The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Baking

Very incomplete list!

  Joseph Bahorski (b. 1882) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., March 10, 1882. Republican. Bakery business; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1923-28 (2nd District 1923-26, 3rd District 1927-28); defeated in primary, 1928, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Civitan; Sigma Nu Phi. Burial location unknown.
  John Henry Blakeslee (1865-1919) — also known as John H. Blakeslee — of North Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in North Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 18, 1865. Republican. Baker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from North Haven, 1909-12. Died in North Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 6, 1919 (age 54 years, 111 days). Interment at New Center Cemetery, North Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Zerah T. Blakeslee and Anna Eliza (Tuttle) Blakeslee; married, November 19, 1885, to Etta Augusta Stiles; father of Waldo Stiles Blakeslee; great-grandson of Ambrose Tuttle; second cousin of George Newbury Blakeslee; second cousin thrice removed of Philip Frisbee; second cousin five times removed of Abraham Davenport; third cousin of Isaac Edwin Mansfield and Frank L. Stiles; third cousin thrice removed of James Doolittle Wooster; fourth cousin of Ernest Ransom Brockett.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Fairbanks-Adams family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert G. Cossette (born c.1945) — Born about 1945. Bakery salesman; American Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  George Eaglehill — of Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Socialist. Baker; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920; candidate for Wisconsin state treasurer, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Eisenbeis (d. 1902) — also known as "The Baron" — of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash. Born in Germany. Baker; mayor of Port Townsend, Wash., 1878-80. German ancestry. Died in Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash., March 10, 1902. Entombed at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Barghemer and Katherine Elizabeth Marsh.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Otto G. Foelker Otto Godfrey Foelker (1875-1943) — also known as Otto G. Foelker — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Mainz, Germany, December 29, 1875. Republican. Baker; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1905-06; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1908-11. German ancestry. Member, Royal Arcanum. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 18, 1943 (age 67 years, 20 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  William Salisbury Hayward (1835-1900) — also known as William S. Hayward — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Foster, Providence County, R.I., February 26, 1835. Baker; banker; mayor of Providence, R.I., 1881-84. Died, from Bright's disease, in Providence, Providence County, R.I., November 5, 1900 (age 65 years, 252 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Married 1859 to Lucy Maria Rice.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William J. Hill — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Baker; member of New York state assembly from New York County 18th District, 1886. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas William House (1814-1880) — also known as Thomas W. House — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Stoke St. Gregory, Somersetshire, England, March 4, 1814. Bakery owner; merchant; banker; mayor of Houston, Tex., 1862. English ancestry. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 17, 1880 (age 65 years, 319 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, October 6, 1840, to Mary Elizabeth Shearn.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
H. H. Kohlsaat Herman Henry Kohlsaat (1853-1924) — also known as H. H. Kohlsaat — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Albion, Edwards County, Ill., March 22, 1853. Republican. Bakery business; newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1888. German ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., October 17, 1924 (age 71 years, 209 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  H. Everett Musser — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Republican. Bakery owner; burgess of Somerset, Pennsylvania; elected 1941. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel D. Page (1790-1869) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Parsonfield, York County, Maine, March 5, 1790. Baker; tobacco trader; flour mill business; banker; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1829-33. Died in Washington, D.C., April 29, 1869 (age 79 years, 55 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Deborah Young.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Albert Pierce (b. 1876) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass. Born in Marblehead, Essex County, Mass., February 29, 1876. Republican. Baker; postmaster; member of Massachusetts state senate Second Essex District, 1935-36. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 10, 1783. Fur trader; bakery business; town president of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1845-46. Catholic. French Canadian ancestry. Founder of St. Joseph, Mo. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., May 27, 1868 (age 84 years, 291 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), St. Joseph, Mo.; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Robidoux and Catherine (Rollet) Robidoux; married to Eugenie Delisle; married 1813 to Angelique Vaudry.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Schwartz — of St. Louis, Mo. Republican. Baker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1927-30. Burial location unknown.
Fred J. Smith Fred J. Smith (b. 1862) — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., 1862. Democrat. Baker; restauranteur; banker; mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1906-10. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Smith and Sophia Smith; married, April 11, 1888, to Helen Maas.
  Image source: Whiting Public Library
  Frank J. Staedtler (b. 1869) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Germany, July 6, 1869. Democrat. Baker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 2nd District, 1915-18. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1895 to Amelia Mayer.
  John Millard Tawes (1894-1979) — also known as J. Millard Tawes — of Crisfield, Somerset County, Md. Born in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., April 8, 1894. Democrat. Secretary-treasurer, Tawes Shipbuilding Co. and Tawes Baking Co.; director, Bank of Crisfield; Somerset County Clerk of Court, 1930-38; Maryland state comptroller, 1939-47, 1950-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; Governor of Maryland, 1959-67; member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 1963; Maryland state treasurer, 1973-75. Methodist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Died in Crisfield, Somerset County, Md., June 25, 1979 (age 85 years, 78 days). Interment at Sunny Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Crisfield, Md.
  Relatives: Son of James Beauregard Tawes and Alice Virginia (Byrd) Tawes; married, December 25, 1915, to Helen Avalynne Gibson.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Edward C. Wren Edward C. Wren (1918-1962) — of Cascade County, Mont. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., September 28, 1918. Republican. Baking plant manager; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; rancher; candidate for Montana state house of representatives, 1954, 1956, 1958; Montana state agriculture commissioner, 1961-62. Member, Reserve Officers Association. Flying from Helena to Cut Bank, he was killed, along with Gov. Donald G. Nutter and four others, when the twin-engine C-47 plane crashed into a mountain and burned, during a snowstorm, near Wolf Creek, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., January 25, 1962 (age 43 years, 119 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Great Falls Tribune, January 26, 1962
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