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  Patrick J. Andrews — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Ireland. Democrat. Plumber; member of New York state assembly from New York County 26th District, 1896-97. Irish ancestry. 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.
  William Beuttel, Jr. — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Plumbing and heating business; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1940-43. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James W. Birkett — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Plumber; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 1890-91. Burial location unknown.
  George MacClellan Blake (b. 1863) — also known as George M. Blake — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; Cumberland Foreside, Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, May 17, 1863. Democrat. Plumbing and steam supplies business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Blake and Rosilla (Littlefield) Blake; married, September 13, 1888, to Victoria Andrews Orne.
  John C. Blankenhorn (1893-1970) — of Lindenhurst, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born August 20, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; plumbing and heating contractor; mayor of Lindenhurst, N.Y., 1941-47; defeated, 1937 (People's), 1947, 1949. Died October 28, 1970 (age 77 years, 69 days). Interment at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Elsie Gagin (1895-1974).
  Maurice Boggs (1909-1985) — of Sand Fork, Gilmer County, W.Va.; Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Lockney, Gilmer County, W.Va., October 2, 1909. Democrat. Boilermaker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Gilmer County; elected 1960. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in November, 1985 (age 76 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. French Boggs and Nellie (Alkire) Boggs; married, June 29, 1935, to Drusilla Garrett.
  Charles Campbell Boyd (1873-1935) — also known as Charles C. Boyd — of Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1873. Plumber; plumbing fixture dealer; mayor of Westbury, N.Y., 1934-35; died in office 1935. Died, in Nassau Hospital, Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., February 28, 1935 (age 62 years, 2 days). Burial location unknown.
  Brice J. Brasen (1873-1926) — of Miles City, Custer County, Mont. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 22, 1873. Plumber; mayor of Miles City, Mont., 1922-26; defeated, 1926; died in office 1926. Member, Freemasons. Died, from Bright's disease, in Miles City, Custer County, Mont., April 19, 1926 (age 52 years, 301 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Bernt A. Brasen (1833-1918) and Severine P. Brasen (1837-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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)
  William H. Cadwell (b. 1863) — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, 1863. Democrat. Civil engineer; surveyor; architect; plumbing supplies manufacturer; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from New Britain, 1904, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Michael J. Campbell (b. 1939) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., 1939. Pipefitter; mayor of Bay City, Mich., 1972-73. Still living as of 2002.
  John Joseph Casey (1875-1929) — also known as John J. Casey — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Empire, Luzerne County, Pa., May 26, 1875. Coal miner; plumber; steamfitter; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1907-08; candidate for Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1910; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1913-17, 1919-21, 1923-25, 1927-29 (11th District 1913-17, 1919-21, 12th District 1923-25, 1927-29); defeated (Democratic), 1920 (11th District), 1924 (12th District); died in office 1929. Died in Balboa, Canal Zone (now Panama), May 5, 1929 (age 53 years, 344 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Peter Casey and Mary (McGrath) Casey; married, August 1, 1900, to Sarah Celestine Lally.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Philip J. Casey Philip J. Casey — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Democrat. Plumbing contractor; member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1936-40; defeated, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Anthony M. Ciarlone — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Plumbing and heating contractor; member of Connecticut state senate 10th District; elected 1970; candidate in primary for mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1981. Still living as of 1981.
John Connelly John Connelly (b. 1857) — also known as "Honest John" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Ireland, April 10, 1857. Democrat. Plumber; elevated railroad ticket agent; member of New York state assembly from New York County 19th District, 1888-92; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1894. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Times, October 21, 1894
  Hyman Costrell (b. 1890) — also known as Jack Robbins — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; New York. Born in Kurenitz, Russia (now Belarus), October 19, 1890. Communist. Arrested in 1905 in Russia and jailed three months for demonstrating and distributing circulars against the Czarist government; naturalized U.S. citizen; plumber; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1934. Jewish. Burial location unknown.
  Ephraim Henry Cowles (1894-1951) — also known as Ephraim H. Cowles — of South Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., December 5, 1894. Democrat. Heating contractor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from South Windsor, 1933-34; defeated, 1934. Died in Newington, Hartford County, Conn., June 7, 1951 (age 56 years, 184 days). Interment at Center Cemetery, South Windsor, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of James Buchanan Cowles and Margaret E. (Slattery) Cowles (1869-1923); married, September 22, 1921, to Elsie Adella Church (died 1960); first cousin six times removed of William Pitkin; first cousin seven times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin five times removed of Josiah Cowles (1716-1793) and Daniel Pitkin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy C. Enquist (born c.1895) — of Branford, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Branford, New Haven County, Conn., about 1895. Republican. Heating contractor; member of Connecticut state senate 12th District, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  Edgar C. Erickson (b. 1895) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., July 18, 1895. Republican. Heating engineer; member of Massachusetts state senate Second Worcester District, 1933-36. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Edward J. Finan — Republican. Boilermaker; farmer; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Raymond Earl Garvey (1893-1975) — also known as Raymond E. Garvey — of Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 4, 1893. Plumber; inventor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1936 (Farmer-Labor), 1940 (Democratic primary), 1942 (Democratic primary); mayor of Ironwood, Mich., 1936-38; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Gogebic County, 1939-40; defeated in Democratic primary, 1934. Catholic. Member, Eagles. Died in 1975 (age about 81 years). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Married, August 2, 1919, to Matilda M. Lanfald.
  Charles Lewis Gerlach (1895-1947) — also known as Charles L. Gerlach — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., September 14, 1895. Republican. Heating supply business; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1936-37; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939-47 (9th District 1939-45, 8th District 1945-47); died in office 1947. Moravian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Eagles. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., May 5, 1947 (age 51 years, 233 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Pa.
  Relatives: Married, November 16, 1916, to Florence I. Hillegas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Gilliam (b. 1929) — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Sandy Hook, Elliott County, Ky., March 19, 1929. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; plumber; member of West Virginia state house of delegates; elected 1970, 1972, 1974. Methodist. Member, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Moose; Jaycees. Still living as of 1975.
  Relatives: Son of Merida Gilliam and Esther (William) Gilliam; married, May 15, 1947, to Virginia Adkins.
  Harry Hermann (1872-1964) — of Laurium, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 9, 1872. Republican. Plumber; steamfitter; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1939-44, 1947-54 (Houghton County 1st District 1939-44, Houghton District 1947-54); defeated, 1936 (Houghton County 1st District), 1944 (Houghton District), 1954 (Houghton District). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died in 1964 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, November 19, 1902, to Theresa Kasper.
  William Stuart Howe (b. 1890) — also known as William S. Howe — of Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., April 16, 1890. Republican. U.S. Vice Consul in Hankow, as of 1917; plumbing and heating business; director, Somerville Coop Bank; trustee, Somerville Hospital; candidate for mayor of Somerville, Mass., 1929; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1934, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Saddler Howe and Lillian Florence (Howe) Howe; married 1922 to Alice C. Bullock.
  Milo R. Hulliberger — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Plumbing and heating business; mayor of Jackson, Mich., 1930-31. Burial location unknown.
  Stanley Jarolin (c.1933-2000) — Born about 1933. Democrat. Plumbing and heating contractor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1983-98; defeated in primary, 1998. While fishing with a friend, their boat capsized; he made it to shore but died soon after from a heart attack, in Luzerne County, Pa., May 13, 2000 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
G. T. Johnston G. T. Johnston (1887-1970) — of Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Giles County, Va., July 24, 1887. Democrat. Plumbing and heating contractor; deputy sheriff; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County, 1951-56. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in August, 1970 (age 83 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Johnston and Annie W. (Moore) Johnston; married, February 4, 1914, to Sina Bagby.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Oscar Klöcker (c.1863-1940) — of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash. Born in Norway, about 1863. Naturalized U.S. citizen; pipefitter; shipping business; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Port Townsend, Wash., 1892-1901; Vice-Consul for Chile in Port Townsend, Wash., 1896-1907; mayor of Port Townsend, Wash., 1914; Honorary Vice-Consul for Norway in Port Townsend, Wash., 1935. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash., July 2, 1940 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
Fred Lang Fred Lang (b. 1872) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Baltimore, Md., 1872. Plumbing and heating business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 35, 1917-20, 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
Edwin J. Larson Edwin J. Larson (b. 1885) — of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wis., November 29, 1885. Republican. President and general manager, Plymouth Refrigerating Company; real estate and insurance business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Sheboygan County 2nd District, 1939-44. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Stillman Stephen Light (1858-1933) — also known as Stillman Light — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Jefferson Valley, Westchester County, N.Y., November 13, 1858. Plumber; Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Danbury, 1914. Died, in Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., March 11, 1933 (age 74 years, 118 days). Interment at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Light (1820-1896) and Orpha Jane (Pinckney) Light (1822-1888); first cousin once removed of John Cecil Purcell; second cousin four times removed of Aaron Burr; third cousin twice removed of Ezra Cornell (1807-1874); third cousin thrice removed of Israel Washburn and Reuel Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Alonzo Barton Cornell and Frederick C. Schilplin.
  Political families: Cornell family of New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Pendleton family of Connecticut; Cornell-Schilplin-Washburn-Burr family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John B. Locke (b. 1856) — of Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., March 7, 1856. Plumber; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Second Berkshire District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Albert J. Magnus (born c.1889) — of Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., about 1889. Republican. Plumber; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bethel, 1921-22. 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.
George Meany George Meany (1894-1980) — Born in City Island, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., August 16, 1894. Plumber; president, American Federation of Labor, 1952-55; president, AFL-CIO, 1955-79. Irish ancestry. Died January 10, 1980 (age 85 years, 147 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Meany; married to Eugenia McMahon.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Andrew Custer Metzger (b. 1873) — also known as Andrew C. Metzger — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 18, 1873. Republican. Partner in Walsh & Metzger plumbing and heating firm; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1925, 1941; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Woodmen; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Charles F. Moss — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Republican. Steamfitter; member of New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Markwayne Mullin (b. 1977) — of Westville, Adair County, Okla. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., July 26, 1977. Republican. Plumber; rancher; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 2013-. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Vincent Joseph Murphy (1893-1976) — also known as Vincent J. Murphy — of Newark, Essex County, N.J.; Spring Lake, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., August 1, 1893. Democrat. Plumber; secretary-treasurer of Local 24, United Association (Plumbers and Pipefitters), 1920-38; secretary-treasurer, New Jersey Federation of Labor, 1933; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1941-49; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1943; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1964; president, New Jersey AFL-CIO, 1961-70. Died in Spring Lake, Monmouth County, N.J., June 8, 1976 (age 82 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Francis Murphy and Sarah (Gaskin) Murphy.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ambrose Orville Neal (1856-1923) — also known as Ambrose O. Neal — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 9, 1856. Republican. Heating contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900 (alternate), 1904, 1916 (alternate), 1920 (alternate); Presidential Elector for New York, 1908. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 21, 1923 (age 66 years, 318 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1887 to Rose Magdalene Kleber (1866-1909).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William M. Nicholson (1876-1943) — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., March 28, 1876. Plumber; mayor of Ashland, Ky., 1925. Died in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., January 10, 1943 (age 66 years, 288 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Sadonia.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
David C. Nohe David Clay Nohe (b. 1952) — also known as David C. Nohe — of Vienna, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., May 10, 1952. Republican. Detective; real estate broker; contractor; plumber; mayor of Vienna, W.Va., 1997-2012; member of West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 2011-. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of W. C. Nohe and Dorothy A. Nohe; married to Pamela Daggett.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Patrick J. O'Connor (1931-1971) — of Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; pipefitter; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1963-71 (St. Louis County 2nd District 1963-66, 30th District 1967-71); died in office 1971. Catholic. Died in Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Mo., June 6, 1971 (age 39 years, 272 days). Burial location unknown.
  Alexander Orr, Jr. — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Plumbing contractor; mayor of Miami, Fla., 1940-41. Scottish ancestry. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Burt F. Schumacher Burt F. Schumacher — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Hardware merchant; plumber; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Ann Arbor Daily News, October 8, 1928
  Henry F. Shea (1885-1967) — of Laurium, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Osceola Mine, Houghton County, Mich., April 15, 1885. Democrat. Miner; railroad trainman; plumber; steamfitter; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 1st District, 1918; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1937-40; defeated, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; granted immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony in another bribery case, 1945. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles. Died in 1967 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Alexander Robey Shepherd (1835-1902) — also known as Alexander R. Shepherd; "Boss Shepherd"; "The Father of Modern Washington" — of Washington, D.C.; Batopilas, Chihuahua. Born in Washington, D.C., January 30, 1835. Republican. Plumber; real estate developer; Governor of the District of Columbia, 1873-74. Died, from appendicitis and peritonitis, in Batopilas, Chihuahua, September 12, 1902 (age 67 years, 225 days). Entombed at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; statue at John A. Wilson Building Grounds, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married, January 30, 1861, to Mary Grice Young (1843-1930).
  Cross-reference: André L. Bagger
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander R. Shepherd (built 1944, scrapped 1965) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Stockinger (born c.1897) — of Long Island City, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born about 1897. Republican. Plumbing and heating contractor; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1954, 1956; U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of New York, 1958-61; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972. Burial location unknown.
  Claude Vilas Swann (1887-1959) — also known as Claude V. Swann — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Salt Rock, Cabell County, W.Va., July 30, 1887. Democrat. Plumber; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1937-40, 1945-46; mayor of Huntington, W.Va., 1940-42. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order; Lions. Died in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, July 3, 1959 (age 71 years, 338 days). Interment at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Barboursville, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Swann (1853-1929) and Bulah Ann (Perry) Swann (1859-1916); married to Grace May Cornell (1887-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wayne R. Swanson (b. 1914) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., December 31, 1914. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; excavating business; plumber; member of Nebraska railway commission, 1957-67; Nebraska state treasurer, 1967-75. Baptist. Swedish, German, and Scottish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 22, 1946, to Ruth McDonald.
  James Tait (born c.1904) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, about 1904. Socialist. Plumber; member of Connecticut state senate 23rd District, 1939-40. Scottish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel D. Tooher (b. 1854) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Ireland, May 11, 1854. Democrat. Gasfitter; member of New York state assembly from New York County 22nd District, 1897. Catholic. Member, Foresters; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr. — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga. Plumbing contractor; nightclub owner; candidate for mayor of Houston, Tex., 2003, 2005, 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  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
  Joseph E. Venuti (born c.1915) — of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1915. Democrat. Plumber; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1944. Italian ancestry. He and two others were indicted in July 1951, and charged with conspiring to violate gambling laws; the trial was delayed while he was hospitalized with a stomach ailment; arrested in his hospital bed and transferred to jail; the other two co-defendants were tried separately and convicted; later, the convictions were reversed, and the indictment of Mr. Venuti was dismissed. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Venuti and Pauline Venuti.
  Cross-reference: Milton A. Gibbons
  Patrick Walsh (1892-1978) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Oak Park, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Jarrow-on-Tyne, Durham, England, January 1, 1892. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; boilermaker; member of Michigan state senate 4th District, 1949-54; defeated in primary, 1954 (4th District), 1966 (6th District). Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Moose. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 25, 1978 (age 86 years, 358 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 17, 1916, to Mary Heaney.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Steven Wattenmaker (born c.1948) — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex.; San Francisco, Calif.; New York. Born about 1948. Socialist. Pipefitter; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 20th District, 1972; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frank L. Wetzel (b. 1873) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 28, 1873. Republican. Plumber; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1921-24 (St. Louis City 2nd District 1921-22, St. Louis City 3rd District 1923-24). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1894 to Celia Johnson.
  Robert Anton Young III (1923-2007) — also known as Robert A. Young III — of St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; pipefitter; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1957-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960, 1964; member of Missouri state senate, 1963-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1977-87; defeated, 1986. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions; Knights of Columbus; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets. Died, of liver failure, in St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo., October 17, 2007 (age 83 years, 324 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1947, to Irene Slawson.
  The Robert A. Young Federal Building (built 1931 as St. Louis Mart & Terminal Warehouse; acquired by U.S. Army 1941; converted to civilian federal agency offices 1961; given current name 1988), in SAINT Louis, Missouri, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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