The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Coffee and Tea Industry Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Sam Ackerman (b. 1934) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., December 23, 1934. Democrat. Personnel director, Continental Coffee Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Ackerman and Regina (Marmorstein) Ackerman; married 1970 to Martha Sue Gordon.
  Jacob Baiz (1843-1899) — also known as Jacobo Baiz — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Barcelona, Venezuela, January 19, 1843. Naturalized U.S. citizen; commission merchant; coffee importer; Consul-General for Guatemala in New York, N.Y., 1874-92; Consul-General for Salvador in New York, N.Y., 1875-77; Charge d'Affaires for Honduras, 1878; Consul-General for Honduras in New York, N.Y., 1885-96. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 13, 1899 (age 56 years, 145 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Baiz and Sarah Miriam (Naar) Baiz; married, March 11, 1868, to Emily Mendes Seixas.
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  Nathaniel Barnes (1847-1910) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, November 9, 1847. Republican. Coffee broker; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1893-95; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1896 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); postmaster at Kansas City, Kan., 1897-1902. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 11, 1910 (age 62 years, 94 days). Interment at Huron Indian Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Weaver Barnes and Chrislann (Vanatta) Barnes.
  Charles Frederick Bishop (1844-1913) — also known as Charles F. Bishop; Charles Frederick Bischoff — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Williamsville, Erie County, N.Y., October 14, 1844. Democrat. Dealer in tea, coffee, and spices; mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1890-94. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of cancer, in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 14, 1913 (age 68 years, 335 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married, August 6, 1865, to Kate Moran.
  William Horacio De Savigny (b. 1860) — also known as William H. De Savigny — of Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Quebec, September 24, 1860. Naturalized U.S. citizen; coffee grower; U.S. Consular Agent in Matagalpa, 1905-14, 1916-27. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Samuel Dittmann (1848-1920) — also known as Charles Dittmann — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Convent, St. James Parish, La., July 12, 1848. Coffee importer; Vice-Consul for Brazil in New Orleans, La., 1898-1907. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, Elks. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 3, 1920 (age 71 years, 266 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Henri T. Dittmann and Marie Aimee (Thibodeaux) Dittmann; brother of Louis Emmanuel Dittmann; married 1872 to Marie Blanche Torregrossa.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Emmanuel Dittmann (1859-1943) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 30, 1859. Bookkeeper for the family coffee importing business; Commercial Agent (Consul) for Brazil in New Orleans, La., 1901-07. Catholic. French ancestry. Suffered a fall, fractured his hip, and died three weeks later, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 15, 1943 (age 83 years, 228 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Henri T. Dittmann and Marie Aimee (Thibodeaux) Dittmann; brother of Charles Samuel Dittmann; married, October 8, 1881, to Emilie Rose Delmas.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oliver D. S. Gallup (1857-1920) — of Park Ridge, Cook County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Iowa, September, 1857. Coffee business; clothing salesman; village president of Park Ridge, Illinois, 1893-97. Died April 29, 1920 (age 62 years, 0 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Gallup and Emma Gallup; married, June 23, 1883, to May F. Ruger.
  Carlos Barreno Lastreto (1867-1957) — also known as Carlos B. Lastreto; Charles B. Lastreto — of San Francisco, Calif.; Atherton, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 3, 1867. Coffee importer; Vice-Consul for Ecuador in San Francisco, Calif., 1901-02. Italian and French ancestry. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., July 4, 1957 (age 90 years, 62 days). Entombed at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Luigi Felice Lastreto and Charlotte (Person) Lastreto; married, August 31, 1903, to Ella Adams Shaw.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William H. Lawrence (b. 1863) — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 11, 1863. Coffee broker; U.S. Vice Consul in Santos, 1901-21. Burial location unknown.
  Isaac Augustus Manning (1864-1942) — also known as Isaac A. Manning — of Salem, Marion County, Ore.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Abington, Wayne County, Ind., January 14, 1864. Republican. Telegraph operator; newspaper reporter; real estate and insurance business; coffee planter; U.S. Consular Agent in Matagalpa, 1899-1905; U.S. Consul in Cartagena, 1907-09; La Guaira, 1909-11; Barranquilla, 1911-16. Congregationalist. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 17, 1942 (age 78 years, 337 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Manning and Sarah Jane (Hunt) Manning; married, July 6, 1887, to Alice Hatch; married, March 22, 1913, to Lia Curiel.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Rappé McKee — also known as Ralph R. McKee — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio. Democrat. Publishing business; tea importing business; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1912-13. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John D. McKee and Marian (Rappé) McKee; married, June 8, 1893, to Nora Lowe.
  William Owen (b. 1852) — Born in Washington, D.C., August 23, 1852. Coffee planter; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Guatemala City, 1904-14. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Cardwell Potter (1822-1902) — also known as Henry C. Potter — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 28, 1822. Republican. Commission merchant; coffee importer; Consul for Nicaragua in Philadelphia, Pa., 1875-96; Vice-Consul for Costa Rica in Philadelphia, Pa., 1899-1902. English ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 6, 1902 (age 80 years, 6 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Potter and Harriet (Cardwell) Potter; married 1852 to Amanda Inskeep Moore.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Rose Jr. (b. 1895) — of Hobart, Lake County, Ind. Born in Hobart, Lake County, Ind., February 14, 1895. Republican. Coffee salesman; mayor of Hobart, Ind., 1939-44, 1952-59. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  William Frederick Morgan Rowland (1842-1883) — also known as W. F. Rowland — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, May 10, 1842. Coffee importer; U.S. Consul in Nice, 1883, died in office 1883. Member, Union League. Died in Thun, Switzerland, August 3, 1883 (age 41 years, 85 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James E. Rowland and Catherine Avery (Morgan) Rowland; married to Isabella Maria McKinnell; nephew of Edwin Denison Morgan; second cousin of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley and William Henry Bulkeley; second cousin once removed of Edwin Barber Morgan and Christopher Morgan; second cousin thrice removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin once removed of Alfred Avery Burnham; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin; fourth cousin once removed of Lorenzo Burrows and William Waigstill Avery.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Julius Runge (1851-1906) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in New Braunfels, Comal County, Tex., February 1, 1851. Wholesale grocer; coffee importer; Consul for Germany in Galveston, Tex., 1875-1906; banker; president, Galveston Cotton Exchange. German ancestry. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., February 6, 1906 (age 55 years, 5 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Edgar Sanborn (1860-1905) — also known as Charles E. Sanborn — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass.; Marblehead, Essex County, Mass. Born in Greene, Androscoggin County, Maine, April 29, 1860. Partner in Chase & Sanborn (co-founded by his father in 1862), coffee roasters and importers; Consul for Costa Rica in Boston, Mass., 1889-96. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, at the Hotel Tudor on Beacon Streeet, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 27, 1905 (age 44 years, 273 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Solomon Sanborn and Harriet N. (Small) Sanborn; married, August 1, 1887, to Florence A. Blazo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Morton Stewart (1828-1900) — also known as C. Morton Stewart — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Maryland, July 16, 1828. Coffee importer; bank director; Consul for Argentina in Baltimore, Md., 1864-98; Consul for Venezuela in Baltimore, Md., 1875-77. Died in Hampton, Va., August 13, 1900 (age 72 years, 28 days). Interment at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Owings Mills, Md.
  Relatives: Son of David Stewart and Mary Adelaide (Morton) Stewart; married, February 26, 1850, to Sophia DeButts; married, April 30, 1866, to Josephine Lurman; father of Charles Morton Stewart Jr.; first cousin of Charles Joseph Bonaparte.
  Political family: Stewart family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nicolás Francisco Veloz (1880-1957) — also known as Nicolás Veloz — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born December 27, 1880. Coffee business; Honorary Vice-Consul for Venezuela in New York, N.Y., 1915-45; Consul for Venezuela in New York, N.Y., 1946-50. Died in February, 1957 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vincent Joseph Vidal (1858-1941) — also known as Vincent J. Vidal; Vicente J. Vidal — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Mahon, Minorca, December 26, 1858. Naturalized U.S. citizen; merchant; coffee roaster; printing business; Honorary Vice-Consul for Guatemala in Pensacola, Fla., 1900-31; Honorary Consul for Cuba in Pensacola, Fla., 1904-14; Commercial Agent (Consul) for Uruguay in Pensacola, Fla., 1913-23; Honorary Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Pensacola, Fla., 1926-41; Vice-Consul for Brazil in Pensacola, Fla., 1929. Spanish ancestry. Member, Rotary; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., September 26, 1941 (age 82 years, 274 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Married, March 30, 1880, to Catherine 'Kate' Kupfrian; married 1886 to Sarah 'Sadie' Roth; married 1917 to Stella Owens.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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