The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Zonta Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Maryon Pittman Allen (1925-2018) — also known as Maryon Pittman; Maryon Pittman Mullins; Mrs. Jim Allen — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss., November 30, 1925. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1978; appointed 1978; defeated, 1978; columnist for the Washington Post newspaper, 1978-81. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Zonta. Died July 23, 2018 (age 92 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John D. Pittman and Tellie (Chism) Pittman; married, August 7, 1964, to James Browning Allen; married, October 17, 1946, to Joshua Sanford Mullins, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mabel Sanders Amos — also known as Mabel Amos; Mabel Sanders — of Alabama. Born in Brooklyn, Conecuh County, Ala. Democrat. Secretary of state of Alabama, 1967-75; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama. Female. Baptist. Member, Zonta. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Sanders and Hattie Bethea Sanders.
  Ruthelle Bacon (1893-1963) — of Amarillo, Potter County, Tex. Born in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., January 29, 1893. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928 (alternate), 1944, 1948. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Zonta. Died in February, 1963 (age 70 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Consuelo Northrop Bailey (1899-1976) — also known as Consuelo N. Bailey; Consuelo Bentina Northrop — of South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Fairfield, Franklin County, Vt., October 10, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; Chittenden County State's Attorney, 1927-30; member of Vermont state senate, 1931-33; member of Republican National Committee from Vermont, 1936-76; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1944; member, Platform Committee, 1944; member, Arrangements Committee, 1948; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1951-53; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1955-57; candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Beta Pi; Zonta; Grange. Died in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., September 9, 1976 (age 76 years, 335 days). Interment at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Vt.
  Relatives: Daughter of Peter Bent Brigham Northrop and Katherine M. (Fletcher) Northrop; married 1940 to Henry Albon Bailey Jr..
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Berta E. Baker (1876-1964) — also known as Berta E. Colcord — of Glenburn, Renville County, N.Dak.; Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born near Sterling, Whiteside County, Ill., November 26, 1876. Republican. School teacher; North Dakota state treasurer, 1929-32; North Dakota state auditor, 1933-56. Female. Methodist. Member, Zonta; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Minot, Ward County, N.Dak., May, 1964 (age 87 years, 0 days). Interment at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Henry Colcord and Fiana (Linerod) Colcord; married to Bert F. Baker.
  Lucile Elizabeth Belen (1912-2010) — also known as Lucile E. Belen — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 28, 1912. Democrat. Florist; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1942; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; member, Lansing City Council, 1955-92; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ingham County 1st District, 1961. Female. Member, Zonta; Rotary. Inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, 2001. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 2, 2010 (age 97 years, 156 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Christopher Belen and Elizabeth Lehman Belen; sister of Frederick Christopher Belen.
  Political family: Belen family of Lansing, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marguerite Stitt Church (1892-1990) — also known as Marguerite S. Church; Marguerite Stitt; Mrs. Ralph E. Church — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1892. Republican. Psychologist; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1951-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964; speaker, 1952, 1960. Female. Methodist. Member, League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma; Zonta; Beta Sigma Phi; American Legion Auxiliary. Died May 26, 1990 (age 97 years, 255 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of William James Stitt and Adelaide (Forsythe) Stitt; married, December 21, 1918, to Ralph Edwin Church.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Constance Eberhardt Cook (1919-2009) — also known as Constance E. Cook; Connie Cook; Constance Eberhardt — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 17, 1919. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1963-73 (Tompkins County 1963-65, 138th District 1966, 125th District 1967-72, 128th District 1973); president of land grant affairs, Cornell University, 1976-80; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1984. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Zonta. Co-sponsor, in 1970, of the bill which legalized abortion in New York State. Died in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., January 20, 2009 (age 89 years, 156 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Walter Eberhardt and Catherine (Sellmann) Eberhardt; married 1955 to Alfred P. Cook.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eleanor L. Daly (b. 1911) — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., April 27, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940. Female. Catholic. Member, Zonta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of John F. Daly and Eleanor H. (Doherty) Daly.
  Jo Anne Darcy (b. 1931) — also known as Jo Anne Hall — of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Tex., May 2, 1931. Republican. Mayor of Santa Clarita, Calif., 1991, 1995, 1999-2000. Female. Catholic. Member, Zonta. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Daughter of Melvin C. Hall and Elleen P. (Miller) Hall; married, July 21, 1950, to Curtis Darcy.
  Bettye Davis (b. 1938) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Louisiana, May 17, 1938. Democrat. Social worker; member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1990, 1992, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996; member of Alaska state senate District K, 2001-; defeated, 1996. Female. African ancestry. Member, Delta Sigma Theta; League of Women Voters; Zonta; NAACP. Still living as of 2001.
  Colleen House Engler (b. 1952) — also known as Colleen Engler; Colleen House — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., March 17, 1952. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1974-76, 1983-86 (101st District 1974-76, 99th District 1983-86); defeated, 1976; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1988 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1986; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1986. Female. Catholic. Member, Zonta. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Daniel House and Kathleen McGill House; married 1975 to John Mathias Engler.
  Political family: Engler family of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  Louise Cuyler Gerry (1883-1962) — also known as Louise C. Gerry — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Snyder, Erie County, N.Y.; Robbinston, Washington County, Maine. Born in Robbinston, Washington County, Maine, June 12, 1883. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940. Female. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Zonta; Grange. Died in Robbinston, Washington County, Maine, June 21, 1962 (age 79 years, 9 days). Interment at Brewer Cemetery, Robbinston, Maine.
  Relatives: Daughter of Elbridge Joseph Gerry and Sophia Teresa (Jones) Gerry.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joan Anderson Growe (b. 1935) — of Minnesota. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 28, 1935. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40-A, 1973-74; secretary of state of Minnesota, 1975-. Female. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Common Cause; National Organization for Women; Zonta. Still living as of 1983.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Sallie Hailey (b. 1903) — also known as Mrs. E. E. Hailey — of Arrow Rock, Saline County, Mo. Born in Arrow Rock, Saline County, Mo., June 20, 1903. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 (delegation vice-chair); county judge in Missouri, 1965-66; member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1966-67. Female. Christian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Zonta. Burial location unknown.
  Sarah Van Hoosen Jones (1892-1972) — of Rochester, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Rochester, Oakland County, Mich., June 23, 1892. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1944-55; defeated, 1955. Female. Member, Zonta; Daughters of the American Revolution; Sigma Xi; Pi Beta Phi. Died in 1972 (age about 80 years). Interment at Stoney Creek Cemetery, Rochester Hills, Mich.
  Barbara Barrett MacKenzie (b. 1928) — also known as Barbara B. MacKenzie — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., November 12, 1928. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1979-; Independent candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1986. Female. Member, Zonta; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Association of University Women. Still living as of 1990.
  Edwynne Cutler Rosenbaum (1899-2003) — also known as E. C. 'Polly' Rosenbaum — of Hayden, Gila County, Ariz.; Globe, Gila County, Ariz. Born in Ollie, Keokuk County, Iowa, September 4, 1899. Democrat. School teacher; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1949-94; defeated, 1994; candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona. Female. Member, Zonta; Order of the Eastern Star. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 28, 2003 (age 104 years, 115 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Married 1939 to William George Rosenbaum.
  The Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building (opened 2008), in Phoenix, Arizona, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marjorie R. Turnbull (b. 1940) — of Leon County, Fla. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., July 4, 1940. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 9th District, 1995-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Zonta; Rotary. Still living as of 1999.
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