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  William Lamont Abbott (b. 1861) — also known as William L. Abbott — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Whiteside County, Ill., February 14, 1861. Republican. Machinist; president, National Electric Construction Co.; chief engineer, power house, Chicago Edison Co.; later, chief operating engineer; president, Lake Lawn Hotel Co.; director, Chicago Bank of Commerce; University of Illinois trustee, 1905-23. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa M. Abbott and Sarah (Sperry) Abbott; married, September 14, 1887, to Carrie Entwhistle.
  Edmund J. Adamson (b. 1844) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 8, 1844. Republican. Machinist; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County 10th District, 1909-10. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas C. Alcott (1806-1872) — of Mt. Holly, Burlington County, N.J. Born in Weymouth, Atlantic County, N.J., August 6, 1806. Machinist; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Burlington County, 1869-71. Died in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, N.J., March 17, 1872 (age 65 years, 224 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Mt. Holly, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Zaccheus Alcott and Elizabeth Alcott; married, February 11, 1829, to Jane Ann Allen (1808-1878).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Haymond Alpheus Alltop (1892-1979) — also known as Haymond A. Alltop — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Cedarville, Gilmer County, W.Va., June 14, 1892. Democrat. Machinist; employed by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; president, Monongahela Valley Trades and Labor Council; vice president, West Virginia Federation of Labor; vice president, West Virginia Industrial Union Council; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1939-44. Member, Woodmen; Moose. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., April, 1979 (age 86 years, 0 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alpheus Alltop and Rebecca Jane (Miller) Alltop; married, May 15, 1912, to Mona Ann Satterfield (1895-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Philip C. Arnold (1867-1925) — of Chatham (now East Hampton), Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., January 31, 1867. Democrat. Toolmaker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Chatham, 1907-08. Died November 26, 1925 (age 58 years, 299 days). Interment at Haddam Center Cemetery, Haddam, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to M. Alena Russell (1868-1918) and Nina P. Hudson (1881-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David L. Beatty (1798-1881) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., December 3, 1798. Machinist; iron foundry foreman; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1841-44. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 21, 1881 (age 82 years, 80 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Walter Bezz (1922-2003) — also known as Walter Bezruchka — of East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Macomb County, Mich.; Madison Heights, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 14, 1922. Democrat. Tool and die maker; real estate broker; mayor of East Detroit, Mich., 1967-75; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1972. Catholic. Member, Lions; Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Died in Warren, Macomb County, Mich., November 27, 2003 (age 81 years, 136 days). Burial location unknown.
  Carl W. Bischoff (1895-1990) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in East Tawas, Iosco County, Mich., April 23, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; machinist; carpenter; builder; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-34; defeated in primary, 1936; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1939-40; defeated in primary, 1934, 1940. German ancestry. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., January 30, 1990 (age 94 years, 282 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1920 to Louise Weideman.
Edward G. Burnham Edward Goodwin Burnham (1827-1908) — also known as Edward G. Burnham — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 2, 1827. Republican. Machinist; plumbing supplies manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate 14th District, 1887-88; philanthropist. Episcopalian. Died in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., February 28, 1908 (age 80 years, 271 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Burnham and Persis (White) Burnham; married 1853 to Mary Ferree.
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Francis T. Butler — also known as Frank T. Butler — of New Hampshire. Born in England. Socialist. Machinist; delegate to Socialist National Convention from New Hampshire, 1920; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1920, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling R. Catlin (1842-1919) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; machinist; member of Pennsylvania state senate 21st District, 1905-19; died in office 1919. Died March 23, 1919 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Harold W. Clemens (b. 1918) — of Lac La Belle, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 21, 1918. Republican. Machinist and toolmaker; printer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; boat livery operator; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Waukesha County 2nd District, 1957-68; Wisconsin state treasurer, 1968-71. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James L. Davis (b. 1914) — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, April 7, 1914. Democrat. Machinist; member of West Virginia state senate 14th District, 1973-85; resigned 1985. Baptist. Member, Moose; Eagles. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Okey Laurence Davis and Della (Wright) Davis; married, December 16, 1932, to Leona M. Barker.
  William De Boer (1871-1951) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Michigan, October 5, 1871. Republican. Machinist; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1915-16, 1925-28; defeated, 1912, 1916, 1930, 1932; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 16th District, 1928. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., May 12, 1951 (age 79 years, 219 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Emerson Hugh De Lacy (1910-1986) — also known as Hugh De Lacy — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 9, 1910. Democrat. Machinist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940; U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1945-47; defeated, 1946. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; International Association of Machinists. Died in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif., August 19, 1986 (age 76 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Byron De Lacy and Abbie Anna (Green) De Lacy; married, December 23, 1932, to Betty Marie Jorgensen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  J. E. Deverall — of Illinois. Born in Ireland. Socialist. Toolmaker; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Illinois, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Charles J. Donahue (born c.1873) — of Derby, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Derby, New Haven County, Conn., about 1873. Democrat. Machinist; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Derby, 1901-02; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Edward C. Dowling (1900-1974) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Morocco, Newton County, Ind., November 5, 1900. Democrat. Machinist; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1956-68; defeated in primary, 1951; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956, 1960. Died February 20, 1974 (age 73 years, 107 days). Interment at Kentland Cemetery, Kentland, Ind.
  Edward Loren Fenn (b. 1896) — also known as Edward L. Fenn — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., June 26, 1896. Republican. Tool manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate 36th District, 1943-46. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward White Fenn and Lorena H. Fenn.
  Allen J. Flannigan (b. 1909) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Princeton, Gibson County, Ind., June 9, 1909. Democrat. Telegraph operator; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; toolgrinder; committeeman of Steelworkers Local 1114, 1948-56; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 7th District, 1957-66. Member, United Steelworkers of America. Burial location unknown.
  Alfred L. Fox (born c.1882) — of Ivoryton, Essex, Middlesex County, Conn.; Westbrook, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, about 1882. Democrat. Automobile mechanic; machinist; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Essex, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Charles F. Froidevaux (c.1868-1941) — of Avon, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Collinsville, Canton, Hartford County, Conn., about 1868. Republican. Machinist; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Avon, 1895-96, 1905-06. Died April 30, 1941 (age about 73 years). Interment at Collinsville Cemetery, Collinsville, Canton, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Froidevaux and Blondena Froidevaux.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawrence M. Hagen (1904-1992) — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis. Born in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis., April 4, 1904. Republican. Machinist; railroad worker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Douglas County 2nd District, 1953-58; defeated, 1958. Norwegian ancestry. Died June 8, 1992 (age 88 years, 65 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Superior, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, February 14, 1974, to Hazel Florence Sanderson (born 1902).
  Arthur Hay (b. 1859) — of Oneida, Madison County, N.Y. Born in New Jersey, March, 1859. Machinist; insurance business; justice of the peace; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900, 1920; candidate for New York state assembly from Madison County, 1901. English and Scottish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  George Hibshman (1852-1918) — of Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, Pa., August 29, 1852. Republican. Machinist; tobacco grower; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1907-09. Died March 16, 1918 (age 65 years, 199 days). Interment at Hibshman Cemetery, Ephrata, Pa.
  Relatives: Descendant *** of Jacob Hibshman (1772-1852).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles C. Hosford (b. 1880) — of East Haven, Essex County, Vt. Born in East Haven, Essex County, Vt., 1880. Republican. Machinist; member of Vermont state house of representatives from East Haven, 1910. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel D. Hungerford (b. 1886) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Pennsylvania, 1886. Machinist; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1924, 1926; Socialist candidate for New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1930; American Labor candidate for New York state senate 46th District, 1952. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William N. Hungerford and Mary Hungerford.
  William Jennings Hussion (b. 1896) — also known as William J. Hussion — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Born in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., April 26, 1896. Democrat. Machinist; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Taylor County, 1937-38; member of West Virginia state senate 14th District, 1939-41; defeated in primary, 1934; resigned 1941; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944, 1948, 1956. Catholic. Member, Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Henry Hussion and Catherine (McLaughlin) Hussion; married, January 2, 1939, to Nellie McGrady.
  Fred C. Hydel (born c.1870) — of Avon, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn., about 1870. Republican. Machinist; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Avon, 1911-12, 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  William Kaye (1813-1890) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Yorkshire, England, February 13, 1813. Machinist; founder and owner of the Kaye & Company brass works; bell manufacturer; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1863-65. Died November 19, 1890 (age 77 years, 279 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John T. Kelsey (b. 1921) — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., December 22, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; tool and die maker; real estate sales; municipal judge in Michigan, 1958-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Macomb County 1st District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives 70th District, 1965-82; defeated in primary, 1992. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Disabled American Veterans; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Eagles; Exchange Club; Sigma Nu Phi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Anne Ambrowski.
  Casimir Kendziorski (b. 1898) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Poland, December 3, 1898. Democrat. Machinist; inspector; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 5th District, 1947-49; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1949-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Everett Kent (1888-1963) — of Bangor, Northampton County, Pa. Born in East Bangor, Northampton County, Pa., November 15, 1888. Democrat. Machinist; newspaper reporter; school teacher and principal; coal salesman; lawyer; Northampton County Solicitor, 1920; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 30th District, 1923-25, 1927-29; defeated, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956. Died October 13, 1963 (age 74 years, 332 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, Pa.
  Relatives: Married, November 22, 1911, to Daisy Allen Speer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Stanley Klimasiewsky (1889-1975) — also known as William Klimasiewsky — of Milford, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Suwalki, Poland, October 8, 1889. Socialist. Tool setter; worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Milford, 1934, 1946, 1948. Died in February, 1975 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Frank Kwiatkowski — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Moulder; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 5th District, 1938; defeated (Liberty), 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Claud H. Larsen Claud H. Larsen (b. 1892) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 1, 1892. Progressive. Machinist; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 5th District, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  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.
Herbert Lewin Herbert G. Lewin (1914-2010) — also known as Herbert Lewin — of Pennsylvania. Born in 1914. Machinist; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1950 (Militant Workers), 1958 (Workers); Militant Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956; Socialist Workers candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; Peace and Freedom candidate for President of the United States, 1988. Member, United Auto Workers. Died March 18, 2010 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: The Militant, August 27, 1956
  John W. Loosemore (b. 1964) — of Pelkie, Baraga County, Mich. Born in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., January 29, 1964. Libertarian. Machinist; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2004.
  Matthew Maguire (b. 1850) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in New York, 1850. Socialist. Machinist; Socialist Labor candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1896; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Maguire and Mary (Stafford) Maguire; married 1870 to Martha McCormick.
  George Albert Makinson (b. 1886) — also known as George A. Makinson — of San Anselmo, Marin County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., March 18, 1886. Machinist; U.S. Consular Agent in Sorau, 1909-11; Cardenas, 1918; U.S. Vice Consul in Tampico, 1915-16; Santo Domingo, 1919-22; U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1922-25; Callao-Lima, 1925-29; Birmingham, as of 1932; U.S. Consul General in Osaka, as of 1938; Barcelona, as of 1943. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Makinson and Mary (Saul) Makinson; married, March 29, 1921, to Mary Taft Atwater.
  Joseph F. Malloney (b. 1835) — of Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 16, 1835. Socialist. Machinist; labor organizer; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1898; Socialist Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  John Martin (b. 1846) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in London, England, June, 1846. Democrat. Carpenter; steamfitter; machinist; member of New York state assembly from New York County 9th District, 1887-90. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Vito Marzullo (b. 1897) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Senerchia, Italy, September 10, 1897. Machinist; street repair superintendent; funeral director; elected (Republican) Illinois state house of representatives 2nd District 1940; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964. Italian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Letizia Cozzi.
William W. McIntire William Watson McIntire (1850-1912) — also known as William W. McIntire — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., June 30, 1850. Republican. Machinist; insurance agent; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1897-99. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Died on a boat while fishing in the Middle River (or Gunpowder River), Baltimore County, Md., March 30, 1912 (age 61 years, 274 days). Interment at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Married to Hortense Hay Hardesty (1865-1933).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Joseph H. McIntyre — of Washington, D.C. Socialist. Molder; delegate to Socialist National Convention from District of Columbia, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Ralph S. Moore — of Muskegon Heights, Muskegon County, Mich. Machinist; mayor of Muskegon Heights, Mich., 1911-12; defeated, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  J. P. Moran (b. 1887) — also known as Red Moran — of Turtle Creek, Allegheny County, Pa. Born March 12, 1887. Democrat. Machinist; candidate for burgess of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, 1933; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 16th District, 1935-46, 1949-56. Member, Moose; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Moran and Mary E. (O'Brien) Moran; married to Nora Devlin.
  Donald Lapthorp Munro (1859-1934) — also known as Donald L. Munro — of Virginia. Born in St. John, New Brunswick, May 6, 1859. Socialist. Machinist and toolmaker; Socialist Labor candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924, 1928. Presbyterian. Died in Cradock, Portsmouth, Va., March 8, 1934 (age 74 years, 306 days). Interment at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va.
  Louis H. Neff — of Ohio. Socialist. Machinist; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Ohio, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  William S. Neil — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Socialist. Toolmaker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1939-40; defeated, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Walter Nortman Walter Nortman — of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis. Republican. Machinist; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 20th District, 1939-40. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John T. O'Connor (1881-1968) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., 1881. Machinist; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1932-35. Died in 1968 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Leonard Owens (1897-1948) — also known as Thomas L. Owens — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 21, 1897. Republican. Machinist; accountant; salesman; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1947-48; died in office 1948. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; American Legion. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 7, 1948 (age 50 years, 169 days). Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Owens and Hannah (Burke) Owens; married, June 26, 1929, to Emma Florence Ekberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Terence Powderly Terence Vincent Powderly (1849-1924) — also known as Terence Powderly — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., January 22, 1849. Machinist; mayor of Scranton, Pa., 1878-84; one of the founders of the Knights of Labor; U.S. Commissioner General of Immigration, 1897-1902. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died June 24, 1924 (age 75 years, 154 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Epitaph: "That is the most perfect government in which an injury to one is the concern of all."
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1897
  Kenneth L. Proctor (b. 1951) — also known as Ken Proctor — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 16, 1951. Libertarian. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; machinist; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1992 (7th District), 1994 (7th District), 1998 (7th District), 2002 (7th District), 2004 (7th District), 2006 (1st District), 2012 (7th District); candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1996; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 2010. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2012.
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  William F. Quick — of Wisconsin. Socialist. Machinist; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920; member of Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1923-26; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1924; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  F. Charles Raap (1920-1989) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Ottawa County, Mich., November 4, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; machinist; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-60, 1965-66 (Muskegon County 2nd District 1955-60, 97th District 1965-66); defeated, 1960 (Muskegon County 2nd District), 1966 (97th District). Member, Eagles; Moose. Died in 1989 (age about 68 years). Interment at Egelston Township Cemetery, Egelston Township, Muskegon County, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Lovell Raymond (1878-1941) — also known as Frank L. Raymond — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Bristol, Kendall County, Ill., March 1, 1878. Socialist. Machinist; member of Illinois Socialist State Central Committee, 1919; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1920, 1922. Died in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., May 28, 1941 (age 63 years, 88 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Lovell Raymond (1844-1900) and Catherine G. (Lilley) Raymond (1844-1917); married, November 20, 1907, to Helen Mae Markel (1880-1950); third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Wright Raymond (1801-1883).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edward Reilly, Sr. (1893-1963) — also known as John E. Reilly, Sr. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 27, 1893. Democrat. Machinist; fire fighter; cafe manager; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 1st District, 1945-46; defeated, 1946; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 2nd District, 1949-63; died in office 1963. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles. Died, from cancer, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 26, 1963 (age 69 years, 214 days). Interment at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Canavan) Reilly (1855-1931) and James P. Reilly (1856-1926); married 1917 to Alice Magdala Scanlan (1894-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward A. Schuster, Sr. (1900-1968) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 7, 1900. Democrat. Machinist; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1943-60 (Allegheny County 3rd District 1943-54, Allegheny County 7th District 1955-60). Died in 1968 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Schuster and Ida B. (Eichenger) Schuster; married to Agnes A. Foley.
J. W. Seney J. W. Seney (b. 1851) — of Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa; Pope County, Minn.; Howard, Miner County, S.Dak. Born in Port Hope, Ontario, January 31, 1851. Republican. Machinist; flour mill business; lumber dealer; member of South Dakota state senate 17th District, 1903-04. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, December 25, 1872, to Eliza Anderson.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Carlos Douglas Shelden (1840-1904) — also known as Carlos D. Shelden — of Houghton, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Walworth, Walworth County, Wis., June 10, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; machinist; real estate business; steamboat business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 2nd District, 1893-94; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1895-96; U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1897-1903. Died in Houghton, Houghton County, Mich., June 24, 1904 (age 64 years, 14 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Houghton, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Thom Smith (b. 1843) — also known as George T. Smith — Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, October 16, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; bookkeeper; machinist; minister; U.S. Consular Agent in Bremerhaven, 1909-11. Burial location unknown.
  George Sokolowski (1917-1984) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 21, 1917. Democrat. Machinist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly; elected 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958. Polish ancestry. Member, United Steelworkers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Catholic Order of Foresters; Polish National Alliance. Died in May, 1984 (age 67 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George E. Somers George Edwin Somers (1833-1915) — also known as George E. Somers — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., January 21, 1833. Republican. Machinist; inventor; superintendent, later president, Bridgeport Brass Company; bank director; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1897. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died December 18, 1915 (age 82 years, 331 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Esther (Peck) Somers (1798-1884) and Rufus Somers (1800-1857); married 1858 to Sarah J. Noble (died 1863); married, December 6, 1865, to Fannie Elizabeth (French) Clark (1840-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
Clement Stachowiak Clement Stachowiak (b. 1902) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 3, 1902. Police officer; machinist; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 11th District, 1939-40; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1948. Polish ancestry. Member, International Association of Machinists; Polish National Alliance. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Alonzo Jackson Stevens (b. 1828) — also known as Alonzo J. Stevens — of Colchester, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Essex, Chittenden County, Vt., April 1, 1828. Republican. Machinist; manufacturer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Colchester, 1869-70; member of Vermont state senate from Chittenden County, 1886. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Stephen J. Stopczynski (1911-1991) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1911. Democrat. Machinist; member, Wayne County AFL-CIO Council; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1959-61; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1965-78 (7th District 1965-72, 19th District 1973-78); defeated in primary, 1962. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich., May 16, 1991 (age 80 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Stopczynski and Lottie (Stanczak) Stopczynski; married to Cassie Dzienciolowski; father of Stanley Stopczynski (1934-) and Thaddeus C. Stopczynski.
  Political family: Stopczynski family of Detroit, Michigan.
  James Albertus Tawney (1855-1919) — also known as James A. Tawney — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Mt. Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pa., January 3, 1855. Republican. Blacksmith; machinist; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 15th District, 1891-94; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1893-1911. Died in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Mo., June 12, 1919 (age 64 years, 160 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Clarke Theaker (1812-1883) — of Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, February 4, 1812. Republican. Machinist; wheelwright; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1859-61; defeated, 1860; Commissioner, U.S. Patent Office, 1865-68. Died July 16, 1883 (age 71 years, 162 days). Interment at Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Reno W. Trego Reno W. Trego (1877-1961) — of Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born near Blairstown, Benton County, Iowa, August 24, 1877. Progressive. Machinist; automobile dealer; real estate agent; hotel operator; trucking business; electric utility engineer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Lincoln County, 1937-40. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., November 3, 1961 (age 84 years, 71 days). Interment at Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Trego (1845-1929); married, August 15, 1911, to Sevilla Ridenour (1869-1964).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Irving Charles Velson (1913-1976) — also known as Irving C. Velson; Irving Charles Shavelson; Charles Wilson; "Nick"; "Shavey" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 3, 1913. Machinist; boilermaker; shipfitter; president, Local 13, Shipbuilders Union; American Labor candidate for New York state senate 11th District, 1938; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; in 1951 and 1953, he was brought to testify before Congressional committees about his Communist and Soviet activities, including efforts to infiltrate the U.S. military with Soviet spies; he repeatedly refused to answer questions, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination; as a result, he was "barred for life" by the Shipbuilders' union; later, served as international representative for the (West Coast) International Longshoreman's and Warehousemen's Union. Venona Project documents (decrypted Soviet messages from the World War II era), released in 1995, show that he was an agent for Soviet military intelligence under the code name "Nick". Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 18, 1976 (age 62 years, 260 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay.
  Relatives: Son of Clara Lemlich Shavelson and Joseph 'Joe' Shavelson (1889-1951); married, January 26, 1937, to Ruth Young Velson (1916-?).
  Political family: Velson-Shavelson family of Brooklyn, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hubert Vo (b. 1956) — of Alief, Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Vietnam, May 30, 1956. Democrat. Machinist; real estate developer; member of Texas state house of representatives 149th District, 2005-. Vietnamese ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Hiram Walden (1800-1880) — of Schoharie County, N.Y. Born in Pawlet, Rutland County, Vt., August 21, 1800. Democrat. Axe manufacturer; member of New York state assembly from Schoharie County, 1836; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1849-51. Died in Wright town, Schoharie County, N.Y., July 21, 1880 (age 79 years, 335 days). Interment at Berne and Beaverdam Cemetery, West Berne, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Henry Wall (1899-1970) — also known as M. Henry Wall — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., January 26, 1899. Machinist; treasurer and assistant business manager, Local 201, IUE-CIO; mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1961-65. Died in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., December 25, 1970 (age 71 years, 333 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.
  Relatives: Married 1919 to Theresa V. Rich.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles F. Weaver (1858-1932) — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind., March 10, 1858. Republican. Machine shop operator; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904; mayor of Ashland, Ky., 1927. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, while also suffering from chronic interstital nephritis, in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., October 21, 1932 (age 74 years, 225 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Le Fever Weaver and Avtyra (Davis) Weaver; married to Belle Coles.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frank M. White (born c.1875) — of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Old Lyme, New London County, Conn., about 1875. Democrat. Machinist; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Guilford, 1911-12; defeated, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Everett Ray Wilbur (1883-1959) — also known as Everett R. Wilbur — of Gilbert, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Iowa, July 7, 1883. Farmer; automobile mechanic; welder; machinist; banker; mayor of Gilbert, Ariz., 1920-21. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 15, 1959 (age 76 years, 70 days). Interment at Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Ethelbert Willis Wilbur (1845-1917) and Sarah Delia (Hoy) Wilbur (1845-1915); married to Nelly Duncan (1885-1950); second cousin twice removed of Julius Levi Strong (1828-1872).
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clint M. Wilson (b. 1888) — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Born in Brazil, Clay County, Ind., October 10, 1888. Democrat. Machinist; garage business; mayor of Brazil, Ind., 1943-44. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  William Wilson Wood III (1878-1954) — also known as William W. Wood III — of Piqua, Miami County, Ohio; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, March 19, 1878. Republican. Tool manufacturer; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in the Miami Heart Institute hospital, Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., February 18, 1954 (age 75 years, 336 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Harley Kirk Wood; married to Aileen Boal.
  James Fleming Woodward (b. 1868) — also known as James F. Woodward — of McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa., February 19, 1868. Republican. Machinist; bookkeeper; hospital superintendent; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1905-12, 1915-18; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1919-27; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Frederick Lewis Wooster (1851-1942) — also known as Frederick L. Wooster — of Winchester, Litchfield County, Conn.; New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn., December 7, 1851. Machinist; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1896; Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from New Britain, 1912. Died in Lorain County, Ohio, February 21, 1942 (age 90 years, 76 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Wooster and Esther (Wooster) Wooster; married 1878 to Ellen E. Harvey (1857-1910); married, September 26, 1913, to Mary Ellen Strong (1866-1924); third cousin once removed of Hoel Stewart Beebe (1851-1931).
  Milton Zaslow (1918-1997) — also known as Michael Bartell — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; California. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 28, 1918. Machinist; construction worker; Socialist Workers candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1949; Socialist Workers candidate for Governor of New York, 1950; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1952; Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Representative from California 49th District, 1992. Died August 8, 1997 (age 79 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
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