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Sigma Alpha Mu
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Thomas Joseph Downey (b. 1949) — also known as Thomas J. Downey — of West Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Amityville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Ozone Park, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 28, 1949. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1984, 1988; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1975-93; defeated, 1992. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Mu; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Norma Rita Morgillo Downey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Philip Halpern (1902-1963) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., November 12, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 48th District, 1938; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1948-63; died in office 1963; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1952-63 (3rd Department 1952-57, 4th Department 1958-63); died in office 1963. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Zionist Organization of America; Knights of Pythias; Sigma Alpha Mu; B'nai B'rith. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., August 25, 1963 (age 60 years, 286 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel M. Halpern and Rebecca L. (Yatzkan) Halpern; married, September 2, 1928, to Goldene Friedman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Peter Lantos (1928-2008) — also known as Tom Lantos; Tamas Peter Lantos — of Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary, February 1, 1928. Democrat. University professor; television news commentator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1976, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from California, 1981-2008 (11th District 1981-93, 12th District 1993-2008); died in office 2008. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Mu. Arrested for disorderly conduct in April 2006, while taking part civil disobedience action to protest genocide in Darfur, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Died, of cancer of the esophagus, in Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 11, 2008 (age 80 years, 10 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Annette Tillemann; father of Katrina Lantos (who married Richard Nelson Swett).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Albert Ottenheimer (b. 1905) — also known as Joseph A. Ottenheimer — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, April 7, 1905. Republican. Insurance executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1944 (alternate), 1948. Jewish. Member, Sigma Alpha Mu. Burial location unknown.
  Michael E. Reiburn (b. 1893) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 12, 1893. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 22nd District, 1921-22; member of New York state senate 20th District, 1923-26. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Mu; Delta Sigma Rho; Modern Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Kenneth Joel Rothman (b. 1935) — also known as Kenneth J. Rothman — of University City, St. Louis County, Mo.; Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 11, 1935. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1963-80; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1981-85. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Mu; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 1993.
  Relatives: Married, April 10, 1965, to Geraldine Jaffe.
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