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Typewriter Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Neal Dow Becker (1883-1955) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, N.Y., February 13, 1883. Lawyer; president, Hammond Typewriter Corporation, 1913-24; president (1925-52) and chairman (1952-55), Intertype Corporation; trustee and member of executive committee, Consolidated Edison electric utility; bank director; Honorary Consul-General for Bulgaria in New York, N.Y., 1923-33; chairman, Cornell University Board of Trustees, 1947-53. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 16, 1955 (age 72 years, 92 days). Interment at All Souls Onteora Park Church Cemetery, Hunter, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Neal Dow
  Relatives: Son of William E. Becker and Eva Claire (Kenyon) Becker; married 1909 to Ivah Elizabeth Smith; married 1954 to Charlotte Allen.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benn Conger (1856-1922) — of Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., October 29, 1856. President, Corona Typewriter Co.; member of New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1900-01; member of New York state senate 41st District, 1909-10; resigned 1910. In 1910, he accused Sen. Jotham P. Allds, the majority leader, of accepting a bribe from bridge companies; Allds was investigated and ultimately resigned. Conger, who had also taken part in the bribery scheme, was criticized for not coming forward sooner; facing a likely attempt to expel him, he resigned a few days later. Died in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., February 28, 1922 (age 65 years, 122 days). Interment at Groton Rural Cemetery, Groton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Corydon Wilson Conger and Mary Jane (Brown) Conger; married 1880 to Florence C. Buck; third cousin twice removed of Hugh Conger; fourth cousin once removed of James Lockwood Conger, Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger, Moore Conger, Frederick Ward Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger and Charles Franklin Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry Morgenthau (1856-1946) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Mannheim, Germany, April 26, 1856. Lawyer; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1913-16; director, Underwood Typewriter Company; director, Equitable Life Assurance Society of U.S.; president, Herald Square Realty Company; director, Mt. Sinai Hospital. Jewish. Died following a cerebral hemorrhage, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 25, 1946 (age 90 years, 213 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lazarus Morgenthau and Babette (Guggenheim) Morgenthau; married, May 10, 1883, to Josephine Sykes; father of Henry Morgenthau Jr.; grandfather of Robert Morris Morgenthau.
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Ames Washburn (1822-1889) — also known as Charles A. Washburn — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, March 16, 1822. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1856 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for Presidential Elector for California; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to Paraguay, 1861-63; U.S. Minister to Paraguay, 1863-68; novelist; invented an early typewriter. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1889 (age 66 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Washburn; brother of Israel Washburn Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn and William Drew Washburn; nephew of Reuel Washburn; uncle of Charles Fox Washburn, Hempstead Washburne, Robert Charles Washburn, William Drew Washburn Jr. and Stanley Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Sumner and Dwight May Sabin.
  Political family: Washburn family of Massachusetts (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
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