 1940. Republican. University professor; U.S. Representative from Texas 26th District, 1985-2003. Presbyterian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Dick Armey: Armey's Axioms : 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life (2003) — The Freedom Revolution : The New Republican House Majority Leader Tells Why Big Goverment Failed, Why Freedom Works, and How We Will REbuild America (1995)
  Arthur Arnold (b. 1884) — of Piedmont, Mineral County, W.Va. Born in Piedmont, Mineral County, W.Va., September 21, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-12, 1921-25; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1926-34; candidate for circuit judge in West Virginia for the 21st Judicial Circuit, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stewart Baldwin Arnold and Hannah (Elliott) Arnold; married, June 26, 1918, to Mabel Helen Shook.
  Luther Ernest Barnhardt (1903-1980) — also known as Luther E. Barnhardt — of Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C. Born in Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C., November 29, 1903. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1945-56; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1957-61. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; Rotary. Died June 1, 1980 (age 76 years, 185 days). Interment at Carolina Memorial Park, Concord, N.C.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Herbert Harvell Bateman (1928-2000) — also known as Herbert H. Bateman — of Newport News, Va. Born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., August 7, 1928. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1968-82 (27th District 1968-71, 2nd District 1972-82); resigned 1982; candidate in Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1981; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1983-2000; died in office 2000. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, of lung cancer and prostate cancer, at Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., September 11, 2000 (age 72 years, 35 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert E. Bateman (1889-1957) and Edna Lee (Buffkin) Bateman (1895-1984); married 1954 to Laura Anne Yacobi (1929-2008).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
R. Lee Beuhring Raymond Lee Beuhring (1891-1970) — also known as R. Lee Beuhring; "Cannonball" — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., August 1, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1929-30; defeated, 1950. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., December 30, 1970 (age 79 years, 151 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Davis Beuhring (1867-1935) and Mamie Margaret (Shelton) Beuhring (1869-1911); married to Dorthea Sandman (1891-1977); great-grandson of Frederick George Louis Beuhring (1791-1859); second cousin thrice removed of Return Jonathan Meigs III.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Tom Bevill (1921-2005) — also known as "The King of Pork" — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Townley, Walker County, Ala., March 27, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1959-66; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1967-97 (7th District 1967-73, 4th District 1973-97); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996. Baptist. Member, Lions; Moose; Odd Fellows; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, of heart failure, in Jasper, Walker County, Ala., March 28, 2005 (age 84 years, 1 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Lou Betts (died 2001); father of Don Bevill (1958?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William T. Bodenhamer (1905-1984) — of Ty Ty, Tift County, Ga.; Tifton, Tift County, Ga. Born in Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga., November 19, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; minister; Tift County Superintendent of Schools, 1937-39; president, Nordman College, 1944-49; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Tift County, 1953-56. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Pi Kappa Alpha; Blue Key; Woodmen. Died in October, 1984 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Edgar Bodenhamer (1875-1933) and Katherine (Hunt) Bodenhamer (born 1875); married, January 27, 1935, to Mariam Cornelia Brooks (born 1915).
  Berl Boyd (1896-1988) — of Graves County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Farmington, Graves County, Ky., March 15, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1922. Presbyterian. Member, Odd Fellows; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif; Alpha Delta Sigma. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 25, 1988 (age 92 years, 224 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Ether Boyd (1860-1938) and Virginia Emma (Dulaney) Boyd (1865-1947); married to Bettye Wolfe (1907-1989).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willey Richard Broaddus, Jr. (1895-1982) — also known as W. R. Broaddus, Jr. — of Martinsville, Va. Born in West Point, King William County, Va., December 30, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Henry County Commonwealth Attorney, 1929-46; director, First National Bank of Martinsville; director, Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1947-53; delegate to Virginia limited constitutional convention 13th District, 1956; candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died in Martinsville, Va., September 14, 1982 (age 86 years, 258 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Willey Richard Broaddus (1851-1938) and Hawsie Temple (Tuck) Broaddus (1855-1935); third cousin twice removed of Elbridge Jackson Broaddus; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Broaddus and Bower Slack Broaddus (1888-1949).
  Political family: Broaddus family of Madison County, Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edgar Bernard Brossard (b. 1889) — also known as Edgar B. Brossard — of Utah; Washington, D.C. Born in Oxford, Bannock County, Idaho, April 1, 1889. Republican. College professor; economist; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1925-45; chair, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1930. Mormon. Member, American Economic Association; Grange; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Zeta; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Amable Alphonse Brossard and Mary Catherine (Hobson) Brossard; married, August 25, 1915, to Laura P. Crowley.
  George Landon Browning — also known as George L. Browning — of Orange, Orange County, Va. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1930-40; appointed 1930. Episcopalian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Armistead Browning and Mary Lewis (Willis) Browning; married, February 28, 1906, to Eva Byrd Hill Ransom.
H. Truman Chafin Harry Truman Chafin (b. 1945) — also known as H. Truman Chafin — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born July 10, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1983-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996, 2000, 2004 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Pi Kappa Alpha; Moose; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  Presumably named for: Harry S. Truman
  Relatives: Son of Tom C. Chafin and Hazel Marie Chafin; married to Letitia Neese.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
Albert B. Chandler Albert Benjamin Chandler (1898-1991) — also known as Albert B. Chandler; Happy Chandler — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., July 14, 1898. Democrat. Athletic coach; lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Kentucky state senate 22nd District, 1930-31; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1931-35; Governor of Kentucky, 1935-39, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1939-45; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1939; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; Commissioner of Baseball 1945-51, during the time the sport was desegregated; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., June 15, 1991 (age 92 years, 336 days). Interment at Pisgah Church Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph S. Chandler and Callie (Sanders) Chandler; married, November 12, 1925, to Mildred Watkins; grandfather of Albert Benjamin Chandler III (1959-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Jerome Bayard Clark (1882-1959) — also known as J. Bayard Clark — of Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C.; Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Born near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., April 5, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Bank of Elizabethtown, 1910-22; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Bladen County, 1915-16; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1916; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1929-49 (6th District 1929-33, 7th District 1933-49). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 26, 1959 (age 77 years, 143 days). Interment at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3, Fayetteville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Washington Clark and Catharine Amelia (Blue) Clark; married, June 2, 1908, to Helen Purdie Robinson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Earle Chester Clements (1896-1985) — also known as Earle C. Clements — of Morganfield, Union County, Ky. Born in Morganfield, Union County, Ky., October 22, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; Union County Sheriff, 1922-26; county judge in Kentucky, 1934; member of Kentucky state senate 4th District, 1942-45; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1945-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; Governor of Kentucky, 1948-50; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1950-57; defeated, 1956. Christian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died in Morganfield, Union County, Ky., March 12, 1985 (age 88 years, 141 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Morganfield, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Walker Clements and Sallie Anna (Tuley) Clements; married to Sara M. Blue.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Meyers Colmer (1890-1980) — also known as William M. Colmer — of Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss. Born in Moss Point, Jackson County, Miss., February 11, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Jackson County Attorney, 1921-27; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1933-73 (6th District 1933-63, 5th District 1963-73); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Woodmen; Rotary; Pi Kappa Alpha; Elks. Died in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss., September 9, 1980 (age 90 years, 211 days). Interment at Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Colmer and Anna S. (Meyers) Colmer; married, September 17, 1917, to Ruth Miner.
  Cross-reference: Trent Lott
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Glenn Clarence Cunningham (b. 1912) — also known as Glenn Cunningham — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 10, 1912. Republican. Mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1948-54; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1948, 1952; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1957-71. Episcopalian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Shuler Dent (1930-2007) — also known as Harry S. Dent — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in St. Matthews, Calhoun County, S.C., February 21, 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; South Carolina Republican state chair, 1965-68; special counsel and political advisor to President Richard M. Nixon; pleaded guilty in 1974 to a federal campaign finance violation, and sentenced to one month probation. Baptist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., September 28, 2007 (age 77 years, 219 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hampton N. Dent and Sallie P. Dent; married to Betty Francis.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William Cornelius Dixon (b. 1904) — also known as William C. Dixon — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Dexter, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 1, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 22nd District, 1934; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1939. Member, American Judicature Society; Federal Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Dixon and Celia (Potter) Dixon; married, November 20, 1934, to Arvilla Pratt.
  John Wood Fishburne (1868-1937) — also known as John W. Fishburne — of Charlottesville, Va. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., March 8, 1868. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Albemarle County & Charlottesville city, 1895-97; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912; circuit judge in Virginia 8th Circuit, 1913-30; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1931-33. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Ivy Depot, Albemarle County, Va., June 24, 1937 (age 69 years, 108 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Clement Daniel Fishburne and Elizabeth (Wood) Fishburne; married to Mary Norwood Lyons; cousin *** of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954).
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Beebe Ray Frederick, Jr. (b. 1938) — also known as Beebe R. Frederick, Jr. — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Fort Deposit, Lowndes County, Ala., October 12, 1938. Republican. Insurance agent; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972. Methodist. Member, Delta Sigma Pi; Pi Kappa Alpha; Jaycees. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Beebe Ray Frederick and Emma Lou (Golson) Frederick.
  Marshall Hicks (b. 1865) — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Rusk, Cherokee County, Tex., August 26, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; District Attorney, 49th Judicial District, 1891-95; member of Texas Democratic State Executive Committee, 1892-94; mayor of San Antonio, Tex., 1899-1903; member of Texas state senate 24th District, 1903-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1920, 1924; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1916. Presbyterian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Hicks and Anne Ellen (McDougald) Hicks; married, December 30, 1891, to Lauraine Sedgwick Cooke.
  Laurance Mastick Hyde (1892-1978) — of Princeton, Mercer County, Mo. Born in Princeton, Mercer County, Mo., February 2, 1892. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1942-55; chief justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1949-51. Member, Order of the Coif; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Rotary; Freemasons; American Legion; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in 1978 (age about 86 years). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Barnes Hyde (1838-1926) and Eliza Tomlinson (Mastick) Hyde; brother of Arthur Mastick Hyde (1877-1947) and Ira Barnes Hyde (1893-1946); married, June 15, 1922, to Florence Fuller; father of Florence Hyde (who married Robert Haines Frazier).
  Political family: Hyde family of Princeton, Missouri (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
W. Broughton Johnston W. Broughton Johnston (b. 1905) — of Princeton, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in McDowell County, W.Va., May 21, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County, 1935-36; member of West Virginia state senate, 1937-52 (7th District 1937-38, 10th District 1939-52). Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Rotary; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Walter Lee Johnston and Nell Florence (Keating) Johnston; married to Louise N. White.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Paul Caruthers Jones (1901-1981) — also known as Paul C. Jones — of Kennett, Dunklin County, Mo. Born in Kennett, Dunklin County, Mo., March 12, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; radio station manager; mayor of Kennett, Mo., 1933-35; resigned 1935; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Dunklin County, 1935-36; member of Missouri state senate 21st District, 1937-44; U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1948-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Pi Kappa Alpha; Alpha Delta Sigma. Died February 10, 1981 (age 79 years, 335 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Kennett, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, August 2, 1923, to Ethel Rockholt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Richard Jordan, Jr. (b. 1921) — also known as John R. Jordan, Jr. — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Winton, Hertford County, N.C., January 16, 1921. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Jordan, Sr. and Ina Love (Mitchell) Jordan; married 1949 to Patricia Exum Weaver.
  James Cullen Looney (1903-1977) — also known as J. C. Looney — of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 18, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; director of many firms involved in activities such as banking, bus transit, concrete, lumber, radio broadcasting, automobile service, and operating a hotel; chair of Hidalgo County Democratic Party, 1932-40, 1954-68; Hidalgo County Judge, 1941-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Protestant. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners. Died in March, 1977 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Owen Looney and Virginia (Dean) Looney; married, June 15, 1933, to Margaret Estelle Montgomery.
  Seybourn Harris Lynne (1907-2000) — also known as Seybourn H. Lynne — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., July 25, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Alabama, 1934-40; circuit judge in Alabama, 1940-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1946-73; took senior status 1973. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Blue Key; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Kiwanis. In 1963, he prohibited Gov. George C. Wallace from barring two Black students from attending the University of Alabama. In 1969, he ordered that Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala., be desegregated. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 10, 2000 (age 93 years, 47 days). Interment at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Seybourn Arthur Lynne and Annie Leigh (Harris) Lynne; married, June 16, 1937, to Katherine Donaldson Brandau.
  The Seybourn H. Lynne U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, in Decatur, Alabama, is named for him.
  Grant MacFarlane (b. 1899) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in St. George, Washington County, Utah, April 1, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary of Utah Democratic Party, 1928; member of Utah state house of representatives, 1929, 1935; member of Utah state senate, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); Utah Democratic state chair, 1948-49. Mormon. Member, Exchange Club; Pi Kappa Alpha; Delta Theta Phi; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  William McCoy, Jr. (1921-2008) — of Franklin, Pendleton County, W.Va. Born in Franklin, Pendleton County, W.Va., May 14, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; bank director; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1953-66 (Pendleton County 1953-64, 3rd District 1965-66). Presbyterian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Lions; American Legion. Died in Franklin, Pendleton County, W.Va., June 2, 2008 (age 87 years, 19 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William McCoy (1878-1965) and Mary Grace (Hedrick) McCoy; married, July 17, 1963, to Harriet Virginia Wright; grandson of John McCoy; second great-grandnephew of William McCoy (1768-1835).
  Political family: McCoy family of Franklin, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Watson Meadows (1904-1961) — also known as Clarence W. Meadows — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla.; Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Va. Born in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., February 11, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1931-32; Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, 1933-36; West Virginia state attorney general, 1937-42; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1942-44; Governor of West Virginia, 1945-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948, 1952; campaign manager for Claude Pepper, in 1958 U.S. Senate campaign. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Alpha Delta; Alpha Kappa Psi; Pi Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Lions; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack in Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital, Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Va., September 12, 1961 (age 57 years, 213 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Beckley, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Isadore Meadows (1871-1908) and Ida (Williams) Meadows; brother of Howard Prince Meadows (1905-1993); married, April 27, 1935, to Nancy Ryals Massie (1912-1986).
  Epitaph: "The Lord is my Shepherd."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Neil Metcalf (b. 1921) — of Geneva, Geneva County, Ala. Born in Hartford, Geneva County, Ala., November 10, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Alabama state senate, 1954, 1962-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1964. Baptist. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Woodmen of the World; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ramsey L. Metcalf and Jimmilee M. Metcalf.
  Ira Judson Partlow (b. 1876) — also known as Ira J. Partlow — of Welch, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Rappahannock County, Va., February 20, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; West Virginia state attorney general, 1945-49. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Burrell T. Partlow and Ruth (Updike) Partlow; married, May 23, 1905, to Andrea Martin.
  Robert Obadiah Purdy (1857-1935) — also known as Robert O. Purdy — of Sumter, Sumter County, S.C. Born in Brunswick County, Va., February 11, 1857. Mayor of Sumter, S.C., 1890; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1902-07. Member, Anti-Saloon League; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died January 29, 1935 (age 77 years, 352 days). Interment at Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Purdy and Jane Purdy; married, December 18, 1883, to Harriet H. 'Hattie' Ingram (1856-1914).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold E. Rainville (b. 1907) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 30, 1907. Republican. Public relations executive; campaign manager in many elections for U.S. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen; also special assistant to the Senator; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Van Buren Rainville and Agnes Marie (Ward) Rainville; married, August 6, 1932, to Mariann Rita Pack.
  Donald Thomas Regan (1918-2003) — also known as Donald T. Regan; Don Regan — Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., December 21, 1918. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1981-85; White House Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan, 1985-87. Irish ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, of cancer and heart failure, in a hospital at Williamsburg, Va., June 10, 2003 (age 84 years, 171 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William F. Regan and Kathleen (Ahern) Regan; married 1942 to Ann G. Buchanan.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Absalom Willis Robertson (1887-1971) — also known as A. Willis Robertson — of Lexington, Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., May 27, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate 22nd District, 1916-22; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1933-46 (at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-46); U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1946-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died in Lexington, Va., November 1, 1971 (age 84 years, 158 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Pierce Robertson (1853-1928) and Josephine Ragland (Willis) Robertson (1858-1950); married, October 19, 1920, to Gladys Churchill Willis (1897-1968); father of Marion Gordon Robertson (1930-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James Robert Rogers (b. 1940) — also known as J. Robert Rogers — of Madison, Boone County, W.Va. Born in Logan County, W.Va., February 6, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 7th District, 1975-86. Protestant. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association. Still living as of 2005.
  Relatives: Son of Robert D. Rogers and Goldie (Counts) Rogers; married, October 22, 1970, to Rita S. Caudill; married to Belinda Loftis.
  Kelley R. Smith (b. 1946) — of Florida. Born in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., October 25, 1946. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 21st District, 1991-. Methodist. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Jaycees; Freemasons. Still living as of 1999.
  John Jackson Sparkman (1899-1985) — also known as John J. Sparkman — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born near Hartselle, Morgan County, Ala., December 20, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1937-46; resigned 1946; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1946-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Kiwanis; American Legion; Junior Order; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 331 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Married, June 2, 1923, to Ivo Hall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Belser Spong, Jr. (1920-1997) — also known as William B. Spong, Jr. — of Portsmouth, Va. Born in Portsmouth, Va., September 29, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1954-55; member of Virginia state senate, 1956-66; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1966-73; defeated, 1972; trustee, Portsmouth General Hospital. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died of a ruptured aneurysm, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., October 8, 1997 (age 77 years, 9 days). Interment at University of Virginia Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Belser Spong and Emily (Nichols) Spong; married, June 3, 1950, to Virginia Wise Gallford.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Strom Thurmond James Strom Thurmond (1902-2003) — also known as Strom Thurmond — of Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C.; Aiken, Aiken County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., December 5, 1902. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate from Edgefield County, 1933-38; resigned 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1938-46; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of South Carolina, 1947-51; States Rights candidate for President of the United States, 1948; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1954-56, 1956-2003; received 14 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1960; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972, 1988. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., June 26, 2003 (age 100 years, 203 days). Interment at Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C.; statue erected 1999 at State House Grounds, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John William Thurmond and Eleanor Gertrude Thurmond; married 1947 to Jean Crouch (1926-1960); married 1968 to Nancy Janice Moore.
  Cross-reference: Charles E. Simons, Jr. — Joe Wilson — John Light Napier — Robert Adams
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Strom Thurmond: Essie May Washington-Williams, Dear Senator : A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond — Jack Bass & Marilyn W. Thompson, Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond — R. J. Duke, The Centennial Senator: True Stories of Strom Thurmond from the People Who Knew Him Best — Joseph Crespino, Strom Thurmond's America
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Kenneth Herndon Tuggle (1904-1978) — also known as Kenneth H. Tuggle — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., June 12, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; president, Union National Bank of Barbourville, 1934-53; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1939; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee); member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1953-75. Methodist. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association. Died in 1978 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Davis Tuggle and Sue Gregory (Root) Tuggle; married, August 20, 1937, to Vivian Shifley.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Milo Joseph Warner (1891-1968) — also known as Milo J. Warner — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Ottawa Hills, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Lime City, Wood County, Ohio, November 11, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932, 1948, 1952, 1956; elected National Commander of the American Legion, 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, January 4, 1968 (age 76 years, 54 days). Interment at Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Smith Warner (1844-1908) and Mary Ellen 'Mellie' (Brownsberger) Warner (1852-1919); married, June 1, 1917, to Dorothy Casad Bennett (1897-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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