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  George T. Ames (born c.1926) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born about 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; barber; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1954; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1965. Still living as of 1965.
  Ethel Judson Babcock (1903-1996) — also known as Ethel Babcock — of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis.; Burlington, Racine County, Wis. Born in Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wis., April 5, 1903. Republican. Cosmetologist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948. Female. Died in April, 1996 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Wesley E. Babcock.
  August Bakeberg (1889-1935) — of Dupree, Ziebach County, S.Dak. Born in Fairfax, Renville County, Minn., January 1, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; barber; Ziebach County Sheriff, 1925-28; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 56th District, 1929-32. Died in Ziebach County, S.Dak., September 17, 1935 (age 46 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  Frederick H. Barton — of East Hampton, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Barber; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Hampton, 1939-40. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Max Bedacht Max Bedacht (1883-1972) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Munich (München), Germany, October 13, 1883. Communist. Barber; president, Swiss National Barbers' Union, 1907; Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (19th District), 1936 (14th District); candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1934; national secretary, International Workers Order; expelled from the Communist Party in 1948 over factional differences. German ancestry. Died July 4, 1972 (age 88 years, 265 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Marxists Internet Archive
  Robert W. Bowens, Jr. (1922-2014) — also known as Robert Bowens; Bob Bowens — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., March 21, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; barber; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 2nd District, 1962; appointed 1962. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died, in the VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 18, 2014 (age 92 years, 242 days). Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Bowens, Sr. and Hattie (Hood) Bowens; married to Nellie Joyce Cooley.
  Juanine S. DePaolo (1914-1997) — also known as Juanine Stavola — of Plantsville, Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., October 15, 1914. Democrat. Hairdresser; acting postmaster; real estate and insurance business; bank director; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1955-56, 1959-64; defeated, 1956; Southington town clerk, 1965-93. Female. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Grange. Died, in the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., October 6, 1997 (age 82 years, 356 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington, Conn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Gaetano Stavola (1879-1945) and Justina (DiStefano) Stavola (1884-1969); married 1942 to Joseph A. DePaolo, Jr. (1908-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roscoe D. Dix (1839-1912) — of Berrien Springs, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Jefferson County, N.Y., June 11, 1839. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; permanently disabled by injuries suffered in the battle at Knoxville, November 24, 1863; barber; real estate business; banker; Michigan land commissioner, 1887-90; Michigan state auditor general, 1897-1900. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Berrien Springs, Berrien County, Mich., September 5, 1912 (age 73 years, 86 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Dexter Ozias Dix (1807-1882) and Mary Elizabeth (Rudd) Dix (1809-1889); married, January 2, 1867, to Virginia M. Kephart (1844-1915); sixth great-grandnephew of Robert Treat; second cousin of John Alden Dix (1860-1928).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John M. Donnelly (born c.1875) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., about 1875. Democrat. Barber; member of Connecticut state senate 22nd District, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Mike Dugeon — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Barber; candidate in primary for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 2013. Still living as of 2013.
  Bill Duncan — of Newport, Jackson County, Ark. Democrat. Barbershop owner; mayor of Newport, Ark.; elected 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Wallace L. Files (b. 1926) — also known as Wally Files — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., February 19, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; barber; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 1st District, 1967-70, 1973-74; defeated, 1974. Brethren. Member, Elks; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 1974.
  Thomas W. Fleming (b. 1874) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., May 13, 1874. Republican. Barber; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908, 1920; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928. Congregationalist. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Fleming and Lavinia Fleming; married, February 12, 1912, to Lethia Cousins.
  Frank Lawrence Hafner (1891-1984) — also known as Frank L. Hafner — of Kadoka, Jackson County, S.Dak.; Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Born in Michigan, February 20, 1891. Republican. Barber; hotel proprietor; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1933-36, 1939-44 (61st District 1933-36, 48th District 1939-44); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956; member of South Dakota state senate 15th District, 1961-62; appointed 1961. Died in February, 1984 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hafner (1852-1947) and Mary Catherine (Ulrich) Hafner (1856-1944); brother of Mathias E. Hafner (1887-1973); married, August 11, 1915, to Mae Harrington.
  Debbie Ann House (born c.1952) — also known as Debbie House — of Stillwater, Payne County, Okla. Born about 1952. Republican. Hair stylist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004, 2008 (alternate). Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Eli George Lague (1881-1960) — also known as Eli G. Lague — of Jewett City, Griswold, New London County, Conn. Born in Danielson, Killingly, Windham County, Conn., May 22, 1881. Republican. Barber; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Griswold, 1930. French Canadian ancestry. Died in Norwich, New London County, Conn., June 24, 1960 (age 79 years, 33 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Lague (1860-1920) and Rosanna (Choquette) Lague (1863-1933); married to Sarah Elizabeth Wilbur.
  Joseph Lentol (b. 1875) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born September 25, 1875. Democrat. Barber; real estate business; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1919-20; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Edward S. Lentol; grandfather of Joseph R. Lentol (1933?-).
  Political family: Lentol family of Brooklyn, New York.
  Edward Everett Libby (1867-1934) — also known as Edward E. Libby — of Waterboro, York County, Maine. Born in Waterboro, York County, Maine, July 27, 1867. Republican. Barbershop owner; postmaster at Waterboro, Maine, 1898-1911. Died in 1934 (age about 66 years). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterboro, Maine.
  Presumably named for: Edward Everett
  Relatives: Son of Sarah J. (Fiske) Libby (1838-1887) and Franklin Stephen Libby (1840-1925); married, July 29, 1891, to Minnie T. Mitchell (1869-1898); third cousin of Augustine B. Libby; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Welch Libby (1819-1885) and Eugene Harvey Libby.
  Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clayton B. Lucia (b. 1877) — of Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vt., June 8, 1877. Democrat. Barber; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Hinesburg, 1910. Burial location unknown.
Harold A. Lytie Harold A. Lytie (1899-1961) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Portage County, Wis., June 9, 1899. Democrat. Barber; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Brown County 1st District, 1937-42; defeated, 1958; member of Wisconsin state senate 2nd District, 1945-48; defeated, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960. Died in 1961 (age about 62 years). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of B. O. Lytie.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Donald John MacCormick (1888-1955) — also known as Donald J. MacCormick — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Hillsgrove, Sullivan County, Pa., July 24, 1888. Democrat. Barber; candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1938; member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1944; acting postmaster at Wausau, Wis., 1946-49; candidate for Wisconsin state senate 25th District, 1950. Died in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., February 9, 1955 (age 66 years, 200 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Malcolm John MacCormick (1853-1936) and Clara (Sadler) MacCormick (1861-1933); married, December 7, 1909, to Laura Johanna Josephine Seefelft (1890-1989).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert H. Menegay (c.1904-1951) — of Louisville, Stark County, Ohio. Born about 1904. Barber; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1947-48. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Knights of Columbus. Died, of a heart ailment, in Mercy Hospital, Louisville, Stark County, Ohio, August 2, 1951 (age about 47 years). Interment at St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio.
  George A. Myers (1859-1930) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Baltimore, Md., March 5, 1859. Republican. Barber; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1892, 1900; member of Ohio Republican State Executive Committee, 1897-98. African ancestry. Died at the New York Central Railroad ticket office in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 17, 1930 (age 70 years, 318 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Sam J. Nahil (1905-1982) — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., October 3, 1905. Republican. Barber; real estate business; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Claremont 2nd Ward, 1951-67. Catholic. Member, Elks. Died in October, 1982 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  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
  Charles J. Parsons (born c.1867) — of Warehouse Point, East Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Moosup, Plainfield, Windham County, Conn., about 1867. Republican. Barber; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Windsor, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Harry J. Phillips (1904-1984) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, October 27, 1904. Republican. Barber; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1943-62 (St. Clair County 1st District 1943-44, St. Clair County 1945-54, St. Clair District 1955-62); defeated in primary, 1962 (St. Clair District), 1964 (76th District). Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1984 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert L. Phillips and Bertha Ann (Dewey) Phillips; married, July 4, 1933, to Marion Gertrude Hamilton.
Joseph H. Rainey Joseph Hayne Rainey (1832-1887) — also known as Joseph H. Rainey — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in slavery in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., June 21, 1832. Republican. Barber; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Georgetown County, 1868; member of South Carolina state senate, 1869; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1870-79. African ancestry. First Black member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., August 2, 1887 (age 55 years, 42 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery, Georgetown, S.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Robert H. Samson (born c.1876) — of Glastonbury, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Glastonbury, Hartford County, Conn., about 1876. Democrat. Barber; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Glastonbury, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
John L. Sieb John L. Sieb (b. 1864) — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Michigan City, LaPorte County, Ind., November 6, 1864. Barber; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Racine County 1st District, 1931-32, 1935-40. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
Ernest G. Strand Ernest G. Strand (b. 1883) — of Two Harbors, Lake County, Minn. Born in Smaland, Sweden, August 8, 1883. Barber; secretary, North Shore Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company; mayor of Two Harbors, Minn., 1916; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 57, 1917-18. Swedish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Andrew C. Thomas (b. 1902) — of Portvue, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa., August 8, 1902. Democrat. Barber; deputy sheriff; investigator; justice of the peace; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 16th District, 1953-56. Member, Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Thomas and Anna Thomas.
  Otis Asel Tooze (1892-1972) — also known as Otis A. Tooze — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ross, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 28, 1892. Republican. Barber; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1942-49; defeated, 1940, 1941, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955. Died in Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Mich., December 29, 1972 (age 80 years, 215 days). Interment at Alban Cemetery, Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry James Tooze (1855-1935) and Olive Alice (Peaks) Tooze (1863-1938); married, February 20, 1916, to Helen Marie Nurnberger (1898-1983); nephew of Walter Lincoln Tooze (1860-1927); first cousin of Walter Lincoln Tooze, Jr. and Lamar Tooze; first cousin once removed of Walter Lincoln Tooze III and Leslie Ann Tooze.
  Political family: Tooze family of Portland, Oregon.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugo E. Vogel (b. 1888) — of Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Newton town, Manitowoc County, Wis., August 29, 1888. Democrat. Barber; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Manitowoc County 1st District, 1955-62. Burial location unknown.
Otto A. Vogel Otto A. Vogel (1886-1951) — of Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Newton town, Manitowoc County, Wis., October 10, 1886. Progressive. Barber; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Manitowoc County 1st District, 1935-36, 1939-40, 1943-48. Died September 19, 1951 (age 64 years, 344 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Leo Pierre Wagner (b. 1870) — also known as Leo P. Wagner — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., April 18, 1870. Democrat. Barber; secretary, Saginaw Federation of Labor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1917-18; candidate for Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1922. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1903 to Amelia B. D. Gehrls.
John E. Youngs John E. Youngs (b. 1883) — of Oconto, Oconto County, Wis. Born in Plainfield, Waushara County, Wis., August 2, 1883. Republican. Barber; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Oconto County, 1939-50. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
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