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  Leonidas Lafayette Polk (1837-1892) — of North Carolina. Born in Anson County, N.C., April 24, 1837. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1866; newspaper editor; North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, 1877-80; national president of the Farmers' Alliance. Baptist. Member, Grange. Founder of Polkton, N.C. Elected to the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1957. Died from a bladder hemorrhage, in Washington, D.C., June 11, 1892 (age 55 years, 48 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Polk and Sereba Autry Polk; married 1857 to Sarah Pamela Gaddy.
  Epitaph: "Editor, orator, patriot, Christian. The friend of popular education and civil liberty."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Jacob Foss (1915-2003) — also known as Joe Foss; "The American Ace of Aces" — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., April 17, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; received the Medal of Honor for action over Guadalcanal in 1942-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960; speaker, 1952, 1956; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1949-50, 1953-54; Governor of South Dakota, 1955-59; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1958; Commissioner, American Football League, 1960; elected to National Aviation Hall of Fame, 1984; president, National Rifle Association, 1988-90. Methodist. Member, American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from the effects of a stroke, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 1, 2003 (age 87 years, 259 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, August 9, 1942, to June Shakstad; married 1967 to Donna Wild Hall.
  See also 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
  Donald L. Mason — of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Lawyer; mayor of Zanesville, Ohio, 1984-91; member, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 1998-. Member, Rotary. Elected to Muskingum College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1992. Still living as of 2004.
Duane Acklie Duane Acklie (b. 1931) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Madison, Madison County, Neb., November 14, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1992, 2004; trucking executive. Member, Freemasons. Selected to the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame, 1994. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1954 to Phyllis Acklie (1952?-).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Image source: Nebraska Business Hall of Fame
  Betty Castor (b. 1941) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Glassboro, Gloucester County, N.J., May 11, 1941. Democrat. Member of Florida state senate, 1977-78, 1983-86 (23rd District 1977-78, 21st District 1983-86); candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1978; Florida Commissioner of Education, 1986; President of of the University of South Florida, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004; candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 2004. Female. Lutheran. Member, League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women; Sierra Club. Inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1996. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Bowe and Gladys Wright Bowe; married to Samuel P. Bell III (1939-).
  Ernest Robinson Ackerman (1863-1931) — also known as Ernest R. Ackerman — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 17, 1863. Republican. President, Lawrence Portland Cement Company; banker; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1896; member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1906-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1908, 1916; member of New Jersey state board of education, 1918-20; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1919-31; died in office 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Union League. He was elected to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 2000. Died, of heart disease, in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., October 18, 1931 (age 68 years, 123 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Ellen Robinson (Morgan) Ackerman (1836-1905) and James Hervey Ackerman (1837-1885); married 1892 to Mora L. Weber.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy Claxton Acuff (1903-1992) — also known as Roy Acuff; "The King of Country Music" — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Maynardville, Union County, Tenn., September 15, 1903. Republican. Country musician; co-founder of Acuff-Rose Publication Company, the first country music publishing house; appeared in seven Hollywood movies in the 1940s; owner and operator of Dunbar Cave Hotel near Nashville; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960. Elected to Country Music Hall of Fame, 1962. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., November 23, 1992 (age 89 years, 69 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Simon E. Neill Acuff and Ida (Carr) Acuff; grandson of Coram Acuff (1846-1931); second cousin once removed of Juddson Thomas Acuff.
  Political family: Acuff family of Maynardville, Tennessee.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Roy Acuff: Elizabeth Schlappi, Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy
Carl Albert Carl Bert Albert (1908-2000) — also known as Carl Albert; "The Little Giant from Little Dixie" — of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla. Born in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., May 10, 1908. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 3rd District, 1947-77; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1971-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952, 1964 (chair, Resolutions and Platform Committee), 1968, 1976, 1992, 1996. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Izaak Walton League; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Beta Kappa. Elected to Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Died, at McAlester Regional Health Center, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., February 4, 2000 (age 91 years, 270 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Homer Albert (1882-1947) and Leona Ann (Scott) Albert (1886-1926); married, August 20, 1942, to Mary Greene Harmon.
  Cross-reference: Charles Ward
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Henry Justin Allen (1868-1950) — also known as Henry J. Allen — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Pittsfield, Warren County, Pa., September 11, 1868. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1912, 1936; Governor of Kansas, 1919-23; defeated (Progressive), 1914; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1929-30; defeated, 1930. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Kiwanis. Inducted to the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. Died of cerebral thrombosis, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 17, 1950 (age 81 years, 128 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John Allen and Rebecca (Goodin) Allen; married, October 19, 1893, to Elsie J. Nuzman.
  Cross-reference: Clyde M. Reed
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles R. Anthony (1885-1976) — also known as C. R. Anthony — of Edmond, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Trenton, Gibson County, Tenn., August 10, 1885. Democrat. Merchant; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Member, Rotary. Named to Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Died in June, 1976 (age 90 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Zachary Cicero Anthony and Elvira Ann (Pennington) Anthony; married, July 10, 1910, to Lutie L. Mauldin.
  James Hugh Arrington (1904-1979) — also known as James H. Arrington — of Stillwater, Payne County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Jethro, Franklin County, Ark., May 23, 1904. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; superintendent of schools; oil drilling business; Oklahoma Democratic state chair, 1940-46; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1942-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Izaak Walton League; Sigma Nu; Lions. Named to Oklahoma State University Alumni Hall of Fame. Died March 8, 1979 (age 74 years, 289 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Arrington and Laura T. (Fulks) Arrington; married, July 5, 1930, to Veneta C. Berry.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982) — also known as Margaret Frances Culkin — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Tryon, Polk County, N.C. Born in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., March 18, 1891. Republican. Novelist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 (alternate), 1936. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Elected to Duluth Hall of Fame. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., January 4, 1982 (age 90 years, 292 days). Interment at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) and Hannah Alice (Young) Culkin; married, October 9, 1914, to Archibald Tanner Banning, Jr. (divorced 1929); married 1942 to Leroy Salsich; niece of Francis Dugan Culkin.
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Margaret Culkin Banning: The Splendid Torments : A Novel (1976) — Such Interesting People (1979) — The Will of Magda Townsend (1974) — Spellbinders (1922) — Echo Answers (1960) — Country Club People (1923) — The First Woman (1935) — Half Loaves (1921) — Women for Defense (1942) — The Clever Sister (1947) — Conduct Yourself Accordingly (1944) — The Convert (1957) — The Dowry (1955) — Enough to Live On (1940) — Fallen Away (1951) — Festival at the Lakehead (1965) — Give us our years (1950) — A Handmaid of the Lord (1924) — I took my love to the country (1966) — The Iron Will (1936) — Mesabi (1969) — Mixed Marriage (1930) — Money of Her Own (1928) — Out In Society (1940) — The Quality of Mercy : A Novel (1963) — You haven't changed (1937)
  Page Henry Belcher (1899-1980) — also known as Page Belcher — of Enid, Garfield County, Okla. Born in Jefferson, Grant County, Okla., April 21, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; secretary to U.S. Rep. Ross Rizley, 1941; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1951-73 (8th District 1951-53, 1st District 1953-73). Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Odd Fellows. Named to Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Died in Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Okla., August 2, 1980 (age 81 years, 103 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of George Harvey Belcher and Jessie (Ray) Belcher; married, June 16, 1922, to Gladys Collins.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lucile Elizabeth Belen (1912-2010) — also known as Lucile E. Belen — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 28, 1912. Democrat. Florist; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1942; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; member, Lansing City Council, 1955-92; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ingham County 1st District, 1961. Female. Member, Zonta; Rotary. Inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, 2001. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 2, 2010 (age 97 years, 156 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Christopher Belen (1882-1960) and Elizabeth Lehman Belen; sister of Frederick Christopher Belen (1913-1999).
  Political family: Belen family of Lansing, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Loren Murphy Berry (1888-1980) — also known as Loren M. Berry; "Mr. Yellow Pages" — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., July 24, 1888. Republican. Newspaper reporter; advertising salesman who popularized the Yellow Pages business section in telephone directories nationwide; founded L. M. Berry Co.; director of telephone companies; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956, 1972; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Elected to Telephone Hall of Fame in 1982. Died in Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio, February 10, 1980 (age 91 years, 201 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles D. Berry and Elizabeth (Murphy) Berry; married, June 9, 1909, to Lucile Kneipple (died 1935); married, August 28, 1938, to Helen Anderson Henry (died 1974).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Bing (b. 1943) — also known as Dave Bing — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Washington, D.C., November 24, 1943. Played professional basketball for the Detroit Pistons and other teams, 1966-75; named to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990; founder, president, and chairman of Bing Steel (later, The Bing Group), supplier to automobile manufacturers; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 2009-13. Baptist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Roxcy O'Neal Bolton (b. 1926) — also known as "Florida's Pioneer Feminist" — Born in Mississippi, 1926. . Female. Member, National Organization for Women. In 1974, founded the first Rape Treatment Center in the country at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami; inducted 1984 into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Still living as of 2001.
  Reva Zilpha Beck Bosone (1895-1983) — also known as Reva Beck Bosone; Reva Zilpha Beck — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in American Fork, Utah County, Utah, April 2, 1895. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Utah state house of representatives, 1933-35; municipal judge in Utah, 1936-48; U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1949-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1952, 1956. Female. Member, Utah Hall of Fame. Died in Vienna, Fairfax County, Va., July 21, 1983 (age 88 years, 110 days). Interment at American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah.
  Relatives: Daughter of Christian Matheus Beck and Zilpha Ann (Chipman) Beck; married, October 8, 1929, to Joseph Peter Bosone (divorced 1940).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Warren Bradley (b. 1943) — also known as Bill Bradley; "Dollar Bill" — of Denville, Morris County, N.J. Born in Crystal City, Jefferson County, Mo., July 28, 1943. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1979-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988, 1996; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2000. Protestant. At the 1964 Olympic Games, won a gold medal as part of the U.S. basketball team; professional basketball player for the New York Knicks, 1967-77; elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Dan Maffei
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  John Taylor Brown (1876-1951) — also known as John T. Brown — of Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Plain City, Madison County, Ohio, March 14, 1876. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1921-28; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1929-31; defeated, 1930; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Grange; Farm Bureau. Enshrined in Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame, 1968. Died, of heart failure, in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, January 18, 1951 (age 74 years, 310 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
  James Paul David Bunning (1931-2017) — also known as Jim Bunning — of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky.; Southgate, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Southgate, Campbell County, Ky., October 23, 1931. Republican. Professional baseball player, 1950-71; member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.; member of Kentucky state senate 11th District, 1980-83; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1983; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1987-99; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1999-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2004, 2008, 2012. Catholic. Died May 26, 2017 (age 85 years, 215 days). Interment at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Ky.
  Relatives: Father of David L. Bunning (1966-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Michael Curb (b. 1944) — also known as Mike Curb — of California; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., December 24, 1944. Republican. Musician; record company executive; race car owner; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1977; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1979-83; defeated, 1986; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1982. In 2003, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Dunphy.
  The Curb Event Center arena, at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  James Houston Davis (1899-2000) — also known as Jimmie Davis; "The Singing Governor" — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Quitman, Jackson Parish, La., September 11, 1899. Democrat. Governor of Louisiana, 1944-48, 1960-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1960. Country musician and author of hit song "You Are My Sunshine"; elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1972; star of the movie Louisiana, as himself. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., November 5, 2000 (age 101 years, 55 days). Interment at Davis Cemetery, Jackson Parish, La.
  Relatives: Married to Anna Gordon.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Jimmie Davis: Gus Weill, You are my sunshine : the Jimmie Davis story : an affectionate biography — Kenny Gill, Jimmie Davis: More Than Sunshine
  LaVern Ralph Dilweg (1903-1968) — also known as LaVern R. Dilweg — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 1, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; played on the Green Bay Packers football team, 1927-34; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1943-45; defeated, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1950. Member, Lions; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Member, Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., January 2, 1968 (age 64 years, 62 days). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Dilweg and Alida (Winkler) Dilweg; married, June 14, 1927, to Eleanor Coleman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — 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
  Carl Djerassi (1923-2015) — of Portola Valley, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Vienna, Austria, October 29, 1923. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; university professor; chemist and pharmaceutical researcher; helped develop the oral contraceptive pill; playwright; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Austrian and Bulgarian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1978. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 30, 2015 (age 91 years, 93 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Diane W. Middlebrook.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elaine Gordon (1931-2000) — of Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in New York, 1931. Democrat. Legislative assistant to State Rep. George Firestone, 1968; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1973-94. Female. Inducted into Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1982. Died, of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., February 25, 2000 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (b. 1959) — also known as Jennifer M. Granholm; Jennifer Judith Alfreda Granholm — of Northville Township, Wayne County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 5, 1959. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Michigan state attorney general, 1999-2002; Governor of Michigan, 2003-10. Female. Catholic. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, 2004. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Victor Ivar Granholm and Shirley Alfreda (Dowden) Granholm; married, May 23, 1986, to Daniel Kevin Mulhern (1959?-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Jennifer Granholm: A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future, with Dan Mulhern (2011)
  William Semple Green (1832-1905) — also known as Will S. Green — of Colusa, Colusa County, Calif. Born December 26, 1832. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; hotel-keeper; steamboat captain; newspaper editor and publisher; member of California state assembly 25th District, 1867-69; California state treasurer, 1898-99; promoter of irrigation projects. Elected to the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Died July 2, 1905 (age 72 years, 188 days). Interment somewhere in Colusa, Calif.; memorial monument at Will S. Green Memorial, Near Hamilton City, Glenn County, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1862 to Josephine Davis (died 1881); married 1891 to Sally Morgan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Carl Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989) — also known as Stuart Hamblen — of California. Born in Kellyville, Marion County, Tex., October 20, 1908. Musician; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1952. Inducted into Country/Western Songwriters Hall of Fame and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Died, of brain cancer, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 8, 1989 (age 80 years, 139 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of James Henry Hamblen (1877-1971) and Alma Ernestine (Williams) Hamblen (1881-1947); married to Veeva Ellen Daniels (1907-2008).
  See also Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kim Crane Hammond (b. 1944) — also known as Kim Hammond — of Flagler County, Fla. Born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., October 12, 1944. Professional football player, as a quarterback for Miami (1968) and Boston (1969) in the National Football League; circuit judge in Florida, 2000-07. Member, Florida State University Hall of Fame. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  George P. Harlamon (b. 1919) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., February 7, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1968-69; defeated, 1969. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Elks; Exchange Club. Elected to Waterbury Hall of Fame, 2003. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Paula Hawkins (1927-2009) — also known as Paula Fickes; "The Battling Maitland Housewife" — of Maitland, Orange County, Fla. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, January 24, 1927. Republican. Model; member of Republican National Committee from Florida, 1968-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1972; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1978; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1981-87; defeated, 1986. Female. Mormon. Inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 2000. Died in Winter Park, Orange County, Fla., December 3, 2009 (age 82 years, 313 days). Interment at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, Fla.
  Relatives: Daughter of Paul Burt Fickes and Mary Leoan (Staley) Fickes; married 1955 to Walter Eugene Hawkins.
  Campaign slogan: "Feminine, not feminist."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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 Henry (1874-1944); father of Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969); distant cousin *** of Charles Lewis Hoover.
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and 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.
  Campaign slogan (1928): "A chicken in every pot."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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)
  Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946) — also known as Walter P. Johnson — of Germantown, Montgomery County, Md. Born near Humboldt, Allen County, Kan., November 6, 1887. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1940. Professional baseball pitcher with Washington Senators, 1907-27; won 417 games, second only to Cy Young; held major league record in career strikeouts (3508) from 1921 until 1983; holds record for career shutouts (110) and other records; was pitcher at the 1910 baseball game at which William H. Taft became the first President to attend Opening Day; also was manager of the Washington Senators and the Cleveland Indians; elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. Died, of a brain tumor in Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 10, 1946 (age 59 years, 34 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Rockville, Md.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Edwin Ewing Roberts (1870-1933).
  See also NNDB dossier
  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
  Odessa J. Komer (1925-2004) — also known as Odessa Komer — of East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Macomb County, Mich.; Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Mich. Born July 29, 1925. Democrat. Auto worker; vice-president, United Auto Workers, 1974-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988. Female. Member, United Auto Workers; NAACP; National Organization for Women. Inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1995. Died July 15, 2004 (age 78 years, 352 days). Burial location unknown.
  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
  Stephen Michael Largent (b. 1954) — also known as Steve Largent — of Oklahoma. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., September 28, 1954. Republican. Played professional football for the Seattle Seahawks, as a wide receiver, 1976-89; elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1995; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1994-2002; appointed 1994; resigned 2002; candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, 2002. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Herbert H. Lehman Herbert Henry Lehman (1878-1963) — also known as Herbert H. Lehman — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 28, 1878. Democrat. Director, Consolidated Cotton Duck Co., Imperial Cotton Co., U.S. Cotton Duck Co., Washington Mills; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1929-32; Governor of New York, 1933-42; U.S. Senator from New York, 1949-57; defeated, 1946. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Gamma Delta; Americans for Democratic Action. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1963; inducted into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame in 1974. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 5, 1963 (age 85 years, 252 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mayer Lehman (1830-1897) and Babette (Newgass) Lehman; brother of Irving Lehman; married, April 28, 1910, to Edith Louise Altschul (1880-1976); father of Peter Lehman (1917-1944; killed on active duty in World War II); uncle of Elinor Fatman Morgenthau; granduncle of Robert Morris Morgenthau (1919-2019), Orin Lehman and John Langeloth Loeb, Jr..
  Political family: Morgenthau-Lehman family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Nathan R. Sobel — Thomas L. J. Corcoran
  Lehman College, Bronx, New York, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Robert Bruce Mathias (1930-2006) — also known as Bob Mathias — of Tulare, Tulare County, Calif.; Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Tulare, Tulare County, Calif., November 17, 1930. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1967-75. Methodist. Won Olympic gold medals in decathalon in 1948 and 1952; starred as himself in a 1954 movie, "The Bob Mathias Story"; inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983. Died, of cancer, in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., September 2, 2006 (age 75 years, 289 days). Interment at Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Milfred Mathias and Lillian (Harris) Mathias; married, June 17, 1953, to Melba Wiser (divorced 1976); married 1977 to Gwendolyn (Haven) Alexander (ex-wife of William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (1934-)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Lucille Maurer (1922-1996) — also known as Lucy Maurer; Lucille Shirley Darvin — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born, in Bushwick Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 21, 1922. Democrat. Economist; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1967-68; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1969-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1970; Maryland state treasurer, 1987-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Female. Jewish. Member, League of Women Voters; National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Association of University Women; National Organization for Women. Elected to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1990. Died of a brain tumor, in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., June 17, 1996 (age 73 years, 209 days). Interment at Jewish Community Cemetery, New Hempstead, N.Y.
  Robert Ligon McWhorter (1891-1960) — also known as Bob McWhorter — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Born in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Ga., June 4, 1891. Law professor; mayor of Athens, Ga., 1940-47; named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Chi Phi. Died in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., June 29, 1960 (age 69 years, 25 days). Interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton McWhorter (1857-1929; judge) and Sallie (Pharr) McWhorter (1860-1923); brother of Camilla Oliver McWhorter (born 1884; who married Andrew Cobb Erwin (1884-1941)); married, October 12, 1921, to Louise Walker (1895-1942).
  Political family: Cobb family of Athens, Georgia.
  McWhorter Hall (dormitory, built 1966, rebuilt in new location 2004), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carrie P. Meek (b. 1926) — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., April 29, 1926. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-83; member of Florida state senate, 1983-92; U.S. Representative from Florida 17th District, 1993-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. First Black women elected to Congress from Florida; inducted 1992 into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Mother of Kendrick B. Meek (1966-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Robert H. Bob Menke, Sr. (1919-2008) — also known as Bob Menke — Born in Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind., October 15, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; furniture business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1953-54. Member, Nature Conservancy. A standout basketball player in high school and at Indiana University; inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. Died, from Lewy body dementia, March 30, 2008 (age 88 years, 167 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William Menke and Clara (Moenkhaus) Menke; married, August 12, 1944, to Phyllis McMurtrie.
  George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. (1924-2005) — also known as George Mikan; "Mr. Basketball" — of Minnesota. Born in Joliet, Will County, Ill., June 18, 1924. Republican. Professional basketball player and coach for the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1940s and 1950s; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1956; member, Basketball Hall of Fame. Croatian ancestry. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 1, 2005 (age 80 years, 348 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.; statue at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Lu Daveny (1927-2014).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacqueline Cochran Odlum (1906-1980) — also known as Jacqueline C. Odlum; Jackie Odlum; Bessie Lee Pittman; Jacqueline Cochran — Born in Muscogee, Escambia County, Fla., May 11, 1906. Republican. Beautician; airplane pilot; during World War II, she trained many women pilots for duty ferrying supplies; she was the first woman ever to take off and land on an aircraft carrier, the first woman pilot ever to break the sound barrier, and to exceed Mach 2; in 1952, she was one of the leaders of the "Draft Ike" movement to nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for president; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 29th District, 1956; elected to Aviation Hall of Fame, 1971. Female. Died in Indio, Riverside County, Calif., August 7, 1980 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery, Coachella, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ira Pittman and Mary (Grant) Pittman; married 1936 to Floyd Odlum (chairman, RKO movie studios).
  Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, in Thermal, California, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas William Osborne (b. 1937) — also known as Tom Osborne — of LeMoyne, Keith County, Neb. Born in Hastings, Adams County, Neb., February 23, 1937. Republican. Played pro football as a receiver with the NFL Washington Redskins, 1960-61; football coach with the University of Nebraska, 1973-97, where he won 13 conference titles and three national championships, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 2001-; candidate in primary for Governor of Nebraska, 2006. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954) — also known as Ruth Bryan; Ruth Bryan Rohde; Mrs. Borge Rohde — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., October 2, 1885. Democrat. Lecturer; U.S. Representative from Florida 4th District, 1929-33; U.S. Minister to Denmark, 1933-36. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Delta Gamma. first woman to be elected to Congress from the South; inducted 1992 into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Died in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 26, 1954 (age 68 years, 297 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Ordrup Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) and Mary Elizabeth (Baird) Bryan (1861-1930); married, May 3, 1910, to Reginald Owen (died 1927); married, July 11, 1936, to Borge Rohde; mother of Helen Rudd Brown; niece of Charles Wayland Bryan; granddaughter of Silas Lillard Bryan.
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, September 13, 1922. Democrat. School teacher; welder; social worker; founder, in 1961, of ASPIRA, a non-profit organization which promotes education and community for Puerto Rican and other Latino youth; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1967; received the Medal of Freedom, 1996; inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame. Female. Puerto Rican ancestry. Lesbian. Died, of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 24, 2002 (age 79 years, 253 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
Jessie M. Parker Jessie M. Parker (1879-1959) — of Lake Mills, Winnebago County, Iowa. Born in Black Hawk County, Iowa, February 25, 1879. Republican. School teacher and principal; Winnebago County Superintendent of Schools, 1915-27; Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1939-54. Female. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; Phi Theta Kappa; Order of the Eastern Star. Inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame, 1986. Died May 1, 1959 (age 80 years, 65 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Frederick H. Parker and Martha J. (Knapp) Parker.
  The Jessie Parker State Office Building, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for her.
  Image source: Iowa Official Register 1951-52
  John Howard Payne (1791-1852) — also known as John H. Payne — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 9, 1791. Actor; playwright; author of the lines which were later adapted as the song "Home Sweet Home"; U.S. Consul in Tunis, 1842-45, 1851-52, died in office 1852. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1970. Died in Tunis, Tunisia, April 10, 1852 (age 60 years, 306 days). Original interment at St. George's Protestant Cemetery, Tunis, Tunisia; reinterment in 1883 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Lee Petty (b. 1937) — also known as Richard Petty; "The King" — of North Carolina. Born in Level Cross, Randolph County, N.C., July 2, 1937. Republican. NASCAR race car driver, 1958-92; winner of the Grand Nationals in 1964 and 1967, and the Winston Cup in 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979; winner of the Daytona 500 seven times; winner of 200 NASCAR races -- a record, and 95 more than any other driver; inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1989.; candidate for secretary of state of North Carolina, 1996. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Janet Reno (1938-2016) — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., July 21, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; Dade County State's Attorney, 1978-93; U.S. Attorney General, 1993-2001; the first female U.S. attorney general; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 2002. Female. Danish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Inducted, Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1993; inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2000. Died in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., November 7, 2016 (age 78 years, 109 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry Reno and Jane (Wood) Reno.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Janet Reno: Paul Anderson, Janet Reno : Doing the Right Thing
  Wilhelmina Jackson Rolark (1916-2006) — also known as Wilhelmina J. Rolark; M. Wilhelmina Jackson — of Washington, D.C. Born in Portsmouth, Va., September 12, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; co-founder of Washington Informer newspaper; member, Washington, D.C. city council, 1977-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1980. Female. African ancestry. Inducted in 2001 to the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame. Died, of colon cancer, in Greater Southeast Community Hospital, Washington, D.C., February 14, 2006 (age 89 years, 155 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Calvin Rolark (1927-1994).
  James Ronald Ryun (b. 1947) — also known as Jim Ryun — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., April 29, 1947. Republican. Silver medallist, 1968 Olympic games; inducted into National Distance Running Hall of Fame; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1996-. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Audrey E. Scott — of Bowie, Prince George's County, Md.; Queenstown, Queen Anne's County, Md. Republican. Mayor of Bowie, Md., 1976-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2012. Female. Named to Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. Still living as of 2012.
  Lynn Curtis Swann (b. 1952) — also known as Lynn Swann — of Sewickley Heights, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Alcoa, Blount County, Tenn., March 7, 1952. Republican. Pro football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974-82; member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 2006. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Janet Voinovich — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004, 2008. Female. Inducted into Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 1999. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to George Victor Voinovich (1936-2016).
  Jackie Washington — of Michigan. Democrat. Social worker; president and CEO, Pontiac Urban League, 1985-92; president and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan, 1992-; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 2001; inductee, Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Female. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women; NAACP. Still living as of 2002.
  Herman John Wedemeyer (1924-1999) — also known as Herman Wedemeyer; "Squirmin' Herman"; "Hula Hips"; "The Hula-Hipped Hawaiian"; "The Hawaiian Hurricane"; "The Hawaiian Centipede" — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born near Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, May 20, 1924. College football star; elected to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame and the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame; played pro football for the Los Angeles Dons and the Baltimore Colts in 1948-49; played pro baseball for the Salt Lake City Bees (farm team for the San Francisco Seals) in 1950; member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1971-74; as an actor, he was a regular on the television series "Hawaii Five-O," playing the role of Duke Lakela, 1971-80. Hawaiian, German, Irish, English, Chinese, French, and Tahitan ancestry. Died, of complications from a heart attack, at Queens Hospital, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, January 25, 1999 (age 74 years, 250 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  John Irving Whalley (1902-1980) — also known as J. Irving Whalley — of Windber, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Barnesboro (now part of Northern Cambria), Cambria County, Pa., September 14, 1902. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1951-55; member of Pennsylvania state senate 36th District, 1955-60; resigned 1960; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1960-73 (18th District 1960-63, 12th District 1963-73). Member, Lions; Rotary; Eagles. Inducted, Automotive Hall of Fame, 1982. Died in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla., March 8, 1980 (age 77 years, 176 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Ruth Anderson (1909-2000).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph H. Young (1889-1962) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., December 17, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; athletic coach; Michigan State College athletic director; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1957-62; died in office 1962. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Rotary; Phi Gamma Delta. Elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Died in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., January 23, 1962 (age 72 years, 37 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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