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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Embezzlement
Misappropriating entrusted funds or assets

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  Alexander Moultrie (1750-1807) — Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., July 2, 1750. South Carolina state attorney general, 1776-92; impeached for embezzling state money into the Yazoo Land Company, and resigned. Died in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., August, 1807 (age 57 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Moultrie (1702-1771) and Elizabeth (Wilkins) Moultrie (1705-1776); half-brother of William Moultrie (1730-1805); married, May 24, 1772, to Catherine Judith Lennox (1749-1814).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Swartwout (1783-1856) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 17, 1783. He was participant in Aaron Burr's "Western Conspiracy"; delivered a message from Burr to Gen. James Wilkinson in New Orleans; subsequently arrested in November 1806 for misprision of treason, but released a few months later; early promoter of railroads; openly supported the Texas Republic in its war for independence from Mexico; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1829-38; in 1838, it was alleged that he had embezzled more than $1.2 million from the New York customs house, and fled to England; later investigation implicated a subordinate of his as having obtained most of that money; forfeited his property and returned to the U.S. in 1841. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 21, 1856 (age 73 years, 4 days). Interment at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Swartwout and Maria (North) Swartwout; married 1814 to Alice Ann Cooper.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse Hoyt (1792-1867) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn., June 28, 1792. Lawyer; law partner of Martin Van Buren and Benjamin F. Butler; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1823; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1838-41; removed from office in 1841, over allegations of embezzlement. Died March 17, 1867 (age 74 years, 262 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Goold Hoyt (1766-1826) and Sarah (Reed) Hoyt (1768-1821); sixth great-grandnephew of Thomas Welles; third cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Pierpont Edwards, Harold Sheffield Van Buren, Mabel Thorp Boardman, Sheffield Phelps (1864-1902) and Asbury Elliott Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles, Simeon Baldwin and Phelps Phelps; fourth cousin of Graham Hurd Chapin and Martin E. Weed; fourth cousin once removed of John Davenport, Aaron Burr, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Hanford Nichols Lockwood, George Smith Catlin and Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
Isaac V. Fowler Isaac Vanderbeck Fowler (1818-1869) — also known as Isaac V. Fowler — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born August 20, 1818. Democrat. Postmaster at New York City, N.Y., 1853-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860; charged in 1860 with embezzlement as Postmaster; fled to Mexico and Cuba. Member, Tammany Hall. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 29, 1869 (age 51 years, 40 days). Interment at Old Town Cemetery, Newburgh, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Caleb Lyon (1822-1875) — of Lyonsdale, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Lyonsdale, Lewis County, N.Y., December 7, 1822. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1851; resigned 1851; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1851; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1853-55; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1864-66. In 1866, an audit revealed that he had embezzled $46,418 in federal funds intended for the Nez Perce Indians, but he was never convicted. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 8, 1875 (age 52 years, 275 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Caleb Lyon (1784?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Magear Tweed (1823-1878) — also known as William M. Tweed; William Marcy Tweed; "Boss Tweed" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1823. Democrat. Chairmaker; fire fighter; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1853-55; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1868-73. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to twelve years in prison; escaped; captured in Spain and brought back to New York. Died in prison, in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 12, 1878 (age 55 years, 9 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Tweed and Eliza (Magear) Tweed; married, September 18, 1844, to Mary Jane C. Skaden.
  Cross-reference: Charles O'Conor — Thomas Nast — George G. Barnard — Albert Cardozo
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about William M. Tweed: Seymour J. Mandelbaum, Boss Tweed's New York — Leo Hershkowitz, Tweed's New York : another look — Kenneth D. Ackerman, Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York
  William Seeger — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Republican. Minnesota state treasurer, 1872-73. After disclosure that he had accepted his predecessor's note for $112,000 of missing state funds, and had concealed this fact from investigators, he resigned; in spite of that, he was subsequently impeached and removed from office. The lost money was recovered from Seeger's bondsmen, and no criminal prosecution was made. Burial location unknown.
  Corliss P. Stone (1838-1906) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Franklin County, Vt., March 20, 1838. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1872-73. Caused a scandal in 1873, when he suddenly vacated his mayoralty; he fled to San Francisco with a married woman and $15,000 he had embezzled from his firm. Later returned to Seattle. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 14, 1906 (age 68 years, 178 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George C. Bennett — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 8th District, 1872, 1874; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1874; Brooklyn Commissioner of City Works; indicted, along with John W. Flaherty, in December 1878, for conspiracy to defraud the city of $50,000; tried in 1879 and convicted; fined $250; the conviction was reversed on appeal; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Charles Goodwin Bennett (1863-1914).
  Charles H. Houghton — of Metuchen, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New York. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lost a leg in a Civil War battle; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1875-82. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Arrested in May 1882, and charged with embezzlement, fraud, and forgery; tried, convicted, and fined. Burial location unknown.
  Marshall Tate Polk (1831-1884) — also known as M. T. Polk — of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., May 15, 1831. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1876; Tennessee state treasurer, 1877-83. Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, during the Civil War, and lost a leg. In 1883, a $400,000 shortfall was was discovered in the state treasury. Polk fled to Texas, was arrested there, and brought back to Nashville for trial. Charged with embezzlement, he pleaded not guilty -- his lawyer argued he was only guilty of "default of pay" -- but was convicted, sentenced to twenty years in prison, and fined. Imprisonment was delayed pending his appeal, and he died in the meantime. Died in Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn., February 20, 1884 (age 52 years, 281 days). Interment at Polk Cemetery, Bolivar, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Tate Polk (1805-1831) and Laura Theresa (Wilson) Polk (1808-1848); married to Evelina McNeal Bills (1836-1926); nephew of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; first cousin of Tasker Polk; second cousin of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis) and Richard Tyler Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Every one that loveth is born of God."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Johnson Tiffany (1834-1906) — also known as Thomas J. Tiffany; "Henry Fullerton" — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt.; Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., March 6, 1834. Republican. Postmaster at Bennington, Vt., 1872-84; in March, 1884, he was confronted by a postal inspector about a shortage in the post office accounts, he fled, also taking $2,000 in Bennington school funds; in October, 1885, he was arrested near Greeley, Colorado, where he was living under the alias "Henry Fullerton", and brought back to Vermont, where he plead guilty to federal charges, and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., June 26, 1906 (age 72 years, 112 days). Interment at Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Arnold Johnson Tiffany (1803-1877) and Abigail (Drury) Tiffany (1805-1844); married, October 6, 1858, to Mary Frances Cook.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James W. Tate (b. 1831) — also known as "Honest Dick" — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Franklin County, Ky., January 2, 1831. Kentucky state treasurer, 1868-. Absconded from the state treasurer's office in March, 1888; Gov. Simon Buckner said Tate had embezzled almost $250,000 from the state. Impeached in absentia by the Kentucky House; convicted and removed from office by the Senate. He never returned, and his fate is unknown.
  John M. Lingle (1843-1889) — of Webb City, Jasper County, Mo. Born in Pennsylvania, April 2, 1843. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Webb City, Mo., 1885-89. After being threatened with criminal prosecution for allegedly misappropriating funds as postmaster, he stepped out the back door of the post office, and killed himself by gunshot, in Webb City, Jasper County, Mo., January 4, 1889 (age 45 years, 277 days). Interment at Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.
  Relatives: Married 1870 to Avaline Eizabeth McCutcheon (1847-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stevenson Archer (1828-1898) — of Bel Air, Harford County, Md. Born near Churchville, Harford County, Md., February 28, 1828. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1854; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1867-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1868, 1876; Maryland state treasurer, 1886-90; Maryland Democratic state chair, 1887-89. In April, 1890, following an investigation which revealed a shortage of $132,000, he was arrested, removed from office as State Treasurer, and charged with embezzlement. He pleaded guilty and wrote to the court: "No part of the State's money or securities was ever used by me in gambling, stock speculation, or for political purposes; nor have I at this time one dollar of it left." Sentenced to five years in prison. Due to his failing health, was pardoned by Gov. Frank Brown in May 1894. Died, in Baltimore City Hospital, Baltimore, Md., August 2, 1898 (age 70 years, 155 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Churchville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Stevenson Archer (1786-1848); grandson of John Archer.
  Political family: Archer family of Churchville, Maryland.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward T. Noland (d. 1926) — of Jackson County, Mo. Democrat. Missouri state treasurer, 1889-90; resigned 1890. In March 1890, following reports of his drunkenness and gambling, his accounts were investigated; a shortage of about $32,000 was discovered; suspended from office as state treasurer, and resigned a few days later; arrested soon after, and charged with embezzlement; tried in 1891, and ultimately convicted and sentenced to two years in prison. Died June 26, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Lucien Wells Sperry (1820-1890) — also known as Lucien W. Sperry — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Woodbridge, New Haven County, Conn., March 8, 1820. Coal dealer; insurance agent; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1866-69; member of Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1869-70. Unable to account for money entrusted to him, and likely to be arrested as an embezzler, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 26, 1890 (age 70 years, 110 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch K. Sperry (1787-1856) and Mary Atlanta (Sperry) Sperry (1795-1864); brother of Nehemiah Day Sperry (1827-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles A. Binder (1857-1891) — also known as John Roth — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 2, 1857. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1884, 1886; accused in 1891 of embezzling $20,000 from the estate of Barbara Hausman; fled and became a fugitive, traveling under the alias "John Roth". German ancestry. Wounded by self-inflicted gunshot, in his room at the Sheridan House Hotel, and died there early the next morning, in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., May 17, 1891 (age 33 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Margaret Binder.
  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.
  Joseph Andrew Iasigi (1848-1917) — also known as Joseph A. Iasigi — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, January 15, 1848. Consular Agent for France in Boston, Mass., 1873-77; Consul-General for Turkey in Boston, Mass., 1889-97; he failed to account for a trust fund, refused to answer questions, and fled to New York City; arrested there in February 1897 and extradited to Boston; charged with embezzlement of about $220,000; pleaded not guilty; tried and convicted in November 1897; sentenced to 14-18 years in prison; pardoned in 1909. Armenian and French ancestry. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., January 24, 1917 (age 69 years, 9 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Iasigi (1800-1877) and Eulalie (Loir) Iasigi (1821-1883); brother of Oscar Anthony Iasigi; married 1881 to Marie P. Homer; uncle of Nora Iasigi (who married William Marshall Bullitt).
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Henry Meyer (1826-1898) — also known as Charles H. Meyer; Carl H. Meyer; Karl Heinrich Meyer — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Schleiz, Germany, March 15, 1826. Dry goods importer; banker; Consul for Germany in Philadelphia, Pa., 1872-98; silk ribbon manufacturer. German ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 14, 1898 (age 72 years, 152 days). During a lawsuit following his death, his successor as German Consul alleged that Mr. Meyer had defaulted with at least $11,000 of the consulate's funds; this was denied by the executors of his estate, and the outcome of the dispute is unknown. Interment at Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Christoph Heinrich Meyer (1795-1856) and Marie (Felder) Meyer (1806-1881); married, April 16, 1857, to Sophie Karoline Wilhelmine Brossman (1829-1881).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred A. Maynard (b. 1852) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in 1852. Michigan state attorney general, 1895-98. Indicted in 1901 on 48 charges of embezzlement; a jury was selected for trial, but the indictment was quashed before it could get underway. Burial location unknown.
  Louis Stern (c.1856-1901) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Germany, about 1856. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper reporter; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Bamberg, 1893-1901. Jewish. Arrested and fined in Kissingen, Germany, 1895, for insulting the Baron von Thuengen; also charged with misrepresenting his 15-year-old son as being twelve in order to get cheaper passage to Europe for him on a steamship; the U.S. Consul General in Berlin asserted that Mr. Stern was "very harshly and unjustly treated". Depressed over financial problems and perceived anti-Semitism, he began neglecting his work; he was recalled as commercial agent in 1901, but remained at Bamberg; his failure to return money he had collected on behalf of U.S. citizens led to a judgement against him for 2,000 marks, which he was unable to pay; he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in the public gardens at Bamberg, Germany, June 10, 1901 (age about 45 years). Burial location unknown.
  Martin Reinberg (b. 1852) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Tuckum, Russia (now Tukums, Latvia), June 20, 1852. Naturalized U.S. citizen; U.S. Vice Consul in Guayaquil, 1883-84; U.S. Vice Consul General in Guayaquil, 1884-1902; founded an export and banking company in Guayaquil, Martin Reinberg & Company; in 1901, the company became bankrupt, with debts over one million dollars; following an investigation, his arrest was ordered by Ecuadorian authorities, who suspected him of embezzlement or bank fraud; removed from his consular post. Jewish. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mendel Reinberg (1825-1900) and Paulina (Eder) Reinberg (1830-1911); brother of David S. Reinberg (1857?-?) and Isaac A. Reinberg.
  Political family: Reinberg family of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  James Lawrence Blair (1854-1904) — also known as James L. Blair — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 2, 1854. Lawyer; president, St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, 1884; general counsel, St. Louis World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), 1901-03; indicted in December, 1903, for forgery of two deeds of trust to obtain a loan from an estate he managed. Member, American Bar Association; Loyal Legion; Sons of the Revolution. Died, either from suicide (which he had attempted at least twice before) or from "congestion of the brain", in Eustis, Lake County, Fla., January 16, 1904 (age 49 years, 289 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and Apolline Agatha (Alexander) Blair (1828-1908); nephew of Montgomery Blair; grandson of Francis Preston Blair; great-grandson of James Blair; first cousin of Francis Preston Blair Lee and Gist Blair; first cousin once removed of Edward Brooke Lee; first cousin twice removed of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of John Eager Howard; third cousin once removed of William Julian Albert and Joseph Wingate Folk; third cousin twice removed of George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard and Carey Estes Kefauver; third cousin thrice removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; fourth cousin of Talbot Jones Albert and Ethel Gist Cantrill (1876-1954).
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Valentine Wagner (1848-1903) — also known as James V. Wagner — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 8, 1848. Cashier, National Marine Bank; Honorary Consul for Nicaragua in Baltimore, Md., 1891-93; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Baltimore, Md., 1901-03. Died, from pneumonia, in Baltimore, Md., January 31, 1903 (age 54 years, 84 days). Following his death, it was discovered that he had embezzled about $30,000 from the bank. Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Basil Wagner (1806-1859) and Anna Maria 'Ann' (Peters) Wagner (1813-1889); married, October 14, 1879, to Julia Thomas (1850-1943).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Porter Glazier (1862-1922) — also known as Frank P. Glazier — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., March 8, 1862. Republican. Pharmacist; President of Glazier Stove Company (manufacturer of stoves for cooking and heating); president of Chelsea Savings Bank; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1903-04; Michigan state treasurer, 1905-08; resigned 1908. Forced to resign as state treasurer in 1908; convicted of embezzlement; served two years in prison; pardoned in 1920. Died near Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 1, 1922 (age 59 years, 299 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Emily J. (Stimson) Glazier and George Pickering Glazier (1841-1901); married, December 30, 1880, to Henrietta Geddes.
James E. Ferguson James Edward Ferguson (1871-1944) — also known as James E. Ferguson; "Pa Ferguson" — of Temple, Bell County, Tex. Born near Salado, Bell County, Tex., August 31, 1871. Democrat. Governor of Texas, 1915-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Indicted on embezzlement and other charges in 1917; soon after, was impeached by the Texas House, and removed from office by the Texas Senate. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., September 21, 1944 (age 73 years, 21 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, December 31, 1899, to Miriam Amanda Wallace (1875-1961).
  Cross-reference: M. M. Crane
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Blaine Jackson Brickwood (1888-1949) — also known as Blaine J. Brickwood — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 5, 1888. Lawyer; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Chicago, Ill., 1915-20; on November 18, 1917, while driving, he struck and killed Walter Israel; censured by the coroner's jury which investigated the death; indicted on a charge of manslaughter; following a trial in June 1920, he was found not guilty by a jury; meanwhile, he was arrested on a charge of embezzlement. Died in Cook County, Ill., March 13, 1949 (age 61 years, 36 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Genevieve (Jackson) Brickwood (1851-1938) and Albert William Brickwood (1854-1915); brother of Albert William Brickwood, Jr. (1879-1941); married, November 16, 1912, to Bertie H. Meloy; nephew of John Thomas Brickwood.
  Political family: Brickwood family of Chicago and Forest Park, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hillyer Rudisill (1875-1923) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga., April 26, 1875. Republican. Postmaster at Macon, Ga., 1922-23 (acting, 1922). Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in the post office at Macon, Bibb County, Ga., February 16, 1923 (age 47 years, 296 days). A shortage of about $86,000 was discovered after his death. Interment at Forsyth Cemetery, Forsyth, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Rudisill (1834-1901) and Antoinette Vashti (Smith) Rudisill (1847-1891); married, November 9, 1899, to Frances Lane (1878-1903).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William H. Reynolds (1868-1931) — of Long Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 29, 1868. Republican. Builder; real estate developer; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 1894-95; indicted by a grand jury in August 1917 for perjury, over his 1912 expert testimony on the value of land sought by the city for a park; the grand jury alleged that he falsely denied any personal interest in the realty company which owned the property; also indicted in October 1917, with three others, for conspiracy defraud the city of $500,000 by inflating the appraisal; the indictments were dismissed in May 1920 over the prosecutor's delay of the trial; village president of Long Beach, New York, 1921-22; mayor of Long Beach, N.Y., 1922-24; removed 1924; defeated, 1925; indicted on May 1, 1924, along with the Long Beach city treasurer, for misappropriating city funds in connection with a bond issue; tried in June 1924, convicted, sentenced to six months in the county jail, and automatically removed from office as mayor; released pending appeal; the Appellate Division reversed the conviction in June 1925 and ordered a new trial; the indictment was dismissed in June 1927. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 1931 (age 63 years, 0 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Reynolds and Margaret (McChesney) Reynolds; married to Elise Guerrier.
  Florence Elizabeth Smith Knapp (1875-1949) — also known as Florence E. S. Knapp; Florence Elizabeth Smith — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 25, 1875. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; dean, College of Home Economics, Syracuse University; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924 (alternate); secretary of state of New York, 1925-27; in 1927, an investigation discovered her maladministration of the 1925 state census; she had paid salaries to relatives and others who did no census work, forged indorsements on checks, received money she was not entitled to, and burned state records to conceal evidence of these things; resigned her position at Syracuse University; indicted on various charges in 1928, tried twice and eventually convicted of grand larceny; sentenced to 30 days in jail. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Grange. Died, following a heart attack, in Marcy State Hospital (insane asylum), Marcy, Oneida County, N.Y., October 26, 1949 (age 74 years, 215 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of James E. Smith and Mary (Hancock) Smith; married to Philip Schuyler Knapp (1849-1913).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willis M. Brewer (1892-1972) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in 1892. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928 (alternate), 1952; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1928; chairman, Oakland County Board of Auditors; in 1931, he was charged with embezzling $2,500 from the county; convicted, and sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison; his sentence was commuted by Gov. William A. Comstock in 1933; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947. Member, American Legion. Died in 1972 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Dale Ray Andre (1889-1950) — of Iowa. Born in 1889. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1917. Was indicted in 1931 for misusing investment funds; found not guilty, but his career was wrecked. Died in 1950 (age about 61 years). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
Samuel Insull Samuel Insull (1859-1938) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Kenilworth, Cook County, Ill.; near Libertyville, Lake County, Ill. Born in London, England, November 11, 1859. Republican. Associate of Thomas Edison and executive of electric utilities; one of the founders of the company that became General Electric; also had major holdings in railroads; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; when his utility holding company collapsed, wiping out the stockholders, he fled the country; indicted in 1932 on fraud and embezzlement charges; ultimately extradited from Turkey in 1934; tried in Chicago and found not guilty. Congregationalist. Member, Union League. Died from a heart attack, in the Place de la Concorde station on the Paris Métro subway system, Paris, France, July 16, 1938 (age 78 years, 247 days). Interment at Putney Vale Cemetery, London, England.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Insull and Emma (Short) Insull; married, May 24, 1899, to Margaret A. Bird (1875-1953; actress, stage name 'Gladys Wallis').
  Cross-reference: Forest A. Harness
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Time Magazine, November 29, 1926
  Edward J. Dowling (b. 1875) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 8, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; member of New York state senate 19th District, 1917-20; defeated, 1920. Pleaded guilty in 1934 for embezzling $20,000 in Liberty bonds from an estate he represented as attorney; made restitution, resigned his law license, and received a suspended sentence. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 27, 1906, to Anna McCooey (1878-1918; sister of John Henry McCooey (1864-1934)); married, February 7, 1924, to Clara Brady.
  Political family: McCooey-Ambro family of Brooklyn, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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.
  Joseph Santosuosso (1877-1968) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Taurasi, Italy, July 18, 1877. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; physician; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928; in 1933, he was attorney for General Equipment Corporation, in a lawsuit against the city of Boston for damages caused by subway constuction; he and others worked out a scheme in which Mayor James M. Curley would obtain $85,000 from the city to settle the claim, of which $50,000 was improperly retained by Santosuosso and Curley; in 1937, the city successfully sued both men for the return of the $50,000. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March, 1968 (age 90 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (DiPesa) Santosuosso and Vincenzo Santosuosso (1854-1919); brother of Alfred Santosuosso (1889-1963); married, August 7, 1900, to Louise Moltedo.
  Edwin J. Szarzynski (born c.1907) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., about 1907. Republican. Credit manager; charged in 1937 with embezzlement of $2,553 from his employer; pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, and sentenced to six months in the workhouse; served three and a half months; arrested in 1942 in a raid on a gambling operation; fined $15; dock worker; candidate for Missouri state senate 5th District, 1960. Burial location unknown.
  Harry E. Mackenzie — of Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1928, 1932, 1936. Charged in May, 1938, along with Mayor T. Frank Hayes and 25 others, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars; admitted that he received large fees for lobbying, and paid half back as a kickback to the other conspirators; pleaded guilty in November 1938, and testified against the other defendants; sentenced to nine months in jail. Burial location unknown.
  John H. Crary — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1922-30; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1928, 1932; Waterbury city assessor. Charged in May, 1938, along with Mayor T. Frank Hayes and 25 others, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars; tried in 1938-39 and convicted; sentenced to two months in jail and fined $500. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel J. Leary — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Brewer; carbonated beverage business; Waterbury city controller, 1930-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932. Charged in May, 1938, along with Mayor T. Frank Hayes and 25 others, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars; tried in 1938-39 and convicted; sentenced to 10-to-15 years in prison; his plea for a reduced sentence was rejected by the State Board of Pardons in 1949. Burial location unknown.
  Charles E. Williamson (born c.1880) — of Darien, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Darien, Fairfield County, Conn., about 1880. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Darien, 1909-12, 1915-16, 1921-22; member of Connecticut state senate 26th District, 1917-20; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1924, 1932 (alternate). Charged in May, 1938, along with Mayor T. Frank Hayes and 25 others, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars; tried in 1938-39 and convicted; sentenced to one year in jail and fined $500. Burial location unknown.
  T. Frank Hayes (c.1884-1965) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born about 1884. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1927-30; mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1930-39; resigned 1939; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932, 1936; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1935-39. Charged in May, 1938, along with 26 others, with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city of Waterbury of more than a million dollars; tried in 1938-39 and convicted; sentenced to 10-to-15 years in prison; released in 1949. Suffered a heart attack at home, and died soon after, in St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., March 26, 1965 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas H. Hayes and Ellen E. Hayes (c.1861-1943).
  Cross-reference: Daniel J. Leary — Harry E. Mackenzie — John H. Crary — Charles E. Williamson
  Lawrence J. Murray, Jr. (1910-2000) — of Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y.; Pearl River, Rockland County, N.Y.; Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in New York, June 20, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1938-40; removed 1940; charged, in January 1940, with embezzling $49,102 from Miss May Dunnigan, his mentally incompetent law client (also sister-in-law to U.S. Postmaster General James A. Farley); the money was lost in gambling on horse races; tried, convicted on all counts, and hence automatically disbarred and removed from office; sentenced to five to ten years in prison; his sentence was commuted in 1942; arrested in 1952, along with other bookmakers, for illegally taking bets. Irish ancestry. Died March 15, 2000 (age 89 years, 269 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lawrence J. Murray (born 1874) and Emma (Brennan) Murray.
  Kenneth Romney (1885-1952) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., October 20, 1885. Democrat. Newspaper correspondent; Sergeant-at-Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1931-47; convicted in 1947 of concealing a shortage of about $121,000 in House bank accounts, and sentenced to one to three years in prison; released in 1949. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., April 6, 1952 (age 66 years, 169 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Hamilton, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram Thomas Gaskell Romney and Anna (Wood) Romney; brother of Miles Romney; married to Edna Romney (1889-1971); uncle of Miles J. Romney, Jr.; first cousin of Vernon Romney; first cousin once removed of Marion George Romney, George Wilcken Romney and Vernon Bradford Romney; first cousin twice removed of George Scott Romney and Willard Mitt Romney; first cousin thrice removed of Ronna Romney McDaniel and Craig Romney (1981-).
  Political family: Romney family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Parnell Thomas (1895-1970) — also known as J. Parnell Thomas — of Allendale, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., January 16, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Allendale, N.J., 1926-30; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1935-36; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1937-50; defeated, 1954. Pleaded no contest to payroll padding; resigned from Congress and sentenced to prison, 1950. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., November 19, 1970 (age 75 years, 307 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, Stonington, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Harold Giles Hoffman (1896-1954) — also known as Harold G. Hoffman — of South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 7, 1896. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; banker; newspaper columnist and radio commentator; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1923-24; mayor of South Amboy, N.J., 1925-27; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1927-31; New Jersey Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 1930-35; Governor of New Jersey, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1940, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Royal Arcanum. Suspended in 1954 as head of the New Jersey unemployment compensation system for an investigation of financial irregularities. Subsequently, when he died, his written confession of embezzlement schemes was disclosed. Died, of a heart attack, in his room at the Blake Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1954 (age 58 years, 117 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Hoffman and Ada Crawford (Thom) Hoffman; married, September 10, 1919, to Lillie Moss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orville E. Hodge — of Illinois. Illinois state auditor of public accounts, 1953-56. Convicted of embezzling state funds; sentenced to prison. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Marvin Lewis Kline (1903-1974) — also known as Marvin L. Kline — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Brunswick, Antelope County, Neb., August 9, 1903. Republican. Architectural engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1941-45; convicted in 1964 of grand larceny for illegally boosting his salary as director of a rehabilitation institute, and for diverting fundraising proceeds; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after three years. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Moose; Optimist Club. Died in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., April 9, 1974 (age 70 years, 243 days). Interment at Cuming City Cemetery, Blair, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kline and Anna (Gunthorpe) Kline; married, November 23, 1929, to Lucille Knight.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Charles Houlihan — also known as John Houlihan — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1961-66; resigned 1966; indicted in April 1966, and charged with embezzling nearly $100,000 from an estate of which he was conservator; resigned as mayor as the scandal developed. Still living as of 1966.
  Thomas Joseph Dodd (1907-1971) — also known as Thomas J. Dodd — of Lebanon, New London County, Conn.; West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn.; North Stonington, New London County, Conn. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., May 15, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1968; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1953-57; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1959-71; defeated, 1956, 1970 (Dodd Independent). Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Censured by the Senate on June 23, 1967 for financial improprieties, having diverted some $116,000 in campaign and testimonial funds to his own use. Died of a heart attack, in Old Lyme, New London County, Conn., May 24, 1971 (age 64 years, 9 days). Interment at St. Michael's New Cemetery, Pawcatuck, Stonington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Dodd and Abigail (O'Sullivan) Dodd; married, May 19, 1934, to Grace Murphy; father of Christopher John Dodd (1944-).
  Political family: Dodd family of Norwich, Connecticut.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joseph E. Parisi (1913-1990) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 10, 1913. Republican. Real estate broker; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1942; member of New York state senate 14th District, 1945-48; defeated, 1948, 1950; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; Chief Clerk, Criminal Term, Brooklyn Supreme Court; indicted in 1973, along with retired Justice David L. Malbin, on federal charges of aiding and abbetting an embezzlement scheme, involving officials of the International Production, Service and Sales Employees Union; in 1975, both men were acquitted. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died, from kidney disease, in United Hospital, Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y., May 29, 1990 (age 77 years, 19 days). Interment at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Pietra 'Beatrice' (Calia) Parisi (1877-1964) and Gaetano Parisi (1877-1949); brother of Thomas G. Parisi (who married Helen R. Manzi) and Leonard V. Parisi; married, July 4, 1935, to Grace Rasulo.
  Political family: Parisi family of Brooklyn, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David L. Malbin — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1970; indicted in 1973, along with the Chief Clerk of of the Brooklyn criminal court, Joseph E. Parisi, on federal charges of aiding and abbetting an embezzlement scheme, involving officials of the International Production, Service and Sales Employees Union; in 1975, he was aquitted on motion soon after the trial began. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  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.
  Joseph R. Pisani — of New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1966-72 (100th District 1966, 91st District 1967-72); member of New York state senate 36th District, 1973-84. Indicted on federal charges of tax evasion and embezzling campaign funds; convicted in 1984 on 18 of the 39 counts; the conviction was later reversed on appeal. Still living as of 1984.
  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.
  Evan Mecham (1924-2008) — of Ajo, Pima County, Ariz.; Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, May 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; automobile dealer; newspaper publisher; candidate for Arizona state house of representatives, 1952; member of Arizona state senate, 1960-62; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1962 (Republican), 1992 (Independent); Governor of Arizona, 1987-88; defeated, 1964, 1974, 1978, 1982. Mormon. Member, John Birch Society. Indicted in 1988 on six felony counts of perjury and filing a false campaign report, specifically of failing to report a $350,000 loan to his campaign by Barry Wolfson, a real estate developer; later acquitted of these charges. Impeached by the Arizona House of Representatives on February 5, 1988, on charges of obstructing justice and illegally lending state money to his business; convicted and removed from office by the Arizona Senate on April 4, 1988. A recall election was scheduled against him, but it was cancelled by the Arizona Supreme Court. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 22, 2008 (age 83 years, 286 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Florence Lambert.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Gentry Crowell (1932-1989) — of Tennessee. Born in Chestnut Mound, Smith County, Tenn., December 10, 1932. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1969-77; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1977-89; died in office 1989. His office was a target of the federal "Operation Rocky Top" investigation into fraudulent charity bingo games; his administrative assistant admitted to longtime embezzlement. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 12, 1989, and died eight days later in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 20, 1989 (age 57 years, 10 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tenn.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harold Guy Hunt (1933-2009) — also known as Guy Hunt — of Holly Pond, Cullman County, Ala. Born in Holly Pond, Cullman County, Ala., June 17, 1933. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Baptist minister; candidate for Alabama state senate, 1962; probate judge in Alabama, 1964-76; Governor of Alabama, 1987-93; defeated in primary, 1978. Baptist. Convicted in 1993 of misusing campaign and inaugural funds to pay personal debts, and removed from office as Governor. Died January 30, 2009 (age 75 years, 227 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William L. Webster (b. 1953) — of Jasper County, Mo. Born September 17, 1953. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1981-84; Missouri state attorney general, 1985-93; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1992. Member, American Bar Association. Pleaded guilty in 1993 to embezzlement and conspiracy, and sentenced to two years in prison. Still living as of 1993.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Melton Webster (1922-1990).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph Paul Kolter (b. 1926) — also known as Joseph P. Kolter; Joe Kolter — of New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa. Born in McDonald, Trumbull County, Ohio, September 3, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 14th District, 1969-82; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1983-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Member, Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Sons of Italy. Indicted in 1994 by a Federal grand jury on five felony charges of embezzlement at the U.S. House post office; pleaded guilty in May 1996. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William James McCuen (c.1943-2000) — also known as Bill McCuen — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark.; Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., about 1943. Democrat. School teacher; Arkansas land commissioner, 1981-85; secretary of state of Arkansas, 1985-94; defeated in primary, 1994; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1992. After leaving office as Secretary of State, he admitted accepting kickbacks from two supporters he gave jobs, and not paying taxes on the money. He also admitted to conspiring with a political consultant to split $53,560 embezzled from the state in a sham transaction. He was indicted on corruption charges in 1995. On January 5, 1996, he pleaded guilty to felony counts of tax evasion and accepting a kickback; he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of trading in public office. Sentenced to 17 years in prison, and fined. Released on parole (due to illness) in February 1999. Died of colon cancer and a stroke, in Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark., September 9, 2000 (age about 57 years). Interment somewhere in Van Buren, Ark.
  Barbara A. Bullock (born c.1939) — also known as Barbara Bullock — of Washington, D.C. Born about 1939. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996, 2000. Female. President of the Washington Teachers Union, 1994-2002; pleaded guilty in 2003 to federal charges of embezzlement from a labor union, over her use of a union credit card to purchase costly costly luxury items including jewelry, furs and clothing; she and two co-conspirators also wrote union checks to themselves and to intermediaries who shared the proceeds, amounting to millions of dollars. Her chauffeur pleaded guilty to money laundering on her behalf. Sentenced to nine years in prison; the sentence was later reduced to six and a half years. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frank W. Ballance, Jr. (b. 1942) — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., February 15, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; librarian; college professor; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1982-85; member of North Carolina state senate, 1989-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 2003-04; resigned 2004; indicted in federal court in September 2004 on federal money laundering charges for diverting state funds through a charitable foundation; pleaded guilty to one count, sentenced to four years in prison, fined $10,000, ordered to pay restitution, and disbarred. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Sharpe James (b. 1936) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 20, 1936. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1986-2006; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1992; member of New Jersey state senate 29th District, 1999-2008; indicted in July 2007 on federal charges of using city credit cards for personal expenses, and letting a girlfriend buy nine parcels of city-owned land for a small fraction of their value, without disclosing their relationship; convicted in April 2008; sentenced to 27 months in prison, and fined $100,000. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Anthony Dryden Marshall (1924-2014) — also known as Anthony D. Marshall; Tony Marshall; Anthony Dryden Kuser — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 30, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Consul in Istanbul, as of 1958-59; U.S. Ambassador to Malagasy Republic, 1969-71; Trinidad and Tobago, 1972-73; Kenya, 1973-77; Seychelles, 1976-77; in 1971, he was accused in press reports of involvement in a supposed plot to overthrow the President, Philibert Tsiranana; the Malagasy government declared him persona non grata, and expelled him fron the country; theatrical producer; guardian of his ailing mother, Brooke Astor; alleged to have diverted millions of dollars to his own theatrical productions, and removed works of art from her apartment; his son Philip sued, alleging abuse and demanding his removal as guardian; an independent investigation found no evidence for abuse, but revealed financial misconduct; indicted in 2007, and tried on 16 charges in 2009; the trial lasted six months; ultimately convicted and sentenced to one to three years in prison; served eight weeks and was released on medical parole. Member, Rotary. Died, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 2014 (age 90 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Step-son of Charles H. Marshall and Vincent Astor; son of John Dryden Kuser (1897-1964) and Brooke (Russell) Marshall (1902-2007); married, July 26, 1947, to Elizabeth Cynthia Cryan; married, December 29, 1962, to Thelma Hoegnell (divorced 1992); married 1992 to Charlene (Tyler) Gilbert; great-grandson of John Fairfield Dryden.
  Political family: Dryden-Marshall family of New York City, New York.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Anthony D. Marshall: Meryl Gordon, Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
  Scott Faughn (b. 1980) — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Born in 1980. Mayor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 2002-04; charged in 2005 with embezzling money while Chairman of the Highway 67 Corporation, by forging checks to himself and his ex-wife; convicted in 2007 on the forgery charges, and fined $1,500. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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
  Aaron Jon Schock (b. 1981) — also known as Aaron Schock — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born in Morris, Stevens County, Minn., May 28, 1981. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 2005-08; speaker, Republican National Convention, 2008 ; U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 2009-15; resigned 2015; in 2014, news media reported that he had misused government funds to pay for lavish redecorating, international trips, and luxury items; he also claimed mileage reimbursements on his car for many more miles than he had actually driven; following these revelations, he resigned from Congress; indicted in November 2016; pled not guilty; trial pending. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Kenneth E. Rankle (c.1961-2018) — of Dayton, Campbell County, Ky. Born about 1961. Carpenter; mayor of Dayton, Ky., 2003-14; defeated, 2014; sued in 2015 by the Dayton city government, alleging that he misappropriated funds. Died in 2018 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
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