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Politicians who were Rhodes Scholars

in alphabetical order

  Morris Berthold Abram (1918-2000) — also known as Morris Abram — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Ga., June 19, 1918. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served on prosecution staff at Nuremburg war crimes trials; U.S. Representative to United Nations European office; worked on Marshall Plan for postwar reconstruction of Europe; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1952; candidate for nomination for U.S. Senator from New York, 1968; president of Brandeis University, 1968-70; member, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1984-86. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; American Bar Association; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Jewish Committee; Urban League; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from a viral infection, in a hospital at Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2000 (age 81 years, 271 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Abram (1883-1957) and Irene (Cohen) Abram (1897-1979); married, December 23, 1944, to Jane Isabella Maguire (1920-2009; divorced 1974); married, January 25, 1975, to Carlyn (Feldman) Fisher (divorced 1987); married, August 26, 1990, to Bruna Molina.
  Epitaph: He established "one man, one vote" as a principle of American law.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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
  Thomas Hodge Allen (b. 1945) — also known as Tom Allen — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, April 16, 1945. Democrat. Staff, Maine Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis, 1968; staff, U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, 1970-71; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1991-92; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1997-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 2008. Protestant. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Leslie Aspin (1938-1995) — also known as Les Aspin — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 21, 1938. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1971-93; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1993-94. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Zeta Psi. Died, from a stroke, at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1995 (age 56 years, 304 days). Interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Shillingford Babcock (1915-1985) — also known as Robert S. Babcock — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., July 22, 1915. Republican. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; university professor; member of Vermont state senate, 1951-54, 1957-58; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1959-61; candidate for Governor of Vermont, 1960; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1977-81. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Political Science Association. Died in Yuma, Yuma County, Ariz., September 1, 1985 (age 70 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver M. Babcock and Martha (Shillingford) Babcock.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Breckinridge Board, Jr. (b. 1931) — also known as Joseph B. Board, Jr. — of Scotia, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Princeton, Gibson County, Ind., March 5, 1931. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; university professor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 1993.
  Cory Anthony Booker (b. 1969) — also known as Cory A. Booker — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Washington, D.C., April 27, 1969. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; mayor of Newark, N.J., 2006-13; defeated, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 2013-. African ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Cary Booker and Carolyn Booker.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Cory Booker: Andra Gillespie, The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America
  David Lyle Boren (b. 1941) — also known as David L. Boren — of Seminole, Seminole County, Okla.; Norman, Cleveland County, Okla. Born in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1941. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1967-75; Governor of Oklahoma, 1975-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1976; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1979-94; resigned 1994. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. President, University of Oklahoma. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Lyle H. Boren (1909-1992) and Christine (McKown) Boren; father of David Daniel Boren.
  Political family: Boren family of Seminole, Oklahoma.
  Cross-reference: Charles Ward
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  John Brademas (1927-2016) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind., March 2, 1927. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Patrick McNamara; administrative assistant to U.S. Rep Thomas L. Ashley; executive assistant to presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson; college professor; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1959-81; defeated, 1954, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1968, 1972; president, New York University, 1981-92. Methodist. Greek ancestry. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Order of Ahepa; Eagles; Moose; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 11, 2016 (age 89 years, 131 days). Entombed at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen J. Brademas and Beatrice Cenci (Goble) Brademas.
  Cross-reference: Tim Roemer
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Sylvia Mathews Burwell (b. 1955) — also known as Sylvia Mary Mathews — of Washington, D.C. Born in Hinton, Summers County, W.Va., June 23, 1955. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2014-17; president, American Univrsity, 2017-. Female. Greek ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Peter Mathews and Cleo Mathews (1961?-); married 2007 to Stephen Burwell.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Walton Butterworth, Jr. (1903-1975) — also known as W. Walton Butterworth — of Brookeville, Montgomery County, Md.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1903. Rhodes scholar; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Singapore, 1929-31; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1950-53; Canada, 1962-68. Died, from liver cirrhosis, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1975 (age 71 years, 205 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Walton Butterworth (1864-1963) and Maud Ravencamp (Campbell) Butterworth (1873-1954); married, November 10, 1928, to Virginia Parker (1904-1999).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg (b. 1982) — also known as Pete Buttigieg; "Mayor Pete" — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., January 19, 1982. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; candidate for Indiana state treasurer, 2010; mayor of South Bend, Ind., 2012-19; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2020; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2020 (delegation chair); U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 2021-. Gay. First openly gay U.S. cabinet member. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Married to Chasten Glezman.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Bradley Rogers Carson (b. 1967) — also known as Brad Carson — of Claremore, Rogers County, Okla. Born in Winslow, Navajo County, Ariz., March 11, 1967. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2nd District, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004, 2008; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 2004. Southern Baptist. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Richard Frank Celeste (b. 1937) — also known as Richard F. Celeste; Dick Celeste — of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 11, 1937. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1971-75; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1975-79; Governor of Ohio, 1983-91; defeated, 1978; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996; U.S. Ambassador to India, 1997; president, Colorado College. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Wesley Kanne Clark (b. 1944) — also known as Wesley K. Clark; Wesley Kanne — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 23, 1944. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; U.S. Army General; Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2004. Baptist; later Catholic. Jewish ancestry. Recipient, Medal of Freedom, 2000. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Step-son of Viktor Clark; son of Benjamin J. Kanne (died 1948) and Veneta Updegraff (Bogard) Kanne; married 1966 to Gertrude 'Gert' Kingston.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Wesley K. Clark: Winning Modern Wars : Iraq, Terrorism, and the American Empire (2003) — Waging Modern War : Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat (2001) — A Time to Lead : For Duty, Honor and Country (2007)
  Charles Russell Clason (1890-1985) — also known as Charles R. Clason — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, September 3, 1890. Republican. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1937-49; defeated, 1934, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 7, 1985 (age 94 years, 307 days). Interment at Longmeadow Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Barrett Clason (1850-?) and Lizzie Julia (Trott) Clason; married, August 4, 1928, to Emma M. Pattillo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Jefferson Clinton (b. 1946) — also known as Bill Clinton; William Jefferson Blythe IV; "Slick Willie"; "Bubba"; "Elvis"; "Eagle"; "The Big Dog" — of Arkansas; Chappaqua, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., August 19, 1946. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1974; Arkansas state attorney general, 1977-79; Governor of Arkansas, 1979-81, 1983-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2000; speaker, 1984, 1988; President of the United States, 1993-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004, 2008. Baptist. Member, Trilateral Commission; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association. On October 29, 1994, Francisco Duran fired 27 shots from the sidewalk at the White House in an apparent assassination attempt against President Clinton. Impeached by the House of Representatives in December 1998 over allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his sexual contact with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, but acquitted by the Senate. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Step-son of Roger Clinton; son of William Jefferson Blythe II and Virginia (Cassidy) Clinton (1923-1994); married, October 11, 1975, to Hillary Diane Rodham (sister of Hugh Edwin Rodham); father of Chelsea Clinton (daughter-in-law of Edward Maurice Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky); third cousin twice removed of James Alexander Lockhart (1850-1905).
  Political families: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham J. Hirschfeld — Kenneth W. Starr — Rahm Emanuel — Henry G. Cisneros — Maria Echaveste — Thurgood Marshall, Jr. — Walter S. Orlinsky — Charles F. C. Ruff — Sean Patrick Maloney — Lanny J. Davis
  The William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building (built 1934; renamed for Clinton 2012) in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Bill Clinton: Between Hope and History : Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century (1996) — My Life (2004)
  Books about Bill Clinton: David Maraniss, First in His Class : The Biography of Bill Clinton — Joe Conason, The Hunting of the President : The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton — Gene Lyons, Fools for Scandal : How the Media Invented Whitewater — Sidney Blumenthal, The Clinton Wars — Dewayne Wickham, Bill Clinton and Black America — Joe Klein, The Natural : The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton — Nigel Hamilton, Bill Clinton: An American Journey — Bob Woodward, The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House — George Stephanopolous, All Too Human — John F. Harris, The Survivor : Bill Clinton in the White House — Mark Katz, Clinton & Me: A Real Life Political Comedy — Michael Takiff, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him — Tim O'Shei, Bill Clinton (for young readers)
  Critical books about Bill Clinton: Barbara Olson, The Final Days : The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House — Meredith L. Oakley, On the Make : The Rise of Bill Clinton — Robert Patterson, Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security — Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories — Ann Coulter, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton — Dick Morris & Eileen McGann, Because He Could — Jack Cashill, Ron Brown's Body : How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future — Christopher Hitchens, No One Left To Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family — Rich Lowry, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years — Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden : How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror
  Andrew Vincent Corry (1904-1981) — also known as Andrew V. Corry — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., September 22, 1904. Rhodes scholar; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, 1964-67; Ceylon, 1967-70; Maldive Islands, 1967-70. Catholic. Died in 1981 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Edward Patrick Francis Eagan (1897-1967) — also known as Edward P. F. Eagan; Eddie Eagan — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Denver, Colo., April 26, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Won the gold medal as light-heavyweight boxer at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium; as member of a four-man bobsleigh team, won another gold medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948. Member, American Legion; Beta Theta Pi. Died, following a heart attack, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 14, 1967 (age 70 years, 49 days). Interment at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John William Eagan and Clara (Bartholomew) Eagan; married, October 1, 1927, to Margaret Colgate.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Guy Farmer (1912-1995) — of West Virginia; Washington, D.C. Born in Wythe County, Va., September 13, 1912. Republican. Miner; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member, National Labor Relations Board, 1953-55; chair, National Labor Relations Board, 1953-55. Died October 4, 1995 (age 83 years, 21 days). Burial location unknown.
  Russell Dana Feingold (b. 1953) — also known as Russell D. Feingold; Russ Feingold — of Wisconsin. Born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., March 2, 1953. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1983-93; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Russ Feingold: While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era (2012)
  Carol Howe Foster (b. 1884) — also known as Carol H. Foster — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Sedgwick, Harvey County, Kan., May 29, 1884. Rhodes scholar; builder; author; U.S. Consul in Vienna, 1919-24; Rotterdam, 1928-34; U.S. Consul General in Rotterdam, 1934; Sao Paulo, 1934-40; Cape Town, as of 1947. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Beta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Festus Foster and Lillian (Howe) Foster; married, July 15, 1916, to Idah S. Pratt.
  James William Fulbright (1905-1995) — also known as J. William Fulbright — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Sumner, Chariton County, Mo., April 9, 1905. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1943-45; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1945-74; resigned 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948, 1956. Disciples of Christ. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary. Died of a stroke, in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1995 (age 89 years, 306 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Jay Fulbright and Roberta (Waugh) Fulbright; married, June 15, 1932, to Elizabeth Williams; uncle of Patricia Caroline Swanson (who married Richard Warner Carlson (1941-)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about J. William Fulbright: Lee Riley Powell, J. William Fulbright and His Time: A Political Biography
  Frank Hoyt Gailor (1892-1954) — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Sewanee, Franklin County, Tenn., May 9, 1892. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1921; member of Tennessee state senate, 1923; Shelby County Attorney, 1936-41; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1941-42; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1942-48. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; American Legion. Died in 1954 (age about 62 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Ellen Douglas (Cunningham) Gailor (1854-1931) and Thomas Frank Gailor; brother of Ellen Douglas Gailor (1897-1954; daughter-in-law of Grover Cleveland (1837-1908); who married Richard Folsom Cleveland); married, August 9, 1922, to Mary Louise Pennel (1902-1962).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Francis Good (b. 1893) — also known as Paul F. Good — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Wahoo, Saunders County, Neb., March 16, 1893. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; director, First National Bank of Wahoo; Nebraska state attorney general, 1933-35. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Good and Jennie (Jensen) Good; married, September 1, 1917, to Dorothy Francis Collins.
  Eric Robert Greitens (b. 1974) — also known as Eric Greitens — Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 10, 1974. Republican. Rhodes scholar; Governor of Missouri, 2017-18; resigned 2018. Jewish. Still living as of 2018.
  Robert S. Hale (1889-1976) — also known as Robert Hale — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, November 29, 1889. Republican. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1923-30; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1929-30; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1943-59; defeated, 1958. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., November 30, 1976 (age 87 years, 1 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence Hale and Margaret (Rollins) Hale (1856-1950); married, April 20, 1922, to Agnes Burke; nephew of Eugene Hale; first cousin of Frederick Hale (1874-1963).
  Political families: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Marshall Harlan (1899-1971) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 20, 1899. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1954-55; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1955-71. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., December 29, 1971 (age 72 years, 223 days). Interment at Emmanuel Church Cemetery, Weston, Conn.
  Presumably named for: John Marshall
  Relatives: Son of John Maynard Harlan and Elizabeth Palmer (Flagg) Harlan (1868-1958); married, November 10, 1928, to Ethel (Andrews) Murphy (1897-1972); grandson of John Marshall Harlan; great-grandson of James Harlan (1800-1863); first cousin once removed of James Harlan Cleveland; second cousin of James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood.
  Political family: Kidder family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Michael Boudin
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about John Marshall Harlan: Tinsley E. Yarbrough, John Marshall Harlan : Great Dissenter of the Warren Court
  Robert Lee Humber (1898-1970) — also known as Robert L. Humber — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., May 30, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate 5th District, 1959-64. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; United World Federalists; American Legion; Rotary; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Farm Bureau; National Trust for Historic Preservation. Died November 10, 1970 (age 72 years, 164 days). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery, Greenville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Humber and Lena Clyde (Davis) Humber; married, October 16, 1929, to Lucie Berthier.
  Bobby Jindal (b. 1971) — also known as Piyush Amrit Jindal — of Kenner, Jefferson Parish, La. Born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., June 10, 1971. Republican. Rhodes scholar; Governor of Louisiana, 2008-16; defeated, 2003; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 2005-08; resigned 2008; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2016. Catholic. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of Amar Jindal and Raj (Gupta) Jindal; married 1997 to Supriya Jolly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Philip Mayer Kaiser (1913-2007) — also known as Philip M. Kaiser — of New York; Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 12, 1913. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; economist; U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, 1961-64; Mauritania, 1961-64; Hungary, 1977-80; Austria, 1980-81. Ukrainian and Jewish ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Political Science Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C., May 24, 2007 (age 93 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Kazas and Temma (Sloven) Kazas; married, June 16, 1939, to Hannah Greeley.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nicholas de Belleville Katzenbach (1922-2012) — also known as Nicholas de B. Katzenbach — of North Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 17, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1965-66; general counsel for IBM, 1969-86; director, MCI Communications, 2002-04; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1996. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Skillman, Somerset County, N.J., May 8, 2012 (age 90 years, 112 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Lawrence Katzenbach and Marie Hilson Katzenbach; married, June 8, 1946, to Lydia King Phelps Stokes; nephew of Frank Snowden Katzenbach, Jr.; third great-grandson of Moore Furman; fourth great-grandnephew of John Imlay; first cousin of Frank Snowden Katzenbach III; first cousin five times removed of James Henderson Imlay (1764-1823).
  Political family: Katzenbach family of New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Nicholas de B. Katzenbach: Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ (2008)
  Elliott Harris Levitas (b. 1930) — also known as Elliott H. Levitas — of Georgia. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., December 26, 1930. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1965; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1975-85. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Harland deBaum Logan — of New Hampshire. Rhodes scholar; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1970. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Psi. Still living as of 1970.
  James Kenneth Logan (b. 1929) — also known as James K. Logan — of Olathe, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Quenemo, Osage County, Kan., August 21, 1929. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Walter Huxman, 1955-56; lawyer; law professor; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1968; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1977-94; took senior status 1994. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Lysle Logan and Esther Maurine (Price) Logan; married, June 8, 1952, to Beverly Jo Jennings.
  Cross-reference: Carol A. Beier
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Richard Green Lugar (1932-2019) — also known as Richard G. Lugar — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 4, 1932. Republican. Rhodes scholar; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1968-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1968, 1972; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1977-; defeated, 1974; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1996. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Delta Epsilon; Pi Sigma Alpha; Beta Theta Pi; Rotary; Blue Key. Died in Annandale, Fairfax County, Va., April 28, 2019 (age 87 years, 24 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin L. Lugar and Bertha (Green) Lugar; married, September 8, 1956, to Charlene Smeltzer.
  Cross-reference: Todd C. Young
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Richard Lugar: John T. Shaw, Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill
  Charles Delahunt Mahaffie (b. 1884) — also known as Charles D. Mahaffie — of Washington, D.C. Born in Olathe, Johnson County, Kan., December 5, 1884. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1930-54. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George B. Mahaffie and Mary Frances (Williams) Mahaffie; married, August 25, 1928, to Isabel Cooper.
  John Butlin Martin, Jr. (1909-1989) — also known as John B. Martin, Jr. — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 3, 1909. Republican. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Michigan state senate 17th District, 1949-50; Michigan state auditor general, 1951-54; defeated, 1954; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1952; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964, 1968; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1956; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1957-69; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 17th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Rotary; Grange; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Farm Bureau; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in 1989 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Butlin Martin and Althea (Winchester) Martin; married 1934 to Helen Hickam.
  Scott Milne Matheson, Jr. (b. 1953) — also known as Scott M. Matheson, Jr. — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1953. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1993-97; candidate for Governor of Utah, 2004; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2010-. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of Scott Milne Matheson (1929-1990); brother of James David Matheson; grandson of Scott Milne Matheson (1900?-?).
  Political family: Matheson family of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  See also federal judicial profile
  George Crews McGhee (1912-2005) — also known as George C. McGhee — of Texas. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., March 10, 1912. Rhodes scholar; geologist; oil producer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1952-53; Germany, 1963-68; , 1968-69. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from pneumonia, in Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., July 4, 2005 (age 93 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1939 to Cecilia DeGolyer.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books by George C. McGhee: On the Frontline in the Cold War : An Ambassador Reports (1997) — The Ambassador: True Diplomacy With Fictional Names, and Some Identified Fictional Deeds (2001) — Diplomacy for the Future (1987)
  Fiction by George C. McGhee: Dance of the Billions : A Novel About Texas, Houston and Oil
  Charles Thomas McMillen (b. 1952) — also known as C. Thomas McMillen; Tom McMillen — of Crofton, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., May 26, 1952. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1987-93; defeated, 1992. Catholic. Professional basketball player, National Basketball Association, 1975-86. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Larry Lee Pressler (b. 1942) — also known as Larry Pressler — of Humboldt, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., March 29, 1942. Republican. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1975-79; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97; defeated, 1996. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Beta Kappa; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Gina Marie Raimondo (b. 1971) — also known as Gina Raimondo — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Smithfield, Providence County, R.I., May 17, 1971. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; Rhode Island general treasurer, 2011-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 2012; Governor of Rhode Island, 2015-. Female. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. First woman to be Governor of Rhode Island. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph Raimondo and Josephine (Piro) Raimondo; married, November 1, 2001, to Andrew Moffit.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Dean Rusk (1909-1994) — also known as Dean Rusk — Born in Cherokee County, Ga., February 9, 1909. Rhodes scholar; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Secretary of State, 1961-69. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Kappa Alpha Order. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Died of congestive heart failure, in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., December 20, 1994 (age 85 years, 314 days). Interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Hackett Souter (b. 1939) — also known as David H. Souter — of Weare, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass., September 17, 1939. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; New Hampshire state attorney general, 1976-78; superior court judge in New Hampshire, 1978-83; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1983-90; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1990; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1990-2009; took senior status 2009. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Alexander Souter and Helen (Hackett) Souter.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about David H. Souter: Tinsley E. Yarbrough, David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican On The Rehnquist Court
  William Edwards Stevenson (1900-1985) — also known as William E. Stevenson — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn.; Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1900. Won Olympic gold medal in 1600 meter relay, 1924; Rhodes scholar; president of Oberlin College, 1946-61; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1961-64. Died in 1985 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Helen Day Stevenson Meyner (1928-1997).
  Political family: Meyner-Stevenson family of Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Benson Ellison Lane Timmons III (1916-1997) — also known as Benson E. L. Timmons; Lane Timmons — of Florida. Born in Sapulpa, Creek County, Okla., 1916. Rhodes scholar; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, 1963-67. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of a stroke he suffered while recovering from pneumonia, at Southampton Hospital, Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., June 11, 1997 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
John R. Unger John Ronald Unger II (b. 1969) — also known as John Unger — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., January 24, 1969. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1999-. Lutheran. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Habitat for Humanity; Rotary; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  David Bruce Vitter (b. 1961) — also known as David Vitter; "Diaper Dave" — of Metairie, Jefferson Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 3, 1961. Republican. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1992-99; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1999-2005; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 2005-. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Leopold Vitter and Audrey Malvina (St. Raymond) Vitter; married to Wendy Baldwin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  George Thomas Washington (1908-1971) — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, June 24, 1908. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1949-65. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Died August 21, 1971 (age 63 years, 58 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of William Morrow Washington and Janet Margaret (Thomas) Washington; married 1953 to Helen Goodner.
  Byron Raymond White (1917-2002) — also known as Byron R. White; "Whizzer" — of Denver, Colo. Born in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colo., June 8, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1962-93. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Professional football player for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1938 and for the Detroit Lions in 1940; lead the league in rushing both years; his $15,800 salary was then the highest ever paid a player in the National Football League. Died, of complications from pneumonia, in Denver, Colo., April 15, 2002 (age 84 years, 311 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, Colo.
  Cross-reference: Rex E. Lee
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about Byron R. White: Dennis J. Hutchinson, The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White : A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White
  Murat Willis Williams (1914-1994) — also known as Murat W. Williams — Born in Richmond, Va., June 11, 1914. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1961. Died March 31, 1994 (age 79 years, 293 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Orange, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Heather Ann Wilson (b. 1960) — also known as Heather Wilson — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., December 30, 1960. Republican. Rhodes scholar; cabinet secretary, New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, 1995-98; director for European Defense Policy and Arms Control, National Security Council, 1989-91; U.S. Representative from New Mexico 1st District, 1998-2009; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 2008; president, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2013-17; secretary of the U.S. Air Force, 2017-. Female. Methodist. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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