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  Benjamin S. Adamowski (1906-1982) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 20, 1906. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 25th District, 1931-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (alternate), 1948; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1942; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1955 (Democratic primary), 1963 (Republican); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Sigma Delta Kappa; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Elmwood Park, Cook County, Ill., March 2, 1982 (age 75 years, 102 days). Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Wejnerowski) Adamowski (1879-1965) and Max Adamowski (1880-1929); married to Kathryn E. Kaiser (1907-2001).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Archie Newton Bobbitt (1895-1978) — also known as Arch N. Bobbitt — of English, Crawford County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Eckerty, Crawford County, Ind., September 3, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Crawford County Auditor, 1921-24; chair of Crawford County Republican Party, 1921-25; Indiana state auditor, 1928-30; Indiana Republican state chair, 1937-42; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1951-53. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Legion; Sigma Delta Kappa; American Bar Association. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., January 24, 1978 (age 82 years, 143 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Crandall, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Irvin Henry Bobbitt (1850-1923); married to Frances Adams (1894-1983).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilber Marion Brucker (1894-1968) — also known as Wilber M. Brucker — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., June 23, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1923-26; Michigan state attorney general, 1928-30; appointed 1928; Governor of Michigan, 1931-32; defeated, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1964 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1936; U.S. Secretary of the Army. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Delta Kappa; Phi Gamma Delta; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Moose; Odd Fellows. Suffered an apparent heart attack after attending an Economic Club luncheon, and died soon after, in the emergency room at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 28, 1968 (age 74 years, 127 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Brucker and Robertha H. Brucker; married 1923 to Clara Hantel; father of Wilber Marion Brucker, Jr. (1924?-).
  Political family: Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan.
  Elbert Nostrand Carvel (1910-2005) — also known as Elbert N. Carvel; "Big Bert" — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born in Shelter Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., February 9, 1910. Democrat. Fertilizer manufacturer; Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1945-49; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1946-47, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Governor of Delaware, 1949-53, 1961-65; defeated, 1952; candidate for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1958, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Grange; Sigma Delta Kappa; Alpha Zeta. Died in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., February 6, 2005 (age 94 years, 363 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Queen Anne's County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Arnold Wrightson Carvel and Elizabeth (Nostrand) Carvel; married, December 17, 1932, to Ann Hall Valliant.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kit Francis Clardy (1892-1961) — also known as Kit F. Clardy; "Michigan's McCarthy" — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Butler, Bates County, Mo., June 17, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; president, Creston Transfer Company; director, Truckaway Corporation; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1953-55; defeated, 1950, 1954, 1956. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died in Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 5, 1961 (age 69 years, 80 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Giles William Clardy and Malvry Atkins (Harris) Clardy; first cousin once removed of Martin Linn Clardy (1844-1914).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Eugene H. Clark (b. 1920) — of Sexton's Creek, Clay County, Ky.; Manchester, Clay County, Ky. Born in Sexton's Creek, Clay County, Ky., May 27, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; farmer; school teacher; lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 19th District, 1952-55. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Sigma Delta Kappa; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. C. Clark and Mattie (Sparks) Clark; married, June 3, 1950, to Glada Hounchell.
  Homer Ferguson (1889-1982) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Harrison City, Westmoreland County, Pa., February 25, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 4th District, 1928; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1929-42; appointed 1929; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1943-55; defeated, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1955-56; federal judge, 1956-71. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died December 17, 1982 (age 93 years, 295 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Ferguson and Margaret (Bush) Ferguson; married 1913 to Myrtle Jones.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
J. Ralph Gasque John Ralph Gasque (1913-2004) — also known as J. Ralph Gasque — of Washington, D.C.; Marion, Marion County, S.C. Born near Mullins, Marion County, S.C., May 16, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; real estate developer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Marion County, 1945-48; member of South Carolina state senate, 1949-52, 1956-76 (Marion County 1949-52, 1956-66, 9th District 1967-68, 16th District 1969-72, 11th District 1972-76); resigned 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1964. Member, Woodmen of the World; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died, in Marion Nursing Center, Rains, Marion County, S.C., April 26, 2004 (age 90 years, 346 days). Interment at Devotion Gardens, Marion, S.C.; cenotaph at Little Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Marion County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Cordie Allison Gasque (1881-1935) and Jennie (Price) Gasque (1889-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Richard Paul Gilbert (1924-1991) — also known as Richard P. Gilbert; Dick Gilbert — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., February 5, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for Maryland state senate, 1954; Traffic Court Magistrate, 1956-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1960; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1971-90. Lutheran. Member, Sigma Delta Kappa. Died, of cancer, in Baltimore County, Md., March 11, 1991 (age 67 years, 34 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  William Henry Harrison (1896-1990) — also known as William H. Harrison — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 10, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1927-29; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1945-50; member of Wyoming Republican State Committee, 1946-48; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1951-55, 1961-65, 1967-69; defeated, 1964, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1954. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in 1990 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Russell Benjamin Harrison and Mary (Saunders) Harrison; married, October 19, 1920, to Mary E. Newton; grandson of Alvin Saunders and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); great-grandson of John Scott Harrison; second great-grandson of William Henry Harrison; second great-grandnephew of Carter Bassett Harrison; third great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) and John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814); first cousin four times removed of Burwell Bassett; first cousin five times removed of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin four times removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; third cousin twice removed of Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); fourth cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison II.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Eugene Hook (1893-1982) — also known as Frank E. Hook; "Fightin' Frank" — of Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich.; Edina, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in L'Anse, Baraga County, Mich., May 26, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; miner; lawyer; municipal judge in Michigan, 1924-25; U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1935-43, 1945-47; defeated, 1942 (12th District), 1946 (12th District), 1954 (12th District), 1956 (12th District), 1958 (12th District), 1966 (11th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1948; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 32nd Circuit, 1957; president of radio station WJMS, Ironwood, Mich. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Sigma Delta Kappa; Disabled American Veterans; Americans for Democratic Action. In February 1945, he was involved in a fist fight on the floor of the House of Representatives with John E. Rankin of Mississippi. Died in Edina, Hennepin County, Minn., June 21, 1982 (age 89 years, 26 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Elsie C. Schneider.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Franklin Jenkins (1876-1961) — also known as W. Frank Jenkins — of Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Webster County, Ga., September 7, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Eatonton, Ga., 1902-03; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1905-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1917-36; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1937-50; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1946-48. Baptist. Member, Sigma Nu; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners. Died December 4, 1961 (age 85 years, 88 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Franklin Jenkins and Leila Ulrica (Head) Jenkins; married, November 22, 1899, to Susie May Thomas.
  Marshall Francis McComb (1894-1981) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Denver, Colo., May 6, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1927; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1937-55; justice of California state supreme court, 1956-77; director, Good Samaritan Hospital. Member, Delta Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died September 5, 1981 (age 87 years, 122 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Harry McComb and Estelle (Tredenick) McComb.
  William Aaron Neithercut (b. 1889) — also known as William A. Neithercut — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Clare, Clare County, Mich., October 23, 1889. Democrat. Principal, Michigan School for the Blind, 1909-13; lawyer; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1935; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Sigma Delta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Neithercut and Diana A. (Roloson) Neithercut; married, August 15, 1917, to Ethel N. Gerow.
  James Matlock Ogden (1870-1956) — also known as James M. Ogden — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Danville, Hendricks County, Ind., April 5, 1870. Republican. School teacher and principal; lawyer; Indiana state attorney general, 1929-33. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Delta Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 11, 1956 (age 86 years, 220 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Switzer Ogden and Mary Ann (Carter) Ogden; married, November 11, 1903, to Bess Alice Dean (1884-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Kerr Pollock (1898-1968) — also known as James K. Pollock — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., May 25, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; university professor; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died October 4, 1968 (age 70 years, 132 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Kerr Pollock and Ella (Newton) Pollock; married to Agnes Marie Haun.
  James T. Sloan (b. 1886) — of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 17, 1886. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1941. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Sigma Delta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 26, 1917, to Blanche Marie Field.
  Robert C. Underwood (b. 1915) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Gardner, Grundy County, Ill., October 27, 1915. Lawyer; county judge in Illinois, 1946-62; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1962-84 (3rd District 1962-63, 4th District 1964-84). Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Rotary; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Kappa; Pi Kappa Delta. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Thomas Wiggins (b. 1920) — also known as Ben T. Wiggins — of Toccoa, Stephens County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., November 19, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Stephens County, 1951-56; resigned 1956; member of Georgia public service commission, 1956-; appointed 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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