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Michael Francis Easley (b. 1950) —
also known as Mike F. Easley —
Born near Rocky Mount, Nash
County, N.C., March
candidate in primary for U.S.
Senator from North Carolina, 1990; North
Carolina state attorney general, 1993-2001; Governor of
North Carolina, 2001-09; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from North Carolina, 2004,
guilty in 2010 to failing
to report a 2006 helicopter ride in his campaign
Still living as of 2014.
John Henry Eaton (1790-1856) —
also known as John H. Eaton —
of Nashville, Davidson
Born near Scotland Neck, Halifax
County, N.C., June 18,
served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Tennessee
state house of representatives, 1815-16; U.S.
Senator from Tennessee, 1818-21, 1821-29; U.S.
Secretary of War, 1829-31; Governor
of Florida Territory, 1834-36; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1836-40.
from Cabinet in 1831 during the scandal
(called the "Petticoat Affair") over past infedelities
of his second wife, Peggy Eaton.
Died in Washington,
17, 1856 (age 66 years, 152
Interment at Oak
Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Edwin Washington Edwards (b. 1927) —
also known as Edwin Edwards; "Fast
of Crowley, Acadia
Born in Marksville, Avoyelles
Parish, La., August
member of Louisiana
state senate 35th District, 1964-65; U.S.
Representative from Louisiana 7th District, 1965-72; Governor of
Louisiana, 1972-80, 1984-88, 1992-96; justice of
Louisiana state supreme court, 1980.
in federal court in 1985 with racketeering involving hospital
licenses; his first trial ended in hung jury; acquitted in second
in federal court in 2000 on seventeen counts of fraud and
racketeering over a scheme to extort
money from applicants for casino licenses; sentenced
in 2001 to ten years in federal prison
Still living as of 2014.
Frank E. Edwards —
of Seattle, King
of Seattle, Wash., 1928-31; recalled 1931.
from office as mayor in 1931.
John Reid Edwards (b. 1953) —
also known as John Edwards; Johnny Reid Edwards;
"Silk Pony"; "The Breck
of North Carolina.
Born in Seneca, Oconee
County, S.C., June 10,
Democrat. Lawyer; U.S.
Senator from North Carolina, 1999-2005; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from North Carolina, 2000,
candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2004,
candidate for Vice
President of the United States, 2004; in August 2008, he acknowledged
affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter, though at first he denied
having fathered her baby; this revelation discredited
him and ended his
In June, 2011, he was indicted
in federal court on campaign
finance charges, based on the argument that the donations he
received in 2007-08 to cover up his affair were illegal
contributions to his presidential campaign.
Still living as of 2014.
William Donlon Edwards (1915-2015) —
also known as Don Edwards —
of San Jose, Santa
Clara County, Calif.
Born in San Jose, Santa Clara
County, Calif., January
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S.
Representative from California, 1963-95 (9th District 1963-75,
10th District 1975-93, 16th District 1993-95); delegate to Democratic
National Convention from California, 1964,
during an anti-apartheid
protest outside the South African Embassy
in Washington, 1984.
for Democratic Action.
Died in San Jose, Santa Clara
County, Calif., October
1, 2015 (age 100 years,
Steven Effman (b. 1950) —
also known as Steve Effman —
of Sunrise, Broward
Born in New York, New York
County, N.Y., October
Democrat. Lawyer; mayor
of Sunrise, Fla., 1993-96; member of Florida
state house of representatives 98th District, 1997-; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000.
in 2003 to inappropriate
with three divorce clients; suspended
from the practice of law for 91 days.
Still living as of 2003.
Patrick F. Egan (1841-1919) —
of Lincoln, Lancaster
Born in County Longford, Ireland,
Republican. Irish home rule advocate; prosecuted
in Dublin, 1880, for sedition;
elevator business; delegate to Republican National Convention
from Nebraska, 1888;
U.S. Minister to Chile, 1889-93.
Died in Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., September
30, 1919 (age 78 years, 48
Interment at St.
Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
Joshua Eilberg (1921-2004) —
of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., February
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer;
member of Pennsylvania
state house of representatives, 1952-66; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960,
Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1967-79; defeated,
B'rith; American Bar
Judicature Society; American
Legion; Veterans of
Foreign Wars; Jewish
War Veterans; Disabled
American Veterans; Knights
of Pythias; Freemasons.
guilty in federal court to conflict
of interest charges,
February 1979; sentenced
to five years probation
Died, of Parkinson's
disease, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., March
24, 2004 (age 83 years, 41
Interment at Montefiore
Cemetery, Jenkintown, Pa.
Daisy L. Elliott (1917-2015) —
also known as Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir —
of Detroit, Wayne
Born in Filbert, McDowell
County, W.Va., November
to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 4th
District, 1961-62; member of Michigan
state house of representatives, 1963-78, 1981-82 (Wayne County
4th District 1963-64, 22nd District 1965-72, 8th District 1973-78,
1981-82); defeated in primary, 1950 (Wayne County 1st District), 1954
(Wayne County 11th District), 1956 (Wayne County 4th District), 1958
(Wayne County 4th District), 1960 (Wayne County 4th District), 1982
(8th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from
co-author of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; candidate in
primary for Michigan
state senate 5th District, 1978; arrested
in April 1982 for driving a stolen
1977 Cadillac deVille automobile;
on a charge of receiving and concealing stolen
property; she claimed she had bought the car from a dealer, but
the firm had no record of this, and the document she presented had
been faked; lost
renomination as State Representatve in August 1982, while under
in November 1982 and sentenced
to 60 days in jail.
ancestry. Member, NAACP; League of Women
Died, in DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital,
County, Mich., December
22, 2015 (age 98 years, 26
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
John Milton Elliott (1820-1879) —
also known as John M. Elliott —
of Prestonsburg, Floyd
Born in Scott
County, Va., May 20,
Democrat. Member of Kentucky
state house of representatives, 1847, 1860-61; U.S.
Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1853-59; Delegate
from Kentucky to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62;
from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; circuit judge
in Kentucky, 1868-74; Judge,
Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1876-79; died in office 1879.
from the Kentucky legislature in 1861 for supporting
and killed by
Col. Thomas Buford, in front of the ladies' entrance to the Capitol
in Frankfort, Franklin
County, Ky., March
26, 1879 (age 58 years, 310
Interment at Frankfort
Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.; statue at Boyd
County Courthouse Grounds, Catlettsburg, Ky.
Alfred Ely (1815-1892) —
of Rochester, Monroe
Born in Lyme, New London
County, Conn., February
Representative from New York 29th District, 1859-63.
While witnessing the Battle of Bull Run in 1861, was captured
by the Confederates,
at Richmond for several months; released in exchange for Charles
Died in Rochester, Monroe
County, N.Y., May 18,
1892 (age 77 years, 93
Entombed at Mt.
Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
J. Louis Engdahl (1884-1932) —
of Chicago, Cook
County, Ill.; Manhattan, New York
Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin
County, Minn., November
and editor for Socialist and Communist newspapers;
in Chicago, 1918, along with former U.S. Rep. Victor
L. Berger, and three others, for making speeches
that encouraged disloyalty
and obstructed military
to twenty years in prison;
the conviction was later overturned; Socialist candidate for U.S.
Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1918; delegate to
Socialist National Convention from Illinois, 1920; candidate for U.S.
Senator from Illinois, 1924 (Workers), 1926 (Workers Communist);
Communist candidate for Lieutenant
Governor of New York, 1930; Communist candidate for U.S.
Representative from New York 7th District, 1931.
Died, of pneumonia,
in Moscow, Russia,
21, 1932 (age 48 years, 10
John Eric Ensign (b. 1958) —
also known as John E. Ensign —
of Las Vegas, Clark
Born in Roseville, Placer
County, Calif., March
and casino manager; U.S.
Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1995-99; U.S.
Senator from Nevada, 2001-; defeated, 1998; delegate to
Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008.
In June 2009, he admitted
to an extramarital
affair with Cindy Hampton, a member of his campaign staff and the
wife of his Senate aide Doug Hampton. In an unsuccessful attempt to
keep the Hamptons quiet about the affair, he gave them $96,000 (an illegally
undisclosed severance payment) through his parents. He also used
his influence to set up Jeff Hampton as a lobbyist,
in violation of laws restricting lobbying by former congressional
aides. A grand jury investigation
is in progress.
Still living as of 2014.
Angelo Joseph Errichetti (1928-2013) —
also known as Angelo J. Errichetti —
of Camden, Camden
Born in Camden, Camden
County, N.J., September
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.
in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab
businessmen offered bribes
to political figures; indicted
in 1980, later convicted
Died in Ventnor City, Atlantic
County, N.J., May 16,
2013 (age 84 years, 229
Meade Henry Esposito (1909-1993) —
also known as Meade H. Esposito; Amadeo Henry
of Brooklyn, Kings
Born in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., December
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York,
vice-president, Lafayette National Bank,
broker; leader of
Kings County Democratic Party, 1969-83.
ancestry. Member, NAACP.
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
on September 22, 1987 of giving an illegal
in 1988 on bribery
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,
County, Long Island, N.Y., September
3, 1993 (age 83 years, 249
of Felicia Esposito; married to Anne De Cunzo.|
Albert Michael Espy (b. 1953) —
also known as Mike Espy —
of Yazoo City, Yazoo
Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo
County, Miss., November
Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1987-93; U.S.
Secretary of Agriculture, 1993.
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.