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  Par B. Anderson (b. 1868) — also known as P. B. Anderson — of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; Kane, McKean County, Pa.; Caibarien, Cuba. Born in Sweden, March 27, 1868. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; steamship agent; banker; sugar business; U.S. Consular Agent in Caibarien, 1903-17. Swedish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Alexander Baldwin (1871-1946) — also known as Henry A. Baldwin — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii; Makawao, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. Born in Paliuli, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, January 12, 1871. Republican. Sugar planter; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912, 1920; member of Hawaii territorial senate, 1913-21, 1934-37; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Hawaii Territory, 1922-23; member of Hawaii territorial House of Representatives, 1933. Member, Chi Phi. Died in Paia, Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, October 8, 1946 (age 75 years, 269 days). Interment at Makawao Cemetery, Makawao, Island of Maui, Hawaii.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William James Behan (1840-1928) — also known as William J. Behan — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; White Castle, Iberville Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 25, 1840. Republican. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; sugar planter; merchant; manufacturer; grocery business; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1882-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1896, 1900, 1908; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1900-12; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1904; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1909-11. Irish ancestry. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died, from a heart attack, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 4, 1928 (age 87 years, 222 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of John Holland Behan and Katherine (Walker) Behan; married, June 7, 1866, to Kate Walker; father of Louis Joseph Behan (1876-?).
  Charles Boettcher (1852-1948) — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; Boulder, Boulder County, Colo.; Leadville, Lake County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Kölleda, Germany, April 8, 1852. Republican. Hardware business; co-founder and vice-president, Great Western Sugar Co.; co-founder and president Ideal Cement Company; vice-president, Brown Palace Hotel Company; real estate investor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (alternate), 1928. German ancestry. Died, in his suite at the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colo., July 2, 1948 (age 96 years, 85 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Boettcher and Susanna Boettcher; married to Fannie Augusta Cowan (1856-1952); father of Claudius Kedzie Boettcher; grandfather of Charles Boettcher II (who married Anna Lou Pigott (1903-1941)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claudius Kedzie Boettcher (1875-1957) — also known as Claude K. Boettcher — of Denver, Colo. Born in Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., January 10, 1875. Republican. Packing business; banker; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; chairman, Denver and Intermountain Railway; president, Brown Palace Hotel; director, Great Western Sugar Co.; director, Denver Dry Goods Co.; vice-president of several electric utilities; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1944. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Died in Denver, Colo., June 9, 1957 (age 82 years, 150 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Boettcher and Fannie August (Cowan) Boettcher (1856-1952); married, January 29, 1900, to De Allen McMurtrie (divorced); married 1920 to Edna Case McElveen; father of Charles Boettcher II (who married Anna Lou Pigott (1903-1941)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Cole Bryan (1919-1997) — also known as Edward C. Bryan; Ed Bryan — of Ewa, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii; Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, August 22, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; surveyor; electrical engineer; business executive; delegate to Hawaii state constitutional convention, 1950, 1968; Hawaii Territory Republican Party chair, 1957-58; housing director, Ewa Sugar Company; board member, St. Francis Hospital. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Humane Society. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., May 27, 1997 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Kenneth Cole Bryan and Mary (Hayes) Bryan; married to Shada I. Pflueger (1923-1973).
  Ellsworth Bunker (1894-1984) — also known as "The Refrigerator"; "The Sly Fox" — of New York; Dummerston, Windham County, Vt. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., May 11, 1894. Director and officer, National Sugar Refining Company; director, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1951-52; Italy, 1952-53; India, 1956-61; Nepal, 1956-59; , 1966-67, 1973-78; Vietnam, 1967-73. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recipient of two Presidential Medals of Freedom, in 1963 and in 1967. Died, in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., September 27, 1984 (age 90 years, 139 days). Interment somewhere in Dummerston, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of George R. Bunker and Jean Polhemus (Cobb) Bunker; married, April 24, 1920, to Harriet Allen Butler (died 1964); married, January 3, 1967, to Caroline Clendening Laise (1917-?).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books about Ellsworth Bunker: Howard B. Schaffer, Ellsworth Bunker : Global Troubleshooter, Vietnam Hawk
  Claude Ernest Cady (1878-1953) — also known as Claude E. Cady — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., May 28, 1878. Democrat. Grocer; owner of three movie theaters; member of Lansing city council, 1910-17; member of Lansing Police and Fire Commission, 1918-28; wholesale candy dealer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1926; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934; postmaster at Lansing, Mich., 1935-43 (acting, 1935). Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 30, 1953 (age 75 years, 186 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Donelson Caffery (1835-1906) — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., September 10, 1835. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; sugar planter; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; member of Louisiana state senate, 1892-93; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1892-1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 30, 1906 (age 71 years, 111 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, La.
  Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery (1786-1835) and Lydia (Murphy) Caffery (1802-1881); married 1869 to Bethia Celestine Richardson (1846-1917; daughter of Francis DuBose Richardson); father of John Murphy Caffery and Edward Caffery; grandfather of Patrick Thomson Caffery; first cousin once removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) and Charles Duval Caffery; first cousin twice removed of Jefferson Caffery.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert E. Carlton (born c.1862) — of Cripple Creek, Teller County, Colo.; Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Indiana, about 1862. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (alternate), 1920; sugar executive. Burial location unknown.
  Adrial Hebard Case (1892-1966) — also known as A. Hebard Case — of Lihue, Island of Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii. Born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., November 20, 1892. Republican. Chemist for a sugar plantation; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1936. Died in Lihue, Island of Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii, May 16, 1966 (age 73 years, 177 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Hebard Case (1864-1946) and Katherine May (Merriam) Case (1867-1952); married, February 17, 1919, to Elizabeth McConnell (1896-1919); second cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Merriam; third cousin once removed of Charles Page (1839-1920).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Augur family of Connecticut; Blodgett-Whedon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Patrick Connery, Jr. (1888-1937) — also known as William P. Connery, Jr. — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., August 24, 1888. Democrat. Professional actor, 1908-16; candy manufacturer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1923-37; died in office 1937; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Redmen; Kiwanis. Died in Washington, D.C., June 15, 1937 (age 48 years, 295 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Patrick Connery, Sr.; brother of Lawrence Joseph Connery (1895-1941).
  Political family: Connery family of Lynn, Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Hyde Cooke (1876-1944) — also known as Clarence H. Cooke — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, April 17, 1876. Republican. Banker; president or vice-president of plantation and sugar companies; member of Hawaii territorial House of Representatives, 1912-28; Speaker of Hawaii Territory House of Representatives, 1923-24, 1927-28; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1924 (member, Resolutions Committee). Congregationalist. Died August 23, 1944 (age 68 years, 128 days). Interment at Kawaiaho Church Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Charles M. Cooke and Anna Charlotte (Rice) Cooke (1853-1934); married, August 11, 1898, to Lily Love (1877-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Channing Harris Cox (1879-1968) — also known as Channing H. Cox — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., February 28, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1910-18; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1915-18; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1919-21; Governor of Massachusetts, 1921-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928 (speaker); Honorary Consul for Japan in Boston, Mass., 1929; president, Old Colony Trust Company; director, United Fruit Co., Revere Sugar Co., First National Bank of Boston, Boston Herald Traveler (newspaper); board member, Deaconess Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, Humane Society; Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Died August 20, 1968 (age 89 years, 174 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edson Cox and Evelyn Mary (Randall) Cox; married, February 18, 1915, to Mary Emery Young.
  Cross-reference: Herman A. MacDonald
  Fred Lewis Crawford (1888-1957) — also known as Fred L. Crawford — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born near Dublin, Erath County, Tex., May 5, 1888. Republican. Accountant; builder, financier, and operator of beet sugar mills; director, Michigan National Bank; director, Petroleum Transit Corporation; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1935-53; defeated in primary, 1952. Methodist. Member, Elks. Died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1957 (age 68 years, 343 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William Carroll Crawford and Mary Jane (Rape) Crawford; married 1910 to Clara Belle Lyons (died 1927); married 1932 to Elizabeth Ann Jones.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur J. Donner (born c.1850) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Germany, about 1850. Banker; commission merchant; steamship agent; Vice-Consul for Argentina in Boston, Mass., 1882-88; Consul for Austria-Hungary in Boston, Mass., 1883-1907; Consul for Germany in Boston, Mass., 1894-99; treasurer, American Sugar Refining Company. German ancestry. Burial location unknown.
George H. Earle George Howard Earle III (1890-1974) — also known as George H. Earle — of Haverford, Delaware County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Devon, Chester County, Pa., December 5, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; sugar business; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1933-34; Bulgaria, 1940-41; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1938; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1939. Episcopalian. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks. Died December 30, 1974 (age 84 years, 25 days). Interment at Church of the Resurrection Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Howard Earle, Jr. and Catherine Hansell (French) Earle (1859-1937); married, January 20, 1916, to Huberta Potter; great-grandson of Thomas Earle (1800?-?).
  Political family: Earle family of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Robert Frazer, Jr. (1878-1947) — of Salinas, Salinas Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 8, 1878. Bank employee; sugar cane planter; U.S. Consul in Valencia, 1909-12; Malaga, 1912-14; Bahia, 1914-16; Kobe, 1916-19; U.S. Consul General in , 1919-24; Zurich, 1924-27; Calcutta, 1927-30; Mexico City, 1930-32; London, 1932-33; U.S. Minister to El Salvador, 1937-38. Died in 1947 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Frazer and Elizabeth M. (McKibbin) Frazer.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Gerald Michael Gabbard (b. 1948) — also known as Mike Gabbard — Born in Fagatogo, American Samoa, January 15, 1948. School teacher; restauranteur; candy manufacturer; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 2nd District, 2004; member of Hawaii state senate, 2007-20 (19th District 2007-12, 20th District 2013-20). Samoan ancestry. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Harrison Gabbard, Jr. and Aknesis Agnes (Yandall) Gabbard; father of Tulsi Gabbard (1981-).
  Edward James Gay (1816-1889) — also known as Edward J. Gay — of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, La. Born in Bedford County, Va., February 3, 1816. Democrat. Planter; president, Louisiana Sugar Exchange, New Orleans; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1885-89; died in office 1889. Died in Iberville Parish, La., May 30, 1889 (age 73 years, 116 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Edward James Gay (1878-1952).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alfred Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1873-1918) — also known as Alfred L. M. Gottschalk — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 8, 1873. Newspaper correspondent; sugar grower; U.S. Consul in Callao, 1903-05; U.S. Consul General in Callao, 1905-06; Mexico City, 1906-08; , 1908-11; Rio de Janeiro, 1916-18, died in office 1918. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. While en route from Bahia, Brazil to Baltimore on the U.S. Navy ship Cyclops, during World War I, he was one of 306 sailors and passengers who perished when the ship sank, in the North Atlantic Ocean, March, 1918 (age 45 years, 0 days). The wreckage was never found.
  Relatives: Son of L. G. Gottschalk and Louise de L. (Boucher) Gottschalk.
  William Frederick Havemeyer (1804-1874) — also known as William F. Havemeyer — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 12, 1804. Democrat. Sugar refining business; banker; Presidential Elector for New York, 1844; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1845-46, 1848-49, 1873-74; defeated, 1859; died in office 1874. German ancestry. Member, Tammany Hall. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 1874 (age 70 years, 291 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Havemeyer (1770-1851); married, April 15, 1828, to Sarah Agnes Craig (1807-1894; daughter of Hector Craig); grandfather of William Frederick Havemeyer (1874-1904).
  Political family: Havemeyer-Craig family of New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Whaley Hopkins (1845-1923) — also known as Samuel W. Hopkins — of Coventry, Tolland County, Conn.; Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Exeter, Washington County, R.I., April 1, 1845. School teacher; lawyer; real estate developer; Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney, 1875-76; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Isabella District, 1877-80; candidate for village president of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1877; chair of Isabella County Republican Party, 1878-84; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; president, Mount Pleasant Sugar Company; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1893-94; defeated, 1898 (Democratic), 1914 (Progressive). Unitarian. English ancestry. Died in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich., August 20, 1923 (age 78 years, 141 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hopkins (1803-1875) and Freelove Burlingame (Arnold) Hopkins (1807-1888); married, December 10, 1873, to Margaretta Vedder.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Middleton Huger (1809-1894) — also known as John M. Huger — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., 1809. Sugar cane planter; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Consul for Turkey in New Orleans, La., 1872-82. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 24, 1894 (age about 84 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Elliott Huger and Isabella Johannes (Middleton) Huger (1780-1865); married to Elizabeth Allen Deas (1811-1890); nephew of Henry Middleton (1770-1846); grandson of Arthur Middleton and Daniel Huger; grandnephew of John Huger; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin of John Izard Middleton and Williams Middleton; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Huger and Alfred Huger; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane; second cousin of John Drayton and Benjamin Frost Huger.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry W. Hupfauf (b. 1885) — of Calumet County, Wis. Born in Harrison town, Calumet County, Wis., August 11, 1885. Democrat. Farmer; sugar company field man; general store operator; tavern owner; organizer of cooperative telephone company; treasurer of a butter and cheese cooperative; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Calumet County; elected 1936; defeated, 1938, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Harold Frederic Jones (1891-1960) — Born in Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass., May 30, 1891. Employed with United Sugar Company in Mexico; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Consular Agent in Los Mochis, 1919-32. Died December 4, 1960 (age 69 years, 188 days). Interment at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Willie Herbert Jones (1866-1929) and Harriet Aurila (Lakin) Jones (1870-1914); married to Rita Clarke Page (1892-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Harvey Lowery (1860-1941) — also known as J. H. Lowery — of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La. Born in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, La., October 18, 1860. Republican. Physician; sugar grower; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1916 (alternate), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1940. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died, in Flint-Goodridge Hospital, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 25, 1941 (age 80 years, 342 days). Interment at Ascension Catholic Cemetery, Donaldsonville, La.
  Relatives: Son of John Harvey Lowery (1834-1907) and Elizabeth (Carson) Lowery (1835-1919); married 1883 to Elizabeth Conway (1867-1924); married, December 13, 1927, to Mary L. Brown (1907-1993).
  Lowery Middle School, and Lowery Elementary School, in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, are named for him.
  Epitaph: "Though He Sleeps, His Memory Doth Live, And Cheering Comfort To His Mourners Give."
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frank J. Migas (b. 1888) — of East Chicago, Lake County, Ind. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 28, 1888. Democrat. Owner, Sweet Corn Candy Co., 1921-31; vice-president, American State Bank of Gary; deputy sheriff; mayor of East Chicago, Ind., 1939-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940, 1948. Catholic. Member, Moose; Polish National Alliance. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Ill.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of John B. Nicosia (1910-1985).
  George M. Miller (c.1911-1972) — of Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Md. Born about 1911. Office manager and accountant for the Merchants Candy and Tobacco Company; later, accountant for the federal Bureau of Reclamation; mayor of Takoma Park, Md., 1954-72; died in office 1972. Died July 17, 1972 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Johnston Mixson (1874-1954) — also known as Benjamin J. Mixson — of Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C. Born in Allendale, Allendale County, S.C., February 3, 1874. Republican. Grocer; deputy U.S. marshal; wholesale candy dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1936. Died in Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C., July 19, 1954 (age 80 years, 166 days). Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Seth 'Joe Seth' Mixson (1836-1899) and Martha Caroline (Brabham) Mixson (1840-1918); married to Mary Jane 'Jennie' McCarthy (1879-1960); nephew of William Joyce Mixson (1819-1882; who married Elizabeth A. Sylvester); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Josiah Brabham (1817-1883); second cousin of Percy Eugene Brabham.
  Political family: Brabham-Mixson family of South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) — also known as Robert C. Nicholas — of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La. Born in Hanover County, Va., January 10, 1787. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; sugar cane planter; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1836-41; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1845; Louisiana Superintendent of Education, 1849-53. Died in Terrebonne Parish, La., December 24, 1857 (age 70 years, 348 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of George Nicholas and Mary (Smith) Nicholas (1756-1806); brother of Henrietta Morrison Nicholas (1798-1875; who married Richard Hawes); married to Susan Adelaide Vinson; nephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas; granduncle of Harry Bartow Hawes; first cousin of Peyton Randolph; first cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox and Edmund Randolph; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); first cousin thrice removed of Francis Beverley Biddle; second cousin once removed of Carter Bassett Harrison, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; third cousin of John Scott Harrison; third cousin once removed of Burwell Bassett, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); third cousin twice removed of Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); third cousin thrice removed of Harry Flood Byrd and William Henry Harrison (1896-1990); fourth cousin once removed of Montgomery Blair and Francis Preston Blair, Jr..
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Henry T. Oxnard Henry Thomas Oxnard (1860-1922) — also known as Henry T. Oxnard — of Oxnard, Ventura County, Calif.; Upperville, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Marseille, France, June 22, 1860. Republican. President, later vice-president, American Beet Sugar Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908. Died, from a heart attack, at the University Club, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1922 (age 61 years, 351 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Oxnard and Louise Adeline (Brown) Oxnard; married, November 15, 1900, to Marie Pichon.
  The city of Oxnard, California, is named for him.
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, April 1902
  William L. Petriken (b. 1871) — of Denver, Colo. Born in Muncy, Lycoming County, Pa., February 17, 1871. Republican. Sugar executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Eloise N. Delbridge.
  Gustavo Preston (1856-1918) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Swampscott, Essex County, Mass. Born in Arroyo Municipio, Puerto Rico, August 1, 1856. Sugar and molasses importer; Consul for Ecuador in Boston, Mass., 1889-1907; Consul for Argentina in Boston, Mass., 1898. Died, from stomach cancer, in Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 15, 1918 (age 62 years, 14 days). Interment at Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Francis W. 'Frank' Preston and Emma (Lepelleux) Preston; married, June 8, 1887, to Emma (DeLaski) Blake (died 1914); married, December 29, 1915, to Florence E. Shaw (1878-1964).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Sloan — of Michigan. Born in Poland. Socialist. Confectioner; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Michigan, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  John B. Smith (1887-1961) — of Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Mich., April 25, 1887. Republican. Field man and superintendent, Michigan Sugar Co.; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1935-42; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1943-44; defeated in primary, 1944, 1958. Died in 1961 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1911, to Lavina A. Finkbeiner.
  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
  Claus Spreckels (1828-1908) — also known as "The Sugar King of Hawaii"; "His Royal Saccharinity" — Born in Lamstedt, Germany, July 9, 1828. Republican. Sugar magnate; Presidential Elector for California, 1872, 1896. German ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 26, 1908 (age 80 years, 170 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Anna Christina Mangels (1830-1910); father of John Diedrich Spreckels and Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924).
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  The community (former company town) of Spreckels, California, is named for him.  — The community (former company town) of Spreckelsville, Hawaii, is named for him.  — Claus-Spreckels-Strasse, a street in Lamstedt, Germany, is named for him.
  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
  George Walter Staley (1879-1969) — also known as G. Walter Staley — of Prichard, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Wayne County, W.Va., August 13, 1879. Democrat. Confectionary merchant; chair of Wayne County Democratic Party, 1940-50. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., August 2, 1969 (age 89 years, 354 days). Interment at Staley Cemetery, Wayne County, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles E. 'Charley' Staley (1848-1893) and Belvedora (Gilkeson) Staley (1851-1887); married, December 26, 1900, to Sallie G. Wilkinson (1877-1911); married 1916 to Anna Irby (1888-1957).
  Elmer Teal — of Milan, Washtenaw County, Mich. Republican. Confectioner; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Odin Tilton (b. 1885) — also known as Henry O. Tilton — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass., June 1, 1885. Republican. Electrical engineer; local sales manager, General Electric; director, Stratton and Co., Concord, N.H.; director, New England Confectionary Co., Cambridge, Mass.; candidate for mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1933; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952. Congregationalist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Grotto; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Odin Tilton and Hattie (French) Tilton; married, September 30, 1914, to Olive Northrop Fobes.
  Dwight Townsend (1826-1899) — of New York. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 25, 1826. Democrat. Sugar refining business; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1864-65, 1871-73; defeated (Independent Democratic), 1882; telegraph business. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 29, 1899 (age 73 years, 34 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Wilmot Townsend (1794-1860) and Anne (Helme) Townsend (1798-1883); married 1854 to Emily Hodges (1829-1905); great-grandfather of Henry Varnum Poor; third cousin once removed of Caleb Smith Woodhull (1792-1866); third cousin thrice removed of Orpha Hall.
  Political family: Woodhull family of New York City, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Henry Winborne Welch (1899-1985) — also known as Robert Welch — Born in Chowan, Chowan County, N.C., December 1, 1899. Republican. Confectionary business; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1950; founder, in 1958, of the John Birch Society. Died in Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass., January 6, 1985 (age 85 years, 36 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William John White (1850-1923) — also known as William J. White — of West Cleveland (now part of Cleveland), Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Rice Lake, Ontario, October 7, 1850. Republican. Candy and chewing gum manufacturer; mayor of West Cleveland, Ohio, 1889; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1893-95. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 16, 1923 (age 72 years, 132 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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