The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
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Namesake Politicians: Hospitals and Clinics

in alphabetical order

  Clyde Lee Choate (1920-2001) — also known as Clyde L. Choate — of Anna, Union County, Ill. Born in West Frankfort, Franklin County, Ill., June 28, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; received the Medal of Honor for action near Bruyeres, France, October 25, 1944.; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1947-79 (50th District 1947-57, 58th District 1957-67, 59th District 1967-79); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956 (alternate), 1964, 1972. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Moose; Purple Heart. Died in Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill., October 5, 2001 (age 81 years, 99 days). Interment at Anna Cemetery, Anna, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of James Isaac Choate and Grace Ellen (Brown) Choate; married to Madonna Ross.
  Choate Mental Health Center (state mental hospital), in Anna, Illinois, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Proudly Served the People of the State of Illinois. Southern Illinois' Guardian Angel."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John D. Dingell John David Dingell Jr. (1926-2019) — also known as John D. Dingell; "Big John"; "The Truck" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Trenton, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., July 8, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1955-2003 (15th District 1955-65, 16th District 1965-2003, 15th District 2003); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Polish and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Polish Legion of American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; National Rifle Association. Died, from prostate cancer, in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., February 7, 2019 (age 92 years, 214 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Grace Blossom (Bigler) Dingell and John David Dingell; married 1952 to Helen Henebry; married 1981 to Deborah Ann Insley; father of Christopher D. Dingell.
  Political family: Dingell family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  John Dingell Drive, in Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, Michigan, is named for him.  — The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, in Detroit, Michigan, is named for him.  — The John D. Dingell Jr. Memorial Bridges, which take Stadium Boulevard over State Street and the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Moses Fell Dunn (1842-1915) — of Indiana. Born in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., April 26, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1867-69; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1870. Died October 21, 1915 (age 73 years, 178 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of George Grundy Dunn.
  Dunn Memorial Hospital (now St. Vincent Dunn Hospital), in Bedford, Indiana, is named for him.
  Bert Fish (1875-1943) — of DeLand, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., October 8, 1875. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; county judge in Florida, 1910-17, 1931-33; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1933-38; Saudi Arabia, 1939-41; Portugal, 1941-43, died in office 1943. German and English ancestry. Member, Sigma Nu. Died in Lisbon, Portugal, July 21, 1943 (age 67 years, 286 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, DeLand, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Fish and Sarah M. (Lee) Fish.
  Fish Memorial Hospital (later, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial; now, AdventHealth Fish Memorial), Orange City, Florida, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "An educator and philanthropist, a judge and outstanding statesman, who died while on duty, in the service of his country."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dean Anderson Gallo (1935-1994) — also known as Dean A. Gallo — of West Orange, Essex County, N.J.; Parsippany, Morris County, N.J. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., November 23, 1935. Republican. Realtor; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1976-84; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1985-94; died in office 1994. Methodist. Died, of prostate cancer, in Denville, Morris County, N.J., November 6, 1994 (age 58 years, 348 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Bob Franks
  The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center, at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, is partly named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
A. Barton Hepburn Alonzo Barton Hepburn (1846-1922) — also known as A. Barton Hepburn — of Colton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Colton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., July 24, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; timber business; banker; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County 2nd District, 1875-79; superintendent, New York State Banking Department, 1880-83; U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, 1892-93; director, New York Life Insurance Company, American Agricultural Chemical Company, Studebaker Corporation (automobile manufacturer), and Great Northern Railway. Hit by a bus at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, injured, and died five days later, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 25, 1922 (age 75 years, 185 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Zina Earl Hepburn and Beulah (Gray) Hepburn; married 1873 to Harriet A. 'Hattie' Fisher; married 1887 to Emily L. Eaton.
  A. Barton Hepburn Hospital (now Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center), in Ogdensburg, New York, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "A benefactor. A faithful friend. A loyal American."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Comptrollers of the Currency
  Image source: The Chase Monthly Magazine, February 1922
  Walter Beaman Jones (1913-1992) — also known as Walter B. Jones — of Farmville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 19, 1913. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1955-59; member of North Carolina state senate, 1965-66; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1966-92; died in office 1992. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Moose; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Norfolk, Va., September 15, 1992 (age 79 years, 27 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Walter Beaman Jones Jr..
  The Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, in Greenville, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Seymour Kettles (1930-2019) — also known as Charles S. Kettles — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 9, 1930. Republican. Engineer; automobile dealer; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; following his courageous actions as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in 1967, which saved 44 lives, he received the Distinguished Service Cross; in 2016, that award was upgraded to a Medal of Honor; candidate for mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1993. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 21, 2019 (age 89 years, 12 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  The Charles Kettles VA Medical Center, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Asa Packer (1842-1883) — also known as R. A. Packer — of Wysox, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa., November 18, 1842. Democrat. President, Northern Division, Lehigh Valley Railroad; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876, 1880. Died, of Bright's disease, in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 20, 1883 (age 40 years, 94 days). Original interment at Tioga Point Cemetery, Near Sayre, Bradford County, Pa.; reinterment in 1884 at Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Packer and Sarah Minerva (Blakeslee) Packer; married to Emily V. Piollet; nephew by marriage of Josef Marie Piollet; grandnephew of Daniel Packer; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Burrows; second cousin once removed of Lorenzo Burrows; second cousin thrice removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin twice removed of Luther Hotchkiss; fourth cousin once removed of Jabez Williams Huntington, William Waigstill Avery, Jonathan R. Herrick, Alfred Avery Burnham and Doraf Wilmot Blakeslee.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Robert Packer Memorial Hospital (now Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital), in Sayre, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Jerry Lyle Pettis (1916-1975) — also known as Jerry L. Pettis — of Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., July 18, 1916. Republican. U.S. Representative from California, 1967-75 (33rd District 1967-75, 37th District 1975); died in office 1975. Seventh-Day Adventist. Died in a plane crash near Banning, Riverside County, Calif., February 14, 1975 (age 58 years, 211 days). Interment at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Shirley Neil Pettis.
  The Jerry L. Pettis Memorial V.A. Hospital, in Loma Linda, California, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) — also known as Franklin D. Roosevelt; "F.D.R." — of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y., January 30, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 26th District, 1911-13; resigned 1913; U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1928; speaker, 1944; contracted polio in the early 1920s; as a result, his legs were paralyzed for the rest of his life; Governor of New York, 1929-33; President of the United States, 1933-45; died in office 1945; on February 15, 1933, in Miami, Fla., he and Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak were shot at by Guiseppe Zangara; Cermak was hit and mortally wounded. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Elks; Grange; Knights of Pythias. Led the nation through the Depression and World War II. Died of a cerebral hemorrhage, in Warm Springs, Meriwether County, Ga., April 12, 1945 (age 63 years, 72 days). Interment at Roosevelt Home, Hyde Park, N.Y.; memorial monument at Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Roosevelt (1828-1900) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt; married, March 17, 1905, to Eleanor Roosevelt (niece of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); first cousin of Corinne Douglas Robinson); father of James Roosevelt (1907-1991), Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.; half-uncle of Helen Roosevelt Robinson; second great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins; first cousin of Warren Delano Robbins and Katharine Price Collier St. George; first cousin once removed of Helen Lloyd Aspinwall (who married Francis Emanuel Shober); first cousin twice removed of Elizabeth Kortright; first cousin four times removed of Ebenezer Huntington; first cousin six times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Caroline Astor Drayton (who married William Phillips); second cousin once removed of Samuel Laurence Gouverneur; second cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Roosevelt Jr. and Jabez Williams Huntington; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Huntington, George Washington, Joshua Coit, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington and Samuel Gager; third cousin twice removed of Philip DePeyster and James I. Roosevelt; third cousin thrice removed of Sulifand Sutherland Ross; fourth cousin once removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Roger Wolcott and Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Ross T. McIntire — Milton Lipson — W. W. Howes — Bruce Barton — Hamilton Fish, Jr. — Joseph W. Martin, Jr. — Samuel I. Rosenman — Rexford G. Tugwell — Raymond Moley — Adolf A. Berle — George E. Allen — Lorence E. Asman — Grenville T. Emmet — Eliot Janeway — Jonathan Daniels — Ralph Bellamy — Wythe Leigh Kinsolving
  The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge (opened 1962), over Lubec Narrows, between Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, is named for him.  — The borough of Roosevelt, New Jersey (originally Jersey Homesteads; renamed 1945), is named for him.  — F. D. Roosevelt Airport, on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, is named for him.  — The F. D. Roosevelt Teaching Hospital, in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Frank GarrisonFranklin D. Roosevelt Keesee
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. dime (ten cent coin).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Franklin D. Roosevelt: James MacGregor Burns & Susan Dunn, The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America — Doris Kearns Goodwin, No Ordinary Time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II — Joseph Alsop & Roland Gelatt, FDR : 1882-1945 — Bernard Bellush, Franklin Roosevelt as Governor of New York — Robert H. Jackson, That Man : An Insider's Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt — Jonas Klein, Beloved Island : Franklin & Eleanor and the Legacy of Campobello — Conrad Black, Franklin Delano Roosevelt : Champion of Freedom — Charles Peters, Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World — Steven Neal, Happy Days Are Here Again : The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR--and How America Was Changed Forever — H. W. Brands, Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt — Hazel Rowley, Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage — Alan Brinkley, Franklin Delano Roosevelt — Stanley Weintraub, Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life — Karen Bornemann Spies, Franklin D. Roosevelt (for young readers)
  Critical books about Franklin D. Roosevelt: Jim Powell, FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression — John T. Flynn, The Roosevelt Myth — Burton W. Folsom, New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
  Fiction about Franklin D. Roosevelt: Philip Roth, The Plot Against America: A Novel
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Richard Lowell Roudebush (1918-1995) — also known as Richard L. Roudebush — of Indiana. Born near Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., January 18, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1960 ; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1961-71 (6th District 1961-67, 10th District 1967-69, 5th District 1969-71); candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1970. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., January 28, 1995 (age 77 years, 10 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Roy Lehr Roudebush and Melissa Mae (McMahan) Roudebush; third cousin twice removed of Oscar H. Roudebush; fourth cousin once removed of Allen Cowan Roudebush.
  Political family: Roudebush family of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  The Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Harvey Shapiro (1907-1987) — also known as Samuel H. Shapiro; Israel Shapiro — of Kankakee, Kankakee County, Ill. Born in Estonia, April 25, 1907. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1947-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964; chair, Committee on Rules and Order of Business, chair, 1968; speaker, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1961-68; Governor of Illinois, 1968-69. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Amvets; Moose; Kiwanis; Elks; B'nai B'rith; Alpha Epsilon Pi. Died in Kankakee, Kankakee County, Ill., March 16, 1987 (age 79 years, 325 days). Interment at Jewish Waldheim Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Cross-reference: Craig Lovitt
  The Samuel H. Shapiro Developmental Center (opened 1879 as Eastern Hospital for the Insane; renamed as Kankakee State Hospital 1910; changed to current name 1974), in Kankakee, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lurleen Burns Wallace (1926-1968) — also known as Lurleen B. Wallace; Lurleen Brigham Burns — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., September 19, 1926. Democrat. Governor of Alabama, 1967-68; died in office 1968. Female. Methodist. Died, of uterine cancer, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., May 7, 1968 (age 41 years, 231 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry Burns and Estelle (Burroughs) Burns; married, May 21, 1943, to George Corley Wallace Jr..
  Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  The Lurleen Wallace Tumor Institute, at the University of Alabama Birmingham, is named for her.  — Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (established 1967 as Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College), with campuses in Covington, Butler, and Crenshaw counties, Alabama, is named for her.  — Lake Lurleen, and Lake Lurleen State Park, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, are named for her.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
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