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Tau Kappa Epsilon
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Robert L. Barr Jr. (b. 1948) — also known as Bob Barr — of Smyrna, Cobb County, Ga. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, November 5, 1948. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1986-90; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1992; U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, 1995-2003; defeated in Republican primary, 2002; Libertarian candidate for President of the United States, 2008. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Bob A. Butterworth — of Florida. Democrat. Florida state attorney general, 1990; candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 2000.
Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (1917-2010) — also known as Robert C. Byrd; Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; "King of Pork" — of Sophia, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1917. Democrat. Grocer; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1947-50; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1951-52; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1953-59; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1959-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; speaker, 1988. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Lions; Farm Bureau; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Ku Klux Klan. Died in Fairfax, Va., June 28, 2010 (age 92 years, 220 days). Interment at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Titus Dalton Byrd and Vlurma (Sale) Byrd; married, May 29, 1936, to Erma Ora James.
  Cross-reference: Nick Joe Rahall II — M. Blane Michael
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — West Virginia Encyclopedia
  Books by Robert C. Byrd: Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency (2004) — We Stand Passively Mute (2004) — Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism (1995) — Robert C. Byrd: Child Of The Appalachian Coalfields (2005)
  Critical books about Robert C. Byrd: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Pete Thomas Cenarrusa (1917-2013) — also known as Pete T. Cenarrusa — of Idaho. Born in Carey, Blaine County, Idaho, December 16, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1951-67; secretary of state of Idaho, 1967-; appointed 1967. Catholic. Basque ancestry. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon; Elks. Died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, September 29, 2013 (age 95 years, 287 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of José Cenarrusa and Ramona (Gardoqui) Cenarrusa; married 1947 to Freda Coates.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Jeffrey Paul Hillelson (1919-2003) — also known as Jeffrey P. Hillelson — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, March 9, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 11th District, 1948; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1953-55; defeated, 1954, 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956; acting postmaster at Kansas City, Mo., 1957-61. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died in Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Kan., May 28, 2003 (age 84 years, 80 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert G. Hodges (b. 1935) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 26, 1935. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1958; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1959-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 1st District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1962. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 1962.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Hodges and Viola Gerrie Hodges; married to Joyce B. Chappell.
  Lester Callaway Hunt (1892-1954) — of Lander, Fremont County, Wyo. Born in Isabel, Edgar County, Ill., July 8, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; dentist; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1933-34; secretary of state of Wyoming, 1935-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; Governor of Wyoming, 1943-49; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1949-54; died in office 1954. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. In despair over his poor health and threats to expose his son's arrest for homosexual solicitation, he died from self-inflicted rifle shot, at his desk in the Senate Office Building, and died soon after, in Casualty Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1954 (age 61 years, 346 days). Interment at Beth El Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Frederick Rulfs Keith (b. 1900) — also known as Fred R. Keith — of St. Pauls, Robeson County, N.C.; Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., December 25, 1900. Republican. Realtor; farmer; hardware store owner; banker; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1960, 1964; chair of Robeson County Republican Party, 1952. Baptist. Member, Farm Bureau; American Legion; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Keith and Lillie (Rulfs) Keith; married, November 24, 1927, to Grace Butler.
  George Michael Leader (1918-2013) — also known as George M. Leader — of Dover, York County, Pa.; Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born near York, York County, Pa., January 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of York County Democratic Party, 1946-50; member of Pennsylvania state senate 28th District, 1951-54; candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1952; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1958. Lutheran. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose; Amvets; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in Hershey, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 9, 2013 (age 95 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Beulah (Boyer) Leader and Guy Alvin Leader; married, September 17, 1939, to Mary Jane Strickler.
  Cross-reference: Allison D. Wade
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about George M. Leader: Richard J. Cooper, Politics of Progress : How Governor George M. Leader Modernized Pennsylvania State Government — Kenneth C. Wolensky, The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency
  S. Watkins Overton (b. 1894) — also known as Watkins Overton — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., June 5, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1925; member of Tennessee state senate, 1927; mayor of Memphis, Tenn., 1928-39, 1949-53. Presbyterian. Member, Order of the Coif; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Watkins Overton and May (Hill) Overton; married, January 18, 1937, to Bessie Ganong.
  Gary James Pagel (b. 1940) — also known as Gary Pagel — of West St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 17, 1940. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of R. Emil Pagel and Lucille (Finson) Pagel.
  Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) — also known as Ronald Reagan; "Dutch"; "The Gipper"; "The Great Communicator"; "The Teflon President"; "Rawhide" — of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tampico, Whiteside County, Ill., February 6, 1911. Republican. Worked as a sports broadcaster in Iowa in the 1930s, doing local radio broadcast of Chicago Cubs baseball games; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; professional actor in 1937-64; appeared in dozens of films including Kings Row, Dark Victory, Santa Fe Trail, Knute Rockne, All American, and The Winning Team; president of the Screen Actors Guild, 1947-52, 1959-60; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1964-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964 (alternate), 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of California, 1967-75; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968, 1976; candidate for Presidential Elector for California; President of the United States, 1981-89; on March 30, 1981, outside the Washington Hilton hotel, he and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinkley, Jr.; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993. Disciples of Christ. Member, Screen Actors Guild; Lions; American Legion; Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died, from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 5, 2004 (age 93 years, 120 days). Interment at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Reagan and Nellie (Wilson) Reagan; married, January 25, 1940, to Jane Wyman; married, March 4, 1952, to Nancy Davis (born 1923; actress) and Nancy Davis (1921-2016); father of Maureen Elizabeth Reagan.
  Political family: Reagan family of Bel Air and Simi Valley, California.
  Cross-reference: Katherine Hoffman Haley — Dana Rohrabacher — Donald T. Regan — Henry Salvatori — L. William Seidman — Christopher Cox — Patrick J. Buchanan — Bay Buchanan — Edwin Meese III
  Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (opened 1941; renamed 1998), in Arlington, Virginia, is named for him.  — Mount Reagan (officially known as Mount Clay), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Ronald Reagan: Ronald Reagan : An American Life
  Books about Ronald Reagan: Lou Cannon, President Reagan : The Role of a Lifetime — Lou Cannon, Governor Reagan : His Rise to Power — Peter Schweizer, Reagan's War : The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism — Lee Edwards, Ronald Reagan: A Political Biography — Paul Kengor, God and Ronald Reagan : A Spiritual Life — Mary Beth Brown, Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan — Edmund Morris, Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan — Peggy Noonan, When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan — Peter J. Wallison, Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency — Dinesh D'Souza, Ronald Reagan : How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader — William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan: An American Hero — Craig Shirley, Reagan's Revolution : The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All — Richard Reeves, President Reagan : The Triumph of Imagination — Ron Reagan, My Father at 100 — Newt & Callista Gingrich & David N. Bossie, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny — William F. Buckley, The Reagan I Knew — Chris Matthews, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
  Critical books about Ronald Reagan: Haynes Johnson, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years — William Kleinknecht, The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
  Albert Dean Rosellini (1910-2011) — also known as Albert D. Rosellini — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., January 21, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Washington state senate 33rd District, 1939-47; Governor of Washington, 1957-65. Catholic. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Kiwanis. Died October 10, 2011 (age 101 years, 262 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Rosellini and Annunziata (Pagni) Rosellini; married, June 1, 1938, to Ethel McNeil.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Books about Albert D. Rosellini: Payton Smith, Rosellini: Immigrants' Son and Progressive Governor
  John Grosvenor Rowland (b. 1957) — also known as John G. Rowland — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., May 24, 1957. Republican. Insurance agent; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1981-84; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1985-91; Governor of Connecticut, 1995-2004; defeated, 1990; resigned 2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2000; Pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges in 2004; served ten months in prison. Catholic. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  C. Thomas Schettino (1907-1983) — of New Jersey. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., September 9, 1907. Democrat. Superior court judge in New Jersey, 1948-59; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1959-72. Member, American Bar Association; Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died March 21, 1983 (age 75 years, 193 days). Burial location unknown.
  Victor Hugo Schiro (b. 1904) — also known as Victor H. Schiro — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 28, 1904. Democrat. Insurance business; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1961, 1961-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1968. Italian ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Victor Hugo
  Relatives: Son of Andrew E. Schiro and Mary (Pizatti) Schiro; married to Margaret-Mary Gibbes.
  Wilbert Joseph Tauzin (b. 1943) — also known as W. J. 'Billy' Tauzin — of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La.; Chackbay, Lafourche Parish, La. Born in Chackbay, Lafourche Parish, La., June 14, 1943. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1972-80; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1980-2005; defeated (Republican), 2004; Democratic candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1987. Catholic. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  David E. Wallace (b. 1936) — of Madison, Boone County, W.Va. Born in Van, Boone County, W.Va., January 5, 1936. Democrat. Physician; member of West Virginia state senate 7th District, 1971-74; resigned 1974. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Rotary; Jaycees. Still living as of 1974.
  Relatives: Son of H. M. Wallace and Bonnie (Bowman) Wallace; married, July 6, 1956, to Charlotte Miller.
  Charles Evans Whittaker (1901-1973) — Born in Troy, Doniphan County, Kan., February 22, 1901. Judge of U.S. District Court, 1954-56; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1956-57; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1957-62. Methodist. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died November 26, 1973 (age 72 years, 277 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Charles Evans Whittaker: Richard Lawrence Miller, Whittaker : Struggles of a Supreme Court Justice — Craig Alan Smith, Failing Justice: Charles Evans Whittaker On The Supreme Court
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