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  Maad H. Abu-Ghazalah (b. 1962) — of Pacifica, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Nablus, West Bank, June 1, 1962. Libertarian. Software consultant; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 2002. Muslim. Arabic ancestry. Still living as of 2002.
  Fred Joseph Agnich (1913-2004) — also known as Fred Agnich — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minn., July 19, 1913. Republican. Geophysicist; executive vice-president, Geophysical Services; vice-president, Texas Instruments Inc.; director, Texas Mid-Continet Oil and Gas Association; chair of Dallas County Republican Party, 1967-69, 1971-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1968, 1972; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1971-88; member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1972-76. Presbyterian. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., October 28, 2004 (age 91 years, 101 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Agnich and Angeleine (Germaine) Agnich; married to Ruth Harriet Welton (1916-1975) and Brooksie Penland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Saqib Ali (b. 1975) — of Montgomery Village, Montgomery County, Md.; West Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 21, 1975. Democrat. Software engineer; member of Maryland state house of delegates District 39, 2007-. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James H. Ashcraft (b. 1944) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, January 15, 1944. Republican. Marketing rep for IBM; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Catholic. Member, Blue Key; Sigma Pi; Jaycees. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Hale H. Ashcraft and Jean (Beach) Ashcraft.
  Michael Badnarik (b. 1954) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., August 1, 1954. Libertarian. Software engineer; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 2000 (47th District), 2002 (48th District); candidate for President of the United States, 2004; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 2006. Slovak ancestry. Arrested, in St. Louis, Mo., on October 8, 2004, along with Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb, while protesting their exclusion from presidential debates. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Craig Benson (b. 1954) — of Rye, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 8, 1954. Republican. Founder, Cabletron Systems, maker of computer network equipment; Governor of New Hampshire, 2003-05; defeated, 2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Werner Michael Blumenthal (b. 1926) — also known as W. Michael Blumenthal — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Oranienburg, Germany, January 3, 1926. Democrat. President, Bendix International, 1967-70; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984; chairman, Burroughs (1980-86), and Unisys (1986-90); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008; president, Berlin Jewish Museum. Jewish. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Economic Association. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married 1951 to Margaret Polley.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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
  David Chiu (b. 1970) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 2, 1970. Democrat. Lawyer; Democratic Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; aide to U.S. Sen. Paul Simon; founder and chief operating officer, Grassroots Enterprise (online communications company); member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 2008-; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2011. Taiwanese ancestry. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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.
  Ernest Dixon — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Computer programmer; candidate for mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1987. Still living as of 1987.
Richard J. Egan Richard John Egan (1936-2009) — also known as Richard J. Egan — Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., February 28, 1936. Republican. Co-founder of EMC Corporation, technology firm; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 2001-02. Irish ancestry. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, while suffering from lung cancer, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 28, 2009 (age 73 years, 181 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Maureen Fitzgerald.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Boston Globe, August 29, 2009
  Carly Fiorina (b. 1954) — also known as Cara Carleton Sneed — Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., September 6, 1954. Republican. Chief executive officer, Hewlett-Packard, 1999-2005; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2016; received one electoral vote for Vice-President, 2016. Female. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph Tyree Sneed III (1920-2008) and Madelon Montross (Juergens) Sneed (1921-1998); married 1977 to Todd Bartlem; married 1985 to Frank Fiorina.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) — also known as Charles R. Flint; "Father of Trusts" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, January 24, 1850. Shipping business; shipowner; financier; Consul for Chile in New York, N.Y., 1877-79; Consul-General for Costa Rica in New York, N.Y., 1891-96; in the 1890s, he consolidated groups of smaller companies to form large corporations or "trusts": U.S. Rubber (1892); American Chicle (chewing gum) (1899); American Woolen (1899); founder, in 1911, of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, which later became International Busines Machines (IBM). Died, in his room at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., February 26, 1934 (age 84 years, 33 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Chapman Flint (1813-1891) and Sarah (Toby) Flint; married, November 21, 1883, to Emma Katherine 'E. Kate' Simmons (1850-1926); married, July 28, 1927, to Charlotte Reeves (1890-1967).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Richard M. Fontanesi Richard M. Fontanesi (b. 1963) — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 9, 1963. Libertarian. Software engineer; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 50th District, 2002; candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 2004, 2008; candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 2006; candidate for Louisiana state senate 16th District, 2007. Still living as of 2008.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: League of Women Voters of California
Jim Fulmer Robert James Fulmer (b. 1983) — also known as Jim Fulmer — of Berkley, Oakland County, Mich. Born in North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., May 24, 1983. Libertarian. Software systems engineer for an automobile manufacturing supplier; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 2012; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012. Christian. Still living as of 2012.
  Image source: Jim Fulmer campaign web site
  Robert Garcia (1933-2017) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., January 9, 1933. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; computer engineer; member of New York state assembly, 1966-67 (83rd District 1966, 77th District 1967); resigned 1967; member of New York state senate 30th District, 1967-78; U.S. Representative from New York, 1978-90 (21st District 1978-83, 18th District 1983-90); resigned 1990; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984, 1988; indicted in 1988, along with his wife, on federal bribery and extortion charges; convicted in October 1989 and sentenced to three years in prison (served 104 days); the conviction was reversed on appeal; retried and again convicted in 1991; the second conviction was also overturned, and prosecutors dropped the case. Puerto Rican ancestry. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, January 25, 2017 (age 84 years, 16 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gervase A. Hephner (b. 1936) — of Chilton, Calumet County, Wis. Born in Rantoul town, Calumet County, Wis., February 5, 1936. Democrat. Farmer; systems analyst; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1967-86. Member, Eagles; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Still living as of 1986.
  Patricia Louise Herbold (b. 1940) — also known as Patricia L. Herbold; Pat Herbold; Patricia Louise Kruse — of Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio; Bellevue, King County, Wash. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 24, 1940. Republican. Chemist; lawyer; mayor of Montgomery, Ohio, 1986; chair of King County Republican Party, 2002-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004; U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 2005-. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of William J. Kruse and Mary Louise Kruse; married to Robert J. Herbold (chief operating officer, Microsoft, 1994-2001).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Scott Lanier Jameson (b. 1966) — also known as Scott Jameson — of Plano, Collin County, Tex. Born July 1, 1966. Libertarian. Computer specialist; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 2002, 2006; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Chester Arthur Johnson (b. 1919) — also known as Chester A. Johnson — of Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., November 20, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; computer programmer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Catholic. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Chester A. Arthur
  John Erik Jonsson (1901-1995) — also known as J. Erik Jonsson — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 6, 1901. Among the founders of Geophysical Service, which became Texas Instruments; president (1951-58), and chairman of the board (1958-66) of Texas Instruments; director for Republic Bank, Dallas, 1954-80; Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1958-73; Dallas Power and Light, 1955-64; Neiman Marcus, 1956-65; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1964-71. Member, Newcomen Society. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., August 31, 1995 (age 93 years, 359 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Nicholas de Belleville Katzenbach (1922-2012) — also known as Nicholas de B. Katzenbach — of North Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 17, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1965-66; general counsel for IBM, 1969-86; director, MCI Communications, 2002-04; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1996. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Skillman, Somerset County, N.J., May 8, 2012 (age 90 years, 112 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Lawrence Katzenbach and Marie Hilson Katzenbach; married, June 8, 1946, to Lydia King Phelps Stokes; nephew of Frank Snowden Katzenbach, Jr.; third great-grandson of Moore Furman; fourth great-grandnephew of John Imlay; first cousin of Frank Snowden Katzenbach III; first cousin five times removed of James Henderson Imlay (1764-1823).
  Political family: Katzenbach family of New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Nicholas de B. Katzenbach: Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ (2008)
  Randy Cameron Kelly (b. 1950) — also known as Randy Kelly — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Rolette, Rolette County, N.Dak., August 2, 1950. Computer technician; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1975-90 (District 66-B 1975-82, District 67-A 1983-90); member of Minnesota state senate 67th District, 1991-2001; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 2002-06; defeated, 2005. Lutheran; later Catholic. Irish ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Kathy Oarrish.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (1924-2013) — also known as Frank R. Lautenberg — of Montclair, Essex County, N.J.; Secaucus, Hudson County, N.J.; Cliffside Park, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 23, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; executive with Automatic Data Processing, a payroll services company; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1982-2001, 2003-13; died in office 2013; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee. Died, from viral pneumonia, while suffering with stomach cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 3, 2013 (age 89 years, 131 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Lautenberg and Mollie (Bergen) Lautenberg; married 1956 to Lois Levenson (divorced 1988); married 2004 to Bonnnie Englebardt.
  Cross-reference: Kevin Park
  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
  Ira Leitner — of Dublin, Alameda County, Calif. Data network engineer; candidate for mayor of Dublin, Calif., 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Connie Marshall — of Bellevue, King County, Wash. Dental hygenist; university professor; medical software business; mayor of Bellevue, Wash., 2002-05. Female. Still living as of 2006.
  Lincoln A. Norton (born c.1945) — of Morristown, Morris County, N.J. Born about 1945. Software business; Natural Law candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1997. Still living as of 1997.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Paul Henry O'Neill (1935-2020) — also known as Paul H. O'Neill — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 4, 1935. Republican. Computer systems analyst; president, International Paper Company, 1985-87; chairman and CEO of Alcoa Aluminum, 1987-99; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2001-02. Died, from lung cancer, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 18, 2020 (age 84 years, 136 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1954 to Nancy Jo Wolfe.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Paul O'Neill: Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill
  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
  Stephen Leo Poizner (b. 1957) — also known as Steve Poizner — of Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex., January 4, 1957. Republican. Technology entrepreneur; candidate for California state assembly 21st District, 2004; California insurance commissioner, 2007-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 2010. Member, Alpha Phi Omega; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Stephen Joseph Scalise (b. 1965) — also known as Steve Scalise — Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 6, 1965. Republican. Software engineer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1995-2007; member of Louisiana state senate, 2008; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 2008-; on June 14, 2017, while practicing for a congressional baseball game, he and three others were shot by James Hodgkinson, a left-wing activist. Still living as of 2020.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  James E. Tipple (b. 1947) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., July 10, 1947. Manager of Information Technology, Wausau Insurance Companies; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 2004-. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Tipple and Edith Tipple.
  Thomas Turner (b. 1966) — also known as Tom Turner — of Macomb Township, Macomb County, Mich. Born October 8, 1966. Republican. Owner of computer-aided design firm; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Ephrain Valdez (born c.1969) — of Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born about 1969. Republican. Information technology asset manager for Arkansas Blue Cross-Blue Shield; chair of Faulkner County Republican Party, 2003; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2004. Hispanic ancestry. Still living as of 2004.
  Arthur Kittredge Watson (1919-1974) — also known as Arthur K. Watson; Dick Watson — of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Summit, Union County, N.J., April 23, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; president (1954-63) and chairman (1963-70) of IBM World Trade Corporation; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1970-72. Died in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn., July 26, 1974 (age 55 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas John Watson, Sr. (1874-1956) and Jeanette (Kittredge) Watson; brother of Thomas John Watson, Jr. (1914-1993); married, July 10, 1948, to Ann C. Hemingway.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas John Watson, Jr. (1914-1993) — also known as Thomas J. Watson, Jr. — of Connecticut. Born January 14, 1914. President, IBM, 1952-71; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1979-81. Recipient, Medal of Freedom, 1964. Died, from complications of a stroke, in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., December 31, 1993 (age 79 years, 351 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas John Watson, Sr. (1874-1956) and Jeanette (Kittredge) Watson; brother of Arthur Kittredge Watson (1919-1974).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
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