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Portugese ancestry Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  James R. Aiona, Jr. (b. 1955) — also known as Duke Aiona — of Kapolei, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, June 8, 1955. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Hawaii, 1990; Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, 2002-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 2004, 2008. Chinese, Portugese, and Hawaiian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of James Aiona, Sr.; married 1982 to Vivian Welsh; cousin *** of Sam Aiona (1950?-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Albert Cardozo (1828-1885) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 21, 1828. Lawyer; a close ally of corrupt New York City political boss William M. Tweed; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1868-72; resigned 1872; in 1872, an effort was made to impeach him, along with Justice George G. Barnard, on charges that they abused judicial power in various ways to serve Boss Tweed, as well as "robber barons" Jay Gould and Jim Fisk; rather than go through an impeachment trial, Cardozo resigned from the bench; meanwhile, Barnard's impeachment went forward, and he was unanimously convicted. Jewish. Portugese ancestry. Died, from Bright's disease, in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 8, 1885 (age 56 years, 322 days). Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Michael H. Cardozo and Ellen (Hart) Cardozo; married to Rebecca Washington Nathan; father of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (1870-1938).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jacinto F. Diniz (1887-1949) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Azores, 1887. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1940-48; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1947, 1948; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948. Portugese ancestry. Died in 1949 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Edmund Dinis (1912?-?).
  Arthur Goulart (1893-1932) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in 1893. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1929-32; died in office 1932. Portugese ancestry. Died in 1932 (age about 39 years). Burial location unknown.
  Henrique J. Laidley (1828-1904) — also known as Henrique Laidley; Henry Laidley — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Portugal, June 24, 1828. Debt collector; Vice-Consul for Portugal in San Francisco, Calif., 1870-1904. English and Portugese ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in his consular office, in San Francisco, Calif., December 7, 1904 (age 76 years, 166 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco Columbarium, San Francisco, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  A. Tony Montiero — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Insurance agent; real estate agent; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly 20th District, 2003 (Republican), 2011 (Democratic primary), 2015 (Democratic primary). Portugese ancestry. Member, Lions. Still living as of 2015.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  David Naar (1800-1880) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J.; Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 6, 1800. Democrat. Mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1842-45; U.S. Consul in SAINT Thomas, 1848; newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1860; New Jersey state treasurer, 1865. Jewish. Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., February 24, 1880 (age 79 years, 110 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Naar (1769-1834).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) — Born in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1854. Republican. Band conductor; composer; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1924. Bavarian and Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Audubon Society. He was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1973. Died, in his room at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 6, 1932 (age 77 years, 121 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Antonio John Sousa (1824-1892) and Marie Elizabeth (Trinkhaus) Sousa (1826-1908); married to Jane van Middlesworth Bellis (1862-1944); great-grandfather of John Philip Sousa IV (1950?-).
  The John Philip Sousa Bridge (built 1938-41), which takes Pennsylvania Avenue over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  David G. Valadao (b. 1977) — of Hanford, Kings County, Calif. Born in Hanford, Kings County, Calif., April 14, 1977. Republican. Farmer; member of California state assembly 30th District, 2010-12; U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 2013-. Portugese ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Adelaide Gail Zappa (b. 1945) — also known as Gail Zappa; Adelaide Gail Sloatman — of California. Born January 1, 1945. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000. Female. Portugese ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married, September 21, 1967, to Frank Zappa (1940-1993; musician).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Antonio Zerbone (1832-1917) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Flores, Azores, August 5, 1832. Goldsmith; Vice-Consul for Portugal in New Bedford, Mass., 1883-99. Portugese ancestry. Died, from cerebral apoplexy, in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., January 5, 1917 (age 84 years, 153 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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