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  Orison Rudolph Aggrey (1926-2016) — also known as O. Rudolph Aggrey — of Washington, D.C. Born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., July 24, 1926. Newspaper reporter; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Lagos, 1951-53; U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, 1973-77; Gambia, 1973-77; Romania, 1977-81. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Delta Chi. Died April 6, 2016 (age 89 years, 257 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey (1878-1927) and Rose Rudolph (Douglass) Aggrey; married, November 5, 1966, to Francoise Christiane Fratacci (1934-2016).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908-2002) — also known as Walter H. Annenberg — of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 13, 1908. Vice-president of his father's company, which published the Racing Form and other newspapers; he and his father were indicted for tax evasion in 1939, but the charges against him were dismissed as part of a plea bargain; inherited the company when his father died; founder of Seventeen and TV Guide; owner of radio and television stations; philanthropist; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1969-74. Jewish ancestry. Member, Newcomen Society; Phi Sigma Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Zeta Beta Tau. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. Died, of pneumonia, in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa., October 1, 2002 (age 94 years, 202 days). Interment at Sunnyland Estate, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Moses Annenberg and Sarah Annenberg; married 1938 to Veronica Dunkelman (divorced 1950); married 1951 to Leonore Cohn Rosentiel (1918-2009).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Milan Ashbrook (1928-1982) — also known as John M. Ashbrook; "The Small Paul Revere" — of Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio. Born in Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, September 21, 1928. Republican. Newspaper publisher; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate), 1964; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1957-60; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1961-82; died in office 1982; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1972. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis; Elks; Lions; Delta Theta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Suffered a massive gastrointestinal bleed, and died soon after, in Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Licking County, Ohio, April 24, 1982 (age 53 years, 215 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Albert Ashbrook (1867-1940) and Marie Swank Ashbrook; married 1948 to Joan Needles (divorced 1971); married 1974 to Emily Jean Spencer.
  Political family: Ashbrook family of Newark and Johnstown, Ohio.
  Campaign slogan: "No Left Turns."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth Ferguson Baldridge (1886-1971) — also known as Kenneth F. Baldridge — of Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa. Born in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, May 25, 1886. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1936. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in November, 1971 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Franklin Baldridge and Margaret Jane (Ferguson) Baldridge; married, May 17, 1910, to Katharine McClure.
  Arthur Atwood Ballantine, Jr. (1914-1975) — also known as Art Ballantine — of Durango, La Plata County, Colo. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 12, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; bank director; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Lions; Sons of the American Revolution. Died November 14, 1975 (age 61 years, 33 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Helen Bailey (Graves) Ballantine (1882-1966) and Arthur Atwood Ballantine (1883-1960); married, July 26, 1947, to Morley Cowles Gale.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold Henry Barker (b. 1889) — also known as Harold H. Barker — of Elbow Lake, Grant County, Minn. Born in Elbow Lake, Grant County, Minn., June 15, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 48, 1931-38; Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1937; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1946; Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor state chair, 1946-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu; Sigma Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Maynard Bertram Barnes (1897-1970) — also known as Maynard B. Barnes — of Vinton, Benton County, Iowa; Washington, D.C. Born in Le Roy, Mower County, Minn., June 28, 1897. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Patras, 1919-21; Smyrna, 1921-22; Constantinople, 1922-23; U.S. Consul in Constantinople, 1923-24; SAINT Gall, 1924-25; Berlin, 1925-26; Sofia, 1930-34; U.S. Consul General in Dakar, 1942-44. Member, Sigma Delta Chi. Died in August, 1970 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bertram Thomas Barnes and Nellie (Spencer) Barnes; married, April 5, 1924, to Jean Cattell.
  Ellis Yarnal Berry (1902-1999) — also known as E. Y. Berry — of McLaughlin, Corson County, S.Dak. Born in Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, October 6, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1939-42; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1944; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1951-71; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Delta Theta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Died in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., April 1, 1999 (age 96 years, 177 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of William S. Berry and Kitty (Teghtmeyer) Berry; married, March 4, 1928, to Rose Hartinger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Stephen Bolles Stephen Bolles (1866-1941) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Erie, Erie County, Pa.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Janesville, Rock County, Wis. Born in Springboro, Crawford County, Pa., June 25, 1866. Republican. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor and publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1936; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1939-41; died in office 1941. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanis; Grange. Died in Washington, D.C., July 8, 1941 (age 75 years, 13 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson Richard Bolles and Malvina Belle (Whitford) Bolles; married, June 29, 1918, to Aimee Carreras Wall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Frank Parks Briggs (1894-1992) — also known as Frank P. Briggs — of Macon, Macon County, Mo. Born in Armstrong, Howard County, Mo., February 25, 1894. Democrat. Newspaper editor; mayor of Macon, Mo., 1930-32; member of Missouri state senate 9th District, 1933-45; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1945-47; appointed 1945; defeated, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1948. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Elks; Rotary; Sigma Delta Chi. Died in Macon, Macon County, Mo., September 23, 1992 (age 98 years, 211 days). Interment at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Catherine Allen Shull (1895-1993).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Everett Brodie (1876-1939) — of Oregon City, Clackamas County, Ore.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Fort Stevens, Clatsop County, Ore., March 12, 1876. Republican. Newspaper publisher; chair of Clackamas County Republican Party, 1916-21; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1921-25; Finland, 1930-33; member of Oregon Republican State Central Committee, 1928-30. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi. Died June 27, 1939 (age 63 years, 107 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Edward Everett
  Relatives: Son of Elias Henry Brodie and Julia Matilda (Goff) Brodie; married, July 12, 1905, to Imogen Harding.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Jack Bascom Brooks (1922-2012) — also known as Jack B. Brooks — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Crowley, Acadia Parish, La., December 18, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1946-50; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1953-95 (2nd District 1953-67, 9th District 1967-95); defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964. Methodist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; National Rifle Association. Died, in Baptist Hospital, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., December 4, 2012 (age 89 years, 352 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Chachere Brooks and Grace (Pipes) Brooks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Clarence J. Brown, Jr. (b. 1927) — also known as Bud Brown — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, June 18, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1965-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1972; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1982. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Freemasons; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Sigma; Sigma Delta Chi. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence J. Brown (1893-1965) and Ethel (McKinney) Brown; married, June 11, 1955, to Joyce Eldridge.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Leslie Brown (b. 1926) — also known as George L. Brown — of Denver, Colo. Born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., July 1, 1926. Democrat. Member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1955-56; member of Colorado state senate, 1956-75; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1975-79. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Sigma Delta Chi; Jaycees. Still living as of 1997.
Herbert Brownell, Jr. Herbert Brownell, Jr. (1904-1996) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Peru, Nemaha County, Neb., February 20, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1933-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1944, 1948; campaign manager, Thomas E. Dewey for Governor of New York and President; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1944-46; U.S. Attorney General, 1953-57. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Died of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1996 (age 92 years, 71 days). Interment at Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Brownell (1868-1936) and Mary A. (Miller) Brownell (1868-1959); married, June 16, 1934, to Doris A. McCarter (1904-1979); married 1987 to Marion Taylor.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Brownell: Advising Ike : The Memoirs of Attorney General Herbert Brownell (1993)
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
Earl L. Butz Earl Lauer Butz (1909-2008) — also known as Earl L. Butz — of West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Albion, Noble County, Ind., July 3, 1909. Economist; university professor; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-76. Member, Alpha Gamma Rho; Sigma Xi; Sigma Delta Chi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Alpha Zeta; Kiwanis. Resigned in 1976 following a furor over a racist joke. In 1981, he pleaded guilty to income tax evasion; sentenced to five years in prison (served 30 days) and fined $10,000. Died in Kensington, Montgomery County, Md., February 2, 2008 (age 98 years, 214 days). Interment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Lee Butz and Ada Tillie (Lower) Butz; married, December 22, 1937, to Mary Emma Powell; uncle of Dave Butz (professional football player).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  S. Sam Caldwell (b. 1929) — of Georgia. Born in East Point, Fulton County, Ga., January 22, 1929. Georgia commissioner of labor, 1967-. Baptist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Still living as of 1975.
  Francis Higbee Case (1896-1962) — also known as Francis Case — of Custer, Custer County, S.Dak. Born in Everly, Clay County, Iowa, December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; rancher; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1937-51; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1951-62; died in office 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956 (speaker). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Pi Kappa Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Acacia; Elks; Rotary. Died, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 22, 1962 (age 65 years, 195 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Herbert Llywellen Case and Mary Ellen (Grannis) Case; married, August 19, 1926, to Myrle Lucille Graves.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Aloysious Costello (1904-1969) — also known as William A. Costello — of Minnesota. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 5, 1904. Newspaper reporter; television journalist; U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, 1967-69. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Phi Beta Kappa; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Political Science Association. Died, from a heart attack, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, June 20, 1969 (age 65 years, 107 days). Buried at sea.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Albert Wayne Coy (b. 1903) — also known as Wayne Coy — of Delphi, Carroll County, Ind. Born in Shelby County, Ind., November 23, 1903. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor and publisher; radio executive; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1948. Baptist. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Roscoe Coy and Lillian Monell (Nation) Coy; married, September 6, 1927, to Grace Elizabeth Cady.
  Leo Calvin Crawford (b. 1896) — also known as Leo C. Crawford — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Darke County, Ohio, August 30, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, 1939-44; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1946-48. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Frederick Crawford and Jane (McClain) Crawford; married, February 5, 1927, to Sara M. Kelley.
  Marion Price Daniel (1910-1988) — also known as Price Daniel — of Liberty, Liberty County, Tex. Born in Dayton, Liberty County, Tex., October 10, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1939-45; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1943-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1948, 1964; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Texas state attorney general, 1947-53; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1953-57; Governor of Texas, 1957-63; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1971-; appointed 1971. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, from a stroke, in Liberty, Liberty County, Tex., August 25, 1988 (age 77 years, 320 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Liberty County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Price Daniel and Nannie (Partlow) Daniel; brother of William Partlow Daniel (1915-2006); married, June 28, 1940, to Jean Houston Baldwin (second great-granddaughter of Samuel Houston); father of Marion Price Daniel, Jr..
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Price Daniel: Dan Murph, Texas Giant: The Life of Price Daniel
  Joseph Edward Davies (1876-1958) — also known as Joseph E. Davies — of Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis., November 29, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1912; law partner of Timothy T. Ansberry; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1915-18; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1915-16; economic advisor to President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris peace conference after World War I; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1918; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1936; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1936-38; Belgium, 1938-39; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1938-39. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Sigma Delta Chi. Died, of bronchial pneumonia following a stroke, in Washington, D.C., May 9, 1958 (age 81 years, 161 days). Entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Davies and Rahel (Paynter) Davies; married, September 10, 1902, to Emlen Knight (divorced 1935); married, December 15, 1935, to Marjorie Merriwether Post (divorced 1955).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  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
  Susan Golding (b. 1945) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., August 18, 1945. Republican. Mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1992-2000. Female. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanis; Navy League. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Brage Golding and Hilda Fay (Wolf) Golding; married, July 22, 1984, to Richard T. Silberman.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Alfred Theodore Goodwin (b. 1923) — also known as Alfred T. Goodwin — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Wash., June 29, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; newspaper reporter; lawyer; circuit judge in Oregon, 1955-60; justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1960-69; U.S. District Judge for Oregon, 1969. Presbyterian. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Alonzo Theodore Goodwin and Miriam Hazel (Williams) Goodwin; married, December 23, 1943, to Marjorie Elizabeth Major (divorced 1948); married, December 23, 1949, to Mary Ellin Handelin.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Clarence U. Gramelspacher (b. 1897) — of Jasper, Dubois County, Ind. Born in Jasper, Dubois County, Ind., May 25, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; treasurer of Indiana Democratic Party, 1937-44; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1944. Catholic. Member, Elks; Kappa Delta Pi; Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanis; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Marvin Griffin (1907-1982) — also known as Marvin Griffin — of Bainbridge, Decatur County, Ga. Born in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Ga., September 4, 1907. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Decatur County, 1935-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940, 1952; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Adjutant General of Georgia, 1944-47; president, radio station WMGR, Bainbridge, Ga., 1946; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1948-55; Governor of Georgia, 1955-59. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Eagles; Junior Order; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi; Lions. Died June 13, 1982 (age 74 years, 282 days). Interment at Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Howard Griffin (Pat) and Josie (Butler) Griffin; married 1931 to Mary Elizabeth Smith.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Marvin Griffin: Scott E. Buchanan, Some of the People Who Ate My Barbecue Didn't Vote for Me: The Life of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin
  Wilton Earle Hall (1901-1980) — also known as Wilton E. Hall — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C. Born in Starr, Anderson County, S.C., March 11, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; established radio station WAIM, 1935; Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1944, 1956; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1944-45; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956. Baptist. Member, Navy League; Sigma Delta Chi; Elks; Lions. Died in Anderson, Anderson County, S.C., February 25, 1980 (age 78 years, 351 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Dean Hall and Sarah (Tucker) Hall; married, February 1, 1925, to Mary Elizabeth Lightsey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Alfred Hannah (1902-1991) — also known as John A. Hannah — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 9, 1902. Republican. Agricultural extension agent; president of Michigan State College, 1941-55, and Michigan State University, 1955-69; director, Motor Wheel Corporation, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, American Bank and Trust Company, and Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 14th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Newcomen Society; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Zeta. Died in 1991 (age about 88 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilfred Steele Hannah and Mary Ellen (Malone) Hannah; married to Sarah May Shaw.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Rex George Howell (b. 1907) — also known as Rex Howell — of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Norton, Norton County, Kan., May 22, 1907. Republican. Owner-Manager, Western Slope Broadcasting Co. (KFXJ Radio); delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1956. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Delta Sigma; Humane Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1927 to Lucille Auth.
  Emil Hurja (1892-1953) — of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Tex.; Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich. Born in Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich., January 22, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1946, 1948. Finnish ancestry. Member, American Political Science Association; American Economic Association; Sigma Delta Chi. Suffered a heart attack, collapsed and died at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., May 30, 1953 (age 61 years, 128 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Gudrun Anderson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edward Halsey Jenison (1907-1996) — also known as Edward H. Jenison — of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., July 27, 1907. Republican. Newspaper editor; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1947-53 (18th District 1947-49, 23rd District 1949-53); defeated, 1952, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1968 (alternate). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks. Died June 22, 1996 (age 88 years, 331 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Manley Jenison and Laura (Hinsey) Jenison; married, September 14, 1929, to Barbara E. Weinburgh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Beauford Halbert Jester (1893-1949) — also known as Beauford Jester — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., January 12, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Texas, 1947-49; died in office 1949; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Kappa Sigma; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Lions. Died, aboard a Pullman railroad car, near Houston, Harris County, Tex., July 11, 1949 (age 56 years, 180 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of George Taylor Jester (1846-1922) and Frances Paine (Gordon) Jester (1861-1953); married, June 15, 1921, to Mabel Buchanan (1901-1984); second cousin of Perry Northen Jester.
  Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
  Jester Center Residence Hall (built 1969), at the University of Texas, Austin, is named for him.
  Goodwin Jess Knight (1896-1970) — also known as Goodwin J. Knight — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1935-46; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1947-53; Governor of California, 1953-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956 (speaker), 1960 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1958; Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Odd Fellows; Order of Ahepa; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 22, 1970 (age 73 years, 164 days). Originally entombed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.; re-entombed in 1971 in mausoleum at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jess Knight and Lillie J. (Milner) Knight; married 1925 to Arvilla Pearl Cooley (died 1952); married, August 2, 1954, to Virginia (Piergue) Carlson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Clark Porter Kuykendall (b. 1896) — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., May 10, 1896. U.S. Vice Consul in Amsterdam, 1920-23; Batavia, 1923; U.S. Consul in Batavia, 1926-27; Oslo, 1928-30; Bergen, 1930; Naples, 1930-33; Cherbourg, 1933-35; Kovno, 1935-36. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Sigma Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Kuykendall and Louise (Porter) Kuykendall; married, June 28, 1930, to Kathrine Nicolaysen.
  Lee Loevinger (1913-2004) — of Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 24, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1960-61; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1963-68. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Xi; Sigma Delta Chi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died April 26, 2004 (age 91 years, 2 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gustavus Loevinger and Millie (Strouse) Loevinger; married, March 4, 1950, to Ruth E. Howe.
  Curtis Daniel MacDougall (1903-1985) — also known as Curtis D. MacDougall — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., February 11, 1903. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1944. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Delta Epsilon; Pi Kappa Delta; Acacia. Died in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., November 10, 1985 (age 82 years, 272 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Gilbert Thomas MacDougall and Isabella (McCollum) MacDougall; married to Genevieve Rockwood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Vories McNutt (1891-1955) — also known as Paul V. McNutt — of Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., July 19, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; law professor; national commander, American Legion, 1928-29; Governor of Indiana, 1933-37; High Commissioner to the Philippines, 1937-39, 1945-46; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1940; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1940, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1944; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1946-47; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Tau Kappa Alpha; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 24, 1955 (age 63 years, 248 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1918 to Kathleen Timolet.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  George Theodore Mickelson (1903-1965) — also known as George T. Mickelson — of Selby, Walworth County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Selby, Walworth County, S.Dak., July 23, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1937-42 (40th District 1937-38, 39th District 1939-42); Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1941-42; South Dakota state attorney general, 1943-47; Governor of South Dakota, 1947-51; U.S. District Judge for South Dakota, 1953-65; died in office 1965. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks. Died February 28, 1965 (age 61 years, 220 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George M. Mickelson and Emma L. (Craig) Mickelson; married, April 6, 1928, to Madge E. Turner; father of George Speaker Mickelson (1941-1993).
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Haight Morrison IV (1905-1974) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, La., March 12, 1905. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of Louisiana state board of education, 1930; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Catholic. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 4, 1974 (age 69 years, 267 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Haight Morrison III (1875-1929) and Eloise (Yancy) Morrison (1876-1905); half-brother of de Lesseps Story Morrison; married, July 4, 1938, to Mary Meek (1911-1999); first cousin once removed of Corinne Claiborne Boggs (1916-2013); first cousin twice removed of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr..
  Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
Chase S. Osborn Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) — also known as Chase S. Osborn — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in a log house in Huntington County, Ind., January 22, 1860. Republican. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1889-93; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-11; appointed 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Governor of Michigan, 1911-12; defeated, 1914; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918, 1930; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Presbyterian. English, French, and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Knights of Pythias; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died April 11, 1949 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Chippewa County, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Salmon P. Chase
  Relatives: Son of George A. Osborn and Margaret (Fannon) Osborn; married, May 7, 1881, to Lillian G. Jones.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
Carroll W. Parcher Carroll Wilmot Parcher (1903-1992) — also known as Carroll W. Parcher; "Mr. Glendale" — of Tujunga, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 13, 1903. Republican. Newspaper editor-publisher, columnist; candidate in primary for California state assembly, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952, 1956 (alternate); mayor of Glendale, Calif., 1977-78, 1979-81, 1984-85. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanis. Died, of cancer, in Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 31, 1992 (age 88 years, 200 days). Interment at Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Wilmot Parcher (1866?-?) and Nannie (McBryde) Parcher; married, November 8, 1924, to Frances Morgan.
  Parcher Plaza, in the Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, California, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Glendale Public Library
Eugene C. Pulliam Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975) — also known as Eugene C. Pulliam — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born, in a sod dugout, in Grant County, Kan., May 3, 1889. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; director, New York Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 23, 1975 (age 86 years, 51 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Irvin Brown Pulliam (1859-1946) and Martha Ellen (Collins) Pulliam (1860-1932); married 1912 to Myrta Smith (1887-1917); married 1919 to Martha Ott (1891-1991; divorced 1941); married 1941 to Nina G. Mason (1906-1997); grandfather of James Danforth Quayle (1947-).
  Political family: Quayle-Pulliam family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Arizona Republic, August 31, 2011
  Harold E. Rainville (b. 1907) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 30, 1907. Republican. Public relations executive; campaign manager in many elections for U.S. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen; also special assistant to the Senator; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Van Buren Rainville and Agnes Marie (Ward) Rainville; married, August 6, 1932, to Mariann Rita Pack.
George Wahr Sallade George Wahr Sallade (1922-1997) — also known as George W. Sallade — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 16, 1922. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1955-60; defeated (Democratic), 1968; chair of Washtenaw County Democratic Party, 1965-68; Democratic candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1966, 1970; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1982; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1988 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Freemasons; Moose; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Sigma Phi. Died June 18, 1997 (age 74 years, 214 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Image source: Ann Arbor News, June 15, 1968
  Robert Lee Fulton Sikes (1906-1994) — also known as Robert L. F. Sikes — of Crestview, Okaloosa County, Fla. Born in Isabella, Worth County, Ga., June 3, 1906. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1941-44, 1945-79 (3rd District 1941-44, 1945-63, 1st District 1963-79); resigned 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 (delegation chair). Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; Military Order of the World Wars; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho; Elks. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1976 over conflicts of interest. Died while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, September 28, 1994 (age 88 years, 117 days). Interment at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Sikes and Clara Ophelia (Ford) Sikes; married to Inez Tyner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969) — also known as Charles A. Sprague — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., November 12, 1887. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; Governor of Oregon, 1939-43. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Rotary. Died in Salem, Marion County, Ore., March 13, 1969 (age 81 years, 121 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Allen Sprague (1856-1911) and Caroline (Glasgow) Sprague (1857-1896); married, August 8, 1912, to Blanche Chamberlain (1881-1976); third cousin twice removed of William Sprague (1799-1856); fourth cousin of Walter Keene Linscott and Sidney Smythe Linscott; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague (1827-1910) and William Sprague (1830-1915).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sprague family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles A. Sprague High School (opened 1972), in Salem, Oregon, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Junior Taylor (1902-1984) — also known as Henry J. Taylor — of Virginia. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 2, 1902. Republican. Pulp and paper industry; trustee, Manhattan Savings Bank; director, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; author; newspaper correspondent; economist; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, 1957-61. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; Loyal Legion. Died in 1984 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Noble Taylor and Eileen Louise (O'Hare) Taylor; married, March 2, 1928, to Olivia Fay Kimbro; married, July 3, 1970, to Marion J. E. Richardson.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Lionel Van Deerlin (1914-2008) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 25, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; journalist; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-81 (37th District 1963-73, 41st District 1973-75, 42nd District 1975-81); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 17, 2008 (age 93 years, 297 days). Interment at All Saints Cemetery, San Luis Rey, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Lionel Van Deerlin and Gladys Mary (Young) Van Deerlin; married, October 8, 1940, to Mary Jo Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Bernard Wachs (1897-1974) — also known as Fred B. Wachs — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., October 22, 1897. Republican. Newspaper editor; treasurer of Kentucky Republican Party, 1930-67; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Jaycees; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Newcomen Society. Died in 1974 (age about 76 years). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Selmar Wachs and Emma (Niemeyer) Wachs; married, October 15, 1919, to Jeanne Faulkner (1896-1985).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph Eilert Wenke (b. 1898) — also known as Adolph E. Wenke — of Stanton, Stanton County, Neb. Born in Pender, Thurston County, Neb., January 22, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936; district judge in Nebraska 9th District, 1938-43; appointed 1938; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1943-. Congregationalist. German ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; American Legion; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Wenke and Henrietta (Athen) Wenke; married, June 7, 1925, to Gertrude H. Bauer.
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