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  Robert Thomas Ashmore (1904-1989) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville County, S.C., February 22, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1953-69. Baptist. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Jaycees; Junior Order; Exchange Club. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., October 5, 1989 (age 85 years, 225 days). Interment at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas Ashmore and Lena (Smith) Ashmore; married, February 6, 1942, to Willie Vance Linthicum; cousin *** of John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gaspar Griswold Bacon (1886-1947) — also known as Gaspar G. Bacon — of Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 7, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940; member of Massachusetts state senate Eighth Suffolk District, 1925-32; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1933-35; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1934; director, Southern Railway Co., Eliot Savings Bank; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Odd Fellows; Reserve Officers Association. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., December 24, 1947 (age 61 years, 292 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Martha Waldron (Cowdin) Bacon (1860-1940) and Robert Bacon; brother of Robert Low Bacon (1884-1938); married, July 16, 1910, to Priscilla Toland (1888-1965).
  Political family: Bacon family of Westbury, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence D. Bell (b. 1914) — of Upland, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Upland, Delaware County, Pa., February 4, 1914. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1961-2002. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Exchange Club; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Bell and Belle (Hanna) Bell; married to Mary Isabel James.
  Charles Edward Bennett (1914-1987) — also known as Charles E. Bennett — of Denver, Colo. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., November 14, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; president, Sally Lou Food Co.; vice-president, Tasty Foods Inc.; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1948-50; member of Colorado state senate, 1958. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Beta Theta Pi; Humane Society; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Reserve Officers Association. Died July 22, 1987 (age 72 years, 250 days). Interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Married, October 20, 1940, to Sylvia Patricia Mason.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harlan Besson (1887-1949) — of Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J.; Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J. Born in Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J., July 1, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1912; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1932-35. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Upsilon; Freemasons; Reserve Officers Association. Died, of heart disease, in Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J., January 9, 1949 (age 61 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Austin Besson (c.1854-1937) and Arabella (Roseberry) Besson; married, May 14, 1913, to Addie Case; cousin *** of J. W. Rufus Besson (1871?-1936).
  Joel Thomas Broyhill (1919-2006) — also known as Joel T. Broyhill — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Hopewell, Va., November 4, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; taken prisoner by the German forces in the Battle of the Bulge; escaped after six months; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1953-75; defeated, 1974; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Freemasons; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, of congestive heart failure and pneumonia, in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., September 24, 2006 (age 86 years, 324 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin Talmadge Broyhill and Nellie Magdalene (Brewer) Broyhill; married, May 17, 1942, to Jane Marshall Bragg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Walter Cannon (1912-2002) — also known as Howard W. Cannon — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in St. George, Washington County, Utah, January 26, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1959-83; defeated, 1982. Mormon. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Lions; Elks. Died, of congestive heart failure, at the Odyssey House Hospice, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., March 6, 2002 (age 90 years, 39 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Cannon and Leah (Sullivan) Cannon; married, December 21, 1945, to Dorothy Pace.
  Cross-reference: Mike O'Callaghan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Books about Howard Cannon: Michael Vernetti, Senator Howard Cannon of Nevada: A Biography
  Burnett Hayden Crawford (b. 1922) — also known as B. Hayden Crawford — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., June 29, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1954-58; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1960, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; Navy League; Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Burnett Hayden Crawford and Margaret Sara (Stevenson) Crawford; married, June 5, 1946, to Alyn Carolyn McCann.
  Fred Henry Davis (1894-1937) — also known as Fred H. Davis — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 18, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Leon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-20; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1921-27; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1927; Florida state attorney general, 1927-31; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1931-37; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1933-35. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Lions. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 20, 1937 (age 43 years, 33 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Henry Davis and Annie E. (Pearson) Davis; married, February 3, 1921, to Frances M. Chambers.
  Epitaph: "Lawyer - Statesman - Jurist - Soldier."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bowman Elder (1888-1954) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 4, 1888. Democrat. Real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916, 1932, 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; treasurer of Indiana Democratic Party, 1924-26; treasurer, Indiana Office Furniture Co., 1929-35; receiver who liquidated Indiana's interurban railways, 1933-40; Consular Agent for France in Indianapolis, Ind., 1935. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks; Zeta Psi. Died, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 10, 1954 (age 66 years, 98 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William Line Elder (1855-1940); married to Madeline Fortune.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Lambert Feltus (1889-1971) — also known as Paul L. Feltus — of Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind. Born in Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., December 10, 1889. Democrat. Newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); acting postmaster at Bloomington, Ind., 1952-54. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association. Died, in Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., February 2, 1971 (age 81 years, 54 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Henry James Feltus (1846-1926) and Ella Catherine (Baird) Feltus (1848-1922); married to Lucille Clevenger (1897-1934) and Thelma Hinkle.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Neal Randolph Fosseen (1908-2004) — also known as Neal R. Fosseen — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Yakima, Yakima County, Wash., November 27, 1908. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; brick and clay tile products manufacturer; mayor of Spokane, Wash., 1960-67. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Kappa Psi; Beta Theta Pi; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Reserve Officers Association. Died July 21, 2004 (age 95 years, 237 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Benjamin Fosseen and Florence Vance (Neal) Fosseen; married, September 26, 1936, to Helen Witherspoon; nephew of Manley Lewis Fosseen (1869-1947); grandnephew of Samuel Richolson.
  Political family: Fosseen family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  José Miguel Gallardo (1897-1976) — of Puerto Rico; Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in San Germán, San Germán Municipio, Puerto Rico, September 29, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; college professor; Puerto Rico comissioner of education, 1937-45; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1940-41, 1941. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Reserve Officers Association; Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, July 18, 1976 (age 78 years, 293 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of José Gallardo and Luisa (Garcia) Gallardo; married, June 23, 1926, to Ida Evans Magee.
  John Longdon Gay (1866-1956) — also known as John L. Gay — Born in Pizgah, Cooper County, Mo., June 23, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1928-31. Member, Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died November 17, 1956 (age 90 years, 147 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas C. Gay and Mary Ann (Hill) Gay; married, November 18, 1915, to Gertrude Mary Vidler.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Juan Hatfield (1887-1953) — also known as George J. Hatfield — of San Francisco, Calif.; Stevinson, Merced County, Calif. Born, of American parents, in Waterloo, Ontario, October 29, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1922-36; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1925-33; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1935-39; member of California state senate, 1943-53; died in office 1953. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Died, from a heart attack, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., November 15, 1953 (age 66 years, 17 days). Interment at Stevinson Sunnyside Cemetery, Stevinson, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Melancthon Hatfield (1853-1921) and Harriet Juanita (Bingham) Hatfield; married, December 12, 1917, to Judith Barlow Hogan (1889-1953); third cousin twice removed of Abraham Hatfield (1801-1876).
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Cornell family of New York; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Harry B. Hawes Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947) — also known as Harry B. Hawes — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1928; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1921-26; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1926-33; resigned 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; American Economic Association; Izaak Walton League; Audubon Society; American Forestry Association; National Rifle Association. Died in Washington, D.C., July 31, 1947 (age 77 years, 258 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Ripley County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Nicholas Hawes (1843-1891) and Susan Elizabeth (Simrall) Hawes (1846-1900); married, November 15, 1899, to Elizabeth Eppes Osborne Robinson; grandson of Richard Hawes (1797-1877); grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and Albert Gallatin Hawes; great-grandson of George Nicholas; great-grandnephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and Aylett Hawes; second great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Edmund Randolph; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, Carter Bassett Harrison, Francis Walker and William Henry Harrison; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall and Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin twice removed of John Scott Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John J. Cochran
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921
  Clarence Roland Hotchkiss (1880-1952) — also known as Clarence R. Hotchkiss — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in West Warren, Bradford County, Pa., June 5, 1880. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; real estate broker; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1916; secretary of Oregon Republican Party, 1920; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; United Spanish War Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Theta Phi; Phi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., September 17, 1952 (age 72 years, 104 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frederick Hotchkiss (1854-1914) and Melissa Ann (Taylor) Hotchkiss (1857-1886); married, July 2, 1908, to Grace Evangeline North (1878-1959); fourth cousin once removed of Arthur Burnham Woodford (1861-1946).
  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
  Paul S. Hudgins (b. 1909) — of Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va., July 30, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County; elected 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank E. Hudgins and Aurelia (Hoover) Hudgins; married, December 26, 1936, to Helen Cooke.
  Donald Lester Jackson (1910-1981) — also known as Donald L. Jackson — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Washington, D.C. Born in Ipswich, Edmunds County, S.Dak., January 23, 1910. Republican. Newspaper editor; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1947-61; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1969-72. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Marine Corps League. Died at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 27, 1981 (age 71 years, 124 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Lester Jackson and Betina Phoebe (Ames) Jackson; married to Shirley Connell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Roger William Jepsen (b. 1928) — also known as Roger Jepsen — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 23, 1928. Republican. Insurance business; member of Iowa state senate, 1967-69; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1969-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1972; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1979-85; defeated, 1984. Lutheran. Member, Izaak Walton League; Farm Bureau; Shriners; Reserve Officers Association. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Miles Kara (b. 1916) — of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo. Born in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo., February 13, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 10, 1953, to Mary Rinh.
  William Thomas Lovins (1887-1957) — also known as William T. Lovins — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Wayne County, W.Va., August 27, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1934; president, First National Bank of Kenova, 1935-40; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1941-57; resigned 1957. Baptist. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Redmen; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; American Bar Association. Died December 12, 1957 (age 70 years, 107 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Harvey Lovins and Josephine (Sink) Lovins; married, December 31, 1925, to Grace Huff.
  Jack Richard Miller (1916-1994) — also known as Jack Miller — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 6, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1955-56; member of Iowa state senate, 1957-60; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1961-73; defeated, 1972; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1973-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-85; took senior status 1985. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Izaak Walton League; Rotary; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County, Fla., August 29, 1994 (age 78 years, 84 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joseph N. Mondello (b. 1938) — of Levittown, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1938. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Nassau County Republican Party, 1984-; member of Republican National Committee from New York, 1992-2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996, 2008 (delegation chair); New York Republican state chair, 2006-09. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Columbus; Kiwanis; Lions; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Elizabeth Crabtree (1938?-).
  Gaylord Patrick O'Connor (1916-1994) — also known as Gaylord P. O'Connor; Pat O'Connor — of Louisiana, Pike County, Mo. Born in Louisiana, Pike County, Mo., November 20, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1949; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952. Member, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Society of the War of 1812; Reserve Officers Association; Elks; Freemasons. Died, in Pike County Memorial Hospital, Louisiana, Pike County, Mo., December 26, 1994 (age 78 years, 36 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Near Louisiana, Pike County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Vincent O'Connor and Clelia Emma (Ince) O'Connor (1896-1999); married, June 19, 1943, to Martha Jeanne Wing (died 1994).
  Don R. Pears (1899-1992) — of Buchanan, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Buchanan, Berrien County, Mich., September 18, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; real estate broker; partner, Hollywood Theater, Buchanan, Mich.; Berrien County Register of Deeds, 1927-32; Berrien County Clerk, 1941-42, 1945-48; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1951-62, 1965-70 (Berrien County 1st District 1951-62, 43rd District 1965-70); defeated, 1932, 1934; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1959-62; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1962. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Odd Fellows. Died in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., July 17, 1992 (age 92 years, 303 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frederick Pears (1867-1950) and Lura Grace (Rose) Pears (1868-1937); married, February 18, 1931, to Gladys Seidlitz (1909-2000).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John W. Raley, Jr. (b. 1932) — of Ponca City, Kay County, Okla. Born May 23, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Ponca City, Okla., 1980-83; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1990-97. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Raley and Helen Thames Raley.
  William Edwin Ratcliffe (1913-1997) — also known as Edwin Ratcliffe — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 29, 1913. Democrat. Insurance business; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; treasurer of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1946-50; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1949. Disciples of Christ. Member, Jaycees; Elks; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association. Died June 15, 1997 (age 84 years, 78 days). Burial location unknown.
  Roland Savilla (b. 1916) — also known as Joe Savilla — of St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., May 13, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County; elected 1972; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1975-78. Christian. Italian ancestry. Member, Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Reserve Officers Association; Sons of Italy. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Savilla and Mary Ann (Contenta) Savilla; married, May 12, 1973, to Betty Jo Martin.
  Stanley Washburn (1878-1950) — of Lakewood, Ocean County, N.J. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., February 7, 1878. Republican. Newspaper correspondent; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912; president, Washburn Lignite Coal Co., Wilton, N.D., 1926-29; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Delta Psi; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association. Died in 1950 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Drew Washburn and Elizabeth (Muzzy) Washburn (1836-1916); brother of William Drew Washburn, Jr. (1863-1929); married, November 27, 1906, to Alice Langhorne; nephew of Israel Washburn, Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn and Charles Ames Washburn; grandson of Israel Washburn; grandnephew of Reuel Washburn; first cousin of Charles Fox Washburn, Hempstead Washburne and Robert Charles Washburn.
  Political family: Washburn family of Raynham, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  J. E. Watson (b. 1917) — also known as Ned Watson — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., November 8, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; manufacturer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1953-56, 1959-70; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Elks; Moose; Izaak Walton League; Fraternal Order of Police; Phi Gamma Delta; American Judicature Society; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. E. Watson, Jr. and Eleanor (Blackford) Watson; married, May 5, 1942, to Altidel Weager.
  H. Laban White, Jr. (b. 1916) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Spencer, Roane County, W.Va., May 1, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; surveyor; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1957-68; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1965-67. Baptist. Member, Elks; Moose; Lions; American Bar Association; American Legion; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of H. Laban White, Sr. and Nannie Leigh (Cox) White; married, December 23, 1943, to Gwendolyn Beall.
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