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  Carl Clyde Atkins (1914-1999) — also known as C. Clyde Atkins — of Stuart, Martin County, Fla.; Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Washington, D.C., November 23, 1914. Lawyer; founder-trustee, Lawyers Title Guaranty Fund, 1948-66; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1966-99; died in office 1999. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Kiwanis. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., March 11, 1999 (age 84 years, 108 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of C. C. Atkins and Marguerite (Criste) Atkins; married, January 18, 1937, to Esther Castillo.
  See also federal judicial profile
  William Beardall, Jr. (1890-1984) — also known as William Beardall; Billy Beardall — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born May 5, 1890. Lawyer; abstract and title business; mayor of Orlando, Fla., 1940-52. Died in 1984 (age about 94 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Beardall and Florence (Bonsar) Beardall; married 1922 to Shadie Livingston Hamer (1903-1962).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Thomas Beebe (1857-1928) — also known as George T. Beebe — of Madison County, Ind. Born in Sussex County, Del., January 23, 1857. Democrat. Abstractor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904. Died in Genesee County, Mich., December 6, 1928 (age 71 years, 318 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Selby Beebe (1827-1910) and Elizabeth J. (Carey) Beebe (1830-1903); married to Florence Eleanor Wright (1857-1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Chris Beutler Chris Beutler (b. 1944) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., November 14, 1944. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; founder, Beutler Title Company; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 28th District, 1979-86, 1991-2006; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2000, 2008; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 2007-. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Arthur Brown — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Washtenaw Abstract Co.; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1903-05; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1911. Burial location unknown.
George W. Burrows George W. Burrows (b. 1867) — of Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minn. Born in Wright County, Iowa, 1867. Real estate business; abstractor; vice-president, Breckenridge National Bank; treasurer, Breckenridge Telephone Company; director, Farmers' Co-Op Elevator Company; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1913-18 (District 60 1913-14, District 49 1915-18). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Edward Hastings Carter (b. 1863) — also known as Edward H. Carter — of Bradentown (now part of Bradenton), Manatee County, Fla. Born in Chester, England, June 22, 1863. Naturalized U.S. citizen; school teacher; abstractor; U.S. Vice Consul in SAINT John, 1918-30; Fredericton, 1927, 1928, 1929; Charlottetown, 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Henry W. Chalfant (1855-1925) — of Linn Creek, Camden County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 28, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; abstractor; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Camden County, 1893-94, 1919-22; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1904. Died February 2, 1925 (age 69 years, 280 days). Interment at Chalfant Cemetery, Camden County, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Patterson Chalfant (1822-1906) and Maria Hester (Russel) Chalfant (1830-1890); married, December 27, 1877, to Sarah A. Smith (1858-1946).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  La Monte Cowles (b. 1859) — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, September 30, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; abstractor; member of Iowa state senate, 1911-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Fletcher Cowles (b.1819) and Elizabeth Maria (La Monte) Cowles (died 1873); brother of Gardner Cowles; married, September 15, 1885, to Hattie E. Kane (died 1889); first cousin of Russell Cowles Ostrander (1851-1919); second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Moses Seymour.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Dick Bland Dale (1893-1944) — also known as Dick B. Dale — of Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Born in Richmond, Ray County, Mo., October 1, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; abstractor; insurance broker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Ray County, 1921-24, 1933-38; member of Missouri state senate 8th District, 1939-42; defeated, 1942. Died December 8, 1944 (age 51 years, 68 days). Interment at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, September 7, 1919, to Norma Boggess (1899-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Benjamin W. Diederich Benjamin W. Diederich (b. 1903) — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., September 22, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; abstract and title business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Sheboygan County 1st District, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Oscar Willard Edmonds (b. 1890) — also known as O. W. Edmonds — of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. Born in Caledonia, Traill County, N.Dak., February 4, 1890. Republican. Abstract and title business; mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1923-27, 1943-45. Protestant. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Edmonds and Anna S. (Olson) Edmonds; married, June 21, 1911, to Kathryn M. Sturtevant.
  Michael Gahan Fahey (b. 1943) — also known as Mike Fahey — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 10, 1943. Democrat. Abstract and title business; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 2001-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2008. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Carroll Fitch (1842-1899) — also known as Charles C. Fitch — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cuylerville, Livingston County, N.Y., July 19, 1842. Democrat. Abstractor; hardware business; president, Mason Water and Electric Light Company; Ingham County Register of Deeds, 1885-88; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1889-92. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died suddenly, of heart disease, June 28, 1899 (age 56 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Charles Carroll
  Relatives: Son of Ferris S. Fitch; married 1876 to Mary Kate Clark; father of Fannie E. Fitch (who married Alva Marvin Cummins (1869-?)); grandfather of Charles Fitch Cummins.
  Political family: Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan.
  John F. Forward, Jr. (b. 1876) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 18, 1876. Republican. Abstractor; president, Union Title Insurance Co.; president, Union Trust Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1932-34; resigned 1934. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Ferree Forward and Ella Francis (Dillon) Forward; married, June 29, 1901, to Alberta Fairbanks (divorced); married, June 15, 1920, to Martha Thompson.
  Cadman H. Frederick (b. 1880) — of Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born, in the British West Indies, May 22, 1880. Republican. Real estate developer; one of the founders of the Suffolk Title and Guarantee Company, 1925; banker; mayor of Babylon, N.Y., 1937-38. Resigned in 1956 as president and director of the Suffolk County Federal Savings and Loan Association, in the midst of an investigation of the sale of tax-foreclosed properties by Suffolk County. He and others shared profits on the sale of these properties with Deputy County Treasurer John A. Britting. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Maurice Frisby (1888-1952) — also known as Frank M. Frisby — of Bethany, Harrison County, Mo. Born in Bethany, Harrison County, Mo., March 8, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney; abstractor; member of Missouri state senate, 1943-52 (4th District 1943-46, 14th District 1947-52); died in office 1952; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, a few days after a heart attack, in a hospital at Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., July 25, 1952 (age 64 years, 139 days). Interment at Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Ezra H. Frisby and Eva M. (Tucker) Frisby (1863-1945); married, January 22, 1914, to Maude G. Neville (1888-1988); third cousin twice removed of Henry Clinton Frisbee (1801-1873); third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Chidsey; fourth cousin once removed of Evert Harris Kittell.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Keator-Frisbee family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Bill Gelineau William Gelineau (born c.1959) — also known as Bill Gelineau — of Lowell, Kent County, Mich. Born in Michigan, about 1959. Libertarian. Restauranteur; title agency manager; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000, 2012; candidate for Michigan state senate 29th District, 2010; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 2012. Member, Jaycees. Still living as of 2012.
  Image source: WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Willis T. Harbison — of Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo. Born in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo. Democrat. Lawyer; abstractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Clinton County, 1945-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Vivian V. Beard.
  H. O. Harrawood (b. 1882) — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Born in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Ill., July 4, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; abstractor; Butler County Superintendent of Schools, 1915-19; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Butler County, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 11, 1903, to Lizzie Holland.
  William T. Hiering — of Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. Republican. Land title agent; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Ocean County, 1960-65; member of New Jersey state senate, 1966-71 (District 5 1966-67, District 4-A 1968-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968; Sponsor of a proposed state constitutional amendment in 1969 which would have stripped the state's title to hundreds of square miles of tidelands; summoned for an inquiry by a legislative commission into possible conflict of interest because he might personally benefit from this change; he denied having any financial interest in tidal land properties. The amendment, strongly opposed by Gov. Richard J. Hughes, was withdrawn a few days later. Still living as of 1971.
  Floy D. Hopkins — of White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Title insurance business; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 4th District, 1914-17. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Freeman Hopwood (1856-1940) — also known as Robert F. Hopwood — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., July 24, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; director, Citizens Title and Trust Co.; director, Uniontown Street Railway Co.; Fayette County Solicitor, 1894-1912; president, Uniontown Hospital, 1905-20; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1915-17; defeated, 1916. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., March 1, 1940 (age 83 years, 221 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rice Gaddis Hopwood (1810-1888) and Ruth (Jackson) Hopwood (1818-1885); married 1880 to Emma S. Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
G. Erle Ingram Gilbert Erle Ingram (b. 1883) — also known as G. Erle Ingram — of Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis. Born in Eau Galle, Dunn County, Wis., April 1, 1883. School teacher; insurance agent; abstractor; lawyer; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1928-29; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1931-32; member of Wisconsin state senate 28th District, 1933-40. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Ingram and Mary Ingram; married, November 9, 1902, to Theresa Wurtz (1881-1930).
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  R. J. King, Jr. (b. 1913) — also known as Bus King — of St. Clair, Franklin County, Mo.; Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Clair, Franklin County, Mo., September 28, 1913. Republican. Insurance broker; abstractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1943-48, 1959-72 (Franklin County 1943-48, St. Louis County 5th District 1959-62, St. Louis County 10th District 1963-66, 39th District 1967-72); delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1968. Catholic. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 16, 1934, to Cecelia LaPee.
  Howard Randolph Maness (1904-1970) — also known as Howard R. Maness — of Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo. Born in Frankford, Pike County, Mo., March 19, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; abstractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Ripley County, 1931-32, 1939-40. Died in Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo., September 9, 1970 (age 66 years, 174 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey David Maness (1861-1934) and Rachel Teresa (See) Maness (1870-1927); married, June 5, 1930, to Macye Dona Jones (1904-1993); third cousin once removed of Theron Lamar Caudle, Jr. and Robert Lee Gavin.
  Macye Maness (1904-1993) — also known as Macye Dona Jones — of Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo. Born in Blue Springs, Union County, Miss., June 5, 1904. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; abstractor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Ripley County, 1941-42; chair of Ripley County Democratic Party, 1949. Female. Died in Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo., March 18, 1993 (age 88 years, 286 days). Interment at Doniphan Oak Ridge Cemetery, Doniphan, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1930, to Howard Randolph Maness (1904-1970).
  Political family: Maness-Carroll-Caudle-Gavin family of Sanford, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Wadel Moursund III (1919-2002) — also known as A. W. Moursund — of Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex.; Round Mountain, Blanco County, Tex. Born in Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex., May 23, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1948-52; Blanco County Judge, 1953-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956; banker; insurance business; abstract and title business; rancher. Member, Freemasons. Close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. Died in Round Mountain, Blanco County, Tex., April 22, 2002 (age 82 years, 334 days). Interment somewhere in Round Mountain, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Wadel Moursund, Jr. and Mary Frances (Stribling) Moursund; married 1941 to Mary Allen Moore.
  Warren Olney (1841-1921) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Davis County, Iowa, March 11, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from California, 1896; director, California Title Insurance and Trust Company; president, South San Francisco Dock Company; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1903-05. Member, American Bar Association; Loyal Legion. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 2, 1921 (age 80 years, 83 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Olney and Eliza Ann (Green) Olney; married, September 11, 1865, to Mary Jane Craven; father of Warren Olney, Jr. (1870-?).
  Edwin S. Palmiter (1854-1925) — of Hart, Oceana County, Mich. Born June 20, 1854. Newspaper publisher; abstractor; Prohibition candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1890; member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1899; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1902. Died in 1925 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Judson Palmiter (1827-1886) and Harriet S(tow) Palmiter (c.1832-1895); married 1877 to Lydia J. Garver.
  Robert B. Petts — of Warsaw, Benton County, Mo. Republican. Abstractor; insurance business; chair of Benton County Republican Party, 1925-41; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 15th District, 1943-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944. Burial location unknown.
  John George Regan (b. 1872) — also known as John G. Regan — of Adel, Dallas County, Iowa. Born in Platte County, Neb., June 3, 1872. Democrat. School teacher; insurance and real estate business; abstractor; lawyer; mayor of Adel, Iowa, 1920-24, 1928-30; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936, 1940. Member, Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dennis Regan and Margaret (Holland) Regan; married, January 1, 1908, to Norma Frost; married, September 14, 1915, to Agnes C. Carrig.
  Floyd L. Snyder, Sr. (1901-1983) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Stonington, Baca County, Colo., February 27, 1901. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; abstract and title business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 11th District, 1947-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Forty and Eight; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in 1983 (age about 82 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, June 8, 1934, to Sybil D. Burrus (1906-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Almor Stern (1854-1935) — of Logan, Harrison County, Iowa. Born in Chester County, Pa., April 21, 1854. Republican. Harrison County Auditor, 1878-83; banker; abstract and title business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from heart disease, in Logan, Harrison County, Iowa, November 1, 1935 (age 81 years, 194 days). Interment at Logan Cemetery, Logan, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Taggart Stern (1814-1892) and Millicent Beet (Fletcher) Stern (1820-1904); married, December 15, 1880, to Laura A. Mann (1854-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Talbert Taylor — of Houston, Texas County, Mo. Democrat. Abstractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Texas County, 1911-14. Burial location unknown.
  Ingebert J. Thomsen (b. 1873) — also known as I. J. Thomsen — of Minden, Kearney County, Neb. Born in North Albid, Denmark, August 4, 1873. Republican. Farmer; inventor of Nu-Matic horse collar; Kearney County Clerk, 1916-23; postmaster; real estate dealer; abstractor; chair of Kearney County Republican Party, 1940. Presbyterian. Danish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter H. Thomsen and Marie (Johansen) Thomsen; married, November 18, 1903, to Hedvig E. Holstein.
  David Alan Trott (b. 1960) — also known as David A. Trott — of Bingham Farms, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich., October 16, 1960. Republican. Lawyer; abstract and title business; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 2015-. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  E. H. Vance — of Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Abstractor; member of South Dakota state senate 22nd District, 1899-1902. Burial location unknown.
  William A. Wallace (b. 1867) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Maryland, June 6, 1867. Democrat. Postal worker; land title worker; merchant; member of Illinois state senate 3rd District; elected 1938; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; NAACP. Burial location unknown.
  Halbert Owen Woodward (1918-2000) — also known as Halbert O. Woodward; Hal Woodward — of Coleman, Coleman County, Tex. Born in Coleman, Coleman County, Tex., April 8, 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; land title supervisor, Humble Oil and Refining Company, 1945-49; member, Texas State Highway Commission, 1959-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1968-86; took senior status 1986. Methodist. Died in Brownwood, Brown County, Tex., October 3, 2000 (age 82 years, 178 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Jerry E. Smith
  See also federal judicial profile
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