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  Milo M. Acker (1853-1922) — of Hornell, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Hartsville, Steuben County, N.Y., October 3, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; director, First National Bank of Hornell; vice-president, Urbana Wine Co. ; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1888-91; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 27th District, 1894; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1922 (age about 68 years). Interment at Hornell Rural Cemetery, Hornell, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh J. Acker and Huldah (Call) Acker; married, October 9, 1890, to Mary W. Clarke (1857-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oscar Louis Auf der Heide (1874-1945) — also known as Oscar L. Auf der Heide — of West New York, Hudson County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 8, 1874. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; director of several banks; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1907-10; mayor of West New York, N.J., 1914-17; Hudson County Freeholder, 1915-24; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1925-35 (11th District 1925-33, 14th District 1933-35); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928, 1932; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933; president, Elizabeth Brewing Co. Died in West New York, Hudson County, N.J., March 29, 1945 (age 70 years, 111 days). Interment at Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Carl F. Auf der Heide and Louise Auf der Heide; married, August 18, 1895, to May G. Andras.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Herman C. Baehr (1866-1942) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, March 16, 1866. Republican. Brewer; Cuyahoga County Recorder, 1904-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1910-11. Mennonite. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 4, 1942 (age 75 years, 325 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Baehr and Magdalena (Zipf) Baehr; married, April 22, 1899, to Rose E. Schulte.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard P. Baylor (b. 1925) — of Hinton, Summers County, W.Va. Born in Summers County, W.Va., May 1, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; school teacher; wholesale beer distributor; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1977-82; defeated in primary, 1970. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Marine Corps League. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis W. Baylor and Birdie (McCreery) Baylor; married to Margaret Clinebell.
Frank X. Bernhardt Frank X. Bernhardt — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Republican. Hotel business; wholesale wine and liquor business; garage business; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1906; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1925-34, 1936; defeated, 1934. Catholic. Member, Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Francis Xavier
  Relatives: Son of Aloys Bernhardt (killed in the Civil War) and Martina (Hoffman) Bernhardt.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
Hans Birkhofer Hans Birkhofer (b. 1860) — of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn. Born in Germany, November 1, 1860. Brewer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 47, 1917-18. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Charles Edward Bleecker (1826-1873) — also known as Charles E. Bleecker — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in 1826. Wine merchant; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1868-70. Died in 1873 (age about 47 years). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
C. Fred Boshart Charles Fred Boshart (1860-1928) — also known as C. Fred Boshart — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., September 17, 1860. Republican. Hop farmer; banker; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1906-10; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908; member, governing council, New York State Department of Farms and Markets, 1921. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., October 16, 1928 (age 68 years, 29 days). Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery, Lowville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Dayan Boshart (1829-1906) and Margaret (Quackenbush) Boshart (1829-1918); married, October 20, 1887, to Clara Amelia Smiley (1868-1960; daughter of Amos V. Smiley (1841-1878)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Andrew Jackson Bryant (1831-1888) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Effingham, Carroll County, N.H., October 30, 1831. Democrat. Gold miner; wholesale liquor merchant; importer and dealer in safes and locks; insurance business; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1875-79. Jumped or fell from the ferry steamer Encinal, and drowned in San Francisco Bay, May 11, 1888 (age 56 years, 194 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lou J. Burch (b. 1863) — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., February 28, 1863. Republican. Publisher, Eaton Rapids Times; editor, Truth, the official organ of the organized liquor interests in Michigan; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1899-1900; defeated, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 29, 1884, to Ida M. Bryant.
  Rene Armand Carreau (1901-1980) — also known as Rene A. Carreau — of Merrick, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Naples, Collier County, Fla. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 26, 1901. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance broker; liquor store owner; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1942; chair of Nassau County Democratic Party, 1947-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Died, following heart surgery, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 8, 1980 (age 79 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Eunice A. Carreau (1901-1963).
  Barnabas Case (1799-1880) — of Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Livingston County, N.Y., November 19, 1799. Democrat. Farmer; distiller; postmaster; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1851-52. Died in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 2, 1880 (age 80 years, 104 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Pitt Case (1762-1826) and Anna Case; married to Clarissa M. Squires (1803-1882).
  Wilfrid Barrett Chapman (1848-1913) — also known as Wilfrid B. Chapman — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, 1848. Champaigne importer; Consul for Belgium in San Francisco, Calif., 1882-96; Consul for Netherlands in San Francisco, Calif., 1901. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 25, 1913 (age about 65 years). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Chapman and Elizabeth (Morris) Chapman; married 1888 to Dora Sherwood (1859-1918).
  Nimbus Couzin — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Brewer; university professor; coffee house owner; Independent candidate for mayor of Louisville, Ky., 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Carl F. Deichman (b. 1871) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., November 23, 1871. Employed by railroads, a brewery, and the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; U.S. Consul in Manzanillo, 1907-08; Tamsui, 1908-09; Nagasaki, 1909-14; Bombay, 1914-15; Santos, 1915-18; Valparaiso, as of 1919-20; U.S. Consul General in Valparaiso, as of 1921-31; Lisbon, as of 1932-34. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel E. Finn (b. 1845) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Limerick, Ireland, July 11, 1845. Democrat. Printer; liquor dealer; deputy sheriff; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 1st District, 1885-88, 1895-99. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Brooks Firestone (born c.1937) — of Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born about 1937. Republican. Vintner; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1998; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Arthur Hugh Frazier (b. 1868) — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, of American parents, August 12, 1868. Vineyard owner; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Consul General in San Salvador, 1908-10; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Austria, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin West Frazier and Alice (Clark) Frazier; married 1918 to Freda Lloyd Davies.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Antonio L. Ghio (1832-1917) — also known as Anthony L. Ghio — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Italy, April 10, 1832. Naturalized U.S. citizen; wholesale liquor dealer; saloon keeper; mayor of Texarkana, Tex., 1882-86; real estate business. Italian ancestry. Died in Bowie County, Tex., March 26, 1917 (age 84 years, 350 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustine Ghio and Maria Ghio; married, October 4, 1862, to Augustina Casazza (1844-1937).
  Charles Goeller (b. 1849) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 23, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; counsel for banks and breweries; real estate investor; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 9th District, 1894. Member, Tammany Hall. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles J. Goeller and Sophia Goeller; married, April 27, 1882, to Emily Bryan Shotwell.
  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.
  Henry Hachemeister (1867-1907) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 8, 1867. Democrat. Brewer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 22nd District, 1898; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. While suffering from Bright's disease and dropsy (probably congestive heart failure), he was drinking heavily, when he collapsed, and died soon after, in a room at the Harlem Central Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 5, 1907 (age 39 years, 239 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Christian Hachemeister; married, May 14, 1891, to Anna Oppermann.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry F. Hagemeister (b. 1855) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., November 18, 1855. President and manager of Hagemeister Brewing Co.; president of Kellogg's National Bank; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1893-95; member of Wisconsin state senate 2nd District, 1901-03. Burial location unknown.
  William Hall (d. 1885) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Liquor merchant; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1884; elected () New York state assembly from New York County 6th District 1885, but died before taking office. Died November 30, 1885. Burial location unknown.
  John J. Haluska (1902-1984) — of Patton, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa., May 8, 1902. Democrat. Sales manager, Goenner Brewing Company of Johnstown, Pa.; insurance business; banker; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1935-36; member of Pennsylvania state senate 35th District, 1937-56, 1961-64; defeated, 1956, 1964; United Pension candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1942. Died December 5, 1984 (age 82 years, 211 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Patton, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John E. Haluska (1898-1959) and Mary (Palko) Haluska (1902-1970); married to Anne P. Flesher (1907-1993).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael James Hart (1877-1951) — also known as Michael J. Hart — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Waterloo, Quebec, July 16, 1877. Democrat. School teacher; president, Schemm Brewing Co.; partner and general manager, Hart Brothers bean dealers; farmer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1931-35; defeated, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1940. Member, Moose. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., February 14, 1951 (age 73 years, 213 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Hart and Catherine Teresa (McGuirk) Hart; married, July 9, 1904, to Zola Hudson; married, February 11, 1924, to Wilma Ruth Slinkard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph J. Hauser (b. 1881) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., February 8, 1881. Republican. Brewer; president, St. Louis Trades and Labor Council; delegate to national convention, American Federation of Labor; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 29th District, 1922-23. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, January 3, 1901, to Emma Fisher.
  James Robert Hogg (1863-1934) — also known as Jim Hogg — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Born in Jennings County, Ind., January 4, 1863. Republican. Farmer; meat merchant; distillery owner; produced Jim Hogg's Corn Whiskey; Butler County Sheriff, 1892-96, 1902-06, 1920-24; mayor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 1897-99. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Fell into the Black River, and drowned, in Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo., July 12, 1934 (age 71 years, 189 days). Interment at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Hogg (1832-1899) and Mary Belle (Winslow) Hogg (1833-1896); married, September 5, 1880, to Ida Dillard (1864-1888; divorced); married, December 13, 1884, to Susan S. 'Susie' Klutts (divorced); married, November 19, 1887, to Ida Dillard (1864-1888; died); married, December 7, 1889, to Clara Catherine Smith (1869-1946; divorced); married, August 14, 1914, to Naoma Ruth Hawas (or Haas; divorced).
  Epitaph: "Peace be thy silent slumber."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred H. Horlacher (b. 1868) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 11, 1868. Brewer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lehigh County, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Outerbridge Horsey (1819-1902) — of Burkittsville, Frederick County, Md. Born in Delaware, February 28, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; distiller; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1880. Died January 5, 1902 (age 82 years, 311 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Outerbridge Horsey (1777-1842) and Eliza Digges (Lee) Horsey (1783-1862); married to Anna Carroll (1838-1899); grandfather of Outerbridge Horsey (1910-1983); second cousin twice removed of Thomas Clayton Horsey; fourth cousin of Charles H. G. Horsey.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Ilsley (1740-1813) — of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass. Born in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, May 30, 1740. Democrat. Distiller; delegate to Massachusetts convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1793-94; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 15th District, 1807-09. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, May 10, 1813 (age 72 years, 345 days). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Cyrus Y. Jacobs Cyrus Y. Jacobs (1831-1900) — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 22, 1831. Flour mill business; distiller; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1879-80. Died in 1900 (age about 68 years). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Image source: City of Boise
  Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) — also known as P. J. Kennedy — of Massachusetts. Born in East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 14, 1858. Liquor business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1900. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 18, 1929 (age 71 years, 124 days). Interment somewhere in Malden, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Kennedy (c.1823-1858) and Bridget (Murphy) Kennedy (c.1824-1888); married, November 23, 1887, to Mary Augusta Hickey (1857-1823); father of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; grandfather of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; great-grandfather of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William L. Koch (1879-1975) — of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., May 11, 1879. Democrat. Brewer; candidate for New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; postmaster at Dunkirk, N.Y., 1934-48 (acting, 1934-35). Catholic. German ancestry. Member, Moose; Elks. Died in Brooks Hospital, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., February 13, 1975 (age 95 years, 278 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Dunkirk, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Charles Koch (1852-1911) and Mary (Stahler) Koch (1859-1943); married 1917 to Loretto Toomey (1886-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Lamb (1735-1800) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 1, 1735. Optician; wine merchant; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1784-97. Died May 31, 1800 (age 65 years, 150 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Lamb.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Daniel J. Leary — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Brewer; carbonated beverage business; Waterbury city controller, 1930-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932. Charged in May, 1938, along with Mayor T. Frank Hayes and 25 others, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars; tried in 1938-39 and convicted; sentenced to 10-to-15 years in prison; his plea for a reduced sentence was rejected by the State Board of Pardons in 1949. Burial location unknown.
  William G. Legner (b. 1858) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Neustadt, Prussia (now Wejherowo, Poland), August 15, 1858. Democrat. Brewer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1892; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1924 (alternate). Lutheran. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William G. Legner and Flora (Noetzel) Legner; married, September 1, 1882, to Dora Leusch.
John Lemp John Lemp (1838-1912) — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Nieder-Weisel, Germany, April 21, 1838. Republican. Brewer; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1875-76. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died July 18, 1912 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of John Jacob Lemp and Anna Elizabeth (Jung) Lemp; married, May 7, 1865, to Catherine Kohlhepp (1850-1908).
  Image source: City of Boise
  Michael Liebel, Jr. (1870-1927) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., December 12, 1870. Democrat. Accountant; worked in Buffalo office of Nickel Plate Railroad; organized Cascade Brewery in 1898 (merged with Erie Brewing Co. in 1900); hardware business; mayor of Erie, Pa., 1907-11; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1915-17; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 8, 1927 (age 56 years, 239 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Thomas Maher — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 2nd District, 1882-83, 1886. Burial location unknown.
  John P. Marks (b. 1834) — Born in England, August 4, 1834. Not U.S. citizen; wine exporter; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Jerez de la Frontera, 1909-11. Burial location unknown.
  John McManus — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 19th District, 1882-83, 1886. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Jefferson Megibben (1831-1890) — also known as Thomas J. Megibben — Born in Neville, Clermont County, Ohio, March 28, 1831. Democrat. Distiller; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871-73, 1875-77; member of Kentucky state senate, 1879; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1880, 1884. Died in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., January 23, 1890 (age 58 years, 301 days). Interment at Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Son of William Megibben and Emily Gelvin Megibben; married, June 23, 1853, to Elizabeth J. David.
  Charles J. Melton (b. 1917) — of Bay Shore, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., December 25, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; retail liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly 3rd District, 1966-68. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Rotary; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Eileen O'Rourke.
  Frederick Metz (c.1832-1901) — also known as Fred Metz — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Germany, about 1832. Democrat. Brewer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1871-72, 1885-86. Died in 1901 (age about 69 years). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Morris (1654-1721) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Stepney, London, England, August 23, 1654. Brewer; preacher; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1703-04. Quaker. English ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 24, 1721 (age 67 years, 62 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Anthony Morris; great-grandfather of Samuel Powel (1738-1793).
  Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Morris-Willing family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Anthony Morris (c.1682-1763) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in London, England, about 1682. Brewer; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1738-39. Quaker. English ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 23, 1763 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Morris and Elizabeth (Watson) Morris; grandfather of Samuel Powel (1738-1793).
  Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Morris-Willing family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Omar Eugene Mueller (1880-1946) — also known as Omar E. Mueller — of Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 27, 1880. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in SAINT John, 1908-09; Bahia, 1909-11; brewer. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 22, 1946 (age 65 years, 330 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Ernst W. Mueller and Agathe (Leick) Mueller; married 1914 to Elsa Weideman (1879-1951).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Edward Murphy, Jr. Edward Murphy, Jr. (1836-1911) — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., December 15, 1836. Democrat. Brewer; mayor of Troy, N.Y., 1875-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1904; New York Democratic state chair, 1887-94; U.S. Senator from New York, 1893-99. Died in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., August 3, 1911 (age 74 years, 231 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Julia M. Murphy (who married Hugh John Grant (1858-1910)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  Samuel G. Nagel (1901-1963) — of Edgeley, LaMoure County, N.Dak. Born in Tripp, Hutchinson County, S.Dak., January 14, 1901. Democrat. Retail liquor dealer; mayor of Edgeley, N.D.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee). Catholic. Volga German ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Lions. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 11, 1963 (age 62 years, 270 days). Interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Edgeley, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of George Nagel (1858-1909) and Katharina (Flechtner) Nagel (1858-1927); married, September 24, 1924, to Mary J. Conlon (1902-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Nagle, Jr. (b. 1782) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 11, 1782. Hat manufacturer; tavern keeper; grocer; distiller; chief burgess of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1825-31, 1832-33, 1837-39. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Nagle; married, December 28, 1802, to Susan E. Filbert.
  Thomas Cornelius O'Brien (1879-1951) — also known as Thomas C. O'Brien — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Creagh, County Clare, Ireland, November 26, 1879. Democrat. Worked for the Wabash Railroad; police officer; beer, wine, and liquor business; real estate broker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1945-46, 1949-51; defeated, 1942, 1946; died in office 1951. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died September 2, 1951 (age 71 years, 280 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael M. O'Brien and Bridget (Markham) O'Brien; married 1904 to Mary Ellen Downey; father of Michael J. O'Brien (1907-1974); grandfather of Michael J. O'Brien, Jr..
  Political family: O'Brien family of Detroit, Michigan.
William M. K. Olcott William Morrow Knox Olcott (b. 1862) — also known as William M. K. Olcott — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 27, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; New York County District Attorney, 1896-98; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 18th District, 1915; vice-president and director, Lawyers Engineering and Surveying Co.; director, Mary Powell Steamboat Co.; director, Everard Brewing Co. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John N. Olcott and Euphemia Helen (Knox) Olcott; brother of Jacob Van Vechten Olcott (1856-1940); married, December 6, 1888, to Jessica A. Baldwin.
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1897
  Ralph Moses Paiewonsky (1907-1991) — also known as Ralph Paiewonsky — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 9, 1907. Democrat. Manager or president of distillery, movie theaters, a liquor store and a gift shop; one of the organizers of the West Indies Bank and Trust Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1940, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1964, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 1940-60; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1961-69. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of congestive heart failure, in St. Thomas Hospital, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, November 9, 1991 (age 84 years, 0 days). Entombed at Altona Jewish Cemetery, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Paiewonsky (1884-1963) and Rebecca (Kushner) Paiewonsky (1885-1963); married to Ethel Heller (died 1997); uncle of Michael Albert Paiewonsky; granduncle of Sebastiano Paiewonsky Cassinelli.
  Political family: Paiewonsky family of New York.
  The Ralph M. Paiewonky Library, at the University of the Virgin Islands, in SAINT Thomas, Virgin Islands, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James E. Power (b. 1850) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1850. Democrat. Liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1886-87. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Price (b. 1843) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Tempolemore, County Tipperary, Ireland, May 27, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; grocery and produce business; owner, organizer, or manager of lumber, hardware, and dry goods firms; president, Lansing Brewing Company; president, Auto Body Works; police chief; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1915; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1916. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Price and Ann (Egan) Price; married 1867 to Mary Ann Ryan (died 1883); married 1888 to Julia Bradford.
Samuel J. Ramsperger Samuel J. Ramsperger (b. 1862) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., April 25, 1862. Democrat. Bookkeeper and cashier, William Simon Brewery; member of New York state senate, 1899-1904, 1907-20 (48th District 1899-1904, 49th District 1907-20); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912. Catholic. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Conrad Ramsperger and Anna Maria (Reppert) Ramsperger; married, November 20, 1889, to Anna Seibert.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Valentine Rettig (1846-1917) — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, June 11, 1846. Republican. Grocer; meat dealer; hotelier; beer bottler; mayor of Corning, N.Y., 1905-07. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Maccabees. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in Corning Hospital, Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., March 17, 1917 (age 70 years, 279 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Valentine Rettig and Anna (Olenslager) Rettig; married 1870 to Mary Kriger.
  Charles Hyacinthe Riopelle (1860-1931) — also known as Charles H. Riopelle — of Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich., October 19, 1860. Democrat. President, Eureka Brewing Company; supervisor of Ecorse Township, Michigan; elected 1900, 1901. French ancestry. Died, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 14, 1931 (age 70 years, 268 days). Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Ecorse, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Hyacinthe F. Riopelle (1836-1898) and Anna Jane (Rouleau) Riopelle (1840-1928); married, January 24, 1882, to Eliza J. Livernois (1862-1950); second cousin of Oscar Alexander Riopelle; second cousin once removed of Claude Nicholas Riopelle.
  Political family: Riopelle family of Detroit, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Ruppert, Jr. (1867-1939) — also known as Jacob Ruppert; Jake Ruppert — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 5, 1867. Democrat. Brewer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1899-1907 (15th District 1899-1903, 16th District 1903-07); candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914; owner and president, New York Yankees baseball team, 1915-39; president, Astoria Silk Mills; vice-president, Beck Flaming Arc-Light Co.; director, Yorkville Bank; director, Casualty Insurance Company of America; director, German Hospital; trustee, Lenox Hill Hospital. Catholic. German ancestry. Died, from phlebitis, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 13, 1939 (age 71 years, 161 days). Entombed at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Ruppert and Anna (Gillig) Ruppert.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Terence John Scanlon (1931-1992) — also known as Terry Scanlon — Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., July 26, 1931. Democrat. Businessman who owned Pizza Hut restaurant franchises, a beer distributorship, and was publisher of the Wichita Business Journal; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1977-79. Irish ancestry. Died, of pancreatic cancer, in St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 15, 1992 (age 60 years, 173 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Martin Schaefer (1887-1950) — also known as Edwin M. Schaefer — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 14, 1887. Democrat. Chemical engineer, and later general superintendent, Morris & Co. meat packers; St. Clair County Treasurer, 1930-32; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1933-43; director, Griesediech-Western Brewery Co. Died in St. Louis, Mo., November 8, 1950 (age 63 years, 178 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
  Cross-reference: Melvin Price
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank E. Schaeffer, Jr. (b. 1905) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 2, 1905. Democrat. Painting contractor; building superintendent; vice-president, Building Service Union, Local 150-B; delegate, Federated Trades Council; brewery worker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District; elected 1948, 1950, 1952, 1958. Burial location unknown.
  Charles A. Schober (b. 1863) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Germany, January, 1863. Cutler; saloon keeper; beer bottler; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1895-96. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin C. Schuck (1898-1970) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 17, 1898. Brewery manager; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1958-64. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Marathon, Marathon County, Wis., June 23, 1970 (age 71 years, 249 days). Interment at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of William Schuck and Frieda (Schubert) Schuck; married, May 25, 1920, to Dorothy Ehne.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Smith (b. 1851) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1851. Republican. Liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 8th District, 1884-87, 1889. Hungarian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Raymond J. Snow (1913-1999) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., September 29, 1913. Democrat. Beer distributor; potato chip manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1941-46; defeated, 1938; Charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other current and former state legislators) with bribery conspiracy; pleaded guilty and testified for prosecution, but the charges against the others were eventually dismissed. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Moose; Eagles. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 25, 1999 (age 85 years, 330 days). Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Herman Reinhold Speiser (1877-1963) — also known as Herman R. Speiser — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bebenhausen, Germany, June 23, 1877. Republican. Liquor merchant; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1930. German ancestry. Died in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., April 24, 1963 (age 85 years, 305 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Heinrich David 'Henry' Speiser (1850-1921) and Sophie Pauline (Eisenhardt) Speiser (1850-1887).
  Charles A. Stadler (b. 1848) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bavaria, Germany, July 15, 1848. Democrat. Brewer; manufacturer; member of New York state senate 9th District, 1888-91. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  William H. Stuve (b. 1873) — of Oporto (Porto), Portugal. Born in Portugal, August 1, 1873. Not U.S. citizen; steamship agent; wine exporter; U.S. Consular Agent in Oporto, 1908-14. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Charles F. Sullivan (1904-1962) — also known as Jeff Sullivan — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born October 10, 1904. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1937-40; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1941-46; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1946-49; defeated, 1943; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1949-53; liquor store owner. Died August 24, 1962 (age 57 years, 318 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Anthony Francis Tauriello (1899-1983) — also known as Anthony F. Tauriello — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., August 14, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; liquor store owner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940 (alternate), 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from New York 43rd District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950 (43rd District), 1952 (41st District). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles; Elks; Moose. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., December 21, 1983 (age 84 years, 129 days). Interment at United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Sebastian Tauriello and Lucia (Tita) Tauriello.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Tracey (1847-1905) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 27, 1847. Democrat. Distiller; U.S. Representative from New York, 1887-95 (19th District 1887-93, 20th District 1893-95); defeated, 1894; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896; chairman of Gold Democratic National Committee, 1900. Died in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, N.Y., March 24, 1905 (age 57 years, 301 days). Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Underhill (d. 1905) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Brewer; real estate business; candidate for mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1888. Apparently tripped and fell while walking, suffered a skull fracture, and died soon after, in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., July 2, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Adolph Weil — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Republican. Distiller; real estate business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  James Patrick Whallen (1856-1930) — also known as James P. Whallen — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, December 4, 1856. Democrat. Wine and liquor merchant; theater owner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916, 1924. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 15, 1930 (age 73 years, 101 days). Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Wilber (1820-1890) — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, N.Y., October 5, 1820. Republican. Farmer; lumber business; hop dealer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-75, 1879-81, 1887-90 (20th District 1873-75, 21st District 1879-81, 24th District 1887-90); died in office 1890; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884. Died in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., April 1, 1890 (age 69 years, 178 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of David Forrest Wilber (1859-1928).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John P. Windolph — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 13th District, 1885-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Philip Wissig (b. 1848) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Germany, March 28, 1848. Democrat. Hat business; liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 8th District, 1888, 1890, 1892; defeated, 1881, 1882, 1886. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
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