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  Delbert R. Ackerman (1910-1968) — of Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, May 27, 1910. Partner, Ackerman-Brizes Tire Service; mayor of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1966-67. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Kiwanis. Died in November, 1968 (age 58 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Oliver Ackerman and Gertrude (Carpenter) Ackerman; married, April 25, 1935, to Donna Mae Eberhart.
  Arthur William Aleshire (1900-1940) — also known as Arthur W. Aleshire — of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Born near Luray, Page County, Va., February 15, 1900. Democrat. Grocer; gasoline station business; His legs were paralyzed as the result of an accident in 1923; used a wheelchair; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died, from uremia and heart disease, in a hospital at Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, March 11, 1940 (age 40 years, 25 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of James William Aleshire and Ada Aleshire; married, May 11, 1921, to Myrtle G. Marsh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Vern Ashline (1897-1946) — also known as Edward Ashline — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt.; Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H.; St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt. Born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., December 8, 1897. Democrat. Managed Texaco filling stations; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1928. Died, from coronary sclerosis, in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., August 9, 1946 (age 48 years, 244 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, St. Albans, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius Ashline and Mary (La Roche) Ashline; married, June 21, 1920, to Gladys Laforce (1899-1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse S. Barker (1905-1977) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Ashford, Boone County, W.Va., November 22, 1905. Democrat. Garage owner; gasoline retailer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1959-66, 1970; defeated, 1966, 1968; appointed 1970. Methodist. Member, United Commercial Travelers. Died December 10, 1977 (age 72 years, 18 days). Interment at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Cumberland Barker and Bernie Myrtle (Atkins) Barker; married, March 14, 1937, to Eleanor E. Baber.
  Allen F. Behnke (1916-1991) — of Addison, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Conn.; Manchester, Hartford County, Conn.; Coventry, Tolland County, Conn. Born May 6, 1916. Republican. Salesman; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Glastonbury, 1939-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; automobile service station manager. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary. Died in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., September 23, 1991 (age 75 years, 140 days). Interment at East Cemetery, Manchester, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Bantly (1917-2003).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert J. Bercik (b. 1938) — also known as Bob Bercik — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born February 1, 1938. Service station operator; mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1988-2003. Catholic. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of William Bercik (1916?-1957) and Mary E. Bercik; married 1960 to Jacqueline Hrapchak.
  Political family: Bercik family of Whiting, Indiana.
  Joseph Martin Bernard, Jr. (1928-2012) — also known as Joseph Bernard — of Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Ore. Born in Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Ore., June 12, 1928. Republican. Automobile parts and service business; mayor of Milwaukie, Ore., 1963-65. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Knights of Columbus. Died in Wilsonville, Clackamas County, Ore., June 18, 2012 (age 84 years, 6 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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
  Jerry W. Black (b. 1898) — of Hector, Schuyler County, N.Y. Born August 13, 1898. Republican. Farmer; garage owner; member of New York state assembly from Schuyler County, 1945-64. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Black and Anna Black; married, October 15, 1921, to Mabel Bower.
  Loranza Dow Bone (1886-1952) — also known as L. D. Bone — of Pineville, McDonald County, Mo. Born near Garfield, Benton County, Ark., December 5, 1886. Republican. School teacher; automobile mechanic; electrical inspector; deputy sheriff; real estate business; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from McDonald County, 1945-48. Died February 17, 1952 (age 65 years, 74 days). Interment at Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, Mo.
  Relatives: Married 1907 to Betty Hileman; married 1937 to Lena Sullivan; father of Charles A. Bone (Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, World War II; killed in action 1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Virgil L. Boruske — of Dayton, Campbell County, Ky. Auto body repair business; mayor of Dayton, Ky., 2015-18; defeated, 2018. Still living as of 2018.
H. Monroe Browne H. Monroe Browne (1917-2006) — of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Wheatland, Yuba County, Calif. Born in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 9, 1917. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; cattle feeding business; president, Hartman Concrete Materials, and McCoy Tire and Recap Company; race horse owner; president and CEO, Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1975-81; U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, 1981-85; Western Samoa, 1981-85. Member, Rotary. Died in Wheatland, Yuba County, Calif., June 13, 2006 (age 89 years, 35 days). Interment at Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1939 to Mary Frances Ashby.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather."
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: San Francisco Chronicle, June 16, 2006
  Alvin Ray Bush (1893-1959) — also known as Alvin Bush — of Muncy, Lycoming County, Pa. Born in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Pa., June 4, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile repair business; owner of a bus line; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1951-59 (15th District 1951-53, 17th District 1953-59); died in office 1959. Died in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., November 5, 1959 (age 66 years, 154 days). Interment at Twin Hills Cemetery, Montoursville, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Luna Ermal Butler (1904-1970) — also known as Luna E. Butler — of Albany, Gentry County, Mo. Born in Gentry County, Mo., December 13, 1904. Democrat. Grocer; gasoline station business; farmer; Gentry County Collector and Treasurer, 1937-44; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Gentry County, 1945-52, 1955-60, 1963-66. Baptist. Member, Lions; Odd Fellows. Died, in the University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Boone County, Mo., June 9, 1970 (age 65 years, 178 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of George David Butler (1872-1948) and Martha Matilda (Hunter) Butler (1878-1963); married, April 28, 1929, to Margaret Pauline Whittington (1911-2003).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jehu Fleming Camper (1897-1989) — also known as Jehu F. Camper — of Harrington, Kent County, Del. Born in Harrington, Kent County, Del., October 10, 1897. Democrat. Mail carrier; service station owner; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 9th District, 1949-50; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 4th District, 1953-56. Died in Delaware, January 14, 1989 (age 91 years, 96 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William T. Camper (1868-1953) and Elma (Morris) Camper (1873-1959); married 1918 to Lillian Marie Short (1899-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Irving Wardwell Case (1866-1939) — also known as Irving W. Case — of Lubec, Washington County, Maine. Born in Lubec, Washington County, Maine, February 19, 1866. Republican. Postmaster at Lubec, Maine, 1897-1901; garage business; member of Maine state house of representatives from Washington County, 1919-20; member of Maine state senate, 1920. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1939 (age about 73 years). Interment at Lamson Cemetery, Lubec, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon T. Case and Lorena A. (Leighton) Case; married, May 1, 1899, to Mary R. Davis (1870-1943).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sanford E. Charron (b. 1917) — of Pinconning, Bay County, Mich. Born in Crawford County, Mich., May 13, 1917. Service station operator; member of Michigan state house of representatives 102nd District, 1965-66; defeated, 1966 (Democratic), 1968 (Republican primary). Lutheran. Member, Lions; Disabled American Veterans. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1937 to Loretta V. Sorenson.
  Joseph P. Cloon (1896-1974) — of Wakefield, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Aldridge, Park County, Mont., March 12, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; garage business; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Gogebic County, 1936; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1943-44, 1947-48, 1951-54; defeated, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1960; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Gogebic District, 1961. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Novi, Oakland County, Mich., May 14, 1974 (age 78 years, 63 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lucas Cloon; married, January 12, 1921, to Margaret Ockstedt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Aldridge Coffin (1877-1956) — also known as Howard A. Coffin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., June 11, 1877. Republican. Sales representative, Ginn & Company book publishers, 1901-11; controller, Warren Motor Car Company, 1911-13; regional manager, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1913-18; secretary, Detroit Pressed Steel Company, 1918-21; assistant to president, Cadillac Motor Car Company, 1921-25; vice-president, later president, White Star Oil Refining Company, 1925-33; division manager, Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, 1933; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1944, 1948. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1956 (age 78 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Coffin and Jane Clifford (Guild) Coffin; married, October 4, 1904, to Abbie Sweetland Ghodey (died 1945).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hooker Austin Doolittle (1889-1966) — also known as Hooker A. Doolittle — of Rahway, Union County, N.J.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.; Tangier, Morocco. Born in Mohawk, Herkimer County, N.Y., January 27, 1889. Automobile accessories business; U.S. Vice Consul in Tiflis, 1917-21; Madras, 1921-23; Marseille, 1923-26; U.S. Consul in Bilbao, 1926-32; Tangier, as of 1938; U.S. Consul General in Rabat, as of 1943; Alexandria, as of 1947. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Nu. Died,from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Tangier, Morocco, November 30, 1966 (age 77 years, 307 days). Interment at St. Andrew Graveyard, Tangier, Morocco.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Hooker Doolittle (1859-1925) and Minnie Katharine (Schall) Doolittle (1859-1927); married, March 5, 1921, to Veronica Bergmann; second cousin four times removed of James Doolittle Wooster (1778-1856).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry J. Drury (1886-1947) — of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Born in Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., May 1, 1886. Republican. Farmer; automobile and tire repair business; taxicab service; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Ste. Genevieve County, 1945-46. Died, from a heart ailment, in Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., March 2, 1947 (age 60 years, 305 days). Interment at Valle Spring Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Drury and Caroline (Herman) Drury; married, April 20, 1909, to Philomina K. Ehler.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd E. Ellis (b. 1903) — of Veedersburg, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Fountain County, Ind., January 21, 1903. Republican. Garage owner; chair of Fountain County Republican Party, 1940-44. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Herman Daniel Farrell, Jr. (1932-2018) — also known as Denny Farrell — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 4, 1932. Democrat. Automobile mechanic; member of New York state assembly, 1975-2017 (74th District 1975-82, 71st District 1983-2017); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1985; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1988, 2004-08; Presidential Elector for New York, 1996, 2000; New York Democratic state chair, 2001-06. African ancestry. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 26, 2018 (age 86 years, 111 days). Burial location unknown.
  Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park (opened 1993 as Riverbank State Park; renamed 2017), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.  — The Herman 'Denny' Farrell Pedestrian Bridge (opened 2017), over the Henry Hudson Parkway and railroad tracks, to Riverside Park, in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edward James Flaccus (b. 1904) — also known as Eddie Flaccus — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., January 13, 1904. Republican. Engaged in service station, tire and trucking business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1943-50. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward C. Flaccus and Mary C. (Schuler) Flaccus; married, June 14, 1927, to Eleanor McFeely.
  Fred W. Forness, Jr. (1873-1964) — of Allegany, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in New York, December 20, 1873. Democrat. Automobile dealer; garage owner; candidate for New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1914, 1923, 1927; mayor of Olean, N.Y., 1934-37, 1940-41; defeated, 1937, 1943; chair of Cattaraugus County Democratic Party, 1962. German ancestry. Member, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Died in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., November 2, 1964 (age 90 years, 318 days). Interment at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Fred W. Forness (1843-1921) and Mary (Riehle) Forness (1846-1928); married to Bird Lillian Merrill (1874-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred L. Fox (born c.1882) — of Ivoryton, Essex, Middlesex County, Conn.; Westbrook, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, about 1882. Democrat. Automobile mechanic; machinist; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Essex, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Luther Harvey Ghiz (1906-1993) — also known as Luther H. Ghiz — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Logan, Logan County, W.Va., March 23, 1906. Democrat. Service station operator; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1961-66. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Elks; Moose; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died February 21, 1993 (age 86 years, 335 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Ghiz and Ady (Klele) Ghiz; married, January 9, 1937, to Ruby Thompson.
  John L. Gill (b. 1891) — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., November 28, 1891. Democrat. Automobile tire and accessory business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1939-42. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter J. Gill and Mary Ellen (Hanley) Gill; married, October 24, 1928, to Helen A. Riggins.
  Oscar Stephen Gill (1880-1947) — also known as Oscar S. Gill — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in St. Lawrence, Cambria County, Pa., April 3, 1880. Republican. Garage business; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1932-33, 1934-36; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1945-47; died in office 1947; Speaker of Alaska Territory House of Representatives, 1947; died in office 1947. Catholic. Member, Elks. Died in Anchorage, Alaska, November 18, 1947 (age 67 years, 229 days). Interment at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska.
  Relatives: Married to Emma Dohrman; father of Victor Gill (1896?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Keith C. Hardie (b. 1910) — of Taylor, Jackson County, Wis. Born in Franklin town, Jackson County, Wis., May 16, 1910. Democrat. Carpenter; operator of bulk oil station in Black River Falls, and a garage/service station in Franklin; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1953-60 (Jackson County 1953-54, Jackson and Trempealeau counties 1955-60); candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956. Burial location unknown.
  Ned Romeyn Healy (1905-1977) — also known as Ned R. Healy — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 9, 1905. Democrat. Stock and bond salesman; office manager; U.S. Representative from California 13th District, 1945-47; defeated, 1946, 1948; automobile parts business. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 10, 1977 (age 72 years, 32 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Doda Hearn (1886-1942) — also known as Joseph Edward Hearn — of Delmar, Wicomico County, Md. Born in 1886. Clothing merchant; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1929; service station operator. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke, was incapacitated, and died the following month, September 27, 1942 (age about 56 years). Interment at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Delmar, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Edward Hearn and Josephine Hearn; married to Iva Pearl West (1895-1983).
  George C. Hisgen — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Oil and axle grease dealer; Independence League candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1906, 1908; Independence League candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas Louis Hisgen (1858-1925).
Thomas L. Hisgen Thomas Louis Hisgen (1858-1925) — also known as Thomas L. Hisgen — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Petersburg, Pike County, Ind., November 26, 1858. Axle grease business; Democratic candidate for Massachusetts state auditor, 1906; Independence League candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1907; Independence candidate for President of the United States, 1908; Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1912. Presbyterian. Died August 27, 1925 (age 66 years, 274 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of George C. Hisgen (1866?-?).
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
  Roy Duncan Hollingsworth (b. 1889) — also known as Roy Hollingsworth — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Bar River, Ontario, December 16, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile parts business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Hollingsworth and Jessie (Fremlin) Hollingsworth; married, September 5, 1925, to Ruth Hassenger.
  Robert T. Huber (b. 1920) — of West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Eckelson, Barnes County, N.Dak., August 29, 1920. Democrat. Automobile parts and service salesman; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1949-72 (Milwaukee County 3rd District 1949-54, Milwaukee County 22nd District 1955-72). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  E. Allen Hunter (b. 1911) — of Beech Grove, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 9, 1911. Automobile parts and service business; mayor of Beech Grove, Ind., 1943-44, 1952-53. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Irma L. Igo (b. 1905) — also known as Irma L. Heusler — of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill. Born in Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, Ill., August 22, 1905. Democrat. Owner and manager, Igo Tire Sales and Service; chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1948-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Female. Lutheran. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Bruno Fred Heusler and Margaret (Falke) Heusler; married, February 11, 1922, to Aubrey E. Igo.
  Joseph Ihm (1899-1951) — also known as Joe Ihm — of Lamar, Barton County, Mo. Born in Sinsinawa, Grant County, Wis., September 3, 1899. Republican. Farmer; service station operator; Barton County Treasurer, 1949-50; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Barton County, 1951; died in office 1951. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died, in an automobile accident, at Humansville, Polk County, Mo., March 13, 1951 (age 51 years, 191 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frank Ihm (1874-1941) and Mary Helena (Weber) Ihm (1876-1944); married, July 4, 1921, to Doris Browne (1902-1949); married, August 1, 1950, to Agnes Weller.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  T. Walter Kelly — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Republican. Service station operator; automobile dealer; oil distributor; mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1950-53, 1960-61; appointed 1950; defeated, 1961; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 27th District, 1953; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1964. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  William Matthew Ketchum (1921-1978) — also known as William M. Ketchum — of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 2, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; dairy farmer; automobile parts business; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1964-66; member of California state assembly 29th District, 1967-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1968; U.S. Representative from California, 1973-78 (36th District 1973-75, 18th District 1975-78); died in office 1978. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Kappa Psi; Farm Bureau. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., June 24, 1978 (age 56 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Milton Ketchum and Charmain (Richards) Ketchum; married, July 11, 1942, to Lola Marie Heegaard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Ephraim Henry Kidder (1907-1996) — also known as Henry E. Kidder — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Born in Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., December 21, 1907. Automobile mechanic; candidate for mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1959. Died in Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., July 23, 1996 (age 88 years, 215 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Kidder (1881-1942) and Nora Idella (Jennett) Kidder (1888-1927); married, December 23, 1926, to Dora Inez Gullekson (1909-2008); third cousin thrice removed of Orlando Burr Kidder (1811-1881) and Adoniram Judson Kneeland.
  Political family: Kidder family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Vinson Kidder (1881-1934) — also known as William V. Kidder — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, August 10, 1881. Republican. Newspaper reporter; inventor; automobile accessories business; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928. Died, from a heart attack, in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., April 5, 1934 (age 52 years, 238 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hannah Susan (Vinsonheller) Kidder (1854-1920) and George Winslow Kidder (1856-1934); third cousin once removed of Fannie Kidder Tyler; fourth cousin of Randolph Appleton Kidder (1913-1996).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Reuben LaFave (1915-1995) — of Oconto, Oconto County, Wis. Born in Oconto, Oconto County, Wis., September 27, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; service station owner; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Oconto County, 1951-56; member of Wisconsin state senate 30th District, 1957-76. Member, Kiwanis. Died in Portage, Columbia County, Wis., March 12, 1995 (age 79 years, 166 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick L. Lamson — of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Vice-president, Norwalk Tire and Rubber Co.; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  James A. Latour (b. 1871) — of Saranac Lake, Franklin County, N.Y. Born in Harriettstown, Franklin County, N.Y., November 6, 1871. Republican. Coal, ice and feed business; partner in a garage at Malone, N.Y.; Franklin County Treasurer, 1916-21; postmaster at Saranac Lake, N.Y., 1921-29; member of New York state assembly from Franklin County, 1930-34. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Tuffield Latour.
  Virgil R. Lee (born c.1896) — of Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash. Born in Indiana, about 1896. Republican. Insurance business; automobile financing business; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1941; member of Washington state senate 20th District, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1952. Burial location unknown.
  James Cullen Looney (1903-1977) — also known as J. C. Looney — of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 18, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; director of many firms involved in activities such as banking, bus transit, concrete, lumber, radio broadcasting, automobile service, and operating a hotel; chair of Hidalgo County Democratic Party, 1932-40, 1954-68; Hidalgo County Judge, 1941-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Protestant. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners. Died in March, 1977 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Owen Looney and Virginia (Dean) Looney; married, June 15, 1933, to Margaret Estelle Montgomery.
  Nutter David Marvel, Sr. (1902-1988) — also known as Nutter D. Marvel — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., June 30, 1902. Democrat. Oil supply business; owner of gas stations; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 9th District, 1949-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960; member, Delaware Public Service Commission, 1961-73. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Famed for his collection of horsedrawn carriages, which participated in parades and were displayed in his private museum. Died, following a stroke, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Sussex County, Del., July 22, 1988 (age 86 years, 22 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Marvel (1857-1926) and Martha Rebecca (Hopkins) Marvel (1864-1926); married to Willie F. Barr (1905-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Mawhinney (1914-1995) — also known as Dave Mawhinney — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y.; Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born, of American parents, in Montreal, Quebec, 1914. Supermarket owner; service station owner; police officer; candidate for mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1959, 1960. Died in 1995 (age about 81 years). Interment at Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Stuart McCollum (1916-1987) — also known as Robert S. McCollum — of Denver, Colo.; Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo. Born in Denver, Colo., November 23, 1916. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; president, Auto Equipment Company, 1946-57; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1956; vice-chancellor, University of Denver, 1960-69; travel agency owner. Member, Rotary. Died in January, 1987 (age 70 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stuart T. McCollum and Mary B. (Hadley) McCollum; married, May 2, 1947, to Lydia E. Nelson.
  John J. McCreesh (b. 1881) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in County Armagh, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), August, 1881. Democrat. Garage owner; real estate business; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1935-46, 1951-74 (4th District 1935-46, 1951-68, 8th District 1969-74). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter J. McCreesh and Mary Ann (Campbell) McCreesh; married to Susan A. McCabe.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lloyd Meeds (1927-2005) — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont., December 11, 1927. Democrat. Gasoline station business; lawyer; Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, 1962-64; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1965-79. Member, Kiwanis; Eagles. Died, of cancer, in Church Creek, Dorchester County, Md., August 17, 2005 (age 77 years, 249 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Cross-reference: Al Swift
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Robert Warren Merrell (1887-1932) — also known as Robert W. Merrell — of Gilbert, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in La Belle, Lewis County, Mo., May 23, 1887. Automobile mechanic; mayor of Gilbert, Ariz., 1921-23. Member, American Legion. Died in Gilbert, Maricopa County, Ariz., April 24, 1932 (age 44 years, 337 days). Interment at Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Clinton Merrell (1851-1940) and Eliza Isabel (McKinzey) Merrell (1856-1947); married, August 22, 1917, to Gladys Josephine Freeman (1891-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Morton Metzenbaum (1917-2008) — also known as Howard M. Metzenbaum; "Senator No"; "Headline Howard" — of Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 4, 1917. Democrat. Lawyer; airport parking lot and car rental business; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1943-46; member of Ohio state senate, 1947-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952 (alternate), 1964; speaker, 1988; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1974, 1977-95; defeated, 1970. Jewish. Died in Aventura, Miami-Dade County, Fla., March 12, 2008 (age 90 years, 282 days). Interment at Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of James Metzenbaum (1876?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Alfred Martin Monfalcone (1890-1970) — also known as Alfred M. Monfalcone — of Newport News, Va. Born May 11, 1890. Gasoline station business; mayor of Newport News, Va., 1956. Died June 18, 1970 (age 80 years, 38 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Anthony Mooney (1879-1931) — also known as Charles A. Mooney — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, January 5, 1879. Democrat. Insurance agent; president, Banner Tire and Supply Company; member of Ohio state senate, 1915-17; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1919-21, 1923-31; defeated, 1920; died in office 1931; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924, 1928. Catholic. Died in 1931 (age about 52 years). Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Michael J. Mooney and Catherine (Salmon) Mooney; married, January 21, 1903, to Isabelle McMahon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Grayson Mallet-Prevost Murphy (1878-1937) — also known as Grayson M. P. Murphy — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 19, 1878. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Commissioner of the American Red Cross in Europe, 1917; financier; director, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, National Aviation Corporation; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 18, 1937 (age 58 years, 303 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Howard Murphy and Anita (Mallet-Prevost) Murphy; married, April 19, 1906, to Maud Donaldson; father of Grayson Mallet-Prevost Murphy, Jr. (1908?-1985).
  Thomas O'Connor (born c.1875) — of Darien, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Ireland, about 1875. Republican. Automobile accessories merchant; trucking and warehousing business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Darien, 1939-48. Burial location unknown.
  William Edmund Orgain (b. 1882) — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex., December 26, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1907; director, American National Bank, Gulf States Utilities Co., and Sabine Towing Co. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Darby Orgain and Drusilla (Johnson) Orgain; married, December 2, 1908, to May Bolinger.
  Albert F. Osterloh — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Automobile tire manufacturer; candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Henry Osting (1915-2005) — also known as Lawrence H. Osting; Larry Osting — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Princeton, Caldwell County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 25, 1915. Democrat. Gasoline station business; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 37th District, 1961-65; defeated in primary, 1973; mayor of Princeton, Ky., 1971-74. Catholic. Member, Elks. Died in Princeton, Caldwell County, Ky., April 11, 2005 (age 90 years, 76 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Regina (Simms) Osting (1886-1980) and Leavie Osting (1890-1981); married to Margaret Ellen Cothran (1916-2013).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claudius Victor Pendleton (1885-1968) — also known as C. V. Pendleton — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., June 11, 1885. Republican. Automotive supplies merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Norwich, 1921-22. Died in Volusia County, Fla., February 23, 1968 (age 82 years, 257 days). Interment at New Poquetanuck Cemetery, Poquetanuck, Preston, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Claudius Victor Pendleton (1850-1917) and Phoebe Jane (Bailey) Pendleton (1851-1934); married 1911 to Blanche Wilson Hall (1893-1987); grandson of Charles Marsh Pendleton; grandnephew of Cyrus Henry Pendleton; second great-grandnephew of David Hough and Nathan Pendleton (1754-1841); first cousin thrice removed of Nathan Pendleton (1779-1827); second cousin once removed of Edward Wheeler Pendleton, Charles Henry Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of James Monroe Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Burrows; second cousin four times removed of David Waterman and Elijah Abel; second cousin five times removed of Luther Waterman; third cousin once removed of Calvin Crane Pendleton, Joseph Palmer Dyer, Harris Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton and James Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Lorenzo Burrows and David Edgerton; third cousin thrice removed of Bela Edgerton, Thomas Glasby Waterman, Heman Ticknor and Samuel Townsend Douglass (1814-1898); fourth cousin of Cornelius Welles Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Enoch C. Chapman and Edward Franklin Bingham.
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Maxsim H. Pepin, Jr. (1908-1965) — of Griswold, New London County, Conn. Born in Griswold, New London County, Conn., August 26, 1908. Republican. Gasoline station manager; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Griswold, 1934, 1940. French Canadian ancestry. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., September 27, 1965 (age 57 years, 32 days). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Lisbon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Maxime Pepin (1876-1958) and Rosanna (Dugas) Pepin (1877-1954); married to Mabel Rowena Smith (1915-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Podgorski (1903-1987) — also known as Al Podgorski — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born May 6, 1903. Democrat. Service station owner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1945-66 (District 38 1945-62, District 47 1963-66); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956. Catholic. Died, following a heart attack, in Bethesda Lutheran Medical Center, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 12, 1987 (age 84 years, 67 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Clinton Porter (1871-1959) — also known as John C. Porter — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, 1871. Democrat. Telegraph operator; automobile accessories business; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1929-33; defeated, 1933, 1941. Christian. Petitions for his recall as mayor were filed in 1932; petitioners, led by his political adversaries on city council, charged that "the Mayor is incompetent, inefficient and unsatisfactory" and that he "has brought ridicule and insult to Los Angeles and its citizenry by his conduct." The recall, and nine candidates who sought to replace him, was defeated. Died, of a lung and heart condition, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 27, 1959 (age about 87 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Asa Porter Prather (1883-1956) — also known as Asa P. Prather — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, May 7, 1883. Garage business; inventor; mayor of Georgetown, Ky., 1933-49, 1953-55. Died, in John Graves Ford Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., March 22, 1956 (age 72 years, 320 days). Interment at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Cabell Breckinridge Prather (1853-1927) and Emma Dora (Works) Prather (1859-1930); married to Addie May Perry (1882-1969); second cousin twice removed of Hiram Prather; third cousin once removed of Alonzo Smith Prather (1840-1910).
  Political family: Prather family of North Vernon, Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Hardin Pulis (1889-1963) — also known as Charles H. Pulis — of Mexico, Audrain County, Mo. Born in Thompson, Audrain County, Mo., November 12, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; postal worker; tire business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Audrain County, 1949-60. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Mexico, Audrain County, Mo., July, 1963 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park, Mexico, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John David Pulis (1850-1934) and Lucy Katherine (Wisdom) Pulis (1851-1919); married, November 24, 1927, to Nancy A. Robinson (1906-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis E. Rhodes (1926-2004) — also known as Gene Rhodes — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in 1926. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; gasoline station business; mayor of Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1986-94. Died in 2004 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edgar Anthony Riedinger (1896-1970) — also known as Edgar Riedinger — of St. Louis, Mo.; Sylmar, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Missouri, June 23, 1896. Republican. Garage owner; sales manager, motor truck company; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1925-26. German ancestry. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., November 8, 1970 (age 74 years, 138 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Reidinger and Mary (Anthis) Reidinger; married to Martha Lenora Walkenhorst (1904-1992).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Nick J. Rohan Nick J. Rohan (born c.1908) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born about 1908. Gasoline station manager; employed in plant security for Ford Motor Co.; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1940; defeated, 1940, 1945. Burial location unknown.
  Campaign slogan (1945): "Experienced - Alert - Progressive."
  Image source: Campaign ad, Monroe Evening News, December 1, 1945
  Bradford Sayre (b. 1912) — also known as Brad Sayre — of Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va.; Gay, Jackson County, W.Va. Born in Cottageville, Jackson County, W.Va., January 3, 1912. Republican. Farmer; garage business; oil field worker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Jackson County, 1945-50; candidate for West Virginia state auditor, 1952; member of West Virginia state senate 4th District, 1955-57, 1969-72; resigned 1957. Methodist. Member, Moose; Odd Fellows. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh J. Sayre and Lillie (Shinn) Sayre; married, June 17, 1952, to Blondis Neely.
  Theodore E. Schaible — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Garage owner; automobile dealer; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Rudolph Alfred Seeberg Schausten (b. 1898) — also known as Rudolph A. Schausten — Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 21, 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile mechanic; U.S. Vice Consul in Martinique, 1926-32. Burial location unknown.
  Asa Robert Scranton, Jr. (1879-1960) — also known as Asa R. Scranton, Jr. — of South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn. Born in South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., July 25, 1879. Democrat. Blacksmith; mechanic; garage owner; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Woodstock, 1912; member of Connecticut state senate 28th District, 1937-42. Died in Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., August 13, 1960 (age 81 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa R. Scranton, Sr. (1849-1927) and Margaret S. (McNamara) Scranton (1856-1897); married, February 13, 1906, to Christina R. McGettigan (1881-1963).
  Lyle A. Smith (1904-2001) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Lavalette, Wayne County, W.Va., April 6, 1904. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; president, Huntington Auto Supply Company; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1955-70; defeated in primary, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died May 24, 2001 (age 97 years, 48 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ira J. Smith and Virginia M. (Wilkinson) Smith; married, July 7, 1929, to Helen Holsomback.
  Frank D. Spaulding (born c.1876) — of Brooklyn, Windham County, Conn. Born in Lisbon, New London County, Conn., about 1876. Republican. Automobile livery; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Brooklyn, 1921-22; defeated, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Carlton B. Stuckey (1903-1973) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Shanghai, Berkeley County, W.Va., June 10, 1903. Republican. Automobile repair business; mayor of Martinsburg, W.Va., 1950-54, 1962-63. Died in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., July 13, 1973 (age 70 years, 33 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Newton 'Charley' Stuckey (1868-1954) and Lucy Thompson (Siler) Stuckey (1872-1965); married, August 8, 1927, to Virginia Marie Dehaven (1906-1994); second cousin once removed of Charles Lee Stuckey; third cousin of Ward Wilbur Keesecker (1898-1975).
  Political family: Stuckey family of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
  Cornelius W. Tuomy — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Republican. Farmer; real estate and insurance business; gasoline retailer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Cletus J. Vanderperren (b. 1912) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Pittsfield town, Brown County, Wis., March 4, 1912. Democrat. Farmer; auto supply dealer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Brown County 3rd District, 1959-91; defeated, 1956. Member, Farm Bureau. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph H. Van Meter — of Collingswood, Camden County, N.J. Automobile repair business; mayor of Collingswood, N.J., 1930-33; Dry candidate for delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment from Camden County, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  David A. Viets (born c.1890) — of East Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Born in East Granby, Hartford County, Conn., about 1890. Republican. Motor vehicle inspector; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Granby, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Byron F. Wackett (b. 1912) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis. Born in Randolph, Columbia County, Wis., March 21, 1912. Republican. Service station operator; mayor of Watertown, Wis., 1946-49; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1953-76 (Jefferson County 1953-72, 39th District 1973-76). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  C. Paul Wanstreet (b. 1921) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Wolf Summit, Harrison County, W.Va., March 16, 1921. Democrat. Tire business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1969-72, 1975-76 (Harrison County 1969-72, 25th District 1975-76); defeated, 1972. Methodist. Member, Elks; Eagles; Moose; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George L. Wanstreet and Margaret (Greaver) Wanstreet; married, June 13, 1952, to Mary Hurley.
  Andrew F. Warga (b. 1919) — of Phillips, Price County, Wis. Born in Thayer, Sangamon County, Ill., February 12, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; farmer; garage business; farm implement dealer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Price and Taylor counties; elected 1958. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Edgar Paul Warinner (b. 1909) — also known as Ed P. Warinner — of Albany, Clinton County, Ky. Born in Seventy-Six, Clinton County, Ky., August 18, 1909. Republican. Farmer; railroad clerk and bookkeeper; owner of motel, service station, boat dock, grocery; chairman, Citizens Bank of Albany; member of Kentucky state senate, 1951-55; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952. Baptist. Member, Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. A. Warinner and Pearl (Meadows) Warinner; married 1928 to Josephine Dempsey.
  Charles H. Weber — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Real estate business; vice-president and director, National Air Lines; vice-president, National Amusements, Inc.; secretary-treasurer, Mark Time Parking Meter Corp.; owner of gasoline service station; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1932; member of Illinois state house of representatives 6th District; elected 1934, 1940; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956. Burial location unknown.
  Everett Ray Wilbur (1883-1959) — also known as Everett R. Wilbur — of Gilbert, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Iowa, July 7, 1883. Farmer; automobile mechanic; welder; machinist; banker; mayor of Gilbert, Ariz., 1920-21. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 15, 1959 (age 76 years, 70 days). Interment at Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Ethelbert Willis Wilbur (1845-1917) and Sarah Delia (Hoy) Wilbur (1845-1915); married to Nelly Duncan (1885-1950); second cousin twice removed of Julius Levi Strong (1828-1872).
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gordon L. Willford (1919-2006) — of Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich. Born in Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich., May 7, 1919. Republican. Farmer; automobile mechanic; school bus driver; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Arenac District, 1961. Died in Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich., May 7, 2006 (age 87 years, 0 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Gordon Willford and Helen (Walker) Willford; married, January 22, 1940, to Geneva Thorington.
  Clint M. Wilson (b. 1888) — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Born in Brazil, Clay County, Ind., October 10, 1888. Democrat. Machinist; garage business; mayor of Brazil, Ind., 1943-44. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Dallas Wolfe (b. 1895) — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va.; Rowlesburg, Preston County, W.Va. Born in Colebank, Preston County, W.Va., September 1, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; school teacher; farmer; millwright; lumber business; service station operator; restaurant owner; motel owner; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Taylor County, 1935-36; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1961-72. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Ruritan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Wolfe and Beuna (Lindsey) Wolfe; married, October 2, 1928, to Virginia Jones; married, June 28, 1971, to Gladys McDaniel.
  Paul W. Workman (b. 1894) — also known as Pop Workman — of Clendenin, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Lavalette, Wayne County, W.Va., February 21, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; athletic coach; tire dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1963. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jefferson Bowen Workman (born 1868) and Grace (Wellman) Workman (born 1873); married, September 1, 1920, to Violet Christene Snow (born 1899).
  Fred William Yoos (1879-1940) — also known as Fred W. Yoos — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 20, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; railroad flagman; police officer; rubber tire worker; after serving as an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan, he resigned, or was expelled, and announced in January 1923 that he would expose corruption and "un-American prejudice" in the local Klan organization; on January 18, police received an anonymous "tip off" that Yoos was illegally carrying a concealed weapon; he was searched, and no weapon was found on his person, but a companion had a gun, and Yoos was arrested and held in jail for days until released; he continued to express opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, but did not make the disclosures he promised; Independent candidate for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1923. German ancestry. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Freemasons. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, May 31, 1940 (age 61 years, 132 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Fred B. Yoos and Katie (Hurst) Yoos; married, October 24, 1900, to Hedwig 'Hattie' Wojahn.
  Robert C. Yount (b. 1909) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Benson Valley (unknown county), Ky., April 21, 1909. Democrat. College band director, newspaper circulation manager; garage owner; real estate business; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Frankfort, Ky., 1953-57. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Roy O. Yount and Henrietta (Nicol) Yount; married, September 29, 1935, to Margaret Rosson.
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