Very incomplete list!
John Wood Barnes (1893-1950) —
also known as John W. Barnes —
of Paris, Lamar
President, Paris (minor league) baseball
club; owner, local Dr. Pepper bottling company; mayor of
Paris, Tex., 1942-46.
27, 1950 (age 56 years, 291
Interment at Evergreen
Cemetery, Paris, Tex.
Ross Bass (1918-1993) —
of Pulaski, Giles
County, Tenn.; Miami Shores, Dade County (now Miami-Dade
Born in Giles
County, Tenn., March
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; florist;
soft drink bottler; postmaster;
Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1955-64; defeated,
Senator from Tennessee, 1964-67.
Legion; Forty and
Eight; Veterans of
Foreign Wars; Kiwanis;
1, 1993 (age 74 years, 290
Interment at Maplewood
Cemetery, Pulaski, Tenn.
Henry Bruckner (1871-1942) —
of Bronx, Bronx
Born in Bronx, New York County (now Bronx
County), N.Y., June 17,
Democrat. President, Bruckner Beverages; director, Milton Realty
Co.; director, American Metal Cap Co.; member of New York
state assembly from New York County 35th District, 1901; New York
City Commissioner of Public Works, 1902-06; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from New York, 1912
Representative from New York 22nd District, 1913-17; resigned
president of Bronx, New York, 1918-33.
In 1932, the Seabury investigating committee, looking into corruption
in New York City, called him to testify about the wealth he had
accumulated; at the conclusion of the investigation, the committee called for
his removal as Borough President.
Died, from chronic
nephritis, in Bronx, Bronx
County, N.Y., April
14, 1942 (age 70 years, 301
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
Eddie Baza Calvo (b. 1961) —
Born in Guam, August
Republican. Manager for Pacific Construction
Company and for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Guam; Governor of
Still living as of 2012.
Asa Griggs Candler (1851-1929) —
also known as Asa G. Candler —
of Atlanta, Fulton
Born in Villa Rica, Carroll
County, Ga., December
founder of the Coca-Cola beverage company; mayor
of Atlanta, Ga., 1917-19.
Died in Atlanta, Fulton
County, Ga., March
12, 1929 (age 77 years, 72
Interment at Westview
Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
James Aloysius Farley (1888-1976) —
also known as James A. Farley —
of Stony Point, Rockland
County, N.Y.; Haverstraw, Rockland
County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York
Born in Grassy Point, Rockland
County, N.Y., May 30,
Democrat. Chair of
Rockland County Democratic Party, 1919-29; member of New York
state assembly from Rockland County, 1923; defeated, 1923;
delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924,
of New York Democratic Party, 1928-30; New York
Democratic state chair, 1930-44; Chairman
of Democratic National Committee, 1932-40; Presidential Elector
for New York, 1932;
Postmaster General, 1933-40; delegate
to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; chairman,
Coca-Cola Export Corporation, 1940-73.
ancestry. Member, Ancient
Order of Hibernians; Eagles;
of Columbus; Friendly
Sons of St. Patrick; American
Academy of Political and Social Science.
Died, from cardiac
arrest, in his suite at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel,
Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., June 9,
1976 (age 88 years, 10
Interment at Gate
of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
Ralph Ben Hovermale (1909-1990) —
also known as Ralph B. Hovermale —
of Berkeley Springs, Morgan
Born in Morgan
County, W.Va., March
Democrat. Soft drink bottler; member of West
Virginia state house of delegates, 1963-66 (Morgan County
1963-64, 1st District 1965-66); defeated, 1960 (Morgan County), 1966
(1st District), 1968 (1st District).
Died in Winchester,
19, 1990 (age 81 years, 174
Interment at Union Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
George G. Jacobs —
of Paducah, McCracken
Beverage business; mayor
of Paducah, Ky., 1956-60; defeated, 1975.
Edward J. Kelley (b. 1897) —
of Worcester, Worcester
Born in Holyoke, Hampden
County, Mass., December
Democrat. Soft drink salesman; hotel
manager; member of Massachusetts
state house of representatives Fifteenth Worcester District,
1923-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from
on Rules and Order of Business), 1932.
of Columbus; Moose; Eagles.
of Edward Kelley and Mary (Shea) Kelley; married, November
26, 1925, to Marie A. Hannabury.|
William E. Kreger (born c.1916) —
of Wyandotte, Wayne
Born about 1916.
Republican. Owner and manager, Wyandotte Coca-Cola Company;
candidate in primary for U.S.
Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1948; mayor
of Wyandotte, Mich., 1950-57; candidate for secretary
of state of Michigan, 1960.
Daniel J. Leary —
of Waterbury, New Haven
carbonated beverage business; Waterbury city controller,
1930-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut,
in May, 1938, along with Mayor T.
Frank Hayes and 25 others, with conspiracy to cheat
and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars;
in 1938-39 and convicted;
to 10-to-15 years in prison;
his plea for a reduced sentence was rejected by the State Board of
Pardons in 1949.
William Amory Gardner Minot (1916-1963) —
also known as William A. G. Minot —
of Greenwich, Fairfield
Born in Berlin, Germany,
of American parents, December
Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; soft
drink bottler; alternate delegate to Republican National
Convention from Connecticut, 1956,
member of Connecticut
state house of representatives, 1959-60.
Died, in Greenwich Hospital,
County, Conn., July 1,
1963 (age 46 years, 205
Thomas E. Morrissey, Sr. (c.1869-1940) —
of Brooklyn, Kings
Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., about 1869.
Democrat. Mineral water business; delegate
to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933.
of Columbus; Elks.
Died in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., January
3, 1940 (age about 71
Benjamin Hilborn Oehlert, Jr. (1909-1985) —
also known as Benjamin H. Oehlert, Jr. —
of Orlando, Orange
County, Fla.; Georgia.
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., September
vice-president, Coca-Cola Company; president, Minute
Maid Company; U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, 1967-69.
Member, American Bar
Bar Association; Order of
the Coif; Phi
Delta Phi; Theta
Died in 1985
John B. Ries (b. 1870) —
of Shakopee, Scott
Born in Shakopee, Scott
County, Minn., 1870.
Bottling business; member of Minnesota
state senate 21st District, 1915-18.
Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917|
Sharon Percy Rockefeller (b. 1944) —
also known as Sharon Percy —
of Charleston, Kanawha
Born in Oakland, Alameda
County, Calif., December
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West
president and CEO of WETA public radio and
television in Washington, D.C.; director of PepsiCo (food and
soft drink maker).
Still living as of 2014.
Rudolph I. Roulier (d. 1960) —
of Cohoes, Albany
business; soft drink bottler; member of New York
state assembly from Albany County 3rd District, 1927-32;
defeated, 1925; mayor of
Cohoes, N.Y., 1940-59.
Woodmen of America; Elks.
Interment at St.
Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford, N.Y.
Married to Frances 'Fannie' Laware.|
Harry Richard Sheppard (1885-1969) —
also known as Harry R. Sheppard —
of Yucaipa, San
Bernardino County, Calif.
Born in Mobile, Mobile
County, Ala., January
worker; beverage business; U.S.
Representative from California, 1937-65 (19th District 1937-43,
21st District 1943-53, 27th District 1953-63, 33rd District 1963-65);
delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940,
of Railroad Trainmen.
Died of pneumonia
at George Washington University Hospital,
28, 1969 (age 84 years, 108
Interment at National
Memorial Park, Near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Va.
Peter Victor Ueberroth (b. 1937) —
also known as Peter V. Ueberroth —
of Newport Beach, Orange
Born in Evanston, Cook
County, Ill., September
Republican. President and organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics;
commissioner of Major League Baseball,
1984-89; chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee; corporate director
of Coca-Cola and Hilton
Hotels; candidate for Governor of
Still living as of 2014.
William M. Williams —
of Akron, Summit
Democrat. Soft drink bottler; candidate for mayor of
Akron, Ohio, 1921.