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Namesake Politicians: Libraries and Museums

in alphabetical order

  Charles E. Beatley Jr. (1916-2003) — also known as Charles E. Beatley; Chuck Beatley — of Alexandria, Va. Born in Ohio, May 17, 1916. Democrat. Airline pilot; mayor of Alexandria, Va., 1967-76, 1979-85; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1986. Died in Alexandria, Va., December 29, 2003 (age 87 years, 226 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Fauquier County, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Marjorie Perry.
  The Charles E. Beatley Central Library, Alexandria, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William Benton William Burnett Benton (1900-1973) — also known as William Benton — of Southport, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 1, 1900. Democrat. Advertising business; introduced sound effects into television commercials; popularized the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show; vice-president, University of Chicago, 1937-45; publisher of the Encyclopedia Brittanica; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1945-47; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1949-53; defeated, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Council on Foreign Relations; Zeta Psi. Died, in the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 18, 1973 (age 72 years, 351 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Charles William Benton and Elma (Hixson) Benton; married 1928 to Helen Hemingway.
  The William Benton Museum of Art, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Laura Bush (b. 1946) — also known as Laura Lane Welch — Born, in Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, Midland County, Tex., November 4, 1946. Republican. School teacher; librarian; First Lady of Texas, 1995-2000; First Lady of the United States, 2001-09. Female. Still living as of 2022.
  Relatives: Daughter of Harold Bruce Welch (1912-1995) and Jenna Louise (Hawkins) Welch (1919-2019); married 1977 to George Walker Bush (son of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce; brother of John Ellis Bush (born1953); uncle of George Prescott Bush; grandson of Prescott Sheldon Bush).
  Political family: Bush family of Texas and Massachusetts.
  The Laura Bush Community Library, in Austin, Texas, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Belle Cooledge (1884-1955) — also known as "Auntie Belle" — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Sutter Creek, Amador County, Calif., July 29, 1884. School teacher; instructor, dean of women, and vice president of Sacramento Junior College; mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1948-49. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 9, 1955 (age 71 years, 103 days). Burial location unknown.
  The Belle Cooledge Branch Library, in Sacramento, California, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Fred Christian Fischer (1879-1963) — also known as Fred C. Fischer — of Belleville, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Flat Rock, Wayne County, Mich., November 12, 1879. Republican. School teacher and principal; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1934; Wayne County Superintendent of Schools, 1935-54. Methodist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Ridgewood Osteopathic Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 20, 1963 (age 83 years, 159 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Belleville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Fischer and Eleanor (Alexander) Fischer; married, June 24, 1908, to Reva Ruthruff (1889-1968).
  Fred C. Fischer Elementary School (built 1957, closed 2011), in Taylor, Michigan, was named for him.  — The former Fred C. Fischer Library, in Belleville, Michigan, was named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Roswell P. Flower Roswell Pettibone Flower (1835-1899) — also known as Roswell P. Flower — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Theresa, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 7, 1835. Democrat. Jeweler; banker; U.S. Representative from New York, 1881-83, 1889-91 (11th District 1881-83, 12th District 1889-91); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1888 (speaker), 1892, 1896; Governor of New York, 1892-95. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Eastport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., May 12, 1899 (age 63 years, 278 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.; statue at Washington Street Median, Watertown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Monroe Flower and Mary Ann Flower.
  The Flower Memorial Library (opened 1904), in Watertown, New York, is named for him.  — Lake Flower, in Franklin and Essex counties, New York, is named for him.  — The town of Roswell, now part of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Ralph Chandler Harrison (1831-1918) — also known as Ralph C. Harrison — of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Cornwall Bridge, Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn., October 22, 1831. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Cornwall, 1857; justice of California state supreme court, 1891-1903; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1905-08. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 18, 1918 (age 86 years, 269 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Myron Harrison and Charlotte Elizabeth (Calhoun) Harrison; married 1865 to Juliet Lathrop Waite (died 1890); married, September 27, 1892, to Ella Spencer Reid (niece of Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912)).
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Reid-Mills family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Harrison Memorial Library, in Carmel, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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 (c.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
  Robert Morton Hughes (1855-1940) — also known as Robert M. Hughes — Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., September 10, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1902, 1904; member, Virginia state board of education, 1930-35. Died January 15, 1940 (age 84 years, 127 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert William Hughes (1821-1901) and Eliza (Johnston) Hughes; grandnephew of Joseph Eggleston Johnston.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Robert M. Hughes Memorial Library (now Dragas Hall), at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Baxter Hunt Jr. (b. 1937) — also known as James B. Hunt, Jr.; Jim Hunt — of North Carolina. Born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., May 16, 1937. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1973-77; Governor of North Carolina, 1977-85, 1993-2001; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  The James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, at the North Carolina State University Centennial Campus, Raleigh, North Carolina, is named for him.  — Hunt Hall, a dormitory at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina, is named for him.  — The James B. Hunt Jr. Residence Hall, at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, in Durham, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about James B. Hunt: Wayne Grimsley, James B. Hunt: A North Carolina Progressive — Gary Pearce, Jim Hunt: A Biography
  Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927) — also known as Henry E. Huntington — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif.; San Marino, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., February 27, 1850. Republican. Owned and expanded the streetcar and trolley system in Southern California; real estate developer; Presidential Elector for New York, 1908. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died, from kidney disease and pneumonia, in Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 23, 1927 (age 77 years, 85 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Solon Huntington (1812-1890) and Harriet (Saunders) Huntington (1821-1906); married 1873 to Mary Alice Prentice (1852-1916); married 1913 to Arabella Duval 'Belle' (Yarrington) Huntington (1850-1924; his uncle's widow).
  The city of Huntington Beach, California, is named for him.  — The city of Huntington Park, California, is named for him.  — Huntington Lake, in Fresno County, California, is named for him.  — The Huntington Hotel (built 1907 as Hotel Wentworth; expanded and reopened 1914 as the Huntington Hotel; demolished 1989 and rebuilt; now Langham Huntington hotel) in Pasadena, California, is named for him.  — The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, on his former estate, in San Marino, California, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry E. Huntington (built 1943-44 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Zachariah Joshua Loussac (1883-1965) — also known as Z. J. Loussac — of Anchorage, Alaska; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Pokrov, Russia, July 13, 1883. Democrat. Druggist; philanthropist; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1948-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Jewish ancestry. Member, Rotary. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., March 15, 1965 (age 81 years, 245 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Angelus Memorial Park, Anchorage, Alaska.
  Relatives: Married 1949 to Ada Harper.
  The Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Michelle Obama (b. 1964) — also known as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 17, 1964. Democrat. Lawyer; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020; First Lady of the United States, 2009-17. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 2022.
  Relatives: Daughter of Fraser Robinson III and Marian (Shields) Robinson; married, October 18, 1992, to Barack Hussein Obama Jr. (born1961).
  The Michelle Obama Library, in Long Beach, California, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Michelle Obama: Jodi Kantor, The Obamas — Rachel L. Swarns, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama — Mary Tomer, Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy — Liza Mundy, Michelle: A Biography
  Ralph Moses Paiewonsky (1907-1991) — also known as Ralph Paiewonsky — of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 9, 1907. Democrat. Manager or president of distillery, movie theaters, a liquor store and a gift shop; one of the organizers of the West Indies Bank and Trust Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1940, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1964, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 1940-60; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1961-69. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of congestive heart failure, in St. Thomas Hospital, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, November 9, 1991 (age 84 years, 0 days). Entombed at Altona Jewish Cemetery, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Paiewonsky (1884-1963) and Rebecca (Kushner) Paiewonsky (1885-1963); married to Ethel Heller (died 1997); uncle of Michael Albert Paiewonsky; granduncle of Sebastiano Paiewonsky Cassinelli.
  Political family: Paiewonsky family of New York.
  The Ralph M. Paiewonky Library, at the University of the Virgin Islands, in SAINT Thomas, Virgin Islands, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elmer Edwin Rasmuson (1909-2000) — also known as Elmer E. Rasmuson — of Alaska. Born in Yakutat, Alaska, February 15, 1909. Republican. President, National Bank of Alaska; regent, University of Alaska, 1950-69; philanthropist; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1964-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968. Swedish ancestry. Died, from congestive heart failure, in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 1, 2000 (age 91 years, 290 days). Interment at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Anton Rasmuson (1882-1949) and Jenny (Olson) Rasmuson; married 1939 to Lile Bernard (died 1960); married 1961 to Mary Louise Milligan; father of Lile Gibbons (born c.1945).
  The Rasmuson Library, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roland Roger Renne (1905-1989) — also known as Roland Renne — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Greenwich, Cumberland County, N.J., December 12, 1905. Democrat. Economist; college professor; president, Montana State College, Bozeman, 1943-64; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1964. Presbyterian or Unitarian. Member, Rotary; American Economic Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Zeta. Died August 30, 1989 (age 83 years, 261 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Christian Renne and Caroline Augusta (Young) Renne; married, August 9, 1932, to Mary Kneeland Wisner (1911-1999).
  Renne Library at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter William Stiern (1914-1988) — also known as Walter W. Stiern — of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., March 8, 1914. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of California state senate, 1959-86 (34th District 1959-66, 18th District 1967-86); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960. Died in Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., February 21, 1988 (age 73 years, 350 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Calif.
  The Walter W. Stiern Library, at California State University Bakersfield, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles Sumner Charles Sumner (1811-1874) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 6, 1811. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1848; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1851-74; died in office 1874. In May, 1856, he suffered severe injuries in an assault by South Carolina Rep. Preston S. Brooks, who was furious over an anti-slavery speech. Died in Washington, D.C., March 11, 1874 (age 63 years, 64 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; statue erected 1879 at Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Pinckney Sumner (1776-1839) and Relief (Jacob) Sumner (1785-1866); married 1866 to Alice Mason Hooper; fourth cousin of Israel Washburn and Reuel Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Israel Washburn Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Charles Ames Washburn (1822-1889) and William Drew Washburn.
  Political families: Washburn family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: L. M. Keitt
  Charles Sumner School (built 1872 for African-American students; now serves as an archives and museum), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Charles S. CairnsCharles Sumner BirdCharles S. ChaseCharles S. AshleyCharles S. HamlinCharles S. WinansCharles S. EastmanCharles Sumner Bird, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Toman (1878-1969) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Bohemia (now part of Czechia), September 14, 1878. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Cook County Sheriff, 1934-38. Died May 6, 1969 (age 90 years, 234 days). Interment at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Andrew John Toman (1905-1979).
  The Toman Branch of the Chicago Public Library (built 1927), in the Little Village neighborhood, South Lawndale, Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Shelby Walker (1815-1891) — also known as David S. Walker — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Logan County, Ky., May 2, 1815. Lawyer; mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., 1852; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1860-65; Governor of Florida, 1865-68; defeated (American), 1856; circuit judge in Florida, 1878-91. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., July 20, 1891 (age 76 years, 79 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of David Walker; married to Philoclea Alston (sister of Augustus A. Alston; niece of Willis Alston); father of Courtney Walker (who married Robert Spratt Cockrell (1866-1957)) and David Shelby Walker Jr.; nephew of George Walker; uncle of James David Walker; first cousin twice removed of Howell Lewis; second cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis; second cousin twice removed of George Washington, John Walker and Francis Walker; second cousin thrice removed of George Madison; third cousin of Howell Cobb (1772-1818); third cousin once removed of Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, Howell Cobb (1815-1868) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb; third cousin twice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Clement F. Dorsey; fourth cousin of John Thornton Augustine Washington, Francis Taliaferro Helm and Thomas Walker Gilmer; fourth cousin once removed of Andrew Dorsey, Charles John Helm, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Hubbard Dozier Helm.
  Political family: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The David S. Walker Library, in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold Washington (1922-1987) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 15, 1922. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1965; member of Illinois state senate, 1977; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1981-83; resigned 1983; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1983-87; defeated in primary, 1977; died in office 1987. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; National Bar Association. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 25, 1987 (age 65 years, 224 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  The Harold Washington Public Library, in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Harold Washington: Paul Kleppner, Chicago Divided : The Making of a Black Mayor — Melvin G. Holli, Bashing Chicago Traditions : Harold Washington's Last Campaign, Chicago, 1987 — Dempsey J. Travis, Harold, the People's Mayor : The Authorized Biography of Mayor Harold Washington — Florence Hamlish Levinsohn, Harold Washington: A political biography — Alton Miller, Harold Washington: The Mayor, the Man — Naurice Roberts, Harold Washington : Mayor With A Vison (for young readers)
  Robert Lee Williams (1868-1948) — also known as Robert L. Williams — of Durant, Bryan County, Okla. Born near Brundidge, Pike County, Ala., December 20, 1868. Democrat. Methodist minister; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indian Territory, 1900; member of Democratic National Committee from Indian Territory, 1904-07; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1906; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1907-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker); Governor of Oklahoma, 1915-19; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1919-37; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1937-39. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of pneumonia, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 10, 1948 (age 79 years, 112 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Durant, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Williams and Sarah Julia (Paul) Williams.
  The Robert Lee Williams Public Library, in Durant, Oklahoma, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Wilson W. Wyatt (1905-1996) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 21, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1962; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1963. Presbyterian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Rotary. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 11, 1996 (age 90 years, 203 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Richard H. Wyatt and Mary (Watkins) Wyatt; married, June 14, 1930, to Anne Kinnaird Duncan.
  Wyatt Hall (built 1939, named 1995), which houses the law school at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.  — Wyatt Hall (including theaters and an art gallery), at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
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