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Waste Disposal Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Judy Martz (b. 1943) — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Mont., July 28, 1943. Republican. Garbage disposal business; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1997-2000; Governor of Montana, 2001-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Tom McLaughlin (born c.1952) — of Weatherford, Parker County, Tex. Born about 1952. Septic tank service business; mayor of Weatherford, Tex., 1996-2000; defeated, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
Ernest J. Seemann Ernest John Seemann (1906-1967) — also known as Ernest J. Seemann — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born near Readlyn, Bremer County, Iowa, February 5, 1906. Lathe operator; garbage disposal business; debt collector; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1934 (Democratic primary), 1940 (Democratic), 1946 (Democratic primary), 1954 (Republican primary), 1964 (Republican primary); candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1942 (Democratic primary), 1942 (Progressive New Dealer), 1944 (Democratic primary), 1950 (States Rights Democratic), 1954 (Republicsons); candidate for mayor of Waterloo, Iowa, 1959, 1961, 1963. Member, Freemasons. Died in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1967 (age about 61 years). Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Wilhelmina Sophia (Schroeder) Seemann (1860-1943) and William Carl Seemann (1869-1950); married 1928 to Agatha Elizabeth Cook (1912-1934); married 1935 to Doris Mildred Satterlee (1912-2004); married 1939 to Esther Virginia Vice (1917-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 24, 1948
  Isaac E. Willetts (b. 1869) — of Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 8, 1869. Republican. Garbage contractor; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Eleventh Bristol District, 1905-06. Burial location unknown.
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