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  James L. Adams (1921-2014) — also known as Jim Adams — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., October 2, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; electrician; treasurer and president, IBEW Local 292; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1955-74 (District 31 1955-62, District 42 1963-72, District 60-A 1973-74). Lutheran. Swedish ancestry. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., August 6, 2014 (age 92 years, 308 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Adams and Signe Adams; married 1954 to Edith Hvambsal.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Jonah Adkins (1894-1956) — of Ceredo, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., January 7, 1894. Democrat. Mine electrician; justice of the peace; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1945-50. Church of Christ. Died in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., December 14, 1956 (age 62 years, 342 days). Interment at Wayne Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Goodwin Adkins and Melinda (Williamson) Adkins; married, September 4, 1912, to Cassie Tabor (1891-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Henry Almendinger (1891-1953) — also known as Arthur H. Almendinger — of West Chicago, DuPage County, Ill. Born in West Chicago, DuPage County, Ill., March 9, 1891. Railroad signal foreman; electrical contractor; mayor of West Chicago, Ill., 1935-38. Died in 1953 (age about 62 years). Interment at Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Henry W. Almendinger (1863-1935) and Barbara Almendinger (1868-1953); married to Leona Myrtle Perry (1893-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard H. Applebaum (1936-1969) — of St. John, St. Louis County, Mo. Born November 11, 1936. Democrat. Electrician; member of Missouri state house of representatives 34th District, 1969; died in office 1969. Killed in a car accident, in freezing mist, on U.S. Highway 54 in Callaway County, Mo., January 27, 1969 (age 32 years, 77 days). Burial location unknown.
  Arthur Taggard Appleton (1884-1961) — also known as Arthur T. Appleton — of Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H., May 8, 1884. Republican. Electrical contractor; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council 4th District; elected 1938. Died in Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H., August 16, 1961 (age 77 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Francis Appleton (1856-1943) and Lillian Gertrude (Jones) Appleton (1857-1932); married, September 26, 1908, to Alice Ethel Fox (1883-1972); first cousin twice removed of John Appleton (1804-1891); first cousin thrice removed of Nathan Appleton, James Appleton, William Appleton and Nathan Dane Appleton; second cousin twice removed of John Appleton (1815-1864); second cousin four times removed of John Brown and Erastus Fairbanks; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Horace Fairbanks, Franklin Fairbanks and John Mason, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall and Randolph Appleton Kidder.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Sprague family of Providence, Rhode Island; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Edward Bartlett (b. 1887) — also known as Charles E. Bartlett — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 16, 1887. Republican. Electrician; worked for the Chicago Telephone Company, the Michigan State Telephone Company, and Detroit Edison (electric utility); member, legislative committee, Detroit Federation of Labor and Michigan State Federation of Labor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1923-32; defeated, 1932, 1934; elected (Wet) delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 1st District 1933, but did not serve; candidate for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1936. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Payne Bedford (b. 1885) — also known as Thomas P. Bedford — of Fayette, Howard County, Mo. Born in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., January 26, 1885. Democrat. Electrical engineer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Howard County, 1927-30. Member, Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  William V. Bell (b. 1941) — also known as Bill Bell — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in 1941. Democrat. Electrical engineer; mayor of Durham, N.C., 2001-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008. African ancestry. Still living as of 2017.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John C. Bellingham — of Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Scotland. Socialist. Electrical worker; delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920; candidate for New York state assembly from Schenectady County 1st District, 1920. Scottish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Walter C. Bishop (b. 1862) — Born in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., March 14, 1862. Electrician; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Durango, 1896-97, 1902-11. Burial location unknown.
Craig Blair Craig Philip Blair (b. 1959) — also known as Craig Blair — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., October 17, 1959. Republican. Electrician; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 2003-10; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008, 2012; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 2013-; defeated, 2010. Christian. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Freddie L. Blair and Jeanette (Porterfield) Blair; married to Andrea Dendy.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Doraf Wilmot Blakeslee (1887-1975) — also known as Doraf W. Blakeslee — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kan., April 13, 1887. Socialist. Electrical engineer; candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 2nd District, 1934. Died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September, 1975 (age 88 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wilmot S. Blakeslee (1854-1898) and Dora (Fowler) Blakeslee (1866-1923); married, June 1, 1924, to Margaret Kimley Steel (1898-1972); fourth cousin once removed of Robert Asa Packer (1842-1883).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  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
  William Breitenbach (1897-1937) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 17, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; railway signalman; electrical contractor; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1925-34; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1936. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks. Died, following an operation for appendicitis, in Hamilton Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 13, 1937 (age 40 years, 26 days). Interment at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Preston Brooks Preston Brooks — of Clarkston, Oakland County, Mich. Electrical engineer; in the U.S. Navy, served as Reactor Officer on the USS Nimitz, and Commanding Officer on the USS Coontz; software project manager; university professor; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Image source: Preston Brooks campaign web site
  James Harvey Brown (1906-1995) — also known as James H. Brown — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak., April 22, 1906. Democrat. Electrical engineer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; vice-chair of California Democratic Party, 1948-58; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964; municipal judge in California, 1964-. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners. Died July 10, 1995 (age 89 years, 79 days). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Cole Bryan (1919-1997) — also known as Edward C. Bryan; Ed Bryan — of Ewa, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii; Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, August 22, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; surveyor; electrical engineer; business executive; delegate to Hawaii state constitutional convention, 1950, 1968; Hawaii Territory Republican Party chair, 1957-58; housing director, Ewa Sugar Company; board member, St. Francis Hospital. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Humane Society. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., May 27, 1997 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Kenneth Cole Bryan and Mary (Hayes) Bryan; married to Shada I. Pflueger (1923-1973).
  William Hannum Grubb Bullard (1866-1927) — also known as William H. G. Bullard — of Pennsylvania. Born in Media, Delaware County, Pa., December 6, 1866. Electrical engineer; served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Navy Admiral; authority on radio communications; member, Federal Radio Commission, 1927; died in office 1927. Died in Washington, D.C., November 24, 1927 (age 60 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orson Flagg Bullard (1840?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Orestes Hampton Caldwell (b. 1888) — also known as Orestes H. Caldwell — of New York; Cos Cob, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., 1888. Electrical engineer; editor of trade journals in radio and electronics; member, Federal Radio Commission, 1927-29; resigned 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Herbert H. Carlson (born c.1933) — also known as Herb Carlson — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., about 1933. Electrical engineer; clothing merchant; mayor of Petoskey, Mich.; elected 1990, 1991; defeated, 1992, 1995; elected 1999; defeated, 2000. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2000.
  Ralph Nathaniel Clark — of Ivoryton, Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Electrician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Essex, 1935-40. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Charles F. Cline (b. 1881) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; electrician; real estate business; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1924-29. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  John Patrick Connors (b. 1892) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 23, 1892. Democrat. Electrical engineer; employed by Ford Motor Company for 16 years; real estate sales; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District; elected 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Maximo Ferdinand Croskey (b. 1887) — also known as Maximo F. Croskey — Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, May 31, 1887. Not U.S. citizen; electrical engineer; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Asuncion, 1911-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Asuncion, as of 1917. Paraguayan ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Stanley A. Enebo (1924-2012) — also known as Stan Enebo — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 6, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; electrician; real estate business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1959-66, 1971-79 (District 32 1959-62, District 34 1963-66, 1971-72, District 60-B 1973-79); resigned 1979. Lutheran. Died November 1, 2012 (age 87 years, 361 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Sebastian Feldhause (born c.1869) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., about 1869. Republican. Electrical engineer; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Edward Gerald Finkbeiner (1942-2013) — also known as Joe Finkbeiner — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Eagle, Clinton County, Mich. Born in Hastings, Barry County, Mich., March 10, 1942. Democrat. Electrician; automobile worker; chair of Ingham County Democratic Party, 1973-78. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; United Auto Workers. Died February 26, 2013 (age 70 years, 353 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Westphalia, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Clifford Finkbeiner and Monica (Anderson) Finkbeiner; married to Sherry Lee Gilcher (1941-2013).
  Herman Arod Gager (1859-1923) — also known as Herman A. Gager — of Franklin, New London County, Conn. Born in Franklin, New London County, Conn., October 16, 1859. Republican. Carpenter; electrician for Shore Line Trolley Co.; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Franklin, 1919-20. Died in Franklin, New London County, Conn., January 28, 1923 (age 63 years, 104 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hawkins Gager (1821-1872) and Rosamond Maranda (Robinson) Gager (1823-1903); married 1879 to Ella Esther Parker; first cousin thrice removed of Samuel R. Gager; first cousin four times removed of Samuel Gager; second cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) and Samuel Austin Gager; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Huntington and Simeon Baldwin; second cousin five times removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin twice removed of Roger Griswold, Zina Hyde, Jr. and Harrison Blodget; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Ebenezer Huntington, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Samuel H. Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Eleazer Pomeroy, Daniel Packer, Roger Sherman Baldwin and Asa Packer; fourth cousin of Harry Andrews Gager; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Hale Sill, Frederick William Lord, Theodore Sill, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Kingsbury, Thomas Worcester Hyde, Walter Harrison Blodget and Daniel Eleazer Pomeroy.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Robert Alexander Gibbons (b. 1920) — also known as Robert A. Gibbons — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 25, 1920. Electrical contractor; mayor of Lenoir, N.C., 1971-95. Baptist. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Gibbons and Madge Essling (Bethune) Gibbons; married to Emily Louise Deal.
  Clarence William Gilley (b. 1919) — also known as Clarence W. Gilley — of Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis. Born in Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis., May 11, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; electrician; electrical contractor; insurance and real estate business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Florence, Forest and Oneida counties, 1949-54. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
John Hamilton John Hamilton (1892-1972) — of Grantsville, Calhoun County, W.Va. Born in Grantsville, Calhoun County, W.Va., January 18, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; electrical contractor; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Calhoun County, 1951-52. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in March, 1972 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Hamilton and Minnie (Cook) Hamilton.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Martin F. Howard (1892-1969) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 12, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; electrician; automobile dealer; insurance business; manufacturer's sales agent; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 17th District, 1935-38, 1947-52; defeated, 1938 (Democratic), 1952 (Republican), 1954 (Republican); Republican candidate for Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1942, 1962. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died April 9, 1969 (age 76 years, 209 days). Interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Cudahy, Wis.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Otis Howe (b. 1871) — also known as Arthur O. Howe — of Newfane, Windham County, Vt. Born in Newfane, Windham County, Vt., March 7, 1871. Republican. Electrical engineer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1931-33, 1937, 1945; member of Vermont state senate from Windham County, 1947. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Otis Howe and Gertrude Isabel (Dexter) Howe; great-grandson of Gardner Howe; first cousin thrice removed of Jonah Howe; second cousin of Frank Edmund Howe (1870-1956); third cousin once removed of Charles Augustus Eldredge.
  Political family: Howe family of Massachusetts.
  John Walter Hubbard (1896-1975) — also known as John W. Hubbard — of Joplin, Jasper County, Mo.; Aurora, Lawrence County, Mo. Born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., April 8, 1896. Republican. Electrical engineer; mayor of Aurora, Mo., 1965-67. Died in Aurora, Lawrence County, Mo., September 11, 1975 (age 79 years, 156 days). Interment at Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Laura Bell (Keele) Hubbard (1864-1917) and Joseph Hubbard; married, September 6, 1920, to Icyle Wolf (1905-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Lapham Lathrop (1872-1956) — also known as Clarence L. Lathrop — of Angelica, Allegany County, N.Y. Born in Pike, Wyoming County, N.Y., June 23, 1872. Republican. Telegraph operator; organizer and manager, Angelica Telephone Company; electrician; railroad signalman; railroad claims agent; chair of Allegany County Republican Party, 1933-48; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 44th District, 1938. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Angelica, Allegany County, N.Y., August 30, 1956 (age 84 years, 68 days). Interment at Angelica Cemetery, Angelica, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Lathrop (1844-1921) and Rosamond (Lapham) Lathrop (1845-1932); married, March 26, 1894, to Josephine Longdon Blauvelt (1874-1948); first cousin twice removed of Porter Beal; second cousin once removed of Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883), Eugene Emery Beal and Joseph Lorenzo Beal; third cousin of Junius Emery Beal and Emery Richard Beal.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ezra Mills Lawton (1864-1931) — also known as Ezra M. Lawton — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, August 23, 1864. Electrical engineer; mining business; U.S. Consular Agent in Oaxaca, 1908-13; U.S. Consul in Tegucigalpa, 1913-17, 1919-20; Nogales, 1917-18; Guatemala City, 1918-19; Sydney, 1923-27; Sao Paulo, 1929. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 26, 1931 (age 66 years, 307 days). Entombed at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Lawton (1827-1902) and Mary Louisa (Amlin) Lawton (1830-1893); married 1887 to Mary Louise Porter (1865-1940); first cousin twice removed of Edward Wing Lawton (1786-1867).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas R. Layden (b. 1866) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., December 26, 1866. Republican. Machinist; electrical contractor; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1904-05, 1910-11; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Werner Justus Leitner (b. 1870) — also known as Werner J. Leitner — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 20, 1870. Electrician; engineer-in-chief, Maracaibo Electric Light Company; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Maracaibo, 1910-14. Burial location unknown.
  Brian Leland — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Electrician; candidate for mayor of Bozeman, Mont., 2009. Still living as of 2010.
  Cloid Irwin Level (1895-1977) — also known as Cloid I. Level — of Denison, Crawford County, Iowa; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa, May 23, 1895. Electrician; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, 1939. Died in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 7, 1977 (age 82 years, 15 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James William Level (born 1863) and Mary Ann (Lesher) Level (1866-1946); married to Ethelda Ruth Swartwood (1899-1992; great-granddaughter of Daniel Baker Swartwood (1786-1864)).
  Andy Linko — of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; Brownstown Township, Wayne County, Mich. Journeyman electrician for Ford Motor Company; supervisor of Brownstown Township, Michigan, 2013. Member, United Auto Workers. Still living as of 2014.
  Charles Ludlow Livingston (b. 1870) — also known as C. Ludlow Livingston — of Oakmont, Allegheny County, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Westport, Essex County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., June 10, 1870. Republican. Electrical engineer; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Salina Cruz, 1908-10; Swansea, 1910-15; Barbados, 1915-20; Charlottetown, 1921-22. Catholic. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ludlow Livingston and Mary (Keif) Livingston; married, November 12, 1891, to Mary Keating (1866-1927); father of Philip Anson Livingston (1895-1917; U.S. Army, killed in Europe during World War I) and Brockholst Livingston; great-grandson of Henry Brockholst Livingston and Henry Walter Livingston; second great-grandson of William Livingston and Walter Livingston; second great-grandnephew of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794) and Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792); third great-grandson of Robert Livingston (1708-1790); third great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; fourth great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder, Anthony Brockholls, Pieter Van Brugh, Phillip French and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); fourth great-grandnephew of Johannes Cuyler; fifth great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fifth great-grandnephew of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; first cousin twice removed of Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843), William Jay and Edward Livingston (1796-1840); first cousin thrice removed of Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810) and Matthew Clarkson; first cousin four times removed of Robert Gilbert Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Peter Samuel Schuyler and Philip Jeremiah Schuyler; first cousin five times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger, Cornelis Cuyler, Stephanus Bayard and John Cruger, Jr.; first cousin six times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin once removed of John Jay II; second cousin twice removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859) and Charles Ludlow Livingston; second cousin thrice removed of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Edward Livingston (1764-1836) and James Alexander Hamilton; second cousin four times removed of James Jay, Nicholas Bayard, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Henry Cruger, Robert Van Rensselaer, John Jay, Frederick Jay and James Livingston; second cousin five times removed of Volkert Petrus Douw, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and Killian Killian Van Rensselaer; third cousin of Bronson Murray Cutting; third cousin once removed of Philip Schuyler, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer and Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933); third cousin twice removed of Hamilton Fish; third cousin thrice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer and Maturin Livingston; fourth cousin of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Nicholas Fish, Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936), John Kean, Hamilton Fish Kean and Herbert Livingston Satterlee; fourth cousin once removed of Gilbert Livingston Thompson, John Jacob Astor III, Robert Ray Hamilton, Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991), Robert Reginald Livingston and Robert Winthrop Kean.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William Luebke (b. 1906) — of West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 28, 1906. Democrat. Electrician; woolen mill superintendent; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1941-44, 1955-60 (Milwaukee County 3rd District 1941-44, Milwaukee County 23rd District 1955-60); defeated (Progressive), 1938. Burial location unknown.
  Archibald Macdonald (born c.1862) — of Putnam, Windham County, Conn. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, about 1862. Republican. Electrician; mayor of Putnam, Conn., 1910-11, 1922; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Putnam, 1913-16; member of Connecticut state senate 28th District, 1917-22. Burial location unknown.
  John G. Malone (b. 1877) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., December 27, 1877. Republican. Accountant; electrical contractor; member of New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1912-19. Burial location unknown.
  John F. Markes (b. 1933) — of Westland, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 23, 1933. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; electrical engineer; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 20th District, 1961; member of Michigan state house of representatives 36th District, 1973-76; defeated, 1976. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Still living as of 1976.
  Charles Horatio Matchett (1843-1919) — also known as Charles H. Matchett — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Needham (part now in Wellesley), Norfolk County, Mass., May 15, 1843. Socialist. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; inventor; carpenter; electrician; Socialist Labor candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1892; Socialist Labor candidate for mayor of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1895; Socialist Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1896; Social Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900; Social Democratic candidate for chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1904; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1910 (7th District), 1914 (6th District); candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1915. Died in Allston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 23, 1919 (age 76 years, 161 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Horatio Matchett and Clarissa (Batchelder) Matchett.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James J. McDermott — of Warehouse Point, East Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Carpenter; electrician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Windsor, 1941-44. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Brian M. McLaughlin (b. 1952) — of Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 30, 1952. Democrat. Electrician; member of New York state assembly 25th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000. Catholic. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Still living as of 2005.
  Rudolph Hugo Melaun (1897-1964) — also known as Rudolph H. Melaun; Rudy Melaun — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 31, 1897. Democrat. Electrician; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1952-54. German ancestry. Died November 5, 1964 (age 67 years, 66 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Erna Heuer (1901-1970); father of Arleen Melaun Willer (1924-1962; suicide).
  Cecil Mitchell (b. 1907) — of Newtown, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Wanda, Logan County, W.Va., July 19, 1907. Democrat. Miner; electrician; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mingo County, 1959-62. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Redmen; Rotary; United Mine Workers. Burial location unknown.
  Harry B. Morse — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Electrical engineer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Litchfield, 1933-40. Burial location unknown.
Martin J. Moylan Martin J. Moylan (born c.1951) — also known as Marty Moylan — of Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill. Born about 1951. Democrat. Electrician; business representative, Local 134, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; mayor of Des Plaines, Ill., 2009-13; member of Illinois state house of representatives 55th District, 2013-. Catholic. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Illinois House Democrats
  Peter Joseph Murdock (c.1944-2019) — also known as Peter J. Murdock — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1944. Democrat. Electrician; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1982-89; defeated, 1981; appointed 1982; defeated, 1989, 2010. Died in 2019 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Herbert Murphy (1889-1942) — Born in Berlin, Germany, April 11, 1889. Electrical engineer; U.S. Vice Consul in Coburg, as of 1914; served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Freemasons. While flying a reconnaissance mission, his plane was shot down over Surabaya, Indonesia, February 3, 1942 (age 52 years, 298 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Herbert Murphy (1860-1924) and Margarethe (Schmidt) Murphy (1865-1961); married 1928 to Catharine Probey (1902-1985).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Paladini — of Derby, New Haven County, Conn. Electrician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Derby, 1939-40; defeated (Republican), 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Albert Stanley Phillips (1880-1943) — Born in Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y., May 24, 1880. Electrician; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Cardiff, 1905-11. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 10, 1943 (age 62 years, 321 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Thomas Phillips and Emma Lina (Stock) Phillips (1846-1933); brother of Ernest Lincoln Phillips (1877-1940).
  Political family: Phillips family of Chicago, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allen Phillips — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Electrician; candidate for mayor of Austin, Tex., 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  Ernest Lincoln Phillips (1877-1940) — also known as Ernest L. Phillips — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 14, 1877. Electrician; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Cardiff, 1899-1905; U.S. Consular Agent in La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1905-08; SAINT Helens, 1908-11. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 11, 1940 (age 62 years, 119 days). Interment at Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Thomas Phillips and Emma Lina (Stock) Phillips (1846-1933); brother of Albert Stanley Phillips (1880-1943).
  Political family: Phillips family of Chicago, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James J. Ryan (b. 1897) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 16, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; electrician; elected Illinois state house of representatives 2nd District 1940. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
Harold D. Samuels Harold D. Samuels — of Euless, Tarrant County, Tex.; McGregor, McLennan County, Tex. Lighting engineer with Texas Power & Light; mayor of Euless, Tex., 1975-93. Still living as of 2006.
  Image source: City of Euless
  Clarence Elmer Sargent (1887-1957) — also known as Clarence E. Sargent — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Yokohama, Japan, of American parents, November 1, 1887. U.S. Consular Marshal in Newchwang, 1909-11; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Newchwang, 1910-11; electrician. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 22, 1957 (age 69 years, 325 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edric Avlene Sargent (1848-1913) and Belinda (Lupton) Sargent (1851-1939); married to Ruth Catteral; second cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington (1736-1800); third cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Franklin Flanders.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Frank Seiberlich (b. 1874) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 29, 1874. Republican. Electrician; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Twenty-Second Suffolk District, 1903-05; member of Massachusetts state senate Eighth Suffolk District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  William R. Sharpe, Jr. (b. 1928) — also known as William R. Sharpe; Bill Sharpe — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., October 28, 1928. Democrat. Electrical engineer; electrical contractor; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1946; member of West Virginia state senate 13th District, 1961-80, 1985-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2000. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Odd Fellows; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of William R. Sharpe and Helen (Whitwam) Sharpe; married, July 3, 1953, to Pauline Lester.
  Lawrence Stec (born c.1959) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., about 1959. Electrician; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1997-2001. Still living as of 2001.
  Earle H. Stickney (1883-1945) — of Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Hudson Falls, Washington County, N.Y., 1883. Republican. Electrical contractor; mayor of Glens Falls, N.Y., 1932-33, 1936-39; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died June 8, 1945 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Lynn A. Stokes (b. 1902) — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Morrisville, Polk County, Mo., January 8, 1902. Democrat. School teacher; electrician; real estate dealer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Greene County 2nd District, 1949-50. Protestant. Member, Knights of Pythias; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 1, 1932, to Juanita E. Skelley.
  William Alex Stolt (1900-2001) — also known as Bill Stolt — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 5, 1900. Electrician; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1941-44. Finnish ancestry. Member, Elks. Died, in the Anchorage Pioneers Home, Anchorage, Alaska, February 28, 2001 (age 100 years, 238 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Walter T. Stuart — of Valdez, Valdez-Cordova census area, Alaska; Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska. Electrician; mayor of Valdez, Alaska, 1923, 1933; regent, University of Alaska, 1941-57. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Suski (1928-1992) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., September 9, 1928. Democrat. Electrician; member of Michigan state house of representatives 80th District, 1965-72; defeated in primary, 1956 (Genesee County 1st District), 1958 (Genesee County 1st District), 1960 (Genesee County 1st District), 1972 (80th District), 1977 (80th District); candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 25th District, 1974. Catholic. Died in 1992 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1955 to Elaine Fink.
  Henry Odin Tilton (b. 1885) — also known as Henry O. Tilton — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass., June 1, 1885. Republican. Electrical engineer; local sales manager, General Electric; director, Stratton and Co., Concord, N.H.; director, New England Confectionary Co., Cambridge, Mass.; candidate for mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1933; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952. Congregationalist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Grotto; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Odin Tilton and Hattie (French) Tilton; married, September 30, 1914, to Olive Northrop Fobes.
  Kenneth L. Vaughan (born c.1924) — Born about 1924. Libertarian. Electrical engineer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Thomas Wilson Voetter (b. 1869) — also known as Thomas W. Voetter — of New Mexico. Born in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio, July 10, 1869. Electrician; foundry worker; railroad employee; U.S. Consul in Saltillo, 1907-11; La Guaira, 1911-14; Antofagasta, 1915-21; Caracas, as of 1924; Curaçao, as of 1926-29; Guaymas, as of 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Harrison Waigand (1900-1998) — also known as Ben H. Waigand — of Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 8, 1900. Democrat. Electrical engineer; inventor; refrigeration equipment dealer; mayor of Nampa, Idaho, 1939-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, May 6, 1998 (age 97 years, 302 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Charles Waigand (1854-1938) and Wilhelmina (Honig) Waigand (1854-1904); married, October 1, 1920, to Grace Woodward (1902-1930); married, July 17, 1931, to Jessie L. Harker (1908-1986); married 1986 to Maxine (Tapp) Davidson (1914-2011).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Erwin Wilson (1890-1961) — also known as Charles E. Wilson; "Engine Charlie" — Born in Minerva, Stark County, Ohio, July 18, 1890. Electrical engineer; president, General Motors, 1941-53; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1953-57. Famed for saying, during his confirmation hearings, that "for years I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa.". Died in Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, La., September 26, 1961 (age 71 years, 70 days). Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills, Mich.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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