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  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
  Joseph L. Galiber (c.1924-1995) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born about 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state senate, 1969-95 (32nd District 1969-82, 31st District 1983-95); died in office 1995; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1988. African ancestry. Indicted twice on fraud charges; acquitted both times. Died at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York County, N.Y., November 21, 1995 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Cornelius Edward Gallagher (1921-2018) — also known as Neil Gallagher — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 1959-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1968. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Accused, by Life magazine in 1968, of having made deals with New Jersey Mafia leader Joseph Zicarelli. Indicted in 1972 on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury. After losing the primary that year, he pleaded guilty to some of the charges, and was sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Died in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, N.J., October 17, 2018 (age 97 years, 229 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blairstown, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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 Galloway (1731-1803) — of Pennsylvania. Born in West River, Anne Arundel County, Md., 1731. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1757-75; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-75. Opposed independence for the Colonies and remained loyal to King George; joined the British Army; moved to England; in 1778, the General Assembly of Pennsylvania convicted him of high treason and confiscated his estates. Died in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, August 29, 1803 (age about 72 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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
  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.
  Abraham J. Gellinoff (1902-1994) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born November 18, 1902. Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1961-76. Jewish. Resigned during an inquiry into the appointment of his son-in-law as an arbitrator. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 21, 1994 (age 91 years, 64 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  G. August Gerber — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Arrested for making seditious utterances on March 26, 1920, in Philadelphia, when police broke up a protest meeting, and charged with inciting to riot; released when the charges were dropped the next day; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 18th District, 1921, 1922; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (19th District), 1932 (at-large). Burial location unknown.
  Adolph Germer (1881-1966) — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Wehlau, East Prussia (now Znamensk, Kaliningrad Oblast), January 15, 1881. Socialist. Miner; union official in various capacities for the United Mine Workers of America, 1906-16; member of Socialist National Committee from Illinois, 1911; candidate for Illinois state house of representatives, 1912; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1914; National Executive Secretary, Socialist Party of America, 1916-19; indicted in Chicago, 1918, along with former U.S. Rep. Victor L. Berger, and three others, for making speeches that encouraged disloyalty and obstructed military recruitment; tried and convicted; sentenced to twenty years in prison; the conviction was later overturned; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 16th District, 1921. Member, United Mine Workers. Died in Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., May, 1966 (age 85 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jay Gibbons — of Albany County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1861; expelled from the Assembly, April 18, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Milton A. Gibbons (born c.1900) — of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, N.Y. Born about 1900. Democrat. Police officer; mayor of Tuckahoe, N.Y., 1949-65; defeated (Republican), 1965; he and two others, including Joseph Venuti, were indicted in July 1951, and charged with conspiring to violate gambling laws; tried and convicted; sentenced to three months in jail, but released on bail a week later, pending appeal; in January 1953, the appellate court unanimously reversed his conviction and dismissed the indictment.; in 1962, he started a petition drive for a Constitutional amendment to allow prayer in public schools. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elisa Cuyar (c.1903-1961).
  David E. Giles (born c.1950) — of Washington. Born about 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 1986, 1990. Convicted in June 2000 of child rape. Still living as of 2000.
  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.
  Hiram Charles Gill (1866-1919) — also known as Hiram C. Gill — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born July 23, 1866. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1910-11, 1914-18; recalled 1911; defeated, 1912. Recalled from office as mayor in 1911 over his permissive attitude toward gambling and prostitution. Died January 7, 1919 (age 52 years, 168 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Newt Gingrich (b. 1943) — also known as Newton Leroy McPherson; "Nuclear Newt" — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ga. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., June 17, 1943. Republican. College professor; author; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1979-99; defeated, 1974, 1976; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1995-99. Baptist; later Catholic. Reprimanded in 1997 by the House of Representatives, and fined $300,000, over false statements he had made during an investigation of his use of tax-exempt organizations for partisan advocacy. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Searles McPherson and Kathleen (Daugherty) McPherson; married, June 19, 1962, to Jackie Battley (divorced 1981); married, August 8, 1981, to Marianne Ginther (divorced 2000); married, August 18, 2000, to Callista Louise Bisek; step-father of Robert Gingrich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Newt Gingrich: Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract with America (2005) — Saving Lives & Saving Money : Transforming Health and Healthcare, with Dana Pavey & Anne Woodbury — To Renew America (1995) — Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A Personal Report (1998) — Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, with Callista Gingrich & David N. Bossie (2011) — A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters (2011)
  Fiction by Newt Gingrich: Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, with William R. Forstchen — Grant Comes East, with William R. Forstchen — Never Call Retreat : Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, with William R. Forstchen — 1945, with William R. Forstchen
  Books about Newt Gingrich: Mel Steely, The Gentleman from Georgia : The Biography of Newt Gingrich — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History
  Critical books about Newt Gingrich: David Maraniss & Michael Weisskopf, Tell Newt to Shut Up : Prize-Winning Washington Post Journalists Reveal How Reality Gagged the Gingrich Revolution — John K. Wilson, Newt Gingrich: Capitol Crimes and Misdemeanors
  Philip A. Giordano (born c.1963) — also known as Phil Giordano — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born about 1963. Republican. Mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1995-2001; candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 2000. In 2001, he was arrested and charged with sexual assault on two preteen girls; convicted in federal court, in March 2003, of violating their civil rights, and sentenced, in June 2003, to 37 years in prison. Still living as of 2001.
  Benjamin Gitlow (c.1891-1965) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born about 1891. Communist. Member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1918; defeated (Socialist), 1918; convicted on criminal anarchy charges, 1920; sentenced to five to ten years in prison; lost an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1925; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1921 (Communist), 1925 (Workers); candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924, 1928; Workers candidate for Governor of New York, 1926. Died in 1965 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Books by Benjamin Gitlow: I Confess: The Truth About American Communism — The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America / A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of Its Leaders
  Anthony Giuliano (c.1897-1970) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., about 1897. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1927; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1948; Essex County Clerk, 1955; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956; municipal judge in New Jersey, 1968-69. Indicted in federal court, December, 1969, along with Newark Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, other city officials, and reputed organized crime leader Anthony 'Tony Boy' Boiardo, on extortion and income tax evasion charges over a scheme to share kickbacks from a sewer contracting company; became ill and died before he could be arraigned. Died, from a heart attack, in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 4, 1970 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Freda.
  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.
  Bernard Hugo Goetz (b. 1947) — also known as Bernard H. Goetz; Bernhard Goetz; "Subway Vigilante" — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., November 7, 1947. Fusion candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 2001. German and Jewish ancestry. On December 22, 1984, he shot and wounded four young men who were about to rob him, and subsequently fled to New England, until he turned himself in at Concord, N.H.; arraigned on attempted murder, assault, and weapons charges; convicted only for carrying an unlicensed gun; sentenced to one year in jail; served eight months. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Henry Barbosa Gonzalez (1916-2000) — also known as Henry B. Gonzalez — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 3, 1916. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1956-61; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1958; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1961; U.S. Representative from Texas 20th District, 1961-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964, 1996. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Was in the motorcade in Dallas, Tex., when President John F. Kennedy was shot. In a San Antonio restaurant in 1986, he punched a man who called him a communist; he was charged with assault, but acquitted. Died, in Downtown Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., November 28, 2000 (age 84 years, 209 days). Interment at San Fernando Cemetery #2, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Leonides Gonzalez and Genevieve (Barbosa) Gonzalez; married 1940 to Bertha Cuellar; father of Charles A. Gonzalez (1945-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Matthew Eduardo Gonzalez (b. 1965) — also known as Matt Gonzalez — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Tex., June 4, 1965. Lawyer; as trial attorney for San Francisco Office of Public Defender, was twice jailed for contempt of court; the contempt findings were overturned on appeal; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2003; Independent candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2008. Mexican ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Mateo Gonzalez and Oralia Gonzalez.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889) — also known as W. Cassius Goodloe — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., June 27, 1841. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868, 1872 (delegation chair), 1884, 1888; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871; defeated, 1867; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1872-; member of Kentucky state senate, 1873; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1875; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1878-80. Episcopalian. Member, Loyal Legion. During a violent encounter in the lobby of the Lexington Post Office, he repeatedly stabbed and ultimately killed a political enemy, Col. Armistead Swope, who meanwhile shot and badly wounded him; before any prosecution could ensue, he died of his own wounds two days later, in the Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 8, 1889 (age 48 years, 134 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of David Short Goodloe (1811-1881) and Sally Anne Lewis Clay (Smith) Goodloe (1818-1875); brother of Green Clay Goodloe (son-in-law of James Burnie Beck (1822-1890)); married 1865 to Mary Elizabeth Mann (1845-1920); nephew of Cassius Marcellus Clay; grandfather of William Cassius Goodloe III.
  Political family: Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Goodnow (born c.1858) — of Minnesota. Born about 1858. Republican. Minnesota's most prominent advocate of William McKinley for president in 1896; U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, 1897-1905; charges of malfeasance against him were made by Americans in China to the State Department in 1902, and to President Theodore Roosevelt in December 1904; two months later, his resignation was announced; became an advisor to the Chinese government in 1906. Burial location unknown.
  William Warring Gordon (1874-1963) — also known as William W. Gordon — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Owen County, Ky., June 13, 1874. Member of Kansas state legislature, 1910; mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1923-26; removed 1926. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Charged in September 1926 with 25 counts of official misconduct, and removed from office as mayor. Died May 26, 1963 (age 88 years, 347 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
Thomas F. Grady Thomas Francis Grady (1853-1912) — also known as Thomas F. Grady; Tom Grady; "Silver-Tongued Grady" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 29, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 2nd District, 1877-79; member of New York state senate, 1882-83, 1889, 1896-1912 (6th District 1882-83, 1889, 14th District 1896-1912); died in office 1912; Independent Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1886; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896, 1904. Member, Tammany Hall. In 1883, then-Gov. Grover Cleveland wrote to Tammany leader John Kelly to request that Grady not be renominated to the State Senate; Kelly complied with the Governor's request. In 1908, a police raid on a poolroom revealed betting slips showing that Grady had bet on a horse named Azelina; this detail became a running joke in political cartoons about Mr. Grady. Died in 1912 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  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.
  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.
  John T. Gregorio (1928-2013) — also known as "The Lion of Linden" — of Linden, Union County, N.J. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., February 6, 1928. Democrat. Florist; mayor of Linden, N.J., 1968-83, 1991-2006; defeated, 2006; shot at in his car, in March 1968; two days later, his house was firebombed; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 21st District, 1974-77; indicted in April 1975 on perjury and fraud charges, over his purchase of a vacant lot from Elizabethtown Gas Company, while conspiring to falsify documents to conceal his involvement as buyer; later charged with extorting a $25,000 kickback from a building contractor on a high school project; following jury selection, the charges were dismissed in February 1976; member of New Jersey state senate, 1978-83 (21st District 1978-81, 20th District 1982-83); indicted in September 1981 on charges of income tax evasion, concealing his interest in two "go-go bars", and for failing to enforce state alcohol laws; convicted in December 1982 of conspiracy to commit official misconduct, but found not guilty on other charges. Died, from leukemia, in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., October 23, 2013 (age 85 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Jack Paul Faustin Gremillion (1914-2001) — also known as Jack P. F. Gremillion — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La., June 15, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Louisiana state attorney general, 1956-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Elks; Lions; American Bar Association. While opposing New Orleans school desegregation in federal court in 1960, walked out of the courtroom, calling the court a "den of iniquity"; convicted of contempt of court; sentence was suspended. Indicted in 1969 for fraud and conspiracy over his dealings with the bankrupt Louisiana Loan and Thrift Corp.; tried in 1971 and acquitted. Convicted later that year on federal perjury charges in a related case; sentenced to three years in prison; served 15 months. Pardoned in 1976 by Gov. Edwin Edwards. Died in Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., March 2, 2001 (age 86 years, 260 days). Interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  Lawrence Gresser (1851-1935) — also known as Lorenz Gresser; "Honest Larry" — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Bavaria, Germany, January 1, 1851. Shoe manufacturer; borough president of Queens, New York, 1908-11; removed 1911; removed from office as borough president by Gov. John A. Dix, for neglect of duty in failing to prevent corruption among his subordinates. Died, in the rectory of the Church of the Holy Family, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 30, 1935 (age 84 years, 29 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Johann Gresser (1821-1874) and Phillipina (Bingert) Gresser (1827-1882); married 1869 to Margaret Beck (died 1901); married 1904 to Kathryn Beechinor; father of Lawrence Thomas Gresser; grandfather of Lawrence T. Gresser, Jr. (1912?-?).
  Political family: Gresser family of New York.
  Nelson Gerard Gross (1932-1997) — also known as Nelson G. Gross — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J.; Saddle River, Bergen County, N.J. Born January 9, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1962-63; candidate for New Jersey state senate District 13, 1965; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968; chair of Bergen County Republican Party, 1969; New Jersey Republican state chair, 1969; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1970; real estate developer; restaurant owner. Jewish. Indicted in May 1973 on charges of falsifying a $5,000 contribution to the 1969 campaign of Gov. William T. Cahill, conspiring to commit tax evasion by disguising the contribution as a business expense, and counseling a witness to commit perjury; convicted in March 1974, and sentenced to two years jail; served six months. Kidnapped in Edgewater, N.J., robbed of $20,000, taken to New York, and stabbed to death, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 17, 1997 (age 65 years, 251 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Gross.
Edward M. Grout Edward Marshall Grout (1861-1931) — also known as Edward M. Grout — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Greens Farms, Westport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 27, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of William J. Gaynor, later New York City mayor; candidate for mayor of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1895; borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1898-1901; New York City Controller, 1902-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904; president of Union Bank in Brooklyn; after the bank closed in 1911, he was indicted for perjury, based on the sworn report he had made of the bank's condition to the New York Banking Department; tried in 1915 and convicted; sentenced to prison; in 1916 the conviction was overturned, and he was not retried. Died in Greens Farms, Westport, Fairfield County, Conn., November 9, 1931 (age 70 years, 13 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Grout and Fanny (Marshall) Grout; married, June 4, 1889, to Ida L. Loeschigk (died 1929); descendant *** of Jonathan Grout (1737-1807).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, November 1901
  Daniel Grove (1923-1999) — of Colorado. Born in Millport, Lamar County, Ala., December 14, 1923. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1960. Sponsored legislation to create Colorado's prison work release program. Served ten years on Colorado's State Adult Parole Board before being fired in 1984 over allegations of sexual harassment; later reinstated; the sexual harassment allegations were never substantiated. Died of bone cancer, in Denver, Colo., September 13, 1999 (age 75 years, 273 days). Interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Mary M. (Young) Grove (1890-1989) and Elbert Vernon Grove (1891-1971).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Tommy Cruz Gutierrez (b. 1941) — also known as Carl T. C. Gutierrez — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana Heights, Guam, October 15, 1941. Democrat. Construction business; member of Guam senate, 1973-86, 1989-94; Governor of Guam, 1995-2002; defeated, 1978 (Independent), 1986 (primary), 2006 (primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1996, 2000; indicted on political corruption charges, but never convicted. Catholic. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Son of Tomas Taitano Gutierrez and Rita Benavente (Cruz) Gutierrez; married, September 7, 1963, to Geraldine Chance 'Geri' Torres.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alberto Gutman (b. 1959) — also known as Al Gutman — of Florida. Born in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, January 4, 1959. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives, 1984-92; member of Florida state senate 34th District, 1992-99. Jewish. Cuban ancestry. Member, Phi Theta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons. In 1999, he was indicted, along with his wife and 23 others, on charges of Medicaid fraud and conspiracy; pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges that he helped set up home health care companies that never did any legitimate business, got names of purported patients from voter lists, and received over $800,000 in Medicare payments; resigned from the Florida Senate as part of the plea bargain; sentenced in 2000 to five years in prison, fined, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 1999.
  William McKendree Gwin (1805-1885) — also known as W. M. Gwin — of Mississippi; San Francisco, Calif. Born near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., October 9, 1805. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1841-43; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-55, 1857-61. Engaged in a duel with J. W. McCorkle, June 1, 1853; there were no injuries; twice arrested for alleged disloyalty during the Civil War. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 3, 1885 (age 79 years, 329 days). Entombed at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James Gwin (1769-1841).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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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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