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  William Seeger — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Republican. Minnesota state treasurer, 1872-73. After disclosure that he had accepted his predecessor's note for $112,000 of missing state funds, and had concealed this fact from investigators, he resigned; in spite of that, he was subsequently impeached and removed from office. The lost money was recovered from Seeger's bondsmen, and no criminal prosecution was made. Burial location unknown.
  Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938) — also known as Clarence S. Darrow — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio, April 18, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1896; member of Illinois state house of representatives 17th District, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1924. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. Defense attorney for, among many others, Patrick Eugene Prendergast, who murdered Chicago mayor Carter H. Harrison. In 1911, he was charged with bribing jurors in a California case; tried and acquitted; a second trial resulted in a hung jury. Famously cross-examined William Jennings Bryan during the 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial.". Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 13, 1938 (age 80 years, 329 days). Cremated; ashes scattered; statue at Rhea County Courthouse Grounds, Dayton, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Amirus Darrow and Emily (Eddy) Darrow.
  Cross-reference: William B. Lloyd
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Clarence Darrow: Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays — The Story of My Life
  Books about Clarence Darrow: Arthur Weinberg, ed., Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom — Mike Papantonio, Clarence Darrow, the journeyman — Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense — Richard J. Jensen, Clarence Darrow : The Creation of an American Myth — Geoffrey Cowan, The People v. Clarence Darrow : The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer
  Frederick J. Harwood — of Newark, Essex County, N.J.; New York. Socialist. State Secretary, New Jersey Socialist Party, 1919; when attempting to speak to a Socialist rally in Rahway, N.J., May 31, 1919, he was sprayed with a fire hose by Mayor David H. Trembley; charged with opposing and obstructing a police officer, and fined $50; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1938. Burial location unknown.
  William Joseph Fallon (1886-1927) — also known as William J. Fallon; "The Great Mouthpiece"; "Broadway's Cicero" — of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1918; charged in 1924 with bribing a juror; tried and acquitted. Died, of heart disease, in the Hotel Oxford, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 29, 1927 (age about 40 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph M. Fallon; married to Agnes Rafter.
  Books about William J. Fallon: Gene Fowler, The Great Mouthpiece : A Life Story of William J. Fallon
  Florence Elizabeth Smith Knapp (1875-1949) — also known as Florence E. S. Knapp; Florence Elizabeth Smith — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 25, 1875. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; dean, College of Home Economics, Syracuse University; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924 (alternate); secretary of state of New York, 1925-27; in 1927, an investigation discovered her maladministration of the 1925 state census; she had paid salaries to relatives and others who did no census work, forged indorsements on checks, received money she was not entitled to, and burned state records to conceal evidence of these things; resigned her position at Syracuse University; indicted on various charges in 1928, tried twice and eventually convicted of grand larceny; sentenced to 30 days in jail. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Grange. Died, following a heart attack, in Marcy State Hospital (insane asylum), Marcy, Oneida County, N.Y., October 26, 1949 (age 74 years, 215 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of James E. Smith and Mary (Hancock) Smith; married to Philip Schuyler Knapp (1849-1913).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michael Joseph Hogan (1871-1940) — also known as Michael J. Hogan — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1871. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922 (7th District), 1932 (at-large); trucking business; indicted in 1934 for accepting money from applicants for New York City plumbing licenses; convicted on federal charges in 1935 of accepting bribes from illegal immigrants and helping them file false affidavits, and sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison; testified in 1936 that he had assisted in a jury tampering conspiracy. Died in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., May 7, 1940 (age 69 years, 15 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hulan Edwin Jack (1906-1986) — also known as Hulan E. Jack — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in St. Lucia, December 29, 1906. Democrat. Paper box manufacturer; member of New York state assembly, 1941-53, 1968-72 (New York County 17th District 1941-44, New York County 14th District 1945-53, 70th District 1968-72); defeated in primary, 1972; borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1954-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956; indicted in 1960 on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and violation of the City Charter, over acceptance of $4,400 from a real estate developer; the indictment was dismissed, but then reinstated on appeal; a trial, in June and July 1960, resulted in a hung jury; at a second trial was convicted; his sentence was suspended, but he was automatically removed from office as Borough President; indicted in 1970 on federal charges of conspiracy and conflict of interest; tried, convicted, and sentenced to three months in prison, and fined $5,000. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Sigma; Elks. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 19, 1986 (age 79 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Almira Wilkinson.
  Tito Carinci (1928-2006) — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born December 15, 1928. President and manager of the Glenn Hotel and the Tropicana bar and casino; arrested in 1961 on obstruction of justice charges; candidate in primary for mayor of Newport, Ky., 1963. Died November 12, 2006 (age 77 years, 332 days). Burial location unknown.
William Wallace Barron William Wallace Barron (1911-2002) — also known as W. Wallace Barron; Wally Barron — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., December 8, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Elkins, W.Va., 1949-50; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1951-53; resigned 1953; West Virginia state attorney general; elected 1956; Governor of West Virginia, 1961-65. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Civitan; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Convicted of jury tampering in 1971, and sentenced to five years in prison. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 12, 2002 (age 90 years, 339 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Frederick H. Barron and Mary (Butler) Barron; married, February 15, 1936, to Opal B. Wilcox (1914-2010).
  Cross-reference: Curtis B. Trent, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  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
  Maurice Hubert Stans (1908-1998) — also known as Maurice H. Stans — of Washington, D.C. Born in Shakopee, Scott County, Minn., March 22, 1908. Accountant; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1969-72. Catholic. Indicted in 1973, along with John N. Mitchell, for perjury and obstruction over a contribution from fugitive financier Robert Vesco to President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign; tried and acquitted; later pleaded guilty to five violations of campaign finance laws and paid a fine of $5,000. Suffered a heart attack, and died five days later, at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 14, 1998 (age 90 years, 23 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. Hubert Stans and Mathilda (Nyssen) Stans; married, September 7, 1933, to Kathleen Carmody.
  Cross-reference: Harry L. Sears
  See also NNDB dossier
  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
  George Bradford Cook (b. 1936) — also known as G. Bradford Cook — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., 1936. Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1973; resigned under fire from the SEC, following disclosure that he had modified a commission complaint to delete references to a secret $200,000 campaign contribution to President Richard Nixon's re-election campaign from fugitive financier Robert Vesco; admitted that he testified falsely to a Senate committee and to a grand jury investigating the matter; his license to practice law in Illinois and Nebraska was suspended for three years. Still living as of 1975.
  Relatives: Son of George Brash Cook (born 1910; insurance executive); married to Jo Anne Thatcher and Laura Armour.
  James M. Turner (1928-1981) — of Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J. Born November 8, 1928. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 3-B; elected 1969; member of New Jersey state senate District 3-A, 1972-73; removed 1973; defeated, 1973 (3rd District); convicted in 1973 of accepting a $10,000 bribe to "fix" a stolen property case, and conspiring to frame Assemblyman Kenneth A. Gewertz, by planting narcotics in his home and his car. Died July 20, 1981 (age 52 years, 254 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) — also known as Richard M. Nixon; "Tricky Dick"; "Searchlight" — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Yorba Linda, Orange County, Calif., January 9, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1947-50; U.S. Senator from California, 1950-53; appointed 1950; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; President of the United States, 1969-74; defeated, 1960; candidate for Governor of California, 1962; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964. Quaker. Member, American Legion. Discredited by the Watergate scandal, as many of his subordinates were charged with crimes; in July 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted three articles of impeachment against him, over obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress; soon after, a tape recording emerged which directly implicated him in the Watergate break-in; with impeachment certain, he resigned; pardoned in 1974 by President Gerald R. Ford. Died, from a stroke, at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1994 (age 81 years, 103 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Anthony 'Frank' Nixon (1878-1956) and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon (1885-1967); married, June 21, 1940, to Thelma Catherine Ryan; father of Julie Nixon (daughter-in-law of John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower; granddaughter-in-law of Dwight David Eisenhower); second cousin of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Maurice H. Stans — John H. Holdridge — Clark MacGregor — Harry L. Sears — Harry S. Dent — Christian A. Herter, Jr. — John N. Mitchell — G. Bradford Cook — Raymond Moley — Patrick J. Buchanan — Nils A. Boe — Murray M. Chotiner — Richard Blumenthal — G. Gordon Liddy — Robert D. Sack — Edward G. Latch — William O. Mills
  Campaign slogan (1968): "Nixon's the One!"
  Epitaph: "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Richard M. Nixon: RN : The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978) — Beyond Peace (1994) — 1999: Victory Without War (1988) — Leaders (1982) — Memoirs — Six Crises (1962) — The Challenges We Face (1960) — In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal (1990) — No More Vietnams (1985) — The Poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon (1974) — Real Peace (1984) — The Real War (1980) — Seize The Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World (1992)
  Books about Richard M. Nixon: Melvin Small, The Presidency of Richard Nixon — Joan Hoff, Nixon Reconsidered — Jonathan Aitken, Nixon : A Life — Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes : The Crisis of the Self-Made Man — Thomas Monsell, Nixon on Stage and Screen : The Thirty-Seventh President As Depicted in Films, Television, Plays and Opera — Stephen E. Ambrose, Nixon : Education of a Politician, 1913-1962 — Richard Reeves, President Nixon: Alone in the White House — Roger Morris, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician — Robert Mason, Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Critical books about Richard M. Nixon: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power — Don Fulsom, Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
  J. Herbert Burke (1913-1993) — of Hollywood, Broward County, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 14, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1967-79 (10th District 1967-73, 12th District 1973-79); defeated, 1955 (6th District), 1978 (12th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Eagles; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis. Arrested in 1978 for being drunk and disruptive in the parking lot of a strip club; pleaded guilty to public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and witness tampering. Died in Fern Park, Seminole County, Fla., June 16, 1993 (age 80 years, 153 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. (1922-2018) — also known as Lyndon LaRouche; Lyn Marcus — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Rochester, Strafford County, N.H., September 8, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1976; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; indicted, with others, on fraud and conspiracy charges in 1986 over solicitation of loans from supporters without intending to repay them; also charged with obstruction of justice over destruction of financial records; tried in federal court in Boston; a mistrial was declared in 1988; re-indicted in federal court in Virginia on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion; convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison; released on parole in 1994; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1990. Died in 2018 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) LaRouche (1893-1978) and Lyndon H. LaRouche, Sr. (1896-1983); married 1954 to Janice Neuberger (divorced 1963); married 1977 to Helga Zepp.
  Cross-reference: Ramsey Clark
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Lyndon H. LaRouche: Now, Are You Ready To Learn Economics? — How to Defeat Liberalism and William F. Buckley — Earth's Next Fifty Years
  Books about Lyndon H. LaRouche: Michael O. Billington, Reflections of an American Political Prisoner : The Repression and Promise of the LaRouche Movement
  Critical books about Lyndon H. LaRouche: Helen Gilbert, Lyndon Larouche: Fascism Restyled for the New Millennium — Dennis King, Lyndon Larouche and the New American Fascism
Oliver L. North Oliver Laurence North (b. 1943) — also known as Oliver L. North; Ollie North — of Virginia. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., October 7, 1943. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986; he was in charge of a secret (and illegal) government operation to sell weapons to Iran and provide the profits to the then-unrecognized Nicaraguan "contras", who were fighting a civil war against the "Sandinista" government there; convicted in 1989 on federal charges of obstructing Congress, destroying documents, and accepting an illegal gratuity; an appeals court later overturned the guilty verdict; candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1994; host of a radio talk show in 1995-2003, and is a television commentator. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married, November 13, 1968, to Betsy Stuart.
  Cross-reference: Harry E. Bergold, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Time Magazine, July 13, 1987
  Mario Biaggi (1917-2015) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 26, 1917. Police officer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1969-88 (24th District 1969-73, 10th District 1973-83, 19th District 1983-88); defeated, 1988 (Republican), 1992 (Democratic primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1980, 1984; Conservative candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1973. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1987 on federal charges that he had accepted bribes from former Brooklyn political boss Meade Esposito in in return for influence on federal contracts for a Brooklyn ship-repair company; convicted on September 22, 1987 of obstructing justice and accepting illegal gratuities; sentenced to prison and fined. Tried in 1988 on federal racketeering charges in connection with the Wedtech Corporation; convicted on August 4, 1988 on 15 felony counts. Resigned from Congress following the Wedtech conviction; served more than two years in prison. Died in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 24, 2015 (age 97 years, 241 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Marie Wassil (1918-1997).
  Campaign slogan (1973): "He wins, you win."
  Campaign slogan (1973): "He's right for what's wrong with New York."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ricardo Jerome Bordallo (1927-1990) — also known as Ricardo J. Bordallo; Ricky Bordallo — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, December 11, 1927. Democrat. Restaurant owner; automobile dealer; member of Guam legislature, 1956-70; Guam Democratic Party chair, 1960-63, 1971-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1964; Governor of Guam, 1975-78, 1983-86; defeated, 1970; Convicted in 1987 on corruption charges, including bribery, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering; sentenced to nine years in prison and fined; some of the charges were overturned on appeal in 1988; resentenced to four years in prison in December, 1989. Catholic. Chamorro ancestry. Just before he was to report to prison, he chained himself to a statue of Chief Quipuha, in a busy traffic circle at rush hour; wrapped in a Guam flag and wearing a sign saying "I regret I have but one life to give for my island," he shot and killed himself, in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, February 1, 1990 (age 62 years, 52 days). Interment at Pigo Catholic Cemetery, Hagatna, Guam.
  Relatives: Son of Baltazar Jeronimo 'B. J.' Bordallo (1900-1984) and Josefina Torres (Pangelinan) Bordallo (1906-1945); brother of Paul Joseph Bordallo (1930-2007); married 1953 to Madeleine Mary Zeien.
  Political family: Bordallo family of Minnesota.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  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.
  James E. Roark (b. 1945) — also known as Mike Roark; "Mad Dog" — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Nitro, Kanawha County, W.Va., 1945. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; lawyer; mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1983-87; resigned 1987. Indicted in August, 1987, on felony charges of possessing and distributing cocaine, and conspiring to obstruct the investigation by inducing a witness to commit perjury; pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in November, and resigned as mayor. Still living as of 1987.
  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
  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
  Robert William Packwood (b. 1932) — also known as Bob Packwood — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Ore. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., September 11, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Multnomah County Republican Party, 1960-62; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1963-68; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1969-95; resigned 1995; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1972. Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; Jaycees; Beta Theta Pi. Resigned from the U.S. Senate in 1995, after the Select Committee on Ethics recommended his expulson for sexual misconduct, attempting to obstruct the committee's investigation, and using his position to solicit employment for his wife. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick William Packwood (1895-1965) and Gladys (Taft) Packwood (1901-1988); married, November 25, 1964, to Georgie Ann Oberteuffer; great-grandson of William Henderson Packwood; third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Brandegee; fourth cousin once removed of Otis Larry Packwood (1927-2008).
  Political family: Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Henry Gabriel Cisneros (b. 1947) — also known as Henry G. Cisneros — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., June 11, 1947. Mayor of San Antonio, Tex., 1981-89; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1993-97. Hispanic ancestry. In 1995, an independent counsel was appointed to investigate allegations that he had made false statements to the FBI about payments he made to his mistress; indicted in 1997 on 18 counts of conspiracy, making false statements, and obstruction of justice; pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of lying to the FBI, and was fined $10,000; pardoned in 2001 by President Bill Clinton. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of George Cisneros and Elvira Cisneros; married 1969 to Mary Alice Perez (1949?-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Henry Cisneros: Mayor : An Inside View of San Antonio Politics, 1981-1995 (1997)
  Books about Henry Cisneros: Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez, Henry Cisneros : Mexican-American Leader (for young readers)
  Melvin Jay Reynolds (b. 1952) — also known as Mel Reynolds — of Illinois. Born in Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Miss., January 8, 1952. Democrat. University professor; U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1993-95; defeated in primary, 1988, 1990; resigned 1995. Baptist. African ancestry. Convicted in 1995 on sexual misconduct and obstruction of justice charges and sentenced to five years in prison. Convicted in federal court in 1997 of 15 counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, and lying to the Federal Election Commission; sentenced to 78 more months in prison. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  William Jefferson Clinton (b. 1946) — also known as Bill Clinton; William Jefferson Blythe IV; "Slick Willie"; "Bubba"; "Elvis"; "Eagle"; "The Big Dog" — of Arkansas; Chappaqua, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., August 19, 1946. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1974; Arkansas state attorney general, 1977-79; Governor of Arkansas, 1979-81, 1983-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2000; speaker, 1984, 1988; President of the United States, 1993-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004, 2008. Baptist. Member, Trilateral Commission; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association. On October 29, 1994, Francisco Duran fired 27 shots from the sidewalk at the White House in an apparent assassination attempt against President Clinton. Impeached by the House of Representatives in December 1998 over allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his sexual contact with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, but acquitted by the Senate. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Step-son of Roger Clinton; son of William Jefferson Blythe II and Virginia (Cassidy) Clinton (1923-1994); married, October 11, 1975, to Hillary Diane Rodham (sister of Hugh Edwin Rodham); father of Chelsea Clinton (daughter-in-law of Edward Maurice Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky); third cousin twice removed of James Alexander Lockhart (1850-1905).
  Political families: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina; Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham J. Hirschfeld — Kenneth W. Starr — Rahm Emanuel — Henry G. Cisneros — Maria Echaveste — Thurgood Marshall, Jr. — Walter S. Orlinsky — Charles F. C. Ruff — Sean Patrick Maloney — Lanny J. Davis
  The William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building (built 1934; renamed for Clinton 2012) in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Bill Clinton: Between Hope and History : Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century (1996) — My Life (2004)
  Books about Bill Clinton: David Maraniss, First in His Class : The Biography of Bill Clinton — Joe Conason, The Hunting of the President : The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton — Gene Lyons, Fools for Scandal : How the Media Invented Whitewater — Sidney Blumenthal, The Clinton Wars — Dewayne Wickham, Bill Clinton and Black America — Joe Klein, The Natural : The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton — Nigel Hamilton, Bill Clinton: An American Journey — Bob Woodward, The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House — George Stephanopolous, All Too Human — John F. Harris, The Survivor : Bill Clinton in the White House — Mark Katz, Clinton & Me: A Real Life Political Comedy — Michael Takiff, A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him — Tim O'Shei, Bill Clinton (for young readers)
  Critical books about Bill Clinton: Barbara Olson, The Final Days : The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House — Meredith L. Oakley, On the Make : The Rise of Bill Clinton — Robert Patterson, Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security — Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories — Ann Coulter, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton — Dick Morris & Eileen McGann, Because He Could — Jack Cashill, Ron Brown's Body : How One Man's Death Saved the Clinton Presidency and Hillary's Future — Christopher Hitchens, No One Left To Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family — Rich Lowry, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years — Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden : How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror
  Paul J. Silvester (born c.1963) — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born about 1963. Republican. Connecticut state treasurer, 1997-99; appointed 1997. In September 1999, pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, money laundering and bribery. His bail was revoked in January 2002 for improper contacts with a defendant in another corruption trial. Still living as of 2002.
  Sara B. Bost (born c.1948) — of Irvington, Essex County, N.J. Born about 1948. Mayor of Irvington, N.J., 1994-2002. Female. African ancestry. Indicted in April 2002 on federal bribery and witness tampering charges; pleaded guilty in April 2003 to one count of witness tampering; sentenced to one year in prison. Still living as of 2004.
  Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua (1923-2012) — also known as Anthony Bevilacqua — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 17, 1923. Republican. Catholic priest; bishop of Pittsburgh, 1983-88; archbishop of Philadelphia, 1988-2003; cardinal from 1991; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 2000 ; accused in 2003-04 of protecting priests who were suspected of sexually abusing children; later, it was found that he had ordered a subordinate to destroy a list of 35 abusive priests, and that he had punished a priest who had raised concerns about possible abuse. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa., January 31, 2012 (age 88 years, 228 days). Entombed at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Luigi Bevilacqua and Maria (Codella) Bevilacqua.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Shannon Lerach (b. 1946) — also known as William S. Lerach; Bill Lerach — of Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996. Plead guilty in 2007 to federal charges of conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and making false declarations under oath in connection with a kickback scheme; sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to do 1,000 hours of community service. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (b. 1970) — also known as Kwame M. Kilpatrick — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 8, 1970. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 9th District, 1997-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000, 2004, 2008; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 2002-08; resigned 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2004-08; charged in 2008 with obstruction of justice, perjury, and misconduct in office, in connection with his denial under oath of an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, and misleading the city council over a payment of $8.4 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two police officers, which included a secret deal to prevent evidence of the affair from being disclosed; later charged with assaulting two police officers who were serving a subpoena; pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice and no contest to one assault charge; he also agreed to four months in jail, payment of $1 million in restitution, to resign as mayor, and to give up his law license and pension. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Kilpatrick and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (1945-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Phill Kline (b. 1959) — of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., December 31, 1959. Republican. Lawyer; radio show host; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1986 (2nd District), 2000 (3rd District); member of Kansas state house of representatives 18th District, 1993-2000; Kansas state attorney general, 2003-07; defeated, 2006; Johnson County District Attorney, 2007-08. Nazarene. In October, 2011, the Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspended his license to practice law, citing misconduct while investigating abortion clinics, including perjury and deliberately deceiving judges, state officials, a grand jury, and the investigating panel of the Board for Discipline of Attorneys. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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