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  Richard J. Allen (b. 1933) — of Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich.; Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich., August 6, 1933. Republican. Veterinarian; college professor; member of Michigan state house of representatives 88th District, 1969-72; defeated in primary, 1972; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1975-82; defeated in primary, 1982; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1980, 1990 (primary). Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Rotary; Audubon Society; Sierra Club. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Lester J. Allen (1900-1976).
  John Finley Baldwin, Jr. (1915-1966) — also known as John F. Baldwin, Jr. — of Martinez, Contra Costa County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 28, 1915. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from California, 1955-66 (6th District 1955-63, 14th District 1963-66); died in office 1966. Member, Sierra Club; Kiwanis. Died, of cancer, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 9, 1966 (age 50 years, 254 days). Interment at Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Finley Baldwin and Nellie (Linekin) Baldwin; married, December 20, 1944, to Mary Isaacs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jackie Biskupski — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Democrat. Member of Utah state house of representatives 30th District, 1999-2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2000. Polish ancestry. Member, Sierra Club; American Civil Liberties Union; Lesbian. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John L. Boettner, Jr. (b. 1943) — also known as Si Boettner — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Frostburg, Allegany County, Md., June 18, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 17th District, 1975-78; defeated, 1970, 1972; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1979-89; resigned 1989. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Sierra Club; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1989.
  Relatives: Son of John Lewis Boettner, Sr. and Grace (Mitter) Boettner; married, June 22, 1968, to Catherine Frerotte.
  Betty Castor (b. 1941) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Glassboro, Gloucester County, N.J., May 11, 1941. Democrat. Member of Florida state senate, 1977-78, 1983-86 (23rd District 1977-78, 21st District 1983-86); candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1978; Florida Commissioner of Education, 1986; President of of the University of South Florida, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004; candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 2004. Female. Lutheran. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Sierra Club. Inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1996. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Bowe and Gladys Wright Bowe; married to Samuel P. Bell III (1939-).
  Lloyd Davis (c.1915-2001) — of South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., about 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1967-70. Catholic. Member, Sierra Club. On October 26, 1969, he stabbed his wife, Mary Troja Davis, with a 9-inch butcher knife; she recovered. Charged with felony assault to commit murder; tried in 1970 and found not guilty by reason of insanity. Years later, he attributed the incident to a skin cancer drug. Died in South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 22, 2001 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Roman P. Denissen (b. 1918) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Bellevue town, Brown County, Wis., July 13, 1918. Mayor of Green Bay, Wis., 1959-65; defeated, 1965. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Sierra Club; American Association of Retired Persons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Matt Denissen and Nettie (Parins) Denissen; married, August 24, 1939, to Ursula Carmody (died 1983); married, December 27, 1984, to Agnes (Johnson) LeClair (died 2003).
  Thomas P. DiNapoli — also known as Tom DiNapoli — of Great Neck, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly 16th District, 1987-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012. Italian ancestry. Member, Sierra Club; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2012.
  Robert Filner (b. 1942) — also known as Bob Filner — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1942. Democrat. University professor; U.S. Representative from California, 1993-2008 (50th District 1993-2003, 51st District 2003-08); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, Urban League; Navy League; Sierra Club. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph H. Filner and Sarah F. Filner; married, December 29, 1985, to Jane P. Merrill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  John J. G. Grames (b. 1936) — also known as Johnny Grames — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in a hospital at Anchorage, Alaska, October 1, 1936. Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1996, 1998. Member, Sierra Club; Audubon Society; American Civil Liberties Union; American Association of Retired Persons. Still living as of 1998.
  Loni Hancock (b. 1950) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1950. Democrat. Mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 1986-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988; member of California state assembly 4th District, 2003-. Female. Member, Sierra Club. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Daughter of Donald S. Harrington; married to Thomas H. Bates (1938-).
  Political family: Hancock-Bates-Harrington family of Berkeley, California.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edward J. Healey (1924-2000) — of Florida. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1974-80, 1982-84, 1986-2000 (81st District 1974-80, 86th District 1982-84, 1986-2000); defeated, 1972 (81st District), 1980 (81st District), 1984 (86th District); died in office 2000. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Association of Retired Persons; Audubon Society; American Legion; Nature Conservancy; Sierra Club; Urban League; Common Cause. While attending a primary victory rally for Al Gore, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and died the next day at a hospital at Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., March 15, 2000 (age 75 years, 233 days). Burial location unknown.
  Christine T. Kehoe — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 49th District, 1998; member of California state assembly 76th District, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Lesbian. Member, Sierra Club; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2008.
  Lawrence Kestenbaum (b. 1955) — also known as Larry Kestenbaum — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Ingham County Commissioner 8th District, 1983-88; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1998; Washtenaw County Commissioner 4th District, 2000-02; Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds, 2005-. Jewish. Hungarian, German, Polish, and Norwegian ancestry. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Grange; Sierra Club; NAACP. Creator of The Political Graveyard web site. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Justin Louis Kestenbaum (1925-1995) and Maryhelen (Dietrich) Kestenbaum (1928-1985); married, November 17, 1990, to Janice Gutfreund; grandnephew of Meyer Kestnbaum (1896-1960).
  Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Barbara Ann Jackson Koerber (b. 1929) — also known as Barbara A. Koerber — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 6, 1929. Democrat. Candidate for Iowa state senate 17th District, 1970. Female. Unitarian. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Sierra Club; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2000.
  Beth Krom — of Irvine, Orange County, Calif. Mayor of Irvine, Calif.; elected 2004, 2006. Female. Member, Sierra Club. Still living as of 2006.
  Naomi Caplan Matusow (b. 1938) — also known as Naomi Matusow — of Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 31, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 (alternate), 2000; member of New York state assembly, 1993. Female. Jewish. Member, Sierra Club. Still living as of 2000.
Joseph M. Minard Joseph M. Minard (b. 1932) — also known as Joe Minard — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born January 5, 1932. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates 30th District, 1983-90; appointed 1983; member of West Virginia state senate, 1991-94, 1999-2013 (13th District 1991-94, 12th District 1999-2013); resigned 2013. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus; Sierra Club. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Contento.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Virginia Papan — also known as Gina Papan — of Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for California state assembly 19th District, 2002. Female. Greek ancestry. Member, Lions; Sierra Club. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Daughter of Louis J. Papan (1928-2007).
  Mark Pocan (b. 1964) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wis., August 14, 1964. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly 78th District, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000, 2008. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Sierra Club; Gay. Still living as of 2008.
  Charlotte Pritt (b. 1949) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 2, 1949. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 23rd District; elected 1984, 1986; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1989-92; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; National Organization for Women; Sierra Club. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Daughter of Garnett Edmund Pritt and Ada Ernestine (Lanham) Pritt.
  Edwin John Turanchik (born c.1956) — also known as Ed Turanchik; "Choo-Choo" — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born about 1956. Anderson Coalition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980; lawyer; real estate developer; Hillsborough County Commissioner, 1990-2000; candidate for mayor of Tampa, Fla., 2011. Catholic. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sierra Club. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Son of John Turanchik; married 1992 to Jenny Pierson.
  Henry Arnold Waxman (b. 1939) — also known as Henry A. Waxman — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 12, 1939. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from California, 1975-2015 (24th District 1975-93, 29th District 1993-2003, 30th District 2003-13, 33rd District 2013-15); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Sierra Club. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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