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  Judson Allen (1797-1880) — of Broome County, N.Y.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn., April 3, 1797. Democrat. Broome County Judge; member of New York state assembly from Broome County, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1839-41; plasterer. Died in St. Louis, Mo., August 6, 1880 (age 83 years, 125 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Roena Badger (1798-1830) and Sabra Badger (1796-1889).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harold H. Altro — of Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Rapids, Niagara County, N.Y. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; painting contractor; member of New York state assembly from Niagara County 1st District, 1957-64. Member, American Legion; Elks; Redmen. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Honora L. Cremmen.
  Peter Anderson (b. 1864) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Montreal, Quebec, August 27, 1864. Republican. Plastering contractor; member of Missouri state senate 34th District, 1907-09, 1915-26; resigned 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 27, 1887, to Frances A. Schroeder.
  Victor George Atiyeh (1923-2014) — also known as Victor Atiyeh; Vic Atiyeh — of Washington County, Ore.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 20, 1923. Rug import business; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1959-64; member of Oregon state senate, 1965-78; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1968, 1972, 1976; Governor of Oregon, 1979-87; defeated (Republican), 1974. Syrian ancestry. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., July 20, 2014 (age 91 years, 150 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of George Atiyeh; married 1964 to Dolores Hewitt.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Howard Balkam (1847-1901) — Born in Maine, April 9, 1847. Socialist. Painter; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1892 (16th District), 1898 (11th District); Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of New York, 1896. Died May 1, 1901 (age 54 years, 22 days). Burial location unknown.
  C. J. Barnett — of West Bay City (now part of Bay City), Bay County, Mich. Awning business; mayor of West Bay City, Mich., 1904-05. Burial location unknown.
  Lloyd R. Baumgart (1908-1985) — of Lena, Oconto County, Wis.; Coleman, Marinette County, Wis. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., January 29, 1908. Republican. Dairy farmer; painting contractor; hardware store owner; auctioneer; plumber; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Oconto County, 1957-64; defeated (Independent), 1952. Died in July, 1985 (age 77 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph R. Baxter (1903-1962) — also known as Joe R. Baxter — of Renton, King County, Wash. Born in Renton, King County, Wash., January 18, 1903. Republican. Painting contractor; motel owner; mayor of Renton, Wash., 1948-60. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles. Died in 1962 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph H. Baxter and Mary (DeWinter) Baxter; married, September 5, 1929, to Sarah M. Laramie.
  George T. Beach (1843-1915) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Tredegar, Wales, February 2, 1843. Painter; banker; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1904-07. Welsh ancestry. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., May 19, 1915 (age 72 years, 106 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Beach and Charlotte Beach.
  Louis Becker (b. 1875) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 25, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; paperhanger and decorator; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, July 8, 1903, to Dora Barthels.
  Wallace Foster Bennett (1898-1993) — also known as Wallace F. Bennett — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, November 13, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; paint manufacturer; automobile dealer; U.S. Senator from Utah, 1951-73, 1974-75; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956. Mormon. Member, Rotary. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, December 19, 1993 (age 95 years, 36 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of John Foster Bennett and Rosetta (Wallace) Bennett; married, September 6, 1922, to Frances Marion Grant; father of Robert Foster Bennett (1933-2016).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Berri (1848-1917) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 12, 1848. Republican. Carpet merchant; printing business; newspaper publisher; officer or director of banks, electric utilities, and the New York Telephone Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915; member, New York State Board of Regents, 1916-17. Congregationalist. Member, Union League. In 1911, he was arraigned on a charge of criminal libel over an article he published in his newspaper, brought by three candidates for Supreme Court, Herbert T. Ketcham, Patrick E. Callahan, and William Willett, Jr.; the case was withdrawn a few days later when the other two candidates discovered that Willett had indeed (as Berri charged) paid bribes for his nomination. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 19, 1917 (age 68 years, 219 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Berri ; married 1869 to Frances Williams Morris (died c.1910).
Henry A. Bishop Henry Alfred Bishop (b. 1860) — also known as Henry A. Bishop — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., December 4, 1860. Democrat. Ticket agent, purchasing agent, and superintendent of several railroads; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1886; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1912 (alternate); candidate for secretary of state of Connecticut, 1888; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1904; president, Clapp Fire Resisting Paint Co., Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey Power Co., and Reed Carpet Co.; vice-president, Brady Brass Co., Pacific Iron Works, Connecticut National Bank, and Consolidated Telephone Co.; director, Westchester Street Railway Co., Western Union Telegraph Co.; director, Bridgeport Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Psi Upsilon; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Darius Bishop and Julia Ann (Tomlinson) Bishop; brother of Nathaniel Wheeler Bishop (1865-1920); married, February 6, 1883, to Jessie Alvord Trubee; nephew of Russell Tomlinson.
  Political family: Bishop-Tomlinson family of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Jerome Holland Bishop (1846-1928) — also known as Jerome H. Bishop — of Decatur, Van Buren County, Mich.; Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Oxbow, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 3, 1846. Republican. Superintendent of schools; founder, J.H. Bishop fur company of Wyandotte, Mich.; rug and coat manufacturer; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1885-87, 1905-08; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1898; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1908. Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died May 22, 1928 (age 81 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Bishop and Zebina (Sterne) Bishop; married 1867 to Jennie Gray (died 1873); married 1876 to Ella M. Clark (1856-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Blakely (b. 1885) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Toronto, Ontario, April 27, 1885. Republican. Bricklayer; plasterer; member of New York state assembly, 1914-22 (Westchester County 1st District 1914-17, Westchester County 5th District 1918-22); defeated, 1922. Member, Knights of Pythias; Moose. Burial location unknown.
Charles Bormann Charles Bormann (b. 1879) — of Stapleton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born March 16, 1879. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; painting contractor; painters' supplies dealer; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1936-44. Member, American Legion; United Spanish War Veterans. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  George W. Brown (b. 1859) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Schenevus, Otsego County, N.Y., October 14, 1859. Republican. Produce dealer; produce dealer in Otsego County; later, employed by a hay, grain, and produce merchant in Brooklyn; bookkeeper and manager for a carriage painting and sign-making business; bookkeeper; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1907, 1909-10. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carlton Brown.
William A. Buckingham William Alfred Buckingham (1804-1875) — also known as William A. Buckingham — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., May 28, 1804. Republican. Dry goods merchant; ingrain wool carpet manufacturer, and later of rubber goods; mayor of Norwich, Conn., 1849-50, 1856-57; Governor of Connecticut, 1858-66; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1869-75; died in office 1875. Congregationalist. Died in Norwich, New London County, Conn., February 5, 1875 (age 70 years, 253 days). Interment at Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Andrew Buckingham (1770-1850) and Joanna (Matson) Buckingham (1777-1846); married, September 27, 1830, to Eliza Ripley (1808-1868); second cousin thrice removed of Allan Percy Sill (1885-1957); third cousin of Theodore Davenport; third cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen; fourth cousin of Greene Carrier Bronson and Elisha Hunt Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Brace, James Kilbourne, William Fessenden Allen, Selah Merrill and Frederick Hobbes Allen.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Lewis C. Carpenter
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Robert E. L. Bunch — of Ardsley, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Paint manufacturer; mayor of Ardsley, N.Y.; elected 1951. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Robert E. Lee
  Samuel Calley (1821-1883) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., April 13, 1821. House painter; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1870-71; mayor of Salem, Mass., 1881-82. Killed himself by hanging, in the back stairway of his home, Salem, Essex County, Mass., January 1, 1883 (age 61 years, 263 days). Entombed at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John J. Cathro (1842-1909) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Scotland, April 3, 1842. Republican. Painter and decorator; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena District, 1895-96. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a "long illness of stomach trouble", in Cathro, Alpena County, Mich., March 7, 1909 (age 66 years, 338 days). Burial location unknown.
  Louis Gary Clemente (1908-1968) — also known as L. Gary Clemente — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 10, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president and director, Unexcelled Chemical Corporation; executive with Moderne Paint Company, Premier Chemical Corporation, and Ohio Bronze Company; director, Mary Immaculate Hospital; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1949-53; defeated, 1952. Catholic. Member, Disabled American Veterans. Died, from cancer, in Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., May 13, 1968 (age 59 years, 338 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Ruth Sonnefeld.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frank Crowther (1870-1955) — of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J.; Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y.; Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Liverpool, England, July 10, 1870. Republican. Rug and carpet designer; dentist; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1906-07; U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1919-43. Died in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., July 20, 1955 (age 85 years, 10 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry F. Curvin (1898-1979) — of Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I. Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., August 21, 1898. Democrat. Painting contractor; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1931-64; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1941-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960, 1964. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in May, 1979 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Curvin and Mary A. (Gillan) Curvin; married, February 11, 1929, to Josephine U. McVay.
  Clifton DeBerry (1924-2006) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Union City, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., 1924. Socialist. Painter; factory worker; Socialist Workers candidate for President of the United States, 1964, 1980; Socialist Workers candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1965; Socialist Workers candidate for Governor of New York, 1970. African ancestry. Died, from heart failure, in a hospital in Alameda County, Calif., March 24, 2006 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Nelson Demarest (1849-1937) — also known as William N. Demarest — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., October 24, 1849. Painter and paperhanger; Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Stamford, 1908, 1910. Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., July 10, 1937 (age 87 years, 259 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Gilbert Demarest (1808-1894) and Matilda (Nelson) Demarest (1827-1895); married, November 14, 1875, to Eunice Evangeline Toms (1853-1927); married 1929 to Florance A. Nearing (1886-1931); third cousin once removed of Andrew H. Demarest (1844-1896).
  Political family: Demarest family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William F. Depelheuer (1871-1956) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 2, 1871. Republican. Painting contractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1915-18; member of Missouri state senate 30th District, 1919-34; defeated, 1934, 1940. German ancestry. Died in Missouri, May 22, 1956 (age 84 years, 355 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Affton, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, April 15, 1903, to Elizabeth Lannerth (1880-1952).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jules De Porre — of Lochmoor (now Grosse Pointe Woods), Wayne County, Mich. Plasterer; village president of Lochmoor, Michigan, 1936-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Oscar Stanton De Priest (1871-1951) — also known as Oscar De Priest — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., March 9, 1871. Republican. Painter; real estate broker; Cook County Commissioner, 1894-1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908 (alternate), 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932, 1936; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1929-35; defeated, 1934, 1936, 1938. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 12, 1951 (age 80 years, 64 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander R. De Priest and Mary (Karsner) De Priest; married, February 23, 1898, to Jessie Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis F. Edwards (c.1892-1939) — of Long Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born about 1892. Democrat. Haberdashery business; paint manufacturer; mayor of Long Beach, N.Y., 1938-39; died in office 1939. Shot and killed by disgruntled police patrolman Alvin Dooley, in Long Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 15, 1939 (age about 47 years). Burial location unknown.
James J. Frawley James J. Frawley (b. 1866) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 14, 1866. Democrat. Plasterer; builder; member of New York state senate 20th District, 1903-14. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Walter L. Frazier (born c.1873) — of Pleasant Valley, Barkhamsted, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Barkhamsted, Litchfield County, Conn., about 1873. Republican. Painter; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Barkhamsted, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Philip S. Galpin (1796-1872) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in 1796. Whig. Carpet manufacturer; insurance business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1829, 1834-35, 1843; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1842-46, 1856-60; member of Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1848. Died May 22, 1872 (age about 75 years). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Married 1818 to Ann Fitch; married to Sarah Hull (1817-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Thomas Giering (1853-1895) — also known as Isaac T. Giering — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., November 11, 1853. Republican. Painter; postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1878-79. Died, from consumption, in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., August 9, 1895 (age 41 years, 271 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester Levin Giering and Caroline Elizabeth (Stahl) Giering (1828-1911); married to Anna Rebecca Koch (1857-1883); grandnephew of John J. Giering (1803-1894).
  Political family: Giering family of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Olen Gunnett (1876-1956) — of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. Born in Maryland, July 17, 1876. Plasterer; grocer; hardware dealer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1920; mayor of Frostburg, Md., 1939-42; defeated, 1942. Member, Eagles. Died, in Miners Hospital, Frostburg, Allegany County, Md., May 22, 1956 (age 79 years, 310 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Madison Gunnett and Anna Gunnett; first cousin once removed of Samuel Gunnett Neff (1913-1995).
  Political family: Crowe-Gunnett-Neff family of Frostburg, Maryland.
  Campaign slogan: "Not a publicity seeker, but a plain honest public official."
  David R. Hawley (born c.1857) — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., about 1857. Painter; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1903-04; defeated, 1906 (Republican), 1912 (Progressive). Burial location unknown.
  Edward S. Haws (1873-1949) — of Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Joanna, Berks County, Pa., May 4, 1873. Democrat. Plastering contractor; postmaster at Narberth, Pa., 1913-22; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928. Killed himself by rifle shot to the head, in the cellar of his home, Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa., December 26, 1949 (age 76 years, 236 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Haws and Sarah (McGowan) Haws; married to Ada Louise Ely.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas L. Ingram — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Painter and decorator; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 23rd District, 1913. Burial location unknown.
Charles G. Jones Charles Gasham Jones (1856-1911) — also known as Charles G. Jones; "Gristmill" — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Greenup, Cumberland County, Ill., November 3, 1856. Flour mill business; painting contractor; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1896-97, 1901-03; member of Oklahoma territorial House of Representatives, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a stomach hemorrhage, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 29, 1911 (age 54 years, 146 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Harrison Jones (1820-1894) and Rebeccal (Wall) Jones (1822-1858); married 1893 to Tena Stafford (1866-1901); married, April 10, 1909, to Nettie E. Wheeler (1854-1945); uncle of William Harrison Hallett (1867-1940).
  Epitaph: "89'er"
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  John Jacob Kamm (1835-1877) — also known as John J. Kamm — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Marburg, Germany, April 11, 1835. Republican. Painter; postmaster at Fort Wayne, Ind., 1869-77. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., September 5, 1877 (age 42 years, 147 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Married 1855 to Hannah Barcus.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph S. Keenan (1903-1982) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 13, 1903. Republican. Painting contractor; police officer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 3rd District, 1943-48, 1961-64; member of Delaware state senate 4th District, 1967-68. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Shriners. Died, in the Delaware Division hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 23, 1982 (age 79 years, 10 days). Interment at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ellsworth Abraham Kellogg (1879-1945) — also known as Ellsworth A. Kellogg — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 17, 1879. Socialist. Painter; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., August 3, 1945 (age 65 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kellogg (1856-1918) and Sarah Abigail (Wallace) Kellogg (1861-1935); married, December 22, 1909, to Josephine Georgina 'Josie' Windedahl (1884-1959); second cousin twice removed of Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Abram Bennett Macardell (1877-1958).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John F. Kenny (b. 1853) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., 1853. Democrat. Painter; member of New York state assembly from New York County 18th District, 1885, 1887. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
Edward H. Kiefer Edward H. Kiefer (b. 1874) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 1, 1874. Progressive. Painter; labor union business manager; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 18th District, 1911-14, 1931-40. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  William A. King — of Massachusetts. Socialist. Painter; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1919; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Franklin Knapp (1906-1992) — also known as Charles F. Knapp — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 27, 1906. Police officer; painting and decorating business; mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1959; resigned 1959. Died in Plantation, Broward County, Fla., September 24, 1992 (age 85 years, 363 days). Burial location unknown.
  Peter Kostoff — of Massachusetts. Born in Bulgaria. Socialist. Picture framer; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Bob Kramer — of Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif. Painting contractor; newspaper columnist; mayor of Burbank, Calif., 1997-98, 2001-02. Still living as of 2002.
  Larry Lowder (born c.1950) — of Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Born about 1950. Carpet cleaning business; candidate for mayor of Ogden, Utah, 1985 (primary), 1991. Still living as of 1991.
  Paul August Luedtke (1888-1968) — also known as Paul A. Luedtke — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., August 24, 1888. Republican. Wood finishing and decorating business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1943-62. Member, Moose; Elks; Odd Fellows; United Commercial Travelers. Died June 18, 1968 (age 79 years, 299 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of William Luedtke (1852-1906) and Fredricka Luedtke (1856-1943); married to Clara Fara (1892-1938); married, September 11, 1939, to Alta Seefeldt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul F. Lutty (1917-1988) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Gibsonia, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 30, 1917. Democrat. Paperhanging contractor; office clerk; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1951-72 (Allegheny County 6th District 1951-54, Allegheny County 8th District 1955-64, Allegheny County 3rd District 1965-66, Allegheny County 9th District 1967-68, 25th District 1969-72). Member, Elks; Moose. Died October 3, 1988 (age 71 years, 95 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Victoria (Huneck) Lutty; married to Rita Herold.
  Ross Magill — of Kansas. Socialist. Rug manufacturer; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Kansas, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Raymond John McArdle (b. 1891) — also known as John McArdle — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Bolivar, Allegany County, N.Y., December 20, 1891. Draftsman; decorator; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Mexico City, 1923, 1926-27; Santa Marta, 1923-24; Monterrey, 1929; U.S. Consul in Prague, 1932. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  James Philip Meehan (b. 1893) — of Lawrence, Essex County, Mass. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., June 25, 1893. Democrat. Painter and decorator; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1929-34; member of Massachusetts state senate Fifth Essex District, 1935-36. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  George A. Merritt (born c.1894) — of Andover, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Andover, Tolland County, Conn., about 1894. Republican. Mail carrier; painter; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Andover, 1921-22, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  John Mortensen (b. 1958) — also known as Jack Mortensen — of Folsom, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., September 11, 1958. Democrat. Painting contractor; candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Still living as of 2003.
  Benjamin G. Mosher — also known as "Uncle Ben" — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Democrat. Mason; plasterer; mayor of Jackson, Mich., 1872-74. Burial location unknown.
Dan W. Mouse Dan W. Mouse (b. 1897) — also known as D. W. Mouse — of Petersburg, Grant County, W.Va. Born in Grant County, W.Va., January 1, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; plasterer; dairy farmer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Grant County, 1949-52. United Brethren. Member, Farm Bureau; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Mouse and Frances (Finke) Mouse; married, February 4, 1920, to Maysell Harman Smith.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Joseph F. Nagel (1902-1984) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 14, 1902. Democrat. Insurance agent; real estate broker; vice-president, Cadillac Awning Co., Detroit; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1935-46; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1946. Member, Eagles. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 24, 1984 (age 81 years, 225 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1941 to Carolyn Ott.
  Arthur S. Newell (b. 1850) — Born in Morris, Grundy County, Ill., October 17, 1850. Decorator; U.S. Consular Agent in Waterloo, 1886-1901, 1910-11. Burial location unknown.
John Palmer John Palmer (1842-1905) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Stapleton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., March 22, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; house painter; secretary of state of New York, 1894-98. English ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., April 15, 1905 (age 63 years, 24 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1867 to Margaret Moore.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
Henry Remer Parrott Henry Remer Parrott (1829-1919) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., January 4, 1829. Republican. Express agent; secretary-treasurer, later president, Parrott Varnish Company; vice-president, People's Steamboat Company of Bridgeport; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1888 (delegation secretary); member of Connecticut Republican State Committee, 1889. Congregationalist. Died November 25, 1919 (age 90 years, 325 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Wells Parrott (1806-1891) and Lucelia Ann (Remer) Parrott (1808-1898); married, October 17, 1854, to Annie Jane Garland (1835-1895); married, February 18, 1903, to Helen Reinders (1882-1959).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Joseph Flintlock Perry (b. 1898) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 21, 1898. Democrat. Awning and canvas goods manufacturer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1941-42. Presbyterian. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas E. Perry and Ida R. (Faudree) Perry; married, November 11, 1919, to Mary Elizabeth McClure.
  Edward M. Platt — of West Goshen, Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Painter; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Goshen, 1939-40. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lester J. Pratt — of Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Painting contractor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Plymouth, 1939-40. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin S. Rhodes (1889-1969) — also known as Ben S. Rhodes — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill.; Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Saunemin, Livingston County, Ill., April 11, 1889. Republican. Plasterer; president of the Plasterer's Union; mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1927-33; member of Illinois state house of representatives 26th District, 1939-64. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died July 21, 1969 (age 80 years, 101 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah J. Rhodes (1852-1912) and Mary (Gahagan) Rhodes (1854-1930); married to Julie O'Neil (1883-1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Frank E. Riley Frank E. Riley (b. 1865) — of Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, N.H., March 5, 1865. Republican. Painter and decorator; postmaster at Two Rivers, Wis., 1898-1914, 1919-23; hardware business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Manitowoc County 2nd District, 1939-46. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John Brownlee Robertson (1809-1892) — also known as John B. Robertson — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 14, 1809. Whig. Physician; carpet manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1840; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1847-49; postmaster at New Haven, Conn., 1849-53; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1881-82. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 14, 1892 (age 82 years, 304 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Robertson (1775-1816) and Ann (Thomas) Robertson (1785-1871); married 1830 to Mary W. Denison (1810-1835); married 1838 to Mabel Maria Heaton (1817-1907); first cousin twice removed of Stephen Robinson Bell (1860-1897).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank E. Rosenberger (born c.1865) — of Hazardville, Enfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hazardville, Enfield, Hartford County, Conn., about 1865. Democrat. Painter; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Enfield; elected 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Hamilton M. Ross (1838-1912) — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in 1838. Democrat. House painter; candidate for mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1909. Died in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., April 17, 1912 (age about 73 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth McConnell.
  John Sanford (1851-1939) — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., January 18, 1851. Republican. Carpet manufacturer; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1889-93; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896. Died in Saratoga, Saratoga County, N.Y., September 26, 1939 (age 88 years, 251 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Sanford (1826-1913); grandson of John Sanford.
  Political family: Sanford family of Amsterdam, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen Sanford (1826-1913) — of New York. Born in New York, May 26, 1826. Republican. Carpet manufacturer; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1869-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1876. Died February 13, 1913 (age 86 years, 263 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Sanford (1803-1857); father of John Sanford (1851-1939).
  Political family: Sanford family of Amsterdam, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank E. Schaeffer, Jr. (b. 1905) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 2, 1905. Democrat. Painting contractor; building superintendent; vice-president, Building Service Union, Local 150-B; delegate, Federated Trades Council; brewery worker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District; elected 1948, 1950, 1952, 1958. Burial location unknown.
  Charles J. Schmidt (b. 1907) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 20, 1907. Democrat. Interior decorator; auditor; real estate and insurance business; member of Wisconsin state assembly; elected 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958; member of Wisconsin state senate 5th District; elected 1962. Catholic. Member, Lions; Eagles; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Burial location unknown.
  Herman Schmitt (b. 1832) — of Blue Island, Cook County, Ill. Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, September 23, 1832. Painter; merchant; village president of Blue Island, Illinois, 1873-74. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1855 to Theresa Mihm.
  George J. Talsky (b. 1899) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 19, 1899. Democrat. Painter and decorator; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 8th District; elected 1954, 1956, 1958. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anton Talsky.
  Chester Charles Thompson (1893-1971) — also known as Chester Thompson — of Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., September 19, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; plastering contractor; Rock Island County Treasurer; mayor of Rock Island, Ill., 1927-32; defeated, 1964; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938. Methodist. Member, Moose; Eagles. Died in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., January 30, 1971 (age 77 years, 133 days). Interment at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Charles L. Thompson and Susan (Miller) Thompson; married to Margaret M. Flynn (1893-1962).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Fawcett Tiemann (1805-1899) — also known as Daniel F. Tiemann — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born January 9, 1805. Democrat. Paint manufacturer; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1858-60; member of New York state senate 8th District, 1872-73. Died June 29, 1899 (age 94 years, 171 days). Interment at Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of I. Anthony Tiemann; married 1826 to Martha Clowes (niece of Peter Cooper (1791-1883)).
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Fred Edson Tracy (b. 1865) — also known as Fred E. Tracy — of Belvidere Center, Belvidere, Lamoille County, Vt. Born in Montgomery, Franklin County, Vt., July 12, 1865. Republican. Carpenter; painter; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Belvidere, 1910. Protestant. Burial location unknown.
  Elmer Tunis (b. 1872) — of Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Born in Linn County, Mo., October 7, 1872. Democrat. General contractor; wallpaper and paint retailer; mayor of Elwood, Ind., 1917-18, 1943-44, 1950-51; police chief. Quaker. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  L. Van Den Bergh — of Minnesota. Born in Netherlands. Socialist. Painter; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Minnesota, 1920. Dutch ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  G. R. West (b. 1890) — of Elizabeth, Wirt County, W.Va. Born in Elizabeth, Wirt County, W.Va., March 22, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; carpenter; painter; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wirt County; elected 1952, 1954; defeated, 1960. Protestant. Member, Junior Order; Farm Bureau; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Ansel P. Wilcox (c.1833-1917) — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Born in New York, about 1833. Painter and paperhanger; candidate for mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1913. Died May 13, 1917 (age about 84 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Ansel Wilcox and Phoebe (Risley) Wilcox.
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