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  Gideon Searles (c.1807-1882) — of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born about 1807. Member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1846; canal superintendent. Arrested in 1863, and charged with attemping to bribe Assemblyman Elias M. Bostwick by offering him $500 to vote for the Broadway Railroad bill. While walking on the Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia railroad track, was struck and killed by a train, near Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 6, 1882 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Brooks (1810-1873) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, November 10, 1810. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1835; member of New York state assembly from New York County 16th District, 1848; U.S. Representative from New York, 1849-53, 1863-66, 1867-73 (6th District 1849-53, 8th District 1863-66, 1867-73, 6th District 1873); died in office 1873; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867. Censured by the House in 1873 for his role in the Credit Mobilier bribery scandal. Died in Washington, D.C., April 30, 1873 (age 62 years, 171 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Betsey (Folsom) Brooks (1780-1850) and James Brooks (1788-1814); married, July 10, 1841, to Mary Louisa Randolph; father of James Wilton Brooks; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams (1722-1803); fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Allen, Caleb Cushing and Orville Samuel Basford.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oakes Ames (1804-1873) — of North Easton, Easton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Easton, Bristol County, Mass., January 10, 1804. Republican. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1863-73. He and his brother Oliver Ames, president of the Union Pacific Railroad, prime movers in construction of the first transcontinental railroad line, completed in 1869; he was as censured by the House of Representatives in 1873 for his role in the Credit Mobilier bribery scandal. Died in Easton, Bristol County, Mass., May 8, 1873 (age 69 years, 118 days). Interment at Village Cemetery, North Easton, Easton, Mass.; memorial monument at Oliver and Oakes Ames Monument, Sherman, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Ames (1779-1863) and Susannah (Angier) Ames (1783-1847); brother of Oliver Ames, Jr.; married to Eveline Gilmore (1809-1882); father of Oliver Ames (1831-1895); third cousin thrice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of Alfred Elisha Ames; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911).
  Political family: Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Ames, Iowa, is named for him.  — The community of Ames, Nebraska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Worth Belknap (1829-1890) — also known as William W. Belknap — of Iowa. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., September 22, 1829. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1857-58; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Secretary of War, 1869-76. Impeached in 1876 by the House of Representatives for taking bribes; resigned on March 2, 1876. Despite arguments that the Senate lacked jurisdiction after his resignation, an impeachment trial was held; on August 1, the Senate voted 35 to 25 for his conviction, short of the necessary two-thirds. Died, of an apparent heart attack, in Washington, D.C., October 13, 1890 (age 61 years, 21 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Goldsmith Belknap (Mexican War general) and Ann (Clark) Belknap; married to Cora LeRoy, Carrie Thompson and Mrs. John Bower; father of Hugh Reid Belknap (1860-1901).
  Mount Belknap, in the Tushar Mountains, Beaver and Piute counties, Utah, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Jefferson Brady (1839-1904) — also known as Thomas J. Brady; T. J. Brady — Born in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., February 12, 1839. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper publisher; U.S. Consul in SAINT Thomas, 1870-75; second assistant U.S. Postmaster General; indicted in 1881 as a participant in the Star Route bribery scheme; found guilty, but a judge set aside the conviction; retried and acquitted. Died April 22, 1904 (age 65 years, 70 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Son of John Brady (1803-1884); married, May 10, 1864, to Emeline Wolf.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Eugene F. Vacheron — of Ozone Park, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1894-95, 1901 (Queens County 3rd District 1894-95, Queens County 2nd District 1901); resigned 1895; charged with bribery in 1895; tried and acquitted, but resigned from the Assembly; convicted of grand larceny, February 28, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Philo Anibal (1845-1908) — also known as Robert P. Anibal — of Northville, Fulton County, N.Y.; Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y. Born in Benson, Hamilton County, N.Y., February 22, 1845. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; Hamilton County Judge and Surrogate, 1872-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1901. In May 1901, the Herkimer County District Attorney accused him of offering a bribe to a witness in a criminal trial; Anibal denied this. Died in Northville, Fulton County, N.Y., December 14, 1908 (age 63 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philo Anibal (1817-1878) and Mary (Orcutt) Anibal; married, April 24, 1872, to Frances E. Van Arnam (1859-1929).
  Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911) — also known as Albert A. Ames; "Doc" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; California. Born in Garden Prairie, Boone County, Ill., January 18, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 5, 1867; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1876-77, 1882-84, 1886-89, 1901-02; resigned 1902; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1886 (Democratic), 1896 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888; indicted in 1902 on bribery charges, over a scheme to induce county commissioners to appoint his secretary, Thomas R. Brown, Jr., as Sheriff. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 16, 1911 (age 69 years, 302 days). His body was reportedly donated to science. Cremated; ashes interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Elisha Ames and Martha Asenath (Pratt) Ames (1819-1901); married, April 21, 1862, to Sarah S. Strout (1843-1892); fourth cousin once removed of Oakes Ames (1804-1873) and Oliver Ames, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
John L. McLaurin John Lowndes McLaurin (1860-1934) — also known as John L. McLaurin — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., May 9, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1890-91; South Carolina state attorney general, 1891-97; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1892-97; resigned 1897; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1897-1903; in Februry, 1902, he was accused, by fellow South Carolina senator Ben Tillman, of accepting a bribe (in the form of federal patronage) to support a treaty; he called Tillman a liar, and the two came to blows on the Senate floor; both were censured by the Senate; member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1913-14; South Carolina Warehouse Commissioner, 1915-17. Died in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., July 20, 1934 (age 74 years, 72 days). Interment at McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville, S.C.
  Cross-reference: Frazier B. Baker
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July, 1897
  D. Judson Hammond (b. 1841) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in 1841. Republican. Banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 1st District, 1897-1900. Convicted in 1903 of soliciting a bribe of $500 to defeat a bill opposed by wholesale grocers; sentenced to two years in prison or a $2,000 fine. Burial location unknown.
  John Hipple Mitchell (1835-1905) — also known as John H. Mitchell; John Mitchell Hipple — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Washington County, Pa., June 22, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; member of Oregon state senate, 1862-66; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1873-79, 1885-97, 1901-05; died in office 1905. Indicted in December 1904 in connection with land frauds; a bribery charge was added later. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., December 8, 1905 (age 70 years, 169 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William P. Sullivan (1870-1925) — of Billings, Christian County, Mo. Born in Wisconsin, June 3, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Christian County, 1899-1900; member of Missouri state senate 19th District, 1901-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1916. Convicted in 1905 of accepting a bribe while serving as State Senator, and fined $100. Died suddenly, from heart failure, in Billings, Christian County, Mo., April 17, 1925 (age 54 years, 318 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Sullivan and Angenette 'Nettie' (Glidden) Sullivan; married to Alice Virginia Reid (1878-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tirey L. Ford (1857-1928) — also known as T. L. Ford — of California. Born in Monroe County, Mo., 1857. California state attorney general, 1899-1902. Charged with offering a bribe; tried and acquitted in 1907. Died, of a heart attack, in San Francisco, Calif., June 26, 1928 (age about 70 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  John Looney (1865-1942) — also known as Patrick John Looney — of Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., October 5, 1865. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; indicted with others in 1897 over a scheme to defraud the city of Rock Island in connection with a storm drain construction project; convicted, but the verdict was overturned on appeal; candidate for Illinois state house of representatives, 1900; created and led a crime syndicate in northwest Illinois, with interests in gambling, prostitution, extortion, and eventually bootlegging and automobile theft; indicted in 1907 on 37 counts of bribery, extortion, and libel, but acquitted; shot and wounded by hidden snipers on two occasions in 1908; on February 22, 1909, he was shot and wounded in a gunfight with business rival W. W. Wilmerton; on March 22, 1912, after publishing personal attacks on Rock Island Mayor Henry M. Schriver, he was arrested, brought to the police station, and severely beaten by the mayor himself; subsequent rioting killed two men and injured nine others; resumed control of the Rock Island rackets in 1921; in 1922, he was indicted for the murder of saloon keeper William Gabel, who had provided evidence against Looney to federal agents; arrested in Belen, N.M., in 1924, and later convicted of conspiracy and murder; sentenced to 5 years in prison for conspiracy and 14 years for murder; served 8 1/2 years. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in a sanitarium at El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., 1942 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Looney and Margaret Looney; married 1892 to Nora O'Connor (died 1903); nephew of Maurice T. Maloney (1853?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph Bermel (1860-1921) — of Middle Village, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 8, 1860. Stonecutter; Newtown town supervisor in the 1890s; charged with financial irregularities; tried and acquitted; borough president of Queens, New York, 1906-08; resigned 1908; resigned as borough president after a grand jury presented charges against him, related to fraud and bribery in connection with the city's purchase of Kissena Park in Queens. Member, Elks; Royal Arcanum; Foresters. Died in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia (now Karlovy Vary, Czechia), July 28, 1921 (age 61 years, 111 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Bermel and Elizabeth (Cohn) Bermel; married, October 21, 1884, to Anna Mary Timmes.
Jotham P. Allds Jotham Powers Allds (1865-1923) — also known as Jotham P. Allds — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Born in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., February 1, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1896-1902; member of New York state senate, 1903-10 (26th District 1903-06, 27th District 1907-08, 37th District 1909-10); resigned 1910; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908. Accused by Sen. Benn Conger, in 1910, of accepting bribes from bridge companies nine years earlier; following an investigation, the State Senate found him guilty by a vote of 40 to 9, and he resigned to avoid expulsion. Died, of liver disease, at Norwich Memorial Hospital, Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., September 11, 1923 (age 58 years, 222 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jotham Gillis Allds (1797-1866) and Lucy Charlotte (Powers) Allds (1820-1918).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Benn Conger (1856-1922) — of Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., October 29, 1856. President, Corona Typewriter Co.; member of New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1900-01; member of New York state senate 41st District, 1909-10; resigned 1910. In 1910, he accused Sen. Jotham P. Allds, the majority leader, of accepting a bribe from bridge companies; Allds was investigated and ultimately resigned. Conger, who had also taken part in the bribery scheme, was criticized for not coming forward sooner; facing a likely attempt to expel him, he resigned a few days later. Died in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., February 28, 1922 (age 65 years, 122 days). Interment at Groton Rural Cemetery, Groton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Corydon Wilson Conger (1826-1901) and Mary Jane (Brown) Conger (1830-1915); married 1880 to Florence C. Buck (1860-1945); third cousin twice removed of Hugh Conger; fourth cousin once removed of James Lockwood Conger, Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger (1818-1898), Moore Conger, Frederick Ward Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger and Charles Franklin Conger.
  Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William H. Bradley (1859-1925) — of Greenville, Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Spencer Township, Kent County, Mich., February 26, 1859. Republican. Wholesale grocer; mayor of Greenville, Mich., 1908-09; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1909-12. In 1911, he was accused of bribery by Sherman M. Townsend, a former Sergeant-at-Arms of the state senate; an investigation was conducted; a resolution to expel him from the Senate failed on a vote of 14 to 15. Died in 1925 (age about 66 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Forte Willett, Jr. (1869-1938) — also known as William Willett, Jr. — of Far Rockaway, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Woodmere, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 27, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1907-11; defeated, 1904; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1911; indicted in 1912 on charges that he bought the nomination for Supreme Court justice; tried and convicted in 1914, sentenced to one year in prison and fined $1,000; released on parole in 1916. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Hotel McAlpin, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 12, 1938 (age 68 years, 77 days). Interment at The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Willett and Marion Willett; married 1895 to Marie Rebecca Van Tassel (1872-1950).
  Cross-reference: William Berri — Joseph Cassidy
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
William Lorimer William Lorimer (1861-1934) — also known as "The Blond Boss" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861. Republican. Real estate business; contractor; brick manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1895-1901, 1903-09 (2nd District 1895-1901, 6th District 1903-09); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1904, 1908; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1909-12. Scottish ancestry. He was accused of bribery in winning election to the Senate; in 1912, the Senate invalidated his election. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1934 (age 73 years, 139 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Susan Mooney (1863-1918).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Stephen J. Stilwell (1866-1942) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, May 10, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1909-13; removed 1913; charged in 1913 with extorting a bribe of $3,500 from George H. Kendall, president of the New York Bank Note company, over a bill that Kendall supported; tried in the State Senate and found not guilty on April 15 by a vote of 28 to 21; indicted on May 12 by a grand jury for soliciting a bribe; tried soon after, and convicted on May 24; this removed him from office; sentenced to four to eight years in prison; after his release, he moved to Mamaroneck and entered the real estate business; indicted in 1934 on charges that he defrauded his former stenographer of $9,000 when she came to him seeking a Naval Academy appointment for her son, but the case did not go to trial; arrested in March 1941 and indicted in April on charges that he attempted to bribe a Mamaroneck village trustee $1,000 to obtain a police job for an associate; pleaded guilty, but never sentenced; while incarcerated, his legs were amputated. Died, while a prisoner awaiting sentence, in Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, Westchester County, N.Y., April 20, 1942 (age 75 years, 345 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Delia (Archer) Stilwell (1833-1925) and William Jewitt Stilwell; married, February 14, 1887, to Celia A. Blanck.
  Donn M. Roberts (1867-1936) — of Indiana. Born in Annapolis, Crawford County, Ill., September 28, 1867. Mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1913-15. Convicted of bribery in 1915 and spent three and a half years in prison; convicted of embezzlement in 1936 and sentenced to prison. Released from prison following a heart attack, and died a few days later, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 3, 1936 (age 68 years, 310 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Samuel Crockett Sims — of Hazen, Prairie County, Ark. Member of Arkansas state senate 12th District, 1915-17; expelled 1917. In January, 1917, when Anti-Trading Stamp and Coupon bills were pending before his committee, he accepted a bribe to kill the bills, from a detective posing as a lobbyist for Eastern trading-stamp interests; arrested, charged with bribery, and later convicted; expelled from the Senate on a vote of 25 to 8. Burial location unknown.
  Ivison C. Burgess — of Russellville, Pope County, Ark. Member of Arkansas state senate 4th District, 1915-17; expelled 1917. In January, 1917, after he introduced legislation to regulate trading stamps and coupons, he accepted a bribe to kill the bills, from a detective posing as a lobbyist for Eastern trading-stamp interests; arrested, charged with bribery, and later convicted; expelled from the Senate on a vote of 25 to 8. Burial location unknown.
  Frederic Thomas Woodman (1872-1949) — also known as Frederic T. Woodman — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Concord, Merrimack County, N.H., June 25, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1901-03; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1916-19; defeated, 1919; indicted on bribery charges, March 1919; tried and found not guilty; banker. Died March 25, 1949 (age 76 years, 273 days). Interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Harold Knutson Harold Knutson (1880-1953) — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Skein, Norway, October 20, 1880. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1917-49 (6th District 1917-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. On March 9, 1924, he and Leroy M. Hull, a 29-year-old clerk for the Labor Department, sitting in his parked car alongside a rural road near Arlington National Cemetery, were arrested by officers of the Arlington County vice squad; he vainly offered a $100 bribe, but was charged, apparently with sodomy (press reports avoided mentioning the specific crime, only that it was a "grave moral offense"), and jailed overnight; tried before a jury, and found not guilty. Died, following a series of heart attacks, in Wesley Memorial Hospital, Wadena, Wadena County, Minn., August 21, 1953 (age 72 years, 305 days). Interment at North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Edward Laurence Doheny (1856-1935) — also known as Edward L. Doheny — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., August 10, 1856. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1920; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1920. Indicted in 1924 on federal bribery and conspiracy charges; he had given $100,000 to Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, and soon after received a valuable contract to develop the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve in California. Though Fall was convicted of taking a bribe, Doheny was found not guilty. Died September 8, 1935 (age 79 years, 29 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Cross-reference: Frank J. Hogan
  William Joseph Fallon (1886-1927) — also known as William J. Fallon; "The Great Mouthpiece"; "Broadway's Cicero" — of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1918; charged in 1924 with bribing a juror; tried and acquitted. Died, of heart disease, in the Hotel Oxford, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 29, 1927 (age about 40 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph M. Fallon; married to Agnes Rafter.
  Books about William J. Fallon: Gene Fowler, The Great Mouthpiece : A Life Story of William J. Fallon
  David C. Kerr — U.S. Vice Consul in Birmingham, as of 1917; arrested in Washington, D.C. in May 1924, and charged with accepting bribes while vice consul at Vancouver, to issue visas to Chinese, so they could enter the U.S. illegally. Burial location unknown.
  Jonathan McMillan Davis (1871-1943) — also known as Jonathan M. Davis — of Bronson, Bourbon County, Kan. Born in Bronson, Bourbon County, Kan., April 27, 1871. Democrat. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1905-13; member of Kansas state senate, 1913-17; Governor of Kansas, 1923-25; defeated, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1936 (primary), 1938 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1930. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Arrested the day after his gubernatorial term expired; indicted twice for bribery; tried and acquitted both times. Died June 27, 1943 (age 72 years, 61 days). Interment at Bronson Cemetery, Bronson, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan McMillan Davis and Eve (Holeman) Davis; married, September 26, 1894, to Mollie Purdom (died 1926); married, December 16, 1931, to Mary E. (Winston) Raymond.
  Claude E. Negley — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Marion County, Ind. Republican. Mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1927. Pleaded guilty in 1927 to bribery charges and fined. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  John L. Duvall (1874-1962) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Tazewell County, Ill., November 29, 1874. Republican. Mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1926-27; resigned 1927. Convicted in 1927 of violating the state corrupt practices act by taking bribes from Ku Klux Klan leader D. C. Stephenson; sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $1,000, and forced to resign as mayor. Died February 25, 1962 (age 87 years, 88 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Edward L. Jackson (1873-1954) — also known as Ed Jackson — of New Castle, Henry County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Orleans, Orange County, Ind. Born in Howard County, Ind., December 27, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Henry County Prosecuting Attorney, 1903-05; circuit judge in Indiana, 1909-14; secretary of state of Indiana, 1917, 1921-25; defeated, 1914; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Indiana, 1925-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; American Legion. Charged with bribery; tried and found not guilty. Died November 18, 1954 (age 80 years, 326 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Orleans, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Presley E. Jackson and Elizabeth (Howell) Jackson; married to Rosa Wilkinson and Lida Beatty.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Albert Bacon Fall (1861-1944) — also known as Albert B. Fall — of Three Rivers, Otero County, N.M. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 26, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; member of New Mexico territorial House of Representatives, 1891-92; justice of New Mexico territorial supreme court, 1893; New Mexico territory attorney general, 1897; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1912-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1916; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1921-23. Convicted of bribery in 1929 for his role in the Teapot Dome oil lease scandal; served one year in prison. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 30, 1944 (age 83 years, 4 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William R. Fall and Edmonia (Taylor) Fall; married, May 7, 1883, to Emma Garland Morgan (daughter of Simpson Harris Morgan (1821?-1864)).
  Cross-reference: Edward L. Doheny — Frank J. Hogan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Albert B. Fall: David H. Stratton, Tempest over Teapot Dome : The Story of Albert B. Fall — Herman B. Weisner, The Politics of Justice: A.B. Fall and the Teapot Dome Scandal
  Paris Montrose (c.1895-1961) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born about 1895. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 22nd District, 1927, 1928. In 1929, he was one of several Brooklyn lawyers who were disciplined for ambulance chasing activities and paying insurance company adjusters for favorable settlement of claims; his license to practice law was suspended for two years. Died, of cancer, in the Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 14, 1961 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Archibald James Carey (1868-1931) — also known as Archibald J. Carey — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in slavery, in Georgia, August 25, 1868. Republican. School teacher and principal; president, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Fla., 1895; minister; bishop; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1920-22; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924; member, Chicago Civil Service Commission, 1927-29; indicted in 1929 on charges of accepting bribes from job applicants; the case never came to trial. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Died, from heart disease, in Billings Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 23, 1931 (age 62 years, 210 days). Interment at Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Ann Carey (1845-1879) and Jefferson Alexander Carey (1849-1919); married to Elizabeth D. Davis (1867-1936); father of Archibald James Carey, Jr. (1908-1981).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tracy W. Southworth — of Monroe County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County; elected 1930, 1932; arrested in June 1934, along with a lobbyist, Al Tobin, based on an allegation of bribery in connection with helping a trucking company obtain a license; four marked bills were found in his possession when he was arrested; he claimed the lobbyist had merely made him a loan of $100. Burial location unknown.
  Michael Joseph Hogan (1871-1940) — also known as Michael J. Hogan — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1871. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922 (7th District), 1932 (at-large); trucking business; indicted in 1934 for accepting money from applicants for New York City plumbing licenses; convicted on federal charges in 1935 of accepting bribes from illegal immigrants and helping them file false affidavits, and sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison; testified in 1936 that he had assisted in a jury tampering conspiracy. Died in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., May 7, 1940 (age 69 years, 15 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John L. Lotsch (1881-1967) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born February 15, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1928. Arrested and indicted in 1935 on federal charges of taking bribes while serving as a special master overseeing a patent case; the case was dismissed in 1936, but he was immediately reindicted on an extortion charge; that indictment was thrown out by the Court of Appeals. Charged in 1938, with other officials of a defunct Brooklyn bank, with conspiracy to violate federal banking laws by accepting fees for granting loans; tried and convicted on three counts; sentenced to serve one year in jail; also disbarred. Pleaded guilty in 1939 to charges that he bribed federal judge Martin T. Manton, and testified at the judge's bribery trial. Died in 1967 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Elmer B. O'Hara — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932; Wayne County Clerk, 1933-36; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1935-36; tried and convicted, along with State Sen. A. J. Wilkowski and others, on vote fraud charges in 1936; sentenced to four to five years in prison; also convicted on charges of bribing the Macomb County Drain Commissioner. Burial location unknown.
Edward S. Moran, Jr. Edward S. Moran, Jr. (b. 1901) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 19, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1927-38. Arrested in June 1938 and charged with accepting $36,000 in bribes from two taxicab companies; released on bail; again arrested in April 1939 and charged with state income tax evasion; again released; tried on the bribery charges in June 1939 and convicted; sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison; released pending appeal, which was unsuccessful; disbarred; started prison term in January 1941; released on parole in September 1942. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Nathan Spiro (born c.1867) — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Poland, about 1867. Republican. Merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Danbury; defeated, 1930; elected 1932; member of Connecticut state senate, 1935. Pleaded guilty in June 1938 to accepting a bribe while State Senator, and fined $1,500. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph H. Lawlor (born c.1878) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., about 1878. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 16th District, 1925-31; member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1928-30. Charged in 1938 with accepting a bribe in 1935. Burial location unknown.
Julius S. Berg Julius S. Berg (1895-1938) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured in combat and lost a leg; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1923-30; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1931-38; died in office 1938. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Indicted on charges of receiving money for his aid in procuring liquor licenses and arranging for concessions at the New York World's Fair; that same day, he killed himself by gunshot, in his law office, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 20, 1938 (age 43 years, 5 days). Interment at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Berg and Celia (Weinstein) Berg; married, June 20, 1920, to Rose Schram.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Martin Thomas Manton (1880-1946) — also known as Martin T. Manton — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 2, 1880. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1916-18; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1918-39; resigned 1939. Catholic. Irish ancestry. U.S. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey charged in 1939 that Judge Manton had received more than $400,000 from litigants; Dewey sent six specific instances the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for consideration of impeachment. Following the judge's resignation, he was indicted on bribery charges; tried and convicted; sentenced to two years in prison and fined $10,000; released in 1941. Died in Fayetteville, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 17, 1946 (age 66 years, 107 days). Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Fayetteville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Manton and Catherine (Mullen) Manton; married, July 3, 1907, to Eva M. Morier.
  Cross-reference: John L. Lotsch — Edwin Stark Thomas — Matthew T. Abruzzo
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Stark Thomas (1872-1952) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Woodstock, McHenry County, Ill., November 11, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Orange, 1899-1900; defeated, 1900; secretary of Connecticut Democratic Party, 1902-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1908 (alternate), 1912; executive secretary to Gov. Simeon Baldwin, 1911-13; U.S. District Judge for Connecticut, 1913-39; resigned 1939. During an investigation of his financial affairs and actions in certain cases by a federal grand jury, prompted by connections to the bribery case of another federal judge, Martin T. Manton, he resigned, citing illness. Died in Columbia, Tolland County, Conn., January 21, 1952 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery, Eastford, Conn.
  Relatives: Married 1931 to Jean Virginia Gordon (1890-1979).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John J. Condon (1898-1971) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., November 19, 1898. Republican. Auditor for the New York Central Railroad; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1940-41; defeated, 1935; in December 1940, he was named as a conspirator in the indictment of Patrick Fitzgerald, who was charged with seeking a $3,000 bribe from pinball operators. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died January 27, 1971 (age 72 years, 69 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Yonkers, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Condon and Ellen Condon (c.1872-1941); first cousin of William F. Condon (1897-1972); first cousin once removed of William F. Condon, Jr..
  Political family: Condon family of Yonkers, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leon Chase Phillips (1890-1958) — also known as Leon C. Phillips; Red Phillips — of Okemah, Okfuskee County, Okla. Born in Worth County, Mo., December 9, 1890. Democrat. Member of Oklahoma state house of representatives; elected 1932, 1934, 1936; Speaker of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1935; Governor of Oklahoma, 1939-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940. Charged with accepting a bribe while governor; tried twice and ultimately acquitted. Died, of a heart attack, while waiting for a client at the post office in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Okla., March 27, 1958 (age 67 years, 108 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weleetka, Okla.
  See also NNDB dossier
  George T. Ashe (1905-1975) — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 6, 1905. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fifteenth Middlesex District, 1935-40; mayor of Lowell, Mass., 1940-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940. Catholic. Indicted on bribery charges in March, 1942, in connection with sales of equipment and supplies to the city through a dummy company; tried and convicted in October, and sentenced to one year in jail; in December, he pleaded guilty to a separate charge of accepting a $1,000 bribe from a construction contractor, dropped his appeal of the other conviction, and immediately went to jail. Died in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., May, 1975 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Ashe and Mary Ellen (Sullivan) Ashe; married, February 14, 1940, to Margaret Mary Grady (died 1954); married, August 15, 1956, to Helen M. Henderson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Stanley J. Dombrowski (1901-1977) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 7, 1901. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1935-44; defeated in primary, 1950; in 1943, he repudiated grand jury testimony about being bribed, pleaded guilty to perjury, and was sentenced to prison; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Died in 1977 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Coles Diggs, Sr. (1894-1967) — also known as Charles C. Diggs, Sr. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Tallula, Issaquena County, Miss., January 2, 1894. Mortician; member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1937-44; defeated in Democratic primary, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged in a different bribery case in 1945; tried and convicted; charged again on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1948 (Republican primary), 1952 (Democratic primary). African ancestry. Member, Elks. Died in 1967 (age about 73 years). Interment at Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Mich.
  Relatives: Father of Charles Coles Diggs, Jr. (1922-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Chester Milton Howell (b. 1884) — also known as Chester M. Howell; "Chiseling Chet" — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., September 10, 1884. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1923-26; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1927-32, 1939-45; defeated, 1932, 1936; resigned 1945; charged on December 6, 1944 with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians, and pleaded guilty; testified against other legislators in bribery cases. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Kiwanis; Elks; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Adam William Sumeracki (b. 1911) — also known as Adam Sumeracki — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Braddock, Allegheny County, Pa., February 6, 1911. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1939-44, 1955-64 (Wayne County 1st District 1939-44, Wayne County 9th District 1955-64); removed 1944; defeated, 1964 (7th District), 1974 (71st District); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1942; Charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; also charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Earl C. Gallagher (b. 1899) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ontonagon County, Mich., October 15, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; worked for carmakers Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1937-44; removed 1944; defeated, 1954 (Wayne County 10th District); charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Member, Elks; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1936 to Mary Thibault.
  Joseph J. Kowalski (b. 1914) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 19, 1914. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1939-44; nominated, but withdrew 1944; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; also charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Maccabees. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Martin Anthony Kronk (1900-1976) — also known as Martin A. Kronk — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 1, 1900. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1937-44; removed 1944; defeated, 1950 (Wayne County 1st District), 1958 (Wayne County 12th District); charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1954. Died in 1976 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, July 15, 1925, to Irene Roskivetalski.
  Ernest George Nagel (1893-1955) — also known as Ernest G. Nagel; "Ernie Hooker" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, March 3, 1893. Democrat. Boxer; served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; automotive engineer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-40; defeated in primary, 1952; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1941-42; defeated in primary, 1942, 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; also charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died July 26, 1955 (age 62 years, 145 days). Interment at Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leo Joseph Wilkowski (1902-1955) — also known as Leo J. Wilkowski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 5, 1902. Democrat. Hardware business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1939-44; nominated, but withdrew 1944; Charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on December 16, 1944 (along with other legislators) with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians; tried and convicted; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the last set of charges were dismissed when he agreed to testify. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died of heart trouble, March 23, 1955 (age 52 years, 352 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Brother of Anthony J. Wilkowski (1898-?); married 1925 to Theresa D. Kozlowski.
  Joseph C. Roosevelt (1900-1987) — also known as Joe Roosevelt — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 8, 1900. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-36; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1937-38; defeated in primary, 1938, 1940, 1942; implicated in the Michigan legislative bribery scandal in 1944 as a go-between providing bribes to legislators; granted immunity from prosecution, and testified against others. Died in 1987 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 24, 1926, to Catherine Miller.
  Francis J. Nowak (1915-1976) — also known as Frank Nowak — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 14, 1915. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1939-44; nominated, but withdrew 1944; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on December 6, 1944 (along with four other legislators) with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians; tried in 1945, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict; retried and convicted; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the last set of charges were dismissed when he agreed to testify. Died in 1976 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, July 1, 1939, to Evelyn Marshick (1913-?).
  Edward John Walsh (1904-1975) — also known as Edward J. Walsh — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 22, 1904. Democrat. Automobile worker; constable; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-44; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on December 6, 1944 (along with four other legislators) with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians; tried in 1945, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict; retried and convicted; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1975 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  William M. Bradley (b. 1892) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 22, 1892. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1937-40; defeated in primary, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1952; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Bradley and Mary (Riley) Bradley; married 1912 to Edwardine Lenahan.
  Henry F. Shea (1885-1967) — of Laurium, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Osceola Mine, Houghton County, Mich., April 15, 1885. Democrat. Miner; railroad trainman; plumber; steamfitter; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 1st District, 1918; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1937-40; defeated, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; granted immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony in another bribery case, 1945. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles. Died in 1967 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Frank Murphy (1897-1944) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, N.Y., May 15, 1897. Democrat. Accountant; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; charged with bribery in 1944; pleaded guilty. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Gamma Eta Gamma. Died, from a heart ailment, December 25, 1944 (age 47 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Constance Kirchner.
  Michael J. Clancy (b. 1913) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in County Clare, Ireland, September 9, 1913. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1937-40; defeated in primary, 1942; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes, but not tried and convicted with the others. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  D. Stephen Benzie (b. 1893) — of Norway, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Norway, Dickinson County, Mich., March 10, 1893. Democrat. Road contractor; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1939-42; defeated, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1913 to Lillian Wilson.
  William Gibbs Buckley (b. 1907) — also known as William G. Buckley — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 19, 1907. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1933-34, 1937-44; defeated in primary, 1944; removed 1944; Charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on December 6, 1944 (along with four other legislators) with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians; tried in 1945, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict; retried and convicted; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the last set of charges were dismissed when he agreed to testify. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1933 to Kathryn O'Dowd.
  Charles Fitch Hemans (1896-1971) — also known as Charles F. Hemans; "Baron of the Bathroom"; "Knight of the Doublecross" — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich.; Howell, Livingston County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Mason, Ingham County, Mich., April 12, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1926, 1928; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1934-41; defeated, 1931, 1941; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1934; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1935; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1936. Implicated in the Michigan legislative bribery scandal in 1944; granted immunity from prosecution and testified that he had bribed many legislators in his hotel bathroom; later, another bribery case against legislators fell apart when he refused to testify and fled to Washington; arrested by FBI agents and arraigned on a federal fugitive witness charge; tried and convicted, and sentenced to four years in prison; pleaded guilty to bribery in 1950 and sentenced to five years probation and a $1,000 fine. Died January 29, 1971 (age 74 years, 292 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lawton Thomas Hemans (1864-1916) and Minnie P. Hemans.
  Cross-reference: Carl F. DeLano — Gilbert H. Isbister — Robert B. McLaughlin — Charles S. Blondy — James B. Stanley — William C. Stenson — Earl W. McEwen, Sr. — Byron L. Ballard — Ernest G. Nagel — Charles C. Diggs, Sr. — James A. Burns — Earl C. Gallagher — Edward J. Walsh — Walter N. Stockfish — Adam Sumeracki — Joseph J. Kowalski
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William C. Birk (1885-1950) — of Baraga, Baraga County, Mich. Born in Calumet, Houghton County, Mich., November 6, 1885. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ontonagon District, 1927-34; defeated, 1934, 1936; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1941-42; defeated, 1938, 1942, 1944; charged on December 16, 1944, along with other legislators, with accepting bribes; tried in 1945 and convicted; sentenced to three to five years in prison. German ancestry. Died in 1950 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Carl F. DeLano (1890-1952) — of Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 25, 1890. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1931-38; defeated in primary, 1928; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1939-45; resigned 1945; charged on December 6, 1944, along with four other legislators, with accepting bribes from naturopathic phyisicians; tried in 1945 and convicted; sentenced to three to five years in prison; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1952 (age about 61 years). Interment at Cooper Township Cemetery, Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1923 to Irene Lane.
  Miles M. Callaghan (1868-1944) — of Reed City, Osceola County, Mich. Born in Portland, Ionia County, Mich., October 7, 1868. Republican. Hardware dealer; fruit farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Osceola District, 1929-36, 1943-44; resigned 1944; member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1937-40; defeated in primary, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; pleaded guilty and testified against others. Suffered a stroke, and died, in Reed City, Osceola County, Mich., August 22, 1944 (age 75 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Lawrence Kaminski (1902-1951) — also known as Joseph L. Kaminski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 2, 1902. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1935-40; defeated in primary, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November, 1951 (age about 48 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Anna Wypijewski (1909-1939).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Green (1880-1956) — of Hillman, Montmorency County, Mich. Born in Montmorency County, Mich., March 26, 1880. Republican. Lumberman; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Presque Isle District, 1929-36, 1939-44; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940; indicted for bribery on December 2, 1944 (along with Frank D. McKay); the case collapsed when the star witness, Sen. Warren G. Hooper was murdered; indicted again on different bribery charges on December 16, 1944; tried in 1945 and convicted; sentenced to three to five years in prison. Died in 1956 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Jerry Thomson Logie (1887-1966) — also known as Jerry T. Logie — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., 1887. Republican. Pharmacist; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1939-44; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged in a different bribery case in 1945; tried and convicted. Died in 1966 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Walter N. Stockfish (1908-1973) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, July 16, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1935-44; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1973 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 11, 1935, to Virginia M. Bayer.
  Isadore A. Weza (b. 1906) — of Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, Mich. Born near Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, Mich., March 22, 1906. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ontonagon District, 1937-40; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes, but not tried and convicted with the others. Burial location unknown.
Frank D. McKay Frank D. McKay (1883-1965) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., November 4, 1883. Republican. Financier; political boss who dominated Republican politics in Michigan for years; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1928, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944; Michigan state treasurer, 1925-30; investigated by a grand jury in 1931 over his handling of state funds while Treasurer; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1940-44; subject of three federal grand jury investigations in 1940 over alleged fraud, extortion and kickbacks; indicted in 1944 for bribery of state legislators; hired a Purple Gang figure to murder the star witness, State Sen. Warren G. Hooper, and the case collapsed; charged in 1945, along with William McKeighan, with conspiracy to violate state liquor laws; tried in 1946; the judge directed a verdict of not guilty. Died in Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., January 12, 1965 (age 81 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Edward N. Barnard — William Green
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Warren Green Hooper (1904-1945) — also known as Warren G. Hooper — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 2, 1904. Republican. Newspaper reporter; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1939-44; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1945; died in office 1945. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Kappa Nu; Freemasons; Knights Templar. During a grand jury investigation, admitted to taking bribes and was given immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony against others; however, four days before the hearing, he was shot and killed in his car, alongside highway M-99, near Springport, Jackson County, Mich., January 11, 1945 (age 40 years, 254 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, May 23, 1936, to Callienetta Cobb; second great-grandson of William Hooper (1742-1790).
  Cross-reference: William Green — Frank D. McKay
  Epitaph: "With Honesty He Lived; For Honesty he was Taken."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles S. Blondy Charles S. Blondy (1905-1982) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 29, 1905. Democrat. Constable; real estate business; member of Michigan state senate, 1941-64 (5th District 1941-54, 4th District 1955-64); defeated in primary, 1934, 1938; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1964. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Died in Southfield, Oakland County, Mich., January 28, 1982 (age 76 years, 364 days). Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Goldie (Grodsky) Blondy (1878-1945) and Hyman Blondy (1882-1946); married to Frances Goldberg (1912-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  James Benjamin Stanley (1903-1977) — also known as James B. Stanley — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., December 29, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1937-46; defeated in primary, 1934; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Moose; Eagles. Died in 1977 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Byron L. Ballard (b. 1890) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 21, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Charles H. Hayden, 1917-30, and of Edmund C. Shields, 1931; chair of Ingham County Democratic Party, 1920-24; candidate for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1926; treasurer of Michigan Democratic Party, 1937; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Elgin Ballard and Jennie (Peden) Ballard; married, February 16, 1916, to M. Lucille Juzek.
  Raymond J. Snow (1913-1999) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., September 29, 1913. Democrat. Beer distributor; potato chip manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1941-46; defeated, 1938; Charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other current and former state legislators) with bribery conspiracy; pleaded guilty and testified for prosecution, but the charges against the others were eventually dismissed. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Moose; Eagles. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 25, 1999 (age 85 years, 330 days). Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  George Oscar Harma (1905-1977) — also known as George O. Harma — of Atlantic Mine, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Baltic Mine, Houghton County, Mich., November 5, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 2nd District, 1935-44; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1944; implicated as co-conspirator in a legislative branch banking bribery case in 1946; given immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony. Finnish ancestry. Member, Pi Delta Epsilon. Died in 1977 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Oscar Harma and Mary Susanna (Fjader) Harma.
  Gilbert H. Isbister (1900-1958) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., July 9, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; St. Clair County Register of Deeds, 1925-34; candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1934; member of Michigan state senate 11th District, 1939-42; defeated in primary, 1942; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1958 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  Earl W. McEwen, Sr. — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District; elected 1940; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1944; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Robert B. McLaughlin (1903-1965) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in 1903. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1941-44; defeated in primary, 1938; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1944; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1965 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  James A. Burns (1899-1963) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1899. Purchasing agent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1923-24; defeated in Republican primary, 1926, 1928, 1930; member of Michigan state senate 4th District, 1937-38, 1941-42; defeated, 1924 (Republican primary, 2nd District), 1938 (Democratic primary, 4th District), 1942 (Democratic, 4th District), 1944 (Democratic primary, 4th District); charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Died in 1963 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  William C. Stenson (b. 1900) — of Greenland, Ontonagon County, Mich. Born in Wakefield, Gogebic County, Mich., July 1, 1900. Republican. Automobile dealer; construction superintendent; salvage materials dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ontonagon District; defeated, 1938; elected 1940, 1942; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Burial location unknown.
  Andrew Jackson May (1875-1959) — also known as Andrew J. May — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born near Langley, Floyd County, Ky., June 24, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Floyd County Attorney, 1901-09; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-47 (10th District 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-47); defeated, 1928 (10th District), 1946 (7th District). Baptist. Member, Freemasons. In 1943, he was briefed about the flaws in the Japanese anti-submarine munitions; he revealed this information to the press, and hence to the Japanese, who quickly improved their depth charges. After the war, this indiscretion was estimated to have cost the U.S. ten submarines and 800 men. Convicted, on July 3, 1947, on charges of accepting bribes for his influence in the award of munitions contracts during World War II; served nine months in prison; received a full pardon from President Harry S. Truman in 1952. Died in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky., September 6, 1959 (age 84 years, 74 days). Interment at Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex.; Buford, Rio Blanco County, Colo.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Seattle, King County, Wash.; Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 23, 1910. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; investigated and called to testify by a U.S. Senate subcommittee in 1947 over lavish entertainment in Hollywood and Manhattan, many paid escorts, and paid hotel bills provided to Roosevelt and others, in a successful effort to persuade them to recommend Hughes reconnaissance aircraft for purchase by the U.S. military; owned a radio station in Texas; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960; mayor of Miami Beach, Fla., 1965-69; member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 27, 1990 (age 80 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt; brother of James Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.; married, January 16, 1932, to Elizabeth Browning Donner (divorced 1933); married, July 22, 1933, to Ruth Josephine Googins (divorced 1944); married, December 3, 1944, to Faye Margaret Emerson (divorced 1950); married, March 15, 1951, to Minnewa (Bell) Gray Burnside Ross (divorced 1960); married, November 3, 1960, to Patricia (Peabody) Whithead; grandnephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; third great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins; third great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; fourth great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch (1730?-1777); first cousin once removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Warren Delano Robbins, Corinne Robinson Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin five times removed of Ebenezer Huntington; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr., Philip DePeyster and Jabez Williams Huntington.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Anthony Dreier — of Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pa. Mayor of Nanticoke, Pa., 1953; convicted in 1953 on charges of soliciting and accepting a bribe for a police appointment. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas W. Flatley (born c.1888) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born about 1888. Democrat. Mayor of Erie, Pa., 1952-54; resigned 1954; arrested in October 1954 and charged with taking part in a gambling racket; admitted to receiving payments and pleaded guilty; sentenced to one to two years in jail, and fined $1,000. Burial location unknown.
  John August Britting (1898-1968) — also known as John A. Britting — of East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New Jersey, April 3, 1898. Republican. Deputy treasurer of Suffolk County, 1942-54; member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 3rd District, 1955-56; called to testify in 1956 during an investigation of his handling of tax-foreclosed properties as deputy county treasurer (known as the "land grab" scandal), he took the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to refuse to answer questions; indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges for channeling properties to favored speculators and receiving part of the profits; tried in 1958 and convicted; sentenced to five to ten years in prison and fined $27,000; released pending appeal; also convicted in a related case in 1959; in 1960, his prison sentence was reduced to one to two years. German ancestry. Died in October, 1968 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Edna Burns (1907-1979).
  Cross-reference: Cadman H. Frederick
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William W. Voisine (1897-1959) — also known as Wilfred William Voisine — of Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Michigan, November 20, 1897. Steel executive; village president of Ecorse, Michigan, 1936-37; members of a steelworker terrorist group, the Black Legion, repeatedly attempted to kill him in 1936; Jesse Pettijohn and Lawrence Madden were later convicted of conspiracy to commit murder; mayor of Ecorse, Mich., 1948-49, 1954-57. French Canadian ancestry. Convicted in April, 1950, of falsely testifying to a Congressional committee in 1948 that he had received only the regular price for steel; sentenced to two years in federal prison. In October, 1956, a warrant was issued for his arrest, along with several members of the city council, for knowingly permitting illegal gambling in Ecorse, in return for bribes and gratuities; Gov. G. Mennen Williams initiated removal proceedings against the officials. Died in 1959 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abel Voisine (1859-1930) and Eugenia Jennie (Blais) Voisine (1870-1909); married, August 1, 1918, to Helen Pearl O'Brien.
  Cadman H. Frederick (b. 1880) — of Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born, in the British West Indies, May 22, 1880. Republican. Real estate developer; one of the founders of the Suffolk Title and Guarantee Company, 1925; banker; mayor of Babylon, N.Y., 1937-38. Resigned in 1956 as president and director of the Suffolk County Federal Savings and Loan Association, in the midst of an investigation of the sale of tax-foreclosed properties by Suffolk County. He and others shared profits on the sale of these properties with Deputy County Treasurer John A. Britting. Burial location unknown.
  Terry Doyle Schrunk (b. 1913) — also known as Terry D. Schrunk — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Stayton, Marion County, Ore., March 10, 1913. Democrat. Fire fighter; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Multnomah County Sheriff, 1949-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1952; mayor of Portland, Ore., 1957-72; indicted in March, 1957 on bribery and perjury charges; tried and found not guilty; another indictment, for conspiracy to obtain wiretaps and other related charges, was dismissed in September, 1957. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Purple Heart; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Schrunk and Pearl Margaret (Doyle) Schrunk; married, May 17, 1936, to Virginia Dorothy Price.
  Llewelyn Sherman Adams (1899-1986) — also known as Sherman Adams; "The Abominable No Man"; "The Great Stone Face" — of Lincoln, Grafton County, N.H. Born in East Dover, Dover, Windham County, Vt., January 8, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lumberman; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1941-44; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1943-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944, 1952 (speaker); U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1945-47; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lincoln, 1948; Governor of New Hampshire, 1949-53; defeated, 1946; assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-58; forced to resign in 1958 following disclosure that he had accepted gifts from a Boston businessman seeking preferred treatment from federal agencies. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Grange; Elks; Society of Colonial Wars; Foresters. Died in Hanover, Grafton County, N.H., October 27, 1986 (age 87 years, 292 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde A. Adams and Winnie Marian (Sherman) Adams; married, July 28, 1923, to Rachael Leona White.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  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.
  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.
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
  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
  Helen Cobb (c.1922-1999) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., about 1922. Candidate in primary for mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1963. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Indicted in 1970 on bribery conspiracy charges in connection with the "Yellow Cab Scandal"; acquitted. Died, from complications of emphysema and diabetes, at Chase Medical Center, El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif., March 8, 1999 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  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
  Frank E. Curran — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1963-71. Indicted in 1970 on bribery and conspiracy charges in connection with the "Yellow Cab Scandal". Still living as of 1971.
  Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-1998) — also known as Joseph L. Alioto — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1968-76; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1971 on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud; acquitted in 1972. Died, of prostate cancer and pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1998 (age 81 years, 351 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.; cenotaph at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Guiseppe Alioto (1886-1961) and Domenica Mae (Lazio) Alioto (1893-1971); married, June 2, 1941, to Angelina Genaro (divorced 1977); married 1978 to Kathleen Sullivan (1944?-); father of Angela Mia Alioto; grandfather of Michela Alioto-Pier.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth O. Tompkins (born c.1907) — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born about 1907. Republican. Mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1964-71; resigned 1971; indicted in January 1971 on bribery-conspiracy charges over acceptance of money from Teleprompter Corporation for a cable television franchise; pleaded guilty and testified against others. Burial location unknown.
  John Bowden Connally, Jr. (1917-1993) — also known as John B. Connally — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born near Floresville, Wilson County, Tex., February 27, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1964; Governor of Texas, 1963-69; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1971-72; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1980. Methodist. Shot and wounded in Dallas, Tex., November 22, 1963, in the same volley of gunfire that killed President John F. Kennedy. Prosecuted for bribery conspiracy in connection with milk price supports; acquitted. Died of pulmonary fibrosis, in Methodist Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Tex., June 15, 1993 (age 76 years, 108 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.; statue at Sam Houston Park, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Bowden Connally, Sr. and Lela (Wright) Connally.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otto Kerner, Jr. (1908-1976) — of Glenview, Cook County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 15, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1947-54; county judge in Illinois, 1954-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964; Governor of Illinois, 1961-68; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1968-74; resigned 1974. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum; Military Order of the World Wars; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi. While serving as Governor, he and another official made a gain of over $300,000 in a stock deal which prosecutors later characterized as bribery. Convicted in 1973 on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges; sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $50,000. Died of cancer, May 9, 1976 (age 67 years, 268 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rose Barbara (Chmelik) Kerner and Otto Kerner; married, October 29, 1934, to Helena I. Cermak (daughter of Anton Joseph Cermak (1873-1933)).
  Political family: Kerner-Cermak family of Chicago, Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Milton Rakove
  See also NNDB dossier
Spiro T. Agnew Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996) — also known as Spiro T. Agnew; Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos; "Spiro T. Eggplant"; "Nixon's Nixon"; "The White Knight" — of Towson, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; Baltimore County Executive, 1962-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964; Governor of Maryland, 1967-69; Vice President of the United States, 1969-73. Episcopalian. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Order of Ahepa; Phi Alpha Delta; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal income tax returns; pleaded no contest to tax evasion and resigned as Vice-President, October 10, 1973; disbarred by a Maryland court in 1974. Died, of leukemia, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Worcester County, Md., September 17, 1996 (age 77 years, 313 days). Interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Spiro Agnew and Margaret (Akers) Agnew; married, May 27, 1942, to Elinor Isabel 'Judy' Judefind.
  Cross-reference: Patrick J. Buchanan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Spiro T. Agnew: Go Quietly Or Else (1980) — The Canfield Decision (1976) — Frankly Speaking: A Collection of Extraordinary Speeches (1970) — Where He Stands: The Life and Convictions of Spiro Agnew (1968)
  Books about Spiro T. Agnew: Richard M. Cohen & Jules Witcover, A Heartbeat Away : The Investigation and Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Image source: Time Magazine, August 28, 1972
  Frank James Brasco (1932-1998) — also known as Frank J. Brasco — of New York. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 15, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1967-75. Catholic. Indicted in 1973, along with his uncle Joseph Brasco, on federal bribery conspiracy charges, over payoffs received from a Bronx trucking company which was seeking mail hauling contracts from the Post Office; the first trial led to a hung jury; retried and convicted; sentenced to five years in prison, with all but three months suspended, fined $10,000, and disbarred. Died October 19, 1998 (age 66 years, 4 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Lloyd Sears, Jr. (1920-2002) — also known as Harry L. Sears — of Mountain Lakes, Morris County, N.J.; Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J. Born in Butler, Morris County, N.J., January 16, 1920. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Morris County, 1962-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 (alternate), 1968 (alternate), 1972; member of New Jersey state senate District 10, 1968-71; resigned 1971; candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1969. In 1972, he delivered a briefcase with $200,000 in cash from his client Robert Vesco to President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign; indicted in 1973 on bribery conspiracy charges; granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony against co-defendants John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans, who were both acquitted. His license to practice law was suspended for three years. Died in Denville, Morris County, N.J., May 17, 2002 (age 82 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Phil Regan (1906-1996) — also known as Philip Joseph Christopher Aloysius Regan; "The Singing Cop" — of Summerland, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 28, 1906. Democrat. Detective; singer; performed, Democratic National Convention, 1944, 1948; arrested in January 1973, and charged with attempting to bribe Santa Barbara County Supervisor Frank J. Frost $1,000 for his support of a controversial rezoning; pleaded not guilty; tried and convicted; sentenced to prison; released after one year. Irish ancestry. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., February 11, 1996 (age 89 years, 259 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1924 to Josephine Dwyer (1905-1993).
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James M. Turner (1928-1981) — of Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J. Born November 8, 1928. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 3-B; elected 1969; member of New Jersey state senate District 3-A, 1972-73; removed 1973; defeated, 1973 (3rd District); convicted in 1973 of accepting a $10,000 bribe to "fix" a stolen property case, and conspiring to frame Assemblyman Kenneth A. Gewertz, by planting narcotics in his home and his car. Died July 20, 1981 (age 52 years, 254 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Bertram L. Podell (1925-2005) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1955-67 (Kings County 21st District 1955-65, 53rd District 1966, 44th District 1967); U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1968-75; charged in 1974 with conspiracy, the solicitation and acceptance of bribes, criminal conflict of interest, and perjury; on the tenth day of his trial, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and conflict of interest; sentenced to six months in prison; the prosecutor was Rudolph W. Giuliani. Jewish. Died, of kidney failure, at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 17, 2005 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Bernice Posen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John B. Swainson John Burley Swainson (1925-1994) — also known as John B. Swainson — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Windsor, Ontario, July 31, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1955-58; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1959-60; Governor of Michigan, 1961-62; defeated, 1962; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1965-70; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1971-75; resigned 1975. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Delta Theta Phi; Amvets; Purple Heart; Lions; Elks. Lost both legs in a land mine explosion on November 15, 1944, near Metz, Alsace-Lorraine, during World War II. Charged in 1975 with accepting a bribe; found not guilty, but convicted of perjury over his testimony to the grand jury. Died, of a heart attack, in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 13, 1994 (age 68 years, 286 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Adam Carl Swainson (1904-1997).
  Cross-reference: Zolton A. Ferency
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about John Swainson: Lawrence M. Glazer, Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Henry Helstoski (1925-1999) — of East Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Wallington, Bergen County, N.J., March 21, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of East Rutherford, N.J., 1957-64; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1965-77; defeated, 1976, 1978, 1980; candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1969; newspaper publisher. Indicted in 1976 on charges of receiving a bribe from South Americans seeking citizenship; the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the charges. Died December 16, 1999 (age 74 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Thomas Hanna (1914-2001) — also known as Richard T. Hanna; "The Little Leprechaun" — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif.; Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo., June 9, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1956-62; while in the Assembly, he helped bring about the establishment of the University of California at Irvine and California State University at Fullerton; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1963-74; resigned 1974. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Lions; Elks. In the 1970s, he received payments of about $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; pleaded guilty; sentenced to 6-30 months in federal prison; served one year. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., June 9, 2001 (age 87 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Atlantic Ocean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Howard Blumenthal (1928-1984) — also known as Albert H. Blumenthal — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 13, 1928. Liberal. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1963-76 (New York County 5th District 1963-65, 73rd District 1966, 67th District 1967-72, 69th District 1973-76); candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1973. Jewish. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Jewish Congress; American Bar Association; Americans for Democratic Action. In December, 1975, he was indicted on perjury charges over his testimony about a 1971 meeting where he was alleged to intercede on behalf of a nursing home operator; later, bribery charges were added; in April, 1976, all the charges were ruled to be without factual basis, and dismissed. Died, presumably from cancer, in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 8, 1984 (age 55 years, 269 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bennet M. Blumenthal and Matilda Blumenthal; married, May 18, 1958, to Joel Marie Winik.
  Irving H. Saypol (1905-1977) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 3, 1905. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1949-51; prosecuted Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on espionage charges; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1952-68. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Knights of Pythias. Indicted in May 1976, along with Surrogate S. Samuel DiFalco, on bribery and perjury charges, in connection with an alleged scheme to obtain appraisal and auction commissions for Saypol's son; the charges were later dismissed. Died, of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 30, 1977 (age 71 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Saypol and Minnie (Michakin) Saypol; married, September 29, 1925, to Adele D. Kaplan.
  Marvin Mandel (1920-2015) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Maryland Democratic State Central Committee, 1951; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1952-69; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1963-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964, 1976; Maryland Democratic state chair, 1968-69; Governor of Maryland, 1969-77, 1979. Jewish. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; American Bar Association. Charged with mail fraud, over his acceptance of gifts from owners of the Marlboro Race Track, in return for his support for legislation benefiting the track; tried and convicted in 1977; sentenced to prison; his conviction was later overturned. Died in St. Mary's County, Md., August 30, 2015 (age 95 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1941 to Barbara 'Bootsie' Oberfield (divorced 1974); married 1974 to Jeanne Blackistone Dorsey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Marvin Mandel: I'll Never Forget It: Memoirs of a Political Accident from East Baltimore (2010)
  Books about Marvin Mandel: Bradford Jacobs, Thimbleriggers : The Law v. Governor Marvin Mandel
  Charles Herbert Wilson (1917-1984) — also known as Charles H. Wilson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 15, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1955-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1963-81. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1978 for accepting a $1,000 wedding gift from a key figure in the Koreagate scandal; censured by the House of Representatives in 1980 for financial misconduct; no criminal charges were filed. Died, of a heart attack, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Prince George's County, Md., July 21, 1984 (age 67 years, 157 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  George Rogers (b. 1933) — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., August 22, 1933. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1965-70, 1999-; mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1970-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1975-78. Convicted of bribery in 1978 and sentenced to two years in prison. Still living as of 1999.
  Otto Ernest Passman (1900-1988) — also known as Otto E. Passman — of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La. Born near Franklinton, Washington Parish, La., June 27, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; furniture business; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1947-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Charged in 1978 with accepting $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park, in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; also charged with tax evasion; tried and found not guilty. Died in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La., August 13, 1988 (age 88 years, 47 days). Interment at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, La.
  Relatives: Son of Ed Passman and Pheriby (Carrier) Passman; married to Willie Bateman.
  Cross-reference: Camille F. Gravel, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Samuel D. Wright (1925-1998) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, S.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 13, 1925. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1966-73 (39th District 1966, 37th District 1967-72, 54th District 1973); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New York, 1976. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Convicted in 1978 of soliciting a bribe and sentenced to jail. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Hilton Head, Beaufort County, S.C., January 20, 1998 (age 72 years, 341 days). Burial location unknown.
  Daniel John Flood (1903-1994) — also known as Daniel J. Flood — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa., November 26, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1945-47, 1949-53, 1955-80; defeated, 1946, 1952. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Lions; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Charged in 1979 with taking bribes; a trial resulted in a hung jury; resigned from the House in 1980; pleaded guilty in February 1980 to a lesser charge of conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws, and sentenced to one year probation. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., May 28, 1994 (age 90 years, 183 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick F. Flood and Sarah (McCarthy) Flood.
  The Daniel J. Flood Elementary School (opened 1967), in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Scotto (b. 1934) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in 1934. Democrat. Longshoreman; vice-president, International Longshoremen's Association; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; member of the Gambino crime family; charged in 1979 on 44 counts of accepting payoffs, evading income taxes and racketeering; tried and convicted on 33 of the counts; sentenced to five years in prison; released in 1984. Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Marion Anastasio.
  John Michael Murphy (1926-2015) — also known as John M. Murphy — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., August 3, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from New York, 1963-81 (16th District 1963-73, 17th District 1973-81); defeated, 1960 (15th District), 1980 (17th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; Parliamentarian, 1968. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted June 18 and convicted December 3, 1980, of conspiracy, conflict of interest, and accepting an illegal gratuity; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; paroled in 1985. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., May 25, 2015 (age 88 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Eric N. Vitaliano
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Frank Thompson, Jr. (1918-1989) — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., July 26, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1950-54; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1955-80; defeated, 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted on June 18 and convicted on December 3, 1980, on bribery and conspiracy charges; sentenced to three years in prison. Died in 1989 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Thompson and Beatrice (Jameson) Thompson; married, January 10, 1942, to Evelina Gleaves Van Metre.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. (1919-2001) — also known as Harrison A. Williams; Pete Williams — of Westfield, Union County, N.J.; Bedminster, Somerset County, N.J. Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., December 10, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly, 1951; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1953-57; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1959-82; resigned 1982; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964, 1968, 1980. Member, Elks; Americans for Democratic Action. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; allegedly accepted an 18% interest in a titanium mine; indicted on October 30, 1980; convicted on May 1, 1981, of nine counts of bribery, conspiracy, receiving an unlawful gratuity, conflict of interest, and interstate travel in aid of racketeering; resigned his seat March 11, 1982, when it appeared that the Senate would vote to expel him; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000; released in 1986. Died, of cancer and heart ailments, in St. Clare's Hospital, Denville, Morris County, N.J., November 17, 2001 (age 81 years, 342 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Gerry E. Studds
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (1932-2010) — also known as John P. Murtha; Jack Murtha; "King of Pork" — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., June 17, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1974-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; never charged, but cited by the grand jury in 1980 as an unindicted co-conspirator. During gall bladder surgery, suffered an intestinal cut, which led to infection; he subsequently died at Virginia Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., February 8, 2010 (age 77 years, 236 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Edna (Ray) Murtha (1908-1975) and John Patrick Murtha (1910-1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Kelly (1924-2005) — of Florida. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., July 31, 1924. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Florida, 1960-74; U.S. Representative from Florida 5th District, 1975-81. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted June 13, 1980, and convicted January 26, 1981, on charges of bribery conspiracy, and interstate travel to further illegal activities; the conviction was overturned on appeal, then reinstated; served 13 months in prison. Died in Stevensville, Ravalli County, Mont., August 22, 2005 (age 81 years, 22 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Wilson Jenrette, Jr. (b. 1936) — also known as John W. Jenrette, Jr. — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, May 19, 1936. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1970; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1975-80. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted and convicted on bribery conspiracy charges in 1980 and sentenced to prison. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Angelo Joseph Errichetti (1928-2013) — also known as Angelo J. Errichetti — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., September 29, 1928. Democrat. Mayor of Camden, N.J., 1974-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1976; member of New Jersey state senate 5th District, 1976-81. Italian ancestry. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted in 1980, later convicted and sentenced to prison. Died in Ventnor City, Atlantic County, N.J., May 16, 2013 (age 84 years, 229 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Michael Joseph Myers (b. 1943) — also known as Michael Myers; Ozzie Myers — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, May 4, 1943. Democrat. Longshoreman; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1971-76; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1976-80; defeated, 1980. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted on May 27, and convicted on August 31, 1980 of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives on October 2, 1980. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Raymond Francis Lederer (1938-2008) — also known as Raymond F. Lederer — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 19, 1938. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1974; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1977-81. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted May 28, 1981; convicted of bribery January 9, 1981; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; resigned from Congress on April 29, 1981; began his prison sentence July 7, 1983. Died December 1, 2008 (age 70 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Joel Patterson — of Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich. Mayor of Benton Harbor, Mich., 1981; defeated, 1981. Indicted in 1981, along with the City Attorney, on federal embezzlement and bribery charges in connection with a housing program. Still living as of 1981.
  Walter S. Orlinsky (1938-2002) — also known as Wally Orlinsky; "Wally Appleseed" — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 19, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Baltimore city 2nd District, 1967-72; candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1972; candidate in primary for Governor of Maryland, 1978; pleaded guilty to Federal charges of accepting a bribe from an FBI informant posing as a sludge hauler; served 4.5 months in prison; pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Phi Alpha Delta. Died February 9, 2002 (age 63 years, 266 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1961 to Jo-Ann Mayer (divorced); married to Judy Longenecker Taylor.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frederick William Richmond (b. 1923) — also known as Frederick W. Richmond; Fred Richmond — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Massachusetts, November 15, 1923. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1975-82. Jewish. Arrested in Washington, D.C., in 1978 for soliciting sex from a minor and from an undercover police officer; pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. In 1982, charged with tax evasion, marijuana possession, and improper payments to a federal employee, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and a day in prison; served nine months. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James C. Green (c.1922-2000) — also known as Jimmy Green — of Clarkton, Bladen County, N.C. Born about 1922. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-77; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1975-77; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1977-85; candidate in primary for Governor of North Carolina, 1984. Presbyterian. Charged in 1983 with accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent, but acquitted; convicted of tax evasion in 1997, fined, and sentenced to home confinement. Died at Bladen County Hospital, Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., February 4, 2000 (age about 78 years). Interment at Clarkton Cemetery, Clarkton, N.C.
  James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (b. 1941) — also known as James A. Traficant, Jr. — of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, May 8, 1941. Sheriff; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1985-2002; removed 2002; defeated, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2000. As sheriff in the 1980s, was charged with accepting bribes, tried and acquitted. In May, 2001, he was indicted on ten counts of bribery and racketeering; tried and convicted; sentenced to prison; expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives, July 24, 2002. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Tim Ryan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  John J. Peluso (b. 1923) — also known as "Johnny TV" — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born June 1, 1923. Mayor of Newport, Ky., 1964-68, 1976-80; defeated, 1971, 1983. Indicted in 1973 on charges of possession of stolen bonds; later dismissed. Convicted in 1983 of promoting gambling. Indicted in 1984 on federal charges of bribery and conspiracy; pleaded guilty to perjury in 1985; sentenced to ten years in prison; released in 1989. Still living as of 2001.
  Michael J. Matthews (b. 1934) — of Linwood, Atlantic County, N.J.; Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Upland, Delaware County, Pa., January 7, 1934. Democrat. Candidate in primary for New Jersey state senate 2nd District, 1973; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1974; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 2nd District, 1978-83; mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., 1982-84; recalled 1984; defeated, 1984. Indicted on March 27, 1984, on federal bribery and extortion charges, over his dealings with organized crime figures; a trial was started, but then he pleaded guilty to one count of extortion, and the other charges were dropped; sentenced to fifteen years in federal prison; released in 1990. Still living as of 1990.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William C. Brennan, Jr. (1918-2000) — of Far Rockaway, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Elmhurst, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 11, 1918. Democrat. Police officer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1955-64; member of New York state senate 12th District, 1967-68; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1970-85; resigned 1985. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Elks. In July 1985, he was indicted in Federal court for accepting bribes in return for reducing or dismissing charges in criminal cases involving organized crime figures; also charged with extortion; pleaded not guilty and tried; did not testify in his own defense; convicted in December 1985, sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $209,000. He was released from prison in May 1988. Died May 8, 2000 (age 81 years, 210 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1941 to Gloria M. Lauer.
  Robert Budd Dwyer (1939-1987) — also known as R. Budd Dwyer — of Pennsylvania. Born in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Mo., November 21, 1939. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1965-70; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1971-81; resigned 1981; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1981-87; died in office 1987. Baptist. Member, National Education Association; Eagles; Theta Chi; Jaycees. Convicted in December 1986 of bribery and conspiracy in federal court. About to be sentenced, and widely expected to resign from office, he called a press conference; there, in front of spectators and television cameras, he insisted he was not guilty, and then shot and killed himself, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., January 22, 1987 (age 47 years, 62 days). Interment at Blooming Valley Cemetery, Blooming Valley, Pa.
  Cross-reference: Robert B. Asher
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Samuel Jerome Bronson (1930-1986) — also known as S. Jerome Bronson — of Franklin, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 21, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1960; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1965-68; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1966; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1969-86; died in office 1986. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association. Arrested and charged with soliciting and accepting a bribe of $20,000 for his vote on a pending case; he killed himself by gunshot the same day, in Franklin, Oakland County, Mich., November 14, 1986 (age 56 years, 238 days). Interment at Beth El Memorial Park, Livonia, Mich.
  Cross-reference: James N. Canham
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert B. Asher — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1985. Along with state treasurer R. Budd Dwyer, was convicted in federal court in 1986, on bribery and conspiracy charges. Still living as of 1987.
  James N. Canham — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1961-77; appointed 1961. Acted as a go-between between Michigan Court of Appeals Judge S. Jerome Bronson and an attorney from whom a bribe was solicited. Arrested in November 1986; in return for immunity from prosecution, he helped to implicate Judge Bronson, who killed himself the same day he was arrested. Because he aided and abetted bribery, Canham's license to practice law was subsequently revoked. Still living as of 1986.
Oliver L. North Oliver Laurence North (b. 1943) — also known as Oliver L. North; Ollie North — of Virginia. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., October 7, 1943. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986; he was in charge of a secret (and illegal) government operation to sell weapons to Iran and provide the profits to the then-unrecognized Nicaraguan "contras", who were fighting a civil war against the "Sandinista" government there; convicted in 1989 on federal charges of obstructing Congress, destroying documents, and accepting an illegal gratuity; an appeals court later overturned the guilty verdict; candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1994; host of a radio talk show in 1995-2003, and is a television commentator. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married, November 13, 1968, to Betsy Stuart.
  Cross-reference: Harry E. Bergold, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Time Magazine, July 13, 1987
  Mario Biaggi (1917-2015) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 26, 1917. Police officer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1969-88 (24th District 1969-73, 10th District 1973-83, 19th District 1983-88); defeated, 1988 (Republican), 1992 (Democratic primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1980, 1984; Conservative candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1973. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1987 on federal charges that he had accepted bribes from former Brooklyn political boss Meade Esposito in in return for influence on federal contracts for a Brooklyn ship-repair company; convicted on September 22, 1987 of obstructing justice and accepting illegal gratuities; sentenced to prison and fined. Tried in 1988 on federal racketeering charges in connection with the Wedtech Corporation; convicted on August 4, 1988 on 15 felony counts. Resigned from Congress following the Wedtech conviction; served more than two years in prison. Died in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 24, 2015 (age 97 years, 241 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Marie Wassil (1918-1997).
  Campaign slogan (1973): "He wins, you win."
  Campaign slogan (1973): "He's right for what's wrong with New York."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ricardo Jerome Bordallo (1927-1990) — also known as Ricardo J. Bordallo; Ricky Bordallo — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, December 11, 1927. Democrat. Restaurant owner; automobile dealer; member of Guam legislature, 1956-70; Guam Democratic Party chair, 1960-63, 1971-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1964; Governor of Guam, 1975-78, 1983-86; defeated, 1970; Convicted in 1987 on corruption charges, including bribery, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering; sentenced to nine years in prison and fined; some of the charges were overturned on appeal in 1988; resentenced to four years in prison in December, 1989. Catholic. Chamorro ancestry. Just before he was to report to prison, he chained himself to a statue of Chief Quipuha, in a busy traffic circle at rush hour; wrapped in a Guam flag and wearing a sign saying "I regret I have but one life to give for my island," he shot and killed himself, in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, February 1, 1990 (age 62 years, 52 days). Interment at Pigo Catholic Cemetery, Hagatna, Guam.
  Relatives: Son of Baltazar Jeronimo 'B. J.' Bordallo (1900-1984) and Josefina Torres (Pangelinan) Bordallo (1906-1945); brother of Paul Joseph Bordallo (1930-2007); married 1953 to Madeleine Mary Zeien.
  Political family: Bordallo family of Minnesota.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence M. Mitchell III (b. 1939) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 14, 1939. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1963-66; member of Maryland state senate District 10, 1967-86; Indicted in 1987, along with his brother, by a federal grand jury in connection with the a bribery investigation of Wedtech Corporation; convicted of accepting $50,000 to stop the Congressional investigation of Wedtech; sentenced to two and a half years in prison; convicted in 1988 of obstructing an investigation of Baltimore drug dealer Melvin D. 'Little Melvin' Williams, and sentenced to two years in prison; charged in 1988 with failure to file income tax returns; tried and acquitted. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League; Kappa Alpha Psi; Freemasons; Jaycees. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911-1984) and Juanita Elizabeth (Jackson) Mitchell (1913-1992); brother of Michael Bowen Mitchell (1945-); father of Clarence M. Mitchell IV; nephew of Parren James Mitchell; uncle of Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr..
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Michael Bowen Mitchell (b. 1945) — also known as Michael B. Mitchell — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 7, 1945. Lawyer; member of Maryland state senate 39th District, 1987; indicted in 1987, along with his brother, by a federal grand jury in connection with the a bribery investigation of Wedtech Corporation; convicted of accepting $50,000 to stop the Congressional investigation of Wedtech; sentenced to two and a half years in prison; convicted in 1988 of forging documents to obtain $77,000 in life insurance proceeds intended for the child of a murder victim, and sentenced to six years in prison. Methodist. Member, NAACP. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911-1984) and Juanita Elizabeth (Jackson) Mitchell (1913-1992); brother of Clarence M. Mitchell III; nephew of Parren James Mitchell; uncle of Clarence M. Mitchell IV and Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr. (1967-).
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Meade Henry Esposito (1909-1993) — also known as Meade H. Esposito; Amadeo Henry Esposito — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 28, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; vice-president, Lafayette National Bank, 1965; insurance broker; leader of Kings County Democratic Party, 1969-83. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, NAACP. Indicted in 1987 on federal charges that he had given bribes to U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi in in return for influence on federal contracts for a Brooklyn ship-repair company; convicted on September 22, 1987 of giving an illegal gratuity; fined $500,000; indicted in 1988 on bribery and tax charges, but the case was dismissed due to his age and poor health. Died, from renal failure caused by a heart attack, while suffering from lung cancer and bladder cancer, in North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 3, 1993 (age 83 years, 249 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Felicia Esposito; married to Anne De Cunzo.
  Bess Myerson (1924-2014) — Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 16, 1924. Democrat. Miss America, 1945; first and only Jewish woman to win the pageant; musician; television personality; New York City commissioner of consumer affairs, 1969-73, and commissioner of cultural affairs, 1983-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1980; accused in 1987 of bribing Justice Hortense Gabel by giving her daughter a city job; meanwhile, the judge reduced child support payments for Carl Andrew Capasso, Myerson's married lover; the scandal was called the "Bess Mess"; she was forced to resign as city consumer affairs commissioner; indicted on federal bribery charges in 1988, along with Capasso and Gabel; tried and found not guilty. Female. Jewish. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 14, 2014 (age 90 years, 151 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Louis Myerson and Bella (Podell) Myerson; married 1946 to Allan Wayne; married 1962 to Arnold Grant.
  Epitaph: "You Will Always Be Our Queen."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Hortense W. Gabel (1912-1990) — also known as Hortense Wittstein — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 16, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; New York City Rent and Rehabilitation Commissioner, 1962-65; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1975-87; appointed 1975; resigned 1987; accused in 1987 of accepting a bribe from New York Consumer Affairs Commissioner Bess Myerson in the form of a city job for her daughter; allegedly in return, the judge reduced child support payments for Myerson's lover, Carl A. Capasso; the scandal was called "the Bess Mess"; she resigned as Justice; indicted on federal bribery charges in 1988, along with Myerson and Capasso; tried and found not guilty. Female. Jewish. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 7, 1990 (age 77 years, 356 days). Interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Rubin J. Wittstein and Bessie Wittstein; married 1944 to Milton Gabel (1907-1990).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Garcia (1933-2017) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., January 9, 1933. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; computer engineer; member of New York state assembly, 1966-67 (83rd District 1966, 77th District 1967); resigned 1967; member of New York state senate 30th District, 1967-78; U.S. Representative from New York, 1978-90 (21st District 1978-83, 18th District 1983-90); resigned 1990; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984, 1988; indicted in 1988, along with his wife, on federal bribery and extortion charges; convicted in October 1989 and sentenced to three years in prison (served 104 days); the conviction was reversed on appeal; retried and again convicted in 1991; the second conviction was also overturned, and prosecutors dropped the case. Puerto Rican ancestry. Died in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, January 25, 2017 (age 84 years, 16 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Meese III (b. 1931) — also known as Ed Meese; "Reagan's Geographer" — Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., December 2, 1931. Lawyer; legal affairs secretary to Gov. Ronald Reagan, 1967-68; executive assistant and chief of staff, 1969-74; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1985-88. Lutheran. Member, Federalist Society. The independent counsel who investigated the Wedtech scandal reported that Meese, who had worked as a lobbyist for Wedtech, was complicit in the company's bribery and fraud; following this disclosure, he resigned from the Cabinet. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Meese, Jr. and Leona Meese; married 1959 to Ursula Herrick.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Alcee Lamar Hastings (b. 1936) — also known as Alcee L. Hastings — of Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Fla., September 5, 1936. Democrat. U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1979-89; candidate for secretary of state of Florida, 1990; U.S. Representative from Florida 23rd District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi. Impeached and removed from office as federal judge in 1989 over bribery charges. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  James Claude Wright, Jr. (1922-2015) — also known as Jim Wright, Jr. — of Weatherford, Parker County, Tex.; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., December 22, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1947-49; mayor of Weatherford, Tex., 1950-54; U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1955-89; resigned 1989; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1987-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1961. Presbyterian. He was subject of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee in 1989; it appeared from the report that he had evaded limits on gifts and speaking fees; resigned under fire in June, 1989. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., May 6, 2015 (age 92 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James Leroy Usry (1922-2002) — also known as James L. Usry — of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., February 2, 1922. Republican. Professional basketball player, 1946-51; mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., 1984-90; defeated, 1982; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1988; arrested, on July 28, 1989, along with thirteen others, and charged with bribery; he later pleaded guilty to improper reporting of campaign contributions. African ancestry. Died in Absecon, Atlantic County, N.J., February 25, 2002 (age 80 years, 23 days). Interment at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor, N.J.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Nicholas Mavroules Nicholas James Mavroules (1929-2003) — also known as Nicholas Mavroules — of Peabody, Essex County, Mass. Born in Peabody, Essex County, Mass., November 1, 1929. Democrat. Mayor of Peabody, Mass., 1967-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1976; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1979-93; defeated, 1992. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Rotary. Pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of tax fraud and accepting gratuities while in office; sentenced to prison. Died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., December 25, 2003 (age 74 years, 54 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Albert Garza Bustamante (b. 1935) — also known as Albert G. Bustamante — of Laredo, Webb County, Tex. Born in Asherton, Dimmit County, Tex., April 8, 1935. Democrat. School teacher; Bexar County Commissioner, 1973-78; Bexar County Judge, 1979-84; U.S. Representative from Texas 23rd District, 1985-93; defeated, 1992. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Convicted in 1993 on racketeering and bribery charges, and sentenced to prison. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Rebecca Pounders.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Donald Edgar Lukens (1931-2010) — also known as Donald E. Lukens; Buz Lukens — of Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. Born in Harveysburg, Warren County, Ohio, February 11, 1931. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1967-71, 1987-90 (24th District 1967-71, 8th District 1987-90); member of Ohio state senate, 1975. Member, Sertoma; Farm Bureau; Delta Chi; Order of Ahepa; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Toastmasters. Convicted in 1989 on a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, by having sex with a 16 year old girl; sentenced to 30 days in jail. Indicted in February 1995 on five counts of bribery and conspiracy; a jury in October 1995 found him not guilty on three counts but was unable to reach a verdict on the other two; a mistrial was declared. Reindicted in March 1996; tried and convicted. Died May 22, 2010 (age 79 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Arthur Lukens and Edith (Greene) Lukens.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Albert Michael Espy (b. 1953) — also known as Mike Espy — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., November 30, 1953. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1987-93; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1993. African ancestry. Indicted August 27, 1997, on 30 criminal counts based on acceptance of gifts from organizations and individuals doing business with the Agriculture Department; acquitted December 2, 1998. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Paul J. Silvester (born c.1963) — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born about 1963. Republican. Connecticut state treasurer, 1997-99; appointed 1997. In September 1999, pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, money laundering and bribery. His bail was revoked in January 2002 for improper contacts with a defendant in another corruption trial. Still living as of 2002.
  Percy Z. Giles (born c.1952) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born about 1952. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1996. African ancestry. Convicted in 1999 on federal bribery and extortion charges. Still living as of 1999.
  Milton Milan (b. 1962) — also known as Milt Milan — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., 1962. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; mayor of Camden, N.J., 1997-2000. Hispanic ancestry. Arrested in March 2000 and charged with taking payoffs and bribes. Still living as of 2000.
  Brian Setencich (born c.1962) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born about 1962. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1995-96; defeated, 1996; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995-96. Professional basketball player in Europe. Charged with bribery and mail fraud; tried and acquitted in February, 2000. Charged with tax evasion; tried in federal court and convicted in June, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Martin G. Barnes (born c.1949) — also known as Marty Barnes — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born about 1949. Republican. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1997-2002; defeated, 2002. African ancestry. Indicted in federal court in 2002 on 40 counts of bribery and other offenses, over his solicitation and acceptance of more than $200,000 in gratuities from city contractors, including home improvements, designer suits, and paid female companions; pleaded guilty to two counts, including tax evasion, and sentenced in 2003 to 37 months in prison. Still living as of 2003.
  Sara B. Bost (born c.1948) — of Irvington, Essex County, N.J. Born about 1948. Mayor of Irvington, N.J., 1994-2002. Female. African ancestry. Indicted in April 2002 on federal bribery and witness tampering charges; pleaded guilty in April 2003 to one count of witness tampering; sentenced to one year in prison. Still living as of 2004.
  Vincent Albert Cianci (1941-2016) — also known as Buddy Cianci — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., April 30, 1941. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Providence, R.I., 1975-84, 1991-2002; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1976 ; candidate for Governor of Rhode Island, 1980; talk show host. Italian ancestry. Pleaded no contest in 1984 to charges that he beat his estranged wife's lover with a fireplace log. Charged with twelve federal counts of bribery, conspiracy and racketeering; convicted in June, 2002 on two counts. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., January 28, 2016 (age 74 years, 273 days). Interment at St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston, R.I.
  Campaign slogan (1991): "He never stopped caring about Providence."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Vincent Cianci: Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Dined with Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community, and Lived to Tell the Tale (2011)
  Books about Buddy Cianci: Mike Stanton, The Prince of Providence : The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds
  Kenneth E. Saunders, Sr. — also known as Butch Saunders — of Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J. Mayor of Asbury Park, N.J., 1997-2001. Convicted on federal bribery conspiracy charges, December 2003; pleaded guilty to filing false federal tax returns, February 3, 2004. February 3, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  W. D. Childers (born c.1934) — Born about 1934. Member of Florida state senate, 1980; Escambia County Commissioner. Convicted in 2002 of violating the Florida Sunshine Law by discussing public business in private with other other county commissioners; served 38 days in prison; convicted in 2003 of bribery; sentenced to 3.5 years in prison; free pending appeal. Still living as of 2006.
  William Jennings Jefferson (b. 1947) — also known as William J. Jefferson — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La., March 14, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1979-90; candidate for mayor of New Orleans, La., 1982, 1986; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1991-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1999; named as unindicted co-conspirator by prosecutors in connection with Brent Pfeffer's guilty plea to bribery charges. Baptist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Joseph C. Scarpelli (born c.1939) — of Brick Township, Ocean County, N.J. Born about 1939. Mayor of Brick Township, N.J., 2006; resigned 2006; pleaded guilty in 2007 to federal bribery charges; sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $5,000. Still living as of 2007.
  Gerald P. Garson (born c.1932) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born about 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1998-2003. Convicted in April 2007 on bribery and misconduct charges, and sentenced to three to ten years in prison. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Robin Garson (1954?-); cousin *** of Michael J. Garson.
  Political family: Garson family of Brooklyn, New York.
  Peter Kott (b. 1949) — also known as Pete Kott — of Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 29, 1949. Republican. Part-owner and operator of Kott's Hardwood Flooring; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1993-2007 (24th District 1993-2003, 17th District 2003-07); Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 2003-04; arrested in May 2007, along with Bruce Weyhrauch and Vic Kohring, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation (including the promise of a job as a lobbyist), in return for votes on an oil tax; tried and convicted in September 2007; sentenced to six years in prison and fined $10,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Bruce Weyhrauch — of Juneau, Alaska. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives 4th District, 2003-07; arrested in May 2007, along with Pete Kott and Vic Kohring, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation in return for votes on an oil tax; trial pending. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Vic Kohring (b. 1958) — of Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., August 2, 1958. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2007 (26th District 1995-2003, 14th District 2003-07); resigned 2007; arrested in May 2007, along with Bruce Weyhrauch and Pete Kott, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation in return for votes on an oil tax; tried and convicted in November 2007; sentenced to three and a half years in prison; released in 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas T. Anderson (b. 1957) — also known as Tom Anderson — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4, 1957. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives 19th District, 2003-07; arrested and indicted in December 2006 on federal federal bribery, extortion, and money laundering charges; tried and convicted in July 2007; sentenced to 60 months in prison. Lutheran. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Tom R. Anderson and Christiane Anderson; married 2005 to Lesil McGuire (1971-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Theodore Fulton Stevens (1923-2010) — also known as Ted Stevens — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 18, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the 4th District of Alaska Territory, 1954-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1965-68; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009; defeated, 1962; appointed 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Indicted in July 2008 on federal charges of failing to report gifts from VECO Corporation and its CEO; tried and convicted in October 2008; his conviction was later vacated due to prosecutorial misconduct. Killed in a plane crash, in Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, August 9, 2010 (age 86 years, 264 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Ann Mary Cherrington (killed in plane crash, 1978); father of Ben Stevens (1953?-).
  Cross-reference: Lesil McGuire
  Mount Stevens, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, is named for him.  — The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  John Cowdery (b. 1930) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Adrian, Bates County, Mo., February 11, 1930. Republican. Contractor; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1983-84, 1997-2000; member of Alaska state senate, 2000-09 (District I 2000-03, District O 2003-09); indicted in July 2008 and charged with accepting bribes from VECO Corporation; convicted in March 2009; sentenced to six months house arrest and fined $25,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Rod R. Blagojevich (b. 1956) — also known as Rod Blagojevich; "Blago" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 10, 1956. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1993-96; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1997-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000, 2004, 2008; Governor of Illinois, 2003-09; solicited bribes from potential candidates for appointment to Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat; arrested by federal agents in December 2008, and set for trial on federal corruption charges; in January 2009, based on charges that he abused his authority and attempted to sell authorizations, vetoes, and appointments, he was impeached by the Illinois House, convicted by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Senate, and prohibited from holding public office in the state; tried in federal court in 2010-11, and after a mistrial, was ultimately found guilty on eighteen counts, including bribery and extortion; sentenced to 14 years in federal prison; an appeal later overturned five of the eighteen convictions, but did not change his prison sentence. Serbian ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia 'Patti' Mell (daughter of Richard F. Mell; sister of Deborah Mell (1968-)).
  Political family: Mell-Blagojevich family of Chicago, Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Daniel Lipinski
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Rod Blagojevich: The Governor (2009)
  Books about Rod Blagojevich: Elizabeth Brackett, Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow — Jeff Coen & John Chase, Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor's Office and into Prison
  Beverly Masek (b. 1963) — of Willow, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Anvik, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska, September 30, 1963. Republican. Four time Iditarod Race finisher, 1990-93; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2005 (28th District 1995-2003, 15th District 2003-05); pleaded guilty in March 2009 to soliciting and accepting at least $4,000 in bribes from VECO Corporation; sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Female. Methodist. Alaska Native ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2009.
  Sheila Ann Dixon (b. 1953) — also known as Sheila Dixon; Sheila Dixon-Smith — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 27, 1953. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988, 2004, 2008 (member, Credentials Committee); mayor of Baltimore, Md., 2007-10; resigned 2010. Female. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Indicted in January 2009, on perjury theft, and misconduct charges, over secretly accepting more than $20,000 worth of gifts from developers doing business with the city, and for using gift cards intended for needy families to buy furs and other expensive items for herself; the charges were dismissed in May, but she was reindicted in July; tried in fall 2009; convicted on one count of embezzlement, and acquitted on other charges; pleaded guilty to perjury, and resigned as mayor, as part of a plea agreement. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Daughter of Philip Dixon, Sr. and Winona Dixon.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Aaron F. Broussard (b. 1949) — of Kenner, Jefferson Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., January 6, 1949. Democrat. Mayor of Kenner, La., 1982-96; president of Jefferson Parish, La., 2003-10; pleaded guilty in September 2012 to federal charges that, as president of Jefferson Parish, he received bribes of more than $60,000, and that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a no-work job in the parish government for his ex-wife; sentenced to 46 months in prison, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Emmett Pugh Emmett S. Pugh III — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Mayor of Beckley, W.Va., 1988-2013. In April 2012, he was accused, in two complaints filed with the West Virginia Ethics Commission, of accepting improper gifts, including shares of development firms, in return for free use of city resources; without admitting guilt, he agreed to retire as mayor, and repay the cost of the investigation. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: The State Journal, April 4, 2012
  Tony F. Mack (b. 1966) — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., January 8, 1966. Democrat. Mercer County Freeholder, 1997-2008; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000; mayor of Trenton, N.J., 2010-14; removed 2014; arrested in September 2012, and charged with accepting a bribe, fraud, and extortion; tried and convicted in 2014, and sentenced to five years in prison. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article
  C. Ray Nagin — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Democrat. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 2002-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008; indicted in January 2013 for accepting bribes and kickbacks in connection with city contracts. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Robert Francis McDonnell (b. 1954) — also known as Bob McDonnell — of Glen Allen, Henrico County, Va. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 15, 1954. Republican. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates 84th District, 1992-2005; Virginia state attorney general, 2006-09; resigned 2009; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008 (delegation chair); Governor of Virginia, 2010-14; he and his wife were indicted in January 2014 for receiving improper gifts; convicted in September 2014; sentenced to two years in prison; in June 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned his conviction. Irish and Alsatian ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of John Francis McDonnell and Emma (Meiller) McDonnell.
  Campaign slogan (2009): "Bob's for Jobs"
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
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Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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