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Politicians in Roofing

Very incomplete list!

  James W. Conger (1845-1921) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, Pa., August 6, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; roofing business; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio. Presbyterian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 22, 1921 (age 75 years, 200 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Conger and Martha (Auld) Conger; married, February 15, 1869, to Anna M. Higgins; married, November 18, 1914, to Maude A. Miller; third cousin twice removed of Hugh Conger; fourth cousin once removed of James Lockwood Conger, Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger, Moore Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger, Frederick Ward Conger, Charles Franklin Conger, Isaac Young Conger and Abraham Benjamin Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Daniel M. Hansen Daniel McGavin Hansen (1942-2002) — also known as Daniel M. Hansen; Dan Hansen — of Nevada. Born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., January 10, 1942. Motel manager; roofing business; Independent American candidate for Governor of Nevada, 1970, 1994; Independent American candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada 2nd District, 1992, 1996, 2000; Independent American candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1998. Mormon. Member, John Birch Society. While driving on Interstate 80 in icy conditions, his car skidded into the median and overturned several times; he was thrown from the car and killed, near Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nev., January 22, 2002 (age 60 years, 12 days). He would have survived the crash if he had worn a seat belt; family members later said Hansen "would have been willing to wear a seat belt if the government did not try to mandate it.". Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Frederick Hansen and Ruth (Holloman) Hansen; brother of Joel F. Hansen, Janine Hansen and Christopher H. Hansen; married 2000 to Luz Helena Salgado; father of Ira Daniel Hansen (who married Alexis M. Lloyd); uncle of Zachary Triggs, Jonathan Hansen, Joshua Hansen and Nicholas Hansen; first cousin of Mark Alan Holloman.
  Political family: Hansen family of Nevada.
  Epitaph: "Our Beloved Papa Dan / Service to God - Family - Country."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Image source: Reno Gazette-Journal, October 1, 2006
A. L. Lennon Ambrose Leo Lennon (born c.1862) — also known as A. L. Lennon — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born about 1862. Hennepin County Commissioner, 1886-88; chairman, joint committee of Hennepin and Ramsey counties which built the Lake Street and Marshall Avenue bridge; deputy state oil inspector for the Minneapolis district, 1905-09; roofing sales agent; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 28, 1915-22; member of Minnesota state senate 28th District, 1923-34; defeated, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
Jasper McLevy Jasper McLevy (1878-1962) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., 1878. Socialist. Carpenter; roofing business; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1906, 1912, 1914, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1908 (at-large), 1920 (4th District), 1960 (4th District); delegate to Socialist National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1920; candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1958; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1933-57; defeated, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1957, 1959; candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1952, 1956. Scottish ancestry. Died in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., November 20, 1962 (age about 84 years). Interment at Park Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Flynn; married 1929 to Vida Stearns; uncle of Elizabeth Hutchinson (who married Irving C. Freese).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: New York Times, November 8, 1939
  Eugene R. Norton (b. 1856) — of Granville, Washington County, N.Y. Born in Middle Granville, Washington County, N.Y., September 23, 1856. Republican. Grocer; roofing slate manufacturer; director of two banks; member of New York state assembly from Washington County, 1906-07, 1913, 1919-20; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1916. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Martin L. Quinn (b. 1862) — of Swampscott, Essex County, Mass. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., January 19, 1862. Roofing business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1909-12, 1914; member of Massachusetts state senate First Essex District, 1920-22. Burial location unknown.
  Reid James Ribble (b. 1956) — also known as Reid Ribble — Born in Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis., April 5, 1956. Republican. Roofing contractor; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 2011-17. Still living as of 2017.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  John F. Sidell — of Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Md. Sheet metal and roofing contractor; candidate for mayor of Takoma Park, Md., 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Sylvester L. Weaver Sylvester L. Weaver — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. President, Weaver Roofing Company; candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1919. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Los Angeles Times, May 4, 1919
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