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Corliss Lamont Corliss Lamont (1902-1995) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., March 28, 1902. Socialist. Author; lecturer; arrested on June 27, 1934, while picketing in support of a labor union at a furniture plant in Jersey City, N.J.; president, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship; this organization and its leaders were investigated for subversion by the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities; charged in 1946 with contempt of Congress for his refusal to provide records demanded by the committee; in 1951, the U.S. State Department denied a passport to him, based on his membership in what were deemed "Communist-front organizations"; on August 17, 1954, the U.S. Senate cited him with contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's subcommittee; subsequently indicted; pleaded not guilty; the indictment was dismissed in 1955; the Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal in 1956; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1952 (American Labor), 1958 (Independent Socialist). Member, American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP; Phi Beta Kappa; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, of heart failure, in Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y., April 26, 1995 (age 93 years, 29 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas William Lamont (1870-1948) and Florence Haskell (Corliss) Lamont (died 1952); married, June 8, 1928, to Margaret Hayes Irish (c.1905-1977); married 1962 to Helen Lamb (died 1975); married 1986 to Beth Keehner; granduncle of Ned Lamont (1966?-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Militant, November 3, 1958
  James Henry Lane (1814-1866) — also known as James H. Lane; "Liberator of Kansas"; "Fighting Jim" — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., June 22, 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1853-55; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1855, 1857; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1855; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1861-66; died in office 1866; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons. Deranged, and charged with financial irregularities, he was mortally wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot on July 1, 1866, and died ten days later, near Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., July 11, 1866 (age 52 years, 19 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Lane (1778-1849) and Mary (Foote) Lane; brother of George W. Lane; married 1842 to Mary E. Baldridge (granddaughter of Arthur St. Clair).
  Political family: Lane family of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
  Lane County, Kan. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Albert Lange (1801-1869) — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Charlottenburg, Prussia (now part of Berlin, Germany), December 16, 1801. Republican. He belonged to a secret society which advocated a constitutional government for the German Empire; in 1824, the conspiracy was uncovered; he was convicted of treason and sentenced to fifteen years in in prison; pardoned in 1829, and left Germany for the United States; U.S. Consul in Amsterdam, 1849-50; Indiana state auditor, 1861-63; mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1863-67. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., July 25, 1869 (age 67 years, 221 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Lange Elementary School (now closed), in Terre Haute, Indiana, was named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Wesley Langley (1868-1932) — also known as John W. Langley — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky.; Pikeville, Pike County, Ky. Born in Floyd County, Ky., January 14, 1868. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1886-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1900, 1916; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1907-26; defeated, 1896; resigned 1926. Convicted in 1924 of conspiracy to transport and sell liquor re-elected while his appeal was pending, but resigned from Congress in 1926; sentenced to a term in federal prison. Granted clemency by President Calvin Coolidge. Died, of pneumonia, in Pikeville, Pike County, Ky., January 17, 1932 (age 64 years, 3 days). Interment at Langley Cemetery, Middle Creek, Ky.
  Presumably named for: John Wesley
  Relatives: Married to Katherine Gudger (1888-1948) (daughter of James Madison Gudger, Jr.).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Peter Lantos (1928-2008) — also known as Tom Lantos; Tamas Peter Lantos — of Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary, February 1, 1928. Democrat. University professor; television news commentator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1976, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from California, 1981-2008 (11th District 1981-93, 12th District 1993-2008); died in office 2008. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Mu. Arrested for disorderly conduct in April 2006, while taking part civil disobedience action to protest genocide in Darfur, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Died, of cancer of the esophagus, in Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 11, 2008 (age 80 years, 10 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Annette Tillemann; father of Katrina Lantos (1952?-) (who married Richard Nelson Swett).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. (1922-2018) — also known as Lyndon LaRouche; Lyn Marcus — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Rochester, Strafford County, N.H., September 8, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1976; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; indicted, with others, on fraud and conspiracy charges in 1986 over solicitation of loans from supporters without intending to repay them; also charged with obstruction of justice over destruction of financial records; tried in federal court in Boston; a mistrial was declared in 1988; re-indicted in federal court in Virginia on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion; convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison; released on parole in 1994; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1990. Died in 2018 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) LaRouche (1893-1978) and Lyndon H. LaRouche, Sr. (1896-1983); married 1954 to Janice Neuberger (divorced 1963); married 1977 to Helga Zepp.
  Cross-reference: Ramsey Clark
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Lyndon H. LaRouche: Now, Are You Ready To Learn Economics? — How to Defeat Liberalism and William F. Buckley — Earth's Next Fifty Years
  Books about Lyndon H. LaRouche: Michael O. Billington, Reflections of an American Political Prisoner : The Repression and Promise of the LaRouche Movement
  Critical books about Lyndon H. LaRouche: Helen Gilbert, Lyndon Larouche: Fascism Restyled for the New Millennium — Dennis King, Lyndon Larouche and the New American Fascism
Edgar J. Lauer Edgar J. Lauer (1871-1948) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 10, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Judge, New York City Municipal Court, 1906-33; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1934-39; resigned 1939. In 1938, his wife pleaded guilty in Federal Court to charges that she smuggled expensive clothing and diamonds from Europe to the U.S.; she was fined and sentenced to three months in prison and fined. In 1939, the state legislature moved to investigate whether Judge Lauer had knowledge of his wife's smuggling activities; he denied this, but immediately resigned his seat. Died, in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 9, 1948 (age 76 years, 365 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Emanuel Lauer and Cecilia (Hornthal) Lauer; married to Elma M. Kramer.
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Peggy A. Lautenschlager (b. 1955) — also known as Peg Lautenschlager — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., November 22, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Winnebago County District Attorney, 1985-88; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1989-93; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1992; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1993-2001; Wisconsin state attorney general, 2003-07; defeated in primary, 2006; in February 2004, en route from Madison to Fond du Lac, she accidentally drove a state-owned car into a ditch; pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and refusing a blood test; lost her license for a year, paid a fine of $784, and a self-imposed penalty of $3,250; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004, 2008. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Bill Rippl.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph H. Lawlor (born c.1878) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., about 1878. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 16th District, 1925-31; member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1928-30. Charged in 1938 with accepting a bribe in 1935. Burial location unknown.
  Maurice Larry Lawrence (1926-1996) — also known as M. Larry Lawrence — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 16, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, 1994-96, died in office 1996. Jewish. Member, Zeta Beta Tau. Falsely claimed to have served and been injured in the Merchant Marine during World War II; this was discovered a year after his death. Died, of leukemia and blood dyscrasia, in Berne, Switzerland, January 9, 1996 (age 69 years, 146 days). Original interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; reinterment in 1997 at El Camino Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sidney A. Lawrence and Tillie P. Astor Lawrence; married 1949 to Geraldine Polland.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  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.
  Raymond Francis Lederer (1938-2008) — also known as Raymond F. Lederer — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 19, 1938. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1974; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1977-81. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted May 28, 1981; convicted of bribery January 9, 1981; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; resigned from Congress on April 29, 1981; began his prison sentence July 7, 1983. Died December 1, 2008 (age 70 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Edward Brooke Lee, Jr. (1917-2004) — also known as E. Brooke Lee, Jr. — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md.; Washington, D.C.; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., October 25, 1917. Real estate developer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1944, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); marketing and accounting executive with Scott Paper Company; candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C., 1982; pleaded guilty in July 1995 to misdemeanor child abuse after being charged with fondling a babysitter; reportedly fined and given a suspended sentence; later settled a civil suit against him by the babysitter's parents. Died, from congestive heart failure, in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., August 20, 2004 (age 86 years, 300 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Somerville (Wilson) Lee and Edward Brooke Lee; brother of Blair Lee III (1916-1985); married to Brenda Joyce Baker; grandson of Francis Preston Blair Lee; great-grandnephew of Montgomery Blair and Francis Preston Blair, Jr.; second great-grandson of Francis Preston Blair, Augustus Rhodes Sollers and Daniel Robeadeau Clymer; second great-grandnephew of Hiester Clymer; third great-grandson of Richard Henry Lee and James Blair; third great-grandnephew of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and William Hiester; fourth great-grandnephew of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); first cousin twice removed of James Lawrence Blair and Gist Blair; first cousin four times removed of Isaac Ellmaker Hiester; first cousin five times removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834); first cousin six times removed of Joseph Hiester; second cousin four times removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; second cousin five times removed of John Eager Howard; third cousin thrice removed of John Lee and William Julian Albert; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Wingate Folk.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Doyle Lee (1812-1877) — also known as John D. Lee — Born in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill., September 6, 1812. Member of Utah territorial House of Representatives, 1858. Mormon. Involved in the Mountain Meadows massacre on September 11, 1857, when a Mormon militia and Paiute Indian tribesmen slaughtered about 120 settlers who had been traveling through Utah by wagon train; indicted for murder almost twenty years later, and tried in 1875; the first trial ended in a hung jury; retried in 1876; convicted and sentenced to death; released for a time in order to settle his business affairs; executed by firing squad, at Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah, March 23, 1877 (age 64 years, 198 days). Interment at Panguitch Cemetery, Panguitch, Utah.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Louise Lee (1893-1974; who married Levi Stewart Udall) and Lela Lee (1895-1976; who married Jesse Addison Udall); great-grandfather of Stewart Lee Udall, Morris King Udall, Lee Kenyon Udall and Rex E. Lee; second great-grandfather of Milan Dale Smith, Jr. (1942-), Thomas Stewart Udall, Mark E. Udall, Gordon Harold Smith and Mike Lee.
  Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Leisler (c.1640-1691) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bockenheim, Holy Roman Empire (now part of Frankfurt am Main, Germany), about 1640. Fur trader; tobacco business; following the English Revolution of 1688, which brought Protestant rulers William and Mary to power, he led "Leisler's Rebellion" and seized control of the colony; Colonial Governor of New York, 1689-91; provided land for a settlement of French Huguenot refugees (now the city of New Rochelle); following the arrival of a new royal governor, he was ousted. Arrested, charged with treason, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death; executed by hanging and decapitation, in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 16, 1691 (age about 51 years). Four years later, he was posthumously exonerated by an act of Parliament. Original interment at a private or family graveyard, New York County, N.Y.; subsequent interment at Dutch Church Burial Ground, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment to unknown location; statue at Broadview Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y.
  Relatives: Great-grandfather of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Hiram Lennox (1842-1907) — also known as Albert H. Lennox; Albert Hiram Lenox — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., December 22, 1842. Shipbroker; commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Haiti in Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-83; Consul for Greece in Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-91; Consul for Haiti in Philadelphia, Pa., 1883-91; in 1891, he and other officers of some mutual benefit associations were charged in Philadelphia with obtaining money under false pretenses; in 1894, he resisted eviction for non-payment of rent; he was no longer consul, but falsely claimd diplomatic immunity; the government of Haiti contradicted his claim, and a scandal resulted. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., July 4, 1907 (age 64 years, 194 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill Township, Camden County, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Jane Lenox and Hiram Lenox (1818-1892); married to Emma Stoy (1846-1923).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Shannon Lerach (b. 1946) — also known as William S. Lerach; Bill Lerach — of Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996. Plead guilty in 2007 to federal charges of conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and making false declarations under oath in connection with a kickback scheme; sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to do 1,000 hours of community service. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert W. Levy (b. 1947) — also known as Bob Levy — of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., May 16, 1947. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., 2005-07; resigned 2007. Falsely claimed to have served in the U.S. Army U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets); admitted that he used false information in his service record to obtain benefits; disappeared on September 26, 2007; his lawyer announced on October 10 that he had resigned; pleaded guilty in November to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs, sentenced to three years probation, fined, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married 1964 to Hazel Washington.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Roy C. Lewellen — also known as Bill Lewellen — of Marianna, Lee County, Ark. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1990. Refused to take a blood-alcohol test following a November 1998 accident in which he struck a woman with his Cadillac, dragging her 55 feet; his driver's license was suspended for six months. A charge of driving while intoxicated was dismissed. Still living as of 2000.
  Herbert E. Lewis (d. 1972) — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ontario. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1945-47. A member of the "Solid Five," a bloc on the Long Beach city council; all were recalled from office in 1947. Died in 1972. Burial location unknown.
  George Gordon Battle Liddy (b. 1930) — also known as G. Gordon Liddy — Born in Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J., November 30, 1930. Conservative. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; FBI agent; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1968. Irish and Italian ancestry. Organized and directed the burglaries of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in May and June 1972; the resulting Watergate scandal led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974; convicted on charges of burglary and wiretapping; sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $40,000; released in 1977 after serving four and a half years; became a popular radio talk show host. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester J. Liddy and Maria (Abbaticchio) Liddy; married, November 9, 1957, to Frances Ann Purcell; father of Tom Liddy (1962-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Nathan Lieberman (c.1888-1939) — also known as Leonard Madden — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1888. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912; member of New York state assembly from New York County 17th District, 1921; in March 1939, he was charged, along with two others, over a stock fraud scheme; he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail; meanwhile, in a separate case, he was indicted in Broome County. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, apparently of pneumonia, while attempting to kill himself with poison, in his room at the Tudor Hotel (where he had registered under the assumed name "Leonard Madden"), Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1939 (age about 51 years). Burial location unknown.
  Albert Jason Lima (1907-1989) — also known as Albert J. Lima — of San Francisco, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Mendocino County, Calif., August 31, 1907. Communist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1940, 1942; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Convicted in 1952 of conspiracy to overthrow the United States government; the verdict was overturned on appeal. Died, of cancer, in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 3, 1989 (age 81 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Lima (1917-2005).
  Political family: Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  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
  Washington G. Lithgow (1840-1925) — also known as Washington Lithgow — of Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J.; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Born, of American parents, in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo (now Dominican Republic), July 4, 1840. Republican. U.S. Vice Consul in Puerto Plata, 1875-99; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1880; Consul-General for Dominican Republic in San Juan, P.R., 1899; in 1912, due to his alleged support for rebels, he was ordered expelled from the Dominican Republic; the U.S. State Department interceded in his behalf, and the order was revoked. Died in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, December 8, 1925 (age 85 years, 157 days). Interment somewhere in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
  Relatives: Married, July 17, 1863, to Ellen Prentiss Peirce; grandfather of Arthur Washington Lithgow (1915-2004; actor and director); great-grandfather of John Arthur Lithgow (born 1945; American actor in theater, television, and movies).
  William Bross Lloyd (1875-1946) — also known as William B. Lloyd; "The Millionaire Socialist" — of Winnetka, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 27, 1875. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1918; arrested in downtown Chicago, 1918, for refusing to remove a red flag from his limo; co-founder of Communist Labor Party, 1919; indicted for sedition, 1920; represented at trial by Clarence Darrow; convicted, sentenced to 1-5 years in prison; his sentence was commuted in 1922. Died, of cancer, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 30, 1946 (age 71 years, 123 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Atlantic Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Demarest Lloyd (social reformer, author) and Jessie (Bross) Lloyd; married to Lola Maverick (divorced 1916) and Madge Bird; grandson of William Bross (1825?-?).
  Jerry Thomson Logie (1887-1966) — also known as Jerry T. Logie — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., 1887. Republican. Pharmacist; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1939-44; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged in a different bribery case in 1945; tried and convicted. Died in 1966 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  Alexander Long (1816-1886) — of Ohio. Born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., December 24, 1816. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1848; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1863-65; defeated, 1860; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864, 1880; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1865. Censured by the House of Representatives during the Civil War, for treasonable utterances. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 28, 1886 (age 69 years, 339 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Huey P. Long Huey Pierce Long (1893-1935) — also known as Huey P. Long; Hugh Pierce Long; "The Kingfish" — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., August 30, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1928; Governor of Louisiana, 1928-32; member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1928; impeached by the Louisiana House in 1929 over multiple charges including his attempt to impose an oil tax and his unauthorized demolition of the governor's mansion, but not convicted by the Senate; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1932-35; died in office 1935. Baptist. Member, Elks. Shot and mortally wounded by Dr. Carl Weiss (who was immediately killed at the scene), in the Louisiana State Capitol Building, September 8, 1935, and died two days later at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., September 10, 1935 (age 42 years, 11 days). Interment at State Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of George Shannon Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) (who married Blanche B. Revere); married, April 12, 1913, to Rose McConnell; father of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  Cross-reference: Cecil Morgan — John H. Overton — Harvey G. Fields — Gerald L. K. Smith
  The Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge (opened 1940), which carries U.S. Highway 190 and a rail line over the Mississippi River, between East Baton Rouge Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, is partly named for him.  — Senador Huey Pierce Long, a street in Asunsion, Paraguay, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan: "Every Man a King."
  Campaign slogan: "Share Our Wealth."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Huey P. Long: Every Man a King : The Autobiography of Huey P. Long
  Books about Huey P. Long: T. Harry Williams, Huey Long — Harnett T. Kane, Huey Long's Louisiana Hayride: The American Rehearsal for Dictatorship 1928-1940 — Richard D. White, Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long — David R. Collins, Huey P. Long : Talker and Doer (for young readers)
  Image source: KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana
  John Looney (1865-1942) — also known as Patrick John Looney — of Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., October 5, 1865. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; indicted with others in 1897 over a scheme to defraud the city of Rock Island in connection with a storm drain construction project; convicted, but the verdict was overturned on appeal; candidate for Illinois state house of representatives, 1900; created and led a crime syndicate in northwest Illinois, with interests in gambling, prostitution, extortion, and eventually bootlegging and automobile theft; indicted in 1907 on 37 counts of bribery, extortion, and libel, but acquitted; shot and wounded by hidden snipers on two occasions in 1908; on February 22, 1909, he was shot and wounded in a gunfight with business rival W. W. Wilmerton; on March 22, 1912, after publishing personal attacks on Rock Island Mayor Henry M. Schriver, he was arrested, brought to the police station, and severely beaten by the mayor himself; subsequent rioting killed two men and injured nine others; resumed control of the Rock Island rackets in 1921; in 1922, he was indicted for the murder of saloon keeper William Gabel, who had provided evidence against Looney to federal agents; arrested in Belen, N.M., in 1924, and later convicted of conspiracy and murder; sentenced to 5 years in prison for conspiracy and 14 years for murder; served 8 1/2 years. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in a sanitarium at El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., 1942 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Looney and Margaret Looney; married 1892 to Nora O'Connor (died 1903); nephew of Maurice T. Maloney (1853?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Byron Low Tax Looper (b. 1964) — also known as Byron Anthony Looper — of Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn. Born in Putnam County, Tenn., September 15, 1964. Democratic candidate for Georgia state house of representatives, 1987; Republican candidate for Tennessee state house of representatives, 1992; Republican candidate for Tennessee state senate, 1998. Changed his middle name from Anthony to Low Tax. He was indicted in March, 1998, on 14 counts of official misconduct as Putnam County Tax Assessor. On October 19, 1998, he shot and killed Tommy Burks, his opponent for a state senate seat; he was arrested soon after and charged with murder. He lost the November 1998 senate election to Burks' widow, who ran as a write-in candidate with the support of both parties. In August, 2000, he was tried for murder, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Still living as of 2008.
  Cross-reference: McCracken Poston
William Lorimer William Lorimer (1861-1934) — also known as "The Blond Boss" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861. Republican. Real estate business; contractor; brick manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1895-1901, 1903-09 (2nd District 1895-1901, 6th District 1903-09); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1904, 1908; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1909-12. Scottish ancestry. He was accused of bribery in winning election to the Senate; in 1912, the Senate invalidated his election. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1934 (age 73 years, 139 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Susan Mooney (1863-1918).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  John L. Lotsch (1881-1967) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born February 15, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1928. Arrested and indicted in 1935 on federal charges of taking bribes while serving as a special master overseeing a patent case; the case was dismissed in 1936, but he was immediately reindicted on an extortion charge; that indictment was thrown out by the Court of Appeals. Charged in 1938, with other officials of a defunct Brooklyn bank, with conspiracy to violate federal banking laws by accepting fees for granting loans; tried and convicted on three counts; sentenced to serve one year in jail; also disbarred. Pleaded guilty in 1939 to charges that he bribed federal judge Martin T. Manton, and testified at the judge's bribery trial. Died in 1967 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Morss Lovett (1870-1956) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Lake Zurich, Lake County, Ill. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 25, 1870. Progressive. University professor; novelist; playwright; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; secretary of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1939-43; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1940-41; removed from office as Secretary of the Virgin Islands, and barred from federal employment, by action of the U.S. Congress in 1943, over his ties to left-wing and purportedly Communist individuals and groups; the action was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court as an unconstitutional bill of attainder, and he received about $2,000 in salary owed to him. Atheist. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 8, 1956 (age 85 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Sidney Lovett and Elizabeth (Russell) Lovett; married, June 4, 1895, to Ida Mott-Smith.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Isaac Low (1735-1791) — of New York. Born in Raritan Landing (now part of Piscataway), Middlesex County, N.J., April 13, 1735. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1774. Was opposed to armed conflict with Great Britain; accused of treason and imprisoned; his property was confiscated through a bill of attainder in 1779; moved to England in 1783. Died in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, July 25, 1791 (age 56 years, 103 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Nicholas Low (1739-1826); married to Margaret Cuyler (brother of Abraham Cornelius Cuyler).
  Political family: Low-Cuyler family of New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Echols Lowery (b. 1921) — also known as Joseph E. Lowery — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., October 6, 1921. Democrat. Pastor; leader in the civil rights movement; co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; escaped death in 1963 when his hotel room in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, and in 1979 when Klansmen in Decatur, Ala., opened fire on Lowery and other protesters; arrested while demonstrating in support of a garbage workers' strike in Atlanta, 1968; arrested during protests in Cullman, Ala., 1978; arrested while protesting apartheid at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C., 1984; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1988 ; delivered eulogies at the funerals of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008. Methodist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Evelyn Gibson.
  Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, in Atlanta, Georgia, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Donald Edgar Lukens (1931-2010) — also known as Donald E. Lukens; Buz Lukens — of Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. Born in Harveysburg, Warren County, Ohio, February 11, 1931. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1967-71, 1987-90 (24th District 1967-71, 8th District 1987-90); member of Ohio state senate, 1975. Member, Sertoma; Farm Bureau; Delta Chi; Order of Ahepa; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Toastmasters. Convicted in 1989 on a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, by having sex with a 16 year old girl; sentenced to 30 days in jail. Indicted in February 1995 on five counts of bribery and conspiracy; a jury in October 1995 found him not guilty on three counts but was unable to reach a verdict on the other two; a mistrial was declared. Reindicted in March 1996; tried and convicted. Died May 22, 2010 (age 79 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Arthur Lukens and Edith (Greene) Lukens.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Joseph P. Luna — of Lodi, Bergen County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Lodi, N.J., 1944-51; defeated, 1951; indicted in 1951 on charges of failure to enforce gambling laws; the charges were dropped in 1955; recalled from office as borough councilman in 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James Lustig (b. 1902) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Budapest, Hungary, 1902. Communist. Naturalized U.S. citizen; agent, United Electrical Workers; candidate for New York state senate 22nd District, 1932; member, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee; the group was investigated for subversion by the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities; indicted in 1947, along with other members, for contempt of Congress over their refusal to provide records demanded by the House committee; convicted in 1947; sentenced to three months in jail, and fined $500. Hungarian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Richard George Luxford (1917-1986) — also known as Richard G. Luxford — of Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colo. Born in Colorado, March 20, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1950; in 1981, his law license was suspended by the Colorado Supreme Court, over three counts of professional misconduct involving the cashing of bad checks and failing to repay loans from clients. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Died in January, 1986 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Alfred Luxford (1876-?) and Maude (Robinson) Luxford.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John A. Lynch, Jr. (b. 1938) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1938. Democrat. Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1979-91; member of New Jersey state senate 17th District, 1982-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; pleaded guilty in 2006 to tax evasion and mail fraud over failing to report $150,000 in income; sentenced to prison; released in 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Lynch and Evelyn (Rooney) Lynch; married to Deborah Lynch (1948?-).
  Political family: Lynch family of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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
  Matthew Lyon (1749-1822) — of Eddyville, Lyon County, Ky. Born in County Wicklow, Ireland, July 14, 1749. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1779-83; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1797-1801; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1803-11; defeated, 1810. Convicted and jailed in 1789 under the Sedition Act. Died in Spadra Bluff, Johnson County, Ark., August 1, 1822 (age 73 years, 18 days). Original interment at Spadra Bluff Cemetery, Spadra Bluff, Ark.; reinterment in 1833 at River View Cemetery, Eddyville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Hosford (1744-1784) and Beulah Chittenden (1764-1824; daughter of Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797); sister of Martin Chittenden); father of Chittenden Lyon; great-grandfather of William Peters Hepburn.
  Political family: Chittenden-Lyon family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Matthew Lyon: Aleine Austin, Matthew Lyon, 'New Man' of the Democratic Revolution, 1749-1822
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