The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Sigma Phi
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

George B. Abbott George Birch Abbott (1850-1908) — also known as George B. Abbott — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brookfield, Orange County, Vt., September 27, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Kings County Surrogate, 1889-1901; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1907-08; died in office 1908. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Phi; Society of Colonial Wars. Died, from "blood poisoning" (infection), and pneumonia, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 10, 1908 (age 57 years, 136 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Abbott and Diancy (Pickering) Abbott; married, November 20, 1878, to Eva Topping Reeve.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Brooklyn (N.Y.) Daily Eagle, February 10, 1908
  Alan E. Ashcraft Jr. (b. 1906) — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill.; Kenilworth, Cook County, Ill. Born in Beloit, Rock County, Wis., March 5, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 6th District, 1941-44; superior court judge in Illinois, 1947-50. Member, Sigma Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alan E. Ashcraft and Mae (Fluker) Ashcraft; married to Jean Jackson.
  Henry Ellsworth Barbour (1877-1945) — also known as Henry E. Barbour — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., March 8, 1877. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1919-33; defeated, 1932. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Phi. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., March 21, 1945 (age 68 years, 13 days). Interment at Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Barbour and Mary M. (Houston) Barbour; married, October 29, 1907, to Mary D. Meux.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Washington Batchelder (1826-1910) — also known as George W. Batchelder — of Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Born in Vermont, February 18, 1826. Lawyer; merchant; member of Minnesota state senate, 1869-70, 1872-73 (8th District 1869-70, 18th District 1872-73); mayor of Faribault, Minn., 1880-81. English ancestry. Member, Sigma Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died January 9, 1910 (age 83 years, 325 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Faribault, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, July 12, 1858, to Kate E. Davis.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Bruce Cartwright (1853-1919) — of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 1853. Insurance business; Consul for Peru in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1891-1911. Member, Sigma Phi. Died in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 1919 (age about 66 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Joy Cartwright and Eliza Ann (Van Wie) Cartwright; married 1881 to Mary LOuise Wells.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mortimer Elwyn Cooley (b. 1855) — also known as Mortimer E. Cooley — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born near Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., March 28, 1855. Democrat. Engineer; university professor; served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1924. Member, Sigma Phi; Sigma Xi; Freemasons; American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Blake Cooley and Achsah Bennett (Griswold) Cooley; married, December 25, 1879, to Caroline Elizabeth Mosely.
  Marvin Robert Dee (1917-1975) — also known as Doc Dee — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 21, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; engineer; appraiser; construction executive; member of Illinois state house of representatives 20th District, 1973-74. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Phi. Died January 11, 1975 (age 57 years, 143 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
Eugene N. Foss Eugene Noble Foss (1858-1939) — also known as Eugene N. Foss — of Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in West Berkshire, Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., September 24, 1858. Democrat. Owner of cotton mills and iron and steel works; active in banking and railroads; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1910-11; defeated, 1902 (Republican, 11th District), 1904 (Republican, 11th District); resigned 1911; defeated, 1925 (5th District); Governor of Massachusetts, 1911-14; defeated (Independent), 1913; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912. Baptist. Member, Sigma Phi. Died September 13, 1939 (age 80 years, 354 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Edmund Foss and Marcia Cordelia (Noble) Foss; brother of George Edmund Foss (1863-1936); married, June 12, 1884, to Lilla Sturtevant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot (1855-1943) — also known as Nicholas V. V. Franchot — of Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., August 21, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; oil producer; vice-president, Exchange National Bank of Olean; director Electric Light & Power Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892, 1896, 1904; mayor of Olean, N.Y., 1894-98. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Phi. Died in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., May 6, 1943 (age 87 years, 258 days). Interment at Hillington Cemetery, Morris, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Hansen Franchot and Ann (Van Vranken) Franchot; brother of Stanislaus Pascal Franchot; married, November 5, 1879, to Annie Coyne Wood; uncle of Edward Eells Franchot and Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot II.
  Political family: Franchot family of Morris and Niagara Falls, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Henry Hinchman (1869-1936) — also known as Theodore H. Hinchman — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 24, 1869. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; engineer; village president of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Phi; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich., July 16, 1936 (age 67 years, 22 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Marshall Hinchman and Ella Kate (Cropsey) Hinchman; married, October 24, 1885, to Emma McAllen Ballentine; grandson of Theodore Henry Hinchman (1818-1895); great-grandson of Marshall Chapin; first cousin thrice removed of Jeremiah M. DeCamp; second cousin five times removed of Daniel Chapin; third cousin once removed of John W. Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edward DeWitt Kinne (1842-1921) — also known as Edward D. Kinne — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in DeWitt Center, Onondaga County, N.Y., February 9, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1875-77; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1881-82; circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1888-1917; president, First National Bank, Ann Arbor, Mich.; president, Washtenaw Gas Co. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Sigma Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died July 25, 1921 (age 79 years, 166 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Julius C. Kinne and Rachel (Wetherby) Kinne; married 1867 to Mary C. Hawkins (daughter of Olney Hawkins); married 1884 to Florence (Kelly) Kelly; married, August 21, 1905, to Winifred L. Morse.
  Political family: Kinne-Hawkins family of New York.
  Michael Hubert O'Brien (b. 1878) — also known as M. Hubert O'Brien — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 25, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Edwin Denby; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic primary), 1941 (primary). Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Sigma Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael W. O'Brien and Martha Frances (Watson) O'Brien; married 1912 to Zula Vail Cheney.
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
Earl Warren Earl Warren (1891-1974) — also known as "Superchief" — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 19, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Alameda County District Attorney, 1925-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928 (alternate), 1932; Temporary Chair, 1944; California Republican state chair, 1934-36; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1936-38; California state attorney general, 1939-43; Governor of California, 1943-53; candidate for Presidential Elector for California; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1953-69; chair, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi; Exchange Club. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1981. Died in Washington, D.C., July 9, 1974 (age 83 years, 112 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Methias H. Warren and Chrystal (Hernlund) Warren; married, October 14, 1925, to Nina Palmquist Meyers.
  Cross-reference: William S. Mailliard
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Books about Earl Warren: Ed Cray, Chief Justice: A Biography of Earl Warren — G. Edward White, Earl Warren : A Public Life — Bernard Schwartz, Super Chief, Earl Warren and His Supreme Court — Jim Newton, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
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