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Sigma Pi
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  James H. Ashcraft (b. 1944) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, January 15, 1944. Republican. Marketing rep for IBM; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Catholic. Member, Blue Key; Sigma Pi; Jaycees. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Hale H. Ashcraft and Jean (Beach) Ashcraft.
  Mickey Dale Beebe (b. 1946) — also known as Mike Beebe — of Searcy, White County, Ark. Born in Amagon, Jackson County, Ark., December 28, 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1983-2002; Arkansas state attorney general, 2003-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2004, 2008; Governor of Arkansas, 2007-. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Pi. Still living as of 2014.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Frank Townsend Bow (1901-1972) — also known as Frank T. Bow — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, February 20, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1945-46; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1951-72; died in office 1972; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Pi; Elks. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., November 13, 1972 (age 71 years, 267 days). Interment at West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Clinton Bow and Anna (Withrow) Bow; married, May 12, 1923, to Caroline Denzer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
William J. Bryan William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) — also known as William J. Bryan; "The Great Commoner"; "The Peerless Leader"; "The Silver-Tongued Orator"; "The Boy Orator of the Platte"; "The Niagaric Nebraskan" — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., March 19, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1891-95; candidate for President of the United States, 1896, 1900, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1904 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1920; U.S. Secretary of State, 1913-15; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Pi; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dayton, Rhea County, Tenn., July 26, 1925 (age 65 years, 129 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; statue at Rhea County Courthouse Grounds, Dayton, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Lillard Bryan and Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan; brother of Charles Wayland Bryan and Mary Elizabeth Bryan (who married Thomas Stinson Allen); married, October 1, 1884, to Mary Elizabeth Baird; father of Ruth Bryan Owen; grandfather of Helen Rudd Brown; cousin *** of William Sherman Jennings.
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Clarence S. Darrow — Willis J. Abbot
  Bryan County, Okla. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: William J. Bryan JarvisW. J. Bryan Dorn
  Campaign slogan (1896): "Sixteen to one."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about William Jennings Bryan: Robert W. Cherny, A Righteous Cause : The Life of William Jennings Bryan — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 1: Political Evangelist, 1860-1908 — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 2: Progressive Politician and Moral Statesman, 1909-1915 — Paolo E. Coletta, William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 3: Political Puritan, 1915-1925 — Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — Gerard N. Magliocca, The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Frank Patton Cooke (b. 1921) — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in Floyd County, Ga., January 17, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 26th District, 1955-59. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Pi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Robert L. Larson Robert Leonard Larson (1898-1986) — also known as Robert L. Larson — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, September 20, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; athletic coach; lawyer; Iowa state attorney general, 1947-53; appointed 1947; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1953-71; chief justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1959-61. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Sigma Pi; Rotary. Died in 1986 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Leonard Larson and Nellie (Stever) Larson; married, June 1, 1922, to Helen Kruse; married, March 12, 1938, to Wilma Donham.
  Image source: Iowa Official Register 1951-52
  James Andrew Meeks (1864-1946) — also known as James A. Meeks — of Danville, Vermilion County, Ill. Born in Washington County, Ohio, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920, 1924, 1928 (alternate), 1932; U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938, 1940. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Pi; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1946 (age about 82 years). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Carlton Mobley (1906-1981) — also known as W. Carlton Mobley — of Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga.; Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born near Hillsboro, Jones County, Ga., December 7, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary to U.S. Rep. Samuel Rutherford, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1932-33; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1954-72; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1972-74. Member, Sigma Pi. Died October 14, 1981 (age 74 years, 311 days). Interment somewhere in Forsyth, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Walter Clifford Sadler (1891-1959) — also known as Walter C. Sadler — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Elgin, Kane County, Ill., February 15, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; worked on railroad and hydroelectric projects; lawyer; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1937-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Sigma Pi; Tau Beta Pi. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., October 14, 1959 (age 68 years, 241 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Lincoln Sadler and Eleanore Elizabeth (Walter) Sadler; married, July 21, 1917, to Hariette P. Jamieson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Irvin Troutman (1905-1971) — also known as William I. Troutman — of Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa. Born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa., January 13, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1943-45; member of Pennsylvania state senate 27th District, 1945; resigned 1945; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1946-66. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Pi; Freemasons. Died in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa., January 27, 1971 (age 66 years, 14 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Emeline B. Lark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edna Batchelder Weeks (b. 1906) — also known as Edna Batchelder — of Greenland, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Laconia, Belknap County, N.H., April 28, 1906. Republican. School teacher; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1959-67. Female. Protestant. Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Kappa; Delta Chi; Farm Bureau; Order of the Eastern Star; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edward C. Weeks and Nellie (Parkman) Weeks; married, October 22, 1932, to George Newton Weeks.
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