The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Photography

Very incomplete list!

  Harvey R. Abraham (1895-1973) — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., January 15, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; photo finishing business; traveling salesman; real estate broker; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 1st District, 1947-60. Member, American Legion; Elks. Died in November, 1973 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Frederick C. Breidenbach (1876-1955) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., September 20, 1876. Photography business; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1922-25. Died, in Martland Medical Center, Newark, Essex County, N.J., May 21, 1955 (age 78 years, 243 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew J. Breidenbach.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Foote (1897-1973) — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Born in Edgemont, Fall River County, S.Dak., September 5, 1897. Republican. Gold milling, Homestake Mining Co., Lead, S.D., 1915-20; pumper, Standard Oil Refinery, Casper, Wyo., from 1920; musician; photographer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1939, 1943-51. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Toastmasters. Died in April, 1973 (age 75 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Foote and Catherine (Barr) Foote; married 1917 to Myrtle Gladys Hanson.
  Irving C. Freese (b. 1903) — of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in East Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., February 19, 1903. Socialist. Photographer; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Norwalk, 1946; mayor of Norwalk, Conn., 1947-55, 1957-59; defeated, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth E. Hutchinson (niece of Jasper McLevy).
  Irving Freese Park, in Norwalk, Connecticut, is named for him.
  Gilbert Salvadore Iberri Garcetti (b. 1941) — also known as Gil Garcetti — Born August 5, 1941. Democrat. Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1992-2000; photographer. Mexican and Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Salvador Garcetti and Juanita (Iberri) Garcetti; married to Sukey Roth; father of Eric Michael Garcetti.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Joseph Thayer Gilman (b. 1898) — also known as Joseph T. Gilman — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., March 19, 1898. Photography business; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Athens, 1924-27; Jerusalem, 1927-29; U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, 1929-31; Beirut, 1931-32. Burial location unknown.
  James Henry Gilpatrick (1871-1960) — also known as James H. Gilpatrick — of Sitka, Alaska. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., December 27, 1871. Democrat. Carpenter; photographer; postmaster at Sitka, Alaska, 1935-38. Died in Sitka, Alaska, December 6, 1960 (age 88 years, 345 days). Interment at Moose Cemetery, Sitka, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Collins Gilpatrick and Frances Luella (Fergus) Gilpatrick; married 1893 to Katherine Imogene Blackstone.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Garret Augustus Hobart IV (b. 1935) — also known as Garret A. Hobart IV — of Morristown, Morris County, N.J. Born in 1935. Democrat. Lawyer; photographer; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Morris County, 1963; candidate for New Jersey state senate District 10, 1971. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of Garret Augustus Hobart (1907-1963) and Minette (Seeldrayers) Hobart; grandson of Garret Augustus Hobart Jr.; great-grandson of Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899) and Jennie Tuttle Hobart; second great-grandson of Socrates Tuttle and William Pierce Frye; third great-grandson of John March Frye.
  Political families: Hobart family of Paterson, New Jersey; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Pete Kinch — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Photographer; mayor of Everett, Wash., 1990-94. Member, Jaycees. Still living as of 1994.
  Joseph Augustine Kuhn (1841-1918) — also known as Joseph A. Kuhn — of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash. Born in East Berlin, Adams County, Pa., September 1, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; photographer; lawyer; banker; mayor of Port Townsend, Wash., 1883-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington Territory, 1884; member of Democratic National Committee from Washington Territory, 1888. Died in Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash., October 4, 1918 (age 77 years, 33 days). Interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph J. Kuhn and Jane Rebecca (McCabe) Kuhn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Martin Madison Martin Madison (b. 1854) — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis.; Manchester, Kingsbury County, S.Dak. Born near Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., 1854. Republican. Photographer; agent for carriage manufacturers; farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 22nd District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Raymond Lawrence Merrigan (1919-2000) — also known as Raymond L. Merrigan — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in South Deerfield, Deerfield, Franklin County, Mass., 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; newspaper reporter; photographer; postmaster at North Adams, Mass., 1961-89 (acting, 1961-64). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass., June 28, 2000 (age about 80 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Holyoke, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Theresa V. (Tucker) Merrigan and Francis Mark Merrigan; married to Helen M. McKillop.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul R. Moore (b. 1911) — of Ravenswood, Jackson County, W.Va. Born in Milton, Cabell County, W.Va., October 25, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; photographer; merchant; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Jackson County, 1956; member of West Virginia state senate 4th District, 1959-62; defeated, 1962; mayor of Ravenswood, W.Va., 1965-66. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Moore and Hattie (McGhee) Moore; married, February 22, 1936, to Helen Hartley.
  Bill Nation (b. 1925) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Lingle, Goshen County, Wyo., May 28, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; photographer; real estate agent; mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., 1962-66; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Laramie County, 1965-. Congregationalist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Elks; Eagles; Exchange Club; Toastmasters. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Oliver Nation and Marie (Voss) Nation; married, December 11, 1946, to Joanne Ida Petersen.
  Maurine Brown Neuberger (1907-2000) — also known as Maurine Neuberger; Maurine Brown; Mrs. Richard L. Neuberger — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Ore., January 9, 1907. Democrat. School teacher; writer; photographer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1951-56; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1960-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Female. Unitarian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Theta Sigma Phi; Delta Kappa Gamma; American Association of University Women. Third woman to win a full term in the U.S. Senate. Died, of a bone marrow disorder, in a nursing home at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., February 22, 2000 (age 93 years, 44 days). Interment at Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Daughter of Walter T. Brown and Ethel (Kelty) Brown; married, July 11, 1964, to Dr. Philip Solomon; married, December 20, 1945, to Richard Lewis Neuberger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Dorothy Norman (1905-1997) — also known as Dorothy Stecker — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1905. Democrat. Writer; photographer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948. Female. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Urban League. Died in East Hampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., April 12, 1997 (age about 91 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ambrose Clarkson Pack (1870-1957) — also known as Ambrose C. Pack — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in December, 1870. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Washtenaw County Sheriff, 1919; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1923-36 (acting, 1923-24); photographer. Died in 1957 (age about 86 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Pack and Helen M. (Gillett) Pack; married, May 9, 1894, to Roba Pulcipher; father of Philip Clarkson Pack.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Amos Patriquin — of Lead, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Photographer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 48th District, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Matthew Joseph Steffens (1852-1928) — also known as Matthew J. Steffens — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, June 10, 1852. Photographer; Vice-Consul for Chile in Chicago, Ill., 1895-1907. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 30, 1928 (age 75 years, 325 days). Interment at Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Steffens and Christine (Thullen) Steffens; married 1874 to Rosetta Fischer.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert J. Thompson (c.1938-2006) — also known as Bob Thompson — of West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pa. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., about 1938. Republican. Photographer; Chester County Commissioner, 1979-86; member of Pennsylvania state senate 19th District, 1995-2006; died in office 2006. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Died, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 26, 2006 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph H. Thompson and Winifred Thompson; married to Nancy Blackman.
  Charles W. VanSlyke (1840-1917) — of Stockbridge, Ingham County, Mich.; Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Loveland, Larimer County, Colo. Born in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y., December 28, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; photography business; mayor of Mason, Mich., 1896-99; defeated, 1895. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Loveland, Larimer County, Colo., January 18, 1917 (age 76 years, 21 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Caroline B. Cook.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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