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Pi Sigma Alpha
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  Jim R. Alexander (b. 1946) — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex.; Denton, Denton County, Tex. Born in Era, Cooke County, Tex., August 16, 1946. Democrat. University professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980. Protestant. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Rotary. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Gordon L. Alexander and Esther (Sherrill) Alexander; married 1968 to Mona Sue Beeler.
  Frederick Christopher Arterton (b. 1942) — also known as F. Christopher Arterton — of Newton Highlands, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 22, 1942. Democrat. College instructor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Chi Rho; Americans for Democratic Action. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Harry Arterton and Eleanor (Bell) Arterton; married 1966 to Janet MacArthur Bond.
  Clarence V. Beck (1896-1984) — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born in Smolan, Saline County, Kan., March 2, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Lyon County Attorney, 1931-35; Kansas state attorney general, 1935-39. Episcopalian. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Lions. Died in 1984 (age about 88 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John V. Beck and Hilda (Carlson) Beck; married 1919 to Frederica Dennis; married 1937 to Judy Lee Odell.
  Genevieve Blatt (1913-1996) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in East Brady, Clarion County, Pa., June 19, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1952; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1955-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1964; Judge, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, 1972-93. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died in a retirement home at Hampden Township, Cumberland County, Pa., July 4, 1996 (age 83 years, 15 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Frederick Blatt and Clara (Laurent) Blatt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gordon Stanley Clinton (1920-2011) — also known as Gordon S. Clinton — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, April 13, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; FBI special agent; lawyer; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1956-64. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died November 19, 2011 (age 91 years, 220 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Clinton and Gladys (Hall) Clinton; married, December 19, 1942, to Florence H. Vayhinger.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Jefferson Clinton (b. 1946) — also known as Bill Clinton; William Jefferson Blythe IV; "Slick Willie"; "Bubba"; "Elvis"; "Eagle"; "The Big Dog" — of Arkansas; Chappaqua, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., August 19, 1946. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1974; Arkansas state attorney general, 1977-79; Governor of Arkansas, 1979-81, 1983-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2000; speaker, 1984, 1988; President of the United States, 1993-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004, 2008. Baptist. Member, Trilateral Commission; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association. On October 29, 1994, Francisco Duran fired 27 shots from the sidewalk at the White House in an apparent assassination attempt against President Clinton. Impeached by the House of Representatives in December 1998 over allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his sexual contact with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, but acquitted by the Senate. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Step-son of Roger Clinton; son of William Jefferson Blythe II and Virginia (Cassidy) Clinton; married, October 11, 1975, to Hillary Diane Rodham (sister of Hugh Edwin Rodham); father of Chelsea Clinton (daughter-in-law of Edward Maurice Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky); third cousin twice removed of James Alexander Lockhart.
  Political families: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham J. Hirschfeld — Kenneth W. Starr — Rahm Emanuel — Henry G. Cisneros — Maria Echaveste — Thurgood Marshall, Jr. — Walter S. Orlinsky — Charles F. C. Ruff — Sean Patrick Maloney — Lanny J. Davis
  The William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building (built 1934; renamed 2012) in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Bill Clinton: Between Hope and History : Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century (1996) — My Life (2004)
  Books about Bill Clinton: David Maraniss, First in His Class : The Biography of Bill Clinton — Joe Conason, The Hunting of the President : The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton — Gene Lyons, Fools for Scandal : How the Media Invented Whitewater — Sidney Blumenthal, The Clinton Wars — Dewayne Wickham, Bill Clinton and Black America — Joe Klein, The Natural : The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton — Nigel Hamilton, Bill Clinton: An American Journey — Bob Woodward, The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House — George Stephanopolous, All Too Human — John F. Harris, The Survivor : Bill Clinton in the White House — Mark Katz, Clinton & Me: A Real Life Political Comedy — Michael Takiff, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him — Tim O'Shei, Bill Clinton (for young readers)
  Critical books about Bill Clinton: Barbara Olson, The Final Days : The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House — Meredith L. Oakley, On the Make : The Rise of Bill Clinton — Robert Patterson, Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security — Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories — Ann Coulter, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton — Dick Morris & Eileen McGann, Because He Could — Jack Cashill, Ron Brown's Body : How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future — Christopher Hitchens, No One Left To Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family — Rich Lowry, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years — Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden : How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror
  Raymond Joseph Daba (b. 1916) — also known as Raymond J. Daba — of Atherton, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., December 17, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; municipal judge in California, 1943; candidate for Presidential Elector for California; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1958-60. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marco Daba and Josephine (Paillex) Daba; married, June 4, 1944, to Margaret B. Ohlson.
  Andrew Douglas (b. 1932) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, July 5, 1932. Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1981-84; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1985-. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Alpha Sigma Phi; Delta Theta Phi; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 2001.
  Earl Ehrhart (b. 1959) — of Powder Springs, Cobb County, Ga. Born in a hospital at Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., August 8, 1959. Republican. Member of Georgia state house of representatives 36th District, 1988-2000. Methodist. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Kappa Psi. Still living as of 2000.
  Jerry G. Elliott (b. 1936) — of Kansas. Born in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kan., November 25, 1936. Law clerk for U.S. District Judge Wesley E. Brown, 1964-66; Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals, 1987-. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Order of the Coif. Still living as of 2002.
  Joyce A. Fadem (b. 1932) — also known as Joyce Abrams — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 25, 1932. Democrat. College instructor; member of California Democratic State Committee, 1960-64, 1966-72; secretary of California Democratic Party, 1963-67; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964. Female. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Lambda Theta; Pi Gamma Mu; Pi Sigma Alpha. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Daughter of Arthur J. Abrams and Regina (Goodman) Abrams; married, June 17, 1951, to Jerrold A. Fadem.
Peter B. Fletcher Peter Bacon Fletcher (1932-2012) — also known as Peter B. Fletcher — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born, in Beyer Hospital, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 29, 1932. Republican. President of credit bureau; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1967; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1977-81; member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1980-84; appointed 1980. Methodist. Scottish, English, and French ancestry. Member, Rotary; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died, in the Gilbert Residence nursing home, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 28, 2012 (age 80 years, 212 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Foster Fletcher.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: State of Michigan
  Benjamin Wynn Fortson Jr. (b. 1904) — also known as Ben W. Fortson, Jr. — of Wilkes County, Ga. Born in Tignall, Wilkes County, Ga., December 19, 1904. Democrat. Member of Georgia state senate, 1939-42; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Wilkes County, 1943-46; secretary of state of Georgia, 1946-79. Methodist. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Freemasons; Moose. Confined to a wheelchair since an automobile accident in 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Frederick Lee Hall (1916-1970) — also known as Fred Hall — of Dodge City, Ford County, Kan. Born in Dodge City, Ford County, Kan., July 24, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; Ford County Attorney, 1947-48; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1951-55; Governor of Kansas, 1955-57; resigned 1957; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1957; resigned 1957. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Jaycees; Lions; Elks; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Kappa Tau; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kan., March 18, 1970 (age 53 years, 237 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick L. Hall and Etta (Brewer) Hall; married to Leadell Schneider.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Kelvin Holliday (b. 1933) — also known as Robert K. Holliday; Bob Holliday — of Oak Hill, Fayette County, W.Va.; Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Logan, Logan County, W.Va., February 11, 1933. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; television producer; author; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County; elected 1962, 1964, 1966; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1969-72, 1981-94; resigned 1972, 1994; defeated, 1996. Presbyterian. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of J. Kelvin Holliday and Kathleen (Harris) Holliday; married, December 23, 1956, to Sylvia Lawson; father of Kelvin E. Holliday.
  Sharon Pratt Kelly (b. 1944) — also known as Sharon Pratt; Sharon Pratt Dixon — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., January 30, 1944. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from District of Columbia, 1977-90; Treasurer of Democratic National Committee, 1985-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1988 (speaker), 1996; mayor of Washington, D.C., 1991-95; defeated in primary, 1994. Female. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Pi Sigma Alpha. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Daughter of Carlisle Pratt and Mildred (Petticord) Pratt; married 1966 to Arrington Liggins Dixon; married, December 7, 1991, to James R. Kelly III.
  Samuel Owen Lane (1914-1974) — also known as Samuel O. Lane — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Flora, Clay County, Ill., July 20, 1914. Economist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Vienna, 1954-55; Seoul, 1955-57; U.S. Consul General in Guayaquil, 1962; Quito, 1962-66; Hermosillo, 1966. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died July 4, 1974 (age 59 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Volney Dorsey Lane and Catherine Virginia (Todd) Lane; married, December 7, 1943, to Neva Gene Jones.
  James Kenneth Logan (b. 1929) — also known as James K. Logan — of Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Quenemo, Osage County, Kan., August 21, 1929. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Walter Huxman, 1955-56; lawyer; law professor; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1968; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1977-94; took senior status 1994. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Lysle Logan and Esther Maurine (Price) Logan; married, June 8, 1952, to Beverly Jo Jennings.
  Cross-reference: Carol A. Beier
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Richard Green Lugar (1932-2019) — also known as Richard G. Lugar — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 4, 1932. Republican. Rhodes scholar; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1968-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1968, 1972; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1977-; defeated, 1974; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1996. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Delta Epsilon; Pi Sigma Alpha; Beta Theta Pi; Rotary; Blue Key. Died in Annandale, Fairfax County, Va., April 28, 2019 (age 87 years, 24 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin L. Lugar and Bertha (Green) Lugar; married, September 8, 1956, to Charlene Smeltzer.
  Cross-reference: Todd C. Young — Mitch Daniels
   — The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, at Indiana University, is partly named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Richard Lugar: John T. Shaw, Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill
Justin Miller Robert Justin Miller (1888-1973) — also known as Justin Miller — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Crescent City, Del Norte County, Calif., November 17, 1888. Lawyer; Kings County District Attorney, 1915-18; law professor; Associate Justice of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1937-45; resigned 1945; chairman and general counsel, National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Order of the Coif; Delta Sigma Rho; Delta Chi; Alpha Pi Zeta; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; Sigma Nu Phi. Died, in a hospital at Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 17, 1973 (age 84 years, 61 days). Interment at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Willis Miller and Matilda (Morrison) Miller; married, June 20, 1915, to May Merrill.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
  William Hubbs Rehnquist (1924-2005) — also known as William H. Rehnquist; William Donald Rehnquist — Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 1, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1972-86; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1986-2005; died in office 2005. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died September 3, 2005 (age 80 years, 337 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Benjamin Rehnquist and Margery (Peck) Rehnquist; married to Natalie Cornell.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Books by William H. Rehnquist: The Supreme Court (2002) — All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime (2000) — Centennial Crisis : The Disputed Election of 1876 (2004)
  Books about William H. Rehnquist: John W. Dean, The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court — John A. Jenkins, The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist
  Victoria L. Schade (b. 1970) — of Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 31, 1970. Republican. Member of Maryland state house of delegates District 31, 1995-99; defeated, 1998. Female. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha. Still living as of 2004.
  Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (1924-2016) — also known as Phyllis Schlafly; Phyllis McAlpin Stewart — of Alton, Madison County, Ill.; Ladue, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 15, 1924. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1952 (24th District), 1970 (23rd District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2004, 2008 (alternate), 2012, 2016. Female. Catholic. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Junior League; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha. Author of A Choice Not An Echo and other books; leader of opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment; founder and president of the Eagle Forum. Died, from cancer, in Ladue, St. Louis County, Mo., September 5, 2016 (age 92 years, 21 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Bruce Stewart; married, October 20, 1949, to John Fred Schlafly Jr..
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Phyllis Schlafly: Feminist Fantasies (2003) — A Choice, Not an Echo (1964) — Equal Pay for Unequal Work (1984) — Pornography's Victims (1987) — Safe Not Sorry (1967) — Kissinger on the Couch (1975) — No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom, with George Neumayr
  Books about Phyllis Schlafly: Carol Felsenthal, Sweetheart of the Silent Majority
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