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  Leonard Ackerman II (b. 1921) — also known as Lee Ackerman — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo., October 29, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; airplane pilot; newspaper reporter; advertising business; real estate investor; member of Arizona state house of representatives, 1951-52. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Melville Ackerman and Ruth (Corday) Ackerman; married, December 22, 1943, to Leslie Rogers.
  David Agema (b. 1949) — also known as Dave Agema — of Grandville, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., February 11, 1949. Republican. Airline pilot; member of Michigan state house of representatives 74th District, 2007-12; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 2012-16; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2016. Dutch ancestry. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Martin Charles Ansorge (1882-1967) — also known as Martin C. Ansorge — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., January 1, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1921-23; defeated, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1922; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1927, 1928, 1929; director, United Air Lines, 1934-51. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Co-sponsor of the Edge-Ansorge bill to create the New York Port Authority. Represented Henry Ford in negotiations over his formal apology for anti-Semitic books and articles he had published. Died, in the Ansonia Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 4, 1967 (age 85 years, 34 days). Interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mark Perry Ansorge and Jennie (Bach) Ansorge.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jim Bates (b. 1941) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Denver, Colo., July 21, 1941. Democrat. Banker; aerospace business; U.S. Representative from California 44th District, 1983-91; defeated, 1990; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988; member, Arrangements Committee, 1984. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Charles E. Beatley, Jr. (1916-2003) — also known as Charles E. Beatley; Chuck Beatley — of Alexandria, Va. Born in Ohio, May 17, 1916. Democrat. Airline pilot; mayor of Alexandria, Va., 1967-76, 1979-85; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1986. Died in Alexandria, Va., December 29, 2003 (age 87 years, 226 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Fauquier County, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Marjorie Perry.
  The Charles E. Beatley Central Library, Alexandria, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Laurence Powers Bonfoey (1884-1948) — also known as Laurence P. Bonfoey — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Quincy, Adams County, Ill.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Unionville, Putnam County, Mo., June 29, 1884. Democrat. Insurance business; vice-president, Monroe Drug Company; president, Monroe Color and Chemical Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1944; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; chairman, Illinois Aeronautics Commission, 1933-37. Died in Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., July 12, 1948 (age 64 years, 13 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Beverly Holcumb Bonfoey (1854-1944) and Anna May (Webb) Bonfoey (1859-1942); married, June 17, 1908, to Octavia Rebecca Monroe (1883-1966).
  Jean Paul Bradshaw (d. 1970) — of Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo.; Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1944; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1964; board chairman, Ozark Air Lines. Died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., 1970. Interment at Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Father of Paul Ludwig Bradshaw (1925?-1986); grandfather of Jean Paul Bradshaw II.
  Political family: Bradshaw family of Springfield, Missouri.
  Frank Brady (b. 1942) — of Euless, Tarrant County, Tex. Born July 18, 1942. Libertarian. Airplane pilot; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 2000, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Jack Thomas Brinkley (1930-2019) — also known as Jack T. Brinkley — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Faceville, Decatur County, Ga., December 22, 1930. Democrat. School teacher; pilot in U.S. Air Force; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1965-66; U.S. Representative from Georgia 3rd District, 1967-83. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., January 23, 2019 (age 88 years, 32 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wesley Ernest Brown (b. 1907) — also known as Wesley E. Brown — of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan. Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan., 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; Reno County Attorney, 1935-39; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; corporate secretary and attorney, Aircraft Woodwork Manufacturers, 1942-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956; U.S. District Judge for Kansas, 1962-79; took senior status 1979. Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Jerry G. Elliott
  See also federal judicial profile
  Dean N. Browning (born c.1956) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born about 1956. Republican. Financial officer, airplane charter firm; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  James Bruce (1892-1980) — of Eccleston, Baltimore County, Md.; Finksburg, Carroll County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 23, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; vice-president, National Dairy Products Corp.; director, Republic Steel Co.; director, Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway; director, American Airlines; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1940 (alternate), 1952, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1947-49. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose. Died July 17, 1980 (age 87 years, 207 days). Interment somewhere in Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William Cabell Bruce and Louise Este (Fisher) Bruce (1864-1945); brother of David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce; married, May 24, 1919, to Ellen McHenry Keyser; grandnephew of James Alexander Seddon; first cousin of Howard Bruce (1879-1961).
  Political family: Bruce-Mellon family of Virginia.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Armistead Moale Burden (1906-1984) — also known as William A. M. Burden — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 8, 1906. Analyst of aviation industry; founder of Wall Street investment firm; chairman of Union Texas Natural Gas Corporation; director, Allied Chemical Co., Columbia Broadcasting System, and Lockheed Aircraft; president, Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1953-59, 1962-65; U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1959-61. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of heart disease, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 10, 1984 (age 78 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Armistead Burden (1877-1909) and Florence Vanderbilt (Twombly) Burden (1881-1969); married, February 16, 1931, to Margaret Livingston Partridge; nephew of Gwendolyn Burden Dows (1884-1935); uncle of Shirley Carter Burden, Jr.; second great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877; railroad baron); second cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and William Henry Vanderbilt III.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dows-Burden family of New York City, New York; Vanderbilt-Colby-Burden-French family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Carter Lane Burgess (1916-2002) — also known as Carter L. Burgess — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., December 31, 1916. Insurance agent; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; while stationed in England, he delivered a message from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gen. Charles de Gaulle, then in North Africa, informing him of the plans to invade Normandy; business executive; chief executive officer of Trans World Airlines (TWA), 1956-57; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1968-69. Episcopalian. Died, following two strokes, at Pheasant Ridge Nursing Home, Roanoke, Va., August 18, 2002 (age 85 years, 230 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) — also known as Prescott S. Bush — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 15, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; director, Pan American Airways; director, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS); delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1964 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1952-63; defeated, 1950. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Skull and Bones. Died, of lung cancer, in the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 8, 1972 (age 77 years, 146 days). Interment at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948) and Flora (Sheldon) Bush (1872-1920); married, August 6, 1921, to Dorothy Walker (1901-1992); father of George Herbert Walker Bush; grandfather of George Walker Bush and John Ellis Bush (1953-).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Critical books about Prescott Bush: Kitty Kelly, The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
  Francis W. Cole (c.1883-1966) — Born about 1883. Lawyer; delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 2nd District, 1933; chairman, Travelers Insurance Companies, 1945-55; director, Chase National Bank and United Aircraft Corporation. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., December 7, 1966 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 12, 1956, to Corinne Robinson Alsop (1886-1971).
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe family of Virginia and Washington (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Stephen A. Davis (b. 1946) — also known as Stephen Davis — of Tumacacori, Santa Cruz County, Ariz.; Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 28, 1946. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; airline pilot; member of Arizona state senate 9th District, 1975-76; Commodore's Staff Aide to Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard; Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1984; horse trainer; ranch manager; in his writings, he argues that HIV "cannot" cause AIDS, that AIDS is not contagious, that people tested as positive are perfectly healthy, and that the epidemic was caused by drug companies. Scientologist. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Stephen Davis: Butterflies Are Free To Fly: A New and Radical Approach To Spiritual Evolution (2010) — Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial (2006) — Future Sex (1991)
  Fiction by Stephen Davis: Are You Positive?
  Gould Cooke Dietz (1868-1948) — also known as Gould Dietz — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, May 26, 1868. Republican. Lumberman; aviation pioneer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in Groveland (now part of Minnetonka), Hennepin County, Minn., June 29, 1948 (age 80 years, 34 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Florence Putnam (1879-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oliver Perry Ditch (b. 1937) — also known as Oliver P. Ditch — of Woodbridge, Prince William County, Va.; Elkridge, Howard County, Md. Born in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, La., September 29, 1937. Republican. Colonel, U.S. Air Force; data systems manager for Hughes Aircraft Co.; web site developer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2012. Catholic. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1958, to Shirley Ann LeBlanc.
  Gerard T. Doyle (b. 1956) — also known as Jerry Doyle — of California. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 16, 1956. Republican. Corporate jet pilot; actor in films and television series; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 2000. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Henry Belin du Pont, Jr. (1898-1970) — also known as Henry B. du Pont — of Greenville, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 23, 1898. Republican. Vice-president, director, DuPont chemical company; director, North American Aviation Corp. and General Motors; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., April 13, 1970 (age 71 years, 264 days). Interment at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Belin du Pont (1873-1902) and Eluthera (Bradford) du Pont (1873-1953); married, October 24, 1928, to Margaret Wilson Lewis (1900-1985); married, February 24, 1949, to Emily Tybout (du Pont) Smith (1913-1991); nephew of Pierre Samuel du Pont, William Kemble du Pont (1874-1907; who married Ethel Fleet Hallock) and Edward Green Bradford, Jr.; grandson of Edward Green Bradford II; great-grandson of Edward Green Bradford; great-grandnephew of Henry DuPont; first cousin of Lammot du Pont Copeland and Reynolds du Pont; first cousin once removed of Thomas Coleman du Pont, Alfred Irénée du Pont, Francis Irenee du Pont, Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard and Pierre Samuel du Pont IV; first cousin twice removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; first cousin thrice removed of Charles Irénée du Pont; second cousin of Francis Victor du Pont, Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second cousin once removed of Eugene Lammot (1899-1987), Eleuthere Irenee du Pont and Richard Henry Bayard; second cousin five times removed of Timothy Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Bailey Frye Adams; eighth great-grandson of George Wyllys and John Haynes.
  Political family: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold H. Emmons (b. 1875) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 30, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; secretary-treasurer, Regal Motor Car Company, 1913-17; in charge of aviation engine construction for Army and Navy during World War I; officer, Stout Metal Airplane Co.; organizer and director, National Air Transport Co.; organizer and president, Aircraft Development Corp., Northwest Airways, Inc.; organizer and general counsel, Stinson Aircraft Corp.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Chi; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marcus A. Emmons and Alma M. (Slaven) Emmons; married, February 10, 1910, to Marion Clark Scotten.
  Henry H. Eng (b. 1948) — also known as Hank Eng — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.; Arapahoe County, Colo. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., February 7, 1948. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; aerospace engineer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 6th District, 2008. Jewish. Chinese ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Ted Eyre (1946-2017) — also known as D. Ted Eyre — of Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo., August 14, 1946. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; airline pilot; mayor of Murray, Utah, 2014-17; died in office 2017. Died, from prostate cancer, in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 25, 2017 (age 71 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
William G. Fuller William Gardner Fuller (1895-1978) — also known as William G. Fuller — of Euless, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., February 11, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; airplane pilot; airport manager; aircraft manufacturing executive; mayor of Euless, Tex., 1963-68. Died November 3, 1978 (age 83 years, 265 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Euless
  James Arthur Gibbons (b. 1944) — also known as Jim Gibbons — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Sparks, Washoe County, Nev., December 16, 1944. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; geologist; airline pilot; lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1989-93; U.S. Representative from Nevada 2nd District, 1997-2006; Governor of Nevada, 2007-11; defeated, 1994. Mormon. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Dawn Gibbons (1946?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Bruce Green (born c.1938) — of South Elgin, Kane County, Ill. Born about 1938. Libertarian. Airline pilot; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1978, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Isabella Selmes Greenway (1886-1953) — also known as Isabella S. Greenway; Isabella Selmes; Isabella Ferguson; Mrs. John C. Greenway; Mrs. Harry Orland King — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.; Ajo, Pima County, Ariz.; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Boone County, Ky., March 22, 1886. Democrat. Innkeeper; rancher; owner, Gilpin Air Lines; manager of copper mining interests; member of Democratic National Committee from Arizona, 1928-34; U.S. Representative from Arizona at-large, 1933-37. Female. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., December 18, 1953 (age 67 years, 271 days). Interment at Dinsmore Homestead Cemetery, Near Burlington, Boone County, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Tilden R. Selmes and Martha Macomb (Flandrau) Selmes; married 1905 to Robert H. Munro Ferguson (died 1922); married, November 4, 1923, to John C. Greenway (1884?-1926); married, April 22, 1939, to Harry Orland King.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jay Sterner Hammond (1922-2005) — also known as Jay S. Hammond — of Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska; Port Alsworth, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., July 21, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; airplane pilot; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1959-65; member of Alaska state senate, 1967-72; Governor of Alaska, 1974-82. Died in Port Alsworth, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, August 2, 2005 (age 83 years, 12 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Bella Gardiner.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Jay S. Hammond: Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor : The Extraordinary Autobiography of Jay Hammond, Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician (1996) — Chips from the Chopping Block : More Tales from Alaska's Bush Rat Governor
  Robert W. Harrington — of East Ann Arbor (now part of Ann Arbor), Washtenaw County, Mich. Airline pilot; mayor of East Ann Arbor, Mich., 1955-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969) — also known as Herbert Hoover, Jr. — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in London, England, August 4, 1903. Republican. Petroleum geologist; mining engineer; inventor; president, Aeronautical Radio, Inc., 1930; U.S. Undersecretary of State, 1954-57; director, Monsanto Chemical Company; director, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; director, Southern California Edison Company; director, Hanna Mining Company; director, Pacific Mutual Insurance Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960. Died, of cancer, in Huntington Community Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 9, 1969 (age 65 years, 248 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Lou (Henry) Hoover (1874-1944) and Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964); married, June 25, 1925, to Margaret Watson (1904-1982).
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Rowland Hopkins (1869-1961) — also known as W. R. Hopkins; "Chautauqua Bill" — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., July 26, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; industrial real estate developer; promoter of Cleveland Short Line Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916; city manager of Cleveland, Ohio, 1924-30; he was fascinated by aviation, in 1925, he successfully advocated purchase of land for an airport, the first municipal airport in the United States. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 9, 1961 (age 91 years, 198 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of David J. Hopkins and Mary (Jeffreys) Hopkins; married 1903 to Ellen Louise Cozad (divorced 1923).
  Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, in Cleveland, Ohio, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Sinton Ingalls (1899-1985) — also known as David S. Ingalls — of Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Hunting Valley, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 28, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1927-29; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics, 1929-32; director, City of Cleveland Department of Public Health and Welfare, 1933-35; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1956; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1940; vice-president and general manager, Pan American Air Ferries, 1941-42; commander, Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station; executive, Pan American World Airways; newspaper publisher. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Skull and Bones. Died in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 26, 1985 (age 86 years, 88 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Stimson Ingalls and Jane (Taft) Ingalls; married, June 27, 1922, to Louise Harkness.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lloyd M. Ives (born c.1917) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1917. Democrat. Airline pilot; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1959. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Edward Kersting (b. 1916) — also known as Robert Kersting — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa, August 26, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; test pilot and executive, Howard Aircraft Co.; president, Red Rock Ranches and Arizona Aviation Co.; secretary, treasurer, director, Savage Industries, Inc., Sun States Land and Development Co.; director, general counsel, Insurance Corporation of America; president, general counsel, Yavapai Hotels Corp.; director, Prescott Utilities Corp.; member of Arizona Democratic State Central Committee, 1951-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956 (alternate), 1960. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Moose; Fraternal Order of Police. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Henry Kersting and Eva (Schaub) Kersting; married, February 29, 1968, to Fracine Bassett.
  Richard Albert Kiah (1915-1971) — also known as Richard A. Kiah — of Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, December 24, 1915. Manager, Northeast Airlines; mayor of Brewer, Maine, 1958. Died in Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, April 12, 1971 (age 55 years, 109 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Kiah (1870-1938) and Evaline (Verrow) Kiah; married, February 28, 1938, to Madelin F. Kiah (1916-1985).
  Political family: Kiah-Jones family of Millinocket and Brewer, Maine.
  Dan Able Kimball (1896-1970) — also known as Dan A. Kimball — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 1, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; vice-president, General Tire & Rubber Co.; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1951-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964; president and chairman, Aerojet General Corporation; director, Continental Airlines. Congregationalist. Died July 30, 1970 (age 74 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Kimball and Mary (Able) Kimball; married, June 22, 1925, to Dorothy Ames; married 1958 to Doris Fleeson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William J. Knight (1929-2004) — also known as Pete Knight — of Palmdale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., November 18, 1929. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; mayor of Palmdale, Calif., 1988-92; member of California state assembly, 1993-96; member of California state senate 17th District, 1997-2004; died in office 2004. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks. Air Force test pilot who holds the speed record for winged aircraft: 4,250 mph flying the Bell X-15. Died, from acute myelogenous leukemia, in City of Hope Hospital, May 7, 2004 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Palmdale, Calif.
  Knight High School in Palmdale, California, is named for him.
Albert C. Krause Albert C. Krause — also known as Pete Krause — of Euless, Tarrant County, Tex. Airline pilot; mayor of Euless, Tex., 1969-75. Still living as of 2009.
  Image source: City of Euless
  John Armand Lafore, Jr. (1905-1993) — also known as John A. Lafore, Jr. — of Haverford, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Bala, Montgomery County, Pa., May 25, 1905. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1950-57; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1957-61; president, Kellett Aircraft Corp., 1961. Member, Union League. Died January 24, 1993 (age 87 years, 244 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Armand Lafore and Anne Francis (Shearer) Lafore; married, September 27, 1933, to Margaret Dexter Read.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alfred J. Lane (1932-2009) — also known as Al Lane — of Mission Hills, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 7, 1932. Airplane pilot; member of Kansas state house of representatives 25th District, 1989-2003. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 3, 2009 (age 77 years, 88 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Lane and Mary Ann (Nardone) Lane; married to Peggy Wright.
  Jeffrey Lynn Latas (b. 1958) — also known as Jeff Latas — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born January 10, 1958. Democrat. Airline pilot; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Arizona 8th District, 2006. Still living as of 2008.
  Ora Miner Leland (1876-1962) — also known as Ora M. Leland — of New York. Born in Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Mich., June 28, 1876. Progressive. Candidate for New York state engineer and surveyor, 1912. Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Minnesota; developed the Aeronautical Engineering Department in 1928-29. Died March 30, 1962 (age 85 years, 275 days). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Thomas F. Lewis (1924-2003) — also known as Tom Lewis — of North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 26, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; aircraft industry executive, 1957-73; real estate and investments, 1972-82; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1973-81; member of Florida state senate, 1981-83; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1983-95 (12th District 1983-93, 16th District 1993-95); delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1984. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose; Exchange Club; Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 1, 2003 (age 78 years, 279 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Marilyn Laird Lloyd (1929-2018) — also known as Marilyn Lloyd; Rachael Marilyn Laird; Mrs. Mort Lloyd; Marilyn Lloyd Bouquard — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., January 3, 1929. Democrat. Owned and operated radio station WTTI, Dalton, Ga., and Executive Aviation, Winchester, Tenn.; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1975-95. Female. Died in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., September 19, 2018 (age 89 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  George N. Lopano — of North Tarrytown (now Sleepy Hollow), Westchester County, N.Y. Democrat. Airline auditor; candidate for mayor of North Tarrytown, N.Y., 1965. Still living as of 1965.
  Peter Francis Mack, Jr. (1916-1986) — also known as Peter F. Mack, Jr. — of Carlinville, Macoupin County, Ill. Born in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Ill., November 1, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; airplane pilot; U.S. Representative from Illinois 21st District, 1949-63; defeated, 1962, 1974, 1976. Died in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., July 4, 1986 (age 69 years, 245 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Mack and Catherine Kelly Mack; married, June 25, 1955, to Romona North.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Martin A. Matich Martin Anthony Matich (1927-2008) — also known as Martin A. Matich — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 6, 1927. Engineer; grading contractor; his company built over 1,000 miles of roads, including major expressways and interchanges, as well as airport runways, flood control channels, landfills, and major buildings; mayor of Colton, Calif., 1958-60; director, San Bernardino Community Hospital. Catholic. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Navy League; American Arbitration Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., April 19, 2008 (age 80 years, 226 days). Interment at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Colton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Matich and Williamina (Davidson) Matich; married, September 3, 1964, to Evelyn Winter.
  The Martin A. Matich Highway (Route 210), from San Bernardino to Redlands, California, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Press-Enterprise, April 21, 2008
  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
  William T. Milleson (b. 1907) — of Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Springfield, Hampshire County, W.Va., September 16, 1907. Democrat. Farmer; aviator; director, First National Bank of Romney; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1937-42, 1975-80 (Hampshire County 1937-42, 34th District 1975-80). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grange; Theta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Ruritan; Lions; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Milleson and Susie French (Taylor) Milleson; married, December 26, 1940, to Avery Heiskel Pancake.
Ernest Millican, Jr. Earnest Millican, Jr. (b. 1923) — of Euless, Tarrant County, Tex.; Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C. Born in Minters Chapel, Tarrant County, Tex., August 29, 1923. Worked in management positions in aircraft manufacturing, at General Dynamics Fort Worth; mayor of Euless, Tex., 1957-61. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Earnest Jack Millican (1902-1965) and Ruth (Fuller) Millican (1905-1995); nephew of Homer H. Fuller (1900-1984) and Warren Fuller.
  Political family: Fuller family of Euless, Texas.
  Image source: City of Euless
  Joseph Louis Mlakar (born c.1951) — also known as Joseph Mlakar; Joe Mlakar — of Fontana, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born about 1951. Democrat. Aircraft mechanic; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  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).
  Andrea Fischer Newman (b. 1958) — also known as Andrea L. Fischer — of Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in 1958. Republican. Lawyer; senior vice president for governmental affairs, Northwest Airlines; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1992, 2000 (alternate); member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1995-. Female. Jewish. Still living as of 2005.
  Relatives: Daughter of Philip Fischer and Myrna Fischer; married to Frank Newman.
  Byron Rufus Newton (1861-1938) — also known as Byron R. Newton — of Bayside, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Wirt town, Allegany County, N.Y., August 4, 1861. Newspaper reporter; poet; interested in aviation during its early days; helped organize airplane races; private secretary to William G. McAdoo; publicity director for Woodrow Wilson's presidential campaign in 1912; U.S. First Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1913-17; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1917-21; New York City Tax Commissioner, 1938. Suffered a stroke, and died eight days later, in Bayside, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., March 20, 1938 (age 76 years, 228 days). Interment at Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Laurens C. Newton and Irene (Scott) Newton; married, October 3, 1900, to Winifred Cattle.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jacqueline Cochran Odlum (1906-1980) — also known as Jacqueline C. Odlum; Jackie Odlum; Bessie Lee Pittman; Jacqueline Cochran — Born in Muscogee, Escambia County, Fla., May 11, 1906. Republican. Beautician; airplane pilot; during World War II, she trained many women pilots for duty ferrying supplies; she was the first woman ever to take off and land on an aircraft carrier, the first woman pilot ever to break the sound barrier, and to exceed Mach 2; in 1952, she was one of the leaders of the "Draft Ike" movement to nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for president; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 29th District, 1956; elected to Aviation Hall of Fame, 1971. Female. Died in Indio, Riverside County, Calif., August 7, 1980 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery, Coachella, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ira Pittman and Mary (Grant) Pittman; married 1936 to Floyd Odlum (chairman, RKO movie studios).
  Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, in Thermal, California, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gladys O'Donnell (b. 1904) — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 2, 1904. Republican. Aviation business; flight instructor; oil production; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1952, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (alternate); candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1948; Presidential Elector for California, 1956. Female. Methodist. Member, Soroptimists. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to George Osmer Berry.
  Donald C. Olson (b. 1953) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska. Born in Nome, Nome census area, Alaska, June 18, 1953. Democrat. Commercial pilot; physician; member of Alaska state senate District S, 2001-. Still living as of 2001.
  David Packard (1912-1996) — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., September 7, 1912. Republican. Co-founder and chief executive, Hewlett-Packard electronics and computer company; U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1969-71; director, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Crocker-Citizens National Bank, General Dynamics Corp., U.S. Steel Corp., Trans World Airways, Standard Oil of California, Caterpillar Tractor Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; Presidential Elector for California, 1972; philanthropist. Member, Trilateral Commission; Alpha Delta Phi; Tau Beta Pi; Sigma Xi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., March 26, 1996 (age 83 years, 201 days). Interment at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sperry Sidney Packard and Ella Lorna (Graber) Packard; married, April 8, 1938, to Lucile Salter.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Wendell Pauley, Sr. (1903-1981) — also known as Edwin W. Pauley — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Indiana, January 7, 1903. Democrat. President, Fortuna Petroleum, and involved in other oil companies; Regent, University of California, 1938-72; Treasurer of Democratic National Committee, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944 (speaker), 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1944-47; part owner of the Los Angeles Rams football team; director, Western Airlines. Died July 28, 1981 (age 78 years, 202 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert L. Pauley and Ellen (Van Petten) Pauley.
  The Pauley Pavilion indoor arena, at the University of California Angeles, Los Angeles, California, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Home is the sailor, home from the Sea, and the hunter, home from the hill."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Arthur Phillips (b. 1952) — also known as Ed Phillips — of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born, in Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, Madison County, Ill., July 30, 1952. Republican. Meteorologist; radio and television broadcaster; airplane and helicopter pilot; member of Arizona state senate 28th District, 1991-94. Episcopalian; later Jewish. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Charles Phillips and Ada Mae (Russell) Phillips.
  Arthur J. Powell (born c.1928) — Born about 1928. Aerospace engineer; Free Energy candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Michael D. Protack (b. 1957) — Born October 23, 1957. Republican. Airline pilot; candidate in primary for Governor of Delaware, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Delaware, 2006. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Merrill K. Riddick (1895-1988) — of Philipsburg, Granite County, Mont. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., March 7, 1895. Aviator; candidate in Democratic primary for Governor of Montana, 1960, 1968; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1972. Died, of cancer, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., March 9, 1988 (age 93 years, 2 days). Interment at Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Carlos Wood Riddick; married to Helen May Williams; nephew of Florence Riddick Boys (1873-1963).
  Political family: Cornell family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Jack E. Robinson III — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Airline executive; founder, Oceanic Digital Communications (provider of cell phone service in the Caribbean); Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 2000, 2009 (primary); candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts, 2002; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 2006. African ancestry. Still living as of 2009.
  Roy R. Romer (b. 1928) — of Denver, Colo.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Garden City, Finney County, Kan., October 31, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; farm implement dealer; helped develop Centennial Airport; ran a flying school; owned a ski resort; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1959-63; member of Colorado state senate, 1963-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1966; Colorado state treasurer, 1977-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2008; speaker, 1988; Governor of Colorado, 1987-99; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1997; school superintendent for Los Angeles, 2001-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Ken Salazar
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Paul Schrade (b. 1924) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Newhall (now part of Santa Clarita), Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., December 17, 1924. Democrat. Aerospace manufacturing worker; president, United Auto Workers local representing workers at North American Aviation; later, western regional director, United Auto Workers; early supporter of Cesar Chavez's efforts to unionize farm workers; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1968, 1972; supported and worked for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, and on June 5, 1968, when Kennedy was shot, Schrade was one of five others who were also shot and wounded. German ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Florence Anna (Keil) Schrade and William Theodore Schrade (1900-1986); nephew of Henry Gottlieb Schrade (1897-1953).
Tom Smisek Tom Smisek — of Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Aeronautical engineer; mayor of Coronado, Calif., 1996-2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Image source: San Diego International Airport
  John Fife Symington, Jr. (1910-2007) — also known as J. Fife Symington, Jr. — of Lutherville, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Lutherville, Baltimore County, Md., August 27, 1910. Republican. Airline pilot; airline executive; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1958, 1960, 1962; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964; U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, 1969-71. Died, in the Gilchrist Center for hospice care, Baltimore, Md., December 9, 2007 (age 97 years, 104 days). Interment at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Owings Mills, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Fife Symington (1877-1950) and Arabella (Hambleton) Symington (1885-1963); married to Martha Howard Frick; father of John Fife Symington III (1945-); first cousin of William Stuart Symington; first cousin once removed of James Wadsworth Symington.
  Political family: Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Harper Trumbull (1873-1961) — also known as John H. Trumbull — of Plainville, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Ashford, Windham County, Conn., March 4, 1873. Republican. Organizer and president, Trumbull Electric Manufacturing Co.; board chairman, Colonial Air Transport, Inc.; director and treasurer, Plainville Realty Co.; president, Plainville Trust Co.; director, Connecticut Light & Power Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920 (alternate), 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President; member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1932, 1936 (speaker); member of Connecticut state senate 5th District, 1921-24; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1922-30; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1925; Governor of Connecticut, 1925-31; delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 5th District, 1933. Congregationalist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Humane Society. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., May 21, 1961 (age 88 years, 78 days). Interment at West Cemetery, Plainville, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Homer Trumbull (1847-1922) and Mary Ann (Harper) Trumbull (1849-1923); married, November 28, 1903, to Maud Pierce Usher (1874-1963; daughter of Robert Cleveland Usher (1841-1922)); father of Florence Trumbull (1904-1998; daughter-in-law of Calvin Coolidge).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Coolidge-Usher-Brown-Stickney family of Plainville, Connecticut; Eastman family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono (b. 1947) — also known as Togiola T. A. Tulafono — of Pago Pago, American Samoa; Utulei Village, American Samoa. Born in Aunu'u Island, American Samoa, February 28, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; vice-president, South Pacific Airways, 1976-78; district judge in American Samoa, 1978-80; member of American Samoa senate, 1980-84, 1989-96; Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, 1997-2003; Governor of American Samoa, 2003-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from American Samoa, 2004, 2008; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from American Samoa, 2014. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Milford Frank Vanik (1906-2003) — also known as Mel Vanik — of Bellevue, King County, Wash. Born July 29, 1906. Aeronautical engineer; mayor of Bellevue, Wash., 1977-78. Died, from complications of pneumonia, at Cascade Vista Convalescent Center, Redmond, King County, Wash., January 30, 2003 (age 96 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  W. Dean Watkins (b. 1931) — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, 1931. Aeronautical engineer; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2000. Baptist. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Grandson of Aaron Sherman Watkins (1863-1941).
  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.
  Allen Weh (born c.1943) — of Los Ranchos de Albuquerqu, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born about 1943. Republican. Owner, aircraft charter and leasing company; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 2004, 2008 (delegation chair); New Mexico Republican state chair, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (1899-1992) — also known as Cornelius V. Whitney; "Sonny" — of Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y. Born in Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., February 20, 1899. Democrat. Co-founder and chairman of Pam American Airways; chairman, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company; horse breeder; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1932; along with David O. Selznick, he helped to finance and produce Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s. Died in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., December 13, 1992 (age 93 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Payne Whitney (1872-1930) and Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney (1875-1942); married, March 5, 1923, to Marie Norton (1903-1970; divorced 1929; who later married William Averell Harriman); married, September 29, 1931, to Gladys Crosby Hopkins; married, June 18, 1941, to Eleanor Searle (1908-2002; divorced 1958); married, January 24, 1958, to Mary Lou (Schroeder) Hosford (actress); grandson of William Collins Whitney; grandnephew of Henry Melville Whitney; great-grandson of Henry B. Payne and James Scollay Whitney; second great-grandson of Henry Collins Flagg; first cousin of William Henry Vanderbilt III and John Hay Whitney (1904-1982); first cousin once removed of Frances Payne Bolton; second cousin of William Armistead Moale Burden and Oliver Payne Bolton; second cousin once removed of Shirley Carter Burden, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Mackie Burgess.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Evan Erastus Young (1878-1946) — also known as Evan E. Young — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; South Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, August 17, 1878. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Harput, 1905-08; Salonika, 1908-09; U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1911-12; Dominican Republic, 1925-29; U.S. Consul General in Halifax, 1913-19; Constantinople, as of 1920; vice-president, Pan-American Airways, Inc., 1936. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in 1946 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sutton E. Young and Emma (Stickney) Young; married 1905 to Dawn Waite.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
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