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Movie Theater Politicians

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  James Dupont Adams (1887-1966) — also known as James D. Adams — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind. Born in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., July 2, 1887. Democrat. President, Citizens State Bank; among the organizers of Columbia Woolen Mills; publisher, Columbia City Post newspaper; owner of movie theaters; president, Whitley County Telephone Co., 1912-26; cattle breeder; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; American Bankers Association. Died in August, 1966 (age 79 years, 0 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City, Ind.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Milward Adams (1857-1923) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 6, 1857. Theater manager; Consul for Siam in Chicago, Ill., 1906-21. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 18, 1923 (age 66 years, 163 days). Entombed at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel L. Adams and Mary (Cunningham) Adams; married, August 23, 1883, to Florence James Charles.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Jacob Bailey (1905-1994) — also known as Paul J. Bailey — of Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., October 30, 1905. Republican. Musician; lawyer; farmer; theater owner; member of Maryland Republican State Central Committee, 1935-39; member of Maryland state senate, 1946-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956. Member, Sigma Nu Phi. Died November 30, 1994 (age 89 years, 31 days). Interment at All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Bailey and Lillian (Alwine) Bailey; married to Verna (Putnam) Virts.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Walker Barr (1918-1996) — also known as Joseph W. Barr — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Hume, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., January 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; movie theater owner; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1959-61; defeated, 1960; chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1964-65; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1968-69. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Psi. Died, of a heart attack, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, February 23, 1996 (age 78 years, 37 days). Interment at Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery, Hume, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Lynn Barr and Stella Florence (Walker) Barr; married, September 3, 1939, to Beth Ann Williston.
  Epitaph: "Farmer - Banker - Statesman"
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Braxton Beacham (1864-1924) — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Georgia, September 12, 1864. Real estate developer; movie theater owner; mayor of Orlando, Fla., 1906-07. Died September 24, 1924 (age 60 years, 12 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
  Relatives: Married, June 16, 1887, to Roberta 'Bertie' Holland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vincent Henry Beckman (b. 1879) — also known as Vincent H. Beckman — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in St. Henry, Mercer County, Ohio, December 1, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary and director, National Theatre Co.; director and member executive committee, Eagle Picher Mining and Smelting Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1924, 1928 (alternate), 1940, 1948, 1956; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John G. Beckman and Catherine (Romer) Beckman; married, January 19, 1915, to Irene Gertrude Hummel.
  Charles R. Blatt — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Democrat. Movie theater business; nominated in primary for burgess of Somerset, Pennsylvania 1941, but withdrew before election. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Howard E. Brookings (1902-1977) — of Oakland, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Born in Tekamah, Burt County, Neb., January 24, 1902. Republican. Movie theater owner; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Pottawattamie County; elected 1950. Congregationalist. Member, Lions; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Eagles. Died in May, 1977 (age 75 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Willard E. Brookings and Lotta J. Brookings; married 1923 to Gretna M. Charles.
  Claude Ernest Cady (1878-1953) — also known as Claude E. Cady — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., May 28, 1878. Democrat. Grocer; owner of three movie theaters; member of Lansing city council, 1910-17; member of Lansing Police and Fire Commission, 1918-28; wholesale candy dealer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1926; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934; postmaster at Lansing, Mich., 1935-43 (acting, 1935). Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 30, 1953 (age 75 years, 186 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hardy Carlson (1887-1957) — of Volin, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Hudson, Lincoln County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), January 21, 1887. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; movie theater owner; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 3rd District, 1921-24, 1945-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died December 7, 1957 (age 70 years, 320 days). Interment at Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, May 17, 1918, to Aves Lineback.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Francis Carpentier (1896-1964) — also known as Charles F. Carpentier — of East Moline, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Moline, Rock Island County, Ill., September 19, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; movie theater operator; mayor of East Moline, Ill., 1929-39; defeated (Citizens), 1927; member of Illinois state senate 33rd District, 1939-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940 (alternate), 1956, 1960; secretary of state of Illinois, 1953-64; died in office 1964. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Forty and Eight; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Rotary; Catholic Order of Foresters. Died, while seeking the Republican nomination for Governor, April 3, 1964 (age 67 years, 197 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Gregoir Carpentier and Louise (De Connick) Carpentier; married, June 22, 1920, to Alta Sarginson.
  Bernard L. Crawford (b. 1924) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Glen Jean, Fayette County, W.Va., April 15, 1924. Democrat. Theater owner; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1967-70; appointed 1967; defeated, 1970; chair of Raleigh County Democratic Party, 1975. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles D. Crawford and Jane (Brabban) Crawford; married, May 27, 1947, to Nora Ogg.
  Laurent de Give (1828-1910) — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Belgium, January 31, 1828. Lawyer; Consul for Belgium in Atlanta, Ga., 1860-1903; opera house proprietor; movie theater owner. Catholic. Belgian ancestry. Member, Elks. Died in Rockledge, Brevard County, Fla., March 17, 1910 (age 82 years, 45 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Married to Marie Pauline Bemelmans; father of Henry Leon de Give; grandfather of Henry Leon de Give Jr..
  Political family: DeGive family of Atlanta, Georgia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Elmer Dietrich (1889-1942) — of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pa. Born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pa., July 30, 1889. Democrat. Movie theater business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1935-37. Died in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pa., May 20, 1942 (age 52 years, 294 days). Entombed at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Charles H. Dietrich and Ida Irene (Rhodes) Dietrich; married, September 28, 1909, to Laura Mabelle Middleton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Stephen Hogan (1869-1957) — also known as Thomas S. Hogan — of Montana; Midland, Midland County, Tex. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., December 23, 1869. Oil business; candidate for Montana state house of representatives, 1894; secretary of state of Montana, 1897-1901; Silver Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana at-large, 1898; Independent Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1900; member of Montana state senate, 1910-14; in Midland, Texas, he built the Yucca movie theater (1927) and the 12-story Hogan Building (1929), the city's first "skyscaper". Irish ancestry. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 25, 1957 (age 87 years, 276 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Bridget (O'Hearn) Hogan and John Hogan; married to Kathryn Agnes Donovan.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Clinton L. Howard (b. 1891) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Josephs Mills, Tyler County, W.Va., November 25, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; hardware merchant; movie theater business; clothing business; member of West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1935-38. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Howard and Thena M. Howard; married, February 18, 1918, to Willa M. Bond.
  Theodore Leonard Irving (1898-1962) — also known as Leonard Irving — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 24, 1898. Democrat. Railroad work; theater manager; hotel manager; construction worker; president and business agent, Local 264, Construction and General Laborers Union; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1949-53; defeated, 1952. Congregationalist. Member, Eagles. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1962 (age 63 years, 349 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Married 1918 to Effie A. Bjornstad.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Austin Eugene Lathrop (1865-1950) — also known as Austin E. Lathrop; Cap Lathrop — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Cordova, Chugach census area, Alaska. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., October 5, 1865. Owner of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper, a chain of movie theaters, two radio stations, two banks, and the Healy River Coal Company; trustee, Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, 1933-35, continuing as regent, University of Alaska, 1935-50. Killed in a railroad accident, at Healy, Denali Borough, Alaska, July 26, 1950 (age 84 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Vernon Lathrop and Sarah (Parsons) Lathrop; first cousin six times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin once removed of Alfred L. Lathrop (who married Barbara M. Lathrop); second cousin four times removed of Joshua Coit and Jedediah Sabin; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin of William Barret Ridgely; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Asahel Otis, Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Zina Hyde Jr. and Henry Sabin; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Lyman Huntington, John Hall Brockway and Abial Lathrop.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Marcel Etienne Malige (b. 1900) — also known as Marcel E. Malige — of Lapwai, Nez Perce County, Idaho. Born in Lapwai, Nez Perce County, Idaho, July 5, 1900. Farm worker; musician; movie projectionist; U.S. Vice Consul in Victoria, 1922; Nantes, 1922-25; Paris, 1925-26; U.S. Consul in Paris, 1926-28; Glasgow, 1928-32; Warsaw, as of 1934-38; Rio de Janeiro, as of 1940; U.S. Consul General in Martinique, as of 1943; Marseille, as of 1949. Burial location unknown.
  Louis Burt Mayer (1884-1957) — also known as Louis B. Mayer; Lazar Meir — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.; Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Dymer, Russia (now Ukraine), July 12, 1884. Republican. Owned movie theaters in New England; moved into the movie production business starting in 1916; head of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) movie studio, 1924-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928, 1932; vice-chair of California Republican Party, 1931-32; California Republican state chair, 1932-33. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of leukemia and a kidney infection, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 29, 1957 (age 73 years, 109 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Home of Peace Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Meltzer) Mayer and Jacob Mayer; married, June 14, 1903, to Margaret Shenberg (1883-1955) and Margaret Shenberg (divorced 1944); married, December 4, 1948, to Lorena L. Danker; father of Edith 'Edie' Mayer (who married William Goetz) and Irene Gladys Mayer (who married David Oliver Selznick).
  Political family: Mayer family of Los Angeles, California.
  Cross-reference: Dore Schary
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Louis B. Mayer: Charles Higham, Merchant of Dreams: Louis B. Mayer, MGM, and the Secret Hollywood — Gary Carey, All the stars in heaven : Louis B. Mayer's MGM — Diana Altman, Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System — Charles Higham, The Merchant of Dreams: A Biography of Louis B. Mayer
  Mark M. Mayne — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Republican. Movie theater film operator; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Louis J. Menges (b. 1888) — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., October 30, 1888. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; owner and builder of movie theaters; member of Illinois state senate 49th District, 1935-43. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Frank A. Miller (b. 1888) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 9, 1888. Democrat. Musical and sound effects director for silent movies and movie theaters; in 1915, he founded a theatrical booking agency; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1922-31. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 1, 1907, to Agnes C. Baumann.
  Robert Hector O'Brien (1904-1997) — also known as Robert H. O'Brien — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., September 15, 1904. Mining engineer; lawyer; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1942-44; special assistant to Barney Balaban, president of Paramount Pictures, and director, Paramount International Films; when the companies split in 1949, he became secretary-treasurer of the movie theater chain, United Paramount Theaters; following a merger with American Broadcasting Company, he became financial vice-president of the ABC television network; in 1957, he joined the Loew's movie theater chain as vice-president and treasurer; president of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio, 1963-69. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, of a stroke, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 6, 1997 (age 93 years, 21 days). Interment somewhere in Butte, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Grant O'Brien and Margaret (Flanagan) O'Brien; married, August 27, 1927, to Ellen Ford.
  Ralph Moses Paiewonsky (1907-1991) — also known as Ralph Paiewonsky — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 9, 1907. Democrat. Manager or president of distillery, movie theaters, a liquor store and a gift shop; one of the organizers of the West Indies Bank and Trust Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1940, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1964, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 1940-60; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1961-69. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of congestive heart failure, in St. Thomas Hospital, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, November 9, 1991 (age 84 years, 0 days). Entombed at Altona Jewish Cemetery, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Paiewonsky and Rebecca (Kushner) Paiewonsky; married to Ethel Heller; uncle of Michael Albert Paiewonsky; granduncle of Sebastiano Paiewonsky Cassinelli.
  Political family: Paiewonsky family of New York.
  The Ralph M. Paiewonky Library, at the University of the Virgin Islands, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alvin Pasco (1908-1980) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 29, 1908. Republican. Theater owner; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1956; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1948. Catholic. Died in 1980 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  Don R. Pears (1899-1992) — of Buchanan, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Buchanan, Berrien County, Mich., September 18, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; real estate broker; partner, Hollywood Theater, Buchanan, Mich.; Berrien County Register of Deeds, 1927-32; Berrien County Clerk, 1941-42, 1945-48; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1951-62, 1965-70 (Berrien County 1st District 1951-62, 43rd District 1965-70); defeated, 1932, 1934; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1959-62; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1962. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Odd Fellows. Died in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., July 17, 1992 (age 92 years, 303 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frederick Pears and Lura Grace (Rose) Pears; married, February 18, 1931, to Gladys Seidlitz.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George C. Porter (1903-1967) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Athens County, Ohio, December 9, 1903. Democrat. Theater owner; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1961; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1961-67; appointed 1961; died in office 1967. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in 1967 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Porter and Atta (Archer) Porter; married, March 4, 1931, to Bessie Thelma Burkett.
  John F. Rees (1882-1974) — of Wellsville, Montgomery County, Mo. Born in Jonesburg, Montgomery County, Mo., 1882. Republican. Movie theater business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Montgomery County, 1923-28. Died in 1974 (age about 92 years). Interment at Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, October 14, 1905, to Hermione Riedel.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Lafayette Rhinock (1863-1926) — also known as Joseph L. Rhinock — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky.; New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Owenton, Owen County, Ky., January 4, 1863. Democrat. Oil refiner; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1894-99; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1905-11; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908; theater business. Died, from heart disease, in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., September 20, 1926 (age 63 years, 259 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Rhinock and Eliza A. (Short) Rhinock; married, November 1, 1883, to Emma McKain.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Roehrig (born c.1866) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., about 1866. Democrat. President, Wyandotte Theatres Corporation, which in 1916 owned the Majestic, Marx, and Lincoln movie theaters; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1899-1901. Burial location unknown.
  James C. Shanklin (1884-1958) — also known as Jim Shanklin — of Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Born in Willow Bend, Monroe County, W.Va., August 6, 1884. Democrat. Manager of hotel and movie theaters; postmaster; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Greenbrier County, 1941-42; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944, 1952. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died in 1958 (age about 73 years). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of A. M. Shanklin and Elvira (Clark) Shanklin; married, March 21, 1921, to Georgia Alice Beard.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward F. Stahle (1860-1925) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif. Born in California, 1860. Republican. Surveyor; civil engineer; mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., 1893; theater manager. Died in La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., January 3, 1925 (age about 64 years). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Stahle and Eliza Stahle; married to Emma Griffith.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Staub (1827-1904) — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Switzerland, 1827. Theater business; mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., 1874-75, 1881-82. Died in 1904 (age about 77 years). Interment at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
  William G. Thick (born c.1885) — of Escanaba, Delta County, Mich.; Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., about 1885. Republican. Theater owner; mayor of Marshall, Mich., 1933-36. Burial location unknown.
  Harry Wall (b. 1903) — of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho. Born in Bowerston, Harrison County, Ohio, September 1, 1903. Democrat. Farmer; cattleman; movie theater owner; member of Idaho state senate, 1945-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1950; member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1952-63. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Wall and Lulu (Seifried) Wall.
  Lester Aglar Walton (1882-1965) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 20, 1882. Newspaper writer; theater manager; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1935-46. African ancestry. Member, Elks; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Alpha Phi Alpha. In 1913, started movement for capitalization of "N" in "Negro" in newspapers and magazines. Died in 1965 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin A. Walton and Ollie May (Camphor) Walton; married, June 29, 1912, to Gladys Moore.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Roy A. Warden Roy A. Warden (b. 1900) — of Yukon, McDowell County, W.Va.; War, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Monroe, Grafton County, N.H., October 2, 1900. Democrat. Movie theater owner; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County, 1945-46, 1951-52; candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1954. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Warden and Suzie (Fairbanks) Warden; married 1924 to Edith Lingard.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  James Patrick Whallen (1856-1930) — also known as James P. Whallen — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, December 4, 1856. Democrat. Wine and liquor merchant; theater owner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916, 1924. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 15, 1930 (age 73 years, 101 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Frank C. Zehrung Frank Connell Zehrung (1858-1942) — also known as Frank C. Zehrung; F. C. Zehrung — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, October 7, 1858. Republican. Druggist; theater business; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1913-15, 1921-27, 1931-33. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Elks. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., September 8, 1942 (age 83 years, 336 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Zehrung and Mary (Connell) Zehrung; married, March 15, 1911, to Jessie L. Voris.
  Image source: City of Lincoln
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