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  Julius Acevez (1907-2007) — of La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, April 30, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of La Mesa, Calif., 1958-60. Mexican ancestry. Member, Rotary; United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from congestive heart failure and renal failure, in Grossmont Gardens nursing home, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif., July 9, 2007 (age 100 years, 70 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Woodrow Albea (1918-2000) — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., May 16, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1955-66; member of Alabama state senate 9th District, 1967-71; district judge in Alabama, 1972-88. Baptist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Woodmen; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., September 9, 2000 (age 82 years, 116 days). Interment at Nance Family Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Emmette R. Albea and Lula (Limbaugh) Albea; married, August 30, 1952, to Joy Cunningham.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Don A. Allen, Sr. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Iowa. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1938-46, 1956-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Order of Ahepa; Optimist Club; United Commercial Travelers. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James Lindsay Almond, Jr. (1898-1986) — also known as J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. — of Roanoke, Va.; Richmond, Va. Born in Charlottesville, Va., June 15, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; hustings court judge in Virginia, 1933-45; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1946-48; Virginia state attorney general, 1948-57; Governor of Virginia, 1958-62; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1962-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-86; died in office 1986. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Eagles; Moose; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Pi; United Commercial Travelers; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died in Richmond, Va., April 14, 1986 (age 87 years, 303 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Lindsay Almond and Eddie Nicholas (Burgess) Almond; married, August 15, 1925, to Josephine Katherine Minter (1901-1992).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hermes Luther Ames (1865-1920) — also known as Hermes L. Ames; Henry Ames — of Falconer, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Carroll town, Chautauqua County, N.Y., October 28, 1865. Farmer; school teacher; hay dealer; milling business; member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1918-20; defeated (Prohibition), 1916; died in office 1920. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Odd Fellows; Moose; Grange. Died August 23, 1920 (age 54 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Loretta Woodward (Tiller) Ames and Ezra Wales Ames (1841-1920); married, June 20, 1894, to Minta E. Brunson.
  Harold John Arthur (1904-1971) — also known as Harold J. Arthur — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y., February 9, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1949-50; Governor of Vermont, 1950-51; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1950 (primary), 1958. Unitarian. Member, United Commercial Travelers; American Legion; Amvets; Farm Bureau; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Grange; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died, from cancer, in the Air Force Base Hospital, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N.Y., July 19, 1971 (age 67 years, 160 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Married to Mary C. Alafat (1904-2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse S. Barker (1905-1977) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Ashford, Boone County, W.Va., November 22, 1905. Democrat. Garage owner; gasoline retailer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1959-66, 1970; defeated, 1966, 1968; appointed 1970. Methodist. Member, United Commercial Travelers. Died December 10, 1977 (age 72 years, 18 days). Interment at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Cumberland Barker and Bernie Myrtle (Atkins) Barker; married, March 14, 1937, to Eleanor E. Baber.
  Charles Henry Barnard (1907-1972) — also known as Charles H. Barnard — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., September 28, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Manchester 2nd Ward, 1935-42; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New Hampshire state senate, 1947-48; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Manchester 2nd Ward, 1948; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Manchester 2nd Ward, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in September, 1972 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Barnard and Mary Mabelle (Wright) Barnard; married, November 19, 1936, to Pauline Beatrice Briggs.
  Ole C. Beck (1856-1930) — of Moorhead, Clay County, Minn. Born in Vangs Prestegjaeld, Hedemarken, Norway, August 7, 1856. Mayor of Moorhead, Minn., 1913-15. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Ancient Order of United Workmen; United Commercial Travelers. Died of diabetes, in Moorhead, Clay County, Minn., March 26, 1930 (age 73 years, 231 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Moorhead, Minn.
  Walter Henry Beuse (1901-1957) — also known as Walter H. Beuse — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, November 2, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; sports writer; Scott County Sheriff; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940; member of Iowa Democratic State Central Committee, 1949; acting postmaster at Davenport, Iowa, 1952-53; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1954-57; died in office 1957. Lutheran. Member, Eagles; Moose; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; United Commercial Travelers; Lions; Jaycees. Died August 26, 1957 (age 55 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Beuse and Ida (Weetz) Beuse.
Adolph Blanchard Adolph Blanchard (b. 1888) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Anchorville, St. Clair County, Mich., May 10, 1888. Republican. Bay County Clerk, 1939-56; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County, 1957-60; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Bay County, 1961. Catholic. Member, Lions; Elks; Moose; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 14, 1907, to Mary Lambert.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  John Abram Boland (1884-1958) — also known as John A. Boland — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., May 2, 1884. Republican. Implement dealer; mayor of Rapid City, S.Dak., 1924; member of South Dakota state senate 40th District, 1929-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932 (alternate), 1944. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers. Died in October, 1958 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Abram C. Boland and Catherine (Green) Boland; married to Nona Ethel Winne.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Bartlett E. Boyles Bartlett E. Boyles (d. 1972) — also known as Pat Boyles — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Terry, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Lawyer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1959-63. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in McAuley Lake Resort, Atikolam, Ontario, June 7, 1972. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Homer Mayne Bruce (1909-1975) — also known as Homer Bruce — of Denver, Colo.; Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colo. Born in Platteville, Weld County, Colo., November 21, 1909. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; secretary of state of Colorado, 1953-55; real estate business. Protestant. Member, Odd Fellows; United Commercial Travelers; American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in October, 1975 (age 65 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 18, 1930, to Ruby Mae Wilmoth.
Andrew D. Burgdorf Andrew D. Burgdorf (b. 1892) — of Martville, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Victory, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 27, 1892. Republican. Farmer; hay dealer; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1934-38. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Billy Brown Burke (b. 1928) — also known as Billy B. Burke — of Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Stouts Mills, Gilmer County, W.Va., March 14, 1928. Democrat. Hardware merchant; farmer; real estate developer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1966-78 (7th District 1966-74, 23rd District 1975-78); appointed 1966; resigned 1978. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; United Commercial Travelers; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 1978.
  Relatives: Son of Roy H. Burke and Frieda B. (Brown) Burke; married, December 20, 1952, to Marjorie Hardman (1932-).
Harry F. Byrd Harry Flood Byrd (1887-1966) — also known as Harry F. Byrd — of Winchester, Va.; Berryville, Clarke County, Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., June 10, 1887. Newspaper publisher; fruit farmer; member of Virginia state senate, 1915-25 (10th District 1915-23, 26th District 1924-25); Virginia Democratic state chair, 1922-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924, 1928, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; Governor of Virginia, 1926-30; member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 1928-40; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1929; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1933-65; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; States Rights candidate for President of the United States, 1956; received 15 electoral votes for President, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; United Commercial Travelers; Grange. Died in Berryville, Clarke County, Va., October 20, 1966 (age 79 years, 132 days). Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Evelyn Byrd (1860-1925) and Eleanor Bolling (Flood) Byrd; brother of Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957; polar explorer); married, October 7, 1913, to Anne Douglas Beverley (1887-1964); father of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr.; half-nephew of Joel West Flood; nephew of Henry De La Warr Flood; second great-grandnephew of Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin five times removed of Benjamin Harrison and Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin thrice removed of William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin four times removed of Carter Bassett Harrison, George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and William Henry Harrison; second cousin five times removed of John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin once removed of Connally Findlay Trigg; third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell; third cousin thrice removed of Peyton Randolph, Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and John Scott Harrison; fourth cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison II and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Time Magazine, August 17, 1962
  Joseph Davis DeBlieux (b. 1912) — also known as J. D. DeBlieux — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, La., September 12, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Louisiana state senate, 1956-60, 1964-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1964, 1968. Catholic. Member, Theta Kappa Phi; American Bar Association; American Legion; Amvets; Lions; Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Honore Louis DeBlieux, Sr. and Ozet (Perot) DeBlieux; married, April 22, 1946, to Dorothy Mary LePine.
  Vincent J. DeSantis (b. 1926) — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., 1926. Republican. School teacher; mayor of Glens Falls, N.Y., 1994-97. Member, American Legion; United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 1997.
  Woodrow Wilson Dumas (1916-1993) — also known as W. W. Dumas; "Woody" — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La., December 9, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 1965-80; defeated, 1988. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles; Elks; Moose; United Commercial Travelers. Died November 5, 1993 (age 76 years, 331 days). Interment at Azalea Rest Cemetery, Zachary, La.
  Presumably named for: Woodrow Wilson
  Relatives: Married to Carol Epperson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Adolph O. Eberhart Adolph Olson Eberhart (1870-1944) — also known as Adolph O. Eberhart; A. O. Eberhart; Olaf Adolf Olsson — of Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Värmland, Sweden, June 23, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 11th District, 1903-06; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1907-09; Governor of Minnesota, 1909-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916 (speaker); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1916; real estate broker. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers. Died December 6, 1944 (age 74 years, 166 days). Interment somewhere in Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Adele Marie Hoke.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Encyclopeda
  Bert Manfred Fernald (1858-1926) — also known as Bert M. Fernald — of West Poland, Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in West Poland, Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine, April 3, 1858. Republican. Packer of canned goods; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1887; member of Maine state senate, 1890; Governor of Maine, 1909-11; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1916-26; died in office 1926. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Grange. Died in West Poland, Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine, August 23, 1926 (age 68 years, 142 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, West Poland, Poland, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Fernald and Betsey (Libby) Fernald; married 1877 to Annie Keene (1858-1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Goulette (b. 1906) — of Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., September 9, 1906. Republican. Ice, beer, cold storage and mink business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1939-48, 1951-58 (Dickinson County 1939-44, Dickinson District 1945-48, 1951-54, Menominee District 1955-58); defeated, 1936 (Dickinson County), 1948 (Dickinson District), 1958 (Menominee District), 1966 (109th District). Catholic. Member, Elks; Eagles; United Commercial Travelers; Knights of Columbus; Jaycees. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 26, 1938, to Ida Quilici.
  Harold Christian Hagen (1901-1957) — also known as Harold C. Hagen — of Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., November 10, 1901. Newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1943-55; defeated (Republican), 1954, 1956. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Sons of Norway; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1957 (age 55 years, 129 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Gudbrand T. Hagen and Anna (Brovold) Hagen; married, November 22, 1928, to Audrey L. Melton (1909-1995).
  Cross-reference: Fay George Child
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rosaire L. Halle (born c.1906) — of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born about 1906. Mayor of Auburn, Maine, 1949; defeated, 1949. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Carmen Gervais.
  Joseph Edward Heckenkamp (b. 1901) — also known as Joseph E. Heckenkamp — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., March 19, 1901. Democrat. Florist; member of Illinois state house of representatives; elected 1932, 1934; member of Illinois state senate 36th District; elected 1936; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956. Catholic. Member, Moose; Eagles; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Walbridge Hedges (b. 1901) — also known as Charles W. Hedges — of Wollaston, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 27, 1901. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1932-42, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; United Commercial Travelers; Phi Gamma Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur J. Hedges and Kate (Walbridge) Hedges; married 1929 to Dr. Ella Goodale.
  James D. Hinkle, Jr. (b. 1922) — also known as J. D. Hinkle — of Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va. Born in Upshur County, W.Va., July 8, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; merchant; oil and gas jobber; bank director; mayor of Buckhannon, W.Va.; mayor of Buckhannon, W.Va., 1965-67; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1970, 1973-80; appointed 1970; defeated, 1970, 1980; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1984. Methodist. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Elks; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. D. Hinkle and Byrd (Ashworth) Hinkle; married, July 8, 1947, to Maxine Fleming.
  Arthur Francis Jacques (b. 1874) — also known as Arthur F. Jacques — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Hancock, Houghton County, Mich., January 24, 1874. Democrat. Coal business; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; mayor of Marquette, Mich., 1934-38. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Zachariah Jacques and Claire (O'Neill) Jacques; married, November 25, 1897, to Celina Eva Des Rosiers.
  Robert Scott Justice (1912-1992) — of Cass County, Ind. Born in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., March 8, 1912. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1945-48, 1951-52; defeated, 1948; member of Indiana state senate, 1957-60; defeated, 1960. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Farm Bureau; Toastmasters; United Commercial Travelers; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died December 9, 1992 (age 80 years, 276 days). Interment at Keeps Creek Cemetery, Clymers, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Ethel B. (Scott) Justice (1887-1963) and Robert Owen Justice (1888-1962); brother of William Franklin Justice (1914-1996); married 1942 to Catherine Augusta Leirer (1920-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Kannenberg (1919-2008) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Texas town, Marathon County, Wis., December 19, 1919. Mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1964-88. Member, Moose; Elks; Optimist Club; United Commercial Travelers. Died March 17, 2008 (age 88 years, 89 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Kannenberg and Rose (Fischer) Kannenberg; brother of Roland Ellsworth Harry Kannenberg; married, September 23, 1939, to Ella Rose Parent; uncle of Natalie Kannenberg Tackett (1960?-).
  Political family: Kannenberg family of Wausau, Wisconsin.
Melvin R. Laird Melvin Robert Laird, Jr. (1922-2016) — also known as Melvin R. Laird — of Marshfield, Wood County, Wis. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., September 1, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 24th District, 1947-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (speaker), 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1953-69; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1969-73. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Purple Heart. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1974. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 16, 2016 (age 94 years, 76 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Robert Laird, Sr. and Helen Connor Laird; married, October 15, 1945, to Barbara Masters; uncle of Jessica Laird (who married James Edward Doyle); grandson of William Duncan Connor (1864-1944).
  Political family: Laird-Doyle family of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
  Epitaph: "Purple Heart. Father. Friend. Statesman."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Melvin Laird: Dale Van Atta, With Honor: Melvin Laird in War, Peace, and Politics
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  Phillip Mitchell Landrum (1907-1990) — also known as Phillip M. Landrum — of Jasper, Pickens County, Ga. Born in Martin, Stephens County, Ga., September 10, 1907. Democrat. Athletic coach; superintendent of schools; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1953-77; defeated in primary, 1942. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks; United Commercial Travelers. Co-author of Landrum-Griffin Act. Died November 19, 1990 (age 83 years, 70 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Phillip Davis Landrum and Blanche (Mitchell) Landrum; married, July 31, 1933, to Laura Brown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Eugene LeMire (1914-1985) — also known as Robert E. LeMire — of Escanaba, Delta County, Mich. Born in Escanaba, Delta County, Mich., May 19, 1914. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Escanaba, Mich., 1948-50, 1952-55. Catholic. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Jaycees; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Elks. Died August 28, 1985 (age 71 years, 101 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Escanaba, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Lemire (1877-1931) and Isabelle (McDonald) Lemire; married, May 27, 1944, to Virginia D. Stanton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William John Leppien (1894-1979) — also known as William J. Leppien — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born October 7, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; ice cream business; Saginaw County Clerk, 1947-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 22nd Senatorial District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1963-64. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; United Commercial Travelers. Died in 1979 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Leppien and Dora (Gasner) Leppien; married to Myrtle V. Sheriff.
  Alfons H. Letzler (1884-1972) — also known as A. H. Letzler — of Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Sweden, July 1, 1884. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 34th District, 1939-54; defeated, 1954; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960. Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks; Moose; United Commercial Travelers. Died in 1972 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  David B. Long (b. 1883) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Lucas County, Iowa, September 2, 1883. Republican. Member of Iowa commerce commission, 1943-. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Moose; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Paul August Luedtke (1888-1968) — also known as Paul A. Luedtke — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., August 24, 1888. Republican. Wood finishing and decorating business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1943-62. Member, Moose; Elks; Odd Fellows; United Commercial Travelers. Died June 18, 1968 (age 79 years, 299 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of William Luedtke (1852-1906) and Fredricka Luedtke (1856-1943); married to Clara Fara (1892-1938); married, September 11, 1939, to Alta Seefeldt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas E. Madden (1900-1983) — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born near Dunlap, Peoria County, Ill., May 9, 1900. Democrat. Member of Illinois state senate 18th District; elected 1936, 1940. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., November 18, 1983 (age 83 years, 193 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Madden (1864-1944) and Elizabeth Catherine (Murphy) Madden (1878-1965); married to Bernice H. Hamilton (1905-1983).
  Arch W. McFarlane (b. 1885) — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, April 14, 1885. Republican. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1915-21; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1919-22; member of Iowa state senate, 1927-28; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1928-33. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Jack Richard Miller (1916-1994) — also known as Jack Miller — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 6, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1955-56; member of Iowa state senate, 1957-60; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1961-73; defeated, 1972; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1973-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-85; took senior status 1985. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Izaak Walton League; Rotary; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Knights of Columbus; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County, Fla., August 29, 1994 (age 78 years, 84 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Willard James Nash (1879-1971) — also known as Willard J. Nash — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Gaines, Genesee County, Mich., May 28, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Bird J. Vincent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1913-14; defeated, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1935. Methodist. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Maccabees; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 11, 1971 (age 92 years, 136 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin J. Nash and Rose (Albertson) Nash; married, June 24, 1908, to Donna B. MacLachlan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  G. Y. Neal (b. 1900) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Gallia County, Ohio, May 31, 1900. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1953-54; defeated, 1938, 1940, 1964; candidate for West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1954. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Redmen; Farm Bureau; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  William Perry Amos Nicely (1922-1991) — also known as William P. A. Nicely — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., October 23, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; banker; real estate developer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1955-58, 1964-70, 1983-85 (Wood County 1955-58, 1964-70, 8th District 1983-85); resigned 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1968, 1972 (alternate); mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1970-77, 1986-89. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Lions; United Commercial Travelers. Died July 26, 1991 (age 68 years, 276 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery South, South Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Perry Nicely (1856-1953) and Anna E. (Posey) Nicely (1884-1948); married, June 12, 1947, to Marjorie Faith Meadows; nephew of Albert Jennie Nicely (1868-1948).
  Epitaph: "He was a warm and kind person, who genuinely cared for the people in his community."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John D. Payant (1935-2001) — of Kingsford, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., August 22, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 109th District, 1969-72. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers; Jaycees; Knights of Columbus. Died November 5, 2001 (age 66 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  John H. Perry (1900-1993) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Sanilac County, Mich., July 12, 1900. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; oil business; mayor of Petoskey, Mich., 1944-50. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died January 20, 1993 (age 92 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Perry and Laura J. Perry; married, October 2, 1922, to Ruth V. McClutchey.
  Kenneth E. Priebe (b. 1912) — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Black Creek, Outagamie County, Wis., December 10, 1912. Republican. Insurance agent; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Outagamie County 1st District; elected 1958. Member, United Commercial Travelers. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Andy Swearingen Andy Swearingen (b. 1898) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Walker, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Eatons, Wood County, W.Va., March 5, 1898. Republican. Member of West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1951-57; resigned 1957; postmaster. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Luke Edward Terry (1916-1998) — also known as Luke E. Terry — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Oneida, Scott County, Tenn., August 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1957-58, 1971-76 (Berkeley County 1957-58, 1st District 1971-74, 35th District 1975-76); defeated, 1958. Disciples of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1998 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin C. Terry (1866-1957) and Nellie (Smith) Terry (1886-1988); married to Elizabeth Johnson (1914-1999).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Jackson Thompson (b. 1901) — also known as Edward J. Thompson — of Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa. Born in Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa., June 2, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932, 1940; member of Pennsylvania state senate 34th District, 1935-38. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Junior Order; Elks; Moose; Eagles; United Commercial Travelers; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Curtin Thompson and Bertha Ellen (Denning) Thompson; married to Harriet Barker.
  John Gregg Utterback (1872-1955) — also known as John G. Utterback — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., July 12, 1872. Democrat. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1914-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1932; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Rotary; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 11, 1955 (age 82 years, 364 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Hubert Utterback (1880-1942).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Christian Voss (1862-1927) — also known as John C. Voss — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Germany, September 14, 1862. Democrat. Grocer; mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1909-11; defeated, 1911, 1912 ( primary). German ancestry. Member, Elks; Eagles; Moose; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., August 22, 1927 (age 64 years, 342 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, May 30, 1886, to Ida Johanna Domke (1867-1954); father of John C. Voss (1893?-?).
Alexander Wiley Alexander Wiley (1884-1967) — of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., May 26, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Chippewa County District Attorney, 1909-15; dairy farmer; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1936; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1939-63. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of Norway; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers. Died at High Oaks Christian Science Church Sanitarium, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 26, 1967 (age 83 years, 0 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  Relatives: Married 1909 to May Jenkins; married 1952 to Dorothy May Kydd.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John Stockbridge Patten Ham Wilson (b. 1860) — also known as J. S. P. H. Wilson — of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, August 9, 1860. Democrat. School teacher; grain and hay business; U.S. Marshal; mayor of Auburn, Maine, 1900-01; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1910. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; United Commercial Travelers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel H. Wilson and Caroline F. (Ham) Wilson.
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