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  Arthur Judson Abbott (1880-1958) — also known as Arthur J. Abbott — of Oneida, Madison County, N.Y. Born in Oneida, Madison County, N.Y., March 30, 1880. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper editor; mayor of Oneida, N.Y., 1924-25, 1928-29; candidate for New York state assembly from Madison County, 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Sons of Union Veterans. Died May 24, 1958 (age 78 years, 55 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Emery J. Abbott and Nancy S. (MacComb) Abbott; married, May 21, 1916, to Bertha A. Philipp.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henri Adams (1899-1989) — also known as William H. Adams — of Chelsea, Orange County, Vt. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., May 9, 1899. Republican. School principal; lawyer; member of Vermont Republican State Committee, 1926; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Chelsea, 1929; Vermont Republican state chair, 1931. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Union Veterans; Phi Kappa Delta. Died May 18, 1989 (age 90 years, 9 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin H. Adams and Cora J. (Ackerman) Adams; married, June 26, 1923, to Edna M. Deshner.
Abram W. Agler Abram Wilhelm Agler (1873-1929) — also known as Abram W. Agler — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born in Wilmot, Stark County, Ohio, April 13, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Stark County Republican Party, 1902-04; Stark County Clerk of Courts, 1909-13. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Junior Order; Sons of Veterans; Grange; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Stark County, Ohio, November 18, 1929 (age 56 years, 219 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wilmot, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Agler (1840-1909) and Mary Jane (Wilhelm) Agler (1849-1919); married, June 16, 1904, to Lila May Deal (1872-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio (1921)
  Howard Wells Alcorn (1901-1992) — also known as Howard W. Alcorn — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., May 14, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; director and vice-president, First National Bank of Suffield; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield, 1927-32; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1931-32; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1932; member of Connecticut state senate, 1933-34; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1943-61; justice of Connecticut state supreme court, 1961-71; chief justice of Connecticut Supreme Court, 1970-71. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Union Veterans; Grange; Freemasons. Died, in a hospital at Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 10, 1992 (age 91 years, 88 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Mead Alcorn (1872-1955) and Cora Terry (wells) Alcorn; brother of Hugh Meade Alcorn, Jr.; married, October 28, 1927, to Bertha Eloise Pinney.
  Political family: Alcorn family of Suffield, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh Mead Alcorn (1872-1955) — also known as Hugh M. Alcorn — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., October 24, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield, 1903-06; Hartford County State's Attorney, 1908-42; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1920 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1934. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Judicature Society; Sons of Union Veterans. Died, following a heart attack, in Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., May 26, 1955 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Glen Alcorn and Susan (Ford) Alcorn; married, June 28, 1900, to Cora Terry Wells; father of Howard Wells Alcorn and Hugh Meade Alcorn, Jr. (1907-1992).
  Political family: Alcorn family of Suffield, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh Meade Alcorn, Jr. (1907-1992) — also known as H. Meade Alcorn, Jr. — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., October 20, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield, 1937-42; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1941-42; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President), 1956, 1960; Hartford County State's Attorney, 1942-48; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1948; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1948-57; member of Republican National Committee from Connecticut, 1953-61; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1957-59; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District, 1965. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Beta Kappa; Elks; Sons of Union Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution; Grange. Died, from a stroke, in Suffield, Hartford County, Conn., January 13, 1992 (age 84 years, 85 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Mead Alcorn (1872-1955) and Cora Terry (Wells) Alcorn; brother of Howard Wells Alcorn; married, October 21, 1933, to Janet Hoffer; married, April 14, 1955, to Marcia Elizabeth Powell.
  Political family: Alcorn family of Suffield, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Niel Richardson Allen (b. 1894) — also known as Niel R. Allen — of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Ore. Born in Pullman, Whitman County, Wash., May 1, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Oregon Republican state chair, 1941-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1944; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of Union Veterans; Rotary; Izaak Walton League; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 14, 1918, to Evelyn Marie Carey.
  Howard Wilmert Ameli (1881-1959) — also known as Howard W. Ameli — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 12, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Abner C. Surpless; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1929-34. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Sons of Union Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Delta Chi; Freemasons. Died, in Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 29, 1959 (age 77 years, 290 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Alonzo Ameli and Jessie Isabel (Robinson) Ameli; married, August 10, 1918, to Flora E. Maus.
  Louis Henri Aymé (1855-1912) — also known as Louis H. Aymé — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1855. Republican. Ethnologist; newspaper correspondent; U.S. Consul in Mérida, 1880-84; Guadeloupe, 1898-99; Pará, 1903-06; U.S. Consul General in Lisbon, 1906-12, died in office 1912. Member, Loyal Legion; Sons of Veterans; American Antiquarian Society; American Society for International Law. Died, from "locomotor ataxia" (presumably syphilis), in Lisbon, Portugal, May 16, 1912 (age 56 years, 353 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Henry Aymé (1814-1873) and Elizabeth Geraldine (Fitzgerald) Aymé (1834-1915); married 1880 to Florence Harrison (1859-1922); married, February 19, 1890, to Mary Stuart.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Carleton Baldwin (1872-1957) — also known as Alfred C. Baldwin — of Derby, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Conn., December 5, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1922; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1925-42. Member, Sons of Union Veterans; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., December 21, 1957 (age 85 years, 16 days). Interment at Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Clark Baldwin and Josephine Helen (Jones) Baldwin; married, December 10, 1896, to Emma Lou (Reeves) Gillette; married, May 27, 1919, to Jane A. Swift.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tilton S. Bell (b. 1874) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; East Milton, Milton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., July 27, 1874. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state senate, 1908; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wakeman D. Bell and Ida (Clark) Bell; married, October 17, 1905, to Harriet Ballou.
  Eugene Cleophas Bonniwell (b. 1872) — also known as Eugene C. Bonniwell — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 25, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; municipal judge in Pennsylvania, 1914-39; Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1918, 1926, 1934 (primary); candidate for justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1921. Catholic. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; Sons of Union Veterans; Society of the War of 1812; Knights of Columbus; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Evander Berry Bonniwell and Elizabeth (Doherty) Bonniwell; married, June 5, 1900, to Madeleine Helene Cahill; married, August 28, 1934, to Roberta Curry Ranck.
  Edward Schroeder Brooks (1867-1957) — also known as Edward S. Brooks — of York, York County, Pa. Born in York, York County, Pa., June 14, 1867. Republican. Banker; manufacturer; York County Treasurer, 1903-06; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1917-18; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1919-23; postmaster at York, Pa., 1925-30 (acting, 1925-26). Lutheran. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Died in York, York County, Pa., July 12, 1957 (age 90 years, 28 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Brooks and Mary A. (Schroeder) Brooks; married 1890 to Emma J. Eimerbrink.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Henry Buckley (b. 1897) — also known as Thomas H. Buckley — of Abington, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Abington, Plymouth County, Mass., September 5, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; member of Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, 1920-40; candidate for Massachusetts Governor's Council 1st District, 1922; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 (alternate), 1932; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 15th District, 1932; Massachusetts state auditor, 1935-39; candidate in primary for Governor of Massachusetts, 1956. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Grange; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Columbus; Sons of Union Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Buckley and Anne (Ruane) Buckley; married, July 25, 1928, to Helen Moriarty (1896?-?).
  William Edgar Bundy (1866-1903) — also known as William E. Bundy — of Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, October 4, 1866. Republican. Newspaper editor; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, 1898-1903. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Sons of Veterans. Died in 1903 (age about 36 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Sanford Bundy and Kate (Thompson) Bundy; married, May 8, 1890, to Eva Leedom (daughter of John Peter Leedom (1847-1895)).
  Robert Alexander Cony (1876-1945) — also known as Robert A. Cony — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, September 13, 1876. Republican. Private secretary, U.S. Rep. and Sen. Edwin C. Burleigh, 1907-16; lawyer; mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1929-33. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of Veterans; Kiwanis. Died in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, January 1, 1945 (age 68 years, 110 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Augusta, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Alonzo Cony (1841-1913) and Ida E. (Pratt) Cony (1857-1913); married, November 26, 1913, to Louise E. Gartley; grandnephew of Samuel Cony (1811-1870); great-grandson of Samuel Cony (1775-1835); second great-grandson of Daniel Cony; first cousin once removed of Daniel Albert Cony (1837-1892); second cousin once removed of Chase Mellen, Jr..
  Political family: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth Frank Cramer (1894-1954) — also known as Kenneth F. Cramer — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Gloversville, Fulton County, N.Y., October 3, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; coal business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1929-32; member of Connecticut state senate, 1933-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1936; general in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, American Legion; Purple Heart; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the War of 1812; Sons of Union Veterans; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died, from a heart attack, while hunting, in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, February 20, 1954 (age 59 years, 140 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Henry Cramer and Stella Sophia (Brown) Cramer; married, January 3, 1920, to Ruth Rose Fuller.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George E. Davidson (b. 1874) — of East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio. Born in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, June 12, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1909-12. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of A. Mitchell Davidson and Jane (Till) Davidson; married, May 23, 1900, to Marian Hill.
  James Edward Dunne (b. 1882) — also known as James E. Dunne — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 3, 1882. Democrat. Owner of grocery stores; in chemical and oil business; Rhode Island Democratic state chair, 1922-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924, 1936; mayor of Providence, R.I., 1927-39. Catholic. Member, Elks; Eagles; Sons of Union Veterans; Knights of Columbus; Exchange Club. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of James Dunne and Mary Ellen (Reed) Dunne; married, September 18, 1908, to Genevieve Rita Rawdon.
  George Agler Eberly (b. 1871) — also known as George A. Eberly — of Stanton, Stanton County, Neb. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., February 9, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Stanton County Attorney, 1899-1903, 1905-09; director, Stanton National Bank; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1925-43. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Woodmen; American Legion; Forty and Eight; United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of Veterans; Sons of Union Veterans; Military Order of the World Wars; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Eberly and Mary (Agler) Eberly; married, August 2, 1899, to Rose E. Psota.
  Perle L. Fouch (1875-1952) — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich. Born in Burnips, Allegan County, Mich., March 30, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County 1st District, 1907-10; Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-18, 1945-46; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1939. Member, Sons of Union Veterans. Died in 1952 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bilzure B. Fouch and Rosetta (Gregory) Fouch.
  William Tudor Gardiner (1892-1953) — also known as William T. Gardiner — of Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., June 12, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1921-26; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1925-26; Governor of Maine, 1929-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1932; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; he and Gen. Maxwell Taylor landed in Italy in 1943, before the American invasion, traveled to Rome undetected, and held a conference with the Italian High Command, obtaining information helpful to the Allies. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Sons of Union Veterans; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Grange; American Bar Association. Killed when his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane exploded in midair, and crashed in Schnecksville, Lehigh County, Pa., August 2, 1953 (age 61 years, 51 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Gardiner, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Hallowell Gardiner (died 1924) and Alice (Bangs) Gardiner; married, September 16, 1916, to Margaret Thomas (1892?-?); second great-grandson of Robert H. Gardiner.
  Cross-reference: Edward E. Chase
  Charles Fremont Griffin (1857-1902) — also known as Charles F. Griffin — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., June 10, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Indiana, 1887-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1892. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., December 21, 1902 (age 45 years, 194 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Elihu Griffin (1830-1887) and Melissa (Scott) Griffin; married 1881 to Edith Burhans (1857-1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blaine Willard Hatch (1889-1960) — also known as Blaine W. Hatch — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., July 26, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1920-27; circuit judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1927-59; appointed 1927. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of Union Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, in Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., November 11, 1960 (age 71 years, 108 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Monroe Hatch and Ella Melissa (Willard) Hatch (1865-1937); brother of Hazen Jesse Hatch; married, October 28, 1915, to Mabel Adah Bordaille (1892-1997); uncle of Hazen van den Berg Hatch (1932-); third cousin of Charles Reuben Hatch.
  Political family: Hatch family of Marshall, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Armenius Hedgcock (1853-1907) — of Indiana. Born in Dresden, Muskingum County, Ohio, April 6, 1853. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1897-99. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind., March 13, 1907 (age 53 years, 341 days). Interment at Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Samuel Hedgcock (born 1823).
  Harry B. Hickey (1875-1945) — of Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Brant, Erie County, N.Y., January 21, 1875. Democrat. Furniture business; meat merchant; candidate for New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1923; postmaster at Fredonia, N.Y., 1936-42 (acting, 1936-37). Member, Freemasons; Sons of Union Veterans. Died, in the Silver Creek Hospital, Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, N.Y., March 20, 1945 (age 70 years, 58 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Hickey (1844-1924) and Anna Maria (Hammond) Hickey (1849-1938); father of Harry B. Hickey, Jr. (1901-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ardolph Loges Kline (1858-1930) — also known as Ardolph L. Kline — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born near Newton, Sussex County, N.J., February 21, 1858. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1913; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Episcopalian. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of Veterans; Royal Arcanum. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 13, 1930 (age 72 years, 234 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Kline and Margaret (Busby) Kline; married, November 25, 1886, to Frances A. Phalon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Louis Frank Meek (1863-1917) — also known as Louis F. Meek — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born in Eureka, Woodford County, Ill., June 12, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1900; postmaster at Peoria, Ill., 1913-17. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., January 1, 1917 (age 53 years, 203 days). Interment at Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Bazel DuValle Meek (1828-1909) and Sarah (Ward) Meek (1837-1917); married 1890 to Ella Perry (1869-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward H. Nutting (b. 1869) — of Leominster, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Leominster, Worcester County, Mass., July 6, 1869. Republican. Caterer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Eleventh Worcester District, 1913, 1915-16, 1918, 1923-30; member of Massachusetts state senate Third Worcester District, 1931-36; candidate for mayor of Leominster, Mass., 1939. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Royal Arcanum; Freemasons; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Byron Samuel Payne (b. 1876) — also known as Byron S. Payne — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak. Born near Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., February 2, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; South Dakota state attorney general, 1919-23. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Modern Woodmen of America; Delta Theta Phi; Kiwanis; American Bar Association; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Byron Spencer Payne (1839-1925) and Charlotte Elizabeth (Woodworth) Payne (1846-1926); brother of Jason Elihu Payne (1874-1941).
  Frederick C. Sasse (b. 1865) — of Brunswick, Chariton County, Mo. Born March 18, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Brunswick, Mo., 1910-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1920; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 6th District, 1922-23. Member, Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 26, 1891, to Dora A. Benecke (daughter of Louis Benecke (1831?-?)).
  Harry Sauthoff (1879-1966) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., June 3, 1879. School teacher; lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1915-17; private secretary to Gov. John J. Blaine, 1921; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1935-39, 1941-45; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1944. Member, Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Lions; Sons of Union Veterans; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., June 16, 1966 (age 87 years, 13 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August Sauthoff and Hermine (Brueggemann) Sauthoff; married, August 10, 1918, to Alice Thoroughgood Kimball; married, June 18, 1937, to Lenore Gilmour.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas B. Smith (b. 1869) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Glenside, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 2, 1869. Republican. Messenger and clerk at main office, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1881-86; surety business; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1905-06; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908; postmaster at Philadelphia, Pa., 1911-13 (acting, 1911); mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1916-20; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sons of Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas B. Smith and Isabella (Cairns) Smith; married, March 26, 1896, to Bessie Barrett.
  George W. Tarlson (b. 1904) — of Laconia, Belknap County, N.H. Born in Laconia, Belknap County, N.H., December 6, 1904. Republican. Merchant; president and superintendent, Winniepesaukee Water Company; director, Lake Port National Bank; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Laconia 1st Ward, 1937-39, 1941-43, 1947-49; elected New Hampshire state senate 6th District 1948. Methodist. Member, Grange; Sons of Union Veterans; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Tarlson and Mary H. (Avery) Tarlson.
  Carl W. Thompson (1879-1958) — of Winchester, Randolph County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Randolph County, Ind., October 10, 1879. School teacher; lawyer; Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-08; mayor of Winchester, Ind., 1910-14; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1916 (Progressive, 8th District), 1946 (Prohibition, 10th District), 1947 (Prohibition, 10th District), 1950 (Prohibition, 10th District); Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Sons of Veterans. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., July 12, 1958 (age 78 years, 275 days). Interment at Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob W. Thompson (1846-1933) and Maria M. (Williams) Thompson (1847-1929); married to Olive H. Thompson (1881-1943).
  Epitaph: "Lawyer."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Lucius Whitley (1872-1959) — also known as James L. Whitley — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., May 24, 1872. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1906-10; member of New York state senate 45th District, 1919-28; U.S. Representative from New York 38th District, 1929-35; defeated, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Maccabees; Woodmen of the World; United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of Veterans; Union League. Died in 1959 (age about 87 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Arthur Williams (b. 1864) — also known as George A. Williams — of Fairmont, Fillmore County, Neb. Born in La Fayette, Stark County, Ill., August 17, 1864. Farmer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1919-21; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1925-31. Seventh-Day Adventist. Member, Sons of Union Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 25, 1888, to Mabel Lucretia Grubb.
  Clifford Brittin Wilson (1879-1943) — also known as Clifford B. Wilson — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn.; Weston, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., December 2, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; Fairfield County Coroner, 1909-11; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1911-21; defeated, 1921, 1935; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1915-21. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Sons of Veterans. Died, from a heart attack, in Weston, Fairfield County, Conn., January 1, 1943 (age 63 years, 30 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James A. Wilson (died 1897) and Mary E. (Wordin) Wilson (died 1915); married, November 10, 1914, to Anastasia C. Dorsey.
  Martin Washington Yencer (1871-1960) — of Boston, Wayne County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, December 27, 1871. Republican. Physician; member of Indiana state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1903-06; served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Protestant. Swiss and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Sons of Veterans. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., February 22, 1960 (age 88 years, 57 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1911 to Jeanette May Hill.
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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/group/sons-union-vets.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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