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  Emil Baensch (1857-1939) — of Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., June 12, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; Manitowoc County Judge, 1888-94; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1895-99; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1904. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Royal League; American Historical Association. Died in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., 1939 (age about 82 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August Frederick Baensch (1826-1863) and Gesine (Schuette) Baensch (1831-1919); married, November 13, 1882, to Ida Koehler (1860-1947).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Edward J. Brundage Edward Jackson Brundage (1869-1934) — also known as Edward J. Brundage — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Campbell, Steuben County, N.Y., May 13, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 6th District, 1899-1900, 1903-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1928 (alternate); Illinois state attorney general, 1917-25; corporate counsel, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Royal League. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., January 20, 1934 (age 64 years, 252 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Victor D. Brundage and Maria L. (Armstrong) Brundage; married, December 17, 1913, to Germaine Vernier (1886-1967).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Illinois Blue Book 1919
  Richard Nelson Gardner (1881-1953) — also known as Richard N. Gardner; Dick Gardner — of Staples, Todd County, Minn. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., 1881. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 51st District, 1931-43; resigned 1943. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary; Royal League; Knights of Pythias. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 4, 1953 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Joseph Frederick Haas (b. 1857) — also known as Joseph F. Haas — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 15, 1857. Republican. Member of Illinois state senate 25th District, 1903-06; Cook County Clerk, 1906-10; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1908; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912; Cook County Recorder of Deeds, 1917. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Haas and Elizabeth (Sagisser) Haas; married 1877 to Minnie R. McKenzie.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Andrew Custer Metzger (b. 1873) — also known as Andrew C. Metzger — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 18, 1873. Republican. Partner in Walsh & Metzger plumbing and heating firm; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1925, 1941; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Woodmen; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  August William Miller (b. 1861) — also known as August W. Miller — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 8, 1861. Republican. Wholesale milliner; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 (alternate), 1908, 1916. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Foresters; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George M. Miller (Chicago police captain) and Barbara (Blettner) Miller; married 1884 to Pauline Steinhagen.
  Frank J. Ryan (b. 1861) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, March 30, 1861. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 11th District, 1911-16, 1919-22; member of Illinois state senate 11th District; elected 1922. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Adolph Joachim Sabath (1866-1952) — also known as Adolph J. Sabath; A. J. Sabath — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Zabori, Bohemia (now Czechia), April 4, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; municipal judge in Illinois, 1895-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1907-52 (5th District 1907-49, 7th District 1949-52); died in office 1952. Jewish. Bohemian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Royal League. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., November 6, 1952 (age 86 years, 216 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Joachim Sabath and Barbara (Eissenschimmel) Sabath; married, December 31, 1917, to Mae Ruth Fuerst (1892-1956).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Fred E. Sterling Frederick E. Sterling (b. 1869) — also known as Fred E. Sterling — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in Dixon, Lee County, Ill., June 29, 1869. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1914-16; Illinois Republican state chair, 1916; Illinois state treasurer, 1919-21; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1921-33. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Moose; Kiwanis; Elks; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Illinois Blue Book 1919
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