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  Harry Jacob Anslinger (1892-1975) — also known as Harry J. Anslinger — of Altoona, Blair County, Pa.; Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa. Born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., May 20, 1892. Employed with Pennsylvania Railroad until 1916; Pennsylvania state fire marshal, 1916-17; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Hamburg, 1921-23; La Guaira, 1923-25; U.S. Consul in Nassau, 1925-26; Assistant U.S. Commissioner of Prohibition, 1929-30; U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics, 1930-62. Member, Sigma Nu Phi. Died November 14, 1975 (age 83 years, 178 days). Interment at Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rosa Christina (Fladt) Anslinger (1858-1926) and Robert John Anslinger (1859-1936); married to Martha (Denniston) Leet (1886-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard William Babcock (1917-1986) — also known as Howard W. Babcock — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Austin, Mower County, Minn., April 7, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1958-61. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Nu Phi; Optimist Club. Died August 26, 1986 (age 69 years, 141 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence S. Babcock and Irene Mildred (Orrin) Babcock; married, November 12, 1946, to Leontyna Najgrodzka.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles F. Bachmann (1915-1983) — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., November 26, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1957-60; defeated, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Delta Psi; Sigma Nu Phi; American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners. Died in December, 1983 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl George Bachmann (1890-1980).
  Joseph Bahorski (b. 1882) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., March 10, 1882. Republican. Bakery business; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1923-28 (2nd District 1923-26, 3rd District 1927-28); defeated in primary, 1928, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Civitan; Sigma Nu Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Paul Jacob Bailey (1905-1994) — also known as Paul J. Bailey — of Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., October 30, 1905. Republican. Musician; lawyer; farmer; theater owner; member of Maryland Republican State Central Committee, 1935-39; member of Maryland state senate, 1946-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956. Member, Sigma Nu Phi. Died November 30, 1994 (age 89 years, 31 days). Interment at All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Bailey and Lillian (Alwine) Bailey; married to Verna (Putnam) Virts (1902-1996).
  Epitaph: "STATE SENATOR, CONSERVATOR, SERVANT AND FRIEND OF ST. MARY's COUNTY AND MARYLAND -- RETURN UNTO THY REST, O MY SOUL, FOR THE LORD HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY WITH THEE."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Thomas Blair, Jr. (1902-1962) — also known as James T. Blair, Jr. — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in Maysville, DeKalb County, Mo., March 15, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cole County, 1929-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1936, 1960; chair of Cole County Democratic Party, 1939; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Jefferson City, Mo., 1947-48; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1949-57; Governor of Missouri, 1957-61. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Nu Phi; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Kiwanis; Eagles. Died, along with his wife, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, when exhaust fumes from a car left running in an attached garage entered their home through the air conditioning system, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., July 12, 1962 (age 60 years, 119 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Thomas Blair (1871-1944) and Grace Emma (Ray) Blair; married 1926 to Emilie Garnett Chorn (1903-1962).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Arthur Ellison Brown (b. 1892) — also known as Arthur E. Brown — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Tuscola County, Mich., October 23, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; oil executive; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1930; candidate for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1932, 1934, 1938, 1940; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1935-36. Methodist. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; American Legion; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Brown and Ida May (Moshier) Brown; married, July 18, 1918, to Elfrieda A. Juengel.
  Howard Robert Carroll (1907-2000) — also known as Howard R. Carroll — of Van Dyke (now part of Warren), Macomb County, Mich.; Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Ovid Township, Clinton County, Mich., July 24, 1907. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1943-44, 1947-54 (Macomb County 1943-44, Macomb County 1st District 1947-54); defeated in primary, 1984; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; circuit judge in Michigan 16th Circuit, 1956-77; defeated, 1944; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1964. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Rotary; Pi Kappa Delta; Sigma Nu Phi. Died January 10, 2000 (age 92 years, 170 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Carroll and Cora Carroll; married to Ercel G. Oliver.
  Dorr Clayton Casto II (1915-1958) — also known as Dorr C. Casto — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., February 19, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; candidate for West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Theta Chi; Sigma Nu Phi. Died June 2, 1958 (age 43 years, 103 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Dorr Clayton Casto (1880-1918) and Elizabeth (Brigham) Casto; married, May 8, 1941, to Emma Louise Collins; third cousin of Boyd Cleo Casto, Dale George Casto (1900-1958) and Ronald H. Casto; third cousin once removed of A. Dale Casto and Carroll W. Casto.
  Political family: Casto family of West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel James Clarkson (b. 1925) — also known as S. James Clarkson — of Wayne County, Mich.; Southfield, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 9, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 4th District, 1959-60; defeated, 1952 (Wayne County 1st District), 1956 (Oakland County 4th District), 1960 (Oakland County 4th District); mayor of Southfield, Mich., 1961-67; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1964, 1976; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1974. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Nu Phi; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 1976.
  Alton Thomas Davis — also known as Alton T. Davis — of Grayling, Crawford County, Mich. Democrat. Lawyer; Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney; circuit judge in Michigan 46th Circuit, 1990; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 4th District, 2005-10; appointed 2005; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 2010; appointed 2010; defeated, 2010. Episcopalian. Member, American Association for Justice; Sigma Nu Phi; Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Sandra Kay Shellfish.
  See also Ballotpedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Herbert Jackson Drane (1863-1947) — also known as Herbert J. Drane — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Franklin, Simpson County, Ky., June 20, 1863. Democrat. Railroad builder; insurance and real estate business; orange grower; mayor of Lakeland, Fla., 1888-92; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-05; member of Florida state senate, 1913-17; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1917-33; defeated, 1932; member, Federal Power Commission, 1933-37. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Nu Phi. Died in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla., August 11, 1947 (age 84 years, 52 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Ossian A. Drane and Josephine F. (Dickey) Drane; married, December 31, 1885, to Mary Wright; father of Ossian Wright Drane (died in World War I).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joe C. Foster (1904-1974) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Alden, Antrim County, Mich., April 12, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1931-34. Member, Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Nu Phi. Died in 1974 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Frederick J. Gartner, Jr. (1906-1984) — also known as Fred J. Gartner — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., June 28, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; hardware merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1935-44. Catholic. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1984 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles G. Gartner and Margaret (Sullivan) Gartner.
Robert E. Hannegan Robert Emmet Hannegan (1903-1949) — also known as Robert E. Hannegan — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 30, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940; speaker, 1944; U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1943; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1944-47; U.S. Postmaster General, 1945-47; part owner of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, 1947-49. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Nu Phi. Died suddenly from a heart ailment, in St. Louis, Mo., October 6, 1949 (age 46 years, 98 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Patrick Hannegan and Anna (Holden) Hannegan; married, November 14, 1929, to Irma Protzmann.
  Image source: Truman Library
  Frank Melvin Karsten (1913-1992) — also known as Frank M. Karsten — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 7, 1913. Democrat. Secretary to U.S. Rep. John J. Cochran, 1934-46; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1947-69 (13th District 1947-53, 1st District 1953-69). Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Nu Phi. Died May 14, 1992 (age 79 years, 128 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, January 20, 1936, to Opal Osborn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas E. Keane (b. 1905) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 29, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state senate 23rd District, 1935-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956, 1964. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Moose; Sigma Nu Phi. Burial location unknown.
  John T. Kelsey (b. 1921) — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., December 22, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; tool and die maker; real estate sales; municipal judge in Michigan, 1958-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Macomb County 1st District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives 70th District, 1965-82; defeated in primary, 1992. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Disabled American Veterans; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Eagles; Exchange Club; Sigma Nu Phi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Anne Ambrowski.
  Richard David Kuhn (b. 1929) — also known as Richard D. Kuhn — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 8, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 1st District, 1961-62; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 19th District, 1964, 1966 (primary). Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Sigma Nu; Sigma Nu Phi. Still living as of 1966.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Kuhn and Ella (Meinke) Kuhn; married to Sally Ann Scupholm.
  Wilfred J. Lewis (b. 1904) — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Manistee, Manistee County, Mich., February 16, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; Manistee County Prosecuting Attorney; candidate for Michigan state senate 26th District, 1938. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; Jaycees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Lee A. Lewis and Hannah (Engler) Lewis; married, November 19, 1927, to Estelle M. Larson.
James E. Maroney James E. Maroney (b. 1899) — of East Bank, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Cabin Creek, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Shrewsbury, Kanawha County, W.Va., May 5, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1951-52. Catholic. Member, Elks; Sigma Nu Phi; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Joseph Maroney and Kathryn Lenore (McAuley) Maroney; married, June 5, 1937, to Margaret Cecilia Dobson.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Louis D. McGregor (1901-1993) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Linden, Genesee County, Mich., January 9, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1934; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1960-64; resigned 1964; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1962; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1965-76; retired 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; American Bar Association; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Izaak Walton League; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Optimist Club. Died in 1993 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Fred Nicholson (1904-1974) — of Macomb County, Mich. Born in Strathroy, Ontario, April 20, 1904. Democrat. Candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 16th Circuit, 1947, 1956 (primary), 1959; Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney, 1949-54; member of Michigan state senate 11th District, 1955-56; defeated in primary, 1966; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1958. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Nu Phi; Rotary. Died in 1974 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Harding Poff (1923-2011) — of Radford, Va. Born in Radford, Va., October 19, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1953-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1968; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1972. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; Jaycees; Lions; Freemasons; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tenn., June 28, 2011 (age 87 years, 252 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Harold Stevens (1895-1976) — also known as J. Harold Stevens — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 21, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 12th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives 17th District, 1965-68. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Alpha Tau Omega; Sigma Nu Phi; American Legion. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 29, 1976 (age 81 years, 39 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Stevens and Jeanette (Millett) Stevens; married to Martha Beal.
  William Creed Wampler (1926-2012) — of Bristol, Va. Born in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Va., April 21, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; newspaper reporter; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1953-55, 1967-83. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sigma Nu Phi; Moose; Lions. Died in Bristol, Va., May 23, 2012 (age 86 years, 32 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Sevier Wampler and Lillian (Wolfe) Wampler; married, August 29, 1953, to Mary Elizabeth Baker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lawrence Winchester Wetherby (1908-1994) — also known as Lawrence W. Wetherby — of Anchorage, Jefferson County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Middletown, Jefferson County, Ky., January 2, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; juvenile court judge in Kentucky, 1943-47; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1947-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; secretary of Kentucky Democratic Party, 1948-51; Governor of Kentucky, 1950-55; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1956; member of Kentucky state senate, 1965-66. Methodist. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; Rotary. Died at King's Daughters Memorial Hospital, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 27, 1994 (age 86 years, 84 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel David Wetherby and Fanny (Yenowine) Wetherby; married, April 24, 1930, to Helen Dwyer.
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