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in alphabetical order

  Ethan Allen (1738-1789) — of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass.; Arlington, Bennington County, Vt.; Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., February 12, 1738. Farmer; land speculator; formed the Green Mountain Boys in 1770; captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775; successfully advocated for the formation of Vermont as a separate state from New Hampshire and New York; served as judge under Vermont's Banishment Act, with authority to confiscate the property of British loyalists. Deist. English ancestry. Died in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., February 12, 1789 (age 51 years, 0 days). Interment at Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Allen (1708-1755) and Mary (Baker) Allen (1709-1774); married 1762 to Mary Brownson (1732-1783); married, February 16, 1784, to Frances Montresor 'Fanny' (Brush) Buchanan (1760-1834); grandfather of Henry Hitchcock (1792-1839).
  Political family: Allen-Hitchcock family of Burlington, Vermont.
  Epitaph: "His spirit tried the mercies of his God in whom alone he believed and strongly trusted."
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edward Arnold (1890-1956) — also known as Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider — of Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 18, 1890. Republican. Actor; appeared in more than 150 movies, most during 1932-56; president, Screen Actors Guild, 1940-42; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944. German ancestry. Member, Screen Actors Guild. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 26, 1956 (age 66 years, 68 days). Interment at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Schneider and Elizabeth (Ohse) Schneider; married 1917 to Harriet Marshall (divorced 1927); married 1929 to Olive Emerson (divorced 1948); married 1951 to Cleo McLain.
  Epitaph: "He is not dead - He is just away."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carlos Alan Autry (b. 1952) — also known as Alan Autry; Carlos Brown — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., July 31, 1952. Republican. Played pro football for the Green Bay Packers in 1975-76; television and movie actor; mayor of Fresno, Calif., 2001-09; radio news talk show host. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Autry and Verna (Brown) Autry.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Roger Ward Babson (1875-1967) — also known as Roger W. Babson; "The Seer of Wellesley Hills" — of Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., July 6, 1875. Statistician; economist; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, American Economic Association. Author of many books on business and religion; famed for predicting the 1929 stock market crash; founder of Babson Institute (now Babson College), in Wellesley, Mass.; Webber College (now Webber International University), in Babson Park, Fla., and Utopia College (now defunct), in Eureka, Kan. Died in Mountain Lake, Polk County, Fla., March 5, 1967 (age 91 years, 242 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Babson (1850-1927) and Ellen (Stearns) Babson (1850-1929); married, March 29, 1900, to Grace Margaret Knight (died 1956); married, June 1, 1959, to Nona M. Dougherty (died 1963); first cousin twice removed of John Babson; fourth cousin of Waldo Babson (1866-1941).
  Political family: Babson family of Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Roger W. Babson: The Future Method of Investing Money : Economic Facts for Corporation and Investors — If inflation comes; what you can do about it — Washington and the Revolutionists : a characterization of recovery polices and of the people who are giving them effec — The Folly of Installment Buying
  Books about Roger W. Babson: Earl L. Smith, Yankee Genius : A biography of Roger W. Babson
  Edward James Begley, Jr. (b. 1949) — also known as Ed Begley, Jr. — of Ojai, Ventura County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 16, 1949. Democrat. Actor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Ed Begley (1901-1970; actor) and Allene Jeanne Sanders; married, October 31, 1976, to Ingrid Taylor (divorced 1989); married, August 23, 2000, to Rachelle Carson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Ralph Rexford Bellamy (1904-1991) — also known as Ralph Bellamy — Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 17, 1904. Democrat. Actor; appeared in more than 100 movies; his most famous role was as Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Sunrise at Campobello"; board member, Screen Actors Guild; president, Actors Equity; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Member, Screen Actors Guild. Died, from a lung ailment, in St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 29, 1991 (age 87 years, 165 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Rexford Bellamy and Lilla Louise (Smith) Bellamy; married, December 28, 1927, to Alice Delbridge; married 1931 to Catherine Willard; married 1945 to Ethel Smith; married 1949 to Alice Murphy.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband of Alice"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Bridges (1913-1998) — also known as Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. — Born in San Leandro, Alameda County, Calif., January 15, 1913. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. English ancestry. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 10, 1998 (age 85 years, 54 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Lloyd Vernet Bridges (1887-1962) and Harriet Evelyn (Brown) Bridges (1893-1950); married 1938 to Dorothy Louise Simpson (1915-2009).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Heywood Campbell Broun (1888-1939) — also known as Heywood Broun — of New York; Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 7, 1888. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1930. Catholic. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. Sportswriter; columnist for New York newspapers; founder of the American Newspaper Guild in 1933 and its first president; expelled from Socialist Party in 1933. Died, of pneumonia, in the Harkness Pavilion of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 18, 1939 (age 51 years, 11 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Heywood Cox Broun and Henriette (Brose) Broun; married 1917 to Ruth Hale (divorced 1933); married 1935 to Constance (Madison) Dooley (actress).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books by Heywood Broun: Collected Edition of Heywood Broun (1941) — Christians only : a study in prejudice
  Books about Heywood Broun: Richard O'Connor, Heywood Broun : A Biography
  Vanessa Brown (1928-1999) — also known as Smylla Brynd; Tessa Brind — of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Vienna, Austria, March 24, 1928. Democrat. Actress; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Jewish. Died, from breast cancer, at the Motion Picture Country Home, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 21, 1999 (age 71 years, 58 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, August 15, 1950, to Robert Franklyn (divorced 1957); married, November 29, 1959, to Mark Sandrich, Jr. (1928-1995; television producer).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Frank Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008) — also known as William F. Buckley, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 24, 1925. Conservative. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1965. Catholic. Irish and Swiss ancestry. Member, Skull and Bones. Leader of the conservative movement; founder and editor of National Review magazine; author and lecturer; host of television news show "Firing Line"; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 18, 1991. Died, probably of diabetes and emphysema, in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., February 27, 2008 (age 82 years, 95 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Bernard Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Frank Buckley, Sr. (1881-1958) and Aloise (Steiner) Buckley (1895-1985); brother of James Lane Buckley and Patricia Lee Buckley (1927-2008; who married Leo Brent Bozell (1926-1997)); married 1950 to Patricia Alden Austin Taylor (1926-2007).
  Political family: Buckley family of New York and Connecticut.
  Cross-reference: Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Getting It Right (2003) — God and Man at Yale : The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom' (1951) — Spytime : The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton (2000) — Nearer, My God : An Autobiography of Faith (1997) — The Lexicon : A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover (1998) — Airborne : A Sentimental Journey (1984) — In Search of Anti-Semitism (1992) — Brothers No More (1995) — Up From Liberalism (1959) — The Committee and its critics : a calm review of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1962) — Elvis in the Morning (2001) — Execution eve, and other contemporary ballads (1975) — Four reforms : a guide for the seventies (1973) — Gratitude : reflections on what we owe to our country (1990) — Nuremberg : the reckoning (2002) — Overdrive : a personal documentary (1983) — United Nations Journal : A Delegate's Odyssey (1974) — The unmaking of a mayor (1966) — Ronald Reagan: An American Hero (2001) — The Reagan I Knew (2008)
  Fiction by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Stained Glass : A Blackford Oakes Novel — Marco Polo, If You Can : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Saving the Queen : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — See You Later, Alligator : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Tucker's Last Stand : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Mongoose, R.I.P. : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — A Very Private Plot : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — High Jinx : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Who's on First : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — The Redhunter : a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy
  Books about William F. Buckley, Jr.: John B. Judis, William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives — Lee Edwards, William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement — Carl T. Bogus, Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism
  Critical books about William F. Buckley, Jr.: David Miller, Chairman Bill: A Biography of William F. Buckley, Jr.
  Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940) — also known as Smedley Butler; "The Fighting Quaker"; "Old Gimlet Eye" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., July 30, 1881. Republican. Major general in U.S. Marine Corps; received a Medal of Honor for the capture of Veracruz, Mexico, 1914; received another for the capture of Fort Riviere, Haiti, 1915; Philadelphia police commissioner, 1924-25; arrested and court-martialed in 1931 over his unauthorized disclosure of an incident unflattering to Italian dictator Italian Benito Mussolini; retired from the service rather than apologize to Mussolini; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1932. Quaker. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 21, 1940 (age 58 years, 327 days). Interment at Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Stalker Butler and Maud Mary (Darlington) Butler; married, June 30, 1905, to Ethel Conway Peters (1879-1962); grandson of Smedley Darlington and Samuel Butler; second great-grandnephew of Edward Darlington (1755-1825); first cousin thrice removed of Isaac Darlington, William Darlington (1782-1863), Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts), Edward Darlington (1795-1884) and William Darlington (1804-1879); second cousin twice removed of Edward C. Darlington; fourth cousin of Darlington Hoopes (1896-1989).
  Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Asa Griggs Candler (1851-1929) — also known as Asa G. Candler — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Villa Rica, Carroll County, Ga., December 30, 1851. Druggist; founder of the Coca-Cola beverage company; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1917-19. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 12, 1929 (age 77 years, 72 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Charles Candler and Martha Bernetta (Beall) Candler (1819-1897); brother of Milton Anthony Candler (1837-1909) and John Slaughter Candler; married, January 15, 1878, to Lucy Elizabeth Howard (1859-1919); married 1923 to May Little Ragin; nephew of Daniel Gill Candler and Ezekiel Slaughter Candler; uncle of Charles Murphey Candler and Ezekiel Samuel Candler, Jr.; granduncle of George Scott Candler; great-grandson of William Candler; first cousin of Allen Daniel Candler; first cousin once removed of Thomas Slaughter Candler.
  Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
  Books about Asa G. Candler: Kathryn W. Kemp, God's Capitalist: Asa Candler of Coca-Cola — Charles Howard Candler, Asa Griggs Candler: Founder of Coca-Cola
  Nat King Cole (1919-1965) — also known as Nathaniel Adams Coles — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., March 17, 1919. Singer; musician; actor; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1956 ; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Died, from lung cancer, in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 15, 1965 (age 45 years, 335 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Nadine Robinson; married, March 28, 1948, to Maria Hawkins Ellington (1922-2012).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Conte (1910-1975) — also known as Nicholas Peter Conte — Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 24, 1910. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Italian ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1975 (age 65 years, 22 days). Interment at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Pasquale Conte and Julia (Fina) Conte; married 1943 to Ruth Storey; married 1973 to Shirlee Colleen Garner.
  Epitaph: "Actor - Writer - Painter - Composer - Poet"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) — also known as Jane Morgan — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., September 15, 1789. Novelist; U.S. Consul in Lyon, 1826-28. Died September 14, 1851 (age 61 years, 364 days). Interment at Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, N.Y.; statue at Cooper Garden, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Cooper (1754-1809); married to Susan Augusta De Lancey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fiction by James Fenimore Cooper: Last of the Mohicans — The Pioneers — The Prairie — The Deerslayer — The Pathfinder
  Books about James Fenimore Cooper: Donald A. Ringe, James Fenimore Cooper — Warren Motley, The American Abraham : James Fenimore Cooper and the Frontier Patriarch — Donald G. Darnell, James Fenimore Cooper: Novelist of Manners
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)
  Tony Curtis (1925-2010) — also known as Bernard Herschel Schwartz — of Henderson, Clark County, Nev. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 3, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Jewish. Hungarian ancestry. Died, from cardiac arrest while suffering from COPD and asthma, in Henderson, Clark County, Nev., September 29, 2010 (age 85 years, 118 days). Interment at Palm Memorial Park - Green Valley, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Emanuel Curtis and Helen (Klein) Curtis; married, June 4, 1951, to Janet Leigh (1927-2004); married, February 8, 1963, to Christine Kaufmann; married, April 20, 1968, to Leslie Allen; married 1984 to Andrea Savio; married, February 28, 1993, to Lisa Deutsch; married, November 6, 1998, to Jill Vandenberg.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938) — also known as Clarence S. Darrow — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio, April 18, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1896; member of Illinois state house of representatives 17th District, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1924. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. Defense attorney for, among many others, Patrick Eugene Prendergast, who murdered Chicago mayor Carter H. Harrison. In 1911, he was charged with bribing jurors in a California case; tried and acquitted; a second trial resulted in a hung jury. Famously cross-examined William Jennings Bryan during the 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial.". Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 13, 1938 (age 80 years, 329 days). Cremated; ashes scattered; statue at Rhea County Courthouse Grounds, Dayton, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Amirus Darrow and Emily (Eddy) Darrow.
  Cross-reference: William B. Lloyd
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Clarence Darrow: Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays — The Story of My Life
  Books about Clarence Darrow: Arthur Weinberg, ed., Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom — Mike Papantonio, Clarence Darrow, the journeyman — Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense — Richard J. Jensen, Clarence Darrow : The Creation of an American Myth — Geoffrey Cowan, The People v. Clarence Darrow : The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer
  Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) — also known as Samuel George Davis — Born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 8, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; singer; dancer; actor; injured in an automobile accident in 1954, and lost his left eye; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Jewish. African and Cuban ancestry. Received the Spingarn Medal in 1968. Died, from complications of throat cancer, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 16, 1990 (age 64 years, 159 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel George Davis (1900-1988) and Elvera (Sanchez) Davis (1905-2000); married, January 10, 1958, to Loray White (divorced 1959); married, November 13, 1960, to May Britt (divorced 1968); married, May 11, 1970, to Altovise Gore (1943-2009).
  Epitaph: "The Entertainer -- He Did It All"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rosemary DeCamp (1910-2001) — Born in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., November 14, 1910. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, from pneumonia, in Torrance, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 20, 2001 (age 90 years, 98 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Valentine DeCamp and Margaret Elizabeth (Hinman) DeCamp; married 1941 to John Ashton Shidler.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966) — also known as Walt Disney; "Uncle Walt" — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 5, 1901. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944. Irish ancestry. Producer or director of several hundred films from 1922 until the 1960s; creator and first voice of Mickey Mouse; founder of Disney entertainment company and of Disneyland, the world's first theme park; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on September 14, 1964. In honor of his invention of the multiplane camera, he is an inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Died, of lung cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 15, 1966 (age 65 years, 10 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.; statue erected 1993 at Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Elias Disney (1859-1941) and Flora (Call) Disney (1868-1938); married, July 13, 1925, to Lillian Marie Bounds (1899-1997).
  Cross-reference: George J. Mitchell
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Walt Disney: Richard Schickel, The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney — Leonard Mosley, Disney's World: A Biography — Katherine Greene & Richard Greene, The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney — Bob Thomas, Walt Disney: An American Original — Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Discovering Walt: The Magical Life of Walt Disney (for young readers)
  Image source: Boy Scouts of America
  John Francis Dodge (1864-1920) — also known as John F. Dodge — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., October 25, 1864. Republican. Early automobile manufacturer; made parts for Oldsmobile and Ford in the early 20th century; co-founder of Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company in 1914, manufacturer of Dodge cars and trucks; the Dodge operation became part of Chrysler Corporation in 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 14, 1920 (age 55 years, 81 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Rugg Dodge and Maria Duval (Casto) Dodge; married, September 22, 1892, to Ivy Hawkins (died 1901); married, December 9, 1903, to Isabelle Smith (divorced 1907); married, December 10, 1907, to Matilda Rausch; uncle of Horace Elgin Dodge, Jr. (1900-1963).
  Political family: Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Buchanan Duke (1856-1925) — also known as James B. Duke; "Buck"; "Tobacco King" — of Somerville, Somerset County, N.J. Born near Durham, Durham County, N.C., December 23, 1856. Republican. Organizer and president, American Tobacco Company, which monopolized the tobacco industry until it was broken up in 1911; organizer of electric power companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1904. Left a large trust fund which supported Duke University. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 10, 1925 (age 68 years, 291 days). Entombed at Duke University Chapel, Durham, N.C.
  Presumably named for: James Buchanan
  Relatives: Son of Washington Duke (1820-1905); married 1904 to Lillian Fletcher McCredy (divorced 1906); married, July 23, 1907, to Nanaline Lee 'Nannie' (Holt) Inman (1870-1962); father of Doris Duke (1912-1993; who married James Henry Roberts Cromwell (1896-1990)); uncle of Mary Lillian Duke (1887-1960; who married Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr.).
  Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; MacArthur family of Pennsylvania; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
George Eastman George Eastman (1854-1932) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Waterville, Oneida County, N.Y., July 12, 1854. Republican. Inventor; founder, Eastman Kodak Company; philanthropist; Presidential Elector for New York, 1900, 1916; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928. English ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., March 14, 1932 (age 77 years, 246 days). His suicide note was just six words: "My work is done. Why wait?". Interment at Kodak Park, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Eastman (1815-1862) and Maria (Kilbourn) Eastman (1821-1907); first cousin of Harvey Gridley Eastman (1832-1878); third cousin of Frederick Walker Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of James Kilbourne and Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875); fourth cousin once removed of Silas Condict, Byron H. Kilbourn, Harrison Blodget, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Clarence Horatio Pitkin, Carroll Peabody Pitkin, Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about George Eastman: Carl W. Ackerman, George Eastman: Founder of Kodak and the Photography Business — Elizabeth Brayer, George Eastman: A Biography — Lynda Pflueger, George Eastman: Bringing Photography to the People (for young readers)
  Image source: Time Magazine, March 31, 1924
  Clinton Eastwood, Jr. (b. 1930) — also known as Clint Eastwood — of Pebble Beach, Monterey County, Calif.; Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, Calif. Born in St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., May 31, 1930. Republican. Movie actor, producer, director; restaurant and hotel owner; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; speaker, 2012; mayor, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 1986-88. Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and English ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Clinton Eastwood, Sr. and Margaret Ruth (Runner) Eastwood; married, December 19, 1953, to Maggie Johnson (divorced 1978); married, March 31, 1996, to Dinia Ruiz.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Chad Everett (1936-2012) — also known as Raymond Lee Cramton — Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., June 11, 1936. Republican. Actor; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Died July 24, 2012 (age 76 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Clyde Cramton and Virdeen Ruth (Hopper) Cramton; married, May 22, 1966, to Shelby Grant.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Glenn Ford (1916-2006) — also known as Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford — Born in Quebec City, Quebec, May 1, 1916. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; film and television actor in dozens of roles; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Welsh and English ancestry. Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 30, 2006 (age 90 years, 121 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Ford and Hannah Ford; married, October 23, 1943, to Eleanor Powell (divorced 1959); married, March 27, 1966, to Kathryn Hays (divorced 1969); married, September 10, 1977, to Cynthia Hayward (divorced 1984); married, March 5, 1993, to Jeanne Baus (divorced 1994).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Ford (1863-1947) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., July 30, 1863. Engineer; inventor; founder, Ford Motor Company, 1903; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and Belgian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Publisher, in 1919-27, of the Dearborn Independent newspaper, which promoted anti-Semitic ideas through articles such as "The International Jew: The World's Problem," which were reprinted as pamphlets and books. In 1927, a libel lawsuit against Ford over these writings led him to shut down the paper and publicly recant its contents. Died, from a stroke, in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., April 7, 1947 (age 83 years, 251 days). Interment at Ford Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Ford (1826-1905) and Mary (Litogot) Ford (c.1839-1876); married, April 11, 1888, to Clara Jane Bryant (1866-1950); uncle of Clarence M. Ford (1895?-?).
  Cross-reference: James Couzens — Herman Bernstein — Alfred J. Murphy — Martin C. Ansorge
  Personal motto: "Efficiency."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Henry Ford: Douglas Brinkley, Wheels for the World : Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003 — William A. Levinson, Henry Ford's Lean Vision — Pat McCarthy, Henry Ford : Building Cars for Everyone (for young readers) — David Weitzman, Model T : How Henry Ford Built a Legend (for young readers)
  Critical books about Henry Ford: Max Wallace, The American Axis : Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich — Neil Baldwin, Henry Ford and the Jews : The Mass Production of Hate
  Anthony Franciosa (1928-2006) — also known as Tony Franciosa; Anthony George Papaleo — of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 25, 1928. Democrat. Actor; hit and kicked a press photographer at the Los Angeles Civic Center on April 19, 1957; arrested for assault, pleaded guilty, served to ten days in jail, and fined $250; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Italian ancestry. Suffered a stroke, and died a few days later, in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 19, 2006 (age 77 years, 86 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Beatrice Bakalyar; married, May 4, 1957, to Shelley Winters (1920-2006); married, December 31, 1961, to Judith (Balaban) Kanter; married, November 29, 1970, to Rita Theil.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alan Stuart Franken (b. 1951) — also known as Al Franken; "Stuart Smalley" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 21, 1951. Democrat. Comedian; author; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 2009-18; resigned 2018; in November 2017, Leeann Tweeden alleged that Franken had forcibly kissed her on a 2006 USO tour; Franken was also photographed appearing to place his hands on or near her breasts; other women made similar allegations; resigned from the Senate in January. Jewish. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph P. Franken and Phoebe (Kunst) Franken; married, October 2, 1975, to Franni Bryson.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Aretha Louise Franklin (1942-2018) — also known as Aretha Franklin; "Queen of Soul" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 25, 1942. Democrat. Singer; performed, Democratic National Convention, 1968 ; inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1987; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Female. Died, from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 16, 2018 (age 76 years, 144 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Clarence LeVaughn Franklin (1915-1984) and Barbara Vernice (Siggers) Franklin (1918-1952); married 1961 to Ted White (divorced 1969); married, April 11, 1978, to Glynn Turman (divorced 1984).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Betty Friedan (1921-2006) — also known as Bettye Naomi Goldstein — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., February 4, 1921. Democrat. University professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Female. Jewish and Russian ancestry. Member, National Organization for Women; Phi Beta Kappa. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1993. Died, of heart failure, in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2006 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harry Goldstein and Miriam (Horowitz) Goldstein; married, June 12, 1947, to Carl Friedan (divorced 1969).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books by Betty Friedan: The Feminine Mystique — The Second Stage — The Fountain of Age — Life So Far
  John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Iona Station, Ontario, October 15, 1908. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; economist; university professor; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1961-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Scottish ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Economic Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1946, and again in 2000. Died, of pneumonia, in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., April 29, 2006 (age 97 years, 196 days). Interment at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Archibald 'Archie' Galbraith and Catherine (Kendall) Galbraith; married, September 17, 1937, to Catherine 'Kitty' Atwater; father of Peter Woodard Galbraith (1950-) and James Kenneth Galbraith.
  Political family: Galbraith family of Massachusetts and Vermont.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by John Kenneth Galbraith: Ambassador's Journal : A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years (1969) — The Affluent Society (1958) — The Great Crash : 1929 (1954) — A Short History of Financial Euphoria — Money : Whence it Came, Where it Went (1975) — A Tenured Professor (1990) — Name-Dropping : From FDR On (1999) — A Life In Our Times (1981) — The New Industrial State (1967)
  Books about John Kenneth Galbraith: Richard Parker, John Kenneth Galbraith : His Life, His Politics, His Economics
  Leo Anthony Gallagher (b. 1946) — also known as Leo Gallagher; "Gallagher" — of California. Born in Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, N.C., July 24, 1946. Comedian; Independent candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Bernard Hugo Goetz (b. 1947) — also known as Bernard H. Goetz; Bernhard Goetz; "Subway Vigilante" — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., November 7, 1947. Fusion candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 2001. German and Jewish ancestry. On December 22, 1984, he shot and wounded four young men who were about to rob him, and subsequently fled to New England, until he turned himself in at Concord, N.H.; arraigned on attempted murder, assault, and weapons charges; convicted only for carrying an unlicensed gun; sentenced to one year in jail; served eight months. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Billy Graham (1918-2018) — also known as William Franklin Graham, Jr.; "America's Pastor" — Born near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 7, 1918. Minister; evangelist; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1968, 1980; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1968, 1988. Baptist. Died in Montreat, Buncombe County, N.C., February 21, 2018 (age 99 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Franklin Graham (1888-1962) and Morrow (Coffey) Graham (1892-1981); married, August 13, 1943, to Ruth McCue Bell (1920-2007); father of William Franklin Graham III (1952-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Billy Graham: Steven P. Miller, Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South
  Marilyn Hare (1923-1981) — Born in Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., October 13, 1923. Democrat. Singer; actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, from cancer, in a hospital at Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 9, 1981 (age 57 years, 361 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Ernest 'Ernie' Hare (1883-1939; singer).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bret Harte (1836-1902) — also known as Francis Brett Hart — of Union (now Arcata), Humboldt County, Calif.; London, England. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., August 25, 1836. Writer; editor; U.S. Consul in Crefeld, 1878-80; Glasgow, 1880-85. English, Dutch, and Jewish ancestry. Died in Camberley, England, May 2, 1902 (age 65 years, 250 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey, England.
  Relatives: Step-son of Andrew Williams (1800?-1876); son of Henry Hart and Elizabeth (Ostrander) Hart; married, August 11, 1862, to Anna Griswold.
  Bret Harte Union High School, in Angels Camp, California, is named for him.  — The Bret Harte Neighborhood Library, in Long Beach, California, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Death shall reap the braver harvest."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) — also known as Nathaniel Hathorne — of Concord, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., July 4, 1804. Famed novelist and short story writer; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1846-49; U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1853-57. English ancestry. Died in Plymouth, Grafton County, N.H., May 19, 1864 (age 59 years, 320 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Mass.; statue at Hawthorne Boulevard, Salem, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Hathorne (1775-1808) and Elizabeth Clarke (Manning) Hathorne (1780-1849); married, July 9, 1842, to Sophia Amelia Peabody (1809-1871; sister-in-law of Horace Mann); great-grandfather of Olcott Hawthorne Deming; second great-grandfather of Rust Macpherson Deming; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Putnam Tyler (1798-1875).
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Roosevelt family; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Deming family of Maryland and New York; Crowninshield-Adams family of Savannah, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The borough of Hawthorne, New Jersey, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of Seven Gables — The Scarlet Letter — Selected Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Books about Nathaniel Hawthorne: Brenda Wineapple, Hawthorne : A Life — Luther S. Luedtke, Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Romance of the Orient — Raymona E. Hull, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the English Experience, 1853-1864
  Image source: Project Gutenberg
William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) — also known as "The Chief" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., April 29, 1863. Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1903-07; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1904; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1905 (Municipal Ownership), 1909; Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, 1906; Independence League candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1910. Newspaper publishing magnate; movie producer in 1951-21; the film Citizen Kane is based on his life. Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 14, 1951 (age 88 years, 107 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George Hearst (1820-1891) and Phoebe (Apperson) Hearst; married, April 28, 1903, to Millicent Veronica Willson.
  Cross-reference: John F. Neylan — Clarence J. Shearn
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about William Randolph Hearst: David Nasaw, The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
  Image source: Time Magazine, August 15, 1927
  Robert Welch Herrick (1868-1938) — also known as Robert Herrick — Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., April 21, 1868. Novelist; university professor; secretary of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1935-38; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1935. Died, from a heart attack, in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, December 23, 1938 (age 70 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Augustus Herrick; married, June 19, 1894, to Harriett Peabody Emery.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Dean Howells (1837-1920) — of Ohio; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio, March 1, 1837. U.S. Consul in Rome, 1861; Venice, 1861-65; author; editor, Atlantic Monthly magazine, 1872-81. Died, of pneumonia, in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 11, 1920 (age 83 years, 71 days). Interment at Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of William Cooper Howells and Mary (Dean) Howells; married, December 24, 1862, to Elinor G. Mead.
  See also NNDB dossier
Samuel Insull Samuel Insull (1859-1938) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Kenilworth, Cook County, Ill.; near Libertyville, Lake County, Ill. Born in London, England, November 11, 1859. Republican. Associate of Thomas Edison and executive of electric utilities; one of the founders of the company that became General Electric; also had major holdings in railroads; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; when his utility holding company collapsed, wiping out the stockholders, he fled the country; indicted in 1932 on fraud and embezzlement charges; ultimately extradited from Turkey in 1934; tried in Chicago and found not guilty. Congregationalist. Member, Union League. Died from a heart attack, in the Place de la Concorde station on the Paris Métro subway system, Paris, France, July 16, 1938 (age 78 years, 247 days). Interment at Putney Vale Cemetery, London, England.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Insull and Emma (Short) Insull; married, May 24, 1899, to Margaret A. Bird (1875-1953; actress, stage name 'Gladys Wallis').
  Cross-reference: Forest A. Harness
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Time Magazine, November 29, 1926
Washington Irving Washington Irving (1783-1859) — also known as "Dietrich Knickerbocker"; "Jonathan Oldstyle"; "Geoffrey Crayon" — of New York. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1783. Essayist; historian; author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other stories; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1842-46. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., November 28, 1859 (age 76 years, 239 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Irving (1731-1807) and Sarah (Sanders) Irving (1738-1817); brother of William Irving (1766-1821), Peter Irving and John Treat Irving; great-granduncle of Robert Broadnax Glenn (1854-1920).
  Political family: Irving family of New York City, New York.
  Cross-reference: William P. Duval
  The city of Irving, Texas, is named for him.  — The village of Irvington, New York, is named for him.  — Washington Irving Elementary School, in Edmond, Oklahoma, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Washington Irving HowardW. Irving BabcockWashington I. WallaceW. I. BabbWashington Irving GadboisWashington I. SmithW. Irving VanderpoelWashington I. Kilpatrick
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Washington Irving: George S. Hellman, Washington Irving Esquire : Ambassador at Large from the New World to the Old
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)
  George Albert Jessel (1898-1981) — also known as George Jessel; "Toastmaster General of the United States" — Born in Bronx, New York County (now Bronx County), N.Y., April 3, 1898. Democrat. Actor; songwriter; movie producer; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Jewish. Died, from a heart attack, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 23, 1981 (age 83 years, 50 days). Entombed at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, May 22, 1923, to Florence Courtney (divorced 1932); married, April 23, 1934, to Norma Talmadge (divorced 1939); married, April 13, 1940, to Lois Andrews (divorced 1943).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Casey Kasem (b. 1932) — also known as Kemal Amin Kazem — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 27, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; radio disc jockey; actor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Druze. Lebanese and Palestinian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1972 to Linda Myers; married, December 21, 1980, to Jean Thompson.
  Personal motto: "Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Garrison Keillor (b. 1942) — also known as Gary Edward Keillor — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Anoka, Anoka County, Minn., August 7, 1942. Democrat. Writer; radio show host; comedian; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988 ; inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. Scottish ancestry. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of John Philip Keillor and Grace Ruth (Denham) Keillor; married 1965 to Mary Guntzel (divorced 1976); married, December 28, 1985, to Ulla Skaerved (divorced 1990); married 1995 to Jenny Lind Nilsson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) — of District of Columbia. Born in Carroll County, Md., August 1, 1779. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1833-41. During the war of 1812, while on a mission to obtain the release of a prisoner from British forces, witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from the deck of the British ship Surprise; that night, September 13-14, 1814, he wrote a poem "The Spangled Banner". The poem was published soon afterward, rapidly gained popularity, and became the lyrics to the U.S. national anthem. Died, from pleurisy, in Baltimore, Md., January 11, 1843 (age 63 years, 163 days). Originally entombed at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.; later interred in 1866 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md.; memorial monument at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Ross Key (1754-1821) and Ann (Charlton) Key (1756-1830); brother of Anne Phoebe Charlton Key (1783-1855; who married Roger Brooke Taney); married, January 19, 1802, to Mary 'Polly' Lloyd (1784-1859; sister-in-law of Joseph Hopper Nicholson); father of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859) and Mary Alicia 'Alice' Key (1824-1886; who married George Hunt Pendleton (1825-1889)); nephew of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); grandfather of Francis Key Pendleton; first cousin once removed of Philip Key; third cousin twice removed of Vinson Martlow Whitley.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Key family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John Smith
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: National Park Service
  Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) — also known as Coretta Scott — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Heiberger, Perry County, Ala., April 27, 1927. Democrat. Speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1984, 1988. Female. African ancestry. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2011. Died in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, January 30, 2006 (age 78 years, 278 days). Entombed at King Center Grounds, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Daughter of Obediah Scott (1899-1998) and Bernice (McMurray) Scott (1904-1996); married, June 18, 1953, to Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).
  Cross-reference: Joseph E. Lowery
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Coretta Scott King: Edythe Scott Bagley, Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King
  Phyllis Kirk (1927-2006) — also known as Phyllis Kirkegaard — Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 18, 1927. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Danish ancestry. Died, from a cerebral aneurysm, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 19, 2006 (age 79 years, 31 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Warren Vollman Bush (1925-1991).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866-1944) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Millville, Butler County, Ohio, November 20, 1866. U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1905-22; resigned 1922; Commissioner of Baseball, 1920-44. Swiss and German ancestry. Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1944. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 25, 1944 (age 78 years, 5 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Hoch Landis (1821-1896) and Mary (Kumler) Landis (1832-1912); brother of Walter Kumler Landis, Charles Beary Landis and Frederick Daniel Landis (1872-1934); married to Winifred Reed (1872-1947); uncle of Frederick Daniel Landis, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Cary Dayton Landis.
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hope Elise Ross Lange (1933-2003) — also known as Hope Lange — Born in Redding Ridge, Redding, Fairfield County, Conn., November 28, 1933. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, from ischemic colitis, in St. Johns Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 19, 2003 (age 70 years, 21 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Daughter of John George Lange (1885-1942; cellist and arranger) and Minetta (Buddecke) Lange (1898-1970; actress); married, April 14, 1956, to Don Murray; married, October 19, 1963, to Alan J. Pakula; married, January 29, 1986, to Charles Hollerith.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Lawford (1923-1984) — also known as Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen Lawford — Born in London, England, September 7, 1923. Democrat. Actor; naturalized U.S. citizen; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. English ancestry. Died, from cardiac arrest, while suffering from kidney failure and liver failure, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 24, 1984 (age 61 years, 108 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean; cenotaph at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford (1865-1953) and May Somerville (Bunny) Lawford (1883-1972); married, April 24, 1954, to Patricia Helen Kennedy (1924-2006) (daughter of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; sister of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy); married, October 30, 1971, to Mary Rowan; married, June 25, 1976, to Deborah Gould; married, July 5, 1984, to Patricia Seaton; father of Christopher Lawford (actor).
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband, Father & Friend."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Janet Leigh (1927-2004) — also known as Jeanette Helen Morrison — Born in Merced, Merced County, Calif., July 6, 1927. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Danish, Scotch-Irish, and German ancestry. Died, from a heart attack while also suffering from vasculitis, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 3, 2004 (age 77 years, 89 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Frederick Robert Morrison and Helen Lita (Westergaard) Morrison; married, August 1, 1942, to John Kenneth Carlisle (annulled 1942); married, October 5, 1945, to Stanley Reames (divorced 1949); married, June 4, 1951, to Tony Curtis (1925-2010); married, September 15, 1962, to Robert Brandt.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Alice Roosevelt Longworth Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980) — also known as Alice Roosevelt Longworth; Alice Lee Roosevelt; "Princess Alice" — of Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 12, 1884. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936, 1940; newspaper columnist. Female. Died, from pneumonia, emphysema, and cardiac arrest, in Washington, D.C., February 20, 1980 (age 96 years, 8 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt (1861-1884); half-sister of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.; married, February 17, 1906, to Nicholas Longworth; niece of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson; grandniece of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; great-grandniece of James I. Roosevelt; second great-grandniece of William Bellinger Bulloch; third great-granddaughter of Archibald Bulloch; first cousin of Theodore Douglas Robinson (1883-1934), Eleanor Roosevelt, Corinne Robinson Alsop and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin once removed of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Corinne A. Chubb, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin thrice removed of Philip DePeyster; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr..
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe family of Virginia and Washington (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Alice Roosevelt Longworth: Carol Felsenthal, Princess Alice: The Life and Times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth
  Image source: Time magazine, February 7, 1927
  Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) — also known as Ann Clare Boothe — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn.; Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 10, 1903. Republican. Writer; journalist; playwright; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1944, 1948 (speaker), 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1953-56. Female. Catholic. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Died, from a brain tumor, in Washington, D.C., October 9, 1987 (age 84 years, 182 days). Interment at Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, S.C.
  Relatives: Step-daughter of Albert Elmer Austin (1877-1942); daughter of William Franklin Boothe (1862-1928) and Anna Clara Snyder (1882-1938; killed in an automobile-train accident in Miami, Fla.); married, August 10, 1923, to George Tuttle Brokaw (1879-1935; divorced 1929); married, November 23, 1935, to Henry Robinson Luce (1898-1967; founder and publisher of Time, Life, and other magazines); mother of Ann Clare Brokaw (1924-1944; killed in an automobile accident in Palo Alto, Calif.).
  Cross-reference: Albert P. Morano
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Clare Boothe Luce: Sylvia Morris, Rage for Fame : The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce — Stephen C. Shadegg, Clare Boothe Luce: a biography — Joseph Lyons, Clare Boothe Luce: Author and Diplomat (for young readers)
  Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934) — also known as Shirley MacLean Beaty — of Encino, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Richmond, Va., April 24, 1934. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960 ; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972. Female. English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Presumably named for: Shirley Temple
  Relatives: Daughter of Owens Beaty and Kathryn Beaty; sister of Warren Beatty (actor); married, September 17, 1954, to Steve Parker (divorced 1982).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007) — also known as Norman Mailer — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., January 31, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; novelist, essayist, magazine editor, Hollywood screenwriter, director, and actor; among the founders of the Village Voice newspaper newspaper in New York City; in November, 1960, while drunk at a party, he stabbed and wounded his wife, Adele; he was arrested and held for psychiatric evaluation, and eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree assault; arrested and jailed in 1967 in connection with an antiwar protest; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1969. Jewish ancestry. Won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1969 and for fiction in 1980. Died, from acute renal failure, in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 10, 2007 (age 84 years, 283 days). Interment at Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Barnett 'Barney' Mailer and Fanny (Schneider) Mailer; married 1944 to Beatrice 'Bea' Silverman (divorced 1952); married 1954 to Adele Morales (divorced 1962); married 1962 to Jeanne Campbell (divorced 1963); married 1963 to Beverly Bentley (divorced 1980); married 1980 to Carol Stevens (divorced 1980); married 1981 to Norris Church (1949-2010); father of Michael Mailer (film producer).
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Norman Mailer: The Executioner's Song — The Fight
  Fiction by Norman Mailer: The Deer Park — The Naked and the Dead — An American Dream — The Gospel According to the Son
  Books about Norman Mailer: Mary V. Dearborn, Mailer : A Biography — Barry H. Leeds, The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer — Carl Rollyson, The Lives of Norman Mailer : A Biography — Jennifer Bailey, Norman Mailer: Quick Change Artist
  Critical books about Norman Mailer: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
Horace Mann Horace Mann (1796-1859) — also known as "The Father of American Public Education" — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Franklin, Norfolk County, Mass., May 4, 1796. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1827-33; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1833-37; secretary, Massachusetts Board of Education, 1837-48; founder and editor of The Common School Journal; became a national leader in improving and reforming public schools; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1848-53; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1852; president and professor at Antioch College, 1852-59. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio, August 2, 1859 (age 63 years, 90 days). Original interment somewhere in Yellow Springs, Ohio; reinterment at North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.; statue at State House Grounds, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Married 1830 to Charlotte Messer (1809-1832); married, May 1, 1843, to Mary Tyler Peabody (1806-1887; sister-in-law of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)).
  Political families: Roosevelt family; Deming family of Maryland and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)
  Lee Marvin (1924-1987) — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 19, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Died, from a heart attack, in Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., August 29, 1987 (age 63 years, 191 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Presumably named for: Robert E. Lee
  Relatives: Son of Lamont Waltman 'Monty' Marvin (1896-1971) and Courtenay (Davidge) Marvin (1898-1963); third great-grandson of Richard Bland Lee (1761-1827); fourth cousin once removed of William de Bruyn Kops.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family; DeBruyn-Washington family of Savannah, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Bill Mauldin William Henry Mauldin (1921-2003) — also known as Bill Mauldin — of New York. Born in Mountain Park, Otero County, N.M., October 29, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Cartoonist, starting in the Army during World War II; worked as an editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Sun-Times newspapers, winning the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1945 and 1959; appeared as an actor in two 1951 movies: Teresa and The Red Badge of Courage; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1956. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia, in a nursing home at Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., January 22, 2003 (age 81 years, 85 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, February 28, 1942, to Norma Jean Humphries (divorced 1946); married, June 27, 1947, to Natalie Sarah Evans.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bill Mauldin campaign (1956) via Library of Congress
  Louis Burt Mayer (1884-1957) — also known as Louis B. Mayer; Lazar Meir — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.; Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Dymer, Russia (now Ukraine), July 12, 1884. Republican. Owned movie theaters in New England; moved into the movie production business starting in 1916; head of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) movie studio, 1924-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928, 1932; vice-chair of California Republican Party, 1931-32; California Republican state chair, 1932-33. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of leukemia and a kidney infection, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 29, 1957 (age 73 years, 109 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Home of Peace Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Meltzer) Mayer (1851-1913) and Jacob Mayer (1854-1930); married, June 14, 1903, to Margaret Shenberg (divorced 1944) and Margaret Shenberg (1883-1955); married, December 4, 1948, to Lorena L. Danker (1907-1985); father of Edith 'Edie' Mayer (1905-1988; who married William Goetz) and Irene Gladys Mayer (1907-1990; who married David Oliver Selznick (1902-1965)).
  Political family: Mayer family of Los Angeles, California.
  Cross-reference: Dore Schary
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Louis B. Mayer: Charles Higham, Merchant of Dreams: Louis B. Mayer, MGM, and the Secret Hollywood — Gary Carey, All the stars in heaven : Louis B. Mayer's MGM — Diana Altman, Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System — Charles Higham, The Merchant of Dreams: A Biography of Louis B. Mayer
  William Worrall Mayo (1819-1911) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Eccles, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester), England, May 31, 1819. Democrat. Physician; founder of the medical practice and hospital which became the Mayo Clinic; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1882-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee), 1904; member of Minnesota state senate 14th District, 1891-94. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 6, 1911 (age 91 years, 279 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minn.
  Relatives: Married 1851 to Louise Abigail Wright (1825-1915).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Mercedes McCambridge (1916-2004) — also known as Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge — Born in Joliet, Will County, Ill., March 16, 1916. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., March 2, 2004 (age 87 years, 352 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Patrick McCambridge and Marie (Mahaffry) McCambridge; married 1939 to William Fifield (divorced 1946); married, February 19, 1950, to Fletcher Markle (divorced 1962); mother of John Markle (1941-1987; murder-suicide).
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Asher Miller (1915-2005) — also known as Arthur Miller — of Roxbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 17, 1915. Democrat. Playwright; author of such plays as "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible"; received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949; because he was suspected of ties to Communist organizations, his passport was denied in 1954; compelled to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956; he refused to name his political colleagues, and was found guilty of contempt of Congress in 1957; the conviction was overturned on appeal; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1968. Agnostic. Jewish ancestry. Died in Roxbury, Litchfield County, Conn., February 10, 2005 (age 89 years, 116 days). Interment at Great Oak Cemetery, Roxbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Isidore Miller and Augusta (Barnett) Miller; brother of Joan Copeland (actress); married, August 5, 1940, to Mary Grace Slattery (divorced 1956); married, January 29, 1956, to Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962; actress; divorced 1961); married, February 17, 1962, to Inge Morath (1923-2002).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Moore (b. 1954) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., April 23, 1954. Elected to Davison school board at age 18; founder and publisher of the Flint Voice alternative newspaper, which later became the Michigan Voice; Citizens candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984; editor, Mother Jones magazine; directed and appeared in Roger and Me and other movie documentaries; host of the 1994-95 television series "TV Nation". Irish ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Kathleen Glynn.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Michael Moore: Will They Ever Trust Us Again? (2004) — The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader (2004) — Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American (1997) — Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation (2002) — Dude, Where's My Country? (2003) — Adventures in a TV Nation, with Kathleen Glynn (1998)
  Books about Michael Moore: Ken Lawrence, The World According to Michael Moore : A Portrait in His Own Words — Joseph Vogel, Free Speech 101: The Utah Valley Uproar over Michael Moore
  Critical books about Michael Moore: David T. Hardy & Jason Clarke, Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man — Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
Samuel F. B. Morse Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) — also known as Samuel F. B. Morse — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 27, 1791. Artist; inventor of the telegraph; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1841; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1854. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of pneumonia, in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 2, 1872 (age 80 years, 341 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826; geographer) and Elizabeth Ann Finley (Breese) Morse (1766-1828); married, September 29, 1818, to Lucretia Pickering Walker (died 1825); married, August 10, 1848, to Sarah Elizabeth Griswold.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)
  Bess Myerson (1924-2014) — Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 16, 1924. Democrat. Miss America, 1945; first and only Jewish woman to win the pageant; musician; television personality; New York City commissioner of consumer affairs, 1969-73, and commissioner of cultural affairs, 1983-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1980; accused in 1987 of bribing Justice Hortense Gabel by giving her daughter a city job; meanwhile, the judge reduced child support payments for Carl Andrew Capasso, Myerson's married lover; the scandal was called the "Bess Mess"; she was forced to resign as city consumer affairs commissioner; indicted on federal bribery charges in 1988, along with Capasso and Gabel; tried and found not guilty. Female. Jewish. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 14, 2014 (age 90 years, 151 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Louis Myerson and Bella (Podell) Myerson; married 1946 to Allan Wayne; married 1962 to Arnold Grant.
  Epitaph: "You Will Always Be Our Queen."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Paul Leonard Newman (1925-2008) — also known as Paul Newman; "King Cool" — of Westport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 26, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; American actor and film director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1968; created the Newman's Own line of salad dressing and other food products, with all profits donated to charity. Slovak and Jewish ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Tau. Died, of lung cancer, in Westport, Fairfield County, Conn., September 26, 2008 (age 83 years, 244 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Samuel Newman and Theresa (Fetzer) Newman; married, December 6, 1949, to Jacqueline 'Jackie' Witte (divorced); married, February 2, 1958, to Joanne Woodward.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Oliver L. North Oliver Laurence North (b. 1943) — also known as Oliver L. North; Ollie North — of Virginia. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., October 7, 1943. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986; he was in charge of a secret (and illegal) government operation to sell weapons to Iran and provide the profits to the then-unrecognized Nicaraguan "contras", who were fighting a civil war against the "Sandinista" government there; convicted in 1989 on federal charges of obstructing Congress, destroying documents, and accepting an illegal gratuity; an appeals court later overturned the guilty verdict; candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1994; host of a radio talk show in 1995-2003, and is a television commentator. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married, November 13, 1968, to Betsy Stuart.
  Cross-reference: Harry E. Bergold, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Time Magazine, July 13, 1987
  Sheree North (1932-2005) — also known as Dawn Shirley Crang; Dawn Shirley Bethel; Shirley Mae Bessire — Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 17, 1932. Democrat. Actress; singer; dancer; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 4, 2005 (age 73 years, 291 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Adoptive daughter of Edward Bethel; daughter of June Crang and June (Shoard) Crang; married 1948 to Fred Bessire; married, February 20, 1955, to John Freeman; married, December 17, 1958, to Gerhardt Sommer; married, February 6, 2003, to Phillip Alan Norman.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Presley Neville O'Bannon (1776-1850) — also known as "The Hero of Deme" — of Russellville, Logan County, Ky. Born in Fauquier County, Va., 1776. During the war against the Barbary pirates, as lieutenant, he led a detachment of U.S. Marines and assorted mercenaries to Deme, in North Africa, in 1805, to rescue an American crew held captive by the Pasha of Tripoli; the words "to the shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Hymn commemorate these events; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1812, 1817, 1820-21; member of Kentucky state senate, 1824-26. Irish ancestry. Died in Henry County, Ky., September 12, 1850 (age about 74 years). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1919 at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William O'Bannon and Anne (Neville) O'Bannon; ancestor *** of Lew O'Bannon, Robert Presley O'Bannon and Frank Lewis O'Bannon (1930-2003).
  Political family: O'Bannon family of Corydon, Indiana.
  Three U.S. Navy destroyers (launched in 1919, 1942, and 1978) were named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur O'Connell (1908-1981) — Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 29, 1908. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 18, 1981 (age 73 years, 50 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1940 to Ann Hall Dunlop (divorced 1973).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ransom Eli Olds (1864-1950) — also known as Ransom E. Olds — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, June 3, 1864. Republican. Founder in 1897 of Olds Motor Vehicle Company, maker of the first commercially successful American-made automobile; founder in 1905 of the REO Motor Car Company (later, the Olds company became the Oldsmobile division of General Motors, and Reo became part of truck manufacturer Diamond Reo); owner of several hotels; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., August 26, 1950 (age 86 years, 84 days). Entombed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Pliny Fisk Olds (1828-1908) and Sarah (Whipple) Olds (1834-1910); married, June 5, 1889, to Metta Ursula Woodward (1864-1950); second cousin thrice removed of Martin Olds (1798-1872).
  Political families: Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Olds Hall (built 1917 for the College of Engineering, now used as offices), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Packard (1912-1996) — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., September 7, 1912. Republican. Co-founder and chief executive, Hewlett-Packard electronics and computer company; U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1969-71; director, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Crocker-Citizens National Bank, General Dynamics Corp., U.S. Steel Corp., Trans World Airways, Standard Oil of California, Caterpillar Tractor Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972; Presidential Elector for California, 1972; philanthropist. Member, Trilateral Commission; Alpha Delta Phi; Tau Beta Pi; Sigma Xi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., March 26, 1996 (age 83 years, 201 days). Interment at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sperry Sidney Packard and Ella Lorna (Graber) Packard; married, April 8, 1938, to Lucile Salter.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
John J. Pershing John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948) — also known as John J. Pershing; "Black Jack" — of Washington, D.C. Born in Laclede, Linn County, Mo., September 13, 1860. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; general in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; his autobiography won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1932. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., July 15, 1948 (age 87 years, 306 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John F. Pershing and Anne E. (Thompson) Pershing; married, June 26, 1905, to Helen Frances Warren (daughter of Francis Emroy Warren (1844-1929)).
  Pershing County, Nev. is named for him.
  Pershing Road, in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John Pershing Caulfield
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, May 1919
  Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851) — of Travelers Rest, Greenville County, S.C.; Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 2, 1779. Democrat. U.S. Consul General in Buenos Aires, 1811-14; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1816-20; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1821-25; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1825-29; U.S. Secretary of War, 1837-41. Member, Freemasons. Gave important help to Latin American independence movements. Died near Statesburg, Sumter County, S.C., December 12, 1851 (age 72 years, 285 days). Interment at Church of Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Statesburg, S.C.
  Poinsett County, Ark. is named for him.
  The poinsettia flower, which he introduced to the U.S., was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (1911-1993) — also known as Vincent Price — Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 27, 1911. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Member, Alpha Sigma Phi. Died, from lung cancer and emphysema, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 25, 1993 (age 82 years, 151 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Vincent Leonard Price, Sr. (1871-1948) and Marguerite Cobb (Wilcox) Price (1874-1946); married, April 23, 1938, to Edith Barrett; married, August 25, 1949, to Mary Grant; married, October 24, 1974, to Coral Browne (1913-1991).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. (1903-1960) — also known as Melvin H. Purvis; "Little Mel" — of Florence, Florence County, S.C. Born in Timmonsville, Florence County, S.C., October 24, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; FBI agent; involved in the capture or killing of outlaws in the 1930s, including John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1940. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, in Florence, Florence County, S.C., February 29, 1960 (age 56 years, 128 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Melvin Horace Purvis (1869-1938) and Janie Elizabeth (Mims) Purvis (1874-1927); married to Marie Rosanne Willcox (1908-1977); father of Melvin Horace Purvis III (1939-1986).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Christopher D'Olier Reeve (1952-2004) — also known as Christopher Reeve — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., September 25, 1952. Democrat. Actor; paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident in 1995; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1996. Died, from heart failure while being treated for an infection, in Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, N.Y., October 10, 2004 (age 52 years, 15 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin D'Olier Reeve and Barbara Pitney (Lamb) Reeve; married, April 11, 1992, to Dana Morosini (1961-2006); great-grandson of Mahlon Pitney (1858-1924).
  Political family: Pitney family of New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward G. Robinson (1893-1973) — also known as Emanuel Goldenberg — Born in Bucharest, Romania, December 12, 1893. Democrat. Actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Jewish. Romanian ancestry. Died, from bladder cancer, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 26, 1973 (age 79 years, 45 days). Entombed at Beth El Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married, January 21, 1927, to Gladys (Cassell) Lloyd (1895-1971); married, January 16, 1958, to Jane (Bodenheimer) Arden.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Thomas Rowan (1925-2000) — also known as Carl T. Rowan — of Washington, D.C. Born in Ravenscroft, White County, Tenn., August 11, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; syndicated newspaper columnist, author, biographer, television and radio commentator; U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1963-64; in 1988, he shot and wounded an intruder in his backyard in Washington, D.C.; he was arrested, charged with a weapons violation, and tried; the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared; received the Spingarn Medal in 1997. African ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of heart and kidney ailments and diabetes, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., September 23, 2000 (age 75 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Ben Shahn (1898-1969) — of Roosevelt, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania, September 12, 1898. Progressive. Artist; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1948. Jewish. Died, in Mt. Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 14, 1969 (age 70 years, 183 days). Interment at Roosevelt Cemetery, Roosevelt, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Hessel Shahn and Gittel (Lieberman) Shahn; married 1922 to Tillie Goldstein (1897-1951); married 1935 to Bernarda Bryson (1903-2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) — also known as Francis Albert Sinatra; "Ol' Blue Eyes"; "Chairman of the Board"; "The Voice"; "Swoonatra" — Born in Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J., December 12, 1915. Democrat. Singer; actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, following a heart attack, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 14, 1998 (age 82 years, 153 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Antonio Martino Sinatra (1893-1969) and Natalina 'Dolly' (Garavente) Sinatra (1894-1977); married, February 4, 1939, to Nancy Barbato; married, November 7, 1951, to Ava Gardner (1922-1990); married, July 19, 1966, to Mia Farrow; married, July 11, 1976, to Barbara (Blakeley) Marx.
  Epitaph: "The best is yet to come."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Upton Beall Sinclair (1878-1968) — also known as Upton Sinclair — of California. Born in Baltimore, Md., September 20, 1878. Novelist and social crusader; author of The Jungle, about the meat-packing industry in Chicago; arrested in 1914 for picketing in front of the Standard Oil Building in New York; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1920; Socialist candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1922; candidate for Governor of California, 1926 (Socialist), 1930 (Socialist), 1934 (Democratic); Socialist candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1928, 1932; received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1943 for the novel Dragon's Teeth. Member, United World Federalists; League for Industrial Democracy; American Civil Liberties Union. Died in Bound Brook, Somerset County, N.J., November 25, 1968 (age 90 years, 66 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Cross-reference: Harry W. Laidler
  Campaign slogan (1934): "End Poverty in California."
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Upton Sinclair: I, Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked (1934)
  Fiction by Upton Sinclair: The Jungle — Oil! A Novel — The Moneychangers — Dragons Teeth — Wide is the Gate
  Books about Upton Sinclair: Lauren Coodley, ed., Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California — Greg Mitchell, The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's E.P.I.C. Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics — Kevin Mattson, Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century — Anthony Arthur, Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
  Benjamin McLaine Spock (1903-1998) — also known as Benjamin Spock — Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., May 2, 1903. Won an Olympic gold medal in rowing at the 1924 Paris games; physician; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; author of influential book, Baby and Child Care; People's candidate for President of the United States, 1972; People's candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1976. Member, United World Federalists. Died in La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., March 15, 1998 (age 94 years, 317 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Ives Spock and Mildred Louise (Stoughton) Spock; married, June 25, 1927, to Jane Davenport Cheney (divorced 1976); married 1976 to Mary Morgan.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Gerald Norman Springer (b. 1944) — also known as Jerry Springer; "Sultan of Salaciousness" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in London, England, February 13, 1944. Democrat. Resigned from Cincinnati city council in 1974 after admitting he paid a prostitute with a personal check, which was found in a police raid on a massage parlor; won back his council seat in 1975 and went on to become mayor; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1977-78; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1982; local television news anchor; host of a raucus national television talk show; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004. Jewish. Member, Tau Epsilon Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1973 to Micki Velton (divorced).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Critical books about Jerry Springer: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Amasa Leland Stanford (1824-1893) — also known as Leland Stanford — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y., March 9, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; merchant; builder and president, Central Pacific Railroad; founder of Stanford University; Governor of California, 1862-63; defeated, 1859; U.S. Senator from California, 1885-93; died in office 1893. Member, Freemasons. Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 21, 1893 (age 69 years, 104 days). Entombed at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Stanford and Elizabeth (Phillips) Stanford; brother of Charles Stanford (1819?-1885); married to Jane Elizabeth Lathrop (1828-1903).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Leland Stanford: Norman E. Tutorow, The Governor : The Life and Legacy of Leland Stanford, a California Colossus
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) — also known as Elizabeth Smith Cady — of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., November 12, 1815. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1868. Female. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1973. Died, of heart failure, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 26, 1902 (age 86 years, 348 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Daniel Cady and Margaret (Livingston) Cady (1784-1871); married, May 1, 1840, to Henry Brewster Stanton; granddaughter of James Livingston; second great-granddaughter of Robert Livingston the Younger and Dirck Ten Broeck; third great-granddaughter of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724); third great-grandniece of Robert Livingston the Elder and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fourth great-granddaughter of Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck; first cousin of Gerrit Smith (1797-1874); first cousin twice removed of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Robert Van Rensselaer; first cousin thrice removed of Philip P. Schuyler; first cousin four times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746) and Cornelis Cuyler; first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Stephen Van Rensselaer, Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, Maturin Livingston, Rensselaer Westerlo and Edward Philip Livingston; second cousin twice removed of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792) and Peter Samuel Schuyler; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800) and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin of Philip Schuyler, James Alexander Hamilton, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840) and Henry Bell Van Rensselaer; third cousin once removed of Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Gansevoort, John Jacob Astor III, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Matthew Clarkson (1758-1825), Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., William Waldorf Astor, Robert Ray Hamilton and Robert Reginald Livingston; third cousin thrice removed of William Astor Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler and John Eliot Thayer, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason, Peter Augustus Jay, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston, Hamilton Fish, George Washington Schuyler and Philip N. Schuyler.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Demarest family of New York; Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Lori D. Ginzberg, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Jan Sterling (1921-2004) — also known as Jane Sterling Adriance — Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1921. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, following a series of strokes, while suffering from diabetes, in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 26, 2004 (age 82 years, 358 days). Interment at St. Pauls Churchyard, Covent Garden, London, England.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Allen Adriance (1894-1953) and Eleanor Ward (Deans) Adriance (1895-1989); married, May 3, 1941, to John Merivale (1917-1990); married, May 12, 1950, to Paul Douglas (1907-1959).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Inger Stevens (1934-1970) — also known as Inger Stensland; "Kay Palmer" — Born in Stockholm, Sweden, October 18, 1934. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Swedish ancestry. Died, from acute barbiturate poisoning, (later ruled to be suicide), in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 30, 1970 (age 35 years, 194 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Daughter of Per Stensland and Lisbet Stensland; married, July 9, 1955, to Anthony Soglio; married, November 18, 1961, to Isaac 'Ike' Jones (1929-2014).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Maitland Stewart (1908-1997) — also known as Jimmy Stewart — Born in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., May 20, 1908. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; one of America's most famous film actors; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Scottish ancestry. Member, Moose. Recipient, Medal of Freedom, 1985. Died, from pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 2, 1997 (age 89 years, 43 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Maitland Stewart and Ruth (Jackson) Stewart; married 1949 to Gloria (Hatrick) McLean (1918-1994); adoptive father of Ronald McLean (U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, killed in action in Vietnam, 1969).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Leonard Swigert, Jr. (1931-1982) — also known as Jack Swigert — of Colorado. Born in Denver, Colo., August 30, 1931. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1978; elected U.S. Representative from Colorado 1982, but died before taking office. Astronaut on Apollo 13 moon mission in April 1970, which was aborted when an oxygen tank ruptured, but returned safely to earth. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1970. Died, of bone marrow cancer, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 27, 1982 (age 51 years, 119 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Marlo Thomas (b. 1937) — also known as Margaret Julia Thomas — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Deerfield, Lenawee County, Mich., November 21, 1937. Democrat. Actress in television shows and movies; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Female. Catholic. Lebanese and Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Danny Thomas (1914-1991; entertainer) and Rosa Maria (Cassaniti) Mantell Thomas (1914-2000); married, May 21, 1980, to Phil Donahue (talk show host).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Richard Trumka (b. 1949) — of Nemacolin, Greene County, Pa. Born in Nemacolin, Greene County, Pa., July 24, 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; president, United Mine Workers, 1982-95; secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO, 1995-2009; president, AFL-CIO, 2009-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000. Italian and Polish ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Richard Trumka and Eola Elizabeth (Bertugli) Trumka; married 1982 to Barbara Vidovich.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jesse Ventura (b. 1951) — also known as James George Janos; James G. Janos; "The Body"; "Governor Body" — of Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., July 15, 1951. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minn., 1991-94; Governor of Minnesota, 1999-2003; Green candidate for President of the United States, 2020. Atheist. Professional wrestler; actor, notably in film Predator. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Jesse Ventura: Do I Stand Alone? : Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals — Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!, with Dick Russell (2008) — Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is: America's Most Outspoken Governor Speaks Out About Government, with Heron Marquez (2002, for young readers)
  Books about Jesse Ventura: Tom Hauser, Inside the Ropes with Jesse Ventura
  Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Jr. (1925-2012) — also known as Gore Vidal; Edgar Box; Cameron Kay; Katherine Everard — of Barrytown, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Ravello, Italy; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born, in the Cadet Hospital, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Orange County, N.Y., October 3, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1960; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Atheist. Bisexual. Novelist, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, appeared as an actor in several films. Not actually related to Al Gore, who he refers to as "Cousin Al". Died, from complications of pneumonia, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 31, 2012 (age 86 years, 302 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Luther Vidal (1895-1969) and Nina Gore Auchincloss (1903-1978); step-brother of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (who married John Fitzgerald Kennedy) and Hugh Dudley Auchincloss III; half-brother of Nina Gore Auchincloss (who married Newton Ivan Steers, Jr. (1917-1993)); grandson of Thomas Pryor Gore.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Gore Vidal: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated (2002) — Dreaming War : Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (2002) — The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 (2002) — Palimpsest: A Memoir (1996) — Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (2003)
  Fiction by Gore Vidal: Live from Golgotha — Julian — Creation: A Novel — Lincoln: A Novel — Burr — 1876: A Novel — Empire: A Novel — Hollywood — Washington, D.C.: A Novel — The Golden Age: A Novel — Myra Breckinridge — Two Sisters — Kalki — Duluth — The Smithsonian Institution: A Novel — The City and the Pillar — Williwaw: A Novel
  Henry Menasco Wade (1914-2001) — also known as Henry M. Wade; "The Chief" — of Texas. Born in Rockwall County, Tex., November 11, 1914. Democrat. FBI special agent; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Dallas County District Attorney, 1951-86; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1956. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. As District Attorney, he prosecuted Jack Ruby in 1964 for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Also in his role as District Attorney, he was the named defendant in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 abortion decision, Roe v. Wade. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 1, 2001 (age 86 years, 110 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Menasco Wade (1864-1938) and Lula Ellen (Michie) Wade (1876-1954); married to Yvonne Hillman (1920-1987).
  The Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center, in Dallas, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
John Wanamaker John Wanamaker (1838-1922) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 11, 1838. Republican. Merchant; opened John Wanamaker & Company store in 1877 (forerunner of modern department store); organizer and director, Merchants' Bank; director, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad; organizer (with others) and trustee, Presbyterian Hospital; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1888, 1920; U.S. Postmaster General, 1889-93; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912, 1916. Presbyterian. Alsatian ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 12, 1922 (age 84 years, 154 days). Interment at St. James the Less Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Nelson Wanamaker and Elizabeth Deshong (Kochersperger) Wanamaker; married 1860 to Mary Erringer Brown (1839-1920); father of Thomas Brown Wanamaker (1861-1908) and Lewis Rodman Wanamaker.
  Political family: Wanamaker family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  The community of Wanamaker (now part of Indianapolis, Indiana), was named for him.  — The community of Wanamaker, South Dakota (now a ghost town), was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) — of Amesbury, Essex County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., December 17, 1807. Poet; newspaper editor; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1835; Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1842. Quaker. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Died in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, N.H., September 7, 1892 (age 84 years, 265 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Whittier (1760-1830) and Abigail (Hussey) Whittier (1780-1857); third cousin twice removed of Robert Foss Fernald; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Davis, William Henry Barnum (1818-1889), George Winthrop Maston Pitman and Joseph Pitman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Pitman family of Bartlett, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham Davenport
  The city of Whittier, California, is named for him.  — Whittier College, in Whittier, California, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John Greenleaf Whittier Lewis
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John North Willys (1873-1935) — also known as John N. Willys — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., October 25, 1873. Republican. President of automobile manufacturing companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1930-32. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., August 26, 1935 (age 61 years, 305 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Shelley Winters (1920-2006) — also known as Shirley Schrift — Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., August 18, 1920. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Jewish. Austrian ancestry. Died, following a heart attack, in the Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 14, 2006 (age 85 years, 149 days). Interment at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Jonas Schrift and Rose (Winter) Schrift; married, January 1, 1942, to Mack Paul Mayer (divorced 1948); married, April 28, 1952, to Vittorio Gassman (divorced 1954); married, May 4, 1957, to Anthony Franciosa (1928-2006); married, January 14, 2006, to Gerry DeFord.
  Epitaph: "Beloved mother, grandmother, and actress."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Brigham Young (1801-1877) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., June 1, 1801. Leader of the Mormon Church 1841-1877; Governor of Utah Territory, 1850-58. Mormon. Member, Freemasons. Died, of peritonitis and appendicitis, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 29, 1877 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Heritage Plaza, St. George, Utah.
  Relatives: Father of Susa Young Gates (1856-1933).
  Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is named for him.  — The city of Brigham City, Utah, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Richard Darryl Zanuck (1934-2012) — also known as Richard D. Zanuck — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 13, 1934. Republican. Movie producer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Died July 13, 2012 (age 77 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Darryl F. Zanuck (1902-1979; Hollywood mogul) and Virginia Fox (1902-1982; actress); married 1958 to Lili Gentle (divorced 1968; actress); married 1969 to Linda Harrison (divorced 1978; actress); married 1978 to Lili Fini (movie producer, director).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
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