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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; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912; Progressive candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1912. 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 (1813-1852) and Martha (Auld) Conger (1818-1846); married, February 15, 1869, to Anna M. Higgins (1848-1911); married, November 18, 1914, to Maude A. Miller (1878-1969); third cousin twice removed of Hugh Conger; fourth cousin once removed of James Lockwood Conger, Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger (1818-1898), 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 (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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 (died 1914); married 1929 to Vida Stearns; uncle of Elizabeth Hutchinson (who married Irving C. Freese (1903-?)).
  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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