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  Leonard Ackerman II (b. 1921) — also known as Lee Ackerman — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo., October 29, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; airplane pilot; newspaper reporter; advertising business; real estate investor; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1951-52. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Melville Ackerman and Ruth (Corday) Ackerman; married, December 22, 1943, to Leslie Rogers.
  Harry James Allington (1872-1934) — also known as Harry J. Allington — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Knightsville, Clay County, Ind., October 3, 1872. Advertising business; delegate to Kentucky convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. English ancestry. Died in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., October 25, 1934 (age 62 years, 22 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Allington and Anna Allington; married 1896 to Lillian Maud Lineback (1874-1929).
  Arthur Glenn Andrews (1909-2008) — also known as Glenn Andrews — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., January 15, 1909. Republican. Advertising executive; chair of Calhoun County Republican Party, 1952; candidate for Alabama state house of representatives, 1956; candidate for secretary of state of Alabama, 1958; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1964, 1972; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1965-67. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Died in White Plains, Calhoun County, Ala., September 25, 2008 (age 99 years, 254 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium, Anniston, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Roger Lee Andrews and Beryl Elizabeth (Jones) Andrews; married 1937 to Ethel Standish Jackson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Striker Andrews (1919-2001) — also known as John S. Andrews — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, April 25, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; underwriter and manager, Travelers Insurance; director of public relations, Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); chair of Lucas County Republican Party, 1958-66; Ohio Republican state chair, 1965-73; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Legion; Jaycees. Died, of complications from diabetes, in Adamstown, Frederick County, Md., February 25, 2001 (age 81 years, 306 days). Interment at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Burton Richardson Andrews and Cora (Striker) Andrews; married, July 4, 1964, to Marjorie Ann Carney.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Edward Austin (1901-1965) — also known as T. Edward Austin — of Effingham, Effingham County, Ill. Born in Effingham, Effingham County, Ill., May 21, 1901. Republican. Investment banker; outdoor advertising business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 23rd District, 1932; chair of Effingham County Republican Party, 1944-50. Member, Elks; Moose. Died, in a hospital at Effingham, Effingham County, Ill., April 21, 1965 (age 63 years, 335 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Winter Austin (1871-1937) and Mamie (Wade) Austin (1874-1952); married to Frances Vivian Crews (1905-2001).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Kelly Ayers (b. 1907) — also known as Richard K. Ayers — of Denver, Colo. Born in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, June 28, 1907. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1956. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 2, 1931, to Christine Paul.
  Steven Beckwith Ayres (1861-1929) — also known as Steven B. Ayres — of New York. Born in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, October 27, 1861. Newspaper editor; real estate business; advertising business; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1911-13; defeated (Progressive), 1914. Member, Psi Upsilon. Died, in Park West Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 1, 1929 (age 67 years, 217 days). Interment at Clearwater Municipal Cemetery, Clearwater, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Ayres and Artemisia (Dunlap) Ayres.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Gilbert Bainbridge (1885-1936) — also known as Alexander Gale Bainbridge; "Buzz" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1885. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising agent with Barnum & Bailey and other circuses; manager of Shubert Theater in Minneapolis, and of traveling road shows; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1933-35. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from heart disease, in Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 14, 1936 (age 50 years, 192 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Gilbert Bainbridge (1852-1925) and Ida Prescott (Stewart) Bainbridge (1853-1906); married, August 27, 1917, to Marie Gale (1894-1972).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bruce Barton (1886-1967) — also known as "Advertiser"; "The Advertising King"; "The Great Repealer" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Robbins, Scott County, Tenn., August 5, 1886. Republican. Author; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1937-41; derided by Franklin Roosevelt as one of "Martin, Barton, and Fish", three Republican opponents of his New Deal policies; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940, 1944; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1940; a founder of the Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborn (BBDO) advertising agency. Congregationalist. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 5, 1967 (age 80 years, 334 days). Interment at Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William E. Barton and Esther Treat (Bushnell) Barton; married, October 2, 1913, to Esther M. Randall (died 1951).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Raymond H. Bateman (1927-2016) — also known as Ray Bateman — of North Branch, Somerset County, N.J. Born in Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., October 29, 1927. Republican. Public relations business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1958-67; member of New Jersey state senate, 1968-77 (District 8 1968-73, 16th District 1974-77); delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968, 1972; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1977. Christian Reformed. Died in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., June 25, 2016 (age 88 years, 240 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Joan Speer; father of Christopher Bateman (1957-).
  Cross-reference: Bob Franks
  See also Wikipedia article
  María Concepcíon Bechily (b. 1949) — also known as María C. Bechily — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1949. Democrat. Social worker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980; staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, 1981-83; host and assistant producer, WSNS television, Chicago, 1984-85; public relations business. Female. Cuban ancestry. Still living as of 1985.
  Relatives: Daughter of Antonio Bechily and Concepcion Bechily; married, October 8, 1982, to Scott Hodes (1940?-).
William Benton William Burnett Benton (1900-1973) — also known as William Benton — of Southport, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 1, 1900. Democrat. Advertising business; introduced sound effects into television commercials; popularized the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show; vice-president, University of Chicago, 1937-45; publisher of the Encyclopedia Brittanica; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1945-47; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1949-53; defeated, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Council on Foreign Relations; Zeta Psi. Died, in the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1973 (age 72 years, 351 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Charles William Benton and Elma (Hixson) Benton; married 1928 to Helen Hemingway.
  The William Benton Museum of Art, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Max Berking (1917-1997) — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y.; North Port, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 27, 1917. Democrat. Advertising executive; member of New York state senate 30th District, 1965; chair of Westchester County Democratic Party, 1971-75. Congregationalist. Member, Urban League. Died, of lung cancer, in Alford, Berkshire County, Mass., September 24, 1997 (age 80 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Dorothy Noyes and Frances Bauman.
  Loren Murphy Berry (1888-1980) — also known as Loren M. Berry; "Mr. Yellow Pages" — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., July 24, 1888. Republican. Newspaper reporter; advertising salesman who popularized the Yellow Pages business section in telephone directories nationwide; founded L. M. Berry Co.; director of telephone companies; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956, 1972; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Elected to Telephone Hall of Fame in 1982. Died in Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio, February 10, 1980 (age 91 years, 201 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles D. Berry and Elizabeth (Murphy) Berry; married, June 9, 1909, to Lucile Kneipple (died 1935); married, August 28, 1938, to Helen Anderson Henry (died 1974).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ben Bezoff (1914-1979) — of Denver, Colo. Born in Denver, Colo., April 18, 1914. Democrat. Radio broadcaster; advertising business; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1947-54; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1950; member of Colorado state senate, 1950. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; B'nai B'rith. Died in 1979 (age about 65 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 10, 1934, to Cherie Carlson.
  Walter Roy Blankenship (1892-1966) — also known as W. R. Blankenship — of Frankford, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Born in Gap Mills, Monroe County, W.Va., June 11, 1892. Democrat. Public relations business; radio commentator; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Greenbrier County, 1961-62. Presbyterian. Died in March, 1966 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Blankenship and Jennie Susan (Fleshman) Blankenship; married, May 2, 1926, to Marion Claflin Cook.
Chester Bowles Chester Bliss Bowles (1901-1986) — also known as Chester Bowles — of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., April 5, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; advertising business; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956, 1960; Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1951-53, 1963-69; Nepal, 1951-53; , 1961-63; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1959-61; author. Unitarian. Member, Urban League; Grange; Americans for Democratic Action; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., May 25, 1986 (age 85 years, 50 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Essex, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Allen Bowles and Nellie (Harris) Bowles; married 1934 to Dorothy Stebbins.
  Cross-reference: Douglas J. Bennet — Brandon Grove
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Chester Bowles: Ambassador's Report
  Books about Chester Bowles: Howard B. Schaffer, Chester Bowles : New Dealer in the Cold War — Richard P. Dauer, A North-South Mind in an East-West World : Chester Bowles and the Making of United States Cold War Foreign Policy, 1951-1969
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Michael Drake Bradner (b. 1937) — also known as Mike Bradner — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Washington, D.C., 1937. Democrat. Public relations business; member of Alaska state house of representatives 17th District, 1967-76; Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 1975-76. Congregationalist. Still living as of 1976.
  Edward Brouwer (1892-1954) — of Holland, Ottawa County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., September 13, 1892. Republican. Printing and advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ottawa County, 1933-36; defeated in primary, 1940, 1950; candidate for Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1936. Died in 1954 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Harrison Brown (1920-2003) — also known as Charles Brown — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Coweta, Wagoner County, Okla., October 22, 1920. Democrat. Radio station program director; advertising business; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1957-61; defeated, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960; oil executive. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Lions. Died in Henderson, Clark County, Nev., June 10, 2003 (age 82 years, 231 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Chip Brown (born c.1969) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born about 1969. Republican. Public relations and marketing executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  George W. Brown (b. 1859) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Schenevus, Otsego County, N.Y., October 14, 1859. Republican. Produce dealer; produce dealer in Otsego County; later, employed by a hay, grain, and produce merchant in Brooklyn; bookkeeper and manager for a carriage painting and sign-making business; bookkeeper; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1907, 1909-10. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carlton Brown.
  William Haydon Burns (1912-1987) — also known as Haydon Burns — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 17, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1949-65; Governor of Florida, 1965-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Methodist. Member, Phi Sigma Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died November 22, 1987 (age 75 years, 250 days). Interment somewhere in Jacksonville, Fla.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Walter W. Carey (b. 1926) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 22, 1926. Republican. Advertising business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1957-58, 1963-64, 1967-68; defeated, 1958, 1960, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kappa Alpha Order. Still living as of 1968.
  Rodney Dennis Chandler (b. 1942) — also known as Rod D. Chandler — of Bellevue, King County, Wash.; Aurora, Adams County, Colo. Born in La Grande, Union County, Ore., July 13, 1942. Republican. Television reporter; public relations consultant; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1974-82; U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 1983-93; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1992. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Second great-grandnephew of Zachariah Chandler (1813-1879).
  Political families: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  James L. Cole — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Public relations consultant; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert John Conger (1924-2002) — also known as Robert J. Conger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 3, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; advertising business; radio and television pioneer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1962. Lutheran. Died, in the Bon Secour Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Mich., December 21, 2002 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Alpheus George Conger (1887-1962) and Zeralda (Stockton) Conger (1888-1980); married, June 1, 1945, to Dorothy Caroline Fuhrman (1925-2002); second cousin thrice removed of Anson Griffith Conger and Harmon Sweatland Conger; second cousin four times removed of Hugh Conger; third cousin thrice removed of Omar Dwight Conger (1818-1898), Moore Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger and Frederick Ward Conger; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Augustus Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Leavitt Corning Leavitt Corning (b. 1870) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., 1870. Republican. Advertising business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40, 1915-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
Robert J. Crews Robert J. Crews (b. 1894) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 4, 1894. Republican. Advertising business; real estate business; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1936, 1938-47; defeated, 1936; resigned 1947; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Twin brother of John R. Crews (1894-?).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Thomas Cusack (1858-1926) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, October 5, 1858. Democrat. Sign painter; advertising business; U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1899-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 19, 1926 (age 68 years, 45 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Cusack and Dehlia (McMahon) Cusack; married, July 10, 1895, to Mary E. Greene.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alexander D. Cuthbertson (b. 1887) — also known as Alex D. Cuthbertson — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born near Flushing, Genesee County, Mich., 1887. Republican. Parole officer; personnel director; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1929-32; defeated, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  John Clay Davies (1920-2002) — also known as John C. Davies — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 1, 1920. Democrat. Newspaper editor; public relations business; U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, June 17, 2002 (age 82 years, 47 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Einar W. Dieserud (b. 1892) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 25, 1892. Stenographer; advertising business; U.S. Vice Consul in Christiania, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Edwin Benedict Dooley (1905-1982) — also known as Edwin B. Dooley — of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 13, 1905. Republican. Public relations executive; mayor of Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1950-56; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1957-63. Died in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla., January 25, 1982 (age 76 years, 287 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Walter Evans Edge (1873-1956) — also known as Walter E. Edge — of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J.; Ventnor City, Atlantic County, N.J.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 20, 1873. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; advertising business; newspaper publisher; banker; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1908 (alternate), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Atlantic County, 1910; member of New Jersey state senate from Atlantic County, 1911-16; Governor of New Jersey, 1917-19, 1944-47; resigned 1919; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1919-29; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1929-33; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1936. Presbyterian; later Episcopalian. Member, Union League. Died, from uremic poisoning, in Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 29, 1956 (age 82 years, 344 days). Interment at Northwood Cemetery, Downingtown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Edge and Mary (Evans) Edge; married, June 5, 1907, to Lady Lee Phillips (died 1915); married, December 9, 1922, to Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall (daughter of Harold Marsh Sewall (1860-1924)).
  Political family: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Campaign slogan (1916): "A Business Man With A Business Plan."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Douglas Hemphill Elliott (1921-1960) — also known as Douglas H. Elliott — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 3, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1957-60; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1960; died in office 1960. Less than two months after taking office as U.S. Representative, he killed himself by draping a deer skin over his head and the tail pipe of a car, to produce carbon monoxide poisoning, in Horse Valley, Franklin County, Pa., June 19, 1960 (age 39 years, 16 days). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Herbert Fay (1899-1948) — also known as James H. Fay — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 29, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; wounded and lost his left leg; secretary to the president of Bellevue and Allied Hospitals, 1923-29; deputy commissioner of hospitals, 1929-33; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1939-41, 1943-45; defeated, 1934, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940; chair of New York County Democratic Party, 1942; insurance and advertising business. Catholic. Member, Tammany Hall; American Legion. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 10, 1948 (age 49 years, 134 days). Interment at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Hazel De Witt Kelly (1905-1978).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles B. Felton, Jr. (b. 1936) — of Rowlesburg, Preston County, W.Va. Born in Rowlesburg, Preston County, W.Va., September 7, 1936. Democrat. Purchasing agent; public relations business; member of West Virginia state senate, 1987-93 (15th District 1987-92, 14th District 1993); appointed 1987; resigned 1993. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 1993.
  Relatives: Son of Charles B. Felton, Sr. and Evelyn (Miller) Felton; married, November 2, 1958, to Doris J. Butler.
  Michael Patrick Forbes (b. 1952) — also known as Michael P. Forbes — of Quogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., July 16, 1952. Staff member for U.S. Sens. Alfonse M. D'Amato and Connie Mack; public relations and marketing business; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1995-2001; defeated, 2000 (Democratic primary), 2000 (Working Families); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  John Anson Ford (1883-1983) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., 1883. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; advertising business; chair of Los Angeles County Democratic Party, 1937-38; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1937; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1940; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956. Member, Sigma Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in 1983 (age about 100 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Lois Goldsmith (1884-1975).
  Epitaph: "Public Servant - Humanitarian."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charlie Gerow (born c.1955) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born about 1955. Republican. Public relations consultant; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  William B. Green (born c.1872) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., about 1872. Democrat. Advertising agent; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
Anthony Gruszka Anthony Gruszka (b. 1910) — of Mosinee, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 14, 1910. Republican. Newspaper reporter; advertising business; insurance agent; farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 1st District, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) — of Kew Gardens, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Richmond Hill, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., November 19, 1913. Republican. Newspaper reporter; advertising business; candidate for New York state assembly from Queens County 5th District, 1937; member of New York state senate, 1941-54 (2nd District 1941-44, 4th District 1945-54); U.S. Representative from New York, 1959-73 (4th District 1959-63, 6th District 1963-73); defeated, 1954; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972. Jewish. Member, Elks; B'nai B'rith; Moose; Knights of Pythias; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died from complications of pneumonia, at Southampton Hospital, Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., January 10, 1997 (age 83 years, 52 days). Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anna (Swanton) Halpern and Ralph Halpern (1890-1975); married, December 27, 1959, to Barbara Margaret Olsen; first cousin once removed of Stephen Joshua Solarz.
  Political family: Solarz-Halpern family of New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Eric Hass (1905-1980) — of Oregon; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., 1905. Socialist. Advertising business; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1936; editor of The Weekly People, 1938-68; Industrial Government candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1944; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1949 (Industrial Government), 1957 (Socialist Labor), 1961 (Socialist Labor), 1965 (Socialist Labor); candidate for Governor of New York, 1950 (Industrial Government), 1958 (Socialist Labor), 1962 (Socialist Labor); Socialist Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; librarian. German and Danish ancestry. Resigned or expelled from the Socialist Labor Party, 1969. Died, from a heart attack, in Community Hospital, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., October 2, 1980 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Newland H. Holmes (b. 1891) — of Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass., August 30, 1891. Republican. Advertising manager; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1925-30; member of Massachusetts state senate Norfolk & Plymouth District, 1930-36. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Franklin Holt III (1924-1997) — also known as Joseph F. Holt; Joe Holt — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 6, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; insurance business; public relations business; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1956; speaker, 1952; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1953-61. Died in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, Calif., July 14, 1997 (age 73 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ellen Howe (born c.1965) — of Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Wash. Born about 1965. Republican. Public relations consultant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  James R. Hurley (b. 1932) — of Millville, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., January 29, 1932. Republican. Public relations and advertising business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1968-81 (District 1 1968-73, 1st District 1974-81); member of New Jersey state senate 1st District; elected 1981, 1983. Presbyterian. Still living as of 1983.
  Franklin E. Katterjohn (1898-1965) — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., June 30, 1898. Republican. Advertising business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1958. Died, following a heart attack, in a hospital at Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., March, 1965 (age 66 years, 0 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  J. Walter Kennedy — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Democrat. Public relations business; mayor of Stamford, Conn.; elected 1959; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Owen M. Kiernan — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Inspector of fuel; advertising business; member of New York state assembly, 1913-25 (New York County 24th District 1913-17, New York County 18th District 1918-25). Burial location unknown.
  Vincent P. Kiernan (b. 1906) — of Derby, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Derby, New Haven County, Conn., September 20, 1906. Democrat. Salesman; advertising manager; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Derby, 1939-40; member of Connecticut state senate 17th District, 1941-42, 1945-46; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1948. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James P. Kiernan and Mary E. (McCarthy) Kiernan.
  Julius Klein (1901-1984) — also known as "Dutch" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 5, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper reporter; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1932; general in the U.S. Army during World War II; public relations business; lobbyist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1960; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1954. Jewish. Member, Jewish War Veterans. Died, in the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Lake County, Ill., April 6, 1984 (age 82 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helene von Holstein (died 1976).
  Cheryl Carpenter Klimek (born c.1963) — Born about 1963. Republican. Public relations business; political consultant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Thomas A. Knight (b. 1933) — of South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 15, 1933. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; public relations consultant; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1965-66, 1979-88 (Kanawha County 1965-66, 17th District 1979-82, 23rd District 1983-88); defeated, 1966. Catholic. Member, Lions. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Frank A. Knight (1907-?) and Orpha R. (Thomas) Knight.
  Albert Davis Lasker (1880-1952) — also known as Albert D. Lasker; "The Father of Modern Advertising" — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born, of American parents, in Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau), Germany, May 1, 1880. Republican. Advertising business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1940; University of Illinois trustee, 1937-42. Jewish. German ancestry. Member, American Jewish Committee. As part owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, devised "Lasker Plan" for reorganization of baseball, 1920. Established the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for promotion of medical research. Died, of cancer, in the Harkness Pavilion of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 30, 1952 (age 72 years, 29 days). Entombed at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Lasker (died 1916) and Nettie (Davis) Lasker (1856-1930); married 1902 to Flora Warner (died 1936); married 1938 to Doris Kenyon (1897-1979; divorced 1938); married, June 21, 1940, to Mary (Woodard) Reinhardt (1900-1994); father of Edward Lasker (1912-1997); nephew of Eduard Lasker (1829-1884; German politician); uncle of Morris Edward Lasker.
  Political family: Lasker family of California and New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles H. Ledwith (c.1885-1954) — of South Meriden, Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., about 1885. Democrat. Advertising manager; member of Connecticut state senate 13th District, 1939-40; candidate for mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1939. Member, Elks. Died in 1954 (age about 69 years). Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Eva Deming.
  Robert N. Lemen (b. 1943) — also known as Bob Lemen — of Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minn. Born in 1943. Republican. Public relations consultant; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 3-B, 1981-82; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 2000, 2002. Evangelical Christian. Still living as of 2002.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  William Thacher Longstreth (1920-2003) — also known as W. Thacher Longstreth — of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Haverford, Delaware County, Pa., November 4, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; advertising business; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1955, 1971. Quaker. Member, Urban League. Died, of a pulmonary embolism, while hospitalized for pneumonia and suffering from Parkinson's disease, in Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Collier County, Fla., April 11, 2003 (age 82 years, 158 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Collins Longstreth and Nella (Thacher) Longstreth; married, June 21, 1941, to Anne Strawbridge Claghorn (1921?-2008).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Mather Lupton (c.1917-2002) — also known as John M. Lupton — of Connecticut. Born in Mattituck, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., about 1917. Republican. Advertising business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1950; member of Connecticut state senate, 1950; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1962. Died in Orange City, Volusia County, Fla., March 16, 2002 (age about 85 years). Interment at Mattituck Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mattituck, Long Island, N.Y.
  Robert E. Lynch — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Player and manager for professional baseball teams; public relations officer for Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Corporation; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Brown County 1st District, 1933-36, 1943-58. Burial location unknown.
James Mackay James Mackay — of Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y. Advertising executive; village president of Peekskill, New York, 1934-37, 1940; mayor of Peekskill, N.Y., 1940; resigned 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Times, November 8, 1939
  Raul L. Martinez (b. 1949) — of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, March 6, 1949. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; public relations business; mayor of Hialeah, Fla., 1981-90, 1994-2005; defeated, 2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004 (Parliamentarian), 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 2008; candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 8th District, 2008. Catholic. Cuban ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Leonides 'Chin' Martinez (1925-2007); married to Angela Callava.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Harry Alexander McBride (1887-1961) — also known as Harry A. McBride — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., October 14, 1887. Manager of printing and advertising for a hotel, 1905-08; U.S. Consular Agent in Bilbao, 1909-10; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Barcelona, 1910-11; Zurich, 1911-13; Boma, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Boma, 1915-16; London, 1916-17; Malaga, 1923-29; U.S. Consul in London, 1917-18; Warsaw, 1919-20; Acting General Receiver of Customs and Financial Advisor for Liberia, 1918-19. Died in 1961 (age about 73 years). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander McBride (1858-1890) and Frances Ellen (Tyler) McBride (1863-1920); married 1915 to Ruth K. Quine (1889-1981); father of Robert Henry McBride (1918-1983).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred C. Meinhardt (1890-1965) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., May 24, 1890. Cutter in button factory; foreman for manufacturer of advertising novelties; candidate for New York state assembly, 1921 (Farmer-Labor, Monroe County 2nd District), 1933 (Democratic, Monroe County 1st District). German ancestry. Died in January, 1965 (age 74 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Max Meinhardt and Matilda Meinhardt.
  Jayne Millerick (born c.1973) — of Chichester, Merrimack County, N.H.; Bow, Merrimack County, N.H. Born about 1973. Republican. Public relations consultant; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
George H. Moeller George H. Moeller (b. 1882) — Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 13, 1882. Worked in newspaper, telephone, insurance, and advertising businesses; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1913-18 (District 36 1913-14, District 40 1915-18). German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Martin B. Mosbacher (b. 1951) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 4, 1951. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; founder, chairman, and CEO of Intermarket, a public relations consulting firm. Still living as of 2003.
  Sue Wilkins Myrick (b. 1941) — also known as Sue Myrick — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, August 1, 1941. Republican. Television personality; co-founder of advertising firm; mayor of Charlotte, N.C., 1987-91; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1992; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1995-2013. Female. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Rick Mystrom — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Minnesota. Republican. Advertising business; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1994-2000; defeated, 2003. Still living as of 2003.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Leo P. Noonan — of Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Republican. Public relations business; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1941-60. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Francis O'Brien (1917-1990) — also known as Lawrence F. O'Brien; Larry O'Brien — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 17, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Foster Furcolo, 1948-50; public relations business; U.S. Postmaster General, 1965-68; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1968-69, 1970-72; his office was the target of the Watergate burglary, 1972; commissioner, National Basketball Association, 1975-84. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; American Legion. Died, of cancer, in New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1990 (age 73 years, 73 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence F. O'Brien, Sr. and Myra (Sweeney) O'Brien; married, May 30, 1944, to Elva Lena Brassard.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph G. O'Connor (1904-1967) — of Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 24, 1904. Democrat. Trained as an engineer; gold assayer for Yellow Jacket Mining Co., Nevada; worked for Chrysler Corporation in the 1930s; executive board member, United Auto Workers Local 7, 1938; national representative to the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1941-48; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1949-62 (Wayne County 1st District 1949-54, Wayne County 6th District 1955-62); defeated in primary, 1962. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Maccabees; Knights of Equity. Died in 1967 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Velma Eugen Jones.
Thomas P. O'Neill III Thomas P. O'Neill III (b. 1944) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., September 20, 1944. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1973-74; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980; public relations business. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Phillip O'Neill, Jr. (1912-1994).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: O'Neill and Associates
  Philip Clarkson Pack (1896-1970) — also known as Philip C. Pack — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 26, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County, 1931-34. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1970 (age about 74 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Roba (Pulcipher) Pack (1870-1951) and Ambrose Clarkson Pack (1870-1957); married to Marion C. Beach (1898-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mahlon Fay Perkins (b. 1882) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., November 23, 1882. Advertising business; school teacher; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Chefoo, 1911-12; U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1915-17; U.S. Consul in Changsha, 1917-20; Tientsin, as of 1926-27. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Perkins and Belle Louise (Benton) Perkins; married 1916 to Fanny Earp Gooden.
  James B. Quigley (b. 1874) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born September 12, 1874. Democrat. Advertising business; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 33rd District, 1922-23. Burial location unknown.
  Harold E. Rainville (b. 1907) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 30, 1907. Republican. Public relations executive; campaign manager in many elections for U.S. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen; also special assistant to the Senator; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1964. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Van Buren Rainville and Agnes Marie (Ward) Rainville; married, August 6, 1932, to Mariann Rita Pack.
  Harry E. Reynolds (b. 1903) — of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 13, 1903. Democrat. Advertising business; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944, 1948; chair of San Bernardino County Democratic Party, 1946; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1946-50; Presidential Elector for California, 1948. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Eagles; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Robert P. Robinson (1884-1953) — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis. Born in Beloit, Rock County, Wis., May 15, 1884. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising business; member of Wisconsin state senate 15th District, 1943-53; died in office 1953. Member, American Legion. Died December 26, 1953 (age 69 years, 225 days). Burial location unknown.
  Stuart H. Robinson — of Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Traffic manager for Standard Brands; candidate for village president of Peekskill, New York, 1935; candidate for mayor of Peekskill, N.Y., 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Calhoun Roper (1867-1943) — also known as Daniel C. Roper — of Washington, D.C. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., April 1, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; publicist; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1892-94; U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1917-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932, 1936; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1933-38; U.S. Minister to Canada, 1939. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., April 11, 1943 (age 76 years, 10 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Roper and Henrietta V. (McLaurin) Roper; married, December 25, 1889, to Lou McKenzie.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  John Harbin Rousselot (1927-2003) — also known as John H. Rousselot — of San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 1, 1927. Republican. Insurance agent; public relations consultant; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956; U.S. Representative from California, 1961-63, 1970-83 (25th District 1961-63, 24th District 1970-75, 26th District 1975-83); defeated, 1982. Member, John Birch Society. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, Orange County, Calif., May 11, 2003 (age 75 years, 191 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Walter B. Ryan — of Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Advertising executive; mayor of Hempstead, N.Y., 1965. Still living as of 1965.
  Leo R. Sack (1889-1956) — of Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C. Born in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., July 9, 1889. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1933-37; public relations business. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a kidney ailment, in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1956 (age 66 years, 281 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Sack and Sarah Lee (Romansky) Sack; married, November 12, 1913, to Regina Rogers.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Florence Donald Shapiro (b. 1948) — also known as Florence Shapiro — of Plano, Collin County, Tex. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 2, 1948. Republican. School teacher; public relations and advertising business; mayor of Plano, Tex., 1990-92; member of Texas state senate, 1993-2011 (2nd District 1993-95, 8th District 1995-2011). Female. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Dan R. Tonkovich (b. 1946) — of Benwood, Marshall County, W.Va. Born April 17, 1946. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; public relations business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates; elected 1972, 1974; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1977-88. Catholic. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Married to Nancy Miller.
  James A. Ware — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Public relations business; candidate in primary for California state senate 38th District, 1962; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 30th District, 1964; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1965, 1973, 1981; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1968, 1976, 1980; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974; candidate for California state controller, 1978. Still living as of 1981.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Arthur James Weaver (1910-1987) — also known as Arthur J. Weaver — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill., July 7, 1910. Republican. Advertising executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1956, 1960. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., March 17, 1987 (age 76 years, 253 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Arthur Weaver (1879-1941) and Ida Mae (Burgess) Weaver (1882-1968); married 1946 to Gwendolyn Ruth Sachs (1918-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Frederick Welday (b. 1958) — also known as Paul Welday — of Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Mich.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in a hospital at Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 1, 1958. Republican. Public relations consultant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988, 2000, 2004 (alternate), 2012; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1988, 2008; chief of staff, Omaha Mayor P. J. Morgan, 1989-92; chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, 1993-2002; chair of Oakland County Republican Party, 2002-04. Methodist. Member, Exchange Club. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Son of Donald F. Welday, Jr. (born 1930) and Patricia Ann (Vanderberg) Welday (1929-1996); married, March 26, 1982, to Rhonda Colleen Beier (divorced 2003); married, August 29, 2009, to Valerie Suzanne Knol; grandson of Donald Frederick Welday, Sr. (1902-1991).
  Erik Patrick Wells (b. 1967) — also known as Erik Wells — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 5, 1967. Democrat. Public relations consultant; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2004, 2008; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 2004; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 2007-. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Wells and Grace Wells; married to Natalie E. Tennant (1964?-).
  Ben Werbel (b. 1898) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Poland, November 23, 1898. Democrat. Advertising business; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 24th District, 1949-54. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Zionist Organization of America; B'nai B'rith. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mollie Katz.
  Charline White (1920-1959) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., September 1, 1920. Democrat. Florist; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1951-59 (Wayne County 1st District 1951-54, Wayne County 11th District 1955-59); died in office 1959. Female. African ancestry. Died September 7, 1959 (age 39 years, 6 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Leroy G. White.
  Fred C. Williams (1858-1920) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1858. Republican. Journalist; advertising business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908. Member, Union League. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 14, 1920 (age about 61 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Arthur L. Zimny Arthur L. Zimny (1900-1973) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 5, 1900. Democrat. Advertising business; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1935-42. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish Roman Catholic Union; Polish National Alliance; Knights of Columbus. Died in June, 1973 (age 72 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
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