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  Charles Thomas Aikens (b. 1862) — also known as Charles T. Aikens — of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pa.; Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pa. Born in Siglerville, Mifflin County, Pa., December 14, 1862. Republican. Pastor; president, Susquehanna University, 1905-27; president, Selinsgrove Realty Co.; vice-president and treasurer, Nittany Real Estate Co.; director, First National Bank of Selinsgrove; director, Sunbury and Selinsgrove Electric Railroad; director, Nittany Light, Heat & Power Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Phi Delta Theta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Aikens and Lucinda (Hassenpflug) Aikens; married, November 26, 1889, to Athalia Clara Gitt (died 1910); married, February 3, 1915, to Carrie (Specht) Smith.
  George Ainslie (1838-1913) — of Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., October 30, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Idaho territorial House of Representatives, 1865-66; newspaper editor; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1879-83; defeated, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho Territory, 1880 (not seated); delegate to Idaho state constitutional convention, 1889; president, Boise Rapid Transit Co., 1890-1904; Idaho Democratic state chair, 1890-91; member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1896-1900. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., May 19, 1913 (age 74 years, 201 days). Cremated; ashes originally interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at San Francisco Columbarium, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Ainslie and Mary Susannah (Borron) Ainslie (1814-1887); married, March 27, 1866, to Sarah 'Sallie' Owens (1846-1936).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Nelson W. Aldrich Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (1841-1915) — also known as Nelson W. Aldrich; "General Manager of the United States" — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Foster, Providence County, R.I., November 6, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; grocer; director, Roger Williams Bank; president, First National Bank of Providence; trustee, Providence, Hartford and Fishkill Railroad; organizer and president, United Traction and Electric Company; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1875-77; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1876-77; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1879-81; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1881-1911; author of Aldrich-Vreeland Currency Act and Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from an apoplectic stroke, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 16, 1915 (age 73 years, 161 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Anan Evans Aldrich (1807-1892) and Abby Ann (Burgess) Aldrich (1809-1888); married, October 9, 1866, to Abby Pearce Truman Chapman (1845-1917); father of Richard Steere Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich; grandfather of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and Winthrop Rockefeller; great-grandfather of John Davison Rockefeller IV and Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948-2006).
  Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Aldrich Hall (built 1953), at the Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Peckworth Allmond (1835-1912) — also known as John P. Allmond — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Brandywine (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., May 6, 1835. Democrat. Grocer; bank director; brick-making business; mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1878-82; vice-president, Peoples Railway Co. (Peoples Trolley), 1901-12. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., March 24, 1912 (age 76 years, 323 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Allmond (1793-1882) and Phebe (Jefferis) Allmond (1797-1857); married, June 24, 1856, to Sarah Martin Palmer (1835-1896); father of Charles Musgrove Allmond (1866-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theron Wilson Atwood (1854-1917) — also known as Theron W. Atwood — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in White Oak, Ingham County, Mich., January 3, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney, 1886-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896, 1912; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1899-1902; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 21st District, 1907-08; instrumental in building an electric railroad connecting Jackson, Lansing, and Owosso. Died, from pneumonia and complications of appendicitis, in Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., September 27, 1917 (age 63 years, 267 days). Entombed at Indianfields Township Cemetery, Caro, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Purinton Atwood (1822-1897) and Emily (Wilson) Atwood (1831-1889); married to Clara Ellen Gibbs (1857-1918); father of Florence C. Atwood (1889-1970; who married Clarence Roy Myers (1890-1951)) and Theron Wilson Atwood.
  Political family: Atwood family of Caro, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Seth Q. Pulver
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joel Clarke Baker (1838-1904) — also known as Joel C. Baker — of Danby, Rutland County, Vt.; Wallingford, Rutland County, Vt.; Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Danby, Rutland County, Vt., April 16, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; director, Rutland National Bank; director, Rutland Street Railway Company; member of Vermont state senate from Rutland County, 1886. Episcopalian. Died in Rutland County, Vt., 1904 (age about 66 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Simon Bamberger (1846-1926) — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Darmstadt, Germany, February 27, 1846. Democrat. Coal business; hotel owner; director and treasurer Bamberger Electric Railway; member of Utah state senate, 1903-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1904, 1924; Governor of Utah, 1917-21. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died October 6, 1926 (age 80 years, 221 days). Interment at B'nai Israel Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Emanuel Bamberger and Helen (Fleish) Bamberger (1828-1925); married, November 23, 1881, to Ida Maas (1863-1936); father of Julian Maas Bamberger; uncle of Ernest Bamberger (1877-1958).
  Political family: Bamberger family of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Louis Victor Baughman (1845-1906) — also known as L. Victor Baughman; "Little Napoleon of Western Maryland" — of Frederick County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., April 11, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; farmer; horseman; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee), 1888; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1886; Maryland state comptroller, 1888-92; president, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company; president, Frederick, Northern & Gettysburg Electric Railway Company. Died near Frederick, Frederick County, Md., November 30, 1906 (age 61 years, 233 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Frederick, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John William Baughman and Mary Jane (Jamison) Baughman; married 1881 to Helen Abell (1856-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Junius E. Beal Junius Emery Beal (1860-1942) — also known as Junius E. Beal; Junius Emery Field — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., February 23, 1860. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; real estate broker; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1905-06; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-39; vice-president, Farmers and Merchants Bank; president, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Street Railway Co.; officer of gas and electric utilities. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 24, 1942 (age 82 years, 121 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Phoebe Rhoda (Beers) Beal (1825-1900); son of James Edward Field (1832-1894) and Loretta Jane (Beal) Field (1837-1861); married 1889 to Ella Travis (1862-1944); nephew and adoptive son of Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883); nephew of Eugene Emery Beal; first cousin of Emery Richard Beal; first cousin twice removed of Porter Beal; second cousin once removed of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; third cousin of Clarence Lapham Lathrop.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
Henry A. Bishop Henry Alfred Bishop (b. 1860) — also known as Henry A. Bishop — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., December 4, 1860. Democrat. Ticket agent, purchasing agent, and superintendent of several railroads; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1886; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1912 (alternate); candidate for secretary of state of Connecticut, 1888; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1904; president, Clapp Fire Resisting Paint Co., Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey Power Co., and Reed Carpet Co.; vice-president, Brady Brass Co., Pacific Iron Works, Connecticut National Bank, and Consolidated Telephone Co.; director, Westchester Street Railway Co., Western Union Telegraph Co.; director, Bridgeport Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Psi Upsilon; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Darius Bishop and Julia Ann (Tomlinson) Bishop; brother of Nathaniel Wheeler Bishop (1865-1920); married, February 6, 1883, to Jessie Alvord Trubee; nephew of Russell Tomlinson.
  Political family: Bishop-Tomlinson family of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Herbert Porter Bissell (1856-1919) — also known as Herbert P. Bissell — of East Aurora, Erie County, N.Y.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in New London, Oneida County, N.Y., August 30, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1901; vice-president, Niagara Gorge Railroad; also counsel to the Buffalo Traction Co.; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1912-19; died in office 1919. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar. While presiding at a trial, in court, in the Niagara County Courthouse, he suffered a heart attack and died, in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y., April 30, 1919 (age 62 years, 243 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Alanson Bissell (1824-1890) and Amelia Susan (Willse) Bissell (1834-1890); married to Lucy Agnes Coffey (1857-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abel Edward Blackmar (1852-1931) — also known as Abel E. Blackmar — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., August 21, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1908-22; defeated (Citizens Judiciary), 1906; appointed 1908; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1917-22; director, Interborough Rapid Transit Company, 1922-31. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association. Died, in Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 14, 1931 (age 78 years, 177 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Orrin Blackmar (1819-1897) and Harriet (Hurd) Blackmar (1828-1854); married 1888 to Adelle Marx; nephew of Esbon Blackmar (1805-1857).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Francis Brown (1844-1929) — of Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., September 12, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of New York Democratic Party, 1874, 1880-82; Orange County District Attorney, 1875-77; Orange County Judge, 1878-82; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1883-96; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1889-92; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1893-96; general counsel, Metropolitan Street Railway Co., 1897-1901. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died, from an intestinal malady, in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., June 19, 1929 (age 84 years, 280 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Brown (1796-1875) and Eliza (Reeve) Brown; married, June 27, 1876, to Harriet E. Shaffer.
  Frank Brown (1846-1920) — also known as "Farmer Frank" — of Baltimore, Md. Born near Sykesville, Carroll County, Md., August 8, 1846. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1876-78; postmaster at Baltimore, Md., 1886-90; Governor of Maryland, 1892-96; president, Baltimore Street Railway Lines. Presbyterian. Died in Baltimore, Md., February 3, 1920 (age 73 years, 179 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Cross-reference: Stevenson Archer
  Jefferson Beale Browne (b. 1857) — also known as Jefferson B. Browne — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born in Key West, Monroe County, Fla., June 6, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Key West, Fla., 1879; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1888; member of Florida state senate, 1891-95; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1893-97; receiver, Key West Electric Light and Street Car Co., 1898; member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 1904-08; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1912; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1917-25; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1917-23; circuit judge in Florida, 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Interment at Key West Cemetery, Key West, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Beverly Browne and Mary Nieves (Ximenez) Browne; married, June 19, 1889, to Frances Williams Atkinson.
  Harold Hitz Burton (1888-1964) — also known as Harold H. Burton — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 22, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; assistant attorney, Utah Power & Light Company and Utah Light & Traction Company, 1914-16; attorney, Idaho Power Company and Boise Valley Traction Company, 1916-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1929; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1931-32, 1936-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944; speaker, 1936; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1941-45; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1945-58; took senior status 1958. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Grange; Rotary; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1964 (age 76 years, 128 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Edgar Burton (Dean of M.I.T.) and Gertrude (Hitz) Burton; married, June 15, 1912, to Selma Florence Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Levi Cable (1884-1971) — also known as John L. Cable — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, April 15, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; director and counsel, Lima Telephone and Telegraph Co., Napoleon Telephone Co., Lima Toledo Railroad, Lima City Street Railway Co.; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1921-25, 1929-33; defeated, 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1924; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1936. Episcopalian or Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Grange; Junior Order; Kiwanis. Died in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, September 15, 1971 (age 87 years, 153 days). Entombed at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Davis J. Cable and Mary (Harnley) Cable; married to Rhea Watson; great-grandson of Joseph Cable (1801-1880).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Maro Spaulding Chapman (1839-1907) — also known as Maro S. Chapman — of Manchester, Hartford County, Conn. Born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., February 13, 1839. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; postal envelope manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1882; member of Connecticut state senate 2nd District, 1885-86; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grand Army of the Republic. Instrumental in the establishment of the Hartford, Manchester, Rockville Tramway Co. in 1895. Died in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., March 2, 1907 (age 68 years, 17 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Chapman and Hannah (Percival) Chapman; married 1861 to Lucy Woodbridge (died 1869); married 1871 to Helen Robbins.
  Thomas Perkins Cheney (b. 1891) — also known as Thomas P. Cheney — of Laconia, Belknap County, N.H. Born in Ashland, Grafton County, N.H., August 17, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; trustee, Laconia State Bank; director, Peoples National Bank of Laconia; director, Public Service Co. of New Hampshire; director, Laconia Street Railway; Belknap County Solicitor, 1920-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); New Hampshire state attorney general, 1935-40; candidate in primary for Governor of New Hampshire, 1938. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan M. Cheney and Lucy A. (Hughes) Cheney; married, September 7, 1917, to Ella M. Wardner.
  Stephen Fannin Chipley (1838-1898) — also known as S. F. Chipley — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., 1838. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; banker; superintendent, Pensacola Street Railway; Vice-Consul for Russia in Pensacola, Fla., 1895-98. Died in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., November 22, 1898 (age about 60 years). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Stout Chipley (1810-1880) and Elizabeth (Fannin) Chipley (1819-1873); brother of William Dudley Chipley (1840-1897); married 1860 to Elizabeth Galt (1841-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles H. Clark Charles Hull Clark (b. 1832) — also known as Charles H. Clark — of Milldale, Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., October 23, 1832. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; nut and bolt manufacturer; banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1895-96, 1899-1900, 1905-06; president, Waterbury and Milldale Tramway Company, 1907. Congregationalist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodosius Clark (1788-1865) and Chloe (Clark) Clark (1795-1848); brother of William Judson Clark; married, August 21, 1862, to Mary E. Dickerman; second cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Merriam; second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Brace; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee, James Doolittle Wooster, Luther Hotchkiss and Levi Yale; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace; fourth cousin of Charles M. Hotchkiss; fourth cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss (1778-1858), Samuel George Andrews and Levi Bacon Yale.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Sheridan J. Colby (1864-1909) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Woodhull Township, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 2, 1864. Republican. Streetcar conductor; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1899-1904, 1907-09; died in office 1909. Died May 19, 1909 (age 44 years, 168 days). Interment somewhere in Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Colby; married, August 3, 1893, to Eva Mitte (died 1895).
  William Alfred Comstock (1877-1949) — also known as William A. Comstock; Bill Comstock — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., July 2, 1877. Democrat. Builder and operator of electric railways, 1899-1922; president, State Savings Bank (Alpena), 1906-09; real estate business; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1914; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1914-16; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1915; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1920-24; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1928, 1932; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1924-30; Governor of Michigan, 1933-34; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Zeta Psi; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died June 16, 1949 (age 71 years, 349 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Comstock (1842-1905) and Myra (Rapelji) Comstock (1844-1921); married, April 22, 1919, to Josephine White.
  Cross-reference: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz — Willis M. Brewer
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
George Redfield Curtis George Redfield Curtis (1825-1893) — also known as George R. Curtis — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., December 25, 1825. School teacher; treasurer, Meriden Britania Company; president, Meriden Silver Plate Company, the Meridan Horse Railroad Company, and the Meriden Gas Light Company; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1880-81. Episcopalian. Died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., May 20, 1893 (age 67 years, 146 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Curtis and Mehitable (Redfield) Curtis; married, May 22, 1855, to Augusta Munson (1833-1914).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  George Willets Davison (b. 1872) — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., March 25, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; Queens County District Attorney, 1899; vice-president, Central Trust Co.; director, Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co., New York Municipal Railways Co., Third Avenue Railway Co., Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co., American Eagle Fire Insurance Co. Methodist. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert A. Davison and Emeline (Sealey) Davison; married, April 24, 1895, to Harriet R. Baldwin.
  Claude Ivan Dawson (b. 1877) — also known as Claude I. Dawson — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C. Born in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, October 23, 1877. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; worked in treasury department of Philippine Islands government, 1898-1904; secretary of a traction company in South Carolina, 1904-08; U.S. Consul in Puerto Cortes, 1910-12; Valencia, 1912-15; Tampico, 1915-19; U.S. Consul General in Mexico City, as of 1922-24; Stockholm, as of 1926; Rio de Janeiro, as of 1927-31; Barcelona, as of 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Harrington Deavitt (b. 1871) — also known as Edward H. Deavitt — of Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Moretown, Washington County, Vt., December 1, 1871. Lawyer; director, Barre and Montpelier Power and Traction Co.; treasurer, Capital City Gas Co.; Vermont state treasurer, 1906-15. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Deavitt (1840-?) and Carrie E. (Harrington) Deavitt; married, December 25, 1902, to Mary Tromblee.
  Thomas Jefferson Deavitt (b. 1840) — of Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., February 17, 1840. Lawyer; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1870; director, Barre and Montpelier Power and Traction Co. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Son of William Deavitt and Chestina (Preston) Deavitt; married 1870 to Carrie E. Harrington; father of Edward Harrington Deavitt (1871-?).
  John Dykstra (1875-1959) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Holland, Ottawa County, Mich., January 16, 1875. Republican. Street railway motorman; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1927-34; defeated, 1934, 1936; Republican candidate for Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1940, 1951 (primary). Died in 1959 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Bowman Elder (1888-1954) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 4, 1888. Democrat. Real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916, 1932, 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; treasurer of Indiana Democratic Party, 1924-26; treasurer, Indiana Office Furniture Co., 1929-35; receiver who liquidated Indiana's interurban railways, 1933-40; Consular Agent for France in Indianapolis, Ind., 1935. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Reserve Officers Association; Military Order of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks; Zeta Psi. Died, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 10, 1954 (age 66 years, 98 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William Line Elder (1855-1940); married to Madeline Fortune.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Miller Floyd (1861-1923) — also known as Charles M. Floyd — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Derry, Rockingham County, N.H., June 5, 1861. Republican. Clothing business; director of banks, lumber companies, and the Manchester Traction, Light & Power Company; member of New Hampshire state senate 17th District, 1899-1900; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1904; Governor of New Hampshire, 1907-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1912; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1916. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., February 3, 1923 (age 61 years, 243 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Sewall Floyd and Sarah J. (Sleeper) Floyd; married, June 16, 1886, to Carrie E. Atwood (1861-1932).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Robert Foley (1917-2001) — also known as John R. Foley — of Maryland. Born in Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minn., October 16, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; orphan's court judge in Maryland, 1954-58; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1959-61; defeated, 1960, 1962. Catholic. Sponsored legislation to authorize the interstate compact to build the Metrorail transit system in the Washington, D.C. area. Died, of cardiac arrest, in Kensington, Montgomery County, Md., November 11, 2001 (age 84 years, 26 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Robert Foley; brother of Daniel F. Foley (1921-2002) and Patrick J. Foley.
  Political family: Foley family of Wabasha, Minnesota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Herman Arod Gager (1859-1923) — also known as Herman A. Gager — of Franklin, New London County, Conn. Born in Franklin, New London County, Conn., October 16, 1859. Republican. Carpenter; electrician for Shore Line Trolley Co.; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Franklin, 1919-20. Died in Franklin, New London County, Conn., January 28, 1923 (age 63 years, 104 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hawkins Gager (1821-1872) and Rosamond Maranda (Robinson) Gager (1823-1903); married 1879 to Ella Esther Parker; first cousin thrice removed of Samuel R. Gager; first cousin four times removed of Samuel Gager; second cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) and Samuel Austin Gager; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Huntington and Simeon Baldwin; second cousin five times removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin twice removed of Roger Griswold, Zina Hyde, Jr. and Harrison Blodget; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Ebenezer Huntington, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Samuel H. Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Eleazer Pomeroy, Daniel Packer, Roger Sherman Baldwin and Asa Packer; fourth cousin of Harry Andrews Gager; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Hale Sill, Frederick William Lord, Theodore Sill, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Kingsbury, Thomas Worcester Hyde, Walter Harrison Blodget and Daniel Eleazer Pomeroy.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Elizur Stillman Goodrich (1834-1926) — also known as Elizur S. Goodrich — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn., December 28, 1834. Republican. President, Hartford Street Railway Company; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1895-96; member of Connecticut state senate 2nd District, 1897-1901. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died June 1, 1926 (age 91 years, 155 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Elizur Goodrich (1798-1854) and Jerusha W. (Stillman) Goodrich (1803-1835); married 1859 to Mary Ann Hammer; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of Chauncey Goodrich and Elizur Goodrich (1761-1849); third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington, Moses Seymour and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin once removed of Herbert Ernest Powell.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Alexander Green (born c.1893) — also known as William A. Green — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; East Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., about 1893. Democrat. Trolley conductor; building contractor; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from East Haven, 1930, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, January 4, 1917, to Violet Kent MacKay (1890-1971).
  William Walton Griest (1858-1929) — also known as William W. Griest — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Christiana, Lancaster County, Pa., September 22, 1858. Republican. Newspaper editor; president of electric railways and lighting companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1909-29 (9th District 1909-23, 10th District 1923-29); died in office 1929. Died in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., December 5, 1929 (age 71 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Ellwood Griest and Rebecca (Walton) Griest; married, October 17, 1888, to Elizabeth P. Smith.
  The W. W. Griest Building (built 1924-25), a 14-story office building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Henry Allyn Haigh (1854-1942) — also known as Henry A. Haigh — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., March 13, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of William L. Carpenter, Flavius L. Brooke, and John Atkinson, starting in 1889; active in promotion and construction of electric railways, and officer for several railroad companies; director of the Alpena Power Company; stockholder and director of the Peninsular Savings Bank; director and counsel of Continental Casualty insurance company; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1892; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, American Public Health Association; American Historical Association; Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 16, 1942 (age 88 years, 64 days). Interment at Northview Cemetery, Dearborn, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Haigh, Sr. (1811-1904) and Lucy Billings (Allyn) Haigh (1815-1903); married, January 16, 1895, to Caroline S. Comstock (1870-1946; daughter of Andrew W. Comstock (1838-?)).
  Haigh Elementary School, in Dearborn, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Miller Hammond (1874-1941) — also known as Harry M. Hammond — of Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 5, 1874. Republican. Streetcar conductor; building materials business; postmaster at Alameda, Calif., 1916, 1921-34 (acting, 1916). Member, Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Killed in an automobile accident San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., August 10, 1941 (age 66 years, 309 days). His wife was injured in the crash, and died the next day. Cremated.
  Relatives: Married to Katherine 'Katie' Aberle (1893-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Benjamin S. Hanchett Benjamin Sawtelle Hanchett (1868-1933) — also known as Benjamin S. Hanchett — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 1, 1868. Republican. President and general manager, Grand Rapids Traction System; built and led the Grand Rapids, Holland, and Lake Michigan interurban railway; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1911-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (member, Resolutions Committee). Died in 1933 (age about 64 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Graceland Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  George Brinton McClellan Harvey (1864-1928) — also known as George Harvey — of Deal, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt., February 16, 1864. Newspaper reporter; New Jersey Insurance Commissioner, 1890-91; builder and president of electric railroads, 1894-98; editor and publisher, North American Review and Harper's Weekly; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1921-23. Died, from a heart attack and asthma, in Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H., August 20, 1928 (age 64 years, 186 days). Interment at Peacham Cemetery, Peacham, Vt.
  Presumably named for: George B. McClellan
  Relatives: Son of Duncan Harvey and Margaret S. (Varnum) Harvey; married, October 13, 1887, to Alma A. Parker.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joshua Taylor Heald (1821-1887) — also known as Joshua T. Heald — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., May 26, 1821. Republican. Bookbinder; real estate developer; bank director; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1868; President of the Wilmington City Railway Company, which built the city's first trolley line; later, he was president of the Wilmington and Western Railroad; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware, 1870. Died, from typhoid fever, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 23, 1887 (age 66 years, 58 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Heald and Hannah (Mendenhall) Heald; married 1844 to Hannah Pusey; third cousin of Harmon Gregg Heald (1824-1858).
  Heald Street, in Wilmington, Delaware, is named for him.
Frank J. Hogan Frank Joseph Hogan (1877-1944) — also known as Frank J. Hogan — of Washington, D.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 12, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; general counsel, Capital Traction Company; general counsel, Riggs National Bank; attorney for Albert B. Fall, Edward L. Doheny during the Teapot Dome trials; delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; member, Resolutions Committee); president, American Bar Association, 1938-39. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., May 15, 1944 (age 67 years, 124 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Maurice E. Hogan and Mary (McSwiney) Hogan; married 1899 to Mary Cecile Adair; first cousin of James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972).
  Image source: Time Magazine, March 11, 1935
  Robert Freeman Hopwood (1856-1940) — also known as Robert F. Hopwood — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., July 24, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; director, Citizens Title and Trust Co.; director, Uniontown Street Railway Co.; Fayette County Solicitor, 1894-1912; president, Uniontown Hospital, 1905-20; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1915-17; defeated, 1916. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., March 1, 1940 (age 83 years, 221 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rice Gaddis Hopwood (1810-1888) and Ruth (Jackson) Hopwood (1818-1885); married 1880 to Emma S. Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William H. Jones (b. 1855) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 28, 1855. Republican. Shoe merchant; streetcar conductor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1915-18. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1889 to Ida L. Gray.
Charles H. Judd Charles H. Judd (1900-1973) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born near Lake Beulah, Walworth County, Wis., May 11, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; electric railroad worker; salesman; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 8th District, 1939-40. Died March 16, 1973 (age 72 years, 309 days). Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Mukwonago, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John Brown Kimberly (b. 1855) — also known as John B. Kimberly — of Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City County (now part of Hampton), Va. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 31, 1855. Republican. Merchant; hotel owner; steamship agent; postmaster; director of banks and electric railways; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Kimberly and Ann (Brown) Kimberly; married, October 28, 1888, to Leonora V. Allen.
  Frederick Palmer Latimer (b. 1875) — of Groton, New London County, Conn. Born in Montville, New London County, Conn., November 13, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Groton, 1907-08; secretary, New London and East Lyme street railway. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph S. Latimer and Arabella (Palmer) Latimer; married 1901 to Grace Hamilton.
  Charles Freeman Libby (1844-1915) — also known as Charles F. Libby — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Limerick, York County, Maine, January 31, 1844. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1882-83; member of Maine state senate, 1889-92; counsel and director, Portland Street Railway; also involved with steamship companies. Died in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine, June 3, 1915 (age 71 years, 123 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of James Brackett Libby (1816-1889) and Hannah Catherine (Morrill) Libby (1819-1879); married, December 6, 1869, to Alice W. Bradbury; first cousin once removed of Ira Saywood Libby (1833-1899); second cousin of Jesse Felt Libby.
  Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse Felt Libby (1857-1936) — also known as Jesse F. Libby — of Gorham, Coos County, N.H. Born in Locke's Mills, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, February 12, 1857. School principal; lawyer; real estate business; promoter, director, treasurer, Berlin Aqueduct Company and Cascade Light and Power Company; director, president, Lancaster and Jefferson Electric Light Company; director, Gorham National Bank; promoter, director, Berlin Street Railway; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1903, 1905. Congregationalist. Member, Theta Delta Chi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in 1936 (age about 79 years). Interment at Evans Cemetery, Gorham, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Chace Libby and Lucy Spofford (Felt) Libby; married, June 2, 1879, to Eva Melissa Young; great-grandnephew of Peter Felt; first cousin once removed of Ira Saywood Libby; first cousin thrice removed of John Felt and Daniel Felt; second cousin of Charles Freeman Libby (1844-1915); second cousin twice removed of Dorman Felt and David Alvaro Felt; third cousin once removed of Marcellus Hazen Felt.
  Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Henry Littlefield (1829-1893) — also known as Alfred H. Littlefield — of Lincoln, Providence County, R.I. Born in Scituate, Providence County, R.I., April 2, 1829. Republican. Dry goods merchant; thread and yarn manufacturer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1876-77; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1878-79; Governor of Rhode Island, 1880-83; president, First National Bank of Pawtucket; president, Pawtucket Gas Company; president, Pawtucket Street Railway. Died in Central Falls, Providence County, R.I., December 21, 1893 (age 64 years, 263 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of John Littlefield (1798-1847) and Deborah (Himes) Littlefield (1798-1891); married, February 9, 1853, to Rebecca Jane Northup (1833-1910); fourth cousin of George Washington Greene; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Burrows, Jared Lewis Rathbone, Charles Stetson and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George E. Macomber (b. 1853) — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, June 6, 1853. Republican. Banker; mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1886-89; built first electric railway in Maine, 1890; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1900; member of Maine state senate, 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1928 (Convention Vice-President). Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Macomber and Hannah L. (Kalloch) Macomber; married, January 24, 1878, to Sarah V. Johnson; married, June 16, 1916, to Laura L. Cony; father of Anne Johnson Macomber (1883?-1951) (who married Guy Patterson Gannett).
  Frederick William Magrady (1863-1954) — also known as Frederick W. Magrady — of Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County, Pa. Born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa., November 24, 1863. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; vice-president, Shamokin and Mt. Carmel Transit Co.; director and solicitor for First National Bank of Mt. Carmel; director, Mt. Carmel Water Co.; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1925-33. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died in Danville, Montour County, Pa., August 27, 1954 (age 90 years, 276 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Magrady and Isabel (McConaghy) Magrady; married to Mary Kiefer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Vincent A. Martin (b. 1870) — of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Dane County, Wis., February 17, 1870. Republican. Train master of the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Muskegon electric railway; member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1917-18, 1925-28; defeated in primary, 1922, 1940; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1933. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Hopkins Mason (b. 1870) — also known as Edward H. Mason — Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 16, 1870. President, Cali Tramway Company; U.S. Consular Agent in Cali, 1910-11. Burial location unknown.
  William Brown McKinley (1856-1926) — also known as William B. McKinley — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Petersburg, Menard County, Ill., September 5, 1856. Republican. Banker; electric utility and street railway executive; University of Illinois trustee, 1903-05; resigned 1905; U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1905-13, 1915-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1916, 1924 (chair, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1921-26; died in office 1926. Died December 7, 1926 (age 70 years, 93 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of George McKinley and Hannah (Finley) McKinley; married 1881 to Kate Frisbee.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Malcolm J. McLeod (b. 1868) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Huron County, Ontario, January 22, 1868. Republican. Streetcar conductor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1899-1900; Michigan labor commissioner, 1905-07; foundry business; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Michigan District, 1909. Catholic. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Columbus. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John McLeod and Flora (McKinnon) McLeod; married, May 19, 1890, to Christina Darvux.
  William Larimer Mellon (1868-1949) — also known as William L. Mellon; W. L. Mellon — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 1, 1868. Republican. President, Monongahela Street Railway; vice-president, National Union Fire Insurance Company; vice-president, Mellon National Bank and Trust; founder and chairman, Gulf Oil Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1928; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1926-28. Died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 8, 1949 (age 81 years, 129 days). Entombed at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James Ross Mellon (1846-1934) and Rachel (Larimer) Mellon (1847-1919); married to Mary Hill 'May' Taylor (1872-1942); nephew of Andrew William Mellon; first cousin once removed of Richard Mellon Scaife (1932-).
  Political family: Bruce-Mellon family of Virginia.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Moody Merrill — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Lawyer; president of a street railway; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1890. Burial location unknown.
  George H. Newhall (1850-1923) — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., October 24, 1850. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; shoe manufacturer; president, Lynn Street Railway Company; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1894-95, 1906-08, 1923 (Seventeenth Essex District 1894-95, Twelfth Essex District 1906-08, Fourteenth Essex District 1923); died in office 1923; mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1913-17. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., November 4, 1923 (age 73 years, 11 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.
  Relatives: Married to Martha Louise Nourse (1852-1900).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr. (1854-1926) — also known as Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. — of Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., January 14, 1854. Republican. President, Newburgh Electric Light Co.; treasurer, Central Hudson Steamboat Co.; president Orange County Traction Co.; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1884-96; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1895-99; New York Republican state chair, 1898-1900, 1904-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1924; Governor of New York, 1901-05; Presidential Elector for New York, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., May 9, 1926 (age 72 years, 115 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ophelia (Bookstaver) Odell (1824-1902) and Benjamin Barker Odell, Sr. (1825-1916); married, April 25, 1877, to Estell Crist (1855-1888); married 1891 to Linda (Crist) Traphagen (1858-1940; sister of first wife).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
Henry C. Payne Henry Clay Payne (1843-1904) — also known as Henry C. Payne — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Ashfield, Franklin County, Mass., November 23, 1843. Republican. Postmaster at Milwaukee, Wis., 1876-85; president, Wisconsin Telephone Company; president, Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company; president, American Street Railway Association; receiver, Northern Pacific Railroad; member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1880-1904; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1904; Wisconsin Republican state chair, 1892; U.S. Postmaster General, 1902-04; died in office 1904. Methodist. Died in Washington, D.C., October 4, 1904 (age 60 years, 316 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Presumably named for: Henry Clay
  Relatives: Son of Orrin P. Payne and Eliza (Ames) Payne; married, October 15, 1867, to Lydia W. Van Dyke.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, January 1902
  Horace Garvin Platt (1852-1910) — also known as Horace G. Platt — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; orator; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1881-83; Vice-Consul for Russia in San Francisco, Calif., 1892-1901; president of a San Francisco streetcar line. Died, in Adler Sanatorium, San Francisco, Calif., August 29, 1910 (age about 58 years). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Dr. William Henry Platt (1821-1898) and Cornelia Margaret (Cuthbert) Platt (1823-1856); third cousin once removed of Delos Fall (1848-1921); fourth cousin of Howard B. Peck.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Hughes Randolph (b. 1858) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Bossier Parish, La., March 12, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; director and general attorney, Louisiana Railway and Navigation Co.; director and attorney, Houston & Shreveport Railway; divisional counsel, Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Railway; general counsel, Shreveport Traction Co.; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1884; member of Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee, 1895-96; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1910-13. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward G. Randolph and Mary E. (Thompson) Randolph; married, October 14, 1884, to Annie M. Jeffries (died 1907); married, July 22, 1911, to Mary Rose Youree (died 1919).
  Frank James Rice (1869-1917) — also known as Frank J. Rice — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., February 5, 1869. Republican. Streetcar conductor; grocer; real estate business; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1910-17; died in office 1917. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; Odd Fellows; Elks; Redmen; Order of Heptasophs; Knights of Pythias; Union League. Died January 18, 1917 (age 47 years, 348 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Hull Rice (1843-1915) and Caroline Elizabeth (Holbrook) Rice (1849-1931); married, July 16, 1890, to Charlotte A. Watrous.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John S. Rilling (b. 1860) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pa., July 22, 1860. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1894; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896, 1904 (alternate); one of the organizers and directors of the Conneaut and Erie Traction Company; president of St. Vincent Hospital. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Rilling and Elizabeth (Ackerman) Rilling; married, October 20, 1887, to Stella Armstrong.
  Richard Brevard Russell (1861-1938) — also known as Richard B. Russell — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga.; Russell, Bartow County, Ga. Born near Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., April 27, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton planter; newspaper editor; president, Hoschton Telephone Co.; organizer, Athens Street Railway Co.; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1882-88; circuit judge in Georgia, 1898-1906; candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 1906; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1907-16; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1923-38; died in office 1938. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Royal Arcanum. Died December 3, 1938 (age 77 years, 220 days). Interment at Russell Memorial Park, Winder, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of William John Russell and Rebecca Harriette (Brumby) Russell; married, May 13, 1883, to Marie Louise Tyler (died 1886); married, June 24, 1891, to Ina Dillard (1868-1953); father of Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. and Robert Lee Russell; grandfather of Robert Lee Russell, Jr. (1925-1965).
  Political family: Russell family of Winder, Georgia.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928) — also known as Thomas F. Ryan — of Hempstead, Queens County (now Nassau County), Long Island, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Oak Ridge, Nelson County, Va. Born in Lovingston, Nelson County, Va., October 17, 1851. Democrat. Financier; organizer and consolidator of streetcar companies in New York City; owned controlling interest in Equitable Life Assurance Society; co-founder, American Tobacco Company; engaged in mining development in Africa; one of the richest men in America at the time; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1904, 1912. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 23, 1928 (age 77 years, 37 days). Entombed at Oak Ridge Estate Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George A. Ryan (1826-1886) and Lucinda (Fortune) Ryan (1826-1856); married, November 25, 1873, to Ida Mary Barry (1854-1917); married, October 29, 1917, to Mary Townsend (Nicoll) Cuyler (1860-1937; sister of DeLancey Nicoll; aunt of Courtlandt Nicoll); grandfather of Allan Aloysius Ryan, Jr. (1903-?) and Clendenin James Ryan.
  Political family: Ryan-Nicoll family of New York City, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edmund William Samuel (1857-1930) — also known as Edmund W. Samuel — of Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County, Pa. Born in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, November 27, 1857. Republican. Physician; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1905-07; president and general manager, Shamokin-Mount Carmel Transit Company, 1908-24. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Mt. Carmel, Northumberland County, Pa., March 7, 1930 (age 72 years, 100 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Clarence J. Shearn (c.1870-1953) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Leeds, Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., about 1870. Lawyer; counsel and political associate to William Randolph Hearst; counsel for Brooklyn Manhattan Transit, now part of the New York City subway system; Independence League candidate for Governor of New York, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1915-19; defeated, 1911; appointed 1915; resigned 1919; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1918-19; commissioner for Gov. Alfred E. Smith in a 1928 investigation of sewer graft in the borough of Queens, New York City, which resulted in the conviction of Maurice E. Connolly. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 10, 1953 (age about 83 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Albert Arnold Sprague (1874-1946) — also known as Albert A. Sprague — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 13, 1874. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; chairman, Consolidated Grocers Corporation; director, Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust, International Harvester Co., Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and other companies; receiver and co-trustee, Chicago Rapid Transit; Chicago commissioner of public works, 1923-27, 1931-33; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 6, 1946 (age 71 years, 328 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Otho Sylvester Arnold Sprague (1839-1909) and Lucia Elvira (Atwood) Sprague (1849-1901); married, June 22, 1901, to Frances Fidelia Dibble (1877-1952); first cousin once removed of Albert Sprague Coolidge (1894-1977).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924) — also known as Adolph B. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 5, 1857. Republican. President, Spreckels Sugar Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884; angered by an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, on November 19, 1884, he shot and badly wounded the paper's publisher, M. H. de Young; arrested and charged with attempted murder; pleaded temporary insanity; tried in 1885 and found not guilty; president, San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway; vice-president, Western Sugar Company; vice-president, Oceanic Steamship Company. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and syphilis, in San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 1924 (age 67 years, 175 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels (1830-1910); brother of John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926); married to Alma de Bretteville (1881-1968).
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  Spreckels Lake, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926) — also known as John D. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., August 16, 1853. Republican. Founder and president, Oceanic Steamship Company; president, Western Sugar Company; owned the Hotel de Coronado, the San Diego Electric Railway, newspapers in San Francisco and San Diego; built the San Diego and Arizona Railway, from San Diego to Calexico; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896, 1924; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1896. German ancestry. Died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., June 7, 1926 (age 72 years, 295 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels (1830-1910); brother of Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924); married 1877 to Lillie C. Siebein (1855-1924).
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  The Spreckels Theatre, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Elementary School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Park, in Coronado, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Maxmillian Steinhart (1864-1938) — also known as Frank Steinhart — of Havana (La Habana), Cuba. Born in Munich (München), Germany, May 12, 1864. Republican. U.S. Consul General in Havana, 1903-07; president and general manager, Havana Electric Railways, Light and Power Company. Died in 1938 (age about 74 years). Entombed at Necropolis Cristobal Colon, La Habana, Cuba.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Steinhart and Regina (Levinger) Steinhart; married, February 8, 1890, to Alice Florence Ledden.
  Harry Clay Trexler (1854-1933) — also known as Harry C. Trexler — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., April 17, 1854. Republican. Lumber business; cement manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; director of electric railroads, telephone companies, and electric utilities. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Union League. Badly injured when his car collided with an oil truck on the William Penn Highway, and died the next day in Easton Hospital, Easton, Northampton County, Pa., November 17, 1933 (age 79 years, 214 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin W. Trexler (1826-1900) and Matilda (Sauerbuck) Trexler (1827-1914); brother of Frank Mattern Trexler (1861-1947); married, January 22, 1885, to Mary M. Mosser (1852-1934).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Newton Vail (1845-1920) — also known as Theodore N. Vail — of Lyndonville, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Minerva, Stark County, Ohio, July 16, 1845. Republican. General superintendent, U.S. Railway Mail Service, 1876-79; president, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., 1885-89 and 1907-19; founder of Western Electric and of Bell Labs; built an electric railway system in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1890-1904; farmer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1916. Member, Union League. Died, from kidney and cardiac complications, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., April 16, 1920 (age 74 years, 275 days). Interment at Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Davis Vail and Phebe (Quinby) Vail; married, August 3, 1869, to Emma Louisa Righter (1844-1905); married, July 27, 1907, to Mabel Rutledge Sanderson (died 1950); first cousin of George Vail (1809-1875).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adoniram Judson Warner (1834-1910) — also known as Adoniram J. Warner — of Ohio. Born in Wales, Erie County, N.Y., January 13, 1834. Democrat. School principal; superintendent of schools; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1879-81, 1883-87 (13th District 1879-81, 15th District 1883-85, 17th District 1885-87); defeated, 1880; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1896; engaged in street railway construction in Washington, D.C., and railroad construction in Ohio. Died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 12, 1910 (age 76 years, 211 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.
  Presumably named for: Adoniram Judson
  Relatives: Father of Frances Elizabeth Warner (who married Charles Montgomery Hathaway, Jr. (1874-?)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Erastus Wells (1823-1893) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 2, 1823. Democrat. Street railway business; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1869-77, 1879-81 (1st District 1869-73, 2nd District 1873-77, 1879-81); defeated, 1876. Died in St. Louis, Mo., October 2, 1893 (age 69 years, 304 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Father of Rolla Wells (1856-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rolla Wells (b. 1856) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 1, 1856. Democrat. General manager and receiver of street railways; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1901-09; governor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1914-19. Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Erastus Wells (1823-1893) and Isabella Bowman (Henry) Wells; married, October 2, 1878, to Jennie Howard Parker (died 1917).
Arthur H. Wicks Arthur H. Wicks (1887-1985) — also known as A. H. Wicks — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y.; Lake Katrine, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 24, 1887. Republican. Worked in piano manufacturing business; employed in the engineering department of the New York City Board of Water Supply, and then in construction of subways; owner and operator of steam laundry in Kingston; director, Governor Clinton Hotel; member of New York state senate, 1927-56 (29th District 1927-44, 34th District 1945-56); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President), 1956; resigned in November 1953 as Senate Majority Leader and acting Lieutenant Governor, while under threat of ouster over his Sing Sing prison visits to convicted extortionist and labor leader Joseph S. Fay. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lake Katrine, Ulster County, N.Y., February 18, 1985 (age 97 years, 56 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
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