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Swedenborgian Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  John Bigelow (1817-1911) — of Highland Falls, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Malden, Ulster County, N.Y., November 25, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; author; U.S. Consul in Paris, 1861-64; U.S. Minister to France, 1865-66; secretary of state of New York, 1876-77; executor of the estate of Samuel J. Tilden. Swedenborgian. English ancestry. Died, from a bladder ailment, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 19, 1911 (age 94 years, 24 days). Interment at Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Bigelow and Lucy (Isham) Bigelow; married 1850 to Jane Tunis 'Jennie' Poultney.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Ebenezer Mattoon Chamberlain (1805-1861) — also known as Ebenezer M. Chamberlain — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, August 20, 1805. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1835-38; member of Indiana state senate, 1839-42; district judge in Indiana, 1843-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana; candidate for delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1853-55. Swedenborgian. Died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., March 14, 1861 (age 55 years, 206 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Stephen Clubb (1827-1921) — also known as Henry S. Clubb — of Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Colchester, Essex, England, June 21, 1827. Abolitionist; newspaper publisher; founder and first president, Vegetarian Society of America; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1873-74; pastor. Swedenborgian. Died, from chronic gastritis and senile debility, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 29, 1921 (age 94 years, 130 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Pa.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles William Dorsett (1850-1936) — also known as Charles W. Dorsett — of Minnesota. Born in Sinclairville, Chautauqua County, N.Y., September 28, 1850. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1904, 1906, 1916 (primary). Swedenborgian. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 26, 1936 (age 85 years, 180 days). Interment somewhere in Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, June 29, 1876, to Martha A. Angle.
  William E. Hill (1835-1897) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., 1835. Republican. Sawmill operator; sawmill equipment manufacturer; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1890, 1892-93; appointed 1892. Swedenborgian. Died, from apoplexy, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., October 18, 1897 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Julius Hotchkiss (1810-1878) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn.; Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., July 11, 1810. Republican. Manufacturer of cotton webbing and suspenders; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1851; mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1853-54; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1867-69; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1870-71. Swedenborgian. Died in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., December 23, 1878 (age 68 years, 165 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Castle) Hotchkiss and Woodward Hotchkiss; married, April 29, 1832, to Melissa Perkins; father of M. Amelia Hotchkiss (who married Charles Green Rich Vinal); first cousin once removed of Hobart L. Hotchkiss; second cousin of Gideon Hotchkiss, Asahel Augustus Hotchkiss and Giles Waldo Hotchkiss; third cousin once removed of Harley D. Hotchkiss; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Abel, Calvin Fillmore, Luther Hotchkiss, Ambrose Tuttle, Bela Edgerton, Thaddeus Betts, Henry Ward Beecher, Philo Beecher Buckingham and Arthur H. Doolittle.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Upham family; Wolcott-Griswold-Packwood-Brandegee family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Rollin Arthur Keyes (1854-1925) — also known as Rollin A. Keyes — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., December 14, 1854. Republican. Wholesale grocer; director, National Bank of the Republic, and City National Bank of Evanston; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908. Swedenborgian. Died in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., April 3, 1925 (age 70 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rollin Web Keyes and Abigail A. (Chandler) Keyes; married, October 4, 1876, to Katharine D. Officer.
  William Rainey Marshall (1825-1896) — also known as William R. Marshall — of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wis.; St. Anthony, Hennepin County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Columbia, Boone County, Mo., October 17, 1825. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1848; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 5th District, 1849; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Minnesota, 1866-70; member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1874, 1876; appointed 1874, 1876. Swedenborgian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Succeeded in removing the word "white" (race) from the Minnesota state constitution. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 8, 1896 (age 70 years, 83 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Marshall counties in Minn. and S.Dak. are named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Malcolm Edwin Nichols (1876-1951) — also known as Malcolm E. Nichols — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, May 8, 1876. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1907-09; member of Massachusetts state senate Fifth Suffolk District, 1914, 1917-19; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Massachusetts, 1921-25; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1926-30; defeated, 1933, 1937, 1941. Swedenborgian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, of a heart attack, in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 7, 1951 (age 74 years, 275 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin T. Nichols and Helen Jane Guthrage (Pingree) Nichols; married, December 16, 1915, to Edith M. Williams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton (1850-1914) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Effingham County, Ga., June 26, 1850. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Georgia state legislature, 1882-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1904 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1912 (speaker). Swedenborgian. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., January 16, 1914 (age 63 years, 204 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Coleman Pendleton and Catherine Sarah Melissa (Tebeau) Pendleton; married, November 26, 1878, to Sarah Peeples; great-grandnephew by marriage of John Adam Treutlen; second great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; second cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of John Penn; third cousin once removed of Henry Gaines Johnson, George Hunt Pendleton, Joseph Henry Pendleton and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin twice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Coleby Chew.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
Arthur Sewall Arthur Sewall (1835-1900) — of Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Born in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, November 25, 1835. Democrat. Shipbuilder; part owner of the Bath Iron Works; president, Maine Central Railroad; director for other railroads; president, Bath National Bank; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1876, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee), 1888; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1888-96; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1896. Swedenborgian. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died three days later, in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine, September 5, 1900 (age 64 years, 284 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of William Dunning Sewall and Rachel Allen (Trufant) Sewall; married to Emma Duncan Crooker; father of Harold Marsh Sewall; grandfather of Arthur Sewall (1887-1961), Loyall Farragut Sewall, Sumner Sewall and Arthur Sewall II; first cousin of Daniel Albert Cony; first cousin twice removed of Chase Mellen Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Homan Manley.
  Political family: Sewall-Adams-Quincy family of Maine (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Public Library
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