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  Walter C. Adams, Jr. (b. 1936) — of Kent, Portage County, Ohio. Born in Newtown, Bucks County, Pa., August 22, 1936. Democrat. Scientist; university professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972. Protestant. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Walter C. Adams and Hazel (Worthington) Adams; married 1962 to Nancy L. Baier.
  Jane Addams (1860-1935) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill., September 6, 1860. Progressive. Social worker; sociologist; lecturer; suffragette; pacifist; delegate to Progressive National Convention from Illinois, 1912; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Female. Presbyterian or Unitarian. English ancestry. Lesbian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Civil Liberties Union; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; NAACP. Died, from cancer, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 21, 1935 (age 74 years, 257 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sarah (Weber) Addams (1817-1863) and John Huy Addams; aunt of Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; who married Emanuel Julius (1889-1951)); grandniece of William Addams.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Jane Addams (built 1942, sold 1947) was named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Joseph Agnich (1913-2004) — also known as Fred Agnich — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minn., July 19, 1913. Republican. Geophysicist; executive vice-president, Geophysical Services; vice-president, Texas Instruments Inc.; director, Texas Mid-Continet Oil and Gas Association; chair of Dallas County Republican Party, 1967-69, 1971-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1968, 1972; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1971-88; member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1972-76. Presbyterian. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., October 28, 2004 (age 91 years, 101 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Agnich and Angeleine (Germaine) Agnich; married to Ruth Harriet Welton (1916-1975) and Brooksie Penland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Anderson (1888-1975) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., October 25, 1888. Political scientist; university professor; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55. Member, American Political Science Association; American Society for Public Administration; American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in May, 1975 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Anderson and Maren (Olausen) Anderson; married, December 28, 1915, to Morgia DeLaittre Mansur.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Leroy George Augenstein (1928-1969) — also known as Leroy G. Augenstein — of Holt, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Decatur, Macon County, Ill., March 6, 1928. Republican. Biophysicist; university professor; member of Michigan state board of education, 1967-69; died in office 1969. Protestant. Member, Sigma Xi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Killed when his twin-engine plane crashed during the landing approach to Beech Airport, near Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., November 8, 1969 (age 41 years, 247 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Roy H. Augenstein; married 1950 to Elizabeth Schmalfuss (1927-1998).
  Books by Leroy G. Augenstein: Come, let us play God
  Carlos Avery (1868-1930) — of Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minn.; Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Minooka, Grundy County, Ill., January 25, 1868. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; naturalist; Minnesota Fish and Game Commissioner; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1924. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., October 4, 1930 (age 62 years, 252 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.
  Louis Henri Aymé (1855-1912) — also known as Louis H. Aymé — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1855. Republican. Ethnologist; newspaper correspondent; U.S. Consul in Mérida, 1880-84; Guadeloupe, 1898-99; Pará, 1903-06; U.S. Consul General in Lisbon, 1906-12, died in office 1912. Member, Loyal Legion; Sons of Veterans; American Antiquarian Society; American Society for International Law. Died, from "locomotor ataxia" (presumably syphilis), in Lisbon, Portugal, May 16, 1912 (age 56 years, 353 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Henry Aymé (1814-1873) and Elizabeth Geraldine (Fitzgerald) Aymé (1834-1915); married 1880 to Florence Harrison (1859-1922); married, February 19, 1890, to Mary Stuart.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roger Ward Babson (1875-1967) — also known as Roger W. Babson; "The Seer of Wellesley Hills" — of Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., July 6, 1875. Statistician; economist; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, American Economic Association. Author of many books on business and religion; famed for predicting the 1929 stock market crash; founder of Babson Institute (now Babson College), in Wellesley, Mass.; Webber College (now Webber International University), in Babson Park, Fla., and Utopia College (now defunct), in Eureka, Kan. Died in Mountain Lake, Polk County, Fla., March 5, 1967 (age 91 years, 242 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Babson (1850-1927) and Ellen (Stearns) Babson (1850-1929); married, March 29, 1900, to Grace Margaret Knight (died 1956); married, June 1, 1959, to Nona M. Dougherty (died 1963); first cousin twice removed of John Babson; fourth cousin of Waldo Babson (1866-1941).
  Political family: Babson family of Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Roger W. Babson: The Future Method of Investing Money : Economic Facts for Corporation and Investors — If inflation comes; what you can do about it — Washington and the Revolutionists : a characterization of recovery polices and of the people who are giving them effec — The Folly of Installment Buying
  Books about Roger W. Babson: Earl L. Smith, Yankee Genius : A biography of Roger W. Babson
  Charles Harry Benedict (b. 1876) — of Lake Linden, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 24, 1876. Democrat. Metallurgist; worked for copper mining companies; inventor, ammonia leaching process for copper; director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 1919-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1928 (alternate). Jewish. Member, American Chemical Society; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Benedict and Hannah (Goldsmith) Benedict; married, February 4, 1902, to Lena Manson.
  Addison Brown (1830-1913) — of New York. Born in West Newbury, Essex County, Mass., February 21, 1830. Lawyer; botanist; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1881-1901; retired 1901. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 9, 1913 (age 83 years, 47 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Addison Brown and Catherine Babson (Griffin) Brown; married to Mary C. Barrett (died 1887); married 1893 to Helen C. Gaskin.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold Brown (b. 1927) — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., September 19, 1927. Physicist; president, California Institute of Technology, 1969-77; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1977-81. Jewish. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Trilateral Commission. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of A. H. Brown and Gertrude (Cohen) Brown.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
Polly Bunting Mary Ingraham Bunting (1910-1998) — also known as Mary I. Bunting; Polly Bunting; Mary Ingraham; Mary Bunting-Smith — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 10, 1910. Democrat. Microbiologist; college professor; president, Radcliffe College, 1960-72; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Female. Died, in Kendal at Hanover continuing care community, Hanover, Grafton County, N.H., January 21, 1998 (age 87 years, 195 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry A. Ingraham and Mary (Shotwell) Ingraham; married 1937 to Henry Bunting (died 1954); married 1975 to Clement A. Smith (died 1988).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Harvard University Gazette
  Joseph E. Caudle (b. 1945) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, N.C., June 3, 1945. Democrat. Physicist; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 35th District, 1975-80. Episcopalian. Member, Jaycees; Kiwanis. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of Robert E. Caudle and Marjorie Jeanne (Lyerla) Caudle; married, June 27, 1970, to Paula Jean Butcher.
  Barry Commoner (1917-2012) — also known as "Paul Revere of Ecology" — of Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 28, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; biologist; university professor; Citizens candidate for President of the United States, 1980; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 30, 2012 (age 95 years, 125 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isidore Commoner and Goldie (Yarmolinksy) Commoner; married to Gloria Gordon; married 1980 to Lisa Feiner.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alexander Isaac Cotheal (1804-1894) — also known as Alexander Cotheal — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 5, 1804. Shipping executive; linguist; Consul-General for Nicaragua in New York, N.Y., 1871-94. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1894 (age 89 years, 113 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Cotheal (1779-1849) and Phebe Berrian (Warner) Cotheal (1786-1844).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Darius Nash Couch (1822-1897) — also known as Darius N. Couch — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Putnam County, N.Y., July 23, 1822. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; naturalist; merchant; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1865; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1866-67. Died in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., February 12, 1897 (age 74 years, 204 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Caroline Crocker (1829-1912; daughter of Samuel Leonard Crocker (1804-1883)).
  Political family: Crocker family of Taunton and Boston, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Darlington (1782-1863) — of West Chester, Chester County, Pa. Born in Birmingham, Chester County, Pa., April 28, 1782. Physician; botanist; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1815-17, 1819-23; Chester County Prothonotary and Clerk, 1827-30; among the founders of the West Chester Railroad; president, Bank of Chester County; delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839. Quaker; later Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., April 23, 1863 (age 80 years, 360 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Darlington (1755-1825) and Hannah (Townsend) Darlington (1760-1826); married, June 1, 1808, to Catherine Lacey (1785-1847); father of Jane Darlington (1817-1895; who married Henry S. Evans) and Edward C. Darlington; first cousin of Isaac Darlington, Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts), Edward Darlington (1795-1884) and William Darlington; first cousin once removed of Smedley Darlington (1827-1899); first cousin thrice removed of Smedley Darlington Butler and Darlington Hoopes.
  Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Wayne De Bolt (b. 1939) — also known as Joe De Bolt — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Sebring, Mahoning County, Ohio, December 23, 1939. Democrat. Played saxophone in rock'n'roll band, The Twisting Countdowns, 1960-62; manager for performers and night club acts; sociologist; university professor; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 100th District, 1970. Eastern Orthodox. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Step-son of Melvin Blake; son of Joseph Whitlach and Dolores De Bolt; married, March 20, 1962, to Beverly Denise Gallagher (divorced).
  Samuel Byron Dicker (b. 1889) — also known as Samuel B. Dicker — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 4, 1889. Republican. Statistician; lawyer; director, Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad; mayor of Rochester, N.Y., 1939-55; appointed 1939; resigned 1955. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Moritz Dicker and Rose (Weinberg) Dicker.
  Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883) — also known as Tobias Guarneriius — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 7, 1805. Newspaper editor; college professor; linguist; as a young man, took part in several duels; Louisiana superintendent of public instruction, 1848-51; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1859-61; Nicaragua, 1859-61. Greek and Alabama Indian ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 30, 1883 (age 77 years, 357 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Andrea Drussakis Dimitry (1775-1852) and Marie Celeste (Dragon) Dimitry (1777-1856); married to Mary Powell Mills (1816-1894; daughter of Robert Mills (1781-1855; architect of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.)); second great-grandfather and great-granduncle of Dracos Alexander Dimitry, Jr. (1922-1973).
  Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Carl Djerassi (1923-2015) — of Portola Valley, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Vienna, Austria, October 29, 1923. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; university professor; chemist and pharmaceutical researcher; helped develop the oral contraceptive pill; playwright; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Austrian and Bulgarian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1978. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 30, 2015 (age 91 years, 93 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Diane W. Middlebrook.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Drayton (1766-1822) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 22, 1766. Lawyer; author; botanist; Governor of South Carolina, 1800-02, 1808-10; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1802-04; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1803-04; member of South Carolina state senate, 1804-08; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1812-22. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., November 27, 1822 (age 56 years, 158 days). Interment at Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Drayton and Dorothy (Golightly) Drayton (1747-1780); married 1794 to Hester Rose Tidyman (1773-1816); first cousin once removed of John Drayton; second cousin of William Drayton (1776-1846).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) — also known as W. E. B. Du Bois — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Accra, Ghana. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., February 23, 1868. College professor; sociologist; historian; civil rights leader; Pan-Africanist; one of the founders of the NAACP; received the Spingarn Medal in 1920; member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1949; American Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1950; in 1951, he and four other leaders of the Peace Information Center, which was alleged to be acting on behalf of the Soviet Union, were indicted for their failure to register as foreign agents; the case was dismissed in 1952, but his passport was withheld until 1958; awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1959. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. In 1895, he was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Died in Accra, Ghana, August 27, 1963 (age 95 years, 185 days). Entombed at Du Bois Memorial Centre, Accra, Ghana.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Du Bois and Mary Silvina (Burghardt) Du Bois; married, May 12, 1896, to Nina Gomer (1871-1950); married 1951 to Shirley Graham (1896-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk
  Livingston Farrand (1867-1939) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; Brewster, Putnam County, N.Y. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., June 14, 1867. Physician; anthropologist; psychologist; university professor; president, University of Colorado, 1914-19; chairman, Central Committee of the American Red Cross, 1919-21; president, Cornell University, 1921-37; elected (Wet) delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment 1933, but did not serve. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, American Public Health Association; American Psychological Association. Died, of pneumonia, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 8, 1939 (age 72 years, 147 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Ashbel Farrand and Louise (Wilson) Farrand; married, February 1, 1901, to Margaret K. Carleton.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Ference, Jr. (1911-1996) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., November 6, 1911. Democrat. University professor; scientist; vice-president for research, Ford Motor Company; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 1960-63; defeated, 1963. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., July 24, 1996 (age 84 years, 261 days). Burial location unknown.
  George William Foster (b. 1955) — also known as Bill Foster — of Naperville, DuPage County, Ill. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 7, 1955. Democrat. Co-founder, Electronic Theatre Controls, manufacturer of theater lighting equipment; physicist; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 2008-11, 2013- (14th District 2008-11, 11th District 2013-18); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  David D. Furman (1917-2008) — Born in New York, November 22, 1917. Metallurgist; lawyer; New Jersey state attorney general, 1958-62; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1962-88. Died in Far Hills, Somerset County, N.J., February 14, 2008 (age 90 years, 84 days). Burial location unknown.
  Eugene Benjamin Germany (1892-1971) — also known as E. B. 'Gene' Germany — of Highland Park, Dallas County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Tex., September 18, 1892. Democrat. School teacher and principal; geologist; oil producer; industrialist; founder of Preston State Bank, Dallas, Tex.; founder of Cozby-Germany Hospital, Grand Saline, Tex.; founder and president of Lone Star Steel Company; mayor of Highland Park, Tex., 1934-40; Texas Democratic state chair, 1939-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1944 (alternate); Presidential Elector for Texas, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., July 12, 1971 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Grand Saline, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Arona Lea Germany (1870-1958).
  James Arthur Gibbons (b. 1944) — also known as Jim Gibbons — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Sparks, Washoe County, Nev., December 16, 1944. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; geologist; airline pilot; lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1989-93; U.S. Representative from Nevada 2nd District, 1997-2006; Governor of Nevada, 2007-11; defeated, 1994. Mormon. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Dawn Gibbons (1946?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Ernest William Gibson (1901-1969) — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., March 6, 1901. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; mathematician; lawyer; Windham County State's Attorney, 1929-32; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1940-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of Vermont, 1947-50; U.S. District Judge for Vermont, 1950-69. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Chi. Died in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., November 4, 1969 (age 68 years, 243 days). Interment at Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Willard Gibson (1872-1940) and Fullerton (Hadley) Gibson; married, October 9, 1926, to Dorothy P. Switzer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Addison Loomis Green (1862-1942) — also known as Addison L. Green — of Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 23, 1862. Lawyer; archaeologist; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1894; became involved in the textile business; vice-president, Association of Woolen Manufacturers of America; studied archeological sites in Spain and France with Charles G. Dawes, 1930. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Died June 24, 1942 (age 79 years, 244 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Green and Alvira Eunice (Loomis) Green; married 1890 to Maud Ingersoll Bennett (died 1901); married 1911 to Gertrude Metcalf; father of Addison Bennett Green (born 1891; who married Margaret A. Oldham (1896?-?)) and Marshall Green.
  John Samuel Hagelin (b. 1954) — also known as John Hagelin — of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 9, 1954. University professor; physicist; Natural Law candidate for President of the United States, 1992, 1996, 2000. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Alfred R. Halvorson — of Pullman, Whitman County, Wash. Crop and soil scientist; university professor; mayor of Pullman, Wash., 1991-95. Still living as of 1995.
  Butler Black Hare (1875-1967) — also known as Butler B. Hare — of Saluda, Saluda County, S.C. Born in Edgefield County (part now in Saluda County), S.C., November 25, 1875. Democrat. School teacher; secretary to U.S. Reps. George W. Croft and Theodore G. Croft; statistician; lawyer; vice-president, Farmers Bank of Saluda; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1925-33, 1939-47 (2nd District 1925-33, 3rd District 1939-47); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Saluda, Saluda County, S.C., December 30, 1967 (age 92 years, 35 days). Interment at Travis Park Cemetery, Saluda, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Hare and Elizabeth (Black) Hare; married, April 11, 1906, to Kate Etheredge; father of James Butler Hare (1918-1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Wright Hickenlooper (b. 1952) — also known as John Hickenlooper — of Denver, Colo. Born in Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa., February 7, 1952. Democrat. Geologist; restaurant owner; mayor of Denver, Colo., 2003-10; Governor of Colorado, 2011-19. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Thorpe.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Charles Lewis Hoover (1872-1949) — also known as Charles L. Hoover — of Edgemont, Fall River County, S.Dak.; Springfield, Greene County, Mo.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, January 11, 1872. Superintendent of schools; botanist; linguist; divisional superintendent of schools, Philippine Islands, 1902-09; U.S. Consul in Madrid, 1909-12; Carlsbad, 1912-14; Prague, 1914-16; Sao Paulo, 1916-20; Danzig, as of 1922; Batavia, as of 1926; U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam, as of 1928-32. Presbyterian. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 30, 1949 (age 77 years, 109 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel A. Hoover and Miriam J. (Beardsley) Hoover; married to Harriet White (died 1898); married, October 1, 1901, to Helen E. Lowrie; distant cousin *** of Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964).
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969) — also known as Herbert Hoover, Jr. — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in London, England, August 4, 1903. Republican. Petroleum geologist; mining engineer; inventor; president, Aeronautical Radio, Inc., 1930; U.S. Undersecretary of State, 1954-57; director, Monsanto Chemical Company; director, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; director, Southern California Edison Company; director, Hanna Mining Company; director, Pacific Mutual Insurance Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960. Died, of cancer, in Huntington Community Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 9, 1969 (age 65 years, 248 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Lou (Henry) Hoover (1874-1944) and Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964); married, June 25, 1925, to Margaret Watson (1904-1982).
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Douglass Houghton (1809-1845) — of Michigan. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., September 21, 1809. Geologist; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1842. Drowned with four others, when a sudden storm overturned their boat, at Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Mich., October 13, 1845 (age 36 years, 22 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Lucius L. Hubbard Lucius Lee Hubbard (1849-1933) — also known as Lucius L. Hubbard — of Houghton, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, August 7, 1849. Republican. Geologist; Michigan state geologist, 1893-99; member of University of Michigan board of regents; elected 1911, 1919, 1927. English ancestry. Died in 1933 (age about 83 years). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine.
  Relatives: Married 1875 to Frances Johnson Lambard (1852-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Roy Michael Huffington (1917-2008) — also known as Roy M. Huffington — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Tomball, Harris County, Tex., October 4, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; geologist; oil and gas producer; U.S. Ambassador to Austria, 1990-93. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died in Venice, Italy, July 11, 2008 (age 90 years, 281 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Bertha (Michel) Huffington (1892-1959) and Roy Mackey Huffington (1893-1933); married to Phyllis Gough (1923-2003); father of Michael Huffington (who married Arianna Huffington (1950-)).
  Political family: Huffington family of Santa Barbara, California.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claude Burton Hutchison (1885-1980) — also known as Claude B. Hutchison — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., April 9, 1885. Botanist; agricultural economist; university professor; mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 1955-63. Member, Alpha Phi Omega. Died August 25, 1980 (age 95 years, 138 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Moses Hutchison and Ada (Smith) Hutchison; married 1908 to Roxie Pritchard; father of Claude B. Hutchison, Jr. (1942?-).
  Hutchison Hall, at the University of California Davis, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ivan Itkin (b. 1936) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., March 29, 1936. Democrat. Nuclear engineer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 23rd District, 1973-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1992, 1996; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1998. Jewish. Member, Zionist Organization of America. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Aaron Itkin and Eda (Kreger) Itkin; married, July 12, 1975, to Joyce Lee Hudak.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Marion Jardine (1879-1955) — also known as William M. Jardine — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Oneida County, Idaho, January 16, 1879. College professor; agronomist; president, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1918-25; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1930; Kansas state treasurer, 1933-34; appointed 1933; resigned 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Freemasons; Rotary; American Forestry Association; Farm Bureau. Died January 17, 1955 (age 76 years, 1 days). Interment at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of William Jardine and Rebecca J. (Dudley) Jardine; married, September 6, 1905, to Effie Nebeker.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Willard Libby Willard Frank Libby (1908-1980) — also known as Willard Libby — Born in Grand Valley, Garfield County, Colo., December 17, 1908. Physical chemist; university professor; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1954; received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960, for leading the team that developed Carbon-14 dating. Member, Alpha Chi Sigma. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 8, 1980 (age 71 years, 266 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ora Edward Libby (1879-1945) and Eva May (Rivers) Libby (1890-1945); married 1966 to Leona (Woods) Marshall (1919-1986; physicist).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: FamousScientists.org
  Lodian W. Lodian (b. 1866) — of San Francisco, Calif.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hartford County, Conn., July 15, 1866. Civil engineer; metallurgist; world traveler; inventor; claimed to be first American to cross the Himalayan mountains, 1895; secretary, international antisemitic convention, Paris, 1900; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 1st District, 1918 (Prohibition), 1921 (Prohibition), 1933 (Law Preservation); Prohibition candidate for New York state senate 12th District, 1922; Law Preservation candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Kalos I. Lodian and Anita (Mana) Lodian.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Magee McClung (b. 1916) — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va., August 4, 1916. Democrat. Accountant; statistician; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County, 1939-42, 1945-46. Baptist. Member, Moose. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Magee McClung and Rachel B. (Selvey) McClung; married, August 18, 1934, to Cleopatra Beck.
  George Crews McGhee (1912-2005) — also known as George C. McGhee — of Texas. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., March 10, 1912. Rhodes scholar; geologist; oil producer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1952-53; Germany, 1963-68; , 1968-69. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from pneumonia, in Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., July 4, 2005 (age 93 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1939 to Cecilia DeGolyer.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books by George C. McGhee: On the Frontline in the Cold War : An Ambassador Reports (1997) — The Ambassador: True Diplomacy With Fictional Names, and Some Identified Fictional Deeds (2001) — Diplomacy for the Future (1987)
  Fiction by George C. McGhee: Dance of the Billions : A Novel About Texas, Houston and Oil
  Charles Edward Merriam, Jr. (1874-1953) — also known as Charles E. Merriam — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Hopkinton, Delaware County, Iowa, November 15, 1874. Republican. Political scientist; university professor; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1911; served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Member, American Political Science Association. Died, in Hilltop Hospital, Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., January 8, 1953 (age 78 years, 54 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret Campbell (Kirkwood) Merriam (1840-1910) and Charles Edward Merriam (1845-1902); married, August 3, 1901, to Elizabeth Hilda Doyle (1880-1973); first cousin of Frank Finley Merriam; fourth cousin of Charles Gardner Reed (1835-1899).
  Political family: Pierce-Merriam family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Selah Merrill (1837-1909) — of Andover, Essex County, Mass. Born in Canton Center, Canton, Hartford County, Conn., May 2, 1837. Clergyman; author; archaeologist; U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, 1882-86, 1891-1905. Congregationalist. Died in Alameda County, Calif., January 22, 1909 (age 71 years, 265 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Merrill (1801-1852) and Lydia (Richards) Merrill; married, April 29, 1875, to Adelaide Brewster Taylor (1845-1929); first cousin once removed of Greene Carrier Bronson; first cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg; second cousin once removed of John Russell Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Hezekiah Case; second cousin thrice removed of Noah Phelps; third cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, George Smith Catlin, Francis William Kellogg and Edward Russell Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Jason Kellogg, Jonathan Brace, Augustus Pettibone, Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Orsamus Cook Merrill, Elisha Phelps, Timothy Merrill, Rufus Pettibone, Amos Pettibone and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; fourth cousin of Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case and Arthur Tappan Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace, Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg, Theodore Davenport, Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, William Alfred Buckingham, Norman A. Phelps, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), Augustus Herman Pettibone, Charles Kellogg (1839-1903), Nelson Platt Wheeler, William Egbert Wheeler, Joseph Wells Holcomb and William Lucius Case.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clint Moore (born c.1957) — of Spring, Harris County, Tex. Born about 1957. Republican. Petroleum geologist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004, 2008, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) — also known as Pat Moynihan — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Pindars Corners, Delaware County, N.Y. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., March 16, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; political scientist; university professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 (alternate), 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1973-75; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1975-76; U.S. Senator from New York, 1977-. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of infection from a ruptured appendix, in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2003 (age 76 years, 10 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, May 29, 1955, to Elizabeth Therese Brennan.
  Cross-reference: John Westergaard — Dan Maffei
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Miles to Go: A Personal History of Social Policy (1997) — On the Law of Nations (1990) — Secrecy : The American Experience (1998) — Pandaemonium: Ethnicity in International Politics (1993) — Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding: Community Action in the War on Poverty (1970)
  Books about Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Godfrey Hodgson, The Gentleman From New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- A Biography — Robert A. Katzmann, Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life
  Benjamin Franklin Mudge (1817-1879) — also known as Benjamin F. Mudge — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass.; Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Ky.; Quindaro (now part of Kansas City), Wyandotte County, Kan.; Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born in Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, August 11, 1817. Lawyer; school teacher; chemist; geologist; mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1852-53. Died November 21, 1879 (age 62 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of James Mudge and Ruth Mudge; married, September 16, 1842, to Mary E. Beckford.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Philleo Nash (1909-1987) — of Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis. Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis., October 25, 1909. Democrat. Anthropologist; cranberry grower; Wisconsin Democratic state chair, 1955-57; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1959-61; Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1961-66. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Theta Delta Chi. Died October 12, 1987 (age 77 years, 352 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Guy Nash and Florence (Philleo) Nash; married, November 2, 1935, to Edith Rosenfels.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gustav Niederlein (1858-1924) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in 1858. Explorer; botanist; Consul for Costa Rica in Philadelphia, Pa., 1896-1907; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Philadelphia, Pa., 1902-08. German ancestry. Died in 1924 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Leland M. Olds (b. 1890) — of Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., December 31, 1890. Statistician; member, Federal Power Commission, 1939-44; chair, Federal Power Commission, 1940-44, 1945-47. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George D. Olds and Marion (Leland) Olds.
Frances Perkins Frances Perkins (1882-1965) — also known as Mrs. Paul Caldwell Wilson — of Newcastle, Lincoln County, Maine. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 10, 1882. Democrat. Sociologist; New York State Industrial Commissioner, 1929-33; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1933-45; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1948. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. First woman to serve in the Cabinet; inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1982. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 14, 1965 (age 83 years, 34 days). Interment at Cemetery on River Road, Newcastle, Maine.
  Relatives: Daughter of Frederick W. Perkins and Susan Perkins; married, September 26, 1913, to Paul Caldwell Wilson.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Frances Perkins: Kirstin Downey, The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience
  Image source: Social Security Administration
  Russell Wilber Peterson (1916-2011) — also known as Russell W. Peterson — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Portage, Columbia County, Wis., October 3, 1916. Republican. Textile researcher for du Pont chemical company; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1964 (alternate), 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of Delaware, 1969-73; defeated, 1972. Unitarian. Member, American Chemical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Phi Eta Sigma. Died February 21, 2011 (age 94 years, 141 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anton Peterson and Emma (Anthony) Peterson; married, June 30, 1937, to E. Lillian Turner.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books by Russell W. Peterson: Patriots, Stand Up!: This Land Is Our Land; Fight to Take It Back
  Alexander Hamilton Phillips (1866-1937) — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Lawrenceville, Mercer County, N.J., May 15, 1866. Republican. University professor; geologist; mayor of Princeton, N.J., 1911-16. Episcopalian. Died January 20, 1937 (age 70 years, 250 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Alexander Hamilton
  Relatives: Son of John Feaster Phillips and Hannah (Warne) Phillips; married, December 2, 1896, to Mabel Harriett Knight (died 1934).
  Edwin Arthur Phillips (b. 1952) — also known as Ed Phillips — of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born, in Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, Madison County, Ill., July 30, 1952. Republican. Meteorologist; radio and television broadcaster; airplane and helicopter pilot; member of Arizona state senate 28th District, 1991-94. Episcopalian; later Jewish. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Charles Phillips and Ada Mae (Russell) Phillips.
  John Himes Pitman (1890-1950) — also known as John H. Pitman — of Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pa., April 7, 1890. Democrat. Astronomer; college professor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928. Died in Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pa., September 23, 1950 (age 60 years, 169 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Pitman, Jr. (1867-1945) and Carrie May (Himes) Pitman (1870-1908); married to Elsie Anders (1890-1980).
Duane Quam Duane Robert Quam (b. 1960) — also known as Duane Quam — of Byron, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., July 2, 1960. Republican. Scientist; engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008, 2012; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 2011-15 (District 29-A 2011-12, District 25-A 2013-15); defeated, 2002. Protestant. Still living as of 2015.
  Image source: Minnesota House of Representatives
  Dixy Lee Ray (1914-1994) — also known as Marguerite Ray — of Washington. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., September 3, 1914. Democrat. University professor; marine biologist; host of weekly television show "Animals of the Sea," on KCTS-TV in Seattle; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1972-75; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1973-75; Governor of Washington, 1977-81; defeated in primary, 1980. Female. Died, from a bronchial infection, in Fox Island, Pierce County, Wash., January 2, 1994 (age 79 years, 121 days). Interment at Fox Island Cemetery, Fox Island, Wash.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Dixy Lee Ray: Mary Ellen Verheyden-Hilliard, Scientist and Governor, Dixy Lee Ray (for young readers)
Gough Ridenour John Gough Ridenour (1918-1963) — also known as Gough Ridenour — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Born in Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va., August 11, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; geologist; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Taylor County; elected 1950, 1952; defeated, 1954. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., July 3, 1963 (age 44 years, 326 days). Interment at Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alston Gordon Ridenour (1882-1969) and Grace Maude (Gough) Ridenour (1883-1959); married, November 1, 1948, to Betty Louise Robinson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Arthur B. Robinson (b. 1942) — also known as Art Robinson — Born in 1942. Republican. Biochemist; candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 4th District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Henry Salvatori (1901-1997) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Rome, Italy, March 28, 1901. Republican. Geophysicist; petroleum geologist; founder and chairman, Western Geophysical Corp.; director, Litton Industries; director, Transamerica Corp.; director, Citizens National Bank; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972; helped launch Ronald Reagan's political career in 1964-66; Presidential Elector for California, 1968. Italian ancestry. Died July 7, 1997 (age 96 years, 101 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Salvatori and Francis (DiGiulio) Salvatori; married, November 22, 1937, to Grace Ford.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ernesto August Schernikow (1860-1933) — also known as Ernest Schernikow — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Berlin, Germany, October 13, 1860. Mineralogist; Vice-Consul for Salvador in New York, N.Y., 1891-96, 1899-1900; Vice-Consul for Central America in New York, N.Y., 1897-98; Vice-Consul for Honduras in New York, N.Y., 1899-1901; Vice-Consul for Nicaragua in New York, N.Y., 1899-1900; Consul for Salvador in New York, N.Y., 1904-07. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 16, 1933 (age 73 years, 64 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) — also known as Henry R. Schoolcraft — of Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Mich. Born in Guilderland, Albany County, N.Y., March 28, 1793. Glassmaker; geologist; U.S. Indian Agent, 1822-41; member Michigan territorial council from Brown, Chippewa, Crawford and Michilimackinac counties, 1828-31. Died in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1864 (age 71 years, 257 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence Schoolcraft (1757-1840) and Margaret Anna Barbara (Rowe) Schoolcraft (1759-1832); married, October 12, 1823, to Jane Johnston (1800-1842); married, January 12, 1847, to Mary Howard (1820-1878); uncle of John Lawrence Schoolcraft (1804-1860) and Richard Updike Sherman; granduncle of James Schoolcraft Sherman and James Teller Schoolcraft; first cousin once removed of Peter P. Schoolcraft.
  Political families: Seward family of New York; Schoolcraft-Seward family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Schoolcraft County, Mich. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Brian David Schweitzer (b. 1955) — also known as Brian Schweitzer — Born in Havre, Hill County, Mont., September 4, 1955. Democrat. Agronomist; rancher; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 2000; Governor of Montana, 2005-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2008 (speaker). Catholic. German, Russian, and Irish ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Schweitzer and Kay Schweitzer; married 1981 to Nancy Hupp.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Brian Schweitzer: Greg Lemon, Blue Man in a Red State: Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer and the New Western Populism
  Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999) — also known as Glenn T. Seaborg; Glenn Teodor Sjöberg — Born in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., April 19, 1912. Democrat. Physical chemist; university professor; received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1951; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1961-71. Swedish ancestry. Member, Alpha Chi Sigma; American Chemical Society. Died in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, Calif., February 25, 1999 (age 86 years, 312 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Theodore 'Ted' Seaborg and Selma Olivia (Erickson) Seaborg; married 1942 to Helen L. Griggs (1917-2006).
  The element Seaborgium is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen Chapman Simms (1863-1937) — also known as S. Chapman Simms — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Georgetown (now part of Washington), D.C., March 22, 1863. Ethnologist; Vice-Consul for Portugal in Chicago, Ill., 1893-1901; director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1928-37. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 28, 1937 (age 73 years, 312 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Libbey Simms (1820-1881) and Rosella Margaret (Edmonston) Simms (1825-1898); married to Elizabeth Whitlock (c.1873-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Stephen Chapman Simms: The Traditions of the Crows (1903)
  Elliott Percival Skinner (1924-2007) — also known as Elliott P. Skinner — Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, June 20, 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; naturalized U.S. citizen; anthropologist; university professor; U.S. Ambassador to Upper Volta, 1966-69. African ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of heart failure, in Washington, D.C., April 1, 2007 (age 82 years, 285 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  George Otis Smith (1871-1944) — of Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine. Born in Hodgdon, Aroostook County, Maine, February 22, 1871. Republican. Geologist; director, U.S. Geological Survey, 1907-30 (except 1922-23); chair, Federal Power Commission, 1930-33; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1936. Baptist. Member, American Forestry Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Suffered a heart attack during a meeting of the board of directors of the Central Maine Power Company, and died soon after, in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, January 10, 1944 (age 72 years, 322 days). Interment at Southside Cemetery, Skowhegan, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph O. Smith and Emma (Mayo) Smith; married, November 18, 1896, to Grace M. Coburn (1871-1931).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Larry Stevens (born c.1956) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born about 1956. Republican. Research scientist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  John Macon Thome (1843-1908) — also known as John M. Thome; Juan Thome — of Pennsylvania. Born in Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pa., August 22, 1843. Astronomer; director, National Argentine Observatory, 1885-1908; U.S. Vice Consul in Cordoba, 1877-1903; U.S. Consular Agent in Cordoba, as of 1905. Died in Cordoba, Argentina, September 27, 1908 (age 65 years, 36 days). Interment at Cementerio del Salvador, Cordoba, Argentina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Hammond Trumbull (1821-1897) — also known as J. Hammond Trumbull — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Stonington, New London County, Conn., December 20, 1821. Philologist; Connecticut State Librarian, 1854-55; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1861-66. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 5, 1897 (age 75 years, 228 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Gurdon Trumbull and Sarah Ann (Swan) Trumbull; married 1855 to Sarah A. Robinson; second cousin of Erskine Mason Phelps; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin and Daniel Cady (1773-1859); fourth cousin once removed of Irving Dilley Tillman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Carter Van Hoy (born c.1958) — also known as John Van Hoy — of Fredericksburg, Va. Born about 1958. Republican. Geologist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Josiah Flint Willard (1805-1868) — also known as Josiah F. Willard — of Janesville, Rock County, Wis. Born in Wheelock, Caledonia County, Vt., November 17, 1805. Dairy farmer; naturalist; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1849. Congregationalist; later Methodist. Died January 24, 1868 (age 62 years, 68 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Thompson Hill; father of Frances E. Willard (1839-1898; woman suffragist, temperance advocate).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Andrew P. Zwicker (b. 1964) — of South Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 17, 1964. Democrat. Physicist; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 2014; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 16th District, 2016-. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article
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