The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Veterinarian Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Alan Wayne Allard (b. 1943) — also known as A. Wayne Allard — of Loveland, Larimer County, Colo. Born in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colo., December 12, 1943. Republican. Veterinarian; member of Colorado state senate, 1983-90; U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 1991-97; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1997-2009. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Married, March 23, 1967, to Joan Malcolm.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Richard J. Allen (b. 1933) — of Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich.; Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich., August 6, 1933. Republican. Veterinarian; college professor; member of Michigan state house of representatives 88th District, 1969-72; defeated in primary, 1972; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1975-82; defeated in primary, 1982; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1980, 1990 (primary). Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Rotary; Audubon Society; Sierra Club. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Son of Lester J. Allen.
Charles Anderson Charles Anderson (b. 1945) — also known as "Doc" — of Lorena, McLennan County, Tex. Born June 29, 1945. Republican. Veterinarian; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004, 2008 (alternate); member of Texas state house of representatives 56th District, 2005-. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — Texas Legislators Past & Present
  Image source: Texas Legislative Reference Library
  Wayne Hubert Babbitt (1928-1994) — also known as Wayne H. Babbitt — of North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, April 21, 1928. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; veterinarian; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964; vice-chair of Arkansas Republican Party, 1967; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1972. Lutheran. Member, Rotary. Died in Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark., August 6, 1994 (age 66 years, 107 days). Interment at Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Darwin Merritt Babbitt and Francis (Charron) Babbitt; married, July 16, 1946, to Eleanor Joan Timmerman.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Revere Baird (b. 1889) — also known as Paul R. Baird — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., November 25, 1889. Republican. Veterinarian; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Kiwanis; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Paul Revere
  Relatives: Son of John L. Baird and Belle (McLaren) Baird; married 1915 to Bertha E. Knowlton.
  Ulysses Samuel Grant Bieber (1865-1934) — also known as Ulysses S. G. Bieber — of Kutztown, Berks County, Pa. Born in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pa., April 2, 1865. Veterinarian; burgess of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 1923. Died in Kutztown, Berks County, Pa., November 29, 1934 (age 69 years, 241 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, Pa.
  Presumably named for: Ulysses S. Grant
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Bieber and Brigitta (Schwoyer) Bieber; married, October 18, 1888, to Maria Elizabeth Sharadin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert L. Brown (b. 1892) — of Deposit, Broome County, N.Y. Born in Carthage, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 16, 1892. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of New York state assembly from Broome County 1st District, 1933; defeated, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 1, 1917, to Mabel L. Carley.
F. W. Chamberlain Frank W. Chamberlain (born c.1878) — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Sherburne (now Killington), Rutland County, Vt., about 1878. Veterinarian; Independent candidate for mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1926, 1927. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elias P. Chamberlain and Marion (Perry) Chamberlain; married, June 16, 1909, to May P. Varney.
  Image source: Michigan State College "Wolverine" yearbook, 1925
  Glen Crosbie (c.1910-1995) — of La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Irwin, Union County, Ohio, about 1910. Veterinarian; mayor of La Mesa, Calif., 1956-58. Died, of lung cancer, in La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif., March 28, 1995 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Troop Day (1882-1944) — also known as Robert T. Day — of Denton, Denton County, Tex. Born in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga., November 30, 1882. Veterinarian; candidate for mayor of Denton, Tex., 1936, 1938. Died, from a heart attack, in Denton, Denton County, Tex., January 27, 1944 (age 61 years, 58 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of James Marshall Day and Nancy Katherine (McIntyre) Day; married to Rosa Belle Rogers.
  Epitaph: "He lived and died for others."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Flanigan Deadman (1868-1932) — also known as John F. Deadman — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in London, Ontario, November 26, 1868. Democrat. Veterinarian; lost a leg in a hunting accident; lost an eye in another accident; candidate for mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1915; in 1928, he famously saved several lives when he brought needed serum and medical supplies by dogsled, through a heavy winter storm, to snowbound Detour, Mich. Scottish ancestry. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows; Maccabees; Modern Woodmen of America. Died in a hospital at Madison, Dane County, Wis., April 27, 1932 (age 63 years, 153 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Deadman and Christina (McKay) Deadman; brother of Richard Hector Deadman; married 1893 to Sophronia Eagle; married, October 7, 1912, to Zoe Collins.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Eric Ensign (b. 1958) — also known as John E. Ensign — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Roseville, Placer County, Calif., March 25, 1958. Republican. Veterinarian; hotel and casino manager; U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1995-99; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 2001-; defeated, 1998; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008. Pentecostal. Italian, German, and Filipino ancestry. In June 2009, he admitted to an extramarital affair with Cindy Hampton, a member of his campaign staff and the wife of his Senate aide Doug Hampton. In an unsuccessful attempt to keep the Hamptons quiet about the affair, he gave them $96,000 (an illegally undisclosed severance payment) through his parents. He also used his influence to set up Jeff Hampton as a lobbyist, in violation of laws restricting lobbying by former congressional aides. A grand jury investigation is in progress. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Michael S. Ensign; son of Sharon Lee Cipriani.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Fickling (1853-1925) — of Le Sueur Center, Le Sueur County, Minn. Born in England, April 5, 1853. Veterinarian; member of Minnesota state senate 17th District, 1923-25; died in office 1925. Died in Le Sueur County, Minn., October 17, 1925 (age 72 years, 195 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery, Le Sueur, Minn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  John D. Fuhr (b. 1928) — of Aurora, Adams County, Colo. Born in Aledo, Mercer County, Ill., September 9, 1928. Veterinarian; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1967-74; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1971-74. Member, Rotary; Shriners. Still living as of 1975.
  Alfred O. Gigstad — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Veterinarian; mayor of Nebraska City, Neb., 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  George W. Gillie (1880-1963) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Berwickshire, Scotland, August 15, 1880. Republican. Veterinarian; Allen County Sheriff, 1917; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948. Died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., July 3, 1963 (age 82 years, 322 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Grace Merion.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  M. E. Gouge (b. 1884) — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Born in Centertown, Cole County, Mo., December 9, 1884. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Pettis County, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 15th District, 1943-44. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 3, 1912, to Minerva B. Chisman.
  Virgil Ray Homan (1895-1952) — also known as Virgil R. Homan — of Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, W.Va. Born in Franklin, Pendleton County, W.Va., May 20, 1895. Democrat. Veterinarian; chair of Pendleton County Democratic Party, 1945-50. Died May 1, 1952 (age 56 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Scott Homan and Luna H. (Byrd) Homan; married to Leafy S. Mitchell.
  William Horace Hoskins (b. 1860) — also known as W. Horace Hoskins — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Rockdale, Crawford County, Pa., July 23, 1860. Democrat. Veterinarian; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1899; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Hoskins and Jane B. Hoskins; married, March 19, 1885, to Annie E. Cheever.
  John Leslie Jones (1889-1961) — also known as J. Leslie Jones — of Blackburn, Saline County, Mo. Born in Saline County, Mo., November 12, 1889. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Saline County, 1933-36. Injured in an automobile accident, and died a few days later, in Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, Saline County, Mo., November 17, 1961 (age 72 years, 5 days). Interment at Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Jones and Effie Jane (McPherson) Jones; married to Marie Field.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry W. Kornobis — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Veterinarian; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1913. Burial location unknown.
  Earl Arthur McCain (1880-1972) — also known as Earl A. McCain — of Gregory, Gregory County, S.Dak.; Hidalgo County, Tex.; Falls City, Richardson County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., September 24, 1880. Veterinarian; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., June 19, 1972 (age 91 years, 269 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Alice Veronica McCoy.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Joseph E. McDermid Joseph E. McDermid (b. 1894) — of Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wis. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 20, 1894. Progressive. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; veterinarian; member of Wisconsin state senate 12th District; elected 1936. Member, American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John Melcher (1924-2018) — also known as "Doc" — of Forsyth, Rosebud County, Mont.; Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Born in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, September 6, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; veterinarian; mayor of Forsyth, Mont., 1955; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1961-63, 1969; member of Montana state senate, 1963-67; U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1969-77; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1977-89; defeated, 1988; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1988, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 2008. Catholic. Died April 12, 2018 (age 93 years, 218 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Pat Williams
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Charles Moon (1923-2001) — also known as Chuck Moon — of Snohomish, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo., 1923. Veterinarian; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1962-76, 1982-84. Died, of heart failure, in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., April 9, 2001 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Fred A. Munyan — of Thompson, Windham County, Conn. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Thompson, 1923, 1937-40. Burial location unknown.
  Sonny Perdue (b. 1946) — also known as George Ervin Perdue III — Born in Perry, Houston County, Ga., December 20, 1946. Republican. Veterinarian; member of Georgia state senate, 1993; Governor of Georgia, 2003-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2004. Baptist. Member, Kappa Sigma. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1972 to Mary Ruff; first cousin of David Alfred Perdue Jr..
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Kurt Schrader (b. 1951) — Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., 1951. Democrat. Veterinarian; farmer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1997-2003; member of Oregon state senate, 2003-08; U.S. Representative from Oregon 5th District, 2009-. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
Connor D. Smith Connor D. Smith (1907-1993) — of Standish, Arenac County, Mich. Born in St. Johns, Clinton County, Mich., October 6, 1907. Democrat. Veterinarian; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1950-53, 1954-68; defeated, 1949; appointed 1950; defeated, 1953; appointed 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956; member of Michigan State University board of trustees; elected 1961; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 102nd District, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1993 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1931 to Alice Tennant.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Walter William Stiern (1914-1988) — also known as Walter W. Stiern — of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 8, 1914. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of California state senate, 1959-86 (34th District 1959-66, 18th District 1967-86); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960. Died in Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., February 21, 1988 (age 73 years, 350 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Calif.
  The Walter W. Stiern Library, at California State University Bakersfield, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Russell F. Strasburger — of Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn. Veterinarian; warden (borough president) of Newtown, Connecticut, 1954-57. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Earl Edward Wegner — of Pullman, Whitman County, Wash. Veterinarian; college professor; dean, College of Veterinary Science, State College of Washington (now Washington State University), 1921-47; mayor of Pullman, Wash., 1927-30. Burial location unknown.
  Frank C. Wells (b. 1851) — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Ohio, 1851. Republican. Veterinarian; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Macomb County 2nd District, 1899-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Theodore Scott Yoho (b. 1955) — also known as Ted Yoho — of Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 13, 1955. Republican. Veterinarian; U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 2013-21. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2021.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Ansel Kenneth Zellner (1894-1961) — also known as Ansel K. Zellner — of Oneida, Madison County, N.Y. Born in Fayette, Seneca County, N.Y., September 26, 1894. Republican. Veterinarian; mayor of Oneida, N.Y., 1938-41. Died in Oneida, Madison County, N.Y., May 24, 1961 (age 66 years, 240 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Oron Alonzo Zellner and Margaret (Carleton) Zellner; married to Olive Sarah Jones and Mildred M. Conley.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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