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  Harry Youngs Baxter (b. 1930) — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, September 29, 1930. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1976; member of Iowa Democratic State Central Committee, 1983. Member, Theta Chi. Still living as of 1983.
  Relatives: Son of Raymond Willard Baxter and Katharine Wickham Baxter; married 1954 to Elaine Bland (1933-).
  Frank Bryant Beazley (1897-1973) — also known as Frank B. Beazley — of Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va. Born in Sparta, Caroline County, Va., September 3, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1944-51. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Ruritan; Theta Chi; Delta Theta Phi. Died December 17, 1973 (age 76 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  Arley R. Bjella (1916-2001) — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Williston, Williams County, N.Dak., November 16, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960. Lutheran. Member, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Jaycees; Rotary; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died May 21, 2001 (age 84 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asle Bjella and Clara (Bagstad) Bjella; married 1948 to Beverly Heen.
  Dorr Clayton Casto II (1915-1958) — also known as Dorr C. Casto — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., February 19, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; candidate for West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Theta Chi; Sigma Nu Phi. Died June 2, 1958 (age 43 years, 103 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Dorr Clayton Casto (1880-1918) and Elizabeth (Brigham) Casto; married, May 8, 1941, to Emma Louise Collins; third cousin of Boyd Cleo Casto, Dale George Casto (1900-1958) and Ronald H. Casto; third cousin once removed of A. Dale Casto and Carroll W. Casto.
  Political family: Casto family of West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Theodore Christianson Theodore Christianson (1883-1948) — of Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn. Born in Lac qui Parle County, Minn., September 12, 1883. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 24, 1915-24; Governor of Minnesota, 1925-31; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1933-37 (at-large 1933-35, 5th District 1935-37); candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Theta Chi; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn., December 9, 1948 (age 65 years, 88 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Christianson and Emma (Ronning) Christianson; married, June 4, 1907, to Ruth E. Donaldson (died 1944); married 1946 to Mayme B. Bundy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  David Christopher Crevelt (b. 1958) — also known as David C. Crevelt — of Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Redwood City, San Mateo County, Calif., June 10, 1958. Republican. Insurance broker; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1986. Catholic. Member, Theta Chi; Lions. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of John Theodore Crevelt and Audrey Joan (Stanford) Crevelt.
  Carl Thomas Curtis (1905-2000) — also known as Carl T. Curtis — of Minden, Kearney County, Neb. Born near Minden, Kearney County, Neb., March 15, 1905. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Kearney County Attorney, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1939-55 (4th District 1939-43, 1st District 1943-55); U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1955-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1964, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Rotary; Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, of congestive heart failure, at Bryan-LGH Medical Center West, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 24, 2000 (age 94 years, 315 days). Interment at Minden Cemetery, Minden, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank O. Curtis and Alberta Mae (Smith) Curtis; married, June 6, 1931, to Lois Wylie-Atwater.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Budd Dwyer (1939-1987) — also known as R. Budd Dwyer — of Pennsylvania. Born in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo., November 21, 1939. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1965-70; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1971-81; resigned 1981; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1981-87; died in office 1987. Baptist. Member, National Education Association; Eagles; Theta Chi; Jaycees. Convicted in December 1986 of bribery and conspiracy in federal court. About to be sentenced, and widely expected to resign from office, he called a press conference; there, in front of spectators and television cameras, he insisted he was not guilty, and then shot and killed himself, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., January 22, 1987 (age 47 years, 62 days). Interment at Blooming Valley Cemetery, Blooming Valley, Pa.
  Cross-reference: Robert B. Asher
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Thaddeus Armie Eure (1899-c.1992) — also known as Thad Eure — of Winton, Hertford County, N.C. Born in Gates County, N.C., November 15, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Winton, N.C., 1923-28; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1929; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1932; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1936-89. Congregationalist. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Theta Chi; Junior Order. Longest serving state official in American history. Died about 1992 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Tazewell A. Eure and Armecia (Langstun) Eure; married to Minta Banks.
  Harry G. Gault (b. 1892) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Mt. Morris Township, Genesee County, Mich., January 25, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; director and general counsel, First National Bank and Trust Co. of Flint; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Gault and Nora (Ryan) Gault; married, June 30, 1917, to Alice Margaret Wiard.
  Ernest William Gibson (1901-1969) — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., March 6, 1901. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; mathematician; lawyer; Windham County State's Attorney, 1929-32; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1940-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Vermont, 1947-50; U.S. District Judge for Vermont, 1950-69. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Chi. Died in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., November 4, 1969 (age 68 years, 243 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Willard Gibson (1872-1940) and Fullerton (Hadley) Gibson; married, October 9, 1926, to Dorothy P. Switzer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James E. Gierach (b. 1944) — of Oak Lawn, Cook County, Ill. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 26, 1944. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 6th District, 1969-70. Member, Theta Chi. Still living as of 1970.
  Alvin Earl Heutchy (b. 1915) — also known as Alvin E. Heutchy — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pa., March 15, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Theta Chi; Freemasons; Phi Kappa Phi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John G. Hudson (b. 1906) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Fort Chiswell, Wythe County, Va., May 11, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1939-46. Protestant. Member, Elks; Moose; Eagles; Phi Alpha Delta; Theta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Layton Hudson and Dixie Belle (Smith-Leffew) Hudson.
Eugene J. Keogh Eugene James Keogh (1907-1989) — also known as Eugene J. Keogh — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 30, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1936; U.S. Representative from New York, 1937-67 (9th District 1937-63, 11th District 1963-67); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Theta Chi; Delta Theta Phi. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 26, 1989 (age 81 years, 269 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Preston Keogh and Elizabeth (Kehoe) Keogh; brother of James Vincent Keogh (1906?-?); married to Virginia Fitzgerald.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
Paul H. Kidd Paul H. Kidd (1907-1965) — of Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va., March 12, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1936-40; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1936, 1939-40, 1947-52, 1955-60, 1963-65 (Gilmer County 1936, 1939-40, 1947-52, 1955-60, 1963-64, 7th District 1965); appointed 1936; died in office 1965. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Theta Chi; Rotary; Odd Fellows. Died October 22, 1965 (age 58 years, 224 days). Interment at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Franklin Kidd (1853-1930) and Lelia Rosalie (Johnson) Kidd (1866-1953); married, June 1, 1932, to Marie Tinney (1911-2006); married, September 14, 1945, to Jeanne Gainer; first cousin of John Wesley Kidd and Frank H. Kidd; first cousin once removed of Robert Henry Kidd; first cousin twice removed of William Matthew Kidd.
  Political family: Kidd family of West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Raymond L. King (b. 1929) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Born in Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass., September 1, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 2nd District, 1961-62; resigned 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Unitarian. Member, Theta Chi; Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion; American Bar Association. Still living as of 1968.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel King and Doris (Lamprey) King; married to Jean Ellen Peters.
  Kenneth S. Kurtz (1903-1939) — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born October 16, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Lewis County, 1937-39; died in office 1939. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Theta Chi; Phi Alpha Delta; Rotary. Died July 10, 1939 (age 35 years, 267 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Near Weston, Lewis County, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Harry W. Kurtz and Blanche (Swan) Kurtz; married, August 17, 1928, to Virginia Dent Reay; father of Kenneth Reay Kurtz (1929-).
  Political family: Kurtz-Dent family of West Virginia.
  Park Livingston (b. 1906) — of Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill.; La Grange, Cook County, Ill. Born in Philip, Haakon County, S.Dak., December 9, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; vice-president and general counsel, Dean Milk Company, Chicago; University of Illinois trustee, 1941-. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Theta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George H. Livingston and Grace (Sheehan) Livingston; married, December 19, 1936, to Elizabeth Murdock.
  Warren Grant Magnuson (1905-1989) — also known as Warren G. Magnuson; "Maggie" — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Moorhead, Clay County, Minn., April 12, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Washington state constitutional convention, 1933; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1933-34; King County Prosecuting Attorney, 1934-36; U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1937-44; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1944-81; defeated, 1980; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of Norway; Theta Chi. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 20, 1989 (age 84 years, 38 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, Wash.
  Relatives: Married, October 4, 1964, to Jermaine Elliott Peralta.
  Cross-reference: Norman D. Dicks
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William T. Milleson (b. 1907) — of Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va., September 16, 1907. Democrat. Farmer; aviator; director, First National Bank of Romney; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1937-42, 1975-80 (Hampshire County 1937-42, 34th District 1975-80). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grange; Theta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Ruritan; Lions; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Milleson and Susie French (Taylor) Milleson; married, December 26, 1940, to Avery Heiskel Pancake.
  Daniel Grove Moler (1908-2005) — also known as D. Grove Moler — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va.; Mullens, Wyoming County, W.Va.; Washington, Beaufort County, N.C. Born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, W.Va., December 16, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary to U.S. Rep. Jennings Randolph, 1933; member of West Virginia state senate, 1937-40 (15th District 1937-38, 16th District 1939-40); member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1949; Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died May 19, 2005 (age 96 years, 154 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward T. Moler and Anna Mory (Grove) Moler; married, June 29, 1932, to Katherine Watson Hirst.
  Robert M. Richardson (b. 1917) — of Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va., July 1, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County, 1953-58. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Chi; American Bar Association; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000) — also known as Neil Staebler; "Mr. Democrat" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 11, 1905. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1950-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1963-65; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963-67, 1972-75; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988. Unitarian. German ancestry. Member, Theta Chi; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association. Died, from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 8, 2000 (age 95 years, 150 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward William Staebler and Magdalena (Dold) Staebler (1873-1958); married, February 8, 1935, to Burnette Bradley (1912-2006); father of Michael Staebler (who married Rebecca McGowan); grandfather of Edward Staebler (1973?-); second cousin of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Marion Ortez Strickland (b. 1921) — also known as M. Ortez Strickland — of Vidalia, Toombs County, Ga. Born in Webb, Houston County, Ala., July 19, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Toombs County, 1955-56. Methodist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Theta Chi; Phi Alpha Delta. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fannie Bell (Buie) Strickland (born 1901) and Norman Hamp Strickland (1899-1930); married, March 2, 1952, to Betty Bulloch (born 1929).
  Fuller Warren (1905-1973) — of Marianna, Jackson County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Fla., October 3, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1926-28, 1938-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1928, 1956 (alternate); member Jacksonville city council, 1931-37; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Governor of Florida, 1949-53. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Theta Chi; Elks. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., September 23, 1973 (age 67 years, 355 days). Interment at Nettle Ridge Cemetery, Blountstown, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Ryan Warren and Grace (Fuller) Warren; married 1949 to Barbara Manning.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Julius Gayle Windsor, Jr. (1920-1991) — also known as J. Gayle Windsor, Jr. — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., June 4, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1957-62, 1967-80. Baptist. English and German ancestry. Member, Lions; Theta Chi. Cast the only opposing vote in the legislature to Gov. Orval Faubus's plan to fight desegregation of the Little Rock schools in 1958. Died, of cancer, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 28, 1991 (age 71 years, 116 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Julius Gayle Windsor, Sr. (1891-1949).
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