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  Tony F. Mack (b. 1966) — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., January 8, 1966. Democrat. Mercer County Freeholder, 1997-2008; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000; mayor of Trenton, N.J., 2010-14; removed 2014; arrested in September 2012, and charged with accepting a bribe, fraud, and extortion; tried and convicted in 2014, and sentenced to five years in prison. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas James Mackell (1914-1992) — also known as Thomas J. Mackell — of Rego Park, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Little Neck, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 19, 1914. Democrat. Police detective; lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1955-66 (9th District 1955-65, 14th District 1966); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964; Queens County District Attorney, 1967-73. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; Lions; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association. Resigned as District Attorney in 1973, following his indictment on charges of hindering prosecution in a get-rich-quick scheme; he was tried and convicted in 1974, but the verdict was reversed on appeal. Died, from stomach cancer, in Douglaston Manor, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 27, 1992 (age 77 years, 192 days). Interment at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Keating) Mackell (1870-1964) and Peter Francis Mackell (1878-1932); married 1939 to Dorothea R. Lang (1913-1988).
  Epitaph: "Loving Husband, Father and Poppie."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Beckford Mackey — U.S. Consul in Rio Grande do Sul, as of 1884-85; San Jose, as of 1892; on April 14, 1885, in Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil, he shot and wounded a newspaper editor who was assaulting him in a theater; arrested and imprisoned by Brazilian authorities; tried in June, and found not guilty. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. T. Mackey.
  Frederic Duncan MacMaster — also known as Frederic MacMaster — Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Rider" regiment; U.S. Consul in Zanzibar, 1905-06; dismissed from his consular position in 1906 over multiple instances of misconduct, including the assault of police officers in a bar-room; en route to the U.S., he stopped in Nice, France, and obtained a bank loan by pretending to be U.S. Consul Harold S. Van Buren. Burial location unknown.
  William Bruce MacMaster, Jr. (1875-1912) — also known as William B. MacMaster, Jr. — of New York. Born, of American parents, in Colombia, June 28, 1875. Rancher; U.S. Vice Consul in Cartagena, 1904-08; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Cartagena, 1908-12, died in office 1912; stabbed by two Colombians in the summer of 1909; pressed charges against his attackers, one of whom was an influential newspaper editor; arrested by Colombian authorities in June 1910 on charges that, years earlier, he shot a a Colombian citizen, in what he said was self-defense; initially acquitted, then found guilty, then exonerated by a higher court. While hunting alone, was shot multiple times and killed by an unknown assassin, near Cartagena, Colombia, August 11, 1912 (age 37 years, 44 days). Interment at Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Colombia.
  Relatives: Son of William Bruce MacMaster (1838-1891).
  Charles E. MacMillin (1888-1941) — of Pinal County, Ariz. Born in Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, January 21, 1888. Democrat. Pharmacist; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Speaker of the Arizona State House of Representatives, 1925. Member, American Legion. Convicted of forgery in 1934; sentenced to prison. Died March 2, 1941 (age 53 years, 40 days). Burial location unknown.
  Sidney Leo Maestas (b. 1954) — also known as Sidney L. Maestas — of Bloomfield, San Juan County, N.M. Born October 7, 1954. Mayor of Bloomfield, N.M., 1998-2001; resigned 2001. Hispanic ancestry. Arrested in January 2001, and pleaded guilty in October, to criminal sexual conduct with two underaged girls. Still living as of 2001.
  Andrew Gordon Magrath (1813-1893) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 8, 1813. U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1856-60; resigned 1860; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-61; resigned 1861; secretary of state of South Carolina, 1860-62; Governor of South Carolina, 1864-65. Ousted as Governor by Union authorities in 1865 and imprisoned. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 9, 1893 (age 80 years, 60 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Dennis Aloysius Mahoney (1821-1879) — of Jackson County, Iowa; Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Ross, County Cork, Ireland, January 20, 1821. Member of Iowa state house of representatives; elected 1848, 1858; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1862, 1864. Catholic. Newspaper editor who criticized the Civil War; arrested in August 1862 and held until November at the Old Capitol Federal Prison in Washington, D.C. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, November 5, 1879 (age 58 years, 289 days). Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery, Garryowen, Iowa.
  Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007) — also known as Norman Mailer — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., January 31, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; novelist, essayist, magazine editor, Hollywood screenwriter, director, and actor; among the founders of the Village Voice newspaper newspaper in New York City; in November, 1960, while drunk at a party, he stabbed and wounded his wife, Adele; he was arrested and held for psychiatric evaluation, and eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree assault; arrested and jailed in 1967 in connection with an antiwar protest; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1969. Jewish ancestry. Won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1969 and for fiction in 1980. Died, from acute renal failure, in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 10, 2007 (age 84 years, 283 days). Interment at Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Barnett 'Barney' Mailer and Fanny (Schneider) Mailer; married 1944 to Beatrice 'Bea' Silverman (divorced 1952); married 1954 to Adele Morales (divorced 1962); married 1962 to Jeanne Campbell (divorced 1963); married 1963 to Beverly Bentley (divorced 1980); married 1980 to Carol Stevens (divorced 1980); married 1981 to Norris Church (1949-2010); father of Michael Mailer (film producer).
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Norman Mailer: The Executioner's Song — The Fight
  Fiction by Norman Mailer: The Deer Park — The Naked and the Dead — An American Dream — The Gospel According to the Son
  Books about Norman Mailer: Mary V. Dearborn, Mailer : A Biography — Barry H. Leeds, The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer — Carl Rollyson, The Lives of Norman Mailer : A Biography — Jennifer Bailey, Norman Mailer: Quick Change Artist
  Critical books about Norman Mailer: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  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.
  Stephen Russell Mallory (c.1812-1873) — also known as Stephen R. Mallory — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, of American parents, about 1812. Democrat. County judge in Florida, 1837-45; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1851-61; Confederate Secretary of the Navy, 1861-65. Catholic. Arrested as a Confederate by Union troops in 1865 and imprisoned until March 1866. Died in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., November 9, 1873 (age about 61 years). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Mallory and Ellen Mallory; married to Angela Moreno; father of Stephen Russell Mallory, Jr.; cousin by marriage of William Francis White (1821?-?).
  Political family: Mallory-White family of California.
  Politician named for him: Stephen M. White
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Antonio James Manchin (1927-2003) — also known as A. James Manchin — of Farmington, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Farmington, Marion County, W.Va., April 7, 1927. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1949-50, 1999-2003; defeated, 1950; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1976-84; West Virginia state treasurer, 1985-89; resigned 1989. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Following the disclosure of losses from the State Consolidated Investment Fund and accusations of mismanagement in the State Treasurer's office, the House of Delegates, in 1989, brought impeachment charges against him, but he resigned as State Treasurer before a trial could be held. Died, following a heart attack, in Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., November 3, 2003 (age 76 years, 210 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Farmington, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Manchin, Sr. and Kathleen (Rosco) Manchin; married 1951 to Stella Machel; father of Mark Anthony Manchin (1948?-); uncle of Joseph Manchin III and Timothy J. Manchin.
  Political family: Manchin family of Farmington and Fairmont, West Virginia.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Marvin Mandel (1920-2015) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Maryland Democratic State Central Committee, 1951; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1952-69; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1963-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964, 1976; Maryland Democratic state chair, 1968-69; Governor of Maryland, 1969-77, 1979. Jewish. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; American Bar Association. Charged with mail fraud, over his acceptance of gifts from owners of the Marlboro Race Track, in return for his support for legislation benefiting the track; tried and convicted in 1977; sentenced to prison; his conviction was later overturned. Died in St. Mary's County, Md., August 30, 2015 (age 95 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1941 to Barbara 'Bootsie' Oberfield (divorced 1974); married 1974 to Jeanne Blackistone Dorsey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Marvin Mandel: I'll Never Forget It: Memoirs of a Political Accident from East Baltimore (2010)
  Books about Marvin Mandel: Bradford Jacobs, Thimbleriggers : The Law v. Governor Marvin Mandel
  Donald R. Manes (1934-1986) — also known as "The King of Queens" — of Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 18, 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; borough president of Queens, New York, 1971-86; resigned 1986; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984. On January 10, 1986, he was found driving erratically and bleeding from slashes to his wrist and ankle; at first he claimed he had been abducted, but then admitted his wounds were self-inflicted; while he was hospitalized, a criminal investigation against him became public. Stabbed himself in the heart, and died soon after, at Booth Memorial Medical Center, Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., March 13, 1986 (age 52 years, 54 days). Interment at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Marlene Warshofsky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Martin Thomas Manton (1880-1946) — also known as Martin T. Manton — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 2, 1880. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1916-18; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1918-39; resigned 1939. Catholic. Irish ancestry. U.S. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey charged in 1939 that Judge Manton had received more than $400,000 from litigants; Dewey sent six specific instances the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for consideration of impeachment. Following the judge's resignation, he was indicted on bribery charges; tried and convicted; sentenced to two years in prison and fined $10,000; released in 1941. Died in Fayetteville, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 17, 1946 (age 66 years, 107 days). Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Fayetteville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Manton and Catherine (Mullen) Manton; married, July 3, 1907, to Eva M. Morier.
  Cross-reference: John L. Lotsch — Edwin Stark Thomas — Matthew T. Abruzzo
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Hudson Snowden Marshall (1870-1931) — also known as H. Snowden Marshall — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Baltimore, Md., January 15, 1870. Lawyer; law partner of Bartow S. Weeks, George Gordon Battle, and James A. O'Gorman; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1913-17; in 1915-16, U.S. Rep. Frank Buchanan (who was at the time being indicted by a federal grand jury) introduced impeachment resolutions against Marshall; the charges, including malfeasance in the handling of past cases, were investigated by a House Judiciary subcommittee, which held hearings in New York, and inquired into the proceedings of the grand jury which had indicted Rep. Buchanan; Marshall wrote a critical letter to the subcommittee, impugning its motives; based on this letter, the full House voted to find him in contempt of Congress, and ordered his arrest; on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the authority of the House to punish for contempt extended only to actions which directly interfered with its proceedings. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1931 (age 61 years, 134 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Marshall and Rebecca (Snowden) Marshall; brother of Emily Rosalie Snowden Marshall (1858-1940; who married Somerville Pinkney Tuck); married 1900 to Isabel C. Stiles; uncle of Somerville Pinkney Tuck, Jr. (1891-1967); great-grandnephew of John Marshall.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Beverly Masek (b. 1963) — of Willow, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Anvik, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska, September 30, 1963. Republican. Four time Iditarod Race finisher, 1990-93; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2005 (28th District 1995-2003, 15th District 2003-05); pleaded guilty in March 2009 to soliciting and accepting at least $4,000 in bribes from VECO Corporation; sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Female. Methodist. Alaska Native ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2009.
  James Murray Mason (1798-1871) — also known as James M. Mason — of Winchester, Va. Born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., November 3, 1798. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1826; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829; U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District, 1837-39; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1847-61; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; Confederate States Envoy to England, 1861. Author of the Fugitive Slave Law. When the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861. Died April 28, 1871 (age 72 years, 176 days). Interment at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Mason (1766-1849) and Anna Maria (Murray) Mason (1776-1857); married, July 25, 1822, to Eliza Margaretta Chew (1798-1874); uncle of Fitzhugh Lee; grandson of George Mason; grandnephew of Thomson Mason; first cousin of Thomson Francis Mason and John Thomson Mason, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Stevens Thomson Mason (1760-1803) and John Thomson Mason (1765-1824); first cousin thrice removed of Charles O'Conor Goolrick; second cousin of Armistead Thomson Mason and John Thomson Mason (1787-1850); second cousin once removed of Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843).
  Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Eric James Joseph Massa (b. 1959) — also known as Eric J. J. Massa — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 16, 1959. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 2009-10; defeated, 2006; resigned 2010; resigned from Congress during a pending ethics investigation into acusations of sexual misconduct toward subordinates in his congressional office. Still living as of 2012.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  David Mathews (d. 1800) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Nova Scotia. Lawyer; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1776-83. In 1776, the New York Provincial Congress ordered his arrest over his involvement in a plot to poison Gen. George Washington; continued serving as mayor during British occupation of the city; in 1783, he fled to Nova Scotia with other Loyalists. Died near Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1800. Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Alfred Mathis (1869-1958) — also known as Thomas A. Mathis; "Cap'n Tom" — of Tuckerton, Ocean County, N.J.; Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. Born in New Gretna, Burlington County, N.J., June 7, 1869. Republican. Mariner; automobile dealer; member of New Jersey state senate from Ocean County, 1910-11, 1914-15, 1923-31, 1942-46; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1928, 1940, 1944; secretary of state of New Jersey, 1931-41. Indicted for tax evasion by a federal grand jury in 1937. He killed himself, by self-inflicted gunshot, in Toms River, Ocean County, N.J., May 18, 1958 (age 88 years, 345 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Toms River, N.J.
  Relatives: Father of William Steelman Mathis (1898-1981).
  The Thomas A. Mathis Bridge (opened 1950), which carries eastbound Route 37 across Barnegat Bay, from Toms River to Seaside Heights, New Jersey, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael J. Matthews (b. 1934) — of Linwood, Atlantic County, N.J.; Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Upland, Delaware County, Pa., January 7, 1934. Democrat. Candidate in primary for New Jersey state senate 2nd District, 1973; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1974; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 2nd District, 1978-83; mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., 1982-84; recalled 1984; defeated, 1984. Indicted on March 27, 1984, on federal bribery and extortion charges, over his dealings with organized crime figures; a trial was started, but then he pleaded guilty to one count of extortion, and the other charges were dropped; sentenced to fifteen years in federal prison; released in 1990. Still living as of 1990.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Nicholas Mavroules Nicholas James Mavroules (1929-2003) — also known as Nicholas Mavroules — of Peabody, Essex County, Mass. Born in Peabody, Essex County, Mass., November 1, 1929. Democrat. Mayor of Peabody, Mass., 1967-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1976; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1979-93; defeated, 1992. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Rotary. Pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of tax fraud and accepting gratuities while in office; sentenced to prison. Died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., December 25, 2003 (age 74 years, 54 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Andrew Jackson May (1875-1959) — also known as Andrew J. May — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born near Langley, Floyd County, Ky., June 24, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Floyd County Attorney, 1901-09; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-47 (10th District 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-47); defeated, 1928 (10th District), 1946 (7th District). Baptist. Member, Freemasons. In 1943, he was briefed about the flaws in the Japanese anti-submarine munitions; he revealed this information to the press, and hence to the Japanese, who quickly improved their depth charges. After the war, this indiscretion was estimated to have cost the U.S. ten submarines and 800 men. Convicted, on July 3, 1947, on charges of accepting bribes for his influence in the award of munitions contracts during World War II; served nine months in prison; received a full pardon from President Harry S. Truman in 1952. Died in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky., September 6, 1959 (age 84 years, 74 days). Interment at Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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.
  Robert Murphy Mayo (1836-1896) — also known as Robert M. Mayo — of Virginia. Born in Hague, Westmoreland County, Va., April 28, 1836. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; court martialed in the Confederate Army, 1863, for drunkenness, and reduced in rank; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1881-82, 1885-88; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1883-84. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Hague, Westmoreland County, Va., March 29, 1896 (age 59 years, 336 days). Interment at Yeocomico Cemetery, Kinsale, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Mayo and Emily Ann (Campbell) Mayo; married, December 3, 1867, to Emily Claybrook; nephew of Joseph Carrington Mayo (1795-1872).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Edward E. McCall Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924) — also known as Edward E. McCall — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 6, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1903-13; resigned 1913; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1913; chair, New York State Public Service Commission, 1913-15; removed from office in November, 1915, because he owned stock in a company under commission jurisdiction; president, New Jersey Life Insurance Company, 1916. Died, of pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1924 (age 61 years, 66 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Edward Everett
  Relatives: Son of John McCall and Katherine McCall; brother of John A. McCall (president, New York Life Insurance Company); married 1886 to Ella Frances Gaynor.
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Gerald McCann (born c.1950) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., about 1950. Democrat. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1981-85, 1989-92; defeated, 1985; removed 1992; chair of Hudson County Democratic Party, 1984-85. Catholic. Convicted in 1992 on federal charges of fraud and tax evasion, and sentenced to federal prison. Still living as of 2003.
  Joseph Raymond McCarthy (1908-1957) — also known as Joseph R. McCarthy; Joe McCarthy; "Tail-Gunner Joe" — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wis., November 14, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Wisconsin 10th Circuit, 1940-46; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1947-57; died in office 1957; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948; speaker, 1952. Catholic. Claimed in a 1950 speech that he had a list of 205 Communists employed in the U.S. State Department; went on to conduct hearings and investigations into alleged subersive activities and Communist influence on society; with his sensationalist tactics and disregard for fairness and due process, he dominated the American political scene for a period of time, now called the McCarthy Era; public opinion turned against him when he tried to investigate the Army; in December 1953, the Senate voted 67-22 to censure him for "contemptuous conduct" and abuse of select committee privilege. Died of a liver ailment at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 2, 1957 (age 48 years, 169 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Appleton, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy McCarthy (1867-1946) and Bridget (Tierney) McCarthy (1870-1941); married, September 29, 1953, to Jean Fraser Kerr (1924-1979).
  Cross-reference: L. Brent Bozell — Norman Armour — Joseph C. Grew — Robert Woods Bliss — William Phillips — Albert Cohn — Corliss Lamont — Merwin K. Hart — Charles W. Thayer — John S. Service
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Joseph R. McCarthy: Richard H. Rovere, Senator Joe McCarthy — Arthur Herman, Joseph McCarthy : Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator — Ellen Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism — Thomas C. Reeves, The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy : A Biography
  Fiction about Joseph R. McCarthy: William F. Buckley, Jr., The Redhunter : a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy
  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.
  Robert Francis McDonnell (b. 1954) — also known as Bob McDonnell — of Glen Allen, Henrico County, Va. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 15, 1954. Republican. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates 84th District, 1992-2005; Virginia state attorney general, 2006-09; resigned 2009; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008 (delegation chair); Governor of Virginia, 2010-14; he and his wife were indicted in January 2014 for receiving improper gifts; convicted in September 2014; sentenced to two years in prison; in June 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned his conviction. Irish and Alsatian ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of John Francis McDonnell and Emma (Meiller) McDonnell.
  Campaign slogan (2009): "Bob's for Jobs"
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Earl W. McEwen, Sr. — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District; elected 1940; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1944; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  James Edward McGreevey (b. 1957) — also known as Jim McGreevey — of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, N.J.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., August 6, 1957. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 19th District, 1990-91; member of New Jersey state senate 19th District, 1994-97; Governor of New Jersey, 2002-04; defeated, 1997; resigned 2004; mayor of Woodbridge Township, N.J.; elected 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000, 2004. Catholic; later Episcopalian. Irish ancestry. Gay. Announced his resignation as governor in 2004 after acknowledging a homosexual affair with his homeland security advisor. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John P. McGreevey; married 1991 to Karen Joan 'Kari' Schutz (divorced 1997); married, October 7, 2000, to Dina Matos (1966-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by James E. McGreevey: The Confession (2006)
  Critical books about James E. McGreevey: Dina Matos McGreevey, Silent Partner : A Memoir of My Marriage
Frank D. McKay Frank D. McKay (1883-1965) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., November 4, 1883. Republican. Financier; political boss who dominated Republican politics in Michigan for years; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1928, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944; Michigan state treasurer, 1925-30; investigated by a grand jury in 1931 over his handling of state funds while Treasurer; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1940-44; subject of three federal grand jury investigations in 1940 over alleged fraud, extortion and kickbacks; indicted in 1944 for bribery of state legislators; hired a Purple Gang figure to murder the star witness, State Sen. Warren G. Hooper, and the case collapsed; charged in 1945, along with William McKeighan, with conspiracy to violate state liquor laws; tried in 1946; the judge directed a verdict of not guilty. Died in Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., January 12, 1965 (age 81 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Edward N. Barnard — William Green
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Thomas McKean (1734-1817) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in New London Township, Chester County, Pa., March 19, 1734. Lawyer; member of Delaware colonial Assembly, 1765-76; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1765-74; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1774-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1777-83; President of Delaware, 1777; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1777-99; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1781; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1789-90; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1799-1808; impeached by the Pennsylvania legislature in 1807, but no trial was ever held. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 24, 1817 (age 83 years, 97 days). Original interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1843 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William McKean and Letitia (Finley) McKean; married to the sister-in-law of Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791); married 1763 to Mary Borden (died 1773); married 1774 to Sarah Armitage.
  Political family: Hopkinson-McKean family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  McKean County, Pa. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Thomas McKean Thompson McKennanThomas McKean Pettit
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William H. McKeighan — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Republican. Political boss; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1915-16, 1922-23, 1927-28, 1931-33; defeated, 1923; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940; political ally of Frank D. McKay; charged in 1945, along with McKay, with conspiracy to violate state liquor laws; tried; the judge directed a verdict of not guilty. Burial location unknown.
  Walter Fox McKeithen (1946-2005) — also known as Fox McKeithen — of Louisiana. Born in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, La., September 8, 1946. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1983-87; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1987-2005; resigned 2005; pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, 2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2004. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Rotary; Jaycees. Died July 16, 2005 (age 58 years, 311 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Julian McKeithen and Marjorie (Funderburk) McKeithen (1919-2004); father of Marjorie McKeithen (1965-).
  Political family: McKeithen family of Columbia, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert B. McLaughlin (1903-1965) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in 1903. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1941-44; defeated in primary, 1938; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1944; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1965 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
John L. McLaurin John Lowndes McLaurin (1860-1934) — also known as John L. McLaurin — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., May 9, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1890-91; South Carolina state attorney general, 1891-97; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1892-97; resigned 1897; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1897-1903; in Februry, 1902, he was accused, by fellow South Carolina senator Ben Tillman, of accepting a bribe (in the form of federal patronage) to support a treaty; he called Tillman a liar, and the two came to blows on the Senate floor; both were censured by the Senate; member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1913-14; South Carolina Warehouse Commissioner, 1915-17. Died in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., July 20, 1934 (age 74 years, 72 days). Interment at McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville, S.C.
  Cross-reference: Frazier B. Baker
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July, 1897
John T. McManus John T. McManus (1904-1961) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Montrose, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 25, 1904. Reporter and movie critic for the New York Times; movie and radio critic for Time magazine; entertainment editor for PM (newspaper); general manager, Weekly Guardian newspaper; president, Newspaper Guild of New York, 1943-47; international vice president of the American Newspaper Guild; member, New York CIO Council; member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1945; candidate for Governor of New York, 1950 (American Labor), 1954 (American Labor), 1958 (Independent Socialist); in 1956, called before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, he took the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions about the Communist Party. Died, of a heart attack, in Montrose, Westchester County, N.Y., November 22, 1961 (age 56 years, 362 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward J. McManus; married to Jane Bedell.
  Image source: The Militant, November 24, 1958
  Bert McMullin — of Yell County, Ark. Member of Arkansas state senate, 1897. Arrested on May 15, 1897, after he shot at and barely missed J. N. Smithee, editor of the Arkansas Gazette, who refused to apologize for critical editorials. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas A. McWhinney (c.1863-1933) — of Lawrence, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Atlantic Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1863. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; postmaster at Lawrence, N.Y., 1901; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly, 1915-23 (Nassau County 1915-17, Nassau County 1st District 1918-23); indicted in 1920 on charges that he and others had tipped off gamblers to planned police raids; tried and found not guilty. Member, Elks; Royal Arcanum; United Spanish War Veterans; Foresters; Redmen; Order of Heptasophs; Order of United American Mechanics. Suffered a stroke, and died, in Atlantic Beach, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 25, 1933 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Lidie Wright.
  Joseph Ellsberry McWilliams (1904-1996) — also known as Joe McWilliams — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hitchcock, Blaine County, Okla., 1904. Gave street-corner speeches in New York City, in which he denounced Jews and praised Adolf Hitler; arrested in 1940 when one of his speeches caused a riot; charged with sedition in 1944, as part of an alleged Nazi conspiracy; tried along with many others, but after seven months, a mistrial was declared; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1940. Died in 1996 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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
  Samuel Medary (1801-1864) — also known as "The Wheel Horse of Ohio Democracy" — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Montgomery Square, Montgomery County, Pa., February 25, 1801. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1834; member of Ohio state senate, 1836; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1844, 1856, 1864; postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1847-49, 1858; Governor of Minnesota Territory, 1857-58; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1858-59, 1859-60, 1860, 1860; candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1859. Originated the slogan "Fifty-four forty or fight," calling for aggressive action on the Oregon boundary dispute with Great Britain in the 1840s; the American claim of all the land up to 54°40' north latitude encompassed most of what is now British Columbia. Indicted by a federal grand jury in 1864 for conspiracy against the government; arrested; released on bond; never tried. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, November 7, 1864 (age 63 years, 256 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Medary (1770-1839) and Elizabeth (Harris) Medary; married to Elizabeth Scott (1807-1885); great-grandfather of James Gillespie Blaine III (1888-1969).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The community of Medary, South Dakota, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Meese III (b. 1931) — also known as Ed Meese; "Reagan's Geographer" — Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., December 2, 1931. Lawyer; legal affairs secretary to Gov. Ronald Reagan, 1967-68; executive assistant and chief of staff, 1969-74; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1985-88. Lutheran. Member, Federalist Society. The independent counsel who investigated the Wedtech scandal reported that Meese, who had worked as a lobbyist for Wedtech, was complicit in the company's bribery and fraud; following this disclosure, he resigned from the Cabinet. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Meese, Jr. and Leona Meese; married 1959 to Ursula Herrick.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  William Howard Melish (1910-1986) — also known as W. Howard Melish — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 11, 1910. Episcopal priest; vice-chair of New York American Labor Party, 1945-49; ousted in 1957 as rector of Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, over his allegedly pro-Communist activities as chairman of the National Council of Soviet-American Friendship. Episcopalian. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 15, 1986 (age 76 years, 35 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Marguerite (McComas) Melish (1873-1941) and John Howard Melish (1874-1969); married to Mary Jane Dietz (1913-1999).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Darwin James Meserole (1868-1952) — also known as Darwin J. Meserole — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Bellport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 29, 1868. Socialist. Stockbroker; in June 1891, he shot and killed Theodore W. Larbig, was arrested and tried for murder, but found not guilty on ground of self-defense; lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1915; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1920; candidate for New York state senate 1st District, 1922; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1931; candidate for chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1926; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1928; candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1930, 1934, 1936; president, National Unemployment League, which advocated public works programs to relieve unemployment. Died, from a heart attack, as he was about to board the Staten Island ferry, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 21, 1952 (age 83 years, 358 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Vanderbilt Meserole (1833-1908) and Ann Sophia (Richardson) Meserole (1839-1922); married, June 24, 1899, to Katherine Louise Maltby.
Herman Methfessel Herman Methfessel (1900-1963) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 23, 1900. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County 2nd District, 1935-38; Richmond County District Attorney, 1948-51. In September 1951, the New York State Crime Commission, investigating rackets on the Staten Island waterfront, heard testimony from Mrs. Anna Wentworth that she had seen District Attorney Methfessel in a gambling house, which implied that he was protecting vice; in response, he ordered her arrest and charged her with perjury. At the request of the Crime Commission, citing abuse of power, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey superseded him from all cases related to the investigation; in the meantime, he was defeated for re-election. In 1952, he and a subordinate were charged with official misconduct, but found not guilty. Injured in a one-car accident, and died the next day, in North Shore Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., July 7, 1963 (age 62 years, 226 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Ellsworth B. Buck
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Tom Metzger — of California; Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind. Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from California 43rd District, 1980; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; convicted in 1991 of burning a cross (as a form of hate speech or intimidation) and sentenced to prison; in 1992, he was arrested in Canada for violating immigration laws. Member, John Birch Society; Ku Klux Klan. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
  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
  Edward Maurice Mezvinsky (b. 1937) — also known as Edward Mezvinsky — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Ames, Story County, Iowa, January 17, 1937. Democrat. Member of Iowa state legislature, 1970; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1973-77; defeated, 1970, 1976; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1981-86; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Jewish. Ukrainian ancestry. Indicted in March, 2001 on 56 federal fraud charges; pleaded guilty to 31, and sentenced to prison. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1963 to Myra Shulman (divorced 1974); married 1975 to Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky; father of Marc Mezvinsky (son-in-law of William Jefferson Clinton (1946-) and Hillary Rodham Clinton).
  Political family: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Magne Alfred Michaelson (1878-1949) — also known as M. Alfred Michaelson; M. A. Michaelson — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kristiansand, Norway, September 7, 1878. Republican. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 25th District, 1920-22; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1921-31; defeated, 1918, 1932. Indicted in 1928 on charges of violating the National Prohibition Act. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 26, 1949 (age 71 years, 49 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William T. Michaelson — of Cliffside Park, Bergen County, N.J. Mayor of Cliffside Park, N.J., 1950-51; indicted in 1951, and again in 1953, on charges of failure to enforce gambling laws; the charges were dropped in 1955. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Milton Milan (b. 1962) — also known as Milt Milan — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., 1962. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; mayor of Camden, N.J., 1997-2000. Hispanic ancestry. Arrested in March 2000 and charged with taking payoffs and bribes. Still living as of 2000.
  Arthur Asher Miller (1915-2005) — also known as Arthur Miller — of Roxbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 17, 1915. Democrat. Playwright; author of such plays as "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible"; received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949; because he was suspected of ties to Communist organizations, his passport was denied in 1954; compelled to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956; he refused to name his political colleagues, and was found guilty of contempt of Congress in 1957; the conviction was overturned on appeal; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1968. Agnostic. Jewish ancestry. Died in Roxbury, Litchfield County, Conn., February 10, 2005 (age 89 years, 116 days). Interment at Great Oak Cemetery, Roxbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Isidore Miller and Augusta (Barnett) Miller; brother of Joan Copeland (actress); married, August 5, 1940, to Mary Grace Slattery (divorced 1956); married, January 29, 1956, to Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962; actress; divorced 1961); married, February 17, 1962, to Inge Morath (1923-2002).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. (b. 1940) — also known as Glenn Miller; "Frazier Glenn Cross"; "Rounder" — of North Carolina; Aurora, Lawrence County, Mo. Born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., 1940. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; candidate in Democratic primary for Governor of North Carolina, 1984; candidate in Republican primary for North Carolina state senate, 1986; convicted on federal contempt of court charges in 1986; sentenced to one year in prison, but disappeared while out on bond; later captured in Missouri, along with four other Klansmen and a cache of weapons; indicted in 1987 for plotting robberies and an assassination; in a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and to making threats through the mail; served three years in prison; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 2006; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2010; on April 13, 2014, in an apparent hate crime he shot and killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex in Overland Park, Kansas. Member, Ku Klux Klan. Still living as of 2014.
  Frederick John Mills (1865-1953) — also known as F. J. Mills — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Topsham, Orange County, Vt., April 29, 1865. Republican. Engineer; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1895-97; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Scottish ancestry. On October 3, 1899, in Salt Lake City, he shot and killed John C. O'Melveny, chief engineer of the Oregon Short Line Railroad; was arrested immediately and charged with first-degree murder; at trial, he claimed the homicide was justified by the "criminal intimacy" between O'Melveny and his wife, while he was away in military service; the jury acquitted him in only 15 minutes. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 28, 1953 (age 88 years, 152 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Mills and Elizabeth (Laird) Mills; married, April 19, 1893, to Laura Eliza Hopf (1874-1964).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Wilbur Daigh Mills (1909-1992) — also known as Wilbur D. Mills — of Kensett, White County, Ark. Born in Kensett, White County, Ark., May 24, 1909. Democrat. State court judge in Arkansas, 1934-38; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1939-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940, 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. In October 1974, he was driving late at night in Washington, D.C. without lights on; when stopped by police, he was seen to be intoxicated and his face was bloody from a scuffle; an Argentine striptease artist named Fanne Fox leaped from his car and jumped into the nearby Tidal Basin; after this incident highlighted his alcoholism, he was forced to resign his powerful chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee and seek treatment. Died in 1992 (age about 83 years). Interment at Kensett Cemetery, Kensett, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Oswald Mills (1924-1973) — also known as William O. Mills — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born in Bethlehem, Caroline County, Md., August 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1971-73; died in office 1973; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972. Methodist. The Washington Post reported that his campaign was under investigation for receiving $25,000 from secret funds of President Richard Nixon's re-election committee, and failed to report the contribution as required by law; this tied him to the Watergate scandal; a day later, he killed himself, by gunshot, at his Mulberry Hill farm, Talbot County, Md., May 24, 1973 (age 48 years, 285 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Hyman E. Mintz (c.1909-1966) — also known as Bucky Mintz — of South Fallsburg, Sullivan County, N.Y. Born about 1909. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Sullivan County, 1951-65. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Indicted in 1965 on bribery charges; convicted in February 1966, and sentenced to a year in prison. Died, following a heart attack, while serving a prison sentence, in Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 25, 1966 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Miot — U.S. Consular Agent in SAINT Marc, 1897-1908; Dismissed from his consular position in 1908 by the U.S. State Department for allegedly aiding Haitian rebels. Burial location unknown.
  Louis Charles Miriani (1897-1987) — also known as Louis C. Miriani — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1957-62; indicted in 1966 for evading federal taxes on income he failed to report in 1959-62; tried and convicted in 1968; following unsuccessful appeals, he served almost a year in federal prison; released in 1971. Italian ancestry. Died in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., October 18, 1987 (age 90 years, 290 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Miriani and Carolina (Venegoni) Miriani; married, April 11, 1929, to Vera M. Vachon; uncle of Ronald G. Miriani (1937-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Burton Mitchel (1815-1864) — also known as Charles B. Mitchel — of Arkansas. Born in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., September 19, 1815. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state legislature, 1848; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1860; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1861; Senator from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; died in office 1864. When the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 20, 1864 (age 49 years, 1 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Charles Franklin Mitchell (1806-1865) — of Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Bucks County, Pa., February 18, 1806. U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1837-41. Convicted of forgery in 1841 and sentenced to Sing Sing prison in New York; pardoned due to ill health; moved to Ohio. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 27, 1865 (age 59 years, 221 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clarence M. Mitchell III (b. 1939) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 14, 1939. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1963-66; member of Maryland state senate District 10, 1967-86; Indicted in 1987, along with his brother, by a federal grand jury in connection with the a bribery investigation of Wedtech Corporation; convicted of accepting $50,000 to stop the Congressional investigation of Wedtech; sentenced to two and a half years in prison; convicted in 1988 of obstructing an investigation of Baltimore drug dealer Melvin D. 'Little Melvin' Williams, and sentenced to two years in prison; charged in 1988 with failure to file income tax returns; tried and acquitted. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League; Kappa Alpha Psi; Freemasons; Jaycees. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911-1984) and Juanita Elizabeth (Jackson) Mitchell (1913-1992); brother of Michael Bowen Mitchell (1945-); father of Clarence M. Mitchell IV; nephew of Parren James Mitchell; uncle of Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr..
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Clarence M. Mitchell IV (b. 1962) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 16, 1962. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates District 44, 1995-99; member of Maryland state senate 44th District, 1999-2003; defeated in primary, 2002; reprimanded by the Maryland General Assembly in 2002 for failure to report a $10,000 loan from a Baltimore businessman. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell III; nephew of Michael Bowen Mitchell; grandnephew of Parren James Mitchell (1922-2007); first cousin of Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr..
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  David Brydie Mitchell (1760-1837) — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.; Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Born in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland, October 22, 1760. Georgia state attorney general, 1795; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1796; mayor of Savannah, Ga., 1801-02; U.S. Attorney for Georgia, 1802-04; Governor of Georgia, 1809-13, 1815-17; U.S. Indian Aagent to the Creek Nation, 1817-21; resigned from this position following charges that he was smuggling African slaves into the country. Scottish ancestry. Died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., April 22, 1837 (age 76 years, 182 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of John Mitchell.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Hipple Mitchell (1835-1905) — also known as John H. Mitchell; John Mitchell Hipple — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Washington County, Pa., June 22, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; member of Oregon state senate, 1862-66; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1873-79, 1885-97, 1901-05; died in office 1905. Indicted in December 1904 in connection with land frauds; a bribery charge was added later. Died in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., December 8, 1905 (age 70 years, 169 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Newton Mitchell (1913-1988) — also known as John N. Mitchell — of New York; Washington, D.C. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 15, 1913. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Attorney General, 1969-72. Member, American Bar Association. A central figure in the Watergate scandal. Indicted in 1973, along with Maurice Stans, for perjury and obstruction over a contribution from fugitive financier Robert Vesco to President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign; tried and acquitted. Convicted in February 1975 of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury, over his role in the Watergate break-in, and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison; served 19 months. Suffered a heart attack, and died later the same day, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 9, 1988 (age 75 years, 55 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Charles Mitchell and Margaret Agnes (McMahon) Mitchell; married to Martha Beall.
  Cross-reference: Maurice H. Stans — Harry L. Sears
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about John Mitchell: James Rosen, The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate
  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.
  Frank Sylvestor Monnett (b. 1857) — also known as Frank S. Monnett — of Crawford County, Ohio. Born in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, March 19, 1857. Lawyer; Ohio state attorney general, 1896-1900; defeated in Democratic primary, 1926; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1910; in 1915, when the U.S. was still neutral in World War I, he was a committee chair in "Labor's National Peace Council," which advocated a weapons embargo against the countries then at war; the organization secretly received funding from German agents; indicted in December 1915, along with H. Robert Fowler, Frank Buchanan, and others, for restraint of trade over the Peace Council's attempts to foment strikes in U.S. munitions plants; stood trial with seven co-defendants, but during the trial, the charges against him were dismissed. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Interment at Monnett Chapel Graveyard, Dallas Township, Crawford County, Ohio.
  Paris Montrose (c.1895-1961) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born about 1895. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 22nd District, 1927, 1928. In 1929, he was one of several Brooklyn lawyers who were disciplined for ambulance chasing activities and paying insurance company adjusters for favorable settlement of claims; his license to practice law was suspended for two years. Died, of cancer, in the Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 14, 1961 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. (1923-2015) — also known as Arch A. Moore, Jr. — of Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va.; Glen Dale, Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va., April 16, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marshall County, 1953-54; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1957-69; defeated, 1954; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from West Virginia, 1963-73; Governor of West Virginia, 1969-77, 1985-89; defeated, 1980, 1988; candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1978. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Rotary; Phi Delta Phi; Beta Theta Pi. Pleaded guilty in 1990 to five felonies, over findings that he had accepted illegal contributions to his 1984 and 1988 election campaigns, had extorted over $500,000 from a coal company, and obstructed the investigation; served two years and eight months in prison. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 7, 2015 (age 91 years, 266 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Arch A. Moore and Genevieve (Jones) Moore; married, August 11, 1949, to Shelley S. Riley; father of Shelley Moore Capito (1953-).
  Cross-reference: Wade H. Ballard III
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Overton Moore (1804-1876) — of Louisiana. Born in Sampson County, N.C., April 10, 1804. Democrat. Planter; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1848; member of Louisiana state senate, 1856; Governor of Louisiana, 1860-64; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861. Presbyterian. At the end of the Civil War, the military governor of Louisiana ordered his arrest as a Confederate leader; he fled to Mexico and settled in Havana, Cuba. Pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. Died near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., June 25, 1876 (age 72 years, 76 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery, Pineville, La.
Edward S. Moran, Jr. Edward S. Moran, Jr. (b. 1901) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 19, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1927-38. Arrested in June 1938 and charged with accepting $36,000 in bribes from two taxicab companies; released on bail; again arrested in April 1939 and charged with state income tax evasion; again released; tried on the bribery charges in June 1939 and convicted; sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison; released pending appeal, which was unsuccessful; disbarred; started prison term in January 1941; released on parole in September 1942. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  James Patrick Moran, Jr. (b. 1945) — also known as James P. Moran, Jr.; Jim Moran — of Alexandria, Va. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., May 16, 1945. Democrat. Mayor of Alexandria, Va., 1985-91; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1991-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor conflict of interest charge and was forced to resign as vice mayor of Alexandria, in June 1984. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Brother of Bryan Moran (1950?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Richard Morford (c.1903-1986) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Onaway, Presque Isle County, Mich., about 1903. Presbyterian minister; vice-chair of New York American Labor Party, 1945-49; director, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, 1946-80; 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; tried in federal court in Washington; convicted in March 1948; his conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court; convicted again on re-trial; sentenced to three months in prison and fined $250. Presbyterian. Died, from pneumonia, in Madison, Dane County, Wis., September 7, 1986 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Aileen Hutson (died 1984).
  Judith K. Moriarty (b. 1942) — of Pettis County, Mo. Born February 2, 1942. Democrat. Secretary of state of Missouri, 1993-94; removed 1994. Female. Impeached and removed from office, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Karen Morley (1909-2003) — also known as Mildred Linton — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, December 12, 1909. Actress; her career ended in 1947, when she was blacklisted as a suspected Communist; American Labor candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1954. Female. Died, from pneumonia, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 8, 2003 (age 93 years, 86 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Married, November 5, 1932, to Charles Vidor (1900-1959; film director); married 1943 to Lloyd Gough (1907-1984; actor).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest A. Moross (c.1874-1949) — of Mosherville, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born about 1874. Manager for Indianapolis Speedway, and for many early 20th century race car drivers; retired from automobile racing in 1916; candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Hillsdale County, 1930; Communist candidate for Michigan state senate 10th District, 1932; in 1933, he refused to renew his car's license plates as a protest against the cost; when his car was seized, he and his wife locked the doors and remained inside it for a month; finally police broke into the car and arrested them; convicted of resisting arrest, and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 4, 1949 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Robert Oakman (1859?-?).
  Buckner Stith Morris (1800-1879) — also known as Buckner S. Morris — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Augusta, Bracken County, Ky., August 19, 1800. Whig. Lawyer; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1838-39; candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1852; circuit judge in Illinois, 1853-55; served as treasurer of the Sons of Liberty, a Northern pro-Confederate organization; in 1864, he was arrested and imprisoned for taking part in an alleged plot to break out prisoners of war held at Camp Douglas in Chicago. Catholic. Thought to be the originator of "to hell in a handbasket," though the phrase wasn't widely used before the 1940s. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 16, 1879 (age 79 years, 119 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1832 to Evelina Barker; married 1850 to Eliza Stephenson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Valentine Morris (1768-1815) — also known as Richard V. Morris — of Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Morrisania, Westchester County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., March 8, 1768. U.S. Navy Captain, starting in 1798; criticized by his superiors for his inaction as commander during an attempted blockade of Tripoli in 1803; he faced a Naval Court of Inquiry in 1804 and was dismissed from the Navy; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County, 1813-14. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 13, 1815 (age 47 years, 66 days). Interment at St. Anne's Episcopal Churchyard, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Morris (1726-1798) and Mary (Walton) Morris (1727-1794); married, January 24, 1797, to Anne Walton (1773-1858); nephew of Richard Morris (1730-1810) and Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816); grandnephew of Robert Hunter Morris; great-grandson of Lewis Morris (1671-1746); great-granduncle of Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1865-1915); second great-granduncle of Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1892-1943); first cousin of Lewis Richard Morris; first cousin once removed of Gouverneur Morris (1809-1894).
  Political family: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Morris (1734-1806) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Liverpool, England, January 31, 1734. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1776; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1785; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-95. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Financier of the American Revolution, but went broke in the process. Imprisoned for debt from February 1798 to August 1801. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 8, 1806 (age 72 years, 97 days). Entombed at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Morris (1711-1750) and Elizabeth (Murphet) Morris (1712-1778); married, March 2, 1769, to Mary White (1749-1827); father of Thomas Morris and Henrietta 'Hetty' Morris (1774-1816; who married James Markham Marshall (1764-1848)); great-grandfather of John Augustine Marshall.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Morris Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $10 silver certificate in the 1870s and 1880s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert Morris: Charles Rappleye, Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution
  Robert Page Walter Morris (1853-1924) — also known as R. Page W. Morris — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Lynchburg, Va., June 30, 1853. Republican. College professor; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1884; district judge in Minnesota 11th District, 1895-96; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1897-1903; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1903-23; took senior status 1923. Arrested in Salt Lake City, 1921, following an accident in which his car struck a pedestrian, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., December 16, 1924 (age 71 years, 169 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
Paul J. Morrison Paul J. Morrison (b. 1954) — of Lenexa, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Dodge City, Ford County, Kan., June 1, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; Johnson County District Attorney, 1990-2006; Kansas state attorney general, 2007-08; resigned 2008. Catholic. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Resigned as Attorney General following disclosure of an extramarital affair with a subordinate, who filed a sexual harrassment claim with the federal EEOC. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Paul Morrison Law
  Peter R. Morrissey (1859-1895) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis County, Mo., August 14, 1859. Democrat. Saloon keeper; arrested in December 1886 on federal charges of vote fraud; found guilty in April 1887, but released because the indictment did not specify that the ballots were for a federal office; indicted again soon after, but the charges were dropped in November; indicted for naturalization fraud in 1889, but not convicted; member of Missouri state senate 31st District, 1893-95; died in office 1895. Catholic. Irish ancestry. While in bed, he was shot twice with his own pistol, and killed, by his mistress, Maud Lewis, in her "house of ill repute", in St. Louis, Mo., May 13, 1895 (age 35 years, 272 days). After a dramatic and highly publicized trial, Maud Lewis was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to fifteen years in prison; she was pardoned by Gov. Lon Vest Stephens in January 1901. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) — also known as John S. Mosby; "The Gray Ghost" — of Bristol, Va.; Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Powhatan County, Va., December 6, 1833. In 1852, he shot and wounded George R. Turpin, with whom he had quarreled; arrested and tried, ultimately convicted only of the misdemeanor charge of unlawful shooting and sentenced to one year in jail; pardoned by Gov. Joseph Johnson in 1853; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1878-85. Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., May 30, 1916 (age 82 years, 176 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Daniel Mosby and Virginia (McLaurine) Mosby; married, December 30, 1857, to Pauline Clarke (1837-1876; daughter of Beverly Leonidas Clarke (1809-1860)).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Grover M. Moscowitz (1886-1947) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., August 31, 1886. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1925-47; died in office 1947; his practice of giving lucrative bankruptcy receiverships to members of his former partner's law firm was condemned as unethical by the U.S. House on April 8, 1930. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 31, 1947 (age 60 years, 212 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Moscowitz and Bertha (Less) Moscowitz; married 1911 to Miriam H. Greenebaum; father of Grover M. Moscowitz, Jr. (1916-1998).
  Cross-reference: William T. Cowin
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Frank Munch (born c.1925) — of Palatine, Cook County, Ill. Born about 1925. Real estate broker; village president of Palatine, Illinois, 1985-87; charged with failing to disclose a loan and a partnership on financial disclosure forms; tried in January 1987 and found not guilty. Still living as of 1987.
  Robert V. Mundy (b. 1854) — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in New Jersey, 1854. Hardware business; mayor of Bay City, Mich., 1917-21. In March, 1921, a grand jury charged him with misfeasance in office and neglect of duty, in his tolerance of vice such as illegal liquor sales, prostitution, and gambling in Bay City, and called for the common council to remove him from office. Mundy disputed the grand jury's authority to make this kind of report, and on his motion, it was stricken from the court record. Nonetheless, his organization was defeated in the election shortly afterward. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Murphy (1897-1944) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, N.Y., May 15, 1897. Democrat. Accountant; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; charged with bribery in 1944; pleaded guilty. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Gamma Eta Gamma. Died, from a heart ailment, December 25, 1944 (age 47 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Constance Kirchner.
  John Michael Murphy (1926-2015) — also known as John M. Murphy — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., August 3, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from New York, 1963-81 (16th District 1963-73, 17th District 1973-81); defeated, 1960 (15th District), 1980 (17th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; Parliamentarian, 1968. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted June 18 and convicted December 3, 1980, of conspiracy, conflict of interest, and accepting an illegal gratuity; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; paroled in 1985. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., May 25, 2015 (age 88 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Eric N. Vitaliano
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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.
  John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (1932-2010) — also known as John P. Murtha; Jack Murtha; "King of Pork" — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va., June 17, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1974-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; never charged, but cited by the grand jury in 1980 as an unindicted co-conspirator. During gall bladder surgery, suffered an intestinal cut, which led to infection; he subsequently died at Virginia Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., February 8, 2010 (age 77 years, 236 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Edna (Ray) Murtha (1908-1975) and John Patrick Murtha (1910-1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mark E. Musselwhite (b. 1966) — of Gainesville, Hall County, Ga. Born March 13, 1966. Republican. Mayor of Gainesville, Ga., 2006; arrested for public indecency in June 2009, when he was found nude and intoxicated at a public camp site in Rabun County, Ga. Still living as of 2009.
  William Vincent Musto (1917-2006) — also known as William V. Musto — of Union City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in West Hoboken (now part of Union City), Hudson County, N.J., March 27, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1947-65; mayor of Union City, N.J., 1962-70, 1974-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964, 1976; member of New Jersey state senate, 1966-82 (District 12 1966-73, 33rd District 1974-82); indicted in 1981 on federal charges that he took part in a scheme to collect $440,000 in kickbacks from a construction company connected to organized crime; convicted in May 1982. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks. Died February 27, 2006 (age 88 years, 337 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Michael Joseph Myers (b. 1943) — also known as Michael Myers; Ozzie Myers — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, May 4, 1943. Democrat. Longshoreman; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1971-76; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1976-80; defeated, 1980. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; indicted on May 27, and convicted on August 31, 1980 of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives on October 2, 1980. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Bess Myerson (1924-2014) — Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 16, 1924. Democrat. Miss America, 1945; first and only Jewish woman to win the pageant; musician; television personality; New York City commissioner of consumer affairs, 1969-73, and commissioner of cultural affairs, 1983-87; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1980; accused in 1987 of bribing Justice Hortense Gabel by giving her daughter a city job; meanwhile, the judge reduced child support payments for Carl Andrew Capasso, Myerson's married lover; the scandal was called the "Bess Mess"; she was forced to resign as city consumer affairs commissioner; indicted on federal bribery charges in 1988, along with Capasso and Gabel; tried and found not guilty. Female. Jewish. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 14, 2014 (age 90 years, 151 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Louis Myerson and Bella (Podell) Myerson; married 1946 to Allan Wayne; married 1962 to Arnold Grant.
  Epitaph: "You Will Always Be Our Queen."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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