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William Stanbery (1788-1873) —
of Newark, Licking
Born in Essex
County, N.J., August
member of Ohio
state senate, 1824-25; U.S.
Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1827-33; censured
by the Congress for use of unparliamentary language, July 11,
Died in Newark, Licking
County, Ohio, January
23, 1873 (age 84 years, 166
Interment at Cedar
Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
Robert Wilson (1793-1856) —
also known as "Honest Bob" —
Born in Easton, Talbot
County, Md., December
Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate
to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of San Jacinto, 1832;
served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member
Republic Senate from District of Harrisburg and Liberty, 1836-38,
1839; candidate for President
of the Texas Republic, 1838, 1843; delegate
to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845.
from Texas Republic Senate, December 26, 1838, for using
profanity and disclosing
secrecy; subsequently returned to office.
Died May 25,
1856 (age 62 years, 170
Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Glenwood
Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
Joseph Barker (c.1806-1862) —
of Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Born in Allegheny
County, Pa., about 1806.
of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1850-51; defeated, 1851, 1852.
In 1849, after an anti-Catholic
speech, he was arrested,
with using obscene language, obstructing
the streets, and causing a
to a year in prison;
elected mayor in 1850 while still incarcerated. While mayor, he was
and battery. In 1851, he was convicted
Struck and killed by a railroad
train, in Ross Township, Allegheny
County, Pa., August
2, 1862 (age about 56
Interment at Allegheny
Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
John Ward Hunter (1807-1900) —
also known as John W. Hunter —
of Brooklyn, Kings
Born in Bedford (now part of Brooklyn), Kings
County, N.Y., October
Representative from New York 3rd District, 1866-67; mayor
of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1874-75.
by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1867 for the use of
Died in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., April
16, 1900 (age 92 years, 183
Interment at Green-Wood
Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fernando Wood (1812-1881) —
of New York, New York
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., June 14,
Representative from New York, 1841-43, 1863-65, 1867-81 (3rd
District 1841-43, 5th District 1863-65, 9th District 1867-73, 10th
District 1873-75, 9th District 1875-81); died in office 1881; mayor
of New York City, N.Y., 1855-58, 1860-62; censured
by the House of Representatives in 1868 for using unparliamentary
Died in Hot Springs, Garland
County, Ark., February
14, 1881 (age 68 years, 245
Interment at Trinity
Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.
Edward Dexter Holbrook (1836-1870) —
also known as Edward D. Holbrook —
of Idaho City, Boise
Born in Elyria, Lorain
County, Ohio, May 6,
to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1865-69.
by the House of Representatives in 1869 for use of unparliamentary
wounded by Charles H. Douglas, and died the next day, in Idaho
County, Idaho, June 18,
1870 (age 34 years, 43
Interment at Masonic
Burial Ground, Idaho City, Idaho.
Thomas Edward Watson (1856-1922) —
also known as Thomas E. Watson —
of Thomson, McDuffie
Born in Columbia
County, Ga., September
member of Georgia
state house of representatives, 1882-83; Presidential Elector for
Representative from Georgia 10th District, 1891-93; Populist
candidate for Vice
President of the United States, 1896; Populist candidate for President
of the United States, 1904, 1908; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from Georgia, 1912;
controversial for his writings attacking
the Catholic Church; arrested
in 1912 on obscenity charges
over three chapters in his book The Catholic Hierarchy; tried
and acquitted in 1916; U.S.
Senator from Georgia, 1921-22; died in office 1922.
26, 1922 (age 66 years, 21
Interment at Thomson
Cemetery, Thomson, Ga.
Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957) —
also known as Thomas L. Blanton —
of Abilene, Taylor
Born in Houston, Harris
County, Tex., October
district judge in Texas 42nd District, 1908-16; U.S.
Representative from Texas, 1917-29, 1930-37 (16th District
1917-19, 17th District 1919-29, 1930-37).
of Pythias; Freemasons;
in 1921 for inserting a letter into the Congressional Record
which contained words said to be "unspeakable, vile, foul, filthy,
profane, blasphemous and obscene." A motion to expel
him from the House of Representatives failed by eight votes. Indicted
in 1923 for criminal
libel over his claim that former U.S. Rep. Oscar
Callaway had urged his frends not to buy Liberty bonds during
World War I.
Died in Albany, Shackelford
County, Tex., August
11, 1957 (age 84 years, 290
Interment at Albany
Cemetery, Albany, Tex.
Larry Flynt (b. 1942) —
also known as "The King of Smut" —
Born in Salyersville, Magoffin
County, Ky., November
Democrat. Owner of night
clubs; publisher of Hustler, a pornographic
in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1977 on obscenity and organized
to 25 years in prison,
but the verdict was overturned on appeal; shot by a
sniper in Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1978, and paralyzed
from the waist down; candidate for Governor of
Still living as of 2014.
Jello Biafra (b. 1958) —
also known as Eric Reed Boucher; "Occupant";
"Count Ringworm" —
Born in Boulder, Boulder
County, Colo., June 17,
Co-founder, lead singer,
for the punk
rock band Dead Kennedys (1978-86); founder of the Alternative
label; candidate for mayor
of San Francisco, Calif., 1979; charged,
in Los Angeles in 1986, with distributing obscene "harmful
matter" in the form of a sexually
explicit print distributed with a Dead Kennedys record album;
following a trial,
the jury deadlocked, a mistrial was declared, and charges were
dismissed; Biafra went on to become a spoken
word performer; on May 7, 1994, he was assaulted
and injured at a music club in Berkeley, Calif., by five or six
attackers who called him a "sellout".
Still living as of 2014.
Mary Carey (b. 1981) —
also known as Mary Ellen Cook —
Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County, Ohio, June 15,
Independent candidate for Governor of
California, 2003; arrested
in April 2005 during a raid on a strip
club in Lakewood, Wash.; charged
with touching herself while dancing; pleaded
guilty and received a suspended
Still living as of 2013.
Mark E. Musselwhite (b. 1966) —
of Gainesville, Hall
of Gainesville, Ga., 2006; arrested
for public indecency in June 2009, when he was found nude
at a public camp site in Rabun County, Ga.
Still living as of 2009.
Anthony David Weiner (b. 1964) —
also known as Anthony D. Weiner; "Carlos
of Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y.; Forest Hills, Queens, Queens
County, N.Y.; Kew Gardens, Queens, Queens
Born in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., September
Democrat. Staff for U.S. Rep. Charles
E. Schumer, 1985-91; member, New York city council, 1992-98 (at
age 27, the youngest member ever elected); U.S.
Representative from New York 9th District, 1999-2011; resigned
2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000,
candidate in primary for mayor
of New York City, N.Y., 2005, 2013; in 2011, a scandal
developed over his Internet communications with much younger women,
suggestive and sexually
explicit photos and texts; after initially denying
responsibility, he admitted that the photos were of him, and that he
had sent them; resigned
from Congress in June 2011; in July 2013, more pictures and sexting,
sent under the name "Carlos Danger", were revealed, which discredited
his mayoral candidacy; in September 2017, he pleaded
guilty to a federal charge
of transferring obscene material to a minor; sentenced
to 21 months in prison.
Still living as of 2018.