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Namesake Politicians: Miscellaneous

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Alben W. Barkley Alben William Barkley (1877-1956) — also known as Alben W. Barkley; Willie Alben Barkley; "Dear Alben"; "Little Alby"; "Veep" — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in a log cabin near Lowes, Graves County, Ky., November 24, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; McCracken County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-09; county judge in Kentucky, 1909-13; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1913-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948 (Temporary Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1952; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1923; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1927-49, 1955-56; died in office 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; Vice President of the United States, 1949-53. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Phi Alpha Delta; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died of a heart attack while speaking at the Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention, Lexington, Va., April 30, 1956 (age 78 years, 158 days). Interment at Mt. Kenton Cemetery, Near Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Wilson Barkley and Electra Eliza (Smith) Barkley; married, June 23, 1903, to Dorothy Brower (died 1947); married, November 18, 1949, to Jane Hadley and Jane Hadley (1911-1964); father of Laura Louise Barkley (1911-1987; who married Douglas MacArthur II); grandfather of Alben W. Barkley II (born c.1945).
  Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  C. V. Whitney's thoroughbread racehorse "The Veep" (born 1948), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Alben W. Barkley: Polly Ann Davis, Alben W. Barkley, Senate Majority Leader and Vice President — James K. Libbey, Dear Alben : Mr. Barkley of Kentucky — Jane Hadley Barkley, I Married the Veep
  Image source: Truman Library
Blanche K. Bruce Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898) — also known as Blanche K. Bruce — of Floreyville (unknown county), Miss. Born in slavery near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., March 1, 1841. Republican. School teacher; planter; Bolivar County Sheriff and Tax Collector, 1872-75; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1875-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1880, 1884; Register of the U.S. Treasury, 1881, 1897-98; District of Columbia Recorder of Deeds, 1891-93. African ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., March 17, 1898 (age 57 years, 16 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  The Blanche K. Bruce Foundation (supporitng arts and high-risk youth) is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) — also known as "Silence Dogood"; "Anthony Afterwit"; "Poor Richard"; "Alice Addertongue"; "Polly Baker"; "Harry Meanwell"; "Timothy Turnstone"; "Martha Careful"; "Benevolus"; "Caelia Shortface" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 17, 1706. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1775; U.S. Postmaster General, 1775-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1776; U.S. Minister to France, 1778-85; Sweden, 1782-83; President of Pennsylvania, 1785-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. Deist. Member, Freemasons; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Famed for his experiments with electricity; invented bifocal glasses and the harmonica. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 17, 1790 (age 84 years, 90 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue erected 1856 at Old City Hall Grounds, Boston, Mass.; statue at La Arcata Court, Santa Barbara, Calif.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Franklin (1657-1745) and Abiah Lee (Folger) Franklin (1667-1752); married, September 1, 1730, to Deborah Read; father of Sarah 'Sally' Franklin (1743-1808; who married Richard Bache); uncle of Franklin Davenport; grandfather of Richard Bache Jr. and Deborah Franklin Bache (1891-1863; who married William John Duane); great-grandfather of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867; physicist), Mary Blechenden Bache (1808-1873; who married Robert John Walker) and Sophia Arabella Bache (1815-1904; who married William Wallace Irwin); second great-grandfather of Robert Walker Irwin; fifth great-grandfather of Daniel Baugh Brewster and Elise du Pont; first cousin four times removed of Charles James Folger, Benjamin Dexter Sprague and Wharton Barker (1846-1921); first cousin six times removed of Thomas Mott Osborne; first cousin seven times removed of Charles Devens Osborne and Lithgow Osborne; second cousin five times removed of George Hammond Parshall.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Jonathan Williams
  Franklin counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Maine, Mass., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va. and Wash. are named for him.
  Mount Franklin, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The minor planet 5102 Benfranklin (discovered 1986), is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Benjamin F. ButlerBenjamin F. WadeBenjamin Franklin WallaceBenjamin Cromwell FranklinBenjamin Franklin PerryBenjamin Franklin RobinsonBenjamin F. RandolphBenjamin Franklin MasseyBenjamin F. RawlsBenjamin Franklin LeiterBenjamin Franklin ThomasBenjamin F. HallBenjamin F. AngelBenjamin Franklin RossBenjamin F. FlandersBenjamin F. BomarBenjamin Franklin HellenBenjamin F. MudgeBenjamin F. ButlerBenjamin F. LoanBenjamin F. SimpsonBenjamin Franklin TerryBenjamin Franklin JunkinBenjamin F. PartridgeB. F. LangworthyBenjamin F. HardingBenjamin MebaneB. F. WhittemoreBenjamin Franklin BradleyBenjamin Franklin ClaypoolBenjamin F. CoatesB. Franklin MartinBenjamin Franklin HoweyBenjamin F. MartinBenjamin Franklin RiceBenjamin F. RandolphBenjamin F. HopkinsBenjamin F. TracyBenjamin Franklin BriggsBenjamin F. GradyBenjamin F. FarnhamBenjamin F. MeyersBenjamin Franklin WhiteBenjamin Franklin PrescottBenjamin F. JonasB. Franklin FisherBenjamin Franklin PottsBenjamin F. FunkBenjamin F. MarshFrank B. ArnoldBenjamin F. HeckertBenjamin F. BradleyBenjamin F. HowellBenjamin Franklin MillerBenjamin F. MahanBen Franklin CaldwellBenjamin Franklin TilleyBenjamin F. HackneyB. F. McMillanBenjamin F. ShivelyB. Frank HiresB. Frank MebaneB. Frank MurphyBenjamin F. StarrBenjamin Franklin Jones, Jr.Benjamin F. WeltyBenjamin F. JonesBenjamin Franklin BoleyBen Franklin LooneyBenjamin F. BledsoeBenjamin Franklin WilliamsB. Frank KelleyBenjamin Franklin ButlerBenjamin F. JamesFrank B. HeintzlemanBenjamin F. FeinbergB. Franklin BunnBen F. CameronBen F. BlackmonB. Frank WhelchelB. F. Merritt, Jr.Ben F. HornsbyBen Dillingham II
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $100 bill, and formerly on the U.S. half dollar coin (1948-63).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin — An Account of the Newly Invented Pennsylvanian Fire-Place (1744)
  Books about Benjamin Franklin: H. W. Brands, The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin — Edmund S. Morgan, Benjamin Franklin — Stacy Schiff, A Great Improvisation : Franklin, France, and the Birth of America — Gordon S. Wood, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin — Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin : An American Life — Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin — Philip Dray, Stealing God's Thunder : Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America
  Image source: Library of Congress
Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) — also known as Herbert Hoover; "The Great Engineer"; "The Grand Old Man" — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, August 10, 1874. Republican. Mining engineer; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1921-28; President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1940, 1952, 1960. Quaker. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame, Leadville, Colorado. Died, of intestinal cancer, in his suite at the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 20, 1964 (age 90 years, 71 days). Interment at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Clark Hoover (1846-1880) and Hulda Randall (Minthorn) Hoover (1848-1883); married, February 10, 1899, to Lou Hoover (1874-1944); father of Herbert Clark Hoover Jr.; distant cousin *** of Charles Lewis Hoover.
  Political family: Hoover family of Palo Alto, California.
  Cross-reference: Horace A. Mann — Walter H. Newton — Christian A. Herter — Lewis L. Strauss — Clarence C. Stetson
  Hoover Dam (built 1931-36 as Boulder Dam; renamed 1947), on the Colorado River between Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Glendale, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Fresno, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Elkview, West Virginia, is named for him.  — The minor planets (asteroids) 932 Hooveria (discovered 1920), and 1363 Herberta (discovered 1935), are named for him.
  Campaign slogan (1928): "A chicken in every pot."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Herbert Hoover: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson
  Books about Herbert Hoover: Martin L. Fausold, The Presidency of Herbert C. Hoover — Joan Hoff Wilson, Herbert Hoover : Forgotten Progressive — George H. Nash, Life of Herbert Hoover : The Humanitarian, 1914-1917 — George H. Nash, The Life of Herbert Hoover : Masters of Emergencies, 1917-1918 — William E. Leuchtenburg, Herbert Hoover: The 31st President, 1929-1933 — Glen Jeansonne, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933 — Kendrick A. Clements, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionary, 1918-1928 — David Holford, Herbert Hoover (for young readers)
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1965)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (b. 1989) — also known as Sandy Ocasio; "AOC" — Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., October 13, 1989. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 2019-. Female. Catholic. Puerto Rican ancestry. She is the youngest woman ever to serve in the U.S. Congress The minor planet (asteroid) 23238 Ocasio-Cortez (discovered 2000), is named for her. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sergio Ocasio-Roman and Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Campaign web site (2021)
  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. Slaveowner. 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.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Joel R. Poinsett (built 1942-43 at Houston, Texas; broke in two and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1944) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  David Rittenhouse (1732-1796) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), Philadelphia County, Pa., April 8, 1732. Astronomer; mathematician; financier; clockmaker; surveyor; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1777-89; first director of the U.S. Mint. Member, American Philosophical Society. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 26, 1796 (age 64 years, 79 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Matthias Rittenhouse (1702-1792) and Elizabeth (Williams) Rittenhouse (1705-1792); married to Eleanor Coulston and Hannah Jacobs (1735-1799); father of Elizabeth Rittenhouse (1767-1836; who married Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant (1746-1793)); second great-granduncle of Barton Myers; third great-granduncle of Robert Baldwin Myers.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Wise-Sergeant-Rockefeller family; Sergeant-Whitehill-Kunkel-Spencer family of Pennsylvania; Myers family of Norfolk, Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Rittenhouse Square (originally Southwest Square; renamed 1825) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — Rittenhouse, a crater on the Moon, about 26 km (16 miles) in diameter, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) — also known as "T.R."; "Teddy"; "The Colonel"; "The Hero of San Juan Hill"; "The Rough Rider"; "Trust-Buster"; "The Happy Warrior"; "The Bull Moose" — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 27, 1858. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 21st District, 1882-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884, 1900; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1886; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Governor of New York, 1899-1901; Vice President of the United States, 1901; President of the United States, 1901-09; defeated (Progressive), 1912; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916. Christian Reformed; later Episcopalian. Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Alpha Delta Phi; Union League. Received the Medal of Honor for leading a charge up San Juan Hill during battle there, July 1, 1898. While campaigning for president in Milwaukee, Wis., on October 14, 1912, was shot in the chest by John F. Schrank; despite the injury, he continued his speech for another hour and a half before seeking medical attention. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1906; elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1950. Died in Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., January 6, 1919 (age 60 years, 71 days). Interment at Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (1831-1878) and Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt (1835-1884); brother of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Anna L. Roosevelt (1855-1931; who married William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923)); married, October 27, 1880, to Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884); married, December 2, 1886, to Edith Kermit Carow (first cousin once removed of Daniel Putnam Tyler); father of Alice Lee Roosevelt (who married Nicholas Longworth) and Theodore Roosevelt Jr.; nephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; uncle of Theodore Douglas Robinson (1883-1934), Eleanor Roosevelt (who married Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)), Corinne Robinson Alsop and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; granduncle of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Corinne A. Chubb, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. and John deKoven Alsop; great-grandfather-in-law of William Floyd Weld; great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; second great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch; second cousin twice removed of Philip DePeyster; second cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Roosevelt Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Martin Van Buren; fourth cousin once removed of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945).
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Gifford Pinchot — David J. Leahy — William Barnes, Jr. — Oliver D. Burden — William J. Youngs — George B. Cortelyou — Mason Mitchell — Frederic MacMaster — John Goodnow — William Loeb, Jr.
  Roosevelt counties in Mont. and N.M. are named for him.
  The minor planet (asteroid) 188693 Roosevelt (discovered 2005), is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Theodore BassettTheodore R. McKeldinTheodore R. KupfermanTheodore Roosevelt Britton, Jr.
  Personal motto: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Theodore Roosevelt: James MacGregor Burns & Susan Dunn, The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America — H. W. Brands, T.R : The Last Romantic — Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex — Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt — John Morton Blum, The Republican Roosevelt — Richard D. White, Jr., Roosevelt the Reformer : Theodore Roosevelt as Civil Service Commissioner, 1889-1895 — Frederick W. Marks III, Velvet on Iron : The Diplomacy of Theodore Roosevelt — James Chace, 1912 : Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs : The Election that Changed the Country — Patricia O'Toole, When Trumpets Call : Theodore Roosevelt After the White House — Candice Millard, The River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey — Lewis Einstein, Roosevelt : His Mind in Action — Rick Marshall, Bully!: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt: Illustrated with More Than 250 Vintage Political Cartoons
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1901
  Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999) — also known as Glenn T. Seaborg; Glenn Teodor Sjöberg — Born in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., April 19, 1912. Democrat. Physical chemist; university professor; received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1951; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1961-71. Swedish ancestry. Member, Alpha Chi Sigma; American Chemical Society. Died in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, Calif., February 25, 1999 (age 86 years, 312 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Theodore 'Ted' Seaborg and Selma Olivia (Erickson) Seaborg; married 1942 to Helen L. Griggs (1917-2006).
  The element Seaborgium is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in North Stratford (now Trumbull), Fairfield County, Conn., August 8, 1779. Republican. Lawyer; chemist; university professor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1856. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 24, 1864 (age 85 years, 108 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.; statue erected 1884 at Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Grounds, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Gold Selleck Silliman (1732-1790) and Mary (Fish) Silliman (1736-1818); brother of Gold Selleck Silliman (1777-1868); married, September 17, 1809, to Harriet Trumbull (daughter of Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1740-1809)); married 1851 to Sarah Isabella (McClellan) Webb; uncle of Benjamin Douglas Silliman; second cousin of Joseph Silliman (1756-1829); second cousin once removed of Joseph Silliman (c.1786-1850); second cousin twice removed of Joseph Fitch Silliman; second cousin thrice removed of Dwight Arthur Silliman and Judson Franklin Selleck; third cousin of Abraham Davenport; third cousin once removed of Thaddeus Betts and Jonathan Stratton; third cousin twice removed of Joseph Pomeroy Root; third cousin thrice removed of Anson Foster Keeler; fourth cousin once removed of James Kilbourne, Elisha Phelps, Sturges Selleck and Alvan Kidder.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The mineral sillimanite is named for him.  — Mount Silliman, in Tulare County, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eliot Laurence Spitzer (b. 1959) — also known as Eliot Spitzer; "Steamroller"; "Client No. 9" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 10, 1959. Democrat. New York state attorney general, 1999-2006; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004; Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; Governor of New York, 2007-08; resigned 2008. Jewish. Resigned as governor following disclosure that he had paid a prostitution ring for sex. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Spitzer and Anne (Goldhaber) Spitzer; married, October 17, 1987, to Silda Wall (divorced 2013).
  Cross-reference: Sean Patrick Maloney
  The racehorses "The Luv Guv" and "The Ninth Client" were named for him by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Eliot Spitzer: Peter Elkind, Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer — Lloyd Constantine, Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign
  Robert Theodore Stafford (1913-2006) — also known as Robert T. Stafford — of Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., August 8, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Rutland County State's Attorney, 1947-51; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Vermont state attorney general, 1955-57; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1957-59; Governor of Vermont, 1959-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1960; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1961-71; resigned 1971; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1971-89; appointed 1971. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., December 23, 2006 (age 93 years, 137 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Bert Linus Stafford (1877-1941) and Mabel R. (Stratton) Stafford (1883-1976); married, October 15, 1938, to Helen Content Kelley (1917-2011).
  The Robert T. Stafford Student Loan Program (established 1965 as the Federal Guaranteed Student Loan Program; renamed 1988) is named for him.  — The Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area (established 1984 as White Rocks National Recreation Area; renamed 2006), in Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties, Vermont, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
George Washington George Washington (1732-1799) — also known as "Father of His Country"; "The American Fabius" — of Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., February 22, 1732. Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774-75; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; President of the United States, 1789-97. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Society of the Cincinnati; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As the leader of the Revolution, he could have been King; instead, he served as the first President and voluntarily stepped down after two terms. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died, probably from acute bacterial epiglottitis, at Fairfax County, Va., December 14, 1799 (age 67 years, 295 days). Entombed at Mt. Vernon, Fairfax County, Va.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1860 at Washington Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1869 at Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and Mary (Ball) Washington (c.1709-1789); married, January 6, 1759, to Martha Dandridge Custis (aunt of Burwell Bassett); step-father of John Parke Custis; uncle of Bushrod Washington; granduncle by marriage of Charles Magill Conrad; granduncle of John Thornton Augustine Washington and George Corbin Washington; first cousin six times removed of Archer Woodford; second cousin of Howell Lewis; second cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis; second cousin twice removed of Howell Cobb (1772-1818), Sulifand Sutherland Ross and David Shelby Walker; second cousin thrice removed of Howell Cobb (1815-1868), Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Thomas Henry Ball Jr., William de Bruyn Kops, Horace Lee Washington, Edwin McPherson Holden, Claude C. Ball, Arthur Wesley Holden and Franklin Delano Roosevelt; third cousin twice removed of Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898); third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Bullitt Churchill and Thomas Leonidas Crittenden.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Jackson-Lee family; King family of Savannah, Georgia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Henry Lee — Joshua Fry — Alexander Dimitry — Tobias Lear — David Mathews — Rufus Putnam
  Washington counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Minn., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va. and Wis. are named for him.
  The city of Washington, D.C., is named for him.  — The state of Washington is named for him.  — Mount Washington (highest peak in the Northeast), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The minor planet 886 Washingtonia (discovered 1917), is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: George Washington Lent MarrGeorge Washington HeardGeorge Washington BarnettGeorge Washington DavisGeorge W. OwenGeorge W. TolandGeorge W. LayGeorge W. PattersonGeorge W. B. TownsGeorge Washington AdamsGeorge Washington HockleyGeorge W. SmythG. W. IngersollGeorge W. HopkinsGeorge Washington MontgomeryJoseph George Washington DuncanGeorge W. KittredgeGeorge W. JonesGeorge W. HarrisonGeorge Washington EwingGeorge Washington SeabrookGeorge W. MorrisonGeorge Washington WoodwardGeorge Washington WrightGeorge Washington TriplettGeorge Washington GlasscockGeorge W. SchuylerGeorge Washington HolmanGeorge W. GreeneGeorge W. WolcottGeorge W. PaschalGeorge Washington DunlapGeorge Washington WarrenGeorge Washington HillGeorge Washington LoganGeorge W. GetchellGeorge W. WrightGeorge W. JulianGeorge Washington DyalGeorge W. LaddGeorge W. PeckGeorge Washington NesmithGeorge W. MorganGeorge Washington BrooksGeorge Washington CowlesGeorge W. GeddesGeorge Washington WhitmoreGeorge Washington BridgesGeorge W. CateGeorge W. HoukGeorge W. WebberGeorge W. BemisGeorge Washington FairbrotherGeorge Washington GlickGeorge W. JonesGeorge W. BakerGeorge W. ShellGeorge W. AndersonGeorge W. CrouseGeorge W. HulickGeorge W. AllenGeorge W. F. HarperGeorge Washington ClarkGeorge Washington McCraryGeorge W. GordonGeorge W. KingsburyGeorge W. CovingtonGeorge Washington FleegerGeorge W. SteeleGeorge W. WilsonGeorge W. MartinGeorge W. E. DorseyGeorge W. PlunkittGeorge W. FurbushGeorge W. SuttonGeorge W. CurtinGeorge W. RayGeorge W. RooseveltGeorge W. SmithGeorge W. KippGeorge W. CampbellGeorge W. TaylorGeorge W. StoneGeorge W. BartchGeorge W. ShonkGeorge W. CookGeorge W. MurrayGeorge W. FarisGeorge W. FithianGeorge W. PrinceGeorge W. BucknerGeorge W. CromerGeorge W. DonagheyGeorge W. AldridgeGeorge Washington WagonerGeorge Washington GoethalsGeorge W. ArmstrongGeorge W. LovejoyGeorge W. OakesGeorge W. HaysGeorge W. EdmondsGeorge W. LindsayGeorge Washington JonesT. G. W. TarverGeorge W. DardenGeorge Washington JonesGeorge W. MeadGeorge W. GibbonsGeorge W. ListGeorge W. CalkinGeorge W. RauchGeorge W. MichellGeorge Washington JacksonGeorge W. BlanchardGeorge Washington HerzGeorge W. BristowGeorge Washington HardyGeorge W. BallardGeorge W. McKownGeorge Thomas WashingtonGeorge W. CollinsGeorge A. Washington
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. quarter (25 cent coin), and on the $1 bill. His portrait also appeared on various other denominations of U.S. currency, and on the Confederate States $50 note during the Civil War.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about George Washington: Richard Brookhiser, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington — James Thomas Flexner, Washington: The Indispensable Man — Willard Sterne Randall, George Washington : A Life — Richard Norton Smith, Patriarch : George Washington and the New American Nation — Henry Wiencek, An Imperfect God : George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America — James MacGregor Burns, George Washington — Joseph J. Ellis, His Excellency, George Washington — Gore Vidal, Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson — David Barton, The Bulletproof George Washington: An Account of God's Providential Care — Wendie C. Old, George Washington (for young readers)
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  James William Zevely (1861-1927) — also known as J. W. Zevely — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Washington, D.C.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Linn, Osage County, Mo., October 8, 1861. Democrat. Librarian; secretary of Missouri Democratic Party, 1888; Inspector in Charge for U.S. Department of the Interior; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912, 1916; as attorney for the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, and for Harry F. Sinclair, he was a figure in the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920s. Died, of pernicious anemia and liver cirrhosis, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., June 10, 1927 (age 65 years, 245 days). Interment somewhere in Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus Zevely and Mary A. Zevely; married, June 23, 1908, to Janie C. Clay.
  The champion racehorse "Zev" (1920-1943) was named for him by Harry F. Sinclair.
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