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Politicians in Trouble: 1960 to 1969

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  Jack Paul Faustin Gremillion (1914-2001) — also known as Jack P. F. Gremillion — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La., June 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Louisiana state attorney general, 1956-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Elks; Lions; American Bar Association. While opposing New Orleans school desegregation in federal court in 1960, walked out of the courtroom, calling the court a "den of iniquity"; convicted of contempt of court; sentence was suspended. Indicted in 1969 for fraud and conspiracy over his dealings with the bankrupt Louisiana Loan and Thrift Corp.; tried in 1971 and acquitted. Convicted later that year on federal perjury charges in a related case; sentenced to three years in prison; served 15 months. Pardoned in 1976 by Gov. Edwin Edwards. Died in Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., March 2, 2001 (age 86 years, 260 days). Interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  Hulan Edwin Jack (1906-1986) — also known as Hulan E. Jack — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in St. Lucia, December 29, 1906. Democrat. Paper box manufacturer; member of New York state assembly, 1941-53, 1968-72 (New York County 17th District 1941-44, New York County 14th District 1945-53, 70th District 1968-72); defeated in primary, 1972; borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1954-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956; indicted in 1960 on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and violation of the City Charter, over acceptance of $4,400 from a real estate developer; the indictment was dismissed, but then reinstated on appeal; a trial, in June and July 1960, resulted in a hung jury; at a second trial was convicted; his sentence was suspended, but he was automatically removed from office as Borough President; indicted in 1970 on federal charges of conspiracy and conflict of interest; tried, convicted, and sentenced to three months in prison, and fined $5,000. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Sigma; Elks. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 19, 1986 (age 79 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Almira Wilkinson.
  John F. Scibetta — of Lodi, Bergen County, N.J. Mayor of Lodi, N.J., 1960. Recalled from office on corruption charges in 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Joseph P. Luna — of Lodi, Bergen County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Lodi, N.J., 1944-51; defeated, 1951; indicted in 1951 on charges of failure to enforce gambling laws; the charges were dropped in 1955; recalled from office as borough councilman in 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John Charles Doerfer (1904-1992) — also known as John C. Doerfer — of West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 30, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1953-60; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1957-60; in 1960, he spent a week-long Florida vacation on the yacht Lazy Girl, owned by his friend George B. Storer, president of Storer Broadcasting; as a result, he was accused of conflict of interest and forced to resign. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 5, 1992 (age 87 years, 188 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Ida Page (1902-1982).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Byron Mark Baer (1929-2007) — also known as Byron M. Baer — of Englewood, Bergen County, N.J. Born October 8, 1929. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1972-93 (District 13-B 1972-73, 37th District 1974-93); member of New Jersey state senate 37th District, 1994-2005; resigned 2005; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000. While working as a Freedom Rider, registering voters in Mississippi in 1961, was arrested and jailed for 45 days. Died, from complications of congestive heart failure, in an assisted living facility, Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., June 24, 2007 (age 77 years, 259 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Pollitt (1948?-).
  Cross-reference: June B. Montag
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Tito Carinci (1928-2006) — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born December 15, 1928. President and manager of the Glenn Hotel and the Tropicana bar and casino; arrested in 1961 on obstruction of justice charges; candidate in primary for mayor of Newport, Ky., 1963. Died November 12, 2006 (age 77 years, 332 days). Burial location unknown.
  George Lincoln Rockwell (1918-1967) — of Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., March 9, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; founder, in 1959, of the National Committee to Free America from Jewish Domination (later known as the American Nazi Party); arrested at various demonstrations during the 1960s; American Nazi candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1965. Shot and killed by a sniper, later identified as John Patler, while driving his car in the parking lot of Dominion Hills Shopping Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., August 25, 1967 (age 49 years, 169 days); Patler was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Rockwell's funeral procession was not allowed into Culpeper National Cemetery because of Nazi emblems worn by his supporters. Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of George Lovejoy 'Doc' Rockwell (1889-1978; vaudeville and radio comedian) and Claire (Schade) Rockwell; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Morgan Hungerford (1827-1888).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theophilus Eugene Connor (1897-1973) — also known as Bull Connor — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., July 11, 1897. Democrat. Sports reporter on Birmingham radio; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1935-37; Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety, 1936-52, 1956-63; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1940, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; arrested on December 26, 1951, on being found having a tryst in a hotel room with his secretary, Christina Brown; convicted of adultery, fined and sentenced to jail, but the conviction was overturned in 1952; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1960-63; an ardent white supremacist; his use of police dogs and fire hoses against civil rights demonstrators in 1962-63 provoked national outrage; candidate for mayor of Birmingham, Ala., 1963. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 10, 1973 (age 75 years, 242 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh King Connor Connor and Molly (Godwin) Connor; married 1920 to Beara Levens.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Patton Sutton (1915-2005) — also known as Pat Sutton — of Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tenn. Born near Wartrace, Bedford County, Tenn., October 31, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1949-55 (7th District 1949-53, 6th District 1953-55); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1954; Lawrence County Sheriff; pleaded no contest in 1964 to charges related to his involvement in a counterfeiting ring; imprisoned for 10 months for violating a federal probation order. Died, in the Lakeland Specialty Hospital, Berrien Center, Berrien County, Mich., February 3, 2005 (age 89 years, 95 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James J. Dworak (b. 1935) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born January 4, 1935. Democrat. Undertaker; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1961-65; defeated, 1965; indicted on December 16, 1964, on charges of seeking thousands of dollars in bribes in connection with a rezoning request; tried in 1966 and acquitted. Still living as of 1997.
  Marvin Lewis Kline (1903-1974) — also known as Marvin L. Kline — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Brunswick, Antelope County, Neb., August 9, 1903. Republican. Architectural engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1941-45; convicted in 1964 of grand larceny for illegally boosting his salary as director of a rehabilitation institute, and for diverting fundraising proceeds; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after three years. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Moose; Optimist Club. Died in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., April 9, 1974 (age 70 years, 243 days). Interment at Cuming City Cemetery, Blair, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kline and Anna (Gunthorpe) Kline; married, November 23, 1929, to Lucille Knight.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Grant Stratton (1914-2001) — also known as William G. Stratton — of Morris, Grundy County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., February 26, 1914. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1941-43, 1947-49; Illinois state treasurer, 1943-45, 1951-53; Republican candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1944 (primary), 1948; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956, 1960 (speaker); Governor of Illinois, 1953-61; defeated in primary, 1968; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1960. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Eagles; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion; Amvets. Indicted in 1964 on income tax charges; tried and acquitted in 1965. Died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 2, 2001 (age 87 years, 4 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Joseph Stratton (1886-1938).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about William G. Stratton: David Kenney, The Political Passage : The Career of Stratton of Illinois
  Hosea Lorenzo Williams (1926-2000) — also known as Hosea Williams — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Attapulgus, Decatur County, Ga., January 5, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; walked with a cane due to wartime injury; ordained minister; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1972; member of Georgia state house of representatives 54th District, 1975-85; candidate for mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1989. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Phi Beta Sigma; Elks; Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion. Civil rights leader; active in sit-ins and protest marches in Savannah and elsewhere; arrested at least 135 times. As Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "field general" in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march which helped galvanize support for Black voting rights. In 1968, he was present at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., when King was assassinated. Convicted in 1981 of leaving the scene of an accident, and jailed for six months. Died, of cancer, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., November 16, 2000 (age 74 years, 316 days). Entombed at Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Married to Juanita Elizabeth Terry Williams (1925-2000).
  Personal motto: "Unbought and unbossed."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hyman E. Mintz (c.1909-1966) — also known as Bucky Mintz — of South Fallsburg, Sullivan County, N.Y. Born about 1909. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Sullivan County, 1951-65. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Indicted in 1965 on bribery charges; convicted in February 1966, and sentenced to a year in prison. Died, following a heart attack, while serving a prison sentence, in Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 25, 1966 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Anthony Buckley, Jr. (born c.1926) — also known as Charles A. Buckley, Jr. — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Hartsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956; charged in 1965 with drunken driving following an automobile accident in Hartsdale, N.Y. Still living as of 1965.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Anthony Buckley (1890-1967).
  Daniel W. West (b. 1909) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Algood, Putnam County, Tenn., September 5, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964 (alternate); member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1963-65 (Wayne County 6th District 1963-64, 24th District 1965); defeated in primary, 1954 (Wayne County 6th District), 1956 (Wayne County 6th District), 1958 (Wayne County 6th District), 1960 (Wayne County 6th District), 1965 (24th District). Convicted of various crimes, including burglary, larceny, and forgery, in Minnesota, Iowa, and Washington, D.C., and was sentenced to prison in those places; came to Michigan and assumed the identity of a deceased New York attorney of the same name; indicted in late 1964 on state charges of voter registration fraud and federal charges of income tax fraud and forgery; in January 1965, his seat in the Michigan House was declared vacant. Burial location unknown.
  Paul Taylor Powell (1902-1970) — also known as Paul Powell — of Vienna, Johnson County, Ill. Born in Vienna, Johnson County, Ill., January 21, 1902. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; chair of Johnson County Democratic Party, 1950; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1959-63; secretary of state of Illinois, 1965-70; died in office 1970; in 1966, his office was investigated for corruption; he was exonerated, but his chief investigator was indicted for theft of state funds. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 10, 1970 (age 68 years, 262 days). About $800,000 cash was found in shoeboxes in his room at the St. Nicholas Hotel, Springfield, Ill. Interment at Fraternal Cemetery, Vienna, Ill.
  Books about Paul Powell: Robert E. Hartley, Paul Powell of Illinois : Lifelong Democrat
  Major B. Coxson (c.1929-1973) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born about 1929. Convicted 10 times on fraud and larceny charges, most related to automobile theft; served 22 months in federal prison; candidate for mayor of Camden, N.J., 1973. African ancestry. Admitted four men to his house, who bound and gagged him and his family, and shot each one, killing him and wounding the others, in Cherry Hill, Camden County, N.J., June 9, 1973 (age about 44 years). Burial location unknown.
  John Charles Houlihan — also known as John Houlihan — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1961-66; resigned 1966; indicted in April 1966, and charged with embezzling nearly $100,000 from an estate of which he was conservator; resigned as mayor as the scandal developed. Still living as of 1966.
  Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-1972) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., November 29, 1908. Democrat. Baptist minister; U.S. Representative from New York, 1945-71 (22nd District 1945-53, 16th District 1953-63, 18th District 1963-71); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1960, 1964; cited for contempt of court in 1966 for refusing to pay damages in a lawsuit against him; on February 28, 1967, he was expelled from the House of Representatives on charges of unbecoming conduct and misusing public funds; the Supreme Court overturned the expulsion in 1969. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha; Elks. Died, of prostate cancer, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., April 4, 1972 (age 63 years, 127 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Bahamas.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. (1865-1953; minister) and Mattie (Fletcher) Powell; married, March 8, 1933, to Isabel Washington (divorced 1945); married, August 1, 1945, to Hazel Scott (divorced 1960); married, December 15, 1960, to Yvette Marjorie Diago (Flores) Powell; father of Adam Clayton Powell IV (1962-).
  Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly part of Seventh Avenue), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.  — The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (opened 1974 as the Harlem State Office Building; renamed 1983), in Manhattan, New York, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Powell,Adam Clayton,Jr.: Adam by Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  Books about Powell,Adam Clayton,Jr.: Tisha Hamilton, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma — Wil Haygood, King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  Louis Charles Miriani (1897-1987) — also known as Louis C. Miriani — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1957-62; indicted in 1966 for evading federal taxes on income he failed to report in 1959-62; tried and convicted in 1968; following unsuccessful appeals, he served almost a year in federal prison; released in 1971. Italian ancestry. Died in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., October 18, 1987 (age 90 years, 290 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Miriani and Carolina (Venegoni) Miriani; married, April 11, 1929, to Vera M. Vachon; uncle of Ronald G. Miriani (1937-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Joseph Dodd (1907-1971) — also known as Thomas J. Dodd — of Lebanon, New London County, Conn.; West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn.; North Stonington, New London County, Conn. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., May 15, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1968; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1953-57; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1959-71; defeated, 1956, 1970 (Dodd Independent). Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Censured by the Senate on June 23, 1967 for financial improprieties, having diverted some $116,000 in campaign and testimonial funds to his own use. Died of a heart attack, in Old Lyme, New London County, Conn., May 24, 1971 (age 64 years, 9 days). Interment at St. Michael's New Cemetery, Pawcatuck, Stonington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Dodd and Abigail (O'Sullivan) Dodd; married, May 19, 1934, to Grace Murphy; father of Christopher John Dodd (1944-).
  Political family: Dodd family of Norwich, Connecticut.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007) — also known as Norman Mailer — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., January 31, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; novelist, essayist, magazine editor, Hollywood screenwriter, director, and actor; among the founders of the Village Voice newspaper newspaper in New York City; in November, 1960, while drunk at a party, he stabbed and wounded his wife, Adele; he was arrested and held for psychiatric evaluation, and eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree assault; arrested and jailed in 1967 in connection with an antiwar protest; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1969. Jewish ancestry. Won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1969 and for fiction in 1980. Died, from acute renal failure, in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 10, 2007 (age 84 years, 283 days). Interment at Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Barnett 'Barney' Mailer and Fanny (Schneider) Mailer; married 1944 to Beatrice 'Bea' Silverman (divorced 1952); married 1954 to Adele Morales (divorced 1962); married 1962 to Jeanne Campbell (divorced 1963); married 1963 to Beverly Bentley (divorced 1980); married 1980 to Carol Stevens (divorced 1980); married 1981 to Norris Church (1949-2010); father of Michael Mailer (film producer).
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Norman Mailer: The Executioner's Song — The Fight
  Fiction by Norman Mailer: The Deer Park — The Naked and the Dead — An American Dream — The Gospel According to the Son
  Books about Norman Mailer: Mary V. Dearborn, Mailer : A Biography — Barry H. Leeds, The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer — Carl Rollyson, The Lives of Norman Mailer : A Biography — Jennifer Bailey, Norman Mailer: Quick Change Artist
  Critical books about Norman Mailer: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Mortimer Thomas Furay (1910-1972) — also known as Mort Furay — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 23, 1910. Democrat. President, Local 705, Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union; vice-president, AFL-CIO Union Label Trade Department; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1944; candidate in primary for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1949; in 1967, at an intersection in Highland Park, Mich., he witnessed a woman being beaten by her husband, and summoned police; when the police officers decided not to arrest the man, he protested, and was arrested for interfering with police; he pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set, but apparently the case was dropped. Died, probably from a heart attack, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 12, 1972 (age 61 years, 233 days); body was donated to Wayne State University Medical School.
  Relatives: Son of Mortimer John Furay (1884-1944) and Florence Bell (Kratz) Furay (1885-1959); married 1932 to Corinne Kelly (1911-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cornelius Edward Gallagher (1921-2018) — also known as Neil Gallagher — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 1959-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1968. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Accused, by Life magazine in 1968, of having made deals with New Jersey Mafia leader Joseph Zicarelli. Indicted in 1972 on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury. After losing the primary that year, he pleaded guilty to some of the charges, and was sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Died in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, N.J., October 17, 2018 (age 97 years, 229 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blairstown, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Brian J. Coyle (1944-1991) — of Moorhead, Clay County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., June 25, 1944. College instructor; in 1968, he was indicted and tried for his refusal to comply with the military draft, but was acquitted as a conscientious objector; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1978; candidate for mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1979; president, Minneapolis city council. Gay. One of Minnesota's first openly-gay politicians. Died, from AIDS-related complications, August 23, 1991 (age 47 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Francis Johnson (1909-1988) — also known as Thomas F. Johnson — of Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md. Born in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md., June 26, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936, 1940 (alternate); member of Maryland state senate, 1939-50; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1959-63; defeated, 1950. Episcopalian. Convicted of conspiracy and conflict of interest, 1968. Died in Seaford, Sussex County, Del., February 1, 1988 (age 78 years, 220 days). Interment at All Hallows Cemetery, Snow Hill, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Echols Lowery (b. 1921) — also known as Joseph E. Lowery — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., October 6, 1921. Democrat. Pastor; leader in the civil rights movement; co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; escaped death in 1963 when his hotel room in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, and in 1979 when Klansmen in Decatur, Ala., opened fire on Lowery and other protesters; arrested while demonstrating in support of a garbage workers' strike in Atlanta, 1968; arrested during protests in Cullman, Ala., 1978; arrested while protesting apartheid at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C., 1984; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1988 ; delivered eulogies at the funerals of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008. Methodist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Evelyn Gibson.
  Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, in Atlanta, Georgia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Hugh Joseph Addonizio (1914-1981) — also known as Hugh J. Addonizio — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 31, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president, A & C Tailoring Co.; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1949-62; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1962-70; defeated, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Urban League; NAACP; Elks; Lions; Kiwanis; Rotary. Indicted in federal court, December, 1969, along with Municipal Judge Anthony Giuliano, other city officials, and reputed organized crime leader, Anthony 'Tony Boy' Boiardo, on extortion and income tax evasion charges over a scheme to share kickbacks from a sewer contracting company; pleaded not guilty; tried; during the trial a witness identified him as recipient of thousands of dollars in bribes; convicted in July, 1970; sentenced to ten years in prison and fined $25,000; released in 1979. Died in Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J., February 2, 1981 (age 67 years, 2 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Addonizio and Livia (Barasso) Addonizio; brother of Victor F. Addonizio (1914?-?); married, July 6, 1942, to Doris Goodheart.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Davis (c.1915-2001) — of South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., about 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1967-70. Catholic. Member, Sierra Club. On October 26, 1969, he stabbed his wife, Mary Troja Davis, with a 9-inch butcher knife; she recovered. Charged with felony assault to commit murder; tried in 1970 and found not guilty by reason of insanity. Years later, he attributed the incident to a skin cancer drug. Died in South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 22, 2001 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Moore Kennedy (1932-2009) — also known as Edward M. Kennedy; Ted Kennedy; "Lion of the Senate" — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born, in St. Margaret's Hospital, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 22, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1962-2009; died in office 2009; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident after his car plunged off the Dike Bridge, on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, on July 18, 1969. Died, from brain cancer, in Hyannis Port, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., August 25, 2009 (age 77 years, 184 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy (1890-1995); brother of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; who married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (who married Peter Lawford), Robert Francis Kennedy and Jean Kennedy Smith; married, November 29, 1958, to Virginia Joan Bennett (1936-); married, November 30, 1958, to Virginia Joan Bennett (divorced 1982); married, July 3, 1992, to Victoria Anne Reggie (daughter of Edmund M. Reggie); father of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1967-); uncle of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. and Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-); grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John Francis Fitzgerald.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  Cross-reference: Murray M. Chotiner
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Edward M. Kennedy: True Compass: A Memoir (2009)
  Books about Edward M. Kennedy: Adam Clymer, Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography — Richard E. Burke, The Senator : My Ten Years With Ted Kennedy — Peter S. Canellos, Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy
  Critical books about Edward M. Kennedy: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37) — Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince, The Kennedys: All the Gossip Unfit for Print
Carmine G. DeSapio Carmine G. DeSapio (1908-2004) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 10, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; leader of Tammany Hall, 1949-61; leader of New York County Democratic Party, 1955; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1957; convicted in 1969 on Federal bribery conspiracy charges; served two years in prison. Italian ancestry. Member, Tammany Hall. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 27, 2004 (age 95 years, 230 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Salvador Anzelmo (born c.1924) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born about 1924. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1969. Indicted in 1969 on fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with the bankrupt Louisiana Loan and Thrift Corporation. Still living as of 1969.
  Bruce Bennett — Arkansas state attorney general, 1957; indicted in 1969 on fraud and conspiracy charges over his relationship with the bankrupt Arkansas Loan and Thrift Corporation. Still living as of 1969.
  Daniel Baugh Brewster (1923-2007) — also known as Daniel B. Brewster — of Glyndon, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore County, Md., November 23, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1963-69; defeated, 1968; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964; speaker, 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Indicted in 1969 on charges of accepting an illegal gratuity; after trial, conviction, and reversal, pleaded no contest, 1975. Died, of liver cancer, in Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Md., August 19, 2007 (age 83 years, 269 days). Interment at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Owings Mills, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Baugh Brewster, Sr. (1896-1934) and Ottolie Young (Wickes) Brewster; married 1967 to Anne Moen Bullitt (1924-2007; daughter of William Christian Bullitt); married 1976 to Judy Lynn Aarsand; nephew of Anna Willis Baugh Brewster (1894-1974; who married Francis White (1892-1961)); great-grandson of Benjamin Harris Brewster; second great-grandson of Robert John Walker; third great-grandson of Jonathan Hoge Walker and Richard Bache, Jr.; third great-grandnephew of George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864); fourth great-grandson of Richard Bache and Alexander James Dallas; fifth great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin; first cousin thrice removed of Robert Walker Irwin; first cousin four times removed of George Mifflin Dallas (1839-1917); fourth cousin once removed of Claiborne de Borda Pell.
  Political family: Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Giuliano (c.1897-1970) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., about 1897. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1927; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1948; Essex County Clerk, 1955; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956; municipal judge in New Jersey, 1968-69. Indicted in federal court, December, 1969, along with Newark Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, other city officials, and reputed organized crime leader Anthony 'Tony Boy' Boiardo, on extortion and income tax evasion charges over a scheme to share kickbacks from a sewer contracting company; became ill and died before he could be arraigned. Died, from a heart attack, in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 4, 1970 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Freda.
  Bobby Seale (b. 1936) — also known as Robert George Seale — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., October 22, 1936. Joined U.S. Air Force in 1955; charged with insubordination and being AWOL, and dishonorably discharged; sheet metal worker; co-founder, with Huey Newton, of the Black Panther Party, 1966; one of eight defendants charged in 1969 with crossing state lines to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; the judge ordered him bound and gagged during the trial, and sentenced him to four years in prison for contempt of court; Peace and Freedom candidate for California state assembly 17th District, 1968; in 1970, he was charged in New Haven, Conn., with ordering the murder of Alex Rackley, a Black Panther who had confessed to being a police informant; the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and the charges were eventually dropped; candidate for mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1973. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William T. Hiering — of Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. Republican. Land title agent; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Ocean County, 1960-65; member of New Jersey state senate, 1966-71 (District 5 1966-67, District 4-A 1968-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968; Sponsor of a proposed state constitutional amendment in 1969 which would have stripped the state's title to hundreds of square miles of tidelands; summoned for an inquiry by a legislative commission into possible conflict of interest because he might personally benefit from this change; he denied having any financial interest in tidal land properties. The amendment, strongly opposed by Gov. Richard J. Hughes, was withdrawn a few days later. Still living as of 1971.
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